Saving the Little 12

Time to suck-up to Big XII commissioner Dan Beebe. And the Associated Press doesn’t disappoint in this 1,500-word profile of the “Savior of the Big 12.”

I find the whole thing puzzling. Take this quote from Beebe, “I think my characteristics were needed in this time,” he said. “Different people’s characteristics may be needed in other times.”

What characteristics saved the Big XII? It wasn’t anything Beebe did. What saved the Big XII was that Texas A&M stood up for itself against the tyranny of Texas. A&M told Texas it would determine its own fate and not follow the Longhorns around like a little puppy. If you can stomach it, the entire AP story follows below.


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  1. 1

    A&M remains tethered to the Horns like a puppy. It was the powers that be in the state of Texas who ended up calling the shots, not A&M.

  2. 2

    The Longhorns were terrified of A&M standing alone amoung the Texas schools in the SEC. That is what drove them back to the table to work out a Big 12 (er little ten) deal. Until Mean Gene and the A&M board told Texas to stick it, Texas was headed to the Pac 16 and everyone Knows it.

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