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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The Leaders Division and the Legends Division?
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.
Nothing says Big Ten toughness like a powder blue logo.
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…
I dunno, I kind of like it. I also like sweater vests, packaged grits, snowy Saturdays in the October, and 112 year old coaches.
And huge, slow linemen with polish names?
I like a big legged kicker with a Polish name myself!
I like the subtlety of using “1” as the ‘I’ in B1G TEN.
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.
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 …
Seriously though, I’m making a little turd in my pants from laughing at your comment, Turd.
An over-emphasis on the past is quite telling in any organization, don’t you think?
I see what you did there….
Richt’s first 5 years vs. the recent 5 years, eh?
Yep, but it is widely applicable.
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.
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!
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.
Gotta respect you for standing up and taking the abuse, TinFiM.
I cannot stop laughing at the Rust and Belt divisions. I WILL use that extensively, giving you only passing credit…….
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.
Do they teach any math or logic in the Big Tenish?
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.
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:
Well, that didn’t take long …
Neither did this one apparently from some Big 10-12 fans
“We’re always looking for the aggregate of marginal gains.” — Kirby Smart, The Athletic, 7/16/19
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