Will Webb, executive director of the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, says his bowl looks at fan interest level, not only proximity.
He says in addition to attending games and paying close attention to a team’s record for the second half of the season, bowl officials also monitor Internet message boards. A lot of fans calling for a coach’s head? Then the fan base probably isn’t excited enough about a bowl game to pack the house. Last year, Louisville looked like a good choice until the bowl committee noted the Cardinals’ basketball schedule. Officials saw a basketball game against rival Kentucky scheduled for the same time as the bowl game. Needless to say, the bowl passed Louisville.
From Preston!'s facebook:
"bringin my ass home toma!!!! jus got jumped coming out a f---n store in UKRAINE!! f---n pussies.. im good tho. glad they ddnt hve a weapon or i was done! got hit once nd took off! lol b--ch knocked my contact out.. was about to fight a totally different group of ppl i was so f---n heated.... imma catch somebody u can believe that!! not letn this go. not gona get jumped by 8 ppl nd let that s--t ride!"
Those Ukrainians are lucky they didn't try to take his hairbrush.
Jeff Goodman on the upcoming Louisville - UK game: "It's a rivalry game. I'm not saying that Louisville's nearly as talented [as UK], I think they're overrated as hell right now. But...I think Louisville's going to be up for this one and I think Rick's a better coach than Cal. Period."
"We had to come up with some good plays at the end there to win it, but we did force them to resort to the f——-ing fumblerooski. I told them before the game if those bastards have to run the fumblerooski, come to the sidelines and party because they have given up their right of manhood."
I know what the detractors would say: U of L playing in a BCS bowl game would be a farce. Well, this is the farce that college football has foisted upon us. You know what they call the guy who graduates last in his med school class? "Doctor." You know what they call the BCS team from the Big East? A BCS team.
Saturday's UofL game against Pitt will be a Black vs Red Out. Odd section numbers wear Black, Even sections wear Red. Spread the word! Wooo hooooooo!
Barely two weeks ago, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, in a statement dripping with congressional condescension, was extolling the selection of WVU to the Big 12 Conference "on the merits" and advising via West Virginia radio, "You know what, Louisville, go back and toughen up a little bit."