|Like a drifter I was born to walk alone.|
Word broke on Saturday morning via Doug Gottlieb (really?) that Texas A&M was going to the SEC. He must have acquired this info while stealing someone's credit cards. I don't really understand why the SEC would want the Aggies but whatever. They were mediocre at everything in a far weaker league yet they are attractive to the best all of a sudden? Makes no sense. I think it's stupid to say that bringing in A&M opens up Texas for recruiting. Uh, HELLO! You are the goddamn SEC! You already pillage and plunder Mexico's Hat. It's not like Texans have never heard of the conference that wins the BCS Title EVERY year. Again, what does A&M ACTUALLY offer that improves the league? UPDATED after I wrote this: SEC wants nothing to do with the Aggies! Doug Gottlieb is a liar!
I do appreciate A&M's approach to this. We're leaving because FUCK TEXAS!
Now we're being told that Mike Slive (Slive, not Slave) is prepared to build the first of the dreaded 16 team super conferences. OK, I guess that that makes sense. But who is a good fit for the uber-cheating of the ESS-EEE-SEE? Florida State seems like a good option and Jimbo Fisher has them on the verge of being a national power again. They're also considering Clemson and Missour-ah. Those two don't make sense at all. Neither of them are good at anything. Clemson is about the most worthless school in the country as they gave us commenter Jeff and year after year of underachieving. Missouri is pretty much the Clemson of the Dust Bowl. Those schools just don't seem to really improve the quality of the product. Fuck them, they're out.
If I'm Mr. Slave, and I've already accepted that pear-shaped loser, Mike Sherman, into my conference and need three more teams, I'm making these three calls first.
1. Florida State
3. Oklahomo State
Let's face it, Texas is going independent as soon as they can (next year?). So don't bother with them. This is the SEC so media markets don't matter at all. People are going to watch the product even if the ESPN primetime game is Kentucky vs. Vandy. Why? Because that's still better than 90% of the rest of the country. FSU has always felt like an SEC school what with the grade fixing and pro talent that they crank out. Oklahomo is consistently a force of nature. Okie State isn't sexy but getting "Bedlam" under the SEC banner along with T. Boone Pickens' billions of dollars makes a ton of sense to me.
The rest of the Big 12 castaways end up going to the Pac-12, Mountain West, or Conference USA. Notre Dame still acts like their shit don't kill videographers. Maybe the Big Ten decides that Kansas and Mizzou make decent enough sense (especially for hoops) and the little guys continue to get kicked in the teeth. The more things change, the more that they stay the same. I guess that realignment is just something that we're going to have to live with for the next 5-10 years.
As far as DFL Draft Day, I would consider it a success even with the tardiness of numerous tards and -Rex's fake back injury. I played one of the best rounds of golf of my life and absolutely BURIED Dut by 7 strokes. Some dude in the group in front of us had a hole-in-one...ON A PAR 4! I was pissed because it looked like he didn't even care. Fuck that guy. I would have played the rest of the round nude if I did that. I'm basing my team's success (Caylee Anthony Makeout Party) on Brees, Osama Mendenhall, Fitzgerald, Boldin, and Tim Hightower. I currently have Vince Young AND Randy Moss on my roster. I guess that pounding a 12er during the draft could be considered a poor decision. Oh well. The previous two years, I loved my teams and they never made the playoffs. If I'm indifferent now, that means championship...although I'll need to trade for Roy Helu, Jr to feel even better about that. Adios.