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Orangebloods.com writer disputes Larry Scott

Posted on: July 30, 2010 10:50 am
 

The author of Orangebloods.com stories that chronicled recent conference realignment disputed Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott's claim that Texas "leaked" information.

"Larry Scott is living in a fantasy world if he thinks DeLoss Dodds or Mack Brown leaked information to me," said Chip Brown of Orangebloods.com

Scott told reporters Thursday that Texas "leaked" the Pac-10 expansion plans in hope of keeping the Big 12 together.  Six Big 12 schools were reportedly were invited in a move that would have collapsed the Big 12. Only Colorado accepted.

 Asked what person or persons may have leaked the information Scott said, "I don't know ... It could only be a small [amount of people] who knew what was going on."

Scott did not mention Orangebloods.com by name. However, he intimated that his conference's plan to add the six Big 12 teams, first reported by the website, was influenced by the "leak." The bulk of Brown's information was attributed to unnamed sources.

"We weren't trying to publicize what we were doing," Scott told reporters on Thursday. "We were going about it for four months quietly behind the scenes. It's really Texas leaked the plan as they were going into those Big 12 meetings in Kansas City, I think, hoping to keep Nebraska, hoping to keep the Big 12 together."


Dodds is the athletic director at Texas. Brown is the head coach.

Brown is a veteran journalist who has covered Texas for Dallas and Austin newspapers before joining the website.

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Big 12, Pac-10, Texas
 
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Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: August 8, 2010 9:43 am
 

Orangebloods.com writer disputes Larry Scott

Provert, After reading your  post in this thread,  I would give odds that you are another of the pouting Arkies that can't get rid of their 'Texas Penis-envy'.You would be very wrong.
Please enter 4 tokens and try again.

In your comments about the recent gang-rape of the Big-12 conference by the money-grubbing shysters of the Big-rustbelt-conference and their eager left-coast PAC partners,If you are going with slander, try something along the lines of sugar daddies.
Nebraska approached the Big Ten.  Colorado was publicly pursuing the PAC as soon as they announced plans for expansion.
Are you getting to a point any time soon other than you didn't like what I posted... and backed (I am responding line by line)

it is plain to me that instead of saying anything about the true villains of this sad episode you try to switch the blame over to the Texas Longhorns and make out as if they were the 'bad-guys'.Texas' actions speaks volumes for them - a lot more than your random name calling so far.

I believe it was and is and always will be right for Texas or anybody to demand a prompt answer from Nebraska and Missouri or anybody once it had become headline news and public knowledge that those two members of our conference-family were considering outright secession,
Did you follow the story?  Texas was in discussions with 3 conferences considering the same thing!
Being known publicly is irrelevant from an ethical standpoint.
Is this your application for homer of the year?

without seemingly a bit of worry about their desertion would leave all the rest of us wondering if this could mean the death of our previously-strong prominent conference-union.The conference union wasn't strong before, more like 2 who left and 5 who wished they could leave.
Even with a chance for 6 to stay in the same conference (and likely the same conference division), 1 of the 6 was looking to go elsewhere.
Do you get all of your sports news from the UT web site?

Texas, along with the rest of us other fellow conference members, had a right to know as soon as possible just how dire and uncertain the conference's future truely was. In my opnionk, it would have been much more appropriate for the Huskers, or the Tigers, to have volunteerly informed all the rest of us immediately after they'd made their decision to leave.Why should they volunteer the type of information half of the conference was hiding?
Perhaps there really was 2 sets of rules in the Big 12 - those followed by UT, those followed by others.
Nebraska did make the announcement immediately.  The offer wasn't planned until much later, pushed up because of the Big 12 ultimatum.
If your point is valid, it should be able to be made with the truth.

Nebraska and Colorado both could have handled this mud-slinging finger-pointing divorce in a much better forthright manner and this would have resulted in, instead of then leaving their longtime fellow conference-members with bitter and resentful thoughts, it is very possible we would have been waving them a 'fond-farewell' and wishing them godspeed and good-luckHalf of the Big 12 hid the truth from these schools, then handed them an ultimatum.  They weren't even close to offering a "fond-farewell"
Had they been permitted to follow the same path the other teams of the Big 12 were pursuing, there wouldn't have been any mud slinging... but this would require UT and others to work on the same ethical level as they were demanding from others.

Hint for next time - fact outweigh homerism and wishful thinking.  This isn't Fox News.



Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: August 6, 2010 2:58 am
 

Orangebloods.com writer disputes Larry Scott

 

Provert, After reading your  post in this thread,  I would give odds that you are another of the pouting Arkies that can't get rid of their 'Texas Penis-envy'.

In your comments about the recent gang-rape of the Big-12 conference by the money-grubbing shysters of the Big-rustbelt-conference and their eager left-coast PAC partners, it is plain to me that instead of saying anything about the true villains of this sad episode you try to switch the blame over to the Texas Longhorns and make out as if they were the 'bad-guys'. You represent your own personal conjectures and guess-work as being actual facts about this matter, while you clearly strive to put Texas in the worst light possible.

And as for your whining gripe about Texas' bluntly stated conference-meeting-request with your statement, "...next time you might demand a response in 10 minutes rather than a week..." , I believe it was and is and always will be right for Texas or anybody to demand a prompt answer from Nebraska and Missouri or anybody once it had become headline news and public knowledge that those two members of our conference-family were considering outright secession, without seemingly a bit of worry about their desertion would leave all the rest of us wondering if this could mean the death of our previously-strong prominent conference-union.


Texas, along with the rest of us other fellow conference members, had a right to know as soon as possible just how dire and uncertain the conference's future truely was. In my opnionk, it would have been much more appropriate for the Huskers, or the Tigers, to have volunteerly informed all the rest of us immediately after they'd made their decision to leave.
Nebraska and Colorado both could have handled this mud-slinging finger-pointing divorce in a much better forthright manner and this would have resulted in, instead of then leaving their longtime fellow conference-members with bitter and resentful thoughts, it is very possible we would have been waving them a 'fond-farewell' and wishing them godspeed and good-luck.




Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: August 1, 2010 2:20 am
 

Orangebloods.com writer disputes Larry Scott

It is a bit naive on the part of Scott to think simultaneously inviting 6 teams from the same major conference to join yours wouldn't be leaked.  I am amazed it was kept quiet for so long.  Unless he had information otherwise, Scott applying motives to the leak is also conjecture.

The leak not being DeLoss Dodds or Mack Brown doesn't rule out the leak coming from the Texas staff.  After 4 months there would have been a lot of people from each of the 6 universities who would have been included in an analysis of the offer.

The problem for Texas is that it would fit - in the absence of facts either way, motive plus history make a strong case.

Texas wasn't particularly straight forward in their dealings with others.
E-Mails from Gee (tOSU) indicated they were quite interested in the Big Ten, using Texas Tech as a scapegoat - I think we can rule this out.
They handed an umtimatum to Nebraska and Missouri with a PAC offer in hand (sorry, but apparently the Big Ten was ahead of you on that one, perhaps next time you might demand a response in 10 minutes rather than a week - though I doubt it would have made a difference).
They waited until the 11th hour to give the PAC demands for joining they knew the PAC couldn't accept.
Who knows what Texas discussed with the SEC.
I see no sign they gave Beebe a heads up, leaving him scrambling to renegotiate the TV contract on the fly.

So maybe the real story isn't who leaked and why, but the possible tarnished reputation of Texas.  If it is stained and there is repricussions (lower TV ratings, animosity, etc.), it will be an example of life being fair, where the cruddy way you treat others comes back to bite you in the arse.

Best of luck to the UT program and fans - just don't expect to be the sentimental favorite among fans without a horse in the race the next time you take the field (for what it's worth) - your administrators have seen to that.



Since: Jul 31, 2010
Posted on: July 31, 2010 2:43 pm
 

Orangebloods.com writer disputes Larry Scott

Let's see.
Larry Scott didn't mention Orangeblood, Mack Brown  or DeLoss Dodds.
So, what's your'e point...bored?
Or has Orange-Hemroid finally run out of things to cry about.
Everyone involved in the confrence is sick of Texass ruling like a dictator
(Tommy Tubberville's "emprire has no clothes" statement).

Maybe you can review the corn dog compition at the state fair this year.
Since the Sooners will be done running over the Lamehorns @ half time.



Since: Jul 31, 2010
Posted on: July 31, 2010 1:32 pm
 

Orangebloods.com writer disputes Larry Scott

If you are not interested, then why bother to comment?  Methinks thou doth protest too much.




Since: Jul 31, 2010
Posted on: July 31, 2010 12:36 pm
 

Orangebloods.com writer disputes Larry Scott


How many times can you best a dead horse?  Who really cares!  Get a life! 

This crap is not relevant to anyone except those of you who are trying make buck off of it writing about!


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