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  • AG to sue Bowl Championship Series

    03/02/2010 2:37:13 PM PST · by legalwatch · 24 replies · 541+ views
    Legal Newsline ^ | 3-2-09 | Chris Rizo
    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Big legal troubles could be in store for the college football playoff system that the Utah attorney general says disadvantages his and other states.
  • Tebow to attend national prayer breakfast (-0 will be there .. tell it, Tim!)

    02/03/2010 6:59:54 PM PST · by STARWISE · 64 replies · 1,067+ views
    Politico ^ | 2-2-10 | Ann Schroeder Mullins, Amie Parnes
    Tim Tebow — the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback who will appear in a pro-life ad during the Super Bowl — will attend the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, his agent tells POLITICO. Asked if Tebow will speak at the breakfast, his agent, Susan Vanderlinde, said, “Yes, I believe he is.” President Obama and several lawmakers plan to attend the breakfast. Tebow, who just finished his last football season at the University of Florida, has crossed over from sports to politics and religion: He will appear in an ad paid for by the conservative Christian group, Focus on the Family, during the...
  • The ‘Transformational’ President Plays Small Ball

    01/30/2010 11:33:44 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 1 replies · 249+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/30/2010 | Ed Carson
    Barack Obama ran for president to be a transformational leader like FDR, who came into office amid an economic crisis and passed sweeping legislation that fundamentally remade the government and country. Obama had no interest in the “small ball” presidency of Bill Clinton’s second term. But now, after Scott Brown’s Massachusetts upset dealt a seemingly fatal blow to his health care plans, he may be setting his sights a little lower:
  • Justice Dept.: Obama administration may take action on BCS

    01/29/2010 11:25:09 PM PST · by FTJM · 12 replies · 671+ views
    AP ^ | January 29, 2010 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is considering several steps that would review the legality of the controversial Bowl Championship Series, the Justice Department said in a letter Friday to a senator who had asked for an antitrust review. In the letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch, obtained by The Associated Press, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich wrote that the Justice Department is reviewing Hatch's request and other materials to determine whether to open an investigation into whether the BCS violates antitrust laws. "Importantly, and in addition, the administration also is exploring other options that might be available to address concerns...
  • Obama Administration May Investigate Controversial College Football Bowl System

    01/29/2010 7:03:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies · 780+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 29, 2010 | Karen Travers
    President Obama has made it abundantly clear that he does not like the current system for naming a national championship team in college football. Now his administration may take action on behalf of him and the countless other sports fans who oppose college football’s Bowl Championship Series (BCS), the controversial system by which a national champion is crowned every January. In a letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich said the Justice Department is deciding if it will investigate whether the BCS system violates antitrust laws. The Republican lawmaker had written to the Justice Department’s Antitrust...
  • Justice Dept.: Obama administration may take action on BCS

    01/29/2010 5:10:26 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 41 replies · 921+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is considering several steps that would review the legality of the controversial Bowl Championship Series, the Justice Department said in a letter Friday to a senator who had asked for an antitrust review. In the letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch, obtained by The Associated Press, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich wrote that the Justice Department is reviewing Hatch's request and other materials to determine whether to open an investigation into whether the BCS violates antitrust laws.
  • Orrin Hatch wants Boise State to visit White House with national champ Alabama

    01/14/2010 2:30:10 PM PST · by bamahead · 32 replies · 887+ views
    Birmingham News / AP ^ | January 14, 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Orrin Hatch is urging President Barack Obama to invite Boise State University to the White House along with Bowl Championship Series winner Alabama, arguing both undefeated football teams deserve the honor. The Utah Republican made the request in a letter to Obama Thursday. Hatch says that because there is no playoff, fans are left to speculate whether more than one team deserves to be called the best in college football. Last fall, the senator urged Obama to ask the Justice Department to investigate whether the BCS violated antitrust laws. He has yet to receive a response.
  • I am seocond - Colt McCoy and Sam Bradford

    01/10/2010 8:10:59 PM PST · by tang-soo · 9 replies · 777+ views
    You Tube ^ | 10/14/2009 | Colt McCoy and Sam Bradford
    Two young quarterbacks explain why they are second in the you tube videos that are just a few minutes each. Colt explains why he is second Sam explains why he is second
  • Colt McCoy BCS championship post game interview...(Class Act)

    01/08/2010 9:32:13 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 16 replies · 1,248+ views
    youtube ^ | Colt McCoy
    video link above. Good kid. Quote to remember in victory or defeat: I always give God the glory. I never question why things happen the way they do. God is in control of my life. And I know, if nothing else, I'm standing on the Rock.
  • Boeing Laser Demonstrator Program Accepts Oshkosh Military Truck

    01/08/2010 10:45:56 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 438+ views
    Space War ^ | 1/08/2006 | SPX via Space War
    Boeing has announced that it has accepted the Oshkosh Defense military truck that will carry a Boeing-built laser beam control system for the U.S. Army's High Energy Laser Technology Demonstrator (HEL TD) program. Boeing received the Oshkosh Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) on Dec. 17 at the Oshkosh facility in Oshkosh, Wis. "This demonstration program has successfully transitioned from the design phase to the fabrication phase," said Gary Fitzmire, vice president and program director of Boeing Missile Defense Systems' Directed Energy Systems unit. "This transformational, solid-state laser weapon capability will provide speed-of-light, ultra-precision capability that will dramatically improve warfighters'...
  • Texas’ Colt McCoy: ‘I Always Give God the Glory’

    01/08/2010 1:25:10 PM PST · by Bean74 · 32 replies · 1,339+ views
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | January 8, 2010 | Colleen Raezler
    Winning is part of sports and often God is praised by athletes when that happens. Rarer though, is the athlete who praises God even in the midst of crushing disappointment. But Colt McCoy, quarterback for the University of Texas Longhorns, took the opportunity to speak about his faith last night when ABC’s Lisa Salters asked him how it felt to watch the BCS Championship game against Alabama from the sidelines. “I always give God the glory. I never question why things happen the way they do. God is in control of my life. And I know that if nothing else,...
  • After insane decision, Mack Brown in for many sleepless nights

    01/08/2010 7:54:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies · 907+ views
    SI ^ | January 8, 2010 | Joe Posnanski
    Someone asked Texas coach Mack Brown a pretty basic question on Wednesday, the day before his Longhorns played Alabama in the BCS Championship. And Brown gave a surprising answer. The question was what he thinks about when he's lying awake the night before a big game. ............................................. Texas had called timeout. Texas ... had ... called ... timeout. Inexplicable? No, that word doesn't quite cover it. Mack Brown called timeout. Why? Was he thinking his team could score against Alabama in the last 15 seconds of the half from his own 37? His quarterback was 1-for-9 with an interception for...
  • Texas Falls To Alabama

    01/08/2010 5:46:50 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 26 replies · 762+ views ^ | 01/08/2010 | John G. Winder
    Texas loses offensive swagger after injury to McCoy Colt McCoy had fallen early to injury leaving the Texas offense in shambles. True freshman QB Garrett Gilbert stepped into the harsh spotlight of the biggest game in college football and looked like a freshman ought to look when thrown into that situation; scared and shaky.
  • UT, 'Bama show their true colors

    01/07/2010 10:17:48 PM PST · by 5thGenTexan · 291 replies · 5,361+ views
    The Univertiy of Texas and Alabama teams show their true colors. 'Bama wins the lottery by getting to play for a national title against a red-shirt freshman QB in his first college game ever (actually, he has had about 15 mins of playing time befor this game). The 'Bama defense exposes the obvious inexperience and gets one TD, and gives the otherwise impotent 'Bama offense the ball inside the red zone, twice. That is the difference in the game. The 'Bama QB is sacked 6 times, gets an INT and goes 3-13 in 3rd down conversions in teh second hlaf....
  • **THE 2009-10 BCS National Championship Game Live Thread**

    01/07/2010 12:10:45 PM PST · by GOP_Raider · 451 replies · 8,568+ views
    Well, here it is, the final game of the 2009 college football season. For much of the bowl season, I've had to work, get my car fixed, and Google search any insignificant question and computer problem my grandparents call me about. (You would think with their age and guile they'd have the answers to various things readily available. You would think). So needless to say, this has kept me from my assigned college football commenting duties. For that I apologize, but tonight I will get the festivities going. So without further ado... The BCS National Championship Game: Alabama vs. Texas...
  • Orange Bowl Thread

    01/05/2010 3:05:48 PM PST · by traderrob6 · 26 replies · 936+ views
    vanity | 1/5/10 | traderrob
    Let's roll. Big ten vs. ACC baby. 11th rated offense pitted against 11th rated defense. Could be the surprise game of the year. Predictions, commentary.
  • TCU - Who? Number What? Playoffs! Are You Kidding Me?

    01/05/2010 12:32:35 PM PST · by William Tell 2 · 51 replies · 1,763+ views
    Tremoglie's Tea Time Blog ^ | 1-5-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    For all those TCU fans who have been chomping at the bit insisting that the Horned Frogs were the true number one college football team - or at least they should be participating in the BCS Championship game - last night's Fiesta Bowl ...

    01/04/2010 1:31:37 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 338+ views ^ | 01/04/2009 | John G. Winder
    Of particular interest was the future of Longhorn’s defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, who is the heir apparent to Mack Brown’s throne as head football dude in Austin. Muschamp was characterized as a “head coach in waiting” by the press and Brown was asked why that situation had not caused any friction.
  • Hold it just a minute, Longhorns (Computers say Cincy is a better team?)

    12/06/2009 6:38:45 AM PST · by dangus · 44 replies · 1,385+ views
    none ^ | Sunday Morning | Dangus
    Prior to this week-end's games, the BCS computer rankings (as opposed to the polls) ranked Cincinnati as better than Texas. This weekend, Texas and Cincinnati both won (in both cases by a single point, but the margin of victory doesn't matter). But Texas defeated No. 22 Nebraska at home, while Cincinnati beat No. 15 Pittsburgh away. So contrary to ESPN analyst Brad Edwards confident predictions that Texas will improve their standing in the computer rankings more than Cincinnati or TCU, Cincy will gain and Texas will lose ground. Will it matter? No. The polls will outweigh the computer results. And...
  • SEC Going South

    01/01/2010 3:27:29 PM PST · by William Tell 2 · 47 replies · 1,739+ views
    Tremoglie's Tea Time ^ | 1-1-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    SEC is going south in the bowls...
  • Mountain West Cleaning the Bowls

    12/31/2009 4:34:18 PM PST · by William Tell 2 · 9 replies · 687+ views
    Termoglie's Tea Time Blog ^ | 12-31-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    The Mountain West Conference is now...
  • Time to Eliminate the BCS Sham-pionship System!

    12/31/2009 9:03:33 AM PST · by Desperado67 · 29 replies · 558+ views ^ | 12/31/09 | Rob Binsrick
    Of all the campaign promises that President Barack Obama made, the only one that I hope he does not break is the one to try to get a playoff system in Division I college football and scrap the anti-trust and discriminatory BCS system. Given how many of his other promises that he has already broken, I am not holding out much hope that Obama will keep this one. However, hopefully Senator Orrin Hatch and others will keep the pressure and the attention on this issue. This is actually the ultimate affirmative action case, so it seems like an issue that...
  • Bowl Update - WAC is a Big Zero. Bodes Ill for BSU.

    12/29/2009 7:37:09 PM PST · by William Tell 2 · 8 replies · 601+ views
    Tremoglie's Tea Time ^ | 12-29-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Withabout one third of the bowl games complete, the results show the Western Athletic Conference's claims to be competitive do not hold water.
  • Bowl Games I'd Like to See

    12/24/2009 6:39:09 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 11 replies · 405+ views
    Tremoglie's Tea Time ^ | 12-24-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    By Michael P. Tremoglie Tremoglie's Tea Time Blog The past several years there has been a proliferation of football bowl games with sponsors of one sort or another that lead to awkward sounding names. For example, the Menicke Bowl, the Chick-Fil-A Bowl or - my personal favorite- the GMAC Bowl ( shouldn't this really be called the Stimulus Bowl or the Bankrupt Bowl). Since our esteemed Congress has assigned importance ...
  • Inconvenient truth

    12/15/2009 9:07:11 PM PST · by gop4lyf · 3 replies · 727+ views
    Even Saban knows who will win.
  • The real BCS showdown (Graduation Rates)

    12/12/2009 11:26:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies · 1,129+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | December 12,2009 | Derrick Jackson
    FOR WEEKS, frenzied sports broadcasters argued wildly over whether Alabama, Florida or Texas were the best football teams in the land. Imagine the media buildup to the bowl season if the bowl teams were rearranged on graduation success rates. “This is ESPN’s College Game Day! The big question of this season is ‘Who will face Navy and its 93 percent graduation rate in the Bowl Championship Series showdown? Will it be Northwestern, at 92 percent? Or Boston College at 91 percent? .............................................. While Alabama deserves to be in the actual national championship game with a graduation rate of 63 percent...
  • The BCS – Government Out of Control & Out of Its Mind

    12/11/2009 8:03:55 AM PST · by mnehring · 5 replies · 418+ views
    There are few things more aggravating than witnessing a conservative who praises free markets, small government and individual liberty be elected to office only to have him transform into a sanctimonious busybody who knows no restraint in interfering with the private affairs of free citizens.  A spectacular example of this took place this week in Washington D.C. “What can we say — it’s December and the BCS is in chaos again,” said the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He said the BCS system is unfair and won’t change...
  • Keep the Government Out of College Football

    12/10/2009 3:36:56 PM PST · by RIRed · 10 replies · 382+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 12-10-09 | Mike
    I’m always amazed at the arrogance of politicians who believe that no aspect of American life can carry on without their guidance. The latest is example is Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX). Barton has introduced legislation that would require Division I college football to implement a playoff system or be fined if they call any of the Bowl Games a “National Championship game.”
  • Wetzel's Playoff Plan: Money Talks (Completely dismantles every phony Pro-BCS spin)

    12/10/2009 12:53:41 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 40 replies · 962+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 12-10-09 | Dan Wetzel
    Texas – not TCU, nor Cincinnati or Boise State – is playing Alabama in the BCS championship game because, well, its name is Texas. The system is designed to reward the big brands of the sport. Just as important as what you did this week, or this month, is what you did a decade ago. Perception is everything. The BCS sells this as fair.
  • S.I. Writer: BCS 'Illegal Monopoly'; Likens Current Format to 'Separate but Equal' Court Decision

    12/09/2009 5:14:23 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 17 replies · 571+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 9, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    There's certainly an argument to be made that college football's Bowl Championship Series (BCS) isn't an ideal system, but just to what degree should the federal government come in an regulate this multi-billion dollar industry? According to Andy Staples, a writer for Sports Illustrated's Web site, who appeared on the Fox News Channel's Dec. 9 "Studio B," the industry should revamped from a regulatory aspect because of issue of "fairness." He was asked by host Shepard Smith why it is appropriate for Congress to be meddling in the college football. "It is funny because everybody says, ‘Why is Congress...
  • If the BCS did the Electorate

    12/09/2009 4:42:59 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 4 replies · 451+ views
    Vanity | 12-9-09 | TitansAFC
    If the BCS did elections for us: 2012 Elections breakdown BCS rankings: 1.) Barack Obama. Big state winner who is the defending champion. Both the AP polls and USA Today polls have him at #1. 2.) Charlie Crist. Big state winner who may win multiple statewide elections for major conference offices of Senate and FL Governor. Popular among AP and USA today pollsters for a Republican. 3.) Mitt Romney. Strength of schedule was weak, but hails from a "big" state. Low polls rankings, but "big" BCS state calculation puts him at #3. 4.) Hillary Clinton. A loss to a then-unseasoned...
  • College Football Playoff Bill Moves Forward

    12/09/2009 1:05:30 PM PST · by UAConservative · 53 replies · 1,320+ views
    CBS ^ | December 9, 2009 | Brian Montopoli
    A House subcommittee this morning passed legislation that would force college football to switch from the current Bowl Championship Series to a traditional playoff system. "There are quite a few steps to go still in this process, but today's subcommittee vote is important because it will help the BCS finally start to respond to overwhelming public sentiment in favor of a playoff," Matt Sanderson, spokesman for the anti-BCS Playoff PAC, told
  • All BCS Games Involve Top 10 Teams

    12/07/2009 12:08:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 74 replies · 1,457+ views
    December 7, 2009 | Me
    I was checking the latest BCS poll and I noticed all the matchups involve top 10 teams. I wonder if this is the first time this has happned. Usually a "less deserving" team gets in because of the automatic conference entry, a la ACC or Big East, or Notre Dame or a bowl game will pick a team with a bigger draw. Rose: THE Ohio State University vs. Oregon: 8 vs. 7Sugar: Florida vs. Cincinnati: 5 vs. 3Fiesta: BSU vs. TCU: 4 vs 6Orange: Iowa vs GT: 10 vs 9
  • Boise State, TCU Deserve Better

    12/07/2009 9:10:25 AM PST · by The Pack Knight · 247 replies · 3,123+ views ^ | 7 Dec 2009 | Cory McCartney
    This should feel like a just reward for an offseason where the non-automatic qualifiers extolled their virtues in front of Congress, then reached unprecedented heights in the BCS era on the field. It can't be understated that for the first time, two teams from outside of the major conferences have been granted access behind the BCS' velvet rope as No. 3 TCU and No. 6 Boise State will meet in the Fiesta Bowl. "I think the Fiesta Bowl, to their credit, is putting two very, very deserving teams on the field against each other," WAC commissioner Karl Benson said. It's...
  • Tis the season to whine about the BCS

    12/06/2009 5:53:15 PM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies · 882+ views
    12.06.09 | Perdogg
    Like the Christmas holiday season, when December rolls around, the sports pages fill with columnist complaining about the lack of a college playoff for what used to be refer to as Division I football. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to see a playoff in Bowl Championship football. The problem is no one has come up with a system that would objectively seed teams for such a playoff. Without a plan, any playoff would be 7 teams plus Notre Dame every year. Proponents say just seed the top 8, 10, or 16 teams of the BCS. But If the...
  • Annual BCS BS

    12/05/2009 6:32:11 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 55 replies · 1,185+ views
    Tremoglie's Tea Time Blog ^ | 12-5-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Sportswriters Show They Are Not Bright Lights College football is a game -- a very profitable game -- played by unpaid college kids. The kids play for pride and a chance to go onto the pros. The universities, the television networks like ESPN, the bowl organizations and others reap the profits by exploiting them. So lets stop the annual whining about ...
  • BCS Standings November 30 (No Change Top 6)

    11/30/2009 7:56:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 86 replies · 1,516+ views
    Sports Ilustrated ^ | November 30, 2009 | Staff
    Top 10 BCS: 1: Florida 2: 'Bama 3: Texas 4: TCU 5: Cincinnati: THE Football Team of Ohio 6: Boise State 7: Oregon 8: THE Ohio State University 9: Iowa 10: GT
  • Final bowl projections: Desert Corn for Iowa, Nebraska, both?

    11/29/2009 2:07:32 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 59 replies · 1,708+ views
    Cedar Rapids Gazzette (Iowa) ^ | 12/29/09 | Scott Dochterman.
    The bowl picture looks nice and neat if No. 2 Texas beats Nebraska in the Big 12 title game. It gets really messy if the Cornhuskers pull a huge – but not unprecedented – upset over the Longhorns. Remember Texas did the same to Nebraska in 1996. In 2003, K-State rolled top-ranked Oklahoma, five years after Texas A&M ended the No. 2 Wildcats’ title hopes in double overtime. Should the Cornhuskers beat Texas, Nebraska will head to the Fiesta Bowl. Texas won’t head to the BCS title game and instead appears set for the Orange Bowl. So what does that...
  • BCS Rankings: November 23 (No Change Top 7)

    11/23/2009 9:03:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies · 710+ views
    SI ^ | November 23, 2009 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: UF 2: 'Bama 3: Texas 4: TCU 5: Cinn 6: Boise State 7: GT 8: Oregon 9: Pitt 10: THE Ohio State University
  • BCS Standings November 16: No Change Top 8

    11/16/2009 7:35:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies · 812+ views
    Top 10: 1: Florida 2: 'Bama 3: Texas 4: TCU 5: Cincinnati 6: Boise State 7: Georgia Tech 8: LSU 9: Pitt 10: THE Ohio State University
  • Nov 9 BCS Standings ('Bama Back at #2)

    11/09/2009 7:24:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 71 replies · 1,691+ views
    Nov 9, 2009
    Top 10: 1: Florida 2: 'Bama 3: Texas 4: TCU 5: Cincinnati 6: Boise State 7: Gerogia Tech 8: LSU 9: USC 10: Iowa Computer put 'Bama back up over Texas. TCU leaped over Cincinnati to take the top spot for highest ranked non-BCS team. Despite losing LSU gained a spot.
  • TCU Football and the BCS: Is it fair to exclude a "weak conference"?

    11/08/2009 11:14:39 AM PST · by dangus · 39 replies · 1,506+ views
    Vanity ^ | 11-8-09 | Dangus
    The likelihood of outrage seems inevitable this year in college football: The BCS controversy, which even President Obama has issued proclamations about, seems ready to explode, since six undefeated teams - two from minor conferences - survive with only three games left in the season. Two conferences, Mountain West and Western Athletic (WAC) are excluded from automatic participation in the BCS, and must compete for one of two wildcard teams, and both still have undefeated teams. But should a team which has gone undefeated and unchallenged take a slot from Alabama or Florida, which are likely to also go undefeated......
  • Notre Dame keeps BCS hopes alive (Cannon fodder for the other team)

    11/06/2009 8:49:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies · 341+ views
    AP ^ | November 6,2009 | Staff
    Charlie Weis likes his team's chances of earning a Bowl Championship Series berth -- if No. 19 Notre Dame keeps winning. Gator Bowl president Rick Catlett does, too. Catlett said the Gator Bowl would love to have a Fighting Irish team that finishes 10-2, but can't imagine it happening.
  • No incentive for BCS conference teams to play Boise State

    11/04/2009 12:37:31 PM PST · by Domandred · 32 replies · 1,009+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | Brian Murphy
    WAC commissioner Karl Benson told the Idaho Statesman on Wednesday that Boise State is struggling to schedule a BCS-conference opponent for 2011 — even with the help (and exposure and money) of ESPN behind the effort. The Broncos are not asking for a return game in Boise. Just one road game. And about 10 teams have turned the Broncos down, according to Benson. "They're running into a situation where nobody will schedule them, nobody will take them," Benson told the Statesman's Chadd Cripe. The story is starting to get some national attention as's Bruce Feldman has begun tweeting about...
  • Nov 2 BCS Standings: Texas Jumps Over 'Bama

    11/02/2009 8:13:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies · 1,313+ views
    ESPN ^ | November 2, 2009
    1 Florida 2 Texas 3 Alabama 4 Iowa 5 Cincinnati 6 TCU 7 Boise State 8 Oregon 9 LSU 10 Georgia Tech
  • The BCS – There is No Defending the Indefensible

    10/24/2009 2:19:58 PM PDT · by sean327 · 11 replies · 601+ views ^ | Thu, Oct 22 2009 | John Feinstein
    So now the geniuses who run the BCS have decided that the answer to their problems is better spinning. A story in yesterday's Sports Business Journal reports that the BCS is considering hiring someone whose job would be to defend the BCS against people like me--and many, many others--who think it is a complete and utter shame. In fact, John Marinatto, the new commissioner of The Big East, who as of now would be in charge of the BCS next year--the ACC's John Swofford is doing it right now--is quoted as saying that the BCS commissioners believe they have not...
  • BCS intelligence (BCS Promotes Solf Schedules)

    10/22/2009 1:09:15 PM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies · 1,803+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | October 20, 2009 | Dan Wetzel
    On Sept. 5, while Florida feasted on Charleston Southern and Texas opened with Louisiana-Monroe, the Oklahoma Sooners played a strong BYU team on a neutral field. That’s when Sam Bradford sprained his shoulder while being sacked, an injury that derailed OU’s title hopes. A week later, while Florida annihilated Troy and Texas blew out Wyoming, Southern California played at Ohio State.
  • Congressmen Join Fight to Kill College Football's BCS

    10/19/2009 6:47:44 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 52 replies · 1,431+ views
    CBS News ^ | October 19, 2009 | Brian Montopoli
    Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) said Monday that they are backing a federal political action committee "dedicated to discarding the Bowl Championship Series and instituting a competitive post-season championship for college football." The people behind Playoff PAC – whose tagline is "Beat the BCS. Save College Football." – believe that the Bowl Championship Series is "inherently flawed," the group said in a press release. "It crowns champions arbitrarily and stifles inter-conference competition," the group argued. "Fans, players, schools, and corporate sponsors will be better served when the BCS is replaced with an...
  • Fans against BCS(Bowl Championship Series) form Political Action Committee (PAC)

    10/19/2009 4:21:20 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 8 replies · 386+ views
    AP via ESPN ^ | October 19, 2009
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers who have been trying to prod college football to replace the Bowl Championship Series with a playoff system now have the Washington equivalent of a booster club: a political action committee.</p> <p>A group of college football fans launched the Playoff PAC Monday with the goal of electing similarly minded members of Congress. The hope is that if there's enough pressure from Congress, the BCS -- a complex system of computer rankings and polls that often draws criticism -- will voluntarily change to a playoff system. The BCS released its first standings of the season on Sunday.</p>
  • Florida Gators are No. 1 in first BCS standings

    10/18/2009 1:57:49 PM PDT · by C19fan · 77 replies · 1,872+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 18, 2009 | Andrea Adelson
    The Florida Gators held the No. 1 spot in the first Bowl Championship Series rankings, despite playing a relatively weak schedule and struggling offensively in recent weeks. The Gators (6-0) had .989 points, giving them a 0.36-point lead over No. 2 Alabama in the standings, released Sunday for the first time this season.