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Fiesta Bowl to lose BCS status?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by PhillyBuff, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. PhillyBuff

    PhillyBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Fiesta BCS Trouble

    personally, I think it is a Texas conspiracy to get the Cotton Bowl BCS status.... because they don't have a BCS bowl within the country of Texas....
     
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  2. DesertDawg526

    DesertDawg526 Resident Dawg Club Member

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  3. Buffellow85

    Buffellow85 Well-Known Member

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    Can you imagine if Jerry Jones had another Super Bowl like fiasco hosting the MNC game?

    They should upgrade Qualcom and replace the Fiesta with the Holiday Bowl.
     
  4. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    This opens the door for the Cinch Jeans Rocky Mountain Showdown to finally take it's rightful place as a BCS bowl.
     
  5. torerobuff

    torerobuff Dancing is forbidden Club Member

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    This. But Qualcomm is a TOTAL dump, I hated that place for the couple Bronco games I went to while living in San Diego.
     
  6. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    From a Pac-12 perspective this could be pretty good.

    The Fiesta already has ties with the Big 12, so replacing the Fiesta with the Cotton would be no change in the BCS lineup from an auto-bid status standpoint.

    However, the Fiesta would still be a "big time" bowl game with only one conference tie-in (most likely the #2 Big 12 team), if any at all.

    The expanded Pac-12 could really use an upgrade for their #2 team and the bowl in Phoenix would be a perfect location.
     
  7. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I honestly doubt anything will come of this.
     
  8. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    +1
     
  9. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    This would be awesome if they actually played the game in the Cotton Bowl. Screw Jerryworld, the actual Cotton Bowl is by FAR the loudest, best stadium I have ever been to. There's not a bad seat in the house and it holds over 90K.
     
  10. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    And has like 3 bathrooms for all 90,000 fans.
     
  11. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    It's definitely not luxuious, and the seats are all narrow and crammed together, but it is intense and louuud. I like how the upper deck hangs wayyy over the lower deck.



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    For a bowl came a newer nicer stadium would probably be better i guess...
     
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  12. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    and one of them is out of order.....
     
  13. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of the stadiums, who all has been to the University of Phoenix UFO in Glendale? It looks pretty sweet - I especially like the real grass they roll in.
     
  14. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Greg -- haven't they done a bunch of renovations to the ole Cotton Bowl? Thot I read that somewhere.....
     
  15. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    you guys a rookies, real football fans wear diapers to football games in the south. You are not a man unless you wear a diaper to the game.
     
  16. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Why wear diapers? there are plenty of husker fans to go around.
     
  17. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    As a bowl destination Tempe>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Dallas. And the Cotton Bowl is a ****ing dump.
     
  18. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    that is what we do in the north, just fill up a balloon and let it launch. diapers are a southern thing.
     
  19. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    From the bits and pieces that I've been reading, it sounds like the Fiesta Bowl could lose more than its BCS status, like its tax exempt status. That will take down the bowl and a lot of the individuals running the operation, who can be held personally responsible for the tax liability.

    It bottles my mind that people still operate non-profits for personal gain after all the jail time served by leaders who have used the 501(c)(3) as a 501(c)(ME)
     
  20. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    hold on, I'm confused by your last comment on non-profits and personal gain. How is that related in any way. If you create a non-profit, you are absolutely allowed to pay any salaries/bonuses that you want, you just can't distribute any extra profits to shareholders.
     
  21. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is no longer a dump - or maybe it is. Both times I've been in it i was not in any condition to pay attention to the aesthetics of the bathrooms, or quality of the paper towels or armrests.

    It is now two full bowls stacked on top of each other with a giant jumbotron at one end (the side that Texas faces, OU has to look backwards to see it). All of the seats are stacked very close to the field, and there are no openings in the seats now, its closed off all around. It's not like other big stadiums like Texas, rose bowl where the upper seats are 300 yards from the playing field - everything is right on top of the action.

    Old cotton bowl:
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  22. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    **** Texas
     
  23. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    This.
     
  24. PhillyBuff

    PhillyBuff Club Member Club Member

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    I have been there... very good stadium from an amenities and sight line point of view. Not exactly easy to get to unless you have a car. There is basically a small city built around the stadium with shopping, restaurants, and bars......
     
  25. ScottyBuff

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    You are confused, but are you mind-bottled?
     
  26. Bone Buff

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    Since the pac 12 won't send it's champion there unless something weird happens... meh.
     
  27. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    There are reports that Fiesta Bowl funds were used to pay for an employee's wedding and to fly guests. That is the definition of using funds for personal gain.

    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/03/29/20110329fiesta-bowl-employee-gifts.html
     
  28. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I think the Fiesta Bowl committee will claim that all of the improprieties were conducted by one person, and that he's being prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and has been removed from any position of authority. I think there's a lot of truth to that argument, from what I can gather. Based on that, I still don't see much happening to the bowl itself.

    In fact, the Fiesta Bowl will probably be the squeaky cleanest of all bowls, financially, going forward. I'd be more worried about some of the other bowls, frankly.
     
  29. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    Yea I'm worried about the Beef-O-Brady's bowl, I would hate to see that one be relocated, or even dissappear...
     
  30. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I hope to hell the whole bowl system gets exposed. Schools are losing millions even on BCS bowls while Bowl CEO's are getting paid over 500k salaries.
     

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