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

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    You are putting words in my mouth (or in my posts). I am not justifying the one with the other - simply pointing out that this system put several very bad teams in BCS bowls this year. Everyone is focused on NIU. That is absurd. They had a better season, and are ranked significantly higher than the Big East or B1G representative. The travesty is not that NIU made it, but that Louisville and Wisconsin made it.
    To be clear, the BCS system did not put Wisconsin in a BCS game. If the BCS had been allowed to operate as designed, then Ohio State would've been in the Rose Bowl (assuming Nebraska laid the same egg).
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    Re: Orange Bowl rep to NIU: We didn't even want you here

    I was contacted by ESPN and ask to stop with my article: I am of the old school and reward those who earn it. NIU, Wisconsin, Louisville had no business in the BCS but the rules are socialistic in nature. If the system were set up to reward the Top 10 then it would look like this:

    Alabama vs Notre Dame BCSNCG
    Florida vs Oregon Sugar
    Georgia vs Stanford Rose
    S. Carolina vs Tex A&M Orange
    LSU vs Kansas St. Fiesta

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tide1986 View Post
    To be clear, the BCS system did not put Wisconsin in a BCS game. If the BCS had been allowed to operate as designed, then Ohio State would've been in the Rose Bowl (assuming Nebraska laid the same egg).
    If Ohio State were not on probation, they'd be playing Notre Dame and we'd be in the Sugar Bowl. The BCS rules have nothing to do with Wisconsin being in the Rose Bowl.

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

    The rules are clear. Ohio St. could not go so the Big10 can send Wisconsin. BCS and conference tie-ins reward the wrong teams. It should be the Top 10 and that is it. The BCS Top 10 should be rewarded for their hard work.

    Alabama vs Notre Dame BCSNCG
    Florida vs Oregon Sugar
    Georgia vs Stanford Rose
    S. Carolina vs Tex A&M Orange
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    Re: Orange Bowl rep to NIU: We didn't even want you here

    Quote Originally Posted by THE BAMA IRISHMAN View Post
    I was contacted by ESPN and ask to stop with my article: I am of the old school and reward those who earn it. NIU, Wisconsin, Louisville had no business in the BCS but the rules are socialistic in nature. If the system were set up to reward the Top 10 then it would look like this:

    Alabama vs Notre Dame BCSNCG
    Florida vs Oregon Sugar
    Georgia vs Stanford Rose
    S. Carolina vs Tex A&M Orange
    LSU vs Kansas St. Fiesta
    Rules that the conferences themselves agreed to because no one wanted to see one particular conference get too much money/power/etc.
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    Orange Bowl rep to NIU: We didn't even want you here

    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondDust View Post
    Rules that the conferences themselves agreed to because no one wanted to see one particular conference get too much money/power/etc.
    What's funny is that with the playoff, that may be what it's all about.
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    Re: Orange Bowl rep to NIU: We didn't even want you here

    [QUOTE=THE BAMA IRISHMAN;2076835]I was contacted by ESPN and ask to stop with my article: I am of the old school and reward those who earn it. NIU, Wisconsin, Louisville had no business in the BCS but the rules are socialistic in nature. If the system were set up to reward the Top 10 then it would look like this:

    Alabama vs Notre Dame BCSNCG
    Florida vs Oregon Sugar
    Georgia vs Stanford Rose
    S. Carolina vs Tex A&M Orange
    LSU vs Kansas St. Fiesta[/QUOTE]


    Wait. What? What article, how did ESPN know about it, and why would they ask you to stop with it? Or am I missing out on a joke of some sort?
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    Re: Orange Bowl rep to NIU: We didn't even want you here

    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson1967 View Post
    I'm rooting for NIU for no other reason than it would tick a bunch of people off.
    Yeah, but it would also hurt the SEC and schools like Alabama in the long term. NIU wining this game would be the worst thing possible for college football.

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

    I've seen better matchups of 1 vs 16 seeds in the NCAA tournament


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

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffAtlanta View Post
    Yeah, but it would also hurt the SEC and schools like Alabama in the long term. NIU wining this game would be the worst thing possible for college football.
    Agree totally. If they consistently schedule and beat big name teams, fine. But no one, apart from Midwesterners, wants to watch the MAC in major bowls.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluegrasstide View Post
    Agree totally. If they consistently schedule and beat big name teams, fine. But no one, apart from Midwesterners, wants to watch the MAC in major bowls.
    Willing to bet Birmingham, Alabama is one of the top TV markets for this game when the ratings come out.
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    Re: Orange Bowl rep to NIU: We didn't even want you here

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    Willing to bet Birmingham, Alabama is one of the top TV markets for this game when the ratings come out.
    Yes, Alabamians love football.
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    Re: Orange Bowl rep to NIU: We didn't even want you here

    Quote Originally Posted by Tide1986 View Post
    Yes, Alabamians love football.
    And love to gamble on it as well... which is another big reason why Birmingham is always high in the ratings.
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