Two New Bowl Games -- Others Changed

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  1. Bandit88

    Bandit88 Old Enough to Know Better

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    Wait. How will we decide who plays who in the bowl games?

    I KNOW! We'll use the polls, and the conference records, and a computer system - then we can decide the matchups based on ....

    Wait.

    This sounds like the BCS thingy.

    Dang.

    :grin:
     
  2. Proud Tiger

    Proud Tiger Founding Member

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    The new bowl games are a plus in one sense......they give bama other options besides Shreveport (sorry couldn't resist):lol:
     
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  3. LSUTiga

    LSUTiga TF Pubic Relations

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    That's what initially came to my mind too. :wave:



    With two SEC teams being taken for BCS bowls, we could send 11 teams to Bowl Games. More money for our conference. :thumb:
     
  4. PURPLE TIGER

    PURPLE TIGER HOPE is not a strategy!

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    I heard that only three "bowl" eligible teams weren't invited last year.

    I'm not sure if that was accurate but if so, who were they?

    1) South Carolina (6-6)
    2) ?
    3) ?
     
  5. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Legion Field? A POS stadium in the middle of a ghetto? Shreveport beats the hell out of that.
     
  6. bhelmLSU

    bhelmLSU Founding Member Staff Member

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    Troy was 8-4 and missed out on a bowl because they lost to Florida Atlantic in the Sun Belt Championship. Florida Atlantic went to the New Orleans Bowl with a 7-5 record instead.

    2007 6-6 teams left out:

    1. USCe
    2. ULM
    3. Ohio
    4. Louisville
    5. Iowa
    6. Northwestern

    In 2006, 9 bowl eligible teams left out and in 2005 it was 8 teams left out.
     
  7. PURPLE TIGER

    PURPLE TIGER HOPE is not a strategy!

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    Thanks!!!

    I thought that three seemed low but figured a few of the 6-6 teams may have won a game against a Bowl Subdivision team that didn't qualify as an eligible win.
     
  8. Bandit88

    Bandit88 Old Enough to Know Better

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    Basically, if you don't make a bowl game - - - - FAIL!

    Like those little trophies that all the kids get after the soccer season - a feel good moment until you realize EVERYONE else has one.
     
  9. JohnLSU

    JohnLSU Tigers

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    It's true. Sad thing I remember being excited when LSU made the Independence Bowl back during Dinardo's first year in 1995 (ironically, we smashed a Nick Saban-coached Michigan State team, 45-26).

    Now I consider the Independence Bowl the laughing stock of the SEC (and yes, Bama has gone there two years in a row now). Now this PapaJohn.com Bowl is replacing the Independence Bowl as the worst bowl an SEC team can go to, right below the Independence Bowl.
     
  10. TigerBait3

    TigerBait3 Guest

    At least the PapaJohn.com Bowl feautures a Big East opponent where as the Liberty option is against some mid-major.

    Both are similar in that their city is a ghetto in a crappy stadium.
     

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