Originally Posted by eazyb81
And that's why you are a ****ing idiot.
The Big 12 IS in trouble, and always will be until texass decides to leave.
Sure you can replace them with some nobody school, but then the conference becomes a mid-major and significantly less valuable.
No other major conference is at risk of falling to shambles based on the actions of one egomaniac school. This TV deal changes nothing.
Don't confuse opinions with facts. The facts: 4 schools have left. 2 schools have committed to play in the conference next season. Although West Virginia and TCU may not have the history of Nebraska, based on the current status of their respective football programs, they are more than adequate. West Virginia is a very good basketball school, and TCU is probably on the same level of Nebraska or Colorado in basketball.
The Big 12 is probably not done with their membership. Any number of schools are considering moves, and the Big 12 has been mentioned prominently with a number of schools.
I am well aware that a number of fans from Nebraska, Colorado, TAMU and Mizzou not only believe but strongly desire for the Big 12 to fold up like a circus tent.
My opinion? The circus has left town and took their tents with them. The Big 12 is going to be fine...and I know that really pisses off some people.