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    not even on the list

    There's a poll up now on ESPN for the best Thursday game and the ISU - NIU game isn't even an option...wtf espn?

    ESPN.com Poll Results by State

    vote from front page of espn.



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    Re: not even on the list

    Because they know that we'll win any internet poll they put up.


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    Re: not even on the list

    Minnesota at Middle Tennessee State? Brett Favre U. at South Carolina? Really?


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    Re: not even on the list

    to be fair to espn, there are a lot of other games left off that NCAA College Football Scores and Schedules - ESPN



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    Re: not even on the list

    People probably don't even know that there are two schools called Iowa State and Northern Illinois.

    Anyway, I love ESPN polls, because you can often see the geographical bias. For example, while a majority of the nation has selected Utah v Pitt, the Minnesota game was voted #1 in Minnesota, the Southern Miss/SCar game was voted #1 by Mississippi and South Carolina, the Hawaii game by Hawaii (and oddly New Hampshire, though by a slight margin), and the Marshall/tOSU game by Ohio.



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    Re: not even on the list

    The game is on Fox Sports. There's your answer.



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    Re: not even on the list

    If the game was being aired by ESPN, it'd be on that poll.


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    Re: not even on the list

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    The game is on Fox Sports. There's your answer.
    good point



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    Re: not even on the list

    Quote Originally Posted by synapticwave View Post
    There's a poll up now on ESPN for the best Thursday game and the ISU - NIU game isn't even an option...wtf espn?

    ESPN.com Poll Results by State

    vote from front page of espn.
    That is a network thing, is NBC going to advertise what is on CBS?? Same with ESPN and Foxsports...... I take any ESPN poll with a grain of salt....



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    Re: not even on the list

    Quote Originally Posted by jburke View Post
    That is a network thing, is NBC going to advertise what is on CBS?? Same with ESPN and Foxsports...... I take any ESPN poll with a block of salt....
    Fixed it for ya...


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    Re: not even on the list

    To be honest, even if our game was on the list, I still might be tempted to vote for Pitt & Utah. From a college football point of view (not the ISU rube that I am), that game does look like a potential good one!



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    Re: not even on the list

    I have even had trouble finding the listing in the papers in Kansas! Finally today I found the line. CPR will get ISU the attention it deserves in time!


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    Re: not even on the list

    The game is on ESPN's competitor, therefore they do not want to put it on the list and draw attention/TV viewers towards it.

    You have to remember that ESPN should not be viewed mainly as sports media, but as a Cable Channel/Business first, sports media 2nd. That is why they will always give most of their attention to the conference's whose games they broadcast.



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    Re: not even on the list

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    The game is on Fox Sports. There's your answer.
    This. Wow Utah and Pitt....



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    Re: not even on the list

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU_phoria View Post
    To be honest, even if our game was on the list, I still might be tempted to vote for Pitt & Utah. From a college football point of view (not the ISU rube that I am), that game does look like a potential good one!
    Any other night and this game would definitely be on my TV. I might have to DVR this one so I can watch it after our game.



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