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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    I hate the names, but given the non-geographic nature of the divisions and that future expansion will effect the alignment, I guess there weren't a ton of appealing names to choose from.
    I think North and South would have been an okay description.

    North: Minnesota, Nebraska, Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa and Northwestern
    South: Purdue, Indiana, THE Ohio State University, Penn State, Illinois, Wisconsin.

    There's only one real geographic mistake there, it's simple and it puts it out front that you have some divisional alignments that aren't 100% accurate.
    Nobody complains that Indianapolis is North of Cincinnati or Baltimore yet is in the AFC South while Cincinnati and Baltimore are in the AFC North, no one made a big deal about the Cardinals and Cubs being in the NL East while the Reds and Braves were in the NL West.

    Geography gets fudged in favor of rivalries all the time.
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    Honest I can't say it any better than Hoosier Red did in his post, he sums it up basically perfectly.

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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    I think North and South would have been an okay description.

    North: Minnesota, Nebraska, Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa and Northwestern
    South: Purdue, Indiana, THE Ohio State University, Penn State, Illinois, Wisconsin.

    There's only one real geographic mistake there, it's simple and it puts it out front that you have some divisional alignments that aren't 100% accurate.
    Nobody complains that Indianapolis is North of Cincinnati or Baltimore yet is in the AFC South while Cincinnati and Baltimore are in the AFC North, no one made a big deal about the Cardinals and Cubs being in the NL East while the Reds and Braves were in the NL West.

    Geography gets fudged in favor of rivalries all the time.
    Very true.
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    Chip is right


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