Nobody who gives this topic a fair chance can argue against six straight BCS champions (and seven of the last nine) coming from the Southeastern Conference. It’s unprecedented, obviously, and once that streak is broken, it likely won’t ever be put in jeopardy, even by the SEC itself.
But, you also can’t help but wonder what it would look like if ESPN bought and subsequently promoted Big 12 football as opposed to the SEC.I’ve come up with 10 somethings that would result. Put yours in the comments section.
1. Oklahoma would be the BEST. EVER.
2. Collin Klein would be Tim Tebow, even if it meant superimposing Klein’s head on Tebow’s body for TV graphics purposes.
3. Skip Bayless would shout at everyone, every day, about Collin Klein, even in June.
4. Bob Stoops would have to wear a houndstooth fedora.
5. Texas would get the New York Jets treatment, which would mean Mack Brown’s Longhorns would become even more insufferable as we have to listen to how great the team is regardless of actual on-the-field results.
6. Tom Rinaldi, as only Tom Rinaldi can do, would package Ames, Waco and Lubbock as football havens. Meccas. Places where the football gods themselves turn their respectful gazes each crisp Saturday in anticipation of that day’s games. That day’s glory.
7. What’s an SEC? If we don’t mention it, it doesn’t exist.
8. KU fans could argue all day and then some that even if they have the worst team, it would, without a doubt, win every other conference in America. By a wide margin.
9. Rick Reilly might show up in your town. Sorry about that, but hey, he’s part of the deal.
10. Sal Paolantonio would give daily, riveting updates from in front of Bill Snyder’s house.