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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: Sep 24, 2010
Posted on: August 14, 2011 9:46 pm
 

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

Reading some other sites, there is a real possibility that tomorrow A&M will decide to leave the Big 12 (10). This would have to be accomplished in order to get an invite from the SEC....legal issues and such. Now with that said and I really do not care if they leave or not, are they (A&M) for sure the SEC is going to issue an invite? Be careful, A&M could be a team without a conference if this blows up!!!!



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 9:45 pm
 

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

Please, Please, Please remember, there is a huge difference between a blogger, a tweeter, a facebooker, and a journalist.  My 7 year old nephew (and Dodd) are 3 out of 4 of these.  ANYONE can write BS on the internet superhighway and claim to be paid for it.  This hack probably lives in the trash can next to Oscar (and steals his wifi). But don't worry Dodd, I'll still read your drizzle right after the comics, and before i look at the thong of the day; all of which are entertaining but unnecessary.  That being said, it looks like the Huskers are right where they (and the rest of the big 12 minus Texas) should be.  GO BIG RED!!!!!!!!!



Since: Mar 31, 2010
Posted on: August 14, 2011 9:41 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."

How old are you you?  Do you even remember the 80's and the 90's?  Were you even born?  You guys weren't $hit before 2005 and USC couldn't tackle?  Give me a break!!!



Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: August 14, 2011 9:35 pm
 

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/messag

es/chrono/31291509


As I mentioned at the beginning of this thread, I did not want to see A&M go, and now that the SEC has turned them down, I would gladly welcome the Aggies back to the Big 12-minus-2 with open arms. Aggies fans are pretty classy so far as I can tell. They can teach the lowlifes at Baylor and Missouri a thing or two about winning and losing with dignity.  



Since: Oct 28, 2007
Posted on: August 14, 2011 9:33 pm
 

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

How can you be so wrong on everything? This is going to happen, it's all about making it legal(leaving the Big 12), and about finding the right 16th team.  Wow, do some research and quit piggy backing off what you read.  Journalism is a dying profession because of morons like Dodd.  The only thing embarrassing is the fact you do no research and someone like CBS allows you to write and publish stories.  WOW



Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 9:29 pm
 

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

A&M would NEVER go to the liberal Pac10... Good God, can you imagine the Aggies in Berkley?  That was one of the main sticking points about the merger of the Big12/Pac10 - A&M refused to go.  And if A&M wanted to go, you can guarantee that the PAC 10 wanted them - as was the case with the invite they gave and we TURNED DOWN.  Now go save a tree or someting.



Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 9:29 pm
 

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

A&M would NEVER go to the liberal Pac10... Good God, can you imagine the Aggies in Berkley?  That was one of the main sticking points about the merger of the Big12/Pac10 - A&M refused to go.  And if A&M wanted to go, you can guarantee that the PAC 10 wanted them - as was the case with the invite they gave and we TURNED DOWN.  Now go save a tree or someting.



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 9:29 pm
 

done deal

I thought the media said the deal was done and it just a matter of signing the contract for fsu, a&m, missouri and clemson.  what gives?



Since: Oct 28, 2007
Posted on: August 14, 2011 9:28 pm
 

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

How can you be so wrong on everything? This is going to happen, it's all about making it legal(leaving the Big 12), and about finding the right 16th team.  Wow, do some research and quit piggy backing off what you read.  Journalism is a dying profession because of morons like Dodd.  The only thing embarrassing is the fact you do know research and someone like CBS allows you to write and publish stories.  WOW



Since: Nov 23, 2010
Posted on: August 14, 2011 9:19 pm
 

Embarrassment Sunday for Texas A&M

the sec should take A&M and OU and let texas diddle themselves.  the fact is that in 20 yrs, ut would be in the same league as smu. 


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