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Happy Now

by Deborah Horton (writer), Montana, November 22, 2010

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Boise State finally gets a big school in a major conference to schedule a game with them - happy now?

All year I have been subjected to those who believe Boise State is a team in the same league as SEC, Big 10, and other big conference teams just because of their win/loss record. All year I have heard how Boise State is not allowed to play teams from "bigger" schools because none of them will schedule games with them. All year I've heard that if they did get one of these games, they would win it. Now, they all get their wish, happy now?

Boise State will play the University of Georgia on September 3, 2011 in Georgia. They will get a massive amount of money for this game. They will get to play an SEC team in that team's home stadium. Finally, all the back and forth of how this team is so much better than people think because basically all they ever play is cupcake teams will be put to rest. Well, in fact, it may be put to rest at the end of this season when they play a team of the non-cupcake variety in a bowl game. Nevertheless, all the "nothing is fair" to Boise State crowd can stop whining.

Of course, they are scheduled against a team, who will most likely finish with a less than .500 record this season. A team that will have far less offensive weapons next season. Yes, they are an SEC team, but they aren't Alabama are they? Regardless, all those who have whined at me all year that Boise State doesn't get any "real" teams to schedule games with them can stop whining. They have a real game now at the first of the season even. One that if Boise State loses will most likely seal their season as far as bowl games and titles. Of course, they will have close to a million dollars to comfort them in their loss.

Boise State gets a game against a big school in a big conference at the first of their schedule....a chance to put an end to all the debate over whether they can compete with a non-cupcake school - happy now?



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By Deborah Horton on November 22, 2010 at 03:16 pm

You have my confused with someone in the media who LIKES stirring the pot with speculation scenarios...I don't. I'm not boo hooing their getting the game - I'm hoping all those who wanted a REAL game are now happy - they have one - and I hope they all shut the heck up with their speculation scenarios. But that's naive of me since that's all most sports writers can come up with...

That aside - the only thing hot for the Twins is Gardenhire lol The Twins have more money to spend but they also have more players entering the free agent market - 10 I think. Not sure their 100 million dollar budget will allow for the re-signing of all of them. They want to get Pavano back but they may have to compete with other teams in order to keep him and that requires spending more money and having less left over for anyone else.

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By Deborah Horton on November 23, 2010 at 06:31 am

I don't dislike Boise - I am however a traditionalist and I think strength of schedule matters more than wins over cupcake teams - and I don't care that they can't pick their conference or the teams they play (which they can by the way as they did with Georgia). I think if you play 1 or 2 ranked teams and your conference plays teams most of the year that haven't won a single game you are just not in the same ranks as Auburn, Alabama, Oregon. I don't care if you win every game....winning against a team that is 0 and 10 is just not good enough....for a traditionalist. But to all the "new era - let's all play fair" BCSers it's just great.

However, they will get into some bowl game against a team that has had a stronger schedule (unless it's TCU) and we will see how they really do just as we will when they play a decidedly less strong next year Georgia team.

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