Just shut up, dude.

The real disadvantage the Big 12 has is its conference commissioner.

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12 responses to “Just shut up, dude.

  1. Ben

    Or their willingness to bend to whatever Texas’s will has been. The SEC did it right with revenue sharing (communism, right?) vs where the Big XII screwed up by letting Texas be the sun that everyone else revolved around.

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  2. @gatriguy

    I guess the problem is trying to find suitable teams to invite in in flyover country to get back to 12. Someone out of Colorado St, Houston, and BYU would seem to make sense (I guess). Though I think I’d make the argument that adding WVU was their true colassially stupid move. Doesn’t fit culturally, geographically, etc.

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  3. THE DOG MAN

    The big 12 does not play GROWN MAN FOOTBALL.
    That’s all that needs to be said.

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  4. Austin

    If the ACC would have just crumbled like it was supposed to have a few years ago, the Big 12 would have added Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Florida State, and Miami to get to 16. The SEC could have gotten Duke and North Carolina. Big 10 could have picked up Wake and North Carolina State to go with Rutgers and Maryland. The rest would have fallen into the AAC or Big East or Whatever that is, and PAC 12 could pick up BYU, Boise State, Utah State, and San Diego State.

    Super Conferences and sort of awesomeness would then ensue.

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    • Macallanlover

      Seemed very, very close to happening. Have to admit I was in favor of four, 16 team conferences with a geographical orientation. Suppose it is still possible, but would be more difficult to unravel the conferences and contracts now.

      Big 12 should be punished for not having a conference championship game at the end, imo. But OU deserves a spot this year given the circumstances, and may be the team best positioned to win the playoff.

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      • Big 12 should be punished for not having a conference championship game at the end, imo.

        The Big 12 plays a round robin schedule. It shouldn’t be punished; it should be given credit for determining a true conference champ.

        A conference championship game is unnecessary.

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        • Sides

          The Big 12 season still shouldn’t be given as much weight as the other major conferences. They play their final games on conference championship weekend. This gives all the teams an extra bye week during the season and their conference champion will have one less win than all other conference champions. An equal loss SEC/Big10/Pac12/ACC team that misses its conference championship should be given more consideration because they won as many games in a more compressed schedule.

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        • Gaskilldawg

          What the Big 12 wants and needs is a conference championship game in which the round Robin champion never loses.

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        • Macallanlover

          I applaud them playing nine conference games, kudos to them and the PAC12 for that does not equate to a single game, at the end of the season, with all the marbles on the line, against a (supposedly) comparable team. Different pressure, at a critical juncture. And not only does it mean an extra off week during the season, it could likely mean one less victory than other conference champs. I was glad they got stiffed last year, although it may be the reason ohio got an invite. We will just disagree if you think their method is preferable. When conference champs get a ticket to the dance, I won’t care how they determine their representative. Currently there aren’t enough seats at the table.

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  5. Go Dawgs!

    I don’t get it. The Big XII Champion is in the national semifinals despite sporting what is one of the worst losses of the entire college football season on its resume. Among teams who were supposedly in contention for the playoffs, only North Carolina’s loss to South Carolina was more embarrassing than Oklahoma’s choke job against Texas. And yet, there the Sooners are in the postseason. There are four slots and five power conferences. You’re not going to be in the thing every year (unless you’re the SEC… heh heh). Why not stick with what you have? So far, you’re 1 for 2 getting into the dog and pony show.

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