College Football: 10 Teams Who Get More TV Exposure Than They Deserve
With college football season just a little over a month away, it reminds us that we need to start writing out our grocery lists to make sure that the fridge is fully stocked for those big games on Saturday afternoons.
We will sit in front of our televisions, with good friends in tow, and we'll watch our favorite teams or our favorite rivalries. It's what college football season is all about.
It's about good football, it's about wins, it's about losses, and we have so many games to choose from on any given weekend that it's hard to decide which one we want to pick and stay with.
We drive our friends, and sometimes our spouses, crazy with flipping from one game to another while one is at commercial. The more football we can get the better, right?
Well, for some teams, they are featured on television a tad bit too much. Over the last few seasons, it seems they haven't shown much for as much national exposure they've received.
Sure, some have the networks all to themselves and sure, some of that is thanks to a big alumni base, but the fact that the rest of us have to be subjected to it is downright cruel.
So here's the list of 10 teams that need to have their television time backed down.
NBC has given me a reason not to tune to it on Saturdays. That is, when it's time for Notre Dame's game to start.
I know I'm going to get a backlash from Irish fans and while it's expected, I hardly think giving one school its own network for being nothing short of mediocre needs to be fixed.
The only reason USC gets so much television time is it's the only thing close to professional football Los Angeles is going to get.
With Pete Carroll gone, the team got a little less Hollywood.
This hurts for me to say but Fresno State needs a little less time on ESPN networks until it can actually beat those "anyone, anywhere, anytime" non-conference opponents.
Sorry Bulldog fans, though I am one, I'd rather they get a win over Wisconsin with no one watching than continue to lose those games with everyone watching.
Ah yes, Rich Rod. Lloyd Carr steps down and all that's left in the Big House is the fact that Rich Rodriguez still roams the sideline for the blue and gold.
It's gotta suck to know that every time you step into that stadium most of your own fans don't like you.
The rest of the nation just doesn't want to be a part of the hatred because most of us don't care that much.
Good ol' Bob Stoops. Probably the only reason Oklahoma gets national television exposure.
I'm not hating on the Sooners, just not sure why they get as much run as they do since they can't seem to beat Texas—or BYU for that matter.
Yep, Ohio State is on my list. Yeah, everyone's a critic.
If there were ever a school that got coverage for no other reason than who they were, it would be Ohio State.
Unless you're an SEC school, but we'll get to that.
With Bobby Bowden gone, maybe this trend will change.
Though I've never been a fan of Florida State and I wouldn't watch the Seminoles even if they were on, I don't know why their lackluster teams keep getting national coverage.
Ah yes, an SEC team is on this list. But before the SEC, or Georgia, fans get all worked up and go into a full blown anger attack, I'll say this: If you want to give SEC teams coverage, I can understand Alabama and maybe Florida, but Georgia?
I have two different problems with as much coverage as Oregon seems to get on the national networks.
Problem one: Its uniforms should be scrapped and redone.
Problem two: You lost to Boise State, who everyone loves to hate. Early in the season or late in the season, that was a terrible effort.
Last, but certainly not least, the Boise State Broncos.
Yes, the Boise State haters can rejoice at this selection. I'm not a Bronco hater, but I'm also not among the top supporters either.
Here's my problem with you, Boise State. You want the big time, you want the respect, but when you have a chance to sign a deal with Nebraska, you hold out for more money?
If you want the game, schedule the game. I don't have a problem with you going undefeated and pounding your chest all year long, but doing it against Miami(Ohio), UC Davis, and Bowling Green bores the hell out of me.