Only explanation I can come with as to what it happening in the college football realm lately. All of a sudden you've got teams defecting from major conferences joining other conferences, teams that are mercenaries with no conference, it's thunderdome out there! Reminds me of when Triple H joined the coporation or Hulk Hogan allied with the NWO.
So yeah that's pretty much what happened when Nebraska defected to the Big Ten earlier this week. And now it sounds like Texas and Texas A&M might be coming to? Those reports are unconfirmed but I am 300% sure we'll find out the validity of that by the weekend because there is a -300% chance of ANYTHING getting done in the state of Texas if they're not sure what is going on with their college football programs. Like I'm shocked they're not calling for the National Guard down there. Wait is Texas even a part of the Union anymore? I'm pretty sure they seceded right? Anyhow the crown jewel for the Big Ten would be Notre Dame but Notre Dame is the hot girl at a house party and the Big Ten is me. Try as they might it's just not going to happen.
The real issue here is that the Big Ten has to change their name right? They already had 10 1/2 teams (I count Northwestern as half a team, in fact I'm pretty sure Northwestern counts Northwestern as half a team) but now they're going to be at 12, 13, or 14? Is this all a secret game being played by the Big Ten to see how many teams they can add and still call themselves the Big Ten? In any case, here are my suggestions for their new conference name:
A. Big 12 version 2.0 Same Big 12 taste, half the calories.
B. Big Awesome (credit Podell, Dan)
C. Big Ten + 'x' = a. Solve for 'a.' Show your work.
D. The Grateful Red and a bunch of teams that wish they could be the Grateful Red.
Bubble in 'D' on the scantron folks! In all seriousness I couldn't care less about what happens here. Hell I'm German and shaking the traditional colllege football setup doesn't even bother me. And that's coming from a man who freaked out when Heinz started selling their bottles upside down. Bonus word: big.
PS: If Vince McMahon is running college football (and possibly the world) we can't be that far off from steel chairs during play and games taking place in a steel cage right? I hope so. I'd buy that stuff on pay per view 11 times out of 10.
Double PS: If you're one the tens of Strange Brew readers yesterday I apologize. I had actual work to do for the first time in 4 years here and just forgot. I got like one email and everything! So sorry mom. I'll get my act together.