Lets say it happens once ever five years, which is optimistic. Does that outweigh the benefit of these two teams playing each other every year; the money generated through that annual event? No chance.
Whatever the case, it's bad enough they're going this road, but to blow the fucken shit out of the best thing in this conference is such a joke.
Can you tell I'm not happy?
This shortsighted belief by Big Ten Dickbag Commissioner Jim Delaney is what pisses me off the most:
Delany told ESPN.com that a potential benefit of putting rivals like Michigan and Ohio State in different divisions is that the teams can play for a Rose Bowl berth in the new Big Ten championship game, which begins in 2011.It's completely bogus.
If OSU and UofM remain in the same division the two teams can still make or break each others' season, which is what they've always done; which is what makes the game. If one of the two teams is good enough to win the division outright then they should have no problem doing so regardless in the title game. Either way, this game remains relevant.
The two divisions should be:
I understand the top dog teams are in the east, but this preserves rivalries on both sides. It also gives us that every third year monster game between Illinois and Northwestern we're holding your collective breaths for. In all seriousness, two of the three weakest teams (Indiana and NW) remain in the East, and that actually helps one of these bigger teams get to the top, all the while having to go through each other.
Seriously, I know one conference has the sexy teams, but the West has 5 teams which legitimately could win the conference, no different from how the SEC is setup, with the East having the three consistent powerhouses of Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee.
This really does blow, and the assholes who are making the decisions are really just....well, assholes. Fuckfaces. Scumfuckers.
I'm not happy.
One more reason I'm becoming more and more of a soccer fan every day (but not the MLS. Fuck those colors, and fuck that awful ball. I do like the Redbulls Stadium though).