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    College Football Bowl Season Discussion Thread (and BG Bowl Pick Em)

    Bowl Pick Em
    College football's regular season is over, and the bitching about bowl placements is already in extreme overdrive. It's also Bowl Pick Em time, which lets you pick the winners of each of the 35 bowls, and rank them in confidence from 1 to 35; the higher the confidence rank, the more points you get for getting it right. This game has the advantage of not having to check it every week, so it's something you can enter once and forget about, rather than forgetting by week 3 and being hopelessly behind.

    I figure we can also use this thread for bitching about LSU-Alabama rematch, bitching about the ACC having two teams in the BCS, or whatever injustices your team has suffered lately (my team has not suffered any injustices, they just suck).

    To enter, you'll need to register on ESPN.com, but you can disable spam e-mails if you're worried about it. All of them do have a grand prize of some sort if you finish first amongst all the thousands upon thousands of entries in the game, so you might want to use real contact information just in case.

    Also, please try to incorporate your BG handle somehow into your team name, or at least post in this thread with your super creative team name so we can bestow you with all the accolades and everlasting respect you deserve by becoming the Grand Foosball Poobah of BG.

    ONE ENTRY PER PERSON

    There will only be one winner because ties suck, and in the event of a tie, I will use ESPN's tiebreakers for the grand prize to establish a group winner.

    If you have any questions or trouble logging in, or just generally like to bitch, do so below.

    Frontpage: http://games.espn.go.com/college-bow...a/en/frontpage
    GroupName: Orderofthebluegartr
    Password: boisestatekicker

    Prizes? We don't need no steenken prizes! Although each game has a grand prize for all entries on ESPN.com, none of these games have a BG specific prize other then e-peen, bragging rights, and your name on the esteemed list of self-important jackasses below (I can say that because I'm on the list more than anyone else).

    2006 Bowl Pick Em: Makaveli
    2006 BG Fantasy Football: Thuggy
    2007 March Madness: Byrd
    2007 College Football Pick Em: Ryany
    2007 Bowl Pick Em: Akiyama
    2008 NFL Gridiron Playoff Challenge: Tyr
    2008 March Madness: Snoogans
    2008 College Pick Em: Byrd
    2008 Eliminator: Byrd
    2008 Pigskin Pick Em: Weltall
    2008 Bowl Pick Em: Laguna
    2009 Gridiron Playoff Challenge: Sekaran
    2009 Super (Bowl) Pick Em: Stiker
    2009 March Madness: MrW
    2009 College Pick Em: Ryany
    2009 Eliminator: Stiker
    2009 Pigskin Pick Em: Weltall
    2009 Bowl Pick Em: Alderon527
    2010 Gridiron Playoff Challenge: Driver
    2010 March Madness: Biddinger
    2010 World Cup Bracket Predictor: Decy
    2010 World Cup Pick Em: Plow
    2010 College Pick Em: Bregor
    2010 Eliminator: Akiyama
    2010 Pigskin Pick Em: Byrd
    2010 Bowl Pick Em: Byrd
    2011 Gridiron Playoff Challenge: Bigrougabagel
    2011 March Madness: Titanss
    2011 College Pick Em: Byrd

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    Biggest wtf to me is how the fuck VT got into the Sugar Bowl when they've lost twice, and lost badly both times.. I'd have taken Boise over VT by far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akiyama View Post
    Biggest wtf to me is how the fuck VT got into the Sugar Bowl when they've lost twice, and lost badly both times.. I'd have taken Boise over VT by far.
    Because they play really well when they're not playing Clemson, and Clemson is in the Orange bowl! :D

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    Get outta here. Just goes to show "Stack up the cupcakes and make a BCS bowl"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akiyama View Post
    Biggest wtf to me is how the fuck VT got into the Sugar Bowl when they've lost twice, and lost badly both times.. I'd have taken Boise over VT by far.
    Because conspiracy

    Spoiler: show
    Team Top 10 Finishes BCS Bowls +/-
    Alabama 4 4 0
    Arizona 1 0 1
    Arkansas 2 1 1
    Auburn 4 2 2
    Boise State 6 2 4
    California 1 0 1
    Cincinnati 1 2 -1
    Clemson 0 2 -1
    Colorado 1 1 0
    Florida 7 6 1
    Florida State 4 6 -2
    Georgia 4 3 1
    Georgia Tech 1 1 0
    Hawaii 1 1 0
    Illinois 1 2 -1
    Iowa 2 2 0
    Kansas 1 1 0
    Kansas State 6 1 5
    Louisville 2 1 1
    LSU 4 6 -2
    Maryland 1 1 0
    Miami (Fla.) 5 4 1
    Michigan 3 5 -2
    Michigan State 2 0 2
    Missouri 1 0 1
    Nebraska 3 2 1
    Notre Dame 2 3 -1
    Ohio State 9 9 0
    Oklahoma 8 8 0
    Oklahoma State 1 1 0
    Oregon 6 4 2
    Oregon State 1 1 0
    Penn State 2 2 0
    Pittsburg 0 1 -1
    Purdue 0 1 -1
    South Carolina 1 0 1
    Stanford 3 3 0
    Syracuse 0 1 -1
    TCU 2 2 0
    Tennessee 4 2 2
    Texas 7 4 3
    Texas A&M 1 1 0
    Texas Tech 1 0 1
    Tulane 1 0 1
    UCLA 1 1 0
    Uconn 0 1 -1
    USC 7 7 0
    Utah 2 2 0
    Virginia Tech 5 6 -1
    Wake Forest 0 1 -1
    Washington 1 1 0
    Washington State 1 1 0
    West Virginia 1 3 -2
    Wisconsin 5 5 0


    lol

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    Just saw a poll of people and they had 91% voting for OK State in the title game instead of Bama. LOL

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    Because nobody wants to see another boring ass game, but then again.. it's all the SEC hate out in full force, Bama not winning the conference (stupidest fucking argument I've ever seen) and 'they had their chance'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akiyama View Post
    Because nobody wants to see another boring ass game, but then again.. it's all the SEC hate out in full force, Bama not winning the conference (stupidest fucking argument I've ever seen) and 'they had their chance'
    Nope.

    Kansas State 6 1 5


    It's being in the Big 12 and not being OU, Texas, or Nebraska.

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    Las Vegas Bowl gives Boise State the respect they deserve.

    None.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akiyama View Post
    Biggest wtf to me is how the fuck VT got into the Sugar Bowl when they've lost twice, and lost badly both times.. I'd have taken Boise over VT by far.
    $$$. The Sugar Bowl thought they could make more money, through ticket sales and TV revenue, with Virginia Tech vs. Michigan than any other combination. I initially thought that Virginia Tech coming off a blowout loss, from a weak conference, wouldn't be that attractive to the Sugar Bowl; Virginia Tech is also very used to going to BCS games, a consolation BCS bowl isn't necessarily something their fan base would get mobilized and excited about. I would have put them behind Boise State, and Kansas State, for sure, as both of those fan bases would be motivated. I also thought West Virginia might be desirable for their traveling fan base, but I guess the Sugar Bowl preferred Tech over West Virginia, and I'm sure they're smarter about the finances than I am. Both teams travel well, but Tech is pretty clearly the better team. At some point, I'm hoping to see an interview with the Sugar Bowl selection committee, to see what they would have done had Virginia Tech beaten Clemson and not been available. I'm curious which of the three teams above they would have taken, or if they would have dipped a little further down to take Oklahoma, who was BCS eligible.

    From a competitive standpoint, I would have liked to have seen Kansas State vs. Boise State, but having games matched up based on competition and quality of teams is a pipe dream, beyond #1 and #2. At least the Fiesta and Rose Bowl should be good games between deserving opponents.

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    Virginia Tech is a very good travelling team. And sadly, that's all that really matters to the bowl. The network probably actually pretty pissed at the selection themselves. Boise State, ever since beating OU a few years ago, does well on TV. But, to the bowl promoters, butts in seats is king. Hence why Notre Dame gets their exclusive BCS rule. Notre Dame could play a bowl game in Antarctica against Rocco's College of Typewriter Repair for Blind Women and sell out 80,000 seats.

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    Kstate and Boise St both got the hose this year, especially KState. 10 wins in the Big12 this year is no joke. What can you expect though when people are trying to make money and the good ol' boys club only wants to see traditional powers play.

    Another year, another trip to Shreveport for Mizzou. Should be a good matchup with UNC at least.

    edit: Looks like the Terri-Bowl is UCLA vs. Illinois. Two teams that were so good their coaches got fired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAKPluto View Post
    Virginia Tech is a very good travelling team. And sadly, that's all that really matters to the bowl. The network probably actually pretty pissed at the selection themselves. Boise State, ever since beating OU a few years ago, does well on TV. But, to the bowl promoters, butts in seats is king. Hence why Notre Dame gets their exclusive BCS rule. Notre Dame could play a bowl game in Antarctica against Rocco's College of Typewriter Repair for Blind Women and sell out 80,000 seats.
    Yeah, no. It's all about TV. K-State travels as well as anyone.

    We've already sold out our Cotton Bowl tickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAKPluto View Post
    Rocco's College of Typewriter Repair for Blind Women and sell out 80,000 seats.
    ... made me lol.

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    hey man don't laugh at those guys they put up 20 points on bama

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plow View Post
    hey man don't laugh at those guys they beat OSU after some plane crash
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    Just wanted to point out that Wisconsin has more top-10 finishes in the BCS era than LSU or Bama. The only teams with more top-10 finishes and more BCS appearances are Ohio State, Florida, Oklahoma, and USC.

    Goddamnit Wisconsin is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archibaldcrane View Post
    Goddamnit Wisconsin has never won a national championship. Ever.
    yeop

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    hey guys,

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