Many of you may be aware that Texas' Governor Rick Perry, has been making all sorts of noise about leaving the United States of America. He claims that when Texas agreed to join the Union in 1845, that there was some sort of agreement that Texas could pullout at any time. Yeah. I've heard that one before.....I can just pullout.
psst Rick, it doesn't work.
(What can you really expect, though, from someone who thought that organizing a "tea bagging" campaign to protest government spending would be a good idea???!!!)
But then I got to thinking. What would happen if Texas left??? I mean would we miss the second largest state and it's 24.6 million residents?
Putting political proclivities aside, there are some important reasons for Texas to leave us and go rogue. It would be a GIFT to sports fans around the country.
If Texas goes, here's what it takes with it:
The Big 12. Gone are Texas, Baylor, Texas Tech, Texas A&M. Well hell, that would make everyone's life a WHOLE lot easier no???
Bracket Busters: Rice, TCU, SMU, and Trinity. C-ya!!!
Mark Cuban. Although David Stern might miss the income.
Jerry Jones. We'd still have SOAPnet.com so no big loss there.
The 40-72 Expansion Texans although this Lions fan is living in a glass house, so I can't say too much more about Houston's NFL franchise.
The Houston Rockets and take your heinous Red Blazers with you.
The San Antonio Spurs and their shark-jumping geriatricians.
The Dallas Stars who have been without an edge since the lockout.
The Texas Rangers between being owned by The Bushes and bushed by A-Rod, they are just done anyway.
The Houston Astros who are akin to the Toronto Blue Jays whether they stay or go.
There ya have it. My ten great sports reasons for Texas to hasta luego, scram, vamoose, ie beat it!