With the future conference now known as the Catholic 7 set to take over the Big East’s moniker, the current Big East Conference is looking for a new name.
According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the new name could be quite patriotic:
“America 12 Conference” favorite to become new name for Big East, league sources told @espn. Not official; other names being considered
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) March 7, 2013
As expected, Twitter has turned this into immediate comedic fodder:
REPORT: “America 12 Conference” is favored to become the name of the new Big East. “Dumpster Fire Conference” is running a close second.
— NOT SportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) March 7, 2013
even ben affleck can’t save this. RT @senatorgiggity: The America 12 sounds like a group of hostages in Iran.
— ebj (@BeerControl) March 7, 2013
“Ugh, how ridiculous is it that the America 12 Conference now has New Zealand Tech and Burundi State!” – the Internet, in 2028
— sir broosk (@celebrityhottub) March 7, 2013
On second thought, the current Big East might want to go with something else.