Hey, babe, you wanna make 75 dollars the hard way?

If you’re not doing anything this Saturday, the Big Ten has a proposition for you.

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42 responses to “Hey, babe, you wanna make 75 dollars the hard way?

  1. Starbreaker

    The Big 10 made a mistake putting this game in Indy. They should put the game in a city with enough “home town fans” who don’t have to travel, like Chicago. Which is the melting pot of the Big 10 like Atlanta is for the SEC.

    • Cojones

      Yeah, and exactly how many Indiana folks do you think will attend as well. I doubt many of them would go if the Bloomington team was playing.

  2. Zdawg

    If the winner of the ACC/Big 10’s championship game determined who would go to a 8 team playoff, would more people show up?

    And if all you really care about is the national championship–and winning your league isn’t that important–then then there must be a lot of fan bases out there that lose interest in college football after their team drops out of the top 2.

  3. fetch

    Yeah Big 10, bet you was something before electricity!

  4. Bulldog Joe

    Thursday night events in downtown Atlanta needs seat-fillers. Total number of seat-fillers needed is not important right now.

    Must tolerate drinks and trash being thrown toward you and boorish immature behavior all around you. Prefer gold, yellow, beige, white, navy blue, or black clothing and a severe inferiority complex. Event will last one and a half hours on Thursday nights. All ages, sexes, races, etc. No visas, green cards, or proof-of-citizenship required.

    Please use contact e-mail. Event planner Dan will follow-up with exact details on a reasonably safe location for staging of seat-fillers (additional information and instruction provided there). Be prepared to move several times during the evening.

    Location: Atlanta / Downtown
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    Compensation: one hot dog and one coke

  5. Bard Parker

    Wait, four hot dogs and four cokes isn’t enough?!?!?

  6. I love the excuses as to why it isn’t really sold out.
    .
    As if any of that would prevent the SEC championship game from selling out.

    • fuelk2

      For once, we agree. The SEC would bring 100,000 people to a championship game in Vadalia, GA.

      • Russ

        Okay, I’m gonna have to go all “Grammar Police” on you….it’s Vidalia. Check the onion bag next time you’re at the store. :)

        And I agree, the SEC CG could be in Indianapolis, and it would sell out.

  7. Rambone

    Nothing compares to the SEC. Not the Pac-12. Not the Big Ten/Eleven/Twelve. Not the ACC. Not the Big 12/10, who got rid of their championship game.

    The SEC is a different animal.

  8. PatinDC

    I love that they showed the ACC Champ game picture as a “what not to do”. If only it had been the GT/Wake Championship game. I wondere whic had a lower attendance?

  9. Macallanlover

    That Big Tweleventen matchup looks pretty interesting to me, and the Indy area should be ready for some competitive football by now. Think that game is a hard sell, imagine the interest in the PAC 12 game…30+ point underdogs! I knew UCLA should have hired June Jones that year, need them some Pirate right now.

    • PNWDawg

      I saw PAC 12 tickets were as low as $18. I thought about giving it a try just to visit Autzen until I realized my wife’s school will have free hot cocoa on the same day.

    • Chopper Reid

      Ahh…I’d rather see Leach in Oxford. Those poor bastards need some excitement. If not there, Starkville after Mullen splits.

  10. X-Dawg

    It really ticks me off that SECCG isn’t in primetime. And now I see this. Oh the humanity!

  11. Go Dawgs!

    But yeah, the Big Ten is totally on par with the SEC as a conference. Sure.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      Which proves that the market really decides such things not the pronouncements from some bozo commissioner. Just wait ’til the TV ratings come in. The network may want its money back.

      • X-Dawg

        It being on FOX won’t help the ratings either.

        • Russ

          Oh, the humanity! I forgot that thing was on Fox. (Okay, I lied. I haven’t even thought about the BTCG, so no, I didn’t even know it was on Fox.)

          Why don’t they put it on the Ocho and have Speilman and Pam Ward call the game? They could kick it off at 11:00 a.m.

          • X-Dawg

            Is Brenaman (sp?) still with FOX? If I remember correctly, he was the main culprit in that abortion of a broadcast for the 2007 Sugar Bowl.

            • Thom Brennaman

              “If you are fortunate enough to spend 5 or 20 minutes around Russell Wilson, you are better for it.”

              “What a shame it is that America did not get to see just how good this Wisconsin offense is.”

        • Faulkner

          Fox pulled both the big ten and pac 12 games. I would demand a refund from the pac 12.

  12. Comin' Down The Track

    I’m having a moment of weakness.
    Their inaugural game?
    I’m actually, genuinely embarrassed for them.

    • Slaw Dawg

      Agreed. Initially surprised (I thought Wisky and MSU fans turned out pretty well for our 2 bowls v each of them), then “it’s gotta be a joke,” then, a vague sense of cruel satisfaction, but, finally, yes, embarrassed for them–at least for the real fans. No doubt in my mind that the SEC is the land’s premier football conference, but I personally have always respected the Big 10, its teams and fans, notwithstanding that they are arithmetically challenged. It’s not the fans’ fault that certain sportswriters think their conference is still more relevant than it really is. But, really, I do not think this is a good thing at all for my favorite sport, which has already suffered a pretty rough year.

  13. Go Dawgs!

    If we weren’t in the SECCG on Saturday, it would be fantastic to get a big group together to take their money and then get the “S-E-C!” chant going inside Lucas Oil Field.

    • Cojones

      Hey, Dawg, Kentucky is close enough. A few busloads of economically challenged football fans @ $75/head should help out for Christmas. Think we should alert Sen Connelly?

    • Bulldog Joe

      If they scheduled the game at an earlier time, they could have just given away tickets to the local kids.

  14. BMan

    Maybe they should have held it outside the way the commissioner wanted originally, you know, because they’re all such hearty and tough die-hards in that conference.

    The Big 10… could be a TV production guide for how many rows of fans they limit showing when doing the crowd shots.

  15. JasonC

    It’s ACCCG excitement in the heart of the Midwest!

    Actually, the matchup isn’t bad. Surprised it’s not doing that well.

  16. NC Dawg

    Guess everyone has found out this was a hoax?