Big East could poll social media for new conference name

Stacy Revere

Because everything else about Big East realignment is absurd, the conference may seek the Internet's advice when it chooses a new name.

The Big East is looking for a new name, and leadership is considering a poll of social media to choose it, according to CBS Sports's Jeremy Fowler. This is certainly a sound move for the embattled athletic league, as the Internet is a serious place and no one ever makes jokes ever.

In fact, a quick response to Fowler's initial report on Twitter shows the earnest, businesslike attitude taken on the World Wide Web:

A quick search on Twitter, an upstanding network of level-headed adults interested only in rational solutions to pressing matters, provides several options the conference may want to consider before opening up the poll. The hashtag "#NewBigEastNames" has been employed by many sober-minded users, and the intent brainstorming session has come up with such legitimate options as "'Meh' Schools," "The All-ACC Rejects," "April Fool's Day" and "Conference ESPN3.com."

Clearly, the Internet is living up to its sterling reputation for no-nonsense deliberation. With such astute leadership and decision-making at a conference that has successfully added a number of schools in recent years -- with only a few minor hiccups -- it's obvious that the soon-to-be-renamed athletic coalition will thrive for many years to come.

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