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Published: Tuesday, May 25 2010 9:48 a.m. MDT

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OlpuebloguyInWyo

This more than demonstrates what is going on in college football. It is also an example of what is going on in America by the greedy. It is done at the expense of those who are considered "not worthy". It is a part of the whole thought processes and belief systems of many who believe that they are more deserving than others. It is about the "have's" and "have not's". "If I can get more $$ and legally get a way with it, then who cares". The whole capalitistic system in America needs to be revamped, along with the welfare system, the immigration laws, etc. If we don't, then it will be at the demise of America. Sometimes, we can be our own worst enemy.



just curious

It is all about the media. I don't think anyone really believes the MWC/WAC can compete with the SEC, BIG 12 or the BIG 10 on a day in day out basis. But what impresses me is they are targeting the two weakest BCS conferences. The BIG EAST and the ACC. Afterall, since they are in the BCS why can't we be in? I will tell you why. The media. Those conferences might have lower TV ratings and less attendance but they still have the eyes of the east coast media. And I doubt that will change. Talk all you want of going into the PAC 10, or other realignments but we are in the forgotten Rocky Mountains. The best shot is to get Boise State into the MWC, dump New Mexico and now you have a more appealing conference to join the BCS. That could easily happen since we are half way thru the "evaluation" period. I don't want to join PAC 10. The Arizona schools have not fared as well as people think. BIG 10 and BIG 12 won't even consider us. MWC, get Boise State.

sjgf

While I'm a fan of abolishing the BCS, I note that this chart is skewed. It compares only 2 of the 6 conferences that make up the BCS against the MWC and WAC (presumably the 2 that compare least favorably). And it shows the best of the MWC or the WAC each year. I wonder whether a complete, unskewed chart, might still show the same argument for abolishing the BCS.

byronbca

I love how a team that is exploiting the system better than anyone is complaining about it.

Boise State found a way to play only 5 road games in a 12 game season next year. I don't think they've had to play a road game against a top 25 opponent in the last 5 years.

It makes me mad that they fix their schedule to make sure they go undefeated and get a free ride to BCS games, while the rest of College football has to earn their way in.

BSU might have top 5 tallent, but until their schedule improves their program will continue to be a side show.

The BCS is a joke but Boise State is the punch line.

SayWhat?

To byronbca: If your going to rip on BSU you may want to get your facts right. Boise state plays 6 road games and 6 home games in 2010. Haven't beaten a road top 25 team? They beat a ranked Oregon at Autzen the 2008 season. I guess your not impressed with them beating #3 ranked TCU on a neutral field? Oh well.Your schedule complaints are hollow as they play VaTech on the road and Oregon St next year. Your comments have nothing to do with the topic at hand.

Santosh

Re: just curious
No question: any conference that has had 15 years of millions of dollars/year and a chance at the 'National Championship' can start to recruit big name players and compete on a day in/day out basis.

DH48

Some people like to justify themselves by puttin gothers down. For the most part the Broncos have owned the Mountain West for the last 10-15 years. Very seldom has a MWC team manage to beat the Broncos and yet these people complain that they don't measure up. Maybe byronbca you need to look at who your pointing at?

byronbca

Re: say what

BSU is playing VaTech at FedEx field which is a nuetral site, and even though it's back East BSU's logo will be in one of the end zones, and Oregon St is a home game.

So to recap: that's 6 home games 5 road games and 1 game played on a nuetral field.

You are right however about Oregon, so they have beaten exactly 1 ranked team on the road in the last five years.

I actually was impressed with BSU's victory over TCU, I just don't think they earned the right to play them since their schedule was shamefully weak.

And Finally I think the "biting the hand that feeds you" argument is valid and on topic in this case since I don't believe any team has benifitted more from how the BCS is structured than BSU.

hedgehog

I’m a huge Ute fan but I have to give it up for BSU. A basically unknown school in an unknown region of America has done some really remarkable stuff on the football field.

If a football power house can be built in little old Nebraska why not Idaho?

KD

It should be illegal. All schools that are in the NCAA should have a shot at the title.

Go Big Blue!!!

Wah Wah Wah. The third anti BCS article of the week and it is only Tuesday!

The big boys created the top bowl games and signed the greatest media packages that ultimately built the BCS. The BCS schools didn't take money from the podunk conferences, they made the revenue streams.

As for playing in the NC game, build a program that can be nationally ranked 1 or 2 and you are in. BSU is well on the way. The Utes were no where near the top two the year they played Bama. Crushing the Crimson Tide while barely surviving games against wmc teams does not a champion make.

It is fun to hear y and U fans rip on BSU while at the same time crying that the BCS system gives them no respect. The Smurf-Turf boys showed once again that they own the wmc as they destroyed TCU.

football43

Wow! Hedge, that is the first positive post I have read!

moodyblue77

This fan of the MWC has nothing but admiration for the next team to join the conference: BSU in 2011.

BYUtah Fan

The fans of BSU have a point. Many people (myself included) did not give BSU the respect that they deserved. Beating a very strong TCU team made me see the error of my ways. BSU is for real. I would love to see them in the MWC.

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