Another realignment thread on OU and Texas

Discussion in 'Big XII Conference' started by JP4CY, Dec 7, 2018 at 10:45 AM.

  1. MartyFine

    MartyFine Well-Known Member

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    Well if "BTM" is telling us it'll be so in 2025 then I guess we have to listen. Although we'll probably be more worried about fighting WWIII that year than conference expansion.
     
  2. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    I really don't see Texas wanting any part of the Big 10. Maybe OU does, but they're both insane if they think they'll hold the same power.

    I think this would send us, KU, OK State, and Tech into the Pac. Which would suck.
     
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  3. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Also, I think their source is some random Minnesota fan who's been beating this drum for years.
     
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  4. Clonefan94

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    Meh, let em have em. If this happens, college football will be completely ruined and I won't have to watch it anymore. Free up my Fall Saturdays. What would possibly be the point of having a 16 team league? You'd play some conference foes what, every 10 years?
     
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  5. shawn_200m

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    Yep, it is...I'd wait for a more reputable source before I worry too much about what Greg Flugar says. I find it hard to believe that the one guy sourced in on something like this would be a random Gopher fan, but he's been trying to convince everyone for years that he knows something.
     
  6. TXCyclones

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    Won't happen. Both of them already could have gone to the B10 in all prior realignments. Texas and OU hate playing anywhere north of the Oklahoma/Kansas state line. And the last thing either want to do is open the pipeline of Texas players to anymore schools.
     
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  7. Go2Guy

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    I agree, but it sounds like it could be bigger than 16-teams and would eliminate round-robins, which I feel are enjoyable and crucial for basketball. I would suck if we couldn't get Kansas in Hilton for years.....
     
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  8. CyCrazy

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    Yawn.
     
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  9. Triggermv

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    I see where they are coming from and I get why the Big 10 wants those two schools, but even if the money is there, I just don't think it would be the wisest move for both Texas and Oklahoma. Especially with Texas on the rise again in Football, those two can now be the big fish in a smaller pond right now which has resulted lately in more visibility nationally. On the flip side, if they were to switch to the Big 10, I think that visibility might get more lost in the bigger shuffle.

    I also don't know with the shifting landscape in TV. I fear the Big 10 network is nearing more its peak than anything if they weren't to add more schools. Streaming options try to limit their channel selection to customers as much as possible to keep costs low and unless you are in a Big 10 geographic market, I see the Big 10 Network as an easy channel to cut with the more basic packages, which is what we've already started to see. Lets face it, the Big 10 Network's bread and butter has been selling their channel to millions of people in bundled cable and satellite packages that never even watch the channel.
     
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  10. AuH2O

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    Dumbest article ever. If they wanted to jump before they could've. They can also see that when it's all said and done the money wouldn't have been that much better, and that difference is sure as hell not worth all the power they would give up.
     
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  11. Clonefan94

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    Yeah, sorry, I should have said 16+. I get it, it's a money grab, but there has to be a point of diminishing returns when big games will only be happening once a year across the whole league. Will anyone outside of a local market give a **** about Texas vs. Rutgers or OU vs. Northwestern?

    As others have said though, I just don't see Texas wanting any part of the Big 10. I would see them go independent before I see them joining the Big 10. Texas loves to throw their weight around, especially since it seems their football fortunes have started to flip for the better. They would then be competing with tOSU and Michigan for any say, which I don't believe they could pull any power from.

    I have a feeling this is just a lot of talk from the B10 after getting shut out of the playoffs again. They realize they need football power houses more than they need more TV sets or they will constantly be left out.
     
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  12. exCyDing

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    Eh, the entire premise of his article relies on the assumption that future realignment moves will be shaped by the same factors as the last round, which will simply not be the case. Revenues are unlikely to grow at the pace they have over the past 10-15 years. Media distribution changes will make the cable subscription-based model of the Big10 less profitable. Further, 14-team conferences have proven unwieldy, and adding more teams (and dissolving divisions?!) isn’t a step to resolve that.
     
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  13. ISUAgronomist

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    "TheDudeofMinnesota" as the source. Lol. Wake me up in 2025.
     
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  14. Gunnerclone

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    There’s not going to be another realignment. It will either stay pretty much the same or everything’s is going to get completely blown up.
     
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    Those 2 teams could jump and any moment to whoever they want to jump to. They will go or stay wherever the most power and money reside period.
     
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    We clearly need a section of this forum that we all can opt out and the 6 people who are interested in rehashing nonsense ideas and eventually some stupid soccer concept can have at it while the rest of us (who admittedly dont need to respond or read it but still do because its top of feed) can move on with our lives.
     
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    #18 Gorm, Dec 7, 2018 at 11:19 AM
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    Greg Flugaur, is "The dude of Minnesota." Zero connections, just throws stuff against a wall to see what sticks.

    The super conferences are already mad about not playing teams every year. Then the Big 10 openly discusses putting the Number 1 and Number 2 teams in the conference back to back. Three years ago when they passed the measure allowing the Big 12 to do that, Jim Delaney made sure that if you had above 10 teams, that there had to be divisions and only the division champs would play. Funny how that changed so quickly after seeing the effect of the Big 12 champ game this last weekend.

    Its all about getting a team into the CFP. If some conferences are being left out year after year, you'll see changes to their championship games. They don't like that the Big 12 model, literally gives one team a huge change to solidify its position by playing (usually) a strong opponent on that weekend.
     
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  19. knowlesjam

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    Interesting too that the talk begins after Texas becomes relevant again. I still think that OU has a problem jumping conferences without OSU...they have to be a package deal.
     
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