Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour has been saying for weeks that she would drop DirecTV if the satellite provider didn't provide the Pac-12 Network by the time college football season kicked off Thursday. Well, Directv wasn't carrying the Pac-12 Network by Thursday and Barbour proved to be a woman of her word.
Not only did the Golden Bear AD make the switch to Comcast -- she had been a DirecTV subscriber since 1996 -- she documented the entire process of the DirecTV-to-Comcast switch and posted the above video to Youtube.
There are a few questions here, namely, why doesn't Barbour -- a BCS athletic director -- have a television 75-inches bigger? But TV size aside, this is a pretty good publicity stunt in the Pac-12's ongoing effort to get DirecTV to carry the network. Of course, Barbour's video comes on the heels of an open letter the Pac-12 wrote to fans explaining the DirecTV situation.
Anyway, back to Barbour's video. As fun as it was, its only the second-best video released by a Pac-12 school this week. The No. 1 video was by the Oregon Duck, who got bored and made a "Gangnam Style" parody video. You can watch it again below or for the first time if you somehow managed to miss it.