Here’s a reminder that all isn’t sweetness and light in the Big 12:
Texas Tech’s Sept. 8 road game against Texas State may be broadcast on the Longhorn Network…
Tech learned of this possibility several days ago, and according to the source, is “adamantly opposed to playing on the Longhorn Network” and is “putting serious consideration into canceling the game and playing an 11 game schedule” this fall.
First of all, Texas Tech is traveling to Texas State? That’s how you get yourself into situations like this in the first place. ESPN lies in wait for moments like this, where the WAC gets to call the shots on the broadcast partner.
Second, in all its tone-deaf arrogance, don’t you figure the WWL is wondering right now if this is merely another one of those “we know what you are, we’re just haggling over the fee” situations? Given the current state of affairs in college football, it’s hard to blame it for thinking like that.
Third, Tommy Tuberville has to be shitting a brick or two over this. Tech went 5-7 last year and missed a bowl game for the first time in years. The Red Raiders beat Texas State by forty for one of those five wins. Giving up a sure win to stand on principle? Let’s not be too hasty here, fellas.