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27 Jul, 9 tweets, 6 min read
My thoughts on #Big12, #IowaState, and the other institutions. The most likely scenario for the remaining schools is a merger with #AAC or #MWC or a combination of the two. Which isn’t ideal for the remaining schools because tv revenue would be way down… your annual payout would
be maybe $15MM? Compare that to the $34MM the #Big12 paid out last year. And if you’re confident that #IowaState goes to the #BigTen, I wouldn’t be. Not to say they won’t but if the Big10 is in a race against the #SEC you can’t counter by adding Iowa State or Kansas. You have to
ensure your premier schools #OhioState and #Michigan are happy and they only shot you have at that is striking a deal with the #Pac12 or some of the #Pac12 schools. And if I was #Fox I would PUSH for this. Why? Because #EPSN is the biggest benefactor here, right now.
So what does the #Big12 do? I’d convince the remaining 8 to stay (again best landing spots are probably G5 conferences for most) and force #OU and #TX to finish or settle with the #Big12. Then I’d target Colorado, Nebraska, Arizona, and Arizona State (maybe Utah)
Selling point would be history and tradition but more importantly more say/pull in the conference (for Nebraska). Potentially a better TV deal if the Big10 just raids the PAC12 or only ask some members to join a partnership… and then I’d ask #OU to reconsider and present the
new “Big14” or some other creative brand and draw up a new TV deal with Fox. With preferred time slot control for OU or some other incentive (preferably not more revenue shares) So the new “Big12” would look like this
EAST
Iowa State
Nebraska
West Virginia
Kansas
Kansas State
TCU
Baylor

WEST
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Colorado
Texas Tech
Arizona State
Arizona
Utah
Let Texas go and don’t invite them. It’s a great football town and school with tradition but the leadership has been toxic… for years
Only thing I don’t like about this is the WVU fit but if they want to stay let them… I think they work better in ACC and if so maybe the #Aggies could be swayed to leave the #SEC to get away from Texas.

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29 Jul
Interesting observations - in the 90’s the #SEC won 3 outright championships, #Big12 won 4 outright or shared, ACC won 4 outright or shared, #Pac10 won 1, #Big10 won 1 shared. First half of 2000 (2000-05) Big12 won 2 BCS, ACC won 1, Big10 won 1, PAC10 won 1, SEC won 1. Since then
the #SEC has won 11 times which statistically makes no sense. So what happened… well in the 04-05 championship an undefeated SEC champ was left out of the BCS championship game (which would never happen again) in favor of OU v USC. Enter the worldwide leader in sports #ESPN
ESPN signed a 15 year deal in 2008, the longest deal signed by them, with the SEC - not long after the CBS deal. From that point on the influence from the network pushed the conference’s prominence and heavily influenced perception of the league’s “strength.”
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