View Poll Results: Which would you rather for ISU?

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  • BCS Bowl

    73 61.86%
  • Final Four

    45 38.14%
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    Final Four or BCS Bowl???

    Since we are getting close to the Final Four I thought I would pose this question. Which would you rather have? Iowa State playing in a BCS Bowl (Orange, Sugar, Rose, etc) OR Iowa State playing in a final four?

    This is difficult for me. I would answer Final Four by a slim margin....BUT if the question would you rather play in the BCS championship or basketball championship I would go with BCS championship. A little messed I know.

    Just wondered what peoples thoughts were on CF...



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    Re: Final Four or BCS Bowl???

    BCS = more money for ISU!!!


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    Re: Final Four or BCS Bowl???

    BCS bowl, easy.

    Not only because I love football more than hoops, but it brings in more money to the athletic department.

    BCS bowls = $$$$$$$$$$$$$



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    Re: Final Four or BCS Bowl???

    I would say final four just because at that point in your season you can still be national champion. Unless you're in the BCS championship, you have no chance at national champion.

    You should make it a poll as well! Great question!


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    Re: Final Four or BCS Bowl???

    BCS no doubt for me.



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    Re: Final Four or BCS Bowl???

    Definitely Final Four! As has been said, you're only 2 games away from winning the National Championship!!



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    Re: Final Four or BCS Bowl???

    I'd have to say final four. You get to watch your team take teams down for a couple weeks, extending your joy and elation much longer than a bowl game that lasts one night.



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    Re: Final Four or BCS Bowl???

    BCS game by far. More money, a LOT more national respect, and many more ISU fans to come alive or "see the light".

    If the question were, "Which do you think would happen sooner?" I would definitely say Final Four because I think it will take much less time to fix basketball than it will football.



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    Re: Final Four or BCS Bowl???

    So hard to pick, I think since I prefer college basketball more I will have to pick the final 4.



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    Re: Final Four or BCS Bowl???

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    BCS game by far. More money, a LOT more national respect, and many more ISU fans to come alive or "see the light".

    If the question were, "Which do you think would happen sooner?" I would definitely say Final Four because I think it will take much less time to fix basketball than it will football.
    Not necessarily... Look at a few years ago.

    We were "this" close to going to the Big XII Championship twice. If for some odd reason we were to shock the world and beat Texas or Oklahoma in those games, we would have been in a BCS game.

    I think it would be easier to win the Big XII North, with the Big XII Championship game, and go to BCS than get into the NCAA bball tournament and win 4 consecutive games, all of which may be solid competition, to get into the Final Four.


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    Re: Final Four or BCS Bowl???

    I am a bigger football fan than bball, so that plays some role. But if you really want to take an athletic dept to the highest of highs, a BCS bowl will do it for you.



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    Re: Final Four or BCS Bowl???

    I would rather see a final four-

    You get undivided national attention on your school, i.e. I can remeber more final 4 participants over the last three years than BCS bowl games other than the national title game.

    The way they allocate money for the NCAA BB tourney and then the conference split, I am not sure it would make a lot of difference since a lot of the gain would go to keep the respective coach that got it done.



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    Re: Final Four or BCS Bowl???

    How about we just go to a bowl that can pay us?



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    Re: Final Four or BCS Bowl???

    BCS Bowl. On top of the money, we could come out of that as a winner and have huge momentum going into the next season. Whereas in the Final Four, you have two more opportunities to lose, and be heartbroken after getting that far (see 2000 -- Elite 8, but similar).

    In basketball, there's only two D-1 teams that make a postseason tournament that win their final game.



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    Re: Final Four or BCS Bowl???

    BCS is more exposure



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