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What should we rename the Big East?

Posted on: December 6, 2011 5:05 pm
Edited on: December 6, 2011 5:07 pm
 

Posted by Eye On College Football staff

With the news coming from CBSSports.com's Brett McMurphy that the Big East was expanding to include Boise State, San Diego State, Houston, SMU and UCF in 2013, one thing became immediately and abundantly clear: the Big East cannot be called the Big East anymore. We've sat idly by and let the Big 12 have 10 teams while the Big Ten expanded to 12, and we're just not going to abide that conference name dishonesty any longer.

But we're solution-minded folks, one and all, so here are some helpful suggestions from us as to what the Big East ought to be renamed:

  • League of Extraordinary Liberty Bowls

  • Marinatto's Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

  • Frequent Flyer Conference

  • Manifest Destiny Conference

  • Everything But The Crystal Football Conference

  • Etc. Etc. Conference

Vote! Vote at once, you knaves!

Comments

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2011 10:22 am
 

What should we rename the Big East?

If the Big Whatever they are can get 12 teams, the travel will not be that bad.  The two divisions (East and West) will play 5 games amongst themselves, and there will be three interdivision games.  This is really not that bad when you consider that Missouri is being rumored to join the SEC East, just to keep the existing SEC Schools happy by allowig them to stay in the divisions that they are currently in.  Now if the Big Wahtever they are do not have 12 teams, and play a Round Robin, then I vote for the "Frequent Flyer Conference" because that is what they are going to be.



Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2011 6:37 am
 

What should we rename the Big East?

So it will be mentioned over and over and over by the ESPN/Fox/CBS/NBC a-holes that started this re-alignment mess ... BCS - Big Continental Superconference



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2011 4:48 am
 

What should we rename the Big East?

 "What student from San Diego is gonna be able to go to an away game played at uconn? What student from Uconn would be able to see an away game at Boise or San Diego."  --ebonyrod2

If Trojan students have been making road trips to the likes of Corvallis and Scottsdale, then that would explain the unequaled string of academic cheating scandals that have plagued USC over the last 40 years or more. Necessity being the Mother of Desperation or Corruption or some such.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2011 4:20 am
 

What should we rename the Big East?

Henceforth, let Ye Olde Big East be known OFFICIALLY by the nickname which they've long deserved, the Big L.E.A.S.T., an acronym which stand for the League of Every and Any Superfluous Teams.

 (No dis of Broncos football intended. It's Boise itself that demerits the nod. Twice in less than a century, the descendents of Okies have paid a bitter price for a lack of adequate fences. So, unable to refrain from mixing irony with their welcome, the City Fathers prepared for these SoCal refugees the single most paved over Metropolis in the world, its endless stretches of concrete shimmering in Summer's heat, an immense mirage that morphs into Joannie Mitchell's Paradise Parking Lot as one comes close. In the manner of Little Cities That Could everywhere, of course, they had to go overboard. Say goodbye to the sweet green grasses of the Coliseum and the Rose Bowl, NAFTA Pilgrims, and look with horror on the equally barren hardtop of the BSU football field, revoltingly dyed a shade of blue worthy of Oregon Ducks Green, fittingly cruel reminder of that Pacific Ocean you've left behind.)



Since: Oct 4, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 3:35 am
 

What should we rename the Big East?

The Big Least has to be the one. Short, catchy, only one additional letter (L for "loser"?), and it accurately describes the general quality of the conference, past and future. Let's get the L out of the BCS.



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2011 1:31 am
 

What should we rename the Big East?

How about the AMC "Anti Matter Conference?" << Better marketing acronym for the true meaning: "Black Hole of Nothingness Sucking In and On All Things That Do Not Matter to Anyone on the Planet - Conference."



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: December 6, 2011 9:50 pm
 

What should we rename the Big East?

Who cares what the name of this cluster F**k is called. This is stupidity to the nith degree on the part of the administrators. What student from San Diego is gonna be able to go to an away game played at uconn? What student from Uconn would be able to see an away game at Boise or San Diego. The administrators that approved this should be immediately fired for not using common sense.

There are some teams with football only in the Big East and the  other sports are in another conference. Where is the conference pride?

"ONE MAN'S OPINION" 



Since: Feb 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 9:49 pm
 

What should we rename the Big East?

If by succeed you mean "embarrass itself more than before against elite competition" then yes the new Big East will succeed spectaculary.



Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 9:18 pm
 

What should we rename the Big East?

I must have missed the poll naming contest when the BIG 10 went to 12 and the Big 12 dropped to 9.  I also do not recall a poll about the SEC when then took in Missouri (something about the gateway to the west)?  This poll underscores the fear among moneyed folks (read television networks, bowl conference committees and the power schools) that the Big East will do more than survive, but succeed!  Thank you CBS Sports for that assurance.




Since: Dec 7, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 9:09 pm
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