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Big 12 can't seem to get message straight

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08:30 AM ET 09.23 | A Thursday night conference call may have raised just as many questions as it answered in the case of the Big 12's long-term future. [There] was a mixed message on the biggest news of the night. According to the Oklahoma president, David Boren, the Big 12 leaders agreed to a six-year deal to pool their most lucrative television rights, known as a grant of rights. The agreement means that if a Big 12 member jumps to another league in the next six years, the conference would be able to maintain the television rights to that member's most lucrative games. While one Big 12 official called it "an agreement in principle," others said Boren's announcement seemed premature.

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September 23, 2011  08:37 AM ET

Let's see if I can sum up the next 200 posts.

1. UTx is an evil empire
2. Zero U are babies
3. The SEC rules

I think that about does it. My work here is done

September 23, 2011  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Let's see if I can sum up the next 200 posts.1. UTx is an evil empire2. Zero U are babies3. The SEC rulesI think that about does it. My work here is done

Bout right, but make it 500 comments

September 23, 2011  08:48 AM ET

Staples described it best.

"The Big 12 is the type of family where the reunions end with someone waving a knife and screaming "I'll cut all of you!" as the police pull into the driveway. In the SEC, they spend their family reunions in Destin, Fla., counting money by the Gulf of Mexico and then watching their wives spend the windfall at the outlet mall across the street from the hotel."

September 23, 2011  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Bout right, but make it 500 comments

Survive 5th street Guido?

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September 23, 2011  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Let's see if I can sum up the next 200 posts.1. UTx is an evil empire2. Zero U are babies3. The SEC rulesI think that about does it. My work here is done

Best display of SEC speed in weeks.

September 23, 2011  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Let's see if I can sum up the next 200 posts.1. UTx is an evil empire2. Zero U are babies3. The SEC rulesI think that about does it. My work here is done

Excellent executive summary.

September 23, 2011  08:59 AM ET
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Survive 5th street Guido?

Yep, was just wasting time til better half comes down tonight. Cincy ncstate didn't hold my interest

September 23, 2011  09:00 AM ET
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Yep, was just wasting time til better half comes down tonight. Cincy ncstate didn't hold my interest

I was interested straight through the 1st quarter!!

September 23, 2011  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I thought it was 6th street?

6th was a little too loud for my taste last night. Camped out in a quieter sports bar

September 23, 2011  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Yep, was just wasting time til better half comes down tonight. Cincy ncstate didn't hold my interest

that score made me feel a little better since UTK did that to Cincy.

September 23, 2011  09:02 AM ET
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Cincy ncstate didn't hold my interest

Boy, O'brien really shot himself in the foot with his hardline stand regarding Wilson's baseball interest this past spring.

NC State's loss is Wisconsin's gain.

September 23, 2011  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Let's see if I can sum up the next 200 posts.1. UTx is an evil empire2. Zero U are babies3. The SEC rulesI think that about does it. My work here is done

oh...and the Pac-12 has SEC envy.

September 23, 2011  09:05 AM ET
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I thought it was 6th street?

I was giving him and FJJ a hard time last night on the other thread and he said he had moved to 5th. There are some joints on other streets in the 6th street area of Austin.

September 23, 2011  09:10 AM ET
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I thought it was 6th street?

5th street is the aleternate lifestyle version of 6th street......more appropriate to Guido! :-)

September 23, 2011  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Boy, O'brien really shot himself in the foot with his hardline stand regarding Wilson's baseball interest this past spring. NC State's loss is Wisconsin's gain.

Yep

September 23, 2011  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

5th street is the aleternate lifestyle version of 6th street......more appropriate to Guido! :-)

Uh oh!!!!!!

September 23, 2011  09:13 AM ET
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5th street is the aleternate lifestyle version of 6th street......more appropriate to Guido! :-)

It's got a little older demographic

 
September 23, 2011  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

5th street is the aleternate lifestyle version of 6th street......more appropriate to Guido! :-)

WPS, ready to kick some tail this weekend? I will be cheering your boys on!

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