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Fiesta goes off the board

Posted on: December 6, 2009 9:04 pm
Edited on: December 6, 2009 9:04 pm
 
If the hijacking of the BCS conference call Sunday night is any indicator, the BCS' unpopularity is reaching a critical mass. Four prank calls got through.

One media member had the line of the night saying, "Sounds like White House security."

Now onto the serious stuff. The most curious aspect of the BCS matchups is the Fiesta selecting both Boise and TCU.
Reported here on Friday, that's the first time in the history of the BCS that two undefeated non-BCS teams have met.

"It certainly shows there's more access than ever before," said BCS administrator John Swofford.

Perhaps. It also keeps a BCS power in another bowl from being embarrassed by a non-traditional power if they schools were split up. If the Fiesta wanted to match two undefeated teams, why didn't it pick higher ranked Cincinnati to play against TCU? Turns out that Cincinnati is closer to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl and TCU and Boise are more regional. So it wasn't all about matchup.

These two teams played last year in the Pointsettia Bowl. I'm still having a hard time believing this is a ratings winner for TV. Still, we've come a long way from Utah, Hawaii and Boise being poison pills for the big bowl guys. The Fiesta picked the Frogs and Broncos, it says, based in consulation with TV experts. Those consultants believe that the game will be a ratings winner. We'll see.

Here's the good ...

Two of the five remaining undefeated teams meet with TCU having an outside shot at sharing a national championship in the AP poll.

The bad ...

The BCS looks like it is ducking an embarrassment similar to last year when Alabama lost to Utah.

"The answer is clear, the bowl has its prerogative to choose its matchup," said Bill Hancock, the BCS executive director.
Category: NCAAF
Tags: Boise State, TCU
 
Comments

Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: December 7, 2009 8:48 pm
 

Fiesta goes off the board

Sagcat,

The complaint comes from the fact that non-AQ schools now have NO chance to kick your arrogant BCS ass, as has been done 3 of 4 times in the recent past.  That is the only reason we spend the entire season following our teams.  OPPORTUNITY!  That no longer exists in the current system.  The reason "NO ONE" wants to play non-AQ schools is perfectly clear if you would just PULL YOUR HEAD OUT!!!  We have no chance at a National Championship and the current system will keep it that way. 



Since: Sep 19, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2009 7:13 pm
 

Fiesta goes off the board

Gods, the whining doesn't stop.  You both got into the Fiesta Bowl and now you're ironically complaining that you have to play a non-AQ school, which you don't want to do.  The lesson here is that NO ONE wants to play non-AQ schools, not even each other.



Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2009 9:50 pm
 

Fiesta goes off the board

This was all for money. I would have liked to see TCU vs Bama and Boise vs FL


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