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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Tsyroc » 2012-11-05 10:43pm

CarsonPalmer wrote:If all four are undefeated, it has to be Alabama and Oregon. Alabama is the defending national champions; Oregon, though they have arguably the weakest schedule to this point, easily looks the most impressive.

At the end of the day, though, I have the feeling that when the dust clears, there will only be two standing. I hope the Irish are among them; Kansas State has the easiest road left, and Oregon probably has the hardest.


I would have easily agreed last week. This week, despite Oregon putting up a crazy number of yards and points against USC, the Trojans also put up 51 points against the Ducks. It just makes me feel a little less certain about Oregon than I did before. People were giving them too much credit for shutting out Arizona. If you actually watch that game it's far closer than what the score indicated and I think the Oregon/USC game reflects that a little. I think Oregon needs to go back to destroying its opponents if it wants to make sure that it is #2 at the end of the season. It also can't hurt if Stanford and/or USC manage to defeat Notre Dame.

I think all of the ranked undefeated teams still have potential losses in their future so it should keep the season interesting.

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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Patrick Degan » 2012-11-24 11:12pm

I turned off the Iron Bowl midway through the third quarter. That was an ugly, ugly, UGLY game. It had basically ended when Alabama took the opening kickoff.

One commentator at the half gabbled about the conversation that will doubtless be held between Gene Chizik and the AD at Auburn. But it's not too hard to guess that it will essentially consist of a two word sentence.
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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby CarsonPalmer » 2012-11-25 05:23pm

GO IRISH GO IRISH GO IRISH GO IRISH


I never, ever expected this. But it happened and Notre Dame is finally in my lifetime playing for a national championship.

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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Hawkwings » 2012-11-26 01:24am

Bleh, disgusting. I can stand another year of SEC circlejerking if it means notre dame gets knocked off.
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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Patrick Degan » 2012-11-26 01:24am

Just got finished watching that game myself on ESPN3.com. That goal-line stand was epic.
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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Tsyroc » 2012-12-01 11:37pm

Looks like we're going to get Alabama vs. Notre Dame for the BCS Championship game.

Also, WTH? Wisconsin is kicking the crap out of Nebraska (70-24 with 8 minutes left). The last I looked they had over 500 yds rushing and were averaging 11.7 yds per carry. If they've got the running game together that well this late in the season maybe a Wisconsin/Stanford Rose Bowl might actually be a pretty good game?
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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby jegs2 » 2012-12-10 07:56pm

IMO, Notre Dame and Bama actually stack up well against each other's strengths. I expect a close and tough-fought game.

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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Havok » 2013-01-08 12:14am

:lol: Notre Dame. :lol:

That is what you get when you cheat a win away from Stanford.
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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Hawkwings » 2013-01-08 12:45am

lol. That is all to be said.
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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Alferd Packer » 2013-01-08 08:44am

So when was the last time a BCS championship game was actually interesting? I honestly can't remember. I mean, if I'm going to watch two teams I don't care about, they should at least be somewhat evenly matched.
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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Hawkwings » 2013-01-08 12:48pm

Oregon/Auburn was interesting and a good match to watch.
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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Thanas » 2013-01-08 04:28pm

Alferd Packer wrote:So when was the last time a BCS championship game was actually interesting? I honestly can't remember. I mean, if I'm going to watch two teams I don't care about, they should at least be somewhat evenly matched.


BCS championship? I thought this was the annual sacrifice to appease Dark Lord Saban and his cloning vats.
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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Havok » 2013-01-08 04:49pm

Alferd Packer wrote:So when was the last time a BCS championship game was actually interesting? I honestly can't remember. I mean, if I'm going to watch two teams I don't care about, they should at least be somewhat evenly matched.

At least you got to watch it. I got rid of cable years ago and since then, ESPN bought all the bowl games up except one, the Fiesta Bowl, so I get radio or crap internet coverage.
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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Block » 2013-01-09 12:21am

Alferd Packer wrote:So when was the last time a BCS championship game was actually interesting? I honestly can't remember. I mean, if I'm going to watch two teams I don't care about, they should at least be somewhat evenly matched.

USC vs Texas in the Rose Bowl. The last time it was actually the two best teams in college football.

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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Thanas » 2013-01-09 03:10am

Hmm. Which team do you consider better than Alabama right now?
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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Hawkwings » 2013-01-09 03:47am

Surely nobody actually thought that notre dame was the second-best team in college football. That's what Block's point is.
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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Thanas » 2013-01-09 04:14am

Oh, that. Yeah, okay. Maybe A&M this season.
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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby weemadando » 2013-01-09 04:52am

Well, Australia seems to have it's first genuine NFL hopeful in about 30 years (in a non-punter role). As long as Jesse William's injury isn't too serious.

But let's just hope that we get some more serious attention on the sport here and some recruiters coming to investigate... There's a lot of talent lying around in Union/League.

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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

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Björn Werner is doing a fine job representing Germany as well.
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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Havok » 2013-01-09 06:52pm

My country has excellent representation in the NFL. :P
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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Questor » 2013-01-09 08:52pm

Thanas wrote:Oh, that. Yeah, okay. Maybe A&M this season.


Well, that game was already played. I bet the Aggie's will pay to have Saban ship the trophy over.

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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Lord Relvenous » 2013-01-09 09:02pm

Thanas wrote:Oh, that. Yeah, okay. Maybe A&M this season.

Well, they did beat Alabama, so that's more than Notre Dame can say. Also, I hate the SEC enough that I actually was hoping ND would win, but I can never be sad that they lost.
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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Block » 2013-01-09 11:46pm

Hawkwings wrote:Surely nobody actually thought that notre dame was the second-best team in college football. That's what Block's point is.

Indeed, I think if Matt Barkley had been healthy in the USC vs Notre Dame game this year it would've been a 2 TD+ win for USC. They played a schedule that looked good at the beginning of the year but ended up being extremely soft.

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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby Alferd Packer » 2013-01-10 09:36am

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Thanas wrote:Oh, that. Yeah, okay. Maybe A&M this season.

Well, they did beat Alabama, so that's more than Notre Dame can say. Also, I hate the SEC enough that I actually was hoping ND would win, but I can never be sad that they lost.


I think the issue is, as it always will be, money. It probably makes more sense for two SEC teams to play each other in the national championship, because they field the best teams, by and large. Problem is, there's no national market for the SEC. Outside of the conference, no one cares. Aren't the SEC vs. SEC championship game the lowest rated? I'm sure there's tremendous pressure from ESPN for the BCS to field a team from another conference, just to draw in a different market.

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Re: NCAA Football 2012 Season

Postby jegs2 » 2013-01-12 11:00pm

Well, I enjoyed the BCSNC game, but then again I'm a Bama fan.

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