Monday, January 04, 2010

The Bowl Nobody Cares About

For those of the 3 readers of this blog who care, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl is playing right now.

That's right. It started at 8 PM on Monday, January 4th. It's also on Fox, and is up against the new season of The Bachelor on ABC, Heroes on NBC, and some popular CBS sitcoms.

It features two teams: The TCU Horned Frogs (that's really their name) and the Boise State Broncos.

Both teams are undefeated. But no one really cares.

Boise State is a member of the WAC, which might as well be short for the Weak Athletic Conference. of the nine teams in this conference, 5 have losing records this season and only two (Boise State and Hawaii) have winning non-conference records.

TCU plays in the Mountain west, whose 9 teams have a combined record of 61-51 overall. Not exactly what you would call football powerhouses.

But the two teams in the bowl are both undefeated, and since neither conference gets an automatic BCS invitation, they were given the two at-large BCS invitations. Mostly so both conferences would shut up about wanting a playoff system in the top college football division and go home with the huge payoffs they get for playing in a BCS bowl.

Now all the BCS has to worry about is some MAC team going undefeated...

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