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I'm Ron Burgundy

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Comment 2 hours ago
Not sure if serious or if the italics is sarcasm, but I honestly said that same thing to many who were beating the JT drum that night. And really it is nothing against JT as a player, I think he is great. I think it is more the playcalling. I just kept trying to tell people, wait until this QB run-heavy offense has to go up against a real defense before you decide everything was Cardale's fault. The Illinois game definitely gave me doubts, but I thought we'd handle MSU pretty easily with TTUN being the real challenge. This staff falls into old predictable habits when a good defense can load the box and align themselves in a way that takes away our RB pre-snap. It's like they eliminate our best player without having to even try to tackle him. MSU secondary does not have half the talent that TTUN's does, so if we couldn't pass last week I really am worried about this next game.
Comment 23 Nov 2015

If Cook can't play, then sell out their solid defense against the run. Something we were inexplicably unwilling to do despite MSU running the ball like 35 straight times in the 2nd half.  They could make it another ugly game and maybe get enough points to squeak out a win.

If Cook plays, which I assume he will, then there is almost less than no chance for PSU in this one.  Their offense looks like ours did last week in every game they play.

Sparty 31  PSU 13

Comment 23 Nov 2015

Exactly. Considering the one time they did that JT had a relatively easy dump to Jalin for a TD.  And that wasn't just because they were on the goal line. MSU was playing that defense all over the field. Jalin and Braxton should have been targeted early and often over the middle / getting behind their safeties.

Comment 21 Nov 2015
I totally agree, and that's not a knock on JTs ability. This coaching staffs obsession with the QB run gets magnified against quality defenses. The injury last year forced them to adapt and defenses were caught off guard. I do believe that is why Urban stuck with Cardale so long this year. He knew that version of the offense was best against elite defenses. Unfortunately it never came to be and JT was the best option. Extra unfortunately it led to this game.
Comment 21 Nov 2015

I can't believe the O/U on this game is still at 56, at least on Bovada. I'm borderline all in on the under.  Feels high for that game even if it was 75 and sunny. Purdue -22 looks pretty safe too.

Comment 20 Nov 2015

It is very concerning. I thought maybe it was just the outgoing class of players, and this fresh bunch of guys would be more skilled at shooting, but geez, I guess not.

Comment 20 Nov 2015

Yeah I thought this team was going to for sure make the tournament this year and be at least as good as last year, but I have major doubts after watching that game. That was not pretty. I can't recall the last time OSU lost at home to some no name team.

Oh well, the real deal is tomorrow. Go Bucks!

Comment 19 Nov 2015

With ESPN3 it means you can at least watch it on a PC, or even better if you have an Xbox, playstation, roku, fire TV or any number of streaming devices with the ESPN app hooked up to your TV, you can watch it through that.

That said I'm doubting I'm going to go to the extra trouble of streaming a hoops game against UT-Arlington at 7pm on a Friday.

Memphis game at least is on ESPN2 next Friday. I will be tuning into that one.

Comment 18 Nov 2015
Here's a little Team A and Team B using ESPN's ridiculous FPI numbers that make no sense: Team A Strength of Record #5 Game Control #13 Avg Win Prob #6 Overall Efficiency #17 Total FPI rank: #29! Team B Strength of Record #9 Game Control #22 Avg Win Prob #25 Overall Efficiency #20 Total FPI rank: #6 How in the hell when all of your available data points, team A (Iowa) is better than Team B (TCU) is there that kind of discrepancy in the final ranking? FPI is horrendously flawed compared to the others. It does seem like they are just making shit up behind the scenes when the place the actual total ranking number.
Comment 17 Nov 2015

The potential Ok/Ok St vs. ND debate in the #4 spot is really intriguing.  I think "right now" ND is ahead of OU, and it will help ND that the Big 12 doesn't have a championship game.  As others have mentioned the committee seems to be really down on the Big 12 in general, so we'll see.

We know from last year that conference championships DO matter in the final rankings. What we don't know is how they see a strong ND (with no conf champ of course) since you weren't in contention last year. ND is definitely the wild card this year.

But, this is college football, at least one of Clemson/Bama/OSU (gulp) is going to get upset before season's end. As well as more of the Big 12 teams and/or ND @ Stanford.

Comment 17 Nov 2015

35-24 good guys.  Buckeyes control the game throughout, but a few missed opportunities and a garbage score by Sparty makes it look a little closer than it was.

Comment 12 Nov 2015

Wait it out for the B1G tickets. Any halfway decent seat is gone on Ticketmaster and the secondary markets are ridiculous until the week of the game.

Comment 10 Nov 2015

Agreed. Overall the post was pretty spot on about the different tiers of teams. But it is clear the committee is not buying the Big 12 given where they all are currently ranked. But they are quite high on ND, which would only strengthen with a win over Stanford (on the road). Especially if Stanford then wins the PAC-12.

Oklahoma would have needed a CCG for an extra high quality W to move past ND.

Comment 10 Nov 2015

That's the misnomer about Clemson.  That they have a tough schedule and/or have been dominant.  They have 2 really nice wins - ND and FSU - both at home. The rest of their schedule is poop to mediocre. Their remaining games are against teams currently 3-6 and soon to be worse.  Looks like they may get a decent CCG game against UNC now, but the end result is an OVERALL schedule that is probably slightly worse than what OSU's will end up. Because I think the B1G overall is a bit stronger than the ACC.

Clemson just has been in the right place at the right time this year.  They started the season off the radar against weak teams and performed no better than OSU, but they were not under the microscope that OSU was.  So, the narrative is Clemson is "on the rise" while it is "what is wrong with OSU?".  Then they had that ND game at the right time to catapult them up the rankings, and a well timed massacre of a so-so Miami team.

Clemson average scoring margin: 38-17

OSU average scoring margin: 37-15

Once our schedule catches up to theirs, OSU > Clemson. 

Comment 06 Nov 2015

If Ole Miss and Bama win out, I think it is pretty straightforward - Ole Miss gets ranked in front of Bama. Here's why:

Ole Miss (11-2)  - SEC Champs, key wins @Bama, Tx A&M LSU, Championship game (probably highly ranked UF).  Road losses to 2 top 10-15 teams.

Bama (11-1)  Champions of nothing. Key wins Wisc, LSU, @Tx A&M.  Lost at home to Ole Miss.

Ole Miss will have equal or better top end wins, including most importantly the head to head win @Bama. And an SEC championship to boot. The conference championship + head to head win will trump having one extra loss.  Because their overall "resumes" will be very similar.

Comment 06 Nov 2015

Memphis vs. Ole Miss was in mid-to-late October. It can't be brushed off as some fluke result the first or second game of the season.

Anywho, both Ole Miss and Memphis need to win out for this to be a discussion, and I think one of them if not both will drop a game along the way.

Comment 05 Nov 2015

Man K State's QB is awful. They have no chance here.

Comment 05 Nov 2015

The new iterations of Tomb Raider play pretty similarly to the Uncharted series. Great visuals, good story, and fun gameplay. 3rd person shooter action/adventure games. Not quite as good as Uncharted though.