Is this conference really this bad? They've won one game to this point. Washington gave up 28 to WSU and Nebraska cant seem to figure them out. A few weeks a go I thought NU would be a lock for the ccg next year.
The Big 12
What does Texas finishing 5-7 say about how bad they are?
i think that says more to how bad Texas is.
What I said.
The "they" refers to the previous noun, which was Texas.
a step above the ACC, which is (barely) a step above the Big East. However, Oklahoma is still gonna smack around UConn.
Damn well better kick UConn to the curb.
laugh until it hurts if they lose (or almost lose) that game.
And ND, too. I'd like the team to be able to claim 3 victories over teams that won bowl games. Furthermore, if the Big Ten goes undefeated, the team can claim 8 games on its schedule were against bowl-winning teams.
i live in Washington State. There is not a Udub fan that actually thought they were going to win this game.
I'm sure the 35 pt loss to Nebraska at home this year had something to do with that.
The 35 point win also explains why Nebraska didn't show up tonight. A month ago it looked like Nebraska would be playing in a BCS bowl and now (after a pretty large screw job by the Big 12) they're stuck replaying a team they blew away the third week of the season in a meaningless bowl game. Very little motivation. On the other hand, Washington has been on the upswing winning their last 3 games to finish .500 and snatch a bowl bid.
Yeah the 2006 team lived this story. The world called it no rematch. We called it BS.
But I am in dead last place in my pools, made fewer correct picks than Ohio State has smart players. And I picked Nebraska too. They're doomed!
Who else is really looking forward to their game against Oklahoma?
I can't wait to see the mayhem.
I will be shocked if OU wins by less than 20 points.
They don't even have 12 teams anymore - says a lot about the conference.
And the Big Ten doesn't have ten teams. So it's hard to make fun of the other conference.
They're coming to us, not away from us.
You're looking at it all wrong.
See the Big 12 is all: "Hey man, look at all my 12 teams." And we're all: "WTF is this, that is NOT 12 teams. Counting Baylor and Iowa State that's hardly even 10."
Then the B1G is all: "Yeah we're doin all right, hangin out with 10 teams." Then when they're not looking it's BAM 12 TEAMS IN THE FACE.
Not people abandoning us for other conferences
Context is everything ...
Prior to the game starting I was thinking I shouldve had gone higher than 32 on mine. Might be glad I didn't.
I'm beginning to think that Ohio State and Wisconsin would've SMASHED Oklahoma.
Sounds good! Welcome indeed.
Sorted by attractiveness
Hey, I know the guy on the right...
the Cheerleader Effect.
Not impressed. Especially with the Pygmy on the right.
This conference got the most favorable bowl match ups of any conference and they are squandering it.
11-2 Oklahoma gets 8-4 Connecticut
10-3 Nebraska gets 6-6 Washington
10-2 Oklahoma State got 7-5 Arizona
10-2 Missouri got 7-5 Iowa
This conference's premier opponent is 8-4 25th ranked Connecticut.....the only bowl opponent ranked for the Big12 to face.
you are forgetting about texas a&m, we play lsu.
and don't worry, we'll step our shit up for the sake of the big 12, we played almost well enough to beat arkansas and ever since we put tannehill in we've been unstoppable
Whoops, you are correct.
However, to have the 4 teams in the Big12 with 10 or more wins playing on average a 7-5 team is very favorable to say the least!
oh ya, and the big 12 has made fools of ourselves outside of OSU so far, its sad
You'd better win for my pool's sake.
Big 12 fans themselves acknowledged this year would be bad.. Oklahoma Lite was picked 5th but ended up winning double-digit games.. crazy things happen.
I'm watching the game with Huskies and Nebraska alumni.
Did anyone else catch the commentator saying "the black guy" and then catching himself and making a reference to the jersey? gezzzz
I don't think it is a big deal if he accidentally referred to the color of the jersey.
I believe that A&M will actually show up for our game against LSU. Ever since we switched to Tannehill at qb, we've played well enough to beat anyone, and i believe that had he been playing against arkansas, we would have beat them
Agreed. Probably would have beaten Ok St. too.
As a student at a B12 school, this is embarrassing. We should be more like 4-1 than 1-4 with the matchups we've had. I really think UConn-OU could be a good game now. Nebraska went in last night disappointed that they weren't playing a better team and just didn't really care. OU is in the same situation. A&M-LSU looks like a great game, but if the B12 is actually this bad it might not be.
I really thought the Big Ten was going to look really good after Iowa and Illinois won their games, now it just looks like the Big 12 is bad. Maybe the Nebraska game was pay back for the Alamo Bowl we played them in.
You can't read that much into bowl games simply for the fact that the teams haven't played for almost a month, are usually in weird locations in games that are somewhat-nonsensical, and allow both squads to gameplan for about a month for a specific opponent. That's why you see teams simultaneously shut down certain offenses AND give up huge yardage numbers and taken horrible penalties (two delay-of-games in a row NU. Really?). I think the Big 12 and the SEC were a little overrated this year, and we're seeing why. I also think the Pac-10 is a bit overrated so we'll have to see how that plays out, but unless UConn beats OU I'm not going to read that much into this bowl season.
Man, I'm really disappointed with Nebraska. Ideally, they would have gone out of the Big 12 leaving scorched earth behind them this year and bringing some serious juice into '11. Instead, they seem the be playing into all the old stereotypes of the Big Ten a year early. Pelini's rebirthing project is taking baby steps toward an implosion.