I enjoyed TheGreek's and teddydupay's conference blogs so much, I decided to do one for the Big 12.
Big 12 country is the regional intersection of the country. It is where the deep south meets the southwest, and where the great plains meets the Midwest. It's culture is influenced by all these regions. You will find anything from cowboys, to farmers, farmland, to huge bustling cities like Dallas, Houston, or Kansas City. You can find Old Mexico in Texas, Mountains in Colorado, Civil war battle fields in Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, or Kansas. We are a hard people. People who know the value of a good days work. We endure nature's cruelest with tornadoes, wildfires, blizzards, blistering heat in the summer, then extreme cold in the winter, and yes, even hurricanes. In Big 12 country, we care about our neighbors, and give them a helping hand, whether it's stopping to help some one jump start their car, or helping remove a fallen tree after an ice storm. Friendliness is just a way of life here. It's never more evident than when you cross the Texas state line and you immediately notice the sign "drive friendly, the TEXAS way." We are not environmentalists, but rather conservationists. The children are raised to respect wildlife, and it's natural habitat. With a healthy habitat, nature thrives, allowing us to continue our family traditions of hunting, fishing, camping ect.. We are passionate about many things. God, family, community. And football. From the rio grande valley, to the corn fields of Nebraska, football is king. Players and coaches are treated like kings. Every one lives for Saturday. Our fans are passionate, respectful, we hate our rivals and never root for them. We hope our rivals go 0-12. We would rather go 1-11 and beat our rivals, than go 11-1 and lose to them. (okay not really[well, maybe]) Our stadiums represent every thing we love about our team, our state, and our country. In my opinion, we have the BEST fan bases in the country. This is, Big Twelve Country!