Larry Scott will have made 50 million dollars by the time he leaves.

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  1. Larry Scott will have made 50 million dollars by the time he leaves.
    Carnauber

    Carnauber Junior Member


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    Exhibit 12,000,000 re: why collegiate athletics needs to be fire bombed, the earth salted, and then something entirely different built atop the still steaming corpses - the vague BBQ smell a constant reminder to those who0 come after - like Cromwell's statue in front of Parliament. The hypocrisy, profligacy, and sheer old boy incompetence has moved beyond a parody of itself. 50 f'ing million dollars for presiding over the WAC-ification of a once great conference. For making an entire third of the country uncompetitive in marquee sports, and for never f'ing once quietly murdering the worst officiating crews in the history of all organized athletics.
     
       
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    I'm actually not that bothered by his salary. It's market value for a major figure in athletics. What does bother means the incompetence.

    And I highly doubt that's going to change by hiring someone else. In fact, it won't shock me if the next person is a diversity hire that has nothing to do with competence.
     
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    Ya all he did was take the second best conference in football and made it the 7th best and these morons paid him 50 mil to do that?
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    His salary bothers me. To think he made twice as much as the SEC commish is unreal. $50M is emblematic of the hypocrisy of college athletics. I'm hoping the conference has the pragmatism to actually hire a proven commissioner and not a country club buddy.

    For fun get $50m and put it in https://www.investor.gov/financial-tools-calculators/calculators/compound-interest-calculator for 20 years at 8% and see how well his incompetence will pay dividends for him and his progeny for eternity.

    (via football scoop)
    1. Jim Delany, Big Ten: $10.3 million
    2. Larry Scott, Pac-12: $5.4 million
    3. Bob Bowlsby, Big 12: $4 million
    4. John Swofford, ACC: $3.8 million
    5. Greg Sankey, SEC: $2.6 million

    Delany’s salary reflects the first part of a $20 million retirement-kiss bonus, paid out over multiple years by the conference. Scott is paid for running the Pac-12 Conference and the Pac-12 Networks; he also has an outstanding $1.9 million loan from the conference.
     
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    The bigger question is how much money did he bring into the conference
     
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    They should bring in Sankey and offer him 4m
     
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    $50 million for complete failure? Time to invoke the late, great Leonard Cohen:

    Everybody knows the fight was fixed
    The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
    That's how it goes
    Everybody knows
     
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    Where do you get a proven college football commissioner? When the PAC-12 signed that mega tv deal years ago everyone praised him.

    I don't think he did a good job but I think a lot of you are assigning blame. Larry isn't the reason some teams in this conference play in glorified high school stadiums and can't even fill those.
     
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    The issue really is the dwarves. USC is the water that raises all boats. By keeping us down the conference sucks. You think the SEC would pull the reigns on Bama so Mississippi St and Arkansas can catch up and win on occasion?
     
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    Time out here. He was flat out awful. He has the Pac12 tied into a wasteful lease arrangement for Pac12 headquarters in toney SF. That was all his ego. The TV deal is bad. A good CEO drives efficiencies, not wastefullness. A top CEO works to get the weaker teams more efficient, not by dragging down the better teams as Scott did, but by prodding and cajoling the weaker teams to work harder.

    You build a brand as a CEO. The brand is built by supporting your top product, whether its beer, soda, cleaning products, or toothpaste. Apple built up their Iphone as the flagship product then added around it. Coca Cola sells Cokes and adds around it. Not the Pac 12, they want everyone equal by shearing off the top. Coors sells a seltzer, you ever see splashy half time ads for Coors seltzer water?!
     
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    Max was stupid to back him
     
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    Scott's TV deal was a debacle of the highest order. The majority of sports fans couldn't even get the Pac 12 network. The Thursday night games, and Saturday kickoffs at 8:30 pm were beyond stupid -- who the hell is going to tune in for a game at that hour? I once tried to watch that late USC game when I was out in Vermont for a week. Kickoff was 11:30 pm. I fell asleep by the third quarter.

    Who did he think the core audience was? Meth-heads?

    Under his watch, Pac 12 football officiating became a national joke.

    He paid himself 50 million dollars made by athletes who put their health on the line game after game, yet he fought against any fair system of compensation for using their image and likeness in video games, advertising, and hundreds of millions in TV revenue.

    A putz like that should be lucky to earn $200,000 a year. Just incredible to pay his so much for so little actual accomplishment.
     
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    He failed at his job when he sat on his hands and let the NZAA give it to USC up the a$! in excessive penalties.
     
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    THIS is dead ass accurate. The Pac 12 had a locomotive in USC, and the conference allowed the NCAA to de-rail it. The conference looks to have wanted USC cut down, in the name of parity. Again, that is mis understanding brand building. Now the conference has parity, but the wrong way, it is now by any measure the worst Power 5 conference, mired in mediocrity, unable to contend even against other conferences 2nd level teams like Iowa State, Wisconsin, and Iowa, and always getting blown out in bowl games.
     
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    Scott’s problem is the crap he’s peddling has no value on the open market. The first deal was great, problem is, the WAC12 is a minor league conference, and no one wants to carry the crap games/network.
     
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    This guy singlehandedly made the Pac 12 nothing more than an afterthought and a joke. Game scheduling was awful and affected attendance. It was already declining because of Claydo. Then the powers that be eliminated a bunch of seats in the Coliseum and built all of these luxury seats and boxes. Screw the long time fan and give seats to these donors. Most sit up there bullshitting and doing business and are not paying attention to the game. By the third quarter they are in their limos and gone. At this rate we might be able to have our games in Staples or at Galen if field space was not an issue. They let a lot of long time USC fans down when they messed with the gray lady! IMHO
     
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    https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/30752904/three-major-issues-shape-future-pac-12

    “Had USC been able to buoy the conference in a way that Clemson has done for the ACC, Scott's tenure would likely be viewed much differently, but without a top-tier team that keeps the conference relevant late into the season, the Pac-12 will continue to be out of sight, out of mind.”

    I hope letting the NCAA get away with their kangaroo court bullsh1t - with Paul Dee, the most corrupt, hypocritical fraud in modern college sports running the Committee - was worth it, Larry. You killed your war horse.
     

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