The Chosen One passes on Cactus Bowl

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  2. norcalsurfer

    norcalsurfer Points Member


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    I thought Anakin Skywalker was the chosen one?
     
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    actually Josh did bring balance to the Force

    before Rosen came to ucla: ucla won 3 straight against SC
    after Rosen came to ucla: ucla lost 3 straight to SC
     
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    Didn't pass concussion protocol
     
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    It certainly wasn't the male castrating The Last Jedi movie, that's for sure. Dreadful movie if not for the special effects. My chosen man parts were light sabered off...Star Wars is dead. Thanks to the murderers at Disney! Thanks Disney! You wretched hive of rats...
     
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    This is a continuation of a trend that Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey elevated last year. opting out of minor bowl games so they won't risk injury and hurt their draft stock.

    I don't buy that concussion protocol excuse, it's pretty easy to fake your way through it. If the bRuins had landed a major bowl or e playoff game (highly unlikely of course, they're still ucla), I'd bet anything Rosen plays then. He's just hiding behind the excuse. Maybe it's understandable given the $$$$$ that's on the table, but it still stinks, and it gives more players pause to re-consider playing in one of these games.

    If any good comes out of this, maybe it's the elimination of some of these ridiculous bowls. There are like 40 of these stinkers, and when they get clogged up with a lot of .500 teams, it marginalizes the bowl system, and turns the whole thing into a punch line.
     
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    Good.
     
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    That's the "official line", but it was clear,to me, he wasn't going to play. That guy is a prima donna puss.
     
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    [QUOTE="Tusc2000, post: 675062, member: 2513"
    If any good comes out of this, maybe it's the elimination of some of these ridiculous bowls. There are like 40 of these stinkers, and when they get clogged up with a lot of .500 teams, it marginalizes the bowl system, and turns the whole thing into a punch line.[/QUOTE]


    The "PARTICIPATION TROPHY CROWD" (that is part of the left wing politically correct socialist group-think) promoted the dilution of the bowl games into participation trophy events for the .500 teams.

    Fourty bowl games played by two teams in each game is 80!! universities participating in a bowl game. There are 130 teams in FBS, Div 1, NCAA football. Theoretically, the four best teams are picked for the CFP.

    EIGHTY teams go to a bowl game while fifty teams will not have a bowl game..and stay home. This means .61 percent of Div 1 FBS schools play a post season bowl game. With these figures, the bowl games has been reduced to overblown participation trophy games that are ONLY played to secure more money for the broadcasters, networks, university bank accounts and to soothe the "cum bye ahh" crowd so everyone can feel good about themselves.

    The original post season bowl games that determined national champions did a lot better that the current 40 Bowl game participation trophy bonanza and the upside down CFP committee that resembles another failed governmental experiment.

    Just my humble opinion on the CFP committee and that there are way to many bowl games.
     
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    I know there will be people who disagree with me, but the whole skipping of a minor bowl game, I believe, speaks to a person's character. To me it's a person who leaves his teammates for the good of himself. It's a person who is afraid of getting hurt (and if that's the case, you playing the wrong sport). It's a slap in the face of fans and bowl promoters who do their best to put on a good show featuring the best players.

    I realize it's meaningless, especially with all the ridiculous bowl games we now have, but the kind of player I want on my professional team is one who still works hard for the lesser or meaningless prize; it's one who sticks with his teammates until the end and it's one who enjoys the sport for the sports' sake not for the bigger paycheck with a better draft position. Would Vince Lombardi take any of these types of players?

    Sigh. It's the world we live in now and just one more reason college football continues to dampen my interest and slip away from my list of favorite things to watch.
     
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    Truth be told Rosen is scheduled to have a nose job on game day. TMZ is on the case.
     
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    The "PARTICIPATION TROPHY CROWD" (that is part of the left wing politically correct socialist group-think) promoted the dilution of the bowl games into participation trophy events for the .500 teams.

    Fourty bowl games played by two teams in each game is 80!! universities participating in a bowl game. There are 130 teams in FBS, Div 1, NCAA football. Theoretically, the four best teams are picked for the CFP.

    EIGHTY teams go to a bowl game while fifty teams will not have a bowl game..and stay home. This means .61 percent of Div 1 FBS schools play a post season bowl game. With these figures, the bowl games has been reduced to overblown participation trophy games that are ONLY played to secure more money for the broadcasters, networks, university bank accounts and to soothe the "cum bye ahh" crowd so everyone can feel good about themselves.

    The original post season bowl games that determined national champions did a lot better that the current 40 Bowl game participation trophy bonanza and the upside down CFP committee that resembles another failed governmental experiment.

    Just my humble opinion on the CFP committee and that there are way to many bowl games.[/QUOTE]
    They should just do an exhibition game (outside of the top 8 or whatever you want) during the Holidays and let teams pick their opponents. Most matchups are one-sided because one team is usually motivated and the other is unmotivated, whether a lesser opponent, fired coach, lost a coach to another program, or had a poor season based on expectations. The Bowls are mostly meaningless. Nobody wants to be on the road over Christmas at a game that means very little.
     
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    As I remember, this partially started in the 2007 BCS game, when Ted Ginn Jr sprained his ankle after scoring a TD.
    I recall his father coming down to the field, having a discussion with his son and that was it. Ginn was done for the game.
     
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    I feel the same way.
     
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    It does not take that many weeks to pass concussion protocol in my experience except if you have had recurrent ones.
     
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    Rosen made a statement towards the end of the season if the bRuins play in a bowl game he would definitely play. He was close to Mora and was upset at the firing, so I think that has something to do with it and the "concussion protocol" is a convenient excuse. If he has symptoms, of course he shouldn't play, but Rosen has already shown what his character is like the past few seasons, so I'm not buying it. Whatever; good riddance Josh and enjoy your time in Cleveland.
     
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    You aren’t alone. In my eyes, a school pays for your room & board, education, and training (that helps you prepare for the next level), and in return a player agrees to play to the best of their ability. No one is forcing them, they are willingly making this commitment. If they don’t like the arrangement, don’t agree to it. But if you do agree, see it through. That is absolutely what character is all about.

    I watched several ucla games and saw Rosen lose faith in in his team and coach. I could be wrong, but he looked like he thought they were all losers and that he was too good for him. If he really had a concussion from that game, how was he able to play in the last couple of games? But now he can’t? I have a really hard time buying it. I think it’s more likely that he knows ucla won’t win and that K-State will knock him around in the process.
     
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    When playing Bill Snyder, it's hard to want to expose your head like this.


    As I said, I don't blame him. He's been nothing but class while UCLA let him down the past three years, so I wish him the best the best going forward. I'm glad he's making the trip, but he's been a good teammate throughout his tenure.
     

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