As the Big 12 burns, remember that Mizzou didn't start the fire

"'Rome is burning,' he said as he poured himself another drink."  – Californication

The world watches as the Big 12 continues its hellbent path to self-immolation. As has been noted on numerous previous occasions, the public sentiment about formalities, attitudes, and blame have all shifted dramatically in the past few months and especially in the past week. But as the college football landscape awaits its rebirth from the presumed ashes of the smoldering Big 12, it's important that we note that neither  Missouri, nor Nebraska, nor Texas shoulder the blame. And, it is the truth behind that fact that inspired me to create this musical tribute to the absurdity of Big 12 football's brief history after the jump.

 

Click play for audio. If anyone has cleaner sounds without original backup lyrics, let me know.



(Lyrics start at 0:34)

Texas schools, Big Eight, new alliance will be great.
'96, new world, Steven J. Hatchell.
Neuheisel, Bevo pokes 'em, Osborne, R.C. Slocum, 
Glen Mason, Terry Allen on to Mangino.

Merge together, title game, old way, pretty lame.
NU's a heavyweight, this is going pretty great.
Roll Left, James Brown, mighty Huskers go down,
Title leaves UNL, chaos in STL.

We didn't start the fire.
It was always burning,
Since the world's been turning.
We didn't start the fire.
No we didn't light it,
But we tried to fight it.

Davidson, Scott Frost, still can't believe we lost.
Larry Smith, Corby Jones, running back Brock.
Flea kick, in the air, Shevin Wiggins, such despair,
O.T. game, and heartbreak at Faurot.

'98, looking mean, Snyder's got a winning team, 
Purple Reign, EMAW, Wabash Cannonball,
Bishop, Gramatica, Cats one game from it all.
K-State had it won? Parker to pylon.

We didn't start the fire.
It was always burning,
Since the world's been turning.
We didn't start the fire.
No we didn't light it,
But we tried to fight it.

Eric Crouch, San Anton, defense, in the dome,
Heupel, Bob Stoops, OU rallies troops.
Sooners, Seminoles, Orange Bowl football,
Sears trophy, raised above, Norman feels the love. 

Applewhite, Chris Simms, Mike Leach, movin' in,
Les Miles, OSU, Sooners fall right on cue.
CU, UT, Horns run and flee,
Irving hero? Sorry Major, no go.

We didn't start the fire.
It was always burning,
Since the world's been turning.
We didn't start the fire.
No we didn't light it,
But we tried to fight it.

'03, crimson cream, Sooners are the greatest team,
Jason White, Heisman, KSU invasion,
Peterson mania, ISU had Seneca,
Longhorns, risen since, USC falls to Vince.

Colorado, writing checks,
Barnett selling sex.
Fiesta Bowl, trick plays,
What else do I have to say?

We didn't start the fire.
It was always burning,
Since the world's been turning.
We didn't start the fire.
No we didn't light it,
But we tried to fight it.

Chase Daniel, Colt McCoy, North has some new toys.
Boulder. Lubbock. Upsets, in the mix.
Armageddon Arrowhead, Reesing and the grass are wed,
Hogs eat Temple's smoke, OU Fiesta choke.

Harrell to Crabtree, BCS can't deal with three,
UT's back, 2010, injury was not their friend.
Adam James in a shed, conference is left for dead,
ADs whine, rumors roar, I can't take it anymore...

We didn't start the fire.
It was always burning,
Since the world's been turning.
We didn't start the fire.
No we didn't light it,
But we tried to fight it.
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