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medinabuckeye1

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Re: CFP Thread
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2020, 05:11:30 PM »
I'm also enamored with this top-12 cutoff that is often cited.  Talk about arbitrary.
FWIW, I'm kinda borrowing it but I don't remember the exact source.  Wasn't there a rule at some point during the BCS that the top G5 got one of the major bowl slots but it was only if they were either top-12 or higher ranked than the lowest ranked P5 Champion on something like that?  

I think there was but I could be wrong.  

Also note, when I share that it isn't per-se what I WANT, it is what I think WILL happen.  Also, the powers that be are constrained at least to some extent by external forces.  Remember that there was talk of congressional and/or anti-trust action if they didn't open the door to the G5?  That is the major reason that I assume the top G5 WILL get a slot in the 8-team playoff that I assume IS coming.  

I think you and I are close enough to the same page to agree that if the top G5 is going to get a guaranteed slot we'd rather have it conditional on being top-12 (or something) than not.  

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Re: CFP Thread
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2020, 05:59:34 PM »
Sure.
In the old days, OU would be going to the Orange Bowl a 6th straight time.  Alabama to New Orleans 6 of the last 9 years.  At least the ACC champ had some variety.  Clemson would have been hopping between Miami and New Orleans the past 6 years.
OSU's seniors would be going to Pasadena every year of their careers.  
The Cotton would have had some real, good variety, though.
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Re: CFP Thread
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2020, 06:02:38 PM »
In the Old Days the Big Ten had a rule that a team couldn't go to the Rose Bowl in consecutive years
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Re: CFP Thread
« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2020, 06:08:56 PM »
In the Old Days the Big Ten had a rule that a team couldn't go to the Rose Bowl in consecutive years
I think that 1975 was the first year that a second Big Ten team was allowed to go to a bowl.  OU played Michigan in the Orange Bowl after that season.
I remember being disappointed that the Wolverines didn't wear their maize britches.
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Re: CFP Thread
« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2020, 06:28:49 PM »
Who won?
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« Reply #47 on: December 21, 2020, 06:38:00 PM »
Michigan's players on the beach in Miami.
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« Reply #48 on: December 21, 2020, 06:38:33 PM »
In the Old Days the Big Ten had a rule that a team couldn't go to the Rose Bowl in consecutive years
My "old days" aren't as old as some of yours.  
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Re: CFP Thread
« Reply #49 on: December 21, 2020, 06:51:58 PM »

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wuFeqg86YYE



This says it all. Hilarious!
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Re: CFP Thread
« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2020, 07:23:11 PM »
My "old days" aren't as old as some of yours. 
Ya I can tell. :celebrate: Happy Kwaanza
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Re: CFP Thread
« Reply #51 on: December 21, 2020, 08:11:05 PM »
In the Old Days the Big Ten had a rule that a team couldn't go to the Rose Bowl in consecutive years
same type of brilliant leadership we saw this season from that office
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« Reply #52 on: December 21, 2020, 08:28:25 PM »
Ya I can tell. :celebrate: Happy Kwaanza
Ugh.  
You'll be pleased to know that's been replaced by Diwali in many schools.  You've seen Slumdog Millionaire, right?  Dots, not feathers.  Get it?
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Re: CFP Thread
« Reply #53 on: December 21, 2020, 08:37:19 PM »
I keep waiting for an NCAA hammer to one day fall down on Goober.  Nick Saban at Alabama at least computes.  Gomer Pyle at Clemson just doesn't make any sense to me.  A one off here and there?  Sure.  But what he has going on there right now is just nuts. 
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Re: CFP Thread
« Reply #54 on: December 21, 2020, 09:24:21 PM »
Dabo was on MNF?
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Re: CFP Thread
« Reply #55 on: December 22, 2020, 10:40:58 AM »
Who won?
Sooners, and backed into the MNC because of losses earlier in the day.
It was a dud sort of game, 14-6.
Les Miles played for Michigan.
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