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    Re: Forde Article: The Bowl System Joke

    That was a great read. As an ISU fan though, hard to agree with him on the 6-6.



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    Re: Forde Article: The Bowl System Joke

    Forde is one of the best sportswriters out there. Good article.


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    Re: Forde Article: The Bowl System Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUChippewa View Post
    Forde is one of the best sportswriters out there. Good article.
    He is one of my favorites and I enjoy most of the yahoo sport writers also.



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    Re: Forde Article: The Bowl System Joke

    La Tech, 9-3, not going to a bowl game - Yahoo! Sports
    La Tech is moving to Conference USA next season.

    Van De Velde said he was working with C-USA commissioner Britton Banowsky on possibly getting the Bulldogs into the Heart of Dallas Bowl or the Liberty Bowl. When Oklahoma and Kansas State both won, it looked as if the Big 12 would have two teams in the BCS and that could create room in either of those games for La Tech.
    But, Van De Velde said, when Northern Illinois slipped into the Bowl Championship Series, taking a possible BCS bid away from Oklahoma, it started a domino effect that filled those spots with Big 12 teams.
    So, VandyV looks like he was trying to get the Clones snubbed into Shreveport by shutting us out in Music City and/or HOD. The HOD should never have been a choice. What a guy. He deserves some butthurt.


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    Re: Forde Article: The Bowl System Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    La Tech, 9-3, not going to a bowl game - Yahoo! Sports


    So, VandyV looks like he was trying to get the Clones snubbed into Shreveport by shutting us out in Music City and/or HOD. The HOD should never have been a choice. What a guy. He deserves some butthurt.
    How would that even be possible? Even if the Big12 had two in the BCS, ISU would still be available for the HOD. Does the HOD bowl have some clause in their contact that allows them to pass on an eligible Big12 team? I doubt it, but how else could they pass on ISU?



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    Re: Forde Article: The Bowl System Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by JD720 View Post
    How would that even be possible? Even if the Big12 had two in the BCS, ISU would still be available for the HOD. Does the HOD bowl have some clause in their contact that allows them to pass on an eligible Big12 team? I doubt it, but how else could they pass on ISU?

    HOD had to take a B12 team if there was a B12 team available and eligible.



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    Re: Forde Article: The Bowl System Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    HOD had to take a B12 team if there was a B12 team available and eligible.
    That's what I thought, but I'm trying to figure out BVDV's strategy here. There was no way that HOD was going to have room for an at large team. How could both he and C-USA commissioner miss that (I know he is not respected here, but I can't see him being that dumb)?



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    Re: Forde Article: The Bowl System Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by JD720 View Post
    That's what I thought, but I'm trying to figure out BVDV's strategy here. There was no way that HOD was going to have room for an at large team. How could both he and C-USA commissioner miss that (I know he is not respected here, but I can't see him being that dumb)?
    Frankly, what I took out of it is that BVDV hasn't gotten any smarter since he left ISU. The guy dropped down a level and now he is in danger of getting fired at that level. La. Tech deserves better.


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    Re: Forde Article: The Bowl System Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by JD720 View Post
    That's what I thought, but I'm trying to figure out BVDV's strategy here. There was no way that HOD was going to have room for an at large team. How could both he and C-USA commissioner miss that (I know he is not respected here, but I can't see him being that dumb)?
    He created a screen name to defend his honor on an ISU board... he can be that dumb.



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    Re: Forde Article: The Bowl System Joke

    The student athletes are raising millions and millions of dollars to represent their school, with supposedly no pay (e.g. Scam Newton), i have no problem with too many teams going to bowl games. The kids should get the opportunity to get something out of the "system" that has been created.

    The NCAA and the Universities use these kids to make millions, why not throw a free trip in for their efforts.



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    Re: Forde Article: The Bowl System Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    The student athletes are raising millions and millions of dollars to represent their school, with supposedly no pay (e.g. Scam Newton), i have no problem with too many teams going to bowl games. The kids should get the opportunity to get something out of the "system" that has been created.

    The NCAA and the Universities use these kids to make millions, why not throw a free trip in for their efforts.
    This is a VERY good point. I used to be totally opposed to 6-6 teams in bowls but nobody is forcing anybody to watch so no big deal. The money is there.



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    Re: Forde Article: The Bowl System Joke

    It was a good read, although I'm tired of the 6-6 argument being brought out again. There is a reason that they have 6-6 teams bowl eligible. It's so they can pick a team who has a fanbase with a pulse. And having teams from a major conference might drum up a little more interest on TV than watching Bowling Green play Arkansas State in a bowl game.

    Maybe there are too many bowls, that argument could be made, but you have to be realistic, most 6-6 BCS teams are better than a 2 or 3 loss team from the MAC or Con. USA.



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    Re: Forde Article: The Bowl System Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    It was a good read, although I'm tired of the 6-6 argument being brought out again. There is a reason that they have 6-6 teams bowl eligible. It's so they can pick a team who has a fanbase with a pulse. And having teams from a major conference might drum up a little more interest on TV than watching Bowling Green play Arkansas State in a bowl game.

    Maybe there are too many bowls, that argument could be made, but you have to be realistic, most 6-6 BCS teams are better than a 2 or 3 loss team from the MAC or Con. USA.
    Agree. There is at least one 6-6 team out there that played nine bowl teams this year.


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    Re: Forde Article: The Bowl System Joke

    Quote Originally Posted by CTTB78 View Post
    Agree. There is at least one 6-6 team out there that played nine bowl teams this year.


    Are there any others? From outside the Big 12?



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