4 super conferences

In college sports you have your major conferences which are the SEC, Big East, Big 10, BIg 12, ACC, and Pac 12. Now they are talking about merging them into 4 super conferences which would shake up everything and alot of teams would go to a conference that they were not previously in.

This works out good because that brings in better competition which brings in more tv time and better money for all of the schools. It will take some time for us fans to get used to everything because it will be very different. But it is going to increase the tension on rivalries and make basketball and football better to watch.

This is no done deal but it could happen if the schools decide to buy into it like alot of the madia has. I found this information at http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2012/11/super-conferences-here-we-come/.

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BCS Bowl Money

I don’t how many of you watch college football. But this past weekend Notre Dame beat USC to remain undefeated. This means since they are not in a conference that they will be playing in the National Championship. They are going to recieve $6.2 million because they are playing in a BCS bowl game. The other schools that play in automatic qualifying conferences will recieve $23.6 million. Which doesn’t really seem fair.

Well Notre Dame is not in a conference in football. So they will pocket the entire $6.2 million. Whereas the other schools that recieve the $23.6 will have to split that between all of the other schools on that conference. So really when it seems Notre Dame was getting the short hand of the deal they are really coming out on top.

I got this information from http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/dollars.

Smart move for Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers just fired their head coach because he lost 3 of his first 4 games, with a Laker team that many projected to go all the way this year. This was just his second year as head coach. Many suspected after that they would go back to the previous coach, Phil Jackson, who coached the Lakers to 5 world championships during his time in L.A. and 6 world championships in Chicago with Micheal Jordan. For me I figured this was a no brainer for them.

This morning I see breaking news on the bottom line on espn and I see that the Lakers hired Mike D’Antoni, who is a good coach but, he clearly doesn’t have the resume of Phil Jackson. So I am just wondering what gave the Lakers organization some idea that Mike D’Antoni will do a better job than Phil Jackson. I guess we will see in the upcoming weeks what kind of choice that was for the Lakers.

I got my information from espn reporters on television this morning.

Griffin joins Jordan

Micheal Jordan has his own brand of shoes clothing and accessories. And he likes to get the big name athletes that are still playing to wear his brand to help promote it. And they just announced that Blake Griffin has joined the Jordan Brand team. They also signed some other players but they were most proud of Blake Griffin because he is a 2 time all star, he has won the dunk contest and he is an entertaining player to watch with his athletiicism.

This is going to be a big move for the Jordan brand because now Blake Griifin has to wear his brand and no one else. So everytime you see Blake Griffin on the basketball court or on a commercial he will be wearing something Jordan brand, because that is what he signed on to do. He is joined by Russell Westbrook who is another exciting player to watch and four rookies who have made big names for themselves in college.

This is a move in the right direction for Jordan Brand and we should start seeing some new clothing coming out pretty soon with these players names on them.

I found my information at http://www.sportsonesource.com/news/spor/spor_article.asp?section=1&Prod=1&id=44585