Well outside of being able to post this video I flat out hate this move and what college football is becoming. Now don't get me wrong, the game itself is still fun to watch, but the forming of these mega-conferences is destroying what college football is all about and that's the rivalries. Border battles, playing for gigantic axes and jugs and other things that no one even remembers why or how it started, THAT'S college football. But all of a sudden you start adding teams from the East Coast to conferences in the Midwest and teams from the Southwest to the SEC and the whole thing gets kind of deluded. And this is only the start for the Big Ten. In order to keep up they're going to have to add a couple of teams every few years. Today it's Maryland and Rutgers. Tomorrow it could be Kansas and Cinncinnati. May as well throw in Faber, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, Pennbrook, Stansbury, and the Xavier Institute of Higher Learning while you're at it.*
Actually you know what this kind of reminds me of? The NWO. Like when that started with just Hogan, Nash and Scott Hall, it was awesome. Feuding with Sting and the Four Horsemen. Just great TV. But then the NWO started expanding. They started slowly by adding guys like the Big Show and it kind of changed it, but in an 'eh, okay' way. Like when the Big Ten added Nebraska. Didn't like it but at least it made a little sense. But then guys like Buff Bagwell (Mayrland) and Scott Steiner (Rutgers) joined and it started to lose it's momentum. Before you knew it there was a regular NWO, and NWO Wolfpack, an NWO Elite blah blah. Point is they took a good thing and tried to squeeze too much out of it. So I guess my message to Jim Delaney is to avoid the Eric Bishoff model of business otherwise you'll go bankrupt in 4 years and Vince McMahon will buy college football. What?
*The fact that those fake schools came off the top of my is either my proudest moment or most shameful moment and I can't decide which.
PS: Still the greatest misplay in Brewer press box history was not having this as Randy Wolf's intro music: