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An Open Letter to the Big 12 Because They Didn’t Ask For Our Permission Earlier

Dear Mr. Bowlsby...

NCAA Football: Big 12 Media Days Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Dear Mr. Bowlsby,

What the shit, man? Our humble blog was not approached once about conference expansion. We would have been more than willing to share our all-important thoughts on the matter. For example, my wish list of Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma (hear me out), and Georgia was completely ignored. Instead, we got the third most popular team in the city of Houston, an outpost in Utah that may or may not even be a real place, fraud national champions, and essentially Northern Kentucky (Not to be confused with the Northern Kentucky Norse).

How dare you not contact every student government, season ticket holder, and blog site for their input? Especially in a matter as slow-moving and predictable as conference realignment. You had all the time in the world to wait while your conference dissolves, and the eight remaining schools would eventually lose millions of dollars in funding, and enrollment numbers would plummet. BUT IT’S THE THOUGHT THAT WOULD’VE COUNTED, BOB.

I’m sick to my stomach, that you didn’t personally knock on each of our doors and compile our thoughts over a warm cup of coffee. That process would’ve only taken centuries, but I guess we’re not worth your time, are we? When it comes down to it, who’s more qualified to make billion dollar decisions? Student governments full of 20 year olds, or experienced professionals whose job is to ensure what’s best for the conference they work for? I mean, really. Not to mention, the expertise of our site knows wayyyy more about conference expansion than your under-qualified dopes.

If you think saving the Big 12 is enough to keep our voices muted, you are wrong Mr. President Bob Bowlsby. Thanks, but no thanks, the water in the MAC is just fine, we’re not scared to carve our own path.

Thank You,

A concerned blogger