Town Square

Post a New Topic

It's a Big Game scheduling surprise for 2012

Original post made on Jan 6, 2012

==B Stanford football ==

The Big Game hasn't always been the final game scheduled but it was usually one of Stanford's final two games and played in November. Scrap another tradition to television and the new economics of a 'Super Conference.'

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 5, 2012, 10:23 AM

Comments (5)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by John
a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm

"With the new ESPN and FOX media rights agreement as well as the launch of the Pac-12 Networks in August, every Pac-12 football game will be available to fans on a national clearance, eliminating regional distribution which was prevalent in the prior broadcast arrangements."

I'm sure those were the words of the press release, but I don't know what it means, and I suspect a lot of other people don't either. Please think about when such explanations might be necessary.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by one percent
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Jan 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm

What it means is that the rich will get richer, while ordinary Americans get shafted again.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by no surprise
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jan 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Football, football, football. Can't these people learn anything from the focus on Penn State football program operations...like a monster that got too big and controlled the school, as the wider public has learned (aside from the alleged sexual misdeeds there)
I read another story on this which made it clear the two schools, Stanford and Cal, want the most $$$ and will go for it along with the rest of their league(a not ideal schedule disregarding tradition w/regards to the Big Game) - kind of takes away from the academics at these two schools.
I am not affiliated with either of these schools.
I am one of those people who thinks academics should come first at any university, but I gather I am in the minority. One thing that is interesting is the schools that either don't have football or that have gotten rid of it. Sure, they pay a price, but they get my respect...


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Bob
a resident of Community Center
on Jan 6, 2012 at 8:12 pm

The Pac12 should schedule games WHEN THE STUDENTS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL!!
Stanford and USC won't even start until after their game is played. This is not the NFL. The is college football. About two years ago, UCLA and Stanford played each other around Labor Dad weekend. Ridiculous. And now there is rumbling that Stanford and NOtre Dame will play each other -----in China. Come on!!


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 8, 2012 at 6:29 am

Somewhat false. USC is on the semester system and they start school in mid-August.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Why I Became Active in Palo Alto Forward
By Steve Levy | 12 comments | 2,380 views

Early Decision Blues
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 2,031 views

First Interview
By Sally Torbey | 10 comments | 1,200 views

Death with Dignity
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,177 views

Rotating Toys
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 1,047 views