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    So You Have A Time Machine...

    and you have the option to go back in time where you can (somehow) undo realignment and return Nebby, A&M, and Mizzou to the Big 12. Would you do it, or would you stick with where we are today (FSU and Clemson as pending invites to the conference).

    Would you accept a B1G invite today, over the potential of the Big 12?



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    Re: So You Have A Time Machine...

    I would go back. We would still be able to add one more with Colorado gone.



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    Re: So You Have A Time Machine...

    As it is today...


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    Re: So You Have A Time Machine...

    I'd like the Fuskers to still be in, and probably Colorado too. But I'd trade Mizzou and A&M for Clemson and Florida State any day! TCU and WVU? Meh.


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    Re: So You Have A Time Machine...

    Hypothetical question....

    Can we also go forward in time 10 years or so and see how this new turn of events plays out???



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    Re: So You Have A Time Machine...

    Quote Originally Posted by isulive2train View Post
    As it is today...
    I'd put realignment on hold for the time being, I'd pursue other interests



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    Re: So You Have A Time Machine...

    Quote Originally Posted by helechopper View Post
    and you have the option to go back in time where you can (somehow) undo realignment and return Nebby, A&M, and Mizzou to the Big 12. Would you do it, or would you stick with where we are today (FSU and Clemson as pending invites to the conference).

    Would you accept a B1G invite today, over the potential of the Big 12?
    If we assume two things, then the answer is no:

    1. the same schools would still feel a similar motivation to bolt — and keeping them would just delay the inevitable.

    2. ISU is "safe" during realignment process (which now looks to be the case).

    Would I have preferred a stable Big 12 as it was at the time (perhaps w/ departure of CU)? Historically speaking, yes.



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    Re: So You Have A Time Machine...

    I can't help but think that Iowa State would be much more competitive in the Big Ten. It's not unrealistic to expect 8 win seasons in that conference for ISU. It's obviously more stable, as well. The Big 12 is on a huge upswing, but let's not forget the events of the past two summers so quickly.

    ISU in the Big Ten could result in a major shift in perception of the school. It's likely an easier path to becoming the premier school in the state. I would probably take the invite there.



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    Re: So You Have A Time Machine...

    Can we undo some game outcome stuff too? :)


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    Re: So You Have A Time Machine...

    Would anyone straight up trade Texas for Florida State? How about Notre Dame?


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    Re: So You Have A Time Machine...

    If you are using your time machine, I would go back to stop Charlie Baumann from getting tackled in front of Woody Hayes. Then I would stop by and tell Lou McCollough to stop his ****, and mind his manners...

    Those two events would change the entire history of Iowa State athletics. That would have saved us from ****** Max Urick, and kept Earle Bruce here long enough to get the football program really rolling...



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    Re:So You Have A Time Machine...

    If I had a time machine, conference realignment would be on page sixty of my agenda.



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    Re: So You Have A Time Machine...

    I'd buy a few lottery tickets and place some bets in Vegas, while I was back also.



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    Re: So You Have A Time Machine...

    I'd only go back if this was my time machine:




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    Re: So You Have A Time Machine...

    Quoted from my post in the invention thread:

    "I will invent (a time machine) in 2021. I am just here visiting and reliving conference realignment 2012 all over again!"



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