Banned to Bedlam & Flame
- May 28, 2010
One could be that while Oklahoma and Texas remain in the big 12, they will be the top two recruiting teams in the conference. So if they are gone, then that might open up some doors.
And of course there’s having a deal with Oklahoma and texas on the field. Yeah, we know Texas sucks and they haven’t been a threat for a while, but Sarkisian knows offense and now he has a quarterback so they could be a threat. Maybe.
Then if there is no negotiation for a buyout, that means the big 12 would receive zero dollars from a negotiated settlement to see these two programs leave. They would just play out their contract, continue to dominate in recruiting and more than likely continue winning the conference.
Other reasons might include just getting a fresh new start with the new teams. So it’s truly the new big 12. I think it would be funny if all these new teams came into the conference and either OU or Texas won it anyway.
But on the other hand, I can see that they don’t want to help them. And negotiating a lower fee to exit would certainly help them. And of course then there’s all the loss of tv revenue and TV viewership numbers. But if they Believe these four new teams would make up for that loss, then it’s no big deal.
So then it just comes down to the bottom line, what does the big 12 gain from keeping these two teams in the conference for the next three seasons? I suppose the payouts to each team would continue to be as high as they are now, and they would be significantly less otherwise without them. Having two blue bloods in the conference does help their reputation of the conference. Increases the likelihood of a playoff or NY6 bowl from the conference
But that good also comes with the bad. That is having to deal with your ex while still living in the same house. And your ex is always leaving the lights on, doesn’t put away the food, and flirting with your new girlfriend, and keeps winning. You have to deal with the possibility, and very real likelihood of having to suffer defeats in recruiting in on the field to your ex who would move out if you just let them.
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