By the way, I hope DeLost is enjoying the fact that Mizzou took the Big 12's second largest TV market with it to the SEC while aTm gave the SEC a major TV foothold on Dodds' home turf. Texass arrogance in allowing those schools to leave has hurt the B12 big time. So let's add it up: B12 loses its second and third largest TV markets in Missouri and Colorado. SEC has to start sharing the huge Texas makret with the SEC. B12 also loses Nebraska's tiny TV market but with it loses a team with a huge regional if not national following. What does the B12 pick up in TV markets: West Freakin' Virginia. TCU adds nothing -- absolutely nothing -- to the TV markets. SEC wins big time. B12 loses big time.
Texas AD DeLoss Dodds is apparently still upset that Missouri dared to leave the Big XII. (Nevermind the fact that Texas has had talks with the Pac-12, the Big Ten, and even the ACC over the years.) Asked by Kirk Bohls of The Austin American-Statesman when the Longhorns will get back to the business of winning big in athletics, Dodds had this to say:
“We’re going to have good years again. Our bad years are not that bad. Take a school like Missouri. Our bad years are better than their good years. But we’ve created a standard.”
A standard of driving away schools from your conference? A standard of mocking Texas A&M’s move to the SEC only to watch in horror as the Aggies thrive and eclipse you in terms national coverage? A standard of saying bratty things that would best be left to, ya know, folks like us on the internet?
Ah, well. It’s like we always say: You can’t spell CLASS without ASS.