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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 29, 2010
Posted on: August 15, 2011 1:13 am

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

As a huge fan of SEC football (and Arkansas Alum), I would have gladly welcomed Texas A&M into our conference. I hope this all gets settled soon, so we can all have a five minute party to celebrate our new extended family before we go to hating each other for eternity. haha.

That's the thing. Inside our conference, we detest each other. Outside of our conference, most of us have each others' backs - but it is a respect thing, not a blind support thing. That is lacking in the Big XII right now. Everyone seems to be saying things like, "Screw 'em. Let 'em leave. We'll do great without 'em." Those words make it sound like A&M is trash. Well, they aren't.

I want them in our conference. They have a good school, great fan base/environment, etc. I also want Missouri to balance us out. We could shift one of the Mississippi or Alabama schools to the Eastern division. I'm telling you, it would be a good thing! Super conferences are going to happen. Might as well get ahead of it.


Since: Apr 6, 2011
Posted on: August 15, 2011 1:08 am

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

Are you joking, or are you serious?!?! A&M had ZERO say in whatever the heck went down between UT and the PAC. That was ALL UT/Larry Scott. Thats why A&M is acting like the jilted girlfriend at a drive-in right now. Because UT basically used the PAC 10 (and if I remember correctly, also the BIG 10) as a gun to the BIG XII's head. (Hence the huge disparity in $$$ between UT and the other XI.) Thats why T.Osborne said "F- UT and F the rest of you guys. We're out of here." (It took huge nutz to walk away from old BIG 8 tie-ins.)

  I don't know how all this is gonna shake out. All I know is XI out of XII teams are awfully tired of UT stomping around like a man amongst boys. Frankly, I don't care what happens to A&M, OU, OSU or any of them. I just believe the PAC would awfully wise to strike while the iron is hot!

Don't forget tdogfw, WSU is gonna rake in more this season than EVERY SINGLE program EXCEPT UT......It is not about GOD or "liberal"'s about $$$.



Since: Sep 5, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 12:46 am

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

Note to bug eaters NU did not lose games due to officiating. It lost because it was not good enough.

Since: Sep 5, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 12:44 am

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

Because Nebraska only chokes due to officiating....

Since: Aug 15, 2011
Posted on: August 15, 2011 12:29 am

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

Dennis Dodd, how embarrassed will you be in 3 weeks when A&M is the 13th member of the SEC? You need to research subjects before you write this crap! The reason A&M wasnt offered an invite Sunday was because of legal reasons. Because of potential lawsuits A&M must officially seek admission into the league first. If the SEC would have invited them Sunday they would have created legal issues with the Big 12, ESPN, ABC and Fox. People do not listen to this idiot!  He does not know what he is writing about and will be really embarrassed soon.

Since: Aug 15, 2011
Posted on: August 15, 2011 12:16 am

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

Bloggers are NOT journalists

Don't let this little man ruffle your feathers

Any bitter person with a chip on their shoulder and mommy's internet access can blog.
Most, like this one, are the EXPERTS on athletics but have never personally played and/or had any type of success on the field -- they have just found a way to compensate by 'blogging.'

Blokes like Dodd will disappear or do a 180 when this story unfolds later.


Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 11:45 pm

NOT EVEN AN Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

I'm not embarrassed at all.  CBS should be embarrassed for hiring this joke of a journalist.  He's too much of an idiot to see the SEC is legally keeping its distance from a lawsuit.  If the 'embarrassment' were actually true, then the SEC presidents wouldn't have even met....Loftin would not be meeting with the Board of Regents tomorrow and the Higher Education Committee meeting on Tuesday would be cancelled.  SEC is waiting for A&M to get all of it's legal house in order.  They'll be going...Dodds is a joke and the embarrassment...

Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2011 11:05 pm

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

This sucks... Dan Beebe's head and ego has just grown even bigger... someone call the Guiness Book of World Records...

Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 10:58 pm

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

I especially love the traditions at Texas. They have been in the same state for all their years. And I love it when they bring that big cow onto the field and let it stand on the sidelines. I cant wait for more football games. I think Mack Brown will turn their program around and maybe they will have a winning season for a change. GO LONGHORNS !!

Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: August 14, 2011 10:51 pm

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

Baccoff: Funny comment...I was on the third sentence before I realized you were joking!

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