First reaction: wow. Is this one of those be careful what you wish for moments? Just when we thought the elitist BCS was starting to respect fairness, they figure out one more way to insult the lesser schools. BSU would be playing TCU anyway; they played TCU last year at the Poinsettia Bowl. TCU won by one point to be one of only four teams to beat BSU since Coach Pete became head coach.
Possibly, the BCS thought that this would be a nice little niche for the two BCS bowl busters to play together by themselves and let the real schools play the big games. Ok, but it is like taking your sister to the prom.
Thank goodness Texas’s number 15 kicker was able to beat 22 ranked Nebraska by a last- extra-second field goal to allow BSU the hope of going to the Fiesta Bowl.
Nothing against TCU who has proven themselves time and time again the past several seasons. This will be a great game. It might even be the most exciting game of the post season. But TCU deserves a little more respect, too. They must feel like a girl who is taking her brother to the prom.
This would be fine if BSU and TCU were number three and number four; that would make sense. But TCU is number four and BSU is number six. By any logic at all, TCU should be playing number three Cincinnati, and BSU should be playing number five Florida. Watch out Tebow. Wait, no. Don’t worry Tebow; the day a lowly undefeated team from flyover country plays any SEC team will be a new day in college football. You are safe from that catch 22.
As it is, we BSU fans are flocking to Horizon Air lines in hopes of riding on the Horizon BSU plane to Glendale. We will have our raging party with TCU, and at least everyone will know who the top bowl buster is. The rematch is on.
Take a look at what the Stephen Francis the TCU Horned Frogs Examiner has to say. It is eerily similar: