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Big East Expansion, Villanova & The Case Of The Tiny Soccer Stadium

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So from what I can gather, this is what just happened between Villanova and the Big East:

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BRO!

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BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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You ready to do this?

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You know it, son!

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Motown Philly, goin' on...

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...doin' a little East Coast swang...

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...Boyz II Men, goin' on...

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...not too hard, not too soft...

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Bro, I cannot WAIT to see PPL Park packed for Villanova-UConn. Big East Football, son!

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Hahaha...yeah. (pause) Uh........what?

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What?

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What the crap is a PPL Park?

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It's the stadium.

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What stadium?

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Our stadium.

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You're stadium?

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What is this, vaudeville? Yes, it's our football stadium.

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...Ohhhh...I get it. Funny, bro. FUNNY!

 

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What's funny?

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It's a soccer stadium. I get it..."football." Good stuff.

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I'm serious.

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.........

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I don't underst-

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-Alright, I'm just gonna stop you right now. You're telling me that you would like Greg Schiano to get in his helicopter, fly to Philadelphia and coach THE Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a Big East Conference football game...in a soccer stadium?

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Well, it wouldn't be a soccer stadium when we're there. They'll put up Villanova banners and stuff. We're getting them made at FedEx Office. Really crisp.

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How many people does it seat?

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18,500.

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No, I'm not asking what the bare minimum is to play FBS-level football. I'm asking how many seats there actually are.

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18,500.

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18,500..........

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We're talking to the MLS team that would be our landlord about expanding to 30,000.

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Have they said yes?

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Well, we don't know if they got our e-mail yet.

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Why can't you play at Lincoln Financial?

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Cause Temple is already there.

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Temple? MAC Temple? You're getting pushed around by TEMPLE?

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Well, yeah.

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.........

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What's wrong?

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Can you give me a good reason as to why we shouldn't just invite Temple back?

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Well, it's funny you should mention cause I was thinking that totally makes sense-

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-That's what we thought.. /click