2019 NCAA Football thread : "Do More."

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Not surpised, UKY has spent a ton of money on facilities over the past few years pretty much across the board, not just on football though.

earlnash, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 01:15 (ten months ago) link

I'm sure it will probably be the usual suspects in the title race. Hope Jalen Hurts kicks butt for Oklahoma and would love to see him beat either Alabama or Clemson in a bowl game.

Kind of curious about this running back for Utah, had not heard of him.

earlnash, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 01:17 (ten months ago) link

I love to watch college games, but the sausage-making in that article is not pretty

I see Justin Fields, who was at Georgia last year, is starting for Ohio State this season -- good for him

I suspect we'll get another iteration of Bama vs Clemson before Kirby beats Bama

Brad C., Wednesday, 21 August 2019 01:47 (ten months ago) link

go blue

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 01:53 (ten months ago) link

getting through the first quarter scoreless in tuscaloosa is maybe the greatest accomplishment duke football has ever had

mookieproof, Saturday, 31 August 2019 20:25 (ten months ago) link

I guess sports talking heads can file that "TENNESSEE IS BACK" article/take again until next year.

earlnash, Sunday, 1 September 2019 04:59 (ten months ago) link

That said, Georgia Southern looked pretty darn fast against the Vols. Would not be surprised there a couple of guys in there that will get a look by someone at the next level.

earlnash, Sunday, 1 September 2019 05:01 (ten months ago) link

Miss u Jalen

Johnny Fever, Monday, 2 September 2019 14:23 (ten months ago) link

don't let papa john embarrass you

ilxors are still exuberant (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:06 (ten months ago) link

please

ilxors are still exuberant (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:07 (ten months ago) link

papa runs right through you

ilxors are still exuberant (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:23 (ten months ago) link

look at all these louisville midwesterners in the stands

ilxors are still exuberant (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:39 (ten months ago) link

i'm in an appalachian state

ilxors are still exuberant (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:41 (ten months ago) link

this brand of football is not so yummy

ilxors are still exuberant (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:43 (ten months ago) link

jimi hendrix said that

ilxors are still exuberant (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:43 (ten months ago) link

hope we have a Tua in line for QB bc Brian Kelly has developed yet another junior transfer.

ilxors are still exuberant (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 01:20 (ten months ago) link

lol michigan

mookieproof, Saturday, 7 September 2019 17:51 (ten months ago) link

missed it by that much /maxwellsmart

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 7 September 2019 20:04 (ten months ago) link

the worst game i have ever seen lol

normal fucking rockman (voodoo chili), Saturday, 7 September 2019 20:13 (ten months ago) link

michigan kicker *almost* missed that extra point in OT, which would have been amazing

mookieproof, Sunday, 8 September 2019 02:41 (ten months ago) link

UL Monroe took Florida State to OT, but (sadly) lost 44-43. I will never not find the continuing exposure of and humiliation of Willie Taggert anything but hilarious.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 8 September 2019 18:45 (ten months ago) link

down 17-10 with six minutes left, pitt has first and goal from the one

three plays go nowhere, now there are five minutes left

for some reason unbeknownst to god or man, they try a 19-yard field goal and miss it anyway. penn state ball on the 20

jfc

mookieproof, Saturday, 14 September 2019 20:01 (nine months ago) link

pitt

Mitch C. Palace (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 14 September 2019 21:35 (nine months ago) link

Pat Narduzzi on why he opted for a field goal with a fourth and one with five minutes left, down seven

‘Because you need two scores to win the football game.’

He added that he doesn’t question that decision ‘at all’

— Craig Meyer (@CraigMeyerPG) September 14, 2019

mookieproof, Saturday, 14 September 2019 22:01 (nine months ago) link

2 scores. But 1 score of one type you were 1 yd away from.

Mitch C. Palace (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 14 September 2019 23:54 (nine months ago) link

and if you were really all about winning you could have scored the TD and gone for two

mookieproof, Sunday, 15 September 2019 00:06 (nine months ago) link

BYU/USC and KY/Florida were both amazing crazy games.

BYU's QB is a wild one, he pulled off a couple of crazy plays. USC had a couple of mistakes but BYU was just playing out of their minds at home and nearly gave it up. The Cougars have some talent and could be an interesting bowl opponent for a big conference team at holiday time.

KY pretty much again grasped defeat out of the jaws of victory. They have had at least 10 just brutal losses over the past decade or so and last night was one for the slag pile. Worst yet is that they again did it against Florida, which at least is 3 or 4 times blowing it late against the Gators.

earlnash, Sunday, 15 September 2019 20:27 (nine months ago) link

Michigan looks like what ND is supposed to look like later

Tart Prepper (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 21 September 2019 17:42 (nine months ago) link

could be a red day. not a blue day.

Tart Prepper (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 21 September 2019 17:44 (nine months ago) link

guess harbaugh failed to lay the proper wreaths on bo schembechler's grave

mookieproof, Saturday, 21 September 2019 17:48 (nine months ago) link

:(

Mommy...can I go out and VAPE tonight? (voodoo chili), Saturday, 21 September 2019 17:56 (nine months ago) link

Streaming the auburn vs a&m game and just saw a commercial for a place called "Zaxby's." There was a plate of fried chicken, slaw, and a 3-slice-thick slice of bread. To my amazement, the tv hands then tucked a giant egg roll onto the plate.

Tart Prepper (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 21 September 2019 21:26 (nine months ago) link

Frommulus

Tart Prepper (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 22 September 2019 02:26 (nine months ago) link

holding call on a touchback. the fix is in.

Tart Prepper (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 22 September 2019 02:32 (nine months ago) link

it's the hurty up offense

Tart Prepper (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 22 September 2019 02:45 (nine months ago) link

Absurd homer spot

Tart Prepper (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 22 September 2019 03:11 (nine months ago) link

UGA was better. Our OL will have some rough tape to look at.

Tart Prepper (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 22 September 2019 03:46 (nine months ago) link

Zaxby's is an entirely mediocre chain that Southerners swear by because of the unique "Zaxby's Sauce." The eggroll may seem a strange addition, but it's purely a different vehicle to deliver sauce to the customer's mouth hole.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 22 September 2019 03:54 (nine months ago) link

pitt panthers tho

mookieproof, Sunday, 22 September 2019 04:13 (nine months ago) link

Thank you, JF. Even my Texas friend couldn't tell me what was up. Just said that it's "really southern. Not really a Texas thing."

Tart Prepper (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 22 September 2019 04:16 (nine months ago) link

xp lol ucf

Tart Prepper (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 22 September 2019 04:16 (nine months ago) link

JF explaining Zaxby's is an example of ilx at its finest.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 22 September 2019 04:52 (nine months ago) link

lol true

fwiw the closest I can get to describing "Zaxby's Sauce" is to imagine ketchup and mustard mixed together with an obscene amount of black pepper added.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 22 September 2019 05:16 (nine months ago) link

Ahh, the internet says it's ketchup, mayo, worcestershire, garlic, and black pepper. Whatever it is, it ain't much to write home about.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 22 September 2019 05:29 (nine months ago) link

it always starts with ketchup and mayo

Tart Prepper (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 22 September 2019 05:58 (nine months ago) link

anyone watching ucla vs wash state???

big city slam (Spottie), Sunday, 22 September 2019 06:19 (nine months ago) link

this is what usc utah looked like it could be

Tart Prepper (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 22 September 2019 06:25 (nine months ago) link

Indiana University ranked in the top #25 for the first time in 25 years. Well at least for a week until they play Michigan next week.

earlnash, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 01:14 (seven months ago) link

Seahawks 16/1 odds to win Super Bowl, I'm too scared to gamble but that's not a bad bet

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 21 November 2019 00:32 (seven months ago) link

oops sorry

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 21 November 2019 00:32 (seven months ago) link

guessing it's been a while since michigan gave up 56 points/577 yards at home

mookieproof, Saturday, 30 November 2019 21:19 (seven months ago) link

:(

jacquees, full of cobras (voodoo chili), Saturday, 30 November 2019 21:37 (seven months ago) link

There was some amazing games today. Alabama and Auburn was really nuts and the IU/Purdue game was really tightrope end.

Lynn Bowden deserves to get some national props and a big tip of the hat to UK offensive coordinator Eddie Grand (& head coach Mark Stoops) for completely re-doing their offense on the fly and moving Bowden a WR/KR into full time Wildcat QB (literally this time). UK went 5-2 with this crazy scheme, including a loss to Tennessee they could have won. In that time, Bowden has run for over 1100 yards and scored 11 TDs on the ground from QB. They had to do this as they lost their two top starting QBs at that point.

I'm sure some pro scouts have been paying attention and curious to see where Bowden is at the combine before the draft. If his 40 time comes out good, I bet he goes up the draft board quite a bit.

earlnash, Sunday, 1 December 2019 03:33 (seven months ago) link

I'm sure FSU is going to back up the bank truck to try to hire Stoops away and I do think he is a good coach, but I kinda hope that he hangs around. UK will probably match the money and he has a shot to build something there that would be unique. Why work in Bobby Bowden's shadow when you can become Bobby Bowden.

earlnash, Sunday, 1 December 2019 03:38 (seven months ago) link

The Iron Bowl was epic. It was delectable to see Saban so angry and helpless. Also, a great showing for the Key & Peele East West Bowl, with JaTarvious "Boobie" Whitlow and Smoke Monday making some great plays.

Jaylen Waddle presumably didn’t pay much attention to the postgame locker room speech from coach.

El Tomboto, Sunday, 1 December 2019 05:37 (seven months ago) link

earlnash doing the lord's work in this thread w/r/t Lynn Bowden: 22 carries for 284 yards and 4 TDs yesterday

i won't delude myself into thinking Kentucky should be a centerpiece of any college football thread, but w/ Smoke, Rose and Rodriguez back next year, plus the return of Terry Wilson, things are looking bright in the LEX. (i'm assuming Bowden will leave after this season, which he should.)

as for non-UK content: as always, anyone but Ohio State, please. I'll be rooting for LSU (and Georgia, if available)

alpine static, Monday, 2 December 2019 06:24 (seven months ago) link

Given the dominance of a handful of perennial powerhouse teams, the only way to inject any real excitement into the college playoffs would be to expand it to at least eight teams, with extra preference given to conference champions. Ideally I'd drop one regular season non-conference game and hold a sixteen team tourney that included all the mid-major champions and more power five at-large seeds.

The only way to make this year's playoffs less exciting would be to replace LSU with Georgia or Alabama. (btw, ty Auburn, well done)

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 8 December 2019 18:51 (seven months ago) link

16 would be the ideal, but I doubt it would ever happen. I think really 8 would be feasible. They have one more round of games next week after the conference playoffs. Top 4 seeds get a home game. Winners and losers seed into Bowl games with 2 games being the final 4. Same deal on National title game. That would be easy to do. Football is tied to the owners of the Bowls and the power conferences they really have quite a bit of clout in this setup.

I'd think that 'bonus' home game would be tempting.

earlnash, Sunday, 8 December 2019 23:34 (seven months ago) link

I think really 8 would be feasible.

Especially if college athletes can finally start to earn some monetary compensation connected to their athletics.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 9 December 2019 04:33 (seven months ago) link

btw, ty Auburn, well done

Thank Mississippi State. They ended Tua's year.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 9 December 2019 17:07 (seven months ago) link

spoken like a true Crimson Tide fan, JF. but thanking Mississippi State for Tua's injury implies that Mississippi State players were personally to blame for his injury, when all they were doing was playing a football game, same as the Tide. I'm pretty sure some players on teams opposing Bama got hurt this year, too. Auburn, otoh, scored more points and won the game.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 9 December 2019 17:25 (seven months ago) link

It was a tackle in a football game (one he arguably shouldn't have still been playing in), but I place no blame on the Bulldogs players. I'm just saying Tua never made it out of Starkville to make it to Auburn, where the difference would have been significant.

Anyway, I don't care who wins as long as Clemson goes down.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 9 December 2019 17:57 (seven months ago) link

No doubt there are several alternate realities in which the Tide beats Auburn and takes this year's championship. Along with alternate realities in which the Oregon Ducks... but wait, this is getting out of hand.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 9 December 2019 18:07 (seven months ago) link

every game has a normal probability distribution for (team1_points - team2_points). for alabama or any school with the best players, the distribution is usually shifted +21 or so points with a sigma of 10 or fewer points. so alabama should really be asking that they play each team in a best of 2000 series each week, to be certain the brilliant median score difference shines through for the playoff committee.

$1,000,000 or 1 bag of honeycrisp apples (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 9 December 2019 21:52 (seven months ago) link

or maybe the point of sports isn't to determine which team is better. perhaps the point is to tell stories. stories about a catfish'd linebacker or a coach named Derbis that really likes jesus. or maybe a catfish'd linebacker who also really likes jesus. maybe this is the point of sports.

$1,000,000 or 1 bag of honeycrisp apples (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 9 December 2019 21:56 (seven months ago) link

Alabama was not looking all the dominant this year before they lost Tua. LSU beat them very very easily. And let's not forget how badly Clemson beat Bama last year in title game. Fuck Saban.

Joe Gargan (dandydonweiner), Monday, 9 December 2019 22:23 (seven months ago) link

i will never forget

$1,000,000 or 1 bag of honeycrisp apples (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 9 December 2019 22:44 (seven months ago) link

i'm glad ND could actually get 11 wins, but at what cost: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5z9iv8

$1,000,000 or 1 bag of honeycrisp apples (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 9 December 2019 22:52 (seven months ago) link

They're playing my alma mater in Orlando and I already hate ND with the fire of 1,000 suns

Joe Gargan (dandydonweiner), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 00:06 (seven months ago) link

I like how that video extolling Ames, Iowa mentions its city water supply as one of its many fabulous local wonders. Twice! It also wants us to know that the weather is good in the springtime, without saying that spring is sandwiched in between a wretched winter and a torrid summer and only lasts about six weeks.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 02:08 (seven months ago) link

No argument here. Alabama was average this year, and there's not a Tua Tagovailoa or Jalen Hurts in the pipeline right now. We'll see how Tua's brother does, but I suspect the game plan will no longer revolve around a superman qb.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 02:10 (seven months ago) link

dandy, cyclones' chances have improved (not saying they weren't already good). chip long has left.

$1,000,000 or 1 bag of honeycrisp apples (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 22:59 (seven months ago) link

We have a good team this year and will be even better next year. But I don't see the Clones beating ND.

I can't wait to watch Saban run up the score on Ole Miss next year. He hates Kiffin as much as I hate ND.

Joe Gargan (dandydonweiner), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 23:20 (seven months ago) link

army and navy, combined passing in the first half: 2-for-2, 11 yards

mookieproof, Saturday, 14 December 2019 22:00 (six months ago) link

From its inception to 2017, the game was sponsored by the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant franchise and officially known as the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl.[8] After Restaurant Brands International acquired Popeyes in 2017, they declined to renew sponsorship. Elk Grove Village, Illinois — "home to the largest industrial park in the United States" — picked up the sponsorship in 2018, renaming the bowl as the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl.[9]

mookieproof, Friday, 20 December 2019 18:46 (six months ago) link

mercy rule in a national semifinal

mookieproof, Saturday, 28 December 2019 22:40 (six months ago) link

^^

johnny crunch, Saturday, 28 December 2019 22:55 (six months ago) link

lawrence is getting brutalized

johnny crunch, Sunday, 29 December 2019 02:40 (six months ago) link

Clemson O-line is not winning consistently, but the OSU O-line has had consistent success.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 29 December 2019 02:49 (six months ago) link

football move indicator that lights up when football moves are happening

Cojones in Motor Oil (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 29 December 2019 04:07 (six months ago) link

These two teams are pretty even. OSU has better athletes on defense.

Oklahoma could not beat Auburn, they looked slow as usual on defense by comparison to LSU.

earlnash, Sunday, 29 December 2019 04:09 (six months ago) link

I think that targeting penalty is a bit extreme. I could see that being the result on a second play by same player or maybe a total across a season, but it does seem a bit like 'get out of jail free' card in football and seems to make impact in a bunch of games.

earlnash, Sunday, 29 December 2019 04:10 (six months ago) link

headhunting used to be an integral part of the game, but permanent brain damage has long been an integral part of the game, too, so... which is more important in the long run: affecting game outcomes, or reducing the prevalence of traumatic brain injury?

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 29 December 2019 04:17 (six months ago) link

good game, impressed by clem to come back

johnny crunch, Sunday, 29 December 2019 05:05 (six months ago) link

nothing quite like MAC and Sunbelt also-rans doing battle in the mobile alabama/GMAC/go daddy/dollar general/lendingtree bowl on a random monday night in january

mookieproof, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 03:21 (six months ago) link

It was dumb of the NCAA to schedule the championship game so late, right after divisional weekend, the most exciting weekend of NFL football

525,600 gecs (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 04:08 (six months ago) link

Joe Brady in the box with a headset, looks like he should be a dude in a madden tournament

if you're in the thread, keep on posting (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 01:52 (five months ago) link

I'm picking the Tigers to win.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 01:56 (five months ago) link

this whole game is one big zaxby's commercial

if you're in the thread, keep on posting (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:07 (five months ago) link

with a fanboat drive-thru

if you're in the thread, keep on posting (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:10 (five months ago) link

this game, if late, is still very good

if you're in the thread, keep on posting (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:34 (five months ago) link

James Skalski could be called for targeting while standing still

if you're in the thread, keep on posting (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 04:12 (five months ago) link

this LSU team is one we're gonna remember forever.

jamarr chase is just a sophomore, jeez. my chief rooting interest is for him to get to 300 yds.

culture of mayordom (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 04:28 (five months ago) link

head ref has david byrne vibes

if you're in the thread, keep on posting (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 04:45 (five months ago) link

like this is his first game, and he'll go home to journal about how profoundly strange american football is

if you're in the thread, keep on posting (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 04:47 (five months ago) link

five months pass...

enjoying this new trend of 'sure, our coach is a racist abuser, but look at all the money we saved by making him take a paycut'

mookieproof, Friday, 3 July 2020 21:05 (one week ago) link


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