Thursday morning realignment buffet

Because they can’t stop talking about it…

  • The Big East commissioner sent Dan Beebe ten red and white roses.  I wonder what he sent Jack Swarbrick.
  • And it looks like the Big East may be poised to take Fred Smith’s $10 million.
  • Old Utah conventional wisdom about the BCS:  it’s an abomination.  New Utah CV:  the BCS isn’t perfect, but we’re excited about it.
  • Why was it even necessary to come out with this?
  • Oh.  Jerry Jones ain’t happy about losing the Big XII championship game.

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10 responses to “Thursday morning realignment buffet

  1. Until BYU has an undefeated season will Orrin Hatch be in hiding?

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Jerry Jones loves his alma mater. He’d love it even more if it helps pay his personally guaranteed mortgage note.

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  3. Puffdawg

    In other news, despite rumors, Tom Brady is NOT leaving the Patriots for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.

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  4. Puffdawg

    I love this little gem from the Utah article. This is proof positive of why I don’t buy into the mid-majors as viable contenders for MNC.

    “But don’t get too carried away. The move to the Pac-10 is no guarantee of success. The Pac-10’s two Arizona schools, Arizona State and the University of Arizona, are evidence of that.

    Those schools bolted the old Western Athletic Conference in 1978. Arizona State, in particular, had enjoyed enormous success in the WAC, going undefeated in both 1970 and 1975. The Sun Devils were the team to beat in the conference, but they always had to battle the critics who said they played a soft schedule.

    Since jumping to the Pac-10, however, the Sun Devils mostly have been just another team in a large conference, often lost among the bigger USC and UCLA teams. ASU has won only three conference titles in 32 years. The University of Arizona has yet to win one. It was ranked fourth in the nation in 1998 but still was second in the Pac-10 that season.”

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  5. Ubiquitous GA Alum

    I’d just like to publicly state that I have no interest in leaving my wife and pursuing a relationship with Beyonce’.

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  6. What I would have paid to be a fly on the wall when Orrin Hatch’s aides told him that Utah was joining the Pac-1X. I wonder how his whole socialism for college football argument will fly now that he doesn’t have his preferred Proletariat to protect since they’re now members of the Bourgeoisie.

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  7. Dog in Fla

    “The Big East commissioner sent Dan Beebe ten red and white roses. I wonder what he sent Jack Swarbrick.”

    A bleach blonde covering Dead Flowers?

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  8. Fred Smith (to his son via celphone) intercepted

    Hey, Kid. I told ya I could pull this off. Money talks and you-know-what walks in football just like in business. Look, get me that list of O-linemen that you told me about from Southern Cal that are unhappy with that Kiffin character–just the juniors and seniors. I’ll get ‘um all signed up to transfer to Memphis. A few greenbacks will make ‘um see things our way. You ain’t gonna get your pants dirty next season. Also any junior or senior receivers from there you know of. An unhappy halfback would be good, too. Memphis ‘ll be USC South! Ye-Ha! BCS here we come!!!

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