Great point sir. It is very annoying. There is no way in hell that if the Big Ten had a game as LSU/Bama was yesterday that everyone would be saying such a great game. Damn double standards.
I'm a Big Ten grad and I guess I simply disagree. The Big Ten this year is as bad as I can remember in decades. Last night's game wasn't pretty and plenty of people are ripping on the 9-6 result, but the amount of speed and athleticism just blows away what the Big Ten is putting out on the field this year, IMO. The defenses are so far better than anything the Big Ten has to offer.
I don't disagree that there is a double standard, but some of that is earned. The conference has been really poor in bowl games the last decade...finishing 6th among conferences. When OSU has made title games they've been destroyed. In my opinion, a Big Ten team going into Alabama gets their heads handed to them. Michigan State losing to Notre Dame, Ohio State to Miami (FL), Nebraska needing everything to beat a bad Fresno State team at home and then losing to Northwestern. On and on. The rep is deserved in my opinion.
I will not be surprised to see the Big Ten go 1-6 or something along those lines in bowl games again. Using the eyeball test, the talent just doesn't seem to be there other than Wisconsin...and they did their typical gag they do every year when they finally play someone of quality.
Off my soapbox.