The Baylor-Colorado matchup was, apparently, a grudge match, with harbored resentment left over from the whole expansion-a-palooza thing that happened nearly two years ago.
You remember the one: Colorado left the Big 12 for what became the Pac-12, Nebraska left for the Big Ten and Baylor was nearly left without a home. The Big 12 is alive, of course, but that doesn't mean Baylor fans have forgotten.
So they chanted "Big 12 rejects" at Colorado.
I'm really hoping the Baylor fans just have a tremendous sense of irony and this is all one big joke. Remember, it was Baylor trying to latch on to the other Texas schools to stay alive during the conference expansion arms race as Colorado was fleeing the wreckage.
Sure, the Bears hope was for the Big 12 to stay intact. But if the ship was going down...
Baylor is superior to Colorado academically. Baylor has athletic facilities superior to Colorado. Colorado doesn't participate in the number of sports that Baylor does. Baylor's overall record in all collegiate sports dwarfs that of Colorado. Our football, basketball (women's and men's), baseball, softball, track, tennis, golf programs are vastly superior to Colorado's. The Baptist church base extends across the country and certainly trumps the University of Colorado's local base limited to a small town in Colorado.
Please DO NOT BREAK UP the history and working relationship we have nurtured over the decades.
Will you commit to including all Texas schools in any scenario that arises? Will you commit to include Baylor in any package you consider?
So yeah, Baylor stuck around and the Big 12 survived, but that doesn't mean the Bears weren't ready to become Big 12 rejects, or whatever, themselves. Little bit ironic, no?
Only thing that would've made this better is if Colorado went down swinging, chanting "Pac-12 rejects" right back.
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