Time to chime in and say my piece. I have watched a lot of college football. I date back to the days of the Big 8 Conference when the Friday after Thanksgiving meant Nebraska v. OU to see who would play in the Orange Bowl and many times for the National Title. Where the OU v. Texas rivalry (still intact) was Big 8 v. SWC (Southwest Conference for those of us who remember).
Times change and we have all dealt with it for better or for worse. This latest shift is hitting me like the earthquake that happened in the D.C. area (I work at the Pentagon and felt it) who would've thunk it?
Enough already!! This rapid escalation of movement is too much too soon and it appears the carts are way before the horses. The tectonic plates are not just shifting they are colliding and volcanoes are erupting.
Why? College Football needs a playoff not a major realignment of universities into super conferences that severely disrupt regional rivalries, and common sense alignment of opponents. We supposedly can't have a playoff because it would affect the student athlete??? Really, and making TCU, Nebraska and whoever else is moving today travel all over the North American Continent every week is good for the student athlete. C'MON MAN!
I don't want to stop watching College Football but I just cannot wrap my head around OU in the PAC anything. Oklahoma is smack dab in the middle of the United States it has nothing to do with Pacific anything and never should. Nebraska moving to the Big Ten is enough of a blow but now A&M and OU are basically out unless Baylor, KU and K-State have the guts to appeal and hold this up in some kind of legal limbo.
There isn't much we can do but speak out and that is what I'm doing. If you like this post, share it with your friends and local media outlets everywhere. I know how to blog but I don't know the ends and outs of getting my blog out there for the world to see!.