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Pac-12 Divisions to be decided July 30? Plus official new Pac-10 logo

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  1. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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  2. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    That logo is badass.
     
  3. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    So they aren't going to officially name it the 12-Pac? WEAK!
     
  4. CUwhit21

    CUwhit21 Club Member Club Member

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    That's the logo for this season. Couldn't they change the 10 to 12 in the same logo for next year?
     
  5. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    Even still, it'd be the Pac-12. LAME!
     
  6. OKCBuff

    OKCBuff Well-Known Member

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    Were you expecting something revolutionary? This conference has spent years building the "Pac" brand. I see no problem with Pac-12. Though, I don't quite get the point rolling out a new logo for schools to use only to make the schools re-do their stuff in a year for Pac-12 logos.
     
  7. CUwhit21

    CUwhit21 Club Member Club Member

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    True..

    From another article:

    "One Pacific NW school is dead-set on being paired with at least one of the SoCal schools, I’ve been told, and the California schools are loathe to be separated.

    *** Dividing the league by the natural rivals (i.e., the Zipper Plan, proposed on the Hotline in February) is gaining traction.

    The Zipper is viewed by some within league circles as the only option that could be begrudgingly accepted by everyone without infuriating anyone.

    When I asked Scott, he said: “We’re looking at several ‘Zipper’ options.” (Of course, league officials are also looking at non-Zipper options.)

    *** The California schools are absolutely committed to playing each other every year."

    Would've been fun to have a game in southern california every year, but it's sounding more and more like that won't happen.
     
  8. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    I'm ok with that. No solution will be perfect and we don't play there every year now, so even every other year will be an upgrade, plus we'll be on TV there. As long as every other school is in the same boat, it seems fair enough to me.
     
  9. sackman

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    With the zipper, we'd still have games in SoCal 3 out of every 4 years, plus games in NoCal 3 out of every 4 years. In many ways, this works out better. We'll probably have a game, somewhere in the state of California, every year, regardless of how this goes down. There are nearly as many good recruits in NoCal as there are in SoCal. This deal works out fine for me.
     
  10. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    I don't mind the zipper idea. This would mean that for every game the SoCal school visits Boulder, we would be visiting an Arizona school. While we visit SoCal, the NorCal school is where we go to wow the recruits. I can imagine the Arizona schools being against the zipper idea since that's one long plane ride to either Seattle or Pullman.

    Suppose we do the zipper, who would you want CU to be with?
     
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    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    If I had my way, our zipper division would be:

    CU
    UCLA
    Arizona
    Cal
    Oregon
    Washington
     
  12. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    That is the one I am thinking of as well.
     
  13. SINKRATZ

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    They should either stick with Pac 10 regardless of the number of schools, or drop the number all together a-la the SEC, ACC, etc. The Pacific Conference would be fine with me, and I'm sure the liberal faction in Boulder and Berkeley would love being members of the PC.

    Besides, in 3 years when the Big 12 blows up and the Pac gobbles up some of the remains, we don't want to change the name again.
     
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    Besides the stupid comment about liberals loving the PC, I agree with said post :smile2: Just make it the PAC.
     
  15. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    With PAC-MAN as the mascot of that league? He'd surely be able to gobble up those Big 12 South schools and spit 'em out!
     
  16. JimmyBuff

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    The zipper plan is quite possibly the dumbest idea I have ever heard but whatever.
     
  17. Kingfisher

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    Just call it the PAC DOUZE and we can be so european. Ba ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
     
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    California seems to be the coveted playing area so why not just zipper the Cal teams?

    CU
    UU
    ASU
    UA
    UCLA
    CAL


    UW
    WSU
    OSU
    UO
    USC
    STAN

    I like this zipper better.
     
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  19. chipwich

    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    Pacific Conference works for me.
     
  20. CarolinaBuff

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    Agreed, look no further than the ACC's nonsensical divisional alignments.
     
  21. JimmyBuff

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    Its better than the other one from the clown from the Mercury News Milner posted. Still when the first time USC and UCLA face off in back to back weeks for the Pac 12 title it will look ridiculous.
     
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    There are going to be some unhappy schools if we go with North/South or East/West. Sounds like the zipper alignment is the only compromise that will work.
     
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    Hmm, that seems a bit unbalanced to me. Maybe switch Cal for Stanford.

     
  24. UrbanaBuff

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    The PAC as in Pacific Athletic Conference...
     
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    Whitcomb Judson

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    Gideon Sundback

    If a zipper format is selected, the names of the different Pac-10 divisions could get messy. East/West doesn't work very well. Does Cal get to be East because they are on the right hand side of the bay, even though Berkeley is farther west than every other school in the conference not named Stanford?

    If a North/South naming convention is selected then, a cartographer with a great GPS system will have to sort out the placement of USC and UCLA. A 4.0 quake on the Puente Hills or Whittier fault line could trigger a sismic realignment of the SoCal institutions.

    What will Larry Scott decide to do?

    Here is my recommendation. If a zipper design is used in the Pacific-10 (Tip o' the hat to Dave Plati who knows about approved Caps and hyphen placement), then name one division the "Whitcomb Judson" and the other the "Gideon Sunbeck."

    These two ambiguously gay Victorian era gentlemen are credited with the invention of the zipper. If Mythbusters were around a hundred years ago, Whitcomb would be Jamie and Gideon would be Adam. NTTIAWWT.

    And make sure CU has a place in the Whitcomb Judson Division along with Arizona, UCLA, Stanford, Oregon State and Washington. Send Utah, ASU, USC, Cal, Oregon, and Wazzou to the Gideon Sunback.

    Now I know CU is a better cultural fit (read progressive dope smokers) with Cal and Oregon. But those pin head Cardinal Tree are easier to beat than Cal, have nicer facilities, and would help CU look smarter, if not less ambitious.

    Sure, it would be nice if CU could join up with Oregon and Washington, but there is no way the Gideon Sundback powers that be would ever accept all three members of the conference with "state" in their school crest in the same grouping as those prima donnas at USC.

    So you either get the Ducks or the Huskies, not both. I'll take Washington for the caffeine, grunge, and flotilla based poop deck gates. Plus Jet city Sea-Tac has lots of direct flights. If you want Oregon, then add $200 more for the hop to Eugene, or plan for a couple more hours on football Saturday competing with 18 wheelers on that long and perhaps rainy hike down Interstate 5. The goal here is to put up with the Beavers in order to minimize trips to Pullman.
     
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    IMO, it won't matter to much to me how it all shakes out. Especially when I think about not having to watch games in the thriving metropolisis of places like Stoolwater Ok, Manhatten Ks, Ames Ia, etc;
     
  27. The Guest

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    Minor fix to your quote. "The PAC" is badass.
     
  28. Buffsoldier

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    I'm not sure what I just read here, but it is, in fact, awesome.

     
  29. SevenN7

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    New Logos Take Time

    I think the new logo's been in the works longer than conference expansion has, probably the first thing Scott wanted to get changed. Seems to me the 0 can easily be replaced with a 2.
     
  30. zbuff

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    That's a scheduling issue, not necessarily an alignment issue.
     

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