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I thought Kirk was going to cry when he learned that Georgia want getting a bcs bid. I couldve sworn he was stomping his feet because it "just isnt fair". Lets just put all SEC teams in the bowls.
He has a point about Northern Illinois though.
Florida State vs. Northern Illinois? And there weren't a lot of fans at the ACC game last night...this bowl game is going to make that look like a hot ticket. The Orange Bowl has been flat out unwatchable since PSU vs. Florida State back in '07 or whenever it was.
No.Illinois may not be a powerhouse but theyd measure up ok against Boise State and all ESPiN did was whine about how Boise got screwed every year. Espin wont be happy until all 5 bcs bowls are sec teams. With every passing day Herbstreit gets more unbearable with his bluster.
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A few interesting/funny tweets about this situation:
Dan Wetzel @DanWetzel
Rule that got NIU in was established to help defend BCS from anti-trust lawsuit. ESPN acting like it's a football decision
(personal favorite as a law student)
Doug Lesmerises @PDBuckeyes
Complaining b/c Oklahoma is bumped from BCS? Both Northern Illinois and Oklahoma beat ONE team in BCS top 25 - No. 23 Texas, No. 25 Kent
Jayson Geiser @jaysongeiser
YOU did this, America. Years of crying for rule changes cuz u love boise...now you get NIU. Choke on it. You deserve it.
I think we need to take his Buckeye membership, until he can see clearly again... lol
I just don't get it. The rules are set to get into the BCS title game and all the other BCS bowls. Correct me if i'm wrong but the goal of the BCS is to match the two best teams that and only that. Now NIU met the criteria that guarantees them a spot in a BCS bowl and the ESPN/SEC bit.... are complaining. It's like telling your kid if they do this they will get this then denying them. Amazing!
Do not blame NIU, they did what the system allowed.
Palmer, Pollock and Herbie crying for Oklahoma, they got beat soundly at home by Notre Dame and Kansas State, and they trailed teams like WVU and Ok State while giving up a ton of points and they crapped out wins with no defense.
Oklahoma has been BCS cannon fodder outside of lucking out with UConn a few years ago and Boise State beat them in a BCS bowl, I am glad they are out.
Clemson gave up 70 in a blow out loss to a 9-3 WVU last year in the Orange, they had their shot.
FSU a 7 point favorite over NIU right now, how about that? Shows what the experts think of how bad the ACC is.
They also noted Oregon would be favored to beat every team but Bama out of the SEC and Notre Dame.
Bama will crush Notre Dame. Louisville will get smoked.
Ironic that it was Oklahoma who got beat by Boise to start the talk of smaller teams in the big bowls. Espin whining that NIU got beat by Iowa, yet Florida State got beat by NC State. I wish I was a billionaire as my number 1 goal would be to rid sports of espn
How can anyone even pretend to be outraged over this. Losing to good teams should not be a resume builder. Oklahoma hasnt beaten anyone
They just said they are going to interview jordan lynch...see if he calls our herbe...lol
Uh oh! Frosted tips is in a bad mood....radio personalities you've been warned!
Conference title games are a double edged sword. I see Herbies wife is on the prowl with her DVs tonight. Dont criticize "Mr. Buckeye"
Yep, they managed to do it. David Pollack blames the B10 for this Orange Bowl. Unreal!!!!! Great pro career Dave. I love failed players discussing why others dont belong.
C'mon guys, who really cares... Do we start threads about the inequities of the NIT draw ? No different... I'll still watch, in fact, I'm prob more likely to watch NIU/FSU than Okla. Either way, the bowl games mean zip.
Oh, this is a FOOTBALL thread? I thought you meant that one of his married girlfriends had dumped him.
ESPN is in bed with the SEC for 5 billion dollars. Are you suprised they are protecting their financial investment?
ESPN is a complete fraud. Have been for years.
"The only thing That Team Up North will be tasting this year is the salty tears of defeat" - UFM
NIU is as good or better than Louisville, so I don't have any more problem with them getting in than B East champ.
I don't think NIU making a BCS game made the bowl match ups any worse it just means many of the non BCS games will be better than the Sugar & Orange...as a fan watching TV I don't have a problem with that.
Your Thread title made me happy. Thank you.
Herbie lives in a fantasy world where he presumes that BCS matchups actually matter.
Herbie on a rant.........
ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit railed against Northern Illinois' inclusion in the BCS.
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