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Big Ten keeping division names for now

Posted on: January 13, 2011 4:34 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Remember when the Big Ten announced that it was going to name its new divisions Legends and Leaders? That was pretty hilarious, right?  I mean, I can think of a lot of things that a college football conference could name it's divisions, but I don't think I could top the magnificent combination of idiocy and arrogance that the Big Ten pulled off with those.

After hearing the backlash against the new names, Big Ten overlord Jim Delany probably felt a bit embarrassed by everything, and said the the conference would consider renaming the divisions.  Then New Year's Day came along, and the embarrassment the Big Ten felt that day overshadowed everything.  So much so, in fact, that Delany and the Big Ten are just going to scrap that idea to reconsider the names.  For now anyway.

"Short term there is no plan to change," Big Ten assistant commissioner Scott Chipman told FanHouse. "They will definitely be utilized for the 2011 football season. It would be impossible to measure their sustainability without using them as they were intended to be used. But like any of our branding or marketing efforts, we will continuously review all aspects, conduct market research, and test sustainability."

Trust me, Mr. Chipman, the names will still be just as dumb in 2012 as they are now.  If the conference was so determined not to use geographical names for the divisions then it could have just gone with Great Lakes and Plains for a name.  Then some people would have called the idea stupid and moved on.  

But with these names there's just too much to make fun of. 
Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 6:46 am
 

Big Ten keeping division names for now

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Since: Oct 26, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Big Ten keeping division names for now

awesome dude!!!



Since: Oct 19, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2011 2:35 pm
 

Big Ten keeping division names for now

I'm an SEC (alum of Alabama) fan to the core - but I wanted to applaud your comment here.... well said, and well done...  I do think as of late the SEC has been cleaning house in the overall power department - but I like knowing that there are actually people out there with the same kind of passion who don't have to digress to "the SEC sucks" or what not... 



Since: Oct 19, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2011 2:30 pm
 

Big Ten keeping division names for now

President Obama announced that he stands behind the B1G TEN keeping their naming convention.  His reasoning is that he finally found something with a lower approval rating than himself.



Since: Jun 10, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2011 1:04 pm
 

Big Ten keeping division names for now

The B1G TEN is supposed to care what the haters thinks?????



Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2011 10:40 am
 

Big Ten keeping division names for now

Rarely do you get a full 90% disapproval rating on something so simple, but the Big Ten managed to do it.  The names are, in a word: AWFUL.




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Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: January 14, 2011 9:56 am
 

Big Ten keeping division names for now

This is stupid, but not unexpected.  This is the same league that is keeping the name Big Ten even though they have 12 teams.  The leadership of the Big Ten is definitely living in the past, and should be looking to the future.  No one remembers the names of the ACC divisions because they are stupid, not just because the ACC is not great.  Everyone knows about the SEC East and West, and the Big 12 North and South.  Those two conferences have it right, and the Big Ten is making the same mistake the ACC made.  Whatever.



Since: Oct 7, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2011 9:32 am
 

Big Ten keeping division names for now

Personally, I think the most ridiculous thing about the whole division names is that we're still arguing and complaining about them. They're just names people, get over them.




Since: Sep 1, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2011 7:52 am
 

Big Ten keeping division names for now

I'm using West and East. There's absolutely no way I'm letting those other douchy names pass my lips. Sue me Delany.



Since: Jan 14, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2011 6:56 am
 

Big Ten keeping division names for now

The B10 is so clueless it's embarrassing.  After living in the deep south for many years (I'm back north now) I can tell you this - the SEC thinks the B10 is a joke - on the field and also their off field arrogance.  Legends and Leaders.  Delaney is a douche.  I think the word Legends sums it up.  Washed-up league living in the past.


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