This is probably one of the best "how you know you are a loser" quotes I've ever seenQuote:
i follow ISU as a second team considering i went to school there.
Also, this game will actually give us more exposure by putting a game on a more premier slot and channel than it would have otherwise been.
I understand the Nebraska faithful will always have a blood feud with Texas due to the fact that they wrecked Nebraska at their own game and sent them running, but please, keep your psychotic, misplaced views to yourselves.
Seriously, you all sound like recently dumped, extremely bitter ex-girlfriends.
I'm not for OU or A&M playing on the Longhorn Network, but universities such as ISU, Kansas, and Kansas State playing on the Longhorn Network would mean those universities saving money with Texas footing the bill to broadcast those games, and ESPN gets the immediate credibility they are looking for with their investment.
If schools like OU and A&M want to eventually have their own networks with ESPN/ABC/FOX/Whoever, then they need the Longhorn Network to succeed.
Iowa State fans realize we're not a national power, and we won't be unless we make more money. This situation makes us more money, so that's what's important. Texas getting one game on their network could be annoying for us (if it's our game, but I doubt it will be), could be neutral for us (not us, doesn't affect our TV broadcasts), or could be good for us (not us, we get on nat'l TV instead). Right now, a rising tide in the Big XII floats all boats. True, Texas is floating a supertanker, but if we whine about that, our dinghy sinks.
Nebraska fans have yet to or are starting to realize they haven't been a national power for a while. Could they get back, sure. But like ND, they still have the illusions that they're a shot caller no matter where they go. They also believe that something that is good for another school means it HAS to be bad for Nebraska. They will fight against anything that's good for another school, without regard to whether it has any impact on them. That doesn't make for a good conference partner...which may be why the Big XII by all accounts is a lot more harmonious lately. There are exceptions to this, of course, but they're from people like this guy:
Staff: David Briggs
THAT dude is DEFINITELY from Missourah.
BTW: Huskerman, shouldn't you be trolling BIG message boards? The move was mutually beneficial, you got away from Texas, we got rid of you. We didn't ruin your party, don't ruin ours. And "I root for ISU as a secondary team" as a Nebraska fan is like saying I root for Jesus when he's not playing satan, far as I'm concerned.
It's all about bitterness towards Texas that's rooted in jealousy. The difference between ISU and all these other schools is that ISU is far more in touch with the reality of the situation and doesn't see the point in whining about it. Without marquee schools, half of the schools in BCS leagues wouldn't be there. We benefit from Texas getting what they want.
HOW are we getting bent over? WHAT are we going to do about it?
Texas gets one freaking game on the LHN for one freaking year. It's just insane to me that fans from these other schools are so up in arms about "getting bent over". Who is Texas bending over? How are they doing it? I don't get it. People make a big deal over this for no reason. If anything kills the Big 12, it won't be Texas's greed but 8 other schools' irrational anger over Texas's greed.
One more thing: it's fans and sportswriters who are upset about this. Not university presidents. They couldn't care less. Why? MORE MONEY. Their job isn't to get butt hurt about Texas, it's to make their schools more cash.
Just realized this. Other than the crazazy part, Iowa state is like Charlie Sheen, the only things that matter are Winning and Getting Paid.
This is ONE game, ONE year. I don't see this as Texas trying to get more money out of an opposing fanbase. I mean how many KU fans are really going pony up for the LHN just watch one game that don't have enough interest in Big 12 sports to actually want the LHN anyway? It's just a way for them to sell the network to their own fans. If anyone is really that bent out of shape over this they won't watch the game anyway. MOving this game bumps another game up the pecking order and gives 2 other teams a televised game, I just don't see this as catastrophic.