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Dart Board Predictions for 2014: From The Ashes Comes A New Set Of Arrows

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Hey guess what?  I’m back!  No Purple Yeti Roar, no previews (yet), and not much fanfare.  Let’s be real here, I’m distracted by the the Kansas City Royals actually being in a pennant race.  But also I’m tired of the vlogging business.  Plus the picks and the feedings felt a bit tired.  But I’m back regardless with some tasty predictions. Continue reading Dart Board Predictions for 2014: From The Ashes Comes A New Set Of Arrows

Magnifying the Expansion Part 3: Methods to Their Madness

So here ware trucking through our Big 10 Expansion, running over our introduction and Big 10 history along the way.  Today our focus beams toward why the Big 10 wants to expand.  Like we said yesterday, money is a big part but not the whole pie.  Other slices include the silver bullet of television, the need to grow, scratching the itch that’s been bothering them the past 20 years, channeling baseball’s New York Yankee style of athletic competition, and the dust collecting on their trophy shelves.  Think of money as the crust that keeps the filling in the pie.  It’s alot to handle so we’ll try not to drive you crazy with the reasons.

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Magnifying the Expansion Part 2: History Lesson Time, Kids

Yesterday we laid the groundwork for the expansion drama that’s girdling up the loins of college football at the moment.  Today we are taking a look at how the history of the Big 10 led us to this point.  There’s over 100 years of data to go over, but we are blowing through the earliest parts and focus on the last 20 years.  Expansion is in the blood of the Big 10 and they’ve acted on it.  They tried many times and failed but were able to pull one team in the fold.  So let’s ring up the good Doctor and fly away in the TARDIS back to the start of the Big 10.

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