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Big 10 N would be a bloodbath Wisky is being handed a play-off berth year after year, and in the next 5-8 years, the Big 10 East winner could be 6-6.
Man, I hate realignment.
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
It's not as bad as it looks. If you set it up so every school plays one of the better teams and one of the lesser teams from each of the other three divisions, the schedules are fairly balanced for everyone. And you only have to win your division to make the semifinals (which I believe is the obvious next step).
Yea, it just feels weird though. CFB is/was a very regional sport, with each conference being ID'd by certain characteristics. Now it's all about TV markets.
Oh well, it is what it is. Looking forward to those Maryland - Indiana tilts, along with Rutgers - Minnesota.
Yeah, but we already play four OOC games with teams from the MAC and around the country. This just changes that by making one of those games against a new B10 member (e.g. swapping an OOC game against Colorado or Ball State for a B10 game against UMD).
This post was edited by MrWoodson 17 months ago
THIS ABSOLUTELY SUCKS BALLS!
I want my big ten back. Delany has his head so far up OSU's rear end it's pathetic. Lobby for them to play in a bowl, allwo Urban to have two staffs, now put two powerhouses on that side and send Illinois here. Wisconsin, declining- PSU, buhbye as far as being good. maryland and rutgers? comefrickenon!
OSU is in the championship game every year starting in 2014. Delany is happy as hell.
Sorry Michigan, you're screwed too. Not screwed, but we'll be beating each others brains out with Nebraska, plus you get to hit up OSU each year. Not right.
I hate Delany
Rocky I agree with this. I'm pretty upset about the whole thing and feel like I'm going to shift my time/interest to the NFL.
Also, I'll add if it's all about gaining market share and money time to redistribute some of that wealth to the players.
I have no idea where this thinking is coming from. Have the presidents so defered their powers and moral judgement to sports that we will be run by Jim Delany.
Woodson, despite your message board moniker, I know you're a big basketball guy. I don't think Syracuse would leave the Big East. It's a beast for basketball, despite how good the big ten is this year. UNC leaving Duke? No way.
But whatever the leaving/joining machinations are, I can't believe the power Delany has over the presidents. This is nuts. Bo schembechler warned everyone of this back in the 70's. He was right. It's all about the money, and it's all BS. I'm listening to the fan today and the under armor guy just sold 56 million dollars worth of stock friday. Funny, but Maryland's buyout from the ACC is 50 million. Is that a coincidence?
Go ahead you guys that are saying we shouldn't pay these kids anymore then their scholarships. I wont' even argue with you anymore, because if you can't see this is all t.v. and revenue, without giving a crap about travel or academics you're blind. Screw this I hate it.
I wish I wasn't addicted to college football, I'd give it up today. But I can't. I hate that fact too.
Bang ^^^^^^^^^^^^ This a billion times. Steve, it IS THE NFL now.
At least we get NJ and MD recruiting now. I wonder what Jabrill Peppers thinks now that we will be playing in his home state.
Stealing Sparty's recruits and owning them on the field since 1898
I mean if you want to add TV market areas and talent pools to your conference why not add UofCal San Diego to the B10? Three hours away from the LA TV market, and such a rich talent pool.
Maybe you can negotiate .77 cable fees from the providers.
You must have slept through the past 12-18 months. Syracuse announced it was leaving the Big East over a year ago. And of course UNC doesn't want to leave the ACC. The problem is the ACC is leaving them, one team at a time. As I said, I expect us to end up with UVA as #16 but it could be any of about half a dozen schools (see my list). You don't have to like conference realignment. But sticking your head in the sand is not going to stop it. It is going to happen.
Syracuse has already left the Big East.
You're exactly right. I either need to get rid of my football jones somehow or lick delany's balls like everyone else.
Great read on ESPN about this.
The caretakers of college sports long ago stopped worrying about the fans or the student-athletes. It became about them, about their egos and their legacies, about the aphrodisiac-laced cocktail of power and greed. And so it is again.
I think you should go with Delany's balls.
Michigan crossover: MSU
Ohio crossover: PSU
Purdue crossover: Northwestern
Indiana crossover: Illinois
Iowa crossover: Nebraska
Michigan State crossover: Michigan
Nebraska crossover: Iowa
Northwestern crossover: Purdue
North Carolina crossover: VT
Illinois crossover: Indiana
Penn State crossover: Ohio
Virginia Tech crossover: UNC
Maryland crossover: Wisconsin
Rutgers crossover: Minnesota
I think you need to give up guaranteed crossover games. It messes everything up. With no guaranteed crossover games, you can have "two years on and two years off" against every team outside your division. It also keeps the SOS more balanced. IMO there are only a few "must play every year" rivalries (e.g. UM/OSU, UM/MSU, UW/MINN) and those teams can be put in the same divisions. Beyond that, align the schools by geography and what just makes the most sense. It's simpler and cleaner.
B10 East: PSU, RUT, UMD, UVA
B10 North: OSU, UM, MSU, SYR
B10 South: UNL, IOWA, PUR, IU
B10 West: UW, ILL, NW, MN
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by MrWoodson 17 months ago
Must be an old guy thing cuz I totaaly agree. I hate this. I want my 10 teams back, play every other team regularly, and the winner to go to the Rose Bowl.
Sign me up for the old man club.
I don't know how good or bad this will be, but I haven't liked one thing I've read about it.
This has the same feel to me as when NHL moved Canadian teams to warm weather states. Traded in tradition for ugly azz uniforms and stupid Disneyfied mascots. I stopped watching the NHL shortly after.
Never experienced the 10 team big 10, but i'd love it to go back to 11.
At least I still have my march madness.
This post was edited by Braintrust 17 months ago
I want it back, but I realize that the landscape has changed. This is what we have now. I will watch no matter what. Michigan will still play tOSU and MSU every year. I will watch them no matter who they play, PSU, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Air Force, UMass, Alabama... It doesn't matter, I love football.
Favorite week of college football.
Bedlam, Civil War, Iron Bowl, Michigan-OSU, Florida-Florida State. Yes please.
and speaking of realignment, i wish the backyard brawl was on this weekend too.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Braintrust 17 months ago
I like the pod set up, but I’m not sure how I feel about a B1G playoff. I would much rather just take the two best team’s regardless of division or pod put them in the B1GCG.
I know I’m kind of late but I like the addition of UMD. People have really forgotten how good that basketball program used to be. Not everything has to be about Football, and they now have the resources to be at least meh at that. I don’t love the addition of Rutgers’s but I understand it, I would have preferred Cuse over them though. Since it looks like 16 team conference in inevitable, I’d like GT and Miami.
I love football too.
I guess the era I liked most I will refer to as the golden era going forth. Ten solid teams that would fight hard on Saturdays. For Braintrust who was too young to see the Ten teams in the 80's even Indiana and Illinois were good.
Also, I refuse to call it the B10 anymore I will now refer to it as the Big 14.
Funny you should mention the backyard brawl. My money's on the next big announcement (after Rutgers to the B10) being Pitt and Louisville to the B12.
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