Who says Jim Delany doesn’t listen to the fans?
It’s his New Coke.
Filed under Big Ten Football
Delaney is neither a “Leader” or a “Legend”. My suggestion for the division names are “Slow & Plodding”.
The thing I learned from that article is that Paterno pooped his pants in 2006 against tOSU. Don’t worry, Joe. I’ve been there too.
I guess a willingness to listen and adapt to criticism is a virtue. Better still is the wisdom to not end up in the middle of such a failure in the first place.
Seriously. If you read the linked article, you saw him say how surprised he was. How big of a tool do you have to be to fail to realize the reaction to those names might be negative?
^this. A thousand times this.
How about the Polacks and the Dagos?
You left out the Micks. Come on, man!
Only 2 divisions.
Here some to consider:
-Cold and Colder
-Cornfed and Rustbelt
-Kraut and Lout
Slow and White
How about “Oh” and “Nine” in honor of perennial conference winner, tOSU
Pretty good, but the numbered division would end up having to change their name every year.
Slow and overrated.
In honor of Delaney, start both divisions with a “D”….Dumb & Dumber. Or Douchbags & Dipsh*ts.
I yield the floor to RomanDawg..
So, nothing about the stupidity of not splitting the divisions geographically? Call them whatever you want. Nobody will remember who’s in which division anyway. Ask the ACC.
+32 degrees in Charlotte
Call them Hayes and Schmebechler. At least we’d know which has OSU and which has Michigan.
And that’s the point, isn’t it?
How about the Cankle and Lard Arm Divisions?
Carpet Bagger and Damn Yankee?
Six of One & Half a Dozen of the Other
That would at least acknowledge that there are TWELVE teams in the Big TEN.
He’s waiting for somebody to suggest naming the divisions “Jim” and “Delany”.
Hey, that’s what Michael Adams would do. ;)
Dick and Head.
“The Big Ten is open to change…”
Y’all are being way too harsh on the Big Ten (sic) and its great traditions and contributions to college football.
In fact I happen to know the originally proposed names of the 2 divisions. I shall divulge them to you shortly, but know that they were abandoned when conference officials realized that both division names referred to teams that were in the same division. What were they, you ask? 1) Sweatervests, and 2) Poopypants.
Grass Growing & Paint Drying
I’m surprised he is swayed by public opinion. Very few like the stranglehold he and his old crumudgeons have had on college football’s postseason and that doesn’t bother him! (sorry, couldn’t resist)
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