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    Boise State to Fight Hunger Bowl??

    Fans and national media make a big stink about there not being a playoff in D1 football. Personally, I like the current system because we have in essence a playoff system starting in about week 9, when games begin to have huge consequences.

    If there were a 16 team playoff, would the BSU v Nevade, Auburn v Bama, OU vs OSU games had the same intensity? I don't mind a playoff, but at most would include 4 or 8 teams at most. Otherwise I think the regular season gets watered down.

    What I do have an issue with is the current system where the secondary elite bowls like Cotton, Capital One, etc are basically slotted to the BCS conferneces. IMO it's a JOKE that Boise State is one win from maybe playing in the National Championship game to now playing in the Fight Hunger Bowl or Humanitarian Bowl.



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    Re: Boise State to Fight Hunger Bowl??

    Maybe they should play in a real conference then.



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    Re: Boise State to Fight Hunger Bowl??

    Yes, bowl tie-ins are a big part of the game.



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    Re: Boise State to Fight Hunger Bowl??

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Maybe they should play in a real conference then.
    Maybe they should and they would beat the crap out of all but maybe 2 teams that play in the big 10, big 12 or the sec.


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    Re: Boise State to Fight Hunger Bowl??

    I'm sure they would love to be in a "real" conference. But then they might have to start offering college courses.



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    Re: Boise State to Fight Hunger Bowl??

    looking at our schedule next year, that "real conference" thing might tough for us to swallow.



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    Re: Boise State to Fight Hunger Bowl??

    Playoffs are stupid. I wish every other organized sport in the country would get rid of those and just send teams to destinations based on how their fans travel. This is a real way to settle who is better. (just wanted to make sure everyone knew it was sarcasm dripping from my post)



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    Re: Boise State to Fight Hunger Bowl??

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Maybe they should play in a real conference then.
    Because they have the option of joining any conference they want, amiright? All they have to do is call up the Pac-10 or SEC and they're in? Do you really believe that?



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    Re: Boise State to Fight Hunger Bowl??

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    Because they have the option of joining any conference they want, amiright? All they have to do is call up the Pac-10 or SEC and they're in? Do you really believe that?
    Did I ever say that?



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    Re: Boise State to Fight Hunger Bowl??

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyforce View Post
    looking at our schedule next year, that "real conference" thing might tough for us to swallow.
    And if we go 11-1 like Boise did this year - we will be in a BCS bowl.



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    Re: Boise State to Fight Hunger Bowl??

    Maybe they should play in a real conference then.

    The WAC is actually having a pretty good season outside of just Boise State this season. They have 3 teams ranked in the Top 25 (Boise State, Nevada, and Hawaii), which is more than the Big East.

    Speaking of the Big East, I think it's a joke that whoever wins the Big East will get a BCS spot instead of Boise State or even another one-loss team from another BCS conference like Michigan State or potentially Stanford. That's a travesty in and of itself right there.


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    Re: Boise State to Fight Hunger Bowl??

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Did I ever say that?
    Well, saying "Maybe they should play in a real conference then" kind of implies that is an option.



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    Re: Boise State to Fight Hunger Bowl??

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUChippewa View Post
    Maybe they should play in a real conference then.

    The WAC is actually having a pretty good season outside of just Boise State this season. They have 3 teams ranked in the Top 25 (Boise State, Nevada, and Hawaii), which is more than the Big East.

    Speaking of the Big East, I think it's a joke that whoever wins the Big East will get a BCS spot instead of Boise State or even another one-loss team from another BCS conference like Michigan State or potentially Stanford. That's a travesty in and of itself right there.
    Rankings are a joke. Northern Illinois is ranked in the top 25. Are they better than Iowa State? Are they one of the top 25 teams in the nation? I don't think so.



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    Re: Boise State to Fight Hunger Bowl??

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott34 View Post
    Maybe they should and they would beat the crap out of all but maybe 2 teams that play in the big 10, big 12 or the sec.
    You forgot this....

    Boise State is a solid team but they are not elite and they certainly don't belong in the National Title game. Nevada is a decent team that Boise typically struggles with. How do you think Boise would handle playing 3 or possibly 4 teams in consecutive weeks that are better on both sides of the ball then Nevada? Not good would be my guess.

    The SEC would eat them alive, the Big XII in a typical year would eat them alive, and the Big 10 this year would eat them alive as well.

    Boise isn't getting the shaft here... Boise is just like any other mid major football program in the fact that if they don't get a BCS bid they are going to an absolute joke of a bowl game and that is how it should be when you play a joke of a schedule. End of story.



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    Re: Boise State to Fight Hunger Bowl??

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Maybe they should play in a real conference then.
    Like the Big East?

    Of course if they played in a BCS conference they would also be recruiting higher profile players, but no one ever mentions that.



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