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Interim Big 12 Commish Says Missouri Isn’t A Culture Fit With SEC

Big 12 interim commissioner Chuck Neinas (photo at left) believes Missouri will stay in its current home when all’s said and done.  Of course, last week he was saying there was a chance he could talk Texas A&M into staying, so his statement should probably be taken as an “all’s well” message to the press and a “please don’t leave us” message to Mizzou officials.

According to The Kansas City Star, Neinas said yesterday that the Tigers share a culture with the Big 12:


“Every conference has a culture, as I’ve learned through the years.  One thing I can say with certainty is Missouri’s culture belongs in the Big 12, not the SEC.”


Technically, I think most long-time MU fans would tell Neinas that Missouri’s culture belonged in the old Big 8… not a Big 12 that has turned into a Texas-driven nightmare that’s run off longtime Mizzou rivals Nebraska and Colorado.

Laughably, Neinas even suggested that the SEC is nothing more than the flavor of the month:


“You know what happens is a pretty girl walks down the aisle and you say, ‘Boy, I’d like to take her to the prom.’  But there’s also one who’s tried and true and you know is going to be there.”


Uh, right.

Whether Missouri is the right fit or the SEC — and vice versa — or not, the league is more like an angel walking down the aisle and offering Mizzou an opportunity to leave the crazy witch that’s currently telling it what to do and when to do it.

So how serious are things in Columbia?  Well, the lead writer for PowerMizzou.com — the Rivals site covering the Tigers — wrote yesterday that it’s time for Missouri to switch leagues.

The site has even polled some Texas-based Missouri prospects to see if a move to the SEC would hurt the Tigers’ chances of landing those players.  The MU commitments were unanimously in favor of a move to the SEC.

According to Orangebloods.com — the Rivals site that covers Texas — sources have said that Missouri has been told by the SEC that an application would be met favorably and that one big selling point for the MU is its AAU membership.

Stay tuned…

 


23 comments
Leftovers
Leftovers

Dear SEC,

Missouri = poop

Add them. Don't add them. Whatever.

I am so tired of conference expansion. Adding a "single" (with nobody on base) like Missouri or West Virginia does nothing for me.

Can we talk about the games? Seriously, this expansion stuff jumped the shark a long time ago.

signed,

college football fans

JJ1
JJ1

Missouri isn't going to the SEC. There's no story here. Now move along.

Minnemo
Minnemo

Except the tried and true girl keeps trying to leave Mizzou every few months. Now she wants the bank account and she'll stay. Dump her Mizzou, move on.

Mr. ShowMe
Mr. ShowMe

If I was Mizzou's currators, my only comment to Mr. Chuck Neinas and The vampire league(Big XII), would come from the Sound of Music.

So long, Farewell, Auf Wiedereshen, Goodbye...

UofA72
UofA72

Mizzou better get out now before they are "Von Trapped".

SEC Honk
SEC Honk

East Division:
Alabama
Auburn
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
South Carolina
Tennessee

West Division:
Arkansas
LSU
Mississippi
Mississippi State
Missouri
Texas A&M
Vanderbilt

Book it.

MissouriGuy
MissouriGuy

I go to Mizzou and I'm praying that we join your league. What the SEC has built is just awesome to say the least, best teams, best fanbases, best football.

Anyone at Mizzou that wants to stay in the Big 12 so we can play the likes of Texas Tech and now probably some crappy Big LEast schools is retarded. 9/10 Mizzou fans want to go to the SEC, the entire athletic Department, and the Governor do too. The only thing this is hinging on the the Board of Curators.

14 teams would be fine, schedule would be: 6 divisional games, 1 cross-divisional rival, 2 rotating cross-divisional games

AllTideUp
AllTideUp

I've started to believe recently that it's going to happen. Brady Deaton being removed from the Big 12 expansion committee chairman was a big sign I believe.

FourThinInches
FourThinInches

That girl (big 12) is waiting to sue you and collect a 20 million $ divorce settlement from you if you leave for that other woman (SEC). That is how that commissioner should have said it.

UofA72
UofA72

As long as Texas is in control of the Big 12, their "culture" will resemble one grown in a petri dish.

I've lived in Texas. I do a lot of business in Missouri. Missouri's culture is NOT like University of Texas, ergo Big12.

Willie!T
Willie!T

I've written before, 13 is temporary. 14 is just 12 with love handles, 16 is just plain fat. This growth for the sake of growth in revenue is going to take a great thing (divisional play & championship games) created by Roy Kramer, and turn it into a bloated beast that turns off viewers.

Take Mizzou and stop. The ACC, PAC, & BIGTEN are standing pat. The Big12 & BigEastwill pick up some current NonAQ teams and get to either 10 or 12. Let it happen and let things settle down. Get a fat new TV contract and settle down for 5-10 years. Before the NEXT round of tv contract negotiations, make a GRAND MOVE! Change the game! Turn college football on it's heels!

Slive doesn't have the kahunas to put together a game changer the way Roy Kramer did and there really is no reason to rush into anything. It has taken the PAC12 & BIGTEN 20 years to get to where the SEC was in 1992 for Pete's sake.

The volatility in the Big12 is the ONLY reason to take action now and the attractiveness of Mizzou in getting to 14, expanding footprint, and fitting in with the move the SEC will need to make in 5-10 years are undeniable.

Mizzou, Welcome to the SEC and the future of college sports!

strickinms
strickinms

SEC needs to wait and see who comes to them for membership. I think that SEC will have some inquires about membership shortly. Maybe the SEC needs to have a new member fee since we don't have an exit fee.

AllTideUp
AllTideUp

If the SEC hasn't received any inquiries by now then they probably aren't going to anytime soon. They may very well have received some inquiries though and I'd bet that one of those came from Mizzou otherwise none of this business would have gotten this far.

UofA72
UofA72

"But there's also one who's tried and true and you know is going to be there".

Sounds like he is trying to convince Mizzou to go to the SEC. He can't possibly be talking about the Big12. Ninety per cent of the things said by Big 12 hasn't turned out "true", and only 75% of the Big 12 is still "there".

Big 12= $20 million buy out. SEC= $-0- buy out. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, Big 12, TEAR DOWN THAT WALL!

AllTideUp
AllTideUp

I was thinking that earlier. Comparing the Big 12 to a girl "who's tried and true and you know is going to be there" is probably the most ridiculous analogy I've ever heard.

SecFan
SecFan

Missouri doesn't have to be a culture fit. It's eyeballs son, eyeballs. Culture, tradition? Just sell 'em out for eyeballs.

Joe
Joe

SEC thought Missouri would even out the conference after Texas A&M accepted. Regardless of what Slive says, the conference must have an even number of teams or the schools will not be happy - scheduling nightmares & un-fair championship playoff rotation. The brass at LSU have already said we must have an even number of teams. The SEC needs to do what the ACC has done twice already - take action.

Tyler B
Tyler B

Fake Mizzou: “You know what happens is a pretty girl walks down the aisle and you say, ‘Boy, I’d like to take her to the prom.’ But there’s also one who’s tried and true and you know is going to be there.”

Real Mizzou: “I’ve been dating the same girl for like, 100 years. She’s boring and her older sisters constantly pick on her. I had to dump her. Why? I’ve got the opportunity to marry the richest, hottest girl in the country and all I have to do is ask. Do I have the satchel to ask or do I want my old girl back?

MIZ_SEC
MIZ_SEC

What the commish fails to understand is that the league Mizzou helped to fund in the early 20th century is much different than today's mutated version, especially if it follows through on rumors to add members such as Louisville, Cincinnati, Boise State, West Virginia, etc.

concerned Tiger
concerned Tiger

Dear SEC,

Just stop. Return Texas A&M and admit this whole thing was a giant mistake.

signed,

SEC fans

RollTide84
RollTide84

How is it a mistake? Mizzou and aTm sound great.

Leftovers
Leftovers

You can fake excitement for both of these irrelevant athletic programs if you want. These aren't "home runs". Texas A&M isn't going to "deliver" Texas. Texas A&M is only even on TV when it plays Texas or Arkansas. Texas A&M can't "carry" a time slot like Penn State or Florida State. We just added maybe one Tier 1 match up (Arkansas vs. Texas A&M) and a few Tier 2's (Texas A&M vs. Florida/Alabama). Missouri adds absolutely nothing besides Tier 3 match ups. Missouri plays on the Fox Sports Regional Branch and FX even when they are playing a team like Oklahoma. Missouri has been passed over by the Big Ten for over a century.

I'm okay with Texas A&M and Florida State. Even then, getting to 15 and 16 would be quite a letdown.

Bottom line, since we can't get Florida State for a while, this whole thing has been a mistake. By choosing between Missouri and West Virginia we are accepting leftovers as this very blog suggests.

Mizzou to SECede
Mizzou to SECede

Hey Troll, err Leftovers, get back to work, there are cars to wash. Its rather obvious that you have never attended an SEC school. Mizzou and aTm are perennial Top 25 football programs (MU as of late and aTm back on the rise). Mizzou is a traditional basketball power who will steamroll most of the conference. Academically, MU and aTm are upgrades for the SEC. The smart people making decisions for the SEC are attracted to Mizzou and aTm for a number of reasons, TV sets included. Those TV sets add another $100 million dollars to the kitty. Those smart people know that quality programs from an estranged BXII take the SEC another step above rival 'power' conferences.

MU and aTm are the Arky and SC of this era.

The Big XII conference is an afterthought in 5 years. This move makes sense for Mizzou, aTm and the SEC. Texas? It would divide the SEC like it has every other conference it has reigned over. OU? Doesn't have the sack to leave Texas' shadow? FSU? WVU? Really? They don't bring the $$$. Thats why it won't happen.

Go back to the trailer park dude.

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