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Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

Posted on: August 14, 2011 5:58 pm
Edited on: August 15, 2011 10:46 am
Aggie yell leaders are going to have quite a challenge this season shouting over the chants of "S-E-C, S-E-C."

In Big 12 stadiums.

Texas A&M will remain in its present conference for at least one more day. That's one day too long for scores of Aggies after Embarrassment Sunday. Your shame, ya'll, has just begun. Every Big 12 game involving A&M will, from here forward, resemble a weekly date with an ex-wife. Call A&M the (Home) Wrecking Crew.

The Big 12 just went from unstable to uncomfortable with the announcement that the SEC will stand pat. That beats the hell out of unraveling. Good for the Big 12 that it is threatening to stay together for a 15th consecutive month. The proud Aggies will just have to endure the taunts and cheap shots until the SEC changes its mind.

That could be soon, it just wasn't Sunday. Florida president Bernie Machen said that "future conditions" may make SEC expansion "advantageous". Well, of course. The SEC's decision to do nothing Sunday doesn't mean Texas A&M will never be in the nation's most powerful league, it just means a lot of people look a bit foolish right now.

Sources/ADs/administrators/message boarders/fans/Doug Gottlieb.

Note to Aggies everywhere: Before you borrow daddy's Caddy and rent a tux, make sure you have a prom date.

It always seemed strange that A&M was fast-tracking this thing. In the end, SEC presidents didn't want to be rushed. Why should they? With or without the Aggies, the SEC is still making $3 billion in a 20-year media rights deal finalized a couple of years ago.

The SEC is basically telling A&M: Get your house in order and then we'll talk. There is an A&M regents conference call on Monday. A Texas state representative wants to hear testimony to a Higher Education committee on Tuesday.

In the end, those SEC presidents couldn't find a 14th school to go along with A&M or didn't want to risk a legal challenge from the Big 12 (by potentially breaking up the league). Possibly both.

Our Brett McMurphy reported that SEC presidents have a "gentleman's agreement" not to expand within the league's footprint. That would eliminate Clemson and Florida State.

ESPN probably has a lot to do with it too. The key to the deal is how the Worldwide Leader can maximize A&M, Oklahoma and Texas with conference realignment looming. A&M must extricate itself from the Big 12 so it doesn't look like the SEC is interfering. OU must decide between the Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC. Texas has to be in a place where its increasingly burdensome and controversial network is the most profitable.

Until then, spare us your crap on the finality of the subject. Everybody. This is the second shot heard 'round the world that didn't make it out of the cannon. How'd that Pac-16 thing work out?

What's the rush? There's plenty of time and cash for everyone. Texas A&M isn't going anywhere -- for now. It sure as hell didn't go to the SEC on Sunday.

Hope those Aggie yell leaders have ear plugs.


Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 6:40 pm

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

Perry is taking care of his Presidential run and does not want to appear to have a chip in the game.  And if the students and former students made this happen then god bless them all.  The sips have lied enough to drive satan off.  We have had enough of their pitiful existence.  On to the SEC!

Since: Apr 10, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2011 6:36 pm

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

Really, is the Texas Governor also part of the media now? Sure, the media had their role, but this was a case of A&M officials letting the A&M mob, I mean fan base, dictate actions against their better judgement.

Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 6:34 pm

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

The only people embarrassed are the media people, such as this loser, who doesn't understand protocol.  Never been to an Aggie game either, I can see.  You think our Yell Leaders will have any problems whatsoever?  Well that's why you lose.  How do these idiots get a job?

Since: Oct 7, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2011 6:23 pm

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

A&M is nothing but the ugly little sister boys placate to better their chances at her gorgeous older sibling, UT. She bitches and whines over everything bunt orange instead of bettering her own place in the world. Hell, she even devotes her fight song to UT. What other school focuses more on their rival than their own program? But what do you expect from a university who parades out ALL MALE CHEERLEADERS to every sporting event?

There's a reason why ESPN tagged a network for UT. There's a maket for it. Go anywhere in the world, and there's a good chance you see a Longhorn cap or burnt orange shirt. You're never going to see a maroon shirt outside of Texas. When people start clamoring to see buzzed headed "cheerleaders" shag sheep, THEN you'll have your own network. Until then, foster your own identity or be content when a cute boy wrangles one of his friends to jump on the grenade/aggie so he can dance with your prettier sister!

Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2011 6:19 pm

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

The embarrassment should be for Dodd and every other sports writer who tried to convince readers that this might happen.  The media tried to make a story out of something that wasn't really happening.  Texas A&M was trying to stir up their own conference officials and the media took their bluff and tried to make a real story out of it.  Once again, sports writers cry "wolf" and people buy the hype.  When will sports writers at CBS finally decide to report the news instead of trying to make the news?

Since: Jun 12, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 6:18 pm

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

TAMU needs a partner to join the SEC.  Find one and we'll consider!

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