Well in the end it really does not matter what I, or others in this topic think.... that's not going to be the deciding factor. This, however, is a fact: Last season, every large geographical area around the schools, could watch ALL local games on DirecTV, mostly through a local RSN. As long as fans do not LOSE access to their local teams, I don't think anyone is really going to care how they bring those games to their customers. Currently, it would appear to be "all or nothing", but we just don't know what DirecTV is trying to accomplish. As far as stadiums go.... the Tampa Bay Rays often had less then 5000 people in the stadium when they did poorly. Kansas City and Oakland sometimes netted less then 10.000 people. All are 40k+ stadiums. But people still watch the games on TV and in Sports bars. And regardless of whether PAC12 is doing it right, the networks are worth anything, etc.... if Sports Bars in the Los Angeles area can't get UCLA or USC games.... they'll just get them from TWC. By the way, I haven't been able to confirm this, but it would appear from what I read in news reports is that some cable operators, besides offering the local channel included in some package, will offer the OTHER channels as a sports pack option of some sort. But this is totally up to the local cable outlets, and we'll have to see what actually takes place in August.