Every time I tell myself I'm moving on from the Big East/ACC discussion, John Marinatto pulls me back in.
"I don’t know if there’s a price you can put on for breaking your word and lying," Marinatto said. "That’s priceless. I don’t know high enough of a figure to charge for being disloyal or untruthful."
Okay, fine. Let's forget this is the real world for a second and agree that this is about loyalty. In that case, Syracuse and Pitt leaving the Big East for the ACC is a disloyal and hurtful move.
And if that's the case, every single school in the Big East is equally disloyal and terrible. Because...
- Cincinnati was disloyal to Conference USA, whom they were a member of before disloyally joining the Big East.
- Connecticut was disloyal to the Atlantic 10 conference and Yankee Conference, both of whom they were members of previously.
- DePaul was disloyal to Conference USA, whom they cast aside hurtfully to join the Big East.
- Georgetown bailed on the long-standing ECAC to become a founding member of some start-up called the Big East. Where's the loyalty in that?
If it weren't for disloyalty, the Big East never would have existed in the first place. Shut up, John.