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    Big XII to keep name...

    Years of Big 10 math jokes are now redacted.

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    Re: Big XII to keep name...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    Years of Big 10 math jokes are now redacted.

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    not unless you are expecting to expand to 12 down the road....just saying.


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    Re: Big XII to keep name...

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    not unless you are expecting to expand to 12 down the road....just saying.
    My thoughts exactly...leaves the door wide open.



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    Re: Big XII to keep name...

    Has it already been mentioned that the May 17th entry reveals that Paul Splittorf is gravely ill with cancer? I'm sorry to hear that. I liked his broadcasts.


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    Re: Big XII to keep name...

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Has it already been mentioned that the May 17th entry reveals that Paul Splittorf is gravely ill with cancer? I'm sorry to hear that. I liked his broadcasts.
    http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...al-cancer.html


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    Re: Big XII to keep name...

    I think it is the Big XII's way of telling the rest of the NCAA loud and clear that we have room and will take two of your teams if we want to any time we decide.



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    Re: Big XII to keep name...

    Yeap. The only reason you keep that name is to add 2 teams in the future. Most likely before the TV contract in 2016.

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    Re: Big XII to keep name...

    Hard to tell. I'm sure expansion would be on the horizon. But even if it wasn't it wouldn't make much sense to change the name of the conference. The brand equity that's been built up in that name is worth more than ridiculous jabs by morons who need that literal interpretation to keep their world in check. Same with the Big 10. They could expand to 16 teams and they'd never change the name of the conference. Too much history, too much money to re-brand.



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    Re: Big XII to keep name...

    This was an easy decision. You have 14 years of branding, it would have been idiotic to change names. There are no plans of expansion any time soon, it would split the financial pie to thin.......unless a Notre Dame and BYU would join......but that is obviously a long shot.



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    Re: Big XII to keep name...

    Quote Originally Posted by goldmember View Post
    This was an easy decision. You have 14 years of branding, it would have been idiotic to change names.
    Big 8 had 89 years of branding

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    There are no plans of expansion any time soon
    No plans of expansion to me screams new name, if we don't plan on bringing it back up to 12 anytime soon time to rebrand.



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    Re: Big XII to keep name...

    Quote Originally Posted by dzmetcalf View Post
    Big 8 had 89 years of branding

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    Big 8 had been sucking hind t*t to the Big 10 for 89 years. Bringing in the programs from the old SWC and changing the name to the Big 12 was all about pushing ahead of the Big 10. Keeping the Big 8 name wouldn't have done it. The name was actually negative equity. Not the case with the Big 12 name.



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    Re: Big XII to keep name...

    Quote Originally Posted by dzmetcalf View Post
    Big 8 had 89 years of branding

    No plans of expansion to me screams new name, if we don't plan on bringing it back up to 12 anytime soon time to rebrand.
    More like 30ish years. Wasn't it in the 60's when it changed from Big 6 to Big 8?

    I say keep it. Who cares if the number of schools matches the number in the name. I never cared that the Big 10 kept their name and I don't care now. I would be fine if we had kept the Big 8 name but it's a little late for that. Any expansion talk seems a little premature. I think 10 teams will work out pretty well but you have to actually try it for a while to find out.



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    Re: Big XII to keep name...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    Big 8 had been sucking hind t*t to the Big 10 for 89 years. Bringing in the programs from the old SWC and changing the name to the Big 12 was all about pushing ahead of the Big 10. Keeping the Big 8 name wouldn't have done it. The name was actually negative equity. Not the case with the Big 12 name.

    Really?

    Between Ohio State's 1968 NC tiltle in football, and their NC title in 2002---how many OUTRIGHT FB titles did THE MIGHTY BIG 10 win in between?

    A big fat ZERO

    a span of 32 years...... PATHETIC



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    Re: Big XII to keep name...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jambalaya View Post
    Really?

    Between Ohio State's 1968 NC tiltle in football, and their NC title in 2002---how many OUTRIGHT FB titles did THE MIGHTY BIG 10 win in between?

    A big fat ZERO

    a span of 32 years...... PATHETIC
    How many NC's in football has the Big 10 won SINCE 2002? Zilch. Doesn't matter. The Big 10 still is the richest conference year in and year out. To equate conference value with how many NC's its won in football doeen thesn't make much sense. Even the SEC, which wins the NC basically every year, has struggled to match the Big 10 when it comes to revenue. That's what the Big 8 was chasing when it merged with the SWC teams to form the Big 12. Not NC's. Money. Right or wrong. Why do you think so many Big 12 teams were clamoring to get into the Big 10 when the expansion plans hit?



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    Re: Big XII to keep name...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jambalaya View Post
    Really?

    Between Ohio State's 1968 NC tiltle in football, and their NC title in 2002---how many OUTRIGHT FB titles did THE MIGHTY BIG 10 win in between?

    A big fat ZERO

    a span of 32 years...... PATHETIC
    But you have to factor in the academics as all Big 10 schools are leading research universities and members of the AAU...wait, nevermind.



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