Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Jim Delany stands next to an overhead projector:
JIM DELANY: Nebraska Cornhuskers.
A picture pops on the screen:
JIM DELANY: All in favor?
Murmurs of agreement from the current Big Ten members.
PURDUE: We need the dues.
JIM DELANY: Good. Nebraska is now a pledge to the Big Ten. Next slide, please.
As Maryland's picture comes up:
Boos, screams and looks of horror fill the room.
JIM DELANY: Just a minute! Just a minute! This is Maryland. He's a legacy from the ACC.
More boos and shouts of disagreement.
Michigan AD Dave Brandon glances at OSU AD Gene Smith sitting next to him.
Straightening his "legacy v-neck sweater," Brandon stands and addresses the others:
DAVE BRANDON: Okay, Maryland is a real loser. That's true. But let's just think back to when you guys got accepted to the Big Ten.
DAVE BRANDON: Sparty, you had an academic reputation just this side of Eastern Michigan. And Ohio State here, everybody thought that the Buckeyes were brain damaged. I myself was so superior, I asked Minnesota to play for a trophy in a rivalry game then beat them like 70 out of the first 75 times we played. So Maryland is a total loser? Let me tell you the story of another loser...
They all start throwing beer cans at Brandon.
(HT: phil for the awesome idea!)