There are only a few days left until the first Saturday of the college football season and SportsPickle is counting down the top stories of 2009. Today: No. 8, Big 12 Conference.
There is absolutely no defense played in the Big 12. None at all.
In fact, the worst defense in the entire conference is by Big 12 fans who try to defend the defense played in the conference by saying all the scoring is really just due to the quantity of offensive playmakers. That defense is absolutely pathetic. Even worse than Texas Tech's. Really.
Embrace your Arena League-style of play, Big 12. Own it. At least it's exciting. Sure, you often lose to the SEC in the BCS Championship Game just like Ohio State. But at least you succeed at being fun to watch while failing. The Big Ten both sucks and blows.
The 2009 Big 12 season promises to be the most defensive-free in its history with Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy returning. And I'm sure Mike Leach has some future undrafted free agent ready to light things up in Lubbock.
Above all else, Big 12 football is entertaining. And that's why it's so important. A good 90-percent of college football fans are drunk every Saturday. Big 12 football keeps them awake and wards off the fatal mid-afternoon pass-out/hangover.
Thanks for not putting us to sleep, Big 12. We'd give you a hug, but no one wraps anyone up in the Big 12.