As one Pac-12 school cuts costs, how will Comcast ordeal impact Washington's budget?
With Jimmy Lake's buyout still on the books, another $5.7 million hit won't help.
Every now and again, a salesperson for CenturyLink rings the doorbell and excites my dog and asks if I want to buy internet. I never do, primarily because I already have internet and don’t care to switch. But I really couldn’t, anyway: CenturyLink’s television partner is DirecTV, and DirecTV, you may have heard, does not carry the Pac-12 Networks.
This bit of information almost always ends the conversation, as the salesperson almost immediately resigns to the next home. You can tell they’ve heard this before.
I’ll have to come up with something new if the Pac-12 sells all of its media rights — and not just the Tier 1 games presently broadcast by ESPN and Fox — to external parties once it finally strikes a new media rights agreement.
Or if the conference goes all streaming.
Or if it ceases to exist.
Like all of those inches Al Pacino barks about in Any Given Sunday, the incompetence of prior Pac-12 leadership is everywhere around us, isn’t it?