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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Thread Manager, Jan 10, 2017.
5 of the top 10.... SEC lol
LSU should be number 2 right now. Michigan is vastly over-rated. Nice to see Boise St. getting a little love again.
California Assembly passes bill to pay college athletes
May be seeing the beginning of a transition of football and basketball (the two money producing college sports) to semi-pro leagues.
The NCAA needs to fix this ridiculous targeting rule before next season. It's usually obvious when a defender is trying to do damage as opposed to when he's going for a clean tackle. Every week players are getting tossed for the most ludicrous interpretation of this rule.
I'm not a fan of the targeting rule either. A lot of those plays and bang-bang instances without any real intent. It's just ridiculous and overdone.
The rule was supposedly designed to discourage DBs from taking shots at WRs who are hanging in the air, but I'm seeing DTs and LBs getting flagged in the middle of piles. It's absolutely impossible to avoid any kind of helmet contact in a mass of bodies.
It's decent enough in theory, but bad execution. I see far less headhunting and more legitimate attempts at a tackle that you'd need to be attuned to the Speed Force to correct yourself.
This Joe Burrow kid at LSU has been fun to watch.
On a similar note of that, a friend recently asked me “what other athletes do you enjoy watching?“
None. They are the enemy.
Despite Louisville being UK's archrival, I enjoyed watching Lamar Jackson when he wasn't carving up Kentucky. I understand your POV, and I agree with it in theory, but on occasion a guy comes along who is too dynamic to ignore.
My town was lit on Saturday, all day and on into the night.
College athletes may be paid: NCAA | LinkedIn
hate seeing Tua go down. that had to hurt like a mother****er...
anyways GO DAWGS
The annual Way Too Many Bowl games list!
Dec 20 – Bahamas Bowl, Charlotte vs. Buffalo
Dec 20 – Frisco Bowl, Utah St vs. Kent St
Dec 21 – New Mexico Bowl, Central Michigan vs. San Diego St
Dec 21 – Cure Bowl, Georgia Southern vs. Liberty
Dec 21 – Boca Raton Bowl, Florida Atlantic vs. SMU
Dec 21 – Camelllia Bowl, FIU vs. Arkansas St
Dec 21 – Las Vegas Bowl, Washington vs. Boise St
Dec 21 – New Orleans Bowl, UAB vs. Appalachian St
Dec 23 – Gasparilla Bowl, Marshall vs. UCF
Dec 24 – Hawaii Bowl, BYU vs. Hawaii
Dec 26 – Independence Bowl, Miami vs. LA Tech
Dec 26 – Quick Lane Bowl, Pitt vs. Eastern Michigan
Dec 27 – Military Bowl, North Carolina vs. Temple
Dec 27 – Pinstripe Bowl, Michigan St vs. Wake Forest
Dec 27 – Texas Bowl, Oklahoma St vs. Texas A&M
Dec 27 – Holiday Bowl, USC vs. Iowa
Dec 27 – Cheez-It Bowl, Washington St vs. Air Force
Dec 28 – Camping World Bowl, Notre Dame vs. Iowa St
Dec 28 – Cotton Bowl, Memphis vs. Penn State
Dec 28 – Peach Bowl, Oklahoma vs. LSU
Dec 28 – Fiesta Bowl, Clemson vs. Ohio State
Dec 30 – First Responder Bowl, Western Michigan vs. Western Kentucky
Dec 30 – Music City Bowl, Louisville vs. Mississippi State
Dec 30 – Redbox Bowl, Illinois vs. Cal
Dec 30 – Orange Bowl, Virginia vs. Florida
Dec 31 – Alamo Bowl, Utah vs. Texas
Dec 31 – Belk Bowl, Virginia Tech vs. Kentucky
Dec 31 – Sun Bowl, Arizona St vs. Florida St
Dec 31 – Liberty Bowl, Kansas St vs. Navy
Dec 31 – Arizona Bowl, Wyoming vs. Georgia State
Jan 1 – Citrus Bowl, Michigan vs. Alabama
Jan 1 – Outback Bowl, Minnesota vs. Auburn
Jan 1 – Rose Bowl, Wisconsin vs. Oregon
Jan 1 – Sugar Bowl, Georgia vs. Baylor
Jan 2 – Birmingham Bowl, Boston College vs. Cincinnati
Jan 2 – Gator Bowl, Tennessee vs. Indiana
Jan 3 – Idaho Potato Bowl, Nevada vs. Ohio
Jan 4 – Armed Forces Bowl, Tulane vs. Southern Miss
Jan 6 – Lending Tree Bowl, Louisiana vs. Miami Ohio
i think id rather watch some bull**** like the masked singer than 70% of those games.
I’m definitely intrigued by the Cheez It Bowl
So we temporarily had a rematch of old rivals in the Gator Bowl, Kentucky vs. Indiana, and the possibility of Tennessee getting essentially a bonus home game in the Music City Bowl. Exactly what were Rick Catlett and Phil Fulmer thinking by undoing this?
I'd rather watch any of those games than the cluster that the NFL tries to pass off as actual football these days.
The NCAA should draft rules for both stadiums and bowl games. I understand the need for sponsors, but why can't it be an actual name, then "sponsored by" X company? I'd really rather not have to watch the Tampax Bowl at Viagra Stadium.
I agree, the “presented by“ sounds much better.
I just put here the basic name of these bowl games, but on ESPN they have the sponsors listed for each of them, most of the full names are absurd
we should make a SHH bowl game....
Totally. Last place SEC team vs fourth place Conference USA.
80 Teams in FBS Bowls this year with just 1 at large bid outside of the playoffs in the Cotton Bowl (this year Penn State chosen) to play against the "other group of 5" team (Memphis).
The Peach and Fiesta Bowl I believe offer at-large slots untied to conference contract contingencies in years when these 2 bowls aren't scheduled to host the Playoff Games so it seems a bit ridiculous that the 4 biggest bowls not hosting them this year but do on other years don't do this as well (conferences need their money of course).
Overall, since the Orange, Rose, Sugar, and Cotton don't get to host the playoffs this year but do on other years I wish each would have 2 at-large slots when a conference winner can't appear due to the playoffs.
Outside of the top 6 Bowlgames mentioned above, the Citrus I wish also would have at-large bids untied to conference.
From top to bottom most of the bowl matchups seem uninspired due to contracts in place. Most glaringly, I wouldn't put Virginia vs. Florida in the Orange Bowl as it's only in place due to bowl selection process stipulations that makes no sense to keep with the 4 team playoff derailing the careful balance that was the Power 5 championship bowl games of yesteryear.
On a separate note concerning rankings:
This year has been pretty straightforward. The top 4 teams in the Coaches Poll, AP Poll, CBS Poll, and the one later produced by the playoff committee this past month all pretty much line exact like most years. Still, I don't like how rankings are weighted necessarily either as people all vote the same for the most part due to obligation. Outside of the top 4 teams there is lots of room still for debate I believe.