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#61 WeatherManNX01

 

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 08:13 PM

Yeah but how much is Hawaii at fault for their schedule? It's my understanding they they can choose certain games but how much is their doing?

They have a select number of out-of-conference games, but the bulk of the season is conerence play. I think they have a 12-game schedule, of which two or three are OOC. That leaves nine or ten in-conference. So if they're in a weak conference, there isn't much they can do about that.

Now the same can be said for Ohio State, right? No. They play four, that's right, four out-of-conference games. Now, with 11 teams in the Big Ten, I think it makes sense for the Big Ten to have two out-of-conference games and 10 in-conference (one against each opponent in the conference). I mean, that makes sense, right? So why do they play these weak OOC games against teams like Akron, App State, and Youngstown State? Because they're willing to pony up the money to play the Big Ten in hopes of an upset. Appalachian State paid off this year - look at how much coverage they've had in the media for knocking off Michigan. I'll bet ticket sales went up after that, and they'll schedule I-A teams next year in hopes of an upset; ticket sales will be up next year, and so might recruiting and even the number of students.

I think that one reason why there is so much chaos is because the chaos is allowed to reign. Each conference sets their schedules, their championships, their bowls, etc. I think the NCAA needs to step in and set some guidelines - all teams play same number of games, same number of in-conference games, etc. Unfortunately, the NCAA is pretty much owned by the schools and conferences, and they're not going to let it happen.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 09:03 AM

Yeah but how much is Hawaii at fault for their schedule? It's my understanding they they can choose certain games but how much is their doing?


Sorry Cougar :( . WAC= Weak Athletic Conference
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 10:04 AM

By the way, Hal... even though I may not be an Ohio State student anymore, it's time for the showdown. :flex:

Yeah, right. We'll see if OSU is all they've supposedly cracked up to be... should've been a lot better, rebuilding year or not. :rolleyes:

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 04:17 PM

Sorry Cougar :( . WAC= Weak Athletic Conference

That's like saying because the Pats are in a weak division, they shouldn't be #1 in the league.
Well maybe that analogy is a bit off but there are teams in most sports who do have weak divisions, yet are considered top teams.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 04:24 PM

That's like saying because the Pats are in a weak division, they shouldn't be #1 in the league.
Well maybe that analogy is a bit off but there are teams in most sports who do have weak divisions, yet are considered top teams.


The Pats have also beaten the Cowboys and the Colts this year. Hawaii played teams like Charleston Southern and Louisiana Tech. Not the same thing at all :P
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 04:30 PM

Sorry Cougar :( . WAC= Weak Athletic Conference

Like I said, that's really beyond their control. While I think LSU would have pounded them, I still would have liked to see Hawaii in the Championship.

By the way, Hal... even though I may not be an Ohio State student anymore, it's time for the showdown. :flex:

Yeah, right. We'll see if OSU is all they've supposedly cracked up to be... should've been a lot better, rebuilding year or not. :rolleyes:

OSU is going to get trampled into the turf. They're good, but they're not that good, and once again they end their season two weeks before the other conferences. LSU wins. :P

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 05:50 PM

Its strange Jane has been ao quiet. That's 2 in a row the Tigers beat the Vols. :lol:
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