Thursday February 28th, 2013

Maybe we go with "Conference Mike TranghEast," for fond memories' sake. (AP) Maybe we go with "Conference Mike TranghEast," for fond memories' sake. (AP)

After a couple solid years of making jokes about ManifEast Destiny, we may really have to rename the Big East. If the conference goes through with selling its brand to the just-hatching conference of Catholic basketball defectors -- always knew the Big East wasn't suited for football, didn't we? -- and the Sun Belt remains an independent entity, depriving us of the long dreamed-of SunBEast merger, fresh titling will be called for. The internet is here to help.

• "All-you-can-EAST Buffet" -- @TomBraggSports

• "Bandwagons East" -- @bbhrusty

• "the Middle East" -- @WacJack

• "fEAST for Crows...we can read about the destruction of the Big East AND the family Stark...SIMULTANEOUSLY." -- @purplebuckeye

• "Cats n Corgis Conference (for SEO purposes, obvs)" -- @tholzerman

• "Cease and DesEAST" -- @ecuamerican

• "(Way) East of Eden" -- @cyrisjonfs

• "EASTbound and Down" -- IAmSpilly

• "The Big Espagnole" -- @TCMcG

• "EastSPN3.Conference" -- @MattCox (We've tried all night and most of the morning to make a good Roll Tide joke out of this; if anybody can come up with one, do let us know.)

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