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lotusland
04-01-2012, 05:41 AM
OK you guys had me for about 30 seconds as I read the front page this morning until I remembered what Day it is.

OZZIE4DUKE
04-01-2012, 07:14 AM
Nicely done, Julio! :cool:

camion
04-01-2012, 07:18 AM
But what if Mike Slive believes it? Or likes it? :eek:

wilko
04-01-2012, 07:19 AM
Generally...
You guys hook me with the annual prank for a few seconds... however THIS year I smelled a rat quickly and avoided the trap.

I think I would have been better suckered by NCAA sanctions suspending UK players before the title game.
Something I would like to see happen would have reeled me in.

sagegrouse
04-01-2012, 07:40 AM
While I did figure it out, Bos and Julio were so persuasive that I think it's intriguing. Wow! Duke and UNC to the SEC. All that dough! Big new football stadium. No more Terps or Hokies to put up with.

sagegrouse

miramar
04-01-2012, 07:57 AM
But with Kentucky about to bolt for the NBA, SEC basketball will be way down.

OldPhiKap
04-01-2012, 08:06 AM
Very well done.

ArkieDukie
04-01-2012, 08:23 AM
Generally...
You guys hook me with the annual prank for a few seconds... however THIS year I smelled a rat quickly and avoided the trap.

I think I would have been better suckered by NCAA sanctions suspending UK players before the title game.
Something I would like to see happen would have reeled me in.

Ooh - good one! Or maybe the NCAA decided to pre-emptively vacate the UK appearance in the Final Four? I like your idea better, though. Has a certain ring of truth to it.

75Crazie
04-01-2012, 08:35 AM
I swallowed the hook on this one, I had no idea what day it really was. There was just enough exposition in this story to make it seem feasible, as abhorrent as it was. Really good job!

ArkieDukie
04-01-2012, 09:35 AM
But with Kentucky about to bolt for the NBA, SEC basketball will be way down.

Along those lines, how about "Kentucky announces its intention to leave the SEC in basketball and join the NBADL"? The tongue-in-cheek benefits: improved visibility for the NBADL, Calipari wouldn't have to worry about those pesky NCAA rules regarding academic requirements and benefits (oh, wait ...), players given an opportunity to improve their games, players can give up on the illusion that they're interested in academics.

Verga3
04-01-2012, 10:17 AM
Very well-played.

superdave
04-01-2012, 10:30 AM
The best part about that little write up is there is no part of it that's not true. The SEC would kill to get Duke, UNC and probably Notre Dame. Swofford is ok, but if he were great we'd have Notre Dame by now and we'd be getting the rivalry stuff right in the basketball schedule. Very amusing April fool's article...

ricks68
04-01-2012, 10:30 AM
As long as the reasoning was being explained, I was following it O.K., as it seemed slightly plausible. At the point where ya'll said it was an almost done deal, the jig was up for me. Well done, as usual, however.:D

ricks

OldPhiKap
04-01-2012, 11:20 AM
Ooh - good one! Or maybe the NCAA decided to pre-emptively vacate the UK appearance in the Final Four? I like your idea better, though. Has a certain ring of truth to it.

I think they call that "pre-cating" ;>)

Devilsfan
04-01-2012, 11:28 AM
It's really a GREAT idea. Trade Duke & unc for miss state and south Carolina.

BD80
04-01-2012, 11:42 AM
I love the thought of USC in the same conference!

But you know this board is too damn PC when they left out the best parts of the story:

The conference will adopt the Confederate Flag as its logo,

The Divisions will be called "Jeff Davis" and "Bobby E Lee"

Jim3k
04-01-2012, 11:51 AM
I claim to have seen it from the outset. Even so, I enjoyed the J&B's effort. Not a bad piece for an April Fools joke.

weezie
04-01-2012, 01:03 PM
until the part about "sleeping with Bernie Fein's wife, OY!

J.Blink
04-01-2012, 02:01 PM
Ouch, I actually got excited for a minute. Guess the believability of the article just goes to show the insanity of modern expansion and antipathy towards the current ACC (at least speaking for myself!). Very well done.

gadzooks
04-01-2012, 03:03 PM
I was reading the article, going, "What?...WHAT???" until my husband took pity on me and reminded me what day it was. LOL :p

dukebsbll14
04-01-2012, 05:40 PM
I love the thought of USC in the same conference!

But you know this board is too damn PC when they left out the best parts of the story:

The conference will adopt the Confederate Flag as its logo,

The Divisions will be called "Jeff Davis" and "Bobby E Lee"

Then the day comes when the Big East and SEC merge; divisions will be the "Ulysses S. Grant" division versus the "Robert E. Lee" division!

cape cod
04-01-2012, 07:46 PM
until the part about "sleeping with Bernie Fein's wife, OY!

It's not fiction, at least according to one 'Cuse ex=player. You can look it up!!

PackMan97
04-01-2012, 08:44 PM
Poorly executed imo.

1. UNC would never leave without Swofford. You could have announced Swofford replacing a retiring Slive and that would make more sense :)

2. You missed a chance to get in a dig at UNC's recent academic and athletic cheating stating that they no longer meet the ACC's standards.

wavedukefan70s
04-01-2012, 10:12 PM
I was at kids ball practice i.bought it hook line and sinker. till my buddy gave me a frosty beverage and reminded me what day it was.

Turk
04-02-2012, 11:32 AM
The headlines also referenced a couple of classic April 1 posts, some of which I remember and some of which I don't. What do you think about pulling them together into a category for easy reminiscing?