Talking Points: An open letter to UW, WSU in Clark County




Unable to reach a deal with DirecTV, Pac-12 Networks has issued an open letter to fans recommending they switch to another television provider.

Pac-12 Networks will televise 15 nonconference games and 20 Pac-12 football games this season.

“If you’re one of the fans who won’t be satisfied without Pac-12 football, or our more than 135 men’s basketball games and hundreds of other live events, we recommend finding Pac-12 Networks with another television provider,” the letter says.

But before you go dropping DirecTV and call Comcast, Talking Points thought we should issue our own open letter fans.

“Dear fans of the Huskies and Cougars in Clark County, if you’re one of the fans who won’t be satified with the fact that Comcast in Clark County will provide with the Pac-12 Oregon network, instead of the Pac-12 Washington network, we recommend you move north.

“And we aren’t just talking about Kelso/Longview. They’re getting Pac-12 Oregon, too .. because apparently Kelso/Longview is a suburb of Rainier, Ore. We understand Olympia is lovely.”


For the record, Saturday’s Washington-San Diego State game at 7:30 p.m. will be carried by all Pac-12 Networks, so you’ll be able to watch that game in Clark County.

But next Saturday’s game between Washington State and Eastern Washington will be carried by Pac-12 Washington only, according to the Pac-12 website.


Did you notice that the NASCAR Camping World Trucks event this week in Hampton, Ga., is called the Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chip 250.

That, of course, leads Talking Points to remark (in our best Foxworthy twang) ..

“If you ever find yourself sitting in the grandstand in Hampton Ga., at the Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chip 250 NASCAR trucks race, you might be ….”

And then there is the NASCAR Nationwide race this week, also in Hampton Ga.

It’s the NRA American Warrior 300. In case you were wondering, it will have shotgun start.