These are some good questions that should help us all take out our frustrations!!
Is it better suited for the conference as a whole to send the most teams possible to bowl games or only ones that have a legitimate chance at victory...aka teams that won't further embarrass the Pac-10?
I only want the Pac-10 to send solid teams that are capable of winning not a bunch of also-rans just to fill our bowl allotment. If we are going to simply send teams to fill our bowl allotment then heck lets just send everyone so the whole conference can go to a bowl game. There are too many bowl games to begin with so its better if we just send 3 or 4 teams we get the best teams in the best games with some pretty good match-ups.
What's the deal, OSU?
Look, I get it, ruin your own season, that's fine. Nobody cares about that. But to ruin Cal's season? And to cost the entire Pac10 millions and millions of dollars? What's up with that? I mean c'mon!
Hell... they ruined our season too so stop your bitching!
Man up, it happens!
Arizona State is one win away from becoming bowl eligible with a tough game at Arizona this week. Can the Sun Devils pull it out and get to the post-season?
Well as my friend Peter Bean always says... Mike Stoops loses games. I am not sure just how to look at this game. ASU has regressed since last season while Arizona had the pieces in place to make a run but they just couldn't seal the deal. And what the hell were the UA defenders doing against OSU on that last play?!?! It looked like they were checking out the chicks in the stands and they let Sammy smoke 'em for the big gain.
But like I said...Mike Stoops loses games.....
Over the weekend, a number of USC Trojan comments appearing on the InterWebs made mention of how disappointed they were to be going to yet another Rose Bowl (UCLA game notwithstanding). Has the Rose Bowl game gradually lost its luster under the BCS format?
In a word...............YES!!!
Some of these old traditional match-ups need to be put to bed. The fans regardless of team affiliation want to see the best games. If USC and PSU were to meet in another BCS Bowl you can bet that EVERYONE would want to see that game but because it would be a match-up against a storied program on a neutral field. Nothing against the Big 10 but its stale because we HAVE to play them. I say throw them all into a hat and and let the chips fall where they may. A play-off is not the answer...yet. If you want to have the top 2 in the BCS play for the MNC, fine but mix up the rest and lets see some good match-ups
Oklahoma jumped Texas in the latest BCS poll. Is this an example of the BCS getting it right or does it add more fuel to the growing calls for a playoff system?
Well, As I stated above I am not a fan of a play-off. I would rather that the indivdual conferences adopt the same standards across the boards.
I would make it mandatory that no program can schedule any FCS schools on their schedule. Division 1 (FBS) schools only or no post season...period.
All the individual conferences need to do one of two things...either 1) downsize and have a round robin within the conference or 2) expand and have a conference championship game. There needs to be one standard for all the BCS conferences. Once everyone plays by the same rules or standards it will be easier to rate and rank the teams within the polls.
Is it perfect? Probably not but its worth a shot...