OUR LONG NATIONAL NIGHTMARE HAS ENDED
Per a tip-off tweet from Alex Pelsor (@alexpelsor)...
Just learned today the Nebraska vs. Minnesota "Chair Trophy" is coming back! @TeamJack @ @UMNChildrens are involved with it. Stay tuned... pic.twitter.com/Wr10oZrlGE— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) September 12, 2017
Of course, on the one hand, it is again annoying that a Big Ten “rivalry” is dependent upon sponsorship of any kind, rather than something silly like left-behind water containers, cannons, or internet feuds.
On the other hand, anything bringing back an excellent rivalry trophy is worth it.
This one, though, comes with some scheduling news, too. Per the Big Ten releasing its 2020 and 2021 conference schedules, the Quadrangle of Hate will have their rivalries jumbled. Iowa-wisconsin will play for the Heartland Trophy during the final weekend of the season in 2020 and 2021, while Nebraska and Minnesota will battle it out for the Chair.
We’ve got a Nebraska take or two!
Dead Read: I think this B1G thing is finally settling in. I am feeling omni-directional hate. Nebby has been demoted out of Black Friday, but promoted into playing a superior fanbase with another trophy (that reappeared after sponsorship was found). So B1G.
BRT: I’m excited about the return of The Chair! Now if only the Corporate Crapfest trophy we have with Iowa could go missing. The $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy is the third best thing to come out of the Bo Pelini era, after @FauxPelini and being taunted by opposing punters pretending to pet a cat.
Big Ten Releases 2020-21 Schedules
Here are screengrabs of the schedule, in case you’re too lazy to click:
We may have more thoughts on the scheduling changes soon (though, as always, projecting a program 5 years out is silly—this will not, however, stop the “OMG PENN STATE GOT SUCH A HARD/SOFT/MIDDLING SCHEDULE” hottaeks), but in the meantime, feel free to celebrate the $5 Bits of Broken Chair’s return.