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    Exclamation Big 12 commissioner worried Insight will pass on Missouri

    Big 12 commissioner worried that Insight Bowl might pass on Missouri - KansasCity.com

    Missouri, whose athletic department officials as late as Tuesday thought the Tigers would be invited to play in the Insight Bowl, is preparing for the worst: Selection to play in the Dec. 31 Texas Bowl in Houston.

    The Texas Bowl has the final spot in the pecking order of eight bowl games contracted by the Big 12 Conference.

    “This isn’t over,” Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe said Wednesday afternoon in a telephone interview with The Kansas City Star.

    “I know (Missouri athletic director) Mike Alden and the Missouri folks have made a tremendous case to all the bowls they might be selected to," Beebe said. "I don’t know that Missouri could do a better job than they are doing.”

    And, Beebe added, he shares the concern of MU officials that the Tigers might be passed over for the Insight Bowl bid by a 6-6 Iowa State team.

    “I am concerned about a bowl that would select a team that has two less wins and was beaten by that team head to head.”

    Unfortunately, that is just the scenario Missouri officials have come to fear.
    “We’re hearing that the Insight Bowl may prefer to invite Iowa State than us,” said Chad Moller, the director of media relations for MU athletics. “The last time they played there they brought 20,000 fans.”

    So, 6-6 Iowa State in the Insight Bowl, and 6-6 Texas A&M in the Independence Bowl, and 8-4 Missouri in Texas bowl?

    “That’s what we’re hearing, too,” Zac Emmons, a spokesman for the Houston-based Texas Bowl, told The Star on Wednesday afternoon.

    Alden was obviously not happy about the situation. However, for public consumption at least, Alden repeated the Big 12 Conference party line.

    “The bowls can invite any team they choose,” Alden said. “We’ll be excited to play in any bowl we are invited to.”

    However, Alden said he had spoken several times with Beebe on the matter and that Missouri would continue to do everything within the rules of the Big 12 Conference to inform bowl officials of the pluses of inviting Missouri.



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    Re: Big 12 commissioner worried Insight will pass on Missouri

    Take that Mizzou. ISU is a better $ maker for any bowl. We can, have, and WILL travel in mass quantities. Too bad the commissioner is trying to **** us over.



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    Re: Big 12 commissioner worried Insight will pass on Missouri

    I would think people would be more up in arms over this. You have the Big 12 commish going to bat for Mizzou. “This isn’t over,”

    What? Wow.


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    Re: Big 12 commissioner worried Insight will pass on Missouri

    I am ok with Iowa State going to the Insight


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    Re: Big 12 commissioner worried Insight will pass on Missouri

    Dan Beebe's email address: dan@big12sports.com

    Bowl Media Contact: Bob Burda bob@big12sports.com



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    Re: Big 12 commissioner worried Insight will pass on Missouri

    the commissh should be happy with whatever team makes the most money for that bowl game. if mizzou fans suck so much that they won't make enough money in tempe, too bad. we will. he should be happy that isu has a fan base that loves their team so much that they will travel in mass to support a 6-6 football team. what a load.



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    Re: Big 12 commissioner worried Insight will pass on Missouri

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneluke80 View Post
    Dan Beebe's email address: dan@big12sports.com

    Bowl Media Contact: Bob Burda bob@big12sports.com

    Seriously, someone with better writing skills than me needs to write a good email that we can all send them.



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    Re: Big 12 commissioner worried Insight will pass on Missouri

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneluke80 View Post
    Dan Beebe's email address: dan@big12sports.com

    Bowl Media Contact: Bob Burda bob@big12sports.com
    nice. thanks



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    Re: Big 12 commissioner worried Insight will pass on Missouri

    Here was my poor attempt:



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    Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 8:07 AM
    To: dan@big12sports.com
    Subject: Taking sides on the insight bowl?


    Mr Beebe - Taking sides for one Big xii team or another for a bowl is like owning 2 restaurants in the same town and running ads for one of those restaurants against the other.

    Please let the bowls choose the team as it is allowed in their contract.

    “This isn’t over,” Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe said Wednesday afternoon in a telephone interview with The Kansas City Star.

    Those types of statements make Iowa State feel like you could care less about us.

    Thanks,

    Very concerned Cyclone fan.



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    Re: Big 12 commissioner worried Insight will pass on Missouri

    Just sent the commissioner a strongly worded email. May do nothing but I sure feel better.


    Mr. Commissioner,

    I am a loyal Iowa State fan and take serious objection to the comments you are making against our football program. I understand that you want to look out for all bowl elegible programs at this time of year. However, making public comments against our school being selected over Missouri is completely out of line. Missouri will have a bowl game. Iowa State will have a bowl game. If the Insight bowl wants to pick a better travelling school for their bowl game that is their choice. The negotiations to select Missouri over ISU, if necessary, should remain out of the public view.

    Best regards,


    "Loyal son forever true" - ISU


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    Re: Big 12 commissioner worried Insight will pass on Missouri

    So is Beebe in favor of a playoff system? If he wants the teams to be selected by the bowls according to wins you would have thought he would have voiced his opinion about the BCS. If the BCS can pick whoever they want so can the other bowls.



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    Re: Big 12 commissioner worried Insight will pass on Missouri

    Wow. You have the commissioner of the league lobbying for one school over another when they are in the same conference? That is an outrage.

    People should be angry at this. My guess is that if you replaced a Texas school with Missouri, people would scream bloody murder...but this is almost as bad.



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    Re: Big 12 commissioner worried Insight will pass on Missouri

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    I would think people would be more up in arms over this. You have the Big 12 commish going to bat for Mizzou. “This isn’t over,”

    What? Wow.
    That's what I was thinking. Would he do that for ISU?



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    Re: Big 12 commissioner worried Insight will pass on Missouri

    totally inappropriate for the Big 12 to step in here, we should all email dan@big12sports.com and let him know what we think of his impartiality



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    Re: Big 12 commissioner worried Insight will pass on Missouri

    And if Mr. Beebe is so worried about this, change the damn rules to require the bowls to follow the Big 12 standings. But those AREN'T the rules...so don't mess with them just because you don't think its right.



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