“The Big Ten Sucks” is a statement I’ve heard multiple times, even from those whose favorite teams are in the conference. “The Big Ten teams are nothing compared to those in the SEC.” Maybe so, but the Big Ten hasn’t been THAT bad this year. For example, Penn State. They’ve done pretty well despite the sanctions and some players have collected football honors. Ohio State had a 12-0 season and their sanctions have haunted them as well.
Some say programs that did wrong shouldn’t be glorified – I’m not disagreeing. What’s happened at Ohio State and Penn State is nothing to be proud of. However, people still feel loyalty to their teams and thus will continue to harbor team pride. Die-hard sports fans, they are. They won’t admit The Big Ten sucks.