Now that the political conventions are over, we can focus on what truly matters. College football!
If you’re a fan of college football, you know that teams have been jumping from one conference to another like crickets at dusk. The Big 12, for one, has imploded. Colorado left last year for the Pac 12, and Nebraska left for the Big 10. This fall Mizzou and Texas A&M departed for the SEC, while TCU and West Virginia joined the conference, which is still called the Big 12, despite fielding just 10 teams.
If you’re a fan of college football, you also know that the SEC is the most dominant league in the nation. So, how will Mizzou and A&M fair on the gridiron this fall? We’re about to find out.
ESPN is stoked, and so are the Aggies.
As an aside, I’d like to register a formal complaint against conferences that shop for new teams outside of their traditional geographic perimeter. West Virginia, for instance, is not a Great Planins state; hence it has little in common with Iowa State, Oklahoma and the rest of the Big 12 schools. And next fall, Boise State joins the Big East, which is also wrong. Expanding the boundaries like this, robs the conferences of meaning because a conference is made up of institutions that share values and state borders.