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College Footbal Realignment! Say it ain't so!!

Posted on: September 9, 2011 11:02 pm
 
Time to chime in and say my piece. I have watched a lot of college football. I date back to the days of the Big 8 Conference when the Friday after Thanksgiving meant Nebraska v. OU to see who would play in the Orange Bowl and many times for the National Title. Where the OU v. Texas rivalry (still intact) was Big 8 v. SWC (Southwest Conference for those of us who remember).

Times change and we have all dealt with it for better or for worse. This latest shift is hitting me like the earthquake that happened in the D.C. area (I work at the Pentagon and felt it) who would've thunk it? 


Enough already!! This rapid escalation of movement is too much too soon and it appears the carts are way before the horses. The tectonic plates are not just shifting they are colliding and volcanoes are erupting.


Why? College Football needs a playoff not a major realignment of universities into super conferences that severely disrupt regional rivalries, and common sense alignment of opponents. We supposedly can't have a playoff because it would affect the student athlete??? Really, and making TCU, Nebraska and whoever else is moving today travel all over the North American Continent every week is good for the student athlete. C'MON MAN!


I don't want to stop watching College Football but I just cannot wrap my head around OU in the PAC anything. Oklahoma is smack dab in the middle of the United States it has nothing to do with Pacific anything and never should. Nebraska moving to the Big Ten is enough of a blow but now A&M and OU are basically out unless Baylor, KU and K-State have the guts to appeal and hold this up in some kind of legal limbo.


There isn't much we can do but speak out and that is what I'm doing. If you like this post, share it with your friends and local media outlets everywhere. I know how to blog but I don't know the ends and outs of getting my blog out there for the world to see!.                
Category: NCAAF
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Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: September 18, 2011 9:53 am
 

College Footbal Realignment! Say it ain't so!!

"I don't know man...thanks for reading the blog by the way. 
I'm 42 years old and that means the old dog new tricks kind of thing. 
This is just getting maddening!
Let's see how it plays out. Some of this is good if you are a basketball guy but if your focus is football...this is a disaster. 
One positive is this could usher in a playoff in Football (college) finally."

My focus is football and at 62, I'm an even older dog. I love new tricks (well, you know what I mean by that), it helps keep older age exciting. Don't get me wrong, I was not bored with the Big 12, it's just that whatever happens, Oklahoma State (my alma mater) will still play football, there will still be a Bedlam Series (I'm sure) but a brand new and very interesting new schedule. 

Oklahoma used to have a very hot rivalry with Nebraska, then Nebraska left. How many people even remember that rivalry? That game was always nationally broadcast at Thanksgiving. Now it is no more yet both schools are doing fine. After this reshuffling, all schools will still be doing fine. All is good. Old dogs can learn new tricks.
 



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2011 10:11 pm
 

College Footbal Realignment! Say it ain't so!!

I don't know man...thanks for reading the blog by the way.
I'm 42 years old and that means the old dog new tricks kind of thing.
This is just getting maddening!
Let's see how it plays out. Some of this is good if you are a basketball guy but if your focus is football...this is a disaster.
One positive is this could usher in a playoff in Football (college) finally.



Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 4:21 pm
 

College Footbal Realignment! Say it ain't so!!

"I don't want to stop watching College Football but I just cannot wrap my head around OU in the PAC anything. Oklahoma is smack dab in the middle of the United States it has nothing to do with Pacific..."

So, neither do Arizona nor Arizona State. They're desert teams with no coastline of any description. Don't forget to mention Oklahoma State in your blog because where Oklahoma goes, Oklahoma State WILL follow. That is a given. It will be difficult to adjust to any conference reallignment, but it will be done quickly. It will be no more difficult than it was for me when the Big 8 evpanded into the Big 12. In fact, I found it pretty exciting, just like thinking that Oklahoma State will be in the same conference with USC will be pretty exciting, even if we are in different divisions. Just think about the possibilities about a game between OSU and OSU. Or between OU and UO. Fun, huh?


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