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The new B1G Ten

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by J.R., Dec 13, 2010.

  1. J.R.

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    B1G their new logo. (B for Big, 1 for the 1 in 10, capital G is 0.)

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    It was announced awhile back who would be playing in what division. Today, those division names were announced. You have the Legends division and the Leaders division.

    Legends:
    Iowa
    Michigan
    Michigan State
    Minnesota
    Nebraska
    Northwestern


    Leaders:
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Ohio State
    Penn State
    Purdue
    Wisconsin

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    Also 18 new trophies/awards:

    B1G TEN championship trophy - Stagg-Paterno Trophy(Amos Alonzo Stagg-Joe Paterno)

    B1G TEN championship MVP - Grange-Griffin MVP Trophy(Harold Grange-Archie Griffin)

    Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award(Gerald R. Ford-Nile Kinnick)

    Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award(Tony Dungy-Anthony Thompson)

    Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year(Otto Graham-Eddie George)

    Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year(Bronco Nagurski-Charles Woodson)

    Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year(Woody Hayes-Bo Schembechler)

    Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year(Darrell Thompson-Antwaan Randle El)

    Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year(Dave Rimington-Orlando Pace)

    Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year("Bubba" Smith-Courtney Brown)

    Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year(Bob Griese-Drew Brees)

    Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year(Alan Ameche-Ron Dayne)

    Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year(Jack Tatum-Rod Woodson)

    Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the year(Dick Butkus-Pat Fitzgerald)

    Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year(Pat Richter-Desmond Howard)

    Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year(Ted Kwalick-Dallas Clark)

    Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year(Jim Bakken-Morten Andersen)

    Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year(Thomas Eddleman-Brandon Fields)


    Jim Delany: "We are recognizing our past with legends and looking forward with leaders."
     
  2. jdh008

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    The names for the divisions are terrible, but I guess that's what you get when you can't have geographic divisions.

    Is Ohio St./Michigan going to be played every year even if they are in separate divisions? I can't imagine a Big Ten season without that game, but on the other hand, that's not really fair if Michigan has to play OSU every year while the other teams in their division rotate who they play.
     
  3. DonnyMost

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    Funny that their biggest tradition is not being able to count.

    And those division names are the biggest circle jerk I have ever seen in my life.

    Give me a break.
     
  4. Lil Pun

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    There was some sort of logic behind splitting them in different divisions but I cannot remember the reason.
     
  5. Major

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    Each team has a "rival" in the other division that they will play every year. So OSU/Michigan will play every year. Nebraska / Penn State will play each year, and so on.

    Sort of like the MLB interleague stuff with Texas vs. Houston, Yankees vs Mets, etc.
     
  6. SamFisher

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    B1G Ten....really?

    Must be a horrific mashup disaster spawn of overpaid branding consultant and focusgroupped madness.

    This reminds me of of popular "computer generated" '96 Olympics mascot "Whatizit"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izzy_(mascot)

    Could have easily picked geographic division names too, inoffensive ones like "Great Lakes" or "Plains" or "Forest" or whatever.
     
  7. wakkoman

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    What a terrible logo.
     
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    Legends and Leaders? Are you serious? What, was "Teh Epic Awesome Sauce" and "Full of Win" taken?? Ridiculous and laughable.
     
  9. SamFisher

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    Actually, looking over it again, they could have easily called it "East" and "West" - granted it wouldn't make sense due to Wisconsin being in the East...but it's way better than having a motivational poster for a division name.
     
  10. Ubiquitin

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    Garbage decision.
     
  11. xcrunner51

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    One hyphenated award, fine. 16 hyphenated awards: ridiculous.
     
  12. KingCheetah

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    I got a B1G Ten the other day at Burger King -- it was terrible.
     
  13. FrancisFan3

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    This is like the NHL using names in their divisions (Norris, Smythe, Adams, and Patrick) and conferences (Campbell and Wales) before they change it to geographical words.
     
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