Missouri had a spot in the premier football league in the land (and it's pretty good in some other sports too) that will have the equivalent of a license to print money when it renegotiates its television deal. It had a seat at the table if and when the music ever stopped. Guaranteed. No questions asked. Had they not taken it, the Tigers might have ended up in another seat at that same table. They may have ended up in a situation that was as good, or at least close. But they would not have ended up in a situation that was any better. And they may have found themselves in a spot far, far worse. What Missouri lost in leaving the Big 12 was the chance to play Kansas and some history with Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Iowa State. That's really it. Because even if the Big 12 rebuilds and is just as good as it was three years ago, it's not any better than the SEC. Big 12 teams won't make more money than Mizzou will in the SEC or be more visible on the national landscape. They might be equal (though I think that's arguable), but they will not be superior.PowerMizzou's Gabe Dearmond, in a free column at PM. I didn't even realize "I bet Missouri is regretting their decision now!" was even a thing until this, but apparently it is.