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Big 10 to consider adding 12th school

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Diabeetus, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Sorry if this is a d_b, but I didn't see it anywhere else. If they do add a 12th, I think they should rename their friggin conference already.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/football/ncaa/07/26/bigten.expansion.ap/index.html
     
  2. pallister

    pallister Guest

    And redo the Big "11" logo.
     
  3. How about the Big 12?
     
  4. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Agreed Diabeetus. Likewise, I think the Big East should be renamed to something like the Medium East or Mid-Major East.
     
  5. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Or the "Let's See How Many Teams We Can Get To Stick Around A Few Years Before The ACC Steals Them East"
     
  6. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. All of us in B-10 Country have been hearing this shit for nearly a decade now about adding a 12th team to the league.

    It'll be the same ol' story in Chicago when the coaches get together. South Bend? Forget it, football will never leave NBC. Missouri? Most logical but no chance. Iowa State? Yeah fucking right. Pittsburgh? Best case scenario, but JoePa has a hard-on against Pitt coming.

    Meanwhile, off-topic, the Big 10 Network and Mediacom are bickering over how subscribers will see the new network. B10 wants it on regular (expanded) cable. Mediacom says hell no, you're going to be on digital cable and on a sport-tier package. If anyone wants to watch you, they'll have to bend over for us and take one in the ass.

    I haven't see politiking like this since Sinclair and Mediacom were slinging mud back in January. This is going to be fun to watch.
     
  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Are you kidding about the Big East?
     
  8. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Big East got screwed...for the better. No way in hell they are going to get pilfered again.
     
  9. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    I personally think they should add Pitt or Iowa State, but that's just me.

    Since Big 12's already taken, what would they call themselves? Would they continue calling themselves the Big 10 and look ridiculous?
     
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    How many years in a row are we going to hear this same story.

    Won't happen.
     
  11. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    That 12th spot is for Notre Dame, and Notre Dame alone. Always has been.
     
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    It will be Pitt, Mizzouri or Iowa State -- logiclly. Eliminate Iowa State because of TV and it comes down to which is more important: St. Louis/Kansas City TV markets or Pittsburgh and a natural rival for Penn State. West Virginia is the only other possibility; no MAC school fits the bill.
    Notre Dame is too self important and there's no way ND shares TV revenue...

    And the Big 10 will stay the Big 10, no matter how many teams it has.. they'll come up with a lame reason on why....
     
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