Found December 03, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
Surely, anyone who watched the Big Ten Championship game on Saturday night knows that Nebraska doesn’t deserve the opportunity to play in a BCS bowl game. I mean, sfter a 70-31 shellacking in the conference title game, it’s warranted that folks wad up the resume titled “Nebraska Cornhuskers – Football” and toss it into a waste basket, right? As Lee Corso would say, “not so fast, my friend.” Bo Pelini and the Cornhuskers got railroaded by Wisconsin on Saturday in the Big Ten Championship Game. But regardless of Saturday’s result, it was still Nebraska, not Wisconsin, that really earned the right to play in Pasadena. (Image source: B/R) Saturday night’s embarrassment to the Big Ten Conference’s football legacy is the exact reason I find conference championship games absurd. Not because of what Wisconsin did to the Huskers on a national stage, but what the result meant. Wisconsin finished the season with a modest 8-5 record (including the championship game), 4-4 in conference play. Th...
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