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BallHype: hype it up! Wednesday, December 5, 2007
In an interview on ESPN concerning the BCS, James Carville (a political pundit and a LSU grad) had this to say:
"But the reason that we're watching Southern Cal and Illinois, a game which no one wants to see as opposed to Southern Cal and Georgia a game which everyone would want to see is because the Rose Bowl has to do the Big Ten thing because thats the only way the Big Ten can make money is by being in the Rose Bowl because nobody wants their stinkin' team after the champion"
You might be the Democratic version of Karl Rove, and successfully put Bill Clinton into the White House, but you are a bone fide idiot in my book. When you say "nobody wants [their] stinkin' team after the champion", you do mean Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Penn State, the biggest draws when it comes to national ratings and ticket sales right?

Just as we speak, Michigan and Florida sold out the Capital One bowl in less than 13 hours in the fastest sellout in the bowl's history. This remark came as Carville touched base on why the BCS should be eliminated for a playoff.

In 2005 Ohio State's Fiesta bowl drew a rating of 12.9, Penn State's Orange bowl game drew 12.3. Guess what Georgia's Sugar bowl drew? A whooping 9.0

In 2004 Michigan in the Rose bowl drew 12.4. The SEC's Auburn in the Sugar? Another eye popping 9.4

In 2002 Ohio State's national championship game drew 17.2, Iowa's Orange bowl game drew 9.7. SEC's representative Georgia drew an amazing 9.2 for the Sugar Bowl.

Get the trend Carville?

But no, as stubborn about the SEC as you are about the playoff, it is people like you who have stirred moderate fans from the Pac-10 to the Big East against this southern entrenchment of inbred ignorance. What if, and there a big if.. Hawaii (corrected by a commenter) wallops Georgia (which might not happen because of the huge letdown against Pitt) and Illinois wins the Rose Bowl against USC? Boy, you better have an apology prepared Carville.
posted by Nittany White Out @ 1:27 PM  
  • At December 5, 2007 at 7:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The Big Ten sux and Penn State hasn't been relevant in decades.

  • At December 5, 2007 at 8:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    West Virginia isn't playing Georgia, Hawaii is. Not to mention, there is not a person outside of Illinois who wants to see USC play them in the Rose Bowl. I'm not sure Illinois wants to play them. Big 10 football is having a very down year, and they're living in the past to gain respect today. If we're going to have a 3 loss team in a BCS bowl, it should be Florida. They're way better than Illinois could ever hope to be. It's too bad there's a rule that only 2 teams from a conference can be represented. Instead, Michigan is going to have to deal with Tebow. Wonder how that's gonna work out. As a southern implant into the northeast, I can say the "inbred ignorance" you speak of is the ignorance from people like you who feel being southern=stupid. I've met the dumbest people in my life outside of the south; mainly people who feel they are so far superior to us, they can take stereotypes as fact and spread them as truth. You're just like the people who have to note an educated black man is "articulate" because it's not what you've been taught to be "true".

  • At August 19, 2008 at 4:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yet again, proof is in the pudding.
    LSU creams Ohio State 38-17 (and it wasn't even that close).

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