Yeah, so, this roused the SEC bigot in me. Whether that’s a strength or a liability is a matter of perspective, I suppose.
The Big Ten conference appears, in all seriousness, to have named its two new divisions Leaders and Legends.
(I suggested Fuzzy Bunnies and Rose Petals—nice tie-in with the Rose Bowl, don’t you think?—but apparently they can’t listen to reason up there. Alternately, I think Shirts and Skins might have done a lot for women’s basketball attendance, but never mind.)
Anyway, this is just a tad precious, don’t you think? If, as Stewart Mandel says, conference strength really is cyclical, how’s it going to play in some future year, when the Big Ten is as down as the Big East is today, to have divisions named Leaders and Legends?
Can a “leader” or a “legend” be headed to a bowl at 6-6 to get pounded by a third-tier SEC team?
I’m glad my conference’s divisions have normal names.