Larry Scott, living large

“You can’t pay college athletes,” you said.  “Where would the money come from?”

“If you pay kids in the revenue producing sports, you’ll have to cut non-revenue producing programs to make up for that,” you argued.  “That wouldn’t be fair to those kids, now, would it?  I mean, that’s the only place the schools and conferences could go to cover the expense, ri…”

The Pac-12’s offices are conveniently located in San Francisco and you really can’t put a price on convenience.  Just ask Larry.


Filed under It's Just Bidness, Pac-12 Football

11 responses to “Larry Scott, living large

  1. You know, it’s not just because of football that public universities have painted themselves into a corner. It’s because of all those fees, most of which are only paid if students are actually on campus. The fault for most of that lies with state legislatures, which have consistently cut funding to public higher education, largely on the philosophical basis that these schools are taking it in with TV contracts. I read like half of a really good article in the Atlantic about exactly this. When I woke up two hours later I felt some kind of way.


    • 79dawg

      It’s almost like the politicians, who are now turning to demagogue on this issue to make political hay, were the ones who initially created the conditions for this situation to arise (and may have even been profiting off of it themselves in the meantime)! Is there gambling at Rick’s too?


  2. NotMyCrossToBear

    Larry couldn’t possibly give up a bit of his salary. How can he help the athletes if he isn’t vastly overpaid?


  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    I was gonna poke at the schools and conferences opaque, inconsistent, deceptive accounting methods, but it’s stupid enough by itself to have your office in a city where the rent is even higher than New York.


  4. Got Cowdog

    Just ignore the gorilla wearing the NIL tank top in the corner. Good grief these people are obtuse.

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  5. FlyingPeakDawg

    Yes the rent is a little high, but have you seen the mahogany paneling in the conference room!? You don’t see quality that this in Sacramento.


  6. stoopnagle

    After the United game was postponed last night, I flipped over to a re-broadcast of the ’19 Iron Bowl. God, the glory of college football! Stripped of all the gross greed and hypocrisy of its engorged underbelly, it is so beautiful! The energy and emotions riding high then crashing to the ground when a ball bounces off a goal post! That we care so much about such an insignificant thing is actually awe inspiring.

    Then Larry Scott comes along with his 1% bullshit to bring it all back to reality: labor can go f itself while the CEOs bathe in Krugerrands. “Let them eat cake!” Disgusting.

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  7. The Pac 12 needs to find a way out of Larry’s contract. His continued employment is a public relations nightmare for that conference.

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  8. Tony BarnFart

    I think we need to cut administrative bloat throughout much of our society. Too many organizations are overflowing with people completely ancillary to the product / service / mission. I also don’t want to pay life and limb for my kid to have country club like amenities on their college campus. I want to get as close as possible to just paying for their teachers, a clean room with a roof over it, and a meal plan.


  9. chicagodawgfan

    The Big10’s Taj Mahal is located 15 minutes up the road from me near O’Hare airport. It’s a beautiful brand new building you can see from the highway, so not surprised by the annual expense.