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(ESPN)   Four fine bowl games are on tap today, with the Independence, the Pinstripe, the Foster Farms, and the Texas Bowls being played today. SoMiss or FSU? Iowa or BC? 'Zona or Purdue? Texas or Mizzou? Kickoff for the first game at 1:30 PM ET on ESPN   ( espn.com) divider line
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WGJ [TotalFark]
2017-12-27 07:59:01 AM  
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2017-12-27 08:13:40 AM  

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curious what the crowd will look like. last i heard, Iowa only sold a few thousand tickets
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2017-12-27 09:01:22 AM  
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Suck it, "Big" 12. Texas is getting curbstomped.
 
2017-12-27 11:32:44 AM  
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2017-12-27 01:22:25 PM  
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2017-12-27 01:25:24 PM  
FSU doesn't deserve to be in a bowl game. Not talking about the 77-6 garbage game, I'm talking about how they rescheduled their cupcake just to get to 6-6
 
2017-12-27 01:49:20 PM  
*stabs Kirk Ferentz*

I love being at home on a weekday when the biggest decision I have is whether to jack off and take a nap before the later bowl games or suck it up and sleep tomorrow.
 
2017-12-27 01:49:58 PM  

veale728: FSU doesn't deserve to be in a bowl game. Not talking about the 77-6 garbage game, I'm talking about how they rescheduled their cupcake just to get to 6-6


I hope FSU gets destroyed today.
 
2017-12-27 01:53:48 PM  

WoodyHayes: *stabs Kirk Ferentz*

I love being at home on a weekday when the biggest decision I have is whether to jack off and take a nap before the later bowl games or suck it up and sleep tomorrow.


You can do that?
 
2017-12-27 02:00:39 PM  
Probably not watching but glad to see Mizzou gonfrom toilet bowl to Texas Bowl anyway.
 
2017-12-27 02:26:02 PM  

veale728: FSU doesn't deserve to be in a bowl game. Not talking about the 77-6 garbage game, I'm talking about how they rescheduled their cupcake just to get to 6-6


Fark off. Their OOC schedule also included Alabama and a supposed-to-be-back-Florida.  Game should've been rescheduled anyway.
 
2017-12-27 02:27:25 PM  

WoodyHayes: *stabs Kirk Ferentz*

I love being at home on a weekday when the biggest decision I have is whether to jack off and take a nap before the later bowl games or suck it up and sleep tomorrow.


Such a strange season. Insanely good at home against PSU and OSU, then garbage almost every other game.
 
2017-12-27 02:34:13 PM  
Fark off. Their OOC schedule also included Alabama and a supposed-to-be-back-Florida.  Game should've been rescheduled anyway.

The 77-6 game shouldn't have counted at all
 
2017-12-27 02:35:42 PM  

FLMountainMan: veale728: FSU doesn't deserve to be in a bowl game. Not talking about the 77-6 garbage game, I'm talking about how they rescheduled their cupcake just to get to 6-6

Fark off. Their OOC schedule also included Alabama and a supposed-to-be-back-Florida.  Game should've been rescheduled anyway.


Right back at ya. Those games generally aren't rescheduled... fsu did so specifically to get to 6-6.
 
2017-12-27 02:35:46 PM  

freddyV: WGJ: [img.fark.net image 512x512][View Full Size image _x_]

curious what the crowd will look like. last i heard, Iowa only sold a few thousand tickets


NYC two days after Christmas? Hard sell even for the Hawkeye faithful. Been more interesting if it were a tad closer to NYE.
 
2017-12-27 02:41:13 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Fark off. Their OOC schedule also included Alabama and a supposed-to-be-back-Florida.  Game should've been rescheduled anyway.

The 77-6 game shouldn't have counted at all


Please explain, with a better cite than Reddit.

veale728: FLMountainMan: veale728: FSU doesn't deserve to be in a bowl game. Not talking about the 77-6 garbage game, I'm talking about how they rescheduled their cupcake just to get to 6-6

Fark off. Their OOC schedule also included Alabama and a supposed-to-be-back-Florida.  Game should've been rescheduled anyway.

Right back at ya. Those games generally aren't rescheduled... fsu did so specifically to get to 6-6.


They are rescheduled.  The hometown depends on the revenue from those games, as do both schools.  And even if they weren't, who cares?  They played more football.
 
2017-12-27 02:42:40 PM  

FLMountainMan: veale728: FSU doesn't deserve to be in a bowl game. Not talking about the 77-6 garbage game, I'm talking about how they rescheduled their cupcake just to get to 6-6

Fark off. Their OOC schedule also included Alabama and a supposed-to-be-back-Florida.  Game should've been rescheduled anyway.


They also lost 35-3 to perennial football powerhouse Boston College.  And lost to NC State.  And came in 5th of 6 in their division (much less conference).  That's not bowl-worthy no matter what their record is.
 
2017-12-27 02:46:12 PM  
"please explain, without using the facts that prove you right" fark off and take your garbage-ass football team with you
 
2017-12-27 02:48:32 PM  

FLMountainMan: Please explain, with a better cite than Reddit.


http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/12/flori​d​a-state-seminoles-bowl-eligible-reddit​

It's a combo of Reddit and the USA Today, but it sounds like since the info came so close to the game, that an investigation would be a waste of time. I haven't seen anybody refute that Delaware State did reach the 90% scholarship rule, though. We'll probably never really know if FSU is actually eligible, and it wouldn't surprise me if the NCAA streamlines the rules a bit.

Since this information was so buried due to Delaware State's athletic department turnover, and that rule is so deep in the weeds, it's very possible that FSU didn't know. I have no allegiance either way, but if I were king of the NCAA, I'd allow FSU to play, even if this came months ago.
 
2017-12-27 02:54:28 PM  

Mercutio879: FLMountainMan: Please explain, with a better cite than Reddit.

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/12/florid​a-state-seminoles-bowl-eligible-reddit

It's a combo of Reddit and the USA Today, but it sounds like since the info came so close to the game, that an investigation would be a waste of time. I haven't seen anybody refute that Delaware State did reach the 90% scholarship rule, though. We'll probably never really know if FSU is actually eligible, and it wouldn't surprise me if the NCAA streamlines the rules a bit.

Since this information was so buried due to Delaware State's athletic department turnover, and that rule is so deep in the weeds, it's very possible that FSU didn't know. I have no allegiance either way, but if I were king of the NCAA, I'd allow FSU to play, even if this came months ago.


I wouldn't be surprised if fsu didn't know. They can't exactly come out and say it, though it wold be hilarious if jimbo confirmed it after the game
 
2017-12-27 02:58:41 PM  

veale728: Mercutio879: FLMountainMan: Please explain, with a better cite than Reddit.

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/12/florid​a-state-seminoles-bowl-eligible-reddit

It's a combo of Reddit and the USA Today, but it sounds like since the info came so close to the game, that an investigation would be a waste of time. I haven't seen anybody refute that Delaware State did reach the 90% scholarship rule, though. We'll probably never really know if FSU is actually eligible, and it wouldn't surprise me if the NCAA streamlines the rules a bit.

Since this information was so buried due to Delaware State's athletic department turnover, and that rule is so deep in the weeds, it's very possible that FSU didn't know. I have no allegiance either way, but if I were king of the NCAA, I'd allow FSU to play, even if this came months ago.

I wouldn't be surprised if fsu didn't know. They can't exactly come out and say it, though it wold be hilarious if jimbo confirmed it after the game


They'll probably add it to the out of conference contract, at a minimum. I doubt that Delaware State even knew it was a rule, most of r/CFB surely didn't. I would really love to know how the OP on r/CFB even knew to start looking into this.
 
2017-12-27 02:59:01 PM  

wxboy: FLMountainMan: veale728: FSU doesn't deserve to be in a bowl game. Not talking about the 77-6 garbage game, I'm talking about how they rescheduled their cupcake just to get to 6-6

Fark off. Their OOC schedule also included Alabama and a supposed-to-be-back-Florida.  Game should've been rescheduled anyway.

They also lost 35-3 to perennial football powerhouse Boston College.  And lost to NC State.  And came in 5th of 6 in their division (much less conference).  That's not bowl-worthy no matter what their record is.


Now that's a much more compelling argument, and one I really can't debate.  They were a garbage team with a coach with his foot out the door.  But if the bowl season is going to be this watered down, and the money is there, I can't think of many teams not named Notre Dame that would turn down a bowl game.

Mercutio879: FLMountainMan: Please explain, with a better cite than Reddit.

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/12/florid​a-state-seminoles-bowl-eligible-reddit

It's a combo of Reddit and the USA Today, but it sounds like since the info came so close to the game, that an investigation would be a waste of time. I haven't seen anybody refute that Delaware State did reach the 90% scholarship rule, though. We'll probably never really know if FSU is actually eligible, and it wouldn't surprise me if the NCAA streamlines the rules a bit.

Since this information was so buried due to Delaware State's athletic department turnover, and that rule is so deep in the weeds, it's very possible that FSU didn't know. I have no allegiance either way, but if I were king of the NCAA, I'd allow FSU to play, even if this came months ago.


But even that is based on one redditor's "research" on Delaware State, that, according to FSU, "failed to account for a long-standing NCAA rules interpretation that permits institutions to use academic scholarships and other forms of non-athletics institutional aid received by student-athletes in the computation of this requirement."

Here's
https://www.cbssports.com/college-foo​t​ball/news/florida-state-has-confirmed-​it-is-bowl-eligible-able-to-play-in-in​dependence-bowl/

It comes down to a guy on Reddit's word vs. the word of the school.  You won't find any journalist actually doing the legwork to back up the Reddit guy's claim.  The school certainly has a self-interest in refuting the claim, but nobody has yet, so we'll never know.

ElwoodCuse: "please explain, without using the facts that prove you right" fark off and take your garbage-ass football team with you


Please, tell me the "facts".
 
2017-12-27 02:59:18 PM  

wxboy: FLMountainMan: veale728: FSU doesn't deserve to be in a bowl game. Not talking about the 77-6 garbage game, I'm talking about how they rescheduled their cupcake just to get to 6-6

Fark off. Their OOC schedule also included Alabama and a supposed-to-be-back-Florida.  Game should've been rescheduled anyway.

They also lost 35-3 to perennial football powerhouse Boston College.  And lost to NC State.  And came in 5th of 6 in their division (much less conference).  That's not bowl-worthy no matter what their record is.


They were seven points away from eight wins in the ACC. I have no love for FSU, but they are better than other bowl teams (UAB, Toledo, Central Michigan...).
 
2017-12-27 03:07:30 PM  

FLMountainMan: ElwoodCuse: Fark off. Their OOC schedule also included Alabama and a supposed-to-be-back-Florida.  Game should've been rescheduled anyway.

The 77-6 game shouldn't have counted at all

Please explain, with a better cite than Reddit.

veale728: FLMountainMan: veale728: FSU doesn't deserve to be in a bowl game. Not talking about the 77-6 garbage game, I'm talking about how they rescheduled their cupcake just to get to 6-6

Fark off. Their OOC schedule also included Alabama and a supposed-to-be-back-Florida.  Game should've been rescheduled anyway.

Right back at ya. Those games generally aren't rescheduled... fsu did so specifically to get to 6-6.

They are rescheduled.  The hometown depends on the revenue from those games, as do both schools.  And even if they weren't, who cares?  They played more football.


UCF rescheduled their Memphis game, cancelled Maine, and did not reschedule the Georgia Tech game. USF rescheduled UConn but cancelled UMass. Miami did not reschedule Arkansas State. Florida did not reschedule North Colorado.
 
2017-12-27 03:28:14 PM  

FLMountainMan: It comes down to a guy on Reddit's word vs. the word of the school.  You won't find any journalist actually doing the legwork to back up the Reddit guy's claim.  The school certainly has a self-interest in refuting the claim, but nobody has yet, so we'll never know.


There's no intrigue in this story for a journalist to backup up Reddit's research. FSU already came out with their interpretation of the rules, so the journalist would need to find other cases, etc. With this rule being so buried and obscure that would be a ton of time for not much reward.

If FSU was shooting up their kids with loads of steroids, that sells papers. A buried, deep rule that nobody's really paid attention to, ever? Not so much.

It'd be like the democrats coming out and saying the recent tax bill was null and void because Trump signed it with a blue pen, not a black one like was stipulated in Senate rule 37,829, section XXVII, subsection Q, clause 4.

In the end, do I care, and will it change anything? Not really. Although it's a slightly amusing story (to me) for a team that was supposed to be competing for the football playoffs, to barely scrape into bowl eligibility.
 
2017-12-27 03:51:48 PM  
That was a pretty good fake.
 
2017-12-27 03:52:14 PM  

Insult Comic Bishounen: Probably not watching but glad to see Mizzou gonfrom toilet bowl to Texas Bowl anyway.


Smiles Purdue-ly
 
2017-12-27 05:15:47 PM  
will be watching the Wildcats v Boilermakers......i really don't get up for college but my wife is a rabid Wildcat fan.  she's had partial season tickets the past 2-3 years.  pretty awesome seats.  and we're going to ASU @ UofA hoops saturday.

a few months ago UofA did an event in ASU's backyard.  Got to meet Rich Rod, Sean Miller, and a few other sport coaches.  and Rich Rod's wife, who is a total MILF.  and rich rod's daughter is a cheerleader.

shorty girl fine as hell FOR REAL
 
2017-12-27 05:31:34 PM  

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curious what the crowd will look like. last i heard, Iowa only sold a few thousand tickets

NYC two days after Christmas? Hard sell even for the Hawkeye faithful. Been more interesting if it were a tad closer to NYE.


Turned on the Iowa game and see a smattering of fans. Yeesh... So much easier to watch it at home. 17 degrees in a bowl game? Fark that.

/Iowa fan
/Iowa scored first!
 
2017-12-27 05:50:17 PM  
I'm sorry, but bowl games are a joke now.  There are 40 bowl games for the 130 Division 1 football programs.

New Year's day and the game a week later.  That's all that matters. Everything else gets you a participation trophy.
 
2017-12-27 06:09:08 PM  

BunkyBrewman: I'm sorry, but bowl games are a joke now.  There are 40 bowl games for the 130 Division 1 football programs.

New Year's day and the game a week later.  That's all that matters. Everything else gets you a participation trophy.


Or maybe a trip to the Bahamas or Hawaii.

/But I generally with your larger point, e.g., 6-6 teams should not get invites. We're mediocre!
//I know, I know...$$$
 
2017-12-27 06:11:24 PM  
Frigid Bowl ain't half bad so far.
 
2017-12-27 06:18:44 PM  

seelorq: BunkyBrewman: I'm sorry, but bowl games are a joke now.  There are 40 bowl games for the 130 Division 1 football programs.

New Year's day and the game a week later.  That's all that matters. Everything else gets you a participation trophy.

Or maybe a trip to the Bahamas or Hawaii.

/But I generally with your larger point, e.g., 6-6 teams should not get invites. We're mediocre!
//I know, I know...$$$


Yes, the Bahamas and Hawaii should always have bowl games.

Where the heck do they have the game in the Bahamas?
 
2017-12-27 07:28:40 PM  

BunkyBrewman: seelorq: BunkyBrewman: I'm sorry, but bowl games are a joke now.  There are 40 bowl games for the 130 Division 1 football programs.

New Year's day and the game a week later.  That's all that matters. Everything else gets you a participation trophy.

Or maybe a trip to the Bahamas or Hawaii.

/But I generally with your larger point, e.g., 6-6 teams should not get invites. We're mediocre!
//I know, I know...$$$

Yes, the Bahamas and Hawaii should always have bowl games.

Where the heck do they have the game in the Bahamas?


On the beach. But not on the fluffy part (too hard to run). They play on the wet hardpack between when the tide goes in/tide goes out.
 
2017-12-27 07:48:47 PM  
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2017-12-27 09:40:00 PM  
Who's that team wearing gold and black, and what did they do with the boilermakers?
 
2017-12-27 10:17:55 PM  
Fake kneel-down? Lame.
 
2017-12-27 10:24:47 PM  

REO-Weedwagon: Fake kneel-down? Lame.


Lame for AZ not to see it coming. Bhrom is not going to leave points on the field with a minute left.
 
2017-12-27 11:43:38 PM  
Safety dance in Texas!
 
2017-12-27 11:50:28 PM  
the Cats are gonna steal this.  block in the back
 
2017-12-28 12:13:08 AM  
This cats trains game is pretty good.
 
2017-12-28 12:17:46 AM  
that is a bs call against purdue
 
2017-12-28 12:19:07 AM  
G'night Cats!
 
2017-12-28 12:21:28 AM  

rickythepenguin: G'night Cats!


both games.
 
2017-12-28 02:14:39 PM  
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