Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Thoughts on BYU


"Ah, they did it. They got what they wanted"

This is classic Tammy...I mean BYU. Much like the University of Texas, BYU decided they were too big for their current situation and had their heart set on telling the rest of the conference to piss off. But unlike the remainder of the now 10-team Big 12, the rest of the Mountain West declined to buy into the Cougars' hubris and make concessions to them to make them feel like we're all just sucking at their magic underwear-covered teet. According to Gil LeBreton's column in this morning's Star-Telegram, one of the major points that BYU was whining about was the fact that TCU's baseball team was on The Mtn much more often than their team. I'd like to point out that the reason for that was because TCU's own RTVF students produced the games and because, like Shooter McGavin, we were too busy WINNING.

I would say good luck to BYU in the future...but really, I wish the exact opposite on them. I want them to slowly realize the error of their ways and crash back down to earth like Icarus. Of course, they probably aren't familiar with that bit of Greek mythology because they've got their own ridiculous stories cluttering their robotic brains. So I'll just say it once: Fuck you, BYU. On October 16th, as Trent Reznor once said, you're going to get what you deserve.

Now, if you had told me two years ago that our conference would be losing both Utah and BYU, I probably would've had a panic attack. But before you go running around like Chicken Little telling everyone that the sky is falling, just remember what TCU's got going for it. Our football team has been in the Top 10 more often than not the past few years, we just shattered our season-ticket record, we're about to break ground on a massive stadium renovation, we're recruiting at a high level, we have one of (if not THE) best coaches in the country and we're right in the middle of one of the biggest media markets (and recruiting areas) in the nation. This isn't the end of conference shuffling. We'll be fine.

13 comments:

Frogzilla said...

I hope Gary still knows more then we know about the national landscape of college football

shortnkerley's said...

Yeah, I kind of agree. This might not all be bad and could've been a lot worse. We are now the Joneses of the MWC, both on the field and off, for whatever that's worth.

SuperSweet HornedFrog said...

Thats classic Cindy....

SuperSweet HornedFrog said...

Thats classic Cindy....

Worth Hills Caddy said...

Chris Del Conte has proven he can raise money. Let's just hope he can now earn his keep in getting us into a conference that has some legitimacy and staying power.

Tanner said...

Twitter says they got an 8 year deal with ESPN to broadcast home games and 6 year series with ND.

damnit.

Tye Gunn's Personal Ambulance Driver said...

And that's one more reason to root for ND, bringing the total to...one.

John Lamberth said...

I'd be willing to bet those ESPN games are fairly low rated.

Tye Gunn's Personal Ambulance Driver said...

I wonder if they'll be allowed to show beer ads...

Sir Wesley Willis said...

Yeah the ESPN deal is going to be the same one they offered the MWC and we turned down... Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday leftovers.

Angry Trey said...

They are delusional. I had the entire BYU fan base attacking me on twitter earlier.

They got a bad TV deal. ESPN will pick up their games against Texas and Notre Dame, but they will stick the rest on Wednesday and Friday night or Saturdays on ESPNU.

ESPN isnt going to pick BYU vs. Utah State, or BYU vs. Hawaii, they have better options with SEC or ACC games.

BYU also fails to realize that if you arent Mormon or a BYU fan, you arent turning to BYU-TV period. Nobody watches that shit.

nwilcox2 said...

GO UTES! Two BCS victories, the first to do it and still the best. Boise clipped an over hyped Oklahoma squad, with a converted wide out playing qb, and a tcu squad who had a good year but just couldn't get it done when it mattered most. Utah demolished a big east champ, and an Alabama team that was ranked #1 for more than half the season. Now they are off to the Pac-10 next year! And before I forget, f_ck that team down south, have fun being independent. The cougars will never play in a BCS game! And tcu will need all the luck they can get to win a soon to be watered down MWC.

nwilcox2 said...

F_ck byu and tcu! Go UTES!!