Arena The College Football Thread

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

  1. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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  3. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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  4. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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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 Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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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 Chosen One

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    Looking forward to the four team playoff.
  7. Darth Tunes SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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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 Chosen One

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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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    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 Arena Manager Emeritus

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

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

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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 Force Ghost

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    Almost... [face_plain]
  16. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Ugh, and I have to go back to the South now.
  17. Juliet316 Streak for Colors Bonanza Winner

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

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    Did anyone see Darnell Dockett tweeting at AJ McCarron's girlfriend? Massive LOL.
  19. Juliet316 Streak for Colors Bonanza Winner

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    Oh that will end well.
  20. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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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.
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  21. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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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.
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  22. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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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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    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
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  25. DT421 Force Ghost

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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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