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3 minutes ago, Nueces River Rat said:

Pendejo speaks...

 

Oh wow, an online poll that is already heavily skewed toward only aggie responders located inside of a fucktard echo chamber, I wonder what the outcome will be

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14 minutes ago, Dbeasy said:

Uh, the Big 12 commissioner statement from one week ago demonstrates the little eight were wholly unprepared. 

Wait, so now you think Bob Bowlsby was speaking truth? Come on. We've all known this was a likelihood starting ten years ago. ESPN wasn't going to keep paying you guys crazy money for a single team network. It was clearly a bandaid. Programs have spent a lot of money on facilities the last ten years hoping it would help when this happened. That wasn't a coincidence.

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2 minutes ago, Cairn Horn88 said:

So, what’s to keep the remaining Big 12 teams from taking all the buyout money, then breaking up into other conferences?

Uncertainty, its the classic prisoners dilemma  . 

Do you wait an uncertain amount of time to wait for an uncertain amount of payout and risk entry into a new conference, or do you take the opportunity in hand to land somewhere to keep whatever payday you've lined up humming ? 

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10 minutes ago, Nicole44 said:

I guess they are too afraid to include OU…lulz. They really are trying to befriend them…lmao.

It's from the Lone Star Showdown twitter account. That was the stupid stat tracker that showed how badly Texas kicked the shit out of aggy each year, that they never won. Maybe they one once, maybe. Nobody really gave a shit about it.

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2 hours ago, Tonesky said:

LSU office mate has advised me that (1) outsiders view UT and aggy alumni/fans as being pretty much the same, and (2) we had better come to the SEC humbly and without ridiculous demands like horns down being a taunting penalty.....  I sure hope Sark rights this ship in a hurry and that our first spin around the SEC dance floor sets him and them straight.

tell him we said, "fuck you corn dog smelling coonass."

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6 hours ago, jimmyjazz said:

Counterpoint:  in the decade he's been Chancellor, A&M (B/CS) has expanded from 50K students to 71K students.  It is clearly damaging their academic reputation, to the point where a lot of people now think UT-Dallas is the second most reputable public school in the state.

Wow.  Didn't realize they pushed that number???  

I was thinking more about their system vs the mothership.  If aggy is going to gain any traction against UT,  it will have to be a continued effort to improve their schools in their system.   And as someone who as a student or now has kids of his own in both the UT or A&M systems, I can tell you hands down UT is still very much ahead in the systems part too.  But when Sharp came on board as Chancellor, he put more attention and resources into some of their systems schools.   A few others still need more, but it was much better than the "If we have to take them" attitude A&M had in the late 80's when they took on the South Texas University System which was urged on by the State Legislature back then.  It only inflamed aggy more when they forced the three South Texas schools to drop their names in favor of Texas A&M ---------.   The BOR and Chancellor really didn't give the three the time of day much less a real increase in meaningful funding until the state came in with the MALDEF settlement. 

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I know that the remaining 8 may not be likely to make as much money but I truly believe they will find good spots. Following all the Twitter the past several days it’s hard to believe that most won’t be in maybe a better position for their programs to survive. Or maybe I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue? I just see this move by TX/OU as speeding things up to the 4/5 conferences thing. Lots of things are going down right now. We just don’t know about most of it. I appreciate the Mountain West actually making a fucking statement instead of partnering with potato chips are snorting around about only AAU schools. At least they are paying attention. You get the sense the B1G and PAC 12 think it’s still 2018. 

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27 minutes ago, Huckleberry said:

Best statement I've seen. 

Agree.  Very professional.  

Shares facts about the state of Texas Tech, notes upward trajectory and pride in the direction it is going.  Notes that he will always act in the best interest of the university, its athletics department, and its affiliates.

It's almost like Schovanec realized that shitting on Texas and OU might not really help his cause.  And he decided to stifle whatever tantrum he had brewing (if any at all) until he cooled off.

Again, very professional. 

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16 minutes ago, BornAndRaised said:

 

I clicked on those guys talking for 20 seconds and all I heard was….  “They think this is the same atm as it was in 2011 and it’s not”.  Blah blah blah ect basically we SEC so even though we are about .500 vs power 5 schools since joining the SEC we are superior to all of the big 12.  Just delusional shit like always.  

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3 minutes ago, Nueces River Rat said:

Wow.  Didn't realize they pushed that number???  

I was thinking more about their system vs the mothership.  If aggy is going to gain any traction against UT,  it will have to be a continued effort to improve their schools in their system.   

Why improve the school systems when you can turn out hordes of brain washed mouth breathing voters?

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6 minutes ago, Nicole44 said:

I know that the remaining 8 may not be likely to make as much money but I truly believe they will find good spots. Following all the Twitter the past several days it’s hard to believe that most won’t be in maybe a better position for their programs to survive. Or maybe I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue? I just see this move by TX/OU as speeding things up to the 4/5 conferences thing. Lots of things are going down right now. We just don’t know about most of it. I appreciate the Mountain West actually making a fucking statement instead of partnering with potato chips are snorting around about only AAU schools. At least they are paying attention. You get the sense the B1G and PAC 12 think it’s still 2018. 

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4 minutes ago, closetojumping said:

 

Nebraska left for one reason and one reason only - 1-9. That's it. They can claim a million other reasons, but they left because Tom Osborne was angry that Texas was a power in the conference and owned them, so when he got a chance to bail, he took it. Nebraska took their ball and went home. Now they sit powerless and irrelevant without a recruiting base and without any other program giving any fucks. Fuck them and fuck any equivocating about why they left.

 

This.  The Big 12 was arguably 1b to the SEC's 1a when Nebraska ran away.  If they had stayed put we never flirt with the PAC, A&M probably never goes to the SEC, Bowlsby never get brought in as a brain dead corpse, and who knows maybe we are currently raiding the pac to get to 16.....

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6 minutes ago, closetojumping said:

 

This fucking thread adds a page every 15 minutes. I come back looking to catch up and then feel bad responding to shit that people wrote only a few hours ago. That said ...

Nebraska left for one reason and one reason only - 1-9. That's it. They can claim a million other reasons, but they left because Tom Osborne was angry that Texas was a power in the conference and owned them, so when he got a chance to bail, he took it. Nebraska took their ball and went home. Now they sit powerless and irrelevant without a recruiting base and without any other program giving any fucks. Fuck them and fuck any equivocating about why they left.

You're normally a fine poster here, but get a grip. People hate sissies. Nobody will shag you if you're crying all the time. 

Maybe if OSU would show up, oh, I don't know, more than once every 20 fucking years and beat OU then people would see things differently. You guys fucking choked every time you possibly could and opened the door for OU to the conference title every fucking time you did it. It's been fucking worse than Texas sucking against them. You're often not even close when it happens. It paints you as perennial also-rans and not worth the fucking hassle for something like big boy realignment. 

Beyond that, you guys benefitted from the most corrupt officiating event I have witnessed since Roy Jones "lost" in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. That event alone reminded most of us why we fucking hate this conference as it stands now. It took 6 years for gratification, but many of our hopes have always been that we'd find a way out, and for those left behind, they seem to believe that they'll be just fine on their own anyway, so fuck'em.

Maybe that makes me and UT fans like me arrogant, but we have zero fucks left to give. We've been called JR Ewing or Darth Vader or Gordon Gekko by the rest of the fucking whiny fanbases out there for the last 30 years. Might as well have the money and power to go with it, I guess. 

You are losing your fucking grip if you think "everyone was prepared", dude. That position is flatly laughable and indefensible.

So, Nebraska painted themselves into a corner…and the paint’s still wet?

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39 minutes ago, Huckleberry said:

Best statement I've seen. 

 

6 minutes ago, boilerhorn said:

Agree.  Very professional.  

Shares facts about the state of Texas Tech, notes upward trajectory and pride in the direction it is going.  Notes that he will always act in the best interest of the university, its athletics department, and its affiliates.

It's almost like Schovanec realized that shitting on Texas and OU might not really help his cause.  And he decided to stifle whatever tantrum he had brewing (if any at all) until he cooled off.

Again, very professional. 

Might need to poach him as an assistant AD....

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1 hour ago, RiceOwl said:

Sure-I agree with those articles.

I'm just not sure there's evidence that the counterfactual (a worsened football product) would "erase" those gains. 

Rice and SMU have mostly sucked at football since the SWC (and Rice since 1960) yet both remain fine universities. 

I agree with your point, but you need to re-think SMU; I have 4 extended family members that bought their master’s degrees there (yes, I meant “bought”).  Academic integrity?  Not their strong suit………

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3 hours ago, theBigHen said:

I have friends and relatives bombarding me with texts telling me how Texas is the bad guy and how we have fucked everyone in the conference over. Can someone provide me a brief and factual retort to this that will shut them up? 

Tell your  friends that they are absolutely  right.  Texas is evil and definitely the bad guy in this situation.  Texas should continue to not only subsidize 8 of its competitors, but also make critical strategic decisions on its future based solely on the best interests of those competitors just like that other uber successful team/company/organization.  You know the one…I can’t remember the name of it, but you know the one I am talking about! 

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8 minutes ago, TexasRenegade said:

Umm.... at this school it would be

 

"And thats the way it is"

 

 

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Know how I can tell you didn’t attend UT between roughly 1989 and 19-when the fuckever they dismantled Tex?

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6 minutes ago, closetojumping said:

 

This fucking thread adds a page every 15 minutes. I come back looking to catch up and then feel bad responding to shit that people wrote only a few hours ago. That said ...

Nebraska left for one reason and one reason only - 1-9. That's it. They can claim a million other reasons, but they left because Tom Osborne was angry that Texas was a power in the conference and owned them, so when he got a chance to bail, he took it. Nebraska took their ball and went home. Now they sit powerless and irrelevant without a recruiting base and without any other program giving any fucks. Fuck them and fuck any equivocating about why they left.

You're normally a fine poster here, but get a grip. People hate sissies. Nobody will shag you if you're crying all the time. 

Maybe if OSU would show up, oh, I don't know, more than once every 20 fucking years and beat OU then people would see things differently. You guys fucking choked every time you possibly could and opened the door for OU to the conference title every fucking time you did it. It's been fucking worse than Texas sucking against them. You're often not even close when it happens. It paints you as perennial also-rans and not worth the fucking hassle for something like big boy realignment. 

Beyond that, you guys benefitted from the most corrupt officiating event I have witnessed since Roy Jones "lost" in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. That event alone reminded most of us why we fucking hate this conference as it stands now. It took 6 years for gratification, but many of our hopes have always been that we'd find a way out, and for those left behind, they seem to believe that they'll be just fine on their own anyway, so fuck'em.

Maybe that makes me and UT fans like me arrogant, but we have zero fucks left to give. We've been called JR Ewing or Darth Vader or Gordon Gekko by the rest of the fucking whiny fanbases out there for the last 30 years. Might as well have the money and power to go with it, I guess. 

You are losing your fucking grip if you think "everyone was prepared", dude. That position is flatly laughable and indefensible.

I am but a humble poster in this village, but will work very hard to obtain enough rep with which to ply you with, good sir. Until the 'morrow.

Fucking this, dude. They MAY have had contingency plans in place, BUT none were anywhere close to thinking they would need them this soon. I bet at most they thought they would hear rumblings or maybe that they'd get a heads up from a reporter that found out and they would have time to put something together/ducks in a row, but not within 6 days time, homie. As Texas fans, we are still reeling from the news/change and are still trying to make sense of it and we are going to be fine. Sincerely, good luck. I never minded  the Pokes or Cyclones and I hope they get into good situations now and down the road.

Baylor, Tech, and TCU can eat a big shit sandwich. Do you know why? Because those dipshits are the shit-talkingest, whiniest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse and they thought they could keep talking shit thinking that we had to sit here and take it. Welp, let's see how that strategy works out for them.

Like, Chris Rock said, "A man University is as faithful as his options."

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6 minutes ago, Ignatius said:

Know how I can tell you didn’t attend UT between roughly 1989 and 19-when the fuckever they dismantled Tex?

Cronkite didn't voice TEX.

Dr. William Samuel Livingston voiced TEX.
 

 

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24 minutes ago, BornAndRaised said:

 

Bullshit!  I don’t believe it!  Cause that dumbass yankee fan here told us about 15 times it definitely isn’t going to happen, then it changed to it’s definitely not happening that fast.  I guess he’s wrong again. 

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1 minute ago, Hook1997 said:

Bullshit!  I don’t believe it!  Cause that dumbass yankee fan here told us about 15 times it definitely isn’t going to happen, then it changed to it’s definitely not happening that fast.  I guess he’s wrong again. 

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We need to make sure Tennessee and Ole Miss are on the schedule for Arch’s first year.

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