Thursday, June 17, 2010
Jerrah Jones Wants Arkansas and Notre Dame In Big XII
The Big XII has 10 teams right now and Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones knows who should fill the last two spots.
Arkansas and Notre Dame.
Um. No and no.
I see why he'd want Arkansas in there. He played for the Razorbacks and Arkansas is a bit out of place in the SEC. They'd fit in the Big XII and would be able to rekindle those lost SWC rivalries with Texas, A&M, Tech and Baylor. However, why in the heck would anyone leave the SEC? Especially to a conference that almost extinct earlier this week. The SEC is still the best football conference in the country. The Big XII just lost two programs who have won national championships in the last 20 years.
Arkansas would be better off just standing pat and waiting for the Big XII to crumble (it may or may not happen) and watch the SEC gobble up Texas A&M or Oklahoma or somebody. Wanting the Razorbacks in the Big XII just doesn't make sense for the school.
As for Notre Dame? Um, no. Why would Notre Dame bother with the Big XII? If they wanted to join a conference, they'd join the Big Ten. Whenever the Irish want in, I'm sure they'll be welcomed with open arms. They'd still have their rivalries with Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue and the like. In the Big XII, they'd be booked with those conference teams that it would kill off many of their yearly opponents.
The only way I can see Notre Dame even thinking about doing it is if the Big XII didn't want them for football. But the Irish has the same deal with the Big East and that conference is among the elite in other sports.
The Big XII will stick with 10 teams. Their football title game (which Texas and Oklahoma both hated) is gone and in its place is the ol' skool nine game round robin season with a natural champion. Their hoops conference got a lot better just by getting rid of Nebraska and Colorado. Really, it's quite simple.
Ask Jerrah if he'd like the Dallas Cowboys moved to the NFC West so they can revive rivalries with the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers. I'm sure he'd pass, too.
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