PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
So they haven't been invited yet? Great, there is still time to abort!
Quick...someone start a petition to Jim Delaney or something...smh.
SO MANY TEEEEVEEEEEESSSSSSS! LIKE SO MANY!
swing hard in case you hit it.
This is so gross Lundy.
gross is the best word to describe it.
That'd be great for me..wouldn't have to travel far to see the Bucks play.
Run_Fido's favorite word is strawman.
It is nice to have it close by. I'm looking forward to the 20 min drive from my house to The Game this Saturday. :-)
You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy
Guys, it'll be once every 2 or 6 years depending on the division alignment. Wouldn't get too excited.
got to admit, its pretty cool to see how pumped their fanbase is for the move (see comments). Fresh air after hearing "the B1G sucks" "slow" terrible coaches" yadayada for so many years now. I guess dollars CAN do a lot... haha
It'a funny- Maryland fans are almost unanimously against it (I live in the DC area, and you should hear the radio call-ins right now) but Rutgers fans are psyched.
I've seen a few Rutgers games that were big Thursday night'ers, and their fanbase got pretty into it. They're no a true power right now but I really do think they could be.
Ray Rice: One of the B1G's greatest.
Banned from ATO since June 3rd 2PMish PST
remember that time the B1G won the very first college football game ever!
Honestly, the recipe for having multiple 1 or 2 loss teams in a conference is to have weak teams under them. The SEC this year has a lot of teams that simply get to avoid playing eachother. Would Florida have only 1 loss if they played Bama? Would LSU be a 2 loss team if they also faced Georgia? If we have a 14 team conference where Ohio State has a marquee non conference game and they play Michigan and Wisconsin in conference every year we'll be in good shape. Same could go for Wisky and Nebraska and Michigan.
That format works well for the SEC why not us?
I believe this^^^ to be very true.
I've been saying this a lot today. This is how you pull in the big dogs like Texas and ND, as well.
Sparky in their comments is the biggest troll I've ever seen ... xD!
So when does the B1G add Pitt and Georgia Tech to form UBER ULTRA MEGA CONFERENCE VOLTRON?!?!
Delaney is currently on the phone with ND:
"Hey, I assume you saw....well, you see, we're going to invite Rutgers to join the conference..... Sure, call Texas, I don't care, we'd take you both - there's still room, but this whole press conference is happening tomorrow and you're either going to be in or out eventually."
"consider them rolled"
Was Temple not available?
penn state fans are crying CONSPIRACY already...... Temple would send them over the edge.
Penn State fans are always crying about something.
So technically they haven't been invited?
When, in all of this realignment push of the last several years, did schools start inviting themselves? Especially two non entities like Rutgers and Maryland? I mean we essentially told Missouri thanks but no thanks when they tried to invite themselves and they were a decent fit with potential rivalries already in place with Iowa and Illinois. And while these two will add television sets in that region, they do not have the national weight that the last two B1G additions did. If anything this smacks of desperation on Delany's part.
The delay for the invitation could just be a formality. It could be to let Maryland have it's day in the spotlight, then let Rutgers have their day. It's only fair.
The big ten never really invites them even though they do. they always say (neb. maryland) that they accept the application when everyone knows they were invited
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