Somewhere between cynical and pathetic:

In the Big Ten, Maryland will join a conference that loves tradition — and trophies. Twelve football matchups award hardware, such as the Old Oaken Bucket (Indiana-Purdue), Paul Bunyan’s Axe (Minnesota-Wisconsin) and a wooden turtle called the Illibuck (Illinois-Ohio State). The Terps have already entered conversations with Rutgers and Penn State to create new trophies, several athletic department officials said.

Manufacturing tradition.

The good news is they won’t really need it until the novelty of their new surroundings wears off.  And then the conference can just go out and add a couple more schools to the mix.  Now there’s your Big Ten tradition!


UPDATE:  Is it too much to hope that Spurrier brings the snark about this nonsense?



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20 responses to “Insta-tradition!

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    How about the golden Viagra?


  2. Bob

    Those Maryland helmets speak tradition…yeah, sure.


  3. Bulldog Joe

    Considering Penn State is 35-1-1 in its “rivalry” with Maryland, how about the Turtle Soup trophy?


  4. Macallanlover

    Soap on a Rope for life.


    • Bulldog Joe


      But I don’t think Penn State or the Big Ten would go for the Soap On A Rope Trophy.

      Too soon.


  5. watcher16

    Didn’t UGA just start doing the Okefenokee Oar with FU?


  6. Ubiquitous GA Alum

    How about a can of Turtle Wax since that’s what’s going to happen to the Terps ..


  7. Russ

    How many are in the Big 10 now?


    • Dog in Fla

      That’s classified information available only to those who have clearances for Top Secret and Cleared for Ridiculous numbers, the unauthorized disclosure of which reasonably could be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to national security according to Delany. I would guess XI.


    • Ubiquitous GA Alum

      A few more than the Big12, but only what the Big12 should have as opposed to what they actually have because that would be equal to the number that the Big10 should have …


  8. Bulldog Joe

    Can’t wait to see that horse-head trophy for the Penn State – Slutgers Guido Bowl.


  9. Mg4life0331

    Hell if we are making arbitrary rivals up what about that bastard called the Offseason. It beats our ass every year. Oh the Fulmer Cup I forgot about that.

    Might as well run on the damn field with the thing in the opener and Sakerlina game.