Big Ten fans, here is your ammunition when engaged in a debate with some vitriolic SEC fan. Yes, your conference has several things the SEC does not. And a quarterback from the Big Ten winning Super Bowl XLIV isn't even included.
When it comes to attacking a conference, none has been maligned more in the last few seasons than the Big Ten, sometimes deservedly and other times undeservedly. From being too slow to being a bunch of corn-fed hicks, the conference has dealt with much hatred from the South. Now, coming off a solid performance in last season's bowl games, the Big Ten hopes to solidify itself as a contender for best conference in college football.
The conference has a long way to go in order to claim that title, but here are some good reasons that are a start...and the next time you are arguing conference supremacy, remember that the Big Ten doesn't have two teams in the conference with the same name At least it was intelligent enough to figure that out.