Did anyone else N-O-T watch the Texas Shorthorns, Texas A&M Maggies, Texas Tech-Western Auburn University Red Taiters, and the Oklahoma Spooners over the weekend? Oklahoma State is “sooner” to join that list (because whatever big brother OU says, they do)…. I have no intentions to watch them, even when they play my beloved Wildcats of K-State.
Ahhh the foul-smelling list that already includes Nebraska Cornsuckers and Colorado Duffalos just keeps growing.
Why should we watch disloyalty football?
No longer can I enjoy the excitement and energy the college game of football brings to the fans. Seemingly these days it’s now all about forming a collegiate semi-pro league with four divisions. These self-serving colleges obviously don’t give a flip about the Big 12 -2 -1 -4 football any more. Loyal fans, what makes you think your favorite university will care about the Big 10, Pac 12, and SEC…or those leagues about you guys? It is only the greed and hoarding of money that college football can/does/will generate that rules every Saturday in the fall these days.
I call a 15 yard personal foul – unsportsmanlike conduct penalty!
So where does that leave the Big Leftover 5? Bailing-Bears to the Big East (if they give up their lawsuits)? Jaybirds to the Big 10 (only by the skin of their roundball hide)? The Tiggers beg…plead…embarrass themselves for a seat at the Big 10 table? Sic-clones are left standing in the Iowa cornfields? The Mildcats are left scratching their flea-infested fur wondering why there DVD and book sales of the Snyder-glory-years (a decade ago for crying out loud) can’t get any other league’s attention?
Here’s my thoughts….
Let everyone scatter and fire-the-heck-out-of Dan Beebe – that should have been done last year!
It costs $28 million per university to leave the Big 12. If eight schools were to leave the conference this week (Texas, TAMU, OU, OSU, TTU, KU, MO, BAYLOR), then K-State and Iowa State are left with $224 million dollars in the Big 12-10=2 Conference. Realize, the Big 12 still has a bargain chip in a BCS Bowl contract (even if its with the corrupt, stale Corn Chip Bowl), not to mention an ESPN television contract of some kine (I think).
We could re-build the Big 12 (which by the way has no regional affiliation in its name…unlike the “Pac-???” or “ACC” or “SEC”) with the Big East schools left over (good riddance Pitt and Syracuse). Bring in a BYU, maybe a Houston and Boise State, make sure TCU stays committed, grab a few others and looky here what we have: a really nice football conference.
Now one question in this scenario would be this: if Baylor were to bolt to the Big East now and drops $28 million in the Big 2’s bank, then they join in with the Big 2…will they sue to get their money back? Ha!
And in defense of my dear KU and Missouri fans out there…they seem to be waiting around like KSU and ISU these days. They too are taking a wait and see stance…. It would be nice to keep those rivalries intact. If so, then East Carolina and Marshall might be left out…unless we were to consider an 18-team superduper conference. Hmmmm.
One more thing: does anyone else see a trend here BTW? In 1996, 8 Texas schools squabbled and threw daggers, darts, and diapers with each other. Then 4 of them joined the Big 8 (forming the Big 12), leaving the other 4 to fend for themselves. Today, we again have Texas schools squabbling, they’ve convinced 2 Oklahoma backbone-less schools to join in, the throat of the Big 12 is about to be severed. With this kind of Texas and Oklahoma loyalty and southern hospitality on display, huh? Who wants them at our party anyhow? You are un-invited so take your Shorthorn Network money elsewhere, you turds.