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    Re: Who's pulling for the husky's of niu ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tide1986 View Post
    As if Kirk Herbstreit's rant isn't enough.
    He did do an interesting tactic with his rant by trying to manufacture interest in the game.
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    Re: Who's pulling for the husky's of niu ?

    The biggest BCS blunder ever would have to be Oklahoma vs. Connecticut in the Fiesta Bowl played after the 2010 season. This will not be as big a blunder as that, but it will be a close second.
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    Re: Who's pulling for the husky's of niu ?

    I wonder what the alums of Orange Bowl teams Bucknell, Duquesne, Santa Clara, and Holy Cross think about NIU playing in such a sacred place.
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    Re: Who's pulling for the husky's of niu ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondDust View Post
    It's going to be hilarious to see the amount of bulletin board material NIU has over the next month.
    LOL, so true.

    Heck, from this thread alone!

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    Re: Who's pulling for the husky's of niu ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondDust View Post
    I wonder what the alums of Orange Bowl teams Bucknell, Duquesne, Santa Clara, and Holy Cross think about NIU playing in such a sacred place.
    None of those teams played in the Orange Bowl as part of the BCS - the money is the big difference. Huge difference, in fact.
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    Re: Who's pulling for the husky's of niu ?

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    None of those teams played in the Orange Bowl as part of the BCS - the money is the big difference. Huge difference, in fact.
    I understand that, but most people aren't even using the money argument in regards to NIU.
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    Re: Who's Pulling for the Huskies of NIU?

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    Except bowl revenue is one of the things that has helped the SEC become even more dominant - by allowing undeserving schools like NIU in instead of, say, UGA, they take a large amount of additional bowl funds out of the pot for the SEC, which would benefit Alabama directly.

    The BCS has been pretty spot-on in setting up #1 vs #2 over the years, imo, but these extra rules - 'everybody gets a trophy' - are ridiculous. And dismissing it as if it doesn't matter misses the big picture as it not only cheapens the bowls further, but it takes deserved money directly out of our AD's pocket.
    You parsed my quote way out of context, don't you think? I agree with everything you said. Surely my post didn't lead you to believe I think NIU belongs in a bowl game.

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    Re: Who's Pulling for the Huskies of NIU?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondDust View Post
    I do remember how it used to be, and frankly, I'm not going to long for that time or be nostalgic about it. Also, if Alabama had been ranked #6 or #7, most fans would have been disappointed with the game regardless because of the expectation factor. For a major program, it's really the BCS Championship Game or nothing at this point. Go ask Georgia how excited they are to be playing Nebraska.
    That's your choice. And, sure, most Alabama fans would be disappointed if we were ranked #6 or #7 rather than playing for it all. That's as it should be. However, If we're not playing for the title, I do care about the game we are playing. If we had lost to LSU and TAMU, I'd be hoping we could play a team that wasn't a laughing stock. If we were ranked 6th or 7th, would you not watch the game if we were playing Oregon or Kansas State? As for Georgia, of course they're not excited about playing Nebraska. They had a chance to play for it all. If it's the BCS or nothing, would you have quit caring had we lost to LSU this year?

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    Re: Who's Pulling for the Huskies of NIU?

    No-win situation all the way around here. The BCS didn't want NIU, but the Boise Rule required them to stash them somewhere.

    Just an awful game, had this been scheduled in September it would be on PPV. Attendance and television viewership of this one will be almost non-existent.

    For Jimbo and FSU, this one is a motivational nightmare. It's a game you really don't care about, against an opponent who does nothing for you even if you win, played in an in-state location that you just played at two months earlier, and all the while you are taking down to Miami a team notorious for playing down to the opposition.

    And honestly, it's not even much of a win for NIU. Much like UConn a couple of years back, they will probably end up losing money left and right because of an inability to sell bowl tickets, and the cash drain will be a major problem for an athletic department that is already fiscally challenged in the first place. And, yeah, there is a good chance you will get outright embarrassed if the opposition actually shows up to game.

    Again, no win for everyone involved.
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    Re: Who's Pulling for the Huskies of NIU?

    I watched the MAC title game on Friday night. Jordan Lynch (NIU qb) is like a poor man's Robert Griffin. Kent St. had no answer for his scrambling. But FSU has a good defense, so they probably can handle him...at least contain him.
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    Re: Who's Pulling for the Huskies of NIU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    You parsed my quote way out of context, don't you think? I agree with everything you said. Surely my post didn't lead you to believe I think NIU belongs in a bowl game.
    Nah, was just emphasizing my point - it's easy to gloss over the implications of the non-championship BCS games, I think it's important that everyone realizes how badly the BCS was framed and how it's screwing the SEC (read: Bama) out of MILLIONS of dollars in annual revenue.

    It's a HUGE deal to me and I'm sure most every SEC president and AD would agree.
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    Re: Who's Pulling for the Huskies of NIU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    That's your choice. And, sure, most Alabama fans would be disappointed if we were ranked #6 or #7 rather than playing for it all. That's as it should be. However, If we're not playing for the title, I do care about the game we are playing. If we had lost to LSU and TAMU, I'd be hoping we could play a team that wasn't a laughing stock. If we were ranked 6th or 7th, would you not watch the game if we were playing Oregon or Kansas State? As for Georgia, of course they're not excited about playing Nebraska. They had a chance to play for it all. If it's the BCS or nothing, would you have quit caring had we lost to LSU this year?
    My interest level in the bowl game would have been significantly less had it been something like the Capital One, Cotton, or Outback.
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    Re: Who's Pulling for the Huskies of NIU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tide1986 View Post
    Even though it may need a tweak or two, I don't hate the BCS -- overall, it's a pretty good system (better than the upcoming playoff fiasco). If anyone wants to be mad about the NIU situation, they should be mad at the moron voters who ignored NIU's body of work and ranked them in the Top 20.
    ESPN/ABC pushed and lobbied all day for them to be ranked 16th or better and they got what they wanted.

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