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    Re: Orange Bowl rep to NIU: We didn't even want you here

    Quote Originally Posted by CullmanTide View Post
    The rules are ridiculous and they don't deserve to be there.
    It's not like they are playing in the championship game. They have won 21 of their last 22 games - better than any other team in college football. IMO, they deserve to play in a game like this as much as any other team in America.

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    Re: Orange Bowl rep to NIU: We didn't even want you here

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    It's not like they are playing in the championship game. They have won 21 of their last 22 games - better than any other team in college football. IMO, they deserve to play in a game like this as much as any other team in America.
    Too many top ten teams were left out of the BCS.

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    Re: Orange Bowl rep to NIU: We didn't even want you here

    Quote Originally Posted by CullmanTide View Post
    Too many top ten teams were left out of the BCS.
    I understand, but the "BCS" is meaningless outside of a single game - and NIU isn't in that one. There are other teams in BCS games that are less deserving - like Wisconsin.

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    Re: Orange Bowl rep to NIU: We didn't even want you here

    NIU deserves to be there, period.

    Go Huskies.
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    Re: Orange Bowl rep to NIU: We didn't even want you here

    NIU got in on a technicallity. They do not really deserve to be there. The Orange Bowl was forced to take them. It's bad for the Orange Bowl and college football. This should have been a showcase game. It is not.
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    Re: Orange Bowl rep to NIU: We didn't even want you here

    Truth hurts, I guess. Seems like the Orange Bowl is doing whatever it takes to drum up interest.

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    Re: Orange Bowl rep to NIU: We didn't even want you here

    Quote Originally Posted by OreBama View Post
    NIU got in on a technicallity. They do not really deserve to be there. The Orange Bowl was forced to take them. It's bad for the Orange Bowl and college football. This should have been a showcase game. It is not.
    Same with the Rose Bowl and Wisconsin.

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    Re: Orange Bowl rep to NIU: We didn't even want you here

    Ahh yes... we're back to defending the "sanctity" of the Orange Bowl game.
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    Re: Orange Bowl rep to NIU: We didn't even want you here

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Same with the Rose Bowl and Wisconsin.

    Wisconsin, at least, has some pedigree.
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    Re: Orange Bowl rep to NIU: We didn't even want you here

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Same with the Rose Bowl and Wisconsin.
    Only the same if you are equating playing the Big 10+2 -- with playing in the MAC -- if you are making that comparison -- I'll agree.
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    Orange Bowl rep to NIU: We didn't even want you here

    I hope NIU whoops some 'Noles butt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonTheory View Post
    NIU deserves to be there, period.

    Go Huskies.
    I don't think deserve it. Period. Oklahoma and Georgia should be in bcs games not Louisville and niu. Bcs games should be for top ten teams in my opinion.

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    Re: Orange Bowl rep to NIU: We didn't even want you here

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Same with the Rose Bowl and Wisconsin.
    I'm confused as to how Wisconsin being in the Rose Bowl justifies Northern Illinois's inclusion in the Orange Bowl. Did you ever consider that neither one deserves to be there? You seem to be arguing that since Northern Illinois didn't do anything wrong, they deserve to be in one of the four top bowls. No one here is saying they broke the rules. But NIU clearly is not one of the top 10 teams in the country. No one thinks that. You don't think that. That's why they don't deserve to be there. The rules governing the BCS are foolish and reward mediocrity.

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