Originally written December 03, 2012 on The Victory Formation:
Typically, we are having fans and media squawking about the two teams selected to play in the BCS Championship, or the team not selected to play in the BCS Championship. But since everyone is super-excited about the Notre Dame/Alabama match-up, there is another controversy making headlines today, and that is the inclusion of Northern Illinois [...]
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  • Herbstreit is an idiot......greedy as well. There are 124 Division 1 football teams. As far as he is concerned teams from the MAC, CUSA, MWC,Sun Belt don't exist. It is obvious that he is biased against and these conferences and probabldy believes might as well not be in D-1....but too bad they are and why not give these teams a shot at one of the big bowls if they put together a great season.....Outside of Oklahoma fans, can we really get excited about an Oklahoma-FSU game...please.. I watched the Sooners play TCU last Saurday winning 24-17....they were not all that impressive (not taking anything away from TCU)....but Oklahoma did not look like a BCS team. But that doesn't matter too a jerk like Herbstreit....dude you are going to get your wish in 2014.....you can be damn sure no team from the smaller conferences will ever get to the Final Four. This is why I say he is greedy....give the MAC a shot....they have been playing football for 60+ years and this makes up for 2003 when according to Herbie, Miami O. was the best team in Ohio that year including Ohio State
    yet Ben Roethlisberger's team which finished 10th in all polls including 10th in the BCS was prohibited from playing because the rules screwed the MAC and everyone else that wasn't in a AQ conference. Miami O should have gone that year to a BCS bowl, just like NIU deserves a shot this year. Quite frankly I anticipate the game will be every bit as good as the other 6 games played by non-AQ teams. BTW, excluding the TCU-Bosise BCS game, non AQ teams are 4-1 against the AQs....eat that Herbie!!
  • @stevejay please tell me you are an NIU alum. OU, A&M, FLorida, and Georgia would destroy NIU. OU doesn't look like a BCS team? Their losses are to the #1 and #5 teams in the country. short of 2 fumbles against KState, OU is in the fiesta bowl again. TCU went to the rose bowl last season and just went 7-5 in their first Big 12 Season, OU just put 24 points on one of the top defenses in the country. Add in victories over Texas 63-21 ranked, OSU 51-48 ranked, Texas Tech 41-20 ranked, and West Virginia who was at one point the 4th team.

    Again recite the big victories against similar talent NIU beat?

    Also herbie is right MAC, Conference USA, Sun Belt, and now add the Big East are not on the same level as the big 5 conferences. We wouldn't have this conversation if NCAA create another level . Do you really compare NIU to the team that went 4-1. Utah, TCU, Boise State, and Hawaii are the teams.

    Out of these 4 schools 2 are in BCS conferences, and Boose State could be in a major conference. The 1 loss is Hawaii and this the most comparable team to NIU. Hawaii was the only team that didn't belong in a BCS game.

    We can compare opponents with the Sooners. Kansas is a common opponent.

    OU 52 KU 7 and NIU 30 KU 23 add in that Kansas went 0-9 in the big 12

    Shut up and admit this is a joke. NIU and all the Non- AQ conferences are mooching on revenue and a system that was driven by major conferences. NIU won't travel well and won't sell their ticket allotment. So empty seats and the tv ratings will be terrible. I don't want to watch this game. Hurry up 2014 and let's make the playoff exclusive to the 5 major conferences, it's these 5's revenue and tv money driving this deal anyway.
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