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Bowl season snooze fest must end
Fox Sports ^ | December 28, 2010 | Fox Sports

Posted on 01/04/2011 5:35:57 PM PST by Benchim

After a college footballweekend that was essentially nothing more than a media pile-on against the NCAA for its head-scratching treatment of five Ohio State players who violated the rules, I've got a bone to pick with the association, too.

The 2010-2011 bowl season has been downright awful.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: bcs; boring; playoffs; stop
During this 6 week drought of meaningless crap like Oklahoma playing Conn and Boise state playing Utah again. And Texas Tech playing in the Cotton Bowl but two other no names playing the "cotton bowl" in Texas stadium and the Bowls renamed to things like "Go Daddy" and Muffler bowl, enough is enough!! We want a playoff like every other sport. Even the damned pro football leagues do a play off. 60 damned teams could play off in 6 weeks!!! Then we would have a REAL national champion and not something some damned drunk sports writer tells us in "number one".
1 posted on 01/04/2011 5:36:05 PM PST by Benchim
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To: Benchim

It’s Liberal PC. Every college gets to go to a bowl.


2 posted on 01/04/2011 5:38:12 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Lawyer, A Painter, A Politician And The Media Can Change Black To White)
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To: ReverendJames

We even did. Looking forward to next year! Pre-season top 5 or 10.


3 posted on 01/04/2011 5:48:59 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Benchim

PLAYOFFS - 8 teams, could do it in a span of 3 weeks (like March Madness). Others not included in the BCS playoffs could play in the lackluster Liberty or Meineke Bowls.


4 posted on 01/04/2011 5:50:06 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Benchim

I didn’t watch any of the games. What was the point?


5 posted on 01/04/2011 5:52:46 PM PST by bigheadfred (As a rapturous voice escapes I will tremble a prayer and I'll ask for forgiveness...)
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To: Benchim

Yep. And the fact that almost oll the games are on ESPN hinders it too I think.
A playoff system would be great.


6 posted on 01/04/2011 6:00:42 PM PST by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: Benchim

The Stanford - VA Tech game should have been a sellout, but there were lots of empty seats, even in the first half.


7 posted on 01/04/2011 6:03:44 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Benchim

We need one bowl game for the ultimate losing teams....Tidy Bowl.


8 posted on 01/04/2011 6:08:15 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: Benchim

“two other no names playing the “cotton bowl” in Texas stadium”

Texas A&M and LSU are “no names?”


9 posted on 01/04/2011 6:15:12 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: ReverendJames

Not IU. Go Hoosiers.


10 posted on 01/04/2011 6:19:07 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (Being awake is dangerous and silly.)
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To: SVTCobra03

Wow #18 vs #12. What a thriller. Who cares?


11 posted on 01/04/2011 6:19:52 PM PST by Benchim
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To: Benchim

I’m wondering how there is a game in Texas Stadium, since they imploded it last year...


12 posted on 01/04/2011 6:23:56 PM PST by Texican72
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To: Texican72

LMAO. Don’t you know that makes ol “facelift” Jerry Jones just madder than Hell. I love it!!


13 posted on 01/04/2011 6:38:16 PM PST by Benchim
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To: SeaHawkFan

Wisconsin/Stanford in the Rose Bowl would have been a winning combo, and a tribute to the Rose Bowl tradition, but the BCS knew better.


14 posted on 01/04/2011 6:43:40 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Benchim

I’m loving it but would like closer games.


15 posted on 01/04/2011 6:46:07 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: ReverendJames
It’s Liberal PC. Every college gets to go to a bowl.

It's similar to the NHL. Something like 80 percent of the Pro Hockey Teams go to the playoffs? What's the point of having a regular season? Same thing with Basketball. That's not the way it used to be, before it became all about the money.
16 posted on 01/04/2011 7:01:24 PM PST by Signalman
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To: Benchim
I may be in the minority, but I say no to the BCS and no to playoffs. Bring back the tradition and pageantry that the major bowls had before the BCS.

Let's also say "no" to lengthening the season, the way the pros have done--with World Series games being played after Halloween and the Super Bowl now taking place after Groundhog Day. Wind up college football on New Years Day.

Go, Trojans! Beat the Gophers!

17 posted on 01/04/2011 7:26:44 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Signalman

Yeah, sad isn’t it? I look forward to NFL then the March Madness series. I do not like baseball. Boring. I like hockey when I can get it. I use OTA TV, no cable no satellite.


18 posted on 01/04/2011 7:34:29 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Lawyer, A Painter, A Politician And The Media Can Change Black To White)
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To: Benchim

Why so worried about watching students play games?


19 posted on 01/04/2011 7:50:20 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Benchim

“Wow #18 vs #12. What a thriller. Who cares?”

Obviously not pussified metrosexuals who dont care for football.


20 posted on 01/04/2011 8:14:10 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Fiji Hill
I may be in the minority, but I say no to the BCS and no to playoffs. Bring back the tradition and pageantry that the major bowls had before the BCS.

Agreed.

21 posted on 01/04/2011 8:17:53 PM PST by r9etb
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To: Benchim

Even if you have playoff, there is still the problem of
scheduling bias...you may have 4 strong teams in the east or
west, and they would have to play out there and they might
nullify each other....then you have to have to stratify the
contests by top seed vs. lower seed, like with basketball,
and that’s realllllly fair, isn’t it? I say to H**l with it.
Even if some no. 2 beats a no.1...it won’t stop the arguments,
bad calls, bad weather, gambling, etc would enter into
the argument of why no. 2 isn’t really better than no. 1..
“we wuz robbed” etc...in the long run, who remembers who was
the 1976 “national” champion, and eventually who really cares
except those who were intimately involved.


22 posted on 01/04/2011 8:29:12 PM PST by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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To: Benchim

I care. I’m an Aggie.


23 posted on 01/04/2011 8:32:43 PM PST by 38special (AK, CA, CO, NV, WA ... WTF?)
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To: r9etb

It was nice during the Rose Bowl to actually see the marching bands playing at halftime for once.


24 posted on 01/04/2011 8:33:13 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Getready

In a national playoff the nation would be on the edge of its seat. Weekends would be filled with excitement instead of suicides. Playoffs are an absolute must. The empty stadiums are killing this sport. Start now!!


25 posted on 01/04/2011 8:33:13 PM PST by Benchim
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To: Benchim
I think playoffs would definitely spark some interest in college football. Bowl games are a drag and besides, how can a college football team say with pride that they are competing in the Tostito Bowl!
26 posted on 01/04/2011 8:41:18 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: ReverendJames

“It’s Liberal PC. Every college gets to go to a bowl.”

BINGO! We’re all winners!


27 posted on 01/05/2011 3:15:44 AM PST by poobear
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To: Benchim
There have been some good games. Last night’s Sugar Bowl would have been better had it not been for that bad call (safety? Nope!) late in the game.

Bowl Season is a great time of year, IMO. Games that conflict can get recorded and watched later.

28 posted on 01/05/2011 7:16:40 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Benchim

Controlled Bread and Circus.


29 posted on 01/05/2011 7:20:23 AM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: BenLurkin

Arkansas totally blew that game with the dropped passes, and that ridiculous Mallet interception at the end of the game. Mallet must have thought he was still at Michigan when he made that throw.


30 posted on 01/05/2011 7:22:53 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Benchim

Most of the bowl matchups were complete crap. I hope the ratings and ticket sales reflected that.

Wisconsin/TCU was the only game I really wanted to see. Congrats TCU, co-National Champion.


31 posted on 01/05/2011 7:30:28 AM PST by RabidBartender
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To: Fiji Hill
"Bring back the tradition and pageantry that the major bowls had before the BCS."

I despise the BCS, but I don't like a handful of idiot sportswriters choosing the champion, either.

32 posted on 01/05/2011 7:33:15 AM PST by RabidBartender
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

If they wanted the bowls to be entertaining they could certainly pick better match ups. WVU vs. Mich would have been awesome.


33 posted on 01/05/2011 7:35:25 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Signalman

Actually just barely over half of NHL and NBA teams go to the playoffs (16 out of 30 in both cases). What you’re saying is actually how it used to be, the NHL used to send 16 out of 21 teams, NBA was similar, they’ve expanded the leagues without expanding the playoffs.

There’s really nothing liberal about it. In the case of he NBA and NHL they’re trying to make the money to pay the salaries. Most of their stadiums are in the 18 to 25 thousand seat range, and they don’t have the massive TV contracts of the NFL or NCAA. If you’re going to be paying 50 or 60 million dollars a year in player salary, plus coaches, trainers, rent on the stadium, some sort of training facility, office and advertising you’re going to need to play a lot of games. So you have a big regular season (82 games) and big playoffs (potentially 28 games for the final 2 teams).

For the Bowls it’s similar. Bowl games make money. Both in the selling of the TV contracts and, most importantly, in the happy alumni. Alumni associations are a major source of funding in college sports, and they like to see their teams play in any kind of post season. Whether it’s a 92 team (coming soon) basketball tournament or a meaningless bowl game, the post season is the post season and they make alumni happy and happy alumni write checks.


34 posted on 01/05/2011 7:41:08 AM PST by discostu (this is defninitely not my confused face)
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To: RabidBartender

How bout that Go Daddy with middle Tennessee. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Playoffs PLEEEEEEEEEASe


35 posted on 01/06/2011 6:53:55 PM PST by Benchim
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