Ole Miss was undefeated before they lost this week. Instead of saying "Whelp, Ole Miss lost this week that means we have to move them down" the committee compared Ole Miss with the rest of the 1-loss teams and decided they had one of best resumes. While many of you are upset about that, I think it is a blessing in disguise, as that means they reevaluate those "good" wins on a weekly basis, so by the end of the season those preseason rankings wont mean anything. If that is how it works, I think that sounds pretty fair. I doubt Miss St falls much after their first loss either based on all of their "good" wins. I want to see what happens to a 1 loss SEC team that loses in the rankings before I cry foul.
I don't think you can take that much away from this week's poll, other than the fact that the committee is valuing overall resume's more than current events. It will be far more interesting next week when we see how they move team's after big losses/wins.
I thinks its too early to start speculating on who will be ranked where when the season ends. The only poll that will matter is not even out yet, and we have no history on what they will value/how they will judge things. I have heard some intriguing things out of Condoleezza Rice this year, and am very interested in what this first poll will look like, as I think it might be quite different from the AP/coaches. At first I was skeptical when I heard she was leading it, but after thinking about all of the inherent biases in the NCAA, giving an outsider the final say seems like a smart move.
As long as the defense holds them to 21 ppg or under we have a good chance at victory since even with Braxton out I think this offense should average somewhere in the mid 30s ppg. Looking forward to VA Tech next Saturday.
These look amazing. The MSU shoes are especially nice.
The eternally rare quadruple gif. 'Tis a thing of beauty.
I love how Birm watches the new guy get torn a new one and goes, "well that looks like fun!" He probably had the entire thread in mind when he said that, but the order of events is still quite hilarious to me.
I got about halfway through the lawsuit before checking to make sure that this wasn't a Ginter article. After seeing this wasn't the case and being assured it was a real lawsuit, I am left wondering how many other lawsuits out there are as funny as this one. Whoever read that thing when it was first filled must of been in tears. There are probably many other lawsuits just as hilarious too, which makes it just that much better. Nice find.
As a Browns fan, I'm actually cautiously optimistic about this upcoming season. I really liked what we did in the draft, despite not getting any receivers. When your a team as bad as the Browns are you could use some more talent at practically every position, so drafting based on the best available is a much better strategy than drafting based on needs. I also like the QB we just drafted + O-coordinator pairing; it actually makes sense for once. Our defense should be good enough to keep us in games/make up for the typical rookie QB hiccups and if we actually go 8-8 like Squirrel Master predicts I will be very happy. If we go 8-8 while showing major future potential I will be ecstatic.
I love the look on #43's face. It says he foresees pain in #3's near future.
All I have to say is, the PAC-12 Rose Bowl representative better pray we get into the NCG. If we're sitting there at 25-0, and not getting a chance to play for the title, we will have one angry OSU football team with Urban Meyer as their coach.
Of course current BIG players don't think were loud. Their teams suck, for the most part, so nobody gets loud. Maybe if you fielded better teams against us our fans would get more excited?
Honestly, I'm really excited for this basketball season. I feel like if we have some semblance of a post presence from Amir or Trey or whomever, that this is the year we finally break through to the title game.
This is not surprising. At all. Its not even worth a story anymore when the NCAA does something stupid, its just an everyday occurrence.
No respect I tell ya, no respect!
Wow! I didn't even know about half of that stuff. Definitely worth the read, very well written and jam packed with information. Too bad nothing will ever happen to programs that actually deserve the hammer as long as the NCAA has anything to say about it.
Since when is it a such a terrible thing to crush a terrible team anyway? I have played many sports and have been on the wrong end of some shellackings on a few occasions, its not that bad. Heck, it even provides an opportunity for you to laugh at yourself for how pitiful you just played. The fact that people get so upset at a team for destroying another team is silly to me, especially when those same people criticize the aforementioned team for not crushing teams in the first place.
Seriously. I don't think I have ever been more infuriated with the Browns, and that is saying something. The only logical conclusion is they want to tank for the first pick, but they obviously didn't need to give up Richardson to do that. Stupid all the way around. I'm so pissed off right now. Thank god for the Buckeyes.
It feels like every year some fans forget what a first game looks like. This is real life, not a video game people. We won, and as long as we do that every week, the rest will take care of itself.
God Damnit. I was all set to go to sleep and then I had to watch this. I have to get up early tomorrow too. Whelp. So much for that. :(
You realize that the grey area in Nevada only amounts to like, 10 people, right?
Isn't one of the basic principles when creating rules to only come up with ones you actually can enforce? Seems like the NCAA thinks its the other way around.
I went with Hyde. I'm a sucker for a good underdog story. Plus, it said he was a SUPER wildcard, which I assumed was what superman is to the average joe, expect for wildcards.