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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 9:23 pm 
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The Twelve? Why not The Jury?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 9:32 pm 
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Why not The Jury?

bgdz I don't understand The Jury?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 9:54 pm 
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^12 Angry Men?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 11:06 pm 
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oh I get funny The Twelve is orginal thou

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 4:26 am 
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OK, if this is what it takes to get the Irish on board, how about the....



Notre Twelve ??????


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 2:45 pm 
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How about:

Michigan, Ohio State and everyone else?

Or what about going back to the orignal name:

the Western Conference





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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 3:48 pm 
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How about:

Michigan, Ohio State and everyone else?

Or what about going back to the orignal name:

the Western Conference



If that was the original name, then those guys were REALLY geographically challenged - I guess it's a character flaw in me, but I like to be at least a little more accurate - Penn State and Ohio State in "the Western Conference?" - I can't fathom it! - Arkansan


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:11 am 
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^ Remember that the 13 original colonies were all east of the Appalachians for the most part, so everything west was considered the "Western" United States. Plus Minnesota is very close to being truly western in location. America seems to keep designations from eras gone by, which fit at the time of the Louisiana Purchase, but now seem strange.

But then again, the capital is still in Washington D.C. ??? Brazil was smarter and built a brand new capital in the geographic center of their country. Maybe we can take page out of their book someday. I say Kansas City, Omaha, or some other heartland city. Until then, there will always be the infamous EC bias. ;)



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2004 4:16 pm 
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^ Remember that the 13 original colonies were all east of the Appalachians for the most part, so everything west was considered the "Western" United States. Plus Minnesota is very close to being truly western in location. America seems to keep designations from eras gone by, which fit at the time of the Louisiana Purchase, but now seem strange.

But then again, the capital is still in Washington D.C. ??? Brazil was smarter and built a brand new capital in the geographic center of their country. Maybe we can take page out of their book someday. I say Kansas City, Omaha, or some other heartland city. Until then, there will always be the infamous EC bias. ;)



Strategically, I agree with you. I think the capital should be on the high plains up in Nebraska, Kansas or South Dakota. Basically, the place that geographically FURTHEST from the coastline should be the capital of elected government.

Basically, the FURTHEST away from the ocean the capital is, the more time our officials will have to scram down into their bomb shelters when some wackjob terrorist finally launches a WMD tipped missle off a cargo ship.

As for appointed government, I think it should be distributed all across the US. So BLM headquarters should be out in Utah or Idaho. Department of Agriculture would be in the midwest, banking in New York, FCC in Hollywood, etc...

BTW, I like the Great Lakes conference since it is truly a signature identity that fits all the Big Ten members (except Iowa). And if they decide to add Syracuse, it will STILL fit ;-)

My backup name would be THE LEGION OF DOOM!!!!



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:31 pm 
All the names you've came up with so far are too clunky to pronounce.

Big 10 is a short, marketable name.


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"Big Money" is mellifluous - and appropriate.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 1:37 am 
"The Big 10" is an internationally recognized name -- a branding of academic excellence recognized worldwide. The Big 10 will never change their name because of this international academic branding. No matter what. Whether they have 10, 11, 12, or 14 or 16 teams, and no matter if they have only midwestern territory, take Norte Dame, or they fill up and stuff their conference by eating the Big East, or take territory in the southwest. Its name will be a constant.


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"Big Money" is mellifluous - and appropriate.


In this case, International has facts. Westwolf has truth. ;D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:53 pm 
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If that was the original name, then those guys were REALLY geographically challenged - I guess it's a character flaw in me, but I like to be at least a little more accurate - Penn State and Ohio State in "the Western Conference?" - I can't fathom it! - Arkansan


Western Conference was the nickname the media used, much like Big Ten later one. It was never the official name.

It was called that because, at the time, there were only 2 conferences that mattered for football: The Eastern Conference (Ivy League) and Western Conference (Big 10). All others were considered lower-level by the media giants.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:12 pm 
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They should go back to using the "Big Nine".


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