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UConn to lose money on their Fiesta Bowl trip

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Jens1893, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Probably having some bad flashbacks to the last "inferior" team they were supposed to kill in the Fiesta... :lol:

    Come to think of it, so am I.... :sad1:
     
  4. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    The problem I see here is that the leagues should first pay the full expenses of the team who goes to a BCS bowl out of the BCS payout money, and then the rest of what's left gets divided up among all the conference schools.
     
  5. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Doesn't that defeat the purpose of the BCS?
     
  6. PhillyBuff

    PhillyBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Ultimately.... you would think that this problem will become more the norm and a playoff is bound to be born from this. I remember shelling out alot of money to go to the Fiesta in 2002 and afterwards.... i decided that it is not worth the $$$ unless CU was playing for the national title....

    methinks this is eentually how this will play out..... people wont buy the BS games!
     
  7. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    What!?! A playoff can't possibly work in CFB. The bowl system is perfect!!!! :bang:
     
  8. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    Uconn wouldn't be in a bowl if their weren't 500 of them. Get rid of 15 bowls. Have a playoff and be done with it. If not, there should be no playoffs or tournaments for anyone else.
     
  9. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Or just get rid of the AQ and give it to the teams who deserve it like Michigan State. Is Stanford in a BCS bowl? There's no reason a 8-5 team should be in a BCS bowl like UCONN.
     
  10. OKCBuff

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    Since the buzzword of the establishment is "evolution not revolution" then here is what should happen:

    Use the BCS rankings and the top eight teams advance to a BCS playoff using the Big Four bowls and the Cotton. Have four bowls as quarterfinal sites or have the first round at higher seed. Then have the semis at two of the BCS bowls and the title game at another BCS bowl. Then the other two BCS bowls take best matchup of whats left. After that, pair it down so only 50ish teams play in bowls - top 25 vs. next 25, essentially.

    And oh, this OU-UConn game will be great because OU will roll... and no one will care or give them credit for the win! And they haven't won a BCS game in forever. So now it'll be "Well, yeah, you won a BCS game finally, but it was against UCONN!" Sooner fans hate their little program being downgraded.

    Of course, if UConn somehow won.... nah, I don't even want to think about it!
     
  11. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    The Big East is such a joke of a BCS conference
     
  12. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Yeah, but with TCU coming in they will be a little better and I'll about keeping lil bro(CSU) down in non AQ hell.
     
  13. BinaryBuff

    BinaryBuff mmmm...beer Club Member

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    :yeahthat:
     
  14. UrbanaBuff

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    There are lots of schools who lose money in bowls, especially the crappy bowls. For example, why should Pitt fans care about going to Birmingham to see their underachieving and coachless team play Kentucky? Well, the school is still forced to swallow X amount of tickets, whether or not fans decide to buy them. Kinda sucks really. You wonder if the 15 extra practices and bowl exposure are worth it, because you know there are future ramifications/cutbacks because of the loss.
     
  15. CUFan

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    No one wants to see UConn football. Plus 8-4 in a BCS bowl is a joke. They should have to pay to be in that bowl game.
     
  16. Mick Ronson

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    over the years, while no huge fan of UCONN hoops or the Big East in general, I've respected their move to D-1 and the success they've had as a football program. Edsel is obviously a good coach. Sad and unfortunate to see them have to be the symptom or poster-child of a crappy system of rewarding NCAA football's better teams as a kind of a running joke (financial drain for school/AD, don't belong, etc.)....

    too bad the MWC with Utah, TCU, and BYU couldn't have added Boise (yes, the Mick Mountain States conference with possibly both AZ schools, woot!) couldn't have got a BCS bid and let the Big East (it's inferior) implode. But, Utah to Pac works good for us....so, that's a secondary concern of mine. but, still. Big East games are both bad and boring.
     
  17. SuperiorBuff

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    The biggest money makers in the bowl are the bowls themselves. I heard an interview with an author last week who wrote a book on the bowl finances. He claims that the bowls take 60% of the profit up front and then divide the remainder between the schools, conferences and themselves. He said it is common for many schools to lose money going to bowls each year, and that schools opting out will become more and more prevalent.
     
  18. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    I have been a lukewarm proponent of playoffs. But the more I see it the more I think that a playoff/bowl combination is in order. I think the Conferences need to stand up and tell the bowls either they restructure their compensation to schools in their bowl games or to take a hike and playoffs will be played in school stadiums.
     
  19. Del

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    I like the idea proposed in the book Death to the BCS 16 team playoff with auto bids for all 11 conference champions and then there are 5 at large bids left so you would get the best of the 1-2 loss teams, i.e. the LSU's Ohio States of this year etc. First few rounds played at the home field of the higher seeds and championship to be played at the rose bowl. The creme would quickly rise to the top just like in the NCAA tournament but every once in a while you would get an upset. Won't happen though as long as Jim Delaney is in charge of the Big 10 - good reading for the holiday season. Shows you how the bowls suck out all the money with their guaranteed ticket and hotel requirements and salaries of bowl chairman which range anywhere from 480k to 800k for setting up one game.
     
  20. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    I say screw AQ status altogether. Take the top 16 rated teams based on computer rankings with strength of schedule and margin of victory (maxed at 30 pts per game) included.
     
  21. buffedup

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    The funny thing is the teams left out that have similar records will still whine.
     
  22. UrbanaBuff

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    Yes. This is the answer. Otherwise you still will have some strong teams kept out (Alabama, Mich St) in favor or crappy conference winners like Miami of OH and UConn.

     
  23. unbiasedtruth

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    OU wont be out money for lack of ticket sales.

    "The good news for the Sooners is that any of their unsold tickets are picked up by the Big 12 Conference."

    http://blog.newsok.com/ou/2010/12/16/uconn-and-ou-well-short-of-fiesta-bowl-ticket-allotments/

    and its always my belief that it is so unfair to the schools that are successful during the season and go to a BCS or larger payout bowl to have to divide the money from the bowl to other teams in their conference, especially those teams who dont make it to a bowl at all. To me you are penalizing a team for being successful on the field, for winning games and rewarding those with losing seasons that are not successful on the field by splitting the money up between conference games.
     
  24. sackman

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    This is the answer - absolutely. The longer we go, the more this seems obvious.

    Anybody at #17 won't have a legit argument for being in consideration for the national championship. Let them whine. If they do this right, there will still be bowl games for everybody else to go to.
     

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