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Does the Big 10 need a new name?

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Conference name?

It should stay Big 10. you know for the sake of irony.
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The name should change to something more accurate.
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I don't know how to count to 10 so whats the difference?
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Total votes : 12

Does the Big 10 need a new name?

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:16 pm

Stolen question from an ESPN poll. Thought here in Big 10 country we might have some interesting opinions. There's also the question of naming the 2 regions in the new 12 team Big 10. North, South, East, and West all make zero sense.

I say that yes the Big 10 needs a new name. It needed one for the 20 years that we had an 11th team and it needs one even more now that there are 12 teams.
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Re: Does the Big 10 need a new name?

Postby TheBookPolice » Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:28 pm

I'm a little bewildered by the divisions. I understand the top 6 teams (dating back to 1993 or something) were split between the two. But why couldn't Wisconsin and Nebraska have been switched? They could very easily have done B10 North and South that way.

The name was already meaningless except as a simulacra of what the conference used to be. Might as well keep it.
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Re: Does the Big 10 need a new name?

Postby supaunknown » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:12 pm

The articles I've read devoted almost all their words to assuring readers that Michigan and Ohio State will still play each other yearly, maybe even twice. Very little has been said about breaking up the bitter historic rivalry between Iowa and Wisconsin.
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Re: Does the Big 10 need a new name?

Postby meowzamusic » Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:15 pm

The Big 10 to 12.
The Big 6'n'6
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Scha-WINGGGG!!!

Postby Marvell » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:14 am

The Big 10 inch.
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Re: Does the Big 10 need a new name?

Postby gargantua » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:19 am

The Big 10 Value Meal.
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Re: Scha-WINGGGG!!!

Postby meowzamusic » Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:30 pm

Marvell wrote:The Big 10 inch.

This is good, maybe it could be "Ten Inch Foot"
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Re: Scha-WINGGGG!!!

Postby Average Joe » Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:12 pm

Marvell wrote:The Big 10 inch.


The angry inch?
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Re: Does the Big 10 need a new name?

Postby doppel » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:29 pm

Hows about a simple "The Big 10+".
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Re: Does the Big 10 need a new name?

Postby c02 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:38 am

We could really make the new guests welcome and simply call it The Big Ten and nebraska.
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Re: Does the Big 10 need a new name?

Postby towanda » Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:09 am

The Baker's 10.
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Re: Does the Big 10 need a new name?

Postby Igor » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:17 am

If you think the Big 10 is a dumb name, wait until they unveil the Red Grange adn Elroy Hirsch divisions, or whatever. They apparently didn't learn anything from the NHL.
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Re: Does the Big 10 need a new name?

Postby gargantua » Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:09 pm

The Big 10 Can I Supersize That For You?
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Re: Does the Big 10 need a new name?

Postby mifflander » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:06 am

The Big Tween?
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Re: Does the Big 10 need a new name?

Postby doppel » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:41 am

How about the "Little Twelve".
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