Listen, I’m not a huge conference pride guy. Despite the regional and cultural connection that I may share as a UCF grad with my fellow AAC brethren in schools like Connecticut or Tulsa (we’re all in the Continental U.S.), I personally can’t get down with the substandard triumphs of these other programs that are our supposed rivals. It’s a damn shame, too, because “A-A-C” harmoniously rolls off the tongue and my Knights don’t have the longest track record of what most consider success. Maybe I’d be more understanding of the core concept if we were in the Power 5 conversation or existed longer than a Rick Pitino sexual encounter.
That said, I love this move by whoever runs the social media game for Rutgers hoops yesterday.
Strike while the iron’s hot. After this weekend, everyone knows Big Ten basketball is officially back because we’re a what have you done for me lately nation and the better team always moves on during a single elimination tournament. Everyone knows that’s how it works. But many — if not all — people have trouble remembering that Rutgers University is actually part of THE premier roundball conference. That’s why you can’t hate on this tweet.
This isn’t Vandy or Mississippi State football fans cheering “S-E-C” during an Alabama national championship win. This is the Scarlet Knights simply reminding the masses that they are in fact a participating member of the Big Ten. It’s merely informative so you can go “Oh yeah, they did join the Big 10 a few years ago” and move on with your life. Who knows, that information could be useful some day during a trivia night..