2023-2024 College Football Thread... Let's Get It on !!

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Wow, hard to believe College football is already starting this month. Boy, that was fast !!

Opening day on the 26th features some matchups between middle of the pack teams with the exception of Notre Dame who plays Navy in a Dublin, Ireland showdown.

So who and what are we highlighting this year :

Dan - Ohio State came damn close ( a field goal) to beating Georgia and playing in the championship game last year.The buckeyes are preseason pick to be number 1 by ESPN. The QB position is the big question mark for OSU . But it shall be a very entertaining season to watch them. Go Buckeyes Go !!!

Mark - The Florida State Seminoles are coming off a strong 10 game win season last year. They are pre season picked to be 13th by ESPN. They have key starters at
QB, receiver, and running back returning. Should be a strong year for Mark and his 'Noles !!

Don - Although Don's Rutgers Scarlett Knights are not ranked in the ESPN pre season poll, they are always a formidably foe for big 10 teams like OSU and Michigan. Look for them to be really tough at home and give the Buckeyes a decent game with their pesky play on Nov. 4th !! A day to mark on your calendars.

Robert - My Tennessee Vols have a chance to win it all. And I know I am being biased but I think Joe Milton will have a huge break out year and lead us to an 11-1 record and into the Championship game. ( oh well, a guy can dream can't he )
Only time will tell.

Anyway, best of luck to you guys above. And anyone else here in the OT Forum that has a fav college football team, feel free to post it right here in the 2023- 2024 College Football Thread
  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    Originally Posted by discrat View Post

    Wow, hard to believe College football is already starting this month. Boy, that was fast !!

    Opening day on the 26th features some matchups between middle of the pack teams with the exception of Notre Dame who plays Navy in a Dublin, Ireland showdown.

    So who and what are we highlighting this year :

    Dan - Ohio State came damn close ( a field goal) to beating Georgia and playing in the championship game last year.The buckeyes are preseason pick to be number 1 by ESPN. The QB position is the big question mark for OSU . But it shall be a very entertaining season to watch them. Go Buckeyes Go !!!

    Mark - The Florida State Seminoles are coming off a strong 10 game win season last year. They are pre season picked to be 13th by ESPN. They have key starters at
    QB, receiver, and running back returning. Should be a strong year for Mark and his 'Noles !!

    Don - Although the Rutgers Scarlett Knights are not ranked in the ESPN pre season poll, they are always a formidably foe for big 10 teams like OSU and Michigan. Look for them to be really tough at home and give the Buckeyes a decent game with their pesky play on Nov. 4th !! A day to mark on your calendars.

    Robert - My Tennessee Vols have a chance to win it all. And I know I am being biased but I think Joe Milton will have a huge break out year and lead us to an 11-1 record and into the Championship game. ( oh well, a guy can dream can't he )
    Only time will tell.

    Anyway, best of luck to you guys above. And anyone else here in the OT Forum that has a fav college football team, feel free to post it right here in the 2023- 2024 College Football Thread
    Obviously the Noles will turn down the Vol's so fast that they will no longer be heard, let alone seen. See how already, your mascot looks resigned to complete failure and humiliation. https://rockytopgifts.com/blogs/blog...u-want-to-know
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

      Obviously the Noles will turn down the Vol's so fast that they will no longer be heard, let alone seen.
      Spoken like a true football aficionado!! lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Yep, QB is the big question mark for the Bucks. Having the best WR room in the country will help sort that out, though. We'll find out real quickly what we're looking at with the Notre Dame game.
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Schiano better get them to a bowl game or his head will end up on the chopping block probably. Just got back from the local Costco they have a limited supply of Rutgers Thermoses in stock. I was surprised to see them selling them.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Interesting to see how the Irishes' transfer QB does today. Not much of an opponent with Navy. But I will still watch it
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    I did not realize the season starts today. I have seen heavy advertisements to watch the Penn State vs. West Virgina as the game of the week on Television on Sept. 2. Rutgers starts on the 3rd for a Sunday game at 12 noon vs. Northwestern at home.
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  • The anticipation for the 2023-2024 College Football season is palpable! Opening day is just around the corner, featuring exciting matchups and key games. Dan's Ohio State Buckeyes are looking strong, with the QB position a focal point. Mark's Florida State Seminoles are poised for success, returning key starters. Don's Rutgers Scarlett Knights are known for their tough play and could provide a challenge to top teams. Robert's optimism for his Tennessee Vols shines through, hoping for a standout year. To all fans, may this season be filled with thrilling games and unforgettable moments.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    I think I may have a brain aneurysm before Sunday.

    IF the Noles hype is real, we may have something really special this year. If it's not, hopefully they'll build and then next year may be it.

    Mark

    PS We've been living on the hope of next year since the 2013 team dominated. That's 10 freaking years.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

      I think I may have a brain aneurysm before Sunday.

      IF the Noles hype is real, we may have something really special this year. If it's not, hopefully they'll build and then next year may be it.

      Mark

      PS We've been living on the hope of next year since the 2013 team dominated. That's 10 freaking years.
      Wow Mark, I didn't even know that game was on Sunday. A tough one right outta of the gate.

      Best of luck !!
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Florida getting walloped by the Utes of Utah tonight.
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    Big day of college football today ( and tomorrow) !! My Vols take on Virginia at 12 noon.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      My Vols take on Virginia at 12 noon.
      Looks like Virginia is fixing to make their big comeback. LOL

      Mark
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Wow, Hoosiers playing OSU tough at 10--3 for the first half
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        • Profile picture of the author discrat
          Goodness gracious neon Deon leads Colorado with stunning upset over TCU
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
          Originally Posted by discrat View Post

          Wow, Hoosiers playing OSU tough at 10--3 for the first half
          The Bucks ran their vanilla offense. They won't show anything until week 4 against Notre Dame.

          Nice win by the Vols.
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          • Profile picture of the author discrat
            Mark, the day has finally come. Time to man up
            or shut up

            P.S. Don, rooting for you guys today!!

            EDIT: congrats Don on the big
            win :>)
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            • Profile picture of the author discrat
              Mark's Seminoles dominating the second half !!

              Congrats Mark and a HUGE win making a statement that FSU deserves to be in top 5 of the country
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              • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
                Originally Posted by discrat View Post

                Mark's Seminoles dominating the second half !!

                Congrats Mark and a HUGE win making a statement that FSU deserves to be in top 5 of the country
                Not perfect by any means, especially much of the first half, but I will take it. We needed that kind of statement win. I'm rooting for LSU the rest of the year hoping they excel proving that this was a real beatdown and not just a fluke.

                Now the Noles have to deal with something they haven't had to deal with in a long time - pats on the back. Don't let that crap go to your heads boys! Don't believe the hype - just do this same thing every week and you can then enjoy it at the end of the season.

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                • Profile picture of the author discrat
                  Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

                  I'm rooting for LSU the rest of the year hoping they excel proving that this was a real beatdown and not just a fluke.

                  Mark
                  Can't see LSU losing more than two more games. I think they are legit good. Definitely top 20 team
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              Originally Posted by discrat View Post

              EDIT: congrats Don on the big
              win :>)
              Good start for the Season, they need to get these wins before the schedule gets tougher.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    I guess "Clemsoning" is coming back into fashion. LOL

    Who is your top 5 currently and who is in the playoffs?

    1. Georgia
    2. Florida State
    3. Michigan
    4. Alabama
    5. Ohio State

    CFP: Georgia, FSU, Michigan, Alabama

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

      I guess "Clemsoning" is coming back into fashion. LOL

      Who is your top 5 currently and who is in the playoffs?

      1. Georgia
      2. Florida State
      3. Michigan
      4. Alabama
      5. Ohio State

      CFP: Georgia, FSU, Michigan, Alabama

      Mark
      I don't have a full opinion yet, but I'll tell you one thing: if you're right, it means OSU likely lost to Michigan three years straight and Ryan Day is out of a job.
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Duke shook up the Standings a little bit by decisively beating Clemson last night. I think Dabo and the Tigers were somewhat shell shocked
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        • Profile picture of the author discrat
          Really looking forward to that Irish - NC State matchup tomorrow. I think it could be an upset in Raleigh
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    Wow, the Longhorns looks liked they hooked Bama last night.
    What a game
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      Wow, the Longhorns looks liked they hooked Bama last night.
      What a game
      That was awesome to watch. Any time Bama takes it on the chin, the next day should be considered a national holiday.
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    Rutgers beat Temple 36-7 for a 2-0 start. This Saturday coming up they face Virginia Tech. After V.T. was upset on Saturday, hope the Scarlet Knights don't end up as a punching bag.

    Later on November 4th, we play Dans' team at home.
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      Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

      Rutgers beat Temple 36-7 for a 2-0 start. This Saturday coming up they face Virginia Tech. After V.T. was upset on Saturday, hope the Scarlet Knights don't end up as a punching bag.

      Later on November 4th, we play Dans' team at home.
      Nice start to the season, Don
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    The Buckeyes start the year 2-0 with solid defensive performances in both games and average offensive performances. They drop from 3 to 6.

    This is one of the few things I dislike about today's college football. A team gets penalized for not running up the score against lesser opponents. It's consider weak to only beat a team by 28 points.

    While the Buckeyes offense is certainly not running on all cylinders, I'm fairly confident they are running a vanilla offense in order to not show anything to Notre Dame. I guess we'll find out on 9/23.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      The Buckeyes start the year 2-0 with solid defensive performances in both games and average offensive performances. They drop from 3 to 6.

      This is one of the few things I dislike about today's college football. A team gets penalized for not running up the score against lesser opponents. It's consider weak to only beat a team by 28 points.
      I think the Pollsters take OSU for granted to be quite frank. But it really does not matter (as you say) because if they win 9/23 they will be in the top 4 , imho
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    As far as running up the score for the polls, I agree. It's easy for some power to put 55 on Podunk College. The games won by a few points, though, are generally the best games. High scoring is fun to watch but two teams slogging it out in the trenches for a 5 point advantage is "real" football. The problem is that when a power beats Podunk by 5, that means Podunk is as good as the power for that particular Saturday. So, what to do with that? Encourage running up the score whenever and however you can!

    It's early and there will still be a lot of movement in the polls.

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      BIG day today for college football!!!

      Mark's Noles face a test on the road against BC. I do not think they will slip up and take it handily!!

      Dan's Buckeyes have an easy one against western Kentucky. . Should be a tune up for next weeks big game vs Notre Dame.

      Don and his Scarlet Knights have a tough one against VTech. Rooting for you guys, Don!!

      My Vols take on a tough Florida Gators in prime time. Iam predicting my Vols win going away and Joe Milton has a break out game!!

      Anyway, good luck to everyone with their games today
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Florida playing the Vols tough. Drink a few more, Richard (I fear I'll be in your position next week).
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      Florida playing the Vols tough. Drink a few more, Richard (I fear I'll be in your position next week).
      They will come back , you watch
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        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        They will come back , you watch
        I'll be saying the same thing.
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Oh well, We suck, really. Not a top 10 team
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        • Profile picture of the author discrat
          Florida kicked our butts. But still not out of the natl pic with a win at Alabama and then it comes down to Georgia at home in Knoxville. So still a lot to look forward to
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    A win is a win but DANG!! 31-29 FSU. We do that next week, we'll have our tail handed to us by Clemson. Our defense made NO adjustments to contain the BC QB and so he ran up and down the field like he was playing an elementary school team! I think there was too much looking ahead to next week, and not enough focusing on what needed to happen today.

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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

      A win is a win but DANG!! 31-29 FSU. We do that next week, we'll have our tail handed to us by Clemson. Our defense made NO adjustments to contain the BC QB and so he ran up and down the field like he was playing an elementary school team! I think there was too much looking ahead to next week, and not enough focusing on what needed to happen today.

      Mark
      Mark , remember any team who has won a championship has had a little help from the football ' gods' along the way. Iam not saying your on your way to a championship but something to consider
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    Well looky, looky, looky Don's Scarlet Knights start out at 3-0
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      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      Well looky, looky, looky Don's Scarlet Knights start out at 3-0
      That was a big win yesterday, another high-scoring day. I did not know about it because I was away all day. They are on the road next week to Michigan. Hopefully, they play a decent game and frustrate the Wolverines.

      I did watch most of the last quarter of the Pitt vs. West Virginia game last night. They call it the Backyard Brawl. Interesting fact it was the first game W.V. had won since 2011. good luck to everyone's team next week!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Some big games this weekend.

    Ohio State at Notre Dame
    Florida State at Clemson
    Rutgers at Michigan
    UTSA at Tennessee

    A lot of people are watching what Colorado does against some better competition.

    Should be fun!

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

      Some big games this weekend.

      Ohio State at Notre Dame
      Florida State at Clemson
      Rutgers at Michigan
      UTSA at Tennessee

      A lot of people are watching what Colorado does against some better competition.

      Should be fun!

      Mark
      Either way it goes, I'll be lit by midnight.
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        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        Either way it goes, I'll be lit by midnight.
        Same here , Dan. Got my Voodoo Ranger IPA chilling in the fridge as we speak
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      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

      Some big games this weekend.

      Ohio State at Notre Dame
      Florida State at Clemson
      Rutgers at Michigan
      UTSA at Tennessee

      A lot of people are watching what Colorado does against some better competition.

      Should be fun!

      Mark
      I don't think I will be able to sleep tonight with the excited anticipation of these great games.

      Good luck to everyone
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        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        I don't think I will be able to sleep tonight with the excited anticipation of these great games.
        Good luck to everyone
        Neon has the football world watching, and it is hard to imagine that ND has only played The Ohio State University four times in the last 80 years. Some good games this weekend, got to find me some Lawson's chip dip soon (if you know, you know).

        Go Bucs.

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          Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post

          Neon has the football world watching, and it is hard to imagine that ND has only played The Ohio State University four times in the last 80 years. Some good games this weekend, got to find me some Lawson's chip dip soon (if you know, you know).

          Go Bucs.

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          Gordon, good to see you let your hair down and relax away from IM.
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          Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post

          (if you know, you know).

          GordonJ
          Nothing better in the world. Add a chip chop ham sandwich with your chips and dip and you're golden.
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            Gameday , live from South Bend!! Doesn't get much better than this
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    9:30 PM where I live. 2 1/2 hours to go time. Go Seminoles!!!!

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      Wow Mark, the cardiac kids !!

      Congrats, nice win
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        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        Wow Mark, the cardiac kids !!

        Congrats, nice win
        Hey now. Easy with the "Cardiac Kids" stuff...
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      LOL. It's almost 4:00 AM and I'm still so wound up I don't think I'll ever sleep.

      Not perfect but they have a bye week to iron some things out. But I'll take the win, no matter how ugly, every day!

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        Dan's turn lol
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          Originally Posted by discrat View Post

          Dan's turn lol
          Gulp.

          I'm pulling out the Eddie George Limited Edition jersey for this one.
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            Earth to Deon. Earth to Deon
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        Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

        LOL. It's almost 4:00 AM and I'm still so wound up I don't think I'll ever sleep.

        Not perfect but they have a bye week to iron some things out. But I'll take the win, no matter how ugly, every day!

        Mark
        I'm right there with you, brother. Every single word.
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      A different perspective. I enjoyed watching Norte Dane vs. Ohio State. Even though I want Dan's team to win. I had no dog in the fight. I watched the majority of the 2nd half right to the end. Besides watching both teams battle back and forth. It was wild to see how often the broadcasters kept saying " This will probably be the last play." The Shock on ND Fans' faces when OSU scored with a second remaining--the review of the touchdown, the excitement of OSU players the dejection of ND players. Then you still had a second on the clock to have to kick off one more time to ND.

      I bet over 95% of N.D. fans were stunned and annoyed the rest of the night, and still talking about it today. The ending is what makes college football so interesting. Anything can change at any time.

      Congratulations to you guys on winning your games over the weekend. Rutgers ran into a brick wall and lost. Nothing surprising in that outcome.
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        Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

        . The ending is what makes college football so interesting. Anything can change at any time
        This is what makes college football the best sport to watch, hands down!!

        P.S. on a side not Dan your man CJ Stroud had a great game yesterday. Looks promising
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      Speaking of Duke they decided to punt instead of go for a field gold in the final minutes. That ended up costing them the game. They were winning at that point, a few penalties and a few missed tackles made a difference. Notre Dame was very lucky to pull that win off.
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        My Vols got sweet revenge from last year's debacle beating the gamecocks by 3 tds last
        night
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      RU lost to Wisconsin yesterday, next week is Michigan State. I hope the Scarlet Knights become a spoiler-maker against one of the bigger teams.

      ABC had Notre Dame playing Louisville game last night. The Cardinals beat ND 33-20. Most of the scoring was in the 4th quarter. I turned the game on with about 7 minutes left on the clock. The loss basically knocked the Fighting Irish out of the playoffs! Louisville's defense shut down ND's offense causing, QB Sam Hartman to get sacked four times with three interceptions and two fumbles.
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        Congrats to Dan, Mark, and Don for some great wins today
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        • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
          Originally Posted by discrat View Post

          Congrats to Dan, Mark, and Don for some great wins today
          Just raw talent and skill. Of course I will win whatever you you are talking about. I have always been a Tiddlywinks superstar.

          So, your back from your Walt tour. Did they have his frozen body on display on the ship? How was it this time around? Any new characters to get photographed with? No casino, must have been awful, lol.

          Went to see The Creator movie last night. late night showing. A well received new Sifi movie. I only slept through about a third of it. Visually, it looked good, the acting was good but I was unable to fully engage with it all and be stunned or wowed like some movies, if you know what I mean.
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          • Profile picture of the author discrat
            Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

            So, you're back from your Walt tour. Did they have his frozen body on display on the ship? How was it this time around? Any new characters to get photographed with? No casino, must have been awful, lol.
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            Incredible time we had !! No frozen body on display. As far as casinos, we'll we were literally one number away in bingo for the mega final jackpot of $10,200
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            If you don't know what he's talking about, you are in the wrong bar. There are two Marks here and this one ain't you. LOL


            Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

            Just raw talent and skill. Of course I will win whatever you you are talking about. I have always been a Tiddlywinks superstar.
            Robert, I've been out of it much of the weekend but the Vols took care of business too, right? Showed Bimbo Fisher the door, right? I hold few grudges in life and have a goal to have none. But I still have a hard time dealing with how Jimbo did us. He quit recruiting, building the team, or doing anything to move forward while he was secretly looking for another job. That neglect had effects that were a direct cause of our recent way down years. [/QUOTE]

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            • Profile picture of the author discrat
              We did take care of biz, Mark. And don't blame you a single bit for how you feel about "Bimbo"
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      The highlights of the Browns vs 49ers, you could tell the Browns players sitting on the bench were surprised also. Don't give yourself a heart attack, if they do it again.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Tomorrow is what college football is all about. Some great games !!

      We have Dan's Buckeyes hosting a top ten Penn.State Nittany Lions. And later Mark's Noles face a very tough Duke Blue Devils team.

      And don't forget my Vols take on Bama at Tuscaloosa , which should be a tough game for us to win.

      Lastly, Don's Scarlett Knights look to improve to 5-2 as they face IU in Bloomington.

      Good luck to everyone and enjoy
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Rutgers is now Bowl-eligible first time in 9 years! The next game is at home on November 4. vs. Ohio State! If they can keep the game within 15 points of Dan's team it will be a good day!

      I watched part of the Florida St vs Duke game on ABC last night. Good game but once Florida St got a 10-point lead, it was time to head to bed. You could see the momentum changed in their favor. Dukes' Defense was starting to be worn down.
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post


        I watched part of the Florida St vs Duke game on ABC last night. Good game but once Florida St got a 10-point lead, it was time to head to bed. You could see the momentum changed in their favor. Dukes' Defense was starting to be worn down.
        It amazes me how big and strong the Noles receivers are.! One is like 6'7.

        Anyway, Mark is one happy camper. Congrats to him. Wow all our teams won yesterday except my Vols.
        Oh well
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Well, that end around was the game. Ryan Day doesn't trust his players and hides behind trickery and bullshit.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      Well, that end around was the game. Ryan Day doesn't trust his players and hides behind trickery and bullshit.
      That was huge. Don't understand why Day doesn't just go QB sneak on that 4th and 1 and have the line push him forward??
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        WOW !!!!
        Oh well that played turned out to be moot.
        Congrats,Dan. Really a good win and true cardiac kids
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          Originally Posted by discrat View Post

          Oh well that played turned out to be moot.
          Congrats,Dan. Really a good win and true cardiac kids
          I'll take it.

          Day is still on my shit list.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    I just saw that ND only had 10 men on the field the last two plays. Wow. I bet somebody is running extra stadium steps (is that still a thing?) this week.

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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

      I just saw that ND only had 10 men on the field the last two plays. Wow. I bet somebody is running extra stadium steps (is that still a thing?) this week.

      Mark
      Yep. The Buckeyes got lucky. Unfortunately, this win will only reinforce Day's "smartest man in the room" mentality.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Some of the powers, like Georgia, seem to be struggling a little. They are pulling out the win at the last minute or they only play one-quarter of football or similar. Perfect records in some cases, but nowhere near perfect on the field.

    Every team, on any given Saturday, can lose to anyone or play bad football. But every week?

    Some surprises with the ACC teams being almost undefeated. Duke, DUKE, Miami, etc. I remember when Duke was the laughingstock of the conference, and it was like you didn't even need to prepare for them. Besides, they are more into basketball. But this year, they are holding their own with everyone to the final whistle.

    Maybe Primetime is over for now as they get into their full conference play. That QB and Travis Hunter, though, may be Heisman finalists no matter the record. However, those voters look at the schedule too. There is hardly ever a winner from a losing team.

    Okay, I'm bored. My boys are off until next week. Can't wait for them to get back at it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    https://www.foxnews.com/sports/louis...g-players-neck

    This guy shouldn't just be suspended indefinitely, he should lose his scholarship and be kicked out of school.

    This is the most blatant personal foul I've seen in a long time or maybe ever (who knows what all I forgot at this age )

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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      My Vols have a bye week. We just arrived on the ship for Disney cruise. So I will be out of the loop for college football:

      Good luck to you guys who are playing today
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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        My Vols have a bye week. We just arrived on the ship for Disney cruise. So I will be out of the loop for college football:

        Good luck to you guys who are playing today
        Another Disney related vacation eh. How refreshingly not different. You accidentally said "We" when we all know you really meant just you. I hope the wife and kids are going somewhere more interesting.

        All sarcasm aside, which Disney characters do you actually identify with these days. I'm sure that Micky Mouse and Donald Duck have little relevance now and wore out their welcome.
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          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          All sarcasm aside, which Disney characters do you actually identify with these days. I'm sure that Micky Mouse and Donald Duck have little relevance now and wore out their welcome.
          I'm sure Robert is feeling Goofy by now.
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          • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
            Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

            I'm sure Robert is feeling Goofy by now.
            He's with Snow White, she makes him feel Happy
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Well, the Browns continue to take years off my life span. Normally, when a kicker loses a game, it's the Brown's kicker. I'm not accustomed to being on this side of a missed game winning kick.
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    I'm probably going to miss the Buckeyes game tomorrow as we're taking my son to his first college football game at my Alma Mater's alumni game. If the weather turns bad, we'll head to a bar to watch the game.

    I'm still disgruntled that they didn't flex this top 7 match up to prime time...grrr.

    Good luck to everybody.

    No prizes this year if you beat Bama, Robert...
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      I'm probably going to miss the Buckeyes game tomorrow as we're taking my son to his first college football game at my Alma Mater's alumni game. If the weather turns bad, we'll head to a bar to watch the game.

      I'm still disgruntled that they didn't flex this top 7 match up to prime time...grrr.

      Good luck to everybody.

      No prizes this year if you beat Bama, Robert...
      Already getting your son into bad habits I see.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      I'm probably going to miss the Buckeyes game tomorrow as we're taking my son to his first college football game at my Alma Mater's alumni game. If the weather turns bad, we'll head to a bar to watch the game.

      I'm still disgruntled that they didn't flex this top 7 match up to prime time...grrr.

      Good luck to everybody.

      No prizes this year if you beat Bama, Robert...
      Oh man, no peanut butter buckeye chocolates this year?? lol
      No, I hear you, Dan. For us to pull this off it will take more than that.

      Anyway, hope you get a chance to watch the game but you have your priorities right. (regardless of what Mark says )
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Woke up 2 hours ago and just can't get back to sleep. Too excited to watch football today
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        • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
          Originally Posted by discrat View Post

          Woke up 2 hours ago and just can't get back to sleep. Too excited to watch football today
          If I offered you a trip to Disney Land today and weekend, with your family with immediate access to all rides compared with actually attending the football games, VIP, which one would you take?
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          • Profile picture of the author discrat
            No question football vip.
            Btw Mark, who does you're hometown Texans play this Sunday ??
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            • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
              Originally Posted by discrat View Post

              No question football vip.
              Btw Mark, who does you're hometown Texans play this Sunday ??
              Nothing scheduled, so they will probably play a friendly against The Whiticarian Giants
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              • Profile picture of the author discrat
                And the Vols fall into a season of mediocrity with second half debacle against Bama.
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                  Originally Posted by discrat View Post

                  And the Vols fall into a season of mediocrity with second half debacle against Bama.
                  Yeah, that turned quickly. I was pulling for you. My wife is actually a closet Volunteers fan.

                  My son had a great day, by the way. He got to see the football team and swim team win their games (and dad got to watch some of the Buckeyes game on his phone).
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                  • Profile picture of the author discrat
                    Nice win, Dan. Buckeyes primed for Natty run
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                    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

                      Nice win, Dan. Buckeyes primed for Natty run
                      We'll see. It goes through Michigan this year - those bunch of self-righteous, no good, dirty cheaters.
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                      • Profile picture of the author discrat
                        WOW Don's Scarlett knights go 6-2. Congrats my man
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    RollTide! That was close!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    So, nobody has an opinion on The Michigan Scandal?

    I assume you already know mine...
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      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      So, nobody has an opinion on The Michigan Scandal?

      I assume you already know mine...
      That they learned everything they know about cheating from OSU?

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        Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

        That they learned everything they know about cheating from OSU?

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        Hey, OSU just trades Playstations and rings for tattoos. We don't have an intricate spy ring traveling across the country.

        I was thinking of dressing as Connor Stalions tomorrow night as I take my son Trick or Treating, but I just can't put on a Michigan shirt.
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        • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
          Ohio State might be rated # 1 after playing Wisconsin last week on the road. Marvin Harrison Jr. just came off injured reserve, that had a touchdown down made a big difference in the polls.

          I don't smell an upset, it would be nice. Rutgers lost one of their top Defensive players after he busted his hand in the Indiana game, and is now out for the season.
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            Rutgers with the lead at half
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            • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
              Originally Posted by discrat View Post

              Rutgers with the lead at half
              I certainly don't think the Bucks are going to cover.

              Edit: So much for what I know. They beat the spread by a half point. Those Vegas guys are sharp.

              Great game by Rutgers.
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              • Profile picture of the author discrat
                Ohio state is really tough. Rutgers played a good game though. This is year after year that OSU pulls these games out. Just never ending really. Congrats to the buckeyes and the Scarlett knights for make ng it a really close game
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        • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
          First off congratulations to Dan and OSU on the win!

          I saw very tiny bits and pieces of the 4th quarter. A few things that hurt Rutgers, they were handed 30 free yards due to OSU pentailites. You are 4th and goal, take the 3 points instead of going for the TD ( According to my noncoaching position ;>)

          Once they gave the ball back to OSU, Marvin Harrison had a great play to help set up the next scoring drive. What sealed the game was being forced to go for it on 4th down again. Once they were stopped it gave OSU the ball back in scoring territory.

          Hopefully, Rutgers can pull off another win later this season, and OSU beats Michigan!
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          Looks like Bimbo could not even

          A neighbor mentioned that today and his comment was 'that idiot could not...'


          Walking away with 70+ million dollars doesn't sound like a 'Bimbo' or 'idiot' to me....sounds like someone who plans ahead.


          How is it these teams have so much money to basically WASTE?
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          • Profile picture of the author discrat
            Originally Posted by Kay King View Post



            How is it these teams have so much money to basically WASTE?
            It's the universities and the big alumni donors who are the ones to waste this type of money.

            You're probably right Jimbo is not the bimbo, it's the billionaire alumni donors and the university who are the bimbos for such wasteful spending on a worthless and unproductive product
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          It strikes me (and I don't pretend to understand the system used) - that writing a contract with a 'buyout' like that is like saying 'we don't care if you win or lose'.


          I can see huge bonuses for winning coaches AS They are winning....but if you know you will get tens of millions even if you lose...seems like the 'edge' would be gone. It this common?
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          • Profile picture of the author discrat
            Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

            It strikes me (and I don't pretend to understand the system used) - that writing a contract with a 'buyout' like that is like saying 'we don't care if you win or lose'.


            I can see huge bonuses for winning coaches AS They are winning....but if you know you will get tens of millions even if you lose...seems like the 'edge' would be gone. It this common?
            Hey Kay,
            I do not want to pretend to be an expert on the subject because I am not. But this is what I gather ( and Mark and Dan as well as Don can probably better ascertain than me) but Jimbo won a national championship with Florida State in 2013. Now when I say this, well picture Frank Kern hitting it big with Mass Control some 15 years ago. Same concept.
            All of the sudden Frank became a hot commodity, and everyone was clamoring to get Frank's stamp of approval on every IM product that came to market.

            Well like I said same concept ,when Jimbo Fisher won that national championship with Florida State in 13' he became a hot commodity and a much sought after figure and everyone including Texas A&M ( because of the rabid fan base there and the University itself as well as the billionaire alumni donors) were eager to go after Jimbo for a head coaching position at all costs.
            Because bottom line : a national championship is worth hundreds of millions to a university if not billions of dollars.

            So because of all these variables, the University literally threw money at Jimbo who like any sensible human being acted on it. Even though the money thrown at him was not equivalent to his coaching skill set. Not by a long shot. So basically, you got an end product that was incapable of delivering and a University that was caught holding the bad a.k.a Texas A&M.

            I may be right or could be wrong but that is the conclusion I have come to.
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          a national championship is worth hundreds of millions to a university if not billions of dollars.
          I'm sure that is true but it's incomprehensible to me. I like your explanation, though it's a bit like betting on a jockey no matter which horse he's riding. If the horse can't keep the pace, the jockey can't pick him up and carrying him across the finish line. Would be really frustrating to be a winning coach with a losing team, wouldn't it?

          I'm not a football fan - never have been - but seems people throwing money at the game would know winning comes down to the pure talent you have on the team and how well you organize that talent. I'd say that guy is one smart coach to walk away dragging that parachute.

          I have noted that in football the 'glory' seem to last a long time. In many sports and careers, you are only as good as your last performance...in football one or two years in the leagues and you are known as a 'well known player' for life even if you played in a handful of games. One great win (2013?) and you are 'legendary'.
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            Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

            Would be really frustrating to be a winning coach with a losing team, wouldn't it?
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            Even if the players are losers. They bring new coaches in to turn the teams around. A good example currently in Pro Football is the Raiders. The head owner fired the coach and staff 2 weeks ago because of a poor start. Now the interim coaching staff is 2-0. The owner now decides whether to keep the current staff or start from scratch at the end of the season. Yet at times, the issues with the team are in the front office.

            On a slightly different topic, the Giants signed Daniel Jones to a $160 million 4 year contract in the Off-Season. Now he is hurt again and done for the season. The rumor is his career is already over, playing for the Giants after next season. Sports are results-oriented with most teams having very little patience.
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          • Profile picture of the author discrat
            Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

            I have noted that in football the 'glory' seem to last a long time. In many sports and careers, you are only as good as your last performance...in football one or two years in the leagues and you are known as a 'well known player' for life even if you played in a handful of games. One great win (2013?) and you are 'legendary'.
            This is so true. Just look at Professional golf on the PGA Tour. If you are not amongst the top golfers ( by score) from week to week you make NO money. This is the exact kind of sport you describe here in this post.
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            • Profile picture of the author discrat
              Hey Dan,
              Any chance I get some of those chocalate buckeyes again from you if we have the upset for the ages against the Dawgs
              today ????

              Come on man
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                Originally Posted by discrat View Post

                Hey Dan,
                Any chance I get some of those chocalate buckeyes again from you if we have the upset for the ages against the Dawgs
                today ????

                Come on man
                If you beat Georgia, a couple boxes will be on the way.
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                  Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                  If you beat Georgia, a couple boxes will be on the way.
                  Wow, that's a sweet deal !!
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                  Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                  If you beat Georgia, a couple boxes will be on the way.
                  Not a chance. Like I said before, "Mediocrity at its best "

                  P.S. It's just a relief the Joe Milton era is done with.
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          On a slightly different topic, the Giants signed Daniel Jones to a $160 million 4 year contract in the Off-Season. Now he is hurt again and done for the season. The rumor is his career is already over, playing for the Giants after next season. Sports are results-oriented with most teams having very little patience.

          Pls 'splain this for me. Does he still get the money? or some of the money? Is he still under contract for the remaining time even though he may not be able to play again?
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          He is still under contract till they decide to trade him. What will probably happen if they are going to move on from him. They will bring a new Quarterback in before next season. Then next year they will probably trade him at some point. Jones probably will be paid a certain percentage whether he plays again or not. Jones also caused issues with other teammates.

          The Running back Barkley was jerked around over money because the Giants paid Jones so much. At the start of the season, Barkley took a one-year contract because they did not offer him what he deserved. A lot of contract talk in the NFL I don't understand. Yet Jones is getting paid on the same level as Patrick Mahones!
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          Love it! Dan has you hooked on Ohio Buckeyes?


          We'll be making them again here next month - gotta have them on hand for Christmas.


          Sort of like a round Ohio Reese cup....
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          Congrats to Mark and the Noles. They be headed to the cfp

          EDIT : just got back from church. I wrote this above before the announcement and thinking it was automatic FSU got in. But the cfp committee thought otherwise. It's ridiculous and a travesty that the Seminoles did EVERYTHING right to make the cut and then this. So sorry Mark but I stand behind you guys
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          When the starting QB wished he got hurt earlier in the season to prove the team could win without him. You know FSU felt they were ripped off!
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          • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
            Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

            When the starting QB wished he got hurt earlier in the season to prove the team could win without him. You know FSU felt they were ripped off!
            Don, Kyle McCord just entered the portal. His dad played QB at Rutgers. Just sayin'...
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            • Profile picture of the author discrat
              Still trying to process all this. And heck iam not even a FSU fan ( don't hate them though by any means )

              I guess next year we hopefully don't have similar problems.
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              • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                Originally Posted by discrat View Post

                Still trying to process all this. And heck iam not even a FSU fan ( don't hate them though by any means )

                I guess next year we hopefully don't have similar problems.
                FSU got hosed. SEC bias at it's highest. I get where the committee was coming from, but it's a slippery slope to exclude an undefeated Power Five conference champion due to injuries.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Florida State has been caught a couple of times. One time a guy that was supposed to watch the players do their homework or take a test or something, didn't do their job 100% by the books and as a result the NCAA took away a lot of Bobby's wins. The wins they took away made him the 2nd winningest coach instead of the 1st.

    I think they all do it to some extent. The big programs are more under the spotlight and the more success they have on the field, the more people look for a story.

    In Michigan's case, I'm not sure what I think. It's obviously wrong but is it cheating to the point of taking away wins, taking away the post season, etc? I say this in as non-bias way as I can. I'd love for them to miss the post season because then FSU might have more of a chance. What are the standards? When is it targeting and when is it old fashion smash mouth football? When do they deserve the death penalty like who SMU? and when is it just a "little" cheating.

    See how the investigation plays out. I saw that the NCAA sent people to start doing interviews the other day so hopefully we'll know soon.

    I think my bottom line is that if the cheating affects the outcomes of games, that's the most serious. Things like stealing signs (not just accidentally seeing them but going out to get them), star players who aren't eligible, etc. needs serious punishment. Things like not doing your homework isn't cheating, in my opinion, and won't affect the outcome of a game unless it makes an ineligible star eligible.

    Let's see.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Well, we were 3-3 yesterday with Don's Scarlett Knights having a bye week.

      Good job, guys

      P.S. Big game next week with OSU at Rutgers. Do I smell an upset ?? The world will be watching
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Wow, Kay's Bengals looks like a big upset over 49ers
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Ohio State ranked #1 in the first CFP poll.

    (They are not a #1 team.)
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      Ohio State ranked #1 in the first CFP poll.

      (They are not a #1 team.)
      It'll all work out before the season ends. I think FSU isn't a #1 team (#4 in first rankings) but if they are playing on all cylinders for 60 minutes, no one can touch them. Initially, the ACC had several ranked teams in the AP poll, but now only 2 are left, so that hurts FSU.

      FSU needs to bolt the ACC post haste.

      Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Interesting tidbit about Xichigan: the Purdue game is the first game post-scandal where an opponent had time to mix things up. What happens? Michigan gives up its most points of the season and doesn't cover the spread.

    Proof? No. Moral victory? Maybe.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Gonna watch a bit of the Vols/Tigers game and pregame for the Buckeyes game.

    Good luck everybody.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Just a mediocre team. 8-4 season won't do it n knoxville
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Not college football - but family left 30 minutes ago for Bengal's game in Cincinnati. A beautiful day for football here.



    Enjoy your games.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Hey Mark,
    Your fav person got the axe. Jimbo Fisher is no longer head coach at A&M. And the school is on the hook to pay him a buy out of $75mil. Looks like Bimbo could not even get his team to a 10 win season (let alone a national championship like he said was the goal) after being there like 7 seasons.

    He is more than set for life so looking to be a head coach somewhere else is probably low on the list for him .
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    I don't hold grudges as long as my enemies who have hurt me or especially my friends get severely punished 10x more than the harm they've caused. LOL

    I've been thinking about that buyout thing too. Not just with that man whose name is forbidden to be spoken but for example Willie Taggert. Willie tried his best to fix that man's screwup and Willie just couldn't figure it out. He was fired within 2 seasons. They didn't even give him 2 full seasons but more like 1 1/2. But the buyout was huge. They are still paying it off. He was losing and hadn't made much, if any, progress within a year. And they still had to pay him off?

    Most universities give bonuses for certain achievements like going perfect, winning the conference, going to a bowl, all passing grades for players, and winning a national title. Why not deduct $ for losing or not making progress?

    New head coaches normally need a couple of years to get their plan and players in place. If they aren't winning, it's obviously not going to work. That man never had a double digit win season in 7 years!

    Anyway, that man isn't hurting. Paying him 7 million a year for several years will let him relax and plan out where he wants to go and screw up next. LOL

    Now, if I could find that type of job where I get paid whether or not I do what I was hired to do. Anyone have any ideas? LOL Weatherman would fit the bill - they are typically lying whatever they say.

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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Rutgers plays Maryland however, the way Rutgers played the last 2 weeks does not look good.

    This past Saturday night the Wisconsin game against Nebraska went into overtime. Nebraska kicked a field goal with only 8 seconds left in regulation time. I watched all of the 4th quarter and OT.

    The big game being heavily promoted for this weekend is Dan's Ohio State vs Michigan. Go luck with your games everyone!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    I get a Word of the Day newsletter from Merriam Webster. Today's word is donnybrook. You think the newsletter editor is a college football fan?

    Good luck, everybody.

    I'm about to start pre-gaming for the noon kickoff.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      I know how excited iam to see this OSU vs Michigan matchup so Dan must be going out of his mind. Go Buckeyes, 24-14 over Wolverines
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        I know how excited iam to see this OSU vs Michigan matchup so Dan must be going out of his mind. Go Buckeyes, 24-14 over Wolverines
        I didn't sleep last night. Got up at 5am and started game prep. Been drinking since 7am. Folks started arriving for kegs and eggs at 8am.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    So, that happened. I'll be drowning my sorrows.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      So, that happened. I'll be drowning my sorrows.
      It's tough I know Dan. I Feel for you. Wish I could think of something to say to make you feel better but nothing can really do that. I guess you could say I have been there and done that to a degree much worse than the OSU fans are experiencing.
      Thats the story of my life with the Vols
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        It's tough I know Dan. I Feel for you. Wish I could think of something to say to make you feel better but nothing can really do that. I guess you could say I have been there and done that to a degree much worse than the OSU fans are experiencing.
        Thats the story of my life with the Vols
        It is what it is. The more rational OSU fanbase all knew what we had in McCord. We just hoped he wouldn't shit the bed in the biggest game of his career, but shit away he did.

        Day is now 1-3 against Michigan and 1-6 against top 5 competition. The argument becomes what good is winning 95% of your games if you can't win the big ones?

        Congrats to FSU. Welcome to the Top 4.

        If the Browns lose to the Broncos today, I'm just going to do nothing but watch Hallmark movies for the next month...
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Dan, I didn't get to watch any of the game but once I saw the score, I felt bad for you. I know that knowing someone cares, will soothe your pain. LOL

    It used to be that FSU only had one chief rival that we all hated, Florida. Then the 80s showed up and there were all those games of the year between Miami and FSU that the hatred got divided in half. Then we thirded out the hatred with Clemson. I share this just to say that we go through this heart break, heart attacks, premature balding, excessive drinking (for some), and watching Hallmark while eating bon bons LOL three times every year.

    I wish there was something I could say to make it better but there isn't. Once a team is caught cheating, I always wonder what else they are doing that they weren't caught on.
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    Another couple of weeks and we'll be starting the countdown to next season. I can't believe this one is almost over.

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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

      Dan, I didn't get to watch any of the game but once I saw the score, I felt bad for you. I know that knowing someone cares, will soothe your pain. LOL

      It used to be that FSU only had one chief rival that we all hated, Florida. Then the 80s showed up and there were all those games of the year between Miami and FSU that the hatred got divided in half. Then we thirded out the hatred with Clemson. I share this just to say that we go through this heart break, heart attacks, premature balding, excessive drinking (for some), and watching Hallmark while eating bon bons LOL three times every year.

      I wish there was something I could say to make it better but there isn't. Once a team is caught cheating, I always wonder what else they are doing that they weren't caught on.
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      Another couple of weeks and we'll be starting the countdown to next season. I can't believe this one is almost over.

      Mark
      Thanks, Mark. I'm pretty much over it. I'm now watching the next tragedy of the weekend: the Browns getting shellacked by the Broncos. Between our qbs and our clown of a headcoach, it's a comedy of errors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Ouch, Mark. Ya'll got hosed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Thanks guys. I'll write more later. This hurts bad.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    I've been deep into all those Miami-FSU wide rights, lost national championship games, and more. Normally it hurts for a day or two and then I figure there's always next year and I kind of get over it.

    This time, though, what the committee did to Florida State will NOT be forgiven or forgotten. You know what I think is the biggest sub travesty in this travesty? Jordan Travis was being booed just a couple years or so ago. We had a couple of losing seasons. But he learned, and clawed, and fought for this team. He became Heisman conversation worthy and brought this team back to where it should've been all along - near the top.

    Then he gets hurt. For that freakin committee to put all the blame at his feet is the worst, most cowardly, idiotic, hurtful thing I've can imagine. He did nothing but good. He brought his program back to the top. And then you blame him?

    FSU is NOT the same team they were when JT was playing. But it IS a team that knows how to win, even though it looks nasty sometimes.

    Give the boys a chance! What happened to the old saying about "on any given Saturday?" Underdogs beat top teams pretty regularly.

    This is going to sting a long time. This was the year. Next year a lot of the big players will be in the NFL. It will be a much different team and we're probably going to have to reload and readjust.

    Go Noles! UNCONQUERED!!!!

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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Don's Rutgers got a big win against the team in south Florida that shall not be named. LOL Congrats!

    I'm still in grief. I've been a Noles fan since I was about 14 years old. I was a Boy Scout usher at the home games and from those experiences I was hooked. Got in free just to help folks find their seats and things like that. I think the Orange Bowl is the first bowl game I have dreaded in all these years. It's going to be a bloodbath. A third of the team, and almost all starters, opted-out in way one or another. Why play? Games don't matter, apparently.

    Let's go Noles! Unconquered!!!!

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

      Don's Rutgers got a big win against the team in south Florida that shall not be named. LOL Congrats!
      RU played at Yankee Stadium on a nasty rainy day. Final Score 31-24 ! I was busy most of the day, so I only saw the highlights on the news. It's a nice way to finish the season by beating a team (that shall not be named) with a better record.

      Instead, I watch former Jets player Joe Flacco and the Browns stamp all over the Jets in Cleveland. The Browns made the playoffs with a week to go in the regular Season.

      I have one question what is the deal with soaking the coaches now with Mayonaise or Egg Nogg? The Gatorade splash came about naturally, to an unsuspecting head coach. Now this gimmick the coach just sits in a chair knowing what is about to happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    I saw a coach doused in mayo last year I think it was. I thought that was totally gross and then realized it's the Duke's Mayo bowl. When FSU was in the Cheezit bowl last year, they got Cheezit's dumped on them.

    Weird thing to me but I understand what the bowl organizers are trying to do as far as brand placement.

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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Well it all comes down to this. Culmination of a great season for college football.

      And Iam rooting for Washington
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        And Iam rooting for Washington
        Same here, but I refuse to watch the game. I'm hoping it's the least viewed game in championship game history.
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          What a boring game. Completely uninteresting to say the least
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            Originally Posted by discrat View Post

            What a boring game. Completely uninteresting to say the least
            Meh. The real fireworks will come when the NCAA vacates TTUN's championship (after Harbaugh flees to the NFL)...
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Washington should have pulled Penix from the game. When Michigan scored the last touchdown. Every time he got up from being hit, you could see the pain on his face. I would not be surprised if he suffered a few broken ribs.

      Just my IMHO but at that point, it was just stupid on the coach's part. They were not coming back with 2 minutes left in the game. Penix is probably in a lot of pain today!
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