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Topic: CBS: Ranking the 2019 college football bowl games, 39-1

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longhorn320

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Re: CBS: Ranking the 2019 college football bowl games, 39-1
« Reply #140 on: January 07, 2020, 03:05:47 PM »
what about making a thrown ball live whether caught or not
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Re: CBS: Ranking the 2019 college football bowl games, 39-1
« Reply #141 on: January 07, 2020, 03:14:10 PM »
what about making a thrown ball live whether caught or not

wasn't that the original rule a century ago?

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Re: CBS: Ranking the 2019 college football bowl games, 39-1
« Reply #142 on: January 07, 2020, 03:31:36 PM »
not sure but if it was that might explain why there werent many 50 yard bombs
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Re: CBS: Ranking the 2019 college football bowl games, 39-1
« Reply #143 on: January 07, 2020, 04:21:01 PM »
I always thought it was funny in football that a pass was never "incomplete".

It's INNNcomplete.

Football is the only platform where the word is said that way.

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Re: CBS: Ranking the 2019 college football bowl games, 39-1
« Reply #144 on: January 08, 2020, 08:12:53 PM »
I always thought it was funny in football that a pass was never "incomplete".

It's INNNcomplete.

Football is the only platform where the word is said that way.
It's also unusual in the pronunciation of DEE-fense.
Most places it's de-FENSE.
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Re: CBS: Ranking the 2019 college football bowl games, 39-1
« Reply #145 on: January 09, 2020, 09:09:39 AM »
It's also unusual in the pronunciation of DEE-fense.
Most places it's de-FENSE.

So true.  I never thought of that one.  Great.  Now I have another reason to be cynical when watching football.

I think a lot of this comes from the fact that football did not originate from intelligent people.  No I'm serious.  Stupid people were known to play football years ago.  And fans were along the line of Nascar.  Baseball is where the sophisticated fans were.

But anyway, it never quite abandoned it's cro-magnon roots.  As evidenced by a famous and revered color announcer naming Favre FARVE.  And football society all went with it for the man's entire career.

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Re: CBS: Ranking the 2019 college football bowl games, 39-1
« Reply #146 on: January 10, 2020, 12:46:38 PM »
I think you just insulted some perfectly good Cro-Magnon Men, Brown County.
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« Reply #147 on: January 11, 2020, 03:43:36 PM »
yes, I feel that wasn't needed
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Re: CBS: Ranking the 2019 college football bowl games, 39-1
« Reply #148 on: January 13, 2020, 06:22:20 PM »
other than Rutgers, wasn't football an Ivy league thing?  a 'gentleman's' sport approximating combat?  and, i kinda DO mean that... they beat the crap out of each other... as many as 50 people on the field at the same time... breaking bones and rupturing spleens... or pancreas (reminiscent of Pally Shore).  it was a BRUTAL game that actually killed people on the field and off (as a result of on-field play). 

i reckon it could be argued we've since advanced, but... from the looks of the headlines on your news delivery network of choice- i'd argue we've not advanced much at all... unless our destination is truly "idiocracy", which... well... it may be. 

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Re: CBS: Ranking the 2019 college football bowl games, 39-1
« Reply #149 on: January 14, 2020, 07:52:37 AM »
Maybe similar to the classic Pugilists?  Yeah, old-time football was definitely that way. 

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« Reply #150 on: January 14, 2020, 08:20:52 AM »
Hey @MikeDeTiger congrats on the win and the NC!  I told you so. :)

I think my prediction was 38-23?  Not too far off I guess.  Clemson didn't go quietly in the first, but after that LSU just asserted themselves.  Jeaux Burreaux had a very good game and a fantastic season, and Clemson really had no answer for all of those WRs (nobody else did all season long, either).

Sort of interesting that the only three teams to keep it within single digits with LSU were Auburn, Alabama, and... Texas. 

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« Reply #151 on: January 14, 2020, 08:55:50 AM »
yep and that was with half of LSU's def on the bench with leg cramps
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« Reply #152 on: January 14, 2020, 07:23:30 PM »
Hey @MikeDeTiger congrats on the win and the NC!  I told you so. :)

I think my prediction was 38-23?  Not too far off I guess.  Clemson didn't go quietly in the first, but after that LSU just asserted themselves.  Jeaux Burreaux had a very good game and a fantastic season, and Clemson really had no answer for all of those WRs (nobody else did all season long, either).

Sort of interesting that the only three teams to keep it within single digits with LSU were Auburn, Alabama, and... Texas.


Hot take:  Of the three, Texas was the only one that was really close.  

I give Auburn some credit for making things difficult in the RZ, but self-inflicted derps made that game closer than Auburn's team did.  Massively outgaining an opponent and then getting stopped due to fluky things like one stud WR thinks a ball is for him so he jumps 12 feet in the air and nearly intercepts it from another stud WR in the back of the endzone it was actually intended for....yeah I'm not giving Auburn credit for any of that.  

Alabama never had the ball in the second half with a chance to take the lead.  And their only decent plays against our defense were trick plays orders of magnitude beyond regular trick plays.  As in, not reverses or flea-flicker, schematic trick plays, but rather, pretend to look to the sideline to get more calls so LSU does the same thing, oops, we snapped the ball instead and you're all just standing there, trick plays.  Chumps.  It's basically admitting on national TV that you can't win straight up.  

There was a point early in the 2nd half, LSU's first possession, I believe, where I thought LSU had a chance to put their foot on Texas' throat and mentally end the game.  But Helaire whiffed on a good-enough pass, didn't pick up the necessary three yards to keep moving, LSU punted, and Texas carpe diem'd the hell out of it the rest of the way.  An instant classic was born.  Frankly, Texas was LSU's only real test this season, how 'bout that.  

Yeah, I lived in Austin a few years, why do you ask?  

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« Reply #153 on: January 14, 2020, 08:01:16 PM »
Also, I see UT climbed back into the final Top 25, which is a nice boon for the inevitable "Greatest Season Ever?" conversations that are already popping up.  

I'm not around much.  I'll probably drip a self-serving-yet-factual post on the SEC board in the next day or two, detailing the massive amounts of records that were broken and pros and cons to this team's season compared to some other Standard All-Time seasons (we still start with '71 and '95 Nebraska, right?), and then I'll probably disappear again for months at a time.  

So let me leave you with these thoughts:

--How do we get bowl-Herman to coach the rest of the year?  And by "we" I mean Longhorn fans, which I obviously am.  

--utee--you asked before about who's leaving from this team re: next season.  Burrow is gone, obvs.  WR Jefferson is almost certainly gone, though I think it could potentially be a smart move for him to stay.  It's a deep WR class, and he's not going ahead of a lot of others.  But I still doubt he stays.  The other guys have to stay, they're not eligible.  TE Moss could go, pretty sure.  Passing game coordinator Brady is gone, looks like.  Hilarious that Sean Payton told him going to LSU was a mistake, now he's going to spend the next several years terrorizing the Saints defense.  Speaking of defense, we won't know until declarations are done, but I expect quite a few early departures on that side of the ball.  For roster/experience reasons, I picked the visiting team to win both games in the LSU/UT series and until I get a good reason to do otherwise I'm sticking with it.  If I'm not around, enjoy your win in Tiger Stadium next year.

--Since we beat Clemson, can we be Death Valley again?  They said we couldn't use that after they beat us in the Peach Bowl in 2012.  Tiger Stadium is accurate, but kinda lame.  

--CWS, I hope utee and a bazillion other Texas fans go to LSU next year and come back with the inevitable glowing reports of the friendly people, awesome tailgates, and wonderful food consumed that every visitor to LSU has come back with for years.  The truth is LSU is widely reported to be one of the best experiences for visitors, and I've seen it myself first hand much of my life, when I could still go to games.  I'm sorry your experience with LSU fans was at the Superdome, and I'm the first to admit something Twilight Zonish happens to LSU fans in NOLA....they are assholes, I confess.  At least at my one visit to the Sugar Bowl in 2001 vs. Illinois.  But FFS man, get off that BS and just recognize that every fanbase has their dummies and most people are pretty nice.  I think we all remember certain stories of what an OU fan did to a Texas fan several years ago.  I know many people who attended the 2003 Sugar Bowl and came back with a few eyebrow-raising stories of Sooner fans.  Let's not act like all Sooners are some bastion of fan virtue.  Y'all have asshats too, yet I find it easy to focus on some very friendly Sooners I've met here.  So maybe harp on something else for a while. 

--I think I finally figured out what my real lucky t-shirt is.  I stumbled onto it by dumb luck this season, wore it subsequently each game week, and hey, if it works don't knock it.  We'll see if it holds up for longer, or if you have to find the right lucky shirt each season.  Problem, of course, is that by the time you find it, it could be too late.  I'll try it early next year for the Texas game, if we somehow win that game, it's definitely because the shirt still has mojo.  

--Did we ever get past the faking cramps thing?  I noted from the B1G game thread CWS has not.  Eh, I give up.  Some people believe what they want to believe despite mountains of evidence to the contrary.  Or mountains of injury reports, players visibly leaving the field, or missing a stretch of entire games because of it.  Whatever.  Yeah, LSU fans boo'd the Clemson kid last night.  Shame on them.  I still never want to take the chance that somebody is really hurt, even if he wasn't.  And at least get the intent right.  It would've been injuries most of them were faking, not cramps.  And they really committed to it, given how many missed the next several games.  There was the one guy utee says looked at the sideline and fell down.  He also did not miss any games.  He was definitely faking it.  BOOOOOOOOO!!!!!  At any rate, this is the type of stuff that only people who think Texas' A/C was really out believe.  Some people don't want facts, they want rancor.  

--Geaux Tigers.  

--I heard the LSU coach say that one time.  



 

 

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