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Published: Saturday, Aug. 14 2010 11:32 p.m. MDT

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UtahRoper

Well, I quess I'm now a Smurf fan. Sorry Utah, can't root for you this year. But once your in the Pac 12, I'll be back!

AZJazzFan

The BCS has to go! Congress needs to step in and break it up. It is amazing what BSU is doing.

SportzFan

It is not coincidental that the BCS is most popular "in the southeastern United States." It has the same underlying thinking as slavery:

- Those "other" schools are inherently inferior.
- "They" don't have the "necessities" to compete.
- "They" don't have the "tradition."
- "We" are inherently superior.
_ "We" will take care of "them" by throwing "them" the occasional bone.

LMBCougarFan!

I get that you want to appeal to the local reader but since when do the people running the BCS really care if they are seen as popular or credible to the majority of college football fans? It has never been popular or seen as credible by fans but they've only made one minor change. Many people thought they would add the "plus one" model last year and despite the ever-worsening popularity of the BCS, no changes were made. Disappointing article.

LMBCougarFan!

I get that you want to appeal to the local reader but since when do the people running the BCS really care if they are seen as popular or credible to the majority of college football fans? It has never been popular or seen as credible by fans but they've only made one minor change. Many people thought they would add the "plus one" model last year and despite the ever-worsening popularity of the BCS, no changes were made. Disappointing article.

UteVegas

As a local writer I would think Brad Rock should have entitled the article to include TCU or BYU. Either of those teams if they run the table will assuredly have a more difficult schedule than BSU. I agree BSU had done great things with their program, but it doesnt hurt playing in the WAC where nearly every game is a gimme. In many ways I would hate to see BSU in the championship game given their poor strength of schedule. Would rather see TCU or BYU, as they would be more deserving if they ran the table IMO.

utwingnut

RE: SportzFan | 2:41 a.m. Aug. 15, 2010

I’m in SEC country right now and just from listening to the radio driving to and from work, the locals here in Alabama are just as frustrated with the BCS as we are. However, the five points you posted are very valid.

- Those "other" schools are inherently inferior.
- "They" don't have the "necessities" to compete.
- "They" don't have the "tradition."
- "We" are inherently superior.
_ "We" will take care of "them" by throwing "them" the occasional bone.

Andrew J. Marksen

BSU plays the 90th toughest schedule in the country and should be in the title game? Utah goes undefeated, beats Alabama, and can't get the time of day? BSU plays one tough game a year and is a national media darling while TCU and BYU play 3 or 4 tough games a year and gets spit on. While I really do not care one way or the other I find BCS hypocrisy and BSU ignorance laughable. BSU is quite clearly a tool of the BCS being used to legitimatize a flawed and illegal system promulgated by the football elitist who wants to have their cake and eat it to. On a side note now that BSU is in the MWC I guess the Des News has assumed that anything that happens in central Idaho is worthy of even being in the flagship newspaper of Utah or perhaps it is another example of the slobbering love affair by the Utah sports media. Why is this article even relevant to the state of Utah?

Te Amo

BYU? The team who is singlehandedly responsible with the creation of the BCS.. You want to reward them for that!!!! Get real, their national championship year of 1984 when they played no one is funny enough to last forever. We dont need that kind of joke today.

ProvoAggie

I don't understand why MWC fans have such a hard time giving the WAC any credit. The conferences are quite a bit more comparable then a lot think. Last year, no one gave Boise a chance at beating TCU. It was supposed to be a blow out but Boise took care of business. The WAC also has Nevada and Fresno State that have been historically good teams. They had some key injuries going into last year's bowl games that caused them to lose but that doesn't take away the fact that Nevada came closer than anyone else to beating Boise last year and on the smurf turf. Sure our local WAC school hasn't been that great but I'm sure they'd have no problem beating up on New Mexico. The MWC has some weak teams too and the conferences are actually fairly even with the MWC maybe being slightly better. You can't say that BYU or TCU have more of a right to the National Title game though when Boise beat TCU last year after TCU thrashed BYU. BYU will finish this season with a few losses as well.

Duckhunter

The problem with the bcs is not that they do not want to include the conferences that they ocnsider lesser into their bowls. I actually agree with them that those are their bowls that they built and that they have tradition with.

The problem is that they have tried to make "their" bowls and "their" system the decider for the national championship. That is what they have no right to do, they have no right to make a claim on the title of national champion for their exclusive use and for them to decide.

When BYU won the National Championship these guys had no control over it although one of theirs had always won it. That all changed with BYU's miraculous breakthrough and that is when these plans to co-opt the national championship for their personal whims were hatched.

So yes it is about the money, but the truth is they always had more money so I find that no more than a secondary issue, it was about controlling who would be the national champion and keep it in their exclusive control.

That is the problem with the bcs.

Otis Spurlock

In the past, I thought the BCS was bad, but as an official member of the PAC 12 I now love the BCS!

What in Tucket?

Maybe we should wait to see how Boise does this year before prattling on.

Elk1970

UteVegas - you either forget or fail to recognize that neither BYU nor TCU have won BCS games and BYU has not played in a BCS game. Moreover, BSU handily beat TCU. Give BSU its rightly deserved credit.

Cougar Claws

I'm a BYU fan but I'm pulling harder than ever for Boise State to go to the national championship. Who cares that they play a weak schedule this year? First off that's out of their hands to an extent. Second of all, they've already proven that they belong in that game. They return 21 starters from a team that beat TCU, which TCU team humiliated both BYU and Utah last year. I think TCU would have won the national championship last year if given the chance IMO. If they don't go undefeated this year then they'll cheat themselves out of a national championship, but if they run the table this year then there is no question in my mind that they deserve a chance. The players are all back, and they are just high enough in the preseason polls to have a chance. I'd like to see Alabama loose (to finally unseat the SEC), and see the Broncos play Ohio State and beat them for an NC victory! Not that I'm a Broncos fan, but this is about a Non-AQ team winning it all to show the farce the BCS is.

Jimmy James

I agree with Rock for the most part, but, there needs to be a huge addendum to his article:

For the BCS to save face, it needs Boise State to go to a title game, and then...

GET CRUSHED by the opposition. Get beaten so thoroughly that it leaves no doubt in the minds of Americans that indeed BCS teams are of a higher caliber than "mid-major" teams. If that happens, then the BCS can breathe a sigh of relief.

However, if Boise State goes to the title game and wins, a huge step will have been taken towards dismantling the monopoly that is the BCS. From then on, it will be pretty hard to argue that mid-majors can't compete, and everyone in the nation will know it.

Given that the second scenario is more likely than the BCS would like to admit, I don't see Boise State getting a shot at the title game. The BCS would just have too much to lose by doing so.

Andrew J. Marksen

Credit for BSU? Credit for what exactly? Well let’s see. BSU gets credit for playing ONE tough game a year and having the national media slobber and fawn all over them. BSU get credit for having one of the weakest schedules ever and getting an over inflated ranking. They get credit for being the BCS tool to avoid a potential lawsuit. BSU gets credit for favoritism by elitist schools desperate for legitimacy. There you go, plenty or credit. Sad that it is credit due for all the wrong things.

ProvoAggie

Boise is playing more than 1 tough game this year. Besides opening on the road at #6 ranked Virginia Tech, 2 weeks later they will take on #22 Oregon State (which also happens to be TCU's biggest game. So Boise State's 2nd biggest game is against the same team that TCU is playing for their big game this year and you criticize BSU for having an easier schedule? TCU also has Wyoming, New Mexico, Colorado State, UNLV, and San Diego State.

Jack

Yes, we must give credit for strength of schedule to Alabama, who played Tennessee Chattanooga and other strong teams to preserve its winning season.......right. Then we must beat up on BSU for the same thing, meanwhile ignoring the FACT that none of the BCS schools will even consider playing BSU for fear that they will get whupped and lose their chance at a Bowl game. BSU beat TCU in one of the best bowl games on TV last year....when all the talking heads were touting TCU as the favorite.

Let's let the season begin and see how it shakes out....

Alpine Blue

On behalf of all mid-major powers to include Utah, BYU, TCU, et al I really hope that Boise State handily beats VTech in a couple of weeks and subsequently runs the table straight into the BCS championship game. A Boise victory would do more to destroy the BCS monopoly than any other scenario.

For this season at least and until they join the MWC and start playing BYU next season, I AM a Boise State Bronco fan!!

Go Broncos (and Cougs)!!

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