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Say goodbye to the Big 12 -- R.I.P., 1996-2012

Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:54 pm
Edited on: June 10, 2010 8:46 pm

Well, if it makes it that far without a knife fight breaking out.

Colorado's departure to the Pac-10 Thursday made it official. It was so official that the Pac-10 itself cut out the middleman -- speculation -- and made the announcement itself.

Form is holding according to what one source told me earlier in the week: Colorado would be taken regardless in an effort to collapse the Big 12 and force Texas, Texas AM, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

The MVP of the expansion process remains Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott.

You'll be hearing a lot about legislatures and regents but it is a smokescreen. There is no Big 12 Conference to go back to.

Nebraska hates Texas which hates Missouri. That was in the best of times. Try keeping together a conference with that kind of animosity swirling around.

What you'll see next is the Pac-10 expanding to 16. The next move? Seeing if the Big 12 stays together even long enough to satisfy its current tv contract which expires in 2012..

The answer, of course, is no. Get out the machetes, boys. May the deserter win.
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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2010 1:03 pm

Say goodbye to the Big 12 -- R.I.P., 1996-2012


your cyclones have had nothing but dark times. you were the retarded towel boy of the big 12. Yeah we were impressed at how hard you tried but we knew that evetually you would end up just sacking groceries at the nearest Piggly Wiggly.

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2010 12:58 pm

Say goodbye to the Big 12 -- R.I.P., 1996-2012

Thank GOD,

No longer having to deal with a caravan of corncob hicks and their flotilla of mobile Hillbilly Houses clogging up the interstates.

You know they invented these things called Airplanes....You can attend all the games and not drag every worldly possession of yours in a trailer behind your beat up Ford.

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: June 12, 2010 3:27 pm

Say goodbye to the Big 12 -- R.I.P., 1996-2012

Haha, Texas doesn't hate Missouri.  Where the deuce did that come from?  Thin air I assume.

Since: Jun 12, 2010
Posted on: June 12, 2010 3:02 am

Say goodbye to the Big 12 -- R.I.P., 1996-2012

The thing that ruined the Big 12 was making it the Big 12 to begin with by adding the Texas teams.  The old Big 8 was a better conference with good rivalries and no gigantic egos.  Conference road trips to Lubbock and Waco are ridiculous.   I miss the days when the Big 8 champ went to the Orange Bowl and the bogus BCS series did not exist.  Time to take ISU, Missouri, Kansas & K-State with Nebraska to the Big 10, make an east and a west division in the Big 10 [put Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota in the West] and be done with the pseudo-Southwest Conference.  Play the championship at Soldier Field in December -- sounds like real football, not watching a bunch of "hook-em-horns" in Jerry Jone's palace.  Midwest football with Midwest teams -- In farm country Iowa State vs. Minnesota & Iowa vs. Missouri sounds is a lot more interesting than Baylor vs. Colorado.

Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: June 12, 2010 1:21 am

Say goodbye to the Big 12 -- R.I.P., 1996-2012

What a bunch of gibberish that last post was...

Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: June 12, 2010 1:20 am

Say goodbye to the Big 12 -- R.I.P., 1996-2012

Actually, all joking aside, Iow-A State is going to the MAC.  It's rumored that the MAC is trying to fill the West division with someone, well, West.  The commish of the MAC has been on the phone with Iowa State to make the jump...while the jumping is good...out of the Little 12. 
It's also, been reported the KU chancellor is now saying, "Screw the loyalty crap, K-State let's abandon this ship, too."  They are going to Conference-USA.  Both realize football is not going to be their strong suit since revenue for them is no longer going to be there..BUT, alas, not all is lost.  Conference-USA is okay in basketball.  And since both basketball coaches are becoming either more well known or just as well known...Snyder?  Who's Snyder?  Frank?  Yeah, everyone knows him by his first name...across the nation!  There you have it, folks...Missouri, Baylor and A and M will settle in where they can. 
I think their chancellors/presidents were seen along the roadway holding cardboard signs that say, "Will play football for under a million a year....really....we will"
Because in the end..of course it's not about the Benjamin''s about the institution and furthering education.  It's NEVER been about athletics...
The commercials that show "We're all going pro in something besides sports"?  Yeah....right....that's what it's all about.  IF that's what it was all about, this resting in peace crap...wouldn't be happening. 
Why isn't Barak Obama calling out the PAC-10 to STOP the madness?????  After all, he predicted KU would win this last year's National Championship, didn't he???  Doesn't he have any love for Kansas???  Somebody.....please....send him the memo. least George W. Bush visited Greensburg, KS in their greatest hour of need.  Where's Barak when Kansans need him most to stand by him.  To keep this madness from continuing. 

Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2010 11:06 pm

Say goodbye to the Big 12 -- R.I.P., 1996-2012 has just reported that the NCAA is in talks to form 4 "super conferences " with approximately 20 teams in each conference.  These 4 conferences will send their respective football champions to participate in a playoff.  The winner will then face Notre Dame for the national title.
All joking aside, why don't we just let Texas secede from the union instead of all this small talk about athletic conferences?  May the sun god Ra bring wrath to this place that brought us LBJ, the Bushies, and Ricky Williams.  The only good thing to ever come out of that state is the Butthole Surfers. 
In conclusion, I have complete confidence that Freddy Hoiberg will lead my Cyclones through this dark time and into the promised land.  Hopefully, we won't land in the WAC or Missouri Valley Conference.  In FRED we trust.

Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2010 10:16 pm

Say goodbye to the Big 12 -- R.I.P., 1996-2012

Fans high on pot and drinking beers is a bad thing?  I'm sure the feeling is mutual from the buffs fans.  Welcome to the PAC 10... I will be happy to smoke a joint and drink a beer with a BUFFS fan any day.

GO BEARS!!!  and bring on Mack Brown

Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2010 9:52 pm

Say goodbye to the Big 12 -- R.I.P., 1996-2012

So with the expansion will come a new name...Pac-10 just doesn't fit anymore.  I'm voting for South West Conference

SWC?  Seems to me that conference died a long time ago, too. 

How about West-Midwest-Northwest-Mountain conference?  Yeah, the name is about as ridiculous and incredulous and any other 'lous you can name as is the moves taking place with Oklahoma and Texas schools joining the "Pac-10"...

How about this for a slogan for the first 5 years...."Welcome to the new Pac-10, where the name sounds like the game....Pac(man)..we eat up other conferences to make ourselves BIGGER.........MMMMUUUUWAAAHAHAHAHA

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.  Because, really, folks it's not about the "school" it's about the Benjamins"

Can I get a rap song now?

Pac-10, Big12, whatd'ya know, welcome to the Big Show.
We like the schools,  we just got; Because we think they're really hot.
Nebraska and Tom, don't let them fool you, it's not because of Texas, they're off the spot.
They got tired,  of losing,  to Stoops and Brown, so that's what the real,  whine is about.
Come to California, Oregon and Washington, you'll be glad you did.
Because eventually it's going to be West vs. East in the Big Bowl BIDS.
It's going to be the PAC10 and SEC,  vying for all the money before 2020.

Since: Nov 6, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2010 8:16 pm

Say goodbye to the Big 12 -- R.I.P., 1996-2012

SEC (16): Fla., Ga., Tenn., Ky., S. Car., Vandy, Ala., LSU, Miss., Ark., Miss. St., Auburn + newcomers: Fla. St., W. Va., Va. Tech, Ga. Tech
The SEC will not take Ga. Tech back.  We are more likely to poach Clemson than the Yellow Jackets.

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