So, whenever Baylor is given whatever it wants (or is willing to accept), this conference realignment thing is for real (pro tip: As Baptists, they'd love some of our finest brown drink, but don't tell anyone you gave it to them; they've got a reputation to uphold and fascist alcohol sale laws to enforce). However, lost in the shuffle of all of this, is a prophecy written long ago that tells of things to come from the introduction of Texas A&M to the SEC.
Very few people, specifically, as few as zero, know that the book of Revelation was written to explain what happens when conference realignment starts. Angels, fiery beasts, scroll-openings, the 144,000 saved (sorry Arkansas fans, don't think you made the cut). It's all there. Particularly disturbing is this passage, which I don't think SEC Commissioner Mike Slive and the presidents and chancellors of the conference took into consideration:
Revelation 13:11-17The beast that Slive and the others have unknowingly released on the land?
"Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.
The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name."