Opinions on New Big 12 Wanted to state an opinion and see if anyone has thought of this and what their opinion is. With Texas staying put in the Big 12, they've essentially taken the conference hostage. Texas, OU, and A&M are going to receive a larger percentage of the future TV revenues (reportedly $20M) while everyone else in the conference will likely get 3/4s of that. This is unlike the SEC where each school gets an even payout of TV revenue (approx $17M per school). The result of this will be that Texas, OU, and A&M will be able to increase the gap between their athletic programs and their competitors since they'll be able to afford much better facilities for the next decade or two than any of the other schools they compete against. As the saying goes, "the rich get richer". The Big 12 has been weakened by this move. IMO this conference is going to lack competitiveness. College athletics are really not any different from pro sports in that the teams with the biggest budgets typically win. With this move, Texas has essentially become the New York Yankees of the BCS. How can anyone say that any Big 12 conference game not involving the 3 schools mentioned above competing against each other is fair when the Big 3 are taking a much bigger slice of the pie then their competitors? I really don't think this move is at all good for college football as a whole. And behind closed doors, I think it's a HUGE reason why Colorado and Nebraska got out of the Big 12 while they had the chance. They didn't want to be Texas' indentured servants any longer. Also, I'm a little curious about the inequalities of the Big 12 now. Since Texas, OU, and A&M will be making about $5M more per year than most of the schools they play, will they spot their opponents a TD or 2 to make up for the handicap? ***Nothing against Texas, this is a great/smart move for them. However, I think it's bad for everyone else in that conference. And I wouldn't be surprised at all to see more schools jump ship if the opportunity comes.