If you want to talk Big South smack or ramble ad nauseum about your favorite pro or major college teams, this is the place to let it rip.
User avatar
By RubberMallet
#544176
thepostman wrote:
RubberMallet wrote:
thepostman wrote:But then again i just watched highlights of the real national champions arriving at their championship parade at Disney world.

Go Knights! 8)


you can't be the best team in the country when your best player has only one hand.


The one handed man seemed to be ok against Auburn. He is also one of the best defensive players in the country.

Go Knights! 8) :D


#6 in the country and probably won't play a snap i the nfl. no way that team would of sniffed a win against either of these teams in a venue. a decent SEC team that lost to teams these teams trounced in a mean nothing bowl game? yes. cfp? no.
User avatar
By Purple Haize
#544178
adam42381 wrote:
Purple Haize wrote:Stay classy Alabama
http://www.newsweek.com/#!@&?amp=1

This link just goes to the Newsweek homepage.


Try this

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/alaba ... le/2645346
By thepostman
#544181 In case anybody is confused I don't actually think UCF should of been in the playoffs. I do think they've been underrated all year but 6th seems about right.

But they are still the real national champion* :)

*according to the fine state of Florida
By flamehunter
#544183
BuryYourDuke wrote:What a boring game. You guys that didn't watch didn't miss anything.

You are right. I spent the evening with my wife, daughter and granddaughter. If I had watched the game then I would have missed that. I also got to bed at a decent time and got a good night's sleep. Found out this morning who won and it made absolutely no difference in my life. Just keeping it in perspective.
User avatar
By adam42381
#544187
Purple Haize wrote:
adam42381 wrote:
Purple Haize wrote:Stay classy Alabama
http://www.newsweek.com/#!@&?amp=1

This link just goes to the Newsweek homepage.


Try this

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/alaba ... le/2645346

Scarborough says it was misheard and he actually said “F*** Georgia.” Listen again and hear for yourselves.

https://twitter.com/starbo06/status/950 ... 68896?s=17
User avatar
By Purple Haize
#544190 Of course that’s what he’s going to say. I listened to it. He said it. But he’s gotta say what he’s gotta say
User avatar
By Purple Haize
#544191
Jonathan Carone wrote:Young black dude doesn't like Trump.

Are we surprised?


That’s the biggest cop out ever. Did the Black ROTC member do anything to show displeasure with Trump? What about the entire choir singing the National Anthem? No? So you don’t feel this Player is capable of controlling himself? Please
User avatar
By Purple Haize
#544192
BuryYourDuke wrote:I'm not as much of a football fan as I once was, but I guess I just don't get how anyone that enjoyed the sport would seem to relish in the idea of missing what turned out to be one of the best games of the year.

But to each their own.


I started to watch because I’m a sports fan but had 0 expectations. I kept watching after halftime because I liked what I saw. I’m glad it turned out to be a good game.
User avatar
By alabama24
#544194
BuryYourDuke wrote:I'm not as much of a football fan as I once was, but I guess I just don't get how anyone that enjoyed the sport would seem to relish in the idea of missing what turned out to be one of the best games of the year.

But to each their own.


:football +1
User avatar
By Jonathan Carone
#544195 That first half was brutally boring. The third quarter picked up some. I was still bored enough at 11 to bail on the fourth quarter. It felt like an NFL game.
User avatar
By flameshaw
#544203
Purple Haize wrote:
Jonathan Carone wrote:Young black dude doesn't like Trump.

Are we surprised?


That’s the biggest cop out ever. Did the Black ROTC member do anything to show displeasure with Trump? What about the entire choir singing the National Anthem? No? So you don’t feel this Player is capable of controlling himself? Please


+1
User avatar
By flameshaw
#544204
Purple Haize wrote:
BuryYourDuke wrote:I'm not as much of a football fan as I once was, but I guess I just don't get how anyone that enjoyed the sport would seem to relish in the idea of missing what turned out to be one of the best games of the year.

But to each their own.


I started to watch because I’m a sports fan but had 0 expectations. I kept watching after halftime because I liked what I saw. I’m glad it turned out to be a good game.


It turned out to be a great game, even though I was pulling for Georgia to win. Have no allegiance to either team.
User avatar
By Jonathan Carone
#544209
Purple Haize wrote:
Jonathan Carone wrote:Young black dude doesn't like Trump.

Are we surprised?


That’s the biggest cop out ever. Did the Black ROTC member do anything to show displeasure with Trump? What about the entire choir singing the National Anthem? No? So you don’t feel this Player is capable of controlling himself? Please


I'm sure he can control himself when he needs to. In a game where he's trying to hype himself up, it would make sense for him to do something like that. I'm sure worse gets said a hundred times over in the lead up to a game.
User avatar
By Purple Haize
#544211
Jonathan Carone wrote:
Purple Haize wrote:
Jonathan Carone wrote:Young black dude doesn't like Trump.

Are we surprised?


That’s the biggest cop out ever. Did the Black ROTC member do anything to show displeasure with Trump? What about the entire choir singing the National Anthem? No? So you don’t feel this Player is capable of controlling himself? Please


I'm sure he can control himself when he needs to. In a game where he's trying to hype himself up, it would make sense for him to do something like that. I'm sure worse gets said a hundred times over in the lead up to a game.


Yeah I’d have 0 problem with F Georgia. But you made it Political by equating supposed black anger at Trump and his inability to contain his emotions. He wasn’t playing Trump. Trump wasn’t on the field during the game. Trump wasn’t on the other team. Saying F Trump made no sense.
By JK37
#544241 You’re tasking a super-hyped adolescent male with the job of acting logically, PH? Good luck.

It’s wrong. But it also makes sense.
User avatar
By Purple Haize
#544242
JK37 wrote:You’re tasking a super-hyped adolescent male with the job of acting logically, PH? Good luck.

It’s wrong. But it also makes sense.


You know me well enough that I am far from making that assumption ha!
It still makes to sense. It DOES tell me he wasn’t focused on the game. Every player has their own routine to get pumped for the game. Some are rather....odd. I seriously doubt yelling F Trump was what he did prior to every game to get jacked up.
Like the other incidents I mentioned it just showed a surprising, to me at least, lack of class by the Tide.
User avatar
By Jonathan Carone
#544248
Purple Haize wrote:
JK37 wrote:You’re tasking a super-hyped adolescent male with the job of acting logically, PH? Good luck.

It’s wrong. But it also makes sense.


You know me well enough that I am far from making that assumption ha!
It still makes to sense. It DOES tell me he wasn’t focused on the game. Every player has their own routine to get pumped for the game. Some are rather....odd. I seriously doubt yelling F Trump was what he did prior to every game to get jacked up.
Like the other incidents I mentioned it just showed a surprising, to me at least, lack of class by the Tide.


You’re making the assumption that Trump’s arrival didn’t alter his pregame plan. Maybe he has a ritual of waving to his mom in the stands before the game and she was one of the people who couldn’t get in because of Trump coming in. Maybe they had to alter how they got from the locker room to the field because of security. As you said, pregame routines can be weird and highly superstitious. There are hundreds of things that could’ve happened that led to him saying that as he walked out.
By Yacht Rock
#544250 I've seen people say all kinds of things to get jacked up before a game. Things that might not make sense to anyone else. I don't know his motivation but personally, I'm not a fan of swearing. As far as him being angry at Trump. Maybe he has legit reasons. I don't know, nor do I care. I guess at worst he's treating Trump the way Trump would treat him if they were to have a conflict, right? Even if I did have an issue with it, when I compare that to the behavior a lot of other student athletes demonstrate, it would be far, far, far, far, far, far, far, far down on my list of things to be righteous over.
User avatar
By Purple Haize
#544255 12 carriers for 24 yards. Maybe he should have focused more on his actual opponents.
User avatar
By RubberMallet
#544264
Purple Haize wrote:
BuryYourDuke wrote:I'm not as much of a football fan as I once was, but I guess I just don't get how anyone that enjoyed the sport would seem to relish in the idea of missing what turned out to be one of the best games of the year.

But to each their own.


I started to watch because I’m a sports fan but had 0 expectations. I kept watching after halftime because I liked what I saw. I’m glad it turned out to be a good game.


it gave all types of football fans what they wanted. the first half was a slow defensive grind, the 2nd half was a footrace. a great game with a little bit of everything.
By thepostman
#544275 Guess who had the best record against the teams in the final AP poll???

UCF or course. They went 4-0 against teams in the final rankings. Just saying :)
User avatar
By RubberMallet
#544277 if alabama played UCF's schedule everyone would of freaked out if they made the playoff. why? because that schedule is garbage. just saying.
User avatar
By Purple Haize
#544280
thepostman wrote:Fans buy billboard ad, ask Alabama if it wants to play UCF http://es.pn/2mhM1GT

I have a feeling Alabama won't answer. I wonder why that would be....


Because they are Paper Champions like Rocky Balboa in Rocky 3
User avatar
By alabama24
#544295
thepostman wrote:Fans buy billboard ad, ask Alabama if it wants to play UCF http://es.pn/2mhM1GT

I have a feeling Alabama won't answer. I wonder why that would be....


They won't answer for a number of reasons:

1. It would be a waste of money.
2. Bama's schedule is booked for next year.
3. UCF won't be any good by the time we get around to play them.

Look at this year's opening game. We played FSU. EVERYONE thought they would be a title contender... (and they may have been without losing 1) their QB and 2) the game to BAMA! :lol: ) BAMA is ripped for a "weak" schedule, but year in and year out they schedule a good, out of conference game with some "powerhouse." The 2018 game will probably be laughed at too... We open with Louisville. When the game was scheduled, however, they were on the rise. I also want to point out the (probable) hypocrisy from any of you complaining about BAMA playing Mercer and then wanting Liberty to play schools like BAMA. You can't have it both ways!
User avatar
By Class of 20Something
#544298
alabama24 wrote:
thepostman wrote:Fans buy billboard ad, ask Alabama if it wants to play UCF http://es.pn/2mhM1GT

I have a feeling Alabama won't answer. I wonder why that would be....


They won't answer for a number of reasons:

1. It would be a waste of money.
2. Bama's schedule is booked for next year.
3. UCF won't be any good by the time we get around to play them.

Look at this year's opening game. We played FSU. EVERYONE thought they would be a title contender... (and they may have been without losing 1) their QB and 2) the game to BAMA! :lol: ) BAMA is ripped for a "weak" schedule, but year in and year out they schedule a good, out of conference game with some "powerhouse." The 2018 game will probably be laughed at too... We open with Louisville. When the game was scheduled, however, they were on the rise. I also want to point out the (probable) hypocrisy from any of you complaining about BAMA playing Mercer and then wanting Liberty to play schools like BAMA. You can't have it both ways!


No one wants us to play bama. We do want the team and IM to work us up to 5-7 P5 games annually, including some at home. Actually UCF is about where I envision Liberty's ceiling as far as talent, schedule, recruiting, and performance. I don't know that we will see that in the next 20 years, but I think that's the goal. To be a Boise St or UCF.
User avatar
By WinthropEagleFan
#544301
alabama24 wrote:
thepostman wrote:Fans buy billboard ad, ask Alabama if it wants to play UCF http://es.pn/2mhM1GT

I have a feeling Alabama won't answer. I wonder why that would be....


They won't answer for a number of reasons:

1. It would be a waste of money.
2. Bama's schedule is booked for next year.
3. UCF won't be any good by the time we get around to play them.

Look at this year's opening game. We played FSU. EVERYONE thought they would be a title contender... (and they may have been without losing 1) their QB and 2) the game to BAMA! :lol: ) BAMA is ripped for a "weak" schedule, but year in and year out they schedule a good, out of conference game with some "powerhouse." The 2018 game will probably be laughed at too... We open with Louisville. When the game was scheduled, however, they were on the rise. I also want to point out the (probable) hypocrisy from any of you complaining about BAMA playing Mercer and then wanting Liberty to play schools like BAMA. You can't have it both ways!


And this is one of the many reasons why a four-team playoff (with no objective standard for qualifying for it) is so stupid for a sport with 120+ teams in it. You end up comparing teams based on their schedules that were constructed years before you can possibly know how good your opponents will be (and besides that, it is impossible for everyone to play a tough schedule..somebody has to play the bad teams..and for that, we punish teams???) . Until you have a system that has an objective qualifying method (ie a 16-team playoff that gives auto bids to the 10 conference champs + 6 at-larges), it is severely flawed. Yes, there will always be an argument about the last teams, but once you include all of the conference champs, you can look at any team that is left out and say, "you could have done more"...the current system allows teams to be left out that literally can't do anything more than they did on the field, yet they still get left out...how stupid is that?
By ballcoach15
#544303 FBS football is the only sport that a team cannot play their way into championship game. Heck in basketball, a team could go 0-28 in regular season, win conference tournament, and make NCAA tourney. Doubtful , but mathematically possible, same for softball and baseball.
User avatar
By Purple Haize
#544305
thepostman wrote:So bama is scared of UCF? Got it :)


They are. They know they got lucky. A LOT of money and prestige would be on the line I need they played each other. Say the week before the Super Bowl. But Bama doesn’t need the money and can’t afford being exposed as the paper champions They are
User avatar
By BJWilliams
#544330
WinthropEagleFan wrote:
alabama24 wrote:
thepostman wrote:Fans buy billboard ad, ask Alabama if it wants to play UCF http://es.pn/2mhM1GT

I have a feeling Alabama won't answer. I wonder why that would be....


They won't answer for a number of reasons:

1. It would be a waste of money.
2. Bama's schedule is booked for next year.
3. UCF won't be any good by the time we get around to play them.

Look at this year's opening game. We played FSU. EVERYONE thought they would be a title contender... (and they may have been without losing 1) their QB and 2) the game to BAMA! :lol: ) BAMA is ripped for a "weak" schedule, but year in and year out they schedule a good, out of conference game with some "powerhouse." The 2018 game will probably be laughed at too... We open with Louisville. When the game was scheduled, however, they were on the rise. I also want to point out the (probable) hypocrisy from any of you complaining about BAMA playing Mercer and then wanting Liberty to play schools like BAMA. You can't have it both ways!


And this is one of the many reasons why a four-team playoff (with no objective standard for qualifying for it) is so stupid for a sport with 120+ teams in it. You end up comparing teams based on their schedules that were constructed years before you can possibly know how good your opponents will be (and besides that, it is impossible for everyone to play a tough schedule..somebody has to play the bad teams..and for that, we punish teams???) . Until you have a system that has an objective qualifying method (ie a 16-team playoff that gives auto bids to the 10 conference champs + 6 at-larges), it is severely flawed. Yes, there will always be an argument about the last teams, but once you include all of the conference champs, you can look at any team that is left out and say, "you could have done more"...the current system allows teams to be left out that literally can't do anything more than they did on the field, yet they still get left out...how stupid is that?


Ive always been on board with this concept

Here's who would have gotten the autobids under that sort of system

American: UCF
ACC: Clemson
Big 12: Oklahoma
Big Ten: Ohio State
CUSA: Florida Atlantic
MAC: Toledo
Mountain West: Boise State
Pac 12: USC
SEC: Georgia
Sun Belt: Troy

At large bids would be a pretty raging debate because I see about a dozen teams that could all have made a claim.

With all that said, you'll have problems with just about any system put in place from 4 to 64 and anywhere in between
User avatar
By Class of 20Something
#544334 The CFP committee is an ESPN run, auto-fellating organization constructed purely for TV ratings.

Could any other set of 4 teams had better ratings? Not a chance.

Did all 4 teams that were selected perform in their season to warrant their presence in the CFB? Nope.

Point blank, if you are not a conference champ, you should not be in the playoff. If the CFP can admit that game performance and scheduling doesn't matter I'd be less upset. Alabama was clearly a better team on paper, but they did not win against Auburn, they did not compete in their conference championship. UGA, Clemson, and OU all had top 10 SOS and had 1 loss and 1 extra game than Alabama going into the CFP. Alabama sat at #27 with one loss.

There is no one here that can coherently make an merit based argument for Alabama's inclusion that would not also qualify UCF.
By ballcoach15
#544342 I don't like the conference championship automatically in playoffs deal. Things change from year to year, but in most years there is probably 2 or 3 SEC teams better than conference champions of another conference. Same can hold true with the ACC some years.
This year, Alabama, Georgia and Auburn were all worthy of playoffs from the SEC. Problem with college football is, one loss normally knocks a team out of chance to play for national championship, unlike any other sport. Then again there is the problem of strength of schedule. No team in the country plays as tough of schedule as SEC West teams.

Roll Tide. 2017 NCAA Football National Champions
User avatar
By Purple Haize
#544344 UCF was better than the top 3 SEC teams this year
User avatar
By adam42381
#544351
ballcoach15 wrote:I don't like the conference championship automatically in playoffs deal. Things change from year to year, but in most years there is probably 2 or 3 SEC teams better than conference champions of another conference. Same can hold true with the ACC some years.
This year, Alabama, Georgia and Auburn were all worthy of playoffs from the SEC. Problem with college football is, one loss normally knocks a team out of chance to play for national championship, unlike any other sport. Then again there is the problem of strength of schedule. No team in the country plays as tough of schedule as SEC West teams.

Roll Tide. 2017 NCAA Football National Champions

Auburn? Seriously? They lost 4 games including their conference championship and bowl games.
User avatar
By flameshaw
#544376
Purple Haize wrote:UCF was better than the top 3 SEC teams this year


It's a good thing that this can't and won't be proven.
User avatar
By flameshaw
#544393
thepostman wrote:That is a good thing? Why?


Because I believe USF would get beat BAD, in all 3 games. Just my opinion, thus it doesn't really matter what one thinks, because we will never know. That is probably a good thing.