Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Kansas State coach Ron Prince is a baseball fan. And he has a unique analogy why Oklahoma and Texas have dominated the Big 12 during most of the league's history.
"In the past, I've always referred to the Texas Longhorns as being the New York Yankees," Prince said. "And from my standpoint, these guys [Oklahoma] are a lot like the Red Sox. They have great facilities. They have great players. They have great coaching staffs. Being in contention every year, that's who they are."
Prince may have a point. The Longhorns and Sooners have combined to win every South Division championship since Bob Stoops was hired in 1999. Oklahoma has accounted for six of the South championships and Texas for three. And the Longhorns and Sooners have accounted for six of the eight most recent Big 12 titles.
The Yankees and Red Sox have been nearly as dominant in the recent history of baseball, combining for eight of the last 12 American League appearances in the World Series, including six world championships.
But maybe it's a good sign considering how baseball is turning out this season with the upcoming Tampa Bay-Philadelphia World Series. Could it be an indicator that another team could crack the Texas-Oklahoma logjam in the Big 12?