I always liked having the NCG on a Monday just cause there's never anything else going on that day. I know I'll be able to watch it. I don't really care about casual fans anyways. They're the ones that could potentially ruin the sport (i.e. expanding the postseason solely to appeal to a bigger audience, even though said audience can't grasp how significant the regular season is to the sport). I agree though the semis should always be on New Year's, even on Sundays (make the NFL move).
This also doesn't justify expanding the playoffs to 8. They didn't win their conference outright so they have no legit beef. How can you be the national champ if you're not the Big 12 champ? I hope the playoffs aren't expanded just to satisfy the fanbase that ends up at No. 5. That's not a good reason to me. The bottom line is it's their own fault for not getting in, not the committee. They screwed themselves.
I'm surprised none of the hotel staff told them to keep it down
at least it's not the dr. pepper logo
I'll be so glad when Saban retires. I'm sick of seeing Bama #1 in the recruiting rankings every single year. It's time for a change.
We already have something that mimics the first round or two of an 8 or 16 team playoff. It's called the regular season. No need to expand beyond 4 teams. I'd rather one team get "left out" every single year than let in a bunch of undeserving teams. With an 8 or 16 team playoff, you really risk losing the significance of the marquee regular season games. Those games basically serve as elimination games right now and under a bigger playoff they'd be more about determining what seed a team got rather than being outright elimination games. I really see no reason to expand.
They didn't win their conference outright so they had no legit beef anyways.
How are these games boring? Pretty good matchups IMO.
I'm not against using some black on the unis, but I hate having it as the main color like in that example. The main colors should always be scarlet and gray. That looks more like a Rutgers uniform.
Well the BS calls have already started
dumb move not letting that be the last play
I agree with you. I appreciate the optimism, but this game will be more difficult than a lot fans seems to be expecting. I'm not expecting a loss at all, but I also try to be realistic. The Bucks will probably have to play a near perfect game, which is very possible.
The NFL regular season (like pretty much all sports other than CFB) doesn't really mean that much so it's hard for me to care. You just have to be a half decent team and sneak into the playoffs and then anything can happen. There's not as much of a disparity among the teams like there is in college which I think actually makes the NFL more boring. The champ in CFB truly feels like the champ which is not always the case in most other sports (was UCONN really the best team in CBB last year; I think not).
One of my biggest concerns defensively is actually containing Sims. The Bucks haven't played a true mobile QB all year and I'm sure Bama will look to use his mobility to their advantage.
Only one, and it just happened.
TCU wins by 52 over a 2 win team. OSU wins by 59 over #13. The decision is simple.
I think there comes a point that when you've won that many games in a row, you should never drop until you lose. I despise FSU and I agree they've looked like crap for much of the year. Still, in the end they've won the damn games. Simply winning should be rewarded more than losing a game but passing the inexplicable "eye test". TCU barely beat Kansas a couple weeks ago, but for some reason people seem to have forgotten. I still think Baylor should be ahead of them. It doesn't matter to me how good TCU may look. The bottom line is they lost the head to head matchup. That renders all other comparisons irrelevant.
OSU also has arguably the best win of the top 5, which I think should offset that loss. TCU barely beat Kansas and Baylor barely beat TTech, which are two awful teams. If they're going to nitpick losses, then shouldn't they nitpick wins too?
If they can find a way to defeat Wisky, I think they still got a legit claim to a playoff spot. If they can beat the #10 or 11 team with CJ, who's to say they couldn't compete with one of the top 3 teams in the country?
Yeah cause the SEC really lit it up today in non-conference play. The disparity between conferences isn't nearly as great as the media tries to make it.
I think the Bucks just need one more team to fall and then it will all be in their own hands. TCU will probably be 4 and then OSU at 5 if there are no more upsets. There's no way Baylor passes OSU even if they pull out the win against a bad Texas Tech team.
Yeah they get too much credit for beating teams that were overrated at the time. The Bama loss wasn't nearly as close as the score indicates too.
Anyone that gives up roughly 60 points in a game isn't elite. I don't care how good the opposing offense was. TCU barely beat one of the worst teams in the Power 5 and Baylor lost by a couple TDs to a mediocre WVU team. Therefore, OSU should be ahead of them. At worst, they're equal with Baylor. There's no legit reason both Baylor & TCU should be ahead of them right now.
I've seen some SEC folk complaining they aren't ranked. I understand they're playing well right now, but you can't just disregard half the damn season. They got 5 losses (no, it doesn't matter to me if some were close to good teams). They don't even deserve to be in the discussion of being ranked.