Love the fact that the most spied upon population in the history of the world has as it's motto "Land of the Free". Gets me every time.
Tressel: A good man will always be despised.
And yet the Bucks are no where to be found. Wisconsin is playing LSU, Sparty-Oregon. Where we at? Michigan played Alabama two seasons ago. We on the other hand play peanuts. We need to sac up. I want the SEC and nothing less. Let's go down to Knoxvile, let's invite the Bulldogs up here. I want Alabama!
No. I'm not done complaining. Neither Rutgers or Maryland are from the Midwest, they both suck and we have to play both of them every year. That sucks and so does Jim Delaney.
I agree with Bucksfan92. This conference is becoming unrecognizable. Why are we playing Rutgers and Maryland every year instead of Wisconsin or Iowa? A championship game in DC? What about Chicago or Detroit or Cleveland? So what if there are a lot of B1G fans all over the country. I bet you there's more in the Midwest. All the arguments people use for B1G expansion could just as well be used for Buckeye sucession. This money grab is destroying our traditions and cultures and The Big Ten still sucks. Where's my tricorne at?
Those almost look as ugly as the Bengals uni's
Brownies carry the flag
It's a tough call. Jerry Lucas probably comes out on top historically, but that was so long ago I can't relate. I'd personally say Jared Sullinger. He was only here for two years but I thought those were Mattas two best teams not including the Thad Five. Honorable mention: John Deibler & Evan Turner.
I always remembered having to pay $5 for the spring game and I don't think it should be a penny more. For me, one of the great things about the spring game was seeing people and families that you wouldn't see at regular season games. People from Columbus who love the Bucks but did not attend OSU, or any college for that matter. Yes it's a class issue. I loved seeing Buckeye fans who couldn't afford regular season tickets get the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of The Shoe and watch the pride of Ohio, even if it is just a scrimmage.
The B1G needs to change its recruiting rules and allow over-signing. It sucks but clearly it can't compete without playing by the same rules as everybody else. Or the NCAA needs to streamline the recruiting rules for all conferences
I fear change
Who cares about tradition, local rivalries and geographical culture? Also, who cares about competent football programs when we already have the TV market (e.g. Pitt & WVU)? Corporate investors have increased profit margins to worry about. They need those east coast $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
(Homer Simpson voice) NERD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We can replace Luke Fickell as D-coordinator but it won't matter as long Kerry Coombs is the D-backs coach. Dude can't coach.
The SEC is the best conference in college football and it's not even close. 7 consecutive national championships, 9 out of 16 BCS titles. It has the largest number of active players on NFL rosters and secures commitments from the best athletes coming out of high school year after year. All you have to do is watch the NFL draft or go right now to 24/7sports.com, rivals.com, scout.com or any other recruiting website. Anybody who thinks the SEC is not the best conference in college football is delusional. Let's switch the scenarios. Lets imagine it wasn't the SEC but the Big 10 that won 7 straight titles and 9 out of the 16 total BCS titles BY 5 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS. Would anybody here be even asking this question? I am a Columbus native who graduated from Ohio State and loves the buckeyes BUT I FEEL LIKE I'M TAKING CRAZY PILLS!!!
And how does this help us the fans? Great, Our conference is rolling in the dough. Meanwhile the product on the field is crap. In fact, it's such crap that an Ohio State team that manages to extract itself from this pile of feces unscathed won't even be given a chance to play for a title. At least Maryland and Rutgers are joining to make the editors at Forbes even more giddy. What a joke. Thanks Jim!
Great Job. I love the respect you show these kids and there personal decisions. Thanks!
Good. Can't trust those damn Mormons anyway.
Love the photo with Norv and Chud in the background. Those guys eat and drink football and are always scouting for the future. Go Brownies!
Why are we making national headlines because of dumb comments spoken by our university president? This guy needs to remove the bow tie and shut his mouth. Stop acting like a clown and embarrassing our fine university.
2013 = one of Thads best coaching jobs ever. No question B1G coach of the year. Watch out for these Bucks in the tourny. Mattas got them primed!!!!!!!!!!!!
"No S**t Sherlock" - Every black dude in America.
I really hope he was in on it. It really makes me feel better about myself to know that such horrible people are real. I hope a lot of bad things happen to him and I hope a lot of good things happen to me.
Yeah what is the point of this post? Are you blaming the rape of women and the cover up after wards on small town America? This isnt a small town problem. This is a world problem (Read the latest from India). And to try to marginalize the group that posted the video that finally drew attention to this crime by calling them the "flavor of the month" is pathetic.
Is there any way we the fans can be part of this decision? Seriously. This changes everything the Big Ten has always been. A middle America power conference. I don't care if this brings in a lot of money. For whom? Not for us the fans. By bringing in Rutgers and Maryland we are diluting our tradition. It dilutes the pride we have of being from the midwest and having a conference that reflects those values. Do we need the money? No we don't. We need to call this for what it is: GREED. If Mr. Delany is concerned about the Big Ten moving forward he should concentrate on the quality of football being played on the field because currently it is underachieving. In fact bringing in Rutgers and Maryland only adds two programs whose tradition and success on the football field are mediocre at best. If expansion is inevitible then I would have liked to see us go after Pitt or Oklahoma. But the addition of these two east coast teams will change our character and make up into something that we will not recognize.