I know it has been discussed that these are a joke, mainly catering to certain fanbases (I am looking at you Penn State) but what is the deal with the facts being completely wrong. Watching the best QB's of the 90's, and Tom Lemming comes on and says, "Brady probably would have got lost in the shuffle, but Henson left early." Really, Tom, do some damn research. Henson was the starter in 2000 after Brady's senior season. And Eddie George leads it off saying, "I don't remember Tom Brady accomplishing anything at Michigan." Typical Buckeye, blocks out the painful memories. Brady had at the time the two best seasons in Michigan history, save Harbaugh's 86 season. He won just as many of THE GAME's as you did, one, and he won the Big Ten in 99, and was a superstar in the Orange Bowl. Sorry, for the rant. I am just fired up and I still have to wait 4 hours for kickoff. carry on.
If BTN's Best gets you that fired up for the love of God don't watch any of Big Ten's Greatest Games. In that series we are something like 3-27 against the rest of the league and it appears we have never beaten Michigan State in any sport during our long rivalry.
I just laugh at that. My reasoning is anytime someone beats Michigan it is a classic, save the 08 and 09 seasons.
Michigan Wins: Wow their defense sucks.
If Illinois Wins: What an Amazing Game!!
We have always beaten Notre Dame though.
Its just very " minor league" in pretty much everything from analysis to coverage.
I hate the fact that our game today is on BTN. I just hope we don't get the same announcer as the UMass game. That idiot started screaming every time a big play happened.
The coverage may be second rate, but it's coverage. It is the BTN that guarantees we all get to see every single MIchigan game every year. And, we bitch and moan about ESPN, ABC and NBC too. Put your TV on mute during games and be happy you can watch the game.
The did a a show on the Big Ten Network's best commentators and the screen was blank for thirty minutes.
+1 to you.
On a related note, the UM contributors to announcing typically end up announcing for the NFL, after their productive careers playing.
Wow!... I thought it was just me....Very hard ,sometimes, listening to that horse crap.
I can't speak to the bias of the network ( I suspect everyone feels their team gets the short end), but the BTN has brought attention (cache) and more importantly mega bucks to the conference. It is the first channel I turn to when I am looking for something to watch. What could be better a 3 AM than watching Big Ten water polo.
Just need to find a way to work Stanley Spadowski into the programming mix!