Five Reasons Why Texas A&M Just Ruined College Football

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It's an emo day to be a college football fan.
Today, Texas A&M basically ushered in the era of the college football superconference when the Southeastern Conference extended an invite to the university. (That legal threat lobbed by Baylor an anonymous Big 12 school is idle at best.)

Well done, Aggies. You just fouled up college football.

The move by A&M will topple the Big 12, which means some teams will run screaming to the Pac-12 while others scurry to other Football Bowl Subdivision conferences to create 14- and 16-team divisions. The remaining schools -- such as Baylor, Kansas State and Iowa State -- well, you're pretty much screwed.

By the way, this is not on the University of Texas and its Longhorn Network. When expansionpalooza debuted last summer, A&M could have followed Nebraska's and Colorado's leads by leaving the Big 12; thus, the ruining of college football wouldn't have fallen squarely on the Aggies. Instead, College Station hemmed and hawed for a year. Now look what they've done.

Peace out, college football as we know it.

5. Instead of focusing on the games, we'll be talking about conference realignment hubbub
Once the season started last year, the conference realignment madness of summer 2010 took a back seat to the actual games. Not this year. Take this past weekend, for example. Baylor and TCU play an epic contest in Waco, LSU beats down Oregon in Dallas and Boise State owns Georgia in the ATL. But what was/is flashing nonstop across the ticker? Conference realignment rumors that seem to change by the hour.

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Rice may not get football, but its MOB knows what's up.

4. The official christening of a money-hungry sport

College football's sad deterioration can be blamed on money; specifically, conference-centric television contracts, which makes the sport more wrecked than the equal-TV-revenue-sharing NFL. If you don't believe that college football is a cutthroat enterprise, how come nobody is talking about how college basketball, which usually doesn't rake in as much revenue as football, is going to be affected?

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Stir the pot
Stir the pot

STEVE go eat a huge pickle. Everyone is entitled to theiropinion, yours just sucks. Early Cuyler you’re just like every other pissed off UT fan.You’re lucky run is over and as you know, you too will have to step up yourgame and play stiffer competition. The one thing I have to say about Aggies isthey aren’t afraid of change unlike the other Texas schools. UT and its fans haveonly been confident for the last 5 to 10 years because they have been comfortable.

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DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

"The state of Texas/the old Southwest Conference ruled college football for a long time."

The Big 10 and Big 8 would disagree, along with Notre Dame which, although nothing special now, was the major college football program from the 1920s into the 1970s.

Sancho
Sancho

And the fact that ESPN and Texas changed the situation by trying to air high school sports, thus increasing Texas' already present recruiting advantage (to quote one Texas asst. coach- we don't recruit, we select) has absolutely nothing to do with A&M's decision, right?  The Aggies should have just bitten the pillow and taken their screwing because, by God, it's Texas.  Screw that.  So long Big XII.  It was fun while it lasted- oh wait, no it wasn't.

Bleuusteel
Bleuusteel

  hey baylor and iowa state fans,  maybe your games can be broadcasted on the ut network :)

KING
KING

"When expansionpalooza debuted last summer, A&M could have followed Nebraska's and Colorado's leads by leaving the Big 12..." I stopped reading right there. So you're going to place blame solely on A&M, but conveniently ignore the fact that Nebraska (whose rivalry with Texas was a pretty important one) and Colorado left a FULL YEAR before? This is slanted writing even by Hair Balls' standards.

Patrick Broussard
Patrick Broussard

5.  How does a ticker running across the bottom of a television screen impact college football on a whole?  Maybe if you weren't busy ingesting ESPN and their longhorn ass-sucking you would spend time actually watching games.4.  The christening of money hungry sports started when ESPN and UT got together to make their love-child television network.  "equal-TV-revenue-sharing" you say?  That sounds like the SEC to me.3.  4 superconferences would make it much easier to usher in a playoff system (what most people want) and would mean teams won't need to go undefeated to ensure a chance at the title.  Out of conference games will get better because you won't have "non-conference cuddlies."2.  Because of what I said about #3 I would expect Texas vs. Texas A&M to continue as well as other games that people actually care about (Not A&M vs. Baylor).1.  Texas A&M is a chronically mediocre program?  Just because we haven't been the best in football in the recent past doesn't mean our football program, or our sports program in general is mediocre.  If you need help understanding you can google: texas a&m national championships

the truth
the truth

Sorry to break it to you, but nobody cares about any college sports that aren't football, men's basketball or baseball.

Yes, your football team, as viewed by non-Aggies at least (i.e. in reality), has generally been mediocre throughout history.

Early Cuyler
Early Cuyler

Typical Aggie logic.  They are tired of living in UT's shadow, so they decide they would rather go be a doormat in the SEC year after year.  Good luck with that Aggies.  As a life long UT fan, I say good riddance.  Any UT fan knows the only game of the year that really matters is against Oklahoma.  Have a good time being 4 and 7 in the SEC year after year.

Mr. Blonde
Mr. Blonde

Unlesss UT follows OU whereever OU goes, the OU-UT game is kaput.  The Big 12 was over last year when CU and NU left.

1Craigger
1Craigger

You can blame it all on UT.  UT is forcing Baylor's hand to sue in order to try and keep OSU and OU who are leaving for the Pac on Friday.

PRINT IT

KING
KING

It may be both Texas and OU which are responsible for Baylor's idiocy. Baylor was on board with consent for release after hearing that Texas and OU were committed to the Big XII. Then OU comes out on Friday expressing interest in the Pac-12 and Baylor shits their trousers. If you're pointing fingers, Jansen, point them in the right direction.

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