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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 3, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:13 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

What about Houston? If Boise deserved to be in the BCs title conversation with no losses why is Houston out of the picture. As it standsright now if they win out they are in a bcs game. If they and lsu are the 2 schools left without a loss at the end of the year,and that is a big if the way things have been lately", they at least should be in the conversation.



Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:12 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

get rid of this ancient tool used to decide the 1 round, 1 game playoff format called the BCS. i will not pay any attention to college football until this pathetic playoff (or lack there of) is abolished. so oklamhoma st. looses in double overtime on the road in the midst of a school tradgedy and your gonna tell me how they dont deserve any kinda chance at a championship? shame on u college football/NCAA. the BCS is the biggest problem of all sports in the world today. its terrible that so many kids get screwed over on a yearly basis. college football is just like an elimination pool. once u loose, its over. its ridiculous that u can loose 1 game and get no shot at a championship or u can win all your games and still get no shot at a championship??? who can tell which of 10 plus teams w/ 1 loss has the right to play LSU? what happens if LSU looses? then what? winning the ncaa championship in college football means NOTHING!



Since: Feb 27, 2011
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:11 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

WOW... who is number 2? Bama, Oregon, Stanford, Clemson, Oklahoma? This just got interesting.....



Since: Nov 8, 2009
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:11 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

hey you gimp, the SEC has won the last 5 BCS titles.  I'd say that speaks volumes. 



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:01 am
 

You reap what you "hoe."

The NCAA richly deserves to have 8 or 9 one-loss teams at the end of the season, with nobody undefeated.  When one team gets "left out," nobody cares except the fans in that team's market.  But if 8 or 9 teams have a legitimate claim to one of the two beauty contest spots, the NCAA and the bowls will get exactly what they have coming to them.  Imagine how great it would be to watch the spinmeisters try to explain how 6 or 7 deserving teams didn't get to play in the "championship" game.   
 
Until there is a playoff to determine a true champion, it's just the BS Sham-pionship game. 



Since: Apr 11, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:00 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

exactly, what an idiot, I just ripped him and told him I hope he is a six year old girl, cause that is ridiculously stupid!



Since: Apr 11, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2011 8:58 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

wow, you really know nothing about the rules do you, once you kick it, thats it, if the snap is fumbled, then you have another chance, I hope your a six year old girl



Since: Aug 22, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2011 8:58 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

This very well could have been the year a Boise St. or similar school (undefeated with a weak schedule) made it to a BCS championship. I love the irony. (I also love not hearing ESPN talk about it 24/7.) The last time I remember this much craziness was when South Florida made it to a #2 National ranking some years back. (among other teams) I love college football...



Since: Oct 31, 2011
Posted on: November 19, 2011 8:58 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

Last night in Ames is why Paul Rhoads is on this list off Paterno replacements: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/

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Since: Jul 31, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2011 8:56 am
 

BCS chaos kicks off in Eugene; I'm buying

turtlebchbum,  you might want to check your analysis.  Anyhow,  I'm looking forward to the FCS playoffs where a real champion is crowned.  FBS is right up there with NBA as far as relevance is concerned.


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