Today's the big official day, where all the expansion moves officially happen. Not caring about the Pac-12 (and actively hating Colorado) means I don't have much to say there. But I do have a couple entertaining reads concerning the newest member of the Big 10.
Keep in mind this is still written by a Michigan fan (who more than fairly roasts our own fandom), so stuff like:
Illinois will annoy the hell out of you. They will show up once a year and declare themselves your biggest rival, even though you'll have no recollection of actually losing to them. After your game with them, you will completely forget all about them until next year when they will remind you again.
...may not make sense to anyone who hasn't experienced that. Which we poor Michigan fans do, year after year.
Now this link comes from an Iowa blog. That's especially relevant since Iowa is on tap to become Nebraska's big in-conference rival. The sentences in the blog post itself and in the comments are a bit more relatable than from the MGoBlog one, as...
Illinois – The Michigan State of Illinois.
...makes sense to anyone regardless of fanbase.
(edited by BoromirMark on 1.7.11 1847)
Michigan against the SEC: 20-6-1 (7-4 in bowl games)
At least the 'Hawks made it through the 1st preseason game without losing our QB like when I had to make the earliest "Ceremonial Throwing of the Hat" ever when Dilfer went down in the exhibition opener last year.