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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.

Comments

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 3:54 pm
 

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

Now that the SEC spared themselves any legal problems, A&M will begin the process of cutting ties with the big12. The big12 is falling apart and A&M is moving at the right time. They will be joining the SEC and expect it to be announced by this time next year! 

Gig'em Aggies, it's the right move!



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 3:42 pm
 

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

Would you like a tissue?



Since: Jul 13, 2011
Posted on: August 15, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

Better get you're info straight there "podnah" because LSU HASN'T BOUGHT ANY PLAYERS AS YOU SUGGEST!!!! "Now it looks as though MAYBE Auburn did BUT DON'T YOU DARE SLANDER THE FIGHTING TIGERS OF LSU AND ALL THE OTHER TEAMS OF THE SEC BY SAYING SOMETHING THAT YOU SURELY DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT"...................It's clear that you are just spouting off at the mouth with that comment which POSSIBLY COMES WITH THE NORMAL ACTIONS THAT TAKE PLACE WHEN TEAMS AND OR A CONFERENCE YOU HATE CONTINUES TO DOMINATE AS IT IS A FACT THAT MOST PEOPLE HATE A WINNER UNLESS IT'S THEIR OWN TEAM THAT'S DOING THE WINNING, SO WATCH OUT WHAT YOU SAY AND GAIN REAL FACTS BEFORE YOU ACCUSE THE PURPLE AND GOLD OF ANY CRAZY TALK LIKE THAT, "JERK"...................................

Apparently you're just tired of seeing the SEC keep Packing the trophy home and with that being said makes you angry and tired of your team losing out which lead to your UNFOUNDED STAEMENT BEING PRINTED HERE!...................................

.One last thing there pal, the teams that are CLEARLY CHEATING ARE GETTING CAUGHT AND ARE IN THE NEWS, THEY INCLUDE MANY TEAMS FROM SEVERAL CONFERENCES AND LSU IS NOT ONE OF THEM! GET IT STRAIGHT SUPERSTAR (WHUTEVAH)..................



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2011 12:09 pm
 

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

I just want to know who the hell A&M thinks they are?

Well duh, A&M is just tired of having no say in a conference where Texas is the dictator over all others.



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 11:53 am
 

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

TX A+M should stay right where they are. They will get destroyed in the SEC.  6-6 will be about best they can hope for.

Makes no sense at all. There is no doubt the SEC will be a much tougher conference but that's kind of the point isn't it? If you would rather stay in the bush leagues where you can win than heading to the big time even though the battles will be much tougher than you my friend will be eternally destined for mediocrity. It's all about money, recruiting power and the future. I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see OK be the 14th team in the SEC. 



Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2011 11:19 am
 

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

Dodd, the only embarrassment here is your knee-jerk reaction to the SEC press release.  If you had read it closely or done any research, you'd understand this story is far from over.  Your idea of reporting and ESPN's is just flat out sorry and inexcusable.  Enough said....



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 11:19 am
 

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

Really? CBS still has this story up? Dodd reports that the SEC snubbed A&M and the Aggies house is not in order?  Texas A&M HAS NOT formally applied for admission to the SEC!  The Board of Regents are meeting today in College Station to discuss the matter and make their move.  The SEC held their meetings yesterday to discuss the matter and what the legal ramifications of such a move will be.  Because both conferences have competing contracts with Espn, the SEC cannot poach a member school from the Big 12.  The loss of a school potentially damages the value of Tv contracts and the Big 12 could sue for damages  Dodd, "get your house in order", Texas A&M is very much in play and they expected the SEC to make that announcement. Yesterday was all legal semantics. Once Texas A&M formally applies for membership, and it has been claearly defined Texas A&M appraoched the SEC on this matter, the SEC will accept.  This move could be tabled until a 12th member also approaches the SEC.  By the way Dennis, the number one candidate for the 14th membership is Missouri.


Coach



Since: Jan 4, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2011 10:46 am
 

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

The big 12 conference should be in the business of making the big 12 the best conference they can.  Letting the longhorns start their own tv network does not benefit the big 12.  It only benefits texas.  A conference should be trying to build its entire conference stronger, not just letting the big get bigger. Doesn't it seem strange how nobody wants to stay in the conference with the longhorns anymore.  2 have left and 2 more have publicly lobbied to get out.  Sounds like something is amiss there to me.



Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: August 15, 2011 10:44 am
 

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

The door to the SEC was not slammed shut whatsoever. When it is all said and done, . And they should be. It makes sense. The tough thing for the SEC will be poaching another school to make 14 teams ().



Since: Jun 26, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 9:56 am
 

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

I don't think A & M cares one bit about getting embarrassed, this is and always WILL be about $$$ and getting away from Texas. 


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