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05 Texas ineligible for BCS

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by jwinslow, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Bill would block schools from non-playoff system

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    <!-- begin text11 div --><!-- begin leftcol --> <!-- template inline --> AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas senator wants to ban the state's college football teams from playing in any postseason championship games that are not part of a playoff system.

    The bill by Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, is similar to a bill filed in the House last month by Rep. Corbin Van Arsdale, R-Tomball.

    Both bills would expire Dec. 2, just before Bowl Championship Series bids go out, if a similar law is not enacted in at least four other states.

    Both are mostly symbolic measures born of the frustration with the BCS system, in which a poll of college football coaches and computer rankings help determine which teams will play in the major bowl games.

    The Associated Press has instructed the BCS to stop using the AP Top 25 rankings by sportswriters and broadcasters as part of the selection formula.

    The University of Texas received its first BCS bid this past season when it was invited to the Rose Bowl. The Longhorns beat Michigan 38-37.

    Wentworth's bill would prohibit Texas' NCAA teams from playing in "an intercollegiate post-regular-session competition that is part of a series that includes a national championship game unless that competition is part of a national playoff system."

    That system would have to consist of "at least 16 teams competing in successive elimination games resulting in a final game for the national championship of that entire division or level of intercollegiate competition."

    If at least four other states enact a similar law before Dec. 1, the law would stay in effect for Texas schools, according to the bill.

    The other states are Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina and Washington.
  2. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Bookie

    Why don't they just draft a bill that bans 'em from playing Oklahoma. That would cure their frustration with the BCS.
    MililaniBuckeye likes this.
  3. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Guess the senator doesn't think Ohio State is a player this year...
  4. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver


    anyways.. wonder why they didn't list Ohio?
  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Tell him they already have a self imposed BCS ban, his name is Mack.
  6. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    Awwe fuck, with that list we are a shoe in. I am embarrassed that he is a republican. This is the next stupidest thing to congress getting involved with baseball.
  7. Chalumpa

    Chalumpa We're Texas.

    This guy's a quack and this won't get anywhere. I heard about this a few weeks ago and just blew it off. There are some other politicians in other states trying it as well, it seems like it's just a way for them to get their name in the papers.

    Just curious, but what BCS bowl did Tressell take y'all to last year? I can understand trash talking about a team you're about to play but not when we played in the Rose Bowl 3 months ago.
  8. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    You guys sure are proud of that lone freakin Rose Bowl, but then again if my team had only been to one BCS game in 7 years I guess I would be too.

    Good thing we've been to 3 of them and won them all.
  9. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    Come on everyone, lay off Chalumpa. We had Coop, remember??
  10. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Thats my point( and other UT fans have agreed) if anyone knows what an underachieving dickhead coach looks like its OSU fans who sufferd under Coop.

    I'm not bashing UT, I'm bashing the living shit out of Mack Brown.
  11. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Keep in mind Notre Dame beat UM by a larger margin than y'all did, and we pasted em.

    So if you're hoping for respect for a rose bowl win over that team, you've come to teh wrong place.

    Your coach deserves limited respect, but we'll hold out until he breaks the horrendous streak he's on right now. You won't find a fan base in the nation who values rivalries more.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2008
  12. Chalumpa

    Chalumpa We're Texas.

    I'm not saying Mack is without faults but we were JUST in a BCS game. It just makes his quote completely asinine. Congrats on your BCS appearances but that doesn't mean our trip to the Rose Bowl was pointless.
  13. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Take the posts about mack brown with a grain of salt, just as all of us have to endure any rip on JT anywhere else we go (despite the fact that the NCAA finds him to be clean).

    We'll find out next year whether mack can get it done in big games or not.
  14. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    Reminds me of fresno state fans that tried to start a petition to create a CA law requiring state-funded schools to withdraw membership from the PAC10 if the PAC10 did not add Fresno to the conference.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2005
  15. martinss01

    martinss01 blissfully stupid

    this is one of the most pathetic things i have ever seen in my life. your a US senator and the biggest thing on your "to do list" is to rework the BCS? gee heres a flippin thought, why don't you look into reworking welfare? maybe do something for the homeless? maybe do something about the skyrocketing fuel costs? do something about the failing criminal system perhaps. drug addiction. the economy. the school systems. my god i could go on for hours! but nooooooooooooo texas could have a 1 in a gabillion shot of going undefeated and not playing for a national championship so we just HAVE TO change the BCS asap! that is after all the most important thing a US senator could possibly do with their time.

    i can't begin to put into words how much this pisses me off. its no wonder people are so disillusioned when it comes to the gov. good to see our public servents completely turning their backs on their constituants and using their status for their own desires.

    ive seen HIPPA, i can promise you people one thing. you want the gov nowhere near the BCS or a playoff system. good god, this makes me want to vomit.

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