Yep agree. Have to stay away from Shreveport.
I've read all the issues that everyone has with Shreveport, but I honestly had a great time there in 2001. We went on the Alumni Association charter and stayed at the Horseshoe. I didn't go in 2004. I'm not advocating for Shreveport, especially considering who the opponent will be this year, but I don't think it was that bad. If there was an SEC opponent available, I would probably prefer it over the other free agent options.
I'm curious about the BCS bowls so I'm going to work them out here.
Championship will obviously be Notre Dame vs. Alabama/Georgia
Rose will be Nebraska/Wisconsin vs. Stanford/UCLA
Sugar will get Florida or loser of SEC championship game
Orange will get ACC winner which I will assume is Florida State
The at-large selection order is Fiesta, Sugar, Orange. I'm betting Fiesta takes Oregon, Sugar takes Oklahoma, Orange takes Louisville. However if Kent State gets in the mix, send Louisville to the Sugar and Kent State to the Orange.
Championship: Notre Dame vs. Alabama/Georgia
Rose: Nebraska/Wisconsin vs. Stanford/UCLA
Fiesta: Kansas State/Oklahoma vs. Oregon
Sugar: Florida vs. Oklahoma/Louisville
Orange: Florida State vs. Louisville/Kent State
Matchup I would most like to see is K-State vs. Oregon in the Fiesta. Florida vs. Oklahoma in the Sugar would be a great matchup as well. Orange and Rose Bowls both look like snoozers, although I'll watch the Orange if Kent State is in it just because.
Am I the only one who thinks we still have a decent shot at the MCC Bowl in Houston?
If it comes down to us, Baylor, and WVU for the MCC, Pinstripe, and HOD. I don't see why the MCC wouldn't pick us. Then obviously the Pinstripe will get what they want, and then Baylor can stay in Texas and go to the HOD bowl.
Just an opinion.
Does it seem like there are not as many sportswriters making bowl predictions this year as last year? Maybe I'm just paying less attention! Last year, it seemed ridiculous. I remember wishing that someone would rate the accuracy of the bowl predictors over the years so that we could know who to pay attention to.
Interesting tidbit from an article about the Heart of Dallas Bowl:
But Heart of Dallas won’t just be the one New Year’s bowl game: Louisiana Tech athletics director Bruce Van De Velde and football coach Sonny ***** were on hand today to officially announce that the September 28, 2013, home game against Army has been moved to the Cotton Bowl — during the first weekend of the State Fair of Texas, matter of fact. Said *****, “This is a great opportunity for our program: One-third of our program hails from Texas, and half of that’s from the Dallas area.”
Funny how it censors d y k e s, but the name that should be censored (around here, anyway) stays as is.
talked to some bandies tonight and they said the same thing that another dude posted.
The three possibilities for the Bowl game are Ft. Worth, Houston, and Memphis. Also, said that they have the same itinerary, so it doesn't matter where they go. The only thing that changes is the day they leave.
ohhh Shreveport so many good/terrible memories of that place. Toothless hookers, casino fights, being told to breach my gun please before i walk in, puking on a Cadillac. Don't know if I can handle it again.
Here is something I found interesting.
Jumbled Big 12 bowl picture starts coming into focus tonight* - WVU - The Charleston Gazette - West Virginia News and Sports -
Some on here earlier said Pollard would be on the phone nonstop to make sure we got a good bowl but it seems like that can't/won't happen unless a school gets bounced from its conference tie-in bowls.Quote:
At this point in recent years, West Virginia officials might be burning up phone lines trying to lobby one bowl or another for an invitation. But that's not the case this year because the Big 12 essentially prohibits its teams from doing that, asking them to report any conversations they have with bowl officials. The idea is apparently to prevent league teams from undermining each other for bowl positioning.
Don't think we end up in the Military Bowl in Washington D.C. but if we do we would play 10-2 San Jose State who accepted a bowl bid to that game today.