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  • I ******* wanted to join the SEC so much. Oh goodie, we get to continue playing UT/OU with the promise of making as much TV money. Oh, right, that's all any of this is about. I think the SEC revenue would have been $17.4mm or so; I guess the promise of $20-25 is too much to pass up. I'd much rather the Ags were in the SEC. This sucks.

    This was on TexAgs.com yesterday and I have to agree wholeheartedly:

    In my opinion, this is pretty simple and the Ags could play this perfectly if they wait. That's it. Wait. Texas overplayed its hand early and is now trying to commandeer saving the Big 12. They could very well pull it off. If they do, the credit should go to A&M. After all, it was A&M NOT Texas still trying to preserve the league when officials from both schools met in Austin on Thursday.

    If Texas announces something today in regards to trying to keep the Big 12 together, A&M should wait. Regroup and come to the decision that is the ABSOLUTE BEST for A&M. Not the politically correct or popular move. What's BEST for Texas A&M and Texas A&M athletics moving forward. That is NOT a decision that needs to be made today.

    What is the Big 12 going to do? Pressure A&M into jumping in at the same time with everyone? Are you kidding me? The Ags hold the cards here, not Texas, not anyone else. This is a power move by the Horns, a pressure play if ever there was one. Even if the Ags do decide the Big 12 is the best bet, they can take their time with this thing and not be pressured. The Big 12 isn't going anywhere and, even if it did, A&M would have this neat little conference called the SEC to fall back on.

    The irony of Texas' latest play could be that it actually takes some of the pressure OFF of A&M, at least in terms of a timetable.

    The Aggies haven't had one but TWO meetings with SEC officials over the past two weeks and came away VERY impressed. However, under no circumstances did the A&M decision-makers want to be forced to choose the SEC because the Pac-10 offer wasn't available. The goal was ALWAYS to make the best choice for Texas A&M University...not the one they HAD to make.

    That, my friends, is what makes the concept that A&M turned down the Pac-10 yesterday so incredibly laughable. In light of what's happened today and late last night, don't you think a deal would have been done almost immediately after telling the Pac-10 no? Or before even?

    Just wait and make the right decision. Leave no doubt.
    Last edited by Brent; 06-15-2010, 10:11 AM.

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    • Originally posted by Brent View Post
      I ******* wanted to join the SEC so much. Oh goodie, we get to continue playing UT/OU with the promise of making as much TV money. Oh, right, that's all any of this is about. I think the SEC revenue would have been $17.4mm or so; I guess the promise of $20-25 is too much to pass up. I'd much rather the Ags were in the SEC. This sucks.
      Why do you want to join the SEC?

      It is really going to be any different where you guys finish in the standings haha. Still a bowl game every year though..
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      • http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...html?eref=sihp

        The article by Andy Staples outlines the reasons why the Big 12 stayed together and includes a copy of the document sent by Dan Beebe to all of the school presidents.

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        • It'll be ridiculous if the BXII and the B10 don't add anymore teams and then still call themselves the BXII and B10. The B10 will have 12 teams and the BXII will have 10. CFB makes a ton of sense doesn't it?

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          • Originally posted by thenewfeature06 View Post
            Why do you want to join the SEC?

            It is really going to be any different where you guys finish in the standings haha. Still a bowl game every year though..
            I don't know the details of the upcoming Big XII TV deal, but SEC teams generate much more revenue in football and geographically A&M is easily the closest Big XII team to SEC country.

            Only argument against A&M moving to the SEC would be academics. Outside of Vanderbilt and Florida (sort of), the SEC is full of **** schools.
            I'm a state.

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            • I want to know where this money for the new Big12 TV deal is going to come from.

              I also want to know who outside of Texas is going to watch the Bevo Network.....and even inside Texas who is going to care when it's not a live game. I watch the BTN for live OSU games and for replays of classic OSU wins.....that's it. I don't care about the Diving/Tennis/Softball/Baseball/Whatever else they have....or when they show university programming that isn't even related to sports. I'm sure people will watch it for Texas football, basketball, and baseball games..........what about the other 20 hours a day?

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              • So with this new expansion and Texas,OU,OSU,A&M staying put

                The Big 12 will have 10 teams and the Big 10 will have 12 teams and the Pac 10 has 11.

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                • So apparently the non-Texas/Oklahoma/A&M schools that are sticking with the Big12 have agreed to give the money they would have gotten from Colorado and Nebraska (the penalty for leaving the conference) to Texas/Oklahoma/A&M.

                  Why would they agree to this? This conference is even more fragile now than it was before Nebraska and Colorado left. They can't possibly think this is going to last.

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                  • Originally posted by HindSight View Post
                    So apparently the non-Texas/Oklahoma/A&M schools that are sticking with the Big12 have agreed to give the money they would have gotten from Colorado and Nebraska (the penalty for leaving the conference) to Texas/Oklahoma/A&M.

                    Why would they agree to this? This conference is even more fragile now than it was before Nebraska and Colorado left. They can't possibly think this is going to last.
                    Apparently the possibility of homelessness has given them the idea to give Texas everything and then some.

                    They aren't going to have a Championship game. Who is happiest about that? Texas and Oklahoma.

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                    • This just seems like a temporary settlement for the Big XII.

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                      • Originally posted by diabsoule View Post
                        This just seems like a temporary settlement for the Big XII.
                        Exactly. I'll be shocked if this lasts very long at all.

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                        • Texas needs to be stopped.

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                          • Originally posted by dannyz View Post
                            Texas needs to be stopped.
                            I'm almost in favor of the BigTen offering Missouri a spot just to screw these plans up.

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                            • Originally posted by HindSight View Post
                              I'm almost in favor of the BigTen offering Missouri a spot just to screw these plans up.
                              I don't buy the idea that Missouri is off the table. What I do believe is that Jim Delaney, who is brilliant, is willing to wait for Notre Dame to join before bringing Missouri into the fold. It's eventually going to happen one way or the other.

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                              • The Big Ten already got to twelve. There's no reason to expand any further unless it's to add a big time program. I don't want to add a Missouri or a Pittsburgh unless it comes along with Texas or Notre Dame.

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