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[College Football] tOSU won by 22 and it wasn't even that close

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  • rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    Oregon
    Wonder if Arkansas is gonna keep the momentum from the end of last year.

    Probably not, we lost too much defensive talent.

  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    Oregon
    Most folks are predicting Arkansas to do better this season than last. The consensus is they're trending up.

  • QanamilQanamil x Registered User regular
    I'm hoping South Carolina doesn't slip into some fresh hell.

    I have not been keeping up during off-season at all.

    MadEddy
  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I honestly don't know the QB situation at Bama.

    Which is a bad thing.

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  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    Oregon
    I don't think there's a single sports writer out there who feels comfortable predicting the SEC West this year.

  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    Oregon
    Nirya wrote: »
    ASimPerson wrote: »
    I actually write descriptions for every college football game that's on TV every week on my website thingy, but it's not my forte. I can run the actual mechanics, you can do the descriptions, and we can divvy up picking the games?

    I do like the format we had, with 9 games and a Game of the Week. Generally speaking, I'd like to keep the split of doing 5-6 games featuring ranked teams, and 4-5 more obscure teams. I can try to cook up something with Google Forms to automate pick submission, but I actually like having the picks in the thread because it gives us something to talk about. (If I did the Google Forms thing, I'd could probably make it spit out a BBCode formatted post as well...)

    Once we agree on something, I'll spin up a new thread since I can't delete the poll in this one.

    Yeah, I think that'd work. I don't know if we want to do anything against the spread, but it's an option to mix things up as well.

    Yeah, I was debating with myself earlier whether we should do ATS again this year.

    So let's put it to a vote:

    Did y'all like picking against the spread last year? Would you like to do it again?

  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    Oregon
    ATS is fine by me, if only because it adds challenge to picking games where the outcome would otherwise be pretty obvious.

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    Oregon
    Here's a sample Google Form for you guys to try out: http://goo.gl/forms/KgxCSEjhqP

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  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    Oregon
    I switched several games to ATS last year for the exact reason RME said. It made some games that were not pickable straight up more fun to pick on. I think the combo worked well (there was no set # of games on either style of picks).

    I give multiple thumbs up to the Google Form. I would suggest UCLA instead of California-Los Angeles.

    Qanamil
  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I vastly prefer the spread, and for it to be about games that we are gonna want to watch.

    Because yeah, we might be fans of certain teams, but we all know that betting on a winner ain't the same as betting on a team.

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Ohio State
    I definitely prefer ATS.

  • QanamilQanamil x Registered User regular
    Agreed with all of the above.

    There's an r/cfb post with sec teams as harry potter characters. USC got 'Ron Weasley. It took them a while to be recognized as an important player and they're not really ever going to be the lead, but Spurrier's got that whole comedic relief thing going on.' and I ain't even mad.

    MadEddy
  • HeartfinderHeartfinder Registered User regular
    I'm down with however you guys want to run it (ATS vs Straight). The form looks good as well, though yeah, didn't recognize UCLA at first either. Will there be a way to switch mid-week just in case of injuries/general shenanigans?

    Looking forward to the season.

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  • Randy ButternubbsRandy Butternubbs Registered User regular
    Oregon
    I'll throw in one more vote for ATS

  • BogeyBogey I'm back, baby! Santa Monica, CAModerator mod
    Oregon
    I'll also vote ATS.

    Also also, Snoop Dogg's kid (a 4 star recruit) has decided to give up football but still wants to stay at UCLA.

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  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    Oregon
    True story. Someone the other day was talking about the Georgia Institute of Technology and I was wondering for a few seconds "huh, where in Georgia is that?" until it clicked. I have a degree from that university.

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    Oregon
    Syphyre wrote: »
    I give multiple thumbs up to the Google Form. I would suggest UCLA instead of California-Los Angeles.

    One of my, um, "things" is that I like to type out the full names of schools usually referred to as abbreviations. So Southern California, Louisiana State, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical, etc.

    I do leave "Techs" as is, though, partially because I'm a Georgia Tech fan and partially because being arbitrary is occasionally fun.

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    Texas A&M does not stand for Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College (anymore).

  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    Oregon
    In 1963, the 58th Legislature of Texas approved of Rudder's changes, and officially renamed the school "Texas A&M University",[30] specifying that the "A" and the "M" were purely symbolic, reflecting the school's past, and no longer stood for "Agricultural and Mechanical".

    Huh. Well, that's no fun.

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  • QanamilQanamil x Registered User regular
  • OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor TinychatRegistered User regular
    Ohio State
    I'm honestly expecting Art Briles to possibly lose his job over the current bullshit storm surrounding Ukuwuachu

  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    Oregon
    He made a shitty football program in Texas relevant. I doubt it.

    EDIT: It is possible the Dave Bliss thing makes them think twice about it though.

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    Oregon
    Qanamil wrote: »

    "So we need to fill out the bottom five slots..."

    "Darts on a board?"

    "Darts on a board."

    "Oh, shit, we hit Tennessee."

    "Eh, they'll attribute it to SEC bias. Stick with it."

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  • NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    Oregon
    Qanamil wrote: »

    "So we need to fill out the bottom five slots..."

    "Darts on a board?"

    "Darts on a board."

    "Oh, shit, we hit Tennessee."

    "Eh, they'll attribute it to SEC bias. Stick with it."

    Counterpoint: Tennessee will be actually good this year.

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  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    Oregon
    For a pre-season poll, it's fine. Nothing really crazy.

  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    Oregon
    Syphyre wrote: »
    For a pre-season poll, it's fine. Nothing really crazy.

    If I'm being honest, I probably should just be grateful that Marshall and Memphis didn't manage to sneak in there.

    Speaking of which; WKU getting one vote while Marshall isn't even mentioned gives me life.

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  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    Oregon
    The bad part about the pre-season poll is it always filters into the regular season. "We predicted USC to be #3! I know they've lost four in a row, so they're only at #13..."

  • MulletudeMulletude Registered User regular
    Oregon
    Sark apparently made a drunken ass out of himself in front of fans and alumni. Oh ho ho ho!

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  • NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    Oregon
    Mulletude wrote: »
    Sark apparently made a drunken ass out of himself in front of fans and alumni. Oh ho ho ho!

    Yeah, it's pretty great. I also can't wait for them to start the season 2-2.

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  • NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    Oregon
    UCLA finally announced Josh Rosen as starting QB so this charade can finally end and UCLA can claim its rightful place as LA's true team.

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  • The JudgeThe Judge The Terwilliger CurvesRegistered User regular
    Oregon
    Beckman fired from Illinois with a week before the season starts. That . . . that can't be good.

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    Oregon
    Preliminary results of an investigation into allegations of player mistreatment are the proximate cause here.

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  • a5ehrena5ehren AtlantaRegistered User regular
    The Judge wrote: »
    Beckman fired from Illinois with a week before the season starts. That . . . that can't be good.

    He was telling players to hide injuries from the medical staff and pulling seniors' scholarships for their Spring semester (you know, the one you'd graduate in). So yeah...

  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    Oregon
    College football starts in half an hour!

    North Dakota state at Montana!

    It's been so long, but the wait is finally over.

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Nirya wrote: »
    Qanamil wrote: »

    "So we need to fill out the bottom five slots..."

    "Darts on a board?"

    "Darts on a board."

    "Oh, shit, we hit Tennessee."

    "Eh, they'll attribute it to SEC bias. Stick with it."

    Counterpoint: Tennessee will be actually good this year.

    Counterpoint: Nothing sucks like a big orange.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    LET'S GET IN THE SPIRIT WITH EDSBS!

    WHAT ABOUT OUR COUSINS TO THE WEST AND THEIR OWN BRAND OF 'FOOTBALL' AND REFEREES IDIOTS?

    http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2015/8/26/9211689/edsbs-glossary-pac-12-after-dark

    LET'S FIND OUT!

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  • NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    Oregon
    Every time you guys complain about subpar reffing I just sit and laugh because you have not experienced the prolonged suffering that is Pac 12 Refs.

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  • NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    Oregon
    Yo this North Dakota State/Montana game is LIT.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Nirya wrote: »
    Every time you guys complain about subpar reffing I just sit and laugh because you have not experienced the prolonged suffering that is Pac 12 Refs.

    I didn't believe it until that post there where the guy called the play dead because someone got blocked too hard.

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  • NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    Oregon
    Nirya wrote: »
    Every time you guys complain about subpar reffing I just sit and laugh because you have not experienced the prolonged suffering that is Pac 12 Refs.

    I didn't believe it until that post there where the guy called the play dead because someone got blocked too hard.

    Dumb shit like this happens every single week.

    Also Pac 12 teams always end up near the top of penalty yards, and then as soon as they get to play a game with non-Pac 12 refs, they end up with 0 penalties. HMM I WONDER WHY.

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