with apologies to Gene!
It only took one single move to blow up what was once a pretty good athletic conference. The Nebraska Cornhuskers desertion to the Big Ten (with considerable help from Texas, which is, well, ALWAYS about Texas) means the Big 12 is over. Colorado is off to the PAC-10, which I think is long-term a BIG mistake and things as we know them around here will never be quite the same. So much for the Nebraska rivalry, which was, really, no rivalry at all.
I hate to see what is happening to NCAA sports. But it was inevitable. It’s about the MONEY. It’s always about the money. And the smaller schools are the losers.
The Buffs should have gone to the Mountain West. It pains me to say that, but I think the way things work in Boulder make it difficult for the Buffs to compete with the USC’s of the world. (Texas and Nebraska for that matter). Now I want to hear it from you. What do you think of the whole mess? Start typing those comments.
Don’t forget my world Cup cartoon on ESPN.com sometime after the Saturday USA-England match