“I don’t care about the ratings.”

Coach making over $4 million a year to finish no better than third in his division in the last three seasons is upset ($$) that one the primary entities that makes his salary what it is doesn’t kowtow to his personal scheduling preferences.

“I am pissed at Fox for our kickoff time against Kansas State,” Shaw told The Athletic. “… For Stanford in particular and Oregon to be going and playing in a different time zone, and give us an early kickoff, to me, is incredibly disrespectful. And it shows a lack of understanding of what we have to do, and the way that time difference truly affects us. It shows a lack of care for our student athletes.

You always know they’re serious when they say they’re doing it for the kids.


Filed under Fox Sports Numbs My Brain, Pac-12 Football

47 responses to ““I don’t care about the ratings.”

  1. gastr1

    Seems to me it’s more about playing well in the game at hand after lengthy travel, in which case he’s frankly right. Someone’s got to take a stand against ridiculous scheduling like that, IMO.


  2. Anon

    Shaw has a legit beef sounds like


    • If you don’t care for Fox’ scheduling, don’t take their fucking money.

      Can’t have it both ways.

      Liked by 2 people

    • TN Dawg

      Totally agree.

      They shouldn’t schedule kids to play at 9 am.

      If we went west, I wouldn’t want a 9 pm pacific kickoff either.

      Sucks for their fan base, too. Can you imagine getting up to watch the UGA game at 9 am?


      • 123 Fake St

        PAC 12 doesn’t have a fan base.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Got Cowdog

        9 am UGA game? Hell yeah sign me up, I’m up early anyway. Bloody Mary’s and a kick ass brunch menu.

        Liked by 2 people

      • SoCalDawg

        As someone who has to get up before 9am PT for our noon ET games, I must say it a’int that bad. If I had to go to the game, different story, but I do prefer the earlier kicks (9am or 1230p PT). The real benefit is the back end of the day, as a CFB fan.

        When I am home in GA, I never make it to see the late kicks; but out here it’s just part of the normal day.
        I’ve grown to actually prefer it. Caveat still stands if’n I had to go to one @ 9am. It’s too much to accomplish far too early.

        While the Rose Bowl was one of the greatest days of my life, for several reasons (most of all DawgNation coming West) it was incredibly taxing for all the logistics we had going on that required 6am to 9pm attention.


  3. hialtdawg

    Except, the Noon game and travel became the norm a decade ago. These couches and programs can figure out how to micro grub/gouge every penny out of the spectators but cain’t adjust their their schedules to perform? Please… I question the coach and his excuses that cain’t get it together for gametime.

    I used to hate the noon kickoff, you know what? I changed. Noon kickoffs mean no tailgating, so it’s Kegz n Eggz at Gringo Manor before the game. Changed my guest room so friends (believe it or not I got like 3) can spend Friday night in Athens. 6 AM wake call up for working out changed to 5 AM and Thursday & Friday means waking up a little earlier to make game day wake up smoother. Found other places to visit post game to enjoy the other games. This ain’t goddamn rocket surgery!! I’m an old, stubborn, broken-down peace time sailor (thank you for my service) and can crack the code of how to survive the noon kickoff and these donkies can’t?

    Wow, it sucks for OU as it seems they get jobbed as much as us for Noon games. Never really noticed it.

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  4. Russ

    I’m sure all 12 Stanford alumni that watch the games will be pissed they have to tune in at 9 a.m.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. ASEF

    Coach gets paid $4 mill because TV so highly values his sport as content filler.

    Coach gets irritated because TV so highly values his sport as content filler.

    Here’s a solution: Shaw can take his love of the game and go coach a FCS team. No one’s stopping him.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Hobnail_Boot

    If it were an evening kick off, he’ll be fussing about getting back home late and it messing up his Sunday routine.

    Complainers gonna complain.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. RangerRuss

    Shaw should bring his team to Athens for a 3:30 kickoff some Labor Day Saturday. That’d be more in line with their circadian rhythm. Shaw might not complain about the heat but I’m sure he’d whine about the humidity. Snivelers gonna snivel. The beotch.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Munsoning

    Shaw should be happy. The earlier Stanford plays, the fewer people will see them lose.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. 123 Fake St

    AD: Hey David. Great news- I lined up an opening weekend game in Manhattan.
    David: Wow! Playing in Manhattan will give us great exposure.
    AD: not that Manhatt….
    David: I’m not even mad about the time difference. Wow! Playing in the Big Apple. Manhattan, here we come.
    AD: 🤦🏻‍♂️

    Liked by 1 person

    • rigger92

      I have installed all of the X ray and MRI equipment at K State, veterinary and med school. It is really a nice place and they are invested in modern tech. New stuff going in this summer. One can’t say that they dont invest in their facility. I just put a 3T magnet and a PETCT this last year over there. More vascular stuff in the works..

      But, yeah, Dawgs represent.

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  10. Faltering Memory

    David should have taken one of those NFL jobs he was rumored to be a sure hire.


  11. uga97

    Doing it for the NIL kids,..afraid this ain’t the last we will hear of this kind of whining.


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