Other Bowl Games Thread - 2019 College Bowl Season Edition

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Agreed.

And I can accept that it is what it is, and the result is that Clemson won.

What I can't accept is when people pretend it was all perfectly above board, like nothing stinky happened in the slightest and everything was perfectly fair.
You honestly feel it was a conspiracy?
 

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The targeting call and the roughing the punter call were legit. Fields’ two interceptions...also legit. One of the teams made the big plays when they mattered most, and the other did not. Stop making excuses just because you don’t like the result.
On that targeting call review, they missed a very blatant hands to the face/facemask call on offensive lineman. Like twisting the head really blatant. I thought they could look anything happening when a review happens, no? It was in pretty much every camera shot of the targeting.
 

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I’m not ready to go full conspiracy theory, but the way the Clemson v. Ohio State game played out will likely cause me to skip watching the national championship game. I don’t have a rooting interest. Both teams are completely stacked with NFL talent year after year which is great from a quality of play standpoint, but I just can’t muster any emotional connection through that. And based on what I saw in the game previously noted above — what I consider to be the more dominant team, the harder hitting team, the team that seemed to want it more for most of the game can have the game decided based on questionable judgement calls from on-field or replay officials... I have a busy life and believe I can find better things to do with four hours of my time.
 

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No pride in the Big Ten or the North. Boo hoo on you
I totally fail to see or understand the "Big Ten wins help the U" argument. It may be a "plus one" for us just as it is a "plus one" for every other Big Ten team, but it is a "plus five" or more for the winning team exclusively as well. Plus six for Iowa, plus one for the U. How does that help us out recruit Iowa?
 

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I totally fail to see or understand the "Big Ten wins help the U" argument. It may be a "plus one" for us just as it is a "plus one" for every other Big Ten team, but it is a "plus five" or more for the winning team exclusively as well. Plus six for Iowa, plus one for the U. How does that help us out recruit Iowa?
Huh? No. Not at all what I was going for. I'm sure it doesn't help the U.

Simply, I wanted someone other than friggin' Southeastern US schools to get in the championship. I always root for the Big Ten, in that sense.

Also, just as you suggest that Ohio State winning doesn't help the U ... neither would Ohio State losing help the U.
 

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers v. Western Michigan Broncos anyone? I'll watch it out of curiosity.

Interesting and inexplicable scores: Hilltoppers lost to the Central Arkansas Bears (never heard of them) but beat the Arkansas Razorbacks. Broncos beat Georgia State 57-10 and Georgia State beat bowl-bound Tennessee 38-30.
 

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Most of the games today and tomorrow are meh to me, unless you happen to care about that particular team.

Orange Bowl tonight is trying to be a fill-in for no MNF this week. That'll flop. Should be NYD game, oh well.
 

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"Most of the games today and tomorrow are meh to me, unless you happen to care about that particular team".

I hear you, it will take some imagination to get into the Hilltoppers and Broncos. If its not even a close game, I'll bail. Illinois v Cal is more interesting to me.
 

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85 yard pick six by the Broncos, tied up 10-10 at halftime.
 

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20-20 with 27 secs to play, looks like OT. Been a good game that just happened to involve two mediocre teams.
 

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Wow. Western Michigan did everything possible to avoid winning that game.
 

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Crowd looking very sparse at the Redbox bowl between Illinois and Cal. Not surprised Illinois doesn't have a huge contingent there but you would think Cal fans could make the short trek for the game.
 

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Wow. Western Michigan did everything possible to avoid winning that game.
I couldn't believe WM's QB stumbling and falling to the ground for no apparent reason when he had a pretty clear field ahead.
 

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I'm not in the "too many bowl games" camp, but WKU putting on ServPro First Responders Bowl "CHAMPS" hats seems a bit much.
 

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Huh? No. Not at all what I was going for. I'm sure it doesn't help the U.

Simply, I wanted someone other than friggin' Southeastern US schools to get in the championship. I always root for the Big Ten, in that sense.

Also, just as you suggest that Ohio State winning doesn't help the U ... neither would Ohio State losing help the U.
Other posters have said they cheer for other BT teams to win their bowl games. An Ohio State win would help Ohio State much, much more than it would help us.
 

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Let's go Illini! What a nice win this would be for their fans. They are looking good so far and have a decent O line and two good backs.
 

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Crowd looking very sparse at the Redbox bowl between Illinois and Cal. Not surprised Illinois doesn't have a huge contingent there but you would think Cal fans could make the short trek for the game.
They said during the telecast that Illinois has 19.000 alumni in the Bay Area, second highest concentration after Chicago. It does appear, however, that few of them are football fans.
 

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They said during the telecast that Illinois has 19.000 alumni in the Bay Area, second highest concentration after Chicago. It does appear, however, that few of them are football fans.
Champaign is, and has been for a while, a computer science nerd school. No surprise that a lot of graduates get hired in silicon valley. And also no surprise they don't care about football. Lot of them are Asian (East, Southeast, South), too.

Then for Cal fans, I could see it working backwards too. "I'm going to pay 3-4x face value of what my season tickets cost, to watch Cal play a team I don't care about, with no interesting travel destination, and it will cost me 1.5hrs drive each way?? Hard no"
 

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Champaign is, and has been for a while, a computer science nerd school. No surprise that a lot of graduates get hired in silicon valley. And also no surprise they don't care about football. Lot of them are Asian (East, Southeast, South), too.

Then for Cal fans, I could see it working backwards too. "I'm going to pay 3-4x face value of what my season tickets cost, to watch Cal play a team I don't care about, with no interesting travel destination, and it will cost me 1.5hrs drive each way?? Hard no"
It really was striking how few people were there. I saw a camera shot from behind the Cal offense into the opposite end zone and the second deck (I assume club level) was completely empty. I'm not exaggerating -- there was not one single fan in the shot.
 
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