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oleada
12-04-2011, 04:02 AM
Not that I'm a fan of either, but since my intense dislike of OU is greater than my indifference to OSU, ha. HAHAHAHAHA. :rofl:
Texas losing to Baylor makes things even better :D

BigB08822
12-04-2011, 04:48 AM
OSU wins big and VT loses. Could it happen, can OSU jump Bama in the polls? They should, their entire schedule is CLEARLY deserving. I doubt it, though, ESPN and other major outlets are already claiming Bama is in. Let the voters vote, please...

HeatherC
12-04-2011, 05:14 AM
Michigan State got royally screwed over in the Big Ten Championship game tonight. I know they have to make that penalty call all the time when the kicker and player are too close during a punt, but the kicker was BARELY touched by the MSU player (who was going after the ball, not the guy) and he flopped over like one of those soccer players who fakes an injury in a game. I feel bad for that guy who will probably never hear the end of this mistake. What a rough way for a championship game to end. (((MSU))) :(

BigB08822
12-04-2011, 05:34 AM
The LSU kicker got hit and they didn't call it roughing the kicker. Sounds like Michigan St got screwed.

HeatherC
12-04-2011, 07:50 AM
The LSU kicker got hit and they didn't call it roughing the kicker. Sounds like Michigan St got screwed.

I agree and from what the announcers were saying, I think they agree too but were trying to justify it for the viewers by not making it too obvious (if that even makes sense, LOL). Wisconsin still lost to tOSU so I'm smirking a little bit that the Buckeyes helped keep them away from the national title game this year, LOL ;) :saint:

Fridge_Break
12-04-2011, 10:56 PM
That game last night made me want to shoot myself in the face. The Wisconsin kicker deserves an Emmy nomination for his acting skills. I never checked to see if they were rioting in East Lansing last night, but it wouldn't surprise me if a few pieces of furniture were set ablaze after a bogus call that cost us the game.

Yes, I'm a bitter crazy superfan/alumnus of the losing team. I'll freely admit to that, because my blood is green.

jeffisjeff
12-05-2011, 12:37 AM
Well, I have no loyalty to either team (my Big 10 teams are Northwestern and Purdue), but I don't see what all the whining is about. Yes, the kicker kept his leg up after the kick (as kickers are apparently trained to do) and he did very much exaggerate the impact of the hit. But, he got hit by an MSU player. That is against the rules (whether it was a hard hit or a light one). Personally, I am a huge supporter of the rules for protecting the kicker, or more generally of rules designed to protect players in particularly vulnerable situations. So the complaining leaves me :rolleyes: .

redonthehead
12-05-2011, 02:23 AM
Rematch time! Bama vs. LSU 1/9/12! Not sure who I'm pulling for in that game. It would be nice if we kept the title in the state but as long as it's in the SEC then I'm good and since that's a given....decisions decisions.

BigB08822
12-05-2011, 03:04 AM
LSU already won that game but they will just have to do it again.

redonthehead
12-05-2011, 03:39 AM
LSU already won that game but they will just have to do it again.

Yes I know LSU won the first match. The rematch is a different game. We shall see who wins this one on 1/9/12. Remember just because LSU won the first time does not guarantee that they'll win the second time. ;)

BigB08822
12-05-2011, 04:15 AM
Of course not. But the BCS claims that every game of the regular season is a play off game and thus they have no play off. It all seems so ironic. I just hope this FINALLY results in a dang play off system of some sort. I liked the 6 team playoff someone mentioned. Top 2 seeds get byes first week and the other 4 begin the play offs. This results in 1 or 2 extra games AT MOST. They could keep the BCS the same as far as rankings, just use those rankings to determine the top 6 instead of only the top 2 at the end of the year.

zippy
12-05-2011, 04:38 AM
Well, it's an unusual situation. A ton of things had to happen to set up this rematch, and they did. If the first LSU-Ala game had been at all decisive, I don't think this would have ever come about even with everything else happening - voters would have gone more heavily for one of the other 1-loss teams. I do think it's too bad there's not at least a plus-one system of some sort. I think I favor a final four system where the top 4 ranked teams play, 1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3, with the winners going on to play for all the marbles and the losers to rotating BCS bowls. This would have given us a LSU-Stanford game and a Bama-OK State game. In addition to putting some of the whining and wuzrobbing to bed, it'd give college football some variety and intrigue - more chances to pit the big offense schools vs. the big defense schools. Anyway, the championship game will be a huge war - looking forward to it! And just think, the SEC haters can finally be happy that a SEC team is guaranteed to lose the national championship game :).

redonthehead
12-05-2011, 12:42 PM
And just think, the SEC haters can finally be happy that a SEC team is guaranteed to lose the national championship game :).

So true so true.

We really thought that Bama wouldn't be ranked #2 because they wouldn't let two SEC teams play the national championship game. So, my husband almost didn't watch ESPN to find out because he was that sure they weren't going to be ranked 2. Anyway, it will be an exciting ballgame and with it being so close, I'm sure NOLA will be filled with bunches of Bama fans with or without tickets to support the Tide.

PDilemma
12-05-2011, 07:30 PM
I vote for an 8 or 16 team play-off. But a saner system would have to be in place to determine who qualifies. Playing off the top four in BCS poll still leaves a lot of room for controversy as teams are chosen for current bowls often based on fan-following and potential ticket sales.

An eight team system could utilize the four sites of the current BCS bowls as first round games.

zippy
12-06-2011, 04:26 AM
Anyway, it will be an exciting ballgame and with it being so close, I'm sure NOLA will be filled with bunches of Bama fans with or without tickets to support the Tide.

Oh, it'd be so fun to be in Nola on the big day! Not that I could ever afford a ticket, but the atmosphere will be great. Congrats to you guys on last year's win, it was an exciting game and I was rooting for Auburn! Great for the state to make it to the NCG three years in a row.


I vote for an 8 or 16 team play-off. But a saner system would have to be in place to determine who qualifies. Playing off the top four in BCS poll still leaves a lot of room for controversy as teams are chosen for current bowls often based on fan-following and potential ticket sales.
An eight team system could utilize the four sites of the current BCS bowls as first round games.

Oh, definitely, that would be fairer, and the eight team system with the bowl games would be good too - although after poking around some football message boards it looks like controversy will never go away no matter what. I have read some decent arguments against a big playoff system, the major one being that it asks so much of the players, what with the wear and tear and risk of injury (I do feel a little icky about exploitation of college athletes). Other reasons are mostly logistical, like worries about being able to fill a stadium on short notice when fan bases have to travel long distances, etc ($$$). Plus the bowl system allows so many teams to be able to hoist a trophy at the end of the season, even if it is from the Viagra.com Salad Bowl or whatever it is we're down to.
Too bad nobody will ever agree to do anything; we'll be stuck with the beauty pagent system forever.

Speaking of beauty pagents: Heisman finalists are Andrew Luck, Trent Richardson, Robert Griffin III, Montee Ball and Tyrann Mathieu. Thoughts? I'm excited for Griffin, that kid is an amazing talent.