It is just this simple, If tthe Big 12 requires each school to sigh off the tier 1 and tier 2 TV rights for 6 years as its plan, there is nothing the SEC or that school could do because all home games of that school would be the property of the Big 12.
In other words you sigh up for the future Big 12, you better want to be there for 6 years because no conference is going to take a school they cant control the home conference game schedule of that school. For example the Big 12 could take a WVU/LSU matchup for its own TV network.
Fresno St. Alum wrote:
JP was the only one that missed the memo on the 6 years "prison term". JP you bring up a good point if Mizzou chooses the B12 before they come to the 6 year deal, I would like to hear why they chose the B12 over the SEC.
No, I got the memo. I just don't see how one of the two most powerful conferences in the country is going to be SOL for another member. It's absurd.
There's simply no way Missouri is going to sign that six-year rights deal before
the SEC picks #14.
There's simply no way anyone from the Big East leaves a non-stable conference for a slightly less unstable conference AND signs away their TV rights to do so until the SEC picks #14 AND Notre Dame gives the ACC an answer.
Why basically hand over your freedom until the doors to the ACC and SEC have officially slammed shut?
It's no different than the WAC/BYU plot: "Yes, we will do THIS to establish our power as a conference! Oooh, you have an opening? Just kidding! See ya, guys!"