Before one more media outlet slurps up more Big Ten juice….
Before The Ohio State faithful shout “We’re back” one more time….
Let’s look at the conference standings with 2 games reaming; one being for all the marbles. With the other game, you’d have to have loose marbles to care about, unless your confidence pick standings depended on it.
And here’s the thing about it, either way win or lose, 5 or 6 victories is more than 4. Also the sentiment rest that the SEC had a down year in the bowls this season. No one will be sending out press statement on what a great bowl season the conference enjoyed! And the SEC could still wind up being better.
Sure we could blame Spurrier for failing to show up or LSU could blame the slop bowl turf taking away its’ biggest advantage, but it is what it is. The SEC fell below standards, overall. Give the Big Ten its’ due – 2 nice BCS bowl wins this year (against teams who aren’t accustom to the challenge). But please don’t drink the kool-aid being served from Big Ten HQ in Chicago.
Now let’s pray for Middle East peace and Midwest understanding. (Both probably not happening in my lifetime)