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Old Dec 3, 2012, 06:33 AM   #1
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BCS National Championship
Notre Dame vs. Alabama

Rose Bowl Game
Wisconsin vs. Stanford

Fiesta Bowl
Oregon vs. Kansas State

Sugar Bowl
Louisville vs. Florida

Orange Bowl
Northern Illinois vs. Florida State

Capital One
Georgia vs. Nebraska

Outback
South Carolina vs. Michigan

Heart of Dallas
Purdue vs. Oklahoma State

Gator
Mississippi State vs. Northwestern

Buffalo Wild Wings
TCU vs. Michigan State

Meineke Car Care of Texas
Minnesota vs. Texas Tech

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 06:42 AM   #2
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I'm predicting now that the B1G fails to win one bowl game this year.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 08:00 AM   #3
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Pretty cool: Northern Illinois will offer free tickets ($75-$225) to students that can attend Orange Bowl

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 08:10 AM   #4
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The Orange Bowl's official Twitter had a good night-
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The twittersphere is very angry right now! So we thought we'd educate some of you http://www.bcsfootball.org/news/story?id=4819597 - #donthatedaplayahatedagame

@mrmoore98 I was hurt by your tweet until I saw your 11 followers. #stepyourgameup

"@chaserenes: @OrangeBowl enjoy your crap game!!" #hateonhater

Lots of #toughthumbs on twitter tonight. Remember last year when 82% of fans said @WVUSportsBuzz was going to get crushed? #whyweplaythegame

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 08:19 AM   #6
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Please take outside the person who is responsible for naming the game in which Purdue plays Oklahoma State.....and slice their achilles tendons with a rusty shiv.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 08:23 AM   #7
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Hearts (of romaine) Sallad Bowl

(seriously, is the whole thing just parodying itself now)
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 09:18 AM   #8
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I'm personally glad NIU got into a big bowl, but I gotta think the Orange Bowl people are ticked. Too lazy to check the affiliations by bowl game, but I can imagine they'd have loved to get a UGa...or Nebraska...or other big name school.

That said, I'd love to see NIU beat an overconfident FSU team
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 11:31 AM   #9
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Booked my flight to Miami for the Orange Bowl (going with friends who are NIU alums)

My beloved Illini may have disappointed this year but I'll enjoy spending NYE in Florida and experiencing another BCS game to go along with the 2002 Sugar Bowl and 2008 Rose Bowl.

(Hmmm, hopefully this game will be closer than the other 2 BCS games I've attended)

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 11:47 AM   #10
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(Hmmm, hopefully this game will be closer than the other 2 BCS games I've attended)
Doubtful...
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 01:14 PM   #11
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All 7 Big Ten bowl teams are underdogs. (By an average of 7.6 pts.)

TCU -1 vs MSU
Texas Tech -13 vs Minnesota
Georgia -8.5 vs Nebraska
Mississippi St -2 vs Northwestern
Oklahoma State -17.5 vs Purdue
Stanford -6.5 vs Wisconsin
South Carolina -4.5 vs Michigan

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 02:22 PM   #12
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I do not see a win in there for the Big Ten.

The other conferences are just so much deeper. Lower tier SEC and Big12 teams are scary. I'm not sure how much longer the Big Ten's big and spend-happy alumni bases are going to get us special treatment in bowl match-ups. Even we solid Big Ten fans don't enjoy watching these mismatches.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 02:35 PM   #13
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I do not see a win in there for the Big Ten.

The other conferences are just so much deeper. Lower tier SEC and Big12 teams are scary. I'm not sure how much longer the Big Ten's big and spend-happy alumni bases are going to get us special treatment in bowl match-ups. Even we solid Big Ten fans don't enjoy watching these mismatches.
Well, considering the 1st and 2nd place Leaders Division schools are ineligible this year, you have to expect some mismatches. Plus, the Big Ten as a whole is really down this year.

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 03:30 PM   #14
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I do not see a win in there for the Big Ten.

The other conferences are just so much deeper. Lower tier SEC and Big12 teams are scary. I'm not sure how much longer the Big Ten's big and spend-happy alumni bases are going to get us special treatment in bowl match-ups. Even we solid Big Ten fans don't enjoy watching these mismatches.
Looking at the closest matchups:
  • MSU did not play well down the stretch. Hard to pick the Spartans over good competition.
  • The last three NW coaches are a combined 0-9 in bowl game: Barnett (0-2), Walker (0-3), and Fitz (0-4). From what I can tell, Northwestern last won a bowl game in 1948 (Rose Bowl). In fact, they didn't play in a single bowl game from 1948 to 1995 when Barnett again took them to the Rose Bowl.
  • If I had to pick an upset special it would be Michigan over S. Carolina.
  • Wisconsin improved throughout the season, so they might be better than most realize. It is still hard to see them beating Stanford but it might be close.

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 10:00 PM   #15
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Looking at the closest matchups:
  • MSU did not play well down the stretch. Hard to pick the Spartans over good competition.
  • The last three NW coaches are a combined 0-9 in bowl game: Barnett (0-2), Walker (0-3), and Fitz (0-4). From what I can tell, Northwestern last won a bowl game in 1948 (Rose Bowl). In fact, they didn't play in a single bowl game from 1948 to 1995 when Barnett again took them to the Rose Bowl.
  • If I had to pick an upset special it would be Michigan over S. Carolina.
  • Wisconsin improved throughout the season, so they might be better than most realize. It is still hard to see them beating Stanford but it might be close.
I think NU and Wisky give the B1G their best chance for victories. MSU is not playing well and TCU always plays well in bowl games. South Carolina is too physical, and has the speed to matchup with Michigan. Northwestern gets their first bowl victory against an improved, but struggling down the stretch, Miss.St team(7-0 start, 1-4 finish). Wisconsin is playing their best ball at the right time. I think Stanford is a good match up for them, and I see this game as winnable.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 08:58 AM   #16
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Interesting Perspective on NIU

Good article and fun to juxtapose with the Illini's situation.

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/16791...-who-left.html
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 10:00 AM   #17
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Ouch



NIU Huskies: The Best Orange in Illinois

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Old Dec 7, 2012, 10:01 AM   #18
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That doesn't even make sense.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 10:33 AM   #19
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That doesn't even make sense.
One might consider it a play on words. Like, in `07, one may have said something trite like "Illinois comes up roses". In `12, in Dekalb, perhaps one could say "the Huskies are going orange".

From there, one could extrapolate and consider other teams that are going, have gone, or are orange. This would include the Illini.

At that point one would only have to make a comparison of the teams, and one possible determination could be that "orange" in the Dekalbian sense was better than the Champaign-type, by virtue of the fact that their football team is good and is playing in the BCS and ours is putrid.

For example.

(your dogged determination to defend at all times is admirable, though)
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 10:38 AM   #20
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Even with your condescending explanation it still doesn't make much sense. Perhaps if Orange was a part of NIU's color's it would be a clever play on words.

I take it as a shot against Illinois, and an entry into the whole Chicago's B1G Team / Our State/Our Team campaigns.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 10:43 AM   #21
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Even with your condescending explanation it still doesn't make much sense. Perhaps if Orange was a part of NIU's color's it would be a clever play on words.

I take it as a shot against Illinois, and an entry into the whole Chicago's B1G Team / Our State/Our Team campaigns.
It is a shot, and they earned the right to make it.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 10:52 AM   #22
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Even with your condescending explanation it still doesn't make much sense. Perhaps if Orange was a part of NIU's color's it would be a clever play on words.

I take it as a shot against Illinois, and an entry into the whole Chicago's B1G Team / Our State/Our Team campaigns.
I don't think it's particularly clever, but there really isn't much to misunderstand if you're being honest about things.

Of course it's a shot at Illinois.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 11:20 AM   #23
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I don't think it's particularly clever, but there really isn't much to misunderstand if you're being honest about things.

Of course it's a shot at Illinois.
As someone said, you're condescending remark is appreciated.:rolleyes:

I never debated if it was a shot at Illinois but it doesn't make sense and is quite a stretch. Could tried to be more clever.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 12:08 PM   #24
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It is a shot, and they earned the right to make it.
Yeah - not really. They have no business playing in a BCS game. They lost to a bad Iowa team and their marquee win is over a 1-win Kansas team by 7 points. FSU will beat them by 20+ points.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 12:35 PM   #25
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I think if we had NIU schedule we would be 500 At best.
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