Official Credits: Daniel Day Lewis as Craig Thompson, Paul Dano as BYU
and milkshake as the WAC.
Continuing the trend of BYU schadenfreude videos that lt4heisman started just moments ago, I just thought we should sit back and think about the real hero in all of this: MWC Commissioner Craig Thompson. Say what you will about his fudging of our TV contract - and OH, it's bad. The main reason BYU entertained independence was because of it - but he absolutely drank the Cougars milkshake. He drank it up, and then he beat them to death with a bowling pin in his personal bowling alley.
With all the rumblings, chances are he would've extended the invite to Fresno State and Nevada anyway, but the fact that the invites came down just to poison the well of BYU's independence ploy makes it that much more satisfying. Pretty ironic that by trying to strengthen their own position, the end result of BYU's jockeying was killing the WAC, strengthening the MWC, becoming the most hated team in the conference at the end of the day and essentially getting nothing out of the deal. I'm pretty sure this is all deferred karma due to the kid who accused shortnkerley's of wearing mom jeans and then put him in a choke-hold at the game in Provo last year. And TGIErin probably played a role as well.
So once again, let's raise our glasses to Craig Thompson and his hair dye provider for saving the MWC and pushing the Cougars even further down the food chain.