By Tom Stosberg
Tis way past time for the Big XII conference to show Missouri the door. If conference officials had any sense or self respect they would hold a press conference right now to announce that University of Missouri is no longer a member of the league.
What puzzles me is why in the world they want to keep this nothing program?
Did I say nothing? Let’s do a little Google search. How many National Championships have the Tigers racked up in their long and legendary football history. Answer: ummm…None.
Well, how many NCAA basketball championship trophies in the Mizzou trophy case. Answer. Let’s see … uh … Zero.
And in their 21 NCAA Tournament appearances, how many times have the rough ‘n’ tough Tigers made it to the final Four? oooh … uh … Zippo.
Face it, the only reason for keeping Missouri in the Big XII is so they can provide extra wins to the biggies to help elevate the Bowl status of Texas. Oklahoma and OSU. These teams certainly don’t want to lose one of their favorite perennial doormats.
So I say, kick ’em out and replace them with one of the most exciting, up-and-coming, TOTAL athletic program in the nation, University of Louisville in this conference realignment thing.
One more thing. Nobody, but nobody, not even the rumor monger New York Times or America’s gossip mill ESPN suspects that the SEC and the Big Ten (12) are at this moment taking a long look at Louisville (since the Big XII has brought all this attention to us). If the Big 12 fiddles around long enough considering Louisville, they may just get blindsided. You may want to write that down.