i mean seriously he was just as good this year
b1g championship game
Was talking to an MSU fan the other night after the game and I came up with a thought. I told him that I thought teams should earn the recognition of being the reg. season champ and there should be another distinction for the championship game. I said this on a bit of a whim, but the more I thought abut it the more it made sense.
Say UCLA would have won the PAC 12 Championship game. Would they really the PAC 12 champion even though they lost more conference games than both Oregon and Stanford? In my opinion they wouldn't be, they would be the championship game champion and should be rewarded with a BCS bowl game, but if you want every game to count, you have co-PAC 12 champions in Oregon and Stanford, which makes sense to me. They earned the right over the course of the regular season to get that distinction IMO. This is similar to what happens in basketball, where you have regular season champs and tourney champs.
So I'm wondering what you all think. I'm guessing this will have a negative reaction because it would help State, but I don't really care about that. I care about what is right overall, which I think is to have seperate distictions. I don't think a pure champion should be determined by a single game in this case, the teams should be rewarded with their season. If they want to make a BCS bowl outright then win both regular season champion and championship game champion. Technically they should but it doesn't always work out that way.
By the way, this isn't a defense for MSU, they don't deserve a BCS game IMO, but I do think they deserve a regular season champion for whatever that is actually worth. Any other year in the Big Ten they would be in the Rose Bowl. Now everyone has the same rules, so the new system isn't unfair to MSU, Wisc should go to the Rose Bowl, but they were the outright regular season champ, beating Wisc. during the season (regardless of luck).
For those who don't know, tickets for the B1G Championship Game went on sale today at 10:00 AM. In case M makes it in, buy them up now! Worst case scenario is we don't make it in and sell for a profit because the face-value tickets are going to be sold out soon.
I bought 4 in section 528. For anyone who has been, how are these tickets and the venue in general?
Also, does anyone know how the B1G plans on splitting the Legends/Leaders (ugh) fan bases, if at all? There was no guide on where to buy tickets, but I've seen split stadiums at other conference championship games.
EDIT: Looks like the game is already sold out. WOW
According to this Adam Rittenberg article, it's likely that one of two candidates will be chosen to be the long term site of the B1G Football Championship Game and the Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments: Chicago/Hoffman Estates and Indianapolis.
The two groups both made detailed presentations Tuesday before Big Ten athletic directors and other officials at the league's spring meetings. Although other cities and facilities have expressed interest in hosting future Big Ten football championship games -- Detroit, Cleveland, Green Bay -- the league is almost certainly going to go with Chicago/Hoffman Estates and/or Indianapolis.
Indianapolis is bidding to host the football championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium and both the men's and women's basketball tournaments at Conseco Fieldhouse. The [Chicago/Hoffman Estates] group would host the football championship at Soldier Field, the men's basketball tournament at the United Center and the women's hoops tournament at Sears Centre in suburban Hoffman Estates.
Could other cities still get involved? A rotation of championship sites remains possible, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said. "[But t]hose are the two cities we're talking to right now. We are where we're going to be. That's who we've spoken with so far. We would send the signal, but for now, these are the two cities we've sent signals to."
The inaugural Big Ten football title game takes place Dec. 3 at Lucas Oil in Indianapolis. Big Ten basketball tournaments have been held at both Conseco Fieldhouse and the United Center, although Indianapolis has hosted the events exclusively since 2008.