It's a coin flip.
Question: How do Bowls designate the "home" team?
Mascot vs. Mascot. We usually win.
Oh please please please be Ohio(NTO) vs Ohio (YTO) in the Pizza bowl...
I believe they just rotated Big Ten and Pac Ten back when it was schools from those conferences every year. I believe that you saw Michigan as the home team in 2004 b/c the BCS disrupted the old way of doing it. With Texas, obviously, you didn't have a Pac Ten team.
Why would this matter? Do you really care who gets to pick "heads" during the coin toss?
We get to wear our blue jerseys, which is a better look.
It's the offseason, yo.
Personally, I think it's an interesting question. I've wondered this myself.
Michigan gets to wear its blue jerseys, sure, but it also gets to have a team of interior decorators show up at the stadium two weeks before the game and make it look absolutely fierce.
With the BCS it's the host team (conference champion or replacement). I have no idea about the Rose, and the BCS title game does #1 as home, #2 is away.
That can't be right because in 2007 ohio wore white
According to LSU's Scout board, the higher ranked team in the BCS title game chooses. Also, if you look at ESPN's box scores it's always presented as #2 at #1; OSU must have chosen to wear white for that game.
This is probably a dumb question, but what advantage is there to being the home team?
Is the home team's athletic department given more tickets to sell than the away team?
Home jerseys. In our case, that's a huge (style) advantage.
I'm just curious so I wear the correct jersey.
be a competitive advantage, but I wonder if there is any difference in the locker room facilities.
Everybody knows the heads side of a coin weighs slightly more than the tails side, so it is not a 50-50 chance, thereby giving the home team a competitive advantage!
that the home team gets to choose which of the two hotels/resorts it stays at.
You have an awesome username. That is all.
are we the replacement for the big ten champion then?
If a team goes to the BCS title, their conference BCS tie-in needs a replacement. If we got the Sugar with the first pick, we'd be replacing LSU, so we would be the SEC champion replacement, the Big Ten champ will be in the Rose Bowl.
Replacing LSU. I like the sound of that. Especially for next year's NC game.
on the putrid ALSUNC (Alabama-LSU NC). Bama didn't deserve the shot and it's our chance to prove it with the deck stacked against us.
They grease up a pig and let it run wild. First to catch the pig decides whether they want to be the home or away team
That gives the ESS EEE CEE a decided advantage.
LOL that's brilliant.
It always amazes me how people always seem to have the perfect captioned pic handy for some of the really obscure references (like catching a greased pig) that are made on the board.
Do some of you guys just spend your spare time scouring the internet for funny pics, so you have them handy just in case a reference is made that fits?
they get an ohio cheerleader to each bowl game?
I need not remind anyone that while we are undefeated in the blue jerseys, we are a mere 2-2 in the whites. Obviously this is the only factor and it is of the utmost importance we wear blue.
I'll take it a step further, I'd wager that every team in Div 1 football has a better record while wearing their home jerseys. The coin flip basically wins the game.
I'm pretty sure it has more to do with being away from home than the jerseys themselves.
Nope. Correlation implies causation.
Oh, literal juggernaut.
Alabama has more losses in their home jerseys than their road jerseys.
Source? I don't believe that for a second.
Yea, even Ohio went 5-2 at home...
We are actually 2-1 in the whites, and 0-1 in the away bumble-bee explosion uniforms.
Which I wouldn't put it past the Dave Brandon Marketing Machine to put in the bags for the trip, so I suggest the word "winless" be emphasized.
It should be like soccer where if one team wears say Red, then the other team can wear their home Blues if there is that color clash.
Best 3 out of 4.
Damn. We've been practicing odds or evens all year...
Michigan is 9-11 when wearing Blue jerseys in bowls all-time and are 9-10 while wearing the White jerseys.
Wow, we spread the suck pretty equally.
It shouldn't be surprising. Either way we're playing on a neutral field. The jersey color alone does not confer homefield advantage.
Michigan should wear the black jerseys, in which they're undefeated for all time???
throwback jerseys which we wore for UTL - we are undefeated!
Hoke is 1-1 in Bowl games and is on a 1 game bowl win streak. He is also 1-0 in Bowl games played in the US.
Question: Do question marks no longer do the trick in indicating a question, and do we now need to type out "Question:" in our thread titles?
Exclamation: That would be shocking!!!!!!!
Extreme overuse of discourse markers. It's not far down the road.
Statement: You make an interesting point.
This thread is full of win LOL
Maybe he's an elcor?
This used to mean a lot more than it does now. There is nothing in NCAA rules preventing us from wearing our home jerseys if the opposing team wears a color other than blue. There used to be a penalty (I think it was something like 1 timeout per half) if you wore home on the road, but now it's allowed. There may be a provision that the other team has to agree, but I'm not sure on that.
Long story short, if we really wanted to wear the blue jerseys at the bowl game and were the away team, it's possible.
COME ON MAN.....FUNK DAT!!!!!
to realize there is a character limit in the subject title in my attempt to imitate 90's one hit rapper Sagat.
Before the BCS, the Rose Bowl switched every year between the Big Ten and Pac Ten team. The Big Ten team was the home team for all the odd numbered years. 4 of our 5 last Rose Bowl victories came with us wearing our away jerseys.