After falling to a mediocre record of 8-5 in 2013, the first time since 2005 not to win at least 10 games, the Broncos are eager to prove last season was a fluke. An opening game at Ole Miss is a crucial contest for Boise. A win over the Rebels (currently a projected loss) and the Broncos could go undefeated. Stiff challenges await in conference play though as Fresno State, San Diego State, and Utah State look strong enough to derail the Broncos dreams. An abundance of tough non-conference games may send a message that the conference is weaker when in truth, overall, every team seems improved over 2013. Take a look at the scheduled competition with the power five conferences: Ole Miss, Colorado (2), Boston College, Southern Cal, Nebraska, Utah, Washington, Oregon State (3), Washington State, Arizona (2), Arizona State, North Carolina, Auburn, Minnesota, Tennessee, Wake Forest, Oregon and Michigan State. In addition there are games against 4 “group of five” teams, all contending for their conference crowns, Rice, Arkansas State, Texas-San Antonio, and Northern Illinois. Brigham Young, an independent, but certainly a power five quality team is on the MWC schedule 4 times. Billingsley predicts a record of 2-28 in those contests. Even if Boise State, or any other MWC team goes undefeated, that conference record doesn’t look good to a selection committee.
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Poker is just as popular with football players as it is the average American player. The game has seen its fair share of famous players at the table including Arizona Cardinals Calais Campbell and three-time Super Bowl champion Richard Seymour. While real money poker is legal and regulated in Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware, NFL players are barred from entering into sponsorship or participating in any promo. Regular game play is acceptable.
During football season you can’t drag football fans away from their TV’s. Watching their favorite college teams play is a way of life - until the season ends. Football fans are competitive and a lot of them find that playing poker is a good way to fill in time during the off season. Many of the members of the Cardschat Poker Forum are also college football fans and join in on discussions on both topics in the forum.
Football season generates more television viewings in the United States than any other program. It also receives more bets than any sport according to owner of the official sportsbook rankings on bettingsites.com. The kickoff and superbowl alone represent the largest days in American gambling by more than ten (10) times the average.