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    Can you say....? "It's all about MONEY."

    Jack Trice/ Ames is big enough for regular season victories, but not for playoffs. Can you say...? "It's all about MONEY."

    Source -- BCS exploring neutral-site 4-team playoff format - ESPN



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    Re: Can you say....? "It's all about MONEY."

    Sure let's try it



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    Re: Can you say....? "It's all about MONEY."

    Here's some others that wouldn't make the cut:

    As much as it would be great for the sport to see a game played in Ann Arbor, Mich., Tuscaloosa, Ala., or Lincoln, Neb., some of the logistical issues are just too severe.




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    Re: Can you say....? "It's all about MONEY."

    Quote Originally Posted by SCarolinaCy View Post
    Jack Trice/ Ames is big enough for regular season victories, but not for playoffs. Can you say...? "It's all about MONEY."

    Source -- BCS exploring neutral-site 4-team playoff format - ESPN
    It makes sense. A town like Ames isn't equipped to handle 70,000 LSU or Bama fans showing up for something like this. They don't have enough hotels, restaurants, etc.... Not to mention that the ISU fans would probably only have access to half as many tickets as they would for a regular season home game. Neutral site games are the only way to do this.



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    Re: Can you say....? "It's all about MONEY."

    Quote Originally Posted by SCarolinaCy View Post
    Jack Trice/ Ames is big enough for regular season victories, but not for playoffs. Can you say...? "It's all about MONEY."

    Source -- BCS exploring neutral-site 4-team playoff format - ESPN
    What's your point?



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    Re: Can you say....? "It's all about MONEY."

    You do realize that Hilton isn't big enough for NCAA games either, right?




    Paul Rhoads' players never quit.


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    Re: Can you say....? "It's all about MONEY."

    Yeah, no...



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    Re: Can you say....? "It's all about MONEY."

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonestate78 View Post
    It makes sense. A town like Ames isn't equipped to handle 70,000 LSU or Bama fans showing up for something like this. They don't have enough hotels, restaurants, etc.... Not to mention that the ISU fans would probably only have access to half as many tickets as they would for a regular season home game. Neutral site games are the only way to do this.
    Why would they split tickets? If you are going to have a home field advantage for being the top seed, the tickets should go to the home team first.



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    Re: Can you say....? "It's all about MONEY."

    I thought this thread was going to be about this guy...




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    Re: Can you say....? "It's all about MONEY."

    Playoff games should be played at neutral sites. Makes much more sense.



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    Re: Can you say....? "It's all about MONEY."

    Quote Originally Posted by ribsnwhiskey View Post
    What's your point?
    The Cyclones have their best year ever, are the higher seed, and play Auburn in the first round. WOUld you rather the game be played at JT or at Yankee Stadium?



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    Re: Can you say....? "It's all about MONEY."

    Quote Originally Posted by SCarolinaCy View Post
    Jack Trice/ Ames is big enough for regular season victories, but not for playoffs. Can you say...? "It's all about MONEY."

    Source -- BCS exploring neutral-site 4-team playoff format - ESPN


    How would this be different than Final Four in basketball?



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    Re: Can you say....? "It's all about MONEY."

    Quote Originally Posted by SCarolinaCy View Post
    The Cyclones have their best year ever, are the higher seed, and play Auburn in the first round. WOUld you rather the game be played at JT or at Yankee Stadium?
    Iowa State has a good year in basketball, we play UCONN in the first round. Would you rather it be played in Ames, or Louisville?



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    Re: Can you say....? "It's all about MONEY."

    In all other divisions of the NCAA, up the the semis at least, in some cases the finals, playoff games are played at the home of the higher seed.


    Exaggeration is a BILLION times worse than understating.

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    Re: Can you say....? "It's all about MONEY."

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    In all other divisions of the NCAA, up the the semis at least, in some cases the finals, playoff games are played at the home of the higher seed.
    You're also talking about significantly less fans attending those games. I'm pretty sure the state of Iowa won't be seeing a BCS playoff game. In fact, I think a lot of those spots will be filled by big cities and professional football stadiums.



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