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Discussion: Going to the BCS Championship Game

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Jan. 5, 2010
southpaw
Men's 60
733 posts
Going to the BCS Championship Game
An Alabama fan, A Longhorn fan, and a_______fan (you fill in the blank) decided to travel across country to the game. The proverbial breaking down of car occurred out in the middle of farm country. Sundown was close. They found a farm nearby and asked the owner for shelter. "I have one extra room with 2 small beds" he stated. "One of you will have to sleep in the barn." They drew straws and the Alabama fan lost. He headed for the barn. Everyone went to bed. Some minutes later, a knock came on the window where the other fans slept. The longhorn fan opened the window and outside he saw the Alabama fan. "There are cows in the barn. My religion prevents me from staying in their presence." He crawled in the window and the Longhorn fan agreed to go to the barn. Few minutes later, knock on the window. "There are pigs in the barn; my religion will not allow me to stay. He crawls in the window and _______ goes to the barn.
Few minutes later a knock occurs again on the window. Alabama goes to the window, looks out and sees the cows and the pigs!

It should be a great game this Thursday night. Roll tide!
Jan. 5, 2010
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
I think you got ahold of a bad batch of moonshine.
Jan. 5, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
and a---well lets say any other SEC team,doh.


go joe pa
Jan. 5, 2010
southpaw
Men's 60
733 posts
Taits, my uncles did run moonshine back in the 50's and early 60's, thankfully, I was too young to go with them or try it.

Mad, I thought you were from Texas.

Speaking of moonshine--in the mid-fifties, my uncle and some friends were moonshing. They went up into Cullman county, which is about 50 miles north of Birmingham. They put their still in the middle of a huge peach orchard. Reason: abundance of rattlesnakes. Peaches were picked from the back of trucks for protection.
Anyway, they kept a large circle of fires burning around the campsite to keep the snakes away. A cat showed up and became the camp pet. Around 3 a.m. one morning, my uncle was leaned back against a peach tree in an old cane-back chair, asleep. Suddenly, something fell out of the tree on his head, striking repeatedly. Panicking, he jumped up, thinking that somehow a rattlesnake had gotten into the tree and fallen on his head. He know he was going to die. Instead, it was the cat, intoxicated from the fumes.

The rest of the story involves a shotgun; so I will not go there.
Jan. 5, 2010
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
Southpaw,
SE'ern states were well know for it. I've still got some Everclear \ white lightning I picked up back in the 70's from the area, 190 proof. You can run a car on it. I have an idea on the shotgun thing.
Jan. 5, 2010
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
420 posts
Good one, Southpaw.

Being an Arkansas alum, I frequent a Razorback message board. There was a discussion as to who the board members would be rooting for in the upcoming BCS championship, what with Texas being an ancient (and hated) rival from our SWC days, and Alabama, of course, being a current SEC rival.

One wag suggested that maybe an asteriod could just fall on the stadium.

As much as it pains me, I will have to stay with the SEC and root for Alabama in this one.

Texas is a great school. I would have been proud for either of my daughters to go there. Nevertheless, it would be OK with me if UT never won another atletic competion.

Living in Texas today, I have a lot of friends who are Longhorn fans. I hope you all realize this was posted in fun (sort of).
Jan. 5, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
TT

Lets not get carried away with the astroid thing. Why ruin a perfectly good and beautiful landmark like our Rose Bowl, when we have earthquakes that will do the job nicely. =)
I find it a nice gesture to have the BCS Championship here in So Cal, not only did we pull Ohio and Oregon here for theb Rose Bowl, now we get Alabama & Texas (again).
As for the winner? If it isnt SC, who cares? =) just kidding of course, kinda.
Jan. 5, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
southpaw only live here,born and raised in the new england area,so if it ain't boston it ain't chit,LOL. never had a big school to root for growing up,so it was penn st,syracuse,but nothing from NYC tho.

the rose bowl could stand a couple hundred pounds of C4,doh,LOL.
Jan. 7, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Next thing you know SOMEONE will want Fresno State palying in the Rose Bowl!
Jan. 7, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Dave, thats like SSUSA pitted against NCSSA, no comparison.
I was talking about a real college team. We only have one in the LA area. And it aint UCLA. =)
You can bet the BCS computers are already at work. Boise is for real and it bothers some of the Div 1 royality!
Jan. 7, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
hey dave mmm think might be misleading people now,they may have played in the stadium,doh but not the game.LOL by the way when i lived there in hanford(40 miles south of fresno)i rooted for the bulldogs and still follow them.

E4/E6 are you talking about my old school EAST LOS ANGLES COLLEGE, THERE IN MONTEREY PARK.LOL as there are no others,oops forgot whitter college,that tricky dick went to.LOL
Jan. 8, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Dog
I went to ELAC for 1 year in 1967 before transfering to the 9th Inf/VN:
11 Bravo.
Both ELAC & Whittier could have (still can) whipped the Bulldogs. =)
Jan. 8, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
E4/E6 both could of whupped the bulldogs,than why did that pro school(usc) drop them from their sched,maybe cause they be scared of them,doh.LOL.
i got my invite in 69 for that big mess,went straight to my AF recruiter,as i didn't know one end of gun from the other.did my 4 yrs there.
i went to ELAC 78-81(doing my gi bill,changed major to stay more than 2 yrs),played football there 79 and 80,oldest guy on the team at 30.
Jan. 8, 2010
SOFTBALLGRAMPS
Men's 55
98 posts
ELAC, Home of the Roosevelt and Garfield Game
Jan. 8, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Dog
After I graduated from The U of VN I finished my edu ma cation at CSULB in 76. Go Dirtbags!
Gramps,
I've been to many Roosevelt & Garfield games in my youth. A nice look back, thanks for the reminder! =)
Jan. 8, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
had a buddy who went to one of them(his old lady was from the other) can't remember now,he also ref(well was part of the chain gang)the game.he had just become a ref for local high school football at the time(79-80).
Jan. 8, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
also for the 84 oly's they redid the field to astro-turf for field hockey.can't remember what football movie they did there and a movie about a female runner,all in the 78-81 time frame.

got to watch a women's pac 10 dive meet there from down below,woo-woo.LOL
Jan. 9, 2010
Webbie25
Men's 60
1981 posts
I just watched the BCS (Bowl Coward Series) game and came away convinced either Boise State or TCU could have beaten either team. Before you say 'no way'-remember the sentiment was exactly the same that Boise could not beat Oklahoma--they did in one of the best games of all time--and nobody thought Utah could stay with Alabama and they manhandled them to the point Alabama was never in the game. It is too bad the BCS was too busy trying to cover it's butt, rather than finding a true national champion. Pitting TCU and Boise was the cowards way out. They didn't have to worry about another huge black eye-or worse, an admission that these teams are catching up with the 'major' teams. Thanks to this flawed system, we will never know. Too Bad.
Jan. 9, 2010
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
Webbie, just remember they did pit Cincy that was higher ranked than either Boise or TCU against Florida, and that didn't turn out too good.

There really is no way of knowing how either Boise or TCU would have done against Alabama.
Jan. 9, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
only sport in college that does not have a playoff system.they have 32 stinking bowl games,that are just nothing but crap,what are they playing,the right to say"OH WE WON A BOWL GAME" yeah right,who cares when they have a 6-6 record.let them rank like basketball and baseball and lets play it off.
Jan. 9, 2010
Jawood
Men's 50
798 posts
You don't think Idaho, UConn, Navy, etc., etc. was excited when they won their bowl game? A playoff system is needed, however. By the way, there were 34 bowl games.
Jan. 10, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
jawood yes they were(by the way i'm from new england,born and raised,so was pulling for uconn),what i'm saying,outside of the 2 schools involved,no one gives 2 craps.it's real sad that the ncaa doesn't see fit to really crown a true champ.florida has a bad game in the sec champ and can't go on.in basketball they would have gotten into the tourney at least.
i thought i heard a sport announcer say 32,but 34 that is even worse.with that many games there has to be a way to get a playoff going.you could take the top 20 teams and still not use up the 34 bowl games available(approx 20 games).rotate the champ game like they do now.
Jan. 10, 2010
Webbie25
Men's 60
1981 posts
Dirty, Cincinnati was an automatic berth as Big East Champions. That would not have been a black eye like at-large teams beating up on one of the 'chosen ones'. Of course there is no way of knowing-and that is my point---the BCS did not allow it to happen because of Boise over Oklahoma, and Utah over Alabama. They took the easy way out. Cowards!
Mad dog-Florida had their chance and came up short--way short. Boise did not get that chance. Don't forget Boise did beat Oregon 19-8 (Rose Bowl), and undefeated TCU, and a pretty good Fresno team that lost to Cincinnati by 8 pts, Wisconsin in OT, but Boise beat them by 17. It is a shame that ANY team can win all of their games in Div 1 and only a chosen few have a shot at the National Championship. BCS go away!!! They need to try again.
Football is way different from basketball, so obviously a 32 team tourney does not work. But how about a top 6 playoff, similar to the pro playoff. 3 vs. 6, and 4 vs. 5, and then 1 vs lower seed, 2 vs higher seed, then final. I know, there will always be those that say they should have been 6 instead of seven. You can't do tiebreakers like the pros. It will never be perfect. But if you are that far down, you probably won't make it very far anyway. It would only go into late January, and people don't seem to care about longer and longer seasons anyway (baseball in November, basketball in July, etc.)Besides, it would make more revenue and isn't that the whole idea????? And teams like Boise would get the chance.
Jan. 10, 2010
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
I think the schools that play in bowl games use it as a recruiting tool and money for the conferences. I also agree there should be some kind of play offs.
Jan. 10, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
webbie i did pull for both utah and boise in those games.even with a top 6 your leaving out a bunch of good teams,i still think you can do a top 20 teams,playoff.the smaller schools do at least the top 10.if you start right after the regular seasons you can be done with it about the same time as the BCS game was played.some of the teams have 30 days before they play their bowl game.i'm not sure how many major conferences there are but take the winner of each,and if it is under 20 add the top rank schools that are left.you have to remember there are some independent schools.i just would like to see all the schools have a chance to be able to win it,not just who the big boys(big 10,sec,big 12,pac 10,etc) think should be playing.

yes butch it is a nice recruiting tool.
Jan. 10, 2010
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
Webbie, thanks. I did not realize that about Cincinnati.
Jan. 11, 2010
neck10
498 posts
just do the top 6 with number one & #2 getting a bye three weeks its over,there wont be 6 undefeated teams .
Jan. 11, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Or get rid of the BCS and any playoff system.
Take it back to the days when we could sit around, watch the games and argue about who has the best team. (which we all know are in Pac 10, regardless of the BCS and their flawed system) =) imo

Jan. 11, 2010
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
420 posts
Yes, I noticed how dominant the Pac10 was in this year's bowl games :)
Jan. 11, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
I got nothing Texas Transplant. =)
Jan. 11, 2010
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
420 posts
I've really got nothing to brag about. My Hogs went 7-5 and only beat East Carolina in the Liberty Bowl because they missed three field goas in the span of 10 minutes at the end of the game.

Who's going to be your new coach?
Jan. 11, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
SC just didnt do much better 8-4 with a big win in the Emerald Nut Bowl.
As for our coach, I'm alot like DBAX, I respect Pee Wee Herman. It doesnt look like anyone else wants the job and the apparent shit storm that goes with it.
Jan. 12, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
well i sat down and did a bracket up,and you can take the top 24 teams and have a play off done in 5 weeks max,about the same time that is between last of league games and the BCS champ game.
total games are 24.i started with 1-8 getting first round byes then going from there.
Jan. 12, 2010
GT
Men's 60
162 posts
This year Ohio State rolls. Next year, the Browns win the Super Bowl. Remember you heard here first.
GT
Jan. 12, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Dog, you under contract with the NCAA/BCS/TV?? =)

GT, I suppose The Cavs will be this years NBA Champs? =)
Look out for Boise St. this year. USC in another 5 and New Orleans next.
Go Rams!!
Jan. 12, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
E na,i'm one of those that would really like to see a playoff system in place.the vote has job my boys(penn state) a couple of times,back in the day.
Jan. 12, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
I'm with you if a good system could be decided upon, the problem is the powers that be, ie. TV/NCAA/BCS, could never agree on anything the other wants.$$$$$$
Whats the next best thing? imo, it would be going back to the original bowl system, and leave it up to the fans to argue about. The what if's were great!
Jan. 13, 2010
Webbie25
Men's 60
1981 posts
E4/E6, you're right $$$$$$$ dominates and they are making too much to change it. To heck with getting it right. Mad dog, the problem with a 24 team playoff is that they are still in school and have finals in Dec. which is why they take the break before bowls. (choke-choke)-ok, not really students anymore, are they! But that would get them to a 16-18 game schedule. I think top 6 would be the best they could do.
Jan. 13, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
E,webbie,well as a fan i've seen my team(penn state) get jobbed by the voters.also if the other div's can have a playoff,why not the div 1.if the schools are worried about a long season,maybe they need to cut back on the non-league games(go back to 10 games max),that would mean if a team had to play in the first round they would have 15 games total to be played for the yr.bowl teams are close to that now,13-14 games.there will still be 11 bowl games left(my bracket needs 23 games) for the ones who don't make the playoffs.
Jan. 14, 2010
Webbie25
Men's 60
1981 posts
Talking about getting 'jobbed', it happens all the time. How many times have the BCS guys set up a 'home game'. I know the bowls are south because of the weather, but Ohio State had to go to Louisiana to play LSU-would it have been different at Ohio State??? You know how much of an advantage it is being at home. I think that OSU also had to go to Florida and play Florida the year before that.If memory serves, and I am getting old, Georgia had a better claim to be in the championship game. Chosen few. USC has had home games for years in Southern California. Notice this year OSU won a 'neutral' game this year in the Rose Bowl. There should be a contingency plan if a major bowl is a 'home game'. It is too big an advantage. They have 5 weeks to set the bowl schedules.They could do it.
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