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CBS's Allie LaForce is trying to hard to seem legitimate in talking football as she is channeling her inner "Suzy Kobler" by using a Jim Rome-esque deep voice.

Does anyone do anything right for you?

Were you not hugged as a child?

Yes.

Yes.

And since his FSSW years, Brian Jones has tried to hard to communicate like actor/comic John Witherspoon aka the Dad from "Friday", down to the fade.

Brian Jones:

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80's John Witherspoon:

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Current John Witherspoon:

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That was the worst part in all of this. The crowd is pathetic. It created the feel of a low-relevance bowl game instead of a conference championship. I'm only speaking idealistically because the Pac-12 has a contract to play these games in Santa Clara for the next two years, but, jeez, if these are the crowds we can expect at the Pac-12 Championship, then just go back to the on-campus games.

If you think the crowd was bad there, wait until you start seeing bowl games themselves. As of last night, I could score two seats at the 50 yard line at the Fiesta Bowl for $175.

Those who operate the bowls are really, really going to hurt with only a few weeks to sell tickets other than the school ticket commitments. Don't be surprised if you see lowered attendances across the board this year.

I think that'll pick up a bit once the teams are announced. The Fiesta Bowl is consistently a high sell, so it should be fine.

It'll also help sales numbers if those clowns from Tucson get that bid.

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CBS's Allie LaForce is trying to hard to seem legitimate in talking football as she is channeling her inner "Suzy Kobler" by using a Jim Rome-esque deep voice.

Does anyone do anything right for you?

Were you not hugged as a child?

My college house was next door to Allie Laforce's house and I hung out with her roommates all the time. She was rarely home. I can assure you, though, she's not trying too hard to seem legitimate nor is she putting on a deep voice. That just how she speaks.

I think she does a really good job.

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That was the worst part in all of this. The crowd is pathetic. It created the feel of a low-relevance bowl game instead of a conference championship. I'm only speaking idealistically because the Pac-12 has a contract to play these games in Santa Clara for the next two years, but, jeez, if these are the crowds we can expect at the Pac-12 Championship, then just go back to the on-campus games.

If you think the crowd was bad there, wait until you start seeing bowl games themselves. As of last night, I could score two seats at the 50 yard line at the Fiesta Bowl for $175.

Those who operate the bowls are really, really going to hurt with only a few weeks to sell tickets other than the school ticket commitments. Don't be surprised if you see lowered attendances across the board this year.

I think that'll pick up a bit once the teams are announced. The Fiesta Bowl is consistently a high sell, so it should be fine.

It'll also help sales numbers if those clowns from Tucson get that bid.

For the playoff 6, the team allotments were cut dramatically, thus more tickets have hit the secondary market already.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/bowls/2014/01/05/bowl-ticket-requirement-college-football-playoff-bcs/4331253/

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Pardon my ignorance, but there's something I don't quite fully understand.

I know the National Championship is the game to determine the Champions of all 100+ teams. But what are they other Bowl games for? Are they the quarters and semis for the Nationals playoffs or are they consolation Bowls for the teams that aren't ranked at the top?

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Pardon my ignorance, but there's something I don't quite fully understand.

I know the National Championship is the game to determine the Champions of all 100+ teams. But what are they other Bowl games for? Are they the quarters and semis for the Nationals playoffs or are they consolation Bowls for the teams that aren't ranked at the top?

Consolation. Left over from the days when there was no championship game.

The Rose, Sugar, Orange, Cotton, Peach, and Fiesta do rotate as part of the playoff. This year, the winners of the Rose and Sugar Bowls will play each other in the championship game.

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Oklahoma State upsets Oklahoma in OT. Oklahoma State is now bowl eligible and there's a decent chance that Illinois won't be going bowling now.

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Pardon my ignorance, but there's something I don't quite fully understand.

I know the National Championship is the game to determine the Champions of all 100+ teams. But what are they other Bowl games for? Are they the quarters and semis for the Nationals playoffs or are they consolation Bowls for the teams that aren't ranked at the top?

Consolation. Left over from the days when there was no championship game.

The Rose, Sugar, Orange, Cotton, Peach, and Fiesta do rotate as part of the playoff. This year, the winners of the Rose and Sugar Bowls will play each other in the championship game.

I'm still kind of lost as to why the CFB Playoff semi-finals has to be not only on New Years Day, but has to be a Bowl Game.

Why not just have the semi-finals #1 vs #4 and #2 vs #3 the Saturday after Championship Weekend, with the winners meeting on Monday the week after New Years Day in the National Championship Game. This way teams that lost in the Semi-Finals can still be eligible for the top Bowl Games. I don't really see any reason to take away a bowl game to make it a semi-final.

People might say, the magnitude of teams playing in the Rose Bowl for the right to play in the NCG, or that it would hurt bowl games. My argument for that would be, then why did the NCG get moved out of one of the Bowl Games to it's own event? And while the Bowl Games have maybe dropped off a bit, but not significant enough to make Bowl Games as the semi-Finals events.

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Pardon my ignorance, but there's something I don't quite fully understand.

I know the National Championship is the game to determine the Champions of all 100+ teams. But what are they other Bowl games for? Are they the quarters and semis for the Nationals playoffs or are they consolation Bowls for the teams that aren't ranked at the top?

Consolation. Left over from the days when there was no championship game.

The Rose, Sugar, Orange, Cotton, Peach, and Fiesta do rotate as part of the playoff. This year, the winners of the Rose and Sugar Bowls will play each other in the championship game.

I'm still kind of lost as to why the CFB Playoff semi-finals has to be not only on New Years Day, but has to be a Bowl Game.

Why not just have the semi-finals #1 vs #4 and #2 vs #3 the Saturday after Championship Weekend, with the winners meeting on Monday the week after New Years Day in the National Championship Game. This way teams that lost in the Semi-Finals can still be eligible for the top Bowl Games. I don't really see any reason to take away a bowl game to make it a semi-final.

People might say, the magnitude of teams playing in the Rose Bowl for the right to play in the NCG, or that it would hurt bowl games. My argument for that would be, then why did the NCG get moved out of one of the Bowl Games to it's own event? And while the Bowl Games have maybe dropped off a bit, but not significant enough to make Bowl Games as the semi-Finals events.

Easy.

Exams for the "student-athletes" and student body.

For the ticket buyer, Black Friday took a chunk of their disposable income and credit.

Air travel is a bit harder too for fans since the fares will be Under 14 days.

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Pardon my ignorance, but there's something I don't quite fully understand.

I know the National Championship is the game to determine the Champions of all 100+ teams. But what are they other Bowl games for? Are they the quarters and semis for the Nationals playoffs or are they consolation Bowls for the teams that aren't ranked at the top?

Consolation. Left over from the days when there was no championship game.

The Rose, Sugar, Orange, Cotton, Peach, and Fiesta do rotate as part of the playoff. This year, the winners of the Rose and Sugar Bowls will play each other in the championship game.

I'm glad I asked. Now I understand, but the Bowl rotation thing is something I never even thought of.

I also read an article about BCS contenders being decided by a commitee, instead of letting the standings decide that. So if you finish first, you're not guarenteed to finish first? It's just unusual and a bit confusing to my mind.

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Pardon my ignorance, but there's something I don't quite fully understand.

I know the National Championship is the game to determine the Champions of all 100+ teams. But what are they other Bowl games for? Are they the quarters and semis for the Nationals playoffs or are they consolation Bowls for the teams that aren't ranked at the top?

Consolation. Left over from the days when there was no championship game.

The Rose, Sugar, Orange, Cotton, Peach, and Fiesta do rotate as part of the playoff. This year, the winners of the Rose and Sugar Bowls will play each other in the championship game.

habafan1,

Keep in mind this important fact, unlike college basketball and it's Final Four, major college (FBS) football is NOT an official championship sport by the governing body, the NCAA and never has been. It, like a few other sports, is essentially independent as to how a champion is determined.

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I wonder how many Ohio State QB's will need to get hurt and the team doesn't skip a beat until we all start to give more credit to how good the rest of their team is.

Earlier this week, I thought my GF (of all people) made a pretty good point about Cardale Jones and the Ohio State QB situation. She said "Yes, he's the 3rd string QB, but he's a 3rd string QB at Ohio State. It's not like he's Bowling Green's 3rd string QB."

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No kidding. And Cardale Jones has been on point this entire game. This is brutally impressive.

I'm certainly enjoying it. B)

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The Big Ten has one too many bowl-eligible teams for the slots. I think Wisconsin should volunteer to be left out. Though they do need the extra practice.

Also, Mevin Gordon should not be a Heisman finalist.

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38-0 Buckeyes at the half... Yikes.

Alabama wins in a blowout. Oregon wins in a blowout. TCU wins in a blowout.

Florida State leads #11 by a TD at half. Ohio State leads #13 by 38 at half. Baylor leads #9 by 10 at half.

What the hell do we do here? Haha

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38-0 Buckeyes at the half... Yikes.

Alabama wins in a blowout. Oregon wins in a blowout. TCU wins in a blowout.

Florida State leads #11 by a TD at half. Ohio State leads #13 by 38 at half. Baylor leads #9 by 10 at half.

What the hell do we do here? Haha

If everything holds? The playoff rankings stay the same. As much as I'm enjoying this curb stomping, I can't really make an argument for Ohio State to jump the undefeated, reigning national champs - no matter how unimpressive the Noles have been. Now if FSU loses? I think my guys have made a pretty convincing case...provided they hold on and win of course.

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38-0 Buckeyes at the half... Yikes.

Alabama wins in a blowout. Oregon wins in a blowout. TCU wins in a blowout.

Florida State leads #11 by a TD at half. Ohio State leads #13 by 38 at half. Baylor leads #9 by 10 at half.

What the hell do we do here? Haha

For one recognize that Wisconsin is not one of the 50 best teams. The beat nobody and their win over Minnesota was due to bad calls.

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38-0 Buckeyes at the half... Yikes.

Alabama wins in a blowout. Oregon wins in a blowout. TCU wins in a blowout.

Florida State leads #11 by a TD at half. Ohio State leads #13 by 38 at half. Baylor leads #9 by 10 at half.

What the hell do we do here? Haha

If OSU continues to pour it on, FSU wins, and Baylor can continue to add to their lead, things could get interesting. TCU's the only contending team who played an obvious creampuff squad (I don't think anyone thought Wisconsin was going to get blasted like this). The committee could very well decide that the best answer to the TCU/Baylor question is to leave them both hanging.

#1 Alabama

#2 Oregon

#3 Florida State

#4 Ohio State

#5 TCU

#6 Baylor

A longshot, but hey, you never know with this new system.

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