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Why the BCS is so bad!!
Ridgecrestca.com ^ | Jan 04, 2011 @ 05:50 PM | Brad Kester

Posted on 01/06/2011 7:15:42 PM PST by Benchim

The Bowl Championship Series is the worst thing ever to happen to college football. If anything, the BCS destroys a chance for quality teams to face off every year. I like bowls. I enjoy all of the games. I enjoy watching Southern Mississippi’s offense every December. I enjoy seeing some of the smaller FBS schools, like San Diego State, Nevada and Troy get some national exposure. But I hate the BCS. It destroys rivalries, burns its chance to create new rivalries and alienates teams from getting into the national title hunt.

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Are you watching the Go Daddy, Middle Tennessee game? OF COURSE NOT. It is crap. This BCS madness has got to be put down like a horse with a broken leg. We need a 60 team playoff over this 6 weeks of boring nothingness. Then we would know whether TCU was number one and not be confused with Auburn that has illegal players,in my opinion. Somebody stop this terrible BCS (Bull Crap Stuff)
1 posted on 01/06/2011 7:15:46 PM PST by Benchim
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To: Benchim

Even an 8 team playoff would be a 1000% improvement. I also miss a new Years day packed with games...


2 posted on 01/06/2011 7:17:54 PM PST by MrShoop
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To: MrShoop

Me Too. This is part of the total collapse of our country.


3 posted on 01/06/2011 7:21:46 PM PST by Benchim
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To: Benchim

One thing I don’t like about the BCS is this stretching the bowl games over so long a time. A championship game on January 10 is just dopey. The BCS has delivered what it said it would deliver and that is the two best teams playing each other. If there was no BCS then we would have perhaps Oregon going to the Rose Bowl playing Big Ten champ Wisconsin while Auburn would have gone to the Sugar Bowl to perhaps play Stanford or TCU. So the good thing about the BCS is that we get the two best teams playing each other. We just argue over who the two best teams are. My idea is just as the BCS chooses two teams we should have a committee of credibility choose four teams and we could have those four teams play each other on New Years Day and then a week later have the two winners play each other.


4 posted on 01/06/2011 7:22:19 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Benchim; MrShoop

Agreed...seems everyone wants to destroy traditions that we’ve known & loved for decades in this nation.


5 posted on 01/06/2011 7:23:55 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Benchim

It is pure Fantasy FB. We need a Championship series that allows the 6 major Conference Champions and 2 at large league champions to have a 3 game playoff. Then every team in America has a chance.

Go Ducks!


6 posted on 01/06/2011 7:26:12 PM PST by bray (Support Palin to make heads explode on both sides.)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Agreed...seems everyone wants to destroy traditions that we’ve known & loved for decades in this nation.

However...hating the BCS is becoming a long-standing tradition, too. I guess it's one I wouldn't miss too much, though.
7 posted on 01/06/2011 7:26:24 PM PST by beezdotcom
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

I disagree. If you watch the sports with payoffs, you will see out of sight teams win all the time. I don’t want some drunk sports writers that can’t hold real jobs telling me anything. I want to see final scores. That tells me what I want to know.


8 posted on 01/06/2011 7:26:46 PM PST by Benchim
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

“So the good thing about the BCS is that we get the two best teams playing each other.”

At the Rose Bowl? Yeah, I have to agree with you. That was an exceptional game. Perfect for the national champions.


9 posted on 01/06/2011 7:27:11 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rush speaks! I hear, I obey)
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To: Benchim

there’ll never be a playoff as long as the Big 10 is making money hand over fist w the B10 network. Granted the B10 lost all 5 games the other day, but the only way it might happen is through govt intervention ... and we know how well that works.


10 posted on 01/06/2011 7:28:14 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (Being awake is dangerous and silly.)
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To: Benchim

As bad is the system is this should be a great game.

Go Oregon!!


11 posted on 01/06/2011 7:32:23 PM PST by bray (Support Palin to make heads explode on both sides.)
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To: Benchim

I wish someone could come with ideas to make this happen. I guess boycotting these pathetic matchups on TV would be a start. It was ridiculous to have Oklahoma playing Connecticut and Boise State playing Utah, white Virginia Tech was in a BCS bowl game-—pathetic.


12 posted on 01/06/2011 7:36:23 PM PST by Fast Ed97 (Is it bad when you start to miss the Clinton years?)
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To: anniegetyourgun

If you look at the coaches poll, then compare it to the other polls, they are all pretty much in line.

There are 11 major conferences. I don’t have a problem with the winners of the 11 conferences and 5 “wildcards” to Play an additional 3-4 games.

Question is when will they play? This isn’t the NFL and this isn’t their jobs. Playing 4 more weekends equals the schools paying for travel for close to 100 people several more times.


13 posted on 01/06/2011 7:36:32 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ( Happy Freeping New Year)
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To: Fast Ed97

Tomorrow night we get infamous “cactus” bowl (formerly the cereal bowl) between East Michigan and Delaware!! (honest!! I did not know that Delaware had a football field!) You can’t make this up. I will never let this classic interfere with my watching of the Weather Channel!!


14 posted on 01/06/2011 7:41:08 PM PST by Benchim
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To: bray

How can Oregon beat teams with players that are illegal payoff players, in my opinion. No Chance!!!


15 posted on 01/06/2011 7:43:38 PM PST by Benchim
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To: Benchim

No to the BCS and no to playoffs. Let’s bring back the bowl system the way it used to be. And let’s thin it out, eliminating the Godaddy Bowl, etc.


16 posted on 01/06/2011 7:44:25 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

Playoff games are “Home and Home” games to fill stadiums. Bowl games are history. You have the seeded team with home field advantage. You talk about tv ratings!! You can’t even imagine. This corrupt bowl game crap must be stamped out.


17 posted on 01/06/2011 7:50:19 PM PST by Benchim
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To: MrShoop

A playoff would be preferable to what they have now.

But I prefer the old days, when the last game was on New Years Day. Every game on New Years was an important game. Since it really doesn’t matter who the national champion is, there was a coaches poll and a writers poll. And sometimes there were 2 undefeated teams, and sometimes they didn’t play each other.
It worked out fine. There was no real pressing need for any of this BCS talk.

Now conferences are pretty much pointless. Nebraska in the Big 10? Why? So we really can’t go back to the old days, when it was better.

Back in the old days, too, these football games were on network TV. There are 35 bowl games this year, and 32 were on ESPN or ESPN2 or another version of ESPN. The BCS championship game is on ESPN.

I’m not anti ESPN, and I actually do have this godaddy bowl on. That’s what this is now - the bowl system is now a method to provide ESPN a bunch of programming that’s better than whatever else they’d have on, probably regular season college basketball.

College Football New Years Day bowls was more of an event back in the day.


18 posted on 01/06/2011 8:02:54 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: Benchim
If the BCS is so great, I think we should replace that stupid basketball madness in March and implement the BCS instead. Pick the two best basketball teams and have a 1 game playoff!

Yipee!!!

How'd you do in the BCS Basketball office pool? Woohoo 1 for 1, I win...with half of the other people in the pool!!!

19 posted on 01/06/2011 8:05:56 PM PST by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too...)
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To: Fiji Hill

The conferences are all screwed up now. It wouldn’t be as good as the old days. If the conferences could be moved back the way they were.

And no college football after Jan 1.

One simple rule - no college football after Jan 1 - would solve most of my problems with the current system.


20 posted on 01/06/2011 8:13:18 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: Onelifetogive

GREAT COMPARISON. !!!


21 posted on 01/06/2011 8:15:08 PM PST by Benchim
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To: Benchim

You just watch, we are the engine that could. They beat Stanford who is as physical as Auburn and have a better QB than Newton. This is going to be a great game.

GO OREGON!!


22 posted on 01/06/2011 8:17:21 PM PST by bray (Support Palin to make heads explode on both sides.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
stretching the bowl games over so long a time

It's a snoozefest. I don't even remember whose playing nor what bowl game is on.

23 posted on 01/06/2011 8:17:56 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: Benchim

opponents of BCS are usually fans of teams in
one of the mongrel divisions


24 posted on 01/06/2011 8:19:13 PM PST by Talf
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
A championship game on January 10 is just dopey.

And simply goes to prove that "Student Athletes" are anything but.

These kids need to be in school, but the Big 10 (12), Pac 10 (12) and SEC will do anything for the dollars.

25 posted on 01/06/2011 8:20:23 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Benchim
(honest!! I did not know that Delaware had a football field!)

The Blue Hens? If not for a winning record, you would have never heard of Boise State.

It's all about winning.

26 posted on 01/06/2011 8:24:09 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Benchim

And OP citing an article in the Daily Insufficent? That makes my day!


27 posted on 01/06/2011 8:51:22 PM PST by Starwolf
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To: Benchim

Hey genius, Delaware is playing Eastern Washington in the Div 1AA championship, the FCS. If you paid attention you would know that the match up was determined by a playoff system. Both teams had to win 3 playoff games to get into this game. By the way, where did the Baltimore Ravens quarterback,Joe Flacco, play his college ball.


28 posted on 01/06/2011 9:29:40 PM PST by gusty
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To: Benchim

The Delaware game is the result of a PLAYOFF system. The game should have been played two weeks ago but the schools did not want to play on Christmas day

Go Fightin’ Blue Hens.


29 posted on 01/07/2011 4:26:50 AM PST by Holen1
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To: truthfreedom
And no college football after Jan 1.

Teradittos!

I'd also like to see no major league baseball after Halloween, no pro football after Epiphany, no basketball after Easter Sunday, and, especially, no ice hockey after Memorial Day (a few years ago, the last professional ice hockey game was played two days before the summer solstice).

30 posted on 01/07/2011 8:27:25 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: MrShoop
I kept looking also on Jan 1. i think one game. Did that ESPN suck up all the regular TV coverage? All 274 (/s) bowl games scattered across 2 or 3 weeks in Dec/Jan.

Since the BCS guy and his little excel spreadsheet lives not far from our house, our neighborhood is gonna start it's own bowl.

31 posted on 01/07/2011 9:02:36 AM PST by urtax$@work (,)
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