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Bowl may shut out Notre Dame

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08:17 AM ET 10.18 | Ranked No. 5 in both polls, Notre Dame would be headed to a BCS bowl if the season ended today. [The] selection order for at-large teams would go as follows: 1. Sugar, 2. Rose, 3. Fiesta, 4. Sugar, 5. Orange. The Sugar and Rose jump to the front of the order, because they would each lose a conference tie-in team, No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon, to the BCS National Championship Game. ... According to one bowl insider, there's no way the Sugar Bowl would want to rankle anyone within the SEC at this juncture, so another SEC team would come off the board with the first pick. "There will be the most politics ever involved in bowl selections this year," the source said. An SEC-ND matchup would still be possible, but the source said the Fiesta would probably grab ND to match up with the Big 12 champ before the Sugar Bowl could choose again.

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Manti Te'o, Icon Sports Manti Te'o, Icon Sports
October 18, 2012  08:23 AM ET

Unless 2 SEC teams are playing in the NCG again.

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October 18, 2012  08:30 AM ET
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What do you mean "unless"?

Starting a small fire waiting to see how long it takes for it to get out of control.

October 18, 2012  08:31 AM ET

"...there's no way the Sugar Bowl would want to rankle anyone within the SEC at this juncture, so another SEC team would come off the board with the first pick ..."

And there you have it folks. Bowl season ain't what it used to be. To heck with putting the best matchups on the field we have to worry about conference tie-ins and entitlements.

October 18, 2012  08:32 AM ET
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No sugar for ND, me, on the other hand, gets lots of sugar.....

Good for you. Had a woman bump into me the other day. It was the closes i've been to making it to first base in a long time.

October 18, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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"...there's no way the Sugar Bowl would want to rankle anyone within the SEC at this juncture, so another SEC team would come off the board with the first pick ..."And there you have it folks. Bowl season ain't what it used to be. To heck with putting the best matchups on the field we have to worry about conference tie-ins and entitlements.

Consider the source...

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October 18, 2012  09:09 AM ET

Because an SEC team will bring so much more money to New Orleans than will Notre Dame

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October 18, 2012  09:17 AM ET

I'm pissed that Slive is making the new Big-12 vs SEC bowl game the destination for SEC champions instead of the Sugar Bowl. No respect for tradition. I'm blaming the advocates for a tournament.

October 18, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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Works even better if add a fall to it too.

I'll keep that in mind.

October 18, 2012  09:22 AM ET
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Good for you. Had a woman bump into me the other day. It was the closes i've been to making it to first base in a long time.

ROFLMAO - I hope it was not at Walmart!!!

October 18, 2012  09:23 AM ET

It's all about the money. Notre Dame with its strong national following will be most appealing to any bowl. Two SEC teams would be regional appeal but add Notre Dame and there is national appeal.

October 18, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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I'm pissed that Slive is making the new Big-12 vs SEC bowl game the destination for SEC champions instead of the Sugar Bowl. No respect for tradition. I'm blaming the advocates for a tournament.

And to make it worse, IIRC, they are considering holding the dam thing in NOLA (but not yet settled). Where **** is the sense in that?

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October 18, 2012  09:38 AM ET

Let me know how this all works out in what has to be the most ill- conceived concept in the history
of collegiate sports.

October 18, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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Consider the source...

Exactly, nothing like the hometown folk stirring the proverbial pot this early in the season! What IFFFFFFFFFFF the Domers lose to OU, SC and some other team along the way, then who cares!!!

 
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