Call it the tebow effect. I hate hearing all the media blowhards trumpetting the big 10 when the product they put on the field is crap.
I grew up in big10 country, and was even a big10 fan (minus Iowa and tOSU) growing up. Now I have respect for Pat Fitzgerald and Northwestern, but thats about it.
I like that the big 10 still runs the ball a bunch, but you can't deny that there is no way for teams like that to keep up with teams like okie state.
Why would you not include the facts that it was a team that has no fan following for fb, and they sold no tickets for the game, and that they were 8-5.
Hmmm....I wonder why you didn't include all of those FACTS???
Oh yeah, now I remember, it's that you couldn't attempt candor here, because it makes you look even stupider (really tough to do in your case).
Uconn played the role of the hawks in that game. Much like when the hawks play LSU, or USC, or Fla. the tv ratings received for that game are because of the other team.
If Uconn would have played iowa, the ratings would have been HISTORICALLY low...