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    Big 12 Image Tarnished

    I don't know if it is due to the confernce realignment crap that was happening, or the fact that top to bottom - it is the toughest confrence so we beat up on each other... but the events of the today is an example of this.

    OSU Snubbed from the Nat'l Championship: Travesty - Best resume overall. But the SEC lovers were looking for any reason not to send OSU by focusing on who they lost to - not who they beat.

    KSU Snubbed by the BCS: Picking Michigan and VT (11th and 13th ranked teams) over the 8th ranked team.... Giving 2 teams to the much weaker B1G and ACC conferences....

    Truly shows me that there is a Big 12 image problem that Chuck and partners need to work on.



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    Re: Big 12 Image Tarnished

    Someone said this in another thread. KSU is not a big name school so they got screwed.


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    Re: Big 12 Image Tarnished

    When the SEC would have some major upsets it was due to strength of the conference from top to bottom...but apparently it doesn't work that way for other conferences.

    The bottom of the SEC virtually picked off NO ONE in the SEC. Seems a little odd that there were virtually no really big surprise upsets in the conference this year. Tells me the bottom half is garage. SEC had 5 teams that went 2-6 in conference or worse. For those who are mathematically challenged, that's nearly half of the conference sitting in the basement.

    Of those 5, only 2 were bowl eligible.



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    Re: Big 12 Image Tarnished

    KSU would have traveled much better than Va Tech IMO.



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    Re: Big 12 Image Tarnished

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    Someone said this in another thread. KSU is not a big name school so they got screwed.
    Absotively. If they were Texas, Nebraska, Florida, etc... you can rest assured they would be going to a BCS game.



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    Re: Big 12 Image Tarnished

    I'll repeat this again. If OSU was OU then I would bet that OU would be in the championship. If KSU was Texas then they would be in as well. It is more about who you are then it is about what you've accomplished.

    The BCS is a members only club. If you want to get in as an at large participant then you have be a member of their club. If there aren't enough members that qualify to fill all of the available at large slots then you might have a chance to get admitted.



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    Re: Big 12 Image Tarnished

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    KSU would have traveled much better than Va Tech IMO.
    I don't know about that. Va Tech is a really large fan base. KSU would have been more passionate about it, but Va Tech will go in droves because it's unexpected.



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    Re: Big 12 Image Tarnished

    I guess it's time for the Big XII to put their big boy pants on take it to their bowl opponents and prove that they are the toughest conference in the land.



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    Re: Big 12 Image Tarnished

    Quote Originally Posted by Let's Go State View Post
    I don't know if it is due to the confernce realignment crap that was happening, or the fact that top to bottom - it is the toughest confrence so we beat up on each other... but the events of the today is an example of this.

    OSU Snubbed from the Nat'l Championship: Travesty - Best resume overall. But the SEC lovers were looking for any reason not to send OSU by focusing on who they lost to - not who they beat.

    KSU Snubbed by the BCS: Picking Michigan and VT (11th and 13th ranked teams) over the 8th ranked team.... Giving 2 teams to the much weaker B1G and ACC conferences....

    Truly shows me that there is a Big 12 image problem that Chuck and partners need to work on.
    I am fine with Michigan, but VTech, is soo ridiculous..... They just lost their conference title game, and very badly... The ACC is soo mediocre, this just does not make sense to me at all.....



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    Re: Big 12 Image Tarnished

    Quote Originally Posted by kas4cy View Post
    I don't know about that. Va Tech is a really large fan base. KSU would have been more passionate about it, but Va Tech will go in droves because it's unexpected.
    Va. Tech had to return tickets last year...almost half of them from what I heard. They only sold 7k of their allotment. I think KSU would do MUCH better than that.



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    Re: Big 12 Image Tarnished

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    KSU would have traveled much better than Va Tech IMO.
    No. ****ing. Way. VT fanbase is rabid and incredibly supportive. You couldn't fit their traveling base into Bill Snyder stadium. Great crowd always. Watch the YouTube video of "Enter Sandman" from earlier this year. They are what I think Rhoads will turn us into soon.


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    Re: Big 12 Image Tarnished

    Lucky for schools like Butler in basketball that they don't have a rankings system that has kept them from playing in the last two national championships.

    If only they would just let the top four teams play each other in a playoff.

    But then we'd be ****** that the #5 team got left out.



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    Don't See it the Same

    I don't think OSU has much of an argument for making the championship game. They are probably the 3rd best team in the country- but the gap between Bama/LSU and everyone else is pretty big. Bama/LSU have unbelievable defenses- nobody else is close.

    K-State just isn't the brand of Michigan. If anyone should be ticked off it is Michigan State. They are the 2nd best Big 10 team and their in state rival gets picked over them for the Sugar Bowl.

    The reality is the bowl games are all about $ and Michigan and the huge alumni base is going to win out over KSU every day. KSU might be a little disappointed, but from a recruiting standpoint getting to play in the Cotton Bowl is good news.



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    Re: Big 12 Image Tarnished

    Time to add two more teams.


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    Re: Big 12 Image Tarnished

    Quote Originally Posted by Let's Go State View Post
    I don't know if it is due to the confernce realignment crap that was happening, or the fact that top to bottom - it is the toughest confrence so we beat up on each other... but the events of the today is an example of this.

    OSU Snubbed from the Nat'l Championship: Travesty - Best resume overall. But the SEC lovers were looking for any reason not to send OSU by focusing on who they lost to - not who they beat.

    KSU Snubbed by the BCS: Picking Michigan and VT (11th and 13th ranked teams) over the 8th ranked team.... Giving 2 teams to the much weaker B1G and ACC conferences....

    Truly shows me that there is a Big 12 image problem that Chuck and partners need to work on.
    4 teams have left in the last 2 years. That doesn't look good for the conference and that's what people will look at even though it has NOTHING to do with competitiveness and EVERYTHING to do with TV networks and money. Its pretty disgusting.



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