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Old 08-27-2013, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Forgive the silly rant....

So you say the Big Ten, now 12, going on 14, failed math class by keeping its name. Well, it seems to me others have failed their geography class:

SEC with Texas A&M and Missouri. These schools are in the southeast of what? Alaska?

Pac 12 with Utah and Colorado. Is there anything Pacific about Utah and Colorado? Heck, even the rivers around Boulder empty into the Atlantic's waters.

ACC with Notre Dame (ok, not football, but....), Louisville: pretty hard to see the ocean from the banks of the Ohio or from South Bend.
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In each of those cases, the name of the conference existed before the school you list joined the conference.

Fans of the schools already in those conferences would likely object to a name change to accommodate the newcomers, plus there's decades of brand equity built in to the conference names. Just accept that the names are now historical, much like the names of cities and states are historical.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:00 PM
 
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And then there's the Big XII, which I call the Dinky Dozen.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:28 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Forgive the silly rant....

So you say the Big Ten, now 12, going on 14, failed math class by keeping its name. Well, it seems to me others have failed their geography class:

SEC with Texas A&M and Missouri. These schools are in the southeast of what? Alaska?

Pac 12 with Utah and Colorado. Is there anything Pacific about Utah and Colorado? Heck, even the rivers around Boulder empty into the Atlantic's waters.

ACC with Notre Dame (ok, not football, but....), Louisville: pretty hard to see the ocean from the banks of the Ohio or from South Bend.
True.

Now the Hissies are just like the rest of those SEC morons yelling...."SEC" "SEC" "SEC". Even if the Sooners were to join the SEC (Oklahoma already has turned down Slive&SEC a time or two already) I would never yell out "SEC" "SEC" "SEC"....just flat ignorant.
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