hank asked in SportsFootball (American) · 1 decade ago

University of Alabama to please go to Boise Idaho?

Please Alabama please except the challange that Boise is issuing to the SEC please.

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  • Veto R
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    1 decade ago
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    What does Alabama have to gain by playing Boise State -- particularly in Idaho? Boise State is a very good team in a weak conference. If Alabama beats Boise, everyone will say that's what the Crimson Tide should have done. A loss would be less about Boise State winning the game and more about the loss of prestige to Alabama for losing to the Broncos. In other words, there are no style points for Alabama beating Boise State and huge style points lost if 'Bama lost the game.

    In contrast Alabama will play Duke next year. Duke is an bad/average team from a good conference -- the ACC. While Boise State is better than Duke, Alabama, because Duke plays in the ACC, will get far more style points if they beat the Blue Demons than if they beat Boise State. And, because the Blue Demons are in the ACC, Alabama will lose fewer style points if it loses to Duke.

    Case in point -- last week I heard a lot of chatter among national pundits about how Georgia Tech had beaten two SEC teams. This sounds impressive until you consider who the Jackets beat -- Mississippi State and Vanderbilt. Boise State could have beaten Mississippi State and Vanderbilt and both teams would be merely average to good in the WAC. But, both the Commodores and Bulldogs are weak teams from a strong conference, which means that beating those teams add style points for the winning team.

    Now, teams like Vanderbilt and Mississippi State will not schedule a team like Boise State because they need nonconference wins to become bowl eligible. With nine SEC bowl tie-ins, all an SEC team has to do is win six games to get a bowl bid. It ain't fair, I know, but it is the way the system works. So you schedule four nonconference teams that you should be able to beat. Then you only have to win two SEC games to go to a bowl. Teams like Florida, Alabama, LSU, etc. won't schedule a team like Boise State because they get nothing if they win the game and lose a lot of prestige if they lose the game, even though Boise State has a pretty good football team.

    As long as beating Duke gives more style points than beating Boise State, Alabama will not play the Broncos at home or away. The best chance Boise has to play an Alabama in the regular season is to get someone, like Nike, to sponsor an season-opener at a neutral site in an area that Alabama -- or the other major BCS school -- wants to recruit. That will give Alabama, or another major BCS school, incentive to play Boise, with the incentive being impressing a lot of potential recruits. There would also be style points due to the game being heavily promoted by network television and the sponsor and negative style points would be mitigated since the game is the season-opener.

    Otherwise, the Broncs need to get into a BCS conference. And, that is the bottom line....

  • 4 years ago

    1. I like how you always find yourself comparing your team with Alabama some way, even when you are not talking to Bama fans. I believe I see a little inferiority complex. 2. How many more times are you gonna ask this question? 3. I don't know nor do I care. It's either OU or AU or for the first season ever... no team wins a title. If I was an OU fan, I would definately feel like this were a hollow title. I mean, kind of hard to claim a title where you were RAPED in the title game...even if the other team had one ineligible player. As for Auburn... dude your team is not the ONLY team that goes undefeated and has nothing to show. It happens every year. Let it go... you seem to have all kinds of faith in your new coach. Maybe he can help fix those wounds.

  • 1 decade ago

    Fresno St made the same challenge some years ago. They said they would play anybody, anywhere, anytime. Turns out their challange was met by very few 'teams of in interest'. My point is Boise St is a freak and nobody likes freaks. Im shur there are other SEC teams who would fit BSUs scheme but if they want Alabama THEY are gonna have to book the flight. Besides Bama dont want the whole nation to see their players suckin up at the oxygen station on live TV, stadium is 2700 feet, thatll kick your butt.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Fat chance of that happening. Florida hasn't played a Division I school outside the state of Florida since 1991!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Boise would beat Bama almost as bad as Utah beat Bama last year

  • 1 decade ago

    They won't do it............

    Source(s): SEC doesn't play good team out of conference on the road!
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