Easty Come, Easty Go

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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