Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Soapbox #2: Trim the Fat
Well folks, it's gotten to that point.. The Big East is getting too large for it's own good. As much as it would have pained me to say this in the past; it's time to trim the fat. I for one don't understand the purpose of DePaul being in the Big East. They do not bring anything to the table from a competition standpoint and traveling to and from Chicago can be a nightmare, especially in the the winter months. Yes, you could make the same argument about Marquette, but they bring something to the table competition wise that DePaul hasn't yet, and probably will never. There is no excuse for going through the entire Big East season without a win, which is a very real possibility for the Blue Demons at this point. It should also be noted that DePaul does not have a Football program, which makes it much easier for the Big East to sever ties. I'm hoping that Mike Tranghese's successor as commish takes a long, hard look at the viability of keeping schools like DePaul in the Big East when they offer nothing but a hassle to the other teams in terms of travel.