They'd probably end up in the Holiday Bowl or Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl and end up traveling poorly for those, too, as the Holiday Bowl is in San Diego while the BWW Bowl is in Tempe, like the Fiesta Bowl.
quote:Exactly. The consequences for not traveling well to BCS bowls that do not pique their interests include being passed over by other bowls that pique their interests even less.
I think that this will be a growing trend as far as bowl attendance. The playoff games will be massive successes, and more and more people will adopt the mindset "why would I care that much about a consolation game" (which is exactly what all but one of them are - consolation games).
Conference Rival TCU not only bought all 17,500 tickets in 2009 but asked for an additional 10,000 more in 2009.
And they were playing a team they had already beaten the year before as well.
Something to keep in mind when discussing conference realignment.
INB4 Aggy comes in making fun of Baylor for being at a BCS bowl and not selling tickets (something they have never been too).
They're well known within the Big 12 for travelling poorly to anywhere further than College Station.
Well, technically, they had to make space for the tarp of shame
As long is Briles is in Waco, you have 2 big brothers.
quote:I'm kind of assuming that. The five schools who left the SWC/B12 to get away from UT have played a combined 31 post-UT years and won 0 conference titles. When Aggy runs out of its own Kool-aid, you'll see.
All that aside, congratulations on winning your first outright conference title since 1980. Only 12 more to go to catch A&M...assuming we don't win another ever.