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Old 12-09-2012, 08:33 AM   #1981
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Lad, do you ever tire of being wrong? Since 1990, there have been 17 undefeated NC teams and 9 with 1 or more losses. So it's not "almost always the way it works."

By a pretty good margin, most NC teams don't "back into" a NC.

And Lad, I'm soon to be 64, and I'm pretty sure I've seen enough football for me to state a qualified opinion.

I will concede you one thing though, I'm pretty sure you know more about Canadian football than I do. American football, no so much.
I'll concede that you are old, but not that you are very well informed.

"Lad"? You really are an idiot...or at least play one on the interweb. Canadian football??? WTF??? Again, you haven't been paying attention.....I'm not Canadian...not that there's anything wrong with that.



No one backed into the MNC....It's based on polls at the end of the season. No such thing as a real NC in division I college football anyway....Where do you get 17? You have to be VERY liberal with your choosing of which poll results you use to get that number. You really can only go back as far as the 1998 season with the creation of the BSC and inclusion of all of the major players into the MNC game in this case.

I only count 6 match ups of undefeated teams. So I'll concede that 9/15 may not be "almost always", so let's just agree on "usually".
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:39 AM   #1982
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He had enough talent to win a Heisman, and even get a few starts in the NFL. Even the worst player in the NFL has talent. But I get what you're saying. Compared to Tom Brady he's a joke. Believe me, I'm no Teebow fan, Dmac should have won that Heisman.
I don't think that NFL results matter in this dicussion. To my eyes Tebow was the most dominating college player since Herchell Walker....and had 3 great seasons a starter and one as a freshman specialist on a MNC team.

Johnny Football had an amazing freshman season let's give him a couple more years to see where he ends up in college football legend. The pressure will be very high on him so he has a very difficult task.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:43 AM   #1983
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Look the kid is great, no doubt. But he is barely 6' tall. NFL teams like their QB's a little taller. But RG3 is changing the game, so who knows?
Speaking of six footers, Fran Tarkenton had a pretty good career. Nine Pro Bowls and three trips to the SB.
3,686 pass completions, 47,003 passing yards, 342 touchdowns and 3,674 yards rushing.
Johnny Football reminds me a lot of Tarkenton.
Like you said about RG3, that type of QB might shake things up in the NFL.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:01 AM   #1984
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Yep, TA&M was mediocre in the Big 12 and once they got into the SEC, they are 9th in the country. All with a new coach, and a freshman red-shirt QB, and a 2011 record of 7-6, and a losing record of 4-5 in the Big 12.

Amazing what they have achieved in such a superior conference.
Auburn won a Natty with Cam Newton and a hack for an OC. College football, 'nuff said.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:31 AM   #1985
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well, thanks to all you insufferable sec fans, I'll have to pull for ND in the NC. Thanks a lot...
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:45 AM   #1986
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its a damn good day to be an Aggie. Whoop!
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:57 PM   #1987
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I'll concede that you are old, but not that you are very well informed.

"Lad"? You really are an idiot...or at least play one on the interweb. Canadian football??? WTF??? Again, you haven't been paying attention.....I'm not Canadian...not that there's anything wrong with that.



No one backed into the MNC....It's based on polls at the end of the season. No such thing as a real NC in division I college football anyway....Where do you get 17? You have to be VERY liberal with your choosing of which poll results you use to get that number. You really can only go back as far as the 1998 season with the creation of the BSC and inclusion of all of the major players into the MNC game in this case.

I only count 6 match ups of undefeated teams. So I'll concede that 9/15 may not be "almost always", so let's just agree on "usually".
You say you are located in Canada, hence the Canadian football reference. If you aren't in Canada, where are you?

And, I didn't use polls, those were actual records, and truth be told, I only used final results and did not take into account 2 undefeated teams playing each other. So, I guess we're moving from "almost always, to "usually", to "hardly ever".
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:27 PM   #1988
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You say you are located in Canada, hence the Canadian football reference. If you aren't in Canada, where are you?

And, I didn't use polls, those were actual records, and truth be told, I only used final results and did not take into account 2 undefeated teams playing each other. So, I guess we're moving from "almost always, to "usually", to "hardly ever".
I get around....see what assuming does? Read the thread.

Creeping senility must be hard on a man.

Your original premise was that Alabama backed into the game because others lost. 9 out of 15 times at least one participant had at least one loss....that's most of the time. That's all.

Oregon had a tough loss, but KSU lost to a terrible team with no defense. I don't feel a bit sorry for them.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:52 AM   #1989
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Holy Shit!!!!! I was hoping with the imminent demise of the BigEast that the MWC would retain BoiseSt and SDSt, and maybe pick up another team that would work...


Now this from The Sporting News.

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With the likelihood their athletic programs will be left without a conference as soon as next season, officials at longtime Big East members Connecticut and Cincinnati are exploring multiple options regarding their future.

The seven non-football Catholic universities in the Big East are expected to formally announce their withdrawal from the league soon, and the other members are operating under the assumption the Big East as they know it will not be in operation next year.

Sources close to the discussions told Sporting News on Friday that one possibility to give the Bearcats and Huskies a home, which is at the early stages of discussion, would be a cross-continent all-sports league involving disenfranchised members of the Big East as well as the most prominent members of the Mountain West.

The proposed entrants would be UConn, Cincinnati, South Florida, Memphis, Temple, Boise State, San Diego State, UNLV, New Mexico and possibly BYU or Central Florida. Such a league would include football programs that are comparable and competitive, as well as extraordinary basketball featuring eight teams that reached the NCAA Tournament last season. NBC Sports Network is likely to be approached to gauge its interest in such a property.

In order to form such a league, however, UConn and Cincinnati would have to make some sort of profound commitment -- perhaps even a “grant of rights” similar to the Big 12’s, meaning they’d lose their media revenue for the length of time if they leave -- to convince the Western schools involved that they would not exit immediately if invited to join the ACC.

That could become leverage to convince current members of the ACC -- especially some of its more vulnerable longtime schools, such as Duke and Wake Forest, to invite Cincinnati and UConn now and bring the current conference membership to 16.

Because at some point, perhaps soon, the Devils, Deacons and one or two others might be left behind as ACC core members with more football power (Florida State, Clemson, Virginia Tech), larger fan bases (North Carolina, NC State, Virginia) and bigger markets (Georgia Tech) are swept up by the far-richer Big Ten and SEC and the slightly richer Big 12.

There is no short of awareness inside the ACC that such possibilities exists.

They’ll have Syracuse, Pitt and Louisville to help keep them company if several members depart, but would that be enough?

If they can get UConn and Cincinnati at a discount, why not move now?

Should the “Transcontinental Conference” became a reality, it would include three former NCAA basketball champions (UConn, Cincinnati, UNLV) and two others with multiple Final Four appearances (Memphis, Temple). Plus, UConn, Cincinnati and Boise State have all made BCS bowl games in the past five seasons.

Travel would be an obvious hassle for all involved, particularly in regards to non-revenue sports, but options are not plentiful for those teams that either have been in the Big East for years or were planning to join in the near future
I know my schools are relegated to the B leagues. I want them to be "my" B leagues. I want to play ColoSt, AFA, Wyo every year. I don't give a shit about South Florida, Memphis or Temple... etc.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:03 AM   #1990
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We need to make the Semi-Pro teams officially Semi-Pro.

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Old 12-14-2012, 11:47 AM   #1991
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The whole BCS thing is a proven failure. The AQ deal is a complete fiasco. Eventually it's going to come down to 4 or 5 super conferences. But for most it's going to be feast or famine, the disparity is going to get larger IMO. As of now you have the SEC, B1G, PAC, and Longhorn league, then everyone else is out in the cold.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:46 AM   #1992
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The whole BCS thing is a proven failure. The AQ deal is a complete fiasco. Eventually it's going to come down to 4 or 5 super conferences. But for most it's going to be feast or famine, the disparity is going to get larger IMO. As of now you have the SEC, B1G, PAC, and Longhorn league, then everyone else is out in the cold.
Seems to be happening in other sports as well. Most notably in PAC 12 basketball, which has only 1 ranked team in the Top 25, Arizona, #8. What's up with PAC 12 sports?
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:29 PM   #1993
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Jurgen goes crazy---

Mountain West (Football) 2013---
Wyoming, ColoSt, AFA, UNM, UtahSt, UNLV, Nevada, FresnoSt, SanJoseSt, Hawaii---


BigEast Remnants-- (future...)
UConn, Cincinnati, Boise State, South Florida, Temple, SDSt, Memphis, Central Florida, Houston, SMU, Tulane, Eastern Carolina

That's 22 teams. Instead of poaching, scrambling into the life boats, throwing kids overboard, combine. Do the mega conference that ConfUSA and MTNWest danced around--- Except this would be better positioned than the ConfUSA/MTNWest combo pack with more top/mid football teams.

Divisions:
West--
1. Hawaii
2. Boise St
3. Fresno St
4. San Jose St
5. SDSt
6. Nevada


Mountain:
1. Utah St
2. Wyoming
3. ColoSt
4. AFA
5. UNM
6. UNLV

Central:
1. SMU
2. Houston
3. Tulane
4. Memphis
5. Cinci
6. BYU

East:
1. UConn
2. Temple
3. South Florida
4. Central Florida
5. East Carolina
6. Navy

Makes for the whole damn country, lot's of TV markets, could be good.
Could add BYU and ??? to make it an even 24. Four six team divisions.

ooops missed Navy add BYU and you have it. (edit ii)
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:35 PM   #1994
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What makes my head hurt the most, conference realignments, or confidence points?
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:15 AM   #1995
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Makes for the whole damn country, lot's of TV markets, could be good.
Could add BYU and ??? to make it an even 24. Four six team divisions.

ooops missed Navy add BYU and you have it. (edit ii)
Makes way too much sense.

Also you missed that newly minted independent powerhouse - Idaho.

Interesting to see what Boise State does. The big "AQ" move has turned out to be more of a lateral shuffle only two time zones away. Lots of rumors and grumbling out here.

Can't wait for that Temple game!
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