So I got to thinking how long it is taking for Calli Footie and Global Domination Footie to get here and ldecided to post this since ain't no bootie round.
If big ten football teams were bands...
Northwestern: Game Theory. Wimpoid but a spectular campus (sound) and academics (songwriting). Oh and I saw them at a frat house there on a summer break circa 88?
Indiana: Sultry, beautiful, and subtly harmonic within with league. I go with Blake Babies here since I think they had some sort of IU connection during the formative years, and I have a softspot as one with hoosier roots
MSU: Ted Nugent during the late totally psycho dickhead phase. I went to Ost Lanzig once while at UofM and realized quickly it was great if you totally ignored the males.
Michigan: This is tough but I am going The Clash here. Watch them on you tube doing their SNL gig(s?) and that should justify the selection. God/doG bless Joe Strummer.
The Illini: Cheap Trick, they are illinois dudes and have the goofiness on display. Great band, not sure the school lives up to their legacy.
Purdue: A Flock of Seagulls. Bad hair and lame, but damn good engineering on the hair.
Minnesota: The Suburbs. Quirky, Lutheran friendly, and agricultural. The braintrust is still trying to figure out the many mysteries involved in how a football bounces off grass and astroturf.
Wisconson: Violent Femmes who want to be House of Pain OR simply Judas Priest.
Penn State: The Who. Being generous here but I like the tradition and the classic rock vibe of this team.
Iowa: Meat Puppets--they were playing at a bar the one time I was in Iowa City and it seemed as though they kinda belonged there.
Ohio State: This is tough as well. Hard to mesh the positives in the music history with a Michigan bias. So I will just go superficial and go all Simple Minds on this one.
Notre Dame is clearly Freakbass, and Rutgers highly resembles Bon Jovi. Nebraska...Glen Campbell? Is expansion really a good idea?