Over the last two weeks i have noticed ESPN and commentators just trashing the Big Ten relentlessly. While i agree the talk about the Big Ten's struggles in bowl games and against the elite competition (i.e 1-6 in bowl games last year and OSU making poo every time they play the SEC and elite teams), them see to be going out of there way to go after the conference.
So how LSU's pulling away victory over a 0-12 Washington team last year was more impressive then Minnesota beating a Syracuse team (who actually won some games) wasn't good enough? Big Ten went 10-1 last week (thanks Illinois).
So last week i started thinking of some theories as to why the constant attack and it got me thinking about the Big Ten getting their own network. Lets face it the Big Ten is a big money conference that brought a lot of money to ESPN. Now that ESPN doesn't get all the Big Ten games their revenue was probably hurting because of it. This also prompted them to sign the SEC after wards.
So my theory is that ESPN is pissed about it and is now taking some shots at the conference because of their network. While the talk of the struggles are warranted, the ramming it down our throats isnt. Any thoughts?