January 13th, 2011 at 6:57 PM ^

"We can't test them until we play a season," Big Ten chief communications officer Diane Dietz told 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...


January 13th, 2011 at 6:58 PM ^

"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.


January 13th, 2011 at 6:58 PM ^

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.


January 13th, 2011 at 7:02 PM ^

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.


January 13th, 2011 at 7:04 PM ^

18 and 96.

Generic and weird?  Yes.  Soft and lame?  No.  It's the year the Big Ten was founded.  Hard to offend anyone as with "Bo" and "Woody" or "Blue" and "Red", etc.  No?  Maybe it sucks...I don't know...


January 13th, 2011 at 7:13 PM ^

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.


January 13th, 2011 at 7:17 PM ^

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. 


January 13th, 2011 at 7:32 PM ^ show the world how the big ten shows its attitude and innovation.  much like the uofm football progarm declined under lc after his "charles woodson" national championship...we now have stupidity as the big ten brand...nice.  uofm football and the big ten decision makers deserve one another.  the whole college football world criticized the divisional names and saw how the uofm football narcissists treated rr.  congratulations and way to represent forward thinking.  maybe they will set up a drew not so sharp / freep scholarship for journalistic integrity as well.  no wonder uofm and big ten is becoming a punch line to a very old joke.