Options

College Football 2021: America's Most Absurd Major Sport | Week 11 Results pg 99

ASimPersonASimPerson Cold...and hard.Registered User regular
edited November 2021 in Social Entropy++
Hey, this is 2020's OP. See 2021's OP here: https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/comment/43904146/#Comment_43904146

Hey y'all, who knows if there's going to be a 2020 season or not. But we can at least enjoy the Fullcast again!


Or talk about our favorite former Southwest Conference teams:

Are getting jobbed in their new conference!


Or the two big-time Texas schools that are totally not rivals!


Anyway, I always say that college football is America's most absurd major sport. Even if nothing actually happens, there has definitely been plenty of stuff to talk about in this offseason.

Also, the pick 'em is currently in "wait-and-see mode".

ASimPerson on
«134567100

Posts

  • Options
    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I think for now the pickem should be how many games each conference will end up playing.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
  • Options
    ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    I think for now the pickem should be how many games each conference will end up playing.

    I still put slight odds on there not being a season at all. Just slight though. We're likely just around the corner from a FBS conference announcing they won't play this year.

  • Options
    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    I felt a great disturbance in the Forums... as if a dozen voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

    Oh wait no we good, the thread is back

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

    Roll tide.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
  • Options
    NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    You know what was a really cool idea? Launching a new website RIGHT when all college sports shit down.

    Been having a blast trying to keep interest up for the past 300 years.

    t70pctuqq2uv.png
    3DS: 2981-5304-3227
  • Options
    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Hot damn I’d click the ads on your site I’ll even do work to find it with some hints if it avoids you getting in trouble with Tube

  • Options
    NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    edited August 2020
    Hot damn I’d click the ads on your site I’ll even do work to find it with some hints if it avoids you getting in trouble with Tube

    Ehh, it's not that big of a deal tbh. We had enough loyal readers follow us to the new site and be willing to buy a subscription despite us not really offering any sub-only stuff that it's more trying to find interesting things to write about that has become the problem. Like, we decided to try and start up our traditional fall camp preview series even though none of us think a season will happen.

    If you're all that curious, just remember that I'm still writing about UCLA sports, and the fight song is The Mighty Bruins. Should help you find your way. Also no ads!

    Edit: Basically it feels really shitty to have people pay to support you when there's nothing to really write about. I think I've written 3 different "We should not have sports right now" articles in the past few months, for example.

    Nirya on
    t70pctuqq2uv.png
    3DS: 2981-5304-3227
  • Options
    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    All of the stories coming out about these schools's terrible response to covid, from maybe implying athletes that sign on with stuff like PAC-12 united or the rumblings from Colorado State that players were being told they shouldn't report COVID symptoms have largely just enforced the belief that the NCAA should be abolished and everyone in charge should be tossed in a well

  • Options
    knitdanknitdan In ur base Killin ur guysRegistered User regular
    They’re definitely in danger of exposing their own worthlessness as an organization.

    “I was quick when I came in here, I’m twice as quick now”
    -Indiana Solo, runner of blades
  • Options
    MulletudeMulletude Registered User regular
    Nebraska AD expects fans in the stadium for games. I mean, there are plenty of people that want to risk it but he doesn't seem to care about covid so that's super :?

    XBL-Dug Danger WiiU-DugDanger Steam-http://steamcommunity.com/id/DugDanger/
  • Options
    ani_game_bumani_game_bum Optimistic, Rule-Breaking Nice Guy The Final World/DestinationRegistered User regular
    edited August 2020
    Word is getting out that MAC Nation is postponing all Fall sports, including football.

    Here is where the dominoes start getting knocked over and the Spring football discussion gets more momentum.

    e: Also, GO (newly temporary ACC football member) IRISH!!! (maybe?)

    ani_game_bum on
    steam_sig.pngPSN: ani_game_bum Battle.net ID: Anigamebum#1354 Genshin UID: 660694297 Switch FC: SW-2127-8288-6505 Steam Wishlist
  • Options
    ani_game_bumani_game_bum Optimistic, Rule-Breaking Nice Guy The Final World/DestinationRegistered User regular
    edited August 2020
    Mulletude wrote: »
    Nebraska AD expects fans in the stadium for games. I mean, there are plenty of people that want to risk it but he doesn't seem to care about covid so that's super :?

    I've been think about the bolded quite a lot over the last few months on how fans will show up to campuses (and to a greater extent, NFL stadium areas) to tailgate and hang around regardless of whether you can get in to watch the game or not. Unless the parking lots are locked up, policed, and trespassing rules are enforced, there really is no way you can stop people gathering at these games and then leaving afterwards to the bars and restaurants (at least for the stadiums that have that kind of walking distance access) and spreading the virus substantially after one game.

    In reality, expect a stay-at-home order to be issued for these town and cities that have football teams because we cannot get out of our own way with this pandemic and seeking outside entertainment with others.

    ani_game_bum on
    steam_sig.pngPSN: ani_game_bum Battle.net ID: Anigamebum#1354 Genshin UID: 660694297 Switch FC: SW-2127-8288-6505 Steam Wishlist
  • Options
    OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor TinychatRegistered User regular
    News that Big 10 presidents meeting today with all options (canceled/postponed season) on the table. Some industry scuttlebutt thinks all fall sports across all conferences will be postponed by the end of the week.

    Really happy that Texas' "year to shine" is destroyed by a fucking pandemic

  • Options
    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Oghulk wrote: »
    News that Big 10 presidents meeting today with all options (canceled/postponed season) on the table. Some industry scuttlebutt thinks all fall sports across all conferences will be postponed by the end of the week.

    Really happy that Texas' "year to shine" is destroyed by a fucking pandemic

    Insert longhorn/rainbow/water pic but caption now says “I wanna live”

  • Options
    Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular


    Big Ten, the most morally upright*conference, leading the way

    B1G!

    *except for those amoral brigands in Columbus

  • Options
    OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor TinychatRegistered User regular
    Oghulk wrote: »
    News that Big 10 presidents meeting today with all options (canceled/postponed season) on the table. Some industry scuttlebutt thinks all fall sports across all conferences will be postponed by the end of the week.

    Really happy that Texas' "year to shine" is destroyed by a fucking pandemic

    Insert longhorn/rainbow/water pic but caption now says “I wanna live”

    It really does suck though. Senior returning starter QB, massive number of returning starters, especially on the defensive side of the ball where we had issues last season, offensive side has some really massive playmakers returning plus some new ones expected to make a splash

    PANDEMIC

  • Options
    ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    Looking more and more likely this may become the 2021 College Football thread.

  • Options
    Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    Folks, I’m calling it now

    Michigan ain’t losing to Ohio State this year

  • Options
    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Folks, I’m calling it now

    Michigan ain’t losing to Ohio State this year

    Big if true.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
  • Options
    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited August 2020
    A bunch of players have been tweeting out #WeWantToPlay over the weekend, mentioning all the reasons it'd be good to have a season. A lot of your generally terrible pundits have leapt on it, doing a lot of, "well, you say we should pay attention to what players want, huh?"

    Anyways, the players using the hashtags all started to drop tweets like this:

    DJ Eebs on
  • Options
    NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    To quote Spencer Hall, the players ran a play fake with the #WeWantToPlay hashtag, and just made a bunch of jackass media people (aka most of the dickheads working at Fox Sports) look incredibly stupid.

    t70pctuqq2uv.png
    3DS: 2981-5304-3227
  • Options
    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    they should get paid just for owning these dumbasses so conclusively

  • Options
    shalmeloshalmelo sees no evil Registered User regular
    Love to catch a bunch of reactionaries in a pincer maneuver, well played everyone.

    Steam ID: Shalmelo || LoL: melo2boogaloo || tweets
  • Options
    ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
  • Options
    shalmeloshalmelo sees no evil Registered User regular
    edited August 2020
    The Teens are just about the only thing getting me through this year with any residual hope, and I'm glad that that trend has carried over to CFB.

    shalmelo on
    Steam ID: Shalmelo || LoL: melo2boogaloo || tweets
  • Options
    MvrckMvrck Dwarven MountainhomeRegistered User regular
    Yeah I was so confused as to why the media was signal boosting a tweet that asked for a players association. Then I saw Klatt was talking about it, and I realized that they were all just idiots and didn't read it.

  • Options
    NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    edited August 2020
    Mvrck wrote: »
    Yeah I was so confused as to why the media was signal boosting a tweet that asked for a players association. Then I saw Klatt was talking about it, and I realized that they were all just idiots and didn't read it.

    Well, kinda.

    Lawrence and a bunch of other players spent a ton of Sunday tweeting using the #WeWantToPlay hashtag, which cause the idiots like Klatt, Kanell, and Tennessee Jackass to signal boost them and be all “SEE THE PLAYERS WANT A SEASON LETS DO IT.” Then at midnight they all posted the image calling for a players union and now we’re sitting here waiting for those jackasses to wake up and figure out how they try not to support the players unionizing.

    Edit: I should note the good media people were also all awake when midnight hit and have been enjoying the entire thing.

    Nirya on
    t70pctuqq2uv.png
    3DS: 2981-5304-3227
  • Options
    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    You love to see it

    A lot of crazy things are now likely to happen in my lifetime, and I wonder which happens first:

    End of US as a global superpower
    New coastlines many miles further inland than where they are presently
    Michigan beating OSU
    A real football/basketball minor league, ending “big time college athletics” (10k-30k stadiums instead of 100k...)

  • Options
    OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor TinychatRegistered User regular
    The NCAA and commissioners would rather not have a season than let the players use the moment to unionize.

  • Options
    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Nirya wrote: »
    Mvrck wrote: »
    Yeah I was so confused as to why the media was signal boosting a tweet that asked for a players association. Then I saw Klatt was talking about it, and I realized that they were all just idiots and didn't read it.

    Well, kinda.

    Lawrence and a bunch of other players spent a ton of Sunday tweeting using the #WeWantToPlay hashtag, which cause the idiots like Klatt, Kanell, and Tennessee Jackass to signal boost them and be all “SEE THE PLAYERS WANT A SEASON LETS DO IT.” Then at midnight they all posted the image calling for a players union and now we’re sitting here waiting for those jackasses to wake up and figure out how they try not to support the players unionizing.

    Edit: I should note the good media people were also all awake when midnight hit and have been enjoying the entire thing.

    Apparently this was started by Clemson dudes (Rencher reaches to Boles, then looped Lawrence in)

    It’s amazing to see Lawrence go from oblivious foobawer to BLM supporter to labor organizer and make the chuds’ heads explode.

    I wonder how much of this coming from Clemson has to do with playing for Dabo...

  • Options
    Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular


    Michigan has always belonged in the Big 12 IMO

  • Options
    OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor TinychatRegistered User regular
    To what, play games?

    God what a shit show

  • Options
    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    They’re just reaching out to talk about trading names.

  • Options
    Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    Oghulk wrote: »
    To what, play games?

    God what a shit show

    No, food trades

    A shipment of Zingerman’s Sandwiches in exchange for some Franklin Barbecue. Perfect deal.

  • Options
    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Wait

    Is it like cause Iowa State/Kansas/KSU, etc are in/adjacent to B1G states?

  • Options
    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular


    Michigan has always belonged in the Big 12 IMO

    On the one hand, screw this

    On the other, can we convince them to take Northwestern and Iowa because there is nobody else I want in the Big 12 more

  • Options
    Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    ... why, though

  • Options
    OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor TinychatRegistered User regular
    Yeah no that would be amazingly hilarious sure put NW and Iowa down here

  • Options
    Blackhawk1313Blackhawk1313 Demon Hunter for Hire Time RiftRegistered User regular
    u9kwlg71qodw.jpeg

    2020 just continues to be full of surprises...

  • Options
    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    Oghulk wrote: »
    Yeah no that would be amazingly hilarious sure put NW and Iowa down here

    Send Sparty to Lubbock

This discussion has been closed.