With the Big East Conference floundering on the verge of extinction, there is talk that the remaining members aren’t happy with commissioner John Marinatto and he will be shoved out the door like Dan Beebe was in the Big 12 a couple weeks ago.
And according to the Sports Business Journal, one candidate being rumored to replace Marinatto is none other than former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue. He played basketball at Georgetown in the 1960s and has been a consultant to the Big East since April of 2010, not to mention his run as NFL commissioner from 1989-2006.
Now 70-years old, it seems unlikely Tagliabue would want to take on such a massive role at his age and the SBJ points out that it “seems like a long shot.” The SBJ says a much more likely candidate is MLB executive vice president Tim Brosnan, who played baseball at Georgetown and has handled MLB’s TV deals.
But with his alma mater’s conference in chaos, who better to save the day than a man who served as the NFL’s top boss for nearly two decades?