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Boise bashing ends September 25th

Posted on: September 10, 2010 4:54 pm
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For months maybe even years; certain groups of fans have been hating on Boise State for no reason at all. Instead of looking at the accomplishments of their teams, they have turned all of their attention towards a very successful team in Boise State for the past few years.

 It started when Boise pimp slapped Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl and it hasn’t stopped since.  A majority of the nation had Oklahoma winning that game and why not? They featured the best running back in the game but that one man couldn’t carry the entire team on his back. Here we are in the year 2010 and the hatred is still just as strong as it was a few years ago. 

 
Excuses continue to flow from posters like spinkiller and soonerznation about Boise State’s strength of schedule. Boise State has been successful with their scheduling and what doesn’t make since is the fact that some sour fans are still demanding that they change their scheduling practices.

 Money demands have become another battle ground for those same sour fans. Once upon a time college football was about beating your opponents, rivalries and pure toughness and grit. Now instead of it being a sport; it has become a business which is not good for collegiate athletics.

  For all of the haters screaming about Boise State’s schedule; call or write your congressional representative and demand that your college football team play Boise State.

 If you’re not willing to get off of your duff to make it happen; don’t complain about Boise State’s schedule.

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Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: September 12, 2010 6:09 pm
 

Boise bashing ends September 25th

The summary for Boise:

The criticism is that Boise plays a weak schedule unworthy of their ranking.  The weak schedule cannot be denied leaving Boise looking for an excuse for playing a weak schedule.
Boise claims the schedule is a result of other teams not treating them fairly.  In other words, it is the fault of the rest of the world, not Boise.  The truth is...

Boise's scheduling woes is a result of Boise asking for more than their market value.  This is easy enough to show - when Boise drops their demands to be in line with their market value, they get the top teams on their schedule.  This also proves wrong the idea the top teams are afraid of a loss - if they were, they wouldn't schedule Boise under any terms.

It is unfair to try to demand more than market value, it is not unfair to refuse these demands.  It is unfair to teams that play a substantially harder schedule to place Boise in the same tier.  BSU is not being treated unfairly, but they are receiving welfare in the form of poll respect not earned in their regular season schedule, and complaining they aren't being given more welfare in the form of agreements beyond their market value.

Any criticism of Boise's weak schedule is valid


Calling those who level this criticism "Haters" and "Sour fans" doesn't change the validity of their criticisms.
Boise State has been successful with their scheduling and what doesn’t make since is the fact that some sour fans are still demanding that they change their scheduling practices.
Those "Sour" fans are demanding BSU beef up their schedule for them to end their criticism.  It is a valid request.  As long as the valid reason for the criticism reamins, the criticism will remain.
Money demands have become another battle ground for those same sour fans. Once upon a time college football was about beating your opponents, rivalries and pure toughness and grit. Now instead of it being a sport;It is the money demands that result in BSUs weak schedule - this is the battle ground for BSU, not those leveling the valid criticism.
it has become a business which is not good for collegiate athleticsThe money flows toi the student athletes in the form of better facilities, equipment, and coaching.  This isn't a case of corporations looking to improve their bottom line.  There is nothing bad with attempts to improve the conditions for student athletes.


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