Oregon State in the season openers
Back to Main MenuBusiness News HomeFront PorchIt Only MoneyOregon the EconomyPlaybooks ProfitsSilicon ForestWindow ShopStock Market ReportBusiness Public BlogBack to Main MenuVideos from the OregonianVideos from The Beaverton LeaderVid adidas predator eos from the Hillsboro ArgusVideos from The Forest Grove LeaderYour VideosNow, if only local major college football fans had something more than the pair of blowouts waiting at week’s end.Oregon opens with Nicholls State. Oregon State has Eastern Washington.Both Nicholls State and Eastern Washington play at the FCS (I AA) level, which means they operate with fewer scholarships and smaller budgets.Both are “body bag” ga adidas predator mes. Nicholls State and Eastern Washington have agreed to take a whipping in turn for payouts to help their athletic departments balance the books. In essence, Oregon and Oregon State each have bo adidas predator ught a victory.It’s win win for everybody except fans wanting to see a competitive contest.I laugh every time somebody trots out the bromide about each week in a major college football season being like a playoff.Nicholls State lost last year to Tulsa 66 16 and to Oregon State 77 3. At least Eastern Washington is a better program. The Eagles did beat Idaho FCS in name only and give a rebuilding Washington State a close game. But I can’t see them staying within three touchdowns of OSU.If the big time college football schools ever successfully break away to form their own upper tier, I adidas predator hope they also ban the body bag games. The big boys should play people their own size.