PAC-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff continues his best Bahgdad Bob impression as the conference descends into turmoil.
Now, he wants fans to believe the Bruins and Trojans “regret” joining the B1G.
“It’s clear that UCLA and USC made a decision for short-term financial gain at the expense of their student-athletes. It’s 100 percent clear to me. It’s really unfortunate, and I think they are already regretting it, given the pushback that they’ve gotten from almost every corner of their communities. I think they will regret it more as time goes on,” Kliavkoff told The Athletic when talking about the situation.
Regret? Kliavkoff thinks the Bruins and Trojans regret agreeing to join the Big Ten? Baghdad Bob strikes again!
To be clear, UCLA’s athletic department is in trouble, and is north of $100 million in the hole.
Joining the Big Ten isn’t being done for the hell of it. It’s being done as an act of survival. The Bruins can either sink in the PAC-12 like the Titanic after hitting an iceberg, or they can join the B1G and take the money.
Clearly, the latter is the only realistic option. Kliavkoff can say whatever he wants, but it doesn’t change reality.
The tanks are outside Baghdad and Baghdad Bob’s speeches about surrendering in the desert don’t change the dynamics!
That lesson applies perfectly to Kliavkoff’s comments about the PAC-12, USC and UCLA and the B1G.