Originally Posted by gatorman_07732
You missed my point entirely......I never said the Sugar Bowl wasn't a big game in general, but the bowl selection this year made it otherwise. It was a chit process and no other way around it. So the #3 team got to play the #17 team and as a result it was really forgotten by the media and K State and Oregon got all the press as a much bigger game. Like it or not this filters down to the players.
No - playing in the Sugar Bowl is-has-and always will be - a big game for any program - large or small.
We could play Kent State and it would be a big game.
You could argue on the 'worthiness' of an opponent - but the game itself - because it is the Sugar Bowl (aka a BCS Bowl) - will always be big.
The process is the process. Not perfect at all. Never has been and never will be.
That doesn't take away from the importance of a bowl game.
If anyone including the players/coaches/fans/etc. do not get this - they don't deserve a national championship.