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Arena The College Football Thread (2017 ESPN Bowl Mania Link on pg 377)

Discussion in 'Community' started by DarthPoppy, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, Ohio State will be the favorites, but they're never going to have a stranglehold. So there's one other program in the conference overshadowing Wisconsin? How many have the potential to overshadow Arkansas in the SEC? Having to beat Ohio State each year won't be fun, yeah -- but having to beat Alabama and LSU each year won't, either.
     
  2. ma_petite

    ma_petite Jedi Master star 3

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    Or having to beat A&M! :p

    (mobile sock of s65horsey)
     
  3. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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  4. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Master star 5

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  5. DarthIntegral

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  6. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Heard that earlier today...kind of a head scratcher, too.
     
  7. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    WHOOP! Johnny Manziel won the Heisman!
     
  8. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Heisman

    :p
     
  9. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    lol. If you say so. :p
     
  10. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Petrino has a new job as coach of Western Kentucky.
     
  11. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Big get for their program- lots of attention, lots of recruits they'd never dream of. Reminds me a bit of when Calipari went to Memphis, although WKU can never compete in the way Memphis did, different sport. Also, like Calipari, I expect Bobby to be on the first plane out as soon as a major conference comes calling- be it Maryland, Kansas, Indiana, or anyone who will have him in 2014.
     
  12. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    My guess is a lot will depend on how far this job goes to rehabilitating his reputation (what little there was to begin with) after the way he had to exit his last one.
     
  13. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Comparing Memphis basketball to WKU football is insulting to Memphis. They actually had a pretty decent basketball legacy pre-Calipari. Nice get for WKU, though.
     
  14. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, if you're WKU, why wouldn't you do this? If you're a program with no history of winning, why not take a chance on a guy like Petrino and give yourself a chance to inject some life into your program.

    Best case scenario? He never gets back to Louisville/Arkansas levels, but he wins 7-10 games every year, and takes you to a Bowl Game every year, raises your profile, but never gets big enough to erase the toxicity surrounding him and no one wants to hire him away.

    Worst case scenario? He gets involved with another scandel and tarnishes the name of the WKU football program that they've worked hours to build? Or he has one very good season, raises the profile of the program, and then jets to a better/bigger school (USC?)?

    I don't see a way this turns out all that bad for WKU.
     
  15. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Wow, Arizona. Unbelievable finish!
     
  16. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Master star 5

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    Tells you how riveting these "Bowl games" have been when no one has posted in here in well over a week. :p
     
  17. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I caught the very, very tail end of the Boise State - Washington game. I'm more interested in the "good" bowls. :p
     
  18. Rew

    Rew Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  19. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    So, I went to the Holiday Bowl yesterday. That was fun, I guess.
     
  20. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Did anyone watch the LSU/Clemson game yesterday? I don't really care about either team but the ending was really exciting!

    On Wisconsin! Get the roses today!
     
  21. DarkEagle

    DarkEagle Jedi Master star 4

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    This Georgia-Nebraska game is looking pretty exciting
     
  22. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Georgia-Nebraska is exciting and so is S.Car and Michigan.
     
  23. LloydChristmas

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  24. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That hit was insane! What an ending to the game though. Poor Michigan...
     
  25. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Whoa, for a millisecond I thought Barry Alvarez was Tressel. No other college coaches are ever allowed to wear red sweater vests. :p