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Why is Pac12 allowing its brand to be associated w/the Tea party?

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I'm lucky enough to get the Pac 12 Network and can watch it online via their website. I entered www.pac12.com and was directed to a Tea Party website. I thought the website was hacked by Tea Baggers, but it turns out the real web address is www.pac-12.com. Seems like the Tea Baggers are trying to get visits by people forgetting to enter the "-" between pac and 12 in the website. I wonder if the Pac 12 would try to acquire this domain similar to the one where the guy was selling 12 Tupac songs. Revision:: I edited the title of my FanShot to pose a serious question, as suggested by Nestor. (Guess I'm not yet ready to be a frontpager). Anyways, I did a google search for "12 percent" and "tea party" and the search did not come up with anything related to the statement at the bottom of their site that claims that "during the revolutionary war, only 12 percent fought the British." So this is obviously a way to trick/dupe people into going to their site. The folks at BallyHyped.com blogged about this LAST YEAR on August 31, 2011 (http://blog.ballhyped.com/blog/general/pac12-com-goes-from-gangsta-rap-to-teaparty-pranksta-rant/). So, the Pac 12 really needs to do something about this...

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