Dominos Fall Correctly – Pack to Play in Charlotte

When we learned late this afternoon that Clemson & Colorado where going to play in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, it was all but a formality that NC State would be the Meineke Car Care Bowl’s selection to match up with South Florida in Charlotte.

As of 4:27pm, we have the news…Pack Pride has the news…but GoPack is still telling you about the women’s basketball victory and a wrestling match. Is this really that surprising?

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34 Responses to Dominos Fall Correctly – Pack to Play in Charlotte

  1. Charles 12/05/2005 at 3:39 PM #

    I agree with BJD, and there would be plenty of fodder for discussion about who #17 is and why they are being screwed.

    It’s only one extra game for eight teams, two for four, three for two and four for one. Eliminate the league championship games, start 12/1 and settle it around New Year’s. Perhaps take a week off at Christmas and settle it the first week in January, or maybe start a week earlier.

    The 12th game thing is so stupid because it will not result in more good football, but instead almost always a directional school versus a big conference school game.

  2. Charles 12/05/2005 at 3:40 PM #

    ^ Meant to say four for the last two, not four for one.

  3. TVP 12/05/2005 at 3:57 PM #

    What’s so funny about all this is that just yesterday morning, Fowler was quoted as saying the FSU win had all but knocked us out of Charlotte and we’d go to Boise or Nashville.

    In fact, the opposit happened. FSU’s win knocked GT out of the Peach, setting us up for Charlotte when Champs took Clemson.

    Good going Lee. Representing well with another solid interview.

  4. site admin 12/05/2005 at 4:38 PM #

    what is this “free market bowl” stuff, where in the world did that come from 🙂
    how about a free market bowl situation of 6-5 UNC with a loss to NC State, and a 7-4 NC State team. Charlotte takes UNC, I bet I wouldn’t hear a lot of “free market” in that one

  5. Jeff 12/06/2005 at 7:21 AM #

    Of course, my comments are meant to be “general” in nature. 🙂

  6. Trout 12/06/2005 at 9:13 AM #

    “how about a free market bowl situation of 6-5 UNC with a loss to NC State, and a 7-4 NC State team. Charlotte takes UNC, I bet I wouldn’t hear a lot of “free marketâ€? in that one”

    🙂 Yep! Can you imagine the outrage of that. That’s a very plausible scenario too!

  7. Herb 12/06/2005 at 12:55 PM #

    Charlotte would still take us because nobody from Carolina really cares about football, especially once basketball season starts. It will be great to see BoA stadium filled with red.

  8. Class of '74 12/07/2005 at 6:58 AM #

    This bowl business is a double edged sword. It rewards mediocrity and gives cover to LF & CA to say we went to a bowl!
    Don’t get me wrong, we need all the extra practice and exposure we can get but if your not happy with the direction of the football program as it stands this only serves to strengthen LF & CA.
    We have am interesting dilemma here I think.

  9. choppack 12/08/2005 at 4:25 PM #

    “As I’ve said before, the solution is a merit-based 16-team playoff. Everybody (including BC and GT) can strive for that. And if they fall short, take whatever you get in the bowl system and don’t complain. Like the NIT, the bowls in a playoff world would ALL exist solely for money, and invitations (like NIT home dates) would be made solely with the bottom line in mind.”

    I don’t think it would stop what we’re seeing here. GaTech and BC, would still be going to lousy bowl games. Part of the problem, IMHO, is that many in the ACC have a basketball mentality when it comes to bowls. Some think of these bowls as seedings – when that is clearly not the case – by design.

    The UVa-GaTech situation is a little different since on the surface, this would appear to be a situation where the teams break even in fans support. Yes, UVa has better fan support, but GaTech is closer.

    BC and Tech fans take note – those empty seats against conference opponents, even during night games, have been noticed.

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