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.
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.
“We have 45 men suited up. They're all supposed to be ready to play.”
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.
Last edited by BigEasyTider; December 3rd, 2012 at 12:44 PM.
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.
It's a HUGE deal to me and I'm sure most every SEC president and AD would agree.
Look out - Kenyan Drake can fly!