A proposal for the new Big Ten conference logo:

You’re welcome.

1. ### ak4mc »

11 June 2010 · 8:02 pm

It is the Big Ten, in duodecimal notation.

2. ### CGHill »

11 June 2010 · 8:34 pm

Except you wouldn’t say “ten”; you’d say “one zero.”

For a while, anyway, there are 12 teams in the Big Ten and 10 teams in the Big 12.

3. ### unimpressed »

11 June 2010 · 8:55 pm

So, does that actually say Big (Approximately) Ten?

4. ### CGHill »

11 June 2010 · 8:57 pm

Approximately.

5. ### Jeffro »

11 June 2010 · 10:55 pm

More or less.

6. ### fillyjonk »

12 June 2010 · 8:08 am

HAH hahahahaha. (Speaking as someone who matriculated, for a little while at least, at a Big “10” school.)

7. ### Kirk »

12 June 2010 · 11:43 am

Yeah, coming from Big Ten country, I have derided it for years as “the conference that couldn’t count”, since it has had 11 teams for years….So, maybe this is the “new, improved” Big 12? Nah!

8. ### Joe »

12 June 2010 · 12:10 pm

So you think “Big Tilde Ten” is the best way to say it? Maybe you should throw another tilde underneath that one to make it an “approximate” symbol. That might make your point a little more sensible ;)

9. ### fillyjonk »

12 June 2010 · 12:14 pm

A conversation, some years back, in my family, while we were watching football:

Me: “If there are eleven teams in it, why do they still call it the Big 10?”
My dad: “Shut up, Erica.”

10. ### CGHill »

12 June 2010 · 12:16 pm

Don’t want to get too sensible here.

However, fealty to math symbols must take precedence over the easy joke, I suppose. :)

In English it is sometimes used to represent approximation, for example ~10 would mean “approximately 10”. Similar symbols are used in mathematics, such as in π ≈ 3.14, “π is about equal to 3.14”. Since the double-tilde (≈) is generally not available from the keyboard, the tilde (~) has become a substitute for use in typed entry.

And as you know, I’ve been typing for four decades, occasionally well.

11. ### Fishersville Mike »

13 June 2010 · 9:29 am

Fatijas, margaritas, jalapenos revive all…

Dustbury watches things fall apart all around him……