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OrangeAfroMan

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Best #26
« on: June 28, 2018, 08:28:05 PM »
Vote!  Share.  Converse.  Joust.  Parry.  
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Re: Best #26
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 01:23:27 PM »
Thought seriously about Woodson, but I think Riley Smith is the guy.

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Re: Best #26
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2018, 03:02:33 PM »
thought about Woodson too... but Sean Taylor was one of the best at his position ever..

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Re: Best #26
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2018, 03:50:58 PM »
Thought seriously about Woodson, but I think Riley Smith is the guy.
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Re: Best #26
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2018, 03:51:43 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqXjJZ4NH54


Still holds Bama All Purpose Yards Career and Season Records.

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4,958 Bobby Humphrey ...1985-88 (3,420 rushing, 523 receiving, 1,015 kickoff returns)

ALL-PURPOSE YARDS PER GAME 
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168.0 Bobby Humphrey (2,016 yards in 12 games) ...1986 
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Re: Best #26
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2018, 04:35:34 PM »
Tough call between Humphrey and Taylor...but Taylor was a transformative talent at the position. 

Now I have to go shower after voting for a Miami Hurricane. 

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Re: Best #26
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2018, 06:19:23 PM »
good for you

I couldn't do it
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Re: Best #26
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2018, 08:04:10 PM »
Maybe all this strategic/emotion-driven voting is related to the Brees/Frazier thing.

***I want everyone to continue voting however they want, I'm not criticizing any of that, I'm simply sharing and having a conversation about the processes behind it.

The title of each voting thread asks who was the best to ever wear the number.  Why do so many of us vote for other reasons?  I'm genuinely curious.  I feel like college football fans, in general, haven't had the same "ah-ha" moment many baseball fans did after Moneyball was released.  

We, as a collective, still value the anecdotal over the statistical - our hearts over our heads.  What's the aversion?  Why such sentimentality?  There's nothing wrong with it, as there are no stakes here - just some fun debate.  I wanted to vote for Rocket Ismail, but I didn't, because the evidence said someone else was better.  I still enjoy the memories of his play, I just didn't vote for him in a meaningless web forum voting thing.  Nothing changed.  He didn't get downgraded in my mind.  I just didn't vote for him.  Can we not use our heads and still keep what's in our hearts?

I'm absolutely, 100% not trying to influence future voting, just having a conversations.
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Re: Best #26
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2018, 08:07:33 PM »
My heart has principles

not voting for Canes

or other players for other obvious non-logical reasons

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Re: Best #26
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2018, 08:43:47 AM »
You don't need votes to tell you who has the best stats.  I love the numbers driven stuff, but college football to me is the one sport that's bigger than that.  Plus, just voting based on the stats is no fun.  As you said, it's a meaningless web forum poll, we aren't electing guys into the HOF.  So why not set the perameters that mean the most to you.

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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2018, 11:26:33 AM »
I'm not suggesting everyone vote purely on stats, mostly because if they did, they'd ignore each player's context, lol.  I guess I'm saying that I can't fool myself into believing something without strong evidence to back it up.

Again, and this is common, too - a big subscriber to stats doesn't mean they're solely what you look at.  Context is a huge part of it.
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