Too Sexy for Their Own Good
Notre Dame has a problem with being too sexy a choice for bowl game they attend. The Irish are a fair enough program with talent and very loyal fans. Maybe too loyal. In losing a 9th straight bowl game the Irish have set a record for futility. The Golden Domer's attractiveness is only wallet deep as they deliver the two things that the bowl game and by extension the networks covet...asses in the seats and eyeballs on the screen. Given the polarizing effect that the Irish have there are those the tuned in the the 2007 Sugar Bowl just to see the blowout unfold (and to Fox's benefit they had to wait for the second half).
Where as a lesser team with an equal record might be overlooked Notre Dame gets the nod and find themselves over matched. One might be tempted to feel sorry for Notre Dame but given the $4.5 million they get from the BCS whether they play a game or not, the feeling is quickly forgotten.
Those that question the current bowl array need only to review this blog and see that money the the driving force in college football. Since Notre Dame generates the dollars they are very sexy.
To quote the wire lyrics, "...So sexy it hurts."
Erica Hill, pictured above, currently of CNN IS too sexy for the news.