Herbstreit haz a sad.

Shot.

Chaser.

Does somebody want to remind Herbie of the outfit he works for?

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68 responses to “Herbstreit haz a sad.

  1. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    What a putz.

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  2. If not for the passion of people who love college football, Pretty Boy Empty Suit Herbstreit would be selling insurance or real estate (not that there’s anything wrong with that) in suburban Columbus, Ohio and tailgating at the Shoe every weekend. Does anyone believe his sons are the best walk-on players at Clemson or is it a way for Dabo to get positive PR from arguably one of the 5 most influential talking heads in the sport?

    Get over the moral indignation, Kirk.

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  3. miltondawg

    Herbie talking about tradition and rivalries is pretty rich considering who his employer is and his reported seven figure salary.

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  4. charlottedawg

    I explained to a younger UGA grad how Texas, A&M and schools in that area of the country have been forming and destroying conferences for decades with a lot of dick measuring and pettiness thrown in. Told him to Google the southwest conference and got a chuckle as I watched him read about how the big 12 was actually formed, the pony express, etc.

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    • ben

      Yeah, and I guess that’s my concern here because when you ride with someone like Texas, you never know when they’ll try to screw you over.

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      • tiredofidsearch

        It wont take long…..

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      • But, if experienced, you know its definitely coming.

        Im in oil & gas, odd career for a Dawg, I know. A good friend that owns his own o&g company (not in Texas) has stated to me that “every 7-10 years I completely lose my mind, and get financially involved with a company in Texas. Good deals on paper. On each occasion, it has ended up in stupid litigation and I lose money. I vow to never do it again, but then the next cant miss deal comes along.”

        Look, I’ve lived there and I’ve definitely worked there many times over the 30 years. From that experience, I’d say the best thing to do is give Texas back to Old Mexico. It’s not just college football, it endemic to the culture.

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    • miltondawg

      Exactly, charlotte. Let’s not forget that the Big XII (and ACC) assisted in the demolition of the Big East as a football conference. It was actually pretty funny that the AAC (legal successor of the Big East) was reportedly the conference raider after remaining Big XII members

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      • 79dawg

        That’s cause the AAC knows that if the Pac10 and Big10 pick up the scraps of the Big12 first, the AAC (and other G-5s ) are SOL and will be effectively relegated forever back to I-AA….

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    • stoopnagle

      SWC was awesome and I’ll accept no besmirching of its good name.

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      • Harold Miller

        You and Doak Walker.

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      • Gaskilldawg

        Craig James agrees.

        Sorry, that was a cheap shot. I remember the days when the SWC was a proud conference with great players, teams and coaches. Tommy Nobis was one of the greatest linebackers/centers ever. t was very much the equal of the SEC in my youth and in my 20s.

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        • J.R. Clark

          Don Meredith, Dicky Moegle, Dr. Frank Ryan, Frank Broyles, John David Crow, Tom Landry, Jerry Gray, Earl Campbell, Bear Bryant, Andre Ware, Tony Franklin, E.J. Holub, Davey O’Brien, Kyle Rote, Bobby Layne…the SWC had some great players and coaches.

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  5. ben

    I would tell him, but I’ve been blocked for years.

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  6. uga97

    This is the emotional logic that rises to the top when the two-faced, B10, Ohio State Alumni start to realize the SEC Member Scools’ TV & Media Distribution checks will exceed the B10 at $55 Mill+ What Captain Kirk is really trying to say is that he hates losing the tradition of CORRUPTION, with a capital C.
    Otherwise known as the NCAA & Ohio State, who are finally losing their grasp once and for all.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

      Might want to take the tinfoil hat off before commenting, man.

      I don’t think Herbstreit cares all that much that SEC schools are going to get more money than Big Ten schools.

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  7. Derek

    I don’t think it can ever be said enough:

    Fuck Herbie.

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  8. beatarmy92

    Yes a few of the former SWC rivalries will be revived. However what about OU? Will they ever play a former Big 8 member ever again (besides Mizzou)?

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    • stoopnagle

      Here you go! Texas – rightfully – eats a lot of shit for being hard to get along with and general dickishness. But I’ll maintain that the BigXII started bleeding itself when it set up its schedules without respect to rivalries and its great programs. They ended the annual NU-OU and NU-CU games and while that wasn’t what killed them, it certainly was one of a death by a thousands cuts. One hopes the SEC powers will keep that in mind and end Bama-Tennessee. LOL.

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  9. 79dawg

    Geez, this is the type of quote that could set a thousand meme’s a-sail!

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  10. stoopnagle

    LOL. Kirk, mouthpiece of ESPN’s CFB coverage is peal clutching? You don’t say. Just cash the check Kirk.

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  11. Texas Dawg

    It also restores to the old BIG 8 rivalry with OU-Missouri

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    • miltondawg

      And Texas vs. Arkansas which was played more than 70 times between 1894 and 1991 but only 5 times since Arkansas joined the SEC.

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      • Gaskilldawg

        It was a great rivalry in the old days. Back when the NCAA only allowed a school to be on television just a few times over a two year period it was on national television often.

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  12. Remember the Quincy

    This is nothing more than a calculated statement from one of ESPN’s most well-known mouthpieces, designed to make it look like this is solely the doing of the conference. Nice way to attempt to divert attention from Mickey’s hand guiding this ship.

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    • Down Island Way

      Funny how Agent Herbstreit is kinda’ running a covert wheel route for Mickey, deflecting any type of involvement, instead letting the blind blame ut/ou and the sec…plus his little statement was probably written in a dark closet by an tosu intern…

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    • originaluglydawg

      It did come pretty quickly after the expanded playoffs balloon was floated.
      Even if the SEC does have the four best teams in the country, there will be a path forward for Ohio State, Clemson, etc. with the expanded playoffs. Otherwise, the SECCG will be the MNC game. Still will effectively be most years.

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    • rugbydawg79

      I think you nailed it right there

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  13. 69Dawg

    I think that the money men are going to go with pods and add a divisional playoff game to determine the teams in the SECC. Add it to the end of the regular season. What the hell the players are expendable for the money it will generate.
    I also like the idea about the bowls paying the players some real cash for participating. Screw the $300.00 gift crapola. At least the marginal underclassmen would show up. As long as the powers that be are going to F the game up lets go all the way.

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    • PTC DAWG

      Best 2 records…SEC isn’t having a semifinal for the SECCG.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      current NCAA rules do not permit conference semi-final games. The NCAA only allows at the moment as post season games conference championship games, bowl games and the CFP final.
      I know that will change when the NCAA approves a 12 team playoff but I would bet the farm it would not approve a conference semi-final. A conference semi-final and a 12 ream playoff would create the possibility a team would have to play 17 games . That isn’t going to happen at this point.

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  14. bucketheridge

    That’s the first time in two weeks or so worth of coverage that I’ve seen any media member point out the way the Big12 was formed in the first place. You’d think these lovers of tradition would have some recollection of history but apparently few do.

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  15. Illini84

    1977
    The Athletic Snowball

    Author: Charles B. Corbin
    Illustrated by:
    Jim Raatz
    “The Athletic Snowball” is a parody of big-time college sports programs. The book is intended for lay as well as academic audiences. Illustrated with cartoons, the book lampoons athletic programs that grow exponentially and focus more on making money and winning than on student-athletes.

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    • Texas Dawg

      Sounds like someone is clairvoyant (or just paying attention to all the signs that were there without letting emotion cloud their observation of the obvious)

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  16. “It’s just terrible that that house burned down,” says man holding empty gasoline canister.

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  17. 79dawg

    Meanwhile, your buddy Emmert has just called for an NCAA “constitutional convention” to totally rethink things, and Greg is immediately following up with the atta-boys! The 4X16 “top tier” First Division separating itself from the rest of the NCAA is pulling out of the station folks…

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