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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    Yes, but why is Bowlsby putting this out there? To hasten the demise of the conference? More likely this is a high estimate as posturing for the possibility of a lawsuit/settlement. $14M x 8 teams x 3 years left on the contract means damages of $336M. He just set the starting figure for...
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    Even at a final 48 I think we are a stretch. Good on results, brand, excitement, rivalry, other sports, and past viewership. But do we really bring a market, do we really drive eyeballs? I doubt it. We are the second most popular team/school in a small market state. There's just no getting...
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    Forget the Big12. Forget the Pac12. Now even the Big10 needs to expand if it wants to remain relevant.
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    Yep, I also think this is what's going on. Penn St to the ACC? BS. The Big10 holds all the cards. The ACC or Pac12 could try to snatch up some of the remaining Big12 teams, and if one of them comes calling of course we take it, but none of that really matters. If the Big10 decides they want...
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    ... and another nomination, this time for the Pac 12!
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    Have you ever thought of being a Power 5 conference commissioner? I hear the Big 12 could use one...
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    Yes, except the threat of lawsuits and now pumping the brakes on the 12-team playoff could slow things down. It's a real problem for us that the Pac 12 seems to be completely clueless in all of this. Maybe it's just a facade? I see us in a dangerous position either way. If things move...
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    Yes and no. This is heading to only two entities, or potentially even just one. Jumping to the Pac 12 would be a stopgap, but it's still better (if available) than the AAC. If you are in the AAC you are out. If you are in the Pac 12, there is a chance that in the next round you get accepted...
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    The University of Oklahoma is not a private institution, it is a state-funded university. It's primary purpose is to serve the State of Oklahoma and it's tax payers. We can and we will fault them for doing something with such a large detrimental effect on the state as a whole, even if it...
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    Rx's Summer Thread #4: Your favorite player in each sport

    Football: RW McQuarters Basketball: RW McQuarters (not really, but there was that one Bedlam game when he got in a little staring match with <Ryan Humphrey?> and started rocking with his fists up like he was about to knock the dude out, one of my favorite Bedlam moments) Basketball: Desmond...
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    Not good, this is the doomsday kind of thinking, but it might be where we are headed. In this line of thought the Big10 commissioner holds all the cards. The Pac12 can make the next move and add a few teams if they want, but it doesn't really mean much. The Big10 can decide what the future of...
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    Imagine if you are the B1G AD. This idea of them moving to 16 teams means nothing. You would have two goals: 1) provide maximum revenue for your member schools, and 2) create a conference that can rival the SEC in power, whether this moves to a situation with two super-conferences or a merger...
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    Yeah, I suspect that is what this is about. I'm no law-talking-guy, but it seems this could be a precursor to a lawsuit. ESPN probably has a clause in our TV contract that says they get to renegotiate if the value of the Big XII media property is harmed by schools leaving the conference. But...
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    I see the logic in that, but then why are these professional, minor-league teams associated with universities at all? Do we really think institutes of higher education are the right organizations to run a football minor league? At that point, what's to stop Vince McMahon or Peyton Manning or...
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    But will they keep that up? Currently with two divisions of 7 teams, you play everyone in your division once (6 games) plus one yearly cross-division rivalry game plus one other rotating game. You only play the non-rival non-division teams once every 6 years. A&M still hasn't played at...