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Nice Performance by the Big Ten

Posted on: January 6, 2009 1:36 am
Edited on: January 6, 2009 1:41 am
 

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Ohio State lost a big bowl game. Well, that's no so unusual. This was Ohio State's third straight loss in a BCS bowl.

What's truly a little stunning is how the Big Ten did this bowl season. Well, maybe not stunning to some of you but stunning to me. They finished 1-6 which is abysmal.

If you need any further proof that the Big Ten has become slow and out-dated, this bowl season is it.

They look great when playing each other but once the Big Ten gets outside its conference, they get waxed.

Can someone please explain this?
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Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: January 8, 2009 7:06 pm
 

Nice Performance by the Big Ten

Did you say ACC?

Gimme a break.



Since: Apr 24, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2009 1:39 pm
 

Nice Performance by the Big Ten

   Just like I heard Jim Rome saying the Buckeyes were given the 02' title by the refs.  Well the REFS tried to take it away in that game when Ginn caught that 3rd down pass and ruled out of bounds.  OSU runs the clock out and there's never any discussion.   I don't think anyone gave OSU a chance in that Texas game, and from what I watched the buckeyes outplayed Texas 3 out of 4 quarters.



Since: Jun 29, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2009 8:39 pm
 

Nice Performance by the Big Ten

people could ask you why you suck as a writer. you are a total jackass (to be polite)



Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2009 2:37 pm
 

Nice Performance by the Big Ten

Hey Mike

I can see your statement about the Big Ten but Minnesota (I am a fan of) and Wisconsin should not have been at a bowl game.  Sometimes teams are picked for bowls that are from large known conferences and fan attendence versus a better football team; the cornhuskers are examples of this in the past.  Bowl games are kind of a joke in that they don't mean anything because when the game is over you still have questions to who the best team is in the nation.  The Big Ten is down right now, but in two years I think the Big Ten will be strong again.  Everything goes in waves.  I thought the Big 12 has strong this year with OK, Texas, and Texas Tech but if OK doesn't win the National Championship I think the Big 12 is weak.




Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2009 11:52 pm
 

Nice Performance by the Big Ten

Mike,

I will just assume you LOVE controversy- so its explaining you need?

First- the BIG TEN is not a bad conference just because MICHIGAN didn[t win it all, which is what most sportwriters want to see to declare that th BIG 10 is powerful. Each conference has a style- and when they recruit (which was 3-4 years ago) they maybe get what they need to make that style work0 if not they mismatch when they play a confronting style, Look at TEBOW, he really was a PAC 10 or BIG 10 QB coming out of high school, but he goes to Florida and oops the Gators build around him,

Bottom line- outside of the rankings and the records- Look at any team in the country, and say- OOOH do I really want to play that team, and sray intact. or I'm playing that team because if I beat them I know I'm the best.

Even though Penn St didn't get much respect- they beat Ohio State, and nobody really thought Ohio State was a push over all year, much less against Texas who didn win until the last 16 seconds

Said it before- we underestimate the parity of college football today- bowl games come down to team versus team not conference versus conference- best team floats to the top at the end of the year. Accept it, because we aint seeing playoff in our lifetime




Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2009 6:28 pm
 

Nice Performance by the Big Ten

SECfan#1- I suppose you are referring to the bottom half of the Big 10 as cupcakes? How about Tennessee, Vandy, Arkansas, Auburn, or Mississippi State this season?

The reason you don't think others get it must come from a feeling that SEC teams have beaten up on good teams, and have a tougher in-conference schedule. The fact is that the ACC outplayed the SEC this year, and the ACC has been down for 5 years. I'm not saying the SEC isn't the best conference top to bottom. I'm just saying that you can't discount entire conferences because of a team's performance in a few games.




Since: Oct 14, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2009 6:13 pm
 

Nice Performance by the Big Ten

sageohio- How does playing a cupcake schedule with one or two ranked teams (USC and Penn State) get you to the BCS title game?

You just don't get it.




Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2009 6:05 pm
 

Nice Performance by the Big Ten

Ohio State, Michigan State and Northwestern hardly got "waxed". Seriously, who do you blow to keep your job?!?

I have five bucks that says if Freeman posts a response, the only thing he'll say is "mt3brian, that should be 'whom do you blow.'"




Since: Dec 31, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2009 5:57 pm
 

Nice Performance by the Big Ten

SEC is great at football but garbage at every other sport.

At least the Big 10 has some balance.




Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2009 4:09 pm
 

Nice Performance by the Big Ten

They look great when playing each other but once the Big Ten gets outside its conference, they get waxed.

Can someone please explain this?

Yah, I can explain it.  Iowa Hawkeye fans were the only ones to get busted doing the nasty in a Metrodome bathroom stall, and their team was the only one in the Big Ten to win a bowl game.  Coincidence?  I think not!  If adultery is your cup of tea, Minnesota's clean bathrooms are the place to be.  Get lewd in our airport and stadium loos today!

Big Ten football wasn't exactly a powerhouse this season; I'm only surprised that seven teams got bowl games in the first place.  Big Ten basketball, on the other hand, will be as good as advertised, if not better.  Come March, methinks you'll be writing another blog entry titled "Nice Performance by the Big Ten" sans the sarcasm.



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