Archive for ‘College’

January 7, 2009

BCS craziness

by thoughtfulconservative

Three things I ran across.

BCS Tickets Available, But Prices May Bowl You Over

Hundreds of tickets remain available through online brokers for the Bowl Championship Series title game in Miami, with prices ranging from $578 to $3,685 on three Web sites surveyed this afternoon.

From the St. Petersburg Times via AP

Utah’s attorney general is investigating the Bowl Championship Series for a possible violation of federal antitrust laws after an undefeated Utes team was left out of the national title game for the second time in five years.

Attorney General Mark Shurtleff contends the BCS unfairly puts schools like Utah, which is a member of a conference without an automatic bid to the lucrative bowl games, at a competitive and financial disadvantage.

What puts schools like Utah at a disadvantage is playing in a conference that includes football stalwarts like UNLV, SD State, and Wyoming.

Nice to see the Utah AG has this time on his hands.

Not technically over the BCS, but it’s close enough.

Logan Tebow Bradley was born Tuesday morning at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater.

His father, Tom Bradley, is a big fan of the Florida Gators. He told WTSP-TV he wanted to honor the quarterback and decided to give his newborn son the middle name Tebow. Plus, he said, it could be a sign of a third national championship for the team.[Emphasis mine]

At least it’s his middle name.

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December 23, 2008

My first poll

by thoughtfulconservative

Now I wonder if I can put it on the sidebar.

December 16, 2008

Ground rule first down?

by thoughtfulconservative

Will USF Bulls hit a catwalk during a St. Petersburg Bowl punt?

Bulls fans, don’t worry: There should be no ground-rule doubles Saturday, no foul balls or bad caroms off the catwalks at Tropicana Field.

Rays officials say they don’t expect any issues with footballs hitting the four concentric rings above the playing field during the inaugural St. Petersburg Bowl between USF and Memphis.

What a relief.

May 1, 2008

Quote of the Day 5/1/08

by thoughtfulconservative

Yeah, it’s early. But I think someone nicknamed parc0023 hit the nail on the head with a comment on the NCAA not changing the BCS,

Nobody wants to see the National Championship decided on the field anyway.


(a tip of the conservative cap to my buddy Chris at TWSB)

April 30, 2008

NCAA postseason

by thoughtfulconservative

Two stories here. First the NCAA will add apair of bowl games.

The NCAA announced Wednesday that its Postseason Football Licensing Subcommittee had given the OK to 34 bowls this season – two more than last season.

The new games are the Congressional Bowl in Washington, D.C., and the St. Petersburg Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla. The subcommittee did nix one bowl, the proposed Rocky Mountain Bowl in Salt Lake City.

The St. Petersburg Bowl. What an imaginative name. Couldn’t they get Tropicana to sponsor that, too?

Then BCS officials reject a playoff proposal.

Even a four-game playoff scenario was too much for the BCS.

Bowl Championship Series officials rejected a plan Wednesday to turn the much-criticized system for deciding a national champ into a four-team playoff, starting in the 2010 season.

The BCS format will remain the same until at least the 2014 season.

Great. We won’t know who is truly the college champion for six years.

And I do hope we have disputed games every year for the next six.

April 27, 2008

Not another bowl game!

by thoughtfulconservative

Trop could host newest bowl game

[The St. Petersburg] bowl would pit the Big East against Conference USA, and Wednesday brought new details, such as $30 tickets. (The Outback Bowl, with higher-level teams, charges $65). Tropicana would be configured with the field running from home plate to rightfield with seating for as many as 44,000.

Wonder what will happen if a punt hits the catwalks?

But wait, there’s more.

The St. Petersburg Bowl isn’t the only potential addition as proposals will be heard Wednesday in South Florida from the Congressional Bowl, which would pit Navy against an ACC team in Nationals Park in Washington, and the Rocky Mountain Bowl, featuring teams from the Mountain West and Western Athletic in Salt Lake City. Only St. Petersburg’s would be produced by ESPN.

Three more bowls. Great.