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Oregon vs. Kansas State in Fiesta Bowl: best in bowl series?
Dufresne joined USC writer Gary Klein and UCLA writer Chris Foster in a Google+ hangout in the Sports Now blog earlier today, discussing the Fiesta Bowl matchup, Oregon Coach Chip Kelly's potential NFL future and rumors that UCLA's Jim Mora could be ...

Fiesta Bowl from the field: Chip Kelly's last time with the Ducks?
No matter how many times you've been on the sideline before or at the end of a big game, it really never gets old. And there were a few notable people down on the field before the Fiesta Bowl, including Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, Nike co ...

Comcast has Fiesta Bowl pregame between Boise State and TCU
I could understand mentioning last year's Fiesta Bowl, but this game was from 2010! It's ok Comcast, you aren't the only one. ESPN messed up the Sugar Bowl and a South Florida TV station had Alabama vs. LSU in this year's BCS Championship game.

PHOTO: Kansas State Fiesta helmets to feature Newtown sticker
Gestures honoring the victims of last month's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., have been common in sports since the tragedy, but it doesn't mean we should overlook another one in Thursday night's Fiesta Bowl. Via ESPN's Holly ...

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dashawncormier whos in the fiesta bowl

That_YellowGuy RT @majortjohnson11: Did anyone else just see the first 12 seconds of the fiesta bowl?

youngjorgee RT @RMCx2: Ballgame. Oregon Ducks, Fiesta Bowl champs.

TheGordPiece The fiesta bowl = The DeAnthony Thomas show. #Realaf

whitney_burnett RT @JohnBrown1855: If K-State wins the Fiesta Bowl tonight, do you think they will be able to afford to buy their mascot a full costume?

AKONnors34 This Fiesta bowl is only a one sided fiesta.

TWBoever RT @darrenrovell: This is the 1st time that a coach of 1 of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl teams has the name Chip. There have been no Salsas.

Bearcats_Sports RT @SportsNation: This fan GIF couldn't sum up the opening kickoff of the Fiesta Bowl any better: http://t.co/arWEewvN

bonez26 Watching the fiesta bowl in the midddle of the ocean #balling

JordNHenry This fiesta bowl makes me want tacos.

He_CuttinUp I'm watchin the Fiesta Bowl. Oregon in they ass

MsClark_ Pepto bismol (sp) pills and Fiesta Bowl blowout.

SankaC0ffie RT @SportsNation: This fan GIF couldn't sum up the opening kickoff of the Fiesta Bowl any better: http://t.co/arWEewvN

turtle_kay Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, seriously forced to watch this game. Haha but my boys play 2mrw. #OU. #boomersooner

erik_gebhardt RT @No_Big_Diehl: The Fiesta bowl is my favorite BCS bowl

Discussions

What teams play in fiesta bowl? by Landro Q: its the winner of big east and what confrence? i mean the rose bowl is always big ten vs pac 10...so whats fiesta bowl?

A: They get the Big 12 champ, unless that team is in the BCS championship game. The other team is a selection process based on a rotation. When Texas played for the championship in the Rose Bowl that was under the old system, before there was a separate BCS championship game.

Which injury below of Willis McGahee was more frightening? by Rooker Q: The injury he suffered in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl or the one last night? kcbf? Um huh! That was a horrible injury when you watch it when it happen at the time. kcbf? Yep, that hit--which was caused by a strong g-force--caused a fast whiplash effect which in return jolted the brain and that what caused a brief concussion on him.

A: The Fiesta Bowl by far was one of the most gruesome knee injuries Ive seen. He tore every major ligament in his knee that play, which is not something most people can ever come back from. As far as last night, he took a big big hit, but if you watch, his head never got touched. We knew he wasn't paralyzed fairly quickly. It was a whiplash injury probably sprained his neck and suffered a concussion, both of which he can recover from. We haven't heard of a specific diagnosis yet so if I hear differerent I will re-evaluate my answer. [EDIT: Correct. I know why he had a concussion. Im actually a med student. The whiplash actually protects the brain having the neck disperse the energy as opposed to the shock rippling through the brain causing even worse damage. I'll put it this way, if you see the hits in the NFL that end careers or paralyze players they tend to be straight on or collisions with the ground (because the ground doesnt move). Michael Irvin was driven into the ground, Kevin Everett was hit head on not allowing his head or neck to respond/ absorb the blow. ]

Who do you think would win these bowl games? by KING Q: Rose Bowl OSU VS USC Presented by kraft mac n cheese & Rosie's flowers Fiesta Bowl Texas VS PITT Presented by Miller lite beer Orange Bowl GT vs Boise state Presented by joe's pizza from around the corner. Sugar Bowl TCU vs Florida Presented by Crest tooth paste Also what do you think of all those sponors putting their names on bowl games? You know it's bad when papa johns has its own bowl game.

A: First of all I hate these bowl games with these sponsors added to them. I mean let's call the Rose Bowl the Rose Bowl for goodness sake! Here are my picks: OSU beats USC in the rematch Texas beats pitt Ga Tech outscores Boise St Florida outlasts TCU.

What would a playoff system in college football look like? by KoretiGuy95 Q: Would a champion from each conference play each other until they reached the national championship game and then all the other teams who were runner ups in their respective conferences play each other in the other major bowls (i.e. the Rose Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl)?

A: There are a lot of different ways the NCAA could implement a playoff system for D1 schools. So at this point it's anybody's guess as to how it would work. Whichever method is used, you can bet it will be controversial. There are 11 D1 conferences so one way would be to have those conference champions plus 5 at large teams participate in a 16 team playoff. Another way would be to give 5 conference winners a first round bye and the other 6 play. Then the remaining 8 teams would continue the playoffs the next week. Or, a selection process similar to how NCAA basketball is done could be used to name the 8 or 16 teams. I'd be against using media based opinion polls for the selection but I'm thinking that could be what happens. Depending on when the playoffs begin, the 1st and maybe the 2nd round losers could still be eligible for some of the marquee bowl games. Using the 4 major bowl games as quarter final playoff games has also been discussed. As I said, there are a lot of ways it could be done. If the NCAA ever does a D1 playoff, the focus will be on a system that will maximize revenue and not so much on being fair to the various conferences and schools. But whichever method was chosen, it would be better than the current BCS system that selects only 2 teams. And, for me.. the big benefit would be the awesome college football games played by great teams that we don't get to see now.

How were the 4 BCS bowls (plus the championship bowl) selected to be BCS bowls? by Robin S Q: Were the BCS bowl games chosen because those 4 bowls were the oldest bowls in existence, or is there another reason why the Rose bowl, Fiesta bowl, Orange bowl, and Sugar bowl were selected?

A: They kinda decided themselves. I personall prefer the Alamo Bowl: http://www.bofads.com/stories/monkeytexas.htm

Why don't they do the Heisman voting AFTER all the bowl games are finished? by trer Q: What if Tim Tebow completely lights it up in the BCS National Championship game and what if Sam Bradford stinks it up? What if both Tebow and Bradford suck and Colt McCoy destroys the Fiesta Bowl?

A: I agree. To Clay G - If the award is for the regular season then they should qualify all their hype in that the Heisman trophy is for the best college player during the regular season and not the best college player for the year. Voters seem to place a great deal of weight on how the player performed on the big stage in a big game. What game can be bigger than the title game. Also, most good games are played within a conference and there is little head-to-head match-up of good teams among different conferences. Bowl games pit teams against one another from different conferences. Therefore, in the big bowl games you get a sense of just how good the conferences really were and if the media hype focused on that then the bowl games would be even more important. You make no sense trying to compare a MVP award because the person didn't play in the Superbowl. The NFL has a playoff system that winds down to two teams. Colleges do not and now that there are as many bowl games where two-thirds of Division 1 are invited then yes, those games should count when tabulating the best player in the game. It doesn't necessarily have to be the title game. All games should mean something especially when it is difficult to judge how good conferences are because of the watered-down schedules. Oh, the NFL doesn't have that problem as well. LOL! Okay Clay, with your last comments we have come to a meeting of the minds. I agree with you.

Who is the better team Boise or Ohio State? And why is Boise ranked higher but in a non BCS game? by Fly Society Q: This year Boise went undefeated(12-0) and is playing in the Poinsettia Bowl. Ohio State went 10-2 and made it into the Fiesta Bowl. Did the BCS make a mistake by putting in Ohio State rather than Boise? This year Boise went undefeated(12-0) and is playing in the Poinsettia Bowl. Ohio State went 10-2 and made it into the Fiesta Bowl. Did the BCS make a mistake by putting in Ohio State rather than Boise? I personally think that Ohio State has accomplished anything this year to be ranked tenth in the nation.

A: Boise is better. Ohio State always gets better than they deserve because they are the largest college in America, and they are one of the 4 media darling teams along with USC, Notre Dame, and Michigan.

Why are two players on Oklahoma's football team both allowed to wear the same number? by Buster Hymen Q: I'm watching the Fiesta Bowl, which has Oklahoma vs. UConn. Oklahoma's QB wears #12. One of their defensive players also wears #12. Why is this allowed? Is this common in college football?

A: It's becoming a lot more common for players on opposing sides of the ball on the same team to wear the same number. Colleges don't want to tell a player that he can't have the number he wants because athletes are very superstitious, and as long as two players with the same number aren't on the field at the same time for the same team there's no confusion.

which bowl does the big east winner go to? by kinger616 Q: last year, wvu went to the fiesta bowl, while this year, cinci went to the orange bowl. does the big east winner go to a specific game like the other 5 bcs confrences, or do they just get an automatic at large?

A: They don't have any bowl ties. The Pac 10 and Big 10 are tied to the Rose Bowl. The Big 12 is tied to the Fiesta Bowl. The SEC is tied to the Sugar Bowl. The ACC is Tied to the Orange Bowl.

Don't you find it funny how everybody now claims the Oklahoma Sooners are overrated? by gldmj5 Q: Don't you find it funny how everybody is now saying how "overrated" Oklahoma is AFTER they lost to West Virginia in the Fiesta Bowl, considering something like 88% of the country thought the Sooners would win BEFORE the game? It's funny how people think they are being insightful by stating the obvious only afterwards. Be honest, how many of you thought West Virginia would win before the game started?

A: Not really I always thought they were overrated. They were too young to be considered "great" they have a FR. QB , They were asking too much of him. They might be real "contenders" in 08 and beyound I never thought they had a chance. I also think people underestimated and underrated WVA from the start. Pat WHite was injured in their 2 loses had he been healthy... who knows?? they are an excellent team and the DEF has been impressive bout time they get some credit.

What is the Greatest Sports Event in History? by Norry (AU 2010 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS) Q: Giants upset Patriots? Boise State over the Sooners? America beats Russia in Hockey? Micheal Jordan and Bulls beat buzzard to win Finals? What is your opinion? I have to say the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, where the Boise State Broncos beat the mighty Oklahoma Sooners on the last play in overtime, a "Statue of Liberty" play for the game-winning 2-point conversion. It was the best game ever played.

A: USA vs. USSR in the 1980 Olympics is by far the greatest event. No none of your other choices was that much of an underdog against such an overwhelming favorite. With the others you mentioned, they were at least peers (all in college or all pros). You have to remember that back then the Americans were amateurs, just out of college. The USSR were amateurs in name only, they all were officially in the army but their job was to play hockey. The American team was together for a few months, the Soviet team trained together for years. The only one even close was one you didn't mention: The Miracle on the Mat in Sydney 2000. Rulan Gardner (USA) beat Alexander Karelin (RUS) 1-0 for the gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling. Karelin hadn't lost in 200 matches and hadn't given only allowed one point to be scored on him in 10 years. He was more dominant than the Soviet hockey team.

Who is the Second Best College Football Fans? by alwaysright Q: I think we can all agree that myself along with all the other Ohio State fans are the best. We as fans just controlled the selection of Ohio State to the Fiesta Bowl, because we as fans travel better than anyone. So who is second? Not Texas! Shut up and get over it!

A: PSU fans. What could be a better weekend, tailgating, tackle football with your friends and watching a PSU game with over 100,000 fans going crazy. Hands down Penn State University.

What is that hand gesture all the TCU fans are making? by Jeff W. Q: I'm watching the Fiesta Bowl, and Fox keeps showing the TCU fans in the crowd making this hand gesture where their fingers are almost a "peace" symbol but the fingers are hooked instead of straight. What is it supposed to represent?

A: It looks like "The Shocker"

Where to stay for Fiesta Bowl 2010? by Bookie Q: Just trying to figure out where a good place to stay would be as we are planning on going to the Fiesta Bowl. We don't want to spend a fortune but want to be in the mix of things. Any suggestions?

A: At my uncle's house in Tucson- it's worth the drive. He is Sr. Asst. Athletic director at Arizona and has a very nice place on the outskirts of Tucon. My aunt makes the best Mexican food of all-time.

A clear explanation of the Bowl Championship Series? by ツ100% ςώєєт ßαßУ! Q: I feel like I live under a rock for asking this but I don't know a lot about Bowl Championship Series. What's the difference between the Rose, Orange, Sugar, Fiesta Bowls, and the BCS National Championship? Is the BCS National Championship just for the two highest ranked teams?

A: The Bowl Championship Series is essentially a college football poll (or ranking system) that uses a number of human and computer rankings and weighs them together to come up with an "average." The average is then used to rank teams, and the two highest ranked teams play each other in the BCS National Championship game. The other bowls you mentioned, the Rose, Orange, Sugar and Fiesta, are the other "BCS" bowls in that they are part of the BCS formula and pay much higher payouts to the participating teams. They are setup primarily as games with traditional teams taking part, i.e. the Rose Bowl is the match up of the Pac-12 and Big Ten Champions, unless one (or both) were to be invited to the National Championship. Then the next highest team in the pegging order would be invited instead. The Orange Bowl traditionally hosts the ACC Champion, the Fiesta Bowl traditionally hosts the Big 12 Champion, and the Sugar Bowl traditionally hosts the SEC champion (again, with the next team in line taking their place if the actual champ goes to the National Championship). So while all the teams are playing for bragging rights and for a little bit bigger piece of the money payout, the only game that's really being "played" for something meaningful (no offense to the trophies in the other bowl games) is the BCS National Championship game. So to your last question, yes, the BCS National Championship is just for the two highest ranked teams. The other bowls are filled by the other power conference champions (certain leagues have automatic qualifying status), non-power conference automatic qualifiers (i.e. Northern Illinois, because they ranked in the top 16, got in automatically this year from a smaller conference), and then at-larges from the highest ranked remaining teams play in the other BCS Bowls (Rose, Orange, Sugar, Fiesta). The only extra rule of note is that a conference can only get 2 teams in a year in the current format, so several SEC teams ranked higher than other teams are left out. Brace yourself though, just as you start to figure it out this year, it's all changing after next season! They are going to a four-team playoff and the rest of the details are really yet to be ironed out since so many teams are changing conferences and other conferences seem to be eroding.

Assuming the BCS championship game is a blow-out, what was the most exciting college bowl game? by question&answerman Q: Last year's most exciting game was the Fiesta Bowl with Boise State vs. Oklahoma. What this year's most exciting college bowl game?

A: Michigan vs. Florida... This comming from a buckeye fan btw...and i hate michigan...but my god it was beautiful seeing michigan kick the gator chomp out their ass.

What was the last season Miami was ranked in the top 10? by Dilla's Disciples™ Q: Was it the year they went to the Fiesta Bowl? Yeah, I remember that. That's why they lost the game.

A: 03 fiesta bowl... I remember Mcgahee losing his career there..hes never been the same :(

If Boise State makes a BCS game, who could be their potential opponent? What bowl game would they play? by Josha S Q: I think among potential opponents they could play are Texas, Oklahoma State, USC, or Florida just to name a few. I'm thinking they would also be in line for either the Sugar Bowl or the Fiesta Bowl, so what do you think?

A: I think they will get their asses kicked all over the place like Hawaii did last year. Hope you lose a game first and don't get waxed and exposed as inferior!

Who thinks the cotton bowl should be a bcs bowl? by c dubb Q: it was one of the original big 4 bowls, so isnt it more deserving than the fiesta bowl? besides it would be a little fairer so big 12 fans can have a home field advantage bowl like the rose and sugar bowls. how is it fair that ou/texas fans have to shell out to go to arizona when usc takes a half hour trip up to pasadena.

A: I agree but the old Cotton Bowl just isn't good enough. They poured millions into it but still it is not enough to step up with the BCS bowls. Now if they move it to the new Cowboy stadium then they could be the very best bowl.

How is water recycled on the International Space Station??? by MizzyMac Q: I'm doing the fiesta bowl challenge and i need a report on the water on the space station.

A: Look at the web site I gave your other question.

Do you think if texas wins next week they will go to a BCS bowl game? by mcdaddy is AVAIABLE LADIESSS!!!! Q: They defted oklahoma on a netrual field by 10 and also defted mizzori and ok st. I think they deserve at least a fiesta bowl bid. I think utah and texas in the fiesta bowl.

A: damn straight

Is there any chance that OU can play USC in a BCS bowl game? by BOOMER SOONER FAN!!! Q: I guess it would have to be the Fiesta bowl but could USC make it with an at large berth I want my Sooners to play USC again so we can revenge that horrible game in 2004 BOOMER SOONER! GO OU!

A: Yea! A boomer sooner fan! Me 2, Me 2!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~ i dont know who is give all the thumbs down.... but, you must be a USC fan... sore loser.

What college bowl do you think will be the best this year? My vote is Bama vs Utah. ? by lalynn1 Q: What college bowl game gets your vote as the greatest ever played? My vote, Boise State vs Oklahoma, Fiesta Bowl 07. I'm an OU fan,but it still was a great game even though my Sooners lost. Don't forget to include your favorite all-time bowl game, I would like to hear about it.

A: Texas/USC was much better than that game. This year Oklahoma/Florida will be a great one.

How is the new college football championship going to work? by john Q: I know it will replace the BCS but how will they determine who will play in the championship like will it be winners of the Rose Bowl VS. winners of the Fiesta Bowl and the winners of the Orange Bowl VS. winners of the Sugar Bowl?

A: Every year two bowl games (on a rotating basis) will act as national semi final games. The winners of those two bowl games will play in the National Championship Game. The four teams will be determined by a committee.

Why are the big football games called bowls? by chazzzzz Q: Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, etc..... Why are they called "bowls"? None of the trophys are a cup. Except for the Orange Bowl, but that one isnt even silver. There has to be another reason.

A: It's because of the stadiums. For instance, the Rose Bowl is held at Rose Bowl Stadium. They are all relatively bowl-shaped.

What are the most memorable games of college football played since the start of the 2004 season? by KOL2000 Q: I've only been following college football for the past few years as a USC fan/student, so I've seen relatively few college football games in my day. Only three games have really stuck in my mind over the years, and these are my favories in order: 1) 2007 Fiesta Bowl, Boise St vs. Oklahoma 2) 2006 Rose Bowl, Texas vs. USC 3) 2005 USC vs. Notre Dame, the "Bush Push" game. I'm not saying I'm happy with the results of those games (I was very upset about USC's loss to Texas), and even though I'm a Southern Cal fan I'll admit that the "Bush Push" was against the rules. But these are the games that seemed to me most exciting and memorable. So now I'm asking, what games were the most memorable to you over the last three seasons of college football? What games have I missed that were really worth watching for even non-fans of the teams?

A: My memorable games list would include the following: Bowl Games 1) 2007 Fiesta Bowl (Boise St. vs. Oklahoma) 2) 2006 Rose Bowl (Texas vs. USC) 3) 2005 Rose Bowl (Texas vs. Michigan) 4) 2006 Sugar Bowl (West Virginia vs. Georgia) 5) 2006 Orange Bowl (Penn St. vs. Florida St.) Regular Season Games 1) USC vs. Notre Dame (2005) 2) Rutgers vs. Louisville (2006) 3) Auburn vs. LSU (2006) 4) Florida vs. South Carolina (2006) 5) Ohio State vs. Michigan (2006)

How long does it usually take for you to get over a devastating loss? by Corrado's Nephew Q: After watching the the Fiesta Bowl I couldn't help but feel bad for the Buckeye fans. That's three years in a row their boys have come up short in the big game. How much can one heart take?

A: Good question. It is a bummer for us Buckeyes. I feel bad, but not nearly as bad as I feel for Laurenitis, Jenkins and the seniors who decided to stay. We all get over it but don't forget it. I think they deserved to win that game and with just a little luck on their side they would have - missed field goal, how many missed interceptions, bad call on roughing the passer, fumble bouncing out of bounds, one missed tackle. Overall they played good. Texas was totally one-dimensional; of course they're going to get yards but OSU pretty much contained them; just a bit more on the offense, or a bit of luck, and they would have had it. Tough loss.

How much do corporations pay to sponsor Bowl Games? by tastybooger Q: I know that Tostitos paid $30 million for six years of sponsoring the Fiesta Bowl...but what do companies pay for the lower tier bowls?

A: $250 million

How about them Utah Utes beating Air Force. I think the Utes are headed to a BCS bowl? by going postal Q: I don't think BYU can beat them. They could go to the Fiesta Bowl and beat Oklahoma (since OU always chokes in the bowl game anyway) and end the season unbeaten and in the top 10.

A: Heck yeah, they Utes beat everyone, especially since I got here, I think I brought the good luck or something. GO FRIKING UTES! They also beat the crap out of UNLV, Utah State, Michigan and will beat the crap out of Weber State University on Saturday. BYU is coming on November 22nd, even though I'm a traitor (50% BYU fan, 50% UofU fan) I still want my school to win, the Cougars lost their one and only exclusive chance to have a princess. Again: GO UTES!

Can You Answer These Questions About The College Football Bowl Games? by ☼WHITE HOT☼ HEAT Q: How do they decide who plays in the 5 major bowls? National Championship, Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, and Fiesta Bowl. Is it 1 vs 2, 3 vs 4, etc.? First person correct and MOST detail gets best answer.

A: Ok, the bcs poll is an average of the coaches poll, the harris poll, and computers that rank teams based on the teams win-loss as well as the strength of the teams they beat and lost to. Now, after the final week of the season, the teams that are ranked 1-2 in the bcs ranks are placed in the national championship game, which rotates between the fiesta, sugar, orange, and rose bowl stadiums in that order, so there will be the regular bowl game plus the NC a week after that. There are six conferences that automatically qualify their champion to play in a bcs game. The conferences are the SEC, ACC, Big 12, Big 10, Big East, and Pac 10. After the NC, there are certain conference tie ins. The Rose Bowl will always place the big 10 champion against the pac 10 champion, as long as neither of those teams are in the NC. If they are in the NC, the bowl can take the second best team from the conference or choose another at large. For example, in 2006 and 07, ohio state was the big 10 champion, so michigan played the rose one year and illinois the next. Also, when ohio state was big 10 champ in 02, they chose the big 12 champ (Oklahoma) to play the pac 10 champ. In 05, USC played Oklahoma in the NC so they chose big 12 runner up texas to play big 10 champ michigan, which caused a lot of controversy because many thought california was the better choice than texas. Okay, away from the rose bowl. The fiesta bowl matches the big 12 champion (if theyre not in the NC) against an at large team. An at large is a team that was the champion of a non bcs conference (like boise state from the WAC), or a team that did not win the conference championship of a bcs conference (texas in 08). Its also possible to have two at large teams play each other if the big 12 champ is in the NC and there is no worthy team behind them. (Last year TCU played Boise State, neither are from bcs auto conferences.) The sugar bowl matches the sec champ (or second sec team) against an at large. The orange bowl matches the acc champ versus an at large. Its kind of complicated so i tried to give as many examples to make it easier to understand. Hope this helped.

When was the last time 2 at large teams have played each other in a BCS bowl? by Chad Q: Is the Fiesta Bowl selection a show of cowardice on the BCS's part?

A: Its never happened intill this year with TCu and Boise this is first time ever.

Is the leftist open borders lobby irate that Arizona has THREE college football bowl games this year? by Shut Up And Drink The Flavor Ade Q: Tonight, Insight Bowl, New Year's Day Fiesta Bowl, January 8 BCS National Championship Game. Fans of the teams have descended on the Phoenix area with wallets open, hotels are booked to the gills. How pissed off are the leftist boycott freaks?

A: I hope it pisses them off so bad that their heads explode. Won't be much of a mess to clean up though.

What are the differences between the bowl games? by Jake L Q: sugar bowl, rose bowl, fiesta bowl, orange bowl, fiesta bowl, even cotton, holiday, sun etc... Besides the BCS championship, are the other bowls ranked in any ways? Whats best after BCS championship game and so forth?

A: The bowls have agreements (aka "Tie-in") with football conferences to pick a school in a certain order. For example, the Rose Bowl has first choice and the Holiday Bowl has second choice for a Pac-10 school. Usually the choices are made based on where that team finished in conference play. For example, the Holiday Bowl in San Diego has an agreement to take the 2nd place Pac-10 team and the 3rd place Big-12 team (if each conference only sends one team to the BCS bowl- this season OK St who finished 4th went because Oklahoma and Texas are going to a BCS game). BUT bowl committees can choose a school that finished behind another team. It's unfair to the school that's picked over, but the bowl committee does not decide solely on football record. Bowl committees look at many factors like: How well does the school travel (i.e. Will students and alumni travel to the city and spend money on food and lodging)? How many people will watch the game on TV? How exciting will the game be? I know a lot of people complain when Notre Dame gets invited to the BCS bowl when they lose 2 games. It's usually undeserving, but the bowl committee knows Notre Dame fans travel well (= spend lots of money) and get good TV ratings. Same with big schools like Ohio State and Nebraska. Smaller schools and non-traditional football powers like Vanderbilt and Cal are left out. Of course the bowl with the biggest payout gets higher priority in choosing. The BCS bowls are the huge payout games so it precedes all other bowls.

What are your Fiesta Bowl predictions? by Hook Em Horns Q: Texas will play Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. Who will win and what will be the final score? FYI Ohio State beat Texas when McCoy was a freshman. Look at him now. He's about to win a heisman. Quit reffering to the 2006 game. Colt McCoy was a freshman and Ohio State had Troy Smith. Now McCoy is one of the frontrunners for the heisman and Pryor is a freshamn so these are 2 completely different teams from 2006.

A: 52 - 24 Longhorns, if Mack decides not to run up the score.

Looking for Aunthentic Nike NCAA footballs like the ones used in the Fiesta Bowl.? by jsoriano Q: Where can I buy a football like the one they used in the Fiesta Bowl with both team logos? I already checked ebay.

A: You can go to hobby shops and sporting goods stores

What is the greatest college football game in history? by TheDarkKnight Q: I personally have to say the 2007 fiesta bowl: Oklahoma vs. Boise St. We may never again see an overtime quite like that again. The fact that it isn't championship game may make some people vote against it, but I feel that it shouldn't matter what kind of bowl it is.

A: The 2007 Fiesta Bowl between Boise State & Oklahoma has to be the best game ever in College Football

How do you unlock bowl stadiums on NCAA Football 09 on Wii? by BRAD Q: I want to play at bowl game stadiums such as the Sugar Bowl, Fiesta Bowl,etc, but how do you unlock those stadiums because there are no pennants in the game, so do you have to play in the bowls in dynasty mode to unlock them or what?

A: You can't.You have to play at the real teams stadium.

What are your thoughts of making the Cotton Bowl a BCS bowl? by BamaAndy Q: That is if the BCS kicks the Fiesta Bowl out. Thanks for your answers ahead of time. Will get back to you soon.

A: I thought the Cotton Bowl should have been a BCS bowl orgininaly

How are the bowl games and who plays in them determined? by j_issa Q: Hey Everyone, Does anyone know how the bowl games are determined. I guess the BCS has numbers 1 and 2 playing for the title, but what is the next best bowl? It seems that a pac 10 school and a midwest school (Wisconsin?) goes to the Rose bowl often. What is the Fiesta Bowl. Is there anywhere I can explore who goes where and what the bowls are called? Thank you.

A: Almost, if not all, of the bowls are created with conference tie-ins, meaning that two conferences are, unless circumstances arise, going to send a representative to that bowl. The circumstances can range from a conference not having enough teams bowl-eligible to put one in there to one of their teams playing in the national championship game and losing one of their other bids. But the matchups are determined by how each conference's standings are at the end of the year. For example, before the BCS madness was created, the Rose Bowl always had the Pac-10 champion vs the Big 10 champion. If you go to espn.com, they have a bowl schedule there that, if I remember correctly, has the tie-ins on the page. It might help you out.

Is the BCS National Championship and the Fiesta Bowl the same game? by jaime Q: I ordered tickets to the BCS National Championship from eBay and the seller said my "fiesta bowl" tickets were on their way. ? This is the title: Tostito's Fiesta Bowl BCS National Championship Game

A: No they aren't the same and you had better make sure that you are getting what you paid for.

Does Texas have a chance to win the Fiesta Bowl? by Jordan B Q: I heard that Texas (my favorite team) is playing Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl, and I am wondering, does Texas have a chance to win?

A: BELIEVE ME NO CHANCE IN HELL!

Where can I get the spandex suit from the Fiesta Bowl Pregame? by Steve A Q: I was watching the pregame show for the Fiesta Bowl tonight between Ohio State and Texas and saw a fan that was interviewed wearing a split scarlet and gray suit. Where can I get what that fan was wearing???

A: That guy was awesome! Go to http://www.superfansuits.com I bought a split suit just like that from there except it was orange and blue. Go Gators!

Is the Fiesta Bowl the only bowl game that is named after a product and not a company? by Patches O'Houlihan Q: The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl is named after an actual product, a bag of corn chips, and not the company that makes them which I believe is Frito Lay. It's not the Meineke Car Care Oil Change Bowl, or the Fed Ex Priority Overnight Letter Orange Bowl, or the Pacific Life Term Life Insurance Policy Holiday Bowl, or the Outback Bloomin' Onion Bowl.

A: Can you imagine what they would come up with for the Capital One Bowl? The 100% interest bowl?

If nebraska wins tonight Does that mean they will play in the fiesta bowl? by Adam Q: I didnt know if they would put nebraska in it cause winner of big 12 is supposed to go to the fiesta bowl.

A: If the win tonight the world will start spinning the other way and the Easter Bunny and Santa Clause will be the president and the vice president of the United States.

What is that thumb/forefinger gesture fans are using in the Fiesta Bowl? by Peterd Q: Watching the Fiesta Bowl, I see cheerleaders and fans using a gesture in which the thumb and forefinger are together, with the other three fingers extended and the hand is makig a tilting motion. What's the deal?

A: I think they are the "horns" for the TCU Horned Toads.

What seat is better for the Fiesta Bowl Section 407 row 5 or sec 141 row 61? by WHAT IS IT Q: I have the option to pick from two tickets for the Fiesta bowl in AZ Cardinals stadium but i don't know which seats will be better, please help. The tickets are Section 407 row 5 and section 141 row 61 at University of Phoenix stadium. I never been to a football game and would like to have a good view. From these seats, which would be better? Please help. Thank you.

A: sec 141 row 61

How, Where, When can I get Fiesta Bowl tickets? by Dano Q: I want to go to the Fiesta Bowl but I don't know how to get tickets, without showing up and buying them from a scalper.

A: I went to the official Tostitios Fiesta Bowl site. Tickets are sold out! DON'T FORGET..........While the Fiesta Bowl (January 1, 2007) is at the new stadium in Glendale, AZ, it is NOT the BCS National Championship Game. That game is at the same stadium, but one week later (January 8, 2007). For tickets to either game, you will have to deal with either a scalper at the site or with a ticket broker ahead of time. The advantage of a reputable ticket broker is that you have recourse if your ticket is counterfeit. There are many ticket brokers. I cannot recommend one, but here is the first one I saw: http://www.tickco.com/sports_football_fiesta_bowl_tickets.htm

Is the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl the only bowl game named after a specific product and not just a company? by Patches O'Houlihan Q: It's not the Frito Lay Fiesta Bowl it's the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl a Frito Lay product. Is that the only one? I think it is. It's not the Allstate Whole Life Policy with Accidental Death and Dismemberment Sugar Bowl, or the Discover Platinum Card Orange Bowl, or the Beef O'Brady's Chicken Fingers Bowl, etc..

A: Well the Champs Sports Bowl is not the Foot Locker Inc Bowl. The Outback Bowl is not the OSI Restaurant Partners Bowl. Not exactly what you asked, but each of those bowls are named after brands/companies that are subsidiaries.

How much do after-market Fiesta Bowl tickets cost? by Bryan C Q: I'm thinking of buying tickets to the game in January, and I'm wondering how much money I can get for the tickets if I can't go to the game. Any idea of how find out how much tickets sold for on eBay, Stubhub, etc for the 2010 Fiesta Bowl?

A: Fiesta Bowl (Boise State-TCU) http://www.stubhub.com/fiesta-bowl-tickets/ • Fans paid an average price of $163, and a range of $24 - $1500 • Arizona buyers made up 27% of buyers, followed by 19% from Idaho and 16% from Texas o Arizona buyers paid an average price of $119 o Idaho buyers paid an average price of $161 o Texas buyers paid an average price of $233 • Last season, fans paid an average price of $170 for the Fiesta Bowl (Texas-Ohio State) • StubHub gross sales for the 2010 Fiesta Bowl have surpassed every previous Fiesta Bowl

Why is Texas in the Fiesta Bowl and not Texas Tech or Missouri? by going postal Q: The Big 12 champion goes to the Fiesta Bowl, but in this case OU is going to the championship game. Missouri was actually the runner up in the Big 12 so why not them in the Fiesta Bowl? Tech beat Texas head to head, so why not them? It seems that Texas should have been at best the 3rd team from the Big 12. Or is it based strictly on BCS ratings,Texas being the higher ranked team so they get to go to the Fiesta Bowl?

A: As another person pointed out, the Fiesta bowl gets to select it's replacement for OU since OU is going to the NT game, but that selection is not without limits. They have to select a team with at least 9 wins and in the top 14 of the BCS rankings. They also cannot select a team that is tied to another bowl (Can't select USC or Penn St for instance). Finally they can't select a team from the same conference as the other team in the NT game (i.e. couldn't select Alabama). So as you can see Missouri was not eligible for the Fiesta bowl because they were not in the top 14 BCS standings nor did they have 9 wins. As for Texas Tech, they could have taken Texas Tech, but Texas was ranked higher in the BCS and quite frankly is a much better TV and ticket sales draw.

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