Monday, October 31, 2011

2012 or 2014?

I guess while I was out of town over the weekend the Big 12 announced they were indeed inviting West Virginia to join the conference? Welcome aboard then, Jesco White. The only question now is...when will the Mountaineers actually join the league? The Big East seems pretty adamant about holding WVU to the 27-month waiting period that Pitt and Syracuse are apparently also being held to before they can join the ACC. But West Virginia and the Big 12 brass both think they ought to be able to switch conferences immediately, like TCU.

So how will this little dilemma get resolved? If you guessed "by a game of Crossfire" like I did, I'm sad to report that you're wrong. Instead, West Virginia is getting all lawya'd up to take the Big East to court- claiming that:

"The denigration of the Big East Conference is a direct and proximate result of ineffective leadership and breach of fiduciary duties to the football schools by the Big East Conference and its commissioner."

Take that, Marinatto! Does anyone else think the Big 12 might help their newest member kill off their opponents in the court room by just asking Louisville and maybe even Cincinnati to join? The part of me that likes to laugh at SMU hopes that's the case, while the rest of me thinks this case might make for some good TV watchin' in the coming months.

4 comments:

Tanner said...

http://deadspin.com/5854983/a-very-thirsty-and-very-sweaty-gary-patterson-has-a-personal-liquid+and+towel-valet

EdK said...

Well, why that video was created is beyond me, but ...

I always thought the little blonde girl who was on the sidelines last year was good luck.

VikingFrog said...

Supposedly, even if accepted to the SEC Missouri has to play one more year in the Big 12 because they missed the deadline to let them know they were leaving.

Having said that... I don't think WV not coming for 2 years makes much of a difference.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

Not sure if its true, but pretty lame

http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/314650-sources-west-virginias-big-12-share-bigger-than-tcus