Thursday, May 13, 2010
OK. No more basketball talk that gets me worked up (at least today...the eulogy is ready to roll for tomorrow morning though). I have hopped back down off the ledge and firmly believe that the Cavs have thrown the last two games on purpose so that when they win in 7, they can shock the world. Yeah...that's the ticket! That's got to be it!
Anywho, one of the more under the radar stories this week has been the fact that apparently the Big Ten is really close to making their move toward expansion. Of course, Jim Delaney denies this because he is a pompous and ignorant tampon, but I know he's a liar. Why would a radio station in Missouri have any reason to lie about this? So let's talk about this. And by "talk", I mean, "I will give some quick opinions, cut it short, and we can keep the dialogue open in the comments". It worked well on Midget Day, let's see how we do today.
Now I've previously taken a stance on who I think that the Big Ten should add. But I did that under the assumption that they only wanted one school to join. Well fuck me running as it sounds like they want at least 3 schools with the hopes of luring 5 and creating a monster conference with more schools that people can hate. Obviously, they are going to make one last ditch effort at Notre Dame which they will decline because they are faggots.
That leaves them going in other directions namely WAAAAAY outside of the traditional Big Ten geography. Rumor has it that Missour-ah has received an offer and that Nebraska and Rutgers are also going to get their e-vite of doom. This tells me two things: 1.) They do not care about the integrity of their basketball conference and 2.) Pretty much all of the money from the Big Ten Network will be spent on travel. Minneapolis to Piscataway for a Tuesday night tennis match? Why not!!! Let's look at each school:
Missouri - border rivals with Illinois, up and coming football program, opens up Kansas City and St. Louis markets
Nebraska - extremely strong tradition, slow plodding players will fit in well in slow plodding conference, adds another legit program to the Big Ten now that Michigan is no longer legit, Tommy Lee went there, would effectively KILL the Big 12
Rutgers - other than opening up the NYC market and their top notch Turf Management program, this does nothing to boost the conference profile
What do you think? Does this work? Who are the other two potential recruits to be lured (UConn, Syracuse?)? How long before the Big East and Big 12 fold and we are left with 4 super conferences? BUT YOU WILL NEVER DESTROY THE AWESOME POWER OF THE MAC! Let's hear it.