Posted Wednesday, January 5, 2005 11:00 AM | Contributed by supermandl
The Walt Disney Co. was giving a theme park ticket to each of the more than 72,000 fans attending the Orange Bowl game Tuesday night between Oklahoma and Southern California. The tickets could be worth as much as $4.3 million.
Read more from AP via The Ledger.
Auburn. Ha! Are you kidding me? That's all a bunch of high school drama if you ask me.
Dissapointed okies are giving their Disney tickets away like crazy down here. I think I have a season's pass worth now! If you suck up to me, I might give you a few. ;)
And while I think going through OUR league undefeated should *normally* get you an automatic invite to the BIG GAME, this was not the best year for our league...add in Auburn's absolutely laughable pre-season schedule, and I can understand them being left out...
All that being said, a playoff of some sort will happen eventually, maybe not in my lifetime, but clearly one is needed....incorporate the Bowl structure to keep them happy, but I'd like to see the Utahs and Boises get their shots in against the Auburns and the USCs....would they lose? Probably...but at least they could get their CHANCE....
To turn Ric Flair's phraseology: "You can't beat the man if you don't even PLAY the man"....;)
Either way, I still have my Disney tickets.
Just watch next year - Sooners = BCS Champions
1st, I so a poll I think it was on ESPN or something and 97% percent of people said their should be a playoff! But I am against it I Think Bob Stoops was correct when he said that a playoff would take away the importance of the regular season. You see this is what makes it special making ALL the games count. Otherwise the regualr season games would barely even mean that much.College football is unique the bowl games the controversy that is were it thrives!
2nd, Auburn, USC, and Oklahoma all three equally diserved to go to the game. That's three teams one game. One had to be left out it's as simple as that!
3rd, I will say that the preseason poll should not come out. Auburn had no chance as long as Oklahoma and USC kept on winning. Before the bowl games I ranked USC #1 Auburn #2 and Oklahoma #3.
Have the top four teams play two bowl games early (around Christmas) then the winners play the National Championship game the Tuesday after New Years. And to make even more money (because some of the "also ran" teams would complain) have it not be one of the already existing bowl games - make it a new one
It's not that difficult, and I just don't understand why the NCAA can't understand that they'll end up making their fans happy while making more money at the same time.
P.S. I agree that 3 teams deserved to be in the game. Howwever, all things considered, I always think that the team with the toughest schedule should get the benefit of the doubt. The recent BCS changes to deemphasize strength of schedule is the wrong move in my opinion.
P.P.S. Hey jan---I think we may agree that there are some occasions that the old lip sync MAY be better than the alternative! :-)
P.P.P.S. Sure wish I had some of those free tickets (this should qualify my post as coaster worthy I guess)!
A playoff would not help college football like you think it may. If you had it so that the top 8 teams made the playoff then you would have 2 or even 3 loss teams in their. Which as I said would kind of make the regualr season pointless. If you went to 4 teams then there would be even more controversy as to who should be in. Oviously Cal looked really good until the lost. And Utah would be undefeated and not have a chance. Yes the bowl games would recieve more money but the regular season would not. Controversy is what it's all about.
Jeffrey R Smith,
I could not agree with you anymore. Taking away the strength of schedule was an extremely wrong move. However I am glad that margin of victory is out. Remember Ohio State and Miami? Ohio State won by like 3 points per game and Miami by about 20 and Ohio State wins the game.
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