The American Athletic Confidential Looms?
As we know, the Big East is no longer. Well, that’s not true exactly, as the Catholic 7 are taking the Big East name, adding a few schools, and carrying on the business of basketball relevance. The Big East leftovers, as they have been called, are apparently set to choose a new name–the American Athletic Conference.
Apparently, teams like Connecticut and Temple were tired of the jokes about the Big East having, albeit temporarily, San Diego State and Boise State in a conference in the “east.” No longer will this be a problem, as the American Athletic is large enough to encompass anyone–from Maine to Hawaii. If you are an American school, you can be invited someday. And perhaps will.
The Confidential thinks the AAC members sold themselves short. American Athletic Conference is a name that is waiting to be dissolved, like Conference USA. There is nothing about it that fuses the teams together. American? Check. Athletic? Check. Wanna be part of our conference? Check. Welcome to the Club. Vanilla.
The question that begs is whether people will get the AAC and the ACC confused? Maybe that is what the AAC is hoping for.
Of course, the Confidential wonders whether it is time to franchise. Anyone want to star the AmericanAthleticConfidential? C’mon, all you Houston, SMU, and Tulsa fans…