In a stunning development, the Big Ten (actually the Big Eleven, probably soon to be called the Big Twelve or Big Fourteen, and Big Sixteen is even a possibility) has decided “hey, let’s play some games in December!” Why not? Everyone else is doing it.Although there’s usually a huge gap between the last game of the regular season or conference championship game and a BCS contest for those teams that make it, it’s always been much bigger for the Big Ten. For instance, in 2006, when Florida destroyed (yes, that’s right, it was an annihilation) Ohio State in the championship game, the Gators has played their previous game much closer to the title game than the Buckeyes. It was Ohio State’s first game in 51 days. For Florida, the layoff had only been 37 days. While both numbers seem high...

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