Get Your Torches and Pitchforks Ready

December 31, 2011 at 1:51a    by Jason Priestas    
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JakeBuckeye's picture

This is not an option and I am confident neither fanbase will let it happen.

faux_maestro's picture

We need a constant flow of emails to Delany to let him know that this is unacceptable. I still think OSU and UofM should be in the same division and ALWAYS play the last regular season game of the season.

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

Look, I'm agaiinst moving The Game from its traditional slot, but it's telling that the Buckeye fanbase will rise up with torches and pitchforks, let loose a torrent of emails, etc. over this matter, but will lie die down like little lambs when the eSECpn and the corrupt NCAA goes on the warpath against the university. 

Yeah, let's form a circular firing squad instead of smartly directing our fire at the real foes . . . 

Bucks's picture

Not sure what you are even talking about here. There has been plenty of anger directed at ESPN & the NCAA ... but this is a link regarding moving The Game, not your belief that people haven't done enough, towards unrelated topics.

 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Not sure what you are even talking about here. Feeings of anger don't necessarily translate into meaningful, directed action. When the BT first floated the idea of moving The Game, they were deluded with emails, phone calls, etc., and so they backed down. It's not clear that any meaningful actions have resulted from the corrupt NCAA's excessive penalties against Ohio State. 

This topic, which is entitled "Get Your Torches and Pitchforks Ready," was brought up only about a week after the NCAA sanctions were announced. Pardon me for wanting to aim my pitchfork where I think it belongs and pardon me for drawing a comparison.     

gravey's picture

From the same brain trust that gave you "legends and leaders" and the Paterno-Stagg trophy.   Are they running Bucknuts too?  That used to be such a cool site.  I used to visit it all the time, and other than this link, it's probably the first time I've seen it in a couple of years...   Maybe 11W should become the B1G commish...

Abe Froman's picture

Let the students vote to repeal those dog#$it titles for the conferences.  I'll take East and West or North and South any day.  Hell, make it the Plains and Lakes divisions. 

Basking in the wake of mediocrity.....

Bucks's picture

When we were split into separate divisions, I think most thought this was inevitable. I still think it is possible to stave it off but will require we DO have the rematch & it be a ratings/viewing behemoth. Money talks, bullshit walks.

I didn't like being placed apart at all & still don't. If I had to choose between playing back to back for the conference title some years or playing in October, to choose the rematch every single time. Just my opinion.

faux_maestro's picture

Why did OSU and UofM get split anyway? Does Auburn/Alabama, Florida/Georgia/Tennessee, Oklahoma/Texas ring a bell to anyone in the B1G office?

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

First of all if it isnt broken, dont try to fix it.   Delany should be damn grateful the big ten has the best rivalry (imho) in all of sports. The last thing he should ever do is mess with it.

 Just think about this..... a potential rematch where the stakes are higher and a national championship could hang in the balance.  the losing team looks to exact revenge on the winner and doesnt have to wait another year, rabid fan bases shelling out the dough to witness history......I don tknow about you but I'm getting amped up thinking about it. 

stick with the existing scheule.  allow a rematch.  enjoy the show.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

bucknut24's picture

Delany is making a big assumption that Michigan will qualify for the title game.  Their not that good.  It took how many years for a #1 vs #2 matchup tween OSU and mich so I think it won't will happen anytime soon but I still vote not to move the game.

Orlando Buckeye's picture

TTUN and tOSU play the last game of the regular season.  The should be in the same division.  Every year The Game will matter.  Most years, a trip to the conference championship game will be at stake.