In a way, I was disappointed. Not with the outcome, mind you - I'm a Gators fan myself - but rather that there wasn't much in the way of competition. The Orange Bowl is kind of turning into the way the Super Bowl was in the early '90's - lopsided and virtually suspense-free.
To me, all these bowl are meaningless...if you're not after the nat'l championship, then the bowl is meaningless...
"whoo-whooo! we are the insight.com champs!!!!"
the only thing that they "won" was a night game. the team gets $$$, but should bad teams be rewarded? the Big 12 had like what, 8 teams in bowl games...(Baylor, Kansas, OK State, and Missouri were the only big 12 teams not to make it to the post season)
how can you tell me that a team coming in 8th of 12 in a conf. gets rewarded with a bowl game???
How can Kansas State go (3-5) (6-6) and go to the insight.com bowl?
I was praying for Nebraska to win.
Only in college football can a team win the "National championship game" and still not be the National Champs...(a cornhusker win all but guarented a Duck-'Cane co-championship)
And only in College football could a team lose the "National championship game" and be declared the (co-)National champs...
All the whiners say, "But it will ruin the tradition of the bowl games." And I say GOOD! it's a sucky tradition. I for one will not miss a minute sleep if they get rid of the GalleryFurniture.com Bowl.
We need a playoff, bigtime.
By the way, congrats to Miami, but GO GATORS!
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I would need to do research on this topic. I'm sure there are probably instances where ESPN personalities work at a station that is not an ESPN affiliate. I know LeBatard's station only recently began an affiliate (again)