Unfortunately for the locals, it’s the East Coast folks the conference is going after with this:
The conference also announced that it has created an 11 a.m. Pacific Time television window on the Pac-12 Networks for the upcoming football season. The league said the move was made in an effort to reduce the number of night games across the league.
At that time slot, isn’t this newly targeted audience going to be watching ACC, Big Ten and SEC games anyway?
I guess Larry Scott figures there aren’t enough insomniacs on our side of the country to make it worth his while to accommodate the Left Coasters who, you know, might actually like to attend a game live at a sane hour. It reminds me of the baseball player in Ball Four who, upon being told he had to report to the ballpark early for a Game of the Week, replied, “Eleven O’Clock?! I’m not even done throwing up by then.”
It’s TV’s world. The rest of us are just trying to find a place in it.