From the OU Scout site: The Big Tex Conference ... ... finally comes to fruition. And I am excited. For years now, we have been living under the mere illusion that we are owned by the university of texas. We have assumed that the cheating officiating and under-the-table dealings securing consistent longhorn advantages were accidental, possibly just bad luck. And we heaped the responsibility for the mismanagement of the conference onto the collective brain vacuum residing in the Big XII office, namely the incompetent pig of a man, Dan Beebe. We resisted the notion that texas ruled the conference with money and high-level influence to secure strategic and monetary advantages year after year. We had apparently caught a nasty case of Tomosbornitis, a nasty affliction characterized by an intense suspicion of and hatred for the the university of texas and a deep love for and pride in one's own University and autonomy. Now, thanks to the courage and forward-thinking actions of the Joe Castiglione and President Boren, we can cast aside such illusions and assumptions and accept the reality that texas has now purchased the Big XII conference outright via a hostile takeover. We no longer need to live in denial. We no longer need to value autonomy, for we are owned by the university of texas, and the longhorns know what's best for us. Hopefully, with luck, we can even appear on the Big Tex television network once or twice a year. We ought to be excited that we can look forward to more crooked officiating, more lousy bowl game alliances, more inept leadership, and more conference money being funneled unequally into Austin. It's best for texas, and thus, best for OU. The Big XII is dead, and the texas takeover is now complete. Let us love our masters. All hail texas, long live the Big Tex Conference. I'm heading over to Castiglione's and Boren's houses to grab the burnt orange paint on my way out to Owen Field...who's coming?