Thursday, October 27, 2011
Would Clemson Fans Really Rather Play in Sugar Bowl Than Orange Bowl?
Joe Giglio of the Raleigh News and Observer was on 790 The Zone today discussing Clemson's post season possibilities.
Of course if the Tigers win out (and they will be favored in everyone of their remaining games barring injury) they could be in line for a BCS Championship Game. But they would also likely need some help from Stanford or Kansas State and maybe even Boise State.
Giglio surmises that IF Clemson is not going to be playing in the BCS Championship Game, then their fan base would rather LOSE the ACC Championship Game to a likely Virginia Tech team and play the Alabama/LSU loser in the Sugar than WIN and play the Big East Champ in the Orange Bowl.
I know Tiger fans are constantly measuring their program (much like FSU and Georgia Tech) against the SEC since they have in state rivals in that conference, but would they really want to turn down the first conference championship since 1991 just to play a much better bowl opponent?
I find that very hard to believe, but I will turn it over to the Clemson fans to decide.
Would you rather?
A) Win the ACC and play a mediocre Big East Champion in the Orange Bowl or
B) Lose the ACC Championship Game and play the Alabama/LSU loser in the Sugar Bowl
Joe Giglio Audio