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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. heels1785

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

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    Agree with everything you said. Tressel would be big for Vanderbilt- similar to when SC landed Lou. Probably his last stop, but a little star power goes a long way.
     
  2. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Tressel is an outstanding football coach. His baggage sort of makes him a scratch and dent bargain for a mid-level university. Despite the circumstances of his exit from the Buckeyes, I do hope he gets one more head gig before he hangs up his sweater vest.
     
  3. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    Good call as the Kiffin interviews are being reported this morning... :p
     
  4. heels1785

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

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    He spent some time with Saban and the staff this fall as a midseason "offensive consultant" after SC let him go. This job should allow him to rebuild his image a bit, under a great coach and program- win a lot, probably another championship or two, and then give the head coaching thing another shot. He's 38 years old, so he shouldn't be in any hurry.
     
  5. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Kiffin could do a LOT worse than spending a lengthy period as Saban's right hand. Could he parlay that into being the next Head Coach of the Crimson Tide? If it was a lengthy enough stint, and he was still on staff when Saban left, I could see it happening.
     
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  6. heels1785

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

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    Hey DarthIntegral - here's something that will make you happy.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Slight language warning, from the crowd

     
  8. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    Welp, we'll see what happens next for a Vanderbilt coach. I don't particularly have expectations of a winning season in the future just since, well, Vandy.
     
  9. heels1785

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

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  10. heels1785

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

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    UT announced that we've sold 35K tickets for the 2016 game at Bristol Motor Speedway against Va. Tech. We were originally allotted 40K total. which will expand significantly- they're bringing in extra seating, and the speedway already seats 160K.

    This game is going to be unbelievable.

    [​IMG]

    We also stole a 4-star RB commit from South Carolina yesterday, that's our third 4-star back in this year's class, moving us up to the #4 class in the country. Seventeen 4-star commits, Seventeen 3-star commits. We should be in good shape if half of them work out.
     
  11. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Master star 5

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    I was going to say something about bringing binoculars, but that seemed unappropriated. I think a telescope would be much better.
     
  12. heels1785

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

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    By 2016, we may all be wearing Google Glass with built in telescopes.
     
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  13. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Northwestern Football players start process towards unionization

    This will probably end up being a largely symbolic move with no teeth. After all, do we really want to go down this road? It might be good for a relatively small number of football players and an even smaller number of basketball players, but do we want the women's swim team being considered employees, and getting minimum wage or work study pay in lieu of a scholarship?
     
  14. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Northwestern football players win at the regional level of the NLRB

    Decision is expected to be appealed to the national level of the NLRB in Washington and could eventually reach the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Also, this page on the NLRB website has a link to the full text of the decision (PDF download), which contains quite a lot of detail.

    I personally expect that this will end up before the Supreme Court. And after scanning through the PDF of the decision, I don't really see any way they could rule that they are not employees. I just hope that the union only pushes for better work conditions and doesn't try to bully the NCAA into allowing the players to be paid wages.
     
  15. heels1785

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

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    Jay Bilas, as always, gives outstanding analysis of the situation. From Olbermann last night:

     
  16. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hey. Hey guys.

    14 weeks till football is back
     
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  17. thebadge

    thebadge Jedi Master star 4

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    According to ESPN we are one of the 16 teams with a chance to win the NC this year.
    We play LSU first game of the year and actually that's good they will be starting a FR QB and a ton of other FR who will of course get better as the year goes on.
    We are one of the few teams that can actually play big physical with anyone and we return 4/5 of our huge OL and our starting QB along with a legit Heisman Candidate at RB. Our Defense is very good and LSU will struggle to be steady with all those frosh starters (true frosh BTW). We threw away two games last year this year I don't think so. I want tOSU so bad in the BigTen Title game God I hate tOSU.

    ON WISCONSIN
     
  18. thebadge

    thebadge Jedi Master star 4

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    LMAO tOSU opens at NAVY and we play LSU.
    Did Urban Meyer schedule that or did Tressel before he got axed for cheating.
     
  19. heels1785

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

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    Yes, and then in the second week while OSU is playing Virginia Tech, you'll be engaged in an epic battle with Western Illinois. Navy beats Notre Dame and regularly plays in bowls. Western Illinois last played in a bowl in 2003 and last won one in 1998.

    Coming off of a 2013 season where you scheduled Tennessee Tech and UMass, criticizing other teams' schedule difficulty should be done quite carefully.
     
  20. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Master star 5

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    Why in the world did my post get changed from "inappropriate" to "unappropriated"? I never typed that. It makes zero sense now. [face_laugh]
     
  21. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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  22. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So, a female version of Mark May?


    Ohhhhh ... not that kind of DB ...
     
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  23. heels1785

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

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    Well played my friend
     
  24. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The new college football playoff championship trophy

    [​IMG]

    Designed to look like a waffle cone and a vagina, to serve as a reminder to college football players of their three goals in college.
     
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  25. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Bleh. I liked the Crystal Football better.