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Guilty as charged, Jim Delany

Posted on: April 5, 2009 7:53 pm

The commissioner of the Big Ten, Jim Delany, said CBS and ESPN were biased against his conference.

My plea: absolutely guilty, Big Jim.

Tried and convicted.

Much of your league was unwatchable this season. That's not East Coast bias. It's not bias of any kind. It's accurate.

Just because I prefer stuffed salmon to canned tuna doesn't make me biased, it means I have excellent taste. Thusly if you think the Big Ten, as a league, isn't as good as others then that means you know basketball.

The ugliest basketball game of the year played by major schools was Penn State's 38-33 victory over Illinois. The game was the lowest scoring total for the Illini since 1947 and they missed 17 of their first 20 shots. Each miss was like a needle to the eye.

The team’s combined 71 points was the lowest in a Division I game since Monmouth beat Princeton 41-21 in 2005. So that's the company Big Ten basketball kept this season: Monmouth and Princeton.

In the Big Ten teams still shoot free throws with two hands.

Michigan State is a great story with an outstanding coach but the conference overall is just not that good.

I get the feeling Delany is jealous over the attention the Big East schools received. But they deserved that attention. It's a far better conference.

Given time the Big Ten will be as good as the Big East.

The year 2050 sounds about right.

Category: NCAAB
Tags: Spartans

Since: Apr 17, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2009 4:50 pm

Guilty as charged, Jim Delany

a little bitter are we?  how about some cheese with your whine.


you were overrated all year and got exposed by MSU.  52 points....hahahaha


Since: Apr 17, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2009 4:49 pm

Big East?

Did a Big East team make it to the finals?  No.  You are pathetic and a panzy for having your email private.

Big East was over rated all season and you dumb@$$'s are still trying to promote them to cover your butts b/c you don't know anything.


Funny how a Big Ten team beat 2 #1 seeds from the Big East... 


Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: April 6, 2009 10:38 pm


 A Shame Michigan State upset 3 much better teams with "smoke & mirrors" only to get to final vs. UNC & get Embarrassed..  Any one of the 3 , Kansas, Louisville &/or UConn (Much better Teams) Would have challenged UNC ...But no-- We applaud lessor teams who get to finals although not worthy... Yes --its the nature of such a tourney..for Better teams to lose "trap" games & allow lessor teams to advance ....Is this Really what we want to determine the NCAA champs ??    Well-- Hope MS fans enjoy their moments But realize That the ONLY way they could've beaten UNC was to see them much earlier in the Tourney & catch Them in a "trap" game---Otherwise --Its just a Decent team who 'd finish in middle of pack in BEAST or ACC & A VERY EMBARRASSING NIGHT ........   Cool

Since: Nov 1, 2008
Posted on: April 6, 2009 10:26 pm

Guilty as charged, Jim Delany

Given time?  I think the Big Ten might be better... or maybe I'm forgetting the big east team that's still in the tournament.  Oh wait, no, Michigan State knocked out two in the last week or so.


Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: April 6, 2009 8:51 pm

Guilty as charged, Jim Delany

JASONBOURNE That was absolutely brilliant. Please check out my other posts. You will find that I am not a Big 10 fan, but that doesn't matter. The Big 10 has MSU and MSU is a good team in any conference and MSU has one of the best coaches in all of basketball. The Conference wasn't good, but the team is. I hope MSU beats UNC but I don't think any team was going to beat UNC this year. MSU wins only if UNC is not hitting their 3's. 

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: April 6, 2009 8:33 pm

Guilty as charged, Jim Delany

ILTARION3- Obviously you think the Big East is the better conference or you wouldn't be so passionate about proving your point. Please remember match-ups matter. MSU v Uconn was a good match-up for MSU. No Jerome Dyson=win for MSU. UNC v MSU is a good match-up for UNC. I'LL PROVE IT TONIGHT. No MAGIC JOHNSON = WIN FOR UNC. 

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: April 6, 2009 8:27 pm

Guilty as charged, Jim Delany

CGSPARTY- of course it's connecticut, NY city & Philly. We're not nice. we're tough and arrogant. We're not here to be your friend. beat us on the court and then go about your business. You won. What do you want? We hate Santa Claus. No Southern Hospitality here. No place better than the East Coast. No better ballers than the EAst Coast. That's why MSU is going down. Ty Lawson, East Coast relocated south. 

Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: April 6, 2009 8:21 pm

Guilty as charged, Jim Delany

 Again, they are not understanding the point.  You all keep bringing up past years.  the debate is about THIS year only.  Sheeeeesh, I do not think they will understand.  In 08-09, Big East best, then ACC  Big 12  Big 10   all close.   That's not debatable.  I do not care that MSU may win this, the other 6 Big 10 schools were terrible in this NCAA tourney.....losing to Siena, WKU, Texas, etc.

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: April 6, 2009 8:19 pm

Guilty as charged, Jim Delany

Are you people kidding me? Who has the Big 10 beat in the Tourny? An overrated Louisville? That doesn't count they have 1 real win. They beat Uconn. A team without its best player. Jerome Dyson. MSU is no slouch team, but the top 11 Big East teams are much, much, much better than all the teams in the Big 10 conference. Michigan beat Robert Morris, a USC team that had to win to get in, Kansas another overrated team, & Uconn. Come on people the Big 10 cannot compete with The Big East or the ACC in basketball. In fact who in the Big 10 can beat Virginia Tech in football. It's a weak basketball conference. The Big 10 ACC challenge proves that every year & it's a football conference that survives off of it's PAST GLORY the BCS proves that every year. The Big 10 will never on a consistant basis be in the same category as the ACC or the Big East in Basketball. Forget about it. And, I hope MSU beats UNC. But, lets be real!?

CAROLINA1140 - oh yeah the Big East is better than the ACC also. ASK DUKE. The ACC has the BEst team CAROLINA, but it is not the best conference. 1 team does not make a conference. WAKE FOREST, DUKE, CLEMSON, MARYLAND, YEAH THATS REAL IMPRESSIVE. 

Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: April 6, 2009 7:31 pm

Guilty as charged, Jim Delany

My goodness. I cetainly hope you don't speak to your mother like you do Spartan fans. What a juvenile little person you are. Michigan was better than UConn by the way. Can you say overrated? And I'm not even a Michigan State fan. I think you need a little objectivity you tiny little boy.

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