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First of all, let me start by saying that I like the fact that Larry Scott has gotten the PAC-12 its own network and they seem to be heading in the right direction? However, it seems to me that he has something against USC. He reprimands both Barkley and McDonald, yet has not reprimanded other players in the conference for similar matters. I do not have specific examples, but I have read about other players in the conference in similar situations. Also, it seems he does not give USC its fair share of respect when talking about them. I think he should treat us fairly like other members in the conference. This is just my opinion. What does everyone think?
How's he's doing improving our craptastic bowl tie-ins?
Haha! I do not know anything about that. I was just giving him credit on the good things he has done so far.
He's a jackass.
"Here are provided seats of meditative joy, where shall rise again the destined reign of Troy." Virgil
Scott has improved the conference administratively, and media-wise, too. Both and much more are part of the job description, and does not deserve an atta-boy or any above and beyond recognition--it's expected along with growing the stature of the Pac 12.
From a support and clear conscience perspective, he's woefully deficient and plays the perfect part of jackass and clown as it relates to leading the way in representing what should be the crown jewel of all conferences - academically and athletically.
As for USC - it appears he often takes a back seat in an effort to show no favoritism; but it is a little overboard and his silence before, during and after the fact, of the NCAA investigation, told many of us everything we needed to know about him and his lack of strength.
He's a good paperwork commissioner. It would be nice if he sat up straight, cleared his throat, and discovered he has a backbone though.
He had enough backbone to ignore the Pac 12 rules and declare that USC was not the Pac 12 South Division champion last year. He's Mark Emmert writ small.
Damb, girl... I wish I could give you 100 up votes for this!
All he did was coattail on the real movers and shakers, the BIG-10 model..and benefited by sitting back and letting the big thinkers work the kinks out. Big deal.
I have zero love or respect for that clown...he was handed the plan, the "sleeping giant" conference with tons of money making potential.
I will give him this, he's better than his predecessor, of course, so is the toddler next door.
This post was edited by usctrojan1 2 years ago
You don't like playing the 8th place ACC team in a baseball stadium in San Fran?
Let's just say.......
.....some teams would actually file multiple waivers and in an absolute state of euphoria to take their losing record team there and then get embarrassed by an overmatched 6-6 powerhouse team.
I for one would not be quite as enthusiastic about it.
Some of the bowl contracts have ended and negotiations made with new conferences for those bowl games, and I didn't hear a peep about the PAC being involved. We did get a new contract last year with that kick-ass New Mexico bowl last year though. We have exactly one New Years Day bowl game tie-in, that's it. Compare to the ACC, Big 10, SEC, and Big 12 even we're the runt of all the major conferences. Way to go Larry Scott!!
I realize some of the difficulties with timing and alot of PAC bowl deals not ending until next year, our geography, etc. We need to improve getting into better bowls and if that's too difficult he should have just started by getting involved to elevate the status of our current bowl games. The Alamo seems natural but even the Holiday could be possible. Bigger payouts would mean more attraction when those contracts are up for renewal.
I'm not a huge fan so far. To me the greatest thing about his success has been lucky timing. He's been no friend to USC. I see other conference leaders going to bat for their schools, he's taken the bat only to give us a couple whacks himself when it really wasn't necessary. F' him.
Let's just say that if he had been preceded by anyone even approaching competence instead of do-nothing Tom Hansen, nobody would think much of him.
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