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Cowboys, Cotton Bowl team to bid for national championship games

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10:21 AM ET 06.23 | As much as AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic officials knew they needed something to alter the BCS status quo, even they are amazed at the potential changes in the landscape. "Even in our wildest imaginations, we weren't expecting this," bowl chairman Tommy Bain said. "But we are prepared for this and excited about this." The consensus BCS commissioners plan for a four-team playoff beginning in the 2014 season would change the system beyond recognition, if approved by the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee next Tuesday in Washington. Already, the process has produced winners and losers, with the Cotton Bowl squarely in the first category. The Cotton Bowl is especially well-positioned now with its partnership with the Cowboys and Cowboys Stadium to form a non-profit entity to bid on future national championship games. The partnership, Stadium Events Organizing Committee, came together last fall, a natural progression after the groups hosted marquee regular-season college games.

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June 23, 2012  10:40 AM ET

It will go to the highest bidder!!!!! It's ALL ABOUT THE $$$$$$$$$$$.

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June 23, 2012  10:56 AM ET
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And if they do this, then it will not be with the bowl system, may not be a part of BCS at all, have two separate champs again, three if you count the media poll champ too.

Yeah, bring back the AP and then we can add the FN college poll, that way we will have the AP, FN, Coaches poll and computers!!!! Yeah that will really clear this mess up!!! LOL

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June 23, 2012  11:18 AM ET
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And if they do this, then it will not be with the bowl system, may not be a part of BCS at all, have two separate champs again, three if you count the media poll champ too.

The BCS is replaced by the new 4 team system. There will not be a BCS championship game. They (the conference commisioners plus ND) haven't named the new system, but have said it won't be BCS.

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June 23, 2012  11:38 AM ET

Cotton Bowl (Jerry's World?) seems to have several opportunities. According to SI, the semi-finals will be rotated between 6 different bowl games. Cotton bowl seems like they could get into that rotation. Then there is the championship game itself. But the other opportunity is the SEC - Big 12 Champions Bowl. That game needs a home.

June 23, 2012  11:39 AM ET

The Mountaineers will also be playing in states where the climate is hot and humidinstead of the cool fall temps of the northeast.

June 23, 2012  11:41 AM ET
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I read somewhere that if the BCS does not approve of it then they do not have to recognize it, and the NCAA is attached to the BCS for now, yeah, it is a mess. I also ready that the BCS does not have to ackowledge it either. Sounds stupid, but it is what it said.

Not sure what you're reading. The same conference commissioners that run/own the BCS are the ones making the change to the 4 team playoff.

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June 23, 2012  12:36 PM ET
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Read it on espn, sorry, txespn.

They're probably just mad because they will have to pony up a lot more $ with the new plan. The bowl games will be seperate bids, the semi-final bowl games will probably be another price over and above the regular bowl games, and of course the championship game will be even higher.

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June 23, 2012  12:50 PM ET
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Maybe JJ wil "croak" before that happens. That would be some karma - huh? LOL

I wouldn't wish it o him, but it would be bad Karma!

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June 23, 2012  03:46 PM ET
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SEOC as a "non-profit entity"? That strains credulity where JJ is concerned.

"non-profit entity"!!!! Yeah sure!!!! LMFAO!!!

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June 23, 2012  05:22 PM ET

At least change the name of the game. Would be such a shame to bastardize the namesake of such a historically glorious game and landmark old stadium by branding it with the "J" word.

June 23, 2012  05:22 PM ET

At least change the name of the game. Would be such a shame to bastardize the namesake of such a historically glorious game and landmark old stadium by branding it with the "J" word.

June 23, 2012  07:32 PM ET

Why not bid for it? Gotta fill up the Death Star somehow. Not like the Cowboys are going to be playing games then...

 
June 23, 2012  07:58 PM ET
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Why not bid for it? Gotta fill up the Death Star somehow. Not like the Cowboys are going to be playing games then...

Funny ... but true.

The Cowboys are a average team with a couple of superstars that give fans hope. I lost hope when Jimmy left after Jerry's sophomoric power grab.

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