How is OU going to make more money in the new Longwhorn Conference than in the Old Big XII when UT-Austin gets their own TV network? Beebe is full of Bevo feces. There is NOT going to be $20 million for any other school but UT-Austin. OU will get half of what UT will get...mark my words. UT will not allow any school to approach their alpha dog status, hence the power play to drink even more of the milkshake then they already have. They drank our milkshake...they drank it up! All at the cost of preserving a rivalry that has always meant more for us then it does for them. UT-Austin just VYed us and punched us right in the face and we took the punch and asked for seconds. "Thank you Texas, may I have another, sir?" They're the abusive husband in this weird, dysfunctional relationship. If this was Big Love, at least OU can say we're First Wife to Bill Paxton's Texas (my analogy is apt...the more you think about it). Actually A&M would be First Wife...but OU is now the favorite wife...the only wife that matters. See how depressing this is?
Would being in the new Pac 16 have helped us achieve AAU status in 20 years and would the Pac 16 network be successful? No idea. But it sure would have been a lot better than admitting that we are the younger brother of the Whorns. UT would have to be second fiddle for once (yes, even with U$C on probation...Austin will always be second fiddle in arrogance and jackassery to the University of Spoiled Children and second fiddle in weirdness to Berkeley...sorry it's true). That's really why this realignment didn't happen. There's no conspiracy when it's true. Texas will always be the alpha dog, and as much as it pains me to say it, here's to you Nebraska and Colorado, you got out before the real abuse started. You're the courageous ones willing to pay $10 million to leave a bad marriage with a conference you correctly perceived as being dominated by an abusive Whorn. I wish you well and wish we had left, too. Adios and happy trails...you won't regret it. My beloved Sooners will and the Seed Sower is crying tonight wishing we were going with you as the sun sets on the Sooner nation.