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Big Ten bound?

Power of Corn

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
i wonder when espn's bad contract with texas runs out, cause when that quits paying, texas will go hunting for another cash cow, or sucker who will fall for their claims to be a good partner, texas population and tv sets are not as valuable as some conferences would be lead to believe.... there is a price to be paid for that increase in $, and its not worth it.
 
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wheat

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
Agreed. Texas expects to run things from an administrative standpoint. They won't play second fiddle to anyone, nor will they accept having Michigan and Ohio State as equals. Oh, and there's that Longhorn Network thing.
It's hard to imagine Texas co-existing with Michigan and Ohio State (or anyone else who might dare challenge their ability to get their way on essentially everything). Texas has screwed up every conference they have ever been a part of. I would hope the B1G would proceed with extreme caution. I get the attraction of the Texas market but UT is like the beauty queen who also happens to be a psychotic $&*@%.

The LHN is a major obstacle as the BTN is not a part of the ESPN family of networks. I would think the ACC would be a more likely landing place for Texas because, if for no other reason, the ESPN connection between the LHN and ACC network would allow some contractual flexibility.

I still think the Big 12 survives as Texas' private playground where they get whatever they want. It was humorous to read SurlyHorns after the Big 12 CCG game, though, as a number of them wanted to join the PAC 12 to get away from the "biased officiating".
 
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CO4NU

Scout Team
5 Year Member
TexASS - 2.

Conferences - 0

They join the BiG X they will score a hat trick.

I do believe the BIG is smarter than that?

I hope.
 
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CP Red

Recruit
2 Year Member
14 team leagues are ridiculous. 16 team leagues are moreso.

Drop Rutgers and someone else if this is the case.
Teams would have 2 crossover games, soooo basically 2 conferences.
Having said that, the West conference would stack up.
 

Red Crawdad

Varsity
10 Year Member
Talk about increasing your chances that a B1G team will not be represented in the playoff.
If the B1G moved to 16 teams, the other conferences would follow suit in dismantling the B12. Then you'd have a 4 conference play-off set. Win your division to get into the 8 team field, beat the other conference division team to get to the Final 4, and let the conference winners duke it out for the title.
 

707194959725

Recruit
If the B1G moved to 16 teams, the other conferences would follow suit in dismantling the B12. Then you'd have a 4 conference play-off set. Win your division to get into the 8 team field, beat the other conference division team to get to the Final 4, and let the conference winners duke it out for the title.
Back to the future. With a 16 team conf, and 2 eight team divisions, we are basically back to the Big 8 with a conference tie in for a bowl game replaced by the CCG; that then feeds the CFP.
 

cthusker

You talken to me?
5 Year Member
The idea the TEXASS dirtbags would be willing to play Oklahoma and a resurgent Nebraska every year is laughable...
 
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