What in the world did the Big 12 do to ESPN for the sports conglomerate to hate the conference so much? Whether it is the announcers actively bashing Big 12 (and Pac-12) defenses during a game in which the Big 12 team has hung 59 points has hung 59 points on another Power 5 team, the same game where the opposing fans were actually sleeping in the stands because the score was so lopsided, or the fact that College GameDay seems to be allergic to even being in proximity to the Big 12 footprint, the bias seems apparent.
After College GameDay off-off-off-off-Broadway acted its way through acknowledging that the Big 12 actually does have some decent teams, by hyping up the conference in a dedicated segment that somehow felt more like a put down than an actual compliment, you thought maybe ESPN is coming around.
And then they did this…
— Will McKay (@Will_R_Mckay) September 19, 2017
What better way to totally disrespect an entire fan base then to have a former head coach that left not in the middle of the night, but in the middle of a recruiting dinner, as the on-air analyst? I mean, it is not like the guy recently compared Lubbock to the war-torn country of Iraq, or anything.
Of course, Kliff Kingsbury was asked for his thoughts on Tuberville calling the game.
— David Collier (@CollieronTV) September 19, 2017
Kingsbury may have dodged the question, but Texas Tech fans were understandably…uh…*thinking of a family friendly word to use*…uh…upset. We’ll close this with some of the more print-friendly reactions.
When you find out Tommy Tuberville will be calling the Tech game this weekend…. pic.twitter.com/uRNI8PwHD3
— Maitland Rutledge (@Maitland_III) September 19, 2017
Me when I heard Tommy Tuberville was the analyst for the Texas Tech/Houston game this wknd. pic.twitter.com/mTUjwcqvl2
— Kayla Keese (@CoachKeese) September 19, 2017
Maybe its another Tommy Tuberville… pic.twitter.com/9pFqGiv0jr
— Jon Harris (@oceanruckus) September 19, 2017
— Travis Cram (@traviscram) September 19, 2017
This tweet from two days before…god has a cruel sense of humor.
Double rainbows over Jones Stadium as God reminds us he will never curse us with Tommy Tuberville again. pic.twitter.com/YQHVktWvgH
— Wreck 'Em Red (@WreckEm_Red) September 16, 2017
Kingsbury, please make this happen.
I hope Tech converts a draw on third and 9 just to show Tuberville that it can be done. It's his white whale.
— Michael (@LSRR07) September 19, 2017