No matter what your politics are, there are some things that everyone can agree on. Namely, everyone hates how congress can't work together and how they rarely seem to get anything worthwhile done in a timely fashion.
Well, I have good news for everyone: The United States senate has found a topic that unites people from both sides of the aisle to work together and get something done. That thing? Putting the Pac-12 Networks on DirecTV.
Yesterday, 3 US Senators (Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon, Republican Orrin Hatch of Utah and Republican Dean Heller of Nevada) sent a letter to Pac-12 Networks President Lydia Murphy-Stephans and AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson encouraging the companies to work through their issues. John Canzano and The Oregonian got a copy of the letter and posted it on their website. "Beyond the burden and frustration placed on the fans in our states who are not able to watch their favorite teams compete," write the senators, "we are also increasingly concerned about the potential long-term damage to our state's flagship universities." The trio concludes the letter by asking that the parties work "good faith" to resolve "whatever issues still remain."
Ok, while this letter is great, we all know it doesn't accomplish anything. It's a letter asking two companies to do something every Pac-12 fan has been asking for years. In essence it's a letter from fans on paper with fancy letterhead.
What it will do is shine a light on the issue. As Canzano pointed out in his article, one of the primary jobs of a senator is to bring issues forward that the people they represent care about. This letter won't resolve anything, but it definitely won't hurt. After 4 years of fighting, a step froward (no matter how big that step is) is a welcome sight.
Spring Practice Day 4
Offense, Defense Trade Big Plays On Day 4 - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Cougars practiced in helmets and shoulder pads in their fourth practice of fall camp Tuesday.
Cougars gathering nickelbacks - Spokesman.com - Aug. 11, 2015
Parker Henry played football on Monday with the vigor of someone who has spent his entire life performing the wrong role, only to discover the ease and comfort that come with when a person begins to do what is natural.
WSU practice notes: Quarterbacks on point, Ngalu Tapa a problem | The Spokesman-Review
Peyton Bender and Luke Falk were able to pass in stifling heat on Tuesday. But the whole offense had to deal with Ngalu Tapa.
Cougs in the 2016 NFL Draft
2016 NFL Draft: Dahl, Ecklund solidify offensive line for Washington State - CBSSports.com
Mike Leach and the Cougars may have to replace the record-setting duo of quarterback Connor Halliday and wideout Vince Mayle, but he'll have one of the better tackle-guard combinations in the country in seniors Joe Dahl and Gunnar Eklund.