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We are now halfway to bowl eligibility
(10-09-2017 04:28 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  
(10-08-2017 03:23 PM)Smaug Wrote:  
(10-08-2017 03:18 PM)Grammar-Nazi Wrote:  I feel like UAB will get a bowl invite if we are eligible, simply because of the feel-good story this season is.


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I concur. It'd be too good a story.

Maybe even for those nimrods in Mobile.

Bowls don't care about feel good stories. They will invite whoever brings the most fans.


Bowls don’t care about attendance anymore. Most are completely controlled by ESPN, and it is all about ratings and advertising. They will invite the teams they are told to invite. Most of the contracts even give ESPN final say over the teams in the bowl game.


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RE: We are now halfway to bowl eligibility
(10-09-2017 04:28 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  
(10-08-2017 03:23 PM)Smaug Wrote:  
(10-08-2017 03:18 PM)Grammar-Nazi Wrote:  I feel like UAB will get a bowl invite if we are eligible, simply because of the feel-good story this season is.


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I concur. It'd be too good a story.

Maybe even for those nimrods in Mobile.

Bowls don't care about feel good stories. They will invite whoever brings the most fans.

Major bowls, yes. But there are so many bowls that 5-7 teams are given slots now.

We have been talked about on College Gameday 4 weeks out of the season so far. If we're eligible, I think we are a lock to get one.
10-09-2017 04:42 PM
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RE: We are now halfway to bowl eligibility
If it’s ratings, the story line gives us the edge. If it’s attendance, we still have the edge.
10-09-2017 07:34 PM
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(10-09-2017 07:34 PM)ICB Wrote:  If it’s ratings, the story line gives us the edge. If it’s attendance, we still have the edge.

Yeah. I think we’d travel very well. I know I’d go to pretty much anywhere other that Hawaii, and I’d give even there a long look.
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(10-11-1974 04:21 PM)busch Wrote:  North Texas beat Southern Miss on the road. Southern Miss beat UTSA on the road. Obviously, both Southern Miss and UTSA are capable of losing at home. Just saying.

We have not shown that we can win on the road yet, and those are both better opponents than we have played on the road so far.
10-09-2017 08:13 PM
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RE: We are now halfway to bowl eligibility
(10-09-2017 07:59 PM)JeffUAB Wrote:  
(10-09-2017 07:34 PM)ICB Wrote:  If it’s ratings, the story line gives us the edge. If it’s attendance, we still have the edge.

Yeah. I think we’d travel very well. I know I’d go to pretty much anywhere other that Hawaii, and I’d give even there a long look.

Yeah if we're in a bowl game other than Hawaii or the Bahamas, I'll be there.
10-09-2017 09:05 PM
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This whole thread gives me the jinxy heebee jeebees.
10-09-2017 09:11 PM
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(10-09-2017 09:11 PM)BlazerMatt Wrote:  This whole thread gives me the jinxy heebee jeebees.


Lock it and burn it
10-09-2017 09:32 PM
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(10-09-2017 09:11 PM)BlazerMatt Wrote:  This whole thread gives me the jinxy heebee jeebees.

Yeah, we’re thinking Bowl. Clark & team probably thinking bigger. He said not a game left on schedule that we couldn’t win or lose.
10-09-2017 10:17 PM
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RE: We are now halfway to bowl eligibility
I said we would be bowl eligible and not backing down from it jinx or not. We can win or lose every game left on the schedule so no matter what we say here it will play out how it plays out

Stay relatively healthy. That's the key. Yea we make a lot of mistakes but we are slowly improving here and there.

No way we are left out Bowl eligible. I would not be surprised WHEN eligible we get invited to a non CUSA bowl because someone wants us and cuts a deal.

How about UAB vs Vandy or SC in Birmingham or UAB vs Troy in Montgomery? If I'm Montgomery I'm begging for that matchup. Love to play SC here. Wow. That would be fun. My bet is New Orleans though vs ULM Just a hunch.
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RE: We are now halfway to bowl eligibility
I think we'll make it

I said worse 2-10
Best 6-6/7-5
Average 4-8/5-7

We're back on track for 6-6. This week's game will let us know. I think we can do it.
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RE: We are now halfway to bowl eligibility
If we win Saturday, I don't think will be merely talking bowl eligibility.
10-10-2017 08:11 AM
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RE: We are now halfway to bowl eligibility
(10-09-2017 10:29 PM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  I said we would be bowl eligible and not backing down from it jinx or not. We can win or lose every game left on the schedule so no matter what we say here it will play out how it plays out

Stay relatively healthy. That's the key. Yea we make a lot of mistakes but we are slowly improving here and there.

No way we are left out Bowl eligible. I would not be surprised WHEN eligible we get invited to a non CUSA bowl because someone wants us and cuts a deal.

How about UAB vs Vandy or SC in Birmingham or UAB vs Troy in Montgomery? If I'm Montgomery I'm begging for that matchup. Love to play SC here. Wow. That would be fun. My bet is New Orleans though vs ULM Just a hunch.

If we get invited to a bowl in the state of Alabama after having never been invited since I became a fan, I will throw up
10-10-2017 10:59 AM
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RE: We are now halfway to bowl eligibility
(10-10-2017 10:59 AM)GoBlazers468 Wrote:  
(10-09-2017 10:29 PM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  I said we would be bowl eligible and not backing down from it jinx or not. We can win or lose every game left on the schedule so no matter what we say here it will play out how it plays out

Stay relatively healthy. That's the key. Yea we make a lot of mistakes but we are slowly improving here and there.

No way we are left out Bowl eligible. I would not be surprised WHEN eligible we get invited to a non CUSA bowl because someone wants us and cuts a deal.

How about UAB vs Vandy or SC in Birmingham or UAB vs Troy in Montgomery? If I'm Montgomery I'm begging for that matchup. Love to play SC here. Wow. That would be fun. My bet is New Orleans though vs ULM Just a hunch.

If we get invited to a bowl in the state of Alabama after having never been invited since I became a fan, I will throw up

I'm the opposite. I'd be happy watching my Blazers play an extra game even if it was the Nikki's West Bowl @ Regions Field versus Alcorn St.
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RE: We are now halfway to bowl eligibility
SI has us in the Boca Bowl vs SMU on December 19th. Please let this happen!!!

https://www.si.com/college-football/2017...le-playoff
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(10-10-2017 10:59 AM)GoBlazers468 Wrote:  If we get invited to a bowl in the state of Alabama after having never been invited since I became a fan, I will throw up

I feel this way about playing in a bowl game at Legion, but I'd be totally fine with a bowl game in Mobile or Montgomery.

It would be great to get a bowl invite regardless.
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RE: We are now halfway to bowl eligibility
This team deserves a better reward than a bowl game in Alabama. I'll take any that we get, happily - but I'd love to do a bowl in Louisiana, even if it was in Shreveport. Cajun food, zydeco music, casinos... we could really rock that trip.
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(10-10-2017 11:04 AM)Pavy78 Wrote:  I'm the opposite. I'd be happy watching my Blazers play an extra game even if it was the Nikki's West Bowl @ Regions Field versus Alcorn St.

I first thought we might have a chance to pull off the impossible when the cheerleaders started screaming This is our city! in front of the Admin Building, on the morning of December 2nd.

They were right. This is our city. And if we have the good fortune to play a bowl game, it should be here. This isn't any other football team playing any other season.
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Any other time I'd go to the mat with you over that... but in this special year for UAB Football, I think you're right.

I still say screw Montgomery or Mobile, though.
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Personally, I'd like to see UAB wind up in the Military Bowl in Annapolis.
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