let's talk the stupidity that's the BCS


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Re: let's talk the stupidity that's the BCS

Postby lonewolf » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:39 pm

Mighty Favog wrote: New Year's Day in Pasadena, Dallas, New Orleans and Miami. Those games have traditions worth saving. ?

Yep. I liked it when there were only four Bowl games. Orange, Sugar, Cotton and Rose, all on Jan 1 and scheduled so you could watch em all.
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Re: let's talk the stupidity that's the BCS

Postby KevinM » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:48 am

lonewolf wrote:
Mighty Favog wrote: New Year's Day in Pasadena, Dallas, New Orleans and Miami. Those games have traditions worth saving. ?

Yep. I liked it when there were only four Bowl games. Orange, Sugar, Cotton and Rose, all on Jan 1 and scheduled so you could watch em all.


I agree with the stupidity and meaninglessness of the current structure, but what you describe above was never entirely true:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_college_bowl_games
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Re: let's talk the stupidity that's the BCS

Postby lonewolf » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:29 am

Interesting chart. I did not know Sun Bowl started in 1934, two years before Cotton Bowl. In any case, there were only five bowls pre-Gator in 1945 and Capitol One in 1946.. and I don't remember even being aware of any bowls other than the Big 4 until Fiesta in 1971..
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Re: let's talk the stupidity that's the BCS

Postby Marlow » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:36 am

In defense of lonewolf (and my own recollection), there was always some 'lesser' bowls floating around, but the one she mentioned were the only 'important' ones.
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Re: let's talk the stupidity that's the BCS

Postby KevinM » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:52 am

Marlow wrote:In defense of lonewolf (and my own recollection), there was always some 'lesser' bowls floating around, but the one she mentioned were the only 'important' ones.


Well yeah - they still for the most part are the only "important" ones, which is kind of the point.
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Re: let's talk the stupidity that's the BCS

Postby Marlow » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:35 am

she?! :oops:
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Re: let's talk the stupidity that's the BCS

Postby Bruce Kritzler » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:15 pm

26mi235 wrote:As for the comment that Wisconsin is only the 6th best Big Ten team - I beg to differ.
they were 11 points from a perfect season.


So why would Bielema want to leave the "best" team in the Big 10, for the 8/9th best team in the SEC?
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Re: let's talk the stupidity that's the BCS

Postby Daisy » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:51 pm

Money?
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Re: let's talk the stupidity that's the BCS

Postby jazzcyclist » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:49 pm

Daisy wrote:Money?

Exactly! He was only making $2.6 million, which IMO makes him underpaid by at least $1 million, based on what other coaches are making these days.

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Re: let's talk the stupidity that's the BCS

Postby 26mi235 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:18 pm

Bruce Kritzler wrote:
26mi235 wrote:As for the comment that Wisconsin is only the 6th best Big Ten team - I beg to differ.
they were 11 points from a perfect season.


So why would Bielema want to leave the "best" team in the Big 10, for the 8/9th best team in the SEC?


Arkansas was supposed to compete for the SEC title this year. That they did not is the reason for hiring a new coach.

People up here think that UW had a notion of what he was worth and it might be that is works at 2.6 and does not work at 3.6. Besides, he showed an inability to win close games


By the way, does anyone else think that counting the scores in overtime as though there are the same as in a game where you generally start 50 yards further down the field is stupid? I think that it should be 1 point for a FG, 2 for a TD, 3 for a TD+1pt PAT, 4 for a TD+2pt PAT.
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Re: let's talk the stupidity that's the BCS

Postby jhc68 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:49 pm

Even better... let's call a tie a tie. Or maybe flip a coin. That makes as much sense as the arcane system in play now.
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