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I didn’t think I would post again before I leave on my trip (see post below), but I just couldn’t pass up this opportunity, courtesy of The Columbian (his words in bold, mine in not bold). It’s not poorly written, I just feel like defending my anti-Hansen stance:
Commentary: Pac-10’s Hansen often gets bad rap
When Pacific-10 Conference commissioner Tom Hansen announced his retirement earlier this week, there were likely more responses of “It’s about time!” than “That’s too bad.”
Yeah, that seems about right.
And that’s too bad.
Okay, Skip Bayless. I’ll bite. Let’s see if you can back it up.
Hansen has had plenty of critics during his 25-year tenure as the league’s commish. He didn’t land marquee television slots on ESPN, stuck the league with a lackluster bowl game lineup, wasn’t proactive enough in the BCS mosh pit, and took an unpopular stance against a college football playoff.
Exactly. Now blow me away with the counter-argument.
To listen to some, it’s as if the Pac-10 is on a par with the Patriot League.
Now I can start diasagreeing. It’s not that we think of the Pac-10 as the Patirot League, it’s that we feel it is not on par with the other BCS conferences. A reasonable assertion.
That’s just dumb.
“dumb”?!?!. Hey, I’m not insulting your intelligence – don’t insult mine (which happens to be in agreement with a huge number of people).
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