Should Michigan leave the Big Ten?

Submitted by charliebauman on June 10th, 2010 at 5:56 PM

I mean what's the point in staying here? U of M has contributed greatly into making the conference powerful. So powerful that the conference is now stealing other teams from other conferences. Yet that's all that Michigan gets in return is a bunch of crap. It's to the point where Michigan will have a hard time competing because their program will be under much more scrutiny than the other teams in the conference. Every player we recruit now will have to have a perfect record with great grades.

I'm sure other conferences would love to have Michigan with their tradition and academics. Or if Michigan went independent I'm sure teams would line up to have a chance to play them. I'm just wondering what other people think about this. Should Michigan consider leaving the Big Ten?



June 10th, 2010 at 6:00 PM ^

I think Michigan should leave the Big Ten and go to the Big XII.  I think the future lies of college athletics lies with the Big XII. :)


June 10th, 2010 at 6:00 PM ^

Simple answer . . . No.  There's no evidece we will have a hard time competing.  We've had a tough two years with a new offense and lack of depth.  If we go 9-3 this year, we'll all talking how Nebraska and A&M don't want to play us. (TX a different story).


June 10th, 2010 at 6:05 PM ^

This post should be removed.  I negged you for being a total idiot. 

"Should school x leave the highest revenue generating conference in all of college sports?"

The answer will always be a firm "no".


June 10th, 2010 at 6:14 PM ^

Wow. This is the single dumbest thing I have ever read on this site. And there have been a lot of dumb posts.

Let's leave what could be the best sporting conference in all of college sports. Let's throw away the money they reel in every year due to being a part of this conference.

Are you drunk? High? Both?


June 10th, 2010 at 6:18 PM ^

That is, without a doubt, the most spectacularly ill-conceived idea I have ever seen presented on this forum.  I am almost "not mad but impressed" like with Baxter and the wheel of cheese.  I can't believe you were able to write something, on a day when so many crazy ideas are already flying around, that could make my jaw drop and make me start giggling like a 12 year old girl.  But you did it.


June 10th, 2010 at 6:21 PM ^

This same argument was used on Thomas Jefferson. That's why he moved to France for awhile.  And then he caught syphilis.*

Do you want Michigan to get a VD?


*All facts stated are true-ish.


June 10th, 2010 at 6:44 PM ^

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June 10th, 2010 at 6:27 PM ^

What you just said is the most insanely idiotic thing I have ever heard. At no point in you incoherent, rambling response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. We are all now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.