Big 12 sends ESPN a cease and desist letter

bamaga

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Are we sure the letter wasn’t referring to Texas? It was known that OU wanted out for awhile, but convincing Texas to leave with them may have been encouraged by ESPN with their Longhorn network. It was always strange that the BIG12 was a Fox media rights property while the Longhorn was ESPN!
 

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Funny seeing some of the twitters today about TxTech going to the PAC. If you've never been to Lubbock, it looks more like a place you get paroled from rather than graduate from.
 
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bamaga

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Are we sure the letter wasn’t referring to Texas? It was known that OU wanted out for awhile, but convincing Texas to leave with them may have been encouraged by ESPN with their Longhorn network. It was always strange that the BIG12 was a Fox media rights property while the Longhorn was ESPN!
Reading through all this, I think the B12 thinks ESPN is trying to poach everyone! Maybe we should change the name of the conference from SEC to ESPN!🤪🥴
 

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If I am the Big XII, I have already reached out to:

UCF
USF
Houston
Cincinnati
BYU
Navy
Memphis

Getting four of these would stabilize the league and hurt the AAC before they get to me.
They could add any or all of those teams and they'll eventually fold - no on gives a crap about any of them compared to OU and UT.
 

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Is it legal? At hand is the fact that espn is trying to build a televised monopoly on college football. Can they? Fox is the only other big non espn/ABC/disney college football distributor. I know CBS has a few games, but not nearly as many as those two stations networks (and I doubt ABC/espn as one since owned by Disney.
 

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Mr. Bowlsby, How many times must your conference be poached before it dawns on you that you ought not sleep while at the helm? I'll guarantee you AAC and CUSA are aware that they are always replacement targets in restructuring.