Suited Spade, you make some very valid points. However, to diminish the value of emotion, (after watching the emotion that I feel helped defeat the Seattle Seahawks in their last game, and shock the square majority of those who so sadly think the Seahawks will win the Super Bowl, goes to the heart of my argument that if history has proven anything in sports, it is that emotion has and always will play a giant role in the outcome of college and pro football games. Also, just because a starter urinates off a balcony and will be replaced by a capable player who is not that pathetic as many may think, may turn out to mean absolutely nothing. Also, Oregon St. who lost six games to no doubt much stiffer competition, according to "wise gamblers", are not tickled to death to even be in this Bowl Game. So I will take the points and also add a few bucks on the BOISE money line, as all the replies including yours have strengthened my position. Good luck and Merry Christmas!