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December 8th, 2008, 10:22 AM #1Bowl games were announced...
Anyone looking forward to any of the match ups?
BCS Championship - Jan. 8 - Miami, FL - Oklahoma vs Florida
Fiesta Bowl - Jan. 5 - Glendale, AZ - Texas vs Ohio State
Sugar Bowl - Jan. 2 - New Orleans, LA - Alabama vs Utah
Rose Bowl - Jan 1 - Pasadena, CA - USC vs Penn State
Orange Bowl - Jan. 1 - Miami, FL - Virginia Tech vs Cincinnati
GMAC - Jan. 6 - Mobile, Ala. - Tulsa vs. Ball State
International - Jan. 3 - Toronto - Connecticut vs. Buffalo
Liberty - Jan. 2 - Memphis - East Carolina vs. Kentucky
Cotton - Jan. 2 - Dallas - Texas Tech vs. Mississippi
Gator - Jan. 1 - Jacksonville - Clemson vs. Nebraska
Capital One - Jan. 1 - Orlando - Michigan State vs. Georgia
Outback - Jan. 1 - Tampa - Iowa vs. South Carolina
Chick-fil-A - Dec. 31 - Atlanta - LSU vs. Georgia Tech
Insight - Dec. 31 - Tempe, Ariz. - Minnesota vs. Kansas
Music City - Dec. 31 - Nashville - Vanderbilt vs. Boston College
Sun Dec. 31 - El Paso, Tex. - Oregon State vs. Pittsburgh
Armed Forces - Dec. 31 - Fort Worth - Air Force vs. Houston
Holiday - Dec.30 - San Diego - Oregon vs. Oklahoma State
Texas - Dec. 30 - Houston - Western Michigan* vs. Rice
Humanitarian - Dec. 30 - Boise, Idaho - Nevada vs. Maryland
Alamo - Dec. 29 - San Antonio - Northwestern vs. Missouri
Papajohns.com - Dec. 29 - Birmingham, Ala. - Rutgers vs. N.C. State*
Independence - Dec. 28 - Shreveport, La. - La. Tech* vs. N. Illinois*
Emerald - Dec. 27 - San Francisco - Miami (Fla.) vs. California
Champs Sports - Dec. 27 - Orlando Florida - State vs. Wisconsin
Meineke Car Care - Dec. 27 - Charlotte - North Carolina vs. West Virginia
Motor City - Dec. 26 - Detroit - Central Michigan vs. FAU*
Hawaii - Dec. 24 - Honolulu - Hawaii vs. Notre Dame*
Poinsettia - Dec. 23 - San Diego - TCU vs. Boise State*
New Orleans - Dec. 21 - New Orleans - Troy vs. Southern Miss
EagleBank - Dec. 20 - Washington D.C. - Navy vs. Wake Forest
Las Vegas - Dec. 20 - Las Vegas - BYU vs. Arizona
St. Petersburg - Dec. 20 - St. Petersburg, Fla. - South Florida vs. Memphis
New Mexico - Dec. 20 - Albuquerque, N.M. - Colorado State vs. Fresno State
December 8th, 2008, 10:45 AM #2
A couple of things that stand out:
Interesting year for the Big 10 - Iowa, Minnesota and Northwestern in bowl games, but not Michigan;
No way does Notre Dame deserve to be in a bowl, any bowl;
Arizona - BYU figures to be an entertaining, high scoring game;
Championship game not till Jan 8??? Might as well make it a kick-off game in late August;
I hope people watch Miami vs. California and get the chance to see Jahvid Best, who might well be the best player in the country (8.0 avg and over 2000 all purpose yards)
December 8th, 2008, 11:53 AM #3
As a proud former student of Boise State, and wed to a graduate of Boise State, I find this bowl list a real slap in the face.
Apparently BSU's 12-0 season meant far less than Utah's 12-0.
I mean, really, 12-0 and you get to play the 10-2 TCU "Hornfrogs"?? Amazing.
When will such idiocy lead to the NCAA finally abandoning the whole BCS silliness and institute a playoff series?
(NOTE: If you completely disregard Boise State as partisan on my part (LOL!), you gotta think there are a WORLD of other inequities in the whole foolish system.)Generate more fake news.
December 8th, 2008, 12:26 PM #4
December 8th, 2008, 01:56 PM #5
To add to what affiliatehound said about Michigan, it is really unbelievable considering Michigan State, Central Michigan and Western Michigan are all in a bowl and they are not. On the bright side, the basketball team looks to be it's best since the Fab Five days or least in a long time, which isn't saying much though.
As far as matchups go, I would have loved to see Texas vs. Alabama and I would love to see USC not play a home game almost every year, we all saw what happened verse Texas a few years ago. I will look forward to watching the Capitol One bowl, as that would be a pretty big win for Michigan State if they could pull it off. I also loved watching Texas Tech play all year and that little running back from Oregon State, I can't remember his name off the top of my head.
A couple tips for anybody that will be getting into a college bowl pool.
1. Make sure to note the location of the bowl (i.e. USC playing at the Rose Bowl). Sorry to have to note that again, can you tell I am little biased against them?
2. Watch for the sleeper teams that are really excited to be in a bowl game at all and will play their hearts out or playing teams that feel they should have deserved better as they are likely to not care as much.
Thanks for the udpdate Jason. I'm looking forward to another great bowl season, if anybody has any inside information about any of the bowl games please share.
December 8th, 2008, 02:45 PM #6
I completely agree with Writerguy about the BS BCS. Take the current BCS matchups and turn it into playoffs, start playing this weekend, we will have a TRUE national champion by January 1st. I think BSU and Utah can make some noise if given the opportunity. The whole BCS system is a "shamockry", these schools are making millions from these students, what do they get in an exchange, "free" education (See Dexter Manley). That's CRAP.
December 8th, 2008, 03:08 PM #7Originally Posted by David S.
Originally Posted by David S.
Originally Posted by dyiadom
December 8th, 2008, 03:26 PM #8Originally Posted by Jason Rubacky
I'm amazed that the resistance to eliminating the bowls comes down to money, but I think a playoff system would be so enormously popular that it would rival the NFL playoffs. You could use the bowl games as the playoff games. With the lowest tier bowls for the first round playoffs, and one of the BCS bowls as the championship game.
Ask yourself this: If you were starting NCAA football today from scratch, which would you create a bowl system, or playoffs?
December 8th, 2008, 03:34 PM #9
Any time that there is a lot of football on TV is a good time for me.
But as for who I will be cheering for.....
Rock Chalk Jayhawk! KU in the Insight Bowl and in a bowl two years in a row for the first time in school history.
Also....for my parents.....BOOMER SOONER!!!
December 8th, 2008, 08:47 PM #10
One thing that REALLY stood out to me was that the Big 12 and SEC could not get enough bowl eligible teams, but the ACC got 10 teams in bowls and was the highest ranked conference by the computers.
They got blasted all year for being weak but set NCAA records for teams in bowl games and were 37-11 against non-conference teams. All this while having the toughest non-conference schedules in the country.
That is impressive!
I am looking forward to a lot of the games this year, particularly the Boise State game, the Wake Forest game (rematch with Navy) and seeing how Utah does against Alabamistan
January 6th, 2009, 02:48 PM #11
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So who's winning Thursday, Oklahoma or Florida? Think it's going to be a great game, not sure who I think will win yet.
Good game yesterday, Buckeyes were built for losing Bowl games I guess.
January 6th, 2009, 03:07 PM #12Buckeyes were built for losing Bowl games I guess
So who's winning Thursday, Oklahoma or Florida?
January 6th, 2009, 03:19 PM #13
If the Florida RB doesn't play, then OU will win. If he plays, Florida wins.
January 6th, 2009, 03:59 PM #14Originally Posted by AffiliateHound-Don't criticize anyone til you've walked a mile in their shoes. Then when you do criticize them, you'll be a mile away and have their shoes.
- Silence is golden. Duct Tape is silver.
January 6th, 2009, 04:03 PM #15
For Thursdays not-really-championship-game: I'm picking OU by 14.
I know Florida's favored. But I've seen OU put together to many 50+ point games this year to believe they'll lose.
BTW -- There's only ONE Division I college team with a perfect season this year -- Utah at 13-0. That's why I'm calling Thursday's BCS farce another, well, FARCE.Generate more fake news.
January 6th, 2009, 05:12 PM #16Originally Posted by meadowmufn
Pac 10 Bowl Results: 5-0
Originally Posted by writerguy
Originally Posted by writerguy
January 6th, 2009, 05:29 PM #17Originally Posted by AffiliateHoundGenerate more fake news.
January 6th, 2009, 05:36 PM #18Florida Will Win
Florida will win. Why? Because defense wins championships.
Oklahoma gave up 319 points on the season, and 45 in their one loss.
Florida gave up 167, and 31 in their loss.
My quick and purely numeric assessment tells me that Florida has the better D, thus they will win.
But if it was up to me, Utah would be #1."Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it." Steve Prefontaine
January 6th, 2009, 08:30 PM #19
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I'm a UF alum and actually attending the game in Miami on Thursday (its a short drive from Sarasota), before I fly out to Vegas on Sunday for Aff Summit.
I'm all for the gators!
January 7th, 2009, 02:01 PM #20Originally Posted by AffiliateHound
January 7th, 2009, 02:06 PM #21Originally Posted by AffiliateHound
Not only is the Heisman winner not the best player, he's probably not even the best QB."Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it." Steve Prefontaine
January 8th, 2009, 09:01 AM #22
I'm not a college football expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I just wanted to weigh in on the Utah conversation.
It can't just be about the fact that they went undefeated. Their schedule doesn't support the #1 claim. They only have three wins that I would consider high-caliber and only one of those teams won their bowl game. That team was TCU....guess who else beat TCU this year? Oklahoma. Another high-caliber win....Alabama (who didn't win their bowl game).....guess who else beat Alabama this year? Florida. The third team they played with a winning record was BYU.....but then you have to consider the teams that BYU played to get that winning schedule. Almost every one of the teams that BYU beat this year has a losing record.
But for the most part, with Utah, you're talking about a team with wins against teams with abysmal records this year. It just doesn't add up.
I don't know who will win the game tonight (I will be rooting for OU), but I hope they do it in a blaze of glory so that there is no more debate.
My 2 cents,
January 9th, 2009, 12:49 PM #23
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So congrats to any Gator fans out there, I know a lot of them having lived and gone to school in Orlando for many years.
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