The Game 2016 was better than at least half of these games. Games like 61-58 aren't great IMO. That's just sloppy football.
Floyd's fights against boxers are boring. So there's no reason to think a fight against an MMA fighter would be any different.
All those mentioned are really good. I'd add Bama / LSU to that list as well. The game is usually important and competitve. LSU is one of the few teams that typically can hold their own with Bama and it's always a very physical game.
My top 3:
1. NFL Draft - hyped for way too long. Shouldn't even be discussed until the week before the draft, but we get 9 months of non stop coverage.
2. Seven game series - unnecessary and excessive. Best of 3 is fine. If you can't win 2 out of 3, you're not that good. Seven game series exist solely to maximize revenue and it's a waste of time. The NBA/NHL playoffs take forever because of this.
3. Sports talk shows - They overanalyze everything. They'll spend an hour talking about a tweet. Who cares? These shouldn't even exist.
Night> 3:30> Noon. They all have pros and cons but I'd say the night games are best, assuming of course that it's a big game. Lesser games probably should get the noon or 3:30 slot. I like that the Bucks have a variety throughout the season. I think most people love night games, but they wouldn't be as special if every game was a night game.
Yeah I believe it was the Mike Shula era
'07 Florida was the roughest for me. If they won that game, that team may have gone down as the greatest in OSU history. Instead it was 4 hours of torture. The two Sparty losses are right there too.
They just need to cut back the number of bowls, like maybe 25 bowls instead of 40. I think people will always want to tune in to the better games around New Year's. I also think guys sitting out will be few and far between. There's not that many guys in a given year where they're a slam dunk pick. Guys that are mid round projections would still want to play to enhance their position. If I was in their position, I'd just take out an insurance policy and play in the bowl. Odds of getting hurt are so small.
If the drafting team wanted to, they could pay him first round money regardless. The contract's not signed right away so it's not like the money is set in stone.
there's always dancing with the stars
So he goes from no experience to the top gig? Seems kinda strange.
Agreed. That's the problem with professional sports. Excessiveness creates disinterest. I guarantee you the World Cup wouldn't be such a big deal if it was held every year.
That's why college football is a better sport than basketball. You can't suck for part of the year and get hot at the right time and make it into the playoff. You have to be good all year. The regular season actually means something in college football.
and Tennessee and Georgia.
NBA would be a lot better if the regular season was 40 games and the post season was just Best of 3 series. The fact their playoffs take 2 months to complete is a joke and is why I never watch it. That's more than half of CFB's regular season length.
These constant game stoppages are brutal.
We'll all be sick of these ads by the end of the day. They're probably going to show the same ones all tournament long.
Every month of fall is way better than any other month for sports.
Hoke is becoming the Charlie Weis of coordinators.
Maybe for some, but I think everyone knows where Zeke played.
I think Weber can be that guy
ESPN hype train maybe? I'm not saying these rankings are all right. I just think OSU definitely should still be in front of PSU.
3 losses vs. 2. So yeah, OSU should be ahead of them.
The performances in September are much more important to me than bowl season. I always thought conference records in the bowls were vastly overrated. Certain teams have unfair home advantages, guys are hurt or suspended, and a lot of players simply don't care about the bowl game. In September, teams are usually at full strength and still vying for a playoff spot. So I'd say the regular season non-conference slate is much more indicative of how good a conference is.