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Topic: Dying California trying to kill it’s own CFB Programs

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Re: Dying California trying to kill it’s own CFB Programs
« Reply #154 on: March 01, 2021, 11:01:10 AM »
The PAC is more like the Ivy League than the MWC, no? 
At least the CA schools are.
There are some very good schools in the PAC.




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Re: Dying California trying to kill it’s own CFB Programs
« Reply #155 on: March 01, 2021, 12:00:15 PM »
My EU friends find it shocking and somewhat horrifying that US universities have these massive sports programs.

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Re: Dying California trying to kill it’s own CFB Programs
« Reply #156 on: March 01, 2021, 12:15:27 PM »

They'd probably just replace the Cali schools with Boise and BYU or whatever, and go back to 10. 

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Re: Dying California trying to kill it’s own CFB Programs
« Reply #157 on: March 01, 2021, 12:47:52 PM »
I don't believe it's horrific

I think it's an enhancement to the university and a positive overall

I understand some narrow minded folks can't imagine this.....

not speaking of your EU friends, they don't have the experience and depth of knowledge on the subject
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Re: Dying California trying to kill it’s own CFB Programs
« Reply #158 on: March 01, 2021, 01:04:51 PM »
It's a foreign concept to them, literally.  The athletes in Europe who play rugby or soccer or tennis don't go to college, with very rare exceptions.  They perfect their craft separately of course.  So, athletes in general are viewed as kind of uneducated rubes.

Another difference is if you major in say math, nearly all your take is math courses, and related topics, no English or history or whatever else.

Another is that about half as many HS grads go to college in the first place.

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Re: Dying California trying to kill it’s own CFB Programs
« Reply #159 on: March 01, 2021, 02:15:35 PM »
So, athletes in general are viewed as kind of uneducated rubes.

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Re: Dying California trying to kill it’s own CFB Programs
« Reply #160 on: March 01, 2021, 03:40:06 PM »
I presume Notre Dame is back to being an "independent" now?  They did make the conference CG, for better or worse, for a first time.


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Re: Dying California trying to kill it’s own CFB Programs
« Reply #161 on: March 01, 2021, 04:01:52 PM »
My EU friends find it shocking and somewhat horrifying that US universities have these massive sports programs.
They don't have to in Europe. There is no need for it. The only really popular sport in Europe is soccer. After that maybe basketball. And those guys can get pro futures contracts as teenagers- even the basketball players.

Soccer is not popular in the US. Like at all. The most popular sport BY FAR is football, and well there is no minor league or futures contracts for that, is there? 

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Re: Dying California trying to kill it’s own CFB Programs
« Reply #162 on: March 01, 2021, 04:14:44 PM »
They don't have to in Europe. There is no need for it. The only really popular sport in Europe is soccer. After that maybe basketball. And those guys can get pro futures contracts as teenagers- even the basketball players.

Soccer is not popular in the US. Like at all. The most popular sport BY FAR is football, and well there is no minor league or futures contracts for that, is there?
Yes, the minor league is called college football ;-) 

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Re: Dying California trying to kill it’s own CFB Programs
« Reply #163 on: March 01, 2021, 04:16:47 PM »
They have American football in Europe.  One league limits American players to four per league.  This is an hilarious book about it.


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Re: Dying California trying to kill it’s own CFB Programs
« Reply #164 on: March 01, 2021, 05:41:01 PM »
I know that Canada and Mexico both have CFB. 


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Re: Dying California trying to kill it’s own CFB Programs
« Reply #165 on: March 02, 2021, 09:25:44 AM »
Canadian HS football:  how we got Doug Flutie and the legendary Jessie Palmer!
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Re: Dying California trying to kill it’s own CFB Programs
« Reply #166 on: March 02, 2021, 04:20:47 PM »
I like Australian Rules Football, which has not PI in it.  A guy goes up for a pass is fair game, UNTIL he catches it, then you can't touch him.

 

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