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BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Good stuff. 6 schools in preseason top 25 for Big XII = CUSA talent. Nice one partner. Whew. Real knee slapper. Thanks for the light hearted comedy before beddy bye time.
Your opinions re: FSU ...reveal the obvious...you want the Big XII conference to fail and you want UT to fail. You hate UT more than you love your own school. And since you know FSU to Big XII would benefit FSU and the Big XII, you naturally will say its a bad idea. Sad, really.
If SEC was smart, they'd ask FSU to join your new conference tomorrow.
But you know, as the most (or 2nd most; I cant remember) penalized school in the country, I should defer to aggy when it comes to knowing cheating when it sees it. Think about it.
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Whatever makes you feel better. Read whatever you want to read by whomever you want to say said what. That is not how Texas voted. And by the way...Texas has ONE vote in the conference. One. And it counts for only One. Aggy and NU were the big dogs and had the most stroke when the conference got started. Beebe was Aggie's (among others) choice. Not UTs. Pure and simple fact. Anyone calling Beebe a puppet of UT is just not playing with a full deck. It is simply excuses of those who are hellbent on being disingenious about the truth.
And for the record...Santa is real.
Yeah..cuz it was Texas who left the conference, who lied to conference before leaving. No asked aggie to leave...but we sure are glad they did.
This is the epitome of what we call here as "aggie logic." This is some fine comedy. If no one has called it by now...I'll do it now. No takebacks!!
Funny stuff SECede...it is funny because it is a classic case of projection. Aggie ego couldnt stand that UT could have such a successful partnership for it's 3rd tier programming...especially since it happened after A&M's AD called the Aggie Network as best postioned in the conference to have the most success and be the most profitable. Oops.
Speaking of revisionist history...what is this about UT's talking points? The only talking points you've gotten out of UT's AD's office is a) Aggie has right to do what is best for aggie b) Aggie and conference should have worked with UT on 3rd tier programming when it had the chance to and c) just like Aggie wanted uneven revenue sharing at the onset of the conference, UT will not share it's 3rd tier revenue from the LHN.
The only talking points and whining that have occured have come from NU and Aggy. Talk about airing dirty laundry...
Of course UT was looking at other conferences. UT does not want to join the SEC. To possibly persuade Aggie from going SEC and therefore lieing to conference and going back on their word, and in case the conference fell apart, UT was performing due diligence by looking. It aint rocket science.
Lastly, the Big 8 conference commisioner indicated in an interview that the Big 8 was willing to merge with the 8 SWC schools. Dodds preferred to only add 4 of the SWC schools. Given that Texas was not even in the conference yet, the BIG 8 (Texas didnt even have a vote) voted to add 4 schools.
At least we can agree on something. Dodds is good. Really good.
That is not how Texas voted. But whatever helps you sleep better at night.
Dan Beebe was NU's and Texas A&M's candidate. Texas wanted Jack Swarbrick for commissioner. Anyone calling Beebe a puppet for UT is disingenious at best.
John...you dont see how A&M's leaving the Big XII was potentially more destabilizing to college football than Nebraska or Colorado leaving?
The expansion of CU and Neb to the B1G did not cause the Big XII to go "school-hunting" for replacements which could have/had a domino affect. The TV contracts were going to be honored with 10 schools and were not going to be reduced. The 10 remaining schools got a raise in revenue by Neb and CU leaving. Question - Did CU or NU leaving for their new respective conferences cause or touch off any destabalization of college football? Doubtful. Why? Answer - Texas A&M COMMITTED itself to the Big XII and everyone was happy. Conference destabalization averted...until the LHN deal.
FLASHBACK - After A&M rejected UT over Dodd's offers to create a Lone Star Network with A&M, the UT administration decided to move forward with developing a UT network of some kind to help brand UT athletics. After a few years the Aggie administration decided they would like to join in after all (and after UT spent a few years investing in the infrastructure of the network; Dodds told them no thanks, the project was too far along and the administration likes the idea of branding UT's olympic and non-revenue generating sports thru this network. A&M has a hissy with ESPN's offer to UT to partner the LHN. A&M decides to leave the conference because it is not fair UT has it's on 3rd tier network in spite of the fact Kansas has been making a killing of their 3rd tier basketball network for over 10 years AND after Texas A&M and Nebraska LED the effort for uneven revenue sharing at the birth of the conference in 1996.
FLASHFORWARD - Aggie is now in SEC.
SEC is first conference in the modern BCS era to have more than 12 schools. Hmmm, I wonder if that might not cause other conferences to consider expanding their footprint also? ACC decides to expand its footprint too.
In addition to that, the Big XII would now only have 9 schools and was loosing a large fan base. Surely the TV contracts might be affected. What about the remaining schools in the conference? Sure enough, Mizzou decides to jump off what they consider to be a sinking ship which causes Big XII to expand with 2 schools from Big East.
Big East expands with any warm body that doesnt have any multiple STDs attached to it.
MWC expands by raiding WAC.
What is left of CUSA and WAC basically merge.
Does any of this expansion or conference realignment in the ACC or Big XII, or additional expansion/shuffling occure in the Big East or MWC/WAC if A&M stays in the Big XII? (Obvioulsy A&M had no bearing on TCU going to the Big East and MWC expanding with Boise St etc, I'm talking about what happened with those conferences AFTER A&M goes to SEC).
FOR THE RECORD - I am perfectly fine with Texas A&M going to SEC. I am sad that one of the greatest college football rivalries might have come to end, but if it is in Texas A&M's best interest to be in the SEC then more power to them.
And as a proud Texan, A&M's move has allowed the state to add three schools (TCU, SMU, Houston) into BCS conferences (yes I know, the Big East may not be autormatic BCS for much longer) and two other schools to go from FCS to BCS (Texas St and UTSA to the WAC).
Considering FSU's national brand...I would wager a week's worth of lunch money FSU can do much better than $350K for 3rd tier rights.
@ClarenceNebraska is no longer an AAU school.
Texas has ONE vote in the Big XII. That ONE vote does not count more than any other school's ONE vote. That being said, Dodds is a very smart man and his words and ideas definately deliver more stroke than others.
Nebraska and Texas A&M were BIGGEST proponent of uneven revenue at formation of league. Further, Texas CONTINOUSLY got outvoted by the rest of Big XII to form a conference network from 1999 thru 2006. And UT was laughed at about starting their own network in 2009. No one saw ESPN overspending for it.
Speaking of panties...Osborne got his panties in a wad when the CONFERENCE voted against them with regards to allowing an unlimited amount of partial academic qualifiers onto the football team.
The "Texas is a bully" and "Texas runs the conference" card is a tactic used by those who are not smart enough or too jealous or allow their hypocrisy to overshadow truth.
This is ridiculous. You dont think the FSU big dogs who are currently barking about leaving dont ALREADY know about the LHN? FSU starting or expanding their own 3rd tier network in the Big XII is a SELLING point to FSU; not a roadblock.