Turn Off Ads?
Page 16 of 23 FirstFirst ... 6121314151617181920 ... LastLast
Results 226 to 240 of 344

Thread: BCS blather

  1. #226
    Member Sea Ray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    15,531

    Re: BCS blather

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Ok, as long as the winner of that game agrees to play USC at the end.
    If there were a playoff this yr and everyone was eligible, I think USC would win it. That's why the whole BCS system is screwed up because even if USC were eligible, they'd not accrue enough pts to play LSU. I agree with those that say the system needs to change but if if it does, I hope the change is to some sort of playoff format as opposed to a revamping of the BCS formula. Anything that involves narrowing the field down to two teams is flawed

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #227
    Member Sea Ray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    15,531

    Re: BCS blather

    Oklahoma certainly should have gotten in due to the strength of the Big 12.

    Mich St travels very well so I don't understand them getting shafted over rival UM. Once you get past that, how did Nebraska bounce over them in the pecking order? A lot of this doesn't make sense. It's not like MSU got blown out last night

  4. #228
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    34,860

    Re: BCS blather

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Oklahoma State would be a better game, we don't get that now, we get a game we've already seen.
    So Oklahoma State is going to provide a better game than one that went to overtime? Sign me up for somehow getting OK State into the game now.

  5. #229
    Member Sea Ray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    15,531

    Re: BCS blather

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    BTW, it's really hard for me to take SEC fans and rivalries seriously. How can you be fierce rivals when the whole conference is pulling for each other? I have never understood that. You will never hear me chanting "Pac-12! Pac-12! Pac-12!" or "NL Central! NL Central!" That's stupid, and only SEC fans do it.
    At the risk of losing my SEC Homer card, I'm going to root bigtime for UC in the Liberty Bowl...

  6. #230
    Viva la Rolen kaldaniels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    7,803

    Re: BCS blather

    The one thing that always gets lost in these BCS debates is playing the NC game a month after the season ends. That's the cherry on top of all this mess.

  7. #231
    Five Tool Fool jojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    18,545

    Re: BCS blather

    Seriously? Northern Illinois vs Arkansas State on jan 8th promises to be a highlight.....of the year....
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

  8. #232
    Member cumberlandreds's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Sterling VA
    Posts
    9,011

    Re: BCS blather

    I would have much rather seen a LSU/Oklahoma State game. But saying that I know LSU and Bama are the two best teams. The BCS, in the end, got it right.
    Some other thoughts about some of the other matchups:

    Virginia Tech should not have got into the Sugar Bowl. They were thumped in the ACC final and just aren't that good. They got there because they have a great fan base that travels. No other reason for them to be in New Orleans. IMO, Baylor should have been there. What a matchup that would have been between the the two QB's!

    Baylor,Boise and TCU got screwed the worst in where they went. All three deserved much better bowls.

    The Rose Bowl is a great matchup. That game will be a 45-42 game.
    Also the Fiesta Bowl should be a nice game. Plenty of scoring in that one too.
    I have no interest in the Sugar and Orange. Just bad matchups in both of those. The day the BCS kicks the Big East will make the whole process much better.
    I am assuming the SEC couldn't get three teams in the BCS bowls. Because Arkansas would have been a better game going against Michigan.
    Reds Fan Since 1971

  9. #233
    Five Tool Fool jojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    18,545

    Re: BCS blather

    Even as an SEC enthusiast, I may or may not watch the SEC errr national championship game depending upon what the wife and kids have going on. We've already seen this game and frankly, clearly i'm biased as I don't like Alabama. That said, I don't like LSU either. I hate Georgia too. Arkansas, not alot of good to say about them either. Same with MSU, SC, and U of F... Kentucky? I'm less and less of a college basketball fan every year. Tennessee mostly just makes me sad. Vandy? They're like your little brother. I'll root for them against a BCS conference co-champ who is trying to bully them. So really my lack of enthusiasm isn't due to anti-Bama sentiment.

    Having to wait 5 weeks to watch a rerun? Jeeps. It's going to be hard to sustain that excitement even for an SEC enthusiast, the "controversy that keeps the current BCS system in the conversation and therefore relevant" notwithstanding.

    I think LSU vs OSU would've had a better storyline even though the odds of a tight game probably would'nt have been great.
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

  10. #234
    Waitin til next year bucksfan2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    10,108

    Re: BCS blather

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Oklahoma certainly should have gotten in due to the strength of the Big 12.

    Mich St travels very well so I don't understand them getting shafted over rival UM. Once you get past that, how did Nebraska bounce over them in the pecking order? A lot of this doesn't make sense. It's not like MSU got blown out last night
    Michigan is a better story. Michigan also has 2 losses as opposed to 3 for MSU. You can say that MSU got screwed because of a money grab (Big 10 title game). I have watched several of Michigan's games and can honestly say they are one of the worst teams ever to get an at large BCS bowl bid.

  11. #235
    Five Tool Fool jojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    18,545

    Re: BCS blather

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    I would have much rather seen a LSU/Oklahoma State game. But saying that I know LSU and Bama are the two best teams. The BCS, in the end, got it right.
    Some other thoughts about some of the other matchups:

    Virginia Tech should not have got into the Sugar Bowl. They were thumped in the ACC final and just aren't that good. They got there because they have a great fan base that travels. No other reason for them to be in New Orleans. IMO, Baylor should have been there. What a matchup that would have been between the the two QB's!

    Baylor,Boise and TCU got screwed the worst in where they went. All three deserved much better bowls.

    The Rose Bowl is a great matchup. That game will be a 45-42 game.
    Also the Fiesta Bowl should be a nice game. Plenty of scoring in that one too.
    I have no interest in the Sugar and Orange. Just bad matchups in both of those. The day the BCS kicks the Big East will make the whole process much better.
    I am assuming the SEC couldn't get three teams in the BCS bowls. Because Arkansas would have been a better game going against Michigan.
    This year the BCS championship game may very well be second fiddle to several of the games you've mentioned....

    On a personal note, the Auburn vs Virginia game will be interesting for me as Virginia should be a tough challenge but a doable one for Auburn's youngsters.
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

  12. #236
    Be the ball Roy Tucker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Mason, OH
    Posts
    11,989

    Re: BCS blather

    I'll have the NC game on (what else is there to do on a early January Sunday night) but I can't say I'm very excited. Other matchups are more compelling for all the rest of us non-SEC fans. Didn't you guys already have an SEC championship game? ;-)

    I am curious as to how Illinois, UCLA, Ohio St., and Florida got in bowl games. Didn't they all, like, suck?

    And Northern Illinois has a very good mid-major type team. They played a helluva game against Ohio U.

    Pay attention to the open sky

  13. #237
    Member Sea Ray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    15,531

    Re: BCS blather

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Michigan is a better story. Michigan also has 2 losses as opposed to 3 for MSU. You can say that MSU got screwed because of a money grab (Big 10 title game). I have watched several of Michigan's games and can honestly say they are one of the worst teams ever to get an at large BCS bowl bid.
    MSU played Wisc to the last whistle. They should not be penalized for playing in their championship game especially if it was a close game. It's happened before with other conferences but I still don't like it. Can you help me out with why Nebraska got a better bowl bid than the Spartans? That's another head scratcher

  14. #238
    Member Sea Ray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    15,531

    Re: BCS blather

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    I'll have the NC game on (what else is there to do on a early January Sunday night) but I can't say I'm very excited. Other matchups are more compelling for all the rest of us non-SEC fans. Didn't you guys already have an SEC championship game? ;-)

    I am curious as to how Illinois, UCLA, Ohio St., and Florida got in bowl games. Didn't they all, like, suck?

    And Northern Illinois has a very good mid-major type team. They played a helluva game against Ohio U.
    It's on a Monday night

  15. #239
    Pre-tty, pre-tty good!! MWM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Posts
    12,324

    Re: BCS blather

    Michigan State is a much better team than Michigan. They beat them head to head and Michigan never had to play Wisconsin. Michigan State also beat Wisconsin first time around. You can't hold it against them that they played in the conference championship game against the top team in the conference.
    Grape works as a soda. Sort of as a gum. I wonder why it doesn't work as a pie. Grape pie? There's no grape pie. - Larry David

  16. #240
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,827

    Re: BCS blather

    I don't have a problem with the National Championship game, well unless Alabama wins that game.

    The at large selections were terrible though. Kansas State is more deserving than some of those teams.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25