Texas A&M fans rip Baylor in biblical billboard
If you're a college football fan, you've probably noticed something recently: The conference in which your favorite team plays is getting reshuffled.
Emotions are running high as the trend toward megaconferences is in full gear. In recent days, Syracuse and Pitt bolted the Big East for the ACC. Oklahoma and Texas have been cleared to leave the Big 12. Now that conference may join together with the Big East in their fight for survival.
Among the Big 12 teams seeking a new home (read: make more cash from billion-dollar TV contracts) is Texas A&M. The Aggies are trying desperately to leave the fractured conference for the SEC.
But, lo, there is resistance in the Lone Star State. Specifically, Baylor University is threatening a lawsuit should the Aggies jump ship.
According to the AP, several influential Baylor alumni and University of Texas benefactor B.J. "Red" McCombs took out full-page ads in Texas newspapers Sunday suggesting the Big 12 is "a conference not only worth fighting for, it's worth waging peace for."
Now the battle (or the "peace-waging", if you prefer) is taking on biblical proportions. As you can see in the billboard above, it seems some Aggie faithful are using a not-so-subtle approach to convince Baylor to step aside and let their team go. According to @DerekAggie06, who posted the photo, the creatively reworded 10th commandment just went up in Waco - home of the Christian university.
It will be interesting to see which prevails: Baylor's religious foundation or its football passions. In other words, will the fine folks in Waco graciously accept the message of the biblical billboard or will they burn it in effigy at the 50-yard line of Floyd Casey Stadium?
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