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Topic: Gundy pessimistic on Bedlam future

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Re: Gundy pessimistic on Bedlam future
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2021, 10:52:37 AM »
I don't really have an opinion on whether or not it SHOULD be played.  

I'm a traditionalist and for me, regional rivalries are one of the best parts of college football.

But it's also not my place to tell fans of other teams what games they should care about.

CD just expressed, once again, that he doesn't care about the UGA-GaTech rivalry.  To me, it's one of those longstanding traditional rivalries that make college football great, but if the fans of the actual teams playing no longer care about them, then we're sort of missing the point, anyway.


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Re: Gundy pessimistic on Bedlam future
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2021, 11:11:45 AM »
As stated before, it is Gundy who is reluctant to schedule another likely L every season.  With the Sooners and Texas out of the way, this is OSU's chance to be top dog in the conference.
From the Sooner side, this game is much better than paying some FCS school $1-2 million to take a beat down and not much more risky.

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Re: Gundy pessimistic on Bedlam future
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2021, 11:26:39 AM »
As stated before, it is Gundy who is reluctant to schedule another likely L every season.  With the Sooners and Texas out of the way, this is OSU's chance to be top dog in the conference.
From the Sooner side, this game is much better than paying some FCS school $1-2 million to take a beat down and not much more risky.

Why would you schedule an FCS school rather than a home-and-home with some other P5 that is similarly-tiered to Oklahoma State?  Tons of mid-tier teams in the PAC, B1G, and ACC to schedule, that aren't FCS or even G5.

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Re: Gundy pessimistic on Bedlam future
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2021, 12:10:05 PM »
I don't really have an opinion on whether or not it SHOULD be played. 

I'm a traditionalist and for me, regional rivalries are one of the best parts of college football.

But it's also not my place to tell fans of other teams what games they should care about.

CD just expressed, once again, that he doesn't care about the UGA-GaTech rivalry.  To me, it's one of those longstanding traditional rivalries that make college football great, but if the fans of the actual teams playing no longer care about them, then we're sort of missing the point, anyway.


I really don't care much about Georgia/Georgia Tech, but with old man ties to two old Big 8 rivals, I've always been interested in Bedlam
So, I'm in for personal selfish reasons
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Re: Gundy pessimistic on Bedlam future
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2021, 12:16:05 PM »
yes, but we're not talkin bout UT

we're talkin bout OSU, I'd guess OSU needs the money (athletic and academic) and the game vs the Sooners more than just a little bit.

Well, unless T-Bone is still donating at a high level.

Coaches don't like to schedule a loss, but they don't always get to set their schedule.
T-Bone be dead.
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Re: Gundy pessimistic on Bedlam future
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2021, 12:25:36 PM »
Why would you schedule an FCS school rather than a home-and-home with some other P5 that is similarly-tiered to Oklahoma State?  Tons of mid-tier teams in the PAC, B1G, and ACC to schedule, that aren't FCS or even G5.
I don't think Thumper was proposing an either-or situation there.
I also don't think that OU would want to schedule OSU every year in addition to the marquee OOC game.  Right now, scheduled marquee opponents are Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Clemson, and Michigan.
I don't think OU would want to add OSU in the same years those games are being played.  (Of course, some/most/all of those SEC games aren't going to be played, at least not as OOC games.)
I am not happy that OU has taken to regularly scheduling FCS programs.  But I think that there are multiple reasons why it is being done.  It's cheap.  It's a home game for the Norman merchants.  It's an automatic win.
But I'd much rather see us schedule a 2-and-1 with a school like Tulsa or SMU than go the FCS route.
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Re: Gundy pessimistic on Bedlam future
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2021, 12:32:05 PM »
Imagine OU stayed near the top and Oklahoma State drifted into irrelevancy, you might after a while not view playing them as offering any benefit.  I see zero benefit in playing Tech.  I'm a realist I suppose, if there is no benefit, play someone else.  UGA is a 35 point favorite this year (more or less again).  It's boring.

Play a team with a pulse, like Tulsa or Akron or Western Kentucky ...

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Re: Gundy pessimistic on Bedlam future
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2021, 12:54:39 PM »
no benefit for Georgia, but a benefit for Tech.  It's a game that has interest from Tech and fills their stadium which probably doesn't happen that often

it's a gift for little brother and it keeps some $$$ instate

some state legislators see the value in this

this is why FCS University of Northern Iowa either plays the Hawkeyes or the Cyclones each season
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Re: Gundy pessimistic on Bedlam future
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2021, 01:05:49 PM »
I don't care to benefit Tech at all.  But, it won't happen so I don't pine for it, I'd just rather play teams with a pulse.

I'm thinking I justed Dogged UGA with bad karma for the game.

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Re: Gundy pessimistic on Bedlam future
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2021, 02:24:54 PM »
you show enuff did
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Re: Gundy pessimistic on Bedlam future
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2021, 02:40:47 PM »
I think it was 1975, the Dawgs were 9-1 and about to play Tech, heavily favored, and their Qb Ray Goff (and later HC) said he didn't think of Tech as a rival any more.

The Dawgs barely pulled out a 13-10 win.  They were later clobbered by Pitt with some running back I forget his name.

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Re: Gundy pessimistic on Bedlam future
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2021, 03:02:58 PM »
Oklahoma State is not much challenge to OU.  And yet old codgers like Fearless still want to force the Sooners to play it.


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Re: Gundy pessimistic on Bedlam future
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2021, 03:14:37 PM »
Tech has three wins since 2000, all close and controversial.  UGA is a 35 point favorite this time around.

To me, it's just boring.

I wonder what will happen to the UGA series with Texas and OU.

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Re: Gundy pessimistic on Bedlam future
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2021, 03:19:53 PM »
Tech has three wins since 2000, all close and controversial.  UGA is a 35 point favorite this time around.

To me, it's just boring.

I wonder what will happen to the UGA series with Texas and OU.
I'd imagine we'll have to cancel it. I hope we get to see y'all some in SEC play, I was really looking forward to that home and home.

 

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