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T. Boone Pickens: 'Problem' if Missouri leaves the Big 12

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by JimmyBuff, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    They need to make this guy the Big 12 commissioner.

    LOL at Coog High being a good replacement.

    http://espn.go.com/college-sports/s...ckens-says-big-12-got-problem-missouri-leaves
     
  2. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    This from the guy who said aTm wasn't leaving the Big 12-2-1 because they were "sobering up".
     
  3. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    T. Bone makes Boren look like friggen Nostradamus
     
  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Dood needs to shut the hell up. In fact, everybody in that conference needs to have a gag surgically placed in his/her mouth. What a PR nightmare. Have one guy doing all the talking. Period. You'd think they'd have figured that one out a long time ago. Dumbasses.
     
  5. kalbuff

    kalbuff New Member

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    No, not dumbasses, just big, arrogant oil men. They have been acting like this for generations.
     
  6. Timbuff10

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    Why is the Big12 sitting on their thumb and not picking up schools to get back to 12? Until they do this and the longer they wait, the more likely their conference explodes.
     
  7. Hugegroove

    Hugegroove Club Member Club Member

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    I think most of the schools the Big Tex conference has in mind are not sure if they want to go thru all of the brain damage they would have to deal with such a dysfunctional group of schools. It may yet implode in another year or two.
     
  8. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    consider the leadership of the Benign conference.
     
  9. Alfred91

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    Wasn't there an immediate OU-UT pissing contest about expansion, with OU wanting 12 and UT wanting to stand pat?That conference is so ****ed.
     
  10. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    SEC doesn't want to be responsible for dismantling the Big 12 so they can always pull MU's invite and give it to WVU and come back to MU at a later time.
     
  11. Denver_sc

    Denver_sc Club Member Club Member

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    TBoone doesn't know any better; his role as a "mouthpiece" for the big XII is just an extension of how Oklahoma State allows him to act with respect to their program.
     
  12. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    There are several things that are currently contested.

    Some of the members of the conference want everyone to offer up their media rights for the next five years. Oklahoma's president came out publicly and said that every remaining member of the conference had agreed to this. Unfortunately, 15 minutes later Missouri's president came out and said Mizzou hadn't agreed to give up their media rights. It now sounds like maybe Texas has not agreed to give up media rights, either.

    Then OU came out and said that they want to get back to 12 teams. Texas came back and said they wanted to get back to 10 teams, and didn't want 12 teams.

    Plenty of disagreement in the league, still.
     
  13. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    This is their biggest problem. They need to hammer this stuff out behind closed doors and have one person make all announcements to the press. It's a mess because there isn't one, unified voice. Even if Boren *thinks* they all have agreed to something, he needs to keep his big trap shut and allow the conference media relations guy (whoever that is, probably nobody at the moment) do the talking.
     
  14. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Hey, Mr. Pickens, if you like, we'd allow you to be a CU booster. For, say, $100 million or so.
     
  15. Wyo Buff

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    Sacky, one thing about folks in that general area of the U.S. . . . . and I work with many of them and enjoy their candor. . . . is that they have absolutely no filter when it comes to expressing their opinions . . . . .and have absolutely no memory of being wrong when confronted with their statements later. It actually is kind of endearing in weird kind of way.
     
  16. 77buff

    77buff Well-Known Member

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    That's for sure, but MU is gone. They would be insane to pass up the $EC.
     
  17. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    I'm not so sure. They will probably get paid decent cash in a few years when the tier 1 rights are renegotiated and if the tier 1 and tier 2 rights are equal. Also they are highly competitive in the Big 12-2-1 whereas they will really struggle in the SEC.
     
  18. Darth Snow

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    Long term stability is what they get in the sec. Gotta hit it while the griddle is hot
     
  19. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    I think they are in a position right now where they get to sit back and watch others play their hand. If the Big 12 agrees to the binding media deal, they get stability. If the Big 12 doesn't, they have an invite in hand to the SEC.
     
  20. boulder77

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    Is there any credible confirmation out there that MU actually has an $EC offer in hand? All I've seen/heard is the loose lips of some second-rate booster who flapped his gums out of school. I also believe that the $EC "officially" denies making any such offer. I won't believe anything else on this until it actually happens.
     
  21. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    I would love to see MU get stuck in the Mack 10. MU fan seems to be very similar to KjucoState the last few years.
     
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  22. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    I'm wondering the same thing too and have yet to see any solid information stating that the SEC has extended an invitation to Missouri. :huh:
     
  23. sackman

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    "Credible information" has been hard to come by at all.
     
  24. Alfred91

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    JMO - the SEC was more than willing to consider taking Mizzery when it was apparent that the Big 12 was going to implode and there wouldn't be a conference for Baylor to accuse them of destroying. Now that it seems likely that the Big 12 is going to survive as long as Mizzery stays, they're not considering it.

    I'd say that the two-bit booster was trying out his very best T. Bone impression and talking out of his ass.
     
  25. whatthebuff

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    Yes, always tip the stylist 15%. Listen, John, I've gotta go, T. Boone Pickens just walked in.
     

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