Some Questions Regarding A&M vs UT and Realignment

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by Mr. Irrelevant, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Sorry, Mr Irrelevant.

    A&M was never considered for a move to the PAC; not in 85-87. nor any time since. Deloss had the deal done to send A&M to the SEC the first time. but you wouldn't know that because no Aggie nor Aggie administrator knew what was happening. Neither were the Oklahoma schools to be involved until the new SWC was formed.
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  2. Htown77

    Htown77 5,000+ Posts

    A&M is a big rival of Texas, but as shown above, the rivalry is not "big" as far as national relevance or historically mattering outside of bragging rights.
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  3. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Agree and would add that Texas is the big rival for aggy, not the other way around.
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  4. LonghornDave

    LonghornDave 500+ Posts

    For me Thanksgiving suffers because of the loss of this game. I could care less about whether the country cares or if aggie "benefits" every three years.
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  5. utempire

    utempire 500+ Posts

    If you have to tell everybody how great you are then you're probably not great. UT's athletic records and academic rankings speak for itself. The game lost its luster once aggy took time off cheating and Mack won most of them. The games were not selling out anymore, and really wasn't much of a rivalry. If you discount the many aggy cheating years then there was basically no rivalry.
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  6. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 1,000+ Posts

    Seems we rarely play on Thanksgiving anymore anyway.
    I do miss stuffing my face and then settling in for the game.
    If the game is on Friday it doesn't carry the same weight for me.
    And I would rather try to hook up with someone other than aggy.
    Notre Dame, Nebraska, many options better than aggy.
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  7. horninchicago

    horninchicago 2,500+ Posts

    I guess it may be understandable that Texas fans who weren't around in the FedEx years would think renewing this game is a good idea. I was around then. I hope we never play those loons again.
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  8. Mr. Irrelevant

    Mr. Irrelevant < 25 Posts

    Did you not even pay attention in 2010? There were 6 Big 12 teams that were given invitations to the PAC and A&M was one of them. A&M wanted to weigh its options and was given a 72-hour ultimatum to either decide or be left behind. None of the other schools had options and were on board. But during that 72-hour period the Big12 ponied up more dough and ESPN whispered "$300 million" in Dodds' ear. If A&M hadn't tapped the brakes to weigh its options Baylor would be in the SWAC where it belongs and you'd be complaining about irrelevant games that end at midnight. Instead, you have full ownership of a conference and your own network. You're welcome.
  9. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 1,000+ Posts

    Baylor has come closer to a MNC than aggy has ever sniffed. :lmao:
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  10. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Source? I'm saying it never happened. No invite. no interest. Stanford, Berzerkley, Oregon & Washington were too afraid of 1986.
  11. horninchicago

    horninchicago 2,500+ Posts

    Ha, while I am certainly no fan of Baylor, it has had much more football success in the last 10+ years than A&M has.
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  12. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    We already have a great annual rivalry game with OU. That is one I'd like to see continue regardless of current or future conference affiliation. I do not believe we must have an instate rival. For example, consider the Michigan and Ohio State annual rival. Obviously they are not in the same state, but are in the same conference, it's generally each program's season finale, and that game is much bigger than the MSU and Michigan game. Obviously, tOSU has no instate rival near its caliber, unless Ohio U is, which I doubt.

    I agree with some of the posts above and believe we should have a top opponent each year on TD or T+1 if we want to continue to play on one of those days, but not with aggy. Perhaps negotiate a long term contract with an OOC perennial powerhouse program that will schedule a home and home each year for a number of years with an option to extend, which has the potential to generate significant viewership numbers nationwide. Texas vs aggy doesn't provide that.

    Otherwise, my position is to leave the current situation as is. The conference realignment discussions will most likely pick up again in 2021 or 2022. Who knows what will happen then. The only game of importance I believe should be maintained is Texas - OU, annually, in Dallas during the State Fair.
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  13. PecosBill

    PecosBill 500+ Posts

    A separate issue from the rivalry or not of TX and Tamu the presence of NFL and other live sports have diluted the TV market on T day.
    In the end whether the game is televised to a large TV audience will go a long way to determining what happens. on Thanksgiving.
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  14. Mr. Irrelevant

    Mr. Irrelevant < 25 Posts

    Again, did you pay any attention at all in 2010? Of course A&M had an offer to join the PAC 10.

    Texas A&M trying to choose between Pac-10, SEC

  15. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    WOW! No mention of Chuckie NeinASS, who had his nose up the Pope's *** while FSU & the Sons of Klem had their applications gathering dust?

    Again, PAC never wanted A&M, Tech, or oSu. Talk to Dr Boren and/or Deloss and get the real story. Study the plan for the "new SWC", and maybe you'll understand that Stanford, Berzerkley, Washington & Oregon were NEVER going to allow that many teams to enter the PAC. Factor in the athletic hating libtards in the Cali-prune-ya legislature, and Deloss & Dr Boren weren't going to waste time.
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  16. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 1,000+ Posts

    Yea, I thought I had you pegged.
    I read your name dropping, name calling crap on here and I am not impressed.
    You always have a lot of degrading names and things to say about people that aren't here to defend themselves.
    You are obviously a legend in your own mind.
    Well, keep your politics to yourself.
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  17. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 500+ Posts

    Can't we just all get along?

    These days you can't sit down to talk about anything without politics interrupting a pleasant discussion....both ways.....left and right
  18. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 500+ Posts

    Wish you all the best, MI, but A&M leaving opened the door (wider) for the SEC to cherry pick. Intended or not, it's real. I'm willing to give you another decade in the SEC to see if things improve for you, especially with Jimbo…. No matter what went on, when one chooses the separation/divorce, then one cannot come back from lower ground like nothing happened....
  19. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Bottom line aggy felt it was better for them to lose to Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Mississippi (State and Ole) than to continue to lose to Texas and ou (with Baylor and Tceh beginning not to be give me's). Their decision for which one would have thought they would take responsibility with all of their military bearing and all. A result of this was their desire to end a lot of what they considered rivalries.
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  20. mchammer

    mchammer 2,500+ Posts

    Aggies do not lie, cheat or steal except when squirreling away to a rival conference.
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  21. militaryhorn

    militaryhorn Cocky & Relaxed Like Dionysus

    Hey now! I take exception to this statement. With me being prior military, I must say that you have to be military to have military bearing...right?!
  22. hornde68

    hornde68 25+ Posts

    Agree with Zucker about parking politics. It has its place, somewhere, but not occupying 100% of everybody’s free time.
    Supreme Court Justice Byron White (CU All-America HB) when seen reading the sports section and questioned about it. “I would prefer to read about man’s successes before his failures. Ergo, sports first.” Hook ‘em Horns.
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  23. horninchicago

    horninchicago 2,500+ Posts

    What an ironic quote in a thread started by an Aggie about Aggies.
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  24. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    My bad - You have a point.:bow:
  25. Horn87

    Horn87 1,000+ Posts

    Sorry Sabre, but I did NOT find anything offensive in your post---and often enjoy reading them. Didn't realize anyone would be stepping on someone's toes by referencing someone from Cali as "a mentally-challenged, left-wingist" (to be politically correct)--as having a sibling married to someone who was once in the halls of Bellmont, I, too, heard that the PAC was really only interested in the Big Dawgs of Texas and ousux...carry on
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  26. LonghornDave

    LonghornDave 500+ Posts

    The problem I see for Thanksgiving is that it must be a school where the fans can reasonably drive to the stadium after lunch. aggie and Austin provided access to 100,000s of fans every year. The only choice i can think of is LSU/Texas in Houston which would work. I think a home and home is probably too much distance in each direction and Tiger stadium is a not fun as the fans are too drunk. Vomit and football don't mix on T day and BR has no airport or two lane Interstate.
  27. Mr. Irrelevant

    Mr. Irrelevant < 25 Posts

    Wow! So the PAC never wanted A&M, Tech, or OSU, but were willing to take Utah? Gimme a break!

    Do you believe Larry Scott spent months laying the foundation for this salvo without the approval of all members of the conference? That's not how this works, that's not how any of this works. Sheesh!
  28. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    The only 2 Big XII teams that any conference wanted (outside of the Big East wanting Kansas for basketball) were ou and Texas. ou's baggage was (and still is) any move they make will be a package that includes OSU. Unless that Oklahoma Statute is changed that will limit ou to the $EC (or more correctly any realigned conference in the next realignment go around). The PAC-12 would have let Texas bring Tceh just to balance the divisions. As far as I can remember there was never any talk of aggy to the PAC-12 as Cal and Stanford wanted nothing to do with aggy.
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  29. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    That raises my opinion of both Cal and Berkeley.
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