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Justice Dept: President Obama's administration may take action on BCS.

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by JimmyBuff, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    End the bowl games!!!

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/ncaa/01/29/obama.bcs.ap/index.html?xid=si_ncaaf
     
  2. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    look im all for bowl games... like an NIT
     
  3. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    And lose potential political support from the communities that host the bowl games?

    I'm all for some type of playoff in D1 to determine a true champ. But, imo, any process has to wrap the bowl games into it somehow. The bowl season is a special time of year, and all the hours of hard work, dedication, hopes, and dreams of all teams center around a possible post-season berth somewhere warm and comfy. Ya can't just snap your fingers and make it all go away.
     
  4. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Detroit?
    Boise?
    Memphis?
    San Francisco?
    Albuquerque?
    Washington D.C.?
    Charlotte?
    Toronto?
    Dallas?
    Ft. Worth?
    Arlington?
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'd like a playoff. But I damn sure don't want the US Congress & Executive designing the system. Besides, last time I checked we were in the midst of a couple wars and had double-digit unemployment. I'd think they would have something better to do with their time and our money than investigate and legislate how the college football postseason works. Populist B.S. and I'm really surprised that some of you guys seem glad that they're doing this. :confused:
     
  6. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Okay 96, you mentioned 11 of the 497, 325, 187 bowls games. Of those 11, 1 is definitely indoors, 1 might be indoors (im too lazy to look it up), and 5 are in generally mild-weathered locals. That leaves 4 bowl games where parkas are required equipment.

    Still lots to play for, if you're a collegiate athlete.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    It's not just about whether the games's indoors. It's also got to be at a place where a fan of the team may want to spend his time and money in December/January.
     
  8. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Come on Nik, I'm on a roll.

    Yeah, I get it. Phoenix or Detroit (no contest)? Orlando or Toronto (are we even asking?)? Uh huh, this could go on and on. The fans are gonna like place a better than place b.

    But the fans don't play the game. The teams wanna play somewhere, anywhere, after the season.
     
  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I agree with you there.

    Even if you've got to play a game no one cares about mid-December in Detroit, you're still getting a killer gift package from the bowl, getting to do some fun events around the game, and getting to play a football game on national tv. Not a bad way to spend a week.

    :smile2:
     
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    I can't think of anything less important for our federal government to be addressing.
     
  11. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    keep the bowls to make everyone happy, 8 team playoff for the NC.
     
  12. Buttermaker

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    What is wrong with giving kids an opportunity to see another part of our great country and for cities to show off their benefits? A playoff could be done without touching a majority of the bowl system. It shouldn't take a congressional investigation.
     
  13. JimmyBuff

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    Oh, boo-hoo.. Some cities will lose their bowl games.. I'm so outraged.. :rolling_eyes:


    Bowl season is a frickin joke with a bunch of useless, unwatchable bowl games with a large amount of them played in half empty stadiums. I can't remember one good bowl game from this last year.


    End the joke Obama!!!
     
  14. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    "And lose potential political support from the communities that host the bowl games?"

    You missed the tongue in cheek part, right?
     
  15. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Which is exactly why they are doing it. It's a distraction to temporarily take attention away from the screwed up job they are doing in so many other areas.

    It is also a way to send some "feel good" points to Orrin Hatch and the congressional representatives of the MWC/WAC states. When it all comes down nothing will happen.

    Hatch can make a lot of noise and with where he comes from if he doesn't get re-elected whoever replaces him will be a political clone. On the other hand does the administration want to lose ground politically with the SEC/Big X/Big XII representatives where political favor is in play. They can scream all they want but the Bowls make to much money for the BCS and aren't going to go away easily.

    What is funny to me is that the mid-majors are not so much concerned with the bowls as wanting to split up the money evenly even though they don't contribute an even share to the popularity. If somehow this were to pass, I could see a playoff system in which payouts rise by round. With significant money on the line as well as a "championship" the frequency of the mid-majors winning would be very low and I can see them getting a smaller share of the money not a larger share.
     
  16. White_Rabbit

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    This. I'd love a playoff but what in the hell? Do something useful politicians..
     
  17. Buffy-too

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    :smile2:Maybe they'll spend half a year arguing about it and accomplish nothing--which will protect us from other things they might be doing.:smile2:
     

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