Shooter: The Big 12 Conference is said to be quietly seeking the Gophers, but Minnesota can’t afford the revenue loss of a new BTN deal.



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With the nickname Shooter, it’s gotta be drinkables!

With a take like 'Big 12 going after Minnesota'....I have no doubt that shooter calls things "drinkables".
 

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What could the Big 12 offer the U that the B1G doesn't already give them?
They got a lot of wheat... and not much else. They are the #1 wheat producer in the U.S., but Minnesota is #8. Guess Minnesota stays in the B1G.
 

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With a take like 'Big 12 going after Minnesota'....I have no doubt that shooter calls things "drinkables".
Hey now....go easy on the guy....not all reporters/gossip columnists would have the guts to publish a nugget about the size of Ohio State's stadium compared to ours.....that kind of courage should be commended. So if Shooter says the Big 12 is seeking us who are we to dispute it considering it comes from someone with such impecable journalistic credentials who is willing to point out the stuff nobody else is willing too..... :)
 


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😂😂 Sometimes I wonder if we’d all be better off if an IQ threshold had to be surpassed in order to post anything on the internet.
 


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Supremely pointless, irrational speculation. Why doesn’t he stick to pro rumors, like Arena Football quietly courting the Vikings. Big 12 equals no natural rivals and 70% revenue cut, “balanced off” by greater travel costs.🤯
Not to mention tradition. We are one of the founding members of the Big Ten.
 

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Oy...Should someone explain to Paul Harvey who, and what, Charley "Shooter" Walters is?

Not only did Walters report that the Big 12 is seeking the Gophers, he framed it as though the Gophers want to join the Big 12 but can't afford the revenue loss. It's like his brain walked out in the middle of its shift.
 



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Insofar as I think about the possibility at all. The reason for a "change" has to be somewhat advantageous to you for you to contemplate making that change. I just keep asking myself "selfishly, what is in it for the Gophers? What?"

I was just in Manhattan KS for a wedding in March. Interesting little town. It is not Chicago, or D.C., or even LA!
 
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Would we dominate in the Big 12, though? Just a consideration 😆
 





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😂😂 Sometimes I wonder if we’d all be better off if an IQ threshold had to be surpassed in order to post anything on the internet.
It would have to be incredibly low.
Many smart people post dumb things.
 

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Another speculative inane comment from Charlie Walters. He just makes thing up by writing “A little birdie…..” or “don’t be surprised if….”
 

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Another speculative inane comment from Charlie Walters. He just makes thing up by writing “A little birdie…..” or “don’t be surprised if….”
Exactly. Every article I've read about this, national and local, states that this was first reported by Charley Walters and/or the Pioneer Press. I know these guys have reasons for not identifying their sources, but I think Shooter needs to explain himself a little more on this one. Nothing there seems credible.
 

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Exactly. Every article I've read about this, national and local, states that this was first reported by Charley Walters and/or the Pioneer Press. I know these guys have reasons for not identifying their sources, but I think Shooter needs to explain himself a little more on this one. Nothing there seems credible.
Beauty of having a gossip column like his is that he can just toss stuff out there and it really doesn't matter if it sticks or not because nobody is paying attention for more than a day or so anyway.

Kind of like a weather man....he can be wrong all the time and stay employed :)
 




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