Not everyone. I know I did not - and do not want an eight team playoff. Four teams is enough.
Surprised to get good news from the NCAA
I was gonna say gin rummy.
Kevin, I want to be clear that I’m not trying to attack you, because that’s not my aim - I’m just commenting on the discrepancy I saw... I thought it was kind of important in context. I’m trained to have a critical eye in what I do, and sometimes that - and engaging in a discourse through simple black and white text - comes across a little more harshly than intended. I think it’s cool that you replied to explain your process and thinking here. I appreciate the article, and like a lot of what you do here. Cheers.
Maybe a current tweet or screen shot would have worked better? The one you used is confusing at best, and doesn’t tell the story you are trying to tell here.
So nobody else here noticed that the actual “score” given in the Sagarin tweet is much lower that what the article said it is? OSU is still a great team, but don’t you need facts to align here in order to have a story?
I’m not a Bama fan, but Tua was really good tonight, especially in the second half. And LSU knew he wasn’t going to run. I don’t know how that doesn’t count...? He does have outstanding WR and RB talent around him, but he put the ball right on the money in some big moments. I have a hard time accepting that he is garbage. If you want to talk about Bama’s schedule, that’s another matter - they haven’t play a difficult slate at all. But there is a lot of talent in that team, and Tua is right there.
Tua is a damned good QB. He’s the second or maybe third best in college football this year when healthy, not far behind Burrow. I’m not sure why people here are critical of his game. Sure he wasn’t as good when coming off of surgery, but I think that was expected. He will be back, and Bama will be in the playoff.
I have no problems with what Wiseman’s family or Hardaway did here.
I don’t think you can sue for loss of things you don’t have, or possible future “earnings/awards” that are determined subjectively. If the NCAA determines Young is ineligible, there is no realistic recourse.
The the family needed money to travel for the rose bowl, why would Chase need to be the middle man to secure the loan? The friend or family could have more easily approached one another for these arrangements, and left Chase to prep for the game, which I’m sure keeps everyone on the team quite busy. Something isn’t adding up here.
You could argue that Minnesota should probably be a little higher, but they really haven’t played anyone to demonstrate they deserve much respect.
I’ll disagree with you in that. Burrow has put it all together in LSU’s new open offense and is going to be a very high draft pick this year. Fields isn’t there yet. Based on potential, they are pretty close, all things considered. We will just have to wait and see how much Fields develops, and if he gets to Burrow’s level eventually. I think he may get there, but nothing is a given.
Also, Tua and Hurts are pretty good QBs. And I think maybe Eason and Lawrence could have an arguement, depending on whether you are deciding based on what they are today vs what they could be in the future. That kid out West is pretty good too.
Guess not. I was wrong in my assumption that they play in the same division, and am here to admit that. I suppose I should pay more attention to the SEC? My parents are Bama fans, and it’s kind of a turn off. I watch them maybe once a year, but I’m really not a fan. But I can admit when I am wrong. As my other post below explains, I don’t think this precludes both Bama and LSU from getting into the playoff - it may make it more likely than my Initial incorrect scenario. It’s not really going to be a shock for me if it happens.
I was wrong, but I wasn’t bashing the SEC. I think they too often get the benefit of Bama’s reputation, but in this case it is earned by both Bama and LSU. Saying the two schools will both have a spot is realistic.
Anybody who thinks someone other than Burrow or Young is the best player in football is smoking crack. You could argue for Hurts or Tua if he only misses one game, maybe. That poll shows me only that there is some politicking involved even in an informal “straw poll.” For any other players to receive votes is laughable.
The answer is the SEC gets both LSU and Bama, unless maybe one of them loses twice to the other. If they go 1-1 against each other, they will both get in on the strength of that loss. There is more weight given to that in the SEC.
No, what it means is that both LSU and Bama are getting in, assuming that they have no more than one loss each.
I’m just guessing, but maybe talent isn’t his problem?
Have you compared the top QBs numbers this year? Fields isn’t going to NYC as a Heisman finalist. He’s had a great season, especially for a kid with no real game experience. Be happy with that. Young could have a shot, except that playing with Dobbins could take away votes, maybe. Also, neither Young nor Dobbins is a QB, so even with worthy seasons it’s going to be tough.
Young is the only one with a realistic chance to sit in the audience during the trophy presentation.
Not so much rotten as they are stupid, I think.
I don’t read that as shocked, as much as horrified. It is the scream.
Is that cause and effect, though?
Brees, Wentz, Flacco, Foldes/Minshew, Rivers, Ryan, Roethlesburger, the kid in Buffalo, and others didn’t attend “big time” football factories, and yet they are starters in a league where only 32 guys can say the same. In fact, most of these guys represent the best in the league right now. If NFL talent evaluators are favoring prospects only from top 10 programs, they won’t stay employed for long.
Again, this is a fun discussion, but I’m not sure you and I are disagreeing necessarily about the main topic.
You’re not disagreeing with me, but rather refocusing the topic. My response was aimed at linking NFL success with the “U” acronym.
NFL performance has no bearing on whether OSU is or should be associated with DBU or WRU or any other “U,” in my opinion. These terms merely reflect an ability of the staff to recruit elite talent and develop it into above average production at the college level - and to prepare those talented players for entry into the professional game. Success in the NFL is not really dependent on which school a player previously attended as much as it is a reflection of the player’s talent and work ethic and intelligence. Skill development is certainly an important piece of the puzzle here, too, but I’m not sure that it is more important than the others I mentioned.