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FdMstng99

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[QUOTE="R_Mac_1, post: 0]Rose Bowl is a good game so far.

Rooting for Ohio State because I'm sick of the Big Ten losing so many bowl games every year. Although my Illini were terrible this year, gotta root for the conference (except Iowa. I hope they get their asses handed to them).[/quote]


Same here, must be the Steeler like uni's they wear.
 

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[QUOTE="FdMstng99, post: 0][/b]Same here, must be the Steeler like uni's they wear.[/quote]
I'm just an Iowa hater. I like right on the IL/IA border (in the Quad Cities) and have always disliked the Hawkeyes.

My 3 year old son actually went up to some random lady in the mall who had a Hawkeyes hoodie on and said pretty loudly "HAWKEYES SUCK"

Oops.

And, as far as a team, they were overrated all year and I'm surprised they went undefeated as long as they did.
 
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Hit a 2-team parlay tonight -- Took Florida -13 and the Over of 59 1/2.

What an easy bet. Couldn't have asked for an easier freebie.
 

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Woot! Boise State FTW.

Nobody I knew thought Boise would win except me, so I get to hold this over their head (as well as calling Bama over Florida).
 

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[QUOTE="ttech10, post: 0]Woot! Boise State FTW.

Nobody I knew thought Boise would win except me, so I get to hold this over their head (as well as calling Bama over Florida).[/quote]

Anybody who thought Florida was going to beat Bama never watched any of their games and just listened to ESPN's Tebow fetish reports.

I honestly believed TCU was going to win, but BSU had more to prove after losing to them last year. Both teams got robbed out of the N/C if you ask me, and I do believe whoever won that game should at least have a share.
 

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Im from Boise, and I thought we would probably lose. I mean, i believe our team can play with anyone, but TCU was legit. Great game.
 

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I smell a fix! Nothing torn, popped out of place, nothing? Just a numb feeling in the arm, eh? Not even a numb feeling on the body or places of importance, yet it was the arm. Just sayin'
 

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[QUOTE="$, post: 0]I smell a fix! Nothing torn, popped out of place, nothing? Just a numb feeling in the arm, eh? Not even a numb feeling on the body or places of importance, yet it was the arm. Just sayin'[/quote]


He was more worried about his NFL career and his millions. Guess he didn't want to go back in and get a more severe injury.
 

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[QUOTE="FdMstng99, post: 0]He was more worried about his NFL career and his millions. Guess he didn't want to go back in and get a more severe injury.[/quote]
I don't buy that. You don't opt to stay for your senior season, and then take it easy on the most important game that could not only increase your draft stock, but etch your team into NCAA history.....

The only way I wouldn't play in that case is if I were physically unable to step back on the field.
 

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[QUOTE="Lethalmind, post: 0]I don't buy that. You don't opt to stay for your senior season, and then take it easy on the most important game that could not only increase your draft stock, but etch your team into NCAA history.....

The only way I wouldn't play in that case is if I were physically unable to step back on the field.[/quote]


He was saying on ESPN that his arm doesn't hurt, he just can't feel it. Guess he has a pinched nerve or something along those lines. Watching the game last night the announcers were saying that he has another career to worry about and will make the best choice for him.
 

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[QUOTE="Lethalmind, post: 0]Yea, but it's throwing arm which makes playing QB difficult. You can't switch throwing arms without practice :snicker (or being ambidextrous)[/quote]


I understand where you are coming from but if I were him I would be worried about my NFL career and millions as well. Kind of sucked for college football fans with him going out of the game on the first series.

I was really looking forward to this game and as soon as he went out I knew Bama would win it. Have to give it to Texas and the freshman QB tho, Garrett Gilbert didn't look to bad the second half of the game.
 

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[QUOTE="FdMstng99, post: 0]I was really looking forward to this game and as soon as he went out I knew Bama would win it. Have to give it to Texas and the freshman QB tho, Garrett Gilbert didn't look to bad the second half of the game.[/quote]
I agree and felt the same about Bama's chances after Colt going down. As for Garrett Gilbert, not bad given the circumstances. He really started clicking when they simplified the offense for him. I gave him props for being effective on that 2nd half since he's a true freshman who plays behind Colt McCoy. I highly doubt he got many snaps before this game.
 
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We've changed how we decide champions quite often. Before the 30's, it was chaos, anyone could award a national championship. Then we introduced the polls. But we decided a champion before the bowl games, because bowls were considered glorified exhibition games. Then we decided that bowl games actually mattered, and decided champions after the bowls. Then we added the BCS. The BCS isn't some time-honored tradition, it really hasn't been around that long.

We need a playoff. It is a matter of if, not when, the playoff comes. My proposal is for a 8 team playoff, featuring the top 8 conference champions. If you didn't win your conference, no playoff appearance. The opening round would be at the higher-seeded team's home field. This would leave three conference champions out, but their chances of playing for the championship would rise from nearly zero to at least having a chance at the beginning of the season.

It would greatly enhance the value of the regular season and conference championships. No more could teams fail to win their own conference, yet play for the championship game. Some say that a playoff would have teams throwing games late in the season, like the NFL does. But the playoff would be quite different. In the NFL, winning or losing the last game often doesn't affect your seeding. In this tournament, losing a game could very easily give you a lower seed, could cost you a home playoff game, or even leave you out of the playoffs altogether.

As it is now, conference championship games aren't that interesting unless there is a national title game at stake. But under my playoff proposal, each conference championship game would have national title implications.

And an 8 team playoff is small enough that bowl games could still continue to be played.
 

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NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad: **** you Masoli for getting arrested. The Ducks are going to be crap now. :mad:

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By Ted Miller
Jeremiah Masoli's career at Oregon is over.

Already serving a season-long suspension for his involvement in a fraternity house burglary in January, Masoli was kicked off the football team Wednesday after he was cited by police on charges of possessing less than one ounce of marijuana, driving with a suspended license and failure to stop at a driveway or a sidewalk, according to the Eugene Register-Guard.

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Jeremiah Masoli has been kicked off of the Oregon football team.
In a news release, the school said Masoli was kicked off the team for "failure to adhere to obligations previously outlined by head football coach Chip Kelly."

Just think: A few months ago, Masoli was a Heisman Trophy candidate and the quarterback of a national title contender. Even after he pleaded guilty in the fraternity incident -- after initially lying to Kelly and police -- he still had an opportunity to come back in 2011 and try to win his old job back and redeem himself.

But he blew it. Times two. One word: Stupid.

Now he's got one year of eligibility left as he tries to find a program that is desperate enough to take him.

Of course, the glass-a-quarter-full side of this is worth noting: It might be better for Oregon to not have to deal with the controversy that would surround Masoli in the future. Reporters have been eager to talk to Masoli since his suspension, and that would have been an issue throughout the 2010 season. The same thing heading into 2011, when his return would have been a national story.

Further, if sophomore Darron Thomas ends up winning the starting QB job over senior Nate Costa, Masoli's absence averts a potential QB controversy in 2011, though you should know Kelly would have been perfectly content to have a talent stockpile and intense competition at the position before the season.

Masoli? Curious to see where -- and how -- he lands. Or if he becomes a shadowy "whatever happened to him?" figure in the future.

He led Oregon to 20 wins over the past two seasons and a Rose Bowl. You can't erase what he did on the football field. But as the years go by, Masoli's name is more likely to conjure up memories of his off-field woes than his spectacular management of the Ducks' spread-option offense.

And that is truly sad. And a cautionary tale for all college athletes.
http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/23018/masoli-booted-after-another-arrest

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USC Banned From Bowls For Two Years
Also a loss of scholarships and recruiting contacts, which could set the program back for years.
By KURT HELIN

The NCAA will make it official on Thursday, but it has come down hard on the USC football program, with sanctions that will not only hurt the pocket book but may set the team back on the field.

According to multiple reports, USC football will not be allowed to play in a bowl for two seasons and will lose 20 scholarships in that time.

There also will be reduced contacts with recruits, probation and the team will have to forfeit some past wins.

USC just received the report late Wednesday and has not officially commented on the report of the just concluded NCAA investigation into the sports programs at the university, specifically around former football star Reggie Bush and former basketball star O.J. Mayo, and possible benefits they received while playing at the school.

USC had planned a press conference tomorrow to discuss the sanctions, but that has now been cancelled. There will be a released statement from the university.

USC football staff had been saying privately that if it was a one-year bowl ban and a few scholarships, the depth of talent already at the school and coming in meant they could weather the storm. Two years and 20 scholarships is more like a hurricane, and it is going to be hard to either recruit or keep some players who don’t want to wait two years to be in a showcase bowl, or that feel the program has taken a step back.

It’s a tough spot for new coach Lane Kiffin, who took over after Pete Carroll left for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. At the time there were rumblings that Carroll left USC because he saw the writing on the wall for the heavy sanctions coming down and decided to get out of town while he could.

USC’s basketball team was spared further sanctions in part because the university self-sanctioned itself this year, not attending any post-season tournaments.

USC likely will appeal the ruling, as is its right. However, that appeal is still decided on by the NCAA and rarely is overturned or even lessened.

Once again, it is players and coaches who had nothing to do with the violations from three and four years ago that will pay the price. Reggie Bush has a Super Bowl ring with the New Orleans Saints, O.J. Mayo is a rising star with the Memphis Grizzlies, and the two coaches — Carroll and basketball’s Tim Floyd — have left the university. They are all getting on with their lives, having left USC in the past.
And left it hurting.
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/sports/USC-Banned-From-Bowls-For-Two-Years-96024819.html

Dam, USC is ****ed.
 

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lol USC got ****ed up. All for Reggie?

All their Juniors and Seniors will probably transfer, 30 lost scholarships? Damn, the NCAA did the next worst thing to the Death Penalty, luckily instead of killing the entire conference (like Conf. USA) they just ruined USC for at least this next decade. Good thing the Pac-16 is extremely close to becoming reality.
 
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It always amazes me how some people can have the golden ticket handed to them and totally screw it up. Maybe it's too many people pumping up their egos and never being told "no". I'm not expecting people to be saints, but just to act in their own self-interest. There are always people who squander everything.
 
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I think the Big Ten will go with a East-West split, it's the only one that makes sense. Yes, this does leave Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State in one division, but that is well balanced out with Nebraska, Wisconsin and Iowa in the other. The east would have more "name brand" teams, but the actual competition should be well balanced.
 

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Yeh I watched the USF and Gator game. USF sucked hard. They should have pulled that QB in the 3rd. ND got that bs TD. The dude droped the ball clearly, from the angel shown, before he past the td line. Tech won to. FAU played alot better than I thought agianst MSU. I thought they where gonna get severly whooped but they hung in there.
 
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Who do you guys think is going to win the UGA-UF game this weekend? I'm hoping UGA can finally pull it off.
 

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[QUOTE="Adobe_Andrew, post: 5252548]Who do you guys think is going to win the UGA-UF game this weekend? I'm hoping UGA can finally pull it off.[/QUOTE]

As a Canes fan.. I hope Georgia crushes them