“Like anything new, it’ll take time to get used to.”

I’m curious – did Jim Delany hire Ole Miss’ “mascot professionals” to come up with that spiffy new logo?  I detect a certain continuity in the lameness.

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28 responses to ““Like anything new, it’ll take time to get used to.”

  1. Bulldog Joe

    The Leaders Division and the Legends Division?

    Seriously?

    • Go Dawgs!

      Yeah, the logo is terrible, but the division names are the real joke here. I mean, just how smug can you get, without having much of anything to back it up with anymore? The “Legends” I can see. A legend is a folktale, something that once was great but now has passed, and even as people re-tell the stories, they don’t really believe in them. “Leaders”, on the other hand, well… not so much.

  2. TennesseeDawg

    Nothing says Big Ten toughness like a powder blue logo.

  3. H-Town Dawg

    Ridiculous logo. Ridiculous division names (Legends? Leaders? Really?) Ridiculous to call a 12-team conference the “Big 10.” What have we got coming up in the bowls, 4-5 SEC/Big 10 matchups? Time to knock some sense into them…

  4. Mike

    Unbelievably bad

  5. Bulldog Bry

    I dunno, I kind of like it. I also like sweater vests, packaged grits, snowy Saturdays in the October, and 112 year old coaches.

  6. AlphaDawg

    I like the subtlety of using “1” as the ‘I’ in B1G TEN.

  7. The General

    I understood the hidden 11 in the previous logo, but the hidden number in this one is galactically stupid. I read some bullshit explanation that embedding the 1 and 0 digits into the i and g was an homage to the original 10 members. I guess the letters t-e-n wasn’t enough of a tribute.

  8. Turd Ferguson

    God, I’m glad I’m not a fan of a Big-10 team. I can’t even imagine how I’d try to defend that. ‘Legends’ and ‘Leaders’? Huh? Did they hire a 3rd grade teacher to come up with those division names? Did they pass on ‘Super-Duper-Special-Achievers’ and ‘Kids-Whose-Parents-Really-Love-Them’? A week ago, I would’ve said that the Big-10 couldn’t possibly be any gayer …

  9. Toom

    An over-emphasis on the past is quite telling in any organization, don’t you think?

  10. The Realist

    It will make for an easy conversion when they add 4 more teams and become the Big 16. They can just make the G look slightly more like a 6.

  11. There is no Football in Manhattan

    As a Midwesterner trapped in N.Y. I’ve been reading GTP for a about a year because I grew up thinking ‘the dog’ was awesome and for quality of the football commentary.

    That said, I would have preferred “Rust” and “Belt” divisions to this atrocity. Maybe if you heap enough scorn upon us Delany may elect to change it something that merely makes no geographic sense but sounds right like, ‘great plains and great lakes’

    Until then, shame, eternal shame and nothing but shame!

    • gastr1

      I think they should have gone with something like the ACC’s use of synonyms, you know, “Coastal” and “Atlantic”–perhaps the “Icy” and “Snowy” divisions, or Brrrr and Grrrr.

    • Comin' Down The Track

      Gotta respect you for standing up and taking the abuse, TinFiM.

    • Vinings Dog

      I cannot stop laughing at the Rust and Belt divisions. I WILL use that extensively, giving you only passing credit…….

      • There is no Football in Manhattan

        Ohio State and Wisconsin had better carry the fire for us this year or it’s going to take a lot of single malt to let go of our antiquated brand of football and accept what is becoming all to apparent.

        Tresselball and Larry Munson forever.

  12. Spike

    Do they teach any math or logic in the Big Tenish?

  13. I think Legends/Leaders as division names has to give us at least a 1 or 2 % bump in recruiting people who were considering Big Lame schools.

  14. Dog in Fla

    Anyone else picturing Don Draper reacting to the names Legends and Leaders when suggested? Someone needs to mash video this.

    Don Draper reacts to Big Ten division names RT @Bobby_BigWheel: It’s been done: