Coming to Fruition
Well it looks like HCM's policy of pre-maturely breaking stories and worrying about the consequences later has come up roses again, much in the same way it did when we nailed the Pete Carroll story (in the comments section). Fortune's June 3rd report of the Pac-16 appears to be days away from being dead on. Colorado signed with the Pac-10 earlier today, and it looks like the other 5 schools could do the same by the end of the weekend. The only thing that could stop it now, apparently, is if Nebraska's impending deal with the Big 10 falls through. So congrats Fortune, this could finally mean the Pulitzer that you've waited years for!
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And we've already topped our production from may! We're really cruising.
Now, if Bateman would just make an inciting comment, this thread would blow up.
Thanks. Short and Sweet so Bob doesnt blast me. I had so much insider knowledge on this USC stuff but was afraid of the ridicule that would come later for my misspelling.
Looks like this may be a little premature. Texas and A&M are going to join the Big-10 and Oklahoma OK State to the SEC. And we are stuck with just Colorado. Bring on the Broncos!
Where did you hear this?
a) Im confused, sometimes the pictures on the comments are on the right of hte comment, and sometimes on the left. When I want to go to my go to insult of pointing to the finger, do I do "<--- or ---->"?
b) Why on earth would they want 16 team conferences... that seems like it would either eliminate non-conference play for BBall and Football (probably the other sports as well, but honestly, who gives a flying <----->)... or it would make it so you dont play each in conference team each year in football and twice a year in bball. Also, Colorado is at least 1000 miles from the Pacific, they would need to rename the conference the PACMTNWEST16.
Pics are always on the right for me.
As of right now, Pac-10 football teams play 9 conference games a year. I highly doubt that they would increase that amount considering it's already more than any other conference. So, a team would play the 7 teams in their division and then 2 from the other division. So yeah, it's not like Texas would be playing UW or the Cougs every year. As for basketball, the Big East is already at 16 teams, so I'm guessing the schedule would be something like what they do. Meaning that a lot of the schools would only play each other once a year.
If college football ends up with 4 mega-conferences of 16, which could feasibly happen, it would create a sort of season-long tournament. Each conference would have a title game between their two best teams, which would basically be a national quarterfinal. Then the winners would move on into a 4 team playoff, which is way more likely to happen than an 8 team or 16 team tournament. And if that does happen, it would be awesome.
As for the name, I would argue that the Arizona schools aren't necessarily Pacific either. But you're right, the name would make less sense. How about the Great Western Conference?
Good stuff Erik.
I am going to continue the tradition of HCM breaking news before the rest of the world. My inside sources tell me that Texas will announce that they are going to join the Pac10 on Tuesday.
Great work Bob!
What have you heard and A&M and Tech?
My people in place near A+M and Tech said they were busy with Agriculture, Military, and Technology and would get back to them after they solved those sectors.
We've made a terrible mistake.
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