Arena The College Football Thread

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

  1. darth_gersh Jedi Master

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    Has anyone ever hear of a half game suspension before? I know a team has done it, but from a governing body? It just sounds wussy!
  2. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Is it possible that Manziel told the NCAA something to the effect of "Yes, I signed the autographs, but no, I had no idea they were going to be sold?" and while the NCAA has concrete proof that he did sign the autographs, they may not have anything definitive that says he had knowledge of true nature of the autograph signings/took a piece of the profits for the autographs. Given this is the NCAA, it would seem that they were more looking at whether Manziel profited from the signings rather than whether the signings themselves were wrong, and not having that evidence, this was sort of a compromise, so that the school gets what they want (Manziel playing without fear of having to forfeit games down the line), Manziel gets what he wants, which is to play after the first half of the season opener and the NCAA gets some form of punishment so to speak.
  3. Sandtrooper92 Jedi Padawan

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    GIG EM!

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  4. ma_petite Jedi Master

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    Do I detect a fellow Aggie?

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  5. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Double post, but this article makes the Manziel thing make more sense.

    So the NCAA basically uncovered about a decade's worth of offenses from every major player in College ball over those years. They would've either had to vacate almost, if not, all the titles or give Manziel a slap on the wrist with the violation and a half game suspension. I don't know what they're going to do in the future to try to prevent this from happening (if they go that route). I also know that some of the complaints about him are sort of unfounded because his family is loaded. So he isn't some broke college student all of a sudden coming into money because he's receiving things he shouldn't be taking. His family can afford the car he drives and to send him to the sporting events he is showing up at.
  6. DarthIntegral JC TV/Movie Draft Commish

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    Sey ... up for a bet this season?

    Higher final ranking in the AP for A&M or OSU?
    Who finishes higher in Heisman ballot between Manziel and Miller?
    Both?
  7. Rew Jedi Master

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    I just scored last-minute free tickets to the North Carolina-South Carolina game tonight. :D

    Let the battle of the Carolinas commence... and GO COCKS! [face_chicken]
  8. Malthael Jedi Knight

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    Fedora is a good coach, and don't be shocked if UNC goes to a BCS game in a couple of years.

    That said, Clowney is going to absolutely blow up tonight and show the world why a defensive player should at least be a Heisman finalist.
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  9. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    You know I'm a sucker for a good bet so I'm in for both. What are we betting? A line in a sig? You having to claim VIPship for being an ex-mod? What said ex-mod title says?
  10. DarthIntegral JC TV/Movie Draft Commish

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    I'm game for any of those. Or, outside the box, if I lose both, I'll write you a one-shot story about how Corran Horn enrolled at Texas A&M, joined the football team, and helped them destroy Ohio State (or Texas ;)). You lose both, you come up with something equally creative. We split it, and I'll do a line in my sig or take VIP and a title of your choosing as an ex-mod for _____ time.

    Sound good?
  11. Sandtrooper92 Jedi Padawan

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    WHOOP!

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  12. Sandtrooper92 Jedi Padawan

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    65 yd post

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  13. heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager

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    The only person more awesome than Spurrier is Patrick Stewart.
  14. darthtenbiscuits Jedi Grand Master

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    if you think Spurrier is awesome, you haven't seen him with his shirt off.
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  15. heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager

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    As an avid reader of Deadspin and a resident of SC, I can say I have.
  16. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Spurrier isn't even close to Sir Patrick's league. Not anywhere close. /Bitter Washington Fan.
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  17. Darth McClain Manager Emeritus

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    I want to see that one-shot Corran Horn at Texas A&M story. Good luck, 'sey! :p
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  18. Rew Jedi Master

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    I left the game early once the game got delayed due to lightning. It's funny, my dad (whom I'd invited to join me once I got free tickets) and I were making the very long walk back to our respective cars when we saw a shuttle, so we got on. A minute or two later, it starts pouring down rain. We finally get going, and wouldn't you know it, but the shuttle's first stop is right at our parking lot. What great luck!

    Anyway, good game with a great outcome, 27-10 in favor of the real Carolina! [face_chicken] Our offense looked really sparked and ready, and both of our quarterbacks threw a touchdown on their first passing play each. I wasn't as impressed with our defense, however. We're really going to need to step up our defensive effort if we want to stand a ghost of a chance against Georgia between the hedges.
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  19. Sandtrooper92 Jedi Padawan

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    I'm just now watching Vandy v Ole Miss on dvr Wow this is s great game.

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  20. Malthael Jedi Knight

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    I picked Vandy to win of course... can't believe that last-minute meltdown.

    Ole Miss is a team to watch these next couple of seasons. They won't be the next Bama, but there's no reason to believe they won't be just as good as South Carolina or Georgia.

    And oddly enough, I'm a Mississippi State student.
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  21. heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager

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    Ole Miss has been good, though. They were as highly ranked as #3 in the country a few years ago under Houston Nutt, so there is some tradition there.

    I am intrigued to see how tattered this UGA secondary is- Boyd will certainly test it, but I like UGA to beat Clemson. South Carolina knows how to win in Athens, I think they've got a good chance this year.
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  22. Sandtrooper92 Jedi Padawan

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    Malt they aren't there yet. And I think you should be hating on them

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  23. Malthael Jedi Knight

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    Sand, I am not a native of MS, so that is my excuse.

    They had a nice little run during the Eli years, but just couldn't maintain the success. Right now, there's a buzz about the Grove that hasn't been felt in decades. I know it's just one whopper of a recruiting class so far, but if they can repeat that effort this coming February, look out. Hugh Freeze might have a nice little thing going for him & the Rebel fans.

    Call me crazy, but I wouldn't be surprised if Les Miles gets run out of town in the next 2 or 3 seasons. The guy obviously recruits with the best of them, but he's a complete bonehead on the field. The natives are getting restless now that the Tigers are firmly behind Alabama in the pecking order, and are in danger of being surpassed by Texas A&M. Now that Ole Miss has suddenly burst onto the scene, and if the Arkansas and Auburn hires are what their respective fan bases are hoping for, LSU could be left in the dust before too long.
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  24. darthtenbiscuits Jedi Grand Master

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    Texas A&M isn't anywhere near as good as LSU. In fact, they won't be as good as last year with major holes left in their offensive line. Manziel and Texas A&M had their lucky year.
  25. heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager

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    Les Miles is going absolutely nowhere, and he's been a bonehead for his entire career. If they were going to can him, they would have done it after going 8-5 and then 9-4, before they signed him to a massive contract to keep him away from Michigan. They're two years removed from the title game and 34-6 in the last 3 years. Saban won't win the title every year, even if it seems like it now.