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  • Lose National Championship game

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    Would you rather...

    A) Get to a BCS game and win
    B) Get to the National Championship and lose



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    Re: Would you rather...

    Tough choice.

    Getting to the National Championship means winning the Big 12 and doing so convincingly (in order to get ISU ranked #1 or #2). I would take that in a heartbeat.

    But... I think would rather win a BCS game than get blown out in a National Championship game. I would have a better feeling about the season, leaving it on a winning note.



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    Re: Would you rather...

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    Tough choice.

    Getting to the National Championship means winning the Big 12 and doing so convincingly (in order to get ISU ranked #1 or #2). I would take that in a heartbeat.

    But... I think would rather win a BCS game than get blown out in a National Championship game. I would have a better feeling about the season, leaving it on a winning note.
    Win a BCS game. If you get to the NCG and lose, people will always pick you apart saying that you didn't belong or deserve to be there. If you win a BCS game, it kind of invalidates those statements/people.



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    Re: Would you rather...

    Quote Originally Posted by farewayfool View Post
    Win a BCS game. If you get to the NCG and lose, people will always pick you apart saying that you didn't belong or deserve to be there. If you win a BCS game, it kind of invalidates those statements/people.
    Yeah, exactly. Although if it is a great NC game and you lose a close and well fought game, that might get close to a BCS win.

    You can come up with scenarios that would favor one more than the other.

    But yes, BCS win I would choose.



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    Re: Would you rather...

    Edit... I confused myself...

    My answer... whichever brings in more money.

    I'd prolly say the national championship though (as long as we don't get blown out)


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    Re: Would you rather...

    I would rather get to the National Title game and lose.

    It would mean that we won the Big 12 outright/Won the Big 12 Title game/more money involved in a National Title Game appearance.

    Lose in the Natl' Title Game easily.



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    Re: Would you rather...

    I would rather win the lottery.



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    Re: Would you rather...

    Quote Originally Posted by HILLCYD View Post
    I would rather win the lottery.
    You fail at reading the question... How did you pass the ACTs?



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    Re: Would you rather...

    Quote Originally Posted by farewayfool View Post
    Win a BCS game. If you get to the NCG and lose, people will always pick you apart saying that you didn't belong or deserve to be there. If you win a BCS game, it kind of invalidates those statements/people.
    It would depend on who you beat and the situation. Lots of people downgrade Utah's BCS wins because they beat a bad Pitt team and an Alabama team who were dissapointed to not be in the BCS Championship game. I would think losing the Championship game against a team like Florida by 3 points would be better than beating Hawaii in the Fiesta bowl.


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    Re: Would you rather...

    Quote Originally Posted by azn4cy View Post
    You fail at reading the question... How did you pass the ACTs?
    Says the guy who was beaten down for having a crappy ACT.



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    Re: Would you rather...

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Says the guy that was beaten down for having a crappy ACT.
    Still passed it though, didn't I?



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    Re: Would you rather...

    Quote Originally Posted by azn4cy View Post
    Still passed it though, didn't I?
    If the test wasn't biased against you I am sure you would have done better.



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    Re: Would you rather...

    The payout of the "BCS National Championship" is the same as every other BCS game.



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    Re: Would you rather...

    We could damn near get into the BCS game with a sub 0.500 record if the rest of the north sucks and we randomly beat the south team in the big 12 title game. So I think I would take the loss in the championship game meaning the regular season was guaranteed successful.



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    Re: Would you rather...

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny34 View Post
    We could damn near get into the BCS game with a sub 0.500 record if the rest of the north sucks and we randomly beat the south team in the big 12 title game. So I think I would take the loss in the championship game meaning the regular season was guaranteed successful.
    Unless that happens this year, those days are toast.



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