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Cotton Bowl is golden if BCS spot opens

Posted on: March 30, 2011 10:37 am
 
The Cotton Bowl would have "no problem" taking a spot in the BCS rotation if the Fiesta Bowl is kicked out, a source told CBSSports.com Wednesday morning.

The Cotton's television affiliation with Fox was thought to be a barrier toward the bowl joining the BCS rotation. ESPN has the BCS contract for the next three years. However, that source close to the situation said it would be easy for the Cotton to slide in to a spot vacated by the Fiesta. 

It is not known if there is an out in the Cotton-Fox contract should a BCS spot open up. However, it is thought that Cotton Bowl sponsor AT&T could be involved in the transition process. Also, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would most likely support the move because his palace, Cowboys Stadium, is involved.

That revelation makes the Cotton the overwhelming favorite if the Fiesta is kicked out. The bowl was put on notice by the BCS on Tuesday following the firing of Fiesta CEO John Junker. In a strongly worded statement the BCS said the Fiesta would have "to demonstrate why it should remain a BCS bowl game."

The Fiesta is confident that, with reforms, it can remain in the BCS rotation. The Dallas-based Cotton was left out of the original BCS, established in 1998. Since then, it has been aggressively upgrading its bowl that currently features Big 12 and SEC teams.

Other bowls in line to join the BCS lineup if the Fiesta is kicked out: Chick-Fil-A in Atlanta and Capital One in Orlando, Fla.
Comments

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 5:56 pm
 

Cotton Bowl is golden if BCS spot opens




Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 5:55 pm
 

Cotton Bowl is golden if BCS spot opens




Since: Nov 21, 2010
Posted on: March 31, 2011 2:00 pm
 

Cotton Bowl is golden if BCS spot opens

The Holiday Bowl has already crowned a National Champion.  That ought to count for something.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Cotton Bowl is golden if BCS spot opens

Holiday Bowl in San Diego. A big stadium, NFL ready, beautiful city full of tourists.



Since: Nov 21, 2010
Posted on: March 31, 2011 1:11 pm
 

Cotton Bowl is golden if BCS spot opens

Why do they need a 4th BCS stadium?  Don't they already play 2 games in the stadium within a week of one another?  Why can't they just do that with 2 different stadiums?  Why not have teams 5-10 play in the Rose, Sugar and Orange Bowls, and play the remaining games in duplicate sites? 



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2011 10:46 am
 

Cotton Bowl is golden if BCS spot opens

How ironic, the NCAA pats itself on the back for disbanding a good ole boy network only to hop into bed with another more established network.



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 9:25 am
 

Cotton Bowl is golden if BCS spot opens

The universities themselves need to step up and end the bowl stupidity/corruption. If it really is about teaching young men and women, why hang on to traditions that simply exist to put money into the hands of greedy corporate types. Nothing like making millions of $$ on free labor.. Hmm what does that sound like? How does the BCS end? Easy. A well established university, OSU, LSU, Alabama, whomever, simply doesn't show up at one of these BS bowls.  Instead coach Saban and coach Tressel get together and play their own game at a southern universities' stadium.  The game and all that matters about the game are still intact.  Just cut out the greedy worthless bowl committees ...




Since: Feb 10, 2011
Posted on: March 31, 2011 1:34 am
 

Cotton Bowl is golden if BCS spot opens

If you're really quiet you can hear Jerry Jones salivating at the thought of getting the Cotton Bowl into the B.C.S. Jerr yGets what Jerry wants.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: March 30, 2011 11:09 pm
 

Cotton Bowl is golden if BCS spot opens

Hey,Man of Trey;do you really think that the DFW area can put on a better show than Phoenix? Dude' you have no idea of the logistics of the DFW region. At least with Phoenix, all the media can congregate in the Scottsdale zip code and make it back to their hotel within 25 minutes. You; my Buckeye fool, will be fortunate to see Ohio State in any bowl game the next 3 years after the NCAA exacts some justice.



Since: Mar 23, 2010
Posted on: March 30, 2011 11:04 pm
 

Cotton Bowl is golden if BCS spot opens

Dallas fell on its face with the Super Bowl, it the most disorganized town in America. Who assigns street addresses to highways you can only access every so many miles, ridiculous, hate going there.


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