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Baylor is desperate and right at the same time

Posted on: September 7, 2011 9:46 am
 
By Gary Parrish

Texas A&M's move from the Big 12 to the SEC is on hold until the SEC gets assurances that no Big 12 school will sue because, suddenly, at least one Big 12 school -- specifically Baylor -- is threatening to do exactly that. My question: Why would Baylor give such an assurance?

Baylor seems, at this moment, to have one foot in Conference USA and the other on something slippery as the college landscape shifts, and if that's the case isn't it only responsible for Baylor to try to scare the Big 12 into staying together by any means necessary? I have no idea if Baylor could win such a lawsuit against the SEC, commissioner Mike Slive and/or Texas A&M because I'm not a lawyer. But what I do know is that, in this country, you can threaten to sue pretty much anybody for pretty much anything, and if the SEC and A&M want that possibility off the table before moving forward then Baylor ought to make the SEC and A&M give something in return.

What something?

Could be anything, including straight-cash homey.

But it would be foolish to take the threat of a lawsuit off the table just because the SEC asks.

So good for Baylor for standing up.

Ultimately, the school's actions will probably only stall the inevitable.

But desperate shots are worth taking when you find yourself in desperate times.
Comments

Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2011 2:00 pm
 

Baylor is desperate and right at the same time

Slider - please get your facts straight before you spew out false info.

Did you know Baylor was one of only two DI Programs to have their Football, M Basketball, & W. Basketball programs ranked in the top 25.

This year Baylor Football is # 20 - M. Basketball preseason is ranked #9 (sporting news) and W. Basketball is ranked preseason # 1.

Not very relavant now are they?

Baylor Basketball had the 2nd highest fan base ever during an Elite 8 game - pretty non existent huh?  I can go on and on if you would like.  Just because they haven't done well in football until the past two years doesn't mean the entire program is irrelevant.   From top to bottom Baylor Athletics is one of the best in the entire country - unfortunately Football is what everyone is talking about and of course they haven't done well in the recent past.



Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2011 1:48 pm
 

Baylor is desperate and right at the same time

What a mess college athletics has become.  There is nothing amateur about it anymore.



Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Baylor is desperate and right at the same time

I was talking about your next 4 games against SFA, Rice, K St, and Iowa St.  TCU is as much of a threat as Auburn is this year.  Last years team is gone and it showed.  RGIII is solid, but that is literally all you have and it's the first sign of relevance you have ever had.  Your trying to make Baylor athletics into something relevant and it's just not the reality.  It's all about money and you do not have the fan base to keep that going.  Your home football attendance shows that and this is just a desperate ploy to avoid going to the Conference USA (assuming SMU, Rice, and UH don't block you as payback).



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Baylor is desperate and right at the same time

Schedule is a joke?  They just beat the defending Rose Bowl Champions and # 14 ranked TCU.  What a joke of a schedule.



Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2011 1:17 pm
 

Baylor is desperate and right at the same time

You lost all credibility when you think that Baylor football is relevant.  As previously stated 18-101 in the Big 12.  That's a joke.  You will starts 5-0 cuz your schedule is a joke and then get destroyed once you enter Kyle Field.  Hell your "home" games against A&M are basically a neutral site in fan attendance.  YOU HAVE A TARP OVER A QUARTER OF YOUR STADIUM BECAUSE YOU CAN'T SELL OUT ONE OF THE SMALLEST STADIUMS IN THE BIG 12 AND DON'T WANT A&M TAKING THE SEATS!!! TARP OF SHAME TARP OF SHAME TARP OF SHAME



Since: Jan 4, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2011 12:28 pm
 

Baylor is desperate and right at the same time

I understand what Baylor is doing, but I do not agree with their actions. If anything, Baylor should stand up to Texas for the LHN and creating this debacle. No wonder Nebraska, Colorado, and Texas A&M as they wanted to be treated fairly, and not like pawns. 



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2011 12:20 pm
 

Baylor is desperate and right at the same time

love the Randy Moss quote



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2011 12:13 pm
 

Baylor is desperate and right at the same time

What is amuzing is A&M's bowl record the last 20 years.  1 win?  Baylor was ranked in the top 25 last year and is now # 20 - that's what college sports is about - programs can turn themselves around over time, unfortunately A&M still hasn't done that. 

Again, the Big 12 gave the SEC & A&M the go ahead, not the individual schools.  No one is bringing a lawsuit, by not signing the waiver it says that they reserve the right to do that in the future.  Obviously no one is going to sue, but you can't blame the members in the Big 12 for trying to keep it together - although if it does stay together the conference calls amongst the presidents would be very entertaining.



Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: September 7, 2011 12:07 pm
 

Baylor is desperate and right at the same time

There was a letter. It had 9 signatures from the remaining 9 schools. Baylor just changed their minds. Which is amusing to me given their disgusting Football record of 18-101 since the BIG XII came about.




Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2011 11:57 am
 

Baylor is desperate and right at the same time

Why has this monumental agreement all the remaining Big12-ers signed not been mentioned in ANY of the articles posted on this subject? Becuase it is not worth the paper its written on. If the Big 12 has a meeting and all agree to let a&m leave, that agreement seems null and void now, does it not?


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