Never give up, Bowlsby.

Shot.

Chaser.

In other words, dude who had no clue his marquee programs were unhappy enough to consider leaving now thinks he has a handle on things, because “discussion”.  That’s almost as sad as this:

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UPDATE:

Apparently, Bob wasn’t convincing enough.

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19 responses to “Never give up, Bowlsby.

  1. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    big 12 boat lookout for iceberg: « iceberg straight ahead »
    big 12 boat captain Bob: « it is fine, we just had a meeting about it and it is no longer a problem »
    big 12 passengers: « lifeboats and life jackets being secured for exiting big 12 ship »

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  2. 81Dog

    Did Baghdad Bob suddenly get hired as the Big 12 media consultant?

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  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    I wouldn’t go as far as saying Bowlsby thinks he has a handle on things. This sounds more like a last ditch attempt to outbid the other guy.

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  4. Texas Dawg

    Vanderbilt gets the same cut of the pie as UGA, #FTMF, ‘Bama, etc in the SEC, Now go tell TCU, Iowa State et al that they can not get as big a slice of the BIG 12 pie as UT or OU because they don’t matter as much . I’m sure that will go over well. That’s why they lost members before (can anyone say Longhorn Network). They have always been the BIG 2 and the little 10 (even if they come up 2 short as of now)

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  5. practicaldawg

    I just hope OU isn’t extrapolating their blowout win against Mullen to the rest of the SEC. There will be no more Saturdays off if they join the SEC.

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    • I would love to see Boy Wonder Riley get smacked in the mouth.

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      • practicaldawg

        They’ll have their hands full trying to win shootouts against Kiffin, Leach, and other mid-tier SEC teams for sure. The talent differential they’ve enjoyed in the Little 12 will not be the same in the SEC either.

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  6. W Cobb Dawg

    The last significant obstacle was removed when T. Boone Pickens passed away. I don’t see what the remnants of the Big 12 could ever offer them that the sec/espn combo could easily out match.

    But I’ll reiterate what I said last week. The sec should do an Amazon and accept offers from all schools for 2 open slots. Schools should be paying to get in, and paying a lot.

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  7. Salty Dawg

    ‘Come on in!’ said the SEC spider to the flies! (insert evil laughter here). However this all shakes out, I can’t wait for the flies’ asses to be handed to them on the field!

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  8. bucketheridge

    The unequal treatment of conference members is still another example of how conferences like the Big12 don’t get it. Whether Alabama or whoever else pulls greater weight and weilds more influence in the SEC or not, at the end of the day the pie is split equally.

    The NFL, the SEC, and I believe even the Big10 get the wisdom of this. Bowlsby doesn’t.

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  9. There’s a proposal floating around that would give OU and TX a 1.5 share of media/TV rights versus the other programs having a 1.0 share. Effectively this would get OU and TX close to the $50-60m/year rights deal that is anticipated in a SEC merger.

    With how much TX likes to throw its weight around, it would surprise me a little to ultimately see TX put itself in a conference of equals (Bama, UF, UGA) where it lost its ability to throw its weight around for anything and everything it wants (see Longhorn Network).

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    • chicagodawgfan

      I just read an article on ESPN indicating the 2024-25 SEC revenue projection with UT/OU is $1.3B or roughly $70M – $75M per team if 16 members. FYI, the NCAA total revenue for that same year is projected to be about the same. Anyone still not think it’s about the money…oh, and it should help with NIL, recruiting, etc.

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      • chicagodawgfan

        That’s a conservative number after bowl travel holdbacks, member payouts could reach as much as $80M per school in that year.

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