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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by thacon » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:51 pm

Pet Rock Steve wrote:Will there be any type of contest for selecting bowl winners?
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Do we want straight picks or confidence points for scoring? Stakes?

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Post by stupac2 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:49 pm

Well, we got Orange. I should be happy, but since it's the least convenient of all the Bowls, and probably the least competitive matchup for us, I'm still going (snark's coming too).

So... anyone here from Miami who wants to let us crash on a couch for a couple nights?

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Pet Rock Steve wrote:Will there be any type of contest for selecting bowl winners?
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Sweet. I don't have much of a preference with either style. I've never done a confidence points style competition, so I don't know how exciting that is. I'm game for losing some meat during this event. As long as isn't millions upon millions of meat, I won't mind (something in the hundreds of thousands would be my suggestion).

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Post by stupac2 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:25 pm

Oh, btw, I'm seriously considering making a big sign mocking the BCS, I'm thinking something like:

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Hopefully get some TV time when they inevitably talk about the lack of a playoff. Let me know if you come up with any good ones.

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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by Eigenbasis » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:26 pm

I live an hour north of the Orange Bowl. Or rather, my parents do. I kinda doubt you guys would be able to stay with me (though there is a slim chance) but we should definitely hang out.
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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

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stupac2 wrote:Well, we got Orange. I should be happy, but since it's the least convenient of all the Bowls, and probably the least competitive matchup for us, I'm still going (snark's coming too).

So... anyone here from Miami who wants to let us crash on a couch for a couple nights?
Congrats, you Cardinal fans. I guess I will hope that Stanford administers a world-class asskicking to the Hokies, thus persuading Michigan or maybe some NFL team that Harbaugh is the bomb. . . . :lol:
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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by stupac2 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:54 am

Eigenbasis wrote:I live an hour north of the Orange Bowl. Or rather, my parents do. I kinda doubt you guys would be able to stay with me (though there is a slim chance) but we should definitely hang out.
Tell your parents that I will give them candy!

Oh, and Racc, even if we lose Harbaugh and Luck, at least we'll have a stadium next year.

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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by thacon » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:31 pm

Well this is just awful.

The Big 10 divisions are going to be called the Leaders and the Legends and their new logo is horrendous.

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Post by stupac2 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:36 pm

If by "awful" you mean "hilarious". I guess N/S or E/W wasn't good enough for them, so they had to go and embarrass themselves. Well, more than they already were with the odious Delaney at their helm.

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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by Pet Rock Steve » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:11 pm

Did they even see what other people thought of those names? Ones that were in the 18-45 age group? I'm not even sure if naming them "Ohio State" and "Michigan" would be worse...

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Post by Raccoon » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:57 pm

Just another piece of evidence for why the Pac-10/12 is superior to the Big-10. . . .

So far, I see it as:

1. The Pac-10/12 is not innumerate. I'm trying to explain to my sons how the Big-10 has twelve teams and the Big-12 has ten teams.

2. The pretentiousness of the divisions, as noted above, is too much.

3. The Pac-10 has generally better mascot names; the Big-10 has too many weasel-type creatures (badgers, wolverines, gophers) or nonsensical ones (hoosier?, buckeye?).

4. Strength of schedule.

5. Clearly identified, geographically perfect rivalries (to be upset mildly when Colorado and Utah join).
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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by thacon » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:02 pm

Is the PAC-10 changing its name to the PAC-12? And don't criticize the badgers. Wisconsin has a bad ass mascot.

Oh, and don't forget that the PAC-10 wins for having the only Disney approved mascot.

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Post by Lespectre » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:44 pm

It makes sense that they put us (Northwestern) in the "legends" division, since NU football is already pretty much just a myth at this point.

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Post by Pet Rock Steve » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:05 pm

For what it's worth, "Hoosier" is the official term for someone from the Indiana. The origin is not known/agreed upon.

I also don't think having the mascot for OSU being the state tree is that weird...

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Post by Verdigris97 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:17 pm

thacon wrote:Is the PAC-10 changing its name to the PAC-12? And don't criticize the badgers. Wisconsin has a bad ass mascot.

Oh, and don't forget that the PAC-10 wins for having the only Disney approved mascot.
...and at least two Disney-related mascots (additional "revenge" rumor)

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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by Raccoon » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:51 pm

Responding to a number of posts after mine"

Yes, Pac-10 is becoming the Pac-12. We are not innumerate. Pac-12 will have two divisions -- North and South. They are more or less geographically accurate, with the Washington schools, the Oregon schools, and Cal and Stanford in the north.

The Pac-10 has a number of good mascots, ranging from the classic, fierce animals (Golden Bears, Bruins, Wildcats, Cougars, Huskies) to the creative (Sun Devils) to the school appropriate (Beavers, for the engineering-oriented Oregon State Univ.). The only lame mascots are the Oregon Ducks, Stanford Cardinal (the color -- copying the pretentious Harvard Crimson), and the USC Trojans (people who lost the war named after them).

The Big-10, on the other hand, has only a few good mascots -- Northwestern Wildcats, Iowa Hawkeyes, Michigan State Spartans (people who were actually good at war), and Penn State Nittany Lions. I guess Purdue Boilermakers is okay for an engineering school. That leaves a lot of weasel type creatures (what's next, the Stoats?), defenseless and immobile seeds (Buckeye, really?), and ???? (Hoosiers).
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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by thacon » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:06 pm

Raccoon, I don't know if you were trying for humor, but your last post had me laughing out loud. The mental image of a professor critiquing the ferocity of college mascots is hilarious. Maybe they should have Weasly North division and Weasly South division. Personally, I'm hoping to recruit the Michigan Tech Marmots into the Big Ten.

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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by Manendra » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:47 am

I'm sorry, but I'm pretty sure this disqualifies the PAC-10+2 from having anything to say about silly mascots:
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Post by stupac2 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:52 am

FEAR THE TREE.

ETA: Golden Bear? More like pedobear

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Post by thacon » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:43 am

UC Santa Cruz has the best mascot. They should join the PAC-13.

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stupac2 wrote:ETA: Golden Bear? More like pedobear
That's fuckin' creepy.
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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by Eigenbasis » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:24 am

ROOT FOR THE TREES HERP DERP
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Post by stupac2 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:38 am

Eigenbasis wrote:ROOT FOR THE TREES HERP DERP
Says the guy sitting in the Stanford section for the Orange Bowl.

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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by Eigenbasis » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:39 am

After a few beers I'll drop the herp derp.
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Raccoon wrote:I guess Purdue Boilermakers is okay for an engineering school.
Who has a street legal mascot?
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That's right. It can go at least 70 mph from what I've seen.


On a completely different note, are Thacon and I the only ones that will be battling over who can choose more bowl winners?

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Post by Eigenbasis » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:22 pm

I'm in. Also, we should bet some meats on this.
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Post by Pet Rock Steve » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:06 am

Sure. What do you want the stakes to be?

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Post by Eigenbasis » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:40 am

250k, maybe? Too much? Too little?
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Post by thacon » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:11 am

That works for me. I don't really care what the stakes are, I just want more people to join!

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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by Pet Rock Steve » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:15 pm

I'm fine with 250k. I too want more competition. Come try to prove that the Big Ten fan, much like his conference, is inferior to the PAC-10. You know you want to!

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Post by slaphappy snark » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:09 pm

I will play! Radio buttons are fun, and every sports pool needs a token girl to choose winners based on cutest mascot.

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Post by thacon » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:30 pm

slaphappy snark wrote:every sports pool needs a token girl to choose winners based on cutest mascot.
We already have Raccoon for that <_<

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thacon wrote:
slaphappy snark wrote:every sports pool needs a token girl to choose winners based on cutest mascot.
We already have Raccoon for that <_<
But I'm neither token nor female!
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Pet Rock Steve wrote:
Raccoon wrote:I guess Purdue Boilermakers is okay for an engineering school.
Who has a street legal mascot?
That's right. It can go at least 70 mph from what I've seen.
I've seen it on the highway. Thing can move!
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Post by thacon » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:23 am

Two things:

1. I was hoping BSU v Utah would be a good game, but that was one ugly crapfest. Boise State showed that they got the bowl they deserved.
2. Sigh... oh OSU, why do you do this to me? If it turns out that all these players traded autographs for tattoos, they shouldn't be allowed to play in the bowl. My guess is that stuff like this happens everywhere, but rules are rules.

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Post by stupac2 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:54 am

Yeah that game was pretty unwatchable. Both of them did themselves a huge disservice in terms of making people think the non-AQ conferences are legit. No one will now, unless TCU clobbers Wisconsin.

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Post by thacon » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:02 pm

Well crap.
I wonder how many will just skip their senior year in favor of the NFL now.

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Post by Raccoon » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:23 pm

thacon wrote:Well crap.
I wonder how many will just skip their senior year in favor of the NFL now.
I don't understand the reasoning for why they weren't suspended for the Sugar Bowl. If they didn't receive enough education about the appropriate rules at the time of the offenses, why should they be punished at all? Or if they are going to be punished -- because let's face it, how could they not have expected that what they were doing was wrong -- why should it be mitigated by suspending them for five games next season? Indeed, mitigation seems NOT to be in order, since they were given an extra game suspension for not being forthcoming.

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Raccoon wrote:I don't understand the reasoning for why they weren't suspended for the Sugar Bowl.
Money.
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Manendra wrote:
Raccoon wrote:I don't understand the reasoning for why they weren't suspended for the Sugar Bowl.
Money.

Exactly. As usual, it all boils down to that. The news here in Huskerville is full of woe regarding the money that is being lost:
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Post by stupac2 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:34 pm

It is fucking amazing that colleges basically lose money going to Bowls, and yet they still do. Remarkable.

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stupac2 wrote:It is fucking amazing that colleges basically lose money going to Bowls, and yet they still do. Remarkable.
This is covered extensively in Death to the BCS. Once again, I highly recommend it. (Psst, maybe someone should suggest it as the next book in the book club thread. :P )
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I'll have my copy on Saturday :)

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Post by thacon » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:46 pm

The North Carolina v Tennessee game... wow... that was a ridiculous ending. I'm off to read my NCAA rulebook now.

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thacon wrote:The North Carolina v Tennessee game... wow... that was a ridiculous ending. I'm off to read my NCAA rulebook now.
I could hear the outcry across the Land 'o Lincoln as the Holiday Bowl coverage was delayed due to this game.... but man, the ending was entertaining to watch. =)
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thacon wrote:The North Carolina v Tennessee game... wow... that was a ridiculous ending. I'm off to read my NCAA rulebook now.
I could hear the outcry across the Land 'o Lincoln as the Holiday Bowl coverage was delayed due to this game.... but man, the ending was entertaining to watch. =)
Hah, and now they're interrupting it for the uconn-stanford game.

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thacon wrote:The North Carolina v Tennessee game... wow... that was a ridiculous ending. I'm off to read my NCAA rulebook now.
Monumental stupidity on both sides. I don't know if I disliked the ending to the Syracuse game more though. That celebration was more timid than many of those during the Tennessee game.

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Post by thacon » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:08 pm

They need to tweak the excessive celebration rules. These are kids playing in big games, let them be excited and have fun.

And how about Jake Locker? How embarrassing to have everyone saying you're not hurt, you just got scared.

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Post by Eigenbasis » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:50 pm

I didn't know it was possible to get only 4 out of 22 picks correct, but I did it. Some how.
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Post by stupac2 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:52 am

GO CARD!

That was fun. The first half was really tense, as was most of the third quarter. The fourth quarter was just awesome, especially when all of the VT fans were super-nice and left early so we'd have light traffic getting out of the stadium. So considerate of them!

Now we just wait to find out what Luck and Harbaugh do...

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stupac2 wrote:Now we just wait to find out what Luck and Harbaugh do...
Go go go go!!!

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Post by stupac2 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:02 pm

Raccoon wrote:If Luck is projecting as the #1 pick if he declares, he would be foolish not to turn pro. And if the 49ers make an offer to Harbaugh, he would be foolish not to take it.
Why? The only reason the #1 pick is important is money, and in the new CBA (remember, this one expires before the draft) that could very easily no longer be the case. A rookie salary cap is seen by some as basically inevitable, and it'll probably work out so the top N picks all get paid the same. If that's true then the only real downside is a true plunge, which for someone like Luck means injury. Besides, Luck has said that finishing his degree is important to him, and that money isn't. So the ONE thing that makes what you said true isn't even the case here.

As for Harbaugh, he'll be able to get into the NFL whenever. The teams available right now are kind of awful. The 49ers have possibly the worst owners in the game, the Broncos are a mess from McDaniel's idiocy, and the Dolphins are just a mess in general (plus they might not fire their coach), and Carolina seems appealing since he could draft luck, but they just drafted Clausen and have deep, deep problems. Where else would he go? People are reporting that Michigan is out, that it's either Stanford or the NFL. Supposedly his wife loves Palo Alto, and they just had a baby. Plus Stanford is giving him a pretty big raise, reportedly to over $3 million/year.

So I don't think it's so clear-cut. We'll find out soon, but I think that people are basing a lot of the "THEY'RE GOING TO GO!!!" stuff on assumptions that don't hold.

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Post by Raccoon » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:36 pm

stupac2 wrote:Why? The only reason the #1 pick is important is money, and in the new CBA (remember, this one expires before the draft) that could very easily no longer be the case. A rookie salary cap is seen by some as basically inevitable, and it'll probably work out so the top N picks all get paid the same. If that's true then the only real downside is a true plunge, which for someone like Luck means injury. Besides, Luck has said that finishing his degree is important to him, and that money isn't. So the ONE thing that makes what you said true isn't even the case here.
Huh, I forgot about the CBA issue. That's a fair point. As for finishing his degree, you can always do what Steve Young did -- and he even earned a law degree from BYU while playing professional football! I don't think it's just injury that could cause a plunge for Luck. Just take a look at Jake Locker, who certainly did himself no favors by coming back this past season. Stanford looks like it won't collapse next year, but then again, Oregon State went from playing for the Rose Bowl in the last game of the season last year to missing out on bowls altogether this year, with largely the same cast.
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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by Pet Rock Steve » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:21 pm

So the Big Ten isn't completely worse than the SEC, though OSU had to break out the Buckeye Heartburn Cry in this one.

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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by thacon » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:29 pm

The stress of watching that game took a year off my life, but damn, that was one of the most exciting bowl games I've ever seen.

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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by Raccoon » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:43 am

Re Luck . . . this article argues that the rookie salary cap may not be instituted in time for the upcoming year, but will definitely be in place in 2012. It argues that Luck stands to lose as much as $60 million by not going pro right now, and that insuring Luck for his senior year will cost something like $100,000.
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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by stupac2 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:18 am

Raccoon wrote:Re Luck . . . this article argues that the rookie salary cap may not be instituted in time for the upcoming year, but will definitely be in place in 2012. It argues that Luck stands to lose as much as $60 million by not going pro right now, and that insuring Luck for his senior year will cost something like $100,000.
Again, that only matters if he cares about money. The fact is that the difference between Sam Bradford's contract and a 2nd-round pick's contract (and he won't even fall that far) only matters if you're the kind of person who wants to have lots and lots of money, and not just enough. Every indication is that Luck just wants enough, which he'll get. Partly because he already has it.

Also, am I the only one who finds it incredibly distasteful that everything is predicated on maximizing your money? It's fucking pathetic.

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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by Eigenbasis » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:38 am

"Have you ever heard the expression, ‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and then throw it in the face of the person who gave you the lemons until they give you the oranges you originally asked for?’"

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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by Raccoon » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:45 am

stupac2 wrote:Also, am I the only one who finds it incredibly distasteful that everything is predicated on maximizing your money? It's fucking pathetic.
Well, I certainly agree that everything is not about money -- I took a 50 percent pay cut when I quit being a lawyer and became a law professor.

But in Luck's situation, presumably he's going to turn pro at some point, so the tradeoff is between doing now when his stock is the highest it can be, versus waiting a year or two; it's not about final career choice. If he waits to turn pro, he can finish his degree and experience college football one or two more years. But as I noted earlier, he can always finish his degree later even if turns pro now. So I would see the primary motivator in terms of staying as the additional year or two of playing Stanford football.

There's a cost to that, in terms of the injury insurance premiums. Probably trivial compared to how much he stands to make, but a somewhat hefty amount right now. The bigger issue, as I see it, is whether next year can reasonably project to be as good or better of a year than this year. Stanford had an awesome year, but it's hard to count on that kind of consistent performance especially since there's been history of sustained excellence. Besides, Oregon looks to be just as strong next year as it was this year, since most of Oregon's key players (James, Thomas) are returning. And there's always the Jake Locker story -- you might not play as well next year . . . .

So I don't see the predictions about Luck as being strictly about maximizing money, so much as calculated risk-taking or risk-avoidance.
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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by stupac2 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:41 pm

Luck's returning. SUCK ON THAT CAL BOY.

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Post by Raccoon » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:59 pm

stupac2 wrote:Luck's returning. SUCK ON THAT CAL BOY.
Boo.
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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by thacon » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:13 am

I'd like to congratulate Manny on his team's win last night. That was a pretty entertaining game even if the commentators wouldn't stop saying "of Ohio."

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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by Pet Rock Steve » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:05 pm

Down 3 points with 4 games to play... time to flip all the choices I've made!

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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by stupac2 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:15 pm

Harbaugh to 49ers. Reactions:

-Crap, we're doomed.
-Well, the defense sucked before Fangio was there, and whoever replaces Harbaugh would be an idiot to get rid of him, especially if it's an internal hire (which seems likely). Similarly, Roman was in charge of the offense, and he's supposedly the likely guy to get the HC job. So maybe we won't actually be missing much.
-Also, the 49ers might not suck next year, which would be nice since I'm in their stupid media market.
-And when he totally fails because the problem with the 49ers is the ownership and not the staff, Stanford can take him back!

So I guess this sucks, we probably won't be a preseason top-5, but should be top 10, and I think we have good odds at taking down the ducks to win the Pac-12 (because, let's face it, no one in the South can win it next year). Having that game at home late in the season could easily be the difference, even if Stanford lost more starters than Oregon.

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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by Raccoon » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:50 pm

stupac2 wrote:Harbaugh to 49ers. Reactions:

-Crap, we're doomed.
-Well, the defense sucked before Fangio was there, and whoever replaces Harbaugh would be an idiot to get rid of him, especially if it's an internal hire (which seems likely). Similarly, Roman was in charge of the offense, and he's supposedly the likely guy to get the HC job. So maybe we won't actually be missing much.
-Also, the 49ers might not suck next year, which would be nice since I'm in their stupid media market.
-And when he totally fails because the problem with the 49ers is the ownership and not the staff, Stanford can take him back!

So I guess this sucks, we probably won't be a preseason top-5, but should be top 10, and I think we have good odds at taking down the ducks to win the Pac-12 (because, let's face it, no one in the South can win it next year). Having that game at home late in the season could easily be the difference, even if Stanford lost more starters than Oregon.
My first thought: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

My second thought: With Luck sticking around, the Stanford coaching job still looks attractive. And I agree that Stanford looks like the favorite to win the Pac-12 next year. Unless Luck pulls a Locker.
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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by Manendra » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:04 pm

thacon wrote:I'd like to congratulate Manny on his team's win last night. That was a pretty entertaining game even if the commentators wouldn't stop saying "of Ohio."
At this point I've stopped caring about that stuff. I just want them to say "Miami of Florida" more often. But fuck yeah, Love and honor to Miami!
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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by thacon » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:09 am

slaphappy snark wrote:I will play! Radio buttons are fun, and every sports pool needs a token girl to choose winners based on cutest mascot.
And now it comes down to tonight. It sure doesn't seem like you picked based on cutest mascot.

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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by slaphappy snark » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:13 am

I actually spent quite a long time trying to determine whether there was even a difference between the Pitt Panther and the Kentucky Wildcat. Verdict: no, not really.

And you're right, how did I not pick Bama's sweet elephant thing over the Spartan dude? I must have been distracted.

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Re: 2010-2011 College Football Discussion

Post by thacon » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:29 am

Don't tell Raccoon that you picked a straight Big Ten ticket based on mascots...

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