We won't see PAC-12 teams play in neutral site games anymore

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meh. how many neutral site non-conference games does the Pac12 play each year?

you'll see other conferences use Jerry World instead.

or they'll just schedule both home and home at Jerry World, like TAMU/Arky did the last 2 years

I guess I dont see the big deal here
 

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meh. how many neutral site non-conference games does the Pac12 play each year?

you'll see other conferences use Jerry World instead.

or they'll just schedule both home and home at Jerry World, like TAMU/Arky did the last 2 years

I guess I dont see the big deal here
The Big 10 will also eventually get involved with this too, although probably to a lesser extent. And I'm sure the other conferences will follow suit somewhere down the line. I can see an all out media war between the BCS conferences. Colleges have basically gone from squeezing out exactly what you can do with their video and presss conference audio, to now they are squeezing out each other. The only thing I DO like about this is it is basically an assault on ESPN, who is the mainly responsible for putting together these neutral site games. All I know for sure is Pac-12 commish Scott is a sharp guy. And he knows that everything starts and ends with media/TV rights. He's on the ground floor of everything media. And I'm betting the rest of the conferences will follow. ESPN is really at risk of being squeezed out. That's why they are overpaying to lock in long term deals for top level content. The world is changing. It's moving from TV rights to media rights because of the number of media devices out there. Scott knows the real growth is mobile rights. Take the game to the people who aren't in front of their TV's. The only thing left to do is to schedule home and home games. But those neutral site games are always intriguing since neither team is at a home advantage. Those days are probably all but gone. At least with the Pac-12 they are.
 

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Wow, the Pac ain't messing around. Their new media rights agreement is very strict. This media power grab arms race by not only the Pac but other conferences is going to completely squeeze out these good non-conference games the fans like to see. Conan, whatcha think about this?

http://eye-on-collegefootball.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/24156338/34724850

Methinks someone got financially screwed over somewhere. Done out of their piece of the action.

That's what I think because of this clause in the announcement:

"unless such agreement provides the Conference with the exclusive broadcast rights and digital rights in all media, and copyright to such neutral-site game"

My guess is that Larry Scott got a taste of business "Texas-style" when Oregon played LSU last year at Jerry's World. The conference got the short end of the stick and he didn't appreciate it. Chances are if I'm right, there won't be many more Jerry's World type games down the road, especially after the OOC participants see their share of the booty. Texas? Well we know it's a "WHOLE OTHER COUNTRY" so don't let that fact escape your mind when you think it over.

I am all for the home/home series concept anyway. It makes for a nice instant rivalry situation. This is the type of drama the game needs. One shot deals are fine but there are apparently too many grabby greedy pigs out there to pay the conferences their due. I'd be curious to know what the arrangements are in these one-shot "neutral site" games. (Normally played in or near one of the school's conference's territory which "de-neutralizes" it to an extent too... don't forget.)

We don't play it Boise St's way out here. We are not so desperate for opponents or the limelight as some of these upstart colleges that have small fan bases. They can afford to give away what they don't have.
 

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Hmmmm.... maybe you are onto something there GoSooners with that anti ESPN angle. I think there could be more to the way Scott's expansion plans were thwarted than we know. We do know that UT hung onto their deal with ESPN/TLN as if their lives depended on it. I can't imagine Scott never coming up with an attractive counter offer that Texas may have gone for had ESPN not stuck their foot in the door. Just saying. I can see Scott making them pay one way or another. Making ESPN pay for their antics has an intriguing ring to it. He's already ramped up the Big-10/Pac-12 OOC deal. What's next?
 

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I know Jerry screws the shit out of the high school teams that play at Jerry World. I know 2 years ago Jerry charged $25k per team that played there. Jerry gets all parking and concession money as well. Schools split some portion of the tickets with him and Arlington I assume. A good playoff game in Texas easily brings 40k fans to the stadium.

Anyways, the schools are starting to turn their back on playing there every week during playoffs, although they do want to let the kids play there. Call Jerry what you want, but if I had a company id let him run it any day of the week. He knows how to make money
 

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Money rules the world. That's more important these days than playing games in the state with some of the best football recruits.
especially since the recruits can just watch on TV

if big name teams dont play in JW because of money, Jerry will just figure out other ways to lure them there
 

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I know Jerry screws the shit out of the high school teams that play at Jerry World. I know 2 years ago Jerry charged $25k per team that played there. Jerry gets all parking and concession money as well. Schools split some portion of the tickets with him and Arlington I assume. A good playoff game in Texas easily brings 40k fans to the stadium.

Anyways, the schools are starting to turn their back on playing there every week during playoffs, although they do want to let the kids play there. Call Jerry what you want, but if I had a company id let him run it any day of the week. He knows how to make money

For a while perhaps... until schools catch onto what he's about. Then he sells out and makes it elsewhere. CFB doesn't need a guy like him to lead them into a better place. The Larry Scotts in this world will take care of that by leading their people away from the Jerry's of the world. That's the message in this story.
 

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