Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I Am So Confused Right Now

Just what in the hell is going on here?
Has conference expansion happened or not?

Honestly, at this point, I don't have a clue.

Texas A&M has been extended an invitation to the SEC. So, uh, is it official yet? Yes? No? Anybody? What's that T. Boone?
“I think the Aggies are sobering up,” Pickens told The Oklahoman.

Pickens says he talked to Aggies leadership a month ago about staying in the Big 12, but the talks seemed pointless. But now he says there now appears to be a glimmer of hope in stopping them. He’s even petitioned Texas Gov. Rick Perry, also a presidential candidate, to get involved and help.

“I keep thinking they're hearing me,” Pickens said of A&M. “I'm not sure they're listening to me. But they trust me.”
Pittsburgh and Syracuse are going to the ACC. Good enough. When? Next year? Or is it 2013? And does that mean the ACC is going to stop at 14, or is there more? Could anyone still leave the ACC?

Didn't TCU join the Big East? Is that still on?
Thompson is investigating if TCU would remain in the MWC instead of its original plan to join the Big East in 2012, staying in touch with the Big 12 schools that could be left behind if four of the conference's core schools bolt for the Pac-12 and speeding up the process of putting together a deal with Conference USA where the two leagues would play in football a championship game to earn a possible automatic berth to the BCS.
Thompson said he has been talking to TCU on a constant basis to get a read on the Horned Frogs as they play their final season in the MWC.
I heard Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, and maybe Texas are heading to the Pac-12. Or maybe not. (Wait, wasn't Texas going to the ACC this past weekend?)

West Virginia's a great fit for the SEC. Or the ACC. Or not, to either.

Missouri kind of got an invitation, then told everyone, now the SEC says no they didn't ever like Missouri in the first place, Missouri says that's not what the SEC said behind the playground after school... And (as of... NOW) they have gotten back together.

Believe it or not, but I'm a fairly intelligent person. This conference realignment has been highly entertaining, but once I sat back and tried to figure out where we stood at this moment - I got dizzy.

Maybe that's why this is taking so long. Everyone's trying to be the smartest person in the room, playing some extreme Survivor-style alliance games, that I think we've actually all confused ourselves. Just imagine if you were a TCU or Missouri fan. Is it possible there's a fan base out there that - as of right now - they don't know (for 100% sure) what conference their team is in?

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