Enough already. This ongoing spitting match between the Texas Aggies and Texas Longhorns about the Longhorn Network amongs other things — has gotten old. I think the SEC is a good fit for the Aggies and that they would be successful in all sports. The fan base would love seeing other schools visit Kyle Field and well the other sports teams do rather well having won more National Championships than Texas the last four or five years in track, golf, tennis, etc. The Aggies need to do their thing and the Longhorns need to do their thing.
Texas doesn’t need to apologize for their network and where they have placed their athletic program financially. Everyone had a shot at their own network and quite frankly couldn’t make it happen like Texas could make it happen. BTW I’m following Mack Brown’s lead and not mentioning any names in my report until they earn a spot on my blog….The real questions is whether or not the SEC wants to grease the squeeky wheels of the Aggies?
The Aggies are a little over an hour away from a top 10 marktet in Houston. What have they done to capitalize on that? Can they say we are worth the 20 million a year to the SEC that we would demand? I think they would if they cut ties from Texas and go their own way and stop this jealousy act that no one likes. If that is where your fans want to go…then put the pedal to the metal and get after it…just don’t come crawling back.
Trust me, Texas coaches must be tired of the network cameras in their face ALL DAY LONG. Mack Brown (he’s earned a name mention on my blog btw) said it was like a SECOND JOB. that extra 15 million a year is not going to be free and the only area Texas hasn’t taken care of is the SID department. they have doubled Mack’s job load and their job load, which btw makes it hard on us.
I’m glad Texas has their own network but then again I like the Yankees, Notre Dame and USC and i’m also glad the Aggies are finally going to either put up or shut up. They have a great school (my brother and many family memebers graduated from there) so stop this inferority complex you got going on.
The Longhorns will also be fine, maybe even better. the Big 12 can bring in schools like Arkansas, LSU, Notre Dame — think big I say. I wouldn’t even be excited for the game I don’t think — well maybe cause it is fun to see Kyle Field every 2 years. Texas has set their program up for financial success for years to come and really the Network think had to have issues because it’s really the first time anyone has tried it. Blazing new trails never came easy and being the irst at something means you have the good with the bad.
so Congrats to Texas for blazing this new bold territory — now they can clean up the bad parts. Congrats to the Aggies if they go to the SEC or stay in the Big 12. the Texas Aggie borad of regents will hopefully decide this monday in a special telephone meeting which way they will go. go big and go in peach.
the only real quesiton I have is why on earth the Texas Legislature feels like they need to snif around. I think maybe some folks are best served on the sidelines and or in the stands as a spectator — so it will be a fun couple of more days.