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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: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2011 9:56 am

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

I just want to know who the hell A&M thinks they are?  Do they really think they can call their own shots just becuase they made a pre-season top 10 for the first time in a 100 years!!!  They are not Texas, and they are not Oklahoma.  I'm glad the SEC put them in their place as a lower tier team.  The jealous little Aggies have to earn the respect of the other conferences. You do that by winning and not crying because Big Brother Longhorns have their own TV deal.  They might be better suited for the Mountain West or WAC conference.  I hear they have some openings.

Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: August 15, 2011 9:56 am

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

"Get your house in order" is simply the SEC's way of saying "learn how to cheat without getting caught".  Unless you can buy players like LSU and Auburn (and several other SEC schools), you won't be able to compete.  Amateurs playing against professionals is never a level playing field.

Since: Jul 8, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 9:53 am

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

Texas should move to the SEC now, just to once again show the aggies they are nothing more than an "also ran".

Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: August 15, 2011 9:37 am

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

The SEC has a good thing going.  They are guaranteed a spot in the National Championship Bowl while the second place finisher in the league goes to the Sugar Bowl.  Thus, the league plays three games in the New Years Days slot.  Why share the wealth with any new teams when they do not have to.  As long as the bribed officials at BCS consider a loss in the SEC move valuable than a win outside the SEC, this racketeering scam will continue.

Since: May 27, 2010
Posted on: August 15, 2011 8:59 am

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

You can forget a great conference like the Pac-12 going for nobody school like Texas A&M and that's for sure.
Yet you took Colorado. How's your foot taste?

Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 8:58 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.

Since: Aug 15, 2011
Posted on: August 15, 2011 8:56 am

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

A&M would really be embarrassed if they got INTO the SEC.  Every Saturday they would get embarrassed.

Since: Aug 15, 2011
Posted on: August 15, 2011 8:51 am

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

my preceding post directed to DKH-FL

Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: August 15, 2011 8:50 am

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

dkh, before you go showing your extreme ignorance, take the time to learn some facts.  Fact is, when Texas created their "network". A&M knew right then that their already-redheaded stepchild status in the state of Texas just got even more unbearable.  So, they started floating their rumors, and asked for admission,  The SEC agreed to DISCUSS the matter, provided they could find a 14th school.  They even invited Oklahoma.  Further, they said they could conceivably stand at 13 teams for the time being.  A&M would have given the SEC recruiting inroads, even more than they already have, into Texas.  What the SEC didn't want is some middle-of-the pack, lower-tier D1 school trying to force their way into the conference, by making it all but a done deal they would be admitted.  The SEC is the best conference in college sports, especially football.  They have no need to screw over some mid-level Big 12 school.  You are really stupid enough to think they were "using A&M to get another team"??????  You fucking moron.  You can count on one hand the number of teams who wouldn't leave their present conference as fast as your ability to reason left you to go to the SEC if they were asked.

Since: Aug 15, 2011
Posted on: August 15, 2011 8:50 am

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

Wow, you're an idiot . . . or just really ignorant!
You too should start your own blog -- I bet all your best broz would read it.

The format of your post was decent, but your "facts" are more like twisted personal views driven by years of bitterness.
Almost like a rambling essay spewed out by an 8th grader the night before due date.

Sit back, shut up and watch how this all unfolds --- that way only your friends and family will know how full of dung you really are.
And let the grown ups do the debating.

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