You know how it is guys? A bunch of men- past their prme- reliveing their glory days on the gridiron, baseball diamond and the basketball court., sitting around discussing the world of sports. In this case college football. more to the point- bowl games. An ineteresting discussion came up the other day and here it is in a theoretical question?
Assume there's a bowl game that we'll call The Generic Bowl. This bowl has a primary agreement with Conferences A and B, with the first pick from Conf. A and the second pic from Conf. B .Assume in this case that they selected Acme Univ. from Conf. A and Standard Univ. from Conf. B . However, both Acme and Standard both decline their invitations siting various reasons for their respective universities. Further assume that all the rest of the bowl elligible teams in conferences A and B have already accepted invitations to other bowls. Also assume that they have secondary agreements with conferences C and D, however all their bowl elligible teams are already committed to other bowls.And lastly, assume there are no more elligible teams left available in college football in any other conferences. Should or could the Generic Bowl officials do any of the following:
1.Seek a waiver to allow 2 previously inelligible teams from conferences A and B
2. Seek a waiver to allow 2 previously inelligible teams from conferences C and D
3. Seek a waiver to allow any 2 previously inelligible teams from any conference
4. Force Acme and Standard to play in the bowl
5. Cancel the bowl game altogether
This should have some and interesting replies?