Tuesday, January 24, 2012

FLG Is Getting A Bit Confused

For those of you who don't pay attention to these sorts of things, there have been a slew of realignments in the college athletic conferences in the last few years. As far as FLG can tell, what started the ball rolling was when Virginia Tech, Miami, and Boston College left the Big East for the ACC in 2004-5. The ACC wanted to get to the magic number of 12, which allows the conference to host a very lucrative conference title football game.

Since then, a whole bunch of teams have been switching. The Big East let in a bunch more teams from Conference USA. Although, they are mostly known for basketball rather than football.

FLG's Colorado switched from the Big 12 to the Pac-10. Utah went too, and it became the Pac-12, reaching the magic number. Two days later, the Big-10, which actually had 11 teams, got sick of waiting for Notre Dame to join and instead took Nebraska. This meant, oddly, the Big Ten had 12 teams and the Big 12 had 10 teams.

Later, TCU agreed to join the Big East, then stood them up when a Big 12 offer came. West Virginia, a Big East team, decided to go there as well. Two more Big East teams, Syracuse and Pitt, followed Virginia Tech, Miami, and Boston College and went to the ACC. In fact, there are too many realignments to bother listing. FLG has no idea what is going on anymore.

However, this news story caught FLG's attention:
Navy to join Big East in 2015

FLG immediately thought this is a good idea for both the conference and the Academy. But as he was reading the story he came across this sentence that totally boggled his mind:
But when the Big East added Boise State and San Diego State as football-only members and Houston, SMU and Central Florida as full members in December, the Midshipmen were not ready to get on board.

Wait a second. Boise State and SAN DIEGO STATE are joining a conference called the Big EAST?! Along with two teams from Texas? FLG thinks they might want to change the name of the conference, and he wonders how financially viable a collegiate athletic conference requiring nationwide travel can even be.


Prof. Mondo said...

That, sir, depends on the size of the TV contracts....

Prof. Mondo said...

That, sir, depends on the size of the TV contracts....

Anonymous said...

For the right amount of money even the girl next door will dress up like a lamb and bleat when you tickle her. The presidents have either lost control to the athletic departments or of themselves. Corruption, much like stupidity, has no limits.

George Pal

ChrisN said...

As one blogger I've read put it, don't think of San Diego State as being on the west coast... Think of it as REALLY far east!

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