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College Football weekend 10-26

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by GB-Hack, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Well, as far as I'm concerned, he missed the trip to Death Valley. There is no excusing the horseshit performance.
  2. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Trust me, I know.
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Don't bet on it. Other than the championship game, even the top-level BCS games have trouble selling out the stadiums. The mid-level and fleabag-level bowl games are played before half-empty stadiums and draw zippo TV ratings.
  4. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Indiana and Purdue are both a win away from getting to a bowl.

    And they still have each other to play.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Why would Indiana and Purdue vote for a system they're never going to qualify for?
  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    If we have the BCS bowls and the lower-rank bowls now, why couldn't there be a playoff for 8 teams and the lower-rank bowls would go on as before? Eight teams equals 7 games, and the earlier playoff fames could be farmed to the BCS bowls.
    There's no way anyone could convince me a playoff wouldn't make more money than the current system. A LOT MORE. But it would not allow half the top teams to end their season with a victory.
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    There won't be a playoff system and bowl games. It will be one or the other. And there's no way the BCS conferences will agree to a playoff system because:

    1. The money will be split between 119 teams instead of 68

    2. Only 16 teams, at most, will qualify
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Why would schools object to 16 teams qualifying for a playoff if only 10 qualify for BCS bowls now?
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Because 56 teams qualify for bowl games. And the six conferences that generally split up all but one or two of those 10 BCS slots also take in money from the teams in their conferences that qualify for non-BCS games.

    And the teams in the BCS conferences that don't qualify for any bowl also get a cut of all the bowl money their fellow conference members bring in.
  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    ESPN owns several of the lower-tier bowls outright, and doesn't have to pay a dime in TV rights to broadcast them. For the network, it's great programing, it's profitable, and the ratings (which are higher than you might think) beat any comparable programming they could show instead.
  11. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Hoops, Johnson's disappearance in Death Valley is just as much Reggie Ball's fault as CJ's ... if not moreso. There were times he was open and Ball never saw him - or didn't bother to get him the ball.

    Johnson should be the frontrunner for Atlantic Coast Conference POY.
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