One high-ranking conference official told me: “No media company wanted to partner with the Pac-12. ESPN declined. FOX, CBS, even the Discovery Channel declined. Nobody knows this.
“We weren’t wanted.”
Whether that’s truth or hyperbole, “even the Discovery Channel declined” rocks.
I didn’t realize until I read that piece that Larry Scott runs both the conference and the network and draws a salary from each. Whatever pictures he’s got on people, they must be doozies.