Looks like were stuck with "Leaders" and "Legends" Division names for the 2011 season, I.E. probably forever.
B1G Division names will be kept
Of course we will. All of Tim DeLaney's decisions defy logic.
He doesn't even deserve a name.
That Commissioner In Illinois.
Thanks for making living down south - as a Big Ten fan, even easier. My boss said - jokingly, at least you'll change them...
Yeah ...... or not!
a naming contest here. Let Brady pick the winner.
I'd rather see the division names "Jim" and "Delaney" then this mess.
Wait, they decided to reconsider them... and then kept them?
"We can't test them until we play a season," Big Ten chief communications officer Diane Dietz told ESPN.com on Thursday. "We can't know until we use them."
While that's true for a football team (can't say if it's good or not until you see them play) it's not true for this... They are just the names of the divisions - you don't have to play the games to figure out the names are crap... The rabid idiocy in some of these places confounds me - what's even more disheartening is these morons are, probably, getting paid more than most of us and they show time and again to be idiots. Blah...
"Hoke Hate" camp, this news HAS to piss you off more than anything about the coaching search. I mean, it's just so...AWFUL! Commence melodramatic projectile vomiting.
Can people stop writing "B1G"? I know what it means (and what it's supposed to stand for), but I look at it and assume immediately that someone has misspelled the word "big" while needlessly using all caps. My brain makes Lou Holtz noises every time I read it.
It hurts the eyes.
And really, that dumb abbreviation doesn't deserve the dignity of being used at all.
you are very stupid
Jim Delaney<Lloyd Christmas
Lloyd Christmas<Lloyd Brady
To the perfect week.
If Brady Hoke wants to win over skeptical segments of the MGoBlog base, mentioning how dumb the names are on a radio show would go a long way methinks.
Your idea sucks.
However, take great joy and pride in the fact that your idea is 1000x better than what the Big Ten and it's marketing bafoons have come up with.
How about "Steve" and "Reginald"? Still better than "Leaders" and "Legends".
Shit, I'd prefer "Reginald" and "VelJohnson."
This make JoePa sad....or angry...or whatever the hell that expression is.
I'm not using those stupid names. The divisions are West (the one with Michigan) and East (the one with Penn State). Pennsylvania in the East, Michigan in the West. Got it? Good.
Well at least in the lyrics it is.
Technically, Michigan did dominate the Western Conference before it turned into the Big Ten, which means that Michigan still is, and always will be, the Champions of the West...
Oh wait. I see what you did there.
It mostly works. The hell with Wisconsin.
Actually, that's pretty smart. This gives them the pretense of ingraining these names over a season, at which point, most people couldn't give two craps about. They stick with the names, and noone even notices.
leaders and legends
we need a snarky nickname
like mepps and merlin
These names are so lame
Lou Holtz could write better ones
Bruthhelth and Hilda
This conference has lost its mind.
well that makes sense because they're idiots.
I almost want to neg you for being the bearer of inane news, no matter how on topic it is.
The fact that inane news is coming on the board again rather than endless coaching speculation and terror is actually a welcoming sign for me.
I heard a suggestion on rivals and thought it was alot better than leaders and legends. It was heartland and great lakes. What do you guys think?
Not that much better, and it's ambiguous. East and West.
I had heard Lakes and Plains, and although i think that is somewhat silly, it's waaaaaayyyyy better than Legends and Leaders.
I get where they're going with Legends and Leaders, but it's just stupid.
...Rustbelt and Flyover.
Well, at least we don't have to worry about overcoming the SEC's grip on the college football landscape.
10 percent will be happy!
Who would have ever thought that 90% of the people would ever agree on one thing...almost unheard of
I refuse to use B1G even joking. That was the last time.
I can't believe that the Commissioner of a conference would come out publicly and essentially say, "These names stink (stink), and we need new ones" only for the rotten stinkpiles to stay. Will Delaney come out with a statement saying, "My bad" or "Upon furter review, the play stands as called"? Only way to put the heat on himself for initially acknowledging the 90% of us who were obviously "wrong".
Remember, it has to be indisputable video evidence to overturn the call on the field...
He has the Big 10 in a dogma. Geez here we go again as the butt of jokes for the talking heads. Plus he is holding up a play off system with his can't think outside the box self
are belong to us.
I will only use "Michigan's Division" and "The Other Division."
There's something I can get behind.
Despite the 90% disapproval rate of "Leaders" and "Legends," did Delaney and Co. decide to keep them before or after the B10 took the beating it did in its respective bowls, making the division names painfully ironic?
ESPN used "Neither Leaders nor Legends" as their clever SportsCenter headline when recapping all of the B10 blowout losses on New Year's Day, wouldn't changing them after that looked like surrender to the SEC instead of the 90% of fans that hated the names from the beginning? Seems petty, I know, but that's maybe something that someone who okayed "Leaders" and "Legends" would think about.