Saturday, August 13, 2011

Big 12 Erodes or Evolves?

So Texas A&M is leaving to go to the SEC.  Okay.  I understand that they wanted to go for awhile now.  If you can't beat Texas, then take your ball and join the SEC.

But Missouri supposedly wants to go too?!  Oh, really?  Let me hold the door for you.  If Missouri wants to leave the KU-MU rivalry after 120 years, fine.  Specifically, in football Missouri has won four of the last five to pull the series to a tie at 55-55-9.  In basketball the record favors Kansas 171-94, including 20 out of the last 25 games.  From a Jayhawk perspective, it looks cowardly to run away like this.

But on the other hand, if Missouri doesn't join the SEC, let's drop them on grounds of disloyalty.  They wanted to go the Big Ten but got turned down.  Now they're flirting with the SEC.  Who needs friends like this?  I don't want Mizzou to go, but it's getting to the point where I don't want them to stay either.

Meanwhile, as long as football-powers Texas and Oklahoma want a conference, they'll get one.  Rumors are floating around about adding two or four new teams, like BYU, Air Force, TCU, Notre Dame, Arkansas, or Houston.

Who knows how it will turn out.

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