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I live in the Bay Area and Jon Wilner = Credulous Buffoon is completely accurate. His pap is regularly in our paper. The fact that he is getting trolled by Jason Scheer is hilarious. It is true that Stanford as well as SMU did the heavy lifting after the collapse of the PAC12. I read that Condoleza Rice advocated for Stanford and President George Bush advocated for SMU while Cal had no representation.
I agree with a lot, but there are two things I’ve heard differently.
One, is that the PAC’s media deal offers could have been as low as $20 million per school per year. A lot of the higher figures were from streaming deals and hitting higher subscription numbers.
Two, I’ve heard that the travel costs are going to be covered by ESPN. If that’s the case, then it’s only the “student” in “student-athlete” that’s harmed. The athletes will get more coverage.
The main advantage of the new conference realignments is that other regions will be forced to watch the western teams. We’ll be able to prove how good or not we are, but they won’t all be able to ignore us or sleep through our games.
This whole Calimony saga is a complete joke. Why should UCLA have to compensate Berkeley for anything. I don’t intend to pay them a dollar. The PAC-12 had an offer on the table from ESPN for $30 million annually. UCLA should not be forced to pay for their bad decision making after leaving the conference. It’s ridiculous. Only in California are the winners forced to pay the losers. I think it’s time to reform the entire UC system so that UCLA has complete autonomy over athletics. The crooked UC regents have endlessly been changing the rules and moving the goalpost to satisfy Cal’s pathetic athletic department.
Here at the Chancellor's game day, and we've come up with a great idea to do our charitable duty as good hearted Bruins... For the cal berkeley game just after Thanksgiving, we set up a homeless mission tent outside the game day party fence and feed our homeless and disadvantaged breathern. I mean, not inside the fenced area and not the main courses but left overs and muffin stumps should suffice
Dimitri great write up. Thank you. Going forward I have no idea how UCLA can be held responsible for compensating Cal. The demise of the PAC12 has nothing to do with UCLA. Rewarding Cal's incompetence is awful.