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    Let me be the first to say that the Big 10 is down right now. The SEC is best conference in the country and they've proven that against us.

    But I just can't get over the fact that this year all 3 Big 10 Teams played their opponents in their own state. Michigan in Florida, Illinois in California, and Ohio State in Louisiana.

    Why can't they rotate the Bowls around? The RCA dome, the Metrodome, etc can hold Bowl Games. Every major bowl is played down south, why not rotate it different places to make it more neutral?

    I'm not saying Ohio State would beat LSU or Illinois would beat USC if it was moved but it would make it so it's not so much of a home game for the opposing team.

    Idk, maybe I'm grasping at straws here but I'd like to see the Bowls moved all around instead of staying in one spot all the time. Just my two cents.

    What do you think?


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  • #2
    its a fair point. The best teams won, but yeah it shouldnt be a home game that aint right..


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    • #3
      i think they should have a BCS game up in Big Ten Territory.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sweetness34 View Post
        Let me be the first to say that the Big 10 is down right now. The SEC is best conference in the country and they've proven that against us.

        But I just can't get over the fact that this year all 3 Big 10 Teams played their opponents in their own state. Michigan in Florida, Illinois in California, and Ohio State in Louisiana.

        Why can't they rotate the Bowls around? The RCA dome, the Metrodome, etc can hold Bowl Games. Every major bowl is played down south, why not rotate it different places to make it more neutral?

        I'm not saying Ohio State would beat LSU or Illinois would beat USC if it was moved but it would make it so it's not so much of a home game for the opposing team.

        Idk, maybe I'm grasping at straws here but I'd like to see the Bowls moved all around instead of staying in one spot all the time. Just my two cents.

        What do you think?
        the main reason I think is weather...obviously that does not count when talking about domes further north, but most bowl games (Rose Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, etc.) have already established themselves with tradition at certain stadiums so why would they want to rotate? Unless they plan on creating even more bowls/moving smaller bowls to northern domes or play in cold weather and make them somewhat relevant to the bowl picture (not random like the International Bowl or POS Motor City Bowl), then there really isn't a way to integrate more northern games into the bowl picture

        that said, if a playoff took place then this all would be an irrelevant argument, but I agree with teams playing essential home games in their bowl, especially when its a BCS bowl or even the NC is pretty unfair and they should make some sort of rule should a team like LSU make the NC when it's supposed to be held in New Orleans

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        • #5
          That doesn't seem too unfair, in all honesty.

          Though, and maybe it's just me, but did anyone see how many Buckeye fans there were there? It almost looked like there were more Buckeye fans than LSU fans. Maybe it just appeared that way to me.

          I'll say, when LSU was being held on offense early on there were some loud 'Defense' chants going on for Ohio State.

          Rather than have it in 'Big Ten Territory' I think they should just find a middle ground some where. Somewhere in the middle states perhaps.
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          • #6
            hmm how bout if they just rotate the location of each event. So the rose bowl (pac-10 vs. big-10) can be played at a different venue, while the sugar bowl can be played somewhere else besidese lousiana.

            catch ma drift?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Forenci View Post
              That doesn't seem too unfair, in all honesty.

              Though, and maybe it's just me, but did anyone see how many Buckeye fans there were there? It almost looked like there were more Buckeye fans than LSU fans. Maybe it just appeared that way to me.

              I'll say, when LSU was being held on offense early on there were some loud 'Defense' chants going on for Ohio State.

              Rather than have it in 'Big Ten Territory' I think they should just find a middle ground some where. Somewhere in the middle states perhaps.
              yea, the NC game isn't a real good example because I think it was supposedly close to 50-50 for each team...but games like the Rose Bowl this year or the Sugar Bowl last year...it's not necessarily a huge factor in deciding a winner, but to an extent it is...at least if a game was played on a neutral field that was close to neither team's fan base, then it would be determined by which fans want to go more, rather than one team being 15 mins away and another being 10+ hours away and seeing which team's fanbase is more willing to travel...but then again, bowls are driven by money and while BCS bowls will sell out, bowls that can draw a home town team would benefit greatly from it financially, thus would never want to give up that possibility

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              • #8
                The main reasons are weather and tradition. But I agree with you that they should move the bowls to other locations as well. I hate the stupid weather argument. We're talking about FOOTBALL. Cold weather is a part of football. Honestly, I hate watching NFL playoff football in places like San Diego because it looks so damn hot. College football, play in cold weather for christ sake.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by soybean View Post
                  hmm how bout if they just rotate the location of each event. So the rose bowl (pac-10 vs. big-10) can be played at a different venue, while the sugar bowl can be played somewhere else besidese lousiana.

                  catch ma drift?
                  yea that's all good in theory and I agree with it, but it goes back to tradition...no bowl with a history such as the Rose Bowl, for example, would ever agree to that

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                  • #10
                    I just want to see USC play in a game besides the freakin' Rose Bowl for once...:D


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by iowatreat54 View Post
                      yea, the NC game isn't a real good example because I think it was supposedly close to 50-50 for each team...but games like the Rose Bowl this year or the Sugar Bowl last year...it's not necessarily a huge factor in deciding a winner, but to an extent it is...at least if a game was played on a neutral field that was close to neither team's fan base, then it would be determined by which fans want to go more, rather than one team being 15 mins away and another being 10+ hours away and seeing which team's fanbase is more willing to travel...but then again, bowls are driven by money and while BCS bowls will sell out, bowls that can draw a home town team would benefit greatly from it financially, thus would never want to give up that possibility
                      Yes, it is a great example. When you have to go an hour and a half, meaning you can stay at home in your own beds for an extra few days it is a huge advantage.
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                      • #12
                        theres always a chance that its a home game for a team

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by someone447 View Post
                          Yes, it is a great example. When you have to go an hour and a half, meaning you can stay at home in your own beds for an extra few days it is a huge advantage.
                          I meant that this year isn't a good example where the "home team" had a better showing that the other team in the argument, because the fan bases seemed about even in numbers...but I do agree it is an advantage, just not a huge enough factor to warrant the system to change its approach to bowl locations entirely

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by sweetness34 View Post
                            I just want to see USC play in a game besides the freakin' Rose Bowl for once...:D
                            That crowd seemed just as much Illini as it was Trojans.


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                            I don't have to watch it to know it was not interesting.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Forenci View Post
                              I'll say, when LSU was being held on offense early on there were some loud 'Defense' chants going on for Ohio State.

                              Rather than have it in 'Big Ten Territory' I think they should just find a middle ground some where. Somewhere in the middle states perhaps.
                              I'm not for Ohio State at all, but I think there fans were just louder.

                              I agree though, there should be a middle ground some where. These matchups are supposed to be even and giving the advantage (whether it be less travel, crowd noise, biased officiating, or just being in a familiar place) to one team does make it unfair for the NC. Thats like if the Super Bowl were in a teams hometown.

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