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    Except there's a major bubble about to burst in...

    Except there's a major bubble about to burst in college athletics. ESPN won't be money whipping people in TV deals the next time they come open for bidding.

    Everyone (schools, conferences,...
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    Who the **** knows. We desperately wants out of...

    Who the **** knows. We desperately wants out of the Big 10 but the places OU wants to go won't take them. My guess is the Pac-10 is amore amendable now that they didn't get the TV deal they thought...
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    You're only as good as your options and Boren has...

    You're only as good as your options and Boren has managed the conference shifting pretty well considering the options available. The Pac-12 was not interested in OU without Texas. (A mistake on...
  4. Here's prolly what's going on. He owned one unit...

    Here's prolly what's going on. He owned one unit and bought the one next to it. (Pics below.) They'll likely do a total remodel and combine the two. Expect more furniture trips to Tuscany to...
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    Northwest Arkansas is a small market relatively...

    Northwest Arkansas is a small market relatively speaking at about 500K+ people. There's a ton of money there, though. The rest of the state is a meth addled and Mountain Dew drinking shithole but...
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    I was there last year. Still low end chain...

    I was there last year. Still low end chain restaurants and strip malls, that were mostly occupied with pawn shops, loan places, and liquor stores. I even made a post about it:
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    Get what you pay for.

    Get what you pay for.
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    Northwest Arkanas is routinely rated one of the...

    Northwest Arkanas is routinely rated one of the best places to live in America. Where does Stillwater rate on that?
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    Note how Gundy Jr didn't pick a school that's a...

    Note how Gundy Jr didn't pick a school that's a rural outpost.
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    1. Phillips hasn't been HQ'ed in Bartlesville...

    1. Phillips hasn't been HQ'ed in Bartlesville for a while. They were until they started bleeding money and then moved to Houston. One reason was that the big money executives didn't want to live...
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    These head coaches don't make a few hundred grand...

    These head coaches don't make a few hundred grand a year. They make millions on multi year guaranteed contracts. These are second home types. True, the nature of college athletics leans towards...
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    There's not many rich people in small towns for...

    There's not many rich people in small towns for the reasons you just listed. There's a reason rich people aren't flocking to the Stillwaters of the world.

    Lulz at the idea that the coaches wives...
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    Isiah Thomas was one of the great PG's in history...

    Isiah Thomas was one of the great PG's in history and he can't run shit.
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    When Arky hired an ESPN commentator (Jimmy Dykes)...

    When Arky hired an ESPN commentator (Jimmy Dykes) to coach their women's team, they were laughed at. Okie State would be doing that for their men's team, ostensibly one of only two money making...
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    It's not an hour to OKC or Tulsa. By the time...

    It's not an hour to OKC or Tulsa. By the time you get out of Stillwater and it's endless stoplights and then actually get to OKC or Tulsa, it's an hour and a half minimum. Mrs. Coach wants to go...
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    Don't look at it from the perspective of the...

    Don't look at it from the perspective of the players. Look at the coaches and their wives. A OC or DC in football can make $500-$750K. You think his wife wants to live in Stillwater? Now think of...
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    The real problem is the town of Stillwater and...

    The real problem is the town of Stillwater and I'm not just saying that because it's Okie State. Stillwater in on par with Starkville and Pullman the worst towns of any athletic program in a major...
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    This. Strong will likely get hired again at a...

    This. Strong will likely get hired again at a major program. No one ever considered Blake before or after OU.
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    This is the most non play making defense ever. ...

    This is the most non play making defense ever. They've dropped more interceptions than any team I've ever seen.
  20. I'm sorry. Must have missed the pics?

    I'm sorry. Must have missed the pics?
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    I wish Petrino would have stayed at Arky another...

    I wish Petrino would have stayed at Arky another year or two because his teams were about to fall off a cliff. He didn't recruit for shit. There is very little talent in Arkansas high schools. ...
  22. I like how he's upset and all but is going to...

    I like how he's upset and all but is going to keep buying gear and going to games.......

    He's doing it wrong.
  23. Is this guy for real? I remember after the Sugar...

    Is this guy for real? I remember after the Sugar Bowl against Bama, youtube postings of their fans came out of the woodwork.

    He needs to re-prioritize his life if this is legit.
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    Not really. Why should I schedule my weekends...

    Not really. Why should I schedule my weekends around an unranked OU team playing other unranked teams?
  25. Schedule the rest of the way = F the Big 12

    An underrated part about this loss? The best part of the schedule is over in two weeks. We play an unranked TCU team that lost to Arky and then Texas. (At least that's always an entertaining...
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    That's pretty much it. He blitzed all the time...

    That's pretty much it. He blitzed all the time and his blitzes were fairly complicated. OU has better talent than 90% of the teams they play. He'd make things overly complicated and you'd have...
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    I remember a locker room speech Switzer game...

    I remember a locker room speech Switzer game before playing Colorado (I think). He basically said "Men, there will only ever be two champions of the Big 8 conference -- The University of Nebraska...
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    Not hardly. Norman is #3 behind Austin and Ft....

    Not hardly. Norman is #3 behind Austin and Ft. Worth but then again, most Big 12 towns are shit holes.
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    Both of these are pretty accurate. Small town...

    Both of these are pretty accurate. Small town girls are generally easier and OSU's talent base comes from small Oklahoma towns and OU's tend to come from the suburbs of OKC, Tulsa, Dallas, and...
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    Despite being in the middle of nowhere, Lubbock...

    Despite being in the middle of nowhere, Lubbock is around 250,000 people and has its own airport. It's much larger than Stillwater, which matters.
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    I didn't realize Stillwater was as small as it...

    I didn't realize Stillwater was as small as it is. It lists itself as only 45,000, which is small than Enid evidently. The school claims 25,000 students and assuming those are correct, that's only...
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    This is what surprised me. I took a wrong turn...

    This is what surprised me. I took a wrong turn at one point so I had to take a detour through some of the residential parts. I was surprised how bad it was but then again, I shouldn't have been...
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    Who put a major university in Stillwater?

    Had to go to Stillwater last week for some bidness. Hadn't been there in a while and even then, I think I've only been through there 2-3 times over the last 20 years. (Part of which is ****ing...
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    That's pretty much it. There's very little...

    That's pretty much it. There's very little upside to playing Arky and they're a decent program. It just doesn't build the brand. OU should play it's big name out of conference opponents from...
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    This would be like the Super Bowl for the Arky...

    This would be like the Super Bowl for the Arky fan base. When Texas played in Fayetteville in the mid 2000's, you'd think it was the biggest game in the history of the entire program.
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    Arky has a lot of track and baseball titles. ...

    Arky has a lot of track and baseball titles. They also have a basketball title.

    Missouri has nothing. They're the most underachieving basketball program in the country. KC, STL, and Chicago all...
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    Paterno had no superiors at Penn State.

    Paterno had no superiors at Penn State.
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    Aggie fans are like Arkie fans in that conference...

    Aggie fans are like Arkie fans in that conference affiliation is their opiate that blinds them to their own mediocrity.
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    You guys are underrating the expectations of the...

    You guys are underrating the expectations of the boosters. (I'm talking real boosters, not message board fans.) Look at both Alabama and Auburn, for example. Very demanding boosters of both of...
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    Yes, those boosters. Total drama. Them and...

    Yes, those boosters. Total drama. Them and Texas are the two programs where the boosters care more about politics and drama than they do about winning. Ask yourself this: If Harbaugh wasn't out...
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    Yes, it is. Michigan's boosters are a handful.

    Yes, it is. Michigan's boosters are a handful.
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    That's a comprehensive list. The question...

    That's a comprehensive list.

    The question you should ask yourself is that if a given job were open today, how many people would be genuinely interested in it. Your Tier 1 is all legit. When...
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    Why doesn't the statue reflect his Moobs (Man...

    Why doesn't the statue reflect his Moobs (Man Boobs)?
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    Arky football fans are like OU basketball fans. ...

    Arky football fans are like OU basketball fans. They follow the team but if there's a reason to not go to a game, they'll find it. The weather in Fayetteville Saturday was awful, it was Halloween,...
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    This is the correct response. (Some of you...

    This is the correct response. (Some of you people think "coaching" is a magic elixir that fixes everything.)

    There's a reason the SEC has garbage QB every year. It's because high schools in...
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    Because his coach was a dumb ****, that's why. ...

    Because his coach was a dumb ****, that's why. He should have never come to OU in the first place.
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    Can I has Justin Fuente...?

    Just wondering......
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    How does this end....?

    All things end badly. Otherwise, they wouldn't end.

    How does the Stoops era come to and end? Will he gracefully retire into a comfy ESPN job or will he dig in his heels like Mack Brown only to...
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    Nero bump-o-rooski. Wrote it 2.5 years ago but...

    Nero bump-o-rooski. Wrote it 2.5 years ago but could have written it yesterday.
  50. Seriously, as a defense, stop SOMETHING. If you...

    Seriously, as a defense, stop SOMETHING. If you play a passing team and totally shut down their running game, that's a big deal. Michigan State gave up 600 yards passing to Baylor but gave up -20...
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