Not to mention that Baylor is supposed to be a Baptist school, but they don't seem to ever do anything except give Christians a bad name as if we don't already have a tough time being taken seriously in the world. And yes I am a Baptist myself.
A few things that you know by now:
1. Texas A&M is heading to the SEC at some point.
2. That point would have been last week had Baylor not leaked threats that it would sue the SEC (and perhaps even commissioner Mike Slive) for tortious interference.
3. Legal experts don’t think the Baylor has much hope of winning such a suit.
4. We at MrSEC.com have said from the beginning that BU’s move is simply a stall tactic designed to try and keep the Big 12 alive.
If you read this site regularly, you know that we’ve also often pointed out how Baylor had no worries about the common welfare or the end of “good ol’ Texas footbawl” when it skedaddled from the SWC to the Big 12 in the mid-90s, leaving Houston, Rice, SMU and TCU to fend for themselves.
Well Texas A&M fans have dug up a story from The Houston Chronicle dated February 24th, 1994. Here’s what Thomas R. Powers — chairman of Baylor’s board of regents — had to say about BU’s own conference jump at the time:
“We are certainly saddened by the demise of the Southwest Conference. I think it was something that was going to happen sooner or later. We certainly wish those who did not receive an invitation (to join the Big 12) well. I feel sure they are fine institutions and they will find a place in some other program that will be appropriate for them.”
It should also be noted that Baylor was the first school from the SWC to vote on and accept an invitation to join the Big 12.
Yet now that Baylor is being left behind rather leaving others, school president Kenneth Starr is threatening lawsuits to the left and lawsuits to the right. What a pathetic show.
Anyone else need a vomit bag?
(And to those who’ve come here and “corrected” us for suggesting that Baylor twisted arms politically to enter the Big 12 in the first place… read the above story written on the day BU’s vote went down. And then go get your shinebox.)