â†µI can't imagine anyone other than Iowa and Penn State fans* watchedâ†µthe BCS selection show with particular interest after Oklahoma State'sâ†µpratfall against Oklahoma cleared up the BCS at-large picture. This isâ†µnot Selection Sunday, when 65 teams across the country find out not onlyâ†µif they're in, but where they're going and who they're facing. But dangâ†µif they didn't use the same script:â†µâ†µ
â†µThat's TCU fans exploding in joy after finding out they'd be...â†µreprising last year's Poinsettia Bowl against Boise State? You mean toâ†µtell me not one single Horned Frog fan thought flipping the bird at theâ†µpowers that be was in order? Do these people not have any idea what'sâ†µgoing on?â†µâ†µ
â†µâ‡¥So the team is there, coach Gary Patterson is there, the Fox cameraâ†µâ‡¥crew is there and Fox reporter Charissa Thompson is there. According to [TCU baseball coach Jim]â†µâ‡¥Schlossnagle, the producers were there pumping their fists andâ†µâ‡¥getting the crowd jazzed with applause signs and all. He said theyâ†µâ‡¥didn't know which bowl game they were going to play in at the beginningâ†µâ‡¥of the taping and even when it did go live, Thompson only told the fansâ†µâ‡¥gathered there that they were going to the Fiesta Bowl and not who theyâ†µâ‡¥would play.â†µâ‡¥â†µ
â†µâ‡¥Coach Patterson was finally told it would be against Boise Stateâ†µâ‡¥right before Thompson stuck a mic in his face.â†µ
â†µAh, they really didn't have any idea what was going on. Incompleteâ†µinformation -- the very reason college football needs a playoff more thanâ†µany other sport -- rears its head again, this time in service of parable.â†µThe article suggests that fans were walking awayâ†µ"disappointed" that they only got measly Boise State, which isâ†µboth obvious and the reason that TCU is at the kiddie table. At leastâ†µCharissa Thompson was in the house.â†µâ†µ
â†µPlease don't stalk her now, internet. I didn't mean it. â†µâ†µ
â†µ(HT: Doctorâ†µSaturday.)â†µâ†µ*(Iowa or Penn State was the only question remaining, with the BCSâ†µchoosing between justice and money. Shockingly, they chose justice,â†µwhich probably means the money didn't actually differ.)â†µ
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