Well, the era of One True Champion, where a true conference winner is determined by everybody playing everybody isn’t really over so much as it’s been enhanced.
#Big12FB: When the championship game returns in 2017, it will be No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the conference standings - https://t.co/F8uuSbORCV pic.twitter.com/ZFnmWSb9Np— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 28, 2016
Hmmm... 10 Teams, One Division. Isn’t division dividing something? So really we have a single division or maybe we just call it a conference? Let’s call it the Big 12. And have 10 teams.
#Big12FB: Commissioner Bowlsby on matching up No. 1 vs. No. 2 in conference championship game. pic.twitter.com/3nWOP8GrDN— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 28, 2016
Feel sort of sorry for Bob. He’s an awesome guy and plenty smart. He’s just been saddled with this herd of fractious kittens.
I guess in a case like a few years ago where TCU barely lost to Baylor in Waco, I wouldn’t mind seeing a neutral field re-match but if you beat a team at their place and then have to saddle up again? Seems silly? Unclear how the
Star Chamber Selection Committee will view this.
Not that this has much relevancy to us right now or for the foreseeable future but what say you? Is it madness? It’s certainly going to get that money.