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RE: Hot News out of Louisvilleon Temple last night 2/22/2012
(02-23-2012 10:35 AM)Frank the Tank Wrote:
(02-23-2012 10:22 AM)BigEastHomer Wrote: If Louisville goes, they go. We'd still be at a good, solid, 12. Our next expansion would then be when Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech, leave for the Pac 12.
After that happens, I still like Air Force. And then I'd take the Kansas schools. That last spot in the BE should then go to the winner of a battle royal.
......But, I'm still not sold that Howie has 'back door' access to DeLoss Dodds just yet... and he's running that show.
Louisville may or may not end up going to the Big 12, but no one should either (1) assume the bolded will be happening AT ALL with the Texas need for control, control and more control (which it can't get in the Pac-12) or (2) believe that the Big East would have any ability to poach the Big 12 even if Texas left for the Pac-12. Conference realignment has shown that lower conferences don't get to jump higher conferences when such higher conferences lose members. Instead, the lower conferences get slapped back to the stone age as soon as they trick themselves into thinking that they can leapfrog someone ahead of them. See what the SEC/Big Ten/Pac-12 did to the Big 12, what the ACC/Big 12 did to the Big East, what the Big East did to the MWC/C-USA, and what the MWC did to the WAC. If there's one rule in conference realignment, it's that s**t ALWAYS runs downhill. The pecking order isn't changing, so get to the highest ground possible as fast as you can. Anyone that thinks that you can jump ahead of someone else due to such someone else's attrition is in for a very rude awakening.
But frank, where is the power or money in the Big XII without Texasand OU? Those other leagues never lost their biggest money makers/leaders. Where us the TV draw coming from in a Big XII made up of Baylor, TCU, WVU, KU, KSU, ISU and maybe UofL and BYU? How is that more powerful then the big east besides the name Big XII?
|02-23-2012 11:26 AM