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(ESPN)   The Orange Bowl decides to continue its irrelevancy through 2026   (espn.go.com) divider line 18
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2012-11-15 09:37:09 AM
Well, at least they cut out the Big East, so that's a step toward relevancy. And by relevancy, I mean a step toward watching an ACC team get killed every year even though it's their champion vs the 2nd or 3rd best team in any other conference they play.
 
2012-11-15 09:48:55 AM
Meanwhile, the Sugar Bowl made itself stronger.
 
2012-11-15 09:59:31 AM
And no one in the world gives a shiat.
 
2012-11-15 10:54:46 AM
The Orange Bowl parade...not so much.
 
2012-11-15 11:17:57 AM
Honestly, unless they rotate being the "semi-final" games to determine the teams in the championship game, the "BCS Bowls" are fairly "irrelevant" now anyway (or, at least not much more relevant than any other semi-decent bowl like the Cotton or Sun or Chick-Fil-A)... they just take the top teams of the BCS conferences that don't send their top teams to the "playoff bracket" (which is right now 2, but will be 4).

The more teams they throw into the playoff, unless the bowl games become the "playoff rounds", they will be even more "sideshows".

Honestly, I think what they should do is the "+1" they've discussed in the past.... stay with the "invite" format of the BCS bowls, have all those bowls play their games, the BCS Championship would be a week after the last BCS bowl game, and the polls & BCS rankings would update one last time after the bowl games are played, to determine the 2 teams at that point, not in early December. Generally, you'll match up some of the teams anyway that would get you to a more definitive Top 2 (ie, this year, if the 3 teams stay undefeated, you'd probably have two of the undefeated's play each other, and then the other would play Alabama, even without making it an "official" 1v4, 2v3 setup).
 
2012-11-15 12:11:58 PM
Unless those playoffs start about two weeks after the end of the regular season ends, they are just a charade.
 
2012-11-15 01:34:14 PM
Oh look it's the sport where you vote on winners, I look forward to the Justin Beiber vs Katy Perry bowl.
 
2012-11-15 01:51:43 PM
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Long live the orange bowl
 
2012-11-15 02:08:57 PM

IAmRight: Well, at least they cut out the Big East, so that's a step toward relevancy. And by relevancy, I mean a step toward watching an ACC team get killed every year even though it's their champion vs the 2nd or 3rd best team in any other conference they play.


Yes because conference strength is not cyclical and there has never been any good football teams in the ACC.

I mean, they stole them from the Big East and wherever Florida State came from, but still. The ACC has had good teams, they will again, probably by 2026.
 
2012-11-15 02:15:24 PM
The Orange Bowl isn't about pitting two great teams against each other, it's about lining the pockets of all the Orange Bowl executives, who in turn line the pockets of the representatives from the colleges. And it looks like they'll accomplish that goal through 2026, too.
 
2012-11-15 02:35:37 PM
All right, Pitt can still win the Orange Bowl

/it mathematically COULD happen someday
 
2012-11-15 02:51:35 PM

js34603: IAmRight: Well, at least they cut out the Big East, so that's a step toward relevancy. And by relevancy, I mean a step toward watching an ACC team get killed every year even though it's their champion vs the 2nd or 3rd best team in any other conference they play.

Yes because conference strength is not cyclical and there has never been any good football teams in the ACC.

I mean, they stole them from the Big East and wherever Florida State came from, but still. The ACC has had good teams, they will again, probably by 2026.


The cycle looks like it could poised for an upswing. Both Florida State and Clemson look very good this year and both have young talent and excellent recruiting, so they should be even better the next few years. After those two, you have, um, um..., um..., some other teams who could turn it around, possibly, sometime, maybe.
 
2012-11-15 03:20:26 PM
Here is my NCAA Football playoff plan.
I don't know if it is so original, but I haven't seen it presented this way before.

The plan keeps the regular season and conference championship games relevant and keeps the current bowls relevant.

Round 1 of playoffs (play these on New Years Day if you want):
Conference Champions match up in traditional bowl games.
Rose Bowl has Big 10 v. Pac 10
Sugar Bowl has SEC v. Big 12
Orange has ACC v. Big East
Another Bowl (Fiesta?): At Large v. At large (Notre Dame, non-big conference, and non conference champions can qualify for this game)

Round 2 (at least 6 or 7 days after round 1):
Bid out the location of these games, like the final 4 in basketball.
Rose Bowl Winner v. Orange Bowl Winner
Sugar Bowl Winner v. Fiesta Bowl Winner

Championship (Champion crowned by mid January -- assuming we are playing the first round on Jan 1): Bid this location out like the Super Bowl.

Taa daaa!
Thanks for reading.
 
2012-11-15 04:49:09 PM
Normally this would be a good time to make a 70-33 reference, but given the way this year has played out.........no. Dammit.

IAmRight: Well, at least they cut out the Big East, so that's a step toward relevancy. And by relevancy, I mean a step toward watching an ACC team get killed every year even though it's their champion vs the 2nd or 3rd best team in any other conference they play.


The Big East hasn't been tied to the Orange Bowl since 2005. A Big East team in there since would have been when the Orange Bowl had the final pick of BCS champs.

johnnyq: The cycle looks like it could poised for an upswing. Both Florida State and Clemson look very good this year and both have young talent and excellent recruiting, so they should be even better the next few years. After those two, you have, um, um..., um..., some other teams who could turn it around, possibly, sometime, maybe.


How many years in a row have we been repeating that Free Shoes U and Clemson were poised to be good?
 
2012-11-15 06:00:48 PM

dentalhilljack: Normally this would be a good time to make a 70-33 reference, but given the way this year has played out.........no. Dammit.

IAmRight: Well, at least they cut out the Big East, so that's a step toward relevancy. And by relevancy, I mean a step toward watching an ACC team get killed every year even though it's their champion vs the 2nd or 3rd best team in any other conference they play.

The Big East hasn't been tied to the Orange Bowl since 2005. A Big East team in there since would have been when the Orange Bowl had the final pick of BCS champs.

johnnyq: The cycle looks like it could poised for an upswing. Both Florida State and Clemson look very good this year and both have young talent and excellent recruiting, so they should be even better the next few years. After those two, you have, um, um..., um..., some other teams who could turn it around, possibly, sometime, maybe.

How many years in a row have we been repeating that Free Shoes U and Clemson were poised to be good?


But this time we mean it more than we meant all those other times we meant it.
 
2012-11-15 06:51:06 PM

Incog_Neeto: Oh look it's the sport where you vote on winners, I look forward to the Justin Beiber vs Katy Perry bowl.


Don't you just love a good pageant? My favorite part is the swimsuit competition.
 
2012-11-15 08:03:42 PM
EABOD Subby.

/GO TERPS!!!
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///Oh God why did we fire the Fridge?
 
2012-11-18 01:30:55 AM

js34603: IAmRight: Well, at least they cut out the Big East, so that's a step toward relevancy. And by relevancy, I mean a step toward watching an ACC team get killed every year even though it's their champion vs the 2nd or 3rd best team in any other conference they play.

Yes because conference strength is not cyclical and there has never been any good football teams in the ACC.

I mean, they stole them from the Big East and wherever Florida State came from, but still. The ACC has had good teams, they will again, probably by 2026.


And the Big East still kicked their ass.
 
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