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OT: Why not have a BCS bowl game in the Big House?
because since the fiesta bowl was created, the four now bcs games have been in pasadena, phoenix area, new orleans, and miami. silly question. you could make the case about any stadium, any area...
...the BCS is bullshit. We can have the national championship game here when it is hosted by the highest ranked team selected by playoff.
It's in the north.
So is Lambeau Field.
Great point, because I can count the number of BCS bowls held at Lambeau Field using, oh, about zero fingers.
It would be 10 degrees outside!
its 20 out and snowing right now, thats why.
Games in snow are the best.
But there's no chance in hell that the SEC would agree to playing up north this time of year.
However, would it not be somewhat of a balance to oversigning? This is obviously nothing that would ever happen, and you can also read my second sentence to yourself with some snark in its tone.
This has always been talked about as a way to offset homesite advantages that the west coast teams have always had in the Rose Bowl or the SEC teams in the southern Bowls. It will never happen, no matter how fun it would be to see Florida playing in Chicago on the first of January it will never happen.
...Because the SEC cabal won't allow their pretty boy ensembles to play in tempertures under 65 degrees.
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SEC teams refuse to travel more than 2 hours away from campus?? (srsly, can BIG teams get extra money for mileage????)
Teams would not be able to get enough fans to the game to fill up all of the seats.
local college football fans would eat those tickets up.
If warm weather games in bigger cities cannot sell out their BCS games, what is the likelihood that a smaller city will sell out a much larger stadium in colder weather?
The south is oversaturated with bowl games. It's a big reason that they don't sell out a lot of the smaller bowls. Having one or two Major Bowls in the North would sell locally especially since Big Ten teams would have a much shorter commute. A shorter commute would likely mean larger groups of fans traveling to the games.
Only in years Michigan was in that bowl.
i dont think SEC ppl like snow~ just saying
Ann Arbor is an excellent college campus but not a vacation destination, nor near any vacation destinations.
What?? What about Canada? Lol
Then build a ski resort. Then host a BCS game on top of the mountain in a replica of the Big House. It all makes perfect sense, I don't understand why it hasn't been done before.
I love Sports Science! Impressive stuff
Not sure if serious...
Said so. Or the Big Ten effectively did. Same thing, really.
I like it. Once we get to a 64 team playoff, we can have the NC game in the Big House in May.
Weather, tradition, and I don't think A² is big enough in terms of size.
Snow. That's why not. Now stop asking nonsensical questions and go to bed to rest up for a big day tomorrow
No, questions are fine. But this board doesn't like STUPID questions. And this is proof positive and exhibit A that there are stupid questions.
Agreed, not a great question. I was just curious, but you can stick your comment up your Kass. Refocusing on tomorrow night.
There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.
The Missouri Compromise stated that no BCS bowls could be played north of 36° 30′.
Yeah, let's host a BCS bowl game! I can't think of anyone outside of the University of Michigan who would need to approve that!
Not sure why,but for some reason, sunny Detroit is not a great tourist attraction, in the first week of January. I don't know, probably has something to do with the forecast, "still and clear", snow clear up to your butt and still falling. hypothetically if you have USC and Fla in the NC game do you see the fans coming to the Big House.
That is why, and the grey hairs would freeze their dentures to their gums. Anymore brain busters?
But mostly dude it has to be in a place big enough for the hospitality industry to accomodate the guests.
Yeah, pretty much the only reason bowls exist in the first place is to put tourism dollars into the cities that hold them. (Pasadena was WAAAYYY ahead of the curve)
If they could get 30-80,000 people into their city at once some other way, they'd do that too. And they do. (gambling usually helps)
If you have good weather in the winter then you're halfway there. A2 doesn't have the good weather or any of the support system to host a big game. sadly. I mean, I'd go.
Don't give Brandon ideas, or he'll put a $20 surcharge on tickets to build a retractable roof.
Brandon would never do that. He wouldn't saddle the ticket holders with the cost of building a retractable roof. He would have one permanently installed instead.
Another main reason is that they don't play college football up north in January. College football is a fall sport ...not a fall/winter sport like the NFL While you will have your snow game once every few years, they are obviously rare. If the NCAA wanted to deter fans and increase risk of injury for players, they'd push games later in December to get more than one snow game every 5 years.
I'm not so sure Michigan would do well in cold games either. I haven't been forced to wear more than a sweatshirt in years, let alone see a game at the big house where cold would actually affect somebody running around. The only teams that play in consistently crappy conditions are the northern Pac 10 teams. 45 degree night games in the rain and wind are far far worse and would prepare you more for the snow games than the 45-60 degree sunny noon games at the Big House.
Isn't that what is already happening? Army v. Navy was played on December 10th. Not to mention it was played in Washingtion D.C. which I beileve would be considered a cold climate. The Pac 12 Championship game was played in Eugene, OR on Dec 2.
The reason College football is a "fall sport" has much more to do with how the game started 100+ years ago and the length of the season than the weather.
I would like Michigans chances in the cold much more than any SEC or Big 12 teams.
So I take it that you sat out for this game, because I still wear my fandom endurance badge after freezing my ass off for 3 hours.
Because..its cold. brrrr
Megan Fox, Lucy Pinder, and Gemma Atkinson won't sleep with me.
Because you've never asked them to...
I just took a picture with Lloyd Brady down here in New Orleans. I feel like I just met a celebrity
you sir, just became a celebrity
Dreams really do come true.
There's a safety issue, as the ground is likely going to be frozen solid at that point. This came up a few years ago when the Metrodome collapsed from snow and the Vikings had to play a game at TCF Bank Stadium. Places like Soldier Field and Lambeau now have heating coils underneath to keep the ground soft into the winter, whereas college stadiums are only made to handle temperatures into November. Most of the player's didn't want to play since the ground was going to be rock solid. There's a good chance that contributed to the end of the Brett Favre's career.
We don't have a natural grass surface. FieldTurf is layed on concrete. Frozen concrete isn't harder than warm concrete, or at least at any measurable level. Sand and rubber which give the FieldTurf is "cushion" would be harder but I believe that New Yorks new stadium has FieldTurf and that seems to work just fine. "IF" a major bowl were to come to AA I'm sure that they would make more than enough money to install the heating coils if it was needed.
So farvre stopped playing early in his career and missed a lot of games? By far the worst example for 2012.
theres a reason that the 4 bcs bowls are in cali, florida, arizona and louisiana. all southern states, no bad weather.
as amazing as a big house bcs bowl would be it would never happen.
Lets play a game in Alaska.
Why is it that hot dogs come in packs of eight, but until not all that long ago, certain brands of hot dog buns came in packs of six?
You'd have to invent another bowl and find two conferences that would be willing to suit up in potentially subfreezing temperatures. A few might, most wouldn't.
There aren't enough hotels in Ann Arbor to accomodate. If it weren't for many of our fans commuting (or stumbling down State St), we wouldn't be able to cram as many people in as we do. Goddamnit, I can't believe I replied to this.
To be fair, two are going in by Briarwood, and two are being considered downtown (I have my sources), so somebody is working on it. Still, to tell some unsuspecting fan that the nearest room is at the La Quinta in Dundee just doesn't work somehow.
If you've ever been to Pasadena on Jan 1, then you'd realize that the Rose Bowl experience is nearly heaven on earth. By comparison, there is no way you'd rather be in Ann Arbor for a game that time of year.
Sat outside for the last game of the season? Well the weather is far worse a month later
Same reason Super Bowl is played either in warm weather destinations or indoors every year, it is cold in January in Ann Arbor, Madison, Boston, Happy Valley, et al.....
This is a great example of why informative titles are critical to the board. How else would I have known to click on this particular thread without the "TRAIN WRECK HERE" with flashing lights implied in the title?
I am not saying that a bowl in AA is a possibility but I hate the "it's too cold in January" line. We have become way too pampered. Heaven forbid that a big sporting event would be held in less than "ideal" conditions. The winter classic seems to do well as an outdoor event. The "Big Chill" seemed to be a successful event. I beleive that those games are held in cold weather. I can't wait for the New York Super Bowl. It is probably the only SB in my lifetime that I would want to go to (outside of SB34 that my team played in). I am praying it is played in snow.
I don't disagree, really, but the people who do are all the precious flowers in the South who would wilt if the mercury dropped below 60. Those are the people who we would theoretically want to come to this brand-new, instantly-prestigious bowl game.
Ann Arbor is not a destination city. Neither is Detroit.
...wait, why am I answering this? Dumbest question of the year. We'll see how long it holds the crown.
This is Michigan fergodsakes! Only one team plays in the Big House! Michigan! That's it!
Is this a serious question?