Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne gets candid over what conference realignment has left behind, wiping a Lone Star tear from his eye with a stack of $100 bills and drowning it all with a Dr. Pepper, the official drink of many SEC events.â†µ
"I feel badly about that," Byrne said. "I'm very foolish. I assumed -- and it was a rash assumption on my part -- that our friends over in the state capital would want to continue playing us. It turns out they didn't think we were as much of a rival as we thought of them."â†µ
Many Texas fans would go out of their way to agree with that assessment, as the ultimate rivalry maneuver is to pretend your rival isn't really a rival ... all, "Oh, I didn't even realize we played you guys in sports. We mostly just care about every team besides you."