Better strap on. Realignment could be getting very sensual very quickly.

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  1. $P1

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    With Muncie already in the B1G footprint, there would not have been an increase in any subscriber money for the BTN, but the prestige factor would have shot through the roof. Securing the Harvard of East Central Indiana was a coup for ESPN, no doubt.
     
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  2. G46

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    I think Nebraska should be in a conference with the Oklahoma and Kansas schools, plus Mizzou and Colorado. Hell, throw the Iowa schools in there too, but Iowa is traditional Big 10
     
  3. ~ taylor ~

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    While I see your reasoning, we need the feed corn provided by Nebraska and Iowa to supplemntal the superior sweet corn of Michigan and Minnesota.

    Looking at the map, Mizzou probably belongs in the Big 10 and Nebraska in the Big 12. I'd hate to leave Minnesota out in the plains on its own without Iowa underneath it. Going any further west than the Missouri River runs me into EMAW issues I'd rather not contemplate.
     
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  5. steamengine

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    West of Mississippi = Big 12, North of Mason Dixon= B1G, South = SECSECSEC. Mizzou is really the only pre-realignment exception.
     
  6. jokewood

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  7. Fran Tarkenton

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    you want Miss State in the SEC? Would love to wash hands clean of them.
     
  8. steamengine

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    I hope you're strapped in, fokls:

    MHver3 ‏@MHver3 11h11 hours ago
    Pac12 commish had a meeting with TV executives recently. The news is grim

    MHver3 ‏@MHver3 11h11 hours ago
    West coasters are cutting the cord at a rate that's over 30% faster than the rest of the country

    MHver3 ‏@MHver3 11h11 hours ago
    And those that aren't cutting have switched to cheaper packages that dong include regional sports surcharges

    MHver3 ‏@MHver3 11h11 hours ago
    In 5 years time it is projected that the Pac12 networks will be worthless

    MHver3 ‏@MHver3 11h11 hours ago
    They may have even hit their revenue peak already

    MHver3 ‏@MHver3 11h11 hours ago
    This news has several Pac12 schools nervous about the future of not just their network but their next TV deal as well.

    MHver3 ‏@MHver3 11h11 hours ago
    Some have already had some talks with B10

    MHver3 ‏@MHver3 11h11 hours ago
    Some have talked to UT

    MHver3 ‏@MHver3 11h11 hours ago
    UT believes that the ACC and B12 are not the most vulnerable conferences. That honor belongs to the PAC

    MHver3 ‏@MHver3 11h11 hours ago
    UT sharing this info at the meetings is what caused Borens about face

    MHver3 ‏@MHver3 11h11 hours ago
    It's why if the B12 expands we will only take 2.

    MHver3 ‏@MHver3 11h11 hours ago
    If the P12 can't figure out this mess then there will be many schools ripe for the picking.

    MHver3 ‏@MHver3 11h11 hours ago
    One old conference mate. 2 desert schools. And maybe an outlier in California that Bowlsby knows well.

    MHver3 ‏@MHver3 11h11 hours ago
    That last ones a big stretch but it's not impossible if B10 were to grab Certain other schools.

    MHver3 ‏@MHver3 11h11 hours ago
    @calluke1 they are most interested in the ones relatively nearby. But if a Stanford was on the table you can't pass them up

    MHver3 ‏@MHver3 11h11 hours ago
    @TheFrogCastTCU soCals would be a huuuuge stretch. But the desert and the Rockies could be a real possibility.

    MHver3 ‏@MHver3 11h11 hours ago
    @joshualovern87 I think a merger of the Pac12 and B10 with maybe 6-8 from the PAC would be most likely.

    MHver3 ‏@MHver3 11h11 hours ago
    @joshualovern87 it's why B10 is not perusing any ACC expansion now. That ship has sailed for the time being.

    I don't think the B1G would be better off with PAC schools, the problem with the PAC schools is, outside of Oregon/USC, do any of them generate any kind of TV ratings?

    Like I mentioned above, the PAC totally ****ed up by not partnering with Fox/ESPN on a network.
     
  9. Jimmy the Saint

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    MHver3 ‏@MHver3 11h11 hours ago
    @joshualovern87 I think a merger of the Pac12 and B10 with maybe 6-8 from the PAC would be most likely.

    :laugh: Would be awesome though.
     
  10. VaxRule

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    I would just like the ladies out there to know that my dong doesn't include regional sports surcharges.
     
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  11. Beagle

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    Agreed. I'll be stunned if we're playing FBS football in 10-15 years. Really gets tougher and tougher for me to care about CFB each year. Just not fun anymore.
     
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  12. pez

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    Ah yes a 22 team conference that spans from California to New Jersey. Seems practical.
     
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  13. Bo Pelinis

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  14. Taques

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    consider me strapped in
     
  15. BuckeyeRiot

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    Lets just combine the PAC/B1G/SEC/ACC/BIGXIII into one mega 66 team conference with a 65 game round robin regular season schedule.
     
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  16. * J Y *

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    Larry Scott? More like Scary Thought.......for the pac schools. Mirite?
     
  17. Blu Tang Clan

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    So do Washington State and Oregon State get dropped into a misfit-toys conference in this scenario?
     
  18. dome foam

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    whatever ends up happening, i just hope texas gets back into the same conference as nebraska.
     
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  19. Bo Pelinis

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  20. brolift

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  21. dallasdawg

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    but i thought no one would leave the pac 12????
     
  22. Bo Pelinis

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    This doesn't make sense frog unicycle
     
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  23. steamengine

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    5-year long regular season? I like it.
     
  24. brolift

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    Ask Dr. Tom about it.
     
  25. Bo Pelinis

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  26. Beagle

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  27. BuckeyeRiot

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    One day off between games, 200 man roster. I figure we can knock a regular season out in 5 months.
     
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  28. Taques

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    but then who will the lesser SEC schools cheer for during the bowl season & playoff?
     
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  30. herb.burdette

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    Well, we already know Arizona and Arizona State are leaving for the Big 12, so it's only a matter of time.
     
  31. * J Y *

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    I think people are really overlooking UT-Mexico City here.
     
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  32. steamengine

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  33. I<3privatedances

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    Realignment talk never gets old! What an awesome concept to talk about every march-June forever
     
  34. kslim

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    HEY MAN WHAT DID WE EVER FUCKING DO TO YOU!!??
     
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  35. OHW

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    The best option for probably every school in the Big 12 except for OU is to stay in the Big 12, right? Like the Pac 12 ain't coming for Texas Tech and Oklahoma State. ISU/KU/KSU don't have options. It's not like TCU and Baylor are going anywhere. The ACC and the B1G don't want WVU. So it's 9 on 1.
     
  36. GoodForAnother

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    this is a silly thing that only dumb people believe, fwiw
     
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  37. GoodForAnother

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    pro tip: if a school is already P5, they will stay P5
     
  38. OHW

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    sorry, don't have good options
     
  39. GoodForAnother

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    IF the big 12 splits up, the target schools, your Texas, your Oklahoma, etc., will have a much cleaner exit from a legal and cost standpoint if all the big 12 schools have a home in the P5. so they'll make sure that happens. really as simple as that.
     
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  40. GoodForAnother

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    especially your instate schools with a desirable partner in their state (everyone except isu and wvu). OU isn't going to leave and not let OSU have a home, same with TX and their instate bros, and KU/KSU, etc. there's way too much legal and political fallout at stake. this is why I always giggle when people assume P5 schools will just drop down a level and it'll just be too bad so sad
     
  41. Jimmy the Saint

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    Baylor can get fucked.
     
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  42. VaxRule

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    I think Baylor would be a deal breaker for any conference right now.
     
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  43. GoodForAnother

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    Outlier
     
  44. jokewood

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    Pretty much. OU/UT and their new conference would defend the p5 status of the B12 to make the transition as smooth as possible.
     
  45. VaxRule

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  46. Bo Pelinis

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    Your mom went to college in Canada.
     
  47. bingbing

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  48. VaxRule

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    Big if true
     
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  49. ttuman10

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    Tcu doesn't have much pull but ttu will go wherever ut goes. Same for osu and ou
     
  50. xec

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    That group was called the Big 8 for decades.
     
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