Seriously, how dumb are the names of the new Big Ten divisions? They decided on the Leaders Division (consisting of Ohio St., Illinois, Indiana, Penn St., Purdue & Wisconsin), and the Legends Division (Iowa, Michigan, Michigan St., Minnesota, Nebraska & Northwestern). The first immediate thought for me was, “Who’s brilliant f***ing idea was this?” After the initial shock of realizing that this was no joke, and that I had read this correctly, I started to laugh hysterically. Those have to be some of the dumbest ideas for division names that I have ever heard of. No ‘North division’, or ‘West Division’; no, nothing conventional like that. They went way, way, way outside the box and decided to name it something ridiculous like Leaders & Legends. Here’s a little snippet of what the name actually ‘means’ to the conference:
“The Legends, not too hard in that we have 215 College Football Hall of Fame members, we have 15 Heisman Trophy winners,” commissioner Jim Delany said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press. “We thought it made perfect sense to recognize the iconic and the legendary through the naming of the division in that regard. … We’ve had plenty of leaders in the conference, that’s for sure, but the emphasis here is to recognize the mission of using intercollegiate athletics and higher education to build future leaders.”
Um, yeah…that little statement right there is some of the corniest B.S. that I’ve ever heard in my life. No joke. The Big Ten never ceases to amaze me, and this is just one more reason as to why that is. Ladies & Gents, next seasons newest division names: Legends & Leaders. Give me a break.