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Published: Thursday, Aug. 30 2012 9:12 p.m. MDT

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Just Wondering...
Gilbert, AZ

...if you play a football game and no one watches, did you really play at all?

AZgrandma
Pomerene, AZ

Watching BYU vs WSU (a PAC-12 team) on ESPN here in southeastern Arizona. Would have watched Utah vs who? but no PAC-12 TV on DishNetwork. Congrats Utah on the win but how many people actually saw it? Would also like to watch University of Arizona play. Alas . . . So tell me again how great joining the PAC-12 has been for Utah's TV exposure vs BYU's ESPN deal.

U 90
Corona, CA

AZgrandma, the PAC12 network is in it's inaugural year and while distribution is limited today it will get better over time. The majority of Utah's games will be on ESPN & Fox which you can get on satellite. One of the primary benefits of joining the PAC12 is the TV contract ($32MM by 2015). While the exposure BYU is getting on ESPN is great their contract will be 75% less than Utah's. Had BYU been invited to join the PAC12 I'm pretty sure they wouldn't have turned down the opportunity... they would have done the same thing Utah did.

just wondering, yeah Utah really did play the game, they beat N. Colorado by 41.... 3 points less than their win over....

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

U 90

Lots of excuses, but bottom line, the PAC 12 failed to deliver what they've been promising for over a year - a nationwide PAC Net.

Sorry to burst your crimson bubble, but if U can't even watch a Utah game in SLC unless you have Comcast, U don't have anything even remotely resembling a nationwide network.

BYUtv was showing a replay of the BYU-WSU game an hour after the nationwide ESPN broadcast finished.

Keep trying to convince yourself that the PAC Net is an improvement, but anyone with even a hint of objectivity can plainly see that

BYUtv > PAC Net

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

"In a pregame press conference, Scott noted that the Pac-12 Networks likely won't be on DirecTV in the foreseeable future"

But that isn't what motorbike, naval vet, and the other in the know utah "fans" have been telling us. According to them a "deal was eminent" a couple of weeks ago and now scott is saying it won't happen "in the forseeable future". What does that mean? My guess is not this season and maybe not even next season.

Keep tyring to spin this as a good thing utah "fans" but the truth is it is not good, it is bad. I suppose you can all switch to comcast.

sammyg
Springville, UT

U 90

"the PAC12 network is in it's inaugural year..."

Really? What a pathetic excuse.

I know some Girl Scouts that can sell cookies and deliver the goods better than Larry Scott and company can do media deals.

When local fans in the state can't watch the games you have ask... Where is KJZZ when you need them?

The PAC 12 has had well over a year to do this deal. Truth be known I'm betting they knew the carriage problems months ago and are just ginning this up now to save face.

I'm also thinking that they weighed this ahead of time and felt OK that the big teams, USC, Oregon, Stanford would get plenty of national exposure through the FOX and ESPN deals and had enough regional coverage to satisfy the majority of the fans.

Utes, Buffs, AZ, etc... not so much.

That's my take, and I've been pretty close to being correct in all of this.

Keep those excuses coming!

AntelopeValleyUte
Palmdale, CA

Haters gonna hate...all I got to say is...Go UTES!!!

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