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Old 01-11-2011, 09:02 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Let's face it the BCS national title game was not a well played game at all. both teams particularly Oregon looked out of sink. I think in the end this favored the bigger more physical team that didn't have to rely on timing and reads as much. I think had this game been played a month ago we would most likely seen the high scoring shoot out everyone was looking forward to instead of the sloppy game we got last night and my money would have been on Oregon as much as I enjoyed watching them lose last night.

also I'm thinking TCU got robbed
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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yes, they do that obstensibly for hype reasons but I think it's the opposite, people tend to forget all about it, it seems almost anit-climatic and there is a huge gap like you say that does lead to pre-season like play. Sad really.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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Yes, way too much down time!
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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I know if I was coaching that in that game, I'd have mixed feelings about the time gap. Your team can definitely get out of sync, or flow...lose some edge or attitude.

BUT, there are some positives that come out of it. Guys get a chance to heal and rest up. A season as long as the college game is brutal. In some cases, you will be able to physically condition guys to some things specific to the game; for instance, I'm sure Auburn worked specifically on conditioning the defense to Oregon's higher pace of game.

Lastly, you have much more time to prep for the upcoming game. You have more time to work film. With more time for that, you will most certainly see things and tendencies that you might not with less time to prepare.

Eh...so like I said, I'd have mixed feelings about it.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:16 PM
 
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No I don't thnik so. It allows teams in a tough conbference to get physically healed ;it allows both teams to prepare much better for the game. Time to prepare and heal makes a huge differnce. Mnay times a easier schedule allows a team to prepare two games ahead more and not so bad on injuries also.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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I think it is too long.It was almost 5 weeks since they last played a game.I liked it when they used to play on New Years day,just too many meaningless bowl games now.I would really like to see a playoff,though.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Anyone who thinks that having over a month between matches is a fool. Anything more than a week is ridiculous. The whole bowl system is laughable at best. I really dont understand how anyone has any interest in college football at all. It is like watching a really good movie only to have the worst ending a movie could possibly have.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:50 PM
 
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It should be right after New Year's like it used to be, the extra week kinda ruins the bowl season flow and build-up. The only way it should be at its current date is if they add a +1.
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Loving life in Gaylord!
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No doubt about it. Its all about the money...and the game suffers most of the time.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Here or There
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Yes, I think it is too long a gap as well. How many days was it? 40+? That is waaay too much time. Truthfully, they need to put the BCS games on Dec 31/Jan 1 and let the National Title game be on Jan 2 and be done with it--all the lesser bowls go before Dec 31.
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