NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > Does anyone care about the PAC-10??
September 23, 2010, 03:24 PM
I watch this show every week and I'm surprised they had enough college football content to even talk about. Other than the Auburn-Clemson game... last weeks games were bad!

http://msn.foxsports.com/video/shows/college-experiment?v id=56677bbf-508c-4399-9304-987b640e57dd
September 23, 2010  03:35 PM ET

No...Sandy takes care of that for us.

September 23, 2010  03:47 PM ET

CFB is CFB by and large. A good PAC-10 game is as fun to watch as one from pretty much anywhere else. This season the better question would be does anyone care about the BE or the ACC...

September 23, 2010  04:15 PM ET

No

September 23, 2010  04:18 PM ET

I don't like there style of play. Too often they have good offenses and little defense. The time that a lot of the games are played also make them tough to watch. (thank god for DVR)

In some of the coming weeks there will be some good games out west. Stanford/Oregon Arizona/Oregon Stanford/Arizona

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September 24, 2010  12:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I don't like there style of play. Too often they have good offenses and little defense. The time that a lot of the games are played also make them tough to watch.

Apparently you haven't watched the Pac 10 recently then.

Did you miss Arizona holding Iowa to 29 rushing yards?
(Iowa came in averaging over 200)
How bout Stanford shuting out UCLA?
Or Oregon giving up only 13 pts in 3 games?

Any serious cfb fan watches a wide variety of games. The time of day the games are on in your particular time zone are irrelevant.

You might want to consider sleeping in on Sat and staying up later. That seems to be when the better teams are playing.

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September 24, 2010  03:44 AM ET

I like Pac 10 ball. Lots of pazzazz over the past decade (not just USC). The Oregon spread, Cal's running game, both Arizona schools.

Also, Pac 10 teams don't play panzy schedules against 1-AA schools nearly as much as everybody else does.

What bewilders me, though, is how empty the stadiums are sometimes at Pac 10 games. Nobody sells out, except the Toejams at the old LA Masoleum.

September 24, 2010  03:46 AM ET

How about them Jack-Quiz midget brothers at Oregon State? There's a great duo for you.

If they don't make it in the pros, they could form a circus act.

September 24, 2010  06:38 AM ET

the pac who?

September 24, 2010  10:45 AM ET

The Pac 10 has the worst TV deals of any major conference and therefore it has been one of the most underutilized brands in the sports industry.

While ESPN saturates the airwaves with SEC and ACC broadcasts, ABC FSN and Versus are dropping the ball with regards to Pac 10 exposure. Too many broadcast options and deals-within-deals, like FSN selling a game it owns to a regional or local station. This keeps fans in other regions from seeing Pac 10 games and limits the conference's exposure.

The Big 12 has similar crappy TV contract arrangements with the same carriers.

September 24, 2010  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The Pac 10 has the worst TV deals of any major conference and therefore it has been one of the most underutilized brands in the sports industry.While ESPN saturates the airwaves with SEC and ACC broadcasts, ABC FSN and Versus are dropping the ball with regards to Pac 10 exposure. Too many broadcast options and deals-within-deals, like FSN selling a game it owns to a regional or local station. This keeps fans in other regions from seeing Pac 10 games and limits the conference's exposure.The Big 12 has similar crappy TV contract arrangements with the same carriers.

True, but both are loads better than the utterly craptacular MWC TV deal....

September 24, 2010  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Apparently you haven't watched the Pac 10 recently then.Did you miss Arizona holding Iowa to 29 rushing yards? (Iowa came in averaging over 200)How bout Stanford shuting out UCLA?Or Oregon giving up only 13 pts in 3 games? Any serious cfb fan watches a wide variety of games. The time of day the games are on in your particular time zone are irrelevant.You might want to consider sleeping in on Sat and staying up later. That seems to be when the better teams are playing.

I guess you are right. I just havn't gotten over my past memories of lesser defenses than the ones you mentioned. A few more performances like that for the confernece and a few less like Cal's and Washington's and I will change my mind. It will be interesting to see if Stanford can keep the Irish under 21 points. It will be interesting to see how the Oregon/ASU game and the Oregon State/BSU games look this weekend.

September 24, 2010  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

True, but both are loads better than the utterly craptacular MWC TV deal....

Agreed. I live in TCU country and rarely get to see them or their conference rivals on TV.

I live in Big 12 country too and it's frustrating to find a good conference game on Saturdays. Rights of exclusivity (networks decide which games are aired) and broadcast window limitations (2 conference games will not be aired in the same broadcast window) make it hard to find a good conference game on Saturdays. I'm sure Pac 10 fans feel a similar sense of frustration.

In contrast the Big Ten, SEC and ACC have TV agreements with carriers that air multiple conference games in the same broadcast windows. They are in effect saturated with conference broadcasts and have little incentive to look outside their conference for entertainment.

September 24, 2010  05:19 PM ET

NO!

September 24, 2010  07:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

NO!

Your posting history would seem to suggest otherwise :P

September 24, 2010  08:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Your posting history would seem to suggest otherwise :P

haha. :P

September 24, 2010  08:49 PM ET

Sure. It's the Big 10 that has been the moribund conference. Dumb question.

September 24, 2010  10:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Any serious cfb fan watches a wide variety of games. The time of day the games are on in your particular time zone are irrelevant. You might want to consider sleeping in on Sat and staying up later.

I'd love to meet this standard and stay up until the wee hours to be a serious CFB fan, but there's a certain 3-year-old who tends to wake me up no later than 7 AM Eastern Time regardless of the day. If he doesn't, his little brother gets up yelling "Dad!" from his crib. Sleeping in? That's what I used to do before my kids arrived.

 
April 11, 2011  10:32 PM ET

The Pac 10 had two teams in the top 5 of all polls at the end of last season.

Miracles happen sometimes.

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