Big 12 searching for a replacement for Aggies already?
Texas A&M looks to be going through the motions of accepting an invitation to join the SEC, which is causing Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe to work some magic in keeping the entire Big 12 happy (or just Texas) and beginning to search for some suitable replacements to fill the holes left by Nebraska, Colorado and perhaps Texas A&M. It’s bad enough that the Big 12 has ten teams. Imagine the jokes when the conference dwindles to single digits.
Beebe doesn’t appear to be doing Texas A&M any favors or trying to make them feel important in the Big 12 either.
“Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe has told Texas A&M that Texas holds the key to the long-term future of the Big 12, and that the Big 12 would survive without the Aggies, according to an A&M official,” the San Antonio Express-News posted on their website Friday.
Hey, at least the conference already has a logo ready to go in the event they lose Oklahoma too…
One option for Big 12 consideration appears to be Houston. It makes sense. The Cougars are right in Big 12 country and are in one of the leading television markets in the nation. But they lack the appeal of a program like Texas A&M, which led Matt Schick, host of the Schick & Nick Show, to tweet “I think Dan Beebe is correct. Houston would be a good replacement for Texas A&M. Signed, replacing Kelly Kapowski with Tori Scott.”
I don’t know if I would go quite this far with this comparison, although it makes sense. Texas A&M is definitely the sexier of the two schools, while Houston is not afraid to tussle with anyone. But given the choice, c’mon. You’d pick Kelly any day over Tori (never mind her real-life sexual preference). No offense Houston.
My only question then becomes what school would you say is Lisa Turtle? Jessie Spano (obligatory “So excited!” reference)? What about Stacey Carosi? Violet? I’ll leave that all to you to figure out in the comments section.