Monday, June 07, 2010
"Mon-Con" is short for Monster Conference, by the way. Over the weekend, reports were leaked from the Pac-10 meetings that a doin's were a-transpirin'. And when details emerged, I freely admit that my pants got a bit tighter. Yeah, the Big Ten may add Rutgers and Nebraska and Missouri, but it doesn't really do much for the quality of play in the conference. Rutgers is just a cash grab. Pac-10 Commish Larry Scott has the right idea though. Make your schools an assload of cash, own every media market west of the Mississippi River, and watch your league quickly make the SEC look like the ACC. Because that is what will happen if Larry gets what he wants. And he should. Here is why.
The Big 12 is dying. Everyone wants out except those backwoods schools in Kansas. There is no money to be made there and everyone else around them is wiping their asses with $100 bills. I find it funny that the Big 12 is trying to threaten Missour-ah and Nebraska eventhough they have no ground to stand on.
The Big Ten would rather have New York than the dust bowl. And that's fine. They can't add on 6 teams anyway. Fortunately, the Pac-10 can.
If you think that the Big Ten Network makes a shitload of money while generally restricted to the Midwest, imagine what a Pac-16 Network would make considering that it would go from Houston to Denver to Seattle to fucking Mexico. It would dwarf the money that the Big Ten Network brings in. And that's not a slight on the BTN. There's just more money in California and Texas and the Pacific Northwest.
Let's just forget about the initial proposal of adding Utah and Colorado because that helps them in no way and was brought up just to be rejected. Let's also discredit the notion that the Texas government will want them to take Baylor. Fuck you. Baylor should be in the Sun Belt anyway. The Pac-10 would be adding Oklahoma, Okie St, Texas, Texas Tech, A&M, and Colorado. You split it up into a north and a south. You take the three Texas schools, 2 Oklahomos, 2 Arizonas, and UCLA for the South. You have the Buffs, two Warrrrshingtons, two Oregons, Cal, Stansbury, and USC in the North. The winner of that conference is playing for a national title in football EVERY year. That is a monster.
Of course, the Pac 10 school fatcats are apparently not keen on Scott's plan. And that makes sense because they must be retarded and fail to see how much goddamn money this would bring them. Do they even HAVE a TV contract right now?
I love this. I hope it happens yesterday. For too long, west-coasters have bitched about an East Coast bias. Well, if they aren't going to pay attention to you, make them pay attention to you. Form the biggest and best conference ever. Or continue to be lazy pieces of shit and accept your crappy Oregon teams losing to shitty teams in the Rose Bowl.