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Frank Drebin 12-06-2016 02:15 AM

The first response to any Penn State fan bitching should be "rythmic slapping"

Tom Guycott 12-06-2016 11:27 PM

Read that as "rhythmic gymnastics".

Tom Guycott 12-21-2016 12:11 AM

Didn't get a chance to say it before now, but "Go 'Guins".

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Funny how a multiple game playoff system works. YSU is now going to be playing for another 1-AA (fuck you, it's still one-double-A to me) championship for the first time since Tressel took left town to take a head coaching job for SOME SCHOOL down in Columbus.

Simple Fan 12-22-2016 02:32 PM

Was thinking today with these early bowl games really not meaning anything what if they created a NIT like tournament for college football? Could be for the Group of 5 schools that really have no chance at making it to the College Football Playoff.

Make it 8 teams with the 5 GO5 champions and 3 at large spots. So this year it would look somthing like this because Sunbelt had Co Champions only 2 at large spots available:

1 Western Michigan 13-0 MAC Champion vs 8 Arkansas State 7-5 Sunbelt Co Champion

2 Temple 10-3 AAC Champion vs 7 Appalachian State 9-3 Sunbelt Co Champion

3 Western Kentucky 10-3 CUSA Champion vs 6 Boise State 10-2 MW

4 San Deigo State 10-3 MW Champion vs 5 South Florida 10-2 AAC East runner up

All games are at the higher seeds home field then have the Championship game on New Years Day at a neutral site. Feel like it would give the smaller schools something more to play for and make winning their conference mean more as well.

ClockShot 12-26-2016 01:22 PM

UConn fired football coach Bob Diaco after 3 seasons.

Just fold up the football program already.

unclebrown 12-31-2016 12:27 AM

Diaco had it coming after that ramp incident woo

Tom Guycott 01-01-2017 03:16 AM

Ugh. Bucks shit the bedon an epic scale. Hopefully YSU somewhat makes up for it next week.

Clerk 01-01-2017 06:56 AM

All I have to say is. roll tide baby!!! Another one for bama and saban baby

owenbrown 01-01-2017 10:18 AM

Clerk is the Drake of TPWW. Bandwagoning jackass. :n:

Vastardikai 01-01-2017 11:55 AM

This year, there was a clear difference between the top 2 and the next 2.

Alabama ate Washington alive, which is to be expected. Just superior talent and superior coaching. And Clemson blackened the Buckeyes.

Curious to see if Watson redeems himself this year. They made it a game last year, but ultimately came up short. Problem is, I don't think this year's team is as good as last year's.

#BrotherVito DELETED 01-01-2017 01:29 PM

Terrible playoff games.

#BrotherVito DELETED 01-01-2017 02:54 PM

Kinda torn on Randy Edsall being back at UConn. The way he left the last time was so shitty. Many expected him to leave for Maryland but to leave in the middle of the night without telling his players while they were on the other side of the country after getting beaten down in the Fiesta Bowl was so lame. He did apologize for it a bunch in his presser, but still.

Then again, it's UConn. It's not like hot coaching prospects are knocking at their door. Their record will probably be bad for a few more years but maybe he can find another guy like Jordan Todman to at least make the offense watchable. Diaco's offense was worse than watching paint dry.

Tom Guycott 01-07-2017 01:59 PM

Hometown is not giving me hope today... Jesus H. I am so glad I'm unable to watch live.

#BrotherVito DELETED 01-10-2017 12:36 AM

Amazing game from Clemson. Always fun to laugh at Alabama.

ClockShot 01-10-2017 07:41 PM

UConn women's hoops going for 90 straight wins (again) tonight.

Feels like yesterday that just did that feat.

Big Vic 02-23-2017 12:35 PM

Yeah dick heads SU #1 baby WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Tom Guycott 09-09-2017 09:59 PM

I once again have a temporary, irrational dislike for Jim Ross. I'm sure this will pass when the night is over...

RP 09-09-2017 10:57 PM

Watching the Colts future QB Sam Darnold tear it up.

Tom Guycott 10-30-2017 02:33 AM


Originally Posted by Frank Drebin (Post 4895920)
The first response to any Penn State fan bitching should be "rythmic slapping"

What a difference a year makes.

Much like last year, too many Ohio State mistakes.

Unlike last year, they pulled out a win. One they shouldn't have had to fight so damn hard to get. It was a good game in hindsight. A classic. But damn, it needed to be a decisive trouncing at home.

If Barrett can focus like he did in the clutch Saturday ALL OF THE TIME, he is one hell of a Quarterback.

Of course, now, if there are no more losses, there is still The Game. And presumably a B1G Ten Championship showdown with Wisconsin who seem to have the East locked up already.

DAMN iNATOR 11-04-2017 09:59 PM


Next week, we kick Ohio State's asses. Gonna be fun! :D

Frank Drebin 11-04-2017 10:56 PM

Memba when Northwestern beat them last week? That was fun!

Tom Guycott 11-05-2017 10:27 PM


Originally Posted by DAMN iNATOR (Post 5037446)

Next week, we kick Ohio State's asses. Gonna be fun! :D

Slow down there, buddy.

Sparty's gonna have to deal with a hornet's nest after it just got kicked by Iowa.

Seph 11-07-2017 09:58 AM

This is the single most important post in this thread all year long.

Georgia is #1.

That is all.

Tom Guycott 11-11-2017 06:15 PM

Requisite "I told you so" post directed at DAMN iNATOR.

Vastardikai 11-12-2017 03:58 AM


Originally Posted by Seph (Post 5038855)
This is the single most important post in this thread all year long.

Georgia is #1.

That is all.

And... you jinxed them.

Helmsphere 11-12-2017 07:57 PM

All I care about is seeing Clemson make it into the Playoffs, I'm feeling a little uneasy with the ACC Championship game against the U however.

Seph 11-13-2017 12:07 PM


Originally Posted by Vastardikai (Post 5041132)
And... you jinxed them.


Frank Drebin 11-13-2017 04:02 PM

Georgia could still make it. Beating Bama in the SEC championship would go a long way.

Seph 11-13-2017 04:27 PM

If Bama gets to the championship game. If Auburn beats them this week, which I now think is a very real possibility, then we would play Auburn again.

DAMN iNATOR 11-14-2017 05:57 PM


Originally Posted by Tom Guycott (Post 5040931)
Requisite "I told you so" post directed at DAMN iNATOR.

We're still doing a metric shit-ton better than people expected.

Now to pick up 2 easy wins (Maryland, Rutgers) and reach 9-3 and get us an awesome bowl game.

Frank Drebin 11-14-2017 08:06 PM

As long as it isn't a better bowl than Northwestern. Because Northwestern is better.

Frank Drebin 11-14-2017 08:07 PM

Would love to see Northwestern in the Holiday bowl against a pac 12 team like Stanford.

Tom Guycott 11-15-2017 06:53 AM

I still ideally would like to see a 16 team playoff.

You can still have some New Year's tradition in bowl games. Keep doing the Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl and Car-Quest bowl and all that shit for the bottom half of the top 25 and honorable mentions, but 1-16 should be in a tourney. That would end any meaningful "argument" about someone being snubbed or jumped or undefeated but still left out in the cold. You'll have all your power teams, conference champs, and room for a Cinderella or two in the form of your Boise States, TCUs, and Northwesterns when they're actually "on" instead of just trying to unilaterally hand the crown to Alabama every year.

It would also put less emphasis on that "when" you lose bullshit, where if you lose early, you can still come back, but if you lose late, fuck you. Most of those would still be in. It would give a two loss team something to possibly still play for (or sometimes even a single loss team) and still make the playoffs instead of just giving up or playing spoiler.

"Oh, but they need to stay in school..." bullshit. The National Champs will have played a grand total of two more games than they do now. Meanwhile, basketball is gearing up, and those fuckers miss school to go play halfway across the state or country every other day between Thanksgiving and March Madness.

"How will the corporate sponsors make money..." have an individual sponsor represent the goddamn playoff games like any other bowl game.

Simple Fan 11-15-2017 09:10 AM

I think 16 is a bit to many but I'd like to see an 8 team playoff and maybe a NIT like playoffs for smaller schools at the beginning of bowl season. Alot of those early bowl games just feel so meaningless.

Frank Drebin 11-15-2017 09:33 AM

What? Are you saying bowls like the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl have no meaning??

Frank Drebin 11-15-2017 09:37 AM

I'm good with 4 vs what was 2, but I think 8 is a good number. 8 means legit contenders and you won't have shit like an undefeated big ten team or one loss SEC teams on the bubble like you do now. 16 means Northwestern has a shot though, so 16.

Simple Fan 11-15-2017 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by Frank Drebin (Post 5042715)
What? Are you saying bowls like the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl have no meaning??

Exactly, Louisville will probably go to the Belk Bowl or Russle Athletics Bowl again. Actually went to the Music City Bowl a couple of years ago when Louisville beat Texas A&M in Jackson's freshman year. Was fun to go watch but didn't seem like A&M were playing for much.

poopfromweiner dude 11-15-2017 02:17 PM

I would hate anything more than 8.

I'm on the fence between 4 and 8...MAYBE 6 where #1 and #2 get a bye. I'd prefer that to 8

If it was 8 tho maybe a team like UCF could actually get in...I wouldn't hate that. If you win ALL your games you should be allowed the chance to play for a national 'ship in my humble

Tom Guycott 11-16-2017 04:02 AM

I am iffy about 8. Yes, it is better than four, and worlds better than just "deciding" which two schools deserve it more, but when you get a stacked field of "names", there is too much temptation to weed out the UCFs by jumping another SEC or B1G school ahead of them because "strength of schedule".

16 also eliminates a need for a bye. You're also running under the assumption that 1 will kick the shit out of 16 for round one play. They could bracket better than that if nobody decides to be lazy. The problem O see with a bye for 1 and/or 2 is it has more involved than just how good a team is. A (example) two loss Georgia could get way more love than an undefeated Tulsa, who ends up ranked like 5. Would it be exactly fair that Tulsa doesn't get to rest after having to claw their way up the rankings, run the table, get lucky enough that some of the "right" teams lose, and then not get any rest because they aren't a big money name and didn't start the season with a high rank in the polls grandfathered in?

An extra round would mean more than those same teams playing at the Charmin Half-Ass Random Bowl for an exhibition.

Tom Guycott 11-18-2017 11:35 PM

First Xichigan, then Wisconsin...

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