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@Norton The Big 12 is still a dinosaur. You're trying to bow to Notre Dame by allowing their Olympic sports in with the promise of getting a few games against their football team. Why? It's the ONLY way you'll be able to increase your TV contract in the future.
Bottom line, the interest in the Big 12 is waning. You brought in two programs that bring NOTHING to your media dollar potential. You simply added them so you could remain viable with 10 teams. In other words, the Big 12 is a damn joke. It's just a matter of time before UT realizes how stupid they were with their Longhorn Network and they, along with OU, join the Pac 12.
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Lanny, Mizzou has been on of the top programs in the Big 12 the last six or so years. They've been in contention or won the North virtually every year in that time. So, that comment is completely off base.
And for someone who's only lived in KC for a short time, you sure know a lot about St. Louis. Wait... You don't. St. Louis is a HUGE Tigers town. MU events regularly are packed. In fact, outside of the Cardinals, I see more Mizzou gear than any of our other teams. Even many of my fellow St. Louisan friends who attended other state and private institutions ALL cheer for Mizzou. It's most definitely St. Louis' team, as well as the state's.
Oh, and you don't think this move is going to rain down money on the program AND the university? It absolutely will. TV sets will be glued to every Tiger game, as they often are now. It's going to lead to some mega TV deals and revenue generated by the SEC Network, which will happen. This increased attention will lead to even more kids -- from throughout the country -- applying to get into Mizzou. Even more incoming frosh records will be broken. All in all, it's a great time to be a Tiger.
And it's always an awful time to be a Jayhawk.
He's not saying you're midwestern. He's saying that was the perception among many of the old SEC folks in the early 90's. Chill out, hoss.