Beebe, you’re doing a heck of a job.
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Well that’s one big flustercuck. Basically, A&M’s president is calling Baylor un-American.
He needs to use more poll tested words to make his case:
-“Joining the SEC is an investment in the future”
“Remaining in the Big 12 is a risky scheme”
To me, it is like a bad soap opera. TAM has been flirting with SEC. SEC says he wants to be with TAM if she gets divorced from BIG12. TAM tells BIG12 she wants a divorce. BIG12 says fine at first but then one of the kids, BAYLOR, gets worried about their standard of living going down.
This whole thing is going to provide us great amusement.
The best part about this whole thing is the utter hypocrisy of it. Baylor University wasn’t shouting “Don’t Mess With Texas Football” when the SWC broke up and they got the governor to broker their entry into the Big 12. That messed with Texas football quite a bit, considering that the big boys hitched their wagons to the Big 8 and Texas schools like Houston, Rice, and TCU got left behind. No, then it was every school for itself.
If Mike Slive got off a plane in Waco tomorrow and offered Baylor entry into the SEC, it would be accepted before he finished the sentence. Baylor just doesn’t want to lose the BCS money and prestige. They don’t want to be in Conference USA, which is where their athletic programs probably belong. I don’t blame them for trying to fight to keep what they have. In fact, I rather respect the effort. However, the strategy is a laughable hypocritcal lie.
Everyone out here (I’m in Houston) thinks this will mean the end of the Texas-Texas A&M rivalry, but I don’t see why. We still play Tech every year. Florida plays Florida State, and so on. Of course, some of the other rivalries will end, just like our home and home with Clemson.
Of course, given the little brother syndrome that A&M has, it wouldn’t surprise me to see them end the UT series out of spite. I hope not, though, just like I hope the Texas-OU game continues after all this realignment.
ScoutDawg is right, though. Lots of entertainment to be had from this.
I just realized that Baylor’s president is Ken Starr. Yes, THAT Ken Starr. Doesn’t surprise me they’re trying to throw a wrench in the works.
I don’t remember any school from the Big 12 threatening litigation when Nebraska left to join the Big 10 and when Colorado left to join the PAC 10. Nobody asked for any waivers from the Big 12 schools then, did they? That was only last year. If the Big 12 falls apart and Baylor is left out in the cold is Baylor going to sue the PAC 10 (now PAC 12) and the Big 10, too? If every school in the Big 12 ends up signing a waiver who’s to say that the season ticket holders as a class don’t come out of the woodwork threatening litigation? Or vendors? Where does it end? Quit being so chickenshit SEC and Texas A&M. A&M, if you want to leave the Big 12–do it. SEC, if you want to admit them–do it. None of these threatened lawsuits would get past summary judgment (that’s a motion to throw the case out of court for the non-lawyers reading this). Do what you think is right. You can’t live your life worrying about whether someone will sue you or not.
“Nobody asked for any waivers from the Big 12 schools then, did they?”
No but Ken Starr wasn’t around then to tell them that somebody must be getting a blowjob somewhere and he knows a dress is involved
“In 2007, Starr joined the legal team of Palm Beach millionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who was criminally accused of the statutory rape of numerous underaged high school students. Epstein would later plea bargain to plead guilty to several charges of soliciting prostitutes and serve 13 months in a private wing of the Palm Beach jail.
Starr was introduced as the new president [of Baylor] on June 1, 2010. Within his first two weeks at the helm, Starr was immediately plunged into “leading the charge” to keep the university in the Big 12 Conference for athletics.”
… so the man’s a lawyer and defended someone who committed a crime… and… I’m a liberal and such, but I’m afraid I just don’t see the connection to anything Baylor or football related here.
I REALLY like the dress PJ’s wearing in the video, though.
Me too which was the main purpose. Who other than the Aggies and Slive doesn’t like the E. Gordon Gee of the Big 12?
I read somewhere that suing the SEC is not a valid legal option since A&M approached the SEC and not the other way around. There is no tortuous interference on behalf of the SEC. As well, the agreement that A&M is with the conference office/entity, not the individual schools. The conference clearly gave them the go ahead which in turn initiated the voting process by the SEC presidents. I’m not a lawyer, but it seems to me that the law suits could head in the other direction towards the b12 office and Baylor for interfering. The SEC office won’t be the ones to sue since they don’t want to look like the bad guys, but A&M could go after the league office and the other schools who try to block them after giving approval. A&M should indemnify the SEC and it’s members, jump ship and deal with the problem back in Texas on it’s own.
+1000. You say you are not a lawyer. Maybe you should be.
I forgot to add that Beebe is an idiot. Robbing Peter to pay Paul never works out. In today’s terms, ponzi scheme of a conference.
Poor A&M. They want to join the outside world and their 3rd world state wants them to stay and take it in the butt. Talk about Starr-crossed!
More appropriately, Starr-doubled crossed.
“Oh man, I’m not even thinking about Georgia. Kirby won 100-0 or whatever today,” Pittman said of his former boss in Athens. -- The Athletic, 9/25/21
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