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Topic: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness

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Cincydawg

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1078 on: August 20, 2018, 04:25:02 PM »
UGA's all world freshman RB nicknamed Zeus tore the ACL in his other knee and is out.  Maybe this was mentioned.

Tough for the young man who apparently is a solid youngster in other respects.  It was a noncontact injury on special teams coverage.  Their junior RB Hollyfield of famous lineage apparently has impressed in camp.  Their started will be a fellow named Swift, apparently, which he is.  Dalvin Cook's little brother is also impressing people apparently at RB and perhaps split end.  The Dawgs appear to be loaded on offense like I've never seen from them before.  They may have problems getting some players enough touches, especially at QB, which could get interesting.

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1079 on: August 20, 2018, 05:10:35 PM »
I'd note our off season stream of C is changing here of late.
It's quickly going to be obsolete. I'm sure there will be a stream on the first Thursday, given that Purdue and NU open that night with a conference game against each other. Minnie plays too, against NM State.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1080 on: August 20, 2018, 11:19:08 PM »

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1081 on: August 20, 2018, 11:20:00 PM »
Obviously the greatest rock music album in history right there.

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1082 on: August 20, 2018, 11:27:27 PM »
oh, just might be

I don't know
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1083 on: August 20, 2018, 11:54:24 PM »
Obviously the greatest rock music album in history right there.
this sounds like it should have its own thread for debunking and proper insults and name calling.

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1084 on: August 21, 2018, 08:21:43 AM »
I don't think there's a "there" there.
I think a lot of football fans do this to manage expectations and emotions. It's really fun when your team comes into a season not expected to do all that much and then proves everyone wrong. It's not fun when your team has high expectations from everyone--and then proves everyone wrong.
So I don't think fans really believe that high rankings cause their team to underperform--but when you're ranked really high, anything but living up to those rankings is a disappointment.
This.
When I was in school, the first team I watched had modest expectations and exceeded them. There was a good start followed by some slips, a rise that was a bit of a mirage, and then a bowl upset win. The next year's team again had humble beginnings and did well against a soft schedule with a young team. 
The next year was supposed to be THE year. A few seniors were gone, but only one was being replaced by someone who wasn't more capital T talented. That was the year the program would take a step forward, contend for the conference again, make a big run. The rankings were high. But then the start was slow it took a while to get the first loss, but it was one that stung. It turned out, the senior experience mattered a lot more than I understood. By the end, a perfectly reasonable season had been fraught. I can't watch certain players from the team without some disappointment, and that's not really fair.
The next year was similar. Expectations were a little less, but the group was very veteran. The next great savior was coming at QB (this is where I learned about transfer expectations). The backfield was loaded, the best pass catcher back. But the start was similar to the year before and then the bottom fell out. The team was a titanic disappointment. 
And then the next year, the expectations were modest again. The team lost to the two best teams on the schedule, slipped up against a solid foe on the road, pulled an upset in the bowl. And I was reminded how pleasing it is to not get out over one's skis and have to talk it back all season.
I think less about rankings and expectations now than I did. Even as two of UW's best pass catchers are embroiled in something both terrible and probably stupid on their parts, I'm not too worked up. But I think back to that and always like starting a little lower, just so I don't have to talk about what's going wrong early on. 

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1085 on: August 21, 2018, 08:32:50 AM »
this sounds like it should have its own thread for debunking and proper insults and name calling.
Sounds like an OT tourney

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1086 on: August 21, 2018, 08:46:54 AM »
This.
When I was in school, the first team I watched had modest expectations and exceeded them. There was a good start followed by some slips, a rise that was a bit of a mirage, and then a bowl upset win. The next year's team again had humble beginnings and did well against a soft schedule with a young team.
The next year was supposed to be THE year. A few seniors were gone, but only one was being replaced by someone who wasn't more capital T talented. That was the year the program would take a step forward, contend for the conference again, make a big run. The rankings were high. But then the start was slow it took a while to get the first loss, but it was one that stung. It turned out, the senior experience mattered a lot more than I understood. By the end, a perfectly reasonable season had been fraught. I can't watch certain players from the team without some disappointment, and that's not really fair.
The next year was similar. Expectations were a little less, but the group was very veteran. The next great savior was coming at QB (this is where I learned about transfer expectations). The backfield was loaded, the best pass catcher back. But the start was similar to the year before and then the bottom fell out. The team was a titanic disappointment.
And then the next year, the expectations were modest again. The team lost to the two best teams on the schedule, slipped up against a solid foe on the road, pulled an upset in the bowl. And I was reminded how pleasing it is to not get out over one's skis and have to talk it back all season.
I think less about rankings and expectations now than I did. Even as two of UW's best pass catchers are embroiled in something both terrible and probably stupid on their parts, I'm not too worked up. But I think back to that and always like starting a little lower, just so I don't have to talk about what's going wrong early on.
Great post. I was long gone (as a student) for those seasons but I know which ones they are. Completely agree with you.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1087 on: August 21, 2018, 09:02:23 AM »
Obviously the greatest rock music album in history right there.
If that's from "At the Fillmore East" then I'd have to agree
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1088 on: August 21, 2018, 09:49:37 AM »
It's just about fruit I think.

Obviously some top ten teams swoon (FSU) each year, and perhaps their fans think the team at times took a few games for granted and didn't prepare.  I think it's just that some highly ranked teams don't pan out each year, usually at least one in the top ten, and a few others do better than expected.

I can't imagine playing football in college and "calling it in" other than in some meaningless contest against "Austin Peay" where perhaps you look for individual numbers instead of playing as a team.

I also think the intensity prior to a Big Game is gone after one or two plays for the most part.

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1089 on: August 21, 2018, 10:37:59 AM »

I can't imagine playing football in college and "calling it in" other than in some meaningless contest against "Austin Peay" where perhaps you look for individual numbers instead of playing as a team.

I also think the intensity prior to a Big Game is gone after one or two plays for the most part.
I can imagine the majority of losing teams, teams that will finish well below .500 on the season. Calling it in and playing for individual success.  Possibly even early in the season.
Intensity and pressure in big games is a factor.  Especially in the 4th quarter or the final couple possessions.  Players handle this pressure and intensity differently.
Scott Frost has preached about a mentality of "No Fear of Failure"  just go out and make plays.
I think that is the type of attitude that allowed Switzer's great Oklahoma teams to play well and wins close games vs the Huskers in the 70's and 80's.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1090 on: August 21, 2018, 02:08:23 PM »
UGA said to be in talks with Texas about a series.  Have a neutral site game with Oregon in a few years now.

Their OOC slate this year is pathetic, but they appear to be trying for two P5 opponents in most years.

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1091 on: August 21, 2018, 03:30:31 PM »
bayareabadger, so 2005-2008?

My recollection of the 2007 season bowl game against Tennessee is, "yup, these are two slightly above average BigTen and SEC teams playing exactly that level of football in a slightly above average bowl that happens to be on New Year's Day."

My memory of the 2008 team is, "what they heck is wrong with these guys." And then, looking at those same players in the NFL, "how did they underperform so badly?"

 

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