The Stakes Just got Higher in the Big 12 Title Game
It's impossible to know if Baylor and Oklahoma are playing for a playoff spot on Saturday because the playoff committee changes year to year and there are zero quantifiable qualifications for getting into the playoff.
That being said there is still a number of things riding on the Big 12 championship game in Dallas. There is bowl positioning, a Big 12 title streak, national honors and more resting on the performance of both Baylor and Oklahoma.
But now, the stakes have been raised.
The creator of the popular television show Chicago Fire, Derek Haas, is an Austin, Texas native and attended none other than Baylor University. His alma mater playing for more than a Big 12 title, they are also playing for naming rights to the next character in Chicago Fire.
That's right, if Baylor wins the Big 12 Championship we'll be seeing the name Rhule on more than just the Baylor sideline.