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Texas A.D. Dodds Takes A Shot At Mizzou

doddsTexas AD DeLoss Dodds is apparently still upset that Missouri dared to leave the Big XII.  (Nevermind the fact that Texas has had talks with the Pac-12, the Big Ten, and even the ACC over the years.)  Asked by Kirk Bohls of The Austin American-Statesman when the Longhorns will get back to the business of winning big in athletics, Dodds had this to say:

 

“We’re going to have good years again.  Our bad years are not that bad.  Take a school like Missouri.  Our bad years are better than their good years.  But we’ve created a standard.”

 

A standard of driving away schools from your conference?  A standard of mocking Texas A&M’s move to the SEC only to watch in horror as the Aggies thrive and eclipse you in terms national coverage?  A standard of saying bratty things that would best be left to, ya know, folks like us on the internet?

Ah, well.  It’s like we always say: You can’t spell CLASS without ASS.

 


28 comments
TigerinMO
TigerinMO

By the way, I hope DeLost is enjoying the fact that Mizzou took the Big 12's second largest TV market with it to the SEC while aTm gave the SEC a major TV foothold on Dodds' home turf. Texass arrogance in allowing those schools to leave has hurt the B12 big time. So let's add it up: B12 loses its second and third largest TV markets in Missouri and Colorado. SEC has to start sharing the huge Texas makret with the SEC. B12 also loses Nebraska's tiny TV market but with it loses a team with a huge regional if not national following. What does the B12 pick up in TV markets: West Freakin' Virginia. TCU adds nothing -- absolutely nothing -- to the TV markets. SEC wins big time. B12 loses big time.

Bootheel
Bootheel

February 14, 2012

 

 

Mr. Deloss Dodds, Athletics Director

University of Texas at Austin

P.O. Box 7399

Austin, TX   78713-7399

 

            Re:  “Take a school like Missouri.  Our bad years are better than their good years.”

 

Dear Mr. Dodds:

 

            When the facts don’t support a statement like this, I usually consider the speaker an arrogant blow-hard.

 

            Here are the facts:

 

11/12/11          Men’s Football                       17-5     Mizzou over Texas

1/14/12            Men’s Basketball                    84-73   Mizzou over Texas

1/30/12            Men’s Basketball                    67-66   Mizzou over Texas    

3/9/12              Men’s Basketball                    81-67   Mizzou over Texas

5/4/12              Men’s Baseball                       4-6       Texas over Mizzou

5/5/12              Men’s Baseball                       5-4       Mizzou over Texas

5/6/12              Men’s Baseball                       7-6       Mizzou over Texas

5/23/12            Men’s Baseball                       5-0       Mizzou over Texas

 

            That makes you an arrogant blow-hard.  Your bad years are just bad years, even by Missouri standards.  That is especially true given the fact that your budget is $134 million (USA Today) and lowly Missouri’s is $54 million (Columbia Business Times).  $80 million can only buy you one win in major men’s sports?  Wow!  What an idiot.  Keep your Big 12 minus two, we will enjoy the parity and honesty of the SEC.

 

                                                                                                            Yours truly,

 

 

                                                                                                            Lynn N. Bock

                                                                                                            New Madrid, MO

                                                                                                            University of Missouri ‘85

Cc:  Editor, Austin American-Statesman      

 

TigerinMO
TigerinMO

Dodds is a dweeb. Mizzou kicked their arses in almost every sport last year. DeLost thought Mizzou would never leave no matter how badly it was treated. He was dead wrong. And totally surprised.

viciousdawg
viciousdawg

Mizzou and A&M fans take note from the post's. MOST SEC fans has your back unlike the Little 12-2 fans. That doesn't mean we won't try to beat you in competition. OFF the field we are FAMILY.

BonzaiB
BonzaiB

Okay, I'm a fan of Spurrier. Stebe makes some of the dumbest, most colorful, funny, prescient and hilariously out of place comments in college ball. He really pisses people off, and then they just laugh and go, "That's Steve". I mean, what would a pre season be without Steve poking fun at Georgia (at least I assume he's poking fun).

 

But DeLoss seems to have a complex that requires him to bad mouth other programs as a way of elevating his. And this is the guy who pretty much called the shots in the BigXII before MU and A&M's departure? Every team in the Big XII should send those two schools athletic departments an anuual thank you card for forcing this guys institution to give some up to the rest of the conference.

 

The SEC has its problems, but we don't have DeLoss......

AgStuckInNC
AgStuckInNC

What I find interesting is the comments to the article.  This is from the t.u. flagship newspaper, the Austin American-Statesman!!!  The t-sips get it.  Guess losing is getting to them.  Hopefully DeLo$$ and Mack will be there for a while. 

Andy1234
Andy1234

Pretty dumb comment by dodds.

Top 3 out of the last 6 seasons for Mizzou

12-2 10-3 10-4

Bottom 3 out of the last 6 seasons for Texas

5-7 8-5 9-4

And in Basketbal Mizzou has been significantly better than Texas for a while now.

In baseball Mizzou won the series with Texas last year and won the Big 12 title.

So I’m not sure what sport that would be true in. Not Softball, Mizzou has been above Texas there for a few years. Women’s soccer has been pretty even. Maybe tennis? Track and field? And this is considering UT’s budget is twice the size of Mizzou’s.

ppbrittain
ppbrittain

Can't spell loss without DeLoss lately, either. He needs to worry about putting out the fires surrounding his own school right now, never mind about us.

XEN610
XEN610

And people wonder why we left?  Thanks to the SEC once again for making us feel welcome and part of the family.  I remember the Georgia fans at our first SEC football telling how we helped with the academic profile and were impressed with campus.  The only school that wanted to be back in a conference with Texas was TCU-at least four schools have bolted from Texas and never looked back.

MoKelly1
MoKelly1

Wow. Well, like they say, bad publicity is better than no publicity.

GeoffDawg
GeoffDawg

That really is odd (can't spell Dodds without it!). I'd be shocked if a (non-Spurrier) coach said that let alone the AD. Geez, be a professional and represent your school with some dignity.

pbrstreetgang
pbrstreetgang

Please, please Mr. Dodds, don't ever retire.

mizzourfw
mizzourfw

Dodds is a buffoon. Every time he opens his mouth, it makes MUs decision to leave the big twelve even better. He's jealous of A&M's success in the SEC, so he's taking pot shots at Missouri,

 

XEN610
XEN610

 @viciousdawg Thanks.  It feels great to part of the FAMILY.  Look forward to going to Athens this year.  Really wish Murray was coming out.

 

BonzaiB
BonzaiB

 @Andy1234 Twice the size of Mizzou's? Try three or four times, minimum. With the money Texas spends, it should be national champs in every sport, every year.

buddha22
buddha22

@Andy1234 Big hat, no cattle...pretty much spells out Dodds. He "leaked" to Bohl's he could land Notre Dame...ahh, no dice. He is very tender about Alden calling his bluff, giving Texas one last chance to be a good conference leader and then when Dodds tried to browbeat them into accepting less, telling Dodds hell no. Mike isn't a native Missourian, but he learned quickly, when dealing with oily shucksters like "the loss" Dodds, to simply say "...Show Me!"

SECHog3
SECHog3

 @XEN610

 Five counting Arkansas in 1992.  All elements considered, TCU is nowhere near the caliber of the teams that left the BigXII,  They just expanded their stadium to 50,000.  Mizzou's current sports complex enhancements are far more impressive.  Also, the SEC visitor money generated for the school (and the town) will help pay for it.  Bottom line, the SEC's "get" of Missouri is far superior to the Big XII's "get" of TCU.

 

I personally can't wait til we can make an Arkansas away game up in Columbia.

Roggespierre
Roggespierre

 @XEN610 I would like to see the SEC swing a deal with CBS to put an A&M home game with LSU or Alabama on Thanksgiving night every year.  You think that might outdraw the inevitable Texas game with one of the Little 8 of the Big 12?  It's time to force Texas to join the emerging market for college football and leave behind the safe confines of the quasi-major conference that it controls.

viciousdawg
viciousdawg

 @pbrstreetgang  Everytime Dobbs opens his mouth the SEC looks better and better. Welcome HOME Missouri and A&M.

XEN610
XEN610

 @SECHog3 Counting Arkansas, Nebraska, T A&M, and Mizzou.  Colorado left because they never did fit in with the Big 8.  WIth MU & TA&M going to the SEC, the SEC has more AAU schools than the Big xii.  Look forward to you in Columbia.  You can find me at Flat Branch.

buddha22
buddha22

@SECHog3 @XEN610 Looking forward to having you there!

XEN610
XEN610

 @Roggespierre 

The problem is going to be the rivals that get played already that weekend.  Alabama plays Auburn & LSU-Arkansas.  A&M-South Carolina would be a possibility, but it would be a better watch than Texas-TCU.  Or whoever they played this year.

 

Mr. Deloss-A lot of good Missourian died at the Alamo freeing your state from Mexican oppression giving you the right to say dumb things.  We will gladly come down dig them up and bring them home.

 

PS.  Last time you were in Columbia, your football team lost.

buddha22
buddha22

@XEN610 @ppbrittain @Roggespierre Helluva day, game. Dear ol' Gahn...

Roggespierre
Roggespierre

 @XEN610 Yeah, you're right.  It won't happen.  But it sure would be fun.  I just enjoy watching Dodds squirm due to A&M's success since leaving the Big 12.  Serves 'em right.

ppbrittain
ppbrittain

@XEN610 @Roggespierre ...not to mention that Mizzou has a more recent victory over OU than does UT.

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