Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lonestar Legalities

UPDATE 2: Rumor has it, the real motivation behind the lawsuit-ing is flexing enough muscle to keep Oklahoma in line. Apparently, Baylor will sign off on A&M if Oklahoma agrees to stay. That's some transitive guilt tripping, right there. But it's completely understood; if Oklahoma leaves, there's no saving the remaining teams as a league and that means mid-major invites for everyone!
UPDATE: Now Iowa State has jumped aboard the litigation bandwagon. Are we about to see some class action, cfb style?
The SEC has voted unanimously to accept Texas A&M as the league's 13th member. I think we all knew this would happen sooner rather than later, especially after the Big 12 basically said the Aggies could leave scott free - legally, anyway. And now we're seeing that Oklahoma may get fat and happy out in the PAC-12 and Texas can either follow suit or be successfully independent. Everybody's happy, right? Wrong. The little sisters are not ready to quietly fold up shop and fade into the night. Baylor is leading the charge to save Texas football, or, in reality, their attachment to a quality football league. The University has threatened legal action over the Aggies move. The Bears know that if A&M bails, the big boys will follow suit and they will be left out in the cold with the ranks of Rice/Houston/SMU, or worse, North Texas. The SEC will not accept the newly made men in College Station until they have assurances that no individual team will sue and this hint of litigation out of Waco is really gumming up the works. I doubt this southeastern snafu will slowdown the rumor mill, though, and with A&M's move inevitable, watch for all kinds of expansions and realignment possibilities to run through the news cycle.

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