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Updated: 08/04/2011 -
Not sure what the suits for the Big Ten are thinking. The new logo looks like it's bad art from the 80's. Calling the football divisions "Legens" and "Leaders?"
"Coming up next, it's a showdown for Leaders supremacy..." or "Up next, its a Legends showdown..."
That is so lame.
How about naming the divisions after Bo Schembechler and Woody Hayes. At least then you'd still be honoring the legacy of the Big Ten. Or as someone else said, the Great Lakes and the Plains divisions.
Sorry, but the Big Ten is no longer a brand name. How often will we hear, "the Big Ten plus two," or "The Big 'don't call us 12' Ten." It's time to come up with a new confernece name. Then again, if their line of thinking will be like the "Legends" and "Leaders" then leave it alone.
And then there's the 18 trophies that will be handed out every year. 18?! And each trophy has two names with it, so as to honor 36 different people from the conference. I'll give you the trophy names down below.
Am I alone in this? The Big Ten made a splash by adding a school like Nebraska, and they've since watered it down in my opinion.
Until next time...
Here are those trophy names I promised you:
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TROPHIES
Trophy Amos Alonzo Stagg, Chicago
Joe Paterno, Penn State
Grange-Griffin Championship Game MVP
Harold Edward “Red” Grange, Illinois
Archie Griffin, Ohio State
Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award
Gerald R. Ford, Michigan
Nile Kinnick, Iowa
Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award
Tony Dungy, Minnesota
Anthony Thompson, Indiana
Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year
Otto Graham, Northwestern
Eddie George, Ohio State
Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year
Bronislau “Bronko” Nagurski, Minnesota
Charles Woodson, Michigan
Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year
Wayne Woodrow “Woody” Hayes, Ohio State
Glenn Edward “Bo” Schembechler, Michigan
Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year
Darrell Thompson, Minnesota
Antwaan Randle El, Indiana
Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year
Dave Rimington, Nebraska
Orlando Pace, Ohio State
Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year
Charles Aaron “Bubba” Smith, Michigan State
Courtney Brown, Penn State
Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year
Bob Griese, Purdue
Drew Brees, Purdue
Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year
Alan Ameche, Wisconsin
Ron Dayne, Wisconsin
Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year
Jack Tatum, Ohio State
Rod Woodson, Purdue
Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year
Dick Butkus, Illinois
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year
Pat Richter, Wisconsin
Desmond Howard, Michigan
Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year
Ted Kwalick, Penn State
Dallas Clark, Iowa
Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year
Jim Bakken, Wisconsin
Morten Andersen, Michigan State
Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year
Thomas Dwight “Dike” Eddleman, Illinois
Brandon Fields, Michigan State
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