JB TexasEx, singlehanded through his comments, is proving everything that the "A&M propaganda machine" supposedly lied about TU:
1) Texas is arrogant and full of themselves
2) Texas is hard to get along with
3) Texas whines about everything that doesn't go their way
4) Texas is actually jealous of others when they do something to better themselves, especially if it was against the wishes of mighty Texas
No wonder Notre Dame won't join your league! And don't try to act like TCU and WVU were sound replacements for A&M and Mizzou. In the short run, everyone in the Big 12 will get more money because it's a smaller pie. But in the long run things will continue to be problematic and the league brand will suffer. The only flagships left are TU and OU. TCU is a one hit wonder that will fade like Utah. WVU is the next Louisville of the early 2000's. Texas Tech is already over. Kansas is like Kentucky - one good season every 20 years and the other 19 years only cares about basketball. Okie State helps with depth and SOS, but doesn't draw any national interest, even when playing big opponents. Kansas State is like Pittsburgh without the history - comes on the radar once every 4 years for a big game, then goes AWOL until next leap year. I don't need to mention Baylor or Iowa State. Nebraska and A&M had real brand equity and staying power, like TU and OU. Half of the top shelf teams are gone.
Next go round of TV deals are not going to be pretty because by then the Big 12 will be like the ACC of yesteryear - 1 or 2 good teams and a dozen mediocre ones. Next thing you know the 1 or 2 teams aren't so good anymore.
@Gamecock in ATL You know the worst thing about taking A&M and Mizzou? JB shows up on this site and brings his crap along with him. Ever here him say a nice thing about anybody other than "his herd?" Nothing more bitter I suppose than a neutered bovine I suppose. Tell Steve we all said "Hi." He's more fun to watch on the sidelines than a clown with six ferrets in his pants...... Gonna miss the boy when he leaves the sport.
@Gamecock in ATL Wow...you sure got me "Gamecock".
What little you know about Texas and the Big 12 was gleaned from what? Your new "rivals". USCe should know about being a one-hit wonder though. Y'all haven't done much to distinguish yourselves...ever. Your school is a SEC "flagship"? Delusional? Only powerhouses in SEC today are Bama & LSU.
Don't worry about our media rights deal. Money will never be a problem for UT and our new Big 12 deal will compare favorably to the SEC's. Especially after we add FSU and Clemson. Now your TV renegotiations, particularly T1 with CBS, haven't had any movement yet. Guess these two "brands" didn't add much.
@JB TexasEx A&M is in a better place for A&M. As far as I can tell, that video has nothing to do with UBovine. Besides, UBovine gets to keep its network and, thanks to the SEC 'Champions Bowl', Big-12 looks to have come out in decent enough shape. It's a win-win... why you so mad bro?
@elgoob Not mad at A&M's decision. Something needed to change - SEC is a good fit for them.
I'm angry at Aggies who point the finger at UT and their idiot accomplices in the press who blame us for their departure. Big 12 rules were the same for everybody and they gave UT, OU and A&M a decided advantage over Baylor, Iowa State, etc. My "hypocrites" point is A&M NEVER voted for equal revenue sharing. That's a fact.
@JB TexasEx As Ronald Reagan used to say ... "there you go again."
Did I ever say that South Carolina was a flagship school in the SEC? No, I didn't. SC adds depth, intriguing games on a national level (e.g. SC vs. UGA), and a strong fan base and atmosphere (80k stadium). Not an Alabama, but certainly an asset to the conference.
You are changing the subject a little bit to current performance with your reference to Bama and LSU. By that measure alone, Texas is not a powerhouse in the Big 12 anymore than Tennessee is in the SEC. But we both know that is the wrong metric. Beyond Bama and LSU, UF, UGA, and Tenn are all big brands that any conference would kill for. Add SC and Auburn and you start to get the idea on depth in the conference. Oh, now add A&M too, which even though you despise, you know is a very strong addition to the league.
As for the future, I know you read a lot of Orangebloods.com, but let's get real - no one knows how the realignment will shake out. Count FSU and Clemson IF you get them. Those would be nice schools for you to add, but don't count them yet. Also we'll see how the TV deals turn out.