Not good, Bob.

Here’s a shocking development.

The idea that the conference won’t expand because of the kids rather than because there isn’t a school out there that adds to the bottom line is as amusing as it is predictable.


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20 responses to “Not good, Bob.

  1. uga97

    Just go ahead and eat the cyanide pill P12 ADs…Bowlsby is “One Eyed Willy” reincarnated.

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  2. stoopnagle

    I don’t understand how BYU wouldn’t add to the bottom line. Now, I get that BYU brings a certain set of socio-political issues along with it; but given the nation-wide (and Western-centric) distribution of Mormons who love BYU and follow the team, it seems like that would bring something to the table. Plus, BYU has a pretty good football tradition/history as well. I’m pretty sure they’d compete pretty well with most of the Pac-12.

    But maybe this was about Kansas?

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    • theorginaldawgabides

      Actually I think the PAC 12 is the last conference that would consider BYU. Your second sentence says it all. Stanford, Cal-Berkeley, and the rest of the left coast institutions aren’t about to invite a religious school with a strict honor code that requires their students to obey biblical definitions of personal relationships. Besides, the numbers I saw recently show BYU only averages a little over 700k viewers weekly. If they had Notre Dame’s 3.1 million, they’d most likely be ok with it.


  3. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    So Dave Wannstedt was wrong? I figured he had the 4-1-1 from FOX Sports, as in they would make it worth the Pac-12’s time to get to 14.

    So what this means is FOX and ESPN were not willing to give them more TV money.

    Sucks it you’re Okie State, especially.


  4. Ran A

    In other words, no-one that we are interested in is interested in us.

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  5. Down Island Way

    Might the pac 12 be checking on it’s memberships for any possible defections for greener green…wasn’t the alliance their answer to the sec commish and the unethical treatment they are now experiencing…short of nd (ain’t gonna happen) moving into a conference or southern cal moving east (?), there are no real bottom line shakers out there…


  6. classiccitycanine

    I’m betting this all ends with an ESPN-organized AFC/NFC Super League that grabs the top 20-40ish teams, hosts their own Playoffs, and leaves the remaining P5 teams to merge with the G5 and set up a separate postseason.

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  7. KornDawg

    In related news, I won’t be buying a Ferrari today.

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  8. MGW

    “The SEC beat us to OU and Texas so we obviously will not be expanding.”

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  9. practicaldawg

    The Big 10 and ACC would be better off “allying” with France in WWII than the PAC 12.

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  10. Shewdawg

    Sour grapes ain’t bad if you sugar-coat ‘em.


  11. It reminds me of those high school kids who couldn’t get date making a pledge to keep their virginity


  12. ASEF

    Are BYU’s ratings numbers that good? B/c if they were, they’d have been steered to a better platform by now?

    And who do you take along with them?

    P12 revenues are already constrained by Larry Scott’s “we’ll build our own network” boondoggle for the foreseeable future. They’ve boxed themselves into a corner for the foreseeable future. Probably a big reason Texas and Oklahoma decided they preferred SEC sharks to P12 minnows. UT and OU would dominate that conference on the field. But they’d have to take a pay cut to get there?

    Adding BYU doesn’t fix any of those problems and arguably makes those problems worse?


  13. waterswv

    Doin it for the kids is still undefeated

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  14. PAC12 left swipes the remnants of the Big12. “We ain’t that drunk yet!”

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  15. 86bone

    In da butt Bob….

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  16. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    Let’s look at the universe of teams that the PAC 12 could get to join up: Cal State Fullerton—Might compete athletically but way down academically. San Diego State, San Jose State, Nevada Reno, UNLV—ditto. New Mexico, New Mexico State—No added value plus a drag on the conference. Boise State—Who wants to lose to Boise regularly? No one. Plus small market. Colorado State—Second rate program third rate school. Idaho and Idaho State, Montana and Montana State— see previous. No, there is nobody for the PAC 12 to pursue. That’s why it’s not expanding.