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Discussion in 'Conference Realignment Board' started by SubbaBub, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. auror

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  2. nomar

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    We've been in Castle Black for a few years now. It can't get much colder.
     
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  3. ninety-nine

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    Well, if the Big 12 takes Cincy and Houston, our digs will be looking more like Hardhome.
     
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  4. noeynox

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    Texas Lt Governor calling us out by name. Rest of the Big 12 to Houston out of principle. Why not Tulsa? That would be good for Oklahoma schools.
     
  5. Jae-VT

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    Mark Berman ‏@MarkBermanFox2659m59 minutes ago

    Tx Lt Gov @DanPatrick continues his push 2get @UHouston & @SMU n@Big12Conference:"We'll c how@UofOklahoma votes. Could they really vote no?

    Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick continues his push to get the University of Houston and SMU into the Big 12: “This is about Texas schools. I don't really give a hoot and a holler about UConn or some school in Florida or anywhere else. This is good for Texas. Texas schools oughta vote for other Texas schools. I know there's 'well we won't be able to recruit. We won't be able to get those kids.' Will you put Texas first, put our kids first? They have to vote. We'll see how Oklahoma votes. I mean after the thrashing they took from the University of Houston, could they really vote no? I can't imagine they'd vote no. I feel good about the University of Houston. We'll see what happens with SMU.”

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    Hahahaha, LOL, oh dear Lord, did they already forget about the demise of the SWC????? :p
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    Please note that the above line tweets were posted by another poster on premium tweets thread, I just did not know how to link to his post. Gratis for the good laugh, I needed that.
     
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  6. UConnTrumbull

    UConnTrumbull Simba Walker on Twitter

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    I'm surprised there was no mention of Texas seceding to form it's own sovereign nation in that.
     
  7. CL82

    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    Interesting that UConn was the first school that came to mind.
     
  8. nelsonmuntz

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    Houston's President probably threw up in her trash can after reading that quote from Patrick. That just locked in 6 solid "no" votes against Houston.
     
  9. huskymedic

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    Thinking he was sent to send a message or he knows something because he's surely in a IDGAF mode:

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  10. Ldandy

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    Honestly they should just form a conference with UT, A&M, Tech, TCU, BU, UH, SMU, and Rice. Maybe they could get a close by neighbor like Arkansas to join. Oh wait...
     
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  11. SubbaBub

    SubbaBub Your stupidity is ruining my country.

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    This is what the rest of the B12 has to deal with and why 4 schools left.
     
  12. SubbaBub

    SubbaBub Your stupidity is ruining my country.

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    Lt Gov is going out on his shield. When it comes time to run for the big horn-topped chair, he hopes people remember. This is probably a good sign for us if UConn is above Houston inside the room.
     
  13. WestCoastHusky

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    Short summary of the whole stance is "It is all about Texas"

    I am wondering what 6 north schools think. Ideally, the north schools just leave and recruit teams to join them to form a good conference. I know it won't happen, but it would be better for them long term just to get away from Texas. Texas and rest of the Texas schools can form their own conference and call it the SWC again :)
     
  14. MattMang23

    MattMang23 Contrarian

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    There are twelve FBS schools in Texas. Seems like the perfect number to start a league. Call it the Lone Star League and have two divisions of six. The two division champs can play each other in the championship game and crown themselves champs of the Republic of Texas. Everyone else can just vie for the NCAA championship.
     
  15. Kolumbo

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    Houston and SMU to the Big 12.
    The Kansases and the Oklahomas and Iowa State and WVU to the AAC for a round Sweet 16.
    The Big Texas can go get Rice and the others for the dirty dozen.
     
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  16. JMick

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    The egos in Texas are astounding
     
  17. MattMang23

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    TBH though, I think it can be inferred from the Lt. Gov's comments that, at the very least, one Texas school doesn't want to add Houston or whoever else: "Texas schools oughta vote for Texas schools." I'm gonna guess that would be TCU as I think it has been reported in the past that they are of the same thinking that WVU is- eastward expansion.
     
  18. Mr. Conehead

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    And imagine what the TV networks will think of such a conference. Guess they will just have to form their own TV network and hope its successful. Oh wait, that's the LHN.
     
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  19. Jae-VT

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    Love the reference to ancient Sparta.
     
  20. Jae-VT

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    Hey UCONN fans,

    After reading my post again, I realized that it could be interpreted by some as being insensitive/tone deaf to the current plight of your fanbase; with that in mind, I hope you good people understand that my laughter was at the "leadership" of the Big 12 and not aimed at your current situation. I just wanted to clear the air, good day to you all.
     
  21. mrhandyman

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    As they say, everything is bigger in Texas.
     
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  22. ShakyTheMohel

    ShakyTheMohel Is it 11:11 yet?

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    He is a politician. He just said what some of his constituents wanted him to say. He probably could care less. This is was just an item on his to do list that he had to check off.

    "Communicate support for Texas schools not in the Big 12"....check!
     
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  23. UConnfan8

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    This isn't good for us...you know
     
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    He's a Maryland grad who now lives in Houston. He looks like a televangelist..and that's not a good thing. The most interesting thing about it is they seem not to realize that their excess inbreeding is what is causing their downfall to begin with. That from a guy who is supposed to be leading the state. The other b12 members must cringe when they see this from a political wannabe.
     
  25. Northbound

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    Once again people from Texas love to prove the saying "the biggest thing wrong with Texas is Texans" absolutely true.
     
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