Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Irish Bowl Part II--Body Heat

Norte Dame hater delighted in seeing lower than lowly Syracuse comeback to defeat the Irish last Saturday. Unless USC fails to show Notre Dame will end the season at 6-6 which is bowl eligible and both the Sun and Gator bowls would just love to have the Catholics in for the holidays. These two bowls split inviting Big 12 or a Big East/Notre Dame. Notre Dame is the hot step sister of the Big East and both bowls hope that they can position themselves to get some of the ND action and do not really care how.

The Sun Bowl is playing the part of the dim lawyer from Body Heat that loses his moral way in lust for Kathleen Turner (in 1981 she could carry it off). So allure is the prospect of having Notre Dame that you will do or say stupid things:

"When we went into the arrangement with the Big East, we did it solely so we'd have an opportunity for Notre Dame. Period," Folmer said. Going on to say that extra personal will be needed to sell tickets.

Remember that the bowl game is merely a trick to have out of towners to fill up hotels during the holidays and spend money.

Mr. Folmer is of the opinion that a 6-6 Notre Dame is there for the taking but the pnly way that can happen is if USC beats the Irish AND Rutgers loses the Louisville. A Rutgers wins means that the step sister Big East will have six teams with 7 or more wins. And as the commisioner of the Big East pointed out

Teams that complete their regular seasons with 6-6 records may be selected only after it is assured that teams with winning records have received a bowl invitation under the conference’s affiliated bowls.

The Sun Bowl now looks foolish...lust will do that.

Or we could just blame Otto.

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Tickets Galore #14

Maryland at Boston College at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, MA
Upper Sideline TT $40.00
Bargain price for a gmae with a team in the hunt for a BCS berth

Syracuse at Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
No tickets listed
Bearcat fever???

Baylor at Texas Tech at Jones SBC Stadium in Lubbock, TX
Upper Sideline 117 $85.00
Finish up the season with a game with the mighty Baylor Bears (Possible let down game?)

Akron at Temple at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
Lower Level Sideline 102 $18.00
Tickets from the scaplers will be even cheaper.

UCLA at Arizona State at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ
Upper Corner 213 $5.00
Sun Devil ticket are always a bargain.

Auburn at Alabama at Bryant Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL
Lower Level LL $319.00
Give thanks the St. Nick (Saban). Even a parking pass will run you $150.

Army/Navy Game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
Upper Level Sideline 221 $40.00
Lower price than expected.

Monday, November 17, 2008

BSC returns to the Disney Land

ESPN is the last party standing in the contest to carry the BCS game beyond 2009.

SportsBusiness Daily reported that, according to sources, ESPN bid $125 million per year over four years to get the games, while Fox's top bid was $100 million per year.

At least the ESPN hype will be on all the games rather than just the Rose Bowl.

Tickets Galore Week #13

Duke at Virginia Tech at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, VA
Upper Sideline 21 $42.00 each

Florida State at Maryland at Byrd Stadium in College Park, MD
Upper Sideline 312 2 $39.00
Terps are slowly in the ACC hunt.

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati Football Tickets
Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 1:00 PM at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
End Zone GA 116 $41.00
Bearcat mania? Terps v. Bearcats in the Orange Bowl?

Iowa State at Kansas State at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, KS
Lower Corner 1 $17.00
WHY? Overpriced at $1?

Illinois at Northwestern at Ryan Field in Evanston, IL
Lower Corner 103 $27.00 each
Thrown in a blanket and you have a deal.
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BYU at Utah at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT
Redzone N 28 $185.00
The ticket price will keep you warm.

Washington at Washington State at Martin Stadium in Pullman, WA
End Zone Reserved 18 $15.00
More over priced than the Iowa State at Kansas State game?

Ole Miss at LSU at Tiger Stadium - Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge, LA
East Upper 643 $68.00
No comment!

Yale at Harvard at Harvard Stadium in Boston, MA
13 KK $53.00
Ticket prices top out at $77. Maybe too steep for unemployed Harvard MBA's that worked on Wall Street.

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Tickets Galore #11

2009 Capital One Bowl Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL
Mezzanine Corner 215 $95.00
Say mezzanine seven times real quick. And we will check back later for an update when the teams are determined.

North Carolina State at Duke Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC
Family GA $35.00
Section 14--This might be good lacrosse seats.

Oklahoma State at Texas Tech Jones SBC Stadium in Lubbock, TX
Lower End Zone 11 16 2 $130.00 each
The hot ticket of the week Two of 250 for sale.

Syracuse at Rutgers Rutgers Stadium - NJ in Piscataway, NJ
Upper Deck Sideline 218 $17.00
The bargain of the week considering the cost of a Broadway show.

Penn State at Iowa Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, IA
Sideline 107 $138.00
A surprisingly strong price for this Big Ten match up.

California at USC Los Angeles Sports Arena and Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA
Upper Corner 28 $45.00
Can Cal make this a game worth watching?

Tennessee-Martin at Auburn Jordan Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL
Lower Level End Zone 38 $12.00
More of a bargain given the travel time for a Broadway show.

Wyoming at Tennessee Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN
Upper Level Corner ZZ15 $17.00
SEC fans are dumping tickets. Hey this is a cheap ticket for the opportunity to say goodbye to Phil.

Looking ahead:
Northwestern at Michigan Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 12:00 PM at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI
Corner 40 $4.00 each auction

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Most Critcal Issue of the Day

Presidential politics and college football rarely intersect and they should not.
When ask on that tower of intellectual discourse, ESPN through Chris Berman, about what he would do to improve sports Mr. Obama said they he favored a playoff. Yes that playoff for college football.

See for yourself at 1:35

Mr. Obama maybe articulate and highly educated but he has
made a serious blunder on this critical issue. Iraq and the economy will sort
themselves out in time but putting a college football playoff into place will
change the fundamental foundation of college football and September games like regular season college basketball...meaningless.

It will start with eight teams but grow into a money monster that will create calls for the little guys to get a share of the wealth. Just like basketball it may well devolve into the silliness of the beyond marginal "play-in" game so we can cut the pie into 65 slices.

Perhaps Mr. Obama was feeling the hubris of being head in the polls but this may rank as one of the most serious and telling statements of the long campaign.

"All I am saying is give peace Columbia a berth"

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