College Football and other sports----starved for a good talk

  • hawkeye7

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    Aug 17, 2011 7:23 PM GMT
    For the last five years I worked as a bartender in a restaurant with a bunch of straight guys in the deep south. A few months ago I left the job and now am suffering withdraw from the sports discussion. I love my roomate, but he doesn't know if football has quarters or innings. My other friends are not much better I am now in retail management and you can imagine what that conversation is like.

    Give me a topic, anything......any conference, any sport.... pro or college.
    Save me!
  • calibro

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    Aug 17, 2011 8:36 PM GMT
    pac-12... the new pac-8 or big mistake... discuss
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    Aug 17, 2011 8:38 PM GMT
    Anybody think Oregon's going to go all the way like last season, or was last seasons just a one time deal?
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    Aug 17, 2011 8:57 PM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos saidAnybody think Oregon's going to go all the way like last season, or was last seasons just a one time deal?


    Oregon is always going to be a threat. I don't think a SEC school is going to win the championship this year. I see Oregon going on a nice run but I'm not sure if they're going to take it all this year, yet I wouldn't be surprised. I would love to see Boise State do some damage this year and possibly go to the championship game. Even though I'm a Penn State fan icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 17, 2011 9:05 PM GMT
    Ok, lets talk, what else - SEC. So two subjects. Texas A &M and LSU.

    Texas A&M - ok, so they want to come in in the West right. But butt fuck Texas is whining that it will erode their precious Texas Longhorn television network. hell, they took the Big 12 and the NCAA over a barrel when they got the agreement to even have that stupid network. Oh, and now they want to highlight 12 high school football games from around the state of Texas to boot? Of course everyone is up in arms and The Aggies want to drive the dagger into Texas's belly - that amounts to a recruiting reality show - like Longhorn Big Brother. So they highlight 12 schools - (actually they choose 12 games to highlight so they can get the peach from one of them they're looking for) and then the kid is beholden to Mac for making him frikken famous. Of course he's gonna sign with Mac - would'nt you? So now Aggies on hold because the whole damn thing a stick of dynamite. BRING BACK THE AGGIE / LSU rivalry - I say. Hell, that rivalry goes back before Charlie Mac and The Bear.

    Ok, - next subject (my Tigers) get off real easy. Yeah, I'll say it, Mark Emmert interceded and got LSU off so damn easy - come on - it helps to have friends in high places now don't it? But lets roast the shit out of Ohio State (love to see the vest stuck like a pig hahahhahah) and lets dismantle USC - but LSU - oh here you go boys - we got a table by the window weo you can watch it all - oh, and Les - we just think you're doing a wonderful job keeping such a tight ship. Hell, Mike The Tiger is grinning in his habitat from ear to ear. -

    Anyways - GEAUX TIGERS. KILL OREGON ON SEPT. 3 IN DALLAS. DAMN, DUCKS - HATE THEM
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    Aug 17, 2011 9:09 PM GMT
    Oh, and Florida State comes in on the East side - don't it just make sense? Here in the ATL people be talking Georgia Tech - naahh. Seminoles all the way. Keep the Quality. Georgia Tech stays in ACC
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    Aug 17, 2011 9:12 PM GMT
    Hell no, LSU is going to take care of business in Dallas, and then Oregon will be an after thought. Plus Chip Kelly is in some serious hot water right now with the Mark Emmet a'comin with the big stick - and he's distracted. Oregon practices are not going well. Things are not looking good in Eugene
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    Aug 17, 2011 9:25 PM GMT
    Will Miami get the death penalty?

    Will Texas A&M stay in the Big 12 and continue to be a lapdog for Texas (or defect to SEC)?

  • dhinkansas

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    Aug 17, 2011 9:33 PM GMT
    I think if the SEC truly wanted A&M, they would have grabbed them a year ago when Nebraska and Colorado were leaving the Big 12. And, they might indeed want them but maybe a 14th team isn't lined up yet. I think A&M would have trouble beating LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Florida every year. It's a tough conference. fo' sure.

    All the b*llshit conference jumping though ultimately hurts the fan as old rivalries start to die off. Money, money, money, and market share is the name of the game now.

    The NCAA has said they would never issue the death penalty again after SMU.
  • ohioguy12

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    Aug 17, 2011 10:28 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidWill Miami get the death penalty?

    Will Texas A&M stay in the Big 12 and continue to be a lapdog for Texas (or defect to SEC)?



    Miami is FUCKED
  • calibro

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    Aug 17, 2011 10:51 PM GMT
    miami is going to turn into the only (virgin) bottom at a muscle top convention
  • TheIStrat

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    Aug 17, 2011 10:53 PM GMT
    calibro saidmiami is going to turn into the only (virgin) bottom at a muscle top convention


    WIN
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    Aug 18, 2011 12:36 AM GMT
    bigsky said

    Ok, - next subject (my Tigers) get off real easy. Yeah, I'll say it, Mark Emmert interceded and got LSU off so damn easy - come on - it helps to have friends in high places now don't it? But lets roast the shit out of Ohio State (love to see the vest stuck like a pig hahahhahah) and lets dismantle USC - but LSU - oh here you go boys - we got a table by the window weo you can watch it all - oh, and Les - we just think you're doing a wonderful job keeping such a tight ship. Hell, Mike The Tiger is grinning in his habitat from ear to ear. -

    Anyways - GEAUX TIGERS. KILL OREGON ON SEPT. 3 IN DALLAS. DAMN, DUCKS - HATE THEM


    Yeah I have a friend that goes to LSU that's kinda worried about that...
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    Aug 18, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
    I think the NCAA will construct a "death penalty light" for Miami - it won't totally kill the program, but it will get very very close.

    I'm a dumbshit - but in my opinion - I think YES the SEC wants the Aggies. They're damn good again. LSU used to play the Aggies in the late 80s and 90s and had a great rivalry.
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    Aug 18, 2011 1:02 AM GMT
    Miami deserves the death penalty but the NCAA will go easy. The whole pandoras box of illegalities in college sports has been opened and I dont think the NCAA wants to look to deep
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    Aug 18, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
    Jersey...is right. The NCAA has to appear to be tough with all these investigations, but ultimately the NCAA needs these teams in their business plan. Look for tough talk and mediocre penalties.

    I am a Georgia Bulldawg and an SEC man. Not sure what to think of the SEC East this year. GA is a bit unknown, FL will be good, but not great, TN still building? The Cocks may be on their way to a championship game....

    I can't wait for Saturdays this Fall!!

    Geaux Tigers V OR at Texas Stadium!
  • MuscleUp

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    Aug 18, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
    College football sucks.
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    Aug 18, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    You can leave now.
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    Aug 18, 2011 1:50 AM GMT
    I'm ready to see what Brady Hoke can do to rebuild Michigan football after the ultimate collapse under Rich Rod.

    On a purely selfish note, I hope that Ohio State will struggle mightily this year ... even though the "sanctions" are going to be a bit of a joke.

    Site Note: I love college football, but the problems with Miami make the rational part of my brain hurt. It's all a bit of a scam (college athletics in the money sports). However, the fervently competitive part of my mind will ignore the elephant in the corner and will focus on the Maize and Blue creaming their opposition again!
  • citypartyboy

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    Aug 18, 2011 1:59 AM GMT
    hawkeye7 saidFor the last five years I worked as a bartender in a restaurant with a bunch of straight guys in the deep south. A few months ago I left the job and now am suffering withdraw from the sports discussion. I love my roomate, but he doesn't know if football has quarters or innings.


    LOL. When you said quarters i first thought of the monetary piece icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 18, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    chemguy79 saidI'm ready to see what Brady Hoke can do to rebuild Michigan football after the ultimate collapse under Rich Rod.

    On a purely selfish note, I hope that Ohio State will struggle mightily this year ... even though the "sanctions" are going to be a bit of a joke.

    [I] will focus on the Maize and Blue creaming their opposition again!

    That's even better than a porno!

    We've gone from Bo ("defense, defense, defense", "defense wins championships" and a they can't win if they don't score mentality) to Rich Rod (It doesn't matter how many points they score if we score more) to Hoke - who is a defense guy. Hopefully the offense will be just as potent (even if Robinson only rushes 20-25 times per game) and the D will step up.
  • OldDude

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    Aug 20, 2011 7:01 AM GMT
    aTm to the SEC is a done deal. A&M is a perfect fit for the SEC West. The aTm - SEC partnership is easy to figure. A&M is tired of being short changed by Texas and wants out, and the SEC wants the third and fourth largest televisions markets in the country (Houston, Dallas) to renegotiate a new and more profitiable SEC football televison contract. aTm gets its self respect back, plus an equitable distribution of revenue in the SEC, and the SEC gets the negotiating power it needs to up its television contract and demand more money for all ts programs. Its a win win situation.
  • coolarmydude

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    Aug 20, 2011 7:08 AM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos saidAnybody think Oregon's going to go all the way like last season, or was last seasons just a one time deal?


    Oregon is going all the way to getting their asses kicked by LSU in 2 weeks!
  • coolarmydude

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    Aug 20, 2011 7:16 AM GMT
    OldDude saida...aTm gets its self respect back...


    Until they get beat by Vanderbilt at Kyle Stadium. Bwahahahaha...

    There has also been talk of having a 14th team after aTm joins, amongst which are Clemson, FSU and Mizzou. I say all of them for 16. Then divide the divisions in four, North, South, East, West and have 4 teams per division. I would envision the 16-team divisions as such:

    WEST: LSU, aTm, Arkansas, Miss St.
    SOUTH: Ole Miss, Auburn, Florida, Clemson
    EAST: Alabama, Georgia, FSU, South Carolina
    NORTH: Mizzou, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vanderbilt

    Each team will play all 3 of their division rivals
    Each team plays 2 teams from the other divisons, with one of the teams on a rotational basis
    Each team plays 2 non-conference games each year

    That's an 11-game regular season....

    THEN... A semi-final "playoff" game that determines who goes to the SEC Championship game. North DIV vs South DIV and East DIV vs. West DIV The qualifier for each DIV is a combination of DIV and SEC records.
  • groundcombat

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    Aug 20, 2011 8:11 AM GMT
    Is it just me or did Ohio State get off kind of easy?