Tuesday morning buffet

Lots of dumb stuff to share this morning:

  • RichRod gets all Zen-like with some weird fishing analogy.
  • I didn’t have to read past this line in Clay Travis’ SEC realignment proposal to know I wouldn’t like it:  “the SEC should look forward several decades and create even more value for the premier conference in America, the de facto minor league of the NFL.” Yeah, that’s why I care about college football.
  • This comparison might have some legs if, you know, Junior had actually enjoyed a winning season somewhere.
  • Vince Dooley says two Texas schools were close to joining the SEC in 1991.  Roy Kramer says not really.
  • One thing Tennessee doesn’t lack for is fan commitment“… Tennessee remains the only NCAA Division I school ever to rank in the top five nationally for football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball in the same year.”
  • If Utah is one of the most conservative states in the country, why do so many folks out there keep asking for the feds to step in and do something about the BCS?
  • If there’s a stranger athletic department in the country than Kansas’, I’d like to know about it. (h/t The Wiz of Odds)

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6 responses to “Tuesday morning buffet

  1. Prosticutor

    re: Utah– perhaps it’s related to how Palin ensured Alaska remained the #1 State in Federal handouts?

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  2. 81Dog

    I have to admit that while I hate the idea of a 16 team conference, and I hate the justification of the “SEC as NFL farm system” that the author uses, if it was going to happen, I like the teams and the idea he’s come up with.

    I can’t see the NCAA approving a conference semi-final weekend (wouldn’t they have to do that?), but it seems like a good idea, and I like the way his plan preserves most of the traditional rivalries in scheduling. I don’t like the fact that Alabama or LSU would rarely appear on our schedule, but I guess it’s no worse than the pre-expansion SEC used to be.

    If it’s all about tv markets and eyeballs for advertisers, you’d think it would be a good fit for the Texas schools.

    On that issue, I’ve read Tech fans on message boards who are positive they won’t get invited to rejoin the SEC (and who profess not to care), but are 100% positive they’ll be asked to join the expanded Big 10, certain in the knowledge that they’ll be irresistable because the Big 10 would like to be in the Atlanta market. They’re already counting the ticket sales from northern translplants who will flock to the Joke By Coke to see their native schools thrash the bees. (of course, they think that the Mini-Skipper’s revolutionary and unstoppable offense will wreak havoc on the befuddled teams from the north.)

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    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      Doesn’t anybody ever think about the players when they come up with these ideas? What about classes? What about exams? The top 2 teams play 15 games, eh. If the SEC is openly going to be a pro league just below the NFL let’s just give up the pretense and pay the players.

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  3. Will

    I was going to say it’s because Modern Conservatism is nothing like what we use to think of as big-C conservatism. Big Government is bad, except when it’s not doing what you, personally want it to.

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  4. Chuck

    “If Utah is one of the most conservative states in the country, why do so many folks out there keep asking for the feds to step in and do something about the BCS?”

    Same reason Bobby Jindal was all ‘we need less government’ in January 2009, but NOW he’s all ‘Wtf are you feds doing? Get down here and fix this!’ I am guessing he was also very much drill here, drill now, too. It’s all about who’s ox is in the ditch: My neighbor can get his own ox out of the ditch, but I may need a little help.

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