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The OFFICIAL Realignment Meltdown Thread

Discussion in 'OSU Sports Forum' started by snuffy, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. JoeHero

    A/V Subscriber JoeHero King of the Andals and the First Men

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    When the revenue distribution becomes so lopsided what's the point of even having athletic competition anymore? It defeats the purpose of even having a conference, except for scheduling convenience.
  2. NJAggie

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    It's a great PR line.
  3. NJAggie

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  4. OSUfanCliff

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    I think the difference is that the 7 of 9 will have the needed majority to effect any change they want after A&M leaves. And if Boren means what he says, they have it now. My inclination would be to put him to the test. Deaton needs to call a meeting and see how Boren votes.
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  5. JoeHero

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    Texas can go anywhere they want. They would have to give up the lhn, but they could literally go anywhere they desire. The only people with leverage is UT, ou then a distant third Missouri. ou gives up almost all of their leverage if they maintain their commitment to OSU. Texas can do what they want and the rest of the conference has to take it. If they band together and demand concessions that are unacceptable to ut, ut goes elsewhere and the big XII is still screwed.
  6. NJAggie

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    No the facts are that OU and UT are meeting to iron out how they can reap the benefit that has been handed to them, and they will call in the other 7 schools later and tell them what is expected of them.

    Dodds is already out there stating they are not changing a thing about the LHN, that there will be no expansion, and that he doesn't care what happens to Beebe. Oh, and OU will have their own network soon. Yep that's the winning formula for OSU.
  7. CowboyinAZ

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    On top of that they worked hard to get the LHN up and going, so of course their going to work behind the secenes to try and keep that together. anything that will jeprodize that, they will do anything to stop it. we will never hear about it but i have a feeling that espn has a lot to do with UT not changing or willing to change the LHN to go to the PAC
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    Well they were a huge factor, but it may just be because they are willing to bankroll Dodds drive for a conference where each school controls it's own media rights. I think Dodds did all the heavy lifting just having the contract allowed him to. He could never have done this if it was all on UT's dime.
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    They way I understood it was that the oklahoma network was split between OSU and OU

    But were now screwed regardless. I hate you Texas
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    I've never seen anything today that had anything but OU mentioned as having a network.
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    They refer to it as the Oklahoma network but it is both schools included in it. I'll look for a source.
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    Daily Oklahoman Story

    Don't know if this has already been posted, 19 pages is a lot to go through. Supposedly some source at ou said that ou and OSU were just using this mostly for leverage to get changes made to the current Big 12 structure and that they believe they still have the votes to get the changes made. Also, repeatedly talked about how hard ou and OSU were both working behind the scenes to get change made. It's actually a pretty good article that if were true shows at least a partnership mentality instead of a big/little brother mentality. Of course there are also things in the article that makes this just sound like someone making excuses for why ou wasn't invited to the PAC-12.
  13. ashpkt

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    Sounds like a bunch of B.S. spin to save face after a humiliating public rejection.
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    so this is what its like to get trained on by a genetically modified horse pig and a giant bull and as you can expect its no fun
  15. PistolPete'sMustache

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    Doomsday scenario I foresee: SEC invites Mizzou, OU, and Kansas. They add four new markets, including Texas and KC, and get two big fish in OU football and KU basketball. Politics be damned, OU can say they tried to get us in the Pac, but Texas screwed it up. OU's only shot at stability is to join the SEC at that point. Everyone wants to save OSU, but they can't sacrifice OU for the sake of OSU. Texas is forced to go Independent. OSU, Tech, Baylor, KSU, and ISU are left for Big East, if they'll have us.

    p.s. That is my meltdown scenario (some rationality is out the window here) since this is the meltdown thread.
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    Yep, I've already seen a few posts from goons saying they had an unconditional offer last year from the SEC, but they didn't take it because they wanted us to be a package deal.
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    SEC would take OU in a heartbeat. OU has resisted. But in this new landscape of instability, they may need to reconsider. SEC has been very clear they don't want us. Television markets and all, blah, blah, blah.
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    Big 12 Presidents need to kick UT out of the conference, then ask aggie to come home to equal revenue sharing, and invite one or three or seven new schools to join the conference to make it a 10, 12, or 16 team conference.
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