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    T. Boone Pickens...

    just being interviewed at the Okie State game. In a nutshell he sure seemed to lean towards keeping the Big XII intact with equal revenue sharing among schools.

    Considering the butterflies that have been in my stomach for over a week now... I am excited about his tone and stance during the interview.



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    Re: T. Boone Pickens...

    Merge



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    Re: T. Boone Pickens...

    sorry, people are posting fast, and I am (for the 1st time in a week) hopeful



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    Re: T. Boone Pickens...

    I'm sure the OSU President and other higher ups rehearsed a bit with TBP.



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    Re: T. Boone Pickens...

    Quote Originally Posted by Stonesthatroll View Post
    I'm sure the OSU President and other higher ups rehearsed a bit with TBP.
    OSU President probably tells his sec. "Hold all calls, except, of course, if T. Boone is calling."


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    Re: T. Boone Pickens...

    Quote Originally Posted by XLK9 View Post
    OSU President probably tells his sec. "Hold all calls, except, of course, if T. Boone is calling."
    I'm guessing T.Boone's secretary has the top secret number that goes straight to the OSU president's desk.


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    Re: T. Boone Pickens...

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    I'm guessing T.Boone's secretary has the top secret number that goes straight to the OSU president's desk.
    ...and probably the top secret number for the Big XII Commish's desk, too.

    Of course, he has to share that line with several hundred Longhorn boosters!


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    Re: T. Boone Pickens...

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    I'm guessing T.Boone's secretary has the top secret number that goes straight to the OSU president's desk.
    If you missed it, TBP did a really good job of stating his stance, along with including some quick review of the history of the B12,B8, and even the B6. His first desire is for the B12 to stay together,but realizes the only way for that is equitable revenue sharing. He also did not lie about OSU going elsewhere if the B12 cannot work towards fair revenue sharing,but by far his desire is to keep the conference together. Honestly (was it) Reece seemed to stumble more during the interview(granted he was also trying to keep up with the action) and seemed like he was trying to push the implosion thing while TBP calmy and fairly solidly stood by keeping the B12 together. Of course most all of you know that for media like ESPN drama sells and it seems,especially after also listening to Dan Patrick yesterday, that that is at least partly the case.


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    Re: T. Boone Pickens...

    What I thought was interesting was how they were trying to lead him to "Pac-12 here we come" kind of answer and he stuck to History and holding the league together.



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    Re: T. Boone Pickens...

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    I'm guessing T.Boone's secretary has the top secret number that goes straight to the OSU president's desk.
    No, you don't understand....T.Boone's secretary is the OSU president.



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    Re: T. Boone Pickens...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonefarmer View Post
    Honestly (was it) Reece seemed to stumble more during the interview(granted he was also trying to keep up with the action) and seemed like he was trying to push the implosion thing while TBP calmy and fairly solidly stood by keeping the B12 together. Of course most all of you know that for media like ESPN drama sells and it seems,especially after also listening to Dan Patrick yesterday, that that is at least partly the case.
    ESPN pushes agendas when doing interviews. They want certain answers out of people and will ask questions geared to get those answers. It's painfully obvious. Good for T. Boone for not taking the bait.


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    MMMMMMMMerge!



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    Re: T. Boone Pickens...

    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    MMMMMMMMerge!
    No more merging with that monstrosity of a dead horse of a thread. No one can find anything on it.

    What tbp wants he buys. Go BXII!


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    Re: T. Boone Pickens...

    Quote Originally Posted by kilroy View Post
    No more merging with that monstrosity of a dead horse of a thread. No one can find anything on it.

    What tbp wants he buys. Go BXII!
    This.

    There is no reason to merge every new tidbit to the Big 12 thread. Some things warrant their own, new separate discussion.

    Cries of 'merge!' have become the new 'first!'



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    Re: T. Boone Pickens...

    Quote Originally Posted by kilroy View Post
    No more merging with that monstrosity of a dead horse of a thread. No one can find anything on it.

    What tbp wants he buys. Go BXII!

    Yur rite on, t boone bought a good football team for okie state, he mite as well buy the whole big 12 conference for the cowboy fandom too ...



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