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College Football 2009: To hell with FSU

jjbuck05jjbuck05 Registered User
edited December 2009 in Debate and/or Discourse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxWFDgQyZgo


This is the thread where we talk about College Football. Tebow be praised.

College Football is a sport contested between teams fielded (primarily) by American universities and colleges. In a match, or "game", as they are known, two teams alternate attempts at moving an oblong spheroid, called the "football", down the pitch, or "field", towards a goal scoring area, called the "end zone". "Points" are awarded according to the manner in which the goal is scored. At the end of a regulation game, the team with the most points wins.

A more complete discussion of the rules of "College Football" is available here

The most popular kind of College Football is called FBS -- meaning Football Bowl Subdivision. You may remember it as Division 1-A. A summary of the upcoming 2009 FBS season follows. Taylor Mays is listening.
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Rather than copy and paste a patently stupid top 25 list which is sure to be demolished by week 3, I will briefly summarize the season outlooks of the "contenders" for the National title. Colt McCoy is ready.
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The Contenders

University of Florida
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University of Oklahoma
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University of Texas
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University of Southern California
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Required Reading

Dr. Saturday

The good Doctor, formerly known as Sunday Morning Quarterback, is the purveyor of the finest commentary weblog on the subject. Regular news postings, thoughtful commentary and insightful analysis all come at the finest of prices: free

EDSBS

Everything Dr. Saturday is not -- partisan, obnoxious and absolutely free of insight OR analysis. Also, effing hilarious.

Smart Football

Fantastic commentary on the X's and O's.

To sum up:

What do you think of college footbal? Does [your team] suck as bad as [pundit] says it does? Will [conference other than your school's] prove itself to be completely overrated, once again? Will Tim Tebow ascend to heaven directly after winning the BCSNCG, or will he stick around for autographs?

Discuss.


A final note: this is my first OP, so please be merciful.

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    your tags are screwed up

    also I'm not looking forward to another season of tebow dicksucking

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Woooooo true freshman quarterback and traditionally terrible safety play that will be even worse than usual this year! And starting a true sophomore and true freshman at defensive tackle.

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  • juice for jesusjuice for jesus Registered User
    edited July 2009
    Dyscord wrote: »
    I'm not looking forward to another season of tebow dicksucking

    If you'd spend 5 or 20 minutes around him, your life would be better for it!

    :x

    Lanlaorn wrote: »
    That's just insulting, I think DBZ is bad but I'm not going to insinuate that it only appeals to people who are equal parts retards and psychopaths.
  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Dyscord wrote: »
    also I'm not looking forward to another season of tebow dicksucking

    Same here, if I never heard about Tim Tebow again, it would be too much.

    I've never understood the hype over him. Sure, he's tall, he's strong, and he has a little bit of elusiveness, but his passing is far from elite (in both accuracy and arm strength) and I've never really seen a Joe Montana sense of leadership from him.

    All I've ever seen is a big, tough rube that can admittedly take a hit, but whose skill set will not translate well to the next level.

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Dyscord wrote: »
    I'm not looking forward to another season of tebow dicksucking

    If you'd spend 5 or 20 minutes around him, your life would be better for it!

    :x

    Thom Brenneman, somehow worse than Lundquist and Danielson. Note: I otherwise love Verne.

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I mean not to be down on tim tebow. He seems to be a generally good person who is really good at football. I am just tired of seeing halftime reports about how he read the bible to convicts and how his words to his teammates embody the lord's honest truth or whatever.

    I know you have more material on your cards douchebags, talk about something else!

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  • juice for jesusjuice for jesus Registered User
    edited July 2009
    I really could not believe my ears when I heard that quote from Brenneman. He threw all pretense of impartiality out the window there. Nothing against Tebow, I'd just like my national sports broadcasters not to be blatantly partisan. Local broadcasts, sure, who cares.

    Lanlaorn wrote: »
    That's just insulting, I think DBZ is bad but I'm not going to insinuate that it only appeals to people who are equal parts retards and psychopaths.
  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    It's why I watch ESPN with the TV muted and the radio on. God, the Nebraska vs USC games were just a 2 hour long USC blowjob.

    also team prediction time! win, loss, can win if the right team shows up

    Florida Atlantic
    Arkansas State

    Virginia Tech*
    Louisiana-Lafayette
    Missouri *
    Texas Tech
    Iowa State
    Baylor*

    Oklahoma
    Kansas*
    Kansas State
    Colorado*


    8-4 season probably with a bowl appearance. I have higher hopes for the road games this year since they won't start with 5 home games, so the team should get the road nervousness out a lot sooner.

  • Cornell002Cornell002 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
  • RoanthRoanth Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Woooooo true freshman quarterback and traditionally terrible safety play that will be even worse than usual this year! And starting a true sophomore and true freshman at defensive tackle.

    Michigan fan?

  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Roanth wrote: »
    Woooooo true freshman quarterback and traditionally terrible safety play that will be even worse than usual this year! And starting a true sophomore and true freshman at defensive tackle.

    Michigan fan?

    Well done. Should be like 7-5, if Forcier is as good in real games as he was in spring practice/the spring game, maybe 8-4 or with the Big Ten sucking 9-3. But 7-5 is the most likely.

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  • fortisfortis Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    My team is Ohio State. We'll lose to USC at home and one other Big Ten team, ruining a chance at embarrassing ourselves in the biggest spotlight. But since we have the inside track, we'll go to a BCS bowl against an opponent who we have the potential to beat. Unfortunately, one play will screw us over and another bowl loss will end our season. We'll beat Michigan, though. That's always satisfying.

  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'm sure it's less satisfying when we suck though. It was not quite as enjoyable at the end of Cooper's tenure for us. Still fun, but it gets old eventually.

    We'll be back in a few years, this team is super young. Lloyd lost his passion for the game at some point (he was talked out of retiring after 2006 by the AD and you could tell in '07) and that hurt recruiting his last few years, thus: last year (add in the conversion of offenses...). Main goal this year is don't see Nick Sheridan take the field and make a shitty bowl game. Maybe keep the OSU game competitive and ideally beat ND and MSU. But as I said, expecting 7-5, though I haven't worked out the losses yet (OSU, PSU, annnnd after that the Big Ten sucks).

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  • BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    2 USC pics in the OP. :^:

    If you're a football geek, then Smart Football is a great read.

    Oregon, it's pretty bad when I can't even tell if lsufreek is joking or not about new uniforms.
    Spoiler:

    I really could not believe my ears when I heard that quote from Brenneman. He threw all pretense of impartiality out the window there. Nothing against Tebow, I'd just like my national sports broadcasters not to be blatantly partisan. Local broadcasts, sure, who cares.

    *Tebow flagged for taunting.
    Thom Brenneman: That might be the first thing Tebow has ever done wrong! (Tebow had already thrown 2 INTs in the game)

    Oklahoma DB says Tebow would be the 4th best QB in the Big 12.
    Thom Brenneman: That's probably the most ridiculous statement ever made.

    Unfortunately, the Tebow worship overshadowed what was the best exchange from FOX's announcers during that game.

    *Oklahoma ball on the Florida 2 yard line.
    Thom Brenneman: Should they go for it?
    Charles Davis: Yes, go go go!
    TB: It's risky.
    CD : Go go go!
    *Oklahoma rushes for no gain, bringing up 4th down.

    BTW - you can always tell when a game's on FOX. The key indicator is if you take a shot every time the TV shows the band, you know a game was on FOX when you wake up in the hospital with a tube down your gullet.

  • Element BrianElement Brian Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I already made a thread for this..but if you wanna use this one, its ok...

    On BCS hatred news

    Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) gave an OP-ED in Sports Illustrated yesterday.

    http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1157360/index.htm
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    and here is an interesting look at the BCS system Economicaly by a Professor from BYU

    http://www.econosseur.com/
    Spoiler:

    I like the idea of the carbonation in your pop being too much for your mormon body

    too worldly nooooo
  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    man it would be weird to wholeheartedly agree with orrin hatch about something

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  • juice for jesusjuice for jesus Registered User
    edited July 2009
    BubbaT wrote: »
    BTW - you can always tell when a game's on FOX. The key indicator is if you take a shot every time the TV shows the band, you know a game was on FOX when you wake up in the hospital with a tube down your gullet.
    I watched one of Texas' games last season, and they showed that damn band constantly. Fattest band ever.

    Lanlaorn wrote: »
    That's just insulting, I think DBZ is bad but I'm not going to insinuate that it only appeals to people who are equal parts retards and psychopaths.
  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    You can also tell how badly the stadium has emptied by how much of a vertical angle is on the camera.

    Man, that one 70-3 Texas/Colorado game, they didn't even show the seats for the last half..

  • Edgler VessEdgler Vess Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Go Rebels....

    They aren't exactly a sleeper, when the Rebels crush the gators in the SEC championship game and its called the "shocker of the nation"......it wont be....I just hope we get to see Tebow cry on national television again....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96vAbtpakLg

    Sob, cry....lose some more....in the swamp...take that championship and pack it in your ass.....


    GO REBS!!!!

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  • MedopineMedopine __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2009
    if nick sheridan steps on the field I will teleport there and kick him in the nuts until he gets off of the field

    PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

  • FirstComradeStalinFirstComradeStalin Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Alabama should be up there as a contender. 2 #1 recruiting classes on one team, already coming off an undefeated regular season, returning most of its defense (including Terrence Cody, the best DT in the country), and a lot of talent on offense.

    They also have a weak schedule this year (Most difficult games: Virginia Tech in Atlanta, Ole Miss, LSU, Tennessee all at home, and at Auburn) that should turn into an undefeated regular season.

    If they face Florida in the SEC championship game, it should be a tossup. If it's any other team, they should dominate them.

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  • Edgler VessEdgler Vess Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Alabama should be up there as a contender. 2 #1 recruiting classes on one team, already coming off an undefeated regular season, returning most of its defense (including Terrence Cody, the best DT in the country), and a lot of talent on offense.

    They also have a weak schedule this year (Most difficult games: Virginia Tech in Atlanta, Ole Miss, LSU, Tennessee all at home, and at Auburn) that should turn into an undefeated regular season.

    If they face Florida in the SEC championship game, it should be a tossup. If it's any other team, they should dominate them.

    With no QB, the tide lose to the rebels..even if its played on the moon...when it happens can i quote myself?

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Alabama should be up there as a contender. 2 #1 recruiting classes on one team, already coming off an undefeated regular season, returning most of its defense (including Terrence Cody, the best DT in the country), and a lot of talent on offense.

    They also have a weak schedule this year (Most difficult games: Virginia Tech in Atlanta, Ole Miss, LSU, Tennessee all at home, and at Auburn) that should turn into an undefeated regular season.

    If they face Florida in the SEC championship game, it should be a tossup. If it's any other team, they should dominate them.

    Helps your recruiting rankings when you oversign so much that they have less than two months to kick 10 guys off the team to hit the scholarship limit.

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  • Element BrianElement Brian Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Put Alabama up there but don't put up Utah who showed that the BCS is full of crap? They should be the first team listed, they deserve it.

    I like the idea of the carbonation in your pop being too much for your mormon body

    too worldly nooooo
  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'm sorry, if Nick Sheridan didn't throw up a random duck at the end of the first half for no fucking reason which gets intercepted and sets up a free Utah TD, friggin' Michigan beats them last year. And we were absolutely awful until Minor figured shit out, at which point we were merely normal type awful.

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  • AtomikaAtomika Hypercritical Queen Bitch of Cinema Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    My Alma Mater, TCU, can look forward to another season of everyone talking about "how great they probably are if they could only play some real competition," and end the season in the top fifteen despite playing absolutely no one, and everyone still being bitchy about not having a higher ranking.

    I don't know if I can support Div-1A anymore until they actually have a conclusive championship determination. I played at Div-1A and Div-2, and Div-2 has an honest-to-god playoff system, as does the other two divisions that aren't in the BCS leagues. It works fine, I promise you.

  • SquirrelmobSquirrelmob Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    *sigh*

    Another year of mediocre Michigan State football. On the plus side, no Ohio State on the schedule this year, and we play Western Michigan late in the season, so it's kinda like an off week.

    However, no Ringer is gonna hurt. No Hoyer might hurt too, although he never struck me as a particularly talented QB.

  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    *sigh*

    Another year of mediocre Michigan State football. On the plus side, no Ohio State on the schedule this year, and we play Western Michigan late in the season, so it's kinda like an off week.

    However, no Ringer is gonna hurt. No Hoyer might hurt too, although he never struck me as a particularly talented QB.

    Weak Big Ten though, Sparty might be the third best team, and with no OSU on the schedule...

    It's probably them or Wisconsin, to be honest.

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  • AtomikaAtomika Hypercritical Queen Bitch of Cinema Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Weak Big Ten though

    Is this something new?

    :P

    Well, outside of OSU's complete inability to beat an SEC team and Michigan's inability to beat a PAC 10 team (but we beat SEC teams!) they do reasonably well in bowl games usually. Except last year, and probably this year.

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  • AtomikaAtomika Hypercritical Queen Bitch of Cinema Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Well, outside of OSU's complete inability to beat an SEC team and Michigan's inability to beat a PAC 10 team (but we beat SEC teams!) they do reasonably well in bowl games usually. Except last year, and probably this year.

    It's just hard to see perennially the sports media treat the Big 10 like they're the second or third best conference when there's no post-season history to refute such a claim. The Big Ten, for the most part, would have trouble keeping pace with the ACC, or possibly even the Mountain West with BYU, TCU, and Utah on their side.

    I think mostly I'd like to see Notre Dame join up and have them play a true championship like the two best conferences, SEC and Big 12, do. And that goes for the Pac-10 as well.

  • Salvation122Salvation122 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    It'll be interesting to see how Florida does with a new Offensive Coordinator.

    It'll be more interesting (for me, personally) to see how Mississippi State does with their old one. (Probably not well, as we're in the toughest division of the toughest conference, but we'll see. At least our away games aren't utter destroyers.)

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  • BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'm sorry, if Nick Sheridan didn't throw up a random duck at the end of the first half for no fucking reason which gets intercepted and sets up a free Utah TD, friggin' Michigan beats them last year. And we were absolutely awful until Minor figured shit out, at which point we were merely normal type awful.

    Utah still beat Alabama, and pretty easily too.

    The Utes' bigger issue than respect this year is that their roster was basically emptied out by graduation after 2008. Their QB was a 3-year starter and MWC Player of the Year - he's gone, and the backup threw 7 total passes last year. Of their 7 all-conference players, 6 graduated. They lost their top 3 WRs, 60% of their total yards from scrimmage, and the best kicker in the country - who in 4 games decided by 4 points or less was 11/11 on FGs.

    Utah should be competitive for the MWC title, but they're not close to a #1 ranking this year - and I thought they were #1 last year (almost losing is still better than losing). They're not set up like a USC who can just reload their roster every year, the reason Utah only shows up every 4-5 years is because they usually have a group of seniors who have played together for 4 years and developed amazing cohesiveness. That's what they had in 2008 and 2005 (Alex Smith's senior year).

    Plus Utah is @ Oregon, @ TCU, and @ BYU this year. Those were all home games for them last year. They also lost both coordinators.


    TCU are the frontrunners to crash the BCS party.

  • AtomikaAtomika Hypercritical Queen Bitch of Cinema Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    BubbaT wrote: »
    TCU are the frontrunners to crash the BCS party.

    Except until postseason, they're not likely to play a top 10 team. Or possibly even top 20.

  • ZeroCowZeroCow Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    fortis wrote: »
    My team is Ohio State. We'll lose to USC at home and one other Big Ten team, ruining a chance at embarrassing ourselves in the biggest spotlight. But since we have the inside track, we'll go to a BCS bowl against an opponent who we have the potential to beat. Unfortunately, one play will screw us over and another bowl loss will end our season. We'll beat Michigan, though. That's always satisfying.

    I found out yesterday I have tickets for the USC game. So fucking awesome.

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  • AtomikaAtomika Hypercritical Queen Bitch of Cinema Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Khavall wrote: »
    WE ARE . . .

    Disappointing?
    Perennially over-rated?
    Choke artists?
    Coached by Methuselah?


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  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Don't you dare say anything about JoePa we have killed for so much less.



    Ok, I guess he is old and biblical so we'll let it go for now

  • VeritasVRVeritasVR Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Khavall wrote: »
    Don't you dare say anything about JoePa we have killed for so much less.



    Ok, I guess he is old and biblical so we'll let it go for now

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  • One Thousand DicksOne Thousand Dicks :D! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'm looking forward to seeing my team (Troy) play Florida this season, despite the fact that we're probably going to get completely butt-fucked.

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