1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

NCAA Bowl Season

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by sigma1914, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Dec 5, 2010 #1 of 62
    sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    14,599
    370
    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Now that the bowls are set, is anyone else disappointed?

    OU vs. UConn in the Fiesta? Really? I guess the BCS wants to give Stoops a BCS bowl win since he's lost the last 5.

    Nebraska vs. Washington in the Holiday Bowl? They played already this year & Nebraska blasted them. Also, UW was 6-6. :lol:
     
  2. Dec 5, 2010 #2 of 62
    hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    Wisconsin vs TCU in the Rose Bowl - WOO HOO!!!

    Go Badgers.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Dec 5, 2010 #3 of 62
    yosoyellobo

    yosoyellobo Icon

    2,765
    172
    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    Utah vs Boise State at the Maaco Bowl Yahoo.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2010 #4 of 62
    fluffybear

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    7,316
    38
    Jun 19, 2004
    Peachtree...
    Oklahoma State & Arizona in the Alamo Bowl.

    Only disappointment for me is I would not mind seeing Arizona get some revenge on Nebraska for last years Holiday Bowl disaster.
     
  5. Dec 6, 2010 #5 of 62
    Gloria_Chavez

    Gloria_Chavez Godfather

    520
    20
    Aug 11, 2008
    Very disappointed.

    Stanford should be playing Oregon for the national championship.

    Short of that, we should be playing Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl.

    But we have to play the #11 team in the Orange Bowl. And the Orange Bowl committee expects us to travel for that?
     
  6. Dec 6, 2010 #6 of 62
    Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    21,609
    380
    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    I can't agree with that. While I appreciate that Stanford is a really good team... We already had Oregon vs Stanford this year and Oregon won big. No need to replay that for the national championship even if Auburn and TCU had both lost their final games.

    Some of the matchups, incidentally, are poor because of the BCS agreements to take teams from certain conferences. That's how UConn gets into a BCS bowl when they are hardly worthy of playing in that kind of a bowl.

    It's also ironic to me to compare Boise St and Virginia Tech.

    Consider... Boise beats Va Tech in game #1, and then Va Tech loses to James Madison... and for weeks everyone says that de-values Boise's win... but then Va Tech doesn't lose the rest of the season... Boise has 1 loss to a good and ranked Nevada team... and Va Tech gets a BCS bowl as the ACC champ, while Boise is relegated to the Generic Afterthought Bowl game.

    Clearly all the games do NOT count as they would have you believe... otherwise Uconn wouldn't be in a bowl instead of Michigan St or some other highly ranked team... and Va Tech wouldn't be in a better game than Boise, after Boise beat them and Va Tech lost to a lower division team... a James Madison team that IF Va Tech had won, wouldn't even have counted as a win towards bowl eligibility!
     
  7. Dec 6, 2010 #7 of 62
    sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    14,599
    370
    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Stanford got blasted by Oregon once already...What would 2 blowouts prove? How can you not think Auburn's better than Stanford?? They went undefeated in the best conference in America.

    TCU was picked over Stanford because they had to be by a new rule requiring the Rose Bowl to pick an eligible team from a league without an automatic BCS spot once every four years if a Pac-10 or Big Ten team is in the national title game.

    VA Tech will beat Stanford.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2010 #8 of 62
    chevyguy559

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

    767
    13
    Sep 19, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    Couldn't have said it better :bowdown::bowdown:

    My Bulldogs are playing in Boise again this year, but this time against Northen Illinois in the Humanitarian Bowl....I went when we beat Virginia in 2004, looking into travel for this years, but with a 10 month old son, probably gonna just enjoy it at home in front of the fire and the HDTV :lol:
     
  9. Dec 6, 2010 #9 of 62
    stevenv

    stevenv Hall Of Fame

    1,192
    0
    Aug 3, 2004
    Missouri plays Iowa in the Insight Bowl. Go Tigers!:goodjob:
     
  10. hancox

    hancox Godfather

    498
    15
    Jun 23, 2004
    I still don't get why they didn't flip us.

    You guys would go better to Phoenix.
    We would go better to Miami.

    Makes no sense...
     
  11. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    14,599
    370
    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    It's because Fiesta had the last pick for a team to play OU. The Orange folks wanted a higher ranked team.
     
  12. codespy

    codespy Ted- Get some free agents NOW!!! DBSTalk Club

    1,020
    35
    Mar 29, 2006
    Wisconsin
    I like your style. Bielema was under a little scrutiny at the start of the season around here, but has proven himself well.

    The icing on the cake will be a Rose Bowl Victory. There will be lots of beer, brats and cheese/sausage trays at this house come gametime!
     
  13. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    14,599
    370
    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    TCU will win if Dalton is healthy.

    I can't wait to see how "cream of the crop" hdtvfan's Big Ten is. ;) I bolded my picks.
    Missouri vs. Iowa
    Illinois vs. Baylor
    Northwestern vs. Texas Tech
    Florida vs. Penn State
    Alabama vs. Michigan State
    Mississippi State vs. Michigan
    Wisconsin vs. TCU
    Ohio State vs. Arkansas
     
  14. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    15,008
    307
    Jan 18, 2007
    Northern...
    I guess I'm just too old, but I agree with this take:
    There was a time I always felt invested in a team the Rose Bowl. Now it's "who?"

    But then I had enough trouble adjusting when the Pacific Coast Conference became known as the Pac-8. And then I had apoplexy when it became the Pac-10.
     
  15. hoophead

    hoophead Godfather

    339
    0
    Feb 10, 2008
    Should be one of the better, if not the best, NYD game....ON WISCONSIN! VV

    (Another SE WI fan here since 1962)
     
  16. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone DBSTalk Club

    12,563
    61
    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Should be MSU in that game.
     
  17. codespy

    codespy Ted- Get some free agents NOW!!! DBSTalk Club

    1,020
    35
    Mar 29, 2006
    Wisconsin
    They would have been had they lost early in the season and not later.....

    The key was Wisconsin beating Ohio State when Ohio State was #1 in the nation.

    And I don't remember (off the top of my head) Wisconsin losing a Rose Bowl game...at least in my era.

    Sorry TCU.....not looking good.....as long as all 3 of our running backs are healthy. :)
     
  18. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    14,599
    370
    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    How old are ya? ;) There last Rose Bowl loss was the 63 one. They're 3-3 in Rose Bowls & haven't been since 2000.

    TCU will win...Or I'll put a UW Badger avatar up.
     
  19. codespy

    codespy Ted- Get some free agents NOW!!! DBSTalk Club

    1,020
    35
    Mar 29, 2006
    Wisconsin
    63....that would be a couple years before before my dad even dreamed of me! :lol:

    No matter who wins...it's a good excuse to have a party. The 47" HDTV above the fireplace during the cold Wisconsin winter....can't beat it (unless I was in Pasadena of course)!

    I'm cheering for red roses and jerseys.
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    Naaaa....their schedule was too weak to hit the ranking high enough. Maybe if their uniforms were a more appealing shade of green? :lol: Sorry.
    Some of us are gonna hold ya to that. :D
     

Share This Page