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The origin of BCS hype?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Ellis Redding, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. I just got done reading a recap of the 1987 Fiesta Bowl between Penn State and Miami. A phenomenal read, IMO.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=fiesta87
     
  2. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    College football didn't go to hell that night. College football woke up that night.
     
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    It was a hell of an interesting read. Great, great job by Mike there.
     
  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    I attended the USF&G Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 1987. The Fiesta Bowl was the next day, so I am trying to figure out how, as the bowl guy said in the story, the Fiesta was the first to have a title sponsor. I guess maybe their agreement was signed first.
     
  5. dawgpounddiehard

    dawgpounddiehard Active Member

    Remember, you can't spell Bucks without B-C-S.
     
  6. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    The SEC fanboys have put it back into a deep slumber.
     
  7. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    1986 was the first game with Sunkist as the title sponsor.

    Technically, shouldn't the Florida Citrus Bowl (1983) be the first, though? They even used the same logo as the Florida Citrus Growers. Maybe they didn't pay for the name, thus not officially considered a sponsor.
     
  8. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    Terrific ending.
     
  9. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    I bookmarked this the other day, before I rushed to work. Finally read it today. Agree completely. Great read.
     
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