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RE: Suggest conference names
(03-11-2013 11:16 AM)Gray Avenger Wrote:  Between trolls and wannabe comedians, attempting a serious discussion on this messageboard is like pissing into the wind. Nevertheless, I will again ask, why not "Eastern Athletic Conference" or "EAC" for short?

(1) Until last week we thought it would be "The Big EAST" (even when San Diego State and Boise State were in).

(2) The footprint is completely within the eastern half of the continental US

(3) Distinguishes us from the "Mountain WEST"

(4) It 's a simple, straightforward, easily remembered name, not an easy target for ridcule

If SEC, ACC and MWC work, why won't EAC? What we DON"T need is a name with a number or such as "metro" which suggests commuter schools

I refuse to be an Athletic Supporter...
03-11-2013 07:26 PM
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(03-11-2013 07:16 PM)Herff Tiger Wrote:  
(03-11-2013 11:23 AM)tee bee Wrote:  I like National Athletic Conference or National Athletic Association.

It's nickname could then be "The Nation"!!

Not bad, I kinda like it.

More Athletic Supporters... sigh
03-11-2013 07:27 PM
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RE: Suggest conference names
From what I have read thus far, I like East Metro Conference.
03-11-2013 07:31 PM
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RE: Suggest conference names
As much as I despise the tendency in recent years for people to try to be hip and use "league" instead of "conference", maybe we ought to play off of that trendiness.

I don't know . . . Eastern and Gulf League = "The Eagle"

Nah, I don't like that.

I don't like using plain "Eastern" because Memphis, New Orleans, Houston, and Dallas aren't places that pop into one's mind when they hear the word "east". Orlando and Tampa not so much either. Heck, not even Cincinnati.

I've kind of decided I don't like "National" either. It sounds like we're stretching too much, trying to claim undeserved grandeur.

I had one in mind years ago instead of the stupid name "Conference USA", but I can't recall it. It was geographic. It seems like it had a prefix or first word that meant "half".

The Semi-Continental Conference, the SCC!!!

(no, just kidding, it wasn't that)

Maybe a prefix or first word that conveyed "broad" or "expansive" would work.
03-11-2013 08:00 PM
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Maybe we should just be honest: LLC (Left-out, Leftovers Conference).
03-11-2013 08:35 PM
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RE: Suggest conference names
How about JAA



Just Another Acronym
03-11-2013 08:44 PM
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All American Conference ... 05-stirthepot
03-11-2013 08:51 PM
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RE: Suggest conference names
My original input is Premier Metro League (PML),
then previously listed:
Metropolitan League (Metro)
Central Athletic Conference (CAC)
National Collegiate Conference (NCC)
03-11-2013 09:15 PM
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Federal United or the F U
03-11-2013 09:18 PM
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RE: Suggest conference names
(03-11-2013 11:16 AM)Gray Avenger Wrote:  Between trolls and wannabe comedians, attempting a serious discussion on this messageboard is like pissing into the wind. Nevertheless, I will again ask, why not "Eastern Athletic Conference" or "EAC" for short?

(1) Until last week we thought it would be "The Big EAST" (even when San Diego State and Boise State were in).

(2) The footprint is completely within the eastern half of the continental US

(3) Distinguishes us from the "Mountain WEST"

(4) It 's a simple, straightforward, easily remembered name, not an easy target for ridcule

If SEC, ACC and MWC work, why won't EAC? What we DON"T need is a name with a number or such as "metro" which suggests commuter schools

I absolutely HATE that name.
03-11-2013 10:05 PM
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