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week 1

johnny crunch, Friday, 31 August 2018 23:18 (ten months ago) link

week 1 is the loneliest week number.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 1 September 2018 02:33 (ten months ago) link

fuck urban

mookieproof, Saturday, 1 September 2018 02:35 (ten months ago) link

being an Oregonian from head to toe, I will be rooting for the beavers tomorrow. being a realist, I know this will be an exercise in futility. oh yeah, fuck urban meyer.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 1 September 2018 03:05 (ten months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I feel bummed for Jalen Hurts as that guy was the best offensive player on the field in a few games I saw Bama play, but while that Tuo guy throwing motion looks like he is shot-putting the football he is f-in crazy accurate passer. Crazy Still think the situation is pretty cold blooded considering how well Hurts played for the Tide. Shit thing is that they will keep him from going anyplace where Hurts could come back to beat Alabama.

Watched a good part of the OSU game yesterday. They got a few guys that are total beasts on defense, but I still dont' think they looked as good as Alabama did demolishing Ole Miss today.

earlnash, Sunday, 16 September 2018 13:22 (ten months ago) link

This Alabama team is better than any team in the country. I'm not saying they would beat all teams 100% of the time, but top to bottom no one is better. It's also the best Saban-era Alabama team. Like, I can't believe my own eyes when they're on the field.

(now watch them lose to TAMU or some shit.)

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 16 September 2018 14:18 (ten months ago) link

If Alabama gets to humiliate any SEC team by pummeling them for an easy win, I guess Ole Miss would be my top pick for the pummelee.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 16 September 2018 18:15 (ten months ago) link

Ole Miss hung with them for a while and then the Tide just dropped a bomb on them to pass for a TD, then a D-lineman intercepted a shovel pass for a TD and the score flipped from up 1 to down 13 in a few seconds.

Same thing happens with Indiana against the Big10 powers, they hang on for a bit but the top clubs like Penn State or Ohio State literally have backups that are probably better than your starters and they lose nothing going to the second string.

earlnash, Monday, 17 September 2018 02:16 (ten months ago) link

My animus toward Alabama is founded in my animus toward every football factory school, from Ohio State and Michigan to USC and Notre Dame. I hate the scramble for prestige and money that drives the top schools to corner the five-star recruits who are all looking for that sweet NFL money, or at least expecting a cushie job working for a rich alumnus, in case the NFL passes them by.

It's just that Ole Miss represents the worst, ugliest, most "Lost Cause"-loving, segregationist, fraternity-infected aspect of the SEC and if they never win another game I would be profoundly satisfied. It's OK with me if Alabama kicks them all over the field like a rag doll in the hands of a sadistic kid.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 17 September 2018 05:18 (ten months ago) link

It's also the best Saban-era Alabama team

this seems to be undeniably true. crazy that a bama team hasn't finished a season undefeated since 2009 (and that was, remarkably, a lower-end team on the saban talent spectrum), but i think this one has got the goods.

guardians of the gums: i am tooth (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 16:52 (ten months ago) link

I got a big FU for whatever worthless nut Buckeye came up with the idea and printed "MEYER STRONG" t-shirts. OSU fans just suck.

Bennie Snell Jr. had a huge game tonight and UK's o-line pushed around this supposed 'best D-line in college football' from Mississippi State. I think Snell's speed and power will make him some money playing on Sunday.

earlnash, Sunday, 23 September 2018 02:39 (ten months ago) link

lmao gus "DICKER..., THE KICKER"

johnny crunch, Saturday, 6 October 2018 19:36 (nine months ago) link

how does gus survive the college football season

brownie, Saturday, 6 October 2018 19:37 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

simply fantastic

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 21 October 2018 03:48 (nine months ago) link

There are a limited number of ways to enjoy this season, since 'Bama is going to win out in a walk, but seeing Ohio State and Urban Meyer ranked #2 and lose to Purdue by 4 touchdowns makes me very happy.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 21 October 2018 03:53 (nine months ago) link

otm

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 21 October 2018 04:16 (nine months ago) link

Old Dominion v Western Kentucky.

Last play of the game (game tied) - WKU incomplete pass but there's roughing the passer.

Last play of the game (game tied) - WKU trys long field goal but it's short. But Old Dominion has 12 men on the field.

Last play of the game (game tied) - WKU trys another long field goal but it's short. Old Dominion returns the field goal down the to 15 yard line. But WKU is called for facemasking on the return.

Last play of the game (game tied) Old Dominion wins on short field goal.

brownie, Sunday, 21 October 2018 15:30 (nine months ago) link

Buckeyes got owned by an engineering school that just added lights to their football stadium in 2017.

earlnash, Monday, 22 October 2018 21:29 (nine months ago) link

That wku/od ending is pretty wacky.

Pass stats in college are often big numbers but Tua is 107-152 for 2066 yards, 27 Tds and Zero interceptions.
QB rating is 238.8. Tecmo bowl!

earlnash, Monday, 22 October 2018 21:33 (nine months ago) link

Plus, he's barely played in the second half in most games this year.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 25 October 2018 03:32 (eight months ago) link

It's interesting to me how bored everyone is with Alabama (except their loyal fans), at least until they play another top 3 team. Who but fans wants to watch one blowout after another against overmatched teams?

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 25 October 2018 18:19 (eight months ago) link

Sally Jenkins: Maryland is “not a university, it’s a canker sore with a couple of dormitories strapped to its suppurating side.” https://t.co/pzETLjTOaM

— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) October 31, 2018

mookieproof, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 16:28 (eight months ago) link

durkin out

still astonishingly half-assed, but the proper result at least, i guess

mookieproof, Thursday, 1 November 2018 01:06 (eight months ago) link

de facto SEC semifinals this weekend: LSU/Bama, UGA/UK.

my predictions: UGA wins in a close call and Bama beats LSU by double digits, but Tua throws his first pick and takes his first 4Q snaps of the season

fred-a van vleet (voodoo chili), Thursday, 1 November 2018 15:41 (eight months ago) link

When Alabama solidly squashes LSU on Saturday the only interesting thing about it will be how the masterminds on the playoff-ranking committee rank LSU afterward.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 1 November 2018 18:16 (eight months ago) link

Got to say, watching UK and Georgia - the Bulldogs are a bigger and faster group of players. Kentucky gave up a couple of big plays that was their big downfall.

Flipping around, I happened to catch Air Force and Army was starting on the CBS sports channel. You want to go in a time machine and watch old style football, that is a came for you. Lots and lots of fullback dive plays being run. Army drove down and scored to start the game on a 12.55 drive!!! Very fun.

earlnash, Sunday, 4 November 2018 02:34 (eight months ago) link

Tua throws his first pick and takes his first 4Q snaps of the season

TELL THE MAN WHAT HE'S WON

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 4 November 2018 05:20 (eight months ago) link

I've seen parts of games on most of the Big10 and SEC clubs - none of them are going to be able to hang with Alabama unless they fumble the game away.

Michigan's defense is pretty good, but I think the results would be exactly like what happened to LSU. OSU losing Boza and getting a bit knicked up in other places knocks them down a notch. They might be able to cover a spread against Alabama, but they make too many mistakes to make it close.

Alabama has too much defense to allow a team to run the ball and control the clock and the clubs that might have enough flash on offense to hang with them on that side couldn't stop anything (Big12 or PAC10 best teams).

Georgia doesn't look as good as last year and the talking heads don't think Clemson are as good this year but they seem to be the only two clubs close to the Tide.

earlnash, Sunday, 4 November 2018 22:27 (eight months ago) link

clemson seems a lot better than last year, imo

fred-a van vleet (voodoo chili), Monday, 5 November 2018 17:50 (eight months ago) link

“How much was that buyout again? I brought my checkbook.” pic.twitter.com/jOTbHU5Ev0

— Macy Finck (@macyfinck) November 11, 2018

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 12:55 (eight months ago) link

crazy game uva/va tech

johnny crunch, Saturday, 24 November 2018 00:10 (seven months ago) link

hail to the conquered heroes

mookieproof, Saturday, 24 November 2018 21:09 (seven months ago) link

watchin iron bowl with bama friend. auburn made him bleed a little. a very little.

Tom: I do all the bills. (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 24 November 2018 23:34 (seven months ago) link

Shit, I wish I'd watched the LSU/TAMU game after ND/USC ended.

7 overtimes! 74-72!

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 25 November 2018 06:18 (seven months ago) link

insane!

Tom: I do all the bills. (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 25 November 2018 06:52 (seven months ago) link

Bye, Urban.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 13:21 (seven months ago) link

He has plenty of money and trophies. I hope he can enjoy a lengthy retirement this time.

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 18:21 (seven months ago) link

I am going to the Cotton Bowl because I love pain and hate money.

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 18:25 (seven months ago) link

godspeed

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 20:19 (seven months ago) link

Excuse me, what? pic.twitter.com/pFB18IxK5b

— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) December 10, 2018

mookieproof, Monday, 10 December 2018 22:05 (seven months ago) link

Murray might join Charlie Ward in winning a Heisman then playing a different pro sport than football.

earlnash, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 02:04 (seven months ago) link

iirc, Murray has already signed with the Oakland A's.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 02:07 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

the cheez-it bowl is on fyi

johnny crunch, Thursday, 27 December 2018 02:59 (six months ago) link

tcu's qb is named grayson muehlstein, he has 3 int's & is 4/11 for 10 yds presently

johnny crunch, Thursday, 27 December 2018 03:00 (six months ago) link

rip first responders bowl

mookieproof, Thursday, 27 December 2018 12:19 (six months ago) link

397 yards, 56 points for auburn in the first half

mookieproof, Friday, 28 December 2018 20:31 (six months ago) link

Auburn apparently has a player whose real name is Big Kat Bryant.

brownie, Friday, 28 December 2018 22:49 (six months ago) link

Just saw a commercial for Discover Card with Let’s Go Crazy on it. Is this new for Prince’s estate?

DJI, Saturday, 29 December 2018 21:32 (six months ago) link

trevor lawrence can ball

johnny crunch, Saturday, 29 December 2018 22:38 (six months ago) link

Notre Dame shouldn't be here.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 30 December 2018 00:17 (six months ago) link

Any Buckeye fans who think they should have had a shot need to be reminded how badly Auburn destroyed Purdue.

earlnash, Sunday, 30 December 2018 05:40 (six months ago) link

Hmm, Richt just up and retired today. Canes are hunting for a coach again.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 30 December 2018 21:12 (six months ago) link

That didn't take long. Manny Diaz bailed on his brand new Temple job and went back to the U.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 31 December 2018 14:01 (six months ago) link

Notre Dame shouldn't be here.

― Johnny Fever, Saturday, December 29, 2018 4:17 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Clemson didn't score very many points when Julian Love was on the field. It was probably the worst player for us to lose in that game. It is true that we didn't have the luxury to replace a draft pick suspended for doping with another, just later-projected, draft pick. Depth will always be a weakness for us, and the best teams have it.

We also had some pretty iffy calls go against us. The kickoff fumble recovery that was overturned for being out of bounds and the "incomplete" pass during our last gasp drive looked pretty bad on the jumbotron.

Chip Long had a terrible game, though. I don't know what to think of that guy anymore.

Sufjan Grafton, Monday, 31 December 2018 17:45 (six months ago) link

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2813062-alabama-and-clemson-domination-creates-ugly-day-for-cfb-playoff-committee

following Florida's beatdown of Michigan, these match-ups made for a long day of boring foobaw

Brad C., Monday, 31 December 2018 17:51 (six months ago) link

Ohio State lost by more points to Purdue than ND did to Clemson. Georgia lost twice. The playoff committee's choices clearly give weight to the regular season games.

Sufjan Grafton, Monday, 31 December 2018 18:01 (six months ago) link

The kickoff fumble recovery that was overturned for being out of bounds

Yep, the nose of that football was over the white, so it was Clemson's ball. Sorry.

I didn't see the incomplete pass because I'd stopped watching closely by then.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 31 December 2018 21:47 (six months ago) link

Yeah, the high contrast sideline took that fumble away from ND, because about a half inch of the ball crossed the line and it stood out boldly against the white. As no one says, it's a game of half inches.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 31 December 2018 22:43 (six months ago) link

that oregon fake fg/fake punt/fake something was among the worst things i've ever seen

mookieproof, Monday, 31 December 2018 23:11 (six months ago) link

bowl games are for the players to have fun. winning is fun, but so are trick plays, if they work.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 31 December 2018 23:32 (six months ago) link

damn there was just a hit in the ok st/mizzou game that pained me thru my tv

johnny crunch, Monday, 31 December 2018 23:51 (six months ago) link

#actually, bowl games are for alumni to go somewhere nice* and party, making money for people who don't deserve it

bad trick play and 7-6 score aside, the ducks did prevail and will be able to tell their grandchildren that on the final day of 2018 AD, they lifted the moribund reputation of the pac-12 and claimed the REDBOX BOWL title

mookieproof, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 01:20 (six months ago) link

The kickoff fumble recovery that was overturned for being out of bounds

Yep, the nose of that football was over the white, so it was Clemson's ball. Sorry.

I didn't see the incomplete pass because I'd stopped watching closely by then.

― Johnny Fever, Monday, December 31, 2018 1:47 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the sideline and goal line are different. there is no infinite plane extending above the sideline. for example, you can hold the ball over the sideline while your feet are in bounds, and you won't be ruled out of bounds.

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 16:05 (six months ago) link

it was super close.. i think an angle may have shown it graze the sideline

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 20:38 (six months ago) link

Alabama shouldn't be here.

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 02:30 (six months ago) link

The Tide's highly vaunted defense has not been very effective, yet.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 02:32 (six months ago) link

ND defense was much more effective (when Julian Love was on the field)

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 02:35 (six months ago) link

Clemson's disguised coverages are top notch tonight.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 02:42 (six months ago) link

Burnt Lunchables seems to be good at defense

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 02:44 (six months ago) link

I think Oklahoma did Clemson a favor by scoring so often on Bama, so it got onto video they could study.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 02:50 (six months ago) link

Or their defense lulled bama's offense to sleep

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 02:52 (six months ago) link

Real question is should the losing team even be here?

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 02:56 (six months ago) link

Ain't nobody only scored 3 points but ND, buddy.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 03:16 (six months ago) link

Bama might wish they scored those 3 points

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 03:32 (six months ago) link

Chip Long esque call

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 03:32 (six months ago) link

That was dumbbbbbbb

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 03:34 (six months ago) link

My heart can't take the most talented Tide team of my lifetime going down like this.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 03:37 (six months ago) link

this is wild. what happened to the bama defense?!

Дарья (daria-g), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 03:41 (six months ago) link

It can happen. The distribution of the score differential of any good game is wide, if nearly zero mean, for these young players, and we only get one sample.

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 03:43 (six months ago) link

Also still feels like bama can win. Would be the only story better than the uga game.

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 03:45 (six months ago) link

yeah, they've been moving the ball but nothing to show for it

Дарья (daria-g), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 03:54 (six months ago) link

roll ti...gers

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 03:55 (six months ago) link

holy shit that catch

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 03:59 (six months ago) link

This isn't quite as bad as the moment I realized Hillary was going to lose, but it's right up there.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 04:01 (six months ago) link

4 scores ahead. This shit's done.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 04:06 (six months ago) link

On the whole, I think the Bama players are as talented. Much as the Tide fans may not want to think it, this was mostly about coaching and preparation, not ability.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 04:07 (six months ago) link

Yep.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 04:09 (six months ago) link

This isn't quite as bad as the moment I realized Hillary was going to lose, but it's right up there.

i remember the start of february 2008 i was like omfg we could have a woman president AND the pats go 19-0

Дарья (daria-g), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 04:13 (six months ago) link

Time to bring in Jalen Hurts? What could it hurt, eh?

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 04:18 (six months ago) link

The players can be talented and have a bad game. Tua had a bad game.

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 04:21 (six months ago) link

idk bama might be cursed now

lag∞n, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 04:26 (six months ago) link

bama oline got destroyed

likely rightly so imo, how good bama was all season up til now will be forgotten

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 04:28 (six months ago) link

The team on the field tonight look like strangers to me vs the team I saw win 14 other games this year.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 04:33 (six months ago) link

they spent the second half imagining dragons

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 04:43 (six months ago) link

its like i always say keep your mind on the game not dragons

lag∞n, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 04:46 (six months ago) link

Never challenged all year. Repeatedly given wedgies in the National Championship Game. Congratulations, Clemson Tigers! You won out in grand style.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 04:47 (six months ago) link

xp no dragons and for gods sake don't lose by more than ND, a team we all agreed should not have been there

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 04:48 (six months ago) link

oh of course he's talking about the roy bus again XD

Дарья (daria-g), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 04:49 (six months ago) link

dat boy swinney

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 04:54 (six months ago) link

I hope Saban takes a private jet back to Tuscaloosa, because there are players and coaches at risk of being thrown out of the team jet somewhere over Missouri.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 05:11 (six months ago) link


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