Originally Posted by frazod
I realize Missouri will have to pay something, but I really don't see why it would need to be some outrageous amount.
The Big XII is only one big happy family in Wickedson's tiny little mind. There are the schools that wanted to leave but couldn't because the Pac-12 wisely came to their senses, the schools nobody else wants, and the castoffs that have no idea what they're getting into. But however dysfunctional they may be, they've moved on, have new members and a full schedule for next year's season.
There are no damages here, beyond KU butthurt, which really doesn't rate any consideration, monetary or otherwise. It's not like Missouri's absense left Big Texas teetering on the brink of ruin.
Don't get me wrong.
Personally I have no pressing desire to try and drain MU and A&M for as much as possible. It's not like I myself would see a dime.
The schools that did not want to be apart of the schools they've been associated with for over 100 years have left. As a fan I'm interested in competing with schools that want to be apart of what my school represents.
Did I think that this would mean having to compete with better football programs? Not really. But it is what it is. You're right, a new schedule is in place and it is time for all to move on.
And yes, I understand that Missouri will be paying something. It's a rule in the by laws of the conference.
And no, this does not mean that the Big 12 conference has won some legal battle once a check is written (or payments are withheld). However it works out.