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Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    (Their boards are blowing up. So are Tech, OSU and A&M. The fans are seriously pissed.)

    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?
     
  2. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    SCB Well-Known Member

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    Double WOW. I though I hated UT but wow.
     
  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Of all the schools getting the royal screw job, OU is getting it the worst. I actually pity them. They deserve better. And yes, I used the word "deserve" in the appropriate way. They really do deserve better. They're the winningest program in the history of college football. They are 10 years removed from a MNC. They have a history and tradition that is unsurpassed in all of college football. And now - at least for the time being - they're nothing more than UT's water boys.
     
  5. Razorbuff

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    How OU and aTm avoid this and royally screw UT... jump to the SEC.
     
  6. UrbanaBuff

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    That is very debatable. I'd put OU in the Top 10, maybe Top 5, but not #1. Notre Dame, USC, Michigan, Ohio State, Alabama, Texas...

     
  7. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Bit.ter.man. Wow. I am so glad CU got out. The entire B12 will be staring at Bevo's rump for the foreseeable future....
     
  8. Bone Buff

    Bone Buff Well-Known Member

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    I'm really trying to figure out why those south schools are still playing along with this. I really wouldn't want the fate of my athletic program to be eternally tied to Texass like they're setting themselves up to be. Why is it all or nothing with them down there?
     
  9. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    You guys don't realize that without Texas, where would A&M and TT be? A&M's fight song has stuff about UT.

    This might end up serving the purpose of breaking up the MWC before they get that BCS AQ...CFB is a dirty business for sure.
     
  10. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    I really think OU and aTm would prefer to land in the $EC. For their sake, I hope the $EC just hasn't gotten around to making either of them a formal offer, and maybe playing along with this sham of a proposal is their way of buying time right now. Because I really can't imagine that a program like OU is going to be happy settling for being a background singer at UT's show for very long.

    OTOH, somebody mentioned in another thread that OU is also looking at the idea of starting their own cable network. Maybe the $$ work for them if they do that, but it's hard to imagine. UT might (might not) get national distribution for their network. No way OU does... :huh:
     
  11. Costa Rica Buff

    Costa Rica Buff Active Member

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    The Big 12-2 has been given a new name... The 'Big Tex' Conference.
     
  12. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    They are getting a HUGE payday.

    OU and UT are looking at $20 mil each.

    Plus they are playing in a cupcake conference. OU and UT have absolutely no interest in playing the likes of USC, Oregon, Washington, Cal, Stanford, etc every single week.
     
  13. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    They're getting that $20MM at the expense of the other conference members. What could possibly go wrong?
     
  14. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Oklahoma Sooners=Texas' bitch!
     
  15. SJBuff

    SJBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Is it confirmed that OU and ATM are staying in the Big Tex? I thought both had back channel deals working to go to the SEC, has that died?

    (Yes I said Big Tex meaning B12-2 with UT as king)
     
  16. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    How are you hearing the $$ will be split? I read earlier that aTm and UT would be getting big $$ and the rest about $10 million less. Now you're saying OU and UT get the big money. I assume you're including the "team networks" UT and OU supposedly want to start up? That makes more sense to me than aTm getting cut in. (Unless aTm just had the Big XII by the short hairs because of an $EC offer...)

    I still see Mizzou looking for the first chance to bolt, at the very least. Possibly aTm and OU as well, depending on how they come out financially relative to UT in this whole deal. If OU looks around, OSU will look to go with them. I would add KU, but I think this whole episode has probably been a hard lesson in just what the value of a great b-ball program is in the marketplace. I don't give this last gasp of the Big X more than a couple years, at most...
     
  17. chipwich

    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    I wonder if they increase the penalties for teams leaving the conference with the new deal.
     
  18. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    This makes every school not named texas prime candidates to bolt. Talk about an unstable relationship.
     
  19. BuffSurveyor

    BuffSurveyor Club Member Club Member

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    I read the first post and said "WOW, there's one OU fan that doesn't want his team to be one of the Girls in Texas's Heram.
     
  20. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    That would make it even crazier for any school with any other options to sign up for this league... :huh:
     
  21. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    SJBuff Club Member Club Member

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    The only thing offensive is how quickly Mizzou and the rest the B12 bent over to take it up the tail pipe from UT.

    What's the next quote coming out of Mizzou "No really...I like forced dry anal sex...really"
    (okay that one was maybe over the line a little - :lol:)
     
  23. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    If it doesn't bleed, you're doing it wrong.
     
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  24. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    From Boomer at soonerfans.com:


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  25. azbuff

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    Here is what these assholes are going to do, they are going to make leaving-the-conference-penalties insurmountable, millions and millions of dollars. And the Mizzou guy who thinks everyone can start their own network is retarded. No cable company is picking that **** up. That works for UT and maybe, maybe, for OU. No one is picking up the MU channel.
     
  26. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    You never know. Most schools already have the ability to broadcast. It isn't that difficult to make a network. I could see Oklahoma working a deal with Cox where a person can subscribe to the OU network for $4.99 a month or something. That's quite a windfall, if they get to keep 100% of the revenue without sharing with anyone else.
     
  27. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    I'm pretty sure that Missou post was made tongue-in-cheek (side note: if it's typed, should it be finger in cheek?).

    Here's my question: Texas is already one of the richest athletic departments in the country - perhaps the richest. They can support every NCAA sanctioned sport (I'm surprised they don't have a bowling team on par with NU). But honestly, how many state of the art weight rooms can the football team have? How many 50 inch flat screens can they fit in each player's locker? At some point, the law of diminishing returns kicks in. Will the NCAA allow personal ass-wipers for every scholarship athlete?
     
  28. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    They don't need them.


    They've now got aTm, OU, KU, MU, Baylor, ISU, KSU T Tech etc, etc. to do that.
     
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  29. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    paging UBT
     
  30. ladyblaise

    ladyblaise Club Member Club Member

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    Have no idea his take. I was at work before this broke... Think he will be disenchanted? :) This so will not last.
     

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