Friday, July 28, 2006


The Atlantic Coast Conference shakes up the football bowl selection process, a year after my beloved Boston College Eagles went 9-3 and won a share of the division title, only to be awarded with a glorified away game.

According to ESPN, "if the new agreement were in place last season, for instance, the Music City and Meineke Car Care bowls couldn't have selected Virginia and NC State, which both finished with 3-5 ACC marks, over Boston College and Georgia Tech, which were both 5-3 in league play."

Had the Eagles played in either of those other bowls, they wouldn't have had to travel to Idaho, where east-coast BC fans aren't exactly clamoring to visit and where their bowl opponent plays on their home (blue) turf.