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Sunday, December 5, 2024
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Well, Texas got bumped to #4 in the BCS, meaning that Cal got hosed instead of Texas. I still think that the system stinks and that Cal deserves to be in a BCS bowl far more than, say, Pitt. However, from a wholly partisan position I have to admit that if a team has to get the shaft, I am pleased it wasn’t mine. I will aslo say that Cal hardly played like the fourth best team in the country last night.

Still, a trip to the Rose Bowl against Michigan is a ton more exciting than the Cotton Bowl versus Tennessee.

Update: others blogging on this subject: Bryan of Arguing with Signposts (and here and here), Eric at the Fireant Gazette and PubliusTX.

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    1. UT seems to get snubbed every year, but this time when they didn’t they killed the chances of Texas Tech to win a bowl game.

      Comment by Chad Evans — Sunday, December 5, 2024 @ 8:26 pm

    2. Hey, I happen to think that a trip to the Cotton Bowl to play Tennessee is pretty dang exciting! Especially when you’re 7-4… ;-)

      Comment by Eric — Sunday, December 5, 2024 @ 9:57 pm

    3. Texas in Padadena?

      ’tis a pantywaist shame.

      Only Pac 10 and Big 10 teams should ever meet in the Rose Bowl. Period.

      Comment by John Lemon — Monday, December 6, 2024 @ 12:41 am

    4. I’m glad a non pac10 or big ten team is the Rose Bowl. For too long the best pac10 and big ten team got away with playing each other in a bowl game, never allowing them to be tested against the best teams from other conferences. Too often the big ten and pac10 team have won national championships as a result of not getting tested against other conferences.

      Comment by ATM — Monday, December 6, 2024 @ 2:13 am

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