It's been announced that the SEC and Big 12 runner ups will play in this bowl if the champions are in the semifinals, which they probably will be. With that, LSU / Alabama vs Oklahoma / Texas would draw huge money every year.
The College bowl arm$ race. It is enough to make me not want to watch. These kinds of agreements start to cross the line of fair play, collusion, anti-trust laws, and a host of other bad things. I think it is a bluff. B$G 12 and $EC trying to apply leverage to guarantee their place in any playoff system. The rest of us need to stand up against it rather than try to take the side of the bullys.
The influence of $ is screwing up college sports.
SEC Champ vs Big 12 Champ Bowl seems null and void. SEC and Big 12 champs not being in the final four is almost impossible unless they somehow end up with a minimum 3 losses. Still have not heard if that means the 2nd or 3rd teams in line would play in this bowl. They need to figure that out before anyone will pay big money to broadcast, sponsor, or host this game. Biggest obstacle for VT joining another conference will be the ability to cut the cord with UVA since they were our ticket into the ACC.
All we ever hear is the school's stance, but other schools' boards have been pushing agendas onto the AD. I don't ever remember the BOV ever involving itself with athletics. Has anyone ever ask Rector George Nolen (had to look it up) his opinion?
then there are 16 spots left in the Mega conference alignments: 2 for the SEC, 4 for the PAC-12 and B1G, and 6 for the Big-12. Unless Weaver is drunk dumb, VT will surely land into one of these conferences. Which conference is best for VT is debatable, but VT has to be more attractive than any Big East school and 9 of the ACC schools.
Schools more attractive than VT:
ND, FSU, and Clemson (last 2 debatable, but probably true)
knee jerk reactions aside, the fact that we are losing and not doing it makes me want to jump more. I don't want to spend another 50 years trying to get into another conference because we lack credibility, the Big East days where we had to listen to our "who have they played" criticims were horrible.
Honestly, I would rather everything just stay the same. We are currently positioned to be in control of our destiny year in and year out. But if any of the ACC has-beens bolt, we should get out while the getting is good because that won't be the case anymore.
"We're excited because it creates a matchup of the two most successful conferences in the post-season,"
We aint exactly helping the ACC in that department. Think about it, we're 2-4 last six bowl games that aint our conference affiliation's fault. I just think the fanbases of the football schools of the ACC who feel like life would be so much better in another conference need to look in the mirror and realize if they had been more successful on the field the last decade the perception (which translates to income) would be much better.
Anyways, we fought for 50 years to get into the ACC should we leave a few years into it because were chasing money? Start winning some big games VT, FSU, Miami, and Clemson and our position will improve. Think about the PAC-10 of the 90s, pretty weak. USC gets itself back on track, Stanford and Oregon improve because they're competing with the best every year. Now they've got a lucrative contract, nationally recognized programs and several up and comers.
Maybe I just think the rest of college football needs to join arms and stand against the $EC. Of course that opinion would change if we did make the jump. . . and I would be pumped.
Weaver will schedule Pitt for Labor Day at 8:00.
Then, to get it out of the way, and to feel out the new ACC Friday night football, schedule Pitt for Friday at 7:30 the same week.
Think he won't?
Was named Fly Williams.
The chant went:
"The Fly is open, let's go, Peay!"
1 30 is better than a noon start, now i can wake up at 8 to start tailgating and not 7
I always thought it was pronounce "Pee" and not "Pay". Whenever I say Austin (Pee) Peay, People always say Austin (Pay) Peay! Thank you sir.
The Show is the only sports game worth the money anymore.
Watching that made me want to go to the bathroom
Literally half the teams I used to play would be Oregon or Alabama. And honestly, playing against those teams is just ridiculous. With alabama is the calll a run up the middle and press forward for 6 yards every play or with oregon, run four verticals and just wait for your tighend to outrun the opponents corners. I just started backing out against those players. No point in playing either of those teams.
I LOVE the NCAA series, but EA as a whole seems to really be churning out below average games these days. With the exception of Fifa, all the the games seem to be just minor tweaks and updates of previous years' versions. NCAA and NHL are probably the two games I play the most, and they seem to be the best examples of year by year tweaks without too much actual new and interesting stuff to keep you playing. My NCAA playing definitely falls off after the college season is over mainly because its the college game itself that keeps me interested in NCAA. Standing alone, the game really isnt worth the 60 bucks year in and year out based on the updates made from year to year. And the biggest part that big time college fans enjoy the most are the rosters, and even the default rosters are usually EXTREMELY off target.
they have the best cheer in all of sports
I love it when I'm playing online and when my opponent sees I'm staying with Tech they switch from mediocre to good team they probably root for to some elite team like Bama or Oregon immediately.
Don't know why but I've never really been a huge fan of Madden. I guess because I started playing NCAA first... But I will still occasionally buy the Madden games if I want to do Superstar mode with a player from the NCAA games.
The only reason I get it year after year is because of my love for the college game and the fact that we get new players that just fall right into place like LT3. He was way underrated in NCAA 12 (understandably because he hadn't started a whole season before) but that's why I'm getting it.
However, I'm hoping and praying that these commentary previews are not finalized and that they will smooth out the cuts and maybe introduce new lines for Nessler and Herbstriet.
What they really should do is use multiple commentary crews. Heaven forbid EA should spend more in production of the game, but I would love to see them do that. They could have Rece, Jesse, and Craig for Thursday nighters, Blackledge and Nessler together, and then Herbstriet and Musberger. Frankly, I'm SHOCKED that they haven't enlisted Musberger to come in and work on a game. His voice talent would be much better and would be more cohesive with Herbstriet because they actually commentate together.
This is why EA was rated the worst company in America. They establish their base of buyers and create a monopoly. Then they coast.
Has stars in its eyes. They are thinking bowl games and TV coverage. Not happening any time soon. This may be a big financial mistake and at best it is a big risk. This affects more than just football. All sports will have to travel extensively. Not sure they can absorb all the addtional costs without raising fees or prices.
Stadium holds 19,818 but not much room to expand, especially considering limited parking availability.
I guess someone thinks it can work.
Our Board of Visitors seems professional (as opposed to FSU's), so they've kept their mouths shut. But when several members of UVa's BoV started throwing fits around Casteen shepherding us into the ACC in '03, Gov. Warner reminded them quickly and publicly who they work for. Safe to say any action of the VT BoV that would screw UVa would garner a similar reaction from Gov. McDonnell.
The way I read it, our only path into the SEC or B12 is through UVa either getting a Big Ten invite (they wouldn't even consider the academic associations of the other two) or deciding to de-emphasize football. There's no indication of either of those two happening.