Originally written on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 12/5/12

ESPN’s college football analysts used their platform during Sunday evening’s BCS Selection Show to let America know that they were none too happy about Northern Illinois, a one-loss MAC team, playing in the Orange Bowl. The normally reasonable Kirk Herbstreit said, “The fact that Northern Illinois is in the BCS in 2012 is really a sad state for college football and where we are with the current system.” The NIU Huskies clinched a BCS bowl bid by finishing in the top 16 in the final BCS standings (they are #15) and ahead of at least one conference champion from an automatic-qualifying conference. Herbstreit looked at this year’s BCS bowl match-ups and decided to go all VCU on NIU. Curiously, he wasn’t upset about the inclusion unranked Wisconsin—a 5-loss team that finished third in its division and with the sixth best record in its conference…but played for (and won) the Big Ten championship because the top two teams in its division (Ohio State and Penn State) were ineligible. He also wasn’t upset about the inclusion of #21 Louisville—a team that lost back-to-back games against Syracuse and Connecticut. No, Herbstreit freaked out about Northern Illinois, a team that is riding a 12-game win streak and that features one of the nation’s most exciting players (quarterback Jordan Lynch). The owner of a DeKalb, Illinois Marathon station didn’t care for ESPN’s Sunday night commentary and responded with the following: They pay a lot for gas in northern Illinois. Hat tip: Reddit The Huskies play Florida State in the Discover Orange Bowl on January 1. The university is offering one free Orange Bowl ticket to any NIU student who wants one. The post Image: This DeKalb, Illinois Gas Station Has a Funny Response to ESPN’s Northern Illinois Hate appeared first on Midwest Sports Fans.

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