Jon, as a Ute fan, your analysis is very much appreciated, and generally I don't have much to complain about. I'm amazed at all you are able to do as a one man operation. With your "pull" with the conference leadership, why don't you try to get all the football head coaches, and their position coaches, to set up and conduct a 2 day workshop in the summer, on "HOW TO WIN A BOWL GAME" taught by Kyle Whittingham and his staff?
The hotline is a first rate production with a pleasant balance between all of the PAC 12. I am so impressed with your work. There has to be a way to save and restore Edwards Stadium. It is too rich in history. I attended USA-Soviet Union meets there and went crazy when Prefontaine cranked it up.
As a Stanford fan, I was amazed that your pre-season prediction of Stanford's entire season's football results was 100% accurate. (I didn't appreciate your predictions of our losses to SC, San Diego State, and Washington State, but you were obviously correct.) I have no idea what your track record was with the other Pac 12 teams because I didn't follow them that closely. But I am very impressed with your apparent knowledge of each of the teams and their coaches. Keep up the good work. I hope you will continue to concentrate on football because that is where my main interest is. Hopefully, you will soon be covering the 2018 recruiting and, shortly thereafter, the spring games.
As a USC alum/fan living in Southern California, I have come to really appreciate your coverage and analysis of both the Trojans and the Pac-12. I like the different perspective you present being outside of LA. Local coverage here tends to lean towards USC or UCLA. When it comes to the southern California schools, your unbiased approach is refreshing. I also enjoy learning about the other teams in the conference from your Hotline. Thank you.
Jon: Normally i would ignore this, but your outstanding newsletter richly deserves comment. As a former Duck long based on the east coast, I greatly enjoy and appreciate being able to receive Pac-12 news, which in my experience is virtually nonexistent in the east. And as a former sports columnist (and weekly 50-basketball-teams ranker) for the UO Daily Emerald (nearly 70 years ago), I have at least a vague idea of the amount of work required for the Hotline. IMHO, you do a great job and provide an invaluable service, and I strongly hope you can continue doing so. -- MM
I signed up twice for the newsletter but I don’t receive it !
To paraphrase a quote often misattributed to Voltaire, "I disapprove of what you say but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." This is where you say (1) you call 'em like you see 'em and (2) you can't please everybody. I enjoy disagreeing with you but more than that, I truly appreciate the effort that goes into the Hotline and I look forward to it every week. For the most part, the Hotline and referenced articles reflect research, thought, and proper syntax and grammar, commodities found lacking more and more. Thanks for the good work. I look forward to your detailed appreciation of the Sun Devils basketball team this year. :-)
Jon keep up the good work. Really enjoy the podcasts.
I like the Hotline just as it is. Clear and well-organized. Maybe ask your subscribers to comment after you have completed say one year of the Hotline. Maybe better perspective then.
It is a great service. I read it on my iPad or desktop. Much easier than using iPhone.
Suggest you go back to your prior form of podcast. Although I enjoy them, the new VSporto group is difficult to navigate and listen to on Iphones. Before, I could just subscribe to the Podcast on my Apple App and new ones would download. Now I see them chopped and clipped in multiple ways which are hard to follow.
Anyway, IMHO your great interviews are not being served well and are not regular like a weekly show.