Big 10 has 12 teams, Big 12 has 10 teams. Ottawa, call your team the Rough Riders, if any of us American football fans make fun of the CFL for having two teams with a similar name, you now have apple ammo to fire back. Not to mention the Pac 10 with 11 teams now and the fact that the SEC has two “Bulldogs” and two “tigers”.
Be kind of mean to throw apples...
green apples for green rider fans :twisted:
Big 10 has 12 teams, Big 12 has 10 teams. Ottawa, call your team the Rough Riders, if any of us American football fans make fun of the CFL for having two teams with a similar name, you now have apple ammo to fire back. Not to mention the Pac 10 with 11 teams now and the fact that the SEC has two "Bulldogs" and two "tigers".Right on Buckeye excellent point, and I second the motion for all of Canada to please have at it! :)
I am happy about these dominos falling for sake of ridding us at last of the BCS BS and the staid, East Coast slanted NCAA never mind that the Northeast has fewer college football fans by percentage than anywhere in the Lower 48 plus Hawai'i. :roll:
The way things are going, within five years we'll end up with at least four huge conferences with one with 16 teams and the others three each with at least 12. Basically that will be at least 52 of the 120 or so Division I/FBS teams in the NCAA counting only the resulting Pac 16, the Big Ten/New Big 12, the expanded SEC and ACC with almost all major programs represented in those. Then we'll see what the Mountain West does with already 10 teams given they get the shaft now from the BCS -- they won't hesitate to oppose the NCAA as well to make it a majority of teams in opposition and the end of the NCAA as we know it and good effen riddance.
And the USC suspension? Word from my alumnus source on the West Coast is that USC will fight it in court and when push comes to shove even if they lose their appeal, USC will just say "(EXPLETIVE) YOU!" to the NCAA and leave instead of dealing with the entire sanctions. I think the NCAA will end up settling otherwise to minimise the bulk of the damage given its weaker position now. (EXPLETIVE) theirs I say.
It will be rather awkward if not also annoying to see how NCAA brown-nosing ESPN covers the matter all season too.
Without USC to lead for sake of TV ratings potential for the West and for sake of the mere potential to play in the Rose Bowl, the NCAA is screwed for sake of ratings on the West Coast and for the Rose Bowl now but now it appears Texas will be picking up some of the slack.
It's not Americans making fun of the CFL having Roughriders and Rough Riders it's usually Canadians. I think the Big 12 might be gone soon. I hear rumors of a PAC 16. Super Conferences are the future.
There's been two teams in the same city share the same name.
St Louis Cardinals (baseball)
St Louis Cardinals (football)
And really what's the difference between Rough Riders and Roughriders or White Sox and Red Sox?
Of all the things you'd treat the CFL of a bush league that whole two teams with the same name always struck me as silly.