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Good evening everyone, hope all is well here. I'm from Wreckem247, I wanted to share what I completed just now concerning bowl projections for not only the Big 12, but also the BCS. Take a look, do you agree with what you saw? Do you disagree? Let us know.
[b] Have your say, what do you believe the games will be in this seasons edition of the BCS? [/b]
BCS National Championship: Notre D
Here are the bowl games the Big 12 can be selected to play in this season:
(Note: The BCS gets the first choice of Big 12 schools, the Co
Would anyone be surprised if KSU and OU swapped?
Not having a conference title game is big for them.
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How surprised is everyone that a MAC school snuck in the BCS party?
It's the broken system we have. Did you read the article about the mock 4-team playoff selection? That will be a whole new controversy.
Until reading it here, I didn't even know this happened. That's how little I care about the BCS. It's not because I hate college football or anything like that, but there are going to be 35 bowl games and one of them "matters" for anything. It's all politics and trades. UGH. I watch sports in part to get away from politics
I didn't pay a lot of attention, but you can't tell me you wouldn't have been following if KU was bowl eligible. If KU was ever out of contention for a basketball tournament bid (shudder), I doubt I would watch it live either.
I highly enjoy both sports, basketball a little more, but have to admit when my team is out my interest level changes. In both cases I still want to know who made it, and I'll still watch games, but I may find out the match-ups within a day instead of within a minute.
I'm not sure. I would definitely watch KU's bowl game, but the entire BCS system is so nauseating to me that I can't say for sure that I would watch the announcement show even if KU were on the cusp (and I didn't watch anything like that in 2007). I also can't say that I would watch any bowl games beyond the KU one. Seriously, it's all about the name on the jersey and where the voters thought you should be ranked in August' and has little to do with performance.
Oregon Duck fan here. I find it strange that some of you are so disinterested in college football. I love college hoops but football is WAY, WAY more important to most of us.
I would assume the same for most SEC fans; save Kentucky.
Ironically, one of Portland, Oregon's local sports radio guys is a Kansas Jayhawk and was talking about this the other day. He echoed your sentiments but said that college football has become much more important to him since living in Oregon, though nothing compares to watching Jayhawk basketball.
Each sport has its plusses and each sport has its minuses. I like that so much of football is dependent on team play to have success (even as great as Barry Sanders was, with that offensive line in Detroit, he never could get the Lions a Super Bowl) and nowadays the greatest players can only affect the game on defense OR on offense.
However, as a sport, it can be so brutal to watch football to me. It's slow, with 40-second stops in the action between every play (until the last drive of a half). The NFL is far worse than college on this with commercials after PATs and kickoffs, which means for a solid 5 minutes or more the only "action" is two kicks with almost predetermined results. It has comical inconsistencies that border on mockeries to my logical side (like how spotting the ball is such a guessing game, but then a first down comes down to anal, painstaking accuracy of chain links, though you'll note that we didn't measure the links to the nose of the ball on first down). The use of replay and how it is implemented can lead to some additional inconsistencies in how a game is called (if you let a play play out, it can be a fumble recovered by the defense, but if you stop the play it can't, but reviews can only correct one of those unless very specific circumstances exist to allow correction of the other, yet again we pretend it's all perfectly obvious and without interpretation). And they're constantly tweaking rules that fundamentally alter the game (including one year in college where the clock started on the change of possession, which resulted in such awesome incongruities as a game literally ending with nearly 40 seconds on the clock after a 4th down stop resulted in a change of possession, and the opposing offense didn't even have to return to the field to snap the ball). For all of basketball's point-shaving scandals, the NFL is far more favored by gambling nowadays, and I can't even begin to comprehend the conflict of interest they allow when NFL players participate in "fantasy football." And let's not even get started on how the "champion" is crowned in college.
Basketball is not flawless, but I feel like more of the time basketball doesn't try to pretend that it is. Basketball is also much more free flowing, fast paced, and constant. Basketball teams don't all run the same plays like NFL teams do (and a lot of college teams as well), with most teams adapting both their offensive and defensive styles to match their own abilities (and oftentimes the abilities of their opponents as well). The Chiefs try to run the same plays as every one else, but their players aren't nearly good enough. The Jets have one of the most intriguingly singularly talented players we've seen in a long time, but they refuse to build a different offense around him, and Tim Tebow can't run an "NFL offense." I like college football well enough, but the NFL bores me to tears.
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