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Changing the bowl eligibility rules

It goes without saying that there a lot of people out there that think the eligibility rules for playing a bowl game should be changed. Specifically, the 6-6 rule. Many out there- myself included- feel that a team that just goes .500 shouldn't get to play a bowl game- period. Common sense would dictate that you at least have to have a winning record. Say 7-5? 8-4?.

Obviously, this isn't a simple question since bowl games have conference tie-ins. And that is probably where the major problem exists? It's always the same conferences, playing in the same big games- even if both the teams aren't that good? Then, the teams in the so called " mid majors" are relegated to lower tier bowls that don't receive much notoriaty. Worse than that, you have situations where you have one good team playing a mediocre team. This sound familiar BSU fans?

I was in such a conversation today, wherein most everyone there agreed that with the exception of the NCG and the BCS bowls, the teams with the best records should get to play in th best games. A team has to have something to play for? The players need to know that they'll have the opportunity to show off their talents and skills against the best teams in the nation.

You gotta admit bronco fans, that this is a very good subject matter that should be addressed in some form or another and to some greater degree than it is at present? I can honestly say that the fan base at OBNUG is a very estute one.So, I'd really like to hear your thoughts on how the present system could foster much more parity in college football in regards to bowl games.

Myself, I believe that after you set the NCG, and BCS games that you start with all the one loss teams, then the 2 loss teams and place them in the bowls according to their payout. You progress all the way down to your 7-5 teams. Once they're all seated, then you see who the best 6-6 teams are?

Im well aware of the argument that will arise that teams in the so called "big boy" conferences will use. " We play a harder schedule." That's true fellas, however, that's also the price you pay when you want to be one of the so called "big boys".Besides? You don't want to allow anyone else into your conference so you're stuck with what you have. What say you OBNUG?

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