Another day, and Larry Scott kicks some more ass.
- Yesterday at Pac-12 media day in New York, Larry Scott announced the early details of the new Pac-12 Network. It will consistent of one national channel and six regional channels. So far, the conference has signed the cable operators Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox and BrightHouse to carry the networks, but the conference expects to add satellite and telephone carriers as well. Inside the Pac-12 territories, the channels will be included in basic or digital basic packages, while outside of that area, it will be part of the usual sports tiers, which cost an extra fee.
- Jon Wilner has a lot of extra details on the network and various partnerships. Before people start worrying about whether or not they'll be able to get this network (in a year, no less), Wilner makes a very good point. This move by Scott was not money-making. He is charting a course for the network that does not take as high of money, but guarantees a whole lot of exposure. He's traded money for distribution, and I'd imagine there will be a whole lot more distribution once he makes deals with all the other carriers out there.
- Can a team other than Stanford or Oregon realistically win the Pac-12 North? I don't think so, but Matt Smith of Fox Sports West thinks that both teams have weaknesses that will open the door to other teams in the division.
- Jeremiah Masoli will get a shot with the San Francisco 49ers. He was interviewed about his shot at the NFL.
- Rachel Bachman is continuing her role as captain obvious. Her latest gem, Oregon tickets are more popular than OSU tickets.
- Lastly, a couple media day interviews. David Paulson talked with Isaac and Suke at 1080AM, and Chip Kelly talked with Jack Arute and Randy Cross on SiriusXM Sports. Chip will also be on a couple ESPN shows this morning.
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