Here we are once again: decision time. Ohio State plays tomorrow, which necessitates a decision from us as supporters of not just Michigan, but also the Big Ten Conference.
999 out of 1000 situations would garner my support of an utter humiliation of that institution in any context, as the rivalry is bigger than anything else in my opinion. However, this year seems to be an extenuating circumstance in that the Big Ten has only one bowl victory, and the conference is dangerously deep in the proverbial toilet in the eyes of most.
In the midst of this third straight year of embarrassment in big games, our conference needs some material to establish its legitimacy on a national level, and a Texas loss tomorrow would be a much needed boost. I will never, never as long as I am alive, support the success of the university of ohio state. However, a loss by texas tomorrow is of utmost importance for the Big Ten.
Following yet another terrible bowl season and disintegrating conference prestige*, we as big ten supporters must hope for texas to lose tomorrow.
*I live in fear of a “very good”conference prestige rating in ncaa 2010. What will I pitch to my recruits?