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BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

Posted on: November 19, 2011 1:03 am
Edited on: November 19, 2011 7:53 am
 

EUGENE, Ore. – This could be the best two weeks of football in BCS history, and I’m at the kickoff party.  

They’re going about two shades of crazy here Friday night at Hop Valley Brewing Co. out near I-5 in Duckland. A guy just walked in and yelled, "How about Iowa State?" It’s a brew pub that just turned into a staging area for the national championship push.

How about the Cyclones indeed? By beating Oklahoma State in overtime Friday night, they made it about football again. We can care again. Maybe we can forget tragedy and scandal -- for a little while.

Maybe for a long while. Two weeks from Sunday, two teams will be matched up to play for the 14th  BCS title. It is more than wonderful that we have no idea who they are going to be. There are six teams in the running -- LSU, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Alabama and Oregon. Oregon and Arkansas gained the most. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State the least.

But that’s just me, right now. The Hefeweizen is going down really smooth.

BCS chaos reigns. It reigns because a team whose uniforms look strangely like USC (Iowa State) just took down the nation’s No. 2. I’m here to see Oregon play the real USC on Saturday in a game that just got a lot bigger.

The Ducks are in that conga line with a bunch of one-loss teams, all of them with their hands up saying, "Pick me!"

Let the arguments begin: Do you want a rematch? LSU-Oregon awaits. So does LSU-Alabama. But shouldn’t you have to win your conference? Alabama potentially won’t. Don’t forget Arkansas, which is suddenly in the conversation.

Is Oklahoma State entirely out? Does Oklahoma deserve to be in the discussion? It lost at home to Texas Tech, which lost by 34 to Iowa State, which beat Oklahoma State. The Sooners have a chance, a small one unless …

Unless chaos continues. Who knows how OU will be perceived in two weeks? If Oregon wins on Saturday it most likely will jump to No. 2 in the BCS. Alabama plays Georgia Southern. Nothing, though, is permanent. Call it the BCS' Kardashian Moment.

Get ready for a fashion show with shoulder pads, built-in programming for sports radio. Someone give Jerry Palm a raise. Now.

You can hear the sound of Boise State kicking itself all the way from here.

Please don’t say “kicking” around the Broncos. They not only would have been in line for the BCS national championship game, they would have had to beat only San Diego State, Wyoming and New Mexico to get there. But a kid named Dan Goodale pulled a Brotzman last week, missing the game-winning field goal. That was only after TCU’s Gary Patterson proved he had more stones that Boise State had field goals.

The old missed kick seems to be an epidemic. Dan Goodale meet Oklahoma State’s Quinn Sharp, who wasn’t. Sharp missed a 37-yarder with 77 seconds left that could have beaten the Cyclones.

Nothing is permanent. Ask Kim, or give Sharp a Hefeweizen. He needs one right about now. 

How about the Cyclones indeed? By beating Oklahoma State in overtime Friday night, they made it about football again. We can care again. Maybe we can forget tragedy and scandal -- for a little while. 


Comments

Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2011 10:36 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

Be careful what you wish for... LSU will put a hurt'n on either OK team.  I think the Big12 is a good conference, but LSU or Alabama bring defenses that neither of those teams has seen.  It will be settled on the field either way. 



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2011 10:35 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

You want chaos - here's a nice shot of it. Alabama wins out. Oregon wins out. Arkansas wins out, meaning they beat LSU. OK, now what? LSU cannot fall below Oregon or Alabama, right? But how do you not drop a team at least one spot after a loss?



Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2011 10:33 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

LSU and Alabama are 1 and 1A in terms of the best teams in the nation.  Doesn't matter that some think their game was boring.  Playing against other teams, those two teams will score points and their defenses would dominate the opposition.  The Ducks got a taste of it already.  OSU's offense wouldn't have success against either of these two teams either.  So, we are left with a rematch of the two best teams who will exchange body blows hoping to land a haymaker and end the bout.  So enough of this no offense bull, anyone playing against these two titans would struggle on offense.  LET'S GET IT ON - rematach of the two best heavy weights is inevitable



Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2011 10:32 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

Why the HELL is Oklahoma State out of this? The Bedlam winner will be #2 in the computers, no question because of SOS. Here's my argument.

 First off, to all you Oregon fans. Suck it. Oklahoma State is STILL 3-0 vs currently ranked teams ( Kansas St, Texas, and Baylor) While Oregon is 1-1 vs currently ranked teams. (Loss vs LSU, win vs Stanford). The gap in SOS is enormous. The Pac-12 is AWFUL.

When the BCS comes out on Sunday, Both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will be ahead of Oregon in the computers, regardless of whether Oregon wins this Saturday or not. It's the GODDAMN human voters who will drop OU/OSU below Oregon in the rankings, because they could care-a-less about a teams resume.

The weakest agrument imaginable is the one that centers around each teams 1 loss. A loss is a loss. It should'nt matter who you lost to, but who you beat. In Oklahoma and Oklahoma's State's cases, their wins against ranked teams far exceeds that of Oregons, and their resume's are FAR, FAR superior.

The Oregon hype machine that runs 24/7 on ESPN makes me sick.

And Alabama has beaten exactly 3 teams with a winning record this year.

Let the SOS and resume's teams resume's determine everything. If somehow the Bedlam winner DOESNT play for the National Championship, then something is MESSED up.

But I still have faith the voters will say wait a minute... at the end of the day, and stop and THINK about it because they dont want a rematch.



Since: Dec 14, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2011 10:31 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

nope - the only way a team keeps it is if the ball doesn't cross the line of scrimmage and the team retains possession (bobbled snap for instance).  Once the team kicks the ball and it crosses the line of scrimmage, they lose possession, end of story.



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: November 19, 2011 10:30 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

If you kick and miss, your possession is over - period.  It does not matter the down.  If you kick prior to 4th down and it is blocked or the snap/handling results in no kick, you have the extra downs to work with to try again.

This is common sense for college football fans.  You absolutely do not get to kick more than once regardless of down in the event a kick misses wide left or right. 


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Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2011 10:29 am
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Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posted on: November 19, 2011 10:17 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

ALL OF YOU CHECK IT OUT

IF YOU TRY A FIELD GOAL ON 2nd DOWN  AND IS WIDE LEFT RIGHT

YOU STILL GET     3rd  DOWN   MORONS

If you punt on 2nd down you are correct  but a FIELD GOAL ON 2 nd down
gives you 3rd down if u miss unless  

1.  it is blocked and recovered by defensive team
2.  is short and defensive team fields it

but if long and misses  it is NOW    3rd DOWN GET IT  


CHECK IT OUT MORON



Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: November 19, 2011 10:16 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

I HATE the BCS... the manner in which they control and manipulate is nothing but an extension of power and greed. If I could wave a magic wand, and based on things right now, the OSU/OU would play LSU and Bama would face Oregon... the winners could play for a more valid championship than anything the BCS could concoct... Of course, even this mythical 4 team playoff could be completely revised based on what happens in the next 3 weeks... But, no matter who would play, it beats the hell outa' the BCS trash! Cool 



Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posted on: November 19, 2011 10:14 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

Amazing all the BIAS going on   in COLLEGE FOOTBALL

RIGHT NOW
THERE SHOULD BE NO CONVERSATION REGARDING THE 2 teams except for the

2  UNDEFEATED TEAMS

LSU VS HOUSTON

If they lose there is no fair championship game as 2 many 1 loss teams  then of course
the old  BIASED  voting by humans to see who plays  WOW 


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