We all know the Pac-12 fumbled, bumbled and stumbled in failing to get a media rights deal done. We know this was a horrible process with a horrible, worst-case outcome, the death of the 108-year-old conference. We know this was a train wreck. Yet, each new report and revelation which drips out from a reporter makes it all seem worse. It’s very Pac-12. Everything can always get worse. Everything continues to look worse than it did a day ago or a week ago.
The latest “drip, drip, drip” revelation — Chinese water torture for anyone who loves or cares about the Pac-12 — comes from University of Arizona President Robert Robbins, who dropped a truth bomb on the Apple TV deal presented to the Pac-12 CEO Group by commissioner George Kliavkoff a few days ago.
The quote is a forceful takedown of the deal and the thought process behind it, but as one Phoenix-based media commentator noted, if the Pac-12 CEO Group knew this deal was so bad, why wasn’t it focused more on getting a better deal and on making sure the conference didn’t die?
Let’s dive into the reactions and criticisms which accompanied Robert Robbins’ takedown of George Kliavkoff in a Pac-12 which is going down in flames … and flame wars:
FROM THE TOP ROPE
PHOENIX SPORTS PODCAST HOST AND TV ANCHOR
BUT THE PRESIDENTS HELPED CREATE AND PROLONG THE MESS
OTHERS CONTINUE TO LAUGH AT THE PAC-12
LINEAR TV WAS MISSING, THOUGH
THEY DID, BUT OTHERS ARE SUFFERING
IT IS STAGGERING
NO WORDS NECESSARY
IT ALL COMES POURING OUT
Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire