Category Archives: Big 12 Football

We’ve always got the Big 12.

As much grief as I’ve tossed the SEC’s way this week over the Florida-LSU brouhaha, compared to the farce that is Big 12 expansion, it looks as well run as Apple.

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Go home, 2016 season. You’re drunk, ctd.

When football game promotions go horribly, horribly awry… although there’s a part of me that wonders if Harbaugh ran the score up just because of that.

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Sheer brilliance

College football broadcast rights sound like they’re this close to jumping the shark.

There is still no tangible momentum for Big 12 expansion at the moment, several sources said. CBS Sports reported last week there is a 50-50 chance the league won’t expand after an elaborate process that started in earnest in July.

Bowlsby acknowledged that one option with ESPN and Fox could be the networks paying the league not to expand. The current contract calls for those rightsholders to pay pro rata — current equal value revenue — to any new teams entering the league.

Mickey, when Bob Bowlsby cuts a deal that manages to make you look this stupid, perhaps it’s time to sack your negotiators.

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Land of hope and dreams

Tell me something:  who’s more delusional, LSU for putting out feelers to Urban Meyer and Nick Saban regarding its open coaching job, or the Big 12 for believing until a couple of months ago that it could sweet talk Clemson and FSU into joining the conference?

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“We all shook our heads—What the hell is he doing?”

Let me see if I’ve got this straight.  David Boren has apparently gone from being the driving force behind Big 12 expansion to now being considered a likely vote against conference expansion.  There’s only one step left for him to take after that, amirite?

The next time Boren speaks, a lot of his colleagues around the Big 12 would enjoy hearing exactly what the Sooners’ long-term intentions are. Remember, it wasn’t long ago that Oklahoma and Texas—both in 2010 and 2011—were close to joining the Pac-10. Since Boren’s latest comments on expansion, there have been rumblings throughout the league as to whether Boren is the right public face considering he could be in the position of shopping Oklahoma around to other leagues in the near future.

There’s an increasing concern that Boren could end up as a so-called double-agent, speaking for the league but working for a school that ultimately desires to speak with other leagues. There’s also an increasing level of distrust around the league, especially since Oklahoma and Texas have no intention of extending their grant of right past 2025 anytime soon.
Yeah, this is a league with a bright future.  Luckily for all concerned, I’m sure Bob Bowlsby’s on the mother.

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For some people, running a football conference is just like Sesame Street.

Fer Gawd’s sake, man, show a little dignity here.

Don’t these people have more important things to worry about than Bob Bowlsby?  Then again, Kermit the Frog might make a helluva conference commissioner, now that I think about it.

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David Boren’s not saying, y’all. He’s just saying.

Is the topic of Big 12 expansion college football’s biggest troll?

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