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Article is a pretty good summary of why Larry Scott got fired and the only real question is what took the PAC12 leadership so long to pull the plug. The fact that the PAC 12 network at its height never had more than 20 million subscribers and the fact its carriage rates substantially trail other conferences is telling. Comparatively speaking, the ACC came out of the gate with twice the amount of subscribers as the PAC 12's high water mark and estimated carriage rates at least 4 times greater. The really criminal part, at least IMO, is that the PAC 12 bought Scott's dog and pony show not once but, twice. His farcical projections back in 2012 were colossally poor and he did even worse when trying to spin the private placement strategy and subsequent network valuation in attracting investors. He compounded it even further by arrogantly rejecting the lifeline ESPN threw him. The old line about beggars should not be choosy is ringing in the background. You couple the preceding with Scott's lavish internal spending and it can only be reasonably concluded he took the PAC 12 for a ride. Scott is the worst big conference commissioner of all time and it is not close. Mike Tranghese was lazy and complacent but, Scott, at best, was an arrogant idiot and, at worst, a crook.

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Posted: 03/24/2021 at 11:41AM


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Interesting analysis of PAC 12 network (link) -- J-Dub 03/24/2021 09:42AM
  Thanks!.... -- 2hhoop3 03/24/2021 11:41AM

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