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So, I wrote an email to tthe author of the blog that was referenced in Links and Things regarding...

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So, I wrote an email to tthe author of the blog that was referenced in Links and Things regarding Miami fans wanting the death penalty for Boise State. I only read the first two paragraphs of the blog then raged and retorted with an email. He responded. I read the rest. I responded with an apology and further explained my point. To that he had this to reply: No reason to apologize. I am glad you e-mailed me. Some people get upset when people criticize them, I enjoy it. Because 1 of 2 things usually happens: 1) I was wrong, in which case I want to be corrected. 2) There is a misunderstanding (as in this case), and it gets cleared up, which is to the benefit of everyone. Also, I completely understand you having a complex about this stuff. You guys have upset "traditional" college football (we did that in the 80s, then became an accepted part of it), and there are those that will look to bring you down. I think the entire BCS system is absolute joke, and I don't honestly know how you guys deal with constantly going undefeated and not getting to play for the championship. We have these debates on our fan sites about playoffs, and I always argue for a 16-team playoff cause I think it is ridiculous to have a system where every team can't win the championship, so you need automatic qualification for every conference. No one agrees with me...lol. But, even if you disagree with that specific point, your school has obviously proven themselves on the field. It's actually hilarious the lengths people will go to try and denigrate your program. For years they say stuff like, "sure, they could get up for 1 game against a BCS team in that bowl game that is more important for Boise, but they could never handle playing in the SEC." Then, you go play what is essentially a road game at Georgia, win quite easily, and now all of a sudden everyone says, "Georgia is a bad SEC team, who cares?" What? You were just saying that BSU couldn't play with those types of teams. Do you think that other SEC teams are playing Alabama 12 times a year? It's all just an effort to constantly move the goalposts farther and farther so that your team never gets to play for the title. And God forbid you ever make it and don't happen to win. They will never let you in again and use that as proof that you don't belong, even though Oklahoma can lose the championship game 3 times and still be preseason#1. This is beyond a double standard. In fact, maybe I will write a blog post on this, although it doesn't have to do with our school...lol. Honestly, there is nothing more your program can and has to prove. Keep going undefeated, beating teams like Oregon, VT and UGA in the regular season, then winning BCS bowl games. How many times do you have prove yourselves? It's just a joke at this point. As for Miami, we are probably going to deservedly get some penalties that are pretty harsh. The whole point of my article was not that we are innocent, but that the media took a wait-and-see approach, looked at the findings, then formed an opinion in your case, but in our case they immediately called for the death penalty and some people refuse to back down even after the findings that the NCAA did find SO FAR are not consistent with Yahoo!'s accusations. It looks like we might have had some coaches mixed up in this, and that is where the real bad penalties will come. We have to see what the NCAA finds. I actually just re-read my first few paragraphs, and I can completely see why you assumed that I was going down the path of "Evil Boise State", since you have a justified chip on your shoulder. I actually hope one day your program gets it shot in the title game (it should have already), and you blow someone out (unless you are playing Miami...lol), so that people will look back and say, "how many times did we put 1-loss teams in front of this program and why?" Good luck on the season, hopefully this is the year. Thanks, Vishnu Parasuraman Really glad I got to have the conversation I did with him and it's nice to hear a person residing on the "dark side" say these things. So if you were like me, and raged, you should take the above in to consideration :)

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