Seems like a reasonable idea.
Should the Big 10 and Big 12 switch names?
No. Stop asking. The Big 10 is a BRAND. You don't change a brand.
Yeah you do. Kentucky Fried Chicken is officially KFC. Blackwater is officially Xe.
Blackwater changed because the brand became tarnished, KFC is trying to fit in a twitter world and changed to what their customers have always called them, just like the YMCA changing to the Y.
Your point that brands occasionally change still stands but this would be a different situation.
if it hasnt been tarnished or in need of repositioning. The Big Ten has tremendous value and equity. The B12 does NOT. Thats why it hasnt been the Big Eleven since 1993 with PSU. marketing 101. This a no-brainer.
Sorry, I stand corrected. You don't change a good, working brand.
And you especially don't adopted the name of a failed competitor. This would be akin to Ford renaming itself American Motors.
No? Maybe? We might not be at 12 for too long.
Anyone wanna switch mgo names with me?
If you don't mind being a Evil Ninja Force who hunts TMNT and slaves over MS Paint while wearing heavy metal blades every day than I will.
that is a pretty Clever name... however mine is the complete opposite, as it is my real name, as I am apparently extremely stupid. Figured I would sign up to comment once, ended up addicted to the site... you know how it goes. But now I'm stuck with either keeping an MGoName like this or starting over
Don't worry, pretty sure you can guess my name as well, maybe should have gone with MGoBlueBaldBill ...nah.
I'll trade you all my Red Wings collector cups
No Nope No thanks No fucking way no way in hell N O No thank you come again....
It's been a while since I've seen the non-TV version. It was so satisfying to hear "bitch" instead of the awkward cut to "The price is wrong, Bobby."
Should the Big Ten stay named the Big Ten?
No. Even if the Big 12 changes its name to the "Big Ten," we shouldn't change. It'd be like when the CFL had like eight teams and two of them were named the Roughriders.
The "Big 12" has changed it's name every time it grows, it was the Big 6, then the Big 8, then Big 12, soon it will be the Big 0 cause it is going to implode. We however are the BigTen and have been for 80yrs, I think we will be sticking with it.
Say "Big Twelve" to yourself a hundred times, It just sounds awkward.
*shakes Magic 8-Ball*
"Ask again later."
*shakes Magic 8-Ball again*
It appears clear that most people are in favor of the change....
And it appears Shia LaBeouf agrees with the masses...
Hell No! the Big Ten has so much history behind it. Thats the dumbest thing ive ever heard. Besides if they did, there would be no way in hell anyone would call them the new names.
You have to keep the Big 10 because of it's brand name.
But here is a simple way to keep it the Big Ten while having 14 teams. Add Missouri and Notre Dame. How does it make sense?
You'd have teams in the following states
10 States - the Big 10 - there you go.
Makes perfect sense - so therefore, will never happen because it's college football.
East Indiana-Illinois-Michigan-Michigan State-Ohio State-Penn State-Purdue
West Iowa-Minnesota-Missouri-Nebraska-Northwestern-Notre Dame-Wisonsin
no. ye- no.
OK, Y- errr, No. definately
of course. not. never.
Final answer: no
No. There is too much history with both names that it would be less confusing to just keep our current name. The B12 can rename itself to "Texas's Conference".
If we were to change names it should be to something more unique about our geography, etc, but I say that we stay put on the name for now. Besides we may be at 14 or 16 in a few years.
I'm surprised the Big Ten didn't raise holy hell when the "Big 12" called itself such in the first place.
Any lawyer worth his salt would have been able to show the "Big 12" was trying to capitalize on the Big Ten's brand, and would create problems down the road for expansion. The "Big East" at least is static, but that too should have been questioned. But "Big 12" when there's already a "Big Ten" should have been stopped immediately.
That argument needed to take place in 1964, when the Big Eight took its name -- its Wikipedia page repeatedly claims that its predecessors were "unofficially" known as the Big Six/Seven/Eight -- methinks the lady doth protest too much...
The Big Ten has a legitimate claim to its name beginning in 1917 (Chicago was replaced by Michigan State in the late 1940s), although apparently it was not legally known as such until it became a corporation in 1987.
Got any other 'reasonable' suggestions or ideas? Because this one was, as Tony the Tiger would say GRRRRRRRRREAT!
Maybe we go with Big 0x10 or Big (10)16
this is why we need 4 more teams...
Is that pronounced "big zee" or "big shee"?
In keeping with the regional custom, it's pronounced "Big iks."
Actually "Big 12" is correct. Wikipedia says so:
According to the Big 12 Conference's website, the use of the alternate names "Big Twelve" and "Big XII" are incorrect. The trademarked name of the conference is "Big 12 Conference", notwithstanding the Roman numeral XII featured on the conference logo.
I think it's a fantastic idea. They can sign the agreement at a press conference and then go out back and light money on fire.
mainly because it will piss me off when I hear how ironic it is that the B10 has 12 teams and the B12 has 10 teams... for the hundredth time.
no. A thousand times, no.
Im gonna go against the grain on this thread and say....
I don't think they should switch names, but I think that they should come up with different ones. Here's a thought, use one that doesn't include a number so it doesn't become an issue every time the makeup of the conference changes.
I think they should keep the Big Ten name no matter what happens with the expansion in the future. We have 11 schools for awhile, so why change it now?
no, not ever, none, never, navarre, john navarre, BRAYLON EDWARDS!
At least BTB won't have to change their name (again).
I can't wait until when the Big Ten has 16 teams and still called the Big Ten!
However, despite my best efforts, our conference will inevitably be known as "The conference formerly known as 'The Big Ten.'"
Hail No. Still Champions of the West.
For the lawyers. I have to think a lot of them would need to be involved with this sort of a name swap--more so than would be involved with a name change, anyway.