Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bowling Talk



Nothing earth-shattering out there, but a few quick bits of information about some of the Frogs' potential bowl destinations:

-According to a quote attributed to her in the Idaho Statesman, Tina Kunzer-Murphy has said that Utah is "out of the running" to be the Pac 12's representative in the Las Vegas Bowl. Since Boise State and Utah played eachother in that game last year, it was thought that the Utes' presence might be the main impediment to the Las Vegas Bowl picking the Broncos over the conference champion Horned Frogs.

-The Denver Post is reporting that Air Force, should they become bowl-eligible with a win over Colorado State this weekend, would not be considered for an invitation to their second consecutive Independence Bowl. This is noteworthy because the only two MWC teams that will sell tickets in Shreveport are Air Force and TCU.

-The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that the Poinsettia Bowl will invite Louisiana Tech as their representative from the WAC. The article also indicates that the Poinsettia Bowl staff expects to get either TCU or Boise State if neither of them head to the BCS.

14 comments:

shortnkerley's said...

Poinsettia vs. La Tech? Fucking gag me.

FrogHorn07 said...

I don't know if I would watch the Poinsettia Bowl versus La Tech... I will be driving home that night, I don't see changing plans for a trash bowl versus bottom feeder La Tech.

Cowtown Food Junkie said...

I would hope the bowl officials get together and do what's best for the fanbase of each team. Poinsettia would have a much better crowd if they take SDSU. Independence would get a great turnout from us, and Boise will travel to Vegas. Makes perfect sense to me, but when have these dumbasses in charge of the bowls been accused of common sense?

VikingFrog said...

I was reading somewhere yesterday that because USC cannot go to the Pac12 Conference Championship, Utah still has a chance in representing the South if the right dominoes were to fall. Crazy to think that they could still make a BCS bowl as well. Obviously little chance they get past Oregon or Stanford or whoever they'd play.

Maybe I merely dreamed this?

VikingFrog said...

I was reading somewhere yesterday that because USC cannot go to the Pac12 Conference Championship, Utah still has a chance in representing the South if the right dominoes were to fall. Crazy to think that they could still make a BCS bowl as well. Obviously little chance they get past Oregon or Stanford or whoever they'd play.

Maybe I merely dreamed this?

Lyle Lanley said...

No, you're right- Utah definitely does have a chance at going to the Pac 12 championship.

TXFrogFan said...

Instead of depressing the shit out of me, you should grasp the ripe opportunity to kick a man when's he's down - Ross Evans charges with criminal trespassing.

Lyle Lanley said...

Instead of telling us what to do, maybe you should read the post we had about that yesterday.

Texas Hammer said...

How is Boise still BCS eligible? Thought you had to win your conference, no?

Lyle Lanley said...

You have to win your conference to get that automatic slot for non-AQ schools, but Boise can still be chosen as an at-large team.

EdK said...

Over the last two dozen years or so, there has been a major shift in "TCU hate" from SMU to Baylor.

Well, let me remind you all that TCU may have gone to a major bowl in 2005 had it not lost to SMU. And NOW, that SMU OT loss may have cost the Frogs a BCS shot.

I think we all need to reevaluate the hate factor here. My first TCU game was in 1978 in Dallas as I watched fellow freshmen Eric Dickerson and Hewhoshallnotbenamed run roughshod over the Frogs, 45-21. I hated them from then on (and I even got accepted to go there!)

Forget the freaking Baylor Bears. SMU has cost TCU TWO major bowl games in seven years!

I hate them.

Travis said...

Can we just stay home this year, ala Miami?

Just kidding, I know all the reasons our program has to make the forgettabe journey. The good news, we won't be dealing with these crappy bowls after this season!

FrogHorn07 said...

II think the SMU hate got side tracked when then program was destroyed by the NCAA (be it a little unfair since other program (aTm) have got slapped on the wrist for infraction since then). It is hard to hate a team that got rail roaded by the league and sucks so bad at life.

Baylor hate has risen out of the resentment of their ties to the Texas Legislature.

That said, now that the SMew program is reemerging from the depths of the NCAA beat down, we may served to view them once again as our most hated rival.

shortnkerley's said...

Also, SMU still knows they suck. Baylor thinks they're actually going somewhere. RGIII leaves and they're just Baylor again.