zartan, on 15 November 2012 - 08:57 PM, said:
All the matchup bowls happen in SEC country, GU. Built-in advantage
How is that an advantage, and who is it an advantage for? Football season runs from August through November; the players playing on Northern teams play most of their games in the heat too... they might play 2 or 3 games in cold weather. I'm quite certain they prefer not to play in the cold either.
Besides, the majority of good players who end up on teams that regularly make BCS bowls are from the South in the first place. Even after they've been at Northern schools for a couple years, they still hate the cold, just like any sane person.
Gidnik, on 15 November 2012 - 10:56 PM, said:
the sec hasnt played an away bowl game since the rose bowl against texas
What does that have to do with the SEC? The bowls are where they are, and the folks doing the picking don't have any SEC connections.
I know of at least 1 bowl game we'd love to play in, but they've been scared to put an SEC team in it for decades... the Rose absolutely won't do it. The SEC put 3 teams in the Rose Bowl for 9 games, went 5-3-1, and haven't been asked back since the '40's. The Big 12, Big East, and even the Mountain West have all had teams in a Rose Bowl since 2000. I fail to see how their cowardice is the SEC's fault.