When Fuzzy Math Goes All Wrong

I made the enormous mistake of leaving the sound on during the halftime break of the Independence Bowl*.


Isn't that ridiculous? 

To try and understand what in the world May is getting at, here is a list of schools who have not "gone to a BCS bowl and won" since Penn State did it:

Air Force, Akron, Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Army, Auburn, Ball State, Baylor, Boston College, Bowling Green, Buffalo, BYU, California, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Clemson, Colorado, Colorado State, Connecticut, Duke, Eastern Michigan, ECU, FIU , Florida Atlantic , Florida State, Fresno State, Georgia Tech, Hawaiʻi, Houston, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kent State, Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Marshall, Maryland, Memphis, Miami, Miami University, Michigan, Michigan State, Middle Tennessee, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Missouri, Navy, NC State, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New Mexico State, North Carolina, North Texas , Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rice, Rutgers, San Diego State, San Jose State, SMU, South Carolina, South Florida, Southern Miss, Stanford, Syracuse, TCU, Temple, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech , Toledo, Troy, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, UCF, UCLA, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, UTEP, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Washington, Washington State, Western Michigan, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

For the record that's 111 schools, or 93% of all schools who play Division I-a FBS.

The clip above is from a halftime segment devoted entirely to the 2009 Rose Bowl, and no one even bothered to look up (or, like, remember) when Penn State's last BCS appearance was.  May's trump card is that it hasn't happened in six years (not exactly an eternity, and not exactly true), Lou is completely helpless to even understand the argument on account of being batshit crazy, and Rece Davis...well, poor Rece Davis. He's trying to host a television show and has been tricked into babysitting.

 

*Yes, a bigger mistake was probably watching the Independence Bowl, but it was a long trip back home and sitting on the couch was about as productive an activity as I could muster last night.

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