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Re: Big 12 Bowl Games
« Reply #60 on: December 30, 2017, 02:19:42 PM »
you bring out the best in me
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« Reply #61 on: December 30, 2017, 04:15:01 PM »
Wow!  Great game ISU!  The Cyclones showed a lot of grit and heart to beat a 10-2 team on their home field with a bunch of iffy calls against them.

They came within 4 minutes and an questionable call of becoming the first FBS team to go an entire season without losing a fumble.

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« Reply #62 on: December 30, 2017, 04:22:00 PM »
Big12 now 5 and 2

OK sooners youre up
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« Reply #63 on: December 30, 2017, 07:18:47 PM »
I think 6 wins for Big12
Man 320 I hope you turn out to be right.  I remember you were always one of the best prognosticators on the Big 12 board (in those contests Erin and others used to run).  Hopefully that will continue to be the case here!

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« Reply #64 on: December 30, 2017, 07:33:45 PM »
dont worry you got this
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Re: Big 12 Bowl Games
« Reply #65 on: December 30, 2017, 09:13:30 PM »
Baker Mayfield is to Lincoln Riley as:

a) Johnny Manziel is to Kevin Sumlin
b) Cam Newton is to Gene Chizik
c) Teddy Bridgewater is to Charlie Strong
d) all of the above

Can’t wait for next year.

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« Reply #66 on: December 30, 2017, 09:48:39 PM »
Baker Mayfield is to Lincoln Riley as:

a) Johnny Manziel is to Kevin Sumlin
b) Cam Newton is to Gene Chizik
c) Teddy Bridgewater is to Charlie Strong
d) all of the above

Can’t wait for next year.
huh?
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« Reply #67 on: December 30, 2017, 09:51:14 PM »
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Re: Big 12 Bowl Games
« Reply #68 on: December 30, 2017, 11:29:18 PM »
Iowa State played a great game except for two (?) turnovers in the opposing red zone.

They got the benefit of a shaky roughing penalty against Memphis that nullified a pick on the goal line.  They then went in to score a TD.

OTOH, they got a bad (albeit self-inflicted) break with the fumble on the 1-inch line reaching for the goal line.

I think the breaks and calls about evened out, and ISU deserved the 1-point win.

Congrats to the Clones, wherever they are.

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« Reply #69 on: December 30, 2017, 11:50:37 PM »
The Big10 is now 7 and 0 in bowl games with a good chance to run the table

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Re: Big 12 Bowl Games
« Reply #70 on: December 31, 2017, 08:21:20 AM »
The PAC12 finished 1-8 for the worst showing by a P5 conference ever.

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« Reply #71 on: December 31, 2017, 09:01:07 AM »
These are of course related since the B1G played the PAC in 4 bowl games, winning them all.

Bowl season is still a small sample size.  Nevertheless it does have impact on perception of relative conference strength.

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« Reply #72 on: December 31, 2017, 09:21:15 AM »
True.  The one Pac12 team that did win (Utah) beat a B12 team (WVU).

One other note, two Big 12 teams that were underdogs (Texas, ISU) won their games.  Hopefully,  OU (+2.5) can make it three.

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« Reply #73 on: December 31, 2017, 10:33:57 AM »
BC I saw you on TV


the guy on the right or the left?
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« Reply #74 on: January 01, 2018, 04:47:22 PM »
The SEC is 2-5 at present.  Best they can do if you count the nat champ game as a bowl, is go 5-6 (that’s if both UGa and Bama win today, and then they’ll go 1–1 in the champ game) or 4-5 if you don’t count the nat champ game. 

So it’s a losing bowl season for the SEC no matter what.

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« Reply #75 on: January 01, 2018, 10:27:52 PM »
So it’s a losing bowl season for the SEC no matter what.

Hardly.  If we end up with 2 SEC teams in the big one, you can forget about all the other SEC bowl losses.  SEC hype and mania will double.

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« Reply #76 on: January 01, 2018, 11:36:23 PM »
Hardly.  If we end up with 2 SEC teams in the big one, you can forget about all the other SEC bowl losses.  SEC hype and mania will double.
Oh yeah.  You’re right about that.  Darn.

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Re: Big 12 Bowl Games
« Reply #77 on: January 02, 2018, 10:24:32 AM »
SEC SEC SEC .....

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« Reply #78 on: January 02, 2018, 10:32:20 AM »
You're only as good as your competition forces you to be.

Basically, Nick Saban has driven Georgia (and Auburn to some degree) to be as good (almost) as Alabama.

But make no mistake, Saban is the culprit of SEC hype and success.

The man is the best.  And as long as he is around, the SEC lore lives on.

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« Reply #79 on: January 02, 2018, 02:32:17 PM »
CFB is a funny thing.  Just as we are knee-slapping and gawking at the SEC's bowl record, we find ourselves staring straight into the eyes of the first all-SEC NC game.

Where did we go wrong?  What have we done?  I want my college football back.  Two schools from neighboring states tucked away in the bottom corner of the country.  Will anyone from California watch this game?  Anyone from New York?

Should we bring back at least some pittance of academic qualifications to play college football?  Could that even things back out?  Do these academic bastions called "Universities" really even care?  This is a joke NFL farm league, masked behind the pompetus of higher education.

Engineers, doctors, lawyers, businessmen define their self-worth based on whose idiot boobs beat the other guy's idiot boobs.

What a country.

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« Reply #80 on: January 02, 2018, 02:40:22 PM »
well, we may have 2 teams from the same conference, but at least they are not from the same division nor is it a rematch from earlier in the season
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Re: Big 12 Bowl Games
« Reply #81 on: January 02, 2018, 02:42:10 PM »
well, we may have 2 teams from the same conference, but at least they are not from the same division nor is it a rematch from earlier in the season
Perhaps the only silver lining.  
But football is football, and I'll be watching. 

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« Reply #82 on: January 02, 2018, 03:13:41 PM »
Every change to the postseason has made the sport worse. And this is where we end up.


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Re: Big 12 Bowl Games
« Reply #83 on: January 02, 2018, 04:08:09 PM »
Every change to the postseason has made the sport worse. And this is where we end up.
Well, at least we can still argue...

UCF beat the team that beat both the teams that will play next week!

UCF got hosed.

Expand the Playoff!

Mo' Money!

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« Reply #84 on: January 02, 2018, 05:10:12 PM »
UCF beat the team that beat both the teams that will play next week!

UCF got hosed.

Expand the Playoff!
In an expanded situation, who says UCF still gets in?  Weren't they ranked 12?

I'm just worried about how regional this is becoming.  Pretty soon, let's just round up 8 schools from the collage of Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina and there's your playoff.

Ohio State? Ha!  USC?  Double Ha!

And what's with Georgia Tech?  Do they have some sort of academic qualifier that keeps them down?  Why aren't they bashing it out with Clemson and FSU on annual basis?  They're in the right neck of the woods.
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Re: Big 12 Bowl Games
« Reply #85 on: January 02, 2018, 05:42:08 PM »
In an expanded situation, who says UCF still gets in?  Weren't they ranked 12?
easy, make it a 12-team playoff
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« Reply #86 on: January 02, 2018, 05:43:10 PM »
the number of teams in the playoff could easily change from season to season depending on the committee's whims

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« Reply #87 on: January 02, 2018, 05:52:40 PM »
Schools used to win a National Championship in a 11-12 game season.

Now they must play 15.  And we want to make that 16?

<switches hats>

Sure why not?  It's not like these guys were academically admitted to their respective Universities, yet they get it for free.  Meanwhile, kids 10 times smarter are getting denied admission right and left.

Sure, let 'em play 16 games.  The whole point is the side show anyway.  So give us more side show.

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« Reply #88 on: January 02, 2018, 07:11:12 PM »
it's simple, grant the players involved playoff checks like the NFL
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