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    The Alamo Bowl just got more important

    Per ESPN:

    The Pac-10 has just signed a 4-year deal to send the #2 Pac-10 team to the Alamo Bowl, replacing the #4/5 Big 10 team. This means the Pac-10 will send 2 opponents to face the Big XII, the #2 to the Alamo and the #3 to the Holiday.



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    Re: The Alamo Bowl just got more important

    I saw that.

    I wonder if there is serious discussion of the Cotton Bowl becoming a BCS bowl then?

    If not then it'd be something like

    #2 Big XII - Cotton
    #3 Big XII - Alamo
    #4 Big XII - Holiday

    And I had also read that the Big 11 was trying to negotiate it's way into the Holiday Bowl



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    Re: The Alamo Bowl just got more important

    How on earth are the hawks supposed to go to a bowl when they're 6 - 6 now?!?!


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    Re: The Alamo Bowl just got more important

    Quote Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsCy View Post
    How on earth are the hawks supposed to go to a New Years Day bowl when they're 6 - 6 now?!?!
    There, fixed it for ya.



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    Re: The Alamo Bowl just got more important

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    There, fixed it for ya.
    They won't be able to brag about how they are in an Elite Group of New Year's Day 'Bowlers' then!!! What will they have after that??



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    Re: The Alamo Bowl just got more important

    I think the whole Holiday bowl thing was more a wish than anything and from what I understand they wanted an agreement like the Big 12 had with the Gator where they had another bowl 2 of the 4 years for that slot but im not sure on that



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    Re: The Alamo Bowl just got more important

    "New Years Day Bowl" hasn't had the same meaning for some time now. I'd take it though.



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    Re: The Alamo Bowl just got more important

    Cotton Bowl will be a BCS bowl in 5 years. Especially, now that its played in new Cowboy's Stadium.



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    Re: The Alamo Bowl just got more important

    This is Good.

    Big 12 = More exposure in Texas.
    Big 10 = Less exposure in Texas.



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    Re: The Alamo Bowl just got more important

    Now if only the Rose Bowl would dump the Big 10, that game would be watchable again.



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    Re: The Alamo Bowl just got more important

    Quote Originally Posted by tiberius View Post
    Now if only the Rose Bowl would dump the Big 10, that game would be watchable again.
    I disagree. I found last year's game extremely watchable, particularly since I had a bunch of Penn State fans tell me I was insane because, "I've got USC by 21."

    The only bad part was when USC let off the gas in the 2nd half and allowed PSU to bring it to 14. My point was still made.



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    Re: The Alamo Bowl just got more important

    That game is traditon. I wish they would go to having the Big 12 play the ACC in the Orange bowl every year and having the Big east play in the Fiesta and SEC in the Sugar



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    Re: The Alamo Bowl just got more important

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    "New Years Day Bowl" hasn't had the same meaning for some time now. I'd take it though.
    Amen, brother. To be quite honest, going bowling hasn't had the same meaning for some time now. Back in the old days, even 7-4 didn't guarantee you anything. Just ask Johnny Majors.



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    Re: The Alamo Bowl just got more important

    Quote Originally Posted by Wingback View Post
    Amen, brother. To be quite honest, going bowling hasn't had the same meaning for some time now. Back in the old days, even 7-4 didn't guarantee you anything. Just ask Johnny Majors.
    Earle Bruce had an 8-3 team in '76 that didn't qualify for the postseason.



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    Re: The Alamo Bowl just got more important

    Quote Originally Posted by tiberius View Post
    Now if only the Rose Bowl would dump the Big 10, that game would be watchable again.
    Ya, lately it has been a little bit of a snoozer. Just Michigan a couple years here(If RichRod stays) and I think it will become very interesting.



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