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Where should the Pac-12 Championship game be held?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Duff Man, Sep 22, 2010.

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Where should Pac-12 title game be held?

  1. Neutral site - fixed location

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  2. Neutral site - rotating location

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  3. Home stadium of higher ranked team

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    38.5%
  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Sounds like the conference is thinking about the #1 team hosting it or putting it at a neutral site like conferences. Is the first option just a temporary fix until a permanent site is found? If the neutral site option is chosen, should there be a rotation?

    Personally, I would be fine with holding at the Cardinals' stadium in Phoenix for the forseeable future.
     
  2. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    VEGAS every year.
     
  3. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    No stadium in Vegas big enough I think - although a good idea.
     
  4. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    I'm still hoping they build the "Wynn Super Bowl Stadium" in Las Vegas, where they hold the big game every year.
     
  5. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    Anywhere but California. Don't want anything to push the balance of power in the conference to California. Plus they have crappy stadiums.

    I would rotate pro stadiums like Mile High, Cardinals Stadium, Seahawks Stadium, 49ers stadium, etc.

    I also think it must be a neutral site. Too much advantage for the #1 team if they get a home game.
     
  6. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    This
     
  7. BuffNut99

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    Rotate these plus San Diego
     
  8. sackman

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    If Vegas had a better facility, it would be a natural fit. Within driving distance for most, and a short - cheap flight for the rest. Unfortunately, their facilities are crap. I don't know if there's any plan to upgrade them, either. I've said this before, but some entreprenurial soul should figure out a way to put a new 50,000+ stadium at the South end of the Strip.

    Until they can figure out a way to have it in Vegas, I'd suggest a rotating system between AZ/SoCal and Seattle & the Bay area.
     
  9. Bone Buff

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    Sam Boyd stadium is a hole.

    I say rotate it between Mile High, University of Phoenix Stadium, Qwest Field and Qualcomm/Candelstick. I think it's gotta be neutral site.
     
  10. Jerry

    Jerry Well-Known Member

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    Mile High Stadium.
     
  11. Bienemy4life

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    Rose Bowl.
     
  12. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Why Vegas? It's not a city associated at all with the conference. Why benefit a non-conference city with the extra revenue that comes with a conference championship game? I like the NFL staidum rotation idea. Let the major markets IN the conference (Denver, LA, Seattle, San Fran, Phoenix) host the game and set up a rotation.

    I do also like the #1 seed idea as well. It puts some emphasis on not only winning your division, but also having the best record.
     
  13. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    The problem with this is it could come down to two teams with the same record. Then it goes to some type of tie-breaker to decide who gets the home game. Sounds pretty unfair to me to get such a huge advantage from a tie-breaker.
     
  14. GregInArlington

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    Because Vegas owns. And you can bet on the game legally.
     
  15. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Every other sport and every other level of college football has tie-breakers in place for playoff seedings. ****, the Big televen (and the Big 8, SEC, and ACC before conference championships) has tiebreakers to determine who gets the Rose Bowl. And as we've seen with the supposed "neutral site" games in the Big 12, they certainly don't look like neutral fields. Once team nearly always travels better than the other so there's a large disparity in crowd size.
     
  16. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Vegas is a ****ing ****hole.
     
  17. absinthe

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    Rose Bowl
     
  18. MrFrumpylane

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    Perfect. Gives the Buffs an advantage because they played in ****holes year after year.
     
  19. GoBruinz

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    I like the idea of the #1 team hosting. It's a reward for that team, plus guaranteed sell-out. Have you seen how pathetic the ACC championship game looks at its neutral sites in Jacksonville, Tampa, etc? A half full stadium with all the excitement of an afternoon tea party. At least at the beginning when the Pac Championship game is getting started, I vote for the #1 team hosting (with the tie breaker being BCS ranking to take into account strength of schedule).
     
  20. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    A championship game in Vegas would suck. There are 51 other weekends a year you can visit Vegas, no need to put a football game in some manufactured environment. 96 is right, reward the big markets in the conference.
     
  21. Junction

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    Those really aren't neutral sites since they're in or on top of conference cities, but I like the idea. Aside from Vegas there is nowhere in the conference footprint that could host the game but doesn't have a conference school in or near. And Vegas doesn't have the facilities.

    I think you're going to end up with either the Rose Bowl or the LA Mausoleum in the rotation, too. SoCal won't just get left out. And if you rotate those five sites, the Oregon schools are not going to be very happy, being left out. Utah might not either, but they've probably got less room to bitch....
     
  22. Del

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    I like the idea of the home field advantage - puts an emphasis on winning conference games, will guarantee a sell out every year and makes it more like a cross between a playoff and wildcard game revenue. The hosting team also gets the added benefit of an extra home game. Pro stadiums suck for atmosphere and the PAC fans don't travel well. The last thing we want to see on TV is a championship game in SD or Seattle with 20,000 extra seats.
     
  23. Junction

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    For me that weekend would be next weekend!!! :woot: :woot: :woot:
     
  24. Del

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    Also would be different than the other conferences which would be cool.
     
  25. Unleash Hell

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    Doesn't the Big east do the home field advantage? Or did it just turn out the last game last year between Cincy and Pitt was for the title?
     
  26. SF_BUFF

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    I love the idea of rotating NFL stadiums. Candlestick Park is a dump as well, but it has the history to compensate for the facilities.
     
  27. sackman

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    Interesting. For all the angst over having the CU/CSU game at Invesco, nobody seems to have any issues with having a CCG there? There would be all the same issues - overbearing police presence, minimal stadium staffing, parking issues, etc.

    The fewer games at Invesco, the better as far as I'm concerned.

    I understand the negativity towards Vegas. I still like the idea, though. I'm not a gambler, so going to Vegas generally does very little for me. But if I had a football game to go to? Yeah, that would get me there. But only if they build a better facility, preferably one that's close to the Strip. UNLV could play there, as it's campus is right there anyway.
     
  28. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Aren't most of these NFL stadiums 65k stadiums? I'd rather see 100K in the Rose bowl.
     
  29. DBT

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    Here's the deal about Vegas. First, it has no affiliation with the confence. Second, if played in Vegas, you WILL NOT be able to bet on the game. Vegas does not carry lines for local events including UNLV, if I remember correctly.
     
  30. 14ers4me

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    I hope they never put the game in Vegas for a number of reasons. Having lived here for the last five years I can tell you that

    1-The weather in Vegas in December is not that nice. Always windy and somewhat cold. It's usually in the 50's-maybe low 60's during the day and with the incessant wind that blows every day it feels colder than that-especially at night. Think wind-chill in the 30's or 40's at night.
    2-Sam Boyd is a toilet and far from anything remotely fun in Vegas.
    3-The city has nothing to do w/ the Pac12.

    If you're looking for nice weather pick San Diego, SoCal or Phoenix. Vegas in December is NOT a good option.
     

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