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post #101 of 271
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HOLY SHIT THE VOLS CAME BACK AND WON 45-42 IN OVERTIME! HOLY SHITTY SHITBALLS!

 

Carry on ...

 

Vols bitch

post #102 of 271
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And Muschamp beat Georgia and probably saved his job.

Crap.


What if he loses to Florida State and South Carolina?  Don't despair just yet.

post #103 of 271
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What if he loses to Florida State and South Carolina?  Don't despair just yet.

One can hope.

post #104 of 271

At 4-5, VT has Duke, Wake Forest, and UVA lined up, needing to win two of those three so as to become bowl-eligible and (potentially) not break the bowl streak, in the era in which it is easiest to qualify for some embarrassingly shitty dot-com bowl game. I don't like our odds. I think we take the winter off, at last.

 

This may be the off-season the alumni chip in for that top-of-the-line pro-quality deluxe bass boat for ol' Frank, and see whether he takes the hint.

post #105 of 271
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If the team can just stay awake, they should have no problem with Wake Forest (no pun intended). UVA is up and down, but they're not a really good team (he says just before FSU loses to them on Saturday). Duke will probably beat VT, but hell, they went to OT with Pitt until they "Blewitt" (pun intended that time).

 

Lots of folks are comparing what VT is going through to the last days of Bowden at FSU. Hopefully you guys don't have to force Beamer out. I'm sure he wants to turn it around before he bows out, but sometimes it's more harm than good. Just say thanks and head off to the speaker's circuit or broadcast booth.

post #106 of 271

Flipping on ABC and seeing ND getting destroyed is making my day.

post #107 of 271
How'd I know that would be the one new comment? You're nothing if not predictable, Anya!
post #108 of 271

I love seeing frauds being exposed.  They have no business in the top 10.  Haven't beaten anyone.  Just need FSU to lose now.

post #109 of 271

Fraud?  Name ten teams by the end of the season that won't have at least one bad loss.  I'll wait.

 

I'm not saying that they're one of the ten best teams in the country, but they are a good team, and it was no mystery why they were ranked there.  Could they have been 16th or 18th or something instead?  Sure.  But what's the difference?  It's all going to come out in the wash anyway.

 

They still have a shot at a two loss season, and I will never think that's a bad year for Notre Dame.  They had a bad seven minute stretch in this game where their shot at winning was lost.  It's embarrassing, but it doesn't mean they're frauds.  If it was easy to rank the real top ten teams in the country before they played the games, then there would be no point to playing the games.

post #110 of 271

It's not just a bad loss.  Name a great/good win?  College kids tend to have bad losses.  Stanford is the only close one and they have 4 losses and at home. 

 

The teams that get to the top will have a really good road win.

post #111 of 271

Love the ending to the A&M/Auburn game.  Get the SEC out of the playoffs.  They can have 1 but not 3.

post #112 of 271

I will laugh if a 2-loss SEC team makes the bracket and wins it. Then nothing will have changed with the "playoff."

post #113 of 271
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It's not just a bad loss.  Name a great/good win?  College kids tend to have bad losses.  Stanford is the only close one and they have 4 losses and at home.



 

The teams that get to the top will have a really good road win.


As I said, it all comes out in the wash by the end of the season.  If Notre Dame had gone 11-1 beating Stanford, ASU, USC, Louisville, etc... and only a close loss on the road to FSU they would have been in the discussion for the playoff.  What's so unreasonable about that?  Not a slam dunk... just in the discussion.  The playoff or a good bowl is not their birthright.  They have been terrible many times over the last 20+ years.  Being consistently decent again is only a recent occurence.

 

 How many great teams are out there, Anya?  If you have to be great or otherwise you're a "fraud", then there are a hell of a lot of frauds out there.  You have this incessantly negative mentality about sports that I can only assume comes from years of being a bitter, bitter Cubs fan.

post #114 of 271

Fucking LSU, what are you doing?  Day just keeps getting worse and worse.

post #115 of 271

LSU shoulda used the last time out to give the refs a chance to look at that.

post #116 of 271

That kickoff was the shittiest kick to have ever been kicked.

 

LSU pretty much said, "Here, Alabama, have the game."

post #117 of 271

Maybe TCU will jump Alabama for top 4.  Bama still has a tough road ahead.

post #118 of 271
Haters, the lot of you. (Roll Tide)
post #119 of 271
See, to me a hater, at least when it comes to sports, is someone who dislikes something out of all proportion. Bama can't have it both ways. They can't be the dominant program in America, with the most ruthless coach and more elite recruits than it knows what to do with, and be beloved by the public at large. Especially with that obnoxious catch phrase that you guys repeat ad nauseam. Besides, LSU blew that game with its boneheadedness, and Bama fans of all people should realize that with as good as they always are, they don't need to be gifted games as well.
post #120 of 271
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with as good as they always are, they don't need to be gifted games as well.

Disagree, every good team needs help 1-2 times a season. Florida State needed Clemson to... well, Clemson the end of their game. TCU needed Horgelsen to try to kill the game from a quarter out instead of going for the throat. Oregon may have had a very different game if the Utah player hadn't gone full-Leon Lett. 

 

I will agree with the rest though, most Bama fans have embraced being the Empire.

post #121 of 271
Obviously every team needs help now and again. Not the point. The point is when you have the talent advantage 99 times out of 100 don't expect people to not be disappointed when you get an early Christmas present of a win.
post #122 of 271

Kinda why people have hated ND forever. 

post #123 of 271
Right, because you can compare ND and Alabama. Are you 75 years old?
post #124 of 271

They have been top 10 last few years and are always top 20.  They were 3rd behind Alabama/Ohio State a couple years ago. Take out the SEC teams and their biggest rival for recruits is Ohio State. 

 

You can't say ND doesn't get their fair share of top recruits.

post #125 of 271

So do you hate every school in the top 20 or something?

post #126 of 271
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There is no "solid" team this year. Everyone has their weaknesses and bad games. There is not one consistently dominant team. Which is kind of fun and will add to the excitement of the 4-team playoff I think. FSU's last major test (to me, at least) is at Miami this Saturday night. Last two games (BC and UF) are both at home (and I will be at both) and are against teams that haven't been able to put it together this year (sorry, Chad).

 

Oh, and apparently Mack Brown and/or ESPN is ready for FSU to lose, as the graphic of his "Top 4" teams had FSU at 8-1. Whoops.

post #127 of 271

Florida still needs to beat either South Carolina or Florida State to be bowl eligible. Eastern Kentucky doesn't count. I don't think they're going to get it. In which case it's bye bye Muschamp.

post #128 of 271
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They can beat South Carolina. Spurrier doesn't seem to give a shit this season.

post #129 of 271
I love the selection committee fucking with Alabama fans. They must be going nuts with teams jumping them. To me I think part of the reason is that they know Alabama has Mississippi State and Auburn left and if they win out they are in anyway.
post #130 of 271
And that's the general chatter in the Bama boards. Win and in. Most relaxed I've seen the boards (and that's terrifying).
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post #132 of 271
Hope Florida state enjoys the Winston era because I have a feeling the NCAA is gonna get them.
post #133 of 271

GLORIOUS.

 

post #134 of 271

That gif makes no sense. Did he catch the pass? And did he run all the way the other way? Or was it just incomplete and a dumb play?

post #135 of 271

Yeah, in retrospect, I chose the worst possible gif.

 

It was a fake punt, wherein he took two weird fucking high-steps, then threw the ball like an eight year old girl, which hit the field about a yard in front of the receiver's feet.

post #136 of 271

Oh, too bad. I was hoping it was run the other way. That would have been hilarious. Now that I pay attention to how the dude throws the ball, I see what you're saying.

post #137 of 271
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Hope Florida state enjoys the Winston era because I have a feeling the NCAA is gonna get them.

I will enjoy when it's over. This season has stressed me out like no other between on and off the field "accomplishments".

post #138 of 271
I don't know who Kelly can blame for this. Note, when you're out of the playoff race style points don't matter. So why not just kneel down and win the game? Instead of running the clock down to nothing you get a fourth turnover and choke the victory away. Inexcusable loss.
post #139 of 271

Well, you could lose on a blocked punt. Bye Muschamp. Don't let the door hit your butt on the way out, BECAUSE I DON'T WANT ASSPRINTS ON MY NEW DOOR

post #140 of 271
That was bad, but I think ND was worse. The game was over. I cannot even express how frustrated I am. And at least you have the satisfaction of knowing this seals Muschamp's departure.
post #141 of 271
Big ups to Northwestern. Didn't see a lick of the game but saw northwestern was down late and still pulled it out.

So can Miami actually hold a lead? I don't want to see another fucking comeback. I have a buddy who is a big FSU fan and I really need to give him a ton of shit
post #142 of 271
How I feel at the end of every FSU game.

post #143 of 271
Why get upset? Games like this are forgone conclusions 99 percent of the time. Of course FSU was gonna score when they had a shot to take the lead late, and of course Miami wasn't going to score when they had a chance to win it.
post #144 of 271
And don't be surprised if the narrative about FSU starts to change even though they're playing close games every week. The emphasis on the bad starts and lackluster performances will give way to words like clutch.
post #145 of 271
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And don't be surprised if the narrative about FSU starts to change even though they're playing close games every week. The emphasis on the bad starts and lackluster performances will give way to words like clutch.

 

Like Auburn last year. But that won't happen. Everyone hates FSU too much and is dying for them to lose.

 

Fun Facts:

 

* The eventual SEC champ could very well be a team that lost to Indiana at home and was shut out 34-0 by the team it would win the SEC East over.

 

* Top 25 Utah beat Stanford today but is still 5th in the Pac 12 South standings. Stanford is still #2 in the North behind Oregon.

 

* Jimbo Fisher is 5-0 vs. Miami but only 1 FSU WR has caught a TD pass in a Miami game. The other receptions have been from RBs.

 

* With losses by Notre Dame and Clemson today, all of FSU's wins over current Top 25 teams will be gone.

 

* If LSU (7-4) falls out of the Top 25 after losing to Arkansas, only 2 SEC teams will have more than one victory over a current Top 25 team--Auburn and LSU, both with 2.

 

 

I would predict Oregon will be #1 in the CFB rankings this week--they've beaten 3 Top 25 teams. And teams that don't play on a weekend where lots of top ranked teams lose seem to look better. Alabama will probably vault to 2. FSU will most likely drop to 4. TCU should drop out in lieu of Baylor after almost losing to the 2nd worst team in the Big 12. 

post #146 of 271
No way TCU drops out. Oregon/Alabama will be 1 and 2. MYbe not even in that order. FSU and TCU stay at 3/4. Given that Mississippi State came back and made it close I think they drop to 5. Ohio state gets 6 because they beat 25th ranked Minnesota on the road in a game that shouldn't have been that close. Baylor gets 7 because the committee will not put 2 Big 12 teams in there unless there is no choice.

How can you explain Baylor jumping so much?
post #147 of 271
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And Muschamp beat Georgia and probably saved his job.

Crap.
Nope. He gawn. SI.com reported it.

But he's coaching final 2 games
post #148 of 271
Regarding the FSU/Auburn comparison- I would say the difference there is that the comparatively low expectations for Auburn last year allowed that narrative to take hold; whereas with FSU this year I think it's going to come from seeing it so many weeks in a row that the media will want to go with the "better" story heading into the first ever playoff.

I really hope two SEC West teams do not get bids. I mean, come the fuck on. If Baylor wins out they beat TCU head to head and should go. If Alabama and Miss St. win out Alabama best them and they should go. That's the point of the regular season... eliminating the other people in your division/conference/whatever and then pitting the top ones against one another.

And even ignoring that simple argument, let's just look at the losses. The Big 12 has teams with 1,1,2,3,4.5, and 5. The SEC West has teams with 1,1, 2, 3, 4, 4, and 5, (and the Pac 12 South has teams with 2,2,2, 3, and 3.) Not a huge difference. Especially with the garbage OOC games the SEC typically plays. Yeah, the SEC teams may have more five star talent or whatever, but then why even have a regular season? This is my argument with college football every damn year. The people who say it's about the "best teams" and ignore what actually happens on the field at times.
post #149 of 271
Baylor needs TCU to lose or look very weak in the remaining games. The committee already thinks their 3 point win at home vs TCU wasnt a great win or Baylor would be ahead already.

It's still possible for Oregon to pull an Oregon and lose when they shouldn't, the SEC to destroy itself, Florida to rally for its coach and beat FSU, and Wisconsin and their stud back could run all over the Buckeyes.

But even if Baylor is at 4 going into the big 10 championship and Ohio State wins then they will jump Baylor. It's a shame Wisconsin shit the bed vs northwestern or they would play Ohio state for the right to be in the final 4.
post #150 of 271

If both teams win out they'll have the same record and played basically the same schedule and Baylor will have the head to head victory.  That should trump everything else in my opinion.

 

As for Ohio State, I wouldn't object to them being in the discussion if they win out, but right now I like a one loss Big 12 winner over a one loss Big 10 winner.

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