The BCS is a joke. It's all about who has the biggest fan base. Notre Dame should have never been invited to the Sugar Bowl. They played weak teams during the season and lost to Michigan and USC. Wisconsin had the same 10-2 record, except they played better teams than Air Force, Navy and Army who have height requirements for admission. The academy games usually look like the big bullies picking on the high school kids. The academies play smarter but don't have the size. But Notre Dame has big time money and were able to get their QB front covers on magazines and build up the hype. They even demanded to be in the championship game. Anyone who has their own TV station can make lots of demands. Right now we are not necessarily seeing the "best" teams in the BCS bowl games but the ones with the most clout. I'm really not bashing Notre Dame, I'm just using them as an example of why the BCS system is flawed. I think what most fans would like to see is a playoff of teams that legitimately belong there. I don't see that ever happening because advertisers want the stadiums filled in bowl games. Could Boise ST fill a stadium with alums?
There seemed to be a lot of Boise State fans in Glendale.
Yes, and those fans buy the tickets and the jerseys and the hats and those make the bowls profitable.