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Comment 20 hours ago

C'mon DJ, you can do better than that with the AAC - you forgot the Floridas (USF, UCF) and the T's (Temple, Tulane, and Tulsa), and this year they'll have 12 teams with Navy.
 

Comment 27 May 2015

Four is the perfect number.  One conference is always left out.  Every game in the regular season matters, OOC schedule matters, winning your CCG matters, and tt gives you something to work for in the off season if you were #5.

Comment 27 May 2015

Great write up, Doc.  So easy a Naval Aviator could understand most of it.  Sports analogies work well, but pictures are always best for this crowd - general of the Crayola or finger paint variety.

Comment 27 May 2015

Ah, the infamous NAS Pensacola obstacle course.  Nothing like hitting the monkey bars at full speed to do some damage to the shoulder.  I was there winter of '91-92.  USS FORRESTAL was the carrier in port.
 

Comment 27 May 2015

I'm not gonna lie, I thought he was making it up until his wife confirmed it.  A real live 'no-shitter'.

Comment 27 May 2015

Best little league story I ever heard came from a guy I worked with.  They didn't have a coach for his son's team, so he volunteered.  He had no idea what he was getting into, so he enlisted the help of an older gentlemen in the neighborhood who had coached little league teams for about 30 years.  They showed up at the first practice, and my buddy asked him what they should do to start.  The older gentlemen threw a football in the outfield and told the kids, "Go play smear the queer" (not intended to offend anyone - that's just what we called it).  My buddy looked at the older guy and said, "You know this is baseball right?"  To which the gentlemen replied, "Yep.  They're like Labradors.  You gotta run 'em around about 15 to 20 minutes and tire them out before they'll listen to you or learn anything.  And they need to have some fun.  Standing around listening to old men tell them how play baseball is boring."  My buddy took his advice, and they started and ended practice with this 'exercise' every day.  The kids had a blast and they won every game that season.
 

Comment 27 May 2015

The PO committee won't really count any of those games = NOT ONE TEAM from a non P5 conference made it into the PO T 25 and those are the games they use to make their decision.

Except for those pesky Broncos from Boise State (MWC) at #20.  Oh, and Memphis (AAC) showed up at #25 in the AP and USA today polls.  But, other than them, no non-P5 team made it into the Top 25.

Comment 27 May 2015

I'm sure someone has posted this link before, but it supports your claim as well.  It was written in 2012 and completely dismantles the SEC superiority argument in the BCS era.

http://www.thepostgame.com/commentary/201208/better-without-em-northern-manifesto-southern-secession-chuck-thompson-sec-bcs

Comment 27 May 2015

EXTEND THE CLIMAX

And that was when I pissed myself laughing.

Comment 27 May 2015

So if you're a Lean Six Sigma kinda person, the optimum APR is somewhere between 949 (Wrestling) and 978 (Women's Rowing) if you're pursuing a National Championship.  Anything more and you're just wasting brain power?  I don't see Pistol or Synch Swimming on the list.  do they get a pass?

Comment 27 May 2015

I think that (the money) is a big part of it.  They claim it's to give the schools time to prepare, but the CFP bowls are essentially the last ones played anyway.  My guess is most teams take a week off after the CCGs, and focus mainly on finals, getting healthy, and maybe some film study.  The impact in my opinion would be to only 3 teams in addition to the Academy.  Seems like for the once in a blue moon opportunity to have a service academy in the CFP, they could make an exception.

Comment 27 May 2015

That's very cool!  I'll bet your CO had some great stories.  They were only one win away from Navy's first NC.  Staubach is still a huge donor at Navy, and we see him come back for games pretty regularly. 

I seem to remember Navy or Air Force beating the Buckeyes in the Liberty Bowl one year in the early 80's.  Might have been one of DeBerry's teams.

Comment 27 May 2015

LOL - have you ever heard Lou Holtz's story about the first time he coached a game in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis?  I think he was with William and Mary or something, and they get out on the field for warmups and Holtz starts looking around the stadium.  Under the railings of the upper and lower decks are the names of famous Navy and Marine Corps victories in huge letters: BELLEAU WOOD - MIDWAY - MARIANAS ISLANDS - SAIPAN - LEYTE GULF - IWO JIMA - etc.  According to Holtz, he looked over at one of his assistants and said, "How'd you like to play that road schedule?"

Comment 27 May 2015

Thanks for the link Toad.  Great read!  I hope TP finds his rhythm with the Bengals.  He, and they, could use some success.

Comment 27 May 2015

I understand what the committee has stated.  The question is, does it need to be black and white?  Notre Dame doesn't play a CCG; should they be excluded from the CFP since they don't have that 13th game that the other P-5 schools might have?  Could the selection committee assign the fourth team as Navy/Team 5, depending on the outcome of the Army-Navy game.  Navy loses, and they fall to the other bowl and Team 5 gets into the CFP.  Navy wins and Team 5 goes to the other bowl game.

Comment 27 May 2015

Dobbs was great, but the current Navy QB, Keenan Reynolds is on pace to shatter school and NCAA records.  His numbers are eyewatering.  He rushed for 31 TDs in 2013 and has 64 career rushing TDs (most ever for a QB in NCAA) tying him for 4th all-time among all players.  He only needs 13 TDs to tie Montee Ball for first.  He's also tied with Braxton Miller for most 100-yd rushing games (14) among active QBs.  I'm just glad they aren't playing the Buckeyes again this year.

Comment 27 May 2015

I tend to agree.  Utah got screwed that year, and BSU proved they deserved to be considered.  Marshall looked good last year, but zero respect in the rankings.  Losing to WKU was the last straw for the Thundering Herd.

Personally, I like the Army-Navy Game all by itself.  It gives me one more week of football before the break for bowl games.  It just sucks when Navy has an early bowl, and they end up with 12 days to prepare or something ridiculous like that.