For years, I've hated on Notre Dame because they refuse to join the Big Ten (among many other reasons). I've always said that I think it's because they're scared the lose to the Buckeyes every year. Anyone who doubts that that would happen, I would like to introduce to you to Troy Smith and Eddie George, they can tell you all about how "storied" and "talented" Notre Dame is.
Anyways, the more I've considered Notre Dame's status objectively, the more I've realized what a great position it is to be independent. They get to choose their own schedule (see their schedule this year for an example of how that can work out, even when some historically good opponents *COUGH* USC *COUGH* suck), can avoid playing crap teams like Indiana and Illinois year in and year out, and get to keep all of their revenues from TV contracts and bowl payouts.
All of this is to say, why doesn't Ohio State become independent? The B1G is obviously not doing us any favors (thanks a lot, Bo Pelini) in terms of national perception. Why not just strike it out on our own? I'm sure that some network would be willing to plunk down some $ (a la NBC and Notre Dame) to get the rights to our games, and I'd bet Michelin would still be willing to hold onto The Game as a marquee end of season game (a la Florida-Florida State). Honestly, the more I write about the better it sounds!
I'm sure there are things I've neglected to consider (and I would like to hear about them), but what do you other Buckeye fans think of this? Why not just go at it alone?