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2011-08-31 05:38:04 PM  

birchman: mitchcumstein1: birchman: mitchcumstein1: So you traded Texas and Oklahoma for Michigan and Ohio State and Wisconsin and Penn State, and depending on the year Michigan State, congratulations, you're not going to win the Big 10 either.

We also know where we're going to be in 5 years.

Good, fark off and go there then. Stop coming in and saying the same thing in every single one of these. We get it, you left, it's Texas' fault, move on. You keep saying "I'm so glad to be gone," but yet, you love to come back and talk about it.

Hey, velvet_frog is the one who threw the turd sandwich in here, I was (mostly) on topic with A&M and I defended NU after you went off. If you think I'm not going to at least do that after all the constant shiat we all got last year from the rest of you, DREAM ON. Ignore me if you want, but your anger is misplaced.


I went off because Nebraska people won't shut the hell up about how glad they are to be gone. If you're glad to be gone, be gone.

I actually have no issue with what Nebraska did, or Nebraska in general, not much of a competitive balance in the two sports the schools respectively care about, I'm just sick of hearing all that shiat from Nebraska people, whether it's here or IRL.
 
2011-08-31 05:38:13 PM  

Dr J Zoidberg: Maud Dib: Dr J Zoidberg:
The conference we joined has its own network, and it's actually on TV right now

LHN went live last Friday. And it's actually on TV RIGHT NOW.

Let me rephrase it, we have carriage on more than just 1 provider. Directv isn't carrying it, Time Warner doesn't really want to, Dish Network doesn't have it. Charter? No. Cox? No? AT&T? Nope.


I do find it hilarious that folks in NYC and Boston will be able to watch the Longhorn Network before folks in Houston and Austin are able to.
 
2011-08-31 05:40:03 PM  

Dr J Zoidberg: mitchcumstein1: Dr J Zoidberg: As far as not winning the big 12, it's kind of like that old quote when a KU fan tries to point that out, 'tis better to have gone and lost than to have never gone at all.

No, losing is losing, doesn't matter when you do it.

Yes and KU would no a lot about losing in football. Nebraska had a couple of bad years and I'm sure we will again, but we like to space our rough patches about 40 years apart


Nebraska. Where the N is for knowledge.

But hey, congrats on your most recent BCS win. Whenever that was. ;)

And for the record I'm jealous as fark of your B1G move. You guys handled that one pretty professionally. Minimal leaks and a clean break.
 
2011-08-31 05:42:29 PM  

Riothamus: Dr J Zoidberg: mitchcumstein1: Dr J Zoidberg: As far as not winning the big 12, it's kind of like that old quote when a KU fan tries to point that out, 'tis better to have gone and lost than to have never gone at all.

No, losing is losing, doesn't matter when you do it.

Yes and KU would no a lot about losing in football. Nebraska had a couple of bad years and I'm sure we will again, but we like to space our rough patches about 40 years apart

Nebraska. Where the N is for knowledge.

But hey, congrats on your most recent BCS win. Whenever that was. ;)

And for the record I'm jealous as fark of your B1G move. You guys handled that one pretty professionally. Minimal leaks and a clean break.


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2011-08-31 05:42:31 PM  

Riothamus: In the Big 12 era.....

Football Conference Titles: 1
Bowl wins: 1 (2001 GalleryFurniture.com bowl)
Basketball Conference Titles: 0
NCAA Sweet Sixteens: 1

But they're in Texas and have access to elite recruits...

A&M is just an insecure plain-looking rich girl. No one's into her for her looks or personality, but she'll fark anyone and give them access to Daddy's money.


Good riddance, you lying faithless cocksuckers. Your tra-la-las are gonna get mangled for the rest of eternity in the SEC.


U mad bro?

Try getting self-worth from something other than a football team.
 
2011-08-31 05:43:11 PM  

mitchcumstein1: birchman: mitchcumstein1: birchman: mitchcumstein1: So you traded Texas and Oklahoma for Michigan and Ohio State and Wisconsin and Penn State, and depending on the year Michigan State, congratulations, you're not going to win the Big 10 either.

We also know where we're going to be in 5 years.

Good, fark off and go there then. Stop coming in and saying the same thing in every single one of these. We get it, you left, it's Texas' fault, move on. You keep saying "I'm so glad to be gone," but yet, you love to come back and talk about it.

Hey, velvet_frog is the one who threw the turd sandwich in here, I was (mostly) on topic with A&M and I defended NU after you went off. If you think I'm not going to at least do that after all the constant shiat we all got last year from the rest of you, DREAM ON. Ignore me if you want, but your anger is misplaced.

I went off because Nebraska people won't shut the hell up about how glad they are to be gone. If you're glad to be gone, be gone.

I actually have no issue with what Nebraska did, or Nebraska in general, not much of a competitive balance in the two sports the schools respectively care about, I'm just sick of hearing all that shiat from Nebraska people, whether it's here or IRL.


Well I'm sorry, but we don't have any drama with any B1G teams yet, so this is all we have. :) I'm sure once our honeymoon phase is over and we start playing B1G teams we'll be out of your hair and biatching about how much we hate Ohio State.
 
2011-08-31 05:46:35 PM  
meh...i'm not sure i really want them in SEC. 12 teams is really too many already. but when it's a game of SHOW ME THE MONEY!! i guess football decisions are out the window.

while we're realigning it would be nice to actually move towards a useful structure. as oppose to 4 16 team super conferences.

/also this shiat should be happening when we have football to worry about.
//this shiat should only happen in the dead zone post spring practice. (aka the arrest wire period)
///also, suck it texas. you should have seen this coming...
 
2011-08-31 05:48:05 PM  

Dr J Zoidberg: mitchcumstein1: Dr J Zoidberg: As far as not winning the big 12, it's kind of like that old quote when a KU fan tries to point that out, 'tis better to have gone and lost than to have never gone at all.

No, losing is losing, doesn't matter when you do it.

Yes and KU would no a lot about losing in football. Nebraska had a couple of bad years and I'm sure we will again, but we like to space our rough patches about 40 years apart


I no nothing.

Actually I was thinking about basketball when I said that. Doesn't matter if we lose in the second round, Elite 8 or Championship Game, it's still losing, and it sucks.
 
2011-08-31 05:50:30 PM  

jbc: mitchcumstein1: You think the reason anyone would want Missouri is because of the athletic program? That's so funny it's almost not sad.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 559x315]

Better athletics than KU. Better academics than KU. Better people than KU. Better tv markets than KU.
Don't make us blow up the Big Nine out of spite. I hear the Mountain West gets very boring this time of year.


I laughed when I saw that. Just classic play. Get safetied in on the last play and gets a big chunk of grass in his facemask. Damned chickenhawk.

Also, the fewer Texas schools in this conference, the better.

/Mizzou student
 
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2011-08-31 05:55:23 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Noticed how none of that is either relevant sports (ie: not football) or being stuck in the glory days of the past? :P


Plus he didn't address why exactly no one begged A&M to stay.
 
2011-08-31 05:58:58 PM  

pion: Riothamus: In the Big 12 era.....

Football Conference Titles: 1
Bowl wins: 1 (2001 GalleryFurniture.com bowl)
Basketball Conference Titles: 0
NCAA Sweet Sixteens: 1

But they're in Texas and have access to elite recruits...

A&M is just an insecure plain-looking rich girl. No one's into her for her looks or personality, but she'll fark anyone and give them access to Daddy's money.


Good riddance, you lying faithless cocksuckers. Your tra-la-las are gonna get mangled for the rest of eternity in the SEC.

U mad bro?

Try getting self-worth from something other than a football team.


Which is more likely: The SEC wants A&M based on the rich recruiting pool of Texas high school football and the Houston and DFW media markets, or they are super-stoked that Women's Golf is rated #6 in the pre-season polls?
 
2011-08-31 06:00:50 PM  

pion: Riothamus: In the Big 12 era.....

Football Conference Titles: 1
Bowl wins: 1 (2001 GalleryFurniture.com bowl)
Basketball Conference Titles: 0
NCAA Sweet Sixteens: 1

But they're in Texas and have access to elite recruits...

A&M is just an insecure plain-looking rich girl. No one's into her for her looks or personality, but she'll fark anyone and give them access to Daddy's money.


Good riddance, you lying faithless cocksuckers. Your tra-la-las are gonna get mangled for the rest of eternity in the SEC.

U mad bro?

Try getting self-worth from something other than a football team.


I'm a Jayhawk. We're pleasantly surprised by good football teams. We definitely aren't elite (the dropoff after the Orange Bowl victory over #3 VT demonstrates that), but that doesn't mean we have to tolerate others pretending to be powerhouses. A&M is a 6 that thinks it's a 9 and it's only gonna realize that after it blows up the Big 12.

Jayhawk undergrad class of 2008, currently a 3L at Kansas Law. I just really like my school and I fear we're just a victim of geography and a terrible coaching hire. My senior year will be the best sports year of my lifetime.
 
2011-08-31 06:02:41 PM  
Reposting my potential scenario for the new conference realignment yet again:

-The Big Ten, SEC, and Pac-12 make a joint decision to partition whats left of the Big-12 and finally put it out of its misery. The Big Ten gets Mizzou, the SEC gets A&M, and the Pac-12 gets OU, OSU, KU, and KSU. Texas goes independent.
-The Big Ten expands further by adding Notre Dame and stealing a couple Big East teams (maybe Pitt and Syracuse).
-The SEC further expands by stealing a couple ACC teams (maybe FSU, Clemson, and Georgia Tech).
-The Big East officially splits its football and non-football members.
-The football Big East schools and the remainder of the ACC merge and form a new "Atlantic East" Conference (call it the AEC or something).
-The non-football Big East schools add a couple other teams (maybe Xavier or some other northeastern Jesuit schools) and form a "Catholic League" non-football conference.

This leaves 4 superconferences for football with 16 teams a piece, each conference then further split into 8-team geographic divisions:

Big Ten
-East - Illinois, Indiana, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Syracuse
-West - Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Northwestern, Wisconsin

SEC
-East - Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee
-West - Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt

"AEC"
-North - BC, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville, Maryland, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, West Virginia
-South - Duke, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, South Florida, TCU, Virginia, Wake Forest

Pac-16
-East - Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Utah
-West - Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State

It makes the most logical sense, recreates a number of currently dormant historic rivalries, and generally satisfies everybody.

/except Iowa State, Texas Tech, and Baylor, sorry guys :(
 
2011-08-31 06:08:46 PM  
Coffeegrounds:
If I'd have had it my way, OU, UT, A&M and OSU would have gone to the SEC last year when NU left the Big XII, and the entire gulf region could have enjoyed one big happy (and strong) conference.

Jeezus CHRIST I hate agreeing with a longhorn but I agree with everything you said. Especially the quoted bit.

I miss the UA/UT rivalry even though we did come out on the short end of it far more than I would like. God we hate you people. (Probably the one thing that Hawgs, Sooners and Aggies all agree on.)
 
2011-08-31 06:09:05 PM  
Did anyone mention that Texas A&M hasn't officially left the conference yet? No?

Obviously it's going to happen, but for fark sake it's not official yet.
 
2011-08-31 06:10:09 PM  
Also, can anyone explain why Aggie fans refer to Longhorn fans as sips?
 
2011-08-31 06:11:21 PM  
i309.photobucket.com
 
2011-08-31 06:13:35 PM  

Lou Brown: Also, can anyone explain why Aggie fans refer to Longhorn fans as sips?


T-sips?...as in, effeminate, delicate, sophisticated pansies?

Because Aggies are ignorant, goat-f*cking East Texas Pineywoodbillies that play Flaming Jenga?
 
2011-08-31 06:15:15 PM  

Lou Brown: Also, can anyone explain why Aggie fans refer to Longhorn fans as sips?


The resemblance of the longhorn logo to a sippy cup.
 
2011-08-31 06:17:07 PM  

ATRDCI: Notice how looking at past record suddenly becomes "irrelevant glory days" when it doesn't support your point (even though if you go by last year alone A&M BEAT every school you listed)? Yes, the 2000's were not the best years in the history of the program, but its not like such a state is permanent, a la Colorado or Baylor. :P


To be fair, Colorado has won conference and national championships more recently than A&M. And you might be a little harsh on Baylor, because... well... none of their players have killed each other in the past five years, right?
 
2011-08-31 06:18:45 PM  
And to stay on topic of the headline, I wouldn't go as far to call myself an A&M fan but both the parents went to grad school there so it is always nice to see them doing well (as long as they're not playing Purdue or Miami). Good on them for making the smart decision and getting out of this whole clusterfark of a conference while their options are good. UT really screwed themselves with their own greed this time. Good luck on being an independent soon because you are too "proud" and selfish to ever join a conference that you don't automatically get to dominate with an iron fist.

The Big 12 is dead in the water. It was always a fragile relationship but it still maybe could've been saved a few years back had they not hired this guy as their commissioner:

cdn.bleacherreport.net

wut?
 
2011-08-31 06:18:55 PM  

Time Traveling Bunnies: Dr.Gonzo7719: As long as we all recognize that the SEC is the best conference in college athletics, and football in particular...

/Go Dawgs!

Shh! They forgot we were here for once. Let them hate each other for a while!

/Go Vols!


Thank you. I was going to say the same. They spend enough time ripping on us. Let them tear each other apart for a while.

/War Eagle!
 
2011-08-31 06:21:44 PM  
The SEC takes A&M, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Florida State (or whatever mix&match from the ACC fits, I'll leave it to the southerners to figure out their particulars).

The SEC won't take Clemson (South Carolina won't allow it), Georgia Tech (Georgia won't allow it) or Florida State (Florida won't allow it). The recruiting advantage those schools get by playing in the SEC means they would never let those schools in. Va Tech or UVA and NC State or UNC are the most likely at this point. Maybe going after Missouri as well.

/Go Cocks!
 
2011-08-31 06:29:54 PM  

logggur: Lou Brown: Also, can anyone explain why Aggie fans refer to Longhorn fans as sips?

The resemblance of the longhorn logo to a sippy cup.


www.nuff.org
shijut.files.wordpress.com

Really?
 
2011-08-31 06:31:30 PM  

birchman: Outside looking in on this one is awesome. Texas reaps what they sow.

/Go Bid Red


Big 10 opener, Big Red vs. Big Red. Can't wait. Nebraska brings a little excitement to the conference.

/That and Wisky should be pretty darn good.
 
2011-08-31 06:43:21 PM  

Tyrone Biggums: Time Traveling Bunnies: Dr.Gonzo7719: As long as we all recognize that the SEC is the best conference in college athletics, and football in particular...

/Go Dawgs!

Shh! They forgot we were here for once. Let them hate each other for a while!

/Go Vols!

Thank you. I was going to say the same. They spend enough time ripping on us. Let them tear each other apart for a while.

/War Eagle!


So what should we do while we let them go about their business?

/Dynamite!
 
2011-08-31 06:45:16 PM  

Slives: So what happens if the 1-AA Southland conference is the first ones to put an invite to A&M?


Southland does need to make up for its upcoming losses, as Texas State and UTSA are going to the WAC. UTSA plays the first football game in school history Saturday, and next year, they're going Division 1. It's going to be AWESOME!

//Sorry about the threadjack. I used to go to an SEC school, so I've already started tailgating.
 
2011-08-31 06:47:37 PM  

Fleet: Tyrone Biggums: Time Traveling Bunnies: Dr.Gonzo7719: As long as we all recognize that the SEC is the best conference in college athletics, and football in particular...

/Go Dawgs!

Shh! They forgot we were here for once. Let them hate each other for a while!

/Go Vols!

Thank you. I was going to say the same. They spend enough time ripping on us. Let them tear each other apart for a while.

/War Eagle!

So what should we do while we let them go about their business?

/Dynamite!


My advice is to start drinking heavily. It's only football season, which exists simply as a precursor to basketball season.

/C! A! T! S!
 
2011-08-31 07:00:13 PM  
Here's a Longhorn's take on what will happen.

SEC takes A&M and poaches Va Tech, NC St, and West Virginia from the ACC and Big East to make 16. Mizzou gets an offer before West Virginia but declines in hopes of joining the Big 10

The Big Ten ignores Mizzou, instead taking the quartet of NC, Duke, UVA and Maryland, on the basis that they fit better in terms academics and prestige

The Big 12 notices that the ACC is suddenly worse off than they are and pile on. They invite FSU, Miami, GA Tech, Wake Forest and Clemson, as well as Memphis and Louisville from the Big East.

The Pac doesn't want to expand if they don't get into Texas, but feels pressure to become a superconference, so they add Nevada, UNLV, Boise and either BYU or Hawaii depending on politics.

Big East picks up whatever pieces are left, namely BC, but they are no longer considered a power conference. Decimated Mountain West re-merges with the WAC, though they may keep the MWC name. BCS adds a +1, with all four spots in this 4 team tournament being the superconference champions 90% of the time. We have a back door college football playoff and everyone makes a ton of money.
 
2011-08-31 07:19:07 PM  

muck4doo: FiatJustitia: muck4doo: Bye Ass To Mouth.

/Sic em Bears!

Y'know Baylor was only invited to the Big 12 because Gov. Richards went there?

/Baylor should remember its place
//so should SMU

I'm actually a lifelong Stanford Cardinal fan up until a couple of years ago(San Jose State Spartans too). My son goes to Baylor and they suck a lot of money out of me. Figure I should become a fan of the school all my money goes to.


I have my own personal gripes with Baylor that have nothing to do with football, so it's fun to pick on them :p. I personally don't really have a team, but I support the Aggies and UH-Cougars as far as someone who didn't go to either of those schools can because I'm surrounded by Aggies and Cougars here in Houston. I don't really have a school to root for since I went to a UT satellite, so : shrug :.

Baylor defeating Texas last season was pretty lulzy, though.
 
2011-08-31 07:31:42 PM  

Sabyen91: birchman: Outside looking in on this one is awesome. Texas reaps what they sow.

/Go Bid Red

Big 10 opener, Big Red vs. Big Red. Can't wait. Nebraska brings a little excitement to the conference.

/That and Wisky should be pretty darn good.


As a Husker fan with tickets to that game I look forward to it immensly. I haven't visited Madison since I was in college, went up there for Halloween one year. If the tailgaiting is anything like I've heard this is gonna be my favorite big 10(12) on a consistent basis.
 
2011-08-31 07:34:06 PM  

randomscribbles: The Big Ten ignores Mizzou, instead taking the quartet of NC, Duke, UVA and Maryland, on the basis that they fit better in terms academics and prestige


I actually think the Big Ten might take GT just to piss off the SEC and put a school right in the middle of it.
 
2011-08-31 07:49:27 PM  
College football is dead to me.
 
2011-08-31 07:52:30 PM  
i.imgur.com

As for K-State we'll be fine in the EcoEnforcer Conference. Can't wait to tear Electric Bill University three new assholes this fall.
 
2011-08-31 07:58:13 PM  
On the surface the Big 12 is saying all the right things about expanding and inviting other teams. Under the water OU, OSU and Mizzou, and especially KU, K-State are sending out feelers for prospective homes.

The Kansas schools will be the big losers if they stand pat and hope everything works out.

I like the idea of Okla's and Kan's going to the Pac 12 as that adds a mix of good football and basketball. Mizzou can go to the B1G. As for Iowa St, Tech and Baylor...the world needs ditch diggers too. You can join a mid tier conference where you'll be happier and more competitive.
 
2011-08-31 08:03:15 PM  

randomscribbles: The Pac doesn't want to expand if they don't get into Texas, but feels pressure to become a superconference, so they add Nevada, UNLV, Boise and either BYU or Hawaii depending on politics.


No.

That's major subtraction by addition.
 
2011-08-31 08:15:17 PM  

the_vegetarian_cannibal: And to stay on topic of the headline, I wouldn't go as far to call myself an A&M fan but both the parents went to grad school there so it is always nice to see them doing well (as long as they're not playing Purdue or Miami). Good on them for making the smart decision and getting out of this whole clusterfark of a conference while their options are good. UT really screwed themselves with their own greed this time. Good luck on being an independent soon because you are too "proud" and selfish to ever join a conference that you don't automatically get to dominate with an iron fist.

The Big 12 is dead in the water. It was always a fragile relationship but it still maybe could've been saved a few years back had they not hired this guy as their commissioner:

[cdn.bleacherreport.net image 350x233]

wut?


They'll probably give him another raise.

/they should have raised their boots to his ass last year.
 
2011-08-31 08:35:18 PM  
A&M's leaving the Big Texas too? Wow...how long before that conference implodes and disappears completely?
 
2011-08-31 08:48:43 PM  
Why would any team not want to be an independent ?
 
2011-08-31 09:02:03 PM  

greenbowlpacker: Why would any team not want to be an independent ?


Scheduling, and unless your a heavy religious or military school, lack of funds in tv contracts, etc.
 
2011-08-31 09:03:35 PM  

greenbowlpacker: Why would any team not want to be an independent ?


Pooled resources. Established opponents. Bowl slots.
 
2011-08-31 09:16:38 PM  

GAT_00: I think that this is going to blow up the Big 12. Not because A&M leaves, because nobody will notice. That also assumes someone takes them. I think it blows up the Big 12 because I think it is going to encourage Missouri to leave, and that's when it all blows up. They try to go to the Big 10 which will find someone else and go to 14 teams, which forces the SEC to expand. The ACC and Big East get all caught up in it too, more mass chaos, and the WAC, MW and PAC pick up whoever remains that doesn't totally suck. Maybe Oklahoma and Oklahoma St defect together to the MW.


Neither OK nor OK State is going to a non-BCS conference.
 
2011-08-31 09:24:05 PM  

SharkTrager: GAT_00: I think that this is going to blow up the Big 12. Not because A&M leaves, because nobody will notice. That also assumes someone takes them. I think it blows up the Big 12 because I think it is going to encourage Missouri to leave, and that's when it all blows up. They try to go to the Big 10 which will find someone else and go to 14 teams, which forces the SEC to expand. The ACC and Big East get all caught up in it too, more mass chaos, and the WAC, MW and PAC pick up whoever remains that doesn't totally suck. Maybe Oklahoma and Oklahoma St defect together to the MW.

Neither OK nor OK State is going to a non-BCS conference.


If the Big 12 implodes with no replacement, Add OK and OK State to the MWC and it would qualify to pick up the Big 12's BCS contracts.
 
2011-08-31 09:31:10 PM  

SpartacusHobbs: Whee! Is it time for everyone to start punching Missouri again?

*scans thread*

Yep, just about.

/sorry Mentat


Oh don't worry, ours is coming. I wish the Big 8 had never taken any of those farking Texas ingrates. Second tier status can't be worse than this bullshiat.
 
2011-08-31 09:32:34 PM  

gtfan92: randomscribbles: The Big Ten ignores Mizzou, instead taking the quartet of NC, Duke, UVA and Maryland, on the basis that they fit better in terms academics and prestige

I actually think the Big Ten might take GT just to piss off the SEC and put a school right in the middle of it.


Why would the SEC want GT? So every team in the conference can make them their biatch like UGA does every year?
 
2011-08-31 09:36:01 PM  
I think this could get a lot uglier than people think. Everybody just keeps adding teams to the power conferences but I think even these conferences may have to reshuffle.

1. If the SEC does in fact bring in one or two ACC teams, I can see Vanderbilt going the other way and joining the ACC.

2. If the Big 10 does try and expand with a Texas/Oklahoma schools combination, I can see Penn St. leaving the Big 10.

Everybody keeps talking about how no team will leave a power conference because of the money but as some of these conferences break up, the money is going to have to be renegotiated. And, with the start of a new conference, they can maybe make more money then is already on the table.
 
2011-08-31 09:37:50 PM  
As a resident of Texas, I hope that Texas and Texas A&M continue playing in an annual non-conference game. I would hate to not have to hear how much better this school is than that. But for the record, A&M produces smarter graduates. Look at Rick Perry.
 
2011-08-31 09:41:35 PM  
Die Big 12. Die.
 
2011-08-31 09:50:29 PM  
As a Texas Ex I am sad A&M is leaving the Big 12/10/9/whatever.

I dunno, there's something to be said about tradition. That rivalry will be missed if it's not continued (although why would A&M be crazy enough to schedule an non-conference game with Texas having to play all those teams in the SEC).

Also, Coffeegrounds, I agree with your post completely.
 
2011-08-31 09:53:09 PM  

ramell: As a Texas Ex I am sad A&M is leaving the Big 12/10/9/whatever.

I dunno, there's something to be said about tradition. That rivalry will be missed if it's not continued (although why would A&M be crazy enough to schedule an non-conference game with Texas having to play all those teams in the SEC).

Also, Coffeegrounds, I agree with your post completely.


Pretty soon it will be the Big 3 (TX, OU and OSU) Well, that gives Texas and OU a 50% chance of getting to a BCS bowl.
 
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