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2010 NCAA Football Thread

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Oh great, we're gonna have to suffer through Joe Buck calling Pac-12 games?

1- Joe Buck never called a BCS game for FOX when they had the BCS. Matt Vasgersian, Kenny Albert, Thom Brennaman were the leads for FOX while they had the BCS.

2-With FOX having the Pac-12 title game for this year, Barry and Petros are the leading candidates to call that game because of their familiarity with the schools. The Big Ten title game will probably have Thom since he is the lead guy on BTN, which is co-owned by News Corp.

Barry Tompkins is under appreciated for his entire career.

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Oh great, we're gonna have to suffer through Joe Buck calling Pac-12 games?

1- Joe Buck never called a BCS game for FOX when they had the BCS. Matt Vasgersian, Kenny Albert, Thom Brennaman were the leads for FOX while they had the BCS.

2-With FOX having the Pac-12 title game for this year, Barry and Petros are the leading candidates to call that game because of their familiarity with the schools. The Big Ten title game will probably have Thom since he is the lead guy on BTN, which is co-owned by News Corp.

Barry Tompkins is under appreciated for his entire career.

I was exaggerating.

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He can cahllenge whatever he wants, but read the original source for all subsequent stories the San Diego Union Tribune.

He has a LLC and one employee. That is all.

Cuban wanting a playoff is more like him controlling a set of teams (defacto commissioner), which most likely take out amateurism as well since he as already talked about paying players.

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He also just started the company yesterday, which probably explains why there is only one employee. Nice try, thanks for playing.

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He also just started the company yesterday, which probably explains why there is only one employee. Nice try, thanks for playing.

He has had thought since he read "Death to the BCS", so all he is doing is brainstorming until the contract ends. He could be better placed if say he and his investors try to "buy" the NAIA, change it to his model, then ask teams to move affiliation. He already has content with the CBI on HDNet and has talked about "buying" athletic departments on local (DFW) radio multiple times.

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Uh-oh...This ain't good. I wonder if Urban Meyer knew about this.

Since when did the Sweatervest have a pristine NCAA reg abiding reputation? Did everybody forget the early 2000s, as well as Youngstown State?

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Uh-oh...This ain't good. I wonder if Urban Meyer knew about this.

Next year will Tressell somehow get a NFL job out of the blue?

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Uh-oh...This ain't good. I wonder if Urban Meyer knew about this.

Next year will Tressell somehow get a NFL job out of the blue?

Tressel would be an awful NFL coach. I seriously doubt there's an NFL team out there who would be stupid enough to hire him as head coach. The pre-Holmgren Browns were that stupid but they were the only ones.

Honestly, I was kind of hoping Tressel would get the axe and Ohio State would go all out to hire Urban Meyer. The more loony sports people around here always talk like Meyer is Tressel's natural successor. I have no idea why they think that but they do. Now was as good a time as any to find out if there's anything to it.

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Welp, Tressel got two games & a $250K fine. Fell on the sword for his boys.

In other news, Michigan has petitioned to face Ohio State in September this season instead of November. :P

EDIT: WHOA.

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In this new media world, the issue is that both Tressel and Bruce Pearl lied and the NCAA may not hand out suspensions if the school acts first. USC did not do this in the Reggie Bush case, and they got hit hard. Both tOSU and TEN are still to be debated, but I think that Pearl should have been fired.

At YSU, Tressel did have Phar-Mor CEO Mickey Monus and his illegal activities backing the program. Which led YSU to give self-imposed sanctions.

PBS "Frontline" on the Phar-Mor scam

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Money. Get rid of the bowls and you lose a lot of advertising revenue.

Also, it kind of wins by default. A lot of people agree that there should be a playoff system, but no one can agree on what that system should look like. So the BCS, flawed as it may be, gets a lot of support for simply having an established system in place.

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Money. Get rid of the bowls and you lose a lot of advertising revenue.

Also, it kind of wins by default. A lot of people agree that there should be a playoff system, but no one can agree on what that system should look like. So the BCS, flawed as it may be, gets a lot of support for simply having an established system in place.

I'm not sure money works as an excuse when schools lose money going to these games. UConn and the other big schools took a bath this year because they had to buy up tens of thousands of "guaranteed" tickets at maximum overcharged value because alumni and fans could get better deals elsewhere.

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The schools may lose money, but I'm sure the NCAA/automatic qualifier conferences/BCS Illuminati make a pretty penny.

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The schools may lose money, but I'm sure the NCAA/automatic qualifier conferences/BCS Illuminati make a pretty penny.

Oh yeah, it's great if you have a good revenue sharing system in place, but I take great umbrage at a system that implicitly encourages teams not to succeed and leach off of the sharing. Your national champion and runner up lost money playing for the title. I do not like a system where that is possible-especially when all too many athletic departments need to rely of student tuition payments and activity fees.

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A lot of people agree that there should be a playoff system, but no one can agree on what that system should look like. So the BCS, flawed as it may be, gets a lot of support for simply having an established system in place.

An established system that creates controversy every year because it leaves great teams out but lets cupcakes like UConn in. I'll take just about any form of a playoff over that.

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A lot of people agree that there should be a playoff system, but no one can agree on what that system should look like. So the BCS, flawed as it may be, gets a lot of support for simply having an established system in place.

An established system that creates controversy every year because it leaves great teams out but lets cupcakes like UConn in. I'll take just about any form of a playoff over that.

UConn would still get in, though, with a playoff, especially with this stupid "every conference, including the god forsaken Sun Belt, gets in" format everyone loves to throw around

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At least they wouldn't be keeping better teams out that way, as long as there's a couple at-large teams in the field.

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