BCS is Still a Work in Progress

by Brad Scott 11. January 2011 22:39

I remember years ago as a kid how I would look forward to New Years Day for the Bowl games. That was an exciting day. Games would start in the late morning and go well into the night with either the Orange Bowl or the Sugar Bowl finishing things off. Generally speaking, the games were good with close match ups with teams with good records. Once in a while the Cotton Bowl might not be so great, but I could almost always count on an exciting Fiesta and Orange bowl at the least.

Fast forward to the 2011 edition of New Years Bowl games. I am desperate to find something worthy of interest. Thank you Wisconsin and TCU for at least giving me and the viewing public a game that wasn't over before the marching bands were in their seats. Out of the six games on January 1st, four of them looked effectively over at half time. Northwestern's strong second half against Texas Tech brought that game back to respectability. I know that Oklahoma and Connecticut were not miles apart at half, but honestly did anyone expect it to be even that close at that point? I think the final score is more indicative of what people expected.Three New Years day games ending with the winning team holding a 28 point or higher differential is bad. Embarrassing to the NCAA. On New Years Day of all days.  I understand that with the BCS the good match ups are now spaced out more over a period of days. Those games are supposed to provide the fans, sponsors, and advertisers with an opportunity to have a full game on TV and not interrupted or overlapping with another game as used to be the case. Well, lets quickly look at how that idea worked out this year:

Stanford and Virginia Tech, Orange Bowl, 40 - 12, 28 point difference.

LSU and Texas A&M, Cotton Bowl, 41 - 24, 17 point difference. Not too bad.

Ohio State and Arkansas, Sugar Bowl, 31 - 26.  However, 28 - 10 at half time I'm thinking might have a good number of viewers turn the tube off thinking this one was over too. Good job by Arkansas coming out and working hard in the second half.

Finally, the BCS National Championship game. Auburn and Oregon, 22 – 19. The game itself may not go down as a classic but it provided us with a game that had much hype about battling offenses and turned into a battle of which defense would hold the opposing offense and the team that made the least mistakes would win. Overall out of 35 Bowl games, 13 games were decided by more than 21 points or more. There was 14 games decided by 7 points or less. However, those 13 games and more specifically the bigger games that get more coverage and more money thrown around have to make the NCAA decision makers again question the process by which schools, conferences and bowls select who is going to play.

There is a need to keep those “big games” as big games and not have them as blow outs and games that few people are watching by half time.


Tags: , , , , , ,

College Football


6/16/2015 3:21:08 PM #

Jeans also give its wearer some flexibility when it arrives to design. People think that you simply cannot obtain quality if you find and hire a cheap wedding photographer. we are manufacturer retailer for the brand Xn - Y, it is already quit famous in market. The secret is to identify the places where you can come across low-cost maternity wear, which are comfortable to dress in and look very chic.

Feel free to surf to my webpage:  ชุดคลุมท้องราคาถูก ไซส์ใหญ่ - www.parasitic-esports.de/index.php

ชุดคลุมท้องราคาถูก ไซส์ใหญ่ United States | Reply

6/19/2015 5:00:17 PM #

Cut both the black and gold chenille stems in half, save the halves for another project. In the seventeenth century, the artist's reference sheet was the color circle. Where should you put your system in order to get maximum exposure to the sun. A redecorating or organizational project around the house not only flexes your creative muscle, it's a great way to spiff up your surroundings.

Feel free to visit my webpage  แผ่นอะคริลิค ราคาเท่าไหร่ - www.youtube.com/channel/UChsATe3nyj08Dnxm-t1kxtw

แผ่นอะคริลิค ราคาเท่าไหร่ United States | Reply

6/20/2015 7:01:29 PM #

Also, Botox treatment Manchester does not need to be expensive. The unwillingness to endure such a lengthy procedure has created a demand for alternative non-surgical anti-aging procedures which could easily be squeezed in during your lunch break, such as botox. Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobic organism. s not worth risking your life for a treatment done with someone you can.

Look at my web page ...  โบท๊อกซ์หน้าเรียว - http://www.eweek2012.nenonline.org/userstory/%E0%B9%81%E0%B8%99%E0%B8%B0%E0%B8%99%E0%B8%B3%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%9A%E0%B8%97%E0%B9%8A%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%81%E0%B8%8B%E0%B9%8C%E0%B8%97%E0%B8%B5%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%9B%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B0%E0%B8%AA%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%97%E0%B8%98%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%A0%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%9E-%E0%B8%AA%E0%B8%B4%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%87%E0%B8%97%E0%B8%B5%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%88%E0%B8%B3%E0%B9%80%E0%B8%9B%E0%B9%87%E0%B8%99

โบท๊อกซ์หน้าเรียว United States | Reply

6/29/2015 11:39:18 PM #

This is also a good idea if there is any danger of damaging the existing walls during the finishing process. Classic material for the manufacture of moldings - of course, cast or studio. You'll be surprised how different stains can look when actually applied to wood. Today Aluminum Crown Molding, Copper Crown Molding and other metal Moldings are available and again widely used in Restoration of deteriorated wood and rusted galvanize crown molding.

My web site  คิ้วบัวพื้น - https://modules.apache.org/profile.lua?uid=103536

คิ้วบัวพื้น United States | Reply

10/14/2015 5:48:06 AM #

Howdy! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading through your posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics? Many thanks!

Skin Types United States | Reply

5/4/2017 12:28:19 PM #

Hello, i think that i saw you visited my site thus i came to “return the favor”.I am trying to find things to enhance my site!I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!

prezent dla mamy United States | Reply

5/4/2017 11:45:23 PM #

If you want to get much from this article then you have to apply such techniques to your won blog.

torty dowóz dzień matki United States | Reply

5/9/2017 4:23:24 AM #

I'm not sure where you are getting your info, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more. Thanks for excellent info I was looking for this information for my mission.

prezent na dzień matki United States | Reply

5/12/2017 4:38:19 AM #

you're truly a excellent webmaster. The site loading pace is amazing. It sort of feels that you're doing any unique trick. Moreover, The contents are masterpiece. you have performed a fantastic activity on this topic!

co kupić dzień matki United States | Reply

Add comment

  Country flag

  • Comment
  • Preview


Comment RSS