There is a grapevine in the ranks of all the services. The men make it their business to find out who their officers are. There is a special respect for those who would carry the ball on a football field, throw a wicked block, or make a dead-stop tackle.
-- Slade Cutter
I admit it’s slightly more likely than the Mayans being right and the world ending in 2012. But not much.
Ha! Well my tongue was planted firmly in my cheek when I wrote it, but I think I’d give that possible scenario a little better odds than the apocalypse. Say, winning a Pick 3 lottery–boxed. If my back of the envelope math is correct that would be 1 in 220.
It also leads me to a question. Does Navy have any obligation to the BE should there be another shake up before 2015?
Mike, Now that it seems settled that Rutgers is going to the Big 10, I just had to stop back here and ask if you will be emptying all of your savings to go on a Birddog spending spree before 21 December 2012? (See above).
While not a perfect solution, I think Chet was right to ink the deal with the BE. I am saddened, however, that almost all of the land-grant, research institution programs have jumped ship.
UConn–if it is to stay–will be the only “state university”, as in the state’s most prominent university. Kind of bummed that a national program like Navy will be lumped in with schools with a regional academic mission, but that said we will still have ND, Army and Air Force and can still stay true to the 1/3 favorite, 1/3 underdog, 1/3 toss up scheduling mix. We will be in a conference, most likely, that losses its AQ, however.
I have heard that UConn is the likely replacement school for the ACC. Makes sense given their basketball history and their location near BC, Syracuse, and Pitt. Is their anything in their profile that would make Navy a more attractive option?