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   901. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:29 PM (#4257342)
May be UT's best chance here. The TD, of course still long shot.
   902. Cowboy Popup Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:30 PM (#4257344)
10 point lead! Almost there guys! Close it out!
   903. Cowboy Popup Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:31 PM (#4257346)
Buie's numbers tonight are insane. Holy cow, what a game for him.
   904. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:32 PM (#4257351)
That was absolutely unacceptable defense the entire ####### drive. WVU played well.

If Geno Smith is the best QB in the country, I wouldn't touch a QB in the first round with a ten foot pole.

All credit goes to West Virginia though, they made the stops when they had to. And that poor snap by Espinosa was absolutely killer.
   905. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:33 PM (#4257353)
I just don't even underfuckingstand how Texas has 2 timeouts left.
   906. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:33 PM (#4257354)
Point being, there should be 2 ####### minutes on the clock.
   907. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:33 PM (#4257355)
do you kick FG here? I would.
   908. Cowboy Popup Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:35 PM (#4257357)
do you kick FG here? I would.

I don't think so. Take three shots, end zone only, and then kick. You have a much better chance getting a TD here than off an onside kick.
   909. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:35 PM (#4257358)
I'd build a hot tub time machine and go back in time to use your ####### timeouts when the team is running out the clock. I don't know who is in charge of that, but they ###### up. I assume it is Mack Brown.
   910. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:36 PM (#4257361)
possible. Nebraska got a FGA after a score w 16 seconds in the '94 Orange Bowl. and w/o benefit of an onsides field position.
   911. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:37 PM (#4257362)
Hail Mary from anywhere on field, a FG is only good inside of 50 yards.
   912. Cowboy Popup Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:37 PM (#4257363)
I want Bailey near the ball here.
   913. Cowboy Popup Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:37 PM (#4257365)
Hail Mary from anywhere on field, a FG is only good inside of 50 yards.

I don't think Ash can throw the ball that far.
   914. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:38 PM (#4257367)
See LSU at UK, see Iowa v LSU Citrus Bowl. You dont need the end zone.
   915. Cowboy Popup Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:39 PM (#4257368)
Holy ####! They won! UNREAL!!!

Spivey, it was a pleasure chatting with you tonight. Good luck the rest of the season. You got a tough ####### team there.
   916. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4257369)
Me thinks UT handles OU.
   917. Cowboy Popup Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:44 PM (#4257373)
Man, I wasn't sure about the Big 12 move. But there was never, ever a game like that in the Big East. Maybe '06 against Louisville, but even then, it wasn't like playing against Texas.

Andrew Buie is a hero and Dana Holgorsen is an awesome ####### head coach. I'm feeling pretty damn good right now. Hokie, I hope you aren't posting because you are celebrating somewhere.
   918. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:44 PM (#4257374)
blech.
   919. hokieneer Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:44 PM (#4257375)
I can not overstate how impressive it was to watch wvu run right down ut's throat to run the last 5 min off the clock. Not bad for a finesse team.

I wish I could have participated in the game thread.

Now the bad news, just found out cueto left after 8 pitches. #### fuck #### fuck
   920. Cowboy Popup Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:45 PM (#4257376)
Me thinks UT handles OU.

Totally, those ends are exactly the kind of force that is going to give Jones happy feet. And that offense will take it to them.
   921. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:46 PM (#4257378)
I don't think there's any way Texas handles OU. OU is going to do exactly what they always do with Texas. Blitz 7 guys, play man to man press coverage, and force Ash and/or receivers to make a play.
   922. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:47 PM (#4257379)
Nebraska's offense and ST, totally undermining their defense all night long. They've got no chance in these spots. They are who I thought they were.
   923. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:48 PM (#4257380)
I'm still trying to figure out on the Texas defense who isn't egregiously overrated. The defensive line didn't really do much after the 2nd quarter.
   924. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:48 PM (#4257381)
I trust your call Spivey, but I don't see OU with offensive prowess to keep sticks moving v UT.

edit: skill players that they've had. Broyles, RBs, etc.
   925. Cowboy Popup Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:49 PM (#4257383)
I can not overstate how impressive it was to watch wvu run right down ut's throat to run the last 5 min off the clock. Not bad for a finesse team.

That was seriously gangster. The line has improved so much over the last year and Buie started playing at a different speed on that drive. Just awesome to watch.

The defense allowed 3.5 yards per rush against a deep, talented and physical Texas backfield. Maybe people will recognize their ability to hang on the run now.
   926. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:50 PM (#4257385)
I hope Florida State loses so nobody has to worry about them making the title game.
   927. Cowboy Popup Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:50 PM (#4257387)
I'm still trying to figure out on the Texas defense who isn't egregiously overrated. The defensive line didn't really do much after the 2nd quarter.

That safety, V-something, Vacarro? maybe, he looked pretty good. And your ends brought a good amount of pressure on three man rushes, took the ball away twice and scored a TD.
   928. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:52 PM (#4257392)
WVU's defense handled the run well. But Texas' best RB was out, and they don't seem to properly use their best healthy RB, Jonathan Gray. Yeah Bergeron is solid, but Gray can run between the tackles AND break off huge plays. I think Texas basically didn't show up in the 4th quarter.
   929. Cowboy Popup Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:53 PM (#4257393)
I hope Florida State loses so nobody has to worry about them making the title game.

It's going to be hard for that to happen, but Florida might be able to do it. After tonight, their two toughest ACC games are, I don't know, Duke and Miami (who is getting rocked)? VA Tech is a joke of a team, as is BC. Maybe MD is better than Duke. Maybe.
   930. Cowboy Popup Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:55 PM (#4257394)
But Texas' best RB was out

Yeah, not having Brown was a big blow. That was why I was asking about Ash last week. I figured without Brown, WVU had a real shot of making some stops here and there.

I think Texas basically didn't show up in the 4th quarter.

I think that missed field goal killed them. That must have been seriously deflating. They basically won the game and then the offense went and put them back on the field immediately after blowing free points.
   931. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:55 PM (#4257395)
Duke can throw it around I guess. Can't figure FSU out, they have material all over the field.
   932. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:56 PM (#4257396)
I am impressed by WVU, though. When you play a really solid team on the road, pretty much your game plan is to give yourself a solid or 50/50 chance to win the game, and WVU definitely did that. The game went basically how I expected. I just really feel like Texas moved and could move the ball a lot easier than they actually ended up doing. I think their play calling wasn't totally on point. But it was a real fun game.
   933. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 10:57 PM (#4257397)
tOSU's Hyde is a good RB. Me thinks the Big Ten champ has a pile of losses.
   934. Cowboy Popup Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:00 PM (#4257403)
NC State is driving and only down 6. If Glennon can live up to expectations for a quarter, they could pull this off.
   935. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:02 PM (#4257406)
Since Texas/Oklahoma is next week, I figure I'll kick things off with the greatest moment in Red River Rivalry History.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbSaXAEoYvQ
   936. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:08 PM (#4257414)
I've watched about 25 OU v UT games, this is my most memorable, the '84 Tie. OU was jobbed. The field soaking was of course memorable too. Akers had no balls, and the ref botched that INT in the end zone.

OU v UT '84
   937. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4257418)
FSU getting jobbed on this replay.
   938. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:10 PM (#4257419)
My internet didn't want to open that. Presumably because someone said that OU was jobbed.
   939. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:14 PM (#4257424)
There are few things more frustrating than playing a team that knows what the proper percentages are for going for it on 4th down. And that was one of the big parts of the game.
   940. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:16 PM (#4257427)
You gotta catch that.
   941. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:16 PM (#4257428)
I'm no OU honk, or UT either, but come on. I had a great night at a bar one night going through the years and talking about certain plays changing the national championship had there been review. '82 title isn't Penn State's with review, '93 FSU probably not, '90 CU nope.
   942. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:19 PM (#4257431)
mrams, my main point is that website you posted will not load for me. Maybe it's specific to Safari.
   943. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:22 PM (#4257434)
I think in a situation where it's 3rd and 9, 2:30 left, and the other team has a timeout, calling a predictably terrible running play is a terrible decision. You get a first down, you win. You force them to use a timeout, it basically doesn't matter in college.
   944. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:22 PM (#4257435)
damn, That's actually a terrific football game, even with the total rain storm, which adds to the fun. Some awful snaps on special teams, etc, but really great game. Switzer with his 'Beat Texas' hat on, imagine that today, no way. The bad call, a Texas QB throws an INT in the endzone, I think the DB was Stansbury, he's clearly in bounds, and the refs say he's out of bounds. They say incomplete, and Akers, decides that's enough and he tries a FG to tie the game. 15-15. I think it was a 1 v 3, or something like that. Keith Jackson and Frank Broyles on the call.
   945. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:23 PM (#4257436)
FSU oh ####.
   946. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4257438)
Florida State would be a 2 or 3 loss team in the SEC, Big 12, or Pac 12.
   947. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4257440)
How was that Nebraska catch (immaterial, game is over) overturned?
   948. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4257444)
1st down! ncsu
   949. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4257445)
NC State is playing for God!
   950. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4257447)
barring more BS reviews of course. Ooh, not sure he caught that?
   951. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4257448)
If they overturned that, I would have been livid. As livid as I could be watching a North Carolina State game.
   952. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4257450)
Flashbacks of Torry Holt going wild vs FSU in the 90s in an upset.
   953. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:32 PM (#4257452)
What the #### is going on in this game?
   954. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:32 PM (#4257454)
Jesus Christ NCSU. Have there been 3 crappier plays in this situation?
   955. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:32 PM (#4257455)
What a beating by the irish
   956. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4257458)
PAT, PAT, PAT
   957. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4257460)
Florida State losing properly opens up 1 loss opportunities from real conferences.
   958. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:35 PM (#4257463)
yeah, checking it out now, BIG is totally out of course, but XII is in it, Pac 12 yes, and SEC w 1 loss chances.
   959. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:37 PM (#4257468)
These gigantic conferences advances these chances, w/ a number of teams who don't make the CCG games w/ 1 loss (a la Bama).
   960. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4257475)
I'd say UGA is toast. I think Miami '83 is the only team I can recall that won the mnc with a beatdown as their lone loss.
   961. Spivey Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:43 PM (#4257482)
A lot of highly ranked teams lost tonight. But I don't know that it matters too much, because Alabama and Oregon still don't seem to have more than a game a piece where they're looking likely to lose.
   962. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:54 PM (#4257496)
This early bbcs standings should be interesting. Seems to be a close races in the 3-6 spots
   963. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 11:57 PM (#4257499)
When does Oregon play on the road, seriously?

checks: ok, last week at Wazzu, then two weeks in Tempe and later at USC and close the year at Reser. Oregon has 3 real games left.
   964. hokieneer Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:00 AM (#4257501)
There are few things more frustrating than playing a team that knows what the proper percentages are for going for it on 4th down. And that was one of the big parts of the game.


I'll assume this was about WVU...

To me, that's been an unexpected surprise with Holgerson. Yes we all knew he was an offensive genius, and WVU was going top up serious yards/points. Holgerson understands the value of a possession more than any other HC I've significantly watched in my 2+ decades of watching football. WVU punted 1 time, tried 3 FG, and went for it on 4th down at least 5 times. That's a nice distribution, and not uncommon for Holgerson.

BTW, My FB and texts have been blowing up the last hour or so. For all the success WVU has had over the last 10-20 years on the national stage, there still seems to be a chip on the collective shoulder of the fan base. I've seen posts like "OMG, I can't believe we beat Texas in Austin", from people who never talk about any games. Apparently this game was/is bigger than I gave it credit for.
   965. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:11 AM (#4257510)
Honkineer they just played there first real big 10 game of course fans are worried considering how bad the big eassy is
   966. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:34 AM (#4257531)
A big win for UF, FSU upset, Miami and Georgia slaughtered. Quite a night.
   967. Every Inge Counts Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:40 AM (#4257536)
Figured Florida had a good chance to beat LSU today, so not too surprised by that (LSU is missing that "swagger).

Surprised by the South Carolina beat down on Georgia. Surprised by South Carolina in general, not a Connor Shaw fan but they are playing well and now they get a LSU team that has looked like crap the last 3 weeks...
   968. Cowboy Popup Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:55 AM (#4257545)
To me, that's been an unexpected surprise with Holgerson. Yes we all knew he was an offensive genius, and WVU was going top up serious yards/points. Holgerson understands the value of a possession more than any other HC I've significantly watched in my 2+ decades of watching football. WVU punted 1 time, tried 3 FG, and went for it on 4th down at least 5 times. That's a nice distribution, and not uncommon for Holgerson.

I love everything about Holgerson. During the broadcast, they were talking about how he's just not intimidated by anything and that's absolutely right. But that's not it. His 4th down calls were amazing. IIRC, he also had a ballsy 4th down call in the USF game last year that got them into the Orange Bowl.

BTW, My FB and texts have been blowing up the last hour or so. For all the success WVU has had over the last 10-20 years on the national stage, there still seems to be a chip on the collective shoulder of the fan base. I've seen posts like "OMG, I can't believe we beat Texas in Austin", from people who never talk about any games. Apparently this game was/is bigger than I gave it credit for.

People still remember that ####### game in Colorado, a team that blew a big lead away against a mediocre Auburn team, and a team, that when they had a chance at LSU, called three run plays and punted on 4th and 8. Clemson was like 15th in the nation and they quit in second half. This was a complete game, tight win against ####### Texas! And they did it running the ball and stopping Texas on defense in big time spots. IMO, This is the biggest win since the Fiesta Bowl. I mean, Texas may go on to win 8 games, but I don't think that's likely. And it was in Austin. And it's with an extremely promising coach who has only been here for a year and a half and is unlikely to leave any time soon. With the Heisman frontrunner! This is just a whole new experience for me as a WVU fan and I would imagine it's a pretty big perception changer around the nation.

This is going to do wonders for recruiting too.
   969. Mike A Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:00 AM (#4257551)
Ah, what a great weekend to be a Brave and Seminole fan.

I figured FSU would lose somewhere along the line - Manuel is too inconsistent - but there is no way they should have lost this one. I'm just...stunned.
   970. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:02 AM (#4257553)
You forgot to account for Tech's "defense."

QFT
   971. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:51 AM (#4257643)
I have a hard time seeing how WVU is going to win today.

I'm calling a GTech win.


Oops. For $10 I promise to not predict a victory for your favorite team this week.
   972. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:49 AM (#4257676)
wow florida jumped to number 4. doesnt seem quite right, I know they beat lsu, but lsu hasnt looked all that great this year.
   973. hokieneer Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:33 PM (#4257724)
Well LSU only fell to #9 despite looking awful all year.
   974. Spivey Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4258786)
I don't understand why anyone gives a #### about the AP poll. It's completely irrelevant.
   975. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:34 AM (#4258880)
Fan boy and all but I put ND at 5 behind bama orgon south car amd kstate. Wv has yet to show good defense and I would put fla at 6 since they seem to be a mystery
   976. Every Inge Counts Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:35 AM (#4258882)
wow florida jumped to number 4. doesnt seem quite right, I know they beat lsu, but lsu hasnt looked all that great this year.


I know they are just a blog type site but collegefootballnews.com has Florida at #2 in their rankings and call their 3 victories (at Texas A&M, at Tennessee, and LSU) the best resume in the country. Of course they also still think the Georgia Bulldogs have a good defense...
   977. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:48 AM (#4258889)
I read cfn regularly, not sure if that is Pete's ranking or whoever wrote it, but they always use that 'resume' MO when assembling rankings like this, especially early. I guess it is a reasonable method. Won't matter in a month or two anyways.
   978. Cowboy Popup Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:53 AM (#4258896)
wow florida jumped to number 4. doesnt seem quite right, I know they beat lsu, but lsu hasnt looked all that great this year.

Florida still has SCe, Georgia, and FSU left. We will know if they are that good by the end of the season.

I don't understand why anyone gives a #### about the AP poll. It's completely irrelevant.

Tradition? Or because they pay more attention than the Coaches poll and have more defensible rankings and that makes people care a bit more?
   979. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 08, 2012 at 02:29 AM (#4258931)
I don't understand why anyone gives a #### about the AP poll.


Funsies, I guess. I doubt ND, Oregon State or Ohio State will make it to the end of the season ranked in the top 10, but who knows.
   980. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: October 08, 2012 at 08:42 AM (#4258955)
I know they are just a blog type site but collegefootballnews.com has Florida at #2 in their rankings and call their 3 victories (at Texas A&M, at Tennessee, and LSU) the best resume in the country. Of course they also still think the Georgia Bulldogs have a good defense...

Sagarin has A&M and LSU both in the top ten of his CPU rankings. ND has a collection of wins against good teams but nothing on that level.
   981. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 08, 2012 at 09:23 AM (#4258965)
two of my boys attended the wisky/illinois game saturday. their impression:

--defensive line and linebackers pretty solid but the secondary is awful
--with a mediocre to poor offensive line number 20 needs to carry the ball more since he can jitter/juke to a gain that ball wouldn't get
--the receivers are really green and it shows as they regularly ran 4 yard routes on 3rd and 5
--jj watt's little brother is a truck
--groy has terrible footwork so if he is starting at guard the guys behind him must be horrible
--the whole atmosphere was tense.
--the defense tackled well
--coverage teams did a good job
   982. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: October 08, 2012 at 09:37 AM (#4258969)
SSS, but Bill O'Brien looks like he will be a heck of a college FB coach.
   983. hokieneer Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:03 AM (#4259029)
I know they are just a blog type site but collegefootballnews.com has Florida at #2 in their rankings and call their 3 victories (at Texas A&M, at Tennessee, and LSU) the best resume in the country. Of course they also still think the Georgia Bulldogs have a good defense...


On ESPN.com, in Gene Wojciechowski's weekly Pat Forde rip off column, he's had Florida in the top 5 for 3 weeks now, citing the road wins at A&M and Tennessee.

I guess it depends on how good you think the middle of the pack SEC teams are.
   984. DA Baracus Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:16 AM (#4259040)
SSS, but Bill O'Brien looks like he will be a heck of a college FB coach.


The not as small of a sample size of the rest of his coaching career in college suggests otherwise, particularly his tenure at Duke. Duke's a hard place to have any kind of success but his offenses were especially inept. And right now he's coaching with most of last year's team. The real test will be two, three years from now when the scholarship reductions and his own recruiting comes to the forefront.
   985. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:37 AM (#4259072)
Fair point, DA, I don't know squat about his recruiting abilities. Maybe I should say game prep/game day coach as he's taken over another guy's recruiting, having lost the only experienced RB, lead WR and excellent PK/Punter combo guy and a few other players.
   986. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: October 08, 2012 at 12:48 PM (#4259166)
Duke's a hard place to have any kind of success but his offenses were especially inept.


Duke has a real (if long) shot to play in the ACC championship game this year. Miami is probably the best ream in the division, but they're not all that good and could easily lose to UNC or Va Tech. Duke ends with Miami at home and I think that the head to head matchup determines who goes on to the championship game in case of a tie (UNC is ineligible, and I think the division's #2 would go through if Carolina won the division). A Duke upset of Clemson or FSU in the league championship game followed by an Orange Bowl annihilation at the hands of the worst at large team would be the most fitting possible outcome of the 2012 ACC season.
   987. DA Baracus Posted: October 08, 2012 at 01:51 PM (#4259229)
Duke has a real (if long) shot to play in the ACC championship game this year.


Just being bowl eligible would be a crowning achievement for that program.
   988. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 08, 2012 at 02:43 PM (#4259257)
Suprisingly (or perhaps not), in football a Duke ACC football title is more recent (even if it was shared with Clemson) than a UNC ACC crown or NCST crown.
   989. DA Baracus Posted: October 08, 2012 at 02:54 PM (#4259265)
Tech finally canned Al Groh. Giving up 40 points a week will put a man in the unemployment line.
   990. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 08, 2012 at 02:59 PM (#4259270)
Ladies and gentlemen, your #19 Rutgers Scarlet Knights!
   991. hokieneer Posted: October 08, 2012 at 03:41 PM (#4259310)
Ladies and gentlemen, your #19 Rutgers Scarlet Knights!


And you don't have to play WVU this year!

3 BE teams in the top 25.
   992. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 08, 2012 at 06:20 PM (#4259571)
Yeah, we replaced them with Arkansas for the annual Guido/Hillbilly classic.
   993. Spivey Posted: October 08, 2012 at 06:49 PM (#4259614)
How has Al Groh stuck around football so long? Has he not sucked for the last 20 years?
   994. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 08, 2012 at 06:59 PM (#4259626)
A Duke upset of Clemson or FSU in the league championship game followed by an Orange Bowl annihilation at the hands of the worst at large team would be the most fitting possible outcome of the 2012 ACC season.

Ah, Utah 35 Pitt 7 Fiesta Bowl all over again, this time with the other team I support.
   995. hokieneer Posted: October 09, 2012 at 03:23 PM (#4260696)
CP:

Mother of all trap games this week for the Mountaineers. After an important and emotional game Saturday night against a top 10 team, WVU has to travel back to Texas to take on a wounded Tech team. Then the following week WVU comes home to play a night game against another top 10 team.
   996. Every Inge Counts Posted: October 09, 2012 at 03:40 PM (#4260720)
Going up to Missouri for the Alabama game this weekend. Kind of wish they were as advertised this year, but any suggestions for things to do in Columbia?
   997. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 09, 2012 at 04:04 PM (#4260762)
Kind of wish they were as advertised this year, but any suggestions for things to do in Columbia?


I went to grad school in Columbia, so have some suggestions:

Visit the Museum of Art and Archaeology on the MU campus. A small museum, but a real gem. (Yes, I studied art history there, so what?)

Across the street from the Museum is the Heidelberg, a campus hangout for many years, recently rebuilt after a fire. Up 9th Street is Shakespeare's Pizza, which I rank as tied for the best pizza in the country. [Hint: if it's overrun with tailgaters and you still want to try it, you can make the drive out west on Broadway to the other store, which serves exactly the same pies. That can get crowded too, but doesn't get the game day crowd).

Visit Booches, if you're not with family. Have a burger. If you are looking for a bit more class, good brew places are Flat Branch (good microbrews, but also likely to be crowded) and Boone Tavern.

I've been away for a number of years, so some of this might be out of date. Let me know if you're looking for something specific, though, and I'll do my best.
   998. Cowboy Popup Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:51 PM (#4260907)
Mother of all trap games this week for the Mountaineers. After an important and emotional game Saturday night against a top 10 team, WVU has to travel back to Texas to take on a wounded Tech team. Then the following week WVU comes home to play a night game against another top 10 team.

Yeah, no kidding. The travel is going to wear on the guys and Tech is just good enough to sneak up on them. I'm not sure what kind of defense Tuberville runs, but I expect them to blitz the snot out of Geno and crew.

I won't get to see the game, which is when the horrible upsets tend to happen, so I am nervous. I hope Buie's break out throws a wrench in Tuberville's game plan. I have faith in Geno, but I don't know what the defense will do against a team that only throws the ball. Probably not anything good. And lord knows that any time this team gets the kind of accolades they have been getting, they tend to get sluggish. Hopefully Holgersen can break that routine.

I am going to have a friend keep me posted frequently, but I am extremely nervous about this weekend. If they do win, Gameday might come to Morgantown for the K-State game, which would be pretty darn cool.
   999. Spivey Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:09 PM (#4261096)
Flat Branch was a pretty fun brew pub when I was driving through Columbia this summer. They had an ESB on cask that was really good, and it seemed like they had good food although all of us had eaten lunch before. I'd recommend it.
   1000. Spivey Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:10 PM (#4261099)
TT is a downright frustrating team to play, especially on the road.
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