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COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2019: ROW THE BOAT | GEAUX TIGERS

ASimPersonASimPerson And they will tremble againat the sound of our silence.Registered User regular
edited November 10 in Singularity Engine++
Hey kids that's right, we're right on the cusp of another season of America's most absurd major sport: college football!

Your Official Narratives for 2019:
- Does anyone other than Clemson or Bama realistically have a shot at the title?
- Is Texas back?
- Can those scrappy upstart Michigan Wolverines breakthrough and finish higher than third in the Big Ten East?
- Hey, remember that time Bama ran a fake field goal with the kicker as the lead blocker in the national championship game?
- Will Southern Cal start the season 0-6?
- More mysterious: that Kansas offered Les Miles the head coaching job, or that he took it?

This is where YOU come in! Help me fill in the rest of the narratives, and we'll see how they hold up as the season progresses!

In addition, as the subject alludes to, the SE++ College Football Thread Pick 'Em will be back for 2019! Once again @Nirya and I will pick the games and you'll pick the results (of those games).

I'll spice it up for y'all. For the Week 1 pick 'em, I will also allow you to submit your predicted Week 1 Playoff. I won't make you pick the seeds, so you just need to guess four teams. For each of your teams that appear in the playoff, you'll get 1 point. (Also, there won't be a Week 0 pick 'em.)

PICK 'EM RULES
Nirya and I will pick 10 games every week. We will not pick games that occur during the week, with one major exception: our rivalry week pickstravaganza that occurs every Thanksgiving. Each correct pick counts for one (1) point, except for one contest we designate as the GAME OF THE WEEK (GOTW), which is worth two (2) points. Though it's not usually the case, for all intents and purposes you should consider our picks to be arbitrary, because it's easier for everyone that way.

For games that are Against the Spread (ATS), we will designate a spread (or line) that is usually an average or thereabouts of whatever spreads I can find at the beginning of any particular week. Spreads will be in this format:
Utah State @ Nevada (-7)
This means that Nevada is favored by 7 points. If you pick Nevada, you are saying that they will win by at least 7 points. If the final score is Nevada 31, Utah State 24, picking Nevada wins and picking Utah State loses. If the final score is Nevada 30, Utah State 24, picking Nevada loses and picking Utah State wins. To reduce confusion on this point, I try to use half-points to make this clear (i.e., Nevada (-6.5)) as often as possible.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    RIP EDSBS

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    This is my year!!!

    HEY SATAN! HERE'S MY WISHLIST! GO NUTS YOU DEVIL!

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  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    edited August 1
    The playoffs are basically going to be:
    Alabama
    Clemson
    Oklahoma (Hurts will do just fine keeping them rolling at QB)
    Georgia (mayyyyybe Michigan?)

    What am I missing

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    The playoffs are basically going to be:
    Alabama
    Clemson
    Oklahoma (Hurts will do just fine keeping them rolling at QB)
    Georgia (mayyyyybe Michigan?)

    What am I missing

    USF!

    HEY SATAN! HERE'S MY WISHLIST! GO NUTS YOU DEVIL!

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  • SorceSorce Registered User regular
    The playoffs are basically going to be:
    Alabama
    Clemson
    Oklahoma (Hurts will do just fine keeping them rolling at QB)
    Georgia (mayyyyybe Michigan?)

    What am I missing

    USF!
    I don't know if you're making fun of UCF fans or got the colleges confused, but either way, I am shattered. SHATTERED.

    Also Notre Dame will make it because [reasons].

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Sorce wrote: »
    The playoffs are basically going to be:
    Alabama
    Clemson
    Oklahoma (Hurts will do just fine keeping them rolling at QB)
    Georgia (mayyyyybe Michigan?)

    What am I missing

    USF!
    I don't know if you're making fun of UCF fans or got the colleges confused, but either way, I am shattered. SHATTERED.

    Also Notre Dame will make it because [reasons].

    Nah, I'm just a hopeless USF fan that likes to pretend we have a chance because we got all the way up to #2 awhile back before losing to Rutgers and going back to mediocrity.

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    UCF Homerism Intensifies.

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  • SorceSorce Registered User regular
    UCF Homerism Intensifies.

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  • knitdanknitdan Oh no Too much hornyRegistered User regular
    Don’t change that channel!
    Don’t turn that dial!
    They’ve got it all on
    UCF

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  • Blackhawk1313Blackhawk1313 Registered User regular
    I’m back again to fail miserably!

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  • cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    pickem pickem pickem

  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    The playoffs are basically going to be:
    Alabama
    Clemson
    Oklahoma (Hurts will do just fine keeping them rolling at QB)
    Georgia (mayyyyybe Michigan?)

    What am I missing

    I'm not sure we have a defense. Can throw the hell out of the ball though!

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  • NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    This year we’re only picking Fun Belt games.

    Hope you guys are ready!

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  • OghulkOghulk biggest externality low-energy economistRegistered User regular
    Texas is back. I predict 10-2 regular season if the defense is coached as well as Longhorn fans hope Orlando does given their youth. We have a relatively experienced Online, and two running backs that, while young, might add some serious breathing space for Ehlinger. Also yeah we've got that kid, who got like 46 TDs by himself last season and is an early pick for a Heisman finalist.

    Two losses, but at TCU and at Iowa State. We beat LSU at home and beat those shitty players from the state across the river and get back-to-back Golden Hat.

    Ain't gonna predict the Big 12 championship cause I sure don't want to have another loss in that

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson And they will tremble again at the sound of our silence.Registered User regular
    Any opinions on making all pick 'em games against the spread this season?

    I have to admit the way we've been doing it the past couple of years, we usually just take any line that's less than a field goal and make those the straight up games unless we really needed to balance it one way or the other. (We pick the games before we look at the lines, usually.) Given that, I figure that having everything ATS doesn't effectively change anything.

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  • SorceSorce Registered User regular
    If you change it, whoever wins this year gets an asterisk after their name. Which is pretty on-brand for sports.

    I support it.

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  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    ATS or straight up fine by me, generic bad pickerman

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I like straight up picks when the line is very close, yes. It’s more fun that way

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  • OghulkOghulk biggest externality low-energy economistRegistered User regular
    Always pick Texas to cover unless they're favorites

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  • VishNubVishNub Registered User regular
    Big10 never covers because no one scores
    Big12 always covers because no one plays defense

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    VishNub wrote: »
    Big10 never covers because no one scores
    Big12 always covers because no one plays defense

    The second thing makes no sense.

    Also Michigan is going to experiment with Big 12 football this year, I think.

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    Warren 2020
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  • OghulkOghulk biggest externality low-energy economistRegistered User regular
    The "Big 12 doesn't play defense" is extremely outdated except for basically Oklahoma

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    Oghulk wrote: »
    The "Big 12 doesn't play defense" is extremely outdated except for basically Oklahoma

    It's really all about pace. The Big 12 plays faster than every other conference and the Big Ten is waaaaaaay slower.

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    Warren 2020
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  • VishNubVishNub Registered User regular
    I mean its kind of a joke but its also how I do the pick em.

    You don't get a lot of like, 70-55 scores outside the B12. Or at least thats my perception. I'm sure someone has done the stats.

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  • NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    RIP EDSBS

    EDSBS may be dead, but now afootballwebsite.com exists with basically the exact same staff + the other SBNation college football writers, so we’re still good.

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  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Nirya wrote: »
    RIP EDSBS

    EDSBS may be dead, but now afootballwebsite.com exists with basically the exact same staff + the other SBNation college football writers, so we’re still good.

    Will there be someone there to tel me how much shit USC sucks?

  • shalmeloshalmelo sees no evil Registered User regular
    Nirya wrote: »
    RIP EDSBS

    EDSBS may be dead, but now afootballwebsite.com exists with basically the exact same staff + the other SBNation college football writers, so we’re still good.

    Will there be someone there to tel me how much shit USC sucks?

    The Fullcast crew is all still there, and they've been saying for weeks that USC is going to start 0-6, so you're in good hands.

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  • rhylithrhylith Registered User regular
    How in the HELL has Razorback football twitter not jumped on 30-50 Feral Hogs yet?

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  • NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    Nirya wrote: »
    RIP EDSBS

    EDSBS may be dead, but now afootballwebsite.com exists with basically the exact same staff + the other SBNation college football writers, so we’re still good.

    Will there be someone there to tel me how much shit USC sucks?

    Don’t worry, I will personally be here to tell you how much shit USC sucks.

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    I will end up doing the pick 'em no matter what, though I do prefer having a split between straight up and ATS, if only because I prefer the variety in consideration when making picks.

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  • GnizmoGnizmo Registered User regular
    I like the mix as well personally. It keeps things somewhat interesting. I can't accurately explain why but having it all one way or another would seem weird to me. I would play it either way though.

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    The more I care about a game, the more I want it to be straight up.

    The less I care, the more I want it to be ATS

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson And they will tremble again at the sound of our silence.Registered User regular
  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    They dramatically underrate the odds of Army beating Michigan. That game terrifies me. Good triple option team vs. a whole bunch of question marks on the defensive line, especially in run defense? No thanks.

    And Army covering is a gimme.

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    There are a lot of things in that form that I think will happen, but I can't pick them because I don't want them to happen.

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  • OghulkOghulk biggest externality low-energy economistRegistered User regular
    Ehlinger for Heisman is my favorite pick

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  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Heisman goes to a B12 QB, so....

  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    It’ll be Hurts

  • knitdanknitdan Oh no Too much hornyRegistered User regular
    It’s gonna be Gage Gubrud as the dark horse candidate

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    Kelvin Hopkins is the best dark horse candidate.

    Herbert Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. Friendly reminder.
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