in re: is GRIII on a tear
This thread is an attempt to consolidate information that will help save The Game. Below are some ways to speak up and help out. Please add information that will help with these options or add new ones. Please avoid discussing “pros and cons” of Big 10 alignment because that horse is currently a puddle of blood and horseshoes.
The message is simple: Michigan and Ohio State should play The Game during the final week of the Big 10 regular season, period.
Details beyond that are irrelevant until this is guaranteed.
Email the Michigan Athletic Department and the Ohio State Athletic Department
University of Michigan
Associate Athletic Director
Ohio State University
Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics
Write a letter (yes the paper kind) to Big 10 Commissioner Jim Delany
James E. Delany
Big Ten Conference
1500 West Higgins Road
Park Ridge, IL 60068-6300
Join a Facebook group
Don’t Mess with the Ohio State/Michigan Game!
Keep Michigan v. Ohio State the Last Game of the Season.
Sign an online petition
Bring signs to Michigan football games
Some ideas to start things off:
“Keep The Game the Same”
“Save the Date, Michigan Ohio State”
Start chants at Michigan football games
A Facebook Group is organizing a cheer at Ohio State's first home game on Thursday. With 10 minutes left in the 1st quarter, fans will rise and chant "Save The Game".
I asked the Michigan Facebook Group to email out an event for a similar chant at the Michigan-UCONN game and he promised that he would.
Finally, notify all of your friends, family, alumni, and Ohio State acquaintances of these options.
Academic infractions. Stay tuned...
Jonathan Chait weighs in on the topic of the moment (Rivals, free):
With all the recent pimp slapping we've been getting, I'd like to know why the conference needs to be split into divisions in the first place. There are 12 teams, so a conference championship game is going to be played regardless of what fans want. If we really want to conserve as much about the Big 10 as possible, why couldn't we just keep the one conference and send the top two teams to the conference championship? Same Big 10, just with an added conference championship game between the regular season and the Rose Bowl. This way we could still play OSU at the end of the regular season, and if in the aftermath of that game the top two teams are us and the buckeyes, then so be it; if not, the top two teams in the conference play.
Why so much love for divisions?