2011-2012 College Football Discussion

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Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

Post by slaphappy snark » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:18 pm

playultm8 wrote:I might try and get tickets to the We Just Fired Our Coaches Bowl between Illinois and UCLA (I'm an Illinois alumni). If any team can get UCLA back to .500, it's Illinois.
This might be complicated to coordinate on NYE, especially since we're traveling to the fiesta bowl, but we should try to get a meal or something if we're all in town at the same time! Either way, I'll try to organize another meet early next year.

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Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

Post by thacon » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:00 pm

Raccoon wrote:Discuss.
I'm ok with that

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Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

Post by bleary » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:27 pm

Uh, okay. What do the other 56 bowl-eligible teams do? When do the players take finals? Does a team in a conference championship really have a chance of playing six games more than other teams in the conference?
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Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

Post by Raccoon » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:48 pm

bleary wrote:Uh, okay. What do the other 56 bowl-eligible teams do? When do the players take finals? Does a team in a conference championship really have a chance of playing six games more than other teams in the conference?
I think the other bowls are still around, and the other bowl eligible teams, including the losers in the first two rounds, are free to play in those bowls, which is why the first two playoff rounds are so early.
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Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

Post by thacon » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:46 am

bleary wrote:Uh, okay. What do the other 56 bowl-eligible teams do? When do the players take finals? Does a team in a conference championship really have a chance of playing six games more than other teams in the conference?
What Raccoon said. Also, the FCS teams already have a playoff and they don't have a problem with players missing finals or suffering from too long of a season.

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Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

Post by thacon » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:50 pm

This is kind of neat

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Post by stupac2 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:02 pm

Yeah, it is.

In other news, has anyone watched a bowl game yet? I sure haven't.

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Post by thacon » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:05 pm

I've watched a few, but only because I did a pick 'em with some friends. But even then, I'm having a hard time caring.

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Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

Post by stupac2 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:25 pm

thacon wrote:I've watched a few, but only because I did a pick 'em with some friends. But even then, I'm having a hard time caring.
I don't think I'm going to watch any outside of the Fiesta (and that one I'm attending). I'd like to watch Rose, but probably won't be able to because some asstards put it on the same day as the Fiesta, back to back.

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Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

Post by Raccoon » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:02 pm

Well, this is not shaping up to be a good bowl season for the Pac-12, with Cal, Arizona State, UCLA, Washington, and Stanford all losing. Worse yet, apart from Arizona State, which was grossly overmatched by a Boise State team that should have been in a BCS bowl, the other games were all winnable.

I guess it could be worse, though. The Big Ten has also won only two bowl games so far, but one of those was against Western Michigan(??). If Michigan doesn't win tonight, then the Big Ten will be 0-2 in BCS games, whereas the Pac-12 at least is 1-1.
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Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

Post by thacon » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:05 pm

Yeah, this bowl season has been pretty painful.

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Post by lotsofphil » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:14 pm

Raccoon wrote:Well, this is not shaping up to be a good bowl season for the Pac-12, with Cal, Arizona State, UCLA, Washington, and Stanford all losing. Worse yet, apart from Arizona State, which was grossly overmatched by a Boise State team that should have been in a BCS bowl, the other games were all winnable.

I guess it could be worse, though. The Big Ten has also won only two bowl games so far, but one of those was against Western Michigan(??). If Michigan doesn't win tonight, then the Big Ten will be 0-2 in BCS games, whereas the Pac-12 at least is 1-1.
I don't think many people would have said Washington would beat Baylor. Stanford lost in OT (and easily could have won) against #3. UCLA being in a bowl game was a joke.

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Post by Raccoon » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:33 pm

lotsofphil wrote:I don't think many people would have said Washington would beat Baylor. Stanford lost in OT (and easily could have won) against #3. UCLA being in a bowl game was a joke.
Oh, I agree that no one would have expected that Washington would have a chance to beat Baylor. Given the actual score, though, I think it's reasonable to say that it turned out to have been a winnable game.

I agree that UCLA should not have been in a bowl game, but Illinois shouldn't have been either. I don't think any team should go to a bowl game unless it has a winning record, and Illinois was 6-6, which is what UCLA would have been had USC been eligible for the Pac-12 championship game.
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Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

Post by stupac2 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:09 pm

That game was so fucking heartbreaking.

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Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

Post by slaphappy snark » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:21 pm

Raccoon wrote:I agree that UCLA should not have been in a bowl game, but Illinois shouldn't have been either. I don't think any team should go to a bowl game unless it has a winning record, and Illinois was 6-6, which is what UCLA would have been had USC been eligible for the Pac-12 championship game.
Right, but UCLA also had a shot (incredibly slim, but shit happens) at the Rose Bowl, which they would not have had if USC had been eligible for the Pac-12 championship game. They wanted it both ways (and got it) and added to our shitty Pac-12 bowl record in the process.
Having two BCS teams with a third good team bowl-ineligible led to shitty matchups overall in the non-BCS bowls, with our 4th best team in the Alamo Bowl, where we send our #2 team in most years, #3 in happy BCS times, and so on.
And the Fiesta Bowl was a sad time, although it was overall a fun game to attend. I was just hoping for a good showing going in, but once it was being played, we should have had it.

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