Okay it’s time for another Big 12 preview this year. So we are are one year in with the newly aligned Big 12 and the dust hasn’t settled yet. Last year we had a newb contender and apparently with have another newb contender. Of course, last year’s outcome saw the championship fall to the Big 8 original, Kansas State. Will they end up repeating this year? Does anybody else want to stand up and take it? I kinda agree with everyone else saying it’s a wide open race. Let’s find out what else I think. Continue reading Big 12 Football Preview 2013: It’s That Wide Open
So I thought last week was chilly. Yeah it’s even colder up closer to the Great White North. Or what I like to call the Not Quite Great White North. I’m up here for other obligations and I’m excited not only for that but for being able to see what Big 10 country is like. Now, a couple of weeks ago we were up in Des Moines, but that was on the edge. I’m in Minnesota. I’m in the heart of Big 10 country. I’ve heard of and talked smack on the aura of the Big 10 and now it’s time I see what it’s like.
Continue reading GameDay: A Kansas Citian’s View of Big 10 Country
Okay, we talked about the Big 10 expansion with all of the good bits on the business side of things, but what about us? What about the fans? How will the average stool jockey be affected if and when the Big 10 decides to expand out beyond its current bounds? From the Trojan sporting LA type to the gator chomping tanned Floridian, the effect could be small. Or it could be big. The closer the proximity to the Big 10, the more the fans will experience change, especially right here in Kansas City. Let’s see what can happen as we narrow the focus down to right here at the KCCGD headquarters.
Continue reading Magnifying the Expansion Part 6: Fanning the Flames
We laid the foundation with our last 3 post for the Big 10 expansion. Now let’s talk about how other conferences are reacting. Some of them could be massively depleted whereas others are moving to counteract the possible Big 10 growth. Every major BCS conference has about two cents to toss in and little brother mid major conferences are chirping in as well. It’s time for the conferences to lay down their tiles and see just how much they could change.
Continue reading Magnifying the Expansion Part 4: Now I’m Yelling Dominoes
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