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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
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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. 


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Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:58 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

5 in a row - soon to be 6



Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:56 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

Dude, learn the rules before publicly ranting like that! Once you kick a fg and it crosses the line of scrimmage your possession is over. If you bobble the snap or it gets blocked on 3rd down then you can try again on 4th. But missing a fg on 2nd down doesn't entitle you to more chances.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:45 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

LMFAO...Are you F'ing serious...YOu truely believe if u niss the FG on 2nd down u get 3rd and possibly 4th down then???? OMG  You are a friggen moron.



Since: Jul 31, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:34 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

One of the greatest things in the world would be to see a supposed nobody kick the crap out a supposed superior SEC team. Case in point, Utah shellacking Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. ROLLLLLLL Tideeeeeeeeeee.



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:27 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

The bottom line 'fraud' with this ridiculous BCS system : #s 1 and 2 should never come from  computer geeks and pollsters. #s 1 and 2 should come from the results of actual, on field, semi-final football games. The semi-final participants should come from quarter final football games etc. In other words QUIT VOTING and START PLAYING !!!!.....like in every other college sports  championship .



Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:24 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

As of right this minute LSU is #1 and Alabama is #3, and soon to move up, and possibly set up a national championship game! with LSU, now who goes to the Sugar Bowl,  the SEC has a conference Tie in, you are only Allowed two teams per conference to receive BCS bids.  look for Oregon to jump Alabama, and save the NCAA lot of Headaches. nothing against Oregon, but this would be a Sleezey move. 




Since: Nov 2, 2011
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:23 am
 

Football is a team sport

Show some class; lay off the kickers.  Has Mike Gundy taught you nothing?



Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:19 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

ALL THE FOOTBALL EXPERTS YET NO1 HAS MENTIONED THIS

BOISE STATE VS TCE     2nd down 7 to go less than a minute , a run yields na na  then a stupid run to position the ball now 4th down
and the field goal kicker comes in and MISSES

WHAT A MAJOR COACHING ERROR

HOW ABOUT

KICKING FIELD GOAL ON 2nd  DOWN   if u miss u still have 3rd and 4th down left
so you try again on 3rd down  u miss
u try again on 4th down


THREEE CHANCES TO MAKE  BCS TITLE GAME NOT 1

THE COACH LOST THE GAME 
What???  This is such an idiotic analysis that I can only come to one conclusion... This guy must write for CBS




Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:14 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

Hey turtlebchbum
U R not allowed to keep kicking the field goal, though THAT would b really cool
Once u attempt the kick - make or miss your possesion is over
Teams only kick on 2nd or 3rd down in case of a bobbled snap  but once the ball is kicked its over for u
That would b cool the coach would say "Come on son we r going to send u out there on 2nd down don't worry u can do it you've got 3 shots at at"  HAHAHAHA.  I vote 4 turtlebchbum for commisioner of the rules committee- Hell lets just make him commish of everything



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:13 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

Cancel the BCS title game and give the BCS title to LSU if undefeated.    Because of course they would still be number 1 even if they lost the game to Oregon or Alabama.  Lets the players concentrate on their studies during Christmas break instead of getting ready for a playoff series of one game.    Now if LSU should lose to Arkansas or in the SEC title game then we should have every single conference champion (all 11) and every other one loss team, plus an at large if neccesary to make 16 teams, seed them and have a playoff.  


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