New Year's Day 2011 was another example of how irrelevant Big 10 football has become. The Big 10 continues to live in the past and their performance in bowl games time after time proves that the once powerhouse conference continues in a downward spiral.
When Penn State joined the conference back in 2000, the conference chose to keep their name Big-10. That must have went over well with Nittany Lions fans. The arrogant leaders of the Big 10 felt that the name was better than the addition of the 11th school.
Starting in 2011, the Nebraska Cornhuskers will become members and again the powers that be in the Big 10 refuse to change the conference's name. On top of that, they have come up with two conference names that highlight the arrogance of the conference: Legends and Leaders.
Legends and Leaders? Really?
What legends? What leaders? Have you looked at the results of your conference teams in bowl games lately? Perhaps you want to stay away from the SEC when you agree to play in bowl games.
Ohio State is set to play Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl on January 4, 2011. If the Buckeyes lose that game, it will put icing on a really bad tasting cake. If they win, then the Big 10 conference can continue to brag about their superiority amongst the other conferences in the FBS.
Let's take a look at the game to be played, as well as the ones that have been played. Please keep your laughter to yourself, or the comment board to this article.