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6 minutes ago, Helobious said:

No point in mucking up the thread so I’ll just leave it at that. Not like we’ll have an answer one way or the other until at the earliest after the season ends anyway. I’ve made my stance known. I will revel in seeing all these people that think I’m stupid get proven wrong though. 

I too think you're stupid.

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27 minutes ago, ChiTownDoc said:

Castiglione is a fucking Boss.  Something about that Sicilian blood and making these type of moves...

aggy about to ask for that Chesterfield.

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34 minutes ago, jimmyjazz said:

The whole thing is hilarious.  The SEC benefits tremendously by adding three additional legendary rivalries to what they had -- UA/AU and UGA/UF.  The historical significance of UT/OU, UT/A&M and UT/Ark can't be overstated.  I doubt all 3 would happen every year, but UT/OU surely will.  It's a huge boost for the conference, but Aggies are twisted up in their pathological little brother mindset.  They can't help it.

This.

When has conference realignment ever REINSTATED 2 historic rivalries?!

I hate a huge swath of SEC fans and the ESPN felating of the conference just as much as anyone, but we get to play all our traditional rivals every year again.

AND we are going to get Uber-bank doing it!

That's a good thing.

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A week before this broke, I found myself in that rather rare circumstance in Alabama-- face to face with an actual Aggy in Aggy gear. He said Aggy things. My role at this event where we both were was to be bland, polite, and adult. In other words, not myself. I managed to do so.

Were I to meet this Aggy today, I fear that I would be more myself.

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Peeking around at other conferences:

Ohio State Football: Which schools should Big Ten pursue for expansion?

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The Ohio State football team may have to deal with some new members in the Big Ten soon. If so, who should the conference take a look at for expansion?

It looks like we’re heading for another seismic shift in college football. Next week, Oklahoma and Texas are reportedly going to inform the Big XII they are will to apply to join the SEC. Moves like this usually trigger a domino effect. If those two schools do leave the Big XII, I fully expect the Big Ten to pursue expansion. The question is, who will they invite to join?

Let’s get this out of the way right now: Notre Dame is off the table. They are firmly and happily entrenched in the ACC because that conference will allow them to remain independent in football. The Irish don’t care if they are in the middle of Big Ten country.

They care about keeping all of the money for themselves. They have their own tv contract and don’t have to share any money brought in from playoff appearances and bowl games. That won’t happen if they join the Big Ten. Notre Dame is not a consideration here.

So, who are some schools the Big Ten should look at? One suggestion I saw was TCU. This would allow the conference to have a presence in the large Dallas TV market. But, I think there is another that makes much more sense from a geographic and rivalry standpoint.

In my opinion, Iowa State is a perfect fit for the Big Ten. They sit squarely in the middle of the conference’s West division and they already have a standing rivalry with Iowa. They could easily develop one with Minnesota, Wisconsin, and rekindle pleasantries with former Big XII member Nebraska.

The Cyclones also have a head coach similar to Ryan Day. Matt Campbell is a young, up-and-coming coach who has built a quality program in a place I thought I’d never see. With a twelve-team playoff coming, Iowa State would give the Big Ten a legitimate yearly contender.

If you add a team more suited to the West, it makes sense to add one suited to the East. There is only one team in the Big XII that fits that description: WVU. Yes, I know they’re not exactly glamorous, but, like Iowa State, they make sense again from a geographic and rivalry standpoint.

Penn State and Maryland are longtime rivals of the Mountaineers. Wouldn’t it be much better for the conference to have Penn State end their season with WVU rather than Michigan State? Rutgers and the Mountaineers met for thirty consecutive years when both were either independents or members of the Big East.

Anyone who lives along the Ohio River between Ohio and West Virginia will tell you of the rivalry between the two states. An Ohio State football-WVU yearly meeting would generate a huge amount of interest and give each a rival within easy driving distance.

The two schools are only about 3 ½ hours apart (although Morgantown is the worst college town in the country to get into or out of on game day). WVU may not be a stylish choice, but they make a lot of sense.

In the end, we all know how this will play out if the Big Ten decides on expansion. The bean counters will count up the projected amount of beans the conference can make off of each school being considered and the powers-that-be will go with whoever they think can make them the most money. Geography, rivalries, and what can create the most fun and interest for fans won’t matter.

Money will be the deciding factor as it is in all decisions concerning collegiate athletics. As I said, if the SEC expands by taking in Oklahoma and Texas, I don’t think there is any question the Big Ten will look to add teams as well.

 

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Just now, Hank Kingsley said:

Let’s please make a pact to never chant “SEC” at any Texas sporting event. I’m fine with putting it in writing. 

It's been settled.  Other than the first time you all play aggy and are up a couple TD's it's fine to chant in a mocking fashion.  Otherwise, hell no.  I'd say that first year, anytime your team is beating an SEC team it's ok to chant in a 'haha' way. 

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1 hour ago, TonyTexas said:

Lulz. Let’s pin this to the top. I love to embarrass that guy

 

 

18 minutes ago, Helobious said:

Good luck with that. Literally all of this commotion is stemming from 2nd rate reporters & online rumors. There’s nothing official at all or even any rumblings of anything official. There’s no way TX & OU move conferences, they’re anchored with the big 12, like it or not. Plus, the SEC already has a Texas footprint and stands to gain absolutely nothing by adding 2 schools. Pin this shit when the season ends and still no announcement has been made. I already knew houston had dumb sports fans, but jesus. 

It’s so easy. 

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19 minutes ago, Helobious said:

Good luck with that. Literally all of this commotion is stemming from 2nd rate reporters & online rumors. There’s nothing official at all or even any rumblings of anything official. There’s no way TX & OU move conferences, they’re anchored with the big 12, like it or not. Plus, the SEC already has a Texas footprint and stands to gain absolutely nothing by adding 2 schools. Pin this shit when the season ends and still no announcement has been made. I already knew houston had dumb sports fans, but jesus. 

Have you not Realignmented before?

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Here's your money big12
Oh wait where do I send it, you don't fucking exist anymore without us dipshit fuckfaces fuck you
I'm sure Bowlsby would provide his personal account number, his retirement party starts next week.
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22 minutes ago, Helobious said:

Good luck with that. Literally all of this commotion is stemming from 2nd rate reporters & online rumors. There’s nothing official at all or even any rumblings of anything official. There’s no way TX & OU move conferences, they’re anchored with the big 12, like it or not. Plus, the SEC already has a Texas footprint and stands to gain absolutely nothing by adding 2 schools. Pin this shit when the season ends and still no announcement has been made. I already knew houston had dumb sports fans, but jesus. 

 

2 minutes ago, Hurtlocker said:

Have you not Realignmented before?

first time GIF

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5 hours ago, Mitch Cumsteen said:

The official university announcement of this move needs to come out in a tweet that ends with, "Please respect my decision."
 

#AGTG Please respect my decision. Does anyone know someone who does edits?

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Also, lol at TCU thinking they can sneak into PAC. PAC would take Boise State or San Diego State before a Jesus school 
 
 
Except froggy has been a Jesus school in name only for quite some time now.

But you're right, that detail won't matter, it's still in their name.
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27 minutes ago, Helobious said:

Good luck with that. Literally all of this commotion is stemming from 2nd rate reporters & online rumors. There’s nothing official at all or even any rumblings of anything official. There’s no way TX & OU move conferences, they’re anchored with the big 12, like it or not. Plus, the SEC already has a Texas footprint and stands to gain absolutely nothing by adding 2 schools. Pin this shit when the season ends and still no announcement has been made. I already knew houston had dumb sports fans, but jesus. 

Performance art? It almost has to be to squeeze so much wrong into one post. 

Unless you are actually Kirk Bohls. 

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2 hours ago, fattyflattie said:

Correct. 

Lol @PilotsError and @Sal   Come down to my 5 aggy and 1 horn deer lease and ask them what they mean by it, especially about 15 seconds after Mond throws a intercept. I’m pretty fucking far from a race baiter but that’s the “culture” they’re referring to.  

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1 hour ago, Dr. Beeper said:

You’re way wrong. OU is much bigger than anything not Texas or the Cowboys, and is at least as equal to Texas, and every year will increasingly gain a larger share from Texas. 

I don't live there but I obviously know a ton of OU alums there. I have WAY more UT family then I do OU family, and none of them live in Dallas.  And maybe it's because of the recent success and UT wandering the woods a bit, but it does seem like Dallas is becoming more and more OU each year I go back.  I think Dallas kind of sucks (hmmm) but that's my two cents...

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3 minutes ago, fattyflattie said:

Lol @PilotsError and @Sal   Come down to my 5 aggy and 1 horn deer lease and ask them what they mean by it, especially about 15 seconds after Mond throws a intercept. I’m pretty fucking far from a race baiter but that’s the “culture” they’re referring to.  

We don’t care. Take this somewhere else.

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Just now, ChiTownDoc said:

I don't live there but I obviously know a ton of OU alums there. I have WAY more UT family then I do OU family, and none of them live in Dallas.  And maybe it's because of the recent success and UT wandering the woods a bit, but it does seem like Dallas is becoming more and more OU each year I go back.  I think Dallas kind of sucks (hmmm) but that's my two cents...

As a person who has lived there and generally loves the place Dallas is breeding ground for bandwagon fans. Whoever is hot at the moment will be the talk of the town. 

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1 minute ago, ChiTownDoc said:

I don't live there but I obviously know a ton of OU alums there. I have WAY more UT family then I do OU family, and none of them live in Dallas.  And maybe it's because of the recent success and UT wandering the woods a bit, but it does seem like Dallas is becoming more and more OU each year I go back.  I think Dallas kind of sucks (hmmm) but that's my two cents...

I've have a friend/acquaintance that has lived in Plano for 25+ years, and he maintains that the number of UT and OU flags he sees around where lives fluctuates like the stock market, as each team succeeds more or less relative to the other.  

DFW is after all the sports bandwagon metro area par excellence. 

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Just now, Sir Ulrich said:

As a person who has lived there and generally loves the place Dallas is breeding ground for bandwagon fans. Whoever is hot at the moment will be the talk of the town. 

I agree but it's funny how the more the Dallas Cowboys suck, the more fans they scoop up.  Gluttons for punishment...

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12 minutes ago, Vertigo said:

#AGTG Please respect my decision. Does anyone know someone who does edits?

I think we should go with "The University of Texas has decided to take our talents Southeast"

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