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Arena The College Football Thread (2018 offseason)

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

  1. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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  2. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  3. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Rooting for 63-0 now.
     
  4. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    No way, 'SEC' fans are already insufferable.

    That whole thing is stupid anyway....I can't see any Jets fans chanting 'AFC EAST!' if the Pats win the Super Bowl.
     
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  5. s65horsey

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

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    So...Texas A&M for national champs? :p

    I'm glad I watched the season premier of the Bachelor instead of the game. Geesh.
     
  6. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Looking forward to the four team playoff.
     
  7. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Though I want Alabama to win this game, it would have been nice if Notre Dame had shown up for it.
     
  8. solojones

    solojones Force Ghost star 9

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    Seriously, I was just going to say that this is the best ad for playoffs ever. Just because a team hasn't lost doesn't mean they're the best. Clearly ND hasn't played any teams like this.

    The best comment of the night by the callers, "Contrary to comments on social media, no, Oregon can't make it here in time for the second half."
     
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  9. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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  10. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Didn't their coach say at halftime when asked how they could get back in to it 'Alabama could not come out for the second half'? LOL.
     
  11. Darth McClain

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

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    Man, not even close tonight.
     
  12. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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  13. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    LOL @ ND for sure but after the first half I was hoping for a crazy 70-0 game.
     
  14. solojones

    solojones Force Ghost star 9

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    Wow, that was mostly just really boring. Except for the part where an o-lineman pushed his own QB. Lol
     
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  15. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Almost... [face_plain]
     
  16. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    Ugh, and I have to go back to the South now.
     
  17. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    It's going to be interesting to hear Mike and Mike later in the morning.
     
  18. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Did anyone see Darnell Dockett tweeting at AJ McCarron's girlfriend? Massive LOL.
     
  19. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Oh that will end well.
     
  20. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Well, got up at a little after three in the morning, just in time to see ND down 21-0, put together a decent drive starting deep in the their own end, then punt and fail to stop Bama though a combination of great play by the Tide and incredibly poor tackling. Went back to bed before Alabama scored, no need to stay and watch after Te'o missed a tackle in the Alabama backfield on 3rd and 3. Well deserved win by the Tide, very disappointing performance by us. Always disappointing when your team plays far below it's potential, which I do think was the case. Alabama was nevertheless the better, more complete, team, though, and I don't mean to take anyhting away from them, though.

    I am a bit defensive though about the "ND didn't belong" arguments for a playoff, though. SJ, we didn't go 11-0 playing patsies, we played one of the tougher schedules in the country. Beat Stanford, who Oregon lost to. Beat Michigan, who gave Georgia a hell of a game. Beat Oklahoma convincingly in Norman. We fully deserved to be there, certainly more than Oregon, K State or Georgia, who had their crack at Alabama and also lost to Florida.

    Overall, though, a great year for ND, far beyond anything we expected at the start of the year. Some key losses to graduation, but a good recruiting class coming in, hopefully some talent on offense. Certainly much to look forward to.

    EDIT: one point I meant to make about the blowout in the second paragraph -- blow outs like that aren't at all atypical in big college bowls, actually fairly commonplace, and have at least as much to do with how teams handle the layoff as how well matched the teams are. Some coaches (Saban especially) are very good at dealing with the layoff, others aren't. If one thing worries me about ND going forward, it's that Kelly may fall into the latter group.
     
  21. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    I still don't see how ND beat Stanford.
    It's possible Stanford was food poisoned or something.

    Beating Oklahoma this year isn't too big of a deal.
     
  22. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Honestly, I only saw the first half, if Stanford had had a better quarterback, they could have had a significant lead at half time.

    Edit: for those in the ND didn't belong camp, who did? Oregon, who didn't even make it to their conference championship? K State, who got blown out by a poor Baylor team? Should the season have ended after the SEC title game?
     
  23. Rew

    Rew Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I think you're confusing Georgia for South Carolina (to whom Michigan gave a hell of a game--and it was South Carolina to whom Georgia lost, not Florida).

    And if you want my honest opinion, I think it was Ohio State who belonged in that BCS championship game with Alabama--just a damn shame about those NCAA sanctions. What we really need, though, is an 8-team playoff. (I would've liked seeing ND in such a tournament.)

    Speaking of South Carolina, congratulations to Jadeveon Clowney for winning All-America Player of the Year. :D
     
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  24. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Texas A&M is going to be a beast in the SEC while Johnny Football stays. Their recruiting class is insane.

    EDIT: They are also losing a bunch of players to the draft. Regardless, ESPN ranks them #5 for 2013. http://espn.go.com/college-football...ne-college-football-way-too-early-2013-top-25
     
  25. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Eight is too much. I can't sit here and think that teams 5-8 are worthy of having a crack at the championship. I think it cheapens the regular season even more than the new "playoff" system will.

    Four is just right and it needs to be renamed a "Tournament" (just as they do in basketball), because an actual playoff would involve the higher seeds actually earning the right to host those playoff games.

    And besides, I believe that the universities would have a logistical nightmare in dealing with getting college fans to a "playoff" game, then a semifinal game and then the championship game at far away neutral sites.

    If they do ever go to eight, I think that the higher seeds should definitely get to host the first round and semifinal games and have the championship at a neutral site.
     
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