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« Reply #2160 on: December 03, 2011, 12:50:59 AM »

Was anyone expecting anything different? The Oregon Ducks made history tonight by winning the first official Pac-12 Championship Game. They beat UCLA 49-31 at Autzen Stadium to advance to the Rose Bowl.
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« Reply #2161 on: December 03, 2011, 01:03:21 PM »

UGA: 31
LSU: 29

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« Reply #2162 on: December 03, 2011, 01:39:21 PM »

UGA: 31
LSU: 29

You heard it here first.

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« Reply #2163 on: December 03, 2011, 03:06:17 PM »

UGA: 31
LSU: 29
You heard it here first.
HAHAHA you are soooo funny. You do realize we live on earth?
Would definitely make things interesting!  But I think we have probably also heard it here last.
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« Reply #2164 on: December 03, 2011, 05:43:45 PM »

looks like the dawgs are dominiating this game so far
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« Reply #2165 on: December 03, 2011, 06:13:05 PM »

UGA is playing well so far. If they could catch the ball they'd be up by 21 points. But LSU will wear them down in the second half. Tigers will still win by two TD's.



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« Reply #2166 on: December 03, 2011, 10:00:52 PM »

im glad LSU won

gives us the rematch
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« Reply #2167 on: December 03, 2011, 11:32:48 PM »

As the regular season was melding into the postseason, TCU took care of business against UNLV in masterly fashion--never mind it took them a quarter to get on track, probably due to the bye.  OTOH, Texas couldn't get it done against once-woebegone Baylor.  Similarly, Houston lost its chance at a BCS bowl, but LSU stayed true to form and gave Georgia a real good whupping.  Michigan State's leading Wisconsin ATM, and Clemson's leading VT.  What's really surprising is the extent to which Okie St. is dominating the Sooners.
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« Reply #2168 on: December 04, 2011, 06:44:49 PM »

We waz wobbed.

Anyway, the Tebow-Train keep chugging along: Broncos 35, Vikings 32. Broncos are now tied for first in their division.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos were close to being knocked out again. They haven't flinched in more than a month.

Tebow led yet another late rally, passing for a season-best 202 yards and two third-quarter touchdowns to help the unflappable Broncos win their fifth straight game with a 35-32 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
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Tebow didn't wait for the closing minutes to start the rally. The Broncos drove 78 yards for a score right after halftime to cut the lead to 15-14 on the first touchdown to Thomas. McGahee tore up the Vikings between the tackles on that possession and finished with 111 yards on 20 attempts.

Ponder, a college rival of the former Florida star Tebow while at Florida State, responded right away, though. He completed a 52-yard touchdown pass to Harvin, another Gators star, when Chris Harris fell down trying to cover the out route, letting Harvin race untouched to put the Vikings back up by eight.

Quan Cosby's kickoff return past midfield put the Broncos back in position, though, and the next big play was all Tebow. Pushed out of the pocket with no one open, he ran left and delivered on on-target across-his-body throw to Thomas, who ran the rest of the way for a 41-yard score.
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« Reply #2169 on: December 04, 2011, 07:22:54 PM »

Tiger wins!

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The former world No. 1 won the Chevron World Challenge on Sunday at sun-drenched Sherwood Country Club, his first victory in 749 days. Woods, who vaults from No. 52 to No. 21 in the world rankings with the win, knocked in birdie putts of 15 and 6 feet on the final two holes to defeat Zach Johnson by one shot. Woods emphatically punched the air after his putt on the 72nd hole disappeared.

Woods finished with 3-under-par 69 to wind up at 10-under 278.

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"It feels great," Woods said. "It was a lot of fun coming down the stretch. I hit two good putts on the last two holes."
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« Reply #2170 on: December 04, 2011, 08:39:35 PM »

The Giants have tied it...  Shocked
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« Reply #2171 on: December 04, 2011, 08:45:45 PM »

And the Packers finished it off. Oh well, those are the breaks.  Wink
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« Reply #2172 on: December 04, 2011, 08:48:09 PM »

Well, the Cincy game was pretty pathetic. Every one of their losses thus far I've been able to pin on a couple lousy calls or one rookie mistake, but that was just sad. We objectively deserved to loose. I'm not even that mad. Just a little depressed.
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« Reply #2173 on: December 05, 2011, 12:30:05 AM »

im glad LSU won

gives us the rematch

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« Reply #2174 on: December 05, 2011, 01:14:48 AM »







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« Reply #2175 on: December 05, 2011, 01:14:51 AM »

This is for all the whiners who don't have a clue about college football and somehow think the National Championship should be a popularity contest. The two best teams in the nation are playing in the National Championship, and that's how it should be. Period. It's not about who anyone wants to see play, it's about allowing the two best teams at the end of the year deciding it on the field- at the end of the year. And if you aren't interested in watching LSU and BAMA play again, then you aren't interested in college football. Go watch some Canadian Football League and stop your whining!  Wink



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« Reply #2176 on: December 05, 2011, 02:36:08 AM »

Screwy bowl selection process did something interesting this year:  put all my almae matres in Qualcomm Stadium for their bowl games.

TCU vs. Louisiana Tech looks, at first blush, like a slaughter in the making, though I din't know enough aout Tech to say further.  But Texas vs. Cal could be very interesting; their records match, and this year, both have been mercurial--won't know which one to root for.
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This is for all the whiners who don't have a clue about college football and somehow think the National Championship should be a popularity contest. The two best teams in the nation are playing in the National Championship, and that's how it should be. Period. It's not about who anyone wants to see play, it's about allowing the two best teams at the end of the year deciding it on the field- at the end of the year. And if you aren't interested in watching LSU and BAMA play again, then you aren't interested in college football. Go watch some Canadian Football League and stop your whining!  Wink



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hey come on, was that cheap shot at the CFL really needed

besides that, i agree 100%
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« Reply #2178 on: December 05, 2011, 09:49:27 AM »

I really wanted to see LSU vs. Stanford.
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« Reply #2179 on: December 05, 2011, 10:40:54 AM »

BCS bowls
 
Jan. 2 Rose: Wisconsin (Big Ten champ) vs. Oregon (Pac-12 champ)

Jan. 2 Fiesta: Oklahoma State (Big 12 champ) vs. Stanford (BCS at-large)

Jan. 3 Sugar: Michigan (SEC champ***) vs. Virginia Tech (BCS at-large)

Jan. 4 Orange: Clemson (ACC champ) vs. West Virginia (BCS at-large)

Jan. 9 BCS national championship: LSU (BCS No. 1) vs. Alabama (BCS No. 2)


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« Reply #2180 on: December 05, 2011, 12:06:43 PM »

Well, the Dawgs game pretty much went as bad as everyone expected. Oh well. I was proud of our defense in the first half.  Some of the best defense ive seen from anyone all year!  I wish we caught those balls at the beginning so the final score didnt look like quite as much of a blowout.  But honestly, I dont really have a problem losing to a team that is genuinely that much better.  We'll be back in the championship game next year!

Now Im torn on who to pull for in the title game. Normally Id pull for Bama, but i tend to root for teams that beat my team (unless is Florida).  If youre gonna run all over my team, you better go out there and win it all! You cant blame us for losing if no one out there could beat them.
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« Reply #2181 on: December 05, 2011, 12:21:56 PM »

This is for all the whiners who don't have a clue about college football and somehow think the National Championship should be a popularity contest. The two best teams in the nation are playing in the National Championship, and that's how it should be. Period. It's not about who anyone wants to see play, it's about allowing the two best teams at the end of the year deciding it on the field- at the end of the year. And if you aren't interested in watching LSU and BAMA play again, then you aren't interested in college football. Go watch some Canadian Football League and stop your whining!  Wink



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Agreed. But let's say hypothetically, that Alabama beats LSU, what does that prove? Both teams would have beaten eachother (practically) on the road. Both teams would have only one loss. So would it be a split AP-Coaches Poll Natl Championship?

No that I'm worried, I think the Bayou Bengals will pull it out. Wink

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« Reply #2182 on: December 05, 2011, 12:23:37 PM »

BCS bowls
 
Jan. 2 Rose: Wisconsin (Big Ten champ) vs. Oregon (Pac-12 champ)

Jan. 2 Fiesta: Oklahoma State (Big 12 champ) vs. Stanford (BCS at-large)

Jan. 3 Sugar: Michigan (SEC champ***) vs. Virginia Tech (BCS at-large)

Jan. 4 Orange: Clemson (ACC champ) vs. West Virginia (BCS at-large)

Jan. 9 BCS national championship: LSU (BCS No. 1) vs. Alabama (BCS No. 2)


***: Replacement because of two SEC teams being in the BCS championship game.

I still can't believe Boise got left out, WTH?
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« Reply #2183 on: December 05, 2011, 01:23:26 PM »

BCS bowls
 
Jan. 2 Rose: Wisconsin (Big Ten champ) vs. Oregon (Pac-12 champ)

Jan. 2 Fiesta: Oklahoma State (Big 12 champ) vs. Stanford (BCS at-large)

Jan. 3 Sugar: Michigan (SEC champ***) vs. Virginia Tech (BCS at-large)

Jan. 4 Orange: Clemson (ACC champ) vs. West Virginia (BCS at-large)

Jan. 9 BCS national championship: LSU (BCS No. 1) vs. Alabama (BCS No. 2)


***: Replacement because of two SEC teams being in the BCS championship game.

I still can't believe Boise got left out, WTH?
They are still in a non-BSC bowl: Dec. 22 Maaco: Boise State (MWC No. 1) vs. Arizona State (Pac-12 No. 5)
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« Reply #2184 on: December 05, 2011, 01:27:16 PM »

BCS bowls
 
Jan. 2 Rose: Wisconsin (Big Ten champ) vs. Oregon (Pac-12 champ)

Jan. 2 Fiesta: Oklahoma State (Big 12 champ) vs. Stanford (BCS at-large)

Jan. 3 Sugar: Michigan (SEC champ***) vs. Virginia Tech (BCS at-large)

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Jan. 9 BCS national championship: LSU (BCS No. 1) vs. Alabama (BCS No. 2)


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I still can't believe Boise got left out, WTH?
They are still in a non-BSC bowl: Dec. 22 Maaco: Boise State (MWC No. 1) vs. Arizona State (Pac-12 No. 5)
PSST!! WVU is the Big East Champion, which is why they got the BCS bowl game
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« Reply #2185 on: December 05, 2011, 02:34:43 PM »

Anyone else depressed about last night's Giants game?  Cry
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« Reply #2186 on: December 05, 2011, 05:10:49 PM »

BCS bowls
 
Jan. 2 Rose: Wisconsin (Big Ten champ) vs. Oregon (Pac-12 champ)

Jan. 2 Fiesta: Oklahoma State (Big 12 champ) vs. Stanford (BCS at-large)

Jan. 3 Sugar: Michigan (SEC champ***) vs. Virginia Tech (BCS at-large)

Jan. 4 Orange: Clemson (ACC champ) vs. West Virginia (BCS at-large)

Jan. 9 BCS national championship: LSU (BCS No. 1) vs. Alabama (BCS No. 2)


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I still can't believe Boise got left out, WTH?
They are still in a non-BSC bowl: Dec. 22 Maaco: Boise State (MWC No. 1) vs. Arizona State (Pac-12 No. 5)

Exactly, WTH?
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« Reply #2187 on: December 05, 2011, 05:11:04 PM »

Anyone else depressed about last night's Giants game?  Cry

Im happy! Cheesy
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« Reply #2188 on: December 05, 2011, 05:20:08 PM »

This is for all the whiners who don't have a clue about college football and somehow think the National Championship should be a popularity contest. The two best teams in the nation are playing in the National Championship, and that's how it should be. Period.
A statement with which I tend to wholeheartedly agree, but one that is worthy of discussion.  Other sports (and other leagues) make no effort to define it this way.  Does anyone think the St. Louis Cardinals were one of the two best teams in baseball this year, for example?  Or in how many years has the Super Bowl featured what amounted to #1 vs. #3 or 4 or so?  (#2 and #1 having already squared off in a conference championship.)

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But technically, the BCS system doesn't attempt to match the two best teams, it matches the two highest-ranked teams.  And since the rankings have a decidedly human component, the who we'd like to see is already factored in, whether deliberately or subconsciously.

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« Reply #2189 on: December 05, 2011, 09:46:17 PM »

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NFL quarterback is a 24/7-365-day job that Vick and Young were unprepared for coming out of college. NFL quarterback is a position best played by young men who were raised by strong fathers. Quarterback is the ultimate leadership position. You have to be taught how to lead. You have to be taught how to prepare.
 
Vick and Young, athletic freaks on par with Tebow, do not have Tebow’s nuclear-family foundation. Vick and Young entered the league emotionally immature and with a set of values inconsistent with the values that lead to consistent, strong QB play. You can wing it in college and get by on sheer athleticism and talent. You can’t do that at the quarterback position in the NFL.
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« Reply #2190 on: December 05, 2011, 10:32:21 PM »

See, I thought football was a sport. I had no idea it was a forum by which to render personal judgements of someone and his parents.
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« Reply #2191 on: December 05, 2011, 10:55:43 PM »

See, I thought football was a sport. I had no idea it was a forum by which to render personal judgements of someone and his parents.

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« Reply #2192 on: December 05, 2011, 11:33:17 PM »

Anyone else depressed about last night's Giants game?  Cry

Allow me to commiserate.
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« Reply #2193 on: December 06, 2011, 01:28:47 AM »

UGA: 31
LSU: 29

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« Reply #2194 on: December 06, 2011, 01:54:45 AM »

UGA: 31
LSU: 29

You heard it here first.
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Sorry. I accidentally transposed the numbers for UGA. It should have been UGA: 13; LSU 29. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2195 on: December 06, 2011, 01:56:13 AM »

See, I thought football was a sport.
In the South, football is a religion.
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« Reply #2196 on: December 06, 2011, 02:05:08 AM »

UGA: 31
LSU: 29

You heard it here first.
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Sorry. I accidentally transposed the numbers for UGA.
Yeah, sure you did. Roll Eyes

It should have been UGA: 13; LSU 29. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2197 on: December 06, 2011, 12:25:23 PM »

NHL realigns conferences- there will now be four.  Huh Shocked Huh
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« Reply #2198 on: December 06, 2011, 12:26:32 PM »

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Wow, they have elephants? No wonder they win!  Wink Grin
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« Reply #2199 on: December 06, 2011, 05:10:44 PM »

Go Patriots! Cheesy
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« Reply #2200 on: December 06, 2011, 08:33:59 PM »

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Wow, they have elephants? No wonder they win!  Wink Grin
I don't get it. Are there elephants in Alabama?
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« Reply #2201 on: December 06, 2011, 09:45:54 PM »

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Wow, they have elephants? No wonder they win!  Wink Grin
I don't get it. Are there elephants in Alabama?



Can anyone guess what the difference is between the Elephants in Africa and the Elephants in Alabama?


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« Reply #2202 on: December 06, 2011, 11:07:27 PM »

Sorry, not me.  Huh Huh
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« Reply #2203 on: December 06, 2011, 11:12:53 PM »

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I don't get it. Are there elephants in Alabama?



Can anyone guess what the difference is between the Elephants in Africa and the Elephants in Alabama?


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well, i know that the student section at bama sounds like a herd or elephants, which is where big al came from
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« Reply #2204 on: December 07, 2011, 01:43:23 AM »

Well, I won't leave you guys hanging for too long. The difference between the Elephants in Africa and the Elephants in Alabama is this: in Alabama, the Tuscaloosa!

(Horrible, I know.  Embarrassed)



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