Kick Out Baylor and Let TCU in the Big 12

Eddie DzurillaCorrespondent IDecember 17, 2009

WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 20:  The Baylor University Bears mascot waves a paw during a game against the University of Oklahoma Sooners on November 20, 2004 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas.   (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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It’s time.   Time for a real playoff system in College D-1 football.  Time to finish my Christmas shopping. 

Time for the Texas Rangers to finally get sold to an owner who can make payroll.  Time to sharpen the edges and get the skis ready for another season of shredding.

And time for Baylor to get their sorry asses out of the Big 12.

Baylor has been a complete joke since the inception of the league.   The bottom of the barrel.  The worst of the worst.  A patsy that that the powers fatten up on.  And, once every two or three years, and embarrassing loss for a mid-tier team, like this year’s Missouri.

Get em out of there.  They stink.  Badly.

And replace them with the Frogs.

TCU has been in a bowl nine out of the last 10 years.  Baylor's last bowl was 15 years ago.

TCU has shown they can play with the Big 12, beating 5 out the last 7 Big 12 opponents.  Baylor has beaten less than 10 Big 12 opponents since they joined the league in 1996.

Face it, the only reason they are in the Big 12 in the first place is then-Gov. Ann Richards.  Richards, a Baylor grad, make a big stink about it when the old SWC went down in flames and the three publics in Texas decided to link up with the Old Big 8 to their North. 

So to placate her, and smooth the politcal feathers, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech supported a Baylor move to the Big 12. 

If not for Ann, no Baylor in the Big 12. Well, no disrespect to the departed Gov. famous for her wit and wisdom, but she got it wrong on this one.

It’s not like they are in a great media market ; they’re in Waco, which has less than 300,000 in its metro area.  The Frogs play in Fort Worth, with more than 2 million people in its metro area and part of the larger DFW metroplex, which is closing in on 6 million.

It’s not like they have a large fan base.   Like TCU, they are a medium-sized private institution.  They depend on Texas, Tech and A&M fans to sell home game tickets, especially given the pathetic teams they continue to field.

So get rid of 'em.   Trade them to the Mountain West for TCU (if they'll take them), or the WAC, and then let them worry about all the BCS crapola while TCU basks in the cocoon of love called "BCS conference member." 

Or not worry, given their pathetic playing record which makes a run at number one a moot, and laughable, point. 

Because why should a sorry program like Baylor continue to reap millions in BCS bucks?  Every year, year in and year out?  For another three- or four-win season, with the wins coming against sorry, second tier teams?

Give us all a chance to see how Gary Patterson and his staff at TCU can perform in a so called "real" league.  My betting money says the Frogs would continue to get into a bowl every year.

And Baylor can play in the WAC or the Sun Belt, where they would be a better fit with regards to both performance and overall quality of the athletes they are putting on the field.

Yep, their time has come.