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    Re: BCS blather

    Quote Originally Posted by SandyD View Post
    Nor the ACC. Why not K-State?
    I'm dumbfounded that the ACC's getting two bids

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    Yep, the Big Ten probably didn't deserve two, but it's not like the choices were all that clear. Michigan was 10-2 afterall. But the entire system sucks. I hate the idea that there's such a financial component of the BCS and the decisions are based on factors that are entirely biased towards bigger conferences. It's set up to make the rich richer. The Big Ten will almost always get 2 teams, and sometimes not deservingly. It's not fair. If there is a silver lining in this year, it will be that it might be the biggest example yet of how screwed up the system is and it will have a broader affect then in the past. This could wind up pissing off just enough people, and the right people, that it could be a catalyst for change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyD View Post
    Nor the ACC. Why not K-State?
    Sadly, the answer is obvious... Hotel rooms, airline tickets, hurricanes on Bourbon Street.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    I think it'd be much simpler if we'd just bag the whole BCS system and let's just start a new tradition of taking the top two SEC teams and let the rest of the country fight it out for the other Bowls. It'll save some poor sap from enduring another SEC beating...
    Ok, as long as the winner of that game agrees to play USC at the end.

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    So who should have gotten the at large bids this year?
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    He problem with that suggestion is that USC may or may not be eligible or pot season play on a given year and they would likely just have to vacate the game if they indeed won it....
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    The only good that will come out of this garbage -- and yes, this result IS garbage -- is that, apparently, T. Boone Pickens is going to start putting some of his billions to work to get the system changed at a higher level than the BCS and the NCAA.

    As for the game? Count me as another die-hard college fan that has zero interest in this game.
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    The big 12 (-2) deserved 2 teams ... especially over the ACC. I'd be ok with the Big 10 getting 2, but I'm surprised Mich instead of Mich State. Stanford certainly deserves their spot.

    K-State wouldn't travel to see their team in a BCS bowl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    He problem with that suggestion is that USC may or may not be eligible or pot season play on a given year and they would likely just have to vacate the game if they indeed won it....
    Well maybe they should just apply for SEC membership so all of those charges will just disappear. Amazing how teams like Auburn can get away with so much but teams from other conferences are severely penalized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    So who should have gotten the at large bids this year?
    Boise State is certainly better than VaTech.

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    I'd be all for Boise State getting another BCS berth. I also think Michigan State was the better team over Michigan. Actually, watching them in the Big Ten title game last night I was really impressed with them. They're a much better team than most gie them credit for.
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    Well maybe they should just apply for SEC membership so all of those charges will just disappear. Amazing how teams like Auburn can get away with so much but teams from other conferences are severely penalized.
    The complete exoneration by the NCAA is a death blow to this argument. But thre is a thread in the archives that definitively demonstrates this if you're willing to reexamine your premises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    Boise State is certainly better than VaTech.
    VaTech had a pretty weak schedule.
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    Re: BCS blather

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    What would be the better game, regardless of "entertainment value"?
    Oklahoma State would be a better game, we don't get that now, we get a game we've already seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    Here's actually why the BCS sucks: Va Tech vs Michigan in the Sugar Bowl. Awful.
    Another bowl I will not watch. Its garbage that the only team Va Tech plays the entire f'ing season kicks their teeth down their throats and they get an at large bid. The Big 12 got screwed twice IMO.
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