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Published: Thursday, Aug. 12 2010 10:51 p.m. MDT

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LMBCougarFan!

Before you go crazy focusing on evil Comcast you could also bring up the point that The Pac 12 has a lot more negotiating power than the MWC. There are rumors about FOX thinking of trying to make up for losing the BCS games and signing tv rights for a conference like the PAC 12 or Big 12. NBC has also been rumored to have interest in expanding its college football coverage beyond just Notre Dame home games. The market for the PAC 12 and Big 12 will be much better than it was for the MWC to go along with along with the fact that they are bigger and better conferences who also have the added advantage of learning from the mistakes of not only the Mtn. but also the Big Ten network.

I think it's a safe bet that the majority of Ute fans, Duck fans and the rest of the PAC 12 fans will be pretty happy with whatever comes from the new tv contracts.

Cougar Blue

From all of the little snippets of news in the last few months on the doings of Comcast, I'm starting to believe that they are not the good neighbor that they want us to believe they are. They want total domination in TV entertainment and in internet. I don't believe that is in the interest of very many of us.

DEW Cougars

The PAC would be a fool to contract with comcast and I don't see it going to happen. I use to work for some cable company and comcast are nightmares. I get calls saying why my game is not showing Duke and North Carlina bb game - I tell them "comcast has the broadcast rights in that area (NC area)and only comcast would show the game on espn". Comcast want more money from Directv and Versus was removed for almost the whole year. And it is sad in some Salt Lake valley can't pick up comcast. comcast is evil!

Fiddler

Big issue: Who will watch them?

Ernest T. Bass

I would imagine that the PAC-12 will have the negotiating power to tell Comcast to shove it if Comcast wants to control distribution.
The PAC will get a great TV deal, no matter which broadcaster it is with.
The MWC made the mistake of allowing Comcast to control distribution. I'm pretty sure the PAC will avoid that.
Comcast is out to make a buck and they have all the negotiating power with the MWC.

Striker

Right on Fiddler. Besides, no one will watch a conference when two new additions are in the middle to bottom of the conference in nearly every sport.

SLC gal

The MTN has a monopoly and it's sickening.

Big_Ben

@ Fiddler

a lot more than will watch mountain west games.

Big_Ben

Nice! I love it when a BYU fan with two Aliases logs on, makes a comment, and then agrees with himself (ala Fiddler @ 9:23 and Striker @ 10:13)

Thlete

Striker, so you are saying that the PAC is so much superior to the MWC that Utah has no chance than mediocrity in the PAC-12?

Count me as one cheering for FOX to win the battle of TV rights. I hate Comcast in every way.

Big_Ben

@thlete

what striker/fiddler (same person) is saying is that he desperately wishes he could be invited to the party. But he was left out. Its a rough feeling to experience.

RE

If all you people who think the MT is so bad talk to people who live in Portland. Oregon and Oregon st games for the most part are on FSN somtimes VS and most of the time no HD. Also very little national games and you can't get the game in all areas of the state or region. If the Pac-10 was so powerful and influential it seems that the Mountain West has better options with it's own network along with it's deal with VS and CBS College Sports

Ibleedcrimson

Wow look at that, the first few comments from both sides on topic and decent. then it starts, just like every forum one side has to bait the has to bite. Ignore the trolls and they eventually go away.

SportzFan

Cougar Blue | 8:00 a.m. Aug. 13, 2010
From all of the little snippets of news in the last few months on the doings of Comcast, I'm starting to believe that they are not the good neighbor that they want us to believe they are. They want total domination in TV entertainment and in internet. I don't believe that is in the interest of very many of us.

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Unlike ESPN?

SportzFan

Ibleedcrimson | 11:11 a.m. Aug. 13, 2010
Wow look at that, the first few comments from both sides on topic and decent. then it starts, just like every forum one side has to bait the has to bite. Ignore the trolls and they eventually go away.
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We wish. No they won't.

MenaceToSociety

By the way, the name of the conference is not the PAC. What would PAC stand for? Pacific Athletic Conference?

David Locke referring to the Mountain West Conference as the Mountain thinks that is silly.

Fiddler

Do I wish BYU was invited to the P12? Of course! But the comfort we're able to receive as BYU fans is knowing that the selection wasn't made based on athletics. That being said, not being invited to the P12 isn't all that bad afterall.

Big_Ben/SLC gal (same person).

Big_Ben

Fiddler,

waaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

it hurts bad doesn't it?

Bitterman

What hurts, Ben?

I keep wondering why pUke fans think that we are sad and disappointed. We are not.

Fact:
Nothing changed at BYU. They are exactly what they were six months ago. A relevant, perenial top twenty team in both football and basketball. Our conference and team are still fighting against the hypocritical, discriminatory, exclusionary Big Crock of S....omething.

We maintain, as we have from the begining, that the BCS is nothing more than a hype machine and that argument of "best team" should be settled on the field, not the boardroom.

We know who we are and we do not need someone else to tell us we are good.

The ONLY thing that has changed for us is that we no longer require you to do well for the good of our conference.

Fact:
The pUke fans felt the EXACT SAME WAY less than three months ago. You thought the BCS was crooked.

And now?
Someone changed your label (and not one thing else) and you figure this has elevated you to greatness.

I hope that by being the fourth choice of the bigoted snobs, you now feel validated.

But are we sad? Hurt?
In your dreams.

Dutchman

Fiddler,

Google Phil Steele, and go to his web site, a nationally recognized college football expert with no dog in this fight who lives in Ohio. He and his computers rank the conference teams over the past decade since 2000. For the MWC it is #1 Utah #2 TCU and #3 BYU. Utah's undefeated bowl record including going 5-0 against BCS teams in bowl games certainly doesn't hurt. Too bad you and your BYU friends will never get over the snub. And you are right the selection wasn't just based on athletics. Academics certainly played a role for example, the Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks Utah at No. 47 nationally and No. 80 in the world for overall academic excellence, placing the U. well within the standing of the other universities comprising the Pac-10 conference.

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