I created the title to this thread to reflect the title of the article he wrote for Yahoo. I was up in arms while waiting on my browser to load the page and until I scrolled to the part about the Sugar Bowl. Forde does not think Michigan is undeserving, instead thinks that Boise and K-State got hosed. No news there, as the twittersphere has been active with the topic. Below is the excerpt from the article that pertains to our bowl game. I hope Va Tech sucks as bad as everyone says as the bulletin material has definitely been one sided.
Side note: While we all think the BCS is a flawed system, I argue that the flaws are what appeals to the NCAA. Aside from the obvious (cash) incentives, talking about teams getting screwed is a yearly thing. It encites passion among its fans, both positive and negative. It keeps our interest. The old addage about Howard Stern applies...
The presence of Virginia Tech in a BCS bowl is an absolute, complete and utter travesty. The Sugar Bowl should be ashamed of itself for taking the Hokies over more deserving candidates Boise State and Kansas State.
What did Virginia Tech do to deserve its bid? It played three games against ranked teams – and lost two of them, by a combined 48 points. The lone victory was against Georgia Tech, a team that was No. 21 at the time but resides well outside all top 25s now.
Aside from the Yellow Jackets, here’s who the Hokies beat to earn their bid: Appalachian State, East Carolina, Arkansas State, Marshall, Miami, Wake Forest, Boston College, Duke, North Carolina and Virginia. They beat nobody ranked higher than 45th in Jeff Sagarin’s computer ratings.
Kansas State played four ranked teams and split those games, defeating Baylor and Texas and losing to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. The Wildcats’ schedule is ranked 10th-toughest in America by Sagarin, while Virginia Tech’s is 56th.
But Tech gets the Sugar Bowl reward, while Kansas State goes to the Cotton Bowl to play Arkansas and Boise State is shuffled off to the Las Vegas Bowl to play an Arizona State team that fired its coach. Ridiculous.