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    Do We Care If Our Sole Purpose is to Make Texas Rich?

    WHB in KC is getting all upset that the schools that stay in the conference are just going to make Texas filthy rich and we are nothing more than their "female dogs" to use their term. What do you think?

    I'm ok with it to be real honest. If ISU can make enough money and stay in a BCS conference, sign me up. We are never going to be top dog in a conference and we just need an outlet. To a certain extent, I'm appreciative that Texas would give us this shot, but it does open the door for some shady business to happen (aka Texas getting way too much control) but is that really all that different than the way it was before. Just allow ISU to make money and compete at the highest level, and I'm good.



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    Re: Do We Care If Our Sole Purpose is to Make Texas Rich?

    It will be interesting to see how the competition plays out without our northern brethren, Nebraska and Colorado, but with our new charismatic and so far successful head coach.

    JP and GG will also have to sort out what this all means, the best path going forward.



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    Re: Do We Care If Our Sole Purpose is to Make Texas Rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by CydeOut View Post
    WHB in KC is getting all upset that the schools that stay in the conference are just going to make Texas filthy rich and we are nothing more than their "female dogs" to use their term. What do you think?
    Do they have a recommendation as to which BCS conference the likes of ISU/KSU/KU/MU could go to get similar TV revenue where they won't be somebody's "female dog"?


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    Re: Do We Care If Our Sole Purpose is to Make Texas Rich?

    Live to fight another day IMO.


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    Re: Do We Care If Our Sole Purpose is to Make Texas Rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Do they have a recommendation as to which BCS conference the likes of ISU/KSU/KU/MU could go to get similar TV revenue where they won't be somebody's "female dog"?
    I don't know about similar TV revenue, but I'm pretty sure us four wouldn't be ******* in the Big East...




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    Re: Do We Care If Our Sole Purpose is to Make Texas Rich?

    Texas already gets their choice of FB recruits and pays their coaches as much as they want...and I'm sure they've got the best facilities. So, why would we care if they get more money? They can't get much better with more money, IMO.



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    Re: Do We Care If Our Sole Purpose is to Make Texas Rich?

    If we get to keep playing meaningful football and basketball, I am in. If it takes making Texas rich, whatever, that's capitalism.



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    Re: Do We Care If Our Sole Purpose is to Make Texas Rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by CydeOut View Post
    WHB in KC is getting all upset that the schools that stay in the conference are just going to make Texas filthy rich and we are nothing more than their "female dogs" to use their term. What do you think?

    I'm ok with it to be real honest. If ISU can make enough money and stay in a BCS conference, sign me up. We are never going to be top dog in a conference and we just need an outlet. To a certain extent, I'm appreciative that Texas would give us this shot, but it does open the door for some shady business to happen (aka Texas getting way too much control) but is that really all that different than the way it was before. Just allow ISU to make money and compete at the highest level, and I'm good.
    Gimme $17M instead of $3-8M and I will be the lap dog personally.


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    Re: Do We Care If Our Sole Purpose is to Make Texas Rich?

    IMHO, Texas is making us rich not vice versa.

    Everyone is angry because they get more of a share of conference money, but when it comes down to it they bring the largest value to the conference. They bring Massive fan/TV following in TX, They also bring success on a national level.

    As has been pointed out we wouldn't have many beneficial options without the Big 12. The Big East currently makes 3 mill per school. If Iowa State goes there I'm guessing the per school revenue doesn't go up. If TX were to go there I can almost guarantee it does.

    It's all perspective. TX gets richer because TX has economic value. They don't have a huge athletic budget because they are raking in 100 mill from the conference because ISU and KSU are a part of the Big 12.


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    Re: Do We Care If Our Sole Purpose is to Make Texas Rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Gimme $17M instead of $3-8M and I will be the lap dog personally.
    We are ISU and have historically been able to do more with less. I like being the underdog.

    Best thing for ISU is to stay in our current conference, and to start working together as an academic consortium too.

    Extra $ for ISU, and in a BCS qualifier conference? Count me in.

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    It's a business arrangement...

    Quote Originally Posted by CydeOut View Post
    WHB in KC is getting all upset that the schools that stay in the conference are just going to make Texas filthy rich and we are nothing more than their "female dogs" to use their term. What do you think?

    I'm ok with it to be real honest. If ISU can make enough money and stay in a BCS conference, sign me up. We are never going to be top dog in a conference and we just need an outlet. To a certain extent, I'm appreciative that Texas would give us this shot, but it does open the door for some shady business to happen (aka Texas getting way too much control) but is that really all that different than the way it was before. Just allow ISU to make money and compete at the highest level, and I'm good.

    Like you, I'm ok with it. If it's the best possible deal for ISU we do it in a heartbeat. Do we really think Texas won't get paid in any situation they choose...why not take the benefits of being in the proximity.

    We are not the same athletic department which had no shot against OU or NU back in Big 8 days. We caught Nebraska from a competitive standpoint, we have a ways to go to compete with OU and Texas, but TT and OSU did it so why not us. We will be able to do more with less and that is our reason to be part of a deal which works out better for Texas head to head.



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    Re: Do We Care If Our Sole Purpose is to Make Texas Rich?

    You all seem to forget, if Iowa State gets 10 million per year from this, they are still getting more than they do now.



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    Re: Do We Care If Our Sole Purpose is to Make Texas Rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by vmbplayer View Post
    IMHO, Texas is making us rich not vice versa.

    Everyone is angry because they get more of a share of conference money, but when it comes down to it they bring the largest value to the conference. They bring Massive fan/TV following in TX, They also bring success on a national level.

    As has been pointed out we wouldn't have many beneficial options without the Big 12. The Big East currently makes 3 mill per school. If Iowa State goes there I'm guessing the per school revenue doesn't go up. If TX were to go there I can almost guarantee it does.

    It's all perspective. TX gets richer because TX has economic value. They don't have a huge athletic budget because they are raking in 100 mill from the conference because ISU and KSU are a part of the Big 12.
    +1. put your pride aside guys. we are at the lower end of the big 12 in a lot of areas. if this holds together and we actually can earn a lot more money then we are now, who cares what texas or any other school is doing. WE would be better for it. in all of this realignment stuff, the one thing we should all take from this is to look out for #1.



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    Re: Do We Care If Our Sole Purpose is to Make Texas Rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by vmbplayer View Post
    IMHO, Texas is making us rich not vice versa.

    Everyone is angry because they get more of a share of conference money, but when it comes down to it they bring the largest value to the conference. They bring Massive fan/TV following in TX, They also bring success on a national level.

    As has been pointed out we wouldn't have many beneficial options without the Big 12. The Big East currently makes 3 mill per school. If Iowa State goes there I'm guessing the per school revenue doesn't go up. If TX were to go there I can almost guarantee it does.

    It's all perspective. TX gets richer because TX has economic value. They don't have a huge athletic budget because they are raking in 100 mill from the conference because ISU and KSU are a part of the Big 12.
    This. The alternatives for ISU at this point leave a lot to be desired. Perhaps this is merely postponing the inevitable, but it is still better than the abyss.


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    Re: Do We Care If Our Sole Purpose is to Make Texas Rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Gimme $17M instead of $3-8M and I will be the lap dog personally.
    Good one!!! I agree!



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