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May 4, 2011
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Wow... the amount of blame that Texas gets for things they didn't necessarily do is akin to the amount of blame that Holder gets from OSU fans.

TCU is the school that initially complained about the Paddle People and got them stopped. Fat Pat was about having to come to Stillwater twice in a row, and after we beat the hell out of them their second year in the conference he complained to the conference that the paddles are artifical noise makers (even though they are not). Texas, OU, and a majority agreed and therefore they put a stop to the Paddle People the week before the Texas game, which caused most of our fans to blame Texas erroneously.

Nebraska is the team that caused the "3rd down for the visitors" thing to stop. It was the Taylor Martinez year, and their fans started a thread on their message board about it and their athletic department issued a formal complaint.

As to conference realignment... EVERY brand school in the conference voted to not sign a deal with a network to do a Big 12 network and to retain the exclusive rights to their third tier rights. While a conference network would have benefited Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Kansas State... it hurt Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas A&M, and Texas because those schools were able to command more for their third tier rights AT THE TIME. Well... Texas went out and got the mother of all third tier broadcast right deals and it ate up budget from ESPN to offer the same to the other schools... and frankly Texas could demand more than those schools at the time as they are a much more valuable brand than Nebraska or Texas A&M.

MISSOURI started the conference realignment discussion by leaking that the Big 10 was interested in expanding. They got all hot and bothered in their panties that they may get to go to the Big 10, and proceeded to throw their fellow conference members under the bus. Nebraska saw that the opportunity was there, stole Missouri's spot, and created the chain reaction from there.

I understand that blaming Texas is popular... but in the reality of the time it was absolutely not their fault that the conference fell apart... but they've taken the blame and now that they suck they're an easy punching bag.
We can casually ignore the reasons for why at least three of the four teams left or we can admit that Texas, their refusal to move to more equitable revenue sharing and their related longhorn network were all major players in teams leaving and our difficulties in attracting new teams. This has been beaten to death in other conference realignment conversations. So, I won't go further there. Pertinent to this conversation, Texas did also complain about the "noisemakers" even if TCU initiated the formal complaint based on us and Texas Tech.
 

CTeamPoke

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#42
We can casually ignore the reasons for why at least three of the four teams left or we can admit that Texas, their refusal to move to more equitable revenue sharing and their related longhorn network were all major players in teams leaving and our difficulties in attracting new teams. This has been beaten to death in other conference realignment conversations. So, I won't go further there. Pertinent to this conversation, Texas did also complain about the "noisemakers" even if TCU initiated the formal complaint based on us and Texas Tech.
Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M didn't want an equitable revenue sharing model either. That's fine if you want to ignore it... but it's very true.
 
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Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M didn't want an equitable revenue sharing model either. That's fine if you want to ignore it... but it's very true.
This is 100% true. Nebraska and A&M loved the unequal distribution model when they were good at football and on TV all the time, thus making more money than the other schools. Once that changed, they quickly pivoted.
 

Philranger

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We can casually ignore the reasons for why at least three of the four teams left or we can admit that Texas, their refusal to move to more equitable revenue sharing and their related longhorn network were all major players in teams leaving and our difficulties in attracting new teams. This has been beaten to death in other conference realignment conversations. So, I won't go further there. Pertinent to this conversation, Texas did also complain about the "noisemakers" even if TCU initiated the formal complaint based on us and Texas Tech.
A&M has ALWAYS had an inferiority complex over Texas (and make no mistake they are vastly inferior). A&M is the dude that watches the NFL combine on TV and thinks he could run a 40 just as fast as those big linemen.
 

Rack

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Notice the "cuts" in the stadium field level seating on the Northwest and Southwest corners...those were made when we redid the stadium to give that end extra space for receivers . We haven't done it on the east side yet, but we did do it on the west side. This was done for player safety. IN the future we may do cuts like that on the East corners as well. Bottom-line, however, this isn't an issue OSU has taken lightly nor is it one that is a huge issue since the changes were made...The player who got hurt didn't even hit the wall and the article in question is major sour grapes. Most of us like the stadium and the sidelines due to the proximity of fans to the action...Most football fans, win or lose, like that as well.
 
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Wasn't it Texas that got the Big12 to outlaw noisemakers and make an exception for the paddle people only because they would be on only one end of the field and not allowed to paddle through the play??
I thought it was Crybaby Patterson the year TCU joined the Big 12.

Edit: And I see it's been addressed more than once.
 
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