This is your humble narrator giving you the most lurid details of this torture. It seems as if Steve Patterson and the rest of his droogs have tried to snuff all details of expansion from your subconscious. The powers that be seem to be creepily committed to their conference being just an afterthought. Talking heads like Bob Bowlsby have put a lot of people through the Ludovico method of making as if the thought of adding two teams for a conference championship would make them nauseous to the point of death. The Big 12 has seen itself on the outside looking in because they do not have a conference championship. The Big 12 will try to get an exemption but that will not hold water. The other conferences should give a snappy rebuke and tolchock for even trying such a preposterous proposal. Nonetheless, there is a solution, if you are proactive:
1. Try to get that exemption- Like in my previous posts, what a ludicrous idea. Why should they change the requirements when everyone else had to fall in line, just because this is what the Big 12 wants?
2. Add two football-only members- This idea has some real traction. BYU, Boise State, or Air Force are intriguing. BYU would have its sports already in the West Coast Conference and BSU or Air Force could park their other sports in the WAC or Big Sky. The only hiccup I see would be that they still isolate West Virginia
3. Add Memphis and Cincinnati- These two would be great additions overall. Sizable markets for both and they would be closer to West Virginia.Their programs are also stronger as a whole. One plus is the years of consistency of Cincinnati while Memphis could emerge as a power.
Mostly likely, my talk is just mere wishing on my part. Unfortunately, I do not make these decisions. Incompetent dullards like Bob Bowlsby makes these decision. Big 12 fans, enjoy not going to the playoffs, year in and year out.
FYI, this is an article from the Dallas Morning News. It seems they are Big 12 apologists.