I'd like to apologize to lcollins1 for my defending the Big Ten as a competitive conference a while back, during some damn fight or another. I stand by what I said then, but this year's bowl schedule has been embarrassing. My "mighty" Michigan's pathetic loss to Mississippi State was equaled and then some by Alabama thrashing Michigan State -- these are two things I would have predicted to happen, but the class difference between these squads, supposedly comparable teams, was disgusting. Wisconsin-TCU was a good, solid game, and I still say that Wisconsin and Ohio State can play with the big boys, but that's it. Incoming Nebraska's 19-7 turd laid against a thoroughly mediocre Washington team didn't help my arguments for Nebraska, either. Jesus Christ, Big Ten. Help me out here.