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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5445 on: August 07, 2013, 04:04:03 PM »
PTA, this is an odd brand of white knightery, only instead of defending chicks you're defending old dudes who like to antagonize teenagers about sports on religious forums.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5446 on: August 07, 2013, 08:04:34 PM »
PTA, this is an odd brand of white knightery, only instead of defending chicks you're defending old dudes who like to antagonize teenagers about sports on religious forums.
Seems to me as if you're antagonizing the old dude.
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« Reply #5447 on: August 08, 2013, 03:08:41 PM »
PTA, this is an odd brand of white knightery, only instead of defending chicks you're defending old dudes who like to antagonize teenagers about sports on religious forums.
Seems to me as if you're antagonizing the old dude.

Nope. J Michael just decides he has to interject his smug  ::) emoticons every time I make a post about the Reds for some reason. Then you decide to interject your smug white knightery when I respond in turn.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5448 on: August 08, 2013, 03:58:06 PM »
PTA, this is an odd brand of white knightery, only instead of defending chicks you're defending old dudes who like to antagonize teenagers about sports on religious forums.
Seems to me as if you're antagonizing the old dude.

Nope. J Michael just decides he has to interject his smug  ::) emoticons every time I make a post about the Reds for some reason. Then you decide to interject your smug white knightery when I respond in turn.

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« Reply #5449 on: August 08, 2013, 04:02:57 PM »
I have no problems with the introduction of the term "white knight" on this forum. However, if people start talking about "alpha males" I'm going to go crazy with frustration. I know, I know, I'm so beta.
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« Reply #5450 on: August 08, 2013, 04:15:37 PM »
I have no problems with the introduction of the term "white knight" on this forum. However, if people start talking about "alpha males" I'm going to go crazy with frustration. I know, I know, I'm so beta.

It's okay, we'll be using the term "alpha male" in the singular. To refer to me.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5451 on: August 08, 2013, 04:45:21 PM »
I have no problems with the introduction of the term "white knight" on this forum. However, if people start talking about "alpha males" I'm going to go crazy with frustration. I know, I know, I'm so beta.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5452 on: August 08, 2013, 04:47:29 PM »
I have no problems with the introduction of the term "white knight" on this forum. However, if people start talking about "alpha males" I'm going to go crazy with frustration. I know, I know, I'm so beta.

Beta is supposed to be the new, improved version.

That's because it's beta than the older one.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5453 on: August 08, 2013, 10:53:45 PM »
PTA, this is an odd brand of white knightery, only instead of defending chicks you're defending old dudes who like to antagonize teenagers about sports on religious forums.
Seems to me as if you're antagonizing the old dude.

Nope.
Actually, you can deny that you're engaging in a certain behavior, but you cannot deny what your behavior looks like to me.

J Michael just decides he has to interject his smug  ::) emoticons every time I make a post about the Reds for some reason. Then you decide to interject your smug white knightery when I respond in turn.
And you choose to be hostile for some reason.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5454 on: August 10, 2013, 01:58:20 PM »
Will there ever be another player who dominated his sport like Gretzky did in hockey?
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5455 on: August 10, 2013, 04:57:28 PM »
Will there ever be another player who dominated his sport like Gretzky did in hockey?

Not likely. But it'll be fun to see.  :)
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5456 on: August 10, 2013, 07:40:07 PM »
Will there ever be another player who dominated his sport like Gretzky did in hockey?

Without using PED's?
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5457 on: August 11, 2013, 05:09:17 AM »
Will there ever be another player who dominated his sport like Gretzky did in hockey?

Gretzky, Pele, Ali, Jordan... and then there is Dave Freeman:

http://worldrec.info/2011/08/15/dave-freeman-greatest-badminton-player-who-ever-lived/


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« Reply #5458 on: August 13, 2013, 11:49:30 PM »
Alvarez seems to finally be coming around with the hitting... relatively speaking anyway; I mean, the guy is never gonna be anywhere near .300 for a season, but he may get to .270 at some point in his career. Maybe. Considering his terrible start, if he can get his average that high by the end of this season I will be overjoyed (he's currently at .240, but had a good June with a .313 avg.)

Seven weeks later, and his average is... *drum roll* ... .234  :police:
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5459 on: August 14, 2013, 08:19:17 PM »
Alvarez seems to finally be coming around with the hitting... relatively speaking anyway; I mean, the guy is never gonna be anywhere near .300 for a season, but he may get to .270 at some point in his career. Maybe. Considering his terrible start, if he can get his average that high by the end of this season I will be overjoyed (he's currently at .240, but had a good June with a .313 avg.)

Seven weeks later, and his average is... *drum roll* ... .234  :police:

He's a power hitter, so it isnt too too bad. His HR total and RBI toal are good, so, that's what counts.

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« Reply #5460 on: August 14, 2013, 10:49:14 PM »
Alvarez seems to finally be coming around with the hitting... relatively speaking anyway; I mean, the guy is never gonna be anywhere near .300 for a season, but he may get to .270 at some point in his career. Maybe. Considering his terrible start, if he can get his average that high by the end of this season I will be overjoyed (he's currently at .240, but had a good June with a .313 avg.)

Seven weeks later, and his average is... *drum roll* ... .234  :police:

He's a power hitter, so it isnt too too bad. His HR total and RBI toal are good, so, that's what counts.

True... and he's my starting 3rd basemen on my fantasy team this season, so I can't complain too much...  ;D
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5461 on: August 15, 2013, 02:05:26 AM »
Alvarez seems to finally be coming around with the hitting... relatively speaking anyway; I mean, the guy is never gonna be anywhere near .300 for a season, but he may get to .270 at some point in his career. Maybe. Considering his terrible start, if he can get his average that high by the end of this season I will be overjoyed (he's currently at .240, but had a good June with a .313 avg.)

Seven weeks later, and his average is... *drum roll* ... .234  :police:

He's a power hitter, so it isnt too too bad. His HR total and RBI toal are good, so, that's what counts.
Really? A mediocre hitter in the middle of a good lineup will get more RBI than a great hitter in the middle of a lousy lineup. Personally, give me a lineup of guys who get on base a lot and hit a lot of doubles and home runs, together with a great rotation and bullpen, and I'm likely to win the World Series. Home runs by themselves may mean something, but batting average and RBI are grossly overrated statistics.
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« Reply #5462 on: August 17, 2013, 12:18:31 AM »
Tony Gwynn was pretty cool.
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« Reply #5463 on: August 31, 2013, 01:05:24 PM »
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5464 on: August 31, 2013, 03:58:33 PM »
And we're off! College football is back, and the Oregon Ducks are already on the scoreboard. 1:31 into their game against Nicholls State, and the Ducks already lead 7-0.

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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5465 on: August 31, 2013, 09:36:46 PM »
That was probably the ugliest 35-10 win I’ve ever seen. My Crimson Tide definitely did not play like a team that’s ready to compete for another National Championship. The offensive line was pitiful. Granted, we lost some outstanding offensive linemen to graduation, but we still have lots of talent up front. But they certainly did not play up to their potential today. Va Teach out rushed us, and not many teams do that. We only scored two offensive touchdowns. The other scores came on a pick six, and two outstanding plays by Christion Jones: a punt return and kickoff return for touchdowns. I also have to criticize Doug Nussmeier’s offensive play calling tonight. Completely predictable. As great as T.J. Yeldon and Amari Copper are, we have to utilize the other playmakers we have on the field. Only one pass attempt to freshman O.J. Howard, who is just too talented not to throw to more often – not to mention the bevy of other veteran receivers we have on the field. The defense played well. We gave up one big TD run, but other than that we were solid overall. I think Va Tech is probably underrated. Their defense is legit. But still, this was no SEC team that we played today. If Va Tech’s front seven manhandled us this way, I’m very worried about how we’re gonna handle SEC defenses. But the good news is that we have two weeks to improve these things and get ready for Texas A&M. Our offensive line should definitely improve, and I expect the play calling to be much better against A&M as well. One thing’s for sure: we ain’t as good as hyped. We have lots of work to do if we want to win a 16th National Championship. But 1-0 is 1-0, and that’s what counts right now. So ROLL TIDE!!!


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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5466 on: August 31, 2013, 10:47:46 PM »
That was probably the ugliest 35-10 win I’ve ever seen. My Crimson Tide definitely did not play like a team that’s ready to compete for another National Championship. The offensive line was pitiful. Granted, we lost some outstanding offensive linemen to graduation, but we still have lots of talent up front. But they certainly did not play up to their potential today. Va Teach out rushed us, and not many teams do that. We only scored two offensive touchdowns. The other scores came on a pick six, and two outstanding plays by Christion Jones: a punt return and kickoff return for touchdowns. I also have to criticize Doug Nussmeier’s offensive play calling tonight. Completely predictable. As great as T.J. Yeldon and Amari Copper are, we have to utilize the other playmakers we have on the field. Only one pass attempt to freshman O.J. Howard, who is just too talented not to throw to more often – not to mention the bevy of other veteran receivers we have on the field. The defense played well. We gave up one big TD run, but other than that we were solid overall. I think Va Tech is probably underrated. Their defense is legit. But still, this was no SEC team that we played today. If Va Tech’s front seven manhandled us this way, I’m very worried about how we’re gonna handle SEC defenses. But the good news is that we have two weeks to improve these things and get ready for Texas A&M. Our offensive line should definitely improve, and I expect the play calling to be much better against A&M as well. One thing’s for sure: we ain’t as good as hyped. We have lots of work to do if we want to win a 16th National Championship. But 1-0 is 1-0, and that’s what counts right now. So ROLL TIDE!!!


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Doug Nussmeier... Graduated from Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon, the same year I graduated from high school farther downstate. No wonder his name sounds familiar. (His HS football team won the state championship his junior year, though he was only a backup QB that year and didn't get any snaps except in garbage time.)
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« Reply #5467 on: August 31, 2013, 11:00:00 PM »
Enjoyable story on ESPN for anyone curious about the recent history of the Pirates (with a special focus on 1992)... http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/9616552/the-92-pittsburgh-pirates-recall-team-last-winning-season
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5468 on: September 01, 2013, 12:12:44 AM »
That was probably the ugliest 35-10 win I’ve ever seen. My Crimson Tide definitely did not play like a team that’s ready to compete for another National Championship. The offensive line was pitiful. Granted, we lost some outstanding offensive linemen to graduation, but we still have lots of talent up front. But they certainly did not play up to their potential today. Va Teach out rushed us, and not many teams do that. We only scored two offensive touchdowns. The other scores came on a pick six, and two outstanding plays by Christion Jones: a punt return and kickoff return for touchdowns. I also have to criticize Doug Nussmeier’s offensive play calling tonight. Completely predictable. As great as T.J. Yeldon and Amari Copper are, we have to utilize the other playmakers we have on the field. Only one pass attempt to freshman O.J. Howard, who is just too talented not to throw to more often – not to mention the bevy of other veteran receivers we have on the field. The defense played well. We gave up one big TD run, but other than that we were solid overall. I think Va Tech is probably underrated. Their defense is legit. But still, this was no SEC team that we played today. If Va Tech’s front seven manhandled us this way, I’m very worried about how we’re gonna handle SEC defenses. But the good news is that we have two weeks to improve these things and get ready for Texas A&M. Our offensive line should definitely improve, and I expect the play calling to be much better against A&M as well. One thing’s for sure: we ain’t as good as hyped. We have lots of work to do if we want to win a 16th National Championship. But 1-0 is 1-0, and that’s what counts right now. So ROLL TIDE!!!


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Doug Nussmeier... Graduated from Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon, the same year I graduated from high school farther downstate. No wonder his name sounds familiar. (His HS football team won the state championship his junior year, though he was only a backup QB that year and didn't get any snaps except in garbage time.)


Cool!  :)


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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5469 on: September 01, 2013, 03:19:12 AM »
That was probably the ugliest 35-10 win I’ve ever seen. My Crimson Tide definitely did not play like a team that’s ready to compete for another National Championship. The offensive line was pitiful. Granted, we lost some outstanding offensive linemen to graduation, but we still have lots of talent up front. But they certainly did not play up to their potential today. Va Teach out rushed us, and not many teams do that. We only scored two offensive touchdowns. The other scores came on a pick six, and two outstanding plays by Christion Jones: a punt return and kickoff return for touchdowns. I also have to criticize Doug Nussmeier’s offensive play calling tonight. Completely predictable. As great as T.J. Yeldon and Amari Copper are, we have to utilize the other playmakers we have on the field. Only one pass attempt to freshman O.J. Howard, who is just too talented not to throw to more often – not to mention the bevy of other veteran receivers we have on the field. The defense played well. We gave up one big TD run, but other than that we were solid overall. I think Va Tech is probably underrated. Their defense is legit. But still, this was no SEC team that we played today. If Va Tech’s front seven manhandled us this way, I’m very worried about how we’re gonna handle SEC defenses. But the good news is that we have two weeks to improve these things and get ready for Texas A&M. Our offensive line should definitely improve, and I expect the play calling to be much better against A&M as well. One thing’s for sure: we ain’t as good as hyped. We have lots of work to do if we want to win a 16th National Championship. But 1-0 is 1-0, and that’s what counts right now. So ROLL TIDE!!!


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What can I say about the Ducks today? The game was pretty much what I expected between the No. 3 team in the FBS and an FCS team that's struggled to average one win a season for the last 2-3 years. New Duck head coach Mark Helfrich showed no signs of slowing down his frenetic, attacking offense. For the first time in school history, three Ducks rushed for over 100 yards. The Ducks outscored Nicholls State 66-3 despite a 2:1 "disadvantage" in time of possession. And a lot of Ducks got the opportunity to show what they can do. Nothing unexpected. The only truly unfortunate thing was Duck DB Terrance Mitchell getting thrown out of the game for helmet-to-helmet contact with Colonels QB Beaux Hebert as Hebert was sliding to avoid a hit; this makes Mitchell the first player in NCAA football history to get ejected under the NCAA's new mandatory ejection rule for targeting the head of a defenseless player.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5470 on: September 01, 2013, 01:49:25 PM »
Every year the FCS improves as evident in this week's victories by FCS teams over FBS teams: Towson (defeated UConn), North Dakota St. (defeated Kansas St.) and Eastern Washington U (defeated then #25 Oregon St.).

Towson held their own against LSU last year.  I'd like to see a FCS school defeat Alabama.   :o

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« Reply #5471 on: September 02, 2013, 08:40:19 PM »
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« Reply #5472 on: September 03, 2013, 11:19:30 PM »
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« Reply #5473 on: September 04, 2013, 01:42:00 AM »
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« Reply #5474 on: September 06, 2013, 12:31:24 AM »
I'm so happy to see actual professional football and to see the Ravens suck at it.
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« Reply #5475 on: September 07, 2013, 09:04:28 PM »
GOOOOO DAWGS!!!!!

Time to move on from a disappointing game against Clemson. Dawgs finally showed up and won when they really needed to. Lets win out and play Gebre's Crimson Tide in the SEC championship again.
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« Reply #5476 on: September 07, 2013, 11:43:11 PM »
Super Bowl 47 - Brothers coaching teams - older brother beats younger brother
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Prediction: Broncos over Giants as older Manning gets the best of younger Manning and Elway gets a ring for being a GM.

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« Reply #5477 on: September 08, 2013, 02:38:23 AM »
And the Oregon offensive juggernaut keeps racking up yards and points. 557 yards of total offense in a 59-10 win over Virginia. Duck sophomore QB Marcus Mariota becomes the first Duck QB in many years, possibly the first ever, to gain over 100 yards rushing in consecutive games. De'Anthony Thomas gives the Ducks two 100-yard rushers for the second straight game. The Duck defense forced four turnovers, three of them interceptions, including one that Dior Mathis returned 102 yards without scoring. Even the local 5-star freshman RB Thomas Tyner scored two TD's in garbage time, the first TD coming the first time he ever touched the ball in a college football game. His 31-yard run up the middle for a TD a few plays later had the radio announcers gushing about how smooth, quick, and fast he is, thus reaffirming all those traits I saw in his play as a high school senior last year.

A great game for the Ducks.

Heck, even the Beavers won, beating the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 33-14 to atone for their loss to Eastern Washington last week.

FWIW, the Ducks' next opponent, Tennesee, forced Western Kentucky into probably the worst show of offensive ineptitude ever seen in a college football game: five turnovers in one span of six plays (two pick-sixes followed by two rushing fumbles that the Volunteers turned into 10 more points, and another interception that Tennessee eventually turned into another TD). OUCH!!! :o
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« Reply #5478 on: September 08, 2013, 04:49:58 PM »
Rey Maualuga is basically worse than Hitler. But hey, the entire AFC North lost week 1, so our standing isn't too adversely affected.
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« Reply #5479 on: September 08, 2013, 05:10:36 PM »
Clay Matthews is dumb.
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« Reply #5480 on: September 08, 2013, 06:22:00 PM »
Rey Maualuga is basically worse than Hitler. But hey, the entire AFC North lost week 1, so our standing isn't too adversely affected.
Congratulations on finally taking this thread where a guy named Godwin said it would eventually go. ;)
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« Reply #5481 on: September 08, 2013, 06:23:43 PM »
Clay Matthews is dumb.
Darius Reynaud is dumber.

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« Reply #5482 on: September 08, 2013, 07:13:01 PM »
Clay Matthews is dumb.
Darius Reynaud is dumber.

Perhaps. DeCastro might get the award for most costly mistake of week 1, though... depending on what happens with Pouncey.

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« Reply #5483 on: September 08, 2013, 07:18:50 PM »
Clay Matthews is dumb.
Darius Reynaud is dumber.


From this angle that looks like a really cool slight-of-hand trick.
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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5484 on: September 09, 2013, 02:48:24 AM »
GOOOOO DAWGS!!!!!

Time to move on from a disappointing game against Clemson. Dawgs finally showed up and won when they really needed to. Lets win out and play Gebre's Crimson Tide in the SEC championship again.

I'm not feeling confident right now. Our O-line looked horrible against VaTech. In order to beat A&M we have to run the ball and control the clock, keeping Manziel off the field. We won't win if we get into a shoot out with them. Yes, we have lots of offensive weapons, and we should be able to put points on the board; but we'll lose if it's a high scoring affair. I hate to say it, but I think Tex A&M wins by 10 points or more. I sure hope I don't know what I'm talking about.

I think the SEC championship will be decided by UGA and A&M or LSU. The National Championship will quite possibly be won by Oregon, Clemson, or Louisville this year. But BAMA will bounce back and win another National Championship in 2014 or 2015.


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« Reply #5485 on: September 09, 2013, 02:54:06 AM »
BAMA's Ken "The Snake" Stabler (#12) squaring off against Dunk Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson (#10) in 1966!  :)

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« Reply #5486 on: September 09, 2013, 10:09:16 AM »


FWIW, the Ducks' next opponent, Tennesee, forced Western Kentucky into probably the worst show of offensive ineptitude ever seen in a college football game: five turnovers in one span of six plays (two pick-sixes followed by two rushing fumbles that the Volunteers turned into 10 more points, and another interception that Tennessee eventually turned into another TD). OUCH!!! :o

Tennessee is terrible though. Maybe just not quite as terrible at W. Kentucky.

Oregon is gonna mop the floor with the Vols.
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« Reply #5487 on: September 09, 2013, 10:13:17 AM »
GOOOOO DAWGS!!!!!

Time to move on from a disappointing game against Clemson. Dawgs finally showed up and won when they really needed to. Lets win out and play Gebre's Crimson Tide in the SEC championship again.

I'm not feeling confident right now. Our O-line looked horrible against VaTech. In order to beat A&M we have to run the ball and control the clock, keeping Manziel off the field. We won't win if we get into a shoot out with them. Yes, we have lots of offensive weapons, and we should be able to put points on the board; but we'll lose if it's a high scoring affair. I hate to say it, but I think Tex A&M wins by 10 points or more. I sure hope I don't know what I'm talking about.

I think the SEC championship will be decided by UGA and A&M or LSU. The National Championship will quite possibly be won by Oregon, Clemson, or Louisville this year. But BAMA will bounce back and win another National Championship in 2014 or 2015.


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Re: The Sports Thread
« Reply #5488 on: September 09, 2013, 10:17:52 AM »


FWIW, the Ducks' next opponent, Tennesee, forced Western Kentucky into probably the worst show of offensive ineptitude ever seen in a college football game: five turnovers in one span of six plays (two pick-sixes followed by two rushing fumbles that the Volunteers turned into 10 more points, and another interception that Tennessee eventually turned into another TD). OUCH!!! :o

Tennessee is terrible though. Maybe just not quite as terrible at W. Kentucky.

Oregon is gonna mop the floor with the Vols.
Never said that Tennessee is any good. ;)
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« Reply #5489 on: September 09, 2013, 01:22:23 PM »
I was wondering what you thought of Manziel, Gebre.
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