The way Minnesota is looking, they're UM's best win of the season.
Hey they're my rooting interest (secondary to Michigan, obviously) now. If Nebraska beats MSU this weekend and then loses to Penn State and Minnesota wins out, they make the BTCG. Why the hell not?
WE BEAT THE BIG TEN CHAMPS!
That's saying a lot... I think the MAC champ might be able to beat the Big Ten champ.. The conference is a joke right now.
Eh, I doubt they'd beat Ohio State, but the NIU Huskies would give everyone else in the Big Ten a run for their money (and probably beat most of them).
The echo chamber persists. The Big Ten is not good, but is statistically better than the former Big East, the Big Twelve, and is about on par with the ACC this year. The only conferences that really outrank us are the PAC and the SEC. I guess the bowl season will tell us the full story, but it's become cliche to knock the Big Ten. Where's the crowd knocking on the Big 12?
I don't hear anyone saying they are good
The majority of our bowl games are vs. the SEC and PAC-12.
are there any B1G-Pac12 bowl matchups this year?
But starting next season the Holiday and Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl will be vs. the PAC-12.
This year 4 of 7 bowls (because no one is going to be eligible to play the MAC) are vs. the SEC/PAC-12, and next year that goes up to 6 of 11 potential games.
You will find them in the Big XII. Currently they are wringing their hands and wondering whether Baylor in a BCS Bowl is a sign of the Apocalypse.
At this point I would actually rather Sparty goes to the BTCG and beats Ohio and then gets smacked in the Rose Bowl. I could handle media coverage of Sparty in the Rose Bowl much easier than a 25-0 Urban in the Rose Bowl and claiming some kind of pseudo-national championship if they win.
...all pseudo-national championships anyways, so claim away.
Actually, we should be good for awhile now. When the Big Ten expands to 96 schools, we'll only play them once or twice per century, so this should carry us at least into the 2300s.
By 2300. Team 421 is going to be kick ass awesome given the team at this point will feature genetically enhanced supermen with adamantium infused skeletons and a total mastery of The Force.
After the loss to Malovent Sith University, the Jedis are in a funk. Some accuse Master Yoda for staying too long and leaving the Jedi academy cupboard bare of strong metachlorian laden recruits. Others point out that new Coach Luke Skywalker needs time to develop his own group of padwans. Ousted Coach Hans Solo had an impressive offense with amazing last moment victories but a weak defense relying too much on tricks like hiding inside a giant space worm or clinging to Malovent Sith University's Star Destroyer. He also upset a lot of people in central campus on Corsucant with his shoot first policy. With only victories over the Jawas of Tatooine State and Notre Dame as signature wins, Coach Skywalker at this week's presser noted that they had heart and would trust in the Force. "Try we will not, win we will or not, but no try. There is no try." This brought groans from the reporters declaring it typical "Jedi Coach Speak" and asking would he finally consider a coaching shuffle. Long time RB coach Fred Jackson, now into his 10,000th year as coach felt that there was some good prospects including one kid that would make us all remember Mike Hart of Old Earth.
but for the fact that Star Wars took place in the past.
Would this occur just before all conferences merge into a conglomerate called "First Division InterConference" where the subsidiaries merely play each other as part of a complex performance evaluation system which determines zombie Jim Delany's (and reanimated Mike Slive's) annual raise?
They won't need as much space anymore, now that we are going to different divisions.
At least that trophy is still permanently in A2.
over each M.
Those five spaces should last, what? 25 years now?
Awesome picture though. Thanks for sharing.
The jug will look like Dennis Rodman's arms in another 20 years. Not much space for new ink.
The next step will be to shrink the giant M's on each side to create more space.
It's time for bigger jugs!
Are overrated. Give me two matching ones of a more convenient easy-to-handle size anyday. Regardless you of how much print-space they have on them.
Besides, two smaller ones supposedly would be easier to lug around---those big heavy ones look to be hard on one's back as the years go by.