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A BCS USC-Notre Dame rematch? Please kill Me now


It's the dawn of November, and the college football season is slowly slouching toward the increasing silliness known as Bowl Season. You'll be seeing various online and offline outlets giving their predictions for which teams go where and which teams get shafted out of the BCS. And a few are starting to give very Freudian nightmare scenarios of what the BCS could be ringing in the next decade of the 21st century with.
(Yeah, I know what you're thinking. The next decade doesn't start until Jan. 1, 2011. To quote Fox Mulder: "Nobody likes a math geek, Scully.")
Gazetteonline's Scott Dochterman give us this happy projection: Alabama vs. Texas in the BCS, Georgia Tech vs. TCU in the Orange Bowl, Iowa vs. Oregon in the Rose Bowl, Florida vs. Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl, and a USC-Notre Dame rematch in the Fiesta Bowl.
Yep, you heard me. USC vs. Notre Dame, round deux in a BCS bowl.
Please kill me now.
Could there be a worse game than this? Of all the possible end of the year scenarios this is what could happen? A Florida-Alabama rematch in the BCS (alleged)Championship Game I could handle. But seeing the Trojans face the Irish again? That's the best they could do?
Would the Fiesta Bowl really take the Irish over a team like Boise State? USC vs. Boise State would be huge,if only because it would be the ultimate put up or shut up game for the small conference schools. Imagine what would happen if Boise St. beat USC, the BCS would be so embarrassed that it would at least seriously consider expanding the WAC (and maybe the Mountain West) as full time partners. That or the Pac-10 would have to get off their collective backsides and start considering expanding to snatch Boise St. and that other pesky school, Utah. (They should. Both Idaho and Utah are growing markets. It's stupid for the Pac-10 not to go there).
Then again, that might be why Boise would get shut out. The BCS conferences don't want to do that. Their goal is self-preservation, not expansion. Which is annoying. The BCS conferences and schools should be working harder to expand their market for college football. Instead they act provincial and fail to be forward thinking. If more college and university presidents came out of a business or business school background as opposed to being from the liberal arts and humanities side, maybe things would be different.
The best hope for this USC-ND rematch scenario to be squashed would be for the Irish to choke somewhere down the line this season. Barring that, the Orange Bowl reportedly gets first pick this year, and it could sure use Notre Dame as an opponent for whatever ACC school wins that conference's championship. Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech, or Clemson would be a swell game. The trick here is if Boston College somehow manages to win. And they the Irish already beat them this season.
USC vs. Notre Dame is the absolute worst thing that could happen to the BCS this year. Hopefully logic will prevail and it doesn't happen. Sadly logic has never been part of the BCS formula, and it probably wont start now.

(via Gazetteonline)


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It's the dawn of November, and the college football season is slowly slouching toward the increasing silliness known as Bowl Season. You'll be seeing various online and offline outlets giving their predictions for which teams go where and which teams get shafted out of the BCS. And a few are starting to give very Freudian nightmare scenarios of what the BCS could be ringing in the next decade of the 21st century with.
(Yeah, I know what you're thinking. The next decade doesn't start until Jan. 1, 2011. To quote Fox Mulder: "Nobody likes a math geek, Scully.")
Gazetteonline's Scott Dochterman give us this happy projection: Alabama vs. Texas in the BCS, Georgia Tech vs. TCU in the Orange Bowl, Iowa vs. Oregon in the Rose Bowl, Florida vs. Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl, and a USC-Notre Dame rematch in the Fiesta Bowl.
Yep, you heard me. USC vs. Notre Dame, round deux in a BCS bowl.
Please kill me now.
Could there be a worse game than this? Of all the possible end of the year scenarios this is what could happen? A Florida-Alabama rematch in the BCS (alleged)Championship Game I could handle. But seeing the Trojans face the Irish again? That's the best they could do?
Would the Fiesta Bowl really take the Irish over a team like Boise State? USC vs. Boise State would be huge,if only because it would be the ultimate put up or shut up game for the small conference schools. Imagine what would happen if Boise St. beat USC, the BCS would be so embarrassed that it would at least seriously consider expanding the WAC (and maybe the Mountain West) as full time partners. That or the Pac-10 would have to get off their collective backsides and start considering expanding to snatch Boise St. and that other pesky school, Utah. (They should. Both Idaho and Utah are growing markets. It's stupid for the Pac-10 not to go there).
Then again, that might be why Boise would get shut out. The BCS conferences don't want to do that. Their goal is self-preservation, not expansion. Which is annoying. The BCS conferences and schools should be working harder to expand their market for college football. Instead they act provincial and fail to be forward thinking. If more college and university presidents came out of a business or business school background as opposed to being from the liberal arts and humanities side, maybe things would be different.
The best hope for this USC-ND rematch scenario to be squashed would be for the Irish to choke somewhere down the line this season. Barring that, the Orange Bowl reportedly gets first pick this year, and it could sure use Notre Dame as an opponent for whatever ACC school wins that conference's championship. Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech, or Clemson would be a swell game. The trick here is if Boston College somehow manages to win. And they the Irish already beat them this season.
USC vs. Notre Dame is the absolute worst thing that could happen to the BCS this year. Hopefully logic will prevail and it doesn't happen. Sadly logic has never been part of the BCS formula, and it probably wont start now.

(via Gazetteonline)



Posted originally: 2009-11-04 00:33:00
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