1. Letters to Mr. Jones No. 6: 1st-Round Options in the Romo Super Bowl Window

    Dear Mr. Jones, As I mentioned in the last letter, I believe this is the most important off-season for the team in the last 10 years and probably for the next five at least...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 2 years ago 124 reads 0 comments

  2. Letters to Mr. Jones No. 5: Draft Strategy in the Romo Super Bowl Window

    Dear Mr. Jones, This is my fifth letter to you this offseason with the goal of helping you have the best one possible. I believe this is the most important offseason for the team in the last 10 years and probably for the next five at least...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 2 years ago 546 reads 9 comments

  3. Should the BCS (and Big East) Save the Western Athletic Conference?

    Last year, the leadership of NCAA Division I rewrote their rules, eliminating the old continuity of membership rules and making Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) membership available only by invitation from an existing FBS conference...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 2 years ago 1,887 reads 7 comments

  4. Why the Big East Should Add East Carolina University Immediately

    I have written a number of very in-depth articles on Big East expansion over the past two years, and as I was working on a Bleacher Report editorial on the current impending shifts in the FBS world, it became apparent it was time for another...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 2 years ago 5,731 reads 22 comments

  5. Letters to Mr. Jones No. 4: The Free Agency Aftermath

    Dear Mr. Jones, This is my fourth letter to you in a series looking at this offseason. I had planned to post a letter about free agents when teams started signing players, but ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 2 years ago 620 reads 15 comments

  6. Letters to Mr. Jones No. 3: Is Brandon Carr a Top #1 CB or a Good, Young #2?

    Dear Mr. Jones, I am quite excited to learn that you have reclaimed some cap space by releasing 2 non-contributors from last season, Terrance Newman and David Beuhler , and have ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about almost 3 years ago 654 reads 1 comments

  7. Letters to Mr. Jones No. 2: Forfeiting Cap Space Makes Sense for Dallas Cowboys

    Dear Mr. Jones, I was three-fourths of the way through with a letter to you dealing with free agency when I heard the NFL is going to lower the Cowboys' spending cap...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about almost 3 years ago 651 reads 6 comments

  8. Letters to Mr. Jones #1: "Congrats on a good start to the offseason, but..."

    Dear Jerry Jones , This is the first of a few open letters I intend to write to you on the subject of the Cowboys offseason...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about almost 3 years ago 509 reads 0 comments

  9. 3 Plans to Save the Western Athletic Conference

    The Mountain West Conference and Conference USA presidents are well into the planning stages of a merger. They met together in Dallas recently to hash out the plan...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about almost 3 years ago 3,836 reads 8 comments

  10. Should the Denver Bronco's Tim Tebow Win the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award?

    Not this year, while Aaron Rodgers is in the process of totally eclipsing anything Hall of Fame Packers ' QB Brett Favre ever did...but absolutely Tim Tebow should be in the conversation...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 3 years ago 367 reads 3 comments

  11. 8+8=San Diego State? Why the Big East's Bottleneck Leads to Strange Expansion

    Welcome to another Bleacher Report editorial on expansion in the Big East. Today, I'm going to tackle the question on may fans's minds: "Why isn't it happening?" To get to the heart ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 3 years ago 206 reads 1 comments

  12. As Silly as It Sounds, the Big Winners in the New NBA Deal Were the Fans

    The specifics aren't out yet, and in some cases are still being negotiated, but with a handshake deal agreed to, writers are drawing conclusions. In the rush to name winners and losers, a lot of writers seem to be missing the bigger picture...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 3 years ago 105 reads 0 comments

  13. 12 Little-Discussed Schools That Could Make Great BCS AQ Conference Members

    The same tired schools are constantly mentioned for BCS status. Why is that? I believe it is because BCS conferences—with the exception of the Big East—are mostly pulling schools from other BCS conferences at this point...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 3 years ago 4,221 reads 9 comments

  14. Why Should Missouri Stay? (Why UT's Leadership Needs to Pull Their Heads Out)

    I woke to find the rather unsurprising news that Missouri's curators voted unanimously to grant Chancellor Brady Deaton the power to move the conference to another conference if he finds a better home for the school...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 3 years ago 1,740 reads 40 comments

  15. Big East: Saving the Conference in 8 Easy (ok Not so Easy) Steps

    The Big East is like the US Economy, strong, if every participant believes it is strong. However with Pittsburgh and Syracuse University jumping to the Atlantic Coast Conference, the current members of the Big East are lacking confidence...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 3 years ago 1,545 reads 10 comments

  16. Why the Big 12 May Only Add One School...and Why TCU May Be the Surprising Pick

    The Big 12 is once more pouring over expansion candidates. While fans may want a larger expansion to 12 or more to reduce the sway UT has over the conference and give the conference ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 3 years ago 1,582 reads 10 comments

  17. A Tale of Two Conferences: Why the Big East and the Big 12 Just Traded Futures.

    Since Texas A&M first melted down over the University of Texas's earnings from the Longhorn Network earlier this year, it has been apparent that there are two unstable "have not" ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 3 years ago 1,151 reads 1 comments

  18. Big 12 Survival: Who Were the Winners and Who Were the Losers?

    The PAC-12 just slammed the door shut on expansion (for now) leaving Oklahoma, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State looking at the Big 12 as their best option (for now)...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about 3 years ago 1,227 reads 17 comments

  19. Will Longhorns' Equal Revenue Sharing Offer Foil Baylor Roadblock?

    Beware Greeks bearing gifts. Per Chip Brown of Orangebloods.com, The University of Texas has suddenly had a chance of heart and is now benevolently suggesting that "tier 1" TV revenue in the Big 12 should be shared equally ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 3 years ago 2,589 reads 25 comments

  20. The 5 Best Stories on the Big 12 Implosion

    As a lifelong expansion junkie, living in Dallas/Fort Worth this past week has been AWESOME! First there was the University of Texas talking of jumping over to the Atlantic Coast Conference, almost 1000 miles away...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 3 years ago 3,759 reads 24 comments

  21. Pac-12 Expansion: Did Texas Just Rat out the Aggies to the Texas Legislature?

    Monday night the ever-plugged-in Rivals reporter and unofficial University of Texas Leaksperson Chip Brown revealed that while "holding the Big 12 together, no matter how dysfunctional, ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 3 years ago 2,453 reads 10 comments

  22. Why Oklahoma and the Pac-12 Would Be Wise to Bring Kansas and Missouri Too

    With Texas deferring their future conference affiliation decision to Oklahoma, the Big 12 is on shaky ground again. OU seems to have smart leadership who get that you take the best path available to you in conference realignment when it appears...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 3 years ago 6,426 reads 100 comments

  23. Dodds Blows (or Throws) Big 12 Expansion; OU to Decide Conference Fate Soon?

    Wednesday evening, the Austin American Statesman 's Kirk Bohls wrote an editorial that suggested the University of Texas was deferring judgement on the merit of their shared continuing commitment to Big 12 to the University of Oklahoma...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 3 years ago 3,886 reads 34 comments

  24. Fever Dreams: Will A&M Leaving Transform UT into the Best Conference Mate Ever?

    I was listening to a radio interview on a Dallas/Fort Worth station with a University of Texas beat reporter for the Austin American Statesman about 5 days ago and the question was ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 3 years ago 1,808 reads 18 comments

  25. Opportunity is Knocking: Why the PAC-12 should take another run at the Big 12.

    I know a big chunk of PAC-12 fans will think, "PAC-12 members are making $20 million dollars a year from TV and we haven't even launched our network yet! Why mess with Texas again? They had their chance...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 3 years ago 1,093 reads 18 comments