Arena The College Football Thread

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

  1. Havac Former Moderator

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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 Force Ghost

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    Or having to beat A&M! :p

    (mobile sock of s65horsey)
  3. Juliet316 Chosen One

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  4. DT421 Force Ghost

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  5. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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  6. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Heard that earlier today...kind of a head scratcher, too.
  7. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    WHOOP! Johnny Manziel won the Heisman!
  8. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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

    :p
  9. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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  10. Juliet316 Chosen One

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

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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 Chosen One

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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 Arena Manager Emeritus

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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 Chosen One

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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 Force Ghost

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    Wow, Arizona. Unbelievable finish!
  16. DT421 Force Ghost

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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
    Last edited by DT421, Dec 23, 2012
  17. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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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 Force Ghost

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  19. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    So, I went to the Holiday Bowl yesterday. That was fun, I guess.
  20. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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    This Georgia-Nebraska game is looking pretty exciting
  22. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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

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  24. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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

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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