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Big East reduced to WVU, Potsie and Ralph Malph

Posted on: October 7, 2011 12:14 pm
As if it hasn't jumped the shark already ... if the BCS doesn't take away the automatic bid from the Big East for the 2012 season, I'd ask the following:

Who's running the BCS? Arthur Fonzarelli?

Listen, I live in Cincinnati and don't enjoy the watering down of my own backyard football program, but facts are facts. And the fact is, the Big East probably didn't deserve a BCS bid at full strength -- and the Big East definitely won't deserve a BCS bid next year, barring something crazy like Notre Dame (or Texas) joining.

And since the Big East is looking instead at schools like East Carolina, Central Florida and Memphis ... well, there you have it. This is not a BCS league.

This is not even the Mountain West.

No offense to you, Mountain West.

And no offense to you, either, West Virginia. The Mountaineers deserve better than to be in such a weakened league, but that's where West Virginia is. Surrounded by mediocre, at best, football schools. And West Virginia plus a whole host of mediocre football schools does not equal a BCS bid.

I mean, that's not an even an opinion.

That's a fact.

Category: NCAAF
Tags: BCS, Big East, Fonzie

Since: Jun 22, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2011 2:51 pm

Big East reduced to WVU, Potsie and Ralph Malph

West Virginia hasnt won the Big East since 2007 and has only won it twice in the past 15 years; so if West Virginia is so much better than their "mediocre, at best" competition, you'd think they would have dominated the league alot more than they have.

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2011 2:20 pm

Big East reduced to WVU, Potsie and Ralph Malph

Jumping the gun there a little bit Doyel.  Will the bE survive, and for how long?  As it stands now, Syracuse and Pitt are in the BE until 2013-14.  If it disintegrates or adds small-time football programs, maybe revisit the issue.  Are you saying the bE should not get a BCS automatic bid this season?

Since: Mar 25, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2011 2:16 pm

I'll tell you why


To keep the status quo, the "big boys" need 50% +1 FBS votes on their side at all times.

Right now, there are 120 FBS teams.

Add up what we have for 2012 right now, more or less:

B10+B12+P12+SEC+ACC+ND = 12+10+12+13+14+1 = 62

Cutting it pretty close already.

Now, we know of 3 teams coming into FBS:  TX ST, UT-SA and UMASS

62 of 123 just barely makes the cut.

A couple more come in and suddenly, they are outvoted.

I think the other Big leagues are really hoping the Big 12 goes back to 12, to give them the cushion they need before they drop the Big East auto-bid.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2011 1:58 pm

Big East reduced to WVU, Potsie and Ralph Malph

No, the ACC isn't worse. Winning a meaningless exhibition doesn't prove anything. Anything can happen in one game.

Since: Sep 29, 2011
Posted on: October 7, 2011 1:57 pm

Big East reduced to WVU, Potsie and Ralph Malph

You truly do not understand us.  Burning couches is a token of celebration.  A true Mountaineer fan never burns a couch in anger or frustration.

Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2011 1:53 pm

Big East reduced to WVU, Potsie and Ralph Malph

I hate to say it, but as a West Virginia fan I have to agree!!!

Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: October 7, 2011 1:43 pm

Big East reduced to WVU, Potsie and Ralph Malph

Are you advocating the formation of "super conferences"? It may be coming to that but I (we) don't have to like it. It's like Baskin-Robbins announcing that Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, and Butter Pecan will be the only flavors served. All good tastes in their own right but mint chocolate chip and raspberry chocolate chip (and you know what I mean) can be even more satisfying at times. What makes the NCAA basketball tournament so much fun and appealing are the Butler's, George Mason's, Mt. St. Mary's, Western Ky's, etc.. In the beginning all have an equal chance at the "brass ring". Granted, right now the University of Cincinnati, Rutgers, Louisville, UConn, and South Florida's can't compete in football with the LSU's, Alabama's, Oklahoma's, Clemson's, Oregon's and Wisconsin's but that does not mean that the Dukes, Wake Forest's, Indiana's, Boston College's, Kentucky's, (all BCS eligible) can't compete with the Big East "leftovers". Maybe the addition of the Cotton Bowl and the Gator Bowl to the BCS lineup would help make BCS slots available. Maybe a playoff system would work. Let's not reduce the "flavors" by eliminating BCS eligibility. If you do that, you will then be creating an even bigger gap in the "haves" and "have nots" in terms of recruiting.

I'm sure with your writing skills you can recommend a positive solution rather than constantly tearing down or criticizing the current system. Or is that beyond your liberal capabilities? And that's not even an opinion.


Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 7, 2011 1:38 pm

Big East reduced to WVU, Potsie and Ralph Malph

Here's another fact:  the ACC has won ONE BCS bowl in the past 10 years. One.  Louisville has won the same number as the entire ACC, and WVU has doubled the number of victories in BCS bowls as that entire conference.  I get it, the Big East stinks.  But let's also realize that the ACC is actually worse, and is gaining 0 BCS victories in those powerhouses Pitt and Syracuse.  How do you yank the BCS bid while WVU remains in the Big East without yanking the ACC bid?

Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2011 1:35 pm

Big East reduced to WVU, Potsie and Ralph Malph


Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2011 1:30 pm

Big East reduced to WVU, Potsie and Ralph Malph

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