College Football 2012

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by B.J., Aug 31, 2012.

  1. tighr

    tighr Commodore Commodore

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    I went to the Notre Dame game in South Bend this weekend. It was a great time. I wore ND colors (went with a friend who is a huge ND fan). Game was a nail biter; BYU's defense looked every bit as good in person as it appears on paper. Hard to believe they're a 4-4 team.

    It'll be interesting to see how ND stacks up against OU this coming weekend.

    It was kinda nice for once watching a team play that you weren't sure if they'd win the game or not... being an Alabama fan sometimes gets a little boring. Hopefully Florida keeps it up, and we'll get round 3 of the SEC championship games from 08 and 09.
     
  2. tighr

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    Down goes Florida, and USC is soon to follow. I was holding out hope for a Tennessee defeat of SCAR, but that wasn't in the cards. Florida is now an extreme longshot for the SEC East. USC isn't holding up their end of the deal for teams in the hunt like Oregon and Notre Dame, ruining the SOS.
     
  3. Starbreaker

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    Goooo Dawgs. Sic Em. Woof. Woof. WOOF.
     
  4. 1001001

    1001001 Let the Good Times Roll!! Moderator

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    That injury to the South Carolina running back was grotesque.

    As was USC's performance today.

    :scream:

    Kiffin better start kicking some ass. 5 turnovers, 13 penalties, 2 failed fourth down attempts...and they lose by 3. Just terrible. And they wasted one of the best individual performances in college football history.

    BAH!!!

    :brickwall:
     
  5. Kira's Mom

    Kira's Mom Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Oh, Colorado. What happened to you? 70-14 to Oregon. Embarrassing. As a grad of CU's in-state rival, Colorado State, I should be mocking them (we did beat them this year, too), but I just don't have the heart. :(

    CSU sucks this year, too. The CU game is their only win so far, though they're beating Hawaii right now.

    ETA- and CSU won. Well, at least they've won more than one game this season...:p
     
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  6. Neroon

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    Not sure which result I'm happier about:
    - Ohio St over Penn st 35-23
    - Miami U (my alma mater) over Ohio U 23-20
     
  7. SmoothieX

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    ^As an alum, can you explain the whole Miami of Ohio business to me? To an outsider, the name makes no sense.
     
  8. tighr

    tighr Commodore Commodore

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    What's to get? The school is in an area of Ohio known as Miami.
     
  9. Kronos

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    /\ Near the Great Miami River.

    Not surprised at Florida losing...when you have puppy alumni as head coach it's almost inevitable.
     
  10. Neroon

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    The Miami Indian tribe inhabited the area in SE Ohio and Indiana and illinois long before they moved to other parts of the country like Oklahoma for the Indian Removals, etc. Technically, the name is not "Miami of Ohio" but simply "Miami University." But it's a logical naming tactic taken to make it easier on sportscasters.

    The school in Florida is actually named "University of Miami". That city's name is more coincidence than anything else and came well after the original had taken root in Ohio and the Great Lakes region
     
  11. tighr

    tighr Commodore Commodore

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    Not unlike Cal, which is actually the University of California, Berkeley (not to be confused with any of the nine other Universities of California, including UCLA). USC is a private school.
     
  12. bullethead

    bullethead Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yup. Dislocated his knee.
     
  13. Caligula

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    It looked much worse even than that. I've heard all the Willis McGahee comparisons being thrown out, and I think they're spot on. It would also seem to speak well for Lattimore's chances, considering that McGahee is still going strong ten years after his injury and now has Peyton Manning as his QB. I for one still hope to watch Marcus Lattimore on Sundays.
     
  14. 1001001

    1001001 Let the Good Times Roll!! Moderator

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    Watching it at first I thought it was much more like the Napolean McCallum injury...

    It's amazing to think he still may be able to play football.
     
  15. bullethead

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    Yeah, I thought it would be a lot worse. Initial reports I heard had both bones broken in the lower legs and all his tendons torn. And based on the video, there was little reason to doubt that.
     
  16. 1001001

    1001001 Let the Good Times Roll!! Moderator

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    I hate to say it, but I am not really looking forward to the USC/Oregon game. I think we're in for a long night.

    Still, I will raise a glass to my Favorite Duck, Mallory this evening.

    :beer:
     
  17. tighr

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    Saw this on a CFB blog:

     
  18. Neroon

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    Amen, Digits!

    :beer:


    BTW... what are the odds Marqise Lee has another awe inspiring game?

    (okay, bad timing on that one)
     
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  19. 1001001

    1001001 Let the Good Times Roll!! Moderator

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    Well, you expect to win a lot of games in which you score 51 points.

    Then again, you expect to lose every game where you give up 62.

    62 points!!!

    :scream:

    Barkley did everything he could, but the defense brought nothing.

    That Oregon offense is something else...
     
  20. tighr

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    After watching last night's slate of games, it is clear that Alabama AND LSU would destroy Kansas State, Notre Dame, Oregon, and anyone else in the field. How is it conscionable to give up that many points? And Notre Dame has been exceptionally lucky. It's one thing to have a shutdown defense, but you still need to score points to win the game, and Pitt's defense isn't exactly world class.
     

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