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Byrdybyrd05
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Is Texas to blame for all this conference realignment crap?

If they never started the Longhorn network that nobody watches, Aggies and Mizzou would still be in the big12.


LonghornMM
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Wrong. a&m was already in discussion about leaving the Big 12 before the LHN. Texas approached a&m and AD Bill Byrne about forming the Lone Star Network, with equal shares going to both Texas and a&m, and Byrne turned it down. He said that it would never work. After that, Texas began discussion with ESPN and the LHN was formed. a&m lied and blamed Texas and LHN for the reason why they left the Big 12, when the reality is they already had one foot out the door.


Reservoir Ag
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Member since Dec 2020
2465 posts

Go back to orange bloods you big fcking douche bag.

You’re one of the biggest prick posters on the entire internet.

Edit: And the split offered was 50/50 but eventually lowered to 95/5. Quote provided in the link
Houston Chronical
This post was edited on 7/5 at 11:08 pm


bah7tea
Missouri Fan
Member since May 2015
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It is definitely a main antagonist. But this started in 1984 with a court case:

LINK

The Supreme Court broke the NCAA's hold on television rights to college football games.


BurntOrangeMan
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Member since May 2021
3471 posts

Then you can blame the rest of the B12. Every team in the B12 either turned down a conference tv channel &/or was trying to develop their own behind the scenes. They had several years to say yes to a conference deal.


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osu125
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The 1984 court case first started the tv money.

BIG12 forming with an unequal Revenue model that eventually ran off one of the teams is was intended to help enrich (Nebraska).

5 Big 12 south schools and Colorado schools flirting with the PAC 10 but then changing their mind ran off Colorado.

aTm’s constant quest to escape the shadow of Texas sent them packing.

David Boren saying ou wouldn’t be wallflowers in realignment helped nudge Missouri as well.

The Longhorn network never had much to do with it.


truth22
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Typical T-sip lying their arse off. Suffice it to say you’re wrong.


ouflak
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David Boren saying ou wouldn’t be wallflowers in realignment helped nudge Missouri as well.

As well as saying that OU and Oklahoma State were joined at the hip conference-wise. That certainly sent a bit of shockwave through other B12 athletic departments at the time and even through OU fans. On that basis alone, I can't blame Missouri for getting out at the first opportunity. USC/UCLA being tied together, I can easily see the argument. No way any school's fate should be tied to Oklahoma State (except maybe a school like Tulsa, Oral Roberts or the like).
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SOBMarcus
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We we have eventually arrived at this point anyway, because of the Gordon Gecko principle…


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KaiserSoze99
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It was them trying to pack us into the pac 12 without our consent that caused all the bull shite. The longhorn network was just the excuse we needed to leave them in B12 with the have nots.

But, yes. 100% this is the fricking longhorns' doing. ALL of it.
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Why not, you snowflakes.


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LonghornMM
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quote:

Go back to orange bloods you big fcking douche bag.

You’re one of the biggest prick posters on the entire internet.

Edit: And the split offered was 50/50 but eventually lowered to 95/5. Quote provided in the link
Houston Chronical


I see that you're a stalker and are a fan of mine. I had to come over here after several threads had been linked on OB. It never gets old piling on you aggy wannabes. Some things never change. aggy is getting trolled, dissed and made fun of like they do on every forum.

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Buster83
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Wrong. a&m was already in discussion about leaving the Big 12 before the LHN. Texas approached a&m and AD Bill Byrne about forming the Lone Star Network, with equal shares going to both Texas and a&m, and Byrne turned it down. He said that it would never work. After that, Texas began discussion with ESPN and the LHN was formed. a&m lied and blamed Texas and LHN for the reason why they left the Big 12, when the reality is they already had one foot out the door.




Wow, there is a lot wrong here.

The donghorns were looking into joining the PAC back in 2010 and had to have A&M join with them in order to seal the deal. Chokelahoma was not even part of the discussion. A&M seriously considered it but in the end decided it was not a good fit and declined the offer.

A&M started discussing joining the SEC back in 2011. About the same time, tu and A&M were looking into a network channel with ESPN that was supposed to be shared by both schools.

One year later, the SEC invited A&M to join the SEC. They also were continuing to work with ESPN on a network. It was becoming pretty obvious that the network was going to be controlled by the donghorns. DeLoss Dodds, donghorn AD at the time, in his arrogant way, even admitted that they planned to use the network to show high school games of potential recruits. A&M felt like this would more or less lockdown recruiting in Texas in favor of the teasips, so they accepted the offer by the SEC. DeLoss Dodds was furious and refused to schedule A&M, ending the 100 year plus rivalry. As a matter of fact, all Big 12 teams were ordered to not schedule the Aggies in football. The butthurt by the donghorns and the rest of the Big 12 was amazing. Bills were introduced into the state legislature to try and block the move. Baylor even tried to sue us for moving to the SEC.

Now, little sister teasip and big brother BlowU are following daddy A&M to the SEC.

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oman
Texas Fan
Dallas
Member since Sep 2014
3280 posts

I'll be honest. I thought the NCAA v. Alston supreme court case is what blew it up and eliminated any concern that schools had regarding the NCAA, or fear about throwing money anywhere and everywhere.


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hoojy
Kentucky Fan
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Maybe.

We're thankful for the money both Texas schools are providing tho.


MAROON
Texas A&M Fan
Houston
Member since Jul 2012
1320 posts

the answer to any question regarding blame in any situation is - The University of Texas.

Hell their motto is "what starts here will frick up the world"


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agswin
Texas A&M Fan
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Member since Aug 2011
4278 posts

Asking for an acquaintance (because they have no friends). If a school won the lottery and was invited into the best collegiate conference in the world but saw their woke friends in Cali and Yankee land joining up, could they back out of a handshake agreement? There is a monetary contract to break but it has not been signed.


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TrNabs
Texas Fan
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Member since Oct 2019
435 posts

LonghornMM is one of the better ones around you gay aggie fake soldier, go back to texags to suck on Billy Luicci.
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CharlotteSooner
Oklahoma Fan
Member since Mar 2016
9190 posts

Oklahoma and Georgia are to blame for it by winning a Supreme Court case against the NCAA.


charliethehun
Vanderbilt Fan
Member since Jul 2021
434 posts

As a Vandy & Texas fan

I'd like to thank Texas for the add'l $$$$$


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