If Your’re Gonna Play in Texas, You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band
The country music group, Alabama, sang a song once called, If You’re Gonna Play in Texas, You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band. Everyone has heard about the ancient Roman emperor, Nero. He ruled the Roman Empire between 54 and 68 AD. Those Roman rulers were demented in those days, possibly from using lead cups and bowls. Whatever the cause, the emperors were brutal and when Rome caught on Fire in 64 AD, some legends say Nero fiddled (although there were no fiddles in Rome at that time and that it was actually a harp). Tacitus discounted it as a rumor but whether it is true or not, we all know the story about a Roman emperor who madly stood by while his city burned only to blame it on the Christians later.
Well, Texas has a fiddle and it’s called the Longhorn Network. Over the last year, Colorado and Nebraska has vacated the Big 12 in favor or conferences who actually do not bow to one school. Now, it appears that Texas A&M is ready to leave as soon as they can line up another conference to join. If that happens, everyone knows the conference is toast.
Texas Fiddles While the Big 12 Burns
So, one would think that if the conference members are getting this bent out of shape, the conference and the team that is causing the problems would be very concerned and attempt to nurse the health of the league. Where is Texas? They seem to be more in tune with the eastern sports television marketeers than with their southern plains allies. They are flying this airplane into the ground with only one parachute. Texas knows they hold a pat hand and they are fiddling while the conference burns to the ground. This is not what a conference is supposed to be about.
Texas, I got one piece of advice for you. Quit eating and drinking out of lead bowls!