Sparty, there are multiple reasons you didn’t get picked to play in The Outback Bowl. The biggest is right here, face it, you just don’t support your team and you ain’t that sexy.
The Outback Bowl took the more attractive option, they took a TV ratings magnet and a huge ticket sale over a regional program that many outside of the Midwest don’t pay attention too at all, even when you are making the playoff.
What is even more delicious was your total meltdown when somebody told you the truth. The complete meltdown by the fan base and players over a meaningless bowl game only only reinforces the “little brother” tag and makes you look small. You’ll never get out of Michigan’s shadow by calling for a boycott of every bowl that didn’t select you to play in it. I’d hate to see what would happen if you got snubbed by the Dollar General Bowl or the Camping World Bowl.
Outback Bowl president/CEO Jim McVay:
“We’re tied in with the Big Ten and we’re tied in with the Southeastern Conference and both teams are loaded with excellent inventory. On the Big Ten side we looked at a couple of teams. The way the process with the Outback Bowl (works) is: We get our selection committee, our board. And once it’s clear who is available, we make presentations about each team and then (the board) votes. Whatever the decision is from the board and the selection committee (is) that’s who we take. We feel very fortunate to have South Carolina and coach (Will) Muschamp and the University of Michigan and Jim Harbaugh in our game. We’re excited about it.”
Yep, they picked Michigan, why, TV ratings and butts in season, so simple even a Sparty can figure it out.