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Author Topic: BOWL GAMES MUST DIE!!!  (Read 861 times)
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Tim Maynard
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« on: December 11, 2004, 03:54:59 PM »

Not only because they stand in the way of a playoff system but also because 13 teams who finished with a 6-5 record are playing in Bowl games!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2004, 10:50:19 PM »

College football is, at the same time, the most exciting and most anti-climactic sport in this country.  Don't even get me started about the crapfest that is the BCS.  There's too many teams with too many reasons to be pissed off this year (see my sig for example 1.  An 11-0 season and we get Pitt in the Fiesta Bowl.  You kidding me?), and it could all be solved with a playoff.

Too bad the powers that be will never let it happen.  Too much money involved.  frown
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2004, 12:05:51 AM »

I never really cared much either way until I heard that Texas is going to play in the Rose Bowl.  Texas! for jeezes sakes.  Why them and not Cal is a travesty.  The university presidents are behind keeping the bowl system and they threw the whole tradition arguement out the window while letting that happen (I'm sure there are earlier precedences but this one struck me).
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2004, 03:05:58 AM »

Gratch you thin you got screwed? Try Boise State. 11-0 just like Utah, and not even  BCS bid. Shame. Any undefeated team should at least have a bid for the national championship, and this is why the BCS sucks.
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2004, 05:17:02 AM »

Trust me, I know it's not just Utah that got the shaft.  Cal, Boise St., Auburn, also got screwed royally by this system.  If there was ever a year that screamed out for change, this is certainly it.  At least Utah gets the BCS payout, which somewhat helps to make up for the fact that we will never get a chance to prove how good this team really is.  Oh well...  frown

Sad thing is, had Utah not made it to the Fiesta Bowl, they would be matched up against Louisville in the Liberty Bowl.  Now that would have been a hell of a game to watch.  Two top 10 teams (not to mention the #1 and #3 offenses in the country) going head to head.  What a blast that would have been.
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2004, 02:29:14 PM »

My understanding of the BCS system is that it is meant to get the number 1 and the number 2 teams together for a bowl game, and that's it. And even that gets screwed up like last year, so go figure.

College ball needs playoffs but most coaches have clauses in their contracts for extra money should the school get to a bowl game, and with so many bowls and so many advertising dollars going around, good luck changing the system. It's like baseball getting serious with a salary cap... ever. Won't happen in my lifetime, and that's a damn shame.
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