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bakersfield
06-29-2008, 01:41 AM
Hey! Let's start talking College Football.
USC vs. Ohio State only 2 1/2 months away.
I cannot wait!

GO TROJANS!!

TomAz
06-29-2008, 08:27 AM
Is the Big 10 still in 1-A?

gaypalmsprings
06-29-2008, 08:33 AM
USC still sux. Move on.

bakersfield
06-29-2008, 09:26 AM
USC still sux. Move on.

They may have sucked in the '90's.....but I am thinking they have had a pretty good program the past 5-6 years......
A couple of national championships and 3 Heisman winners......

full on idle
06-29-2008, 09:48 AM
USC vs. Ohio State only 2 1/2 months away.
Cannot wait!

I've been waiting a long time for this game.

bakersfield
06-29-2008, 09:50 AM
I've been waiting a long time for this game.

How do you think it will end up?

full on idle
06-29-2008, 09:52 AM
(The) OSU ftw

bakersfield
06-29-2008, 09:55 AM
(The) OSU ftw

I am an SC fan....
You gotta love college football!
Such an EPIC game being played mid-September.
Making or breaking your season EARLY!

disgustipated
06-29-2008, 10:11 AM
Is the Big 10 still in 1-A?

I heard they were switching to six-man.

Hopeless Semantic
06-29-2008, 11:09 AM
The match-up between 'SC and Ohio St. is going to be akin to the OSU vs. Texas battle in 2005 and 2006. While this game isn't going to determine whether or not one or the other makes it to the BCS Championship, it will determine who has the inside track. As you have seen over the past two years, teams are not going undefeated in the 12-game season. It will be interesting to see how Ohio St.'s O stacks up with a Trojans' D that is solid in the 2nd and 3rd layers, but starting youngsters at the point of attack.

If the Trojans win this game, it'll be interesting to see if they can get by ASU in the Pac-10 and if they do; they'll be. Bringing their show to Miami.

If the Buckeyes win this game, it'll be interesting to see if Georgia scores a hundred points.

Cdubby
06-29-2008, 01:26 PM
Fresno State!!!!!!!!!!!

bakersfield
06-29-2008, 04:02 PM
Fresno State!!!!!!!!!!!

Being originally from the San Joaquin Valley I could not help but really pull for Fresno St. in the College World Series.
That run of theirs was amazing!

bakersfield
06-30-2008, 11:23 PM
Is the Big 10 still in 1-A?

I am looking forward to see how Rich Rodriguez does in Ann Arbor.
I personally think it will not go well. Of course, he will end up VERY RICH, but longing for how good he had it at West Virginia.

C DUB YA
07-01-2008, 01:02 AM
Is the Big 10 still in 1-A?

and it begins.

bakersfield
07-01-2008, 09:52 PM
and it begins.

I'd expect a lot of smack talking between the Big 10 & Pac 10.....

Hopeless Semantic
07-02-2008, 08:46 AM
I'd expect a lot of smack talking between the Big 10 & Pac 10.....

Why? In the games that count--the bowl games--over the duration of the Pete Carroll era USC has been 3-0 against the Big-10. If Ohio St. thinks 'SC is going to be easy, they'll be sent back to Columbus cut in pieces.

Bud Luster
07-02-2008, 09:29 AM
SAN DIEGO STATE!

SDSU, WIN OR LOSE WE STILL BOOZE!

Hopeless Semantic
07-02-2008, 09:30 AM
SAN DIEGO STATE!

SDSU, WIN OR LOSE WE STILL BOOZE!

Thank god for SDSU!!

TomAz
07-02-2008, 09:32 AM
and it begins.

that's right. You can run, but you can't hide from the truth.

Hopeless Semantic
07-02-2008, 09:36 AM
I like the Big-10 because it has 11 goddamn schools and won't admit to it...

TomAz
07-02-2008, 09:38 AM
clearly there's an established profile of deep denial going on.

Hopeless Semantic
07-02-2008, 09:42 AM
clearly there's an established profile of deep denial going on.

Indeed. Just like every year when one of their teams makes it to the BCS. You can hear the same sentiment...No team plays smashmouth football like the Midwestern boys and that no team from the West Coast/South has ever seen such power and then the Big-10 proceeds to get smoked by faster, complex, more athletic teams like the mighty Trojans.

bakersfield
07-02-2008, 09:44 AM
Why? In the games that count--the bowl games--over the duration of the Pete Carroll era USC has been 3-0 against the Big-10. If Ohio St. thinks 'SC is going to be easy, they'll be sent back to Columbus cut in pieces.

I could not agree with you more!
I was at the Rose Bowl sitting in the Illinois section when we smoked the Illini this past New Years Day.
Talk about a bunch of classless fans.....

TomAz
07-02-2008, 09:45 AM
or Appalachian State.

Hopeless Semantic
07-02-2008, 09:48 AM
or Appalachian State.

Appalachian St. had a sub-par season last year by their standards and still came back and won the BCS Sub Division One Division A whatever the f@ck its called championship. They lost alot of their talent to graduation and the NFL, so it will be interesting to see if this school can muster up their 3rd title in a row.

full on idle
07-02-2008, 11:00 AM
Tom doesn't even care about the sport, he's just here to whine.

arbouler
07-03-2008, 03:00 AM
you guys know if there's any way i can subscribe to some online network and watch the games live on the internet?

i'm out of the country for the next few years and really need to watch every SC game.

beat the buckeyes!

p/s - the rose bowl game against Illinois was a joke. even Illinois knew it.
big 10 should include another school in their conference so then they will have a legit conference championship. actually every conference should have 12 teams. it's only fair.

bakersfield
07-03-2008, 10:07 AM
you guys know if there's any way i can subscribe to some online network and watch the games live on the internet?

i'm out of the country for the next few years and really need to watch every SC game.

beat the buckeyes!

p/s - the rose bowl game against Illinois was a joke. even Illinois knew it.
big 10 should include another school in their conference so then they will have a legit conference championship. actually every conference should have 12 teams. it's only fair.

Check into ESPN Game Plan. I believe there is an international online version.

TomAz
07-03-2008, 10:09 AM
you guys know if there's any way i can subscribe to some online network and watch the games live on the internet?

i'm out of the country for the next few years and really need to watch every SC game.


CSTV.com

TomAz
07-03-2008, 10:11 AM
Tom doesn't even care about the sport, he's just here to whine.

http://www.greateratlanta.com/specialinterest/tp/images/book.gif

Hopeless Semantic
07-03-2008, 10:19 AM
TomAz who do you root for?

TomAz
07-03-2008, 10:59 AM
well in theory I root for my alma mater. Well, in practice, too, though it's hard because they are one of the worst teams in 1-A and are never on TV and play in a shitty conference. (Rice, C-USA).

Other than that I guess I root for ASU and whoever is playing Texas A&M that week.

Hopeless Semantic
07-03-2008, 11:53 AM
well in theory I root for my alma mater. Well, in practice, too, though it's hard because they are one of the worst teams in 1-A and are never on TV and play in a shitty conference. (Rice, C-USA).

Other than that I guess I root for ASU and whoever is playing Texas A&M that week.

The Owls, eh? I didn't know the Aggies were you guys' rivals. Anyhow, you all had a nice baseball team a few years back. My first alma mater doesn't have a football team anymore since George Allen died back in 1992 (CSULB) and the other is USC, so I dual root for them in all sports but football. Rice is a Christian school right?

bakersfield
07-03-2008, 02:30 PM
well in theory I root for my alma mater. Well, in practice, too, though it's hard because they are one of the worst teams in 1-A and are never on TV and play in a shitty conference. (Rice, C-USA).

Other than that I guess I root for ASU and whoever is playing Texas A&M that week.

I have a weak alma mater for college sports too (but a great place to party & get an education)--Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
So for rooting purposes, I adopted the school a few of my best friends went to---
THE TROJANS OF SOUTHERN CAL!!

TomAz
07-03-2008, 02:36 PM
The Owls, eh? I didn't know the Aggies were you guys' rivals. Anyhow, you all had a nice baseball team a few years back. My first alma mater doesn't have a football team anymore since George Allen died back in 1992 (CSULB) and the other is USC, so I dual root for them in all sports but football. Rice is a Christian school right?

not rivals so much as polar opposites. A&M is all about regimentation, militarism, conformity, and being a redneck. They're ugly, hairychested stupid monkeys with chewing tobacco stains on their teeth.. and that's just the women.

baseball.. we were in the CWS again this year.

Hopeless Semantic
07-03-2008, 03:32 PM
I have a weak alma mater for college sports too (but a great place to party & get an education)--Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
So for rooting purposes, I adopted the school a few of my best friends went to---
THE TROJANS OF SOUTHERN CAL!!

I used to go up there for the weekend when my friend's brother lived up there. One weekend, I met a girl and she became the reason I'd go up to SLO and it came to pass that this girl was the devil.

Hopeless Semantic
07-03-2008, 03:35 PM
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http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/FromZeroToOne/07rosebowl2nn4.jpg

THE University of Southern California...

TomAz
07-03-2008, 09:47 PM
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bakersfield
07-03-2008, 10:58 PM
HS--
What are your thoughts on Sanchez at QB?
Will he hold off Mustain & be the starter?
Mustain has supposedly impressed a lot of people in
the program since he transferred from Arkansas.

Cannot wait to see what Joe McKnight does this year.
He is a legit Heisman hopeful!

bakersfield
07-09-2008, 11:59 PM
RICH RODRIGUEZ IS A TOOL!

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Former West Virginia University football coach Rich Rodriguez and the University of Michigan have agreed to pay a $4 million buyout and settle a lawsuit that WVU filed after he broke his contract in December.

Rodriguez will pay $1.5 million in three annual payments beginning January 2010. The Wolverines athletic department, his new employer, will pay $2.5 million by the end of July and cover Rodriguez's legal fees, the University of Michigan said in a statement Wednesday

Hopeless Semantic
07-10-2008, 09:35 AM
HS--
What are your thoughts on Sanchez at QB?
Will he hold off Mustain & be the starter?
Mustain has supposedly impressed a lot of people in
the program since he transferred from Arkansas.

Cannot wait to see what Joe McKnight does this year.
He is a legit Heisman hopeful!

I see Mark Sanchez as the starter at the beginning of the year. He has the qualities that make him a slight more valuable over Mustain. His ability to scramble and make plays is going to be necessary with the possibility of McKnight not being able to play due to academic issues. Also, the underwhelming nature of their receiver corps is going to need to be resolved. I think Patrick Turner, Ronald Johnson, and Damien Williams will finally live up to their pedigree and provide targets worthy of the arms of Sanchez/Mustain.

I would give McKnight one more year before saying he's Heisman worthy. I think he stays for his Junior year and then bolts for the NFL. I would like to see Marc Tyler and Stafon Johnson's progress. The money is going to be made on the defensive side.

bakersfield
07-10-2008, 12:36 PM
I see Mark Sanchez as the starter at the beginning of the year. He has the qualities that make him a slight more valuable over Mustain. His ability to scramble and make plays is going to be necessary with the possibility of McKnight not being able to play due to academic issues. Also, the underwhelming nature of their receiver corps is going to need to be resolved. I think Patrick Turner, Ronald Johnson, and Damien Williams will finally live up to their pedigree and provide targets worthy of the arms of Sanchez/Mustain.

I would give McKnight one more year before saying he's Heisman worthy. I think he stays for his Junior year and then bolts for the NFL. I would like to see Marc Tyler and Stafon Johnson's progress. The money is going to be made on the defensive side.


I sure hope McKnight has his academic issues cleared up.
His quickness is so impressive.
Our defense looks good! DE Everson Griffin was a stud in high school here in AZ. He made some impact as a true freshman last year. I look for him to be dominant this year.
Are you going to the Ohio State game? I would like to. But I have a feeling it may be cost prohibitive.

Hopeless Semantic
07-10-2008, 01:29 PM
I sure hope McKnight has his academic issues cleared up.
His quickness is so impressive.
Our defense looks good! DE Everson Griffin was a stud in high school here in AZ. He made some impact as a true freshman last year. I look for him to be dominant this year.
Are you going to the Ohio State game? I would like to. But I have a feeling it may be cost prohibitive.

I don't think there's any tickets left and I'm still waiting to see if my connect is going to have some tickets for me this year. He said he has a couple for the Oregon, Arizona, Arizona St., and Washington games, but only the Sun Devil game looks to be any bit of a thriller. I will probably watch the game with a former co-worker who went to Ohio St. and if we are to win, I'm sure I'll be on full brag mode with him for the remainder of the year.

bakersfield
07-10-2008, 02:15 PM
I don't think there's any tickets left and I'm still waiting to see if my connect is going to have some tickets for me this year. He said he has a couple for the Oregon, Arizona, Arizona St., and Washington games, but only the Sun Devil game looks to be any bit of a thriller. I will probably watch the game with a former co-worker who went to Ohio St. and if we are to win, I'm sure I'll be on full brag mode with him for the remainder of the year.

I have 3 of my best lifelong buddies (2 of them graduated from SC) coming over to AZ in Oct & we will party hard for the weekend & go down to Tucson for the UofA slaughter. Should be a good time.
Probably will hit a game in LA at some point too.

My buddies are paying scalpers for the OSU game & want me to also.
I think I will watch on TV rather than pay hundreds for a nosebleed seat.

Hopeless Semantic
07-10-2008, 02:19 PM
I have 3 of my best lifelong buddies (2 of them graduated from SC) coming over to AZ in Oct & we will party hard for the weekend & go down to Tucson for the UofA slaughter. Should be a good time.
Probably will hit a game in LA at some point too.

My buddies are paying scalpers for the OSU game & want me to also.
I think I will watch on TV rather than pay hundreds for a nosebleed seat.

I hear that the U of A and ASU rivalry is as dirty as they come. I sometimes go over to the scout posting boards to catch some of the war or words and it is pretty nasty. I would rate it second in our conference behind the nastiness of the 'SC - UCLA rivalry. If you've ever came out for one of those, Bakersfield, you would be amazed at the brutality. I went to the game where Reggie Bush saved us @ the Rose Bowl against the Bruins and there were soooo many unsportsmanship like acts on both sides that it kinda ruined it. Does it get that nasty down there in the AZ?

luckyface
07-10-2008, 02:26 PM
I hear that the U of A and ASU rivalry is as dirty as they come. I sometimes go over to the scout posting boards to catch some of the war or words and it is pretty nasty. I would rate it second in our conference behind the nastiness of the 'SC - UCLA rivalry. If you've ever came out for one of those, Bakersfield, you would be amazed at the brutality. I went to the game where Reggie Bush saved us @ the Rose Bowl against the Bruins and there were soooo many unsportsmanship like acts on both sides that it kinda ruined it. Does it get that nasty down there in the AZ?

I can vouch for that ugliness in the USC-UCLA rivalry. I had some douchebag UCLA fan threaten to shit on my eye because I walked by wearing USC gear. The best part of his taunt was when he accidentally backed right into a cop escorting an unruly UCLA fan out of the stadium. The cop yelled at him to watch where he was going and gave him a shove to move him out of his way. The guy looked like he was going to shit himself.

As for the U of A-ASU rivalry, it may be bad at games, but I honestly haven't seen much animosity in real world Arizona. I have many friends who have the schools, and it doesn't get much further than friendly "ASU is going to dominate U of A" type stuff. USC and UCLA seems to spill out in random places.

Hopeless Semantic
07-10-2008, 02:32 PM
I can vouch for that ugliness in the USC-UCLA rivalry. I had some douchebag UCLA fan threaten to shit on my eye because I walked by wearing USC gear. The best part of his taunt was when he accidentally backed right into a cop escorting an unruly UCLA fan out of the stadium. The cop yelled at him to watch where he was going and gave him a shove to move him out of his way. The guy looked like he was going to shit himself.

As for the U of A-ASU rivalry, it may be bad at games, but I honestly haven't seen much animosity in real world Arizona. I have many friends who have the schools, and it doesn't get much further than friendly "ASU is going to dominate U of A" type stuff. USC and UCLA seems to spill out in random places.

Most of the times, the Bruin fans don't really mess with me when I sport 'SC colors--I guess it has something to do with the formerly shaved head and all, but I've seen some stupid stuff go down. The one time I saw the game @ the Coliseum, I saw a Bruins fan yell at this 10-year old girl some rather classless things but none more than the, "Start sucking a whole lotta cocks, because daddy ain't affording your tuition." Suffice to say, the group of Samoans took care of the guy. It can get real nasty when it comes down to the Crosstown Rivalry.

bakersfield
07-10-2008, 02:57 PM
I hear that the U of A and ASU rivalry is as dirty as they come. I sometimes go over to the scout posting boards to catch some of the war or words and it is pretty nasty. I would rate it second in our conference behind the nastiness of the 'SC - UCLA rivalry. If you've ever came out for one of those, Bakersfield, you would be amazed at the brutality. I went to the game where Reggie Bush saved us @ the Rose Bowl against the Bruins and there were soooo many unsportsmanship like acts on both sides that it kinda ruined it. Does it get that nasty down there in the AZ?

I have not been to an ASU - U of A game. Usually only see the in state teams when they play SC. Like this year, when we go down to Tucson it will be to see SC kill the 'cats...
But these two schools (and cities) hate each other!
It gets pretty bad. In basketball too.
I hear it on local sports radio all the time.
So bad that when Steve Kerr played for U of A the ASU fans chanted PLO, PLO....because Steve's dad was assassinated by the PLO in Beirut. He was some kind of Ambassador.
Steve was seen crying in the shootaround...
How classless is that?

Tucson is the butt of many in-state jokes.
Similar to Bakersfield when I was growing up there in CA. :)

I have been to plenty SC-UCLA games over the years & you are right.
That gets ugly. Downright hateful.
I love that shirt that SC kids wear...
FUCLA !

Hopeless Semantic
07-10-2008, 03:03 PM
I have not been to an ASU - U of A game. Usually only see the in state teams when they play SC. Like this year, when we go down to Tucson it will be to see SC kill the 'cats...
But these two schools (and cities) hate each other!
It gets pretty bad. In basketball too.
I hear it on local sports radio all the time.
So bad that when Steve Kerr played for U of A the ASU fans chanted PLO, PLO....because Steve's dad was assassinated by the PLO in Beirut. He was some kind of Ambassador. How classless is that?

Tucson is the butt of many in-state jokes.
Similar to Bakersfield when I was growing up there in CA. :)

I have been to plenty SC-UCLA games over the years & you are right.
That gets ugly. Downright hateful.
I love that shirt that SC kids wear...
FUCLA !

That's right! I heard about the Steve Kerr thing and that's downright dispicable. I mean, it's one thing to slam 'SC for being the college of choice of Orenthal James Simpson, but to yell PLO at Kerr is just on another level. There were a few chants going on in 'SC in regards to Justin Medlock and his DUI which nearly killed his female passenger. The crowd was yelling Coward at him.The one thing, though, I'm kinda disappointed is the violence that goes on @ 'SC-UCLA games. It isn't usually the students/alumni who get into the melee, it is those fringe supporters that are not indicative of the diehard fans who've been there when Marinovich and Rob Johnson toiled in the John Robinson and Larry Smith eras. That gives this rivalry a dirty side to it.

bakersfield
07-10-2008, 03:08 PM
That's right! I heard about the Steve Kerr thing and that's downright dispicable. I mean, it's one thing to slam 'SC for being the college of choice of Orenthal James Simpson, but to yell PLO at Kerr is just on another level. There were a few chants going on in 'SC in regards to Justin Medlock and his DUI which nearly killed his female passenger. The crowd was yelling Coward at him.The one thing, though, I'm kinda disappointed is the violence that goes on @ 'SC-UCLA games. It isn't usually the students/alumni who get into the melee, it is those fringe supporters that are not indicative of the diehard fans who've been there when Marinovich and Rob Johnson toiled in the John Robinson and Larry Smith eras. That gives this rivalry a dirty side to it.

It is bad, but not as bad as the Raider games I used to go to at the Coliseum back in the early 90's. Those got crazy at times!

Hopeless Semantic
07-10-2008, 03:10 PM
It is bad, but not as bad as the Raider games I used to go to at the Coliseum back in the early 90's. Those got crazy at times!

The Raiduhs...save that trash for the NFL thread that is undoubtedly coming in a few weeks. The stench they left in the Colisuem can still be smelt nearly 15 years since they went back to Oakland.

bakersfield
07-10-2008, 03:17 PM
The Raiduhs...save that trash for the NFL thread that is undoubtedly coming in a few weeks. The stench they left in the Colisuem can still be smelt nearly 15 years since they went back to Oakland.

I hate the Raiders. I used to go to root against them.
But with the rough crowd, I was very careful NOT to be too vocal on who I was rooting for. People would get pulled out on stretchers.

Hopeless Semantic
07-10-2008, 03:18 PM
Ooh...this year ND comes to town! That's a game I need to get tickets for! It could be the final step to making it to the BCS Championship!!!

bakersfield
07-10-2008, 03:29 PM
Ooh...this year ND comes to town! That's a game I need to get tickets for! It could be the final step to making it to the BCS Championship!!!

I always love the timing of that game. And it really helps that ND is in the shitter now.

Hopeless Semantic
07-10-2008, 03:59 PM
I always love the timing of that game. And it really helps that ND is in the shitter now.

I kinda wished they weren't so they wouldn't have any wiggle room rue the day they make it back to respectability. It would be awesome to own a half decent team from South Bend, IN and to go on and smash someone for the BCS Championship.

bakersfield
07-10-2008, 04:24 PM
I kinda wished they weren't so they wouldn't have any wiggle room rue the day they make it back to respectability. It would be awesome to own a half decent team from South Bend, IN and to go on and smash someone for the BCS Championship.

They will be back to respectability one year soon.

Sgt. Bilko
07-10-2008, 04:36 PM
Enough of this USC crap. Let's talk about the SEC.

bakersfield
07-10-2008, 04:37 PM
Enough of this USC crap. Let's talk about the SEC.

Who you like?

Sgt. Bilko
07-10-2008, 04:43 PM
Who you like?

I went to school in the SEC, so it's always my main interest. I'd take a mediocre SEC vs SEC game anyday over another conference.

Hopeless Semantic
07-10-2008, 04:46 PM
Can't spell the SEC without the SC...lol.

The SEC can eat a di#k for all I care, but since this is a discussion about NCAA football, I'll say my piece.

I'm not completely sold on Georgia being the team to beat out of the SEC. I do see Tebow and the Gators being the pivotal match-up for Knowshon Moreno & Co. to overcome. How will the Bulldogs pull together after Uga VI passed away recently? I don't see LSU winning the SEC West because they've lost Perriloux and a host of defenders from that defense. With that being said, you cannot count out them and look for an improvement for Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide this year. Also, can Petrino bring his style of play down to Arkansas and change a once running game based offense to his spread option/fast break O?

My darkhorse pic for the SEC is...the other USC...the Gamecocks of South Carolina.

bakersfield
07-10-2008, 04:53 PM
Can't spell the SEC without the SC...lol.

The SEC can eat a di#k for all I care, but since this is a discussion about NCAA football, I'll say my piece.

I'm not completely sold on Georgia being the team to beat out of the SEC. I do see Tebow and the Gators being the pivotal match-up for Knowshon Moreno & Co. to overcome. How will the Bulldogs pull together after Uga VI passed away recently? I don't see LSU winning the SEC West because they've lost Perriloux and a host of defenders from that defense. With that being said, you cannot count out them and look for an improvement for Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide this year. Also, can Petrino bring his style of play down to Arkansas and change a once running game based offense to his spread option/fast break O?

My darkhorse pic for the SEC is...the other USC...the Gamecocks of South Carolina.


That will be a battle down yonder this year. Hope they all just beat up on each other & a bunch of 'em end up with 2-3 losses.

Sgt. Bilko
07-10-2008, 05:16 PM
That will be a battle down yonder this year. Hope they all just beat up on each other & a bunch of 'em end up with 2-3 losses.

Unfortunately, in the big national standing scheme of things, this is what often happens and keeps a lot of very good teams from being higher ranked. Well, that's my perspective, at least.

I loathe Alabama to no extent. My girlfriend graduated from there, but even she can't stand them in football now. They have such a pansy-ass schedule this year that if they DON'T end up near the top of the SEC West, then they are pathetic..... like last year, HA.

Hopeless Semantic
07-10-2008, 05:29 PM
Unfortunately, in the big national standing scheme of things, this is what often happens and keeps a lot of very good teams from being higher ranked. Well, that's my perspective, at least.

I loathe Alabama to no extent. My girlfriend graduated from there, but even she can't stand them in football now. They have such a pansy-ass schedule this year that if they DON'T end up near the top of the SEC West, then they are pathetic..... like last year, HA.

So, that either means you went to Tennessee or Auburn? I'm not so sure they have an easy schedule because you have them going into Clemson, Georgia, Tennessee, and LSU. The Western Kentucky, Arkansas St., and Tulane triumvirate isn't necessarily murderer's row, it is what it is and they should at least lose 3 games at the least this year. I'm saying Georgia, Clemson, and Tennessee are victors over Bama.

bakersfield
07-15-2008, 11:52 PM
HS..What is the outcome of the Reggie Bush case going to be?

Mr. Dylanja
07-15-2008, 11:56 PM
NCAA 09 looks amazing, anybody know when it comes out?

bakersfield
07-15-2008, 11:59 PM
NCAA 09 looks amazing, anybody know when it comes out?


I think I saw that it was coming out today...July 15..?? (I think!)

Mr. Dylanja
07-16-2008, 12:11 AM
Doesn't matter, my broke ass doesn't have PS3 or XBOX, I fell off the gaming wagon after NBA Live 06. *sigh* all those wasted hours gone forever.....

Hopeless Semantic
07-16-2008, 08:43 AM
HS..What is the outcome of the Reggie Bush case going to be?

I know I'll get a lot of flak for saying this, but I see nothing really huge happening to USC if, and this is a big if, there is something to crow about. Well, to be honest--something could happen if per chance Carroll leaves and 'SC is no longer deemed marketable (fat chance). It took the NCAA quite a few years, in fact; a decade, to penalize Miami back in the 80's and they were doing Bushgate 10x over and not hiding it. It, though, still teeters on institutional responsibility. If 'SC and Carroll knew about the illegal transactions directly and without say, gossip-like info, they'll be screwed. I just don't see anything stating this to be concrete.

bakersfield
07-16-2008, 08:45 AM
I know I'll get a lot of flak for saying this, but I see nothing really huge happening to USC if, and this is a big if, there is something to crow about. Well, to be honest--something could happen if per chance Carroll leaves and 'SC is no longer deemed marketable (fat chance). It took the NCAA quite a few years, in fact; a decade, to penalize Miami back in the 80's and they were doing Bushgate 10x over and not hiding it. It, though, still teeters on institutional responsibility. If 'SC and Carroll knew about the illegal transactions directly and without say, gossip-like info, they'll be screwed. I just don't see anything stating this to be concrete.

I hope you are right.
I will be honest, it has me a bit worried.

Hopeless Semantic
07-16-2008, 08:51 AM
I hope you are right.
I will be honest, it has me a bit worried.

It would sully the personal favor I carry for USC, but I'd forgive them eventually. It would be foolish to think 'SC is, and will be the last school guilty of actions like this. I know damn well it is happening in other schools across the land--they're just hiding it better.

bakersfield
07-16-2008, 09:36 AM
It would sully the personal favor I carry for USC, but I'd forgive them eventually. It would be foolish to think 'SC is, and will be the last school guilty of actions like this. I know damn well it is happening in other schools across the land--they're just hiding it better.

well said!

Hopeless Semantic
07-16-2008, 09:45 AM
I work with a counselor who tells me stories of when he was going to UCLA and that they'd do alot of risky things to make sure their athletes were taking care of. I would be skeptical of someone saying this stuff if he didn't attend the university, but this guy is through and through a Bruin and he tells it like it is.

gaypalmsprings
07-16-2008, 09:49 AM
I met the head football coach for UCLA (Rick Neuheisel, who quarterbacked UCLA to victory in the 1984 Rose Bowl) at Stagecoach - he was sitting a few seats away. I'm still rooting for Northwestern University, however.

Hopeless Semantic
07-16-2008, 09:50 AM
I met the head football coach for UCLA (Rick Neuheisel, who quarterbacked UCLA to victory in the 1984 Rose Bowl) at Stagecoach - he was sitting a few seats away. I'm still rooting for Northwestern University, however.

Northwestern!! They were solid a while back, but they're not so much nowadays. Great academic institution and lovely campus. I remember the days of Darnell Autry and their last Rose Bowl appearance. Can't go wrong with the purple and black.

bakersfield
07-16-2008, 09:51 AM
I met the head football coach for UCLA (Rick Neuheisel, who quarterbacked UCLA to victory in the 1984 Rose Bowl) at Stagecoach - he was sitting a few seats away. I'm still rooting for Northwestern University, however.

I have heard he is a cool guy.
He certainly has had his share of trouble with the NCAA over the years.

Hopeless Semantic
07-16-2008, 09:59 AM
The NCAA is fuckin' trouble. Riddle me this? How can an entity which makes BILLONS off the efforts, talents, and sportmanship of the student-athletes have any right to criticize a coach for entering a measley pool? Yes it involved his team, and a rule is a rule, but screw off on making the whole college game less authentic and more auspicious.

luckyface
07-16-2008, 10:15 AM
I have taken classes on this. The NCAA is easily one of the most crooked organizations out there.

bakersfield
07-16-2008, 10:33 AM
I have taken classes on this. The NCAA is easily one of the most crooked organizations out there.

They are! That is why I think it is cool that Brandon Jennings, the big basketball recruit committed to Arizona last week basically said...."Sorry, NCAA, you are not going to pimp me out...I am going to play in Europe for a year"

Hopeless Semantic
07-16-2008, 10:50 AM
Man, he's bringing the hi-top fade back...f the NCAA


http://www.collegehoopsnet.com/29502307_McDonalds_Jam_Fest.jpg

yeahhhh boyyyyyy!!!

bakersfield
07-19-2008, 05:36 PM
yep....fuck the ncaa!
What Jennings is doing will lead many other basketballers to do the same thing

Hopeless Semantic
07-21-2008, 02:28 PM
yep....fuck the ncaa!
What Jennings is doing will lead many other basketballers to do the same thing

Though, I'm not sure we'll see a whole slew of NBA prospects going overseas, I see it happening moreso with Jennings' initiation. The only reasons I don't see it becoming a trend is a)homesickness for the States and the more important and viable reason, is b)pro clubs not wanting to deal with the legality issues of trying to negotiate with clubs like Tau Cermica or Moscow CSKY to get their draft picks. I wouldn't be surprised if there were some quasi-illegal rhetoric from GMs or owners to bigtime players if they take the Jennings route.

Hopeless Semantic
07-21-2008, 02:30 PM
Though back on topic, NCAA Football '09 is so awesome--though it has some changes--it is again, not much different. But you can do so much with sports videogames, so repetition is an expected byproduct of annual releases. Joe McKnight is my Heisman Hopeful ;)

bakersfield
07-21-2008, 03:05 PM
Though back on topic, NCAA Football '09 is so awesome--though it has some changes--it is again, not much different. But you can do so much with sports videogames, so repetition is an expected byproduct of annual releases. Joe McKnight is my Heisman Hopeful ;)

McKnight is a BADASS! He will be a household name in a 3 or 4 months....

bakersfield
08-08-2008, 05:58 PM
This kinda sucks...

Quarterback Mark Sanchez sustains injury
Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times
USC quarterback Mark Sanchez was carted off the field today shortly after the start practice with a possible injury to his left knee
Junior starter is carted off the field and taken for x-rays shortly after start of today's practice

bakersfield
08-14-2008, 05:17 PM
And now...

Joe McKnight injures hand in dorm accident
Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times
USC running back Joe McKnight, photographed at practice in April, suffered cuts and bruises on two fingers after a door was accidentally closed on his right hand.
Running back's right hand is described as 'gnarly' after a door is accidentally closed on two fingers -- but he tapes up and practices.
By Gary Klein, Los Angeles

C DUB YA
08-20-2008, 11:22 AM
I'm liking OSU's chances come September 13

bakersfield
08-20-2008, 01:12 PM
I like USC's chances come September 13

arbouler
08-21-2008, 12:58 AM
i dont like how usc keeps getting injured all the time. the osu game is gonna be tough. not because of osu, but because usc gets beat by itself.

C DUB YA
08-21-2008, 10:12 AM
No - because of OSU.

People saying otherwise are either really dim with fandom or don't know much about college football.

C DUB YA
08-21-2008, 10:14 AM
I like USC's chances come September 13

that's really going out on a limb there.

bakersfield
08-21-2008, 10:21 AM
I hope the game manages to live up to the hype.
It is exciting such a big game is so early in the season.

I am an SC fan, so obviously I am biased.
I think SC will be too quick for them.

But as Herm Edwards once said....
"that is why they play the game..."

C DUB YA
08-21-2008, 10:25 AM
That's what everyone is saying, but i am hopeful OSU does what I think they are capable of - we shall see.

bakersfield
08-21-2008, 10:28 AM
That's what everyone is saying, but i am hopeful OSU does what I think they are capable of - we shall see.

It should be epic!
I am considering going...

C DUB YA
08-21-2008, 01:45 PM
It would be a dandy to see - already gettin billed as the game of the year.

Bud Luster
08-21-2008, 03:27 PM
San Diego State over Notre Dame - mark my words...



































No, I dont want to bet...

bakersfield
08-21-2008, 03:57 PM
San Diego State over Notre Dame - mark my words...
...

I do not doubt it...it will be another sad day for IRISH football.

bakersfield
08-28-2008, 10:01 AM
HOORAY!
COLLEGE FOOTBALL THIS WEEKEND!!!!!

C DUB YA
08-28-2008, 11:06 AM
Miami (Ohio), Bowling Green and the rest of the MAC will be surprisingly tough this year.

bakersfield
08-28-2008, 02:24 PM
A couple of decent games on tonight...
Oregon St v. Stanford & NC St v. South Carolina.

And plenty more to watch Sat & Monday.

On another note...I am sure sick of pre-season NFL!
Let's get on with it!

AJS415
08-28-2008, 02:28 PM
I fly out toDC tonight for the USC v Virginia game. Going to be a fun way to kick off the season.

bakersfield
08-28-2008, 02:32 PM
I fly out toDC tonight for the USC v Virginia game. Going to be a fun way to kick off the season.

Good for you! I hear that UVA is a good setting for a game.
GO SC!!!

Have fun!

bakersfield
08-30-2008, 09:09 AM
Damn it was good to see College Gameday on TV this morning!

JustSteve
08-30-2008, 09:18 AM
i was just gonna say that. i needed my fix of corso signs...

http://cache.deadspin.com/assets/resources/2006/10/CorsoMerkin.jpg

bakersfield
08-30-2008, 10:01 AM
^Corso is a BADASS!!

saxomophone
08-30-2008, 10:04 AM
Whenever I think of him, I picture this
http://www.rammerjammeryellowhammer.com/weblog/archives/Corso1.jpg

bakersfield
08-30-2008, 10:09 AM
That is hilarious!

arbouler
08-30-2008, 12:04 PM
arrghhh i cant find an illegal website to watch the usc game online! all i have is this darn all access on cstv but only get audio and no video! that's like, experiencing orgasm halfway! not cool!

if anyone knows a link to watch the game online, itd be totally appreciated! merci!

C DUB YA
08-30-2008, 12:13 PM
With the new laws in place I doubt you find it - NCAA is coming down hard to protect the new conference networks.

But you live in LA and can't see USC????

C DUB YA
08-30-2008, 12:16 PM
CRAP!

Just watched the 43-0 Ohio State drubbing of Youngstown State.

Chris Wells goes down for OSU - ouch. After the game, Coach Tressel said he'll recover, but didn't give a timeline. I doubt he'll be there for the USC game.

On the other hand, freshman QB sensation T. Pryor looks as good as advertised, holy smokes, that kid is going to be awesome.

BlueDevil50
08-30-2008, 12:18 PM
poor chris wells =)

go sc...

arbouler
08-30-2008, 12:20 PM
no im in malaysia now. just been too lazy to fix my board info.

the only way to watch is on espn game plan but i looked at their scheduling, the only usc game scheduled on that plan is this virginia game. i aint paying that much. hopefully the game will show up on ctsv archive soon, if not ill have to wait and download the dvd version on trojan dynasty. thats gonna take forever....argh so frustrated. only hear the commentators but dont get to see anything!

C DUB YA
08-30-2008, 12:21 PM
poor chris wells =)

go sc...

Poking fun at or routing for injuries is a dick move Duke supporter, oh by the way...DUKE FOOTBALL FUCKING SUCKS!

I'm sure real football fans would want both teams at full strength for a better game.

Routing for USC is like routing for David Beckham to get laid.

arbouler
08-30-2008, 12:28 PM
what do you mean routing?

god, this is so sad, im listening to the game and watching at an empty screen...

C DUB YA
08-30-2008, 12:30 PM
Woah,

BGSU beating Pittsburgh and VT loses.

C DUB YA
08-30-2008, 12:30 PM
what do you mean routing?

god, this is so sad, im listening to the game and watching at an empty screen...

root

BlueDevil50
08-30-2008, 12:47 PM
Poking fun at or routing for injuries is a dick move Duke supporter, oh by the way...DUKE FOOTBALL FUCKING SUCKS!

I'm sure real football fans would want both teams at full strength for a better game.

Routing for USC is like routing for David Beckham to get laid.

lol calm down...i like duke basketball. ball and hoop.

but ya...c'mon, like osu isn't a powerhouse?

regardless, pop's is a michigan fan so osu will always be enemy number 1. just something about them that makes them so....hateable? can't wait for next week. should be a great game! there's always the bobcats up there for ya cdub ;) lol jk

boarderwoozel3
08-30-2008, 12:50 PM
lol calm down...i like duke basketball. ball and hoop.

but ya...c'mon, like osu isn't a powerhouse?

regardless, pop's is a michigan fan so osu will always be enemy number 1. just something about them that makes them so....hateable? can't wait for next week. should be a great game! there's always the bobcats up there for ya cdub ;) lol jk

C Dub lives in Ohio...

BlueDevil50
08-30-2008, 01:27 PM
indeed...i live in ca

i wasn't hating on cdub

boarderwoozel3
08-30-2008, 01:44 PM
So about duke then? Not really, we've covered this back during NCAA touney time.

Anyway, I've got no beef with OSU but if the BCS insists on riding their tip to the title game every year I would prefer they would stop laying eggs in said game... just sayin...

And Georgia won't be in the title game, too mch hype. I just don't see it.

After OSU the only team that can beat USC is USC. They're better than any team they step on the feild with, its all a matter of execution.

C DUB YA
08-30-2008, 01:49 PM
lol calm down...i like duke basketball. ball and hoop.

but ya...c'mon, like osu isn't a powerhouse?

regardless, pop's is a michigan fan so osu will always be enemy number 1. just something about them that makes them so....hateable? can't wait for next week. should be a great game! there's always the bobcats up there for ya cdub ;) lol jk

ha - well living in Columbus the exact same thing can be said from my perspective about the team up north. We've got bigger fish to fry this year. In fact might be the first year the rivalry game means less.

However I don't hate Michigan, although I don't like R Rodriguez at all.

C DUB YA
08-30-2008, 01:50 PM
So about duke then? Not really, we've covered this back during NCAA touney time.

Anyway, I've got no beef with OSU but if the BCS insists on riding their tip to the title game every year I would prefer they would stop laying eggs in said game... just sayin...

And Georgia won't be in the title game, too mch hype. I just don't see it.

After OSU the only team that can beat USC is USC. They're better than any team they step on the feild with, its all a matter of execution.

I agree.

BlueDevil50
08-30-2008, 02:33 PM
i love college sports...nothing but joy

and cdub...you're not bad for a buckeye lol i'm glad some people around here can still talk about things without flippin out and wasting pages of nonsense.

bakersfield
08-30-2008, 02:34 PM
East Carolina-VT game was entertaining.

Tailback U is looking good thus far today.
I really think Sanchez will prove to be much better than
Booty.
Sept 13 will be epic!

boarderwoozel3
08-30-2008, 04:15 PM
Big Blue... try big booooooooooooo! Granted Utah is a good team, but after App. St. last year and running Carr out of Ann Arbor, Mich. COULD NOT LOSE THIS GAME... oops.

Not to mention they looked really bad doing it, in the Big House.

bakersfield
08-30-2008, 04:49 PM
^ Exactly.
Hilarious that Michigan lost!

TomAz
08-30-2008, 06:07 PM
The Michigan loss was easy to see coming. The Big 10 is a dreadfully bad conference, living on reputation alone. Although, the Ohio State kicker sure looked impressive with those four field goals against Youngstown State.

The Va Tech loss was the real surprise today.

bakersfield
08-30-2008, 06:28 PM
Being an SC fan, I was thrilled to see how good they looked all around today.
You expect the tailbacks & defense to look great....
But Sanchez hushed the critics with his outstanding play & the O-line gave him a ton of time.
The receivers were iffy last year, they seemed to erase a question mark too.

C DUB YA
08-31-2008, 11:46 PM
i love college sports...nothing but joy

and cdub...you're not bad for a buckeye lol i'm glad some people around here can still talk about things without flippin out and wasting pages of nonsense.

Yeah even though I live in C-bus I did not go to OSU - the wife did.

I also have not drank the kool-aid and know the not only the teams limitations but the conference's as well.

OSU is real good this year, they are most years, I'd say (with a healthy Wells) they are a top 5 team, nothing more.

There were many more impressive teams Saturday: Alabama for one, Bowling Green, USC, Kentucky, and Georgia are all going to be tough based on what I saw.

C DUB YA
08-31-2008, 11:49 PM
The Michigan loss was easy to see coming. The Big 10 is a dreadfully bad conference, living on reputation alone. Although, the Ohio State kicker sure looked impressive with those four field goals against Youngstown State.

The kicker might be the best in the country. That 50 yarder woulda been good from 70.

Yes it's another down year for the Big Ten - big deal. I hate the bandwagon bashing of everyone on the Big Ten, saying OSU didn't deserve to be in the title game and what not - complete horseshit. There were a few teams that could've made an arguement to be there and OSU was definitely one of those teams. As far as the conferences and how strong they are, these things come and go in waves - I'm old enough to remember the shitty Pac 10, and the unbeatable Big 12 too. It wasn't that long ago the Big Ten was the best conference in the country. When teams adapt various offensives that recruits want to play, the playing field will once again even out and shift.

The VT loss was not a surprise to me, they are not a top 25 team this year, and looked as such Saturday.

C DUB YA
08-31-2008, 11:54 PM
Big Blue... try big booooooooooooo! Granted Utah is a good team, but after App. St. last year and running Carr out of Ann Arbor, Mich. COULD NOT LOSE THIS GAME... oops.

Not to mention they looked really bad doing it, in the Big House.

Yeah Utah is not a creampuff by any means - but I can't get over how bad Michigan looked.

A lot of Mich fans here have always known there was going to be a few lean years in the win column once RR got the head coaching job. In fact many saw this loss coming. It's all part of the plan you could say, the 2010 Big House remodel, the new Adidas deal, the new athletics director come next year... couple that with all the recruiting they are bound to be doing, it will only be a matter of time until people are scared to go up there and play again. And this is coming from a Buckeye.

BUT - Until Rich gets those players to run that type of O, the problems will continue. They are putting too much pressure on the defensive side of the ball right now and I don't care who you play, that will always bite you in the ass.

Carr was on his way out not matter what happened - his record against OSU ran him out, plain and simple. He coulda won another national championship - but that record against the Buckeyes had more than the average joe calling for his job.

C DUB YA
09-01-2008, 12:02 AM
Being an SC fan, I was thrilled to see how good they looked all around today.
You expect the tailbacks & defense to look great....
But Sanchez hushed the critics with his outstanding play & the O-line gave him a ton of time.
The receivers were iffy last year, they seemed to erase a question mark too.

Sanchez and USC looked scary good - if you asked me today what I thought of the Buckeyes chances come Sept 13th? I'd say not very good at all. But that's why we play the game. Let's just hope it's a good one either way.

BlueDevil50
09-01-2008, 12:43 AM
solid, solid, solid points all around man...september 13th shall be a GREAT game. can't wait!

arbouler
09-01-2008, 01:42 AM
i love how every season, the same exact stale arguments that already been debated in the past keeps coming back. then again no one is sick of arguing them. pac 10 is for pussies, big 10 is over rated, sec is the greatest in the world arguments. oh football.

C DUB YA
09-01-2008, 07:10 AM
i love how every season, the same exact stale arguments that already been debated in the past keeps coming back. then again no one is sick of arguing them. pac 10 is for pussies, big 10 is over rated, sec is the greatest in the world arguments. oh football.

Those are all true, but since 2003, I'd say people are coming to terms with the Big Ten just not being as good top to bottom, instead of over-rated.

canexplain
09-01-2008, 07:17 AM
CU had a good first game and it was a big local game but they have been down for a number of years .. it would be nice to see them kick some butts again ...x****

bakersfield
09-01-2008, 08:31 AM
There's a couple of good games on today....
Fresno State, who is supposed to be very good this year, plays Rutgers.
And it will be interesting to see the "new" UCLA vs. Tennessee.

bakersfield
09-02-2008, 12:10 AM
SHOCKER!
UCLA beat the Vols tonight....GREAT GAME!

My alma mater, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo shocked San Diego State for the 2nd time in 3 years. HOW 'BOUT THEM DANG STANGS!!!
Probably safe to say that Notre Dame has at least one win this year (SDSU).

bmack86
09-02-2008, 12:26 AM
who saw the UCLA win coming? I'm pretty happy. Better performance than I expected.

boarderwoozel3
09-02-2008, 01:11 AM
Neuheisel (sp?) is a hell of a college coach. UCLA will benefit from him running the show for sure. That said, he pulled a rabbit out of the hat beating Tenn. on nat'l tv no less. Very impressive win.

thewindowliquor
09-02-2008, 01:13 AM
i love how every season, the same exact stale arguments that already been debated in the past keeps coming back. then again no one is sick of arguing them. pac 10 is for pussies, big 10 is over rated, sec is the greatest in the world arguments. oh football.

People say that every year because it's fucking true.

My team is in the Big 12, but I'm not going to argue that the Big 12 is a better conference than the SEC. That's just stupid.

That having been said, it fucking pisses me off that USC starts the season ranked in the top 5 every year. The Pac 10 is a fucking joke in football.(UCLA's upset over the Vols notwithstanding.) Who does USC play? fucking Oregon? Washington? Seriously? Get the fuck out of here.

The BCS needs a playoff system. Period.

(hook em horns.)

boarderwoozel3
09-02-2008, 02:29 AM
BCS=CLUSTERFUCK

Hopeless Semantic
09-03-2008, 09:00 AM
People say that every year because it's fucking true.

My team is in the Big 12, but I'm not going to argue that the Big 12 is a better conference than the SEC. That's just stupid.

That having been said, it fucking pisses me off that USC starts the season ranked in the top 5 every year. The Pac 10 is a fucking joke in football.(UCLA's upset over the Vols notwithstanding.) Who does USC play? fucking Oregon? Washington? Seriously? Get the fuck out of here.

The BCS needs a playoff system. Period.

(hook em horns.)

(No one based in reality feels that the Pac-10 is actually stronger than the SEC. However, it is about respect and the lack thereof from the weaker Big-12, Big East, and ACC conferences.)

Are you kidding me? You, a fan of the fucking Big 12 saying how weak the Pac-10 is? Besides Texas and Oklahoma, who the hell resides in that conference that scares anyone? So, Missou and Kansas have one good year and now that conference is legit? Man, you also must've missed the 5th best team in the Pac-10 comeback and beat an SEC team that was in last year's SEC Title game. The same team that got smoked by the 5th place team in the Pac-10 last year (Cal).

Look, if you're going to bitch and complain about why USC is consistently in the top-5? Take a peak at who they play from top to bottom. Is there a game versus Louisiana-Monroe or The Citadel on that schedule? How are you even a fan of college football if you don't know why 'SC is always in the top-5? USC is 6-1 in BCS bowl games. Yes I know the one loss comes at the hands of your beloved cowhorns, but don't get it twisted that you all won that game easily. It could've gone either way and unfortunately, it went to a team that finally capitalized on having so much talent...to win its 3rd ever title.

The only team in the past decade to play anyone decent for the opening game is 'SC. Go ahead and ask Arkansas, Virginia Tech, and Virginia what USC does to you on the road in the first game.

So you're a burnt-orange cocksucker from Texas who plays, who? The Florida Atlantic University Owls? A team with a name more suited for a start-up airline company? You really shouldn't open your mouth because only Mizzou can actually hold their heads up for scheduling Juice Williams and the Illinois Illini. And then for the second game you tell me who the real bitch is. Because while you're taking on the mighty Miners from the University of Texas El-Paso, the Trojans will be gearing up for THE Ohio State University.

There are a million and one reasons why 'SC is highly ranked every year. The team doesn't back down from anyone. Travelling all over the land to battle teams like Va. Tech, and Arkansas, is a whole lot respectable than lining up against Directional Carolina. Is involved in the only conference that actually plays ALL of each other instead of some watered-down b.s. of conference title games. Also, give PC and his staff time off before a bowl game, and more often than not--he's going to put up amazing performances win or lose.

*more players sent to the NFL than any other university...there were 7 USC players drafted in the 1st and 2nd round of the NFL Draft

Yeah there are inexplicable loses, but as Bob Griese said last Saturday, "Sometimes even the juggernauts tripped over their own shadows."

Agreed, though, that there needs to be a playoff system...

*Pac-10 is 10-6 versus the SEC (supposedly the toughest conference in the land) since 1986. 6-2 when you get the Southern boys out of their goddamn cities.

Pete Carroll is 4-0 against both the SEC and Big-10...2-1 against the Big 12.

TomAz
09-03-2008, 09:14 AM
It wasn't that long ago the Big Ten was the best conference in the country.

http://www.absolutemichigan.com/dig/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/michigan-vs-ohiostate-1940.jpg

Cdubby
09-03-2008, 09:28 AM
People say that every year because it's fucking true.

My team is in the Big 12, but I'm not going to argue that the Big 12 is a better conference than the SEC. That's just stupid.

That having been said, it fucking pisses me off that USC starts the season ranked in the top 5 every year. The Pac 10 is a fucking joke in football.(UCLA's upset over the Vols notwithstanding.) Who does USC play? fucking Oregon? Washington? Seriously? Get the fuck out of here.

The BCS needs a playoff system. Period.

(hook em horns.)


I agree with the playoff system, thats long overdue......the USC/PAC-10 comment is pure ignorance. Go Fresno State beat Wisconsin!

TommyboyUNM
09-03-2008, 09:30 AM
CU had a good first game and it was a big local game but they have been down for a number of years .. it would be nice to see them kick some butts again ...x****


It should be fun for CU fans to see how Darrell Scott develops. He didn't have a bad first game as a true freshman. He should be one of the best running backs in the Big 12 for the next 3 seasons. Things could be on the up and up in Boulder.

Cdubby
09-03-2008, 09:32 AM
It should be fun for CU fans to see how Darrell Scott develops. He didn't have a bad first game as a true freshman. He should be one of the best running backs in the Big 12 for the next 3 seasons. Things could be on the up and up in Boulder.


Once Dan Hawkins gets all his own players into his own system things will definitely be looking up, I do think CSU is pretty bad though so I'm gonna wait a couple more weeks to see if CU is making a comeback.

TommyboyUNM
09-03-2008, 09:34 AM
I agree with the playoff system, thats long overdue......the USC/PAC-10 comment is pure ignorance. Go Fresno State beat Wisconsin!

Pure ignorance, indeed. USC traveled to Virginia and made the Cavaliers look like a JV high school team. They have 4 or 5 future first round picks on defense. Mark Sanchez will be better than Booty and they go a solid 4 deep at running back. They are stacked and I'm not sure OSU has much of a chance on the 13th. That's why they play the games, I know.

And I think Fresno State has a great chance to beat Wisconsin. Even if it is in Madison (which it is, right?)

Cdubby
09-03-2008, 09:35 AM
its in Fresno and I'll be there :thu

TommyboyUNM
09-03-2008, 09:36 AM
Once Dan Hawkins gets all his own players into his own system things will definitely be looking up, I do think CSU is pretty bad though so I'm gonna wait a couple more weeks to see if CU is making a comeback.


I live in Mountain West country and CSU has been bad for a few years. That program really fell since the 90's. That's one of the only games that I'm confident New Mexico can win this season. The Lobos lost 26-3 to TCU on Saturday. Ouch.

TommyboyUNM
09-03-2008, 09:37 AM
its in Fresno and I'll be there :thu


Then I'm very confident that Fresno will win. As long as they stop P.J. Hill. Or handle the OL, I should say. Wisconsin RBs have proven to be products of the system.

Hopeless Semantic
09-03-2008, 09:39 AM
Scott is going to be sick. I think he'll put up big numbers in the Big 12 and it'll be good to see Colorado become a solid team. Look for them to eventually replace the upstarts @ Missouri and Kansas in the not-so-distant future...

Fresno St. is a team that can be this year's Boise St. or Hawaii. A team that is no stranger to hanging tough with the elite (See: 2005 v. USC). They went alllllll the way to Pescathaway, NJ to throttle a Rutgers team that isn't an easy team to beat out there in the Garden State. Camp Randall though, is an entirely different beast (but isn't it in Fresno?). If they beat the Badgers, it will be a huge...huge...win for the Bulldogs and quiet the anti-West Coast rhetoric from the ignorant East Coast/Midwest people...

Not that USC hasn't already shown them that the West can play a little ball...

Cdubby
09-03-2008, 09:41 AM
The game is in Fresno, we already went to Camp Randall and beat them there. Its still going to be tough as hell, their running back is a beast.

TomAz
09-03-2008, 09:41 AM
I hate the bandwagon bashing of everyone on the Big Ten, saying OSU didn't deserve to be in the title game and what not - complete horseshit.

fans bashed the big 10 last year, and the year before that, because they played shitty schedules, actually lost to some of the crap teams they had scheduled, and then managed to get two teams into BCS bowls including one into the championship when there were more deserving teams out there. The appearance is that the deck is stacked in favor of the big 10 at the expense of other conferences. that pisses people off and that's why people bash the big 10 so much.

Ohio state plays USC in a couple of weeks and will probably lose by 2 or 3 touchdowns. Ohio state will win the rest of its games and still make a BCS bowl, possibly the national championship game, in which case it will also lose that game by 2 or 3 touchdowns.

for what its' worth I have no horse in this race.. my alma mater plays in Conference USA. I don't give a shit about the nascar idiots in the SEC or the cheating thugs in the Pac 12. I like to see ASU win but I don't go to their games. So my opinion is about as unbiased as you'll find.

TommyboyUNM
09-03-2008, 09:48 AM
for what its' worth I have no horse in this race.. my alma mater plays in Conference USA. I don't give a shit about the nascar idiots in the SEC or the cheating thugs in the Pac 12. I like to see ASU win but I don't go to their games. So my opinion is about as unbiased as you'll find.


Where is your alma mater? Mine is in the Mountain West (University of New Mexico) so there is no way in hell they are ever winning a national title.

I'm just a college football geek. I started rooting for Miami when I was 9 and still do to this day. I even traveled out to Pasadena and saw them demoralize Nebraska in the Rose Bowl. The Canes were basically an NFL team that season. That program will be back very soon. They've had a couple of great recruiting classes.

Hopeless Semantic
09-03-2008, 09:57 AM
I have been a fan of USC for almost all my life. It was that and going to Laker games when I was growing up. I remember waiting down on the field to meet the likes of Todd Marinovich lol...

TommyboyUNM
09-03-2008, 09:59 AM
I have been a fan of USC for almost all my life. It was that and going to Laker games when I was growing up. I remember waiting down on the field to meet the likes of Todd Marinovich lol...


Lol, Todd Marinovich! If there is a better example of why a father shouldn't be a total freak about pushing his son in sports, I haven't seen it. Poor dude never really had a chance.

Hopeless Semantic
09-03-2008, 10:10 AM
Lol, Todd Marinovich! If there is a better example of why a father shouldn't be a total freak about pushing his son in sports, I haven't seen it. Poor dude never really had a chance.

Arm for days...could hit a bong like no other...and liked white lines like no otha...

TommyboyUNM
09-03-2008, 10:13 AM
Arm for days...could hit a bong like no other...and liked white lines like no otha...


And his dad tied his right arm behind his back so he would become a lefty. Never had a burger a day in his life.....up until the weed addiction I'm sure.

Hopeless Semantic
09-03-2008, 10:15 AM
And his dad tied his right arm behind his back so he would become a lefty. Never had a burger a day in his life.....up until the weed addiction I'm sure.

The same happened to Sean Burroughs of L.B. Little League All-Stars fame...Overbearing parents and sports is a fuckin' lame thing. Let your kids have fun and if they want to pursue a career aid them, but don't live vicariously through them. There's enough time for that when they sign their first million(s) dollar signing bonus...

TommyboyUNM
09-03-2008, 11:06 AM
The same happened to Sean Burroughs of L.B. Little League All-Stars fame...Overbearing parents and sports is a fuckin' lame thing. Let your kids have fun and if they want to pursue a career aid them, but don't live vicariously through them. There's enough time for that when they sign their first million(s) dollar signing bonus...


I was wondering whatever happened to Burroughs. He was a high draft pick and played for the Padres at one point. And when I saw him I thought to myself "Is that really the husky kid from the Little League World Series?".

I'm gonna have to look up his situation with his parent(s). I know his dad was in the MLB. I can see him being pushed to the same career.

C DUB YA
09-03-2008, 11:17 AM
fans bashed the big 10 last year, and the year before that, because they played shitty schedules, actually lost to some of the crap teams they had scheduled, and then managed to get two teams into BCS bowls including one into the championship when there were more deserving teams out there. The appearance is that the deck is stacked in favor of the big 10 at the expense of other conferences. that pisses people off and that's why people bash the big 10 so much.

Ohio state plays USC in a couple of weeks and will probably lose by 2 or 3 touchdowns. Ohio state will win the rest of its games and still make a BCS bowl, possibly the national championship game, in which case it will also lose that game by 2 or 3 touchdowns.



You say teams... other than Georgia (maybe), who was more deserving last year than OSU?

If OSU loses to USC - they will NOT make it back to the BCS game. They made it last year and it was a decent game, move on. No matter what school plays who - it comes down to performing like you are expected to. That means USC doesn't lose to Stanford last year and WVU doesn't choke against the dreadful Pitt Panthers. OSU losing to a tough Illinois team is not the same kind of loss.

Your logic says we have to penalize the team due to the conference they're in. Just because Indiana, Northwestern, and Minn suck balls doesn't automatically mean OSU and Illinois do. ALL teams, even PAC 10 and SEC teams play a creampuff or two.

Last year for example Georgia, the supposed BCS outlaw and loser in the whole affair, barely beat TROY and looked surprisingly bad against Western Carolina! Again, no one talks about that though. This year the reigning BCS champs, LSU, play such powerhouse schools as Troy, North Texas University, Mississippi State, App State, and fucking Tulane!

I understand the amount of teams that OSU plays doesn't give the overall contest of a SEC schedule top to bottom, but to say their schedule as a whole is sooooo much easier than say LSU's... is too critical, and one-sided bandwagon bashing imo.

TomAz
09-03-2008, 02:23 PM
In what sense was Illinois a "tough team"? they didn't ever beat anybody. they lost to an OK Missouri team, mediocre Iowa, lousy Michigan, but still somehow managed to get invited to a BCS bowl.. where they got their ass handed to them by USC by 5 touchdowns. The only team of any note they beat was Ohio State.. but somehow you are using that to justify that Ohio State was good? your logic is circular.

and if you consider Ohio St losing to LSU by two touchdowns a "good game", well, you've been watching shitty slow big 10 ball too long.

kreutz2112
09-03-2008, 02:55 PM
25-23.

C DUB YA
09-03-2008, 03:01 PM
In what sense was Illinois a "tough team"? they didn't ever beat anybody. they lost to an OK Missouri team, mediocre Iowa, lousy Michigan, but still somehow managed to get invited to a BCS bowl.. where they got their ass handed to them by USC by 5 touchdowns. The only team of any note they beat was Ohio State.. but somehow you are using that to justify that Ohio State was good? your logic is circular.

and if you consider Ohio St losing to LSU by two touchdowns a "good game", well, you've been watching shitty slow big 10 ball too long.

Fuck your Big Ten jabs every five seconds man - blinded by the PAC Ten sun. Listen I'm trying to meet you halfway here. OSU is not slow. were they slower than Florida - yes. Slower than say Georgia or Oklahoma last year - nah I doubt it. In fact if you go look at 40 times OSU had 2 guys in the top ten times in all of college last year. So your slow ball logic is somewhat slanted to begin with. I realize they don't throw the ball as much or whatever - but thats more perception than anything - OSU attempted just as many passes as LSU last year. So what makes a teams play slow?

You and I both know it was closer than two touchdowns. It was decent game. Games don't have to go into triple OT to be closer than what the score seems. If Beck had a played the second quarter like the first and thrid - I am confident the outcome would have been MUCH different. Again, it gets to this let's BASH OSU cause they lost - I ain't buying it. No one, not even Ohio State is claiming they were the best team then or now, consistently a good, top 5 team, absolutely. Point is for being an elite team - they get wwwwaaaayy too much shit, based on 2 BCS championship loses. It seems immediately after everyone says - so and so would've beat LSU, so and so could've made the Florida game closer - that's fucking stupid. tell that to teams who are supposed to beat whoever, like USC and Stanford or Michigan against App State - no one knows shit till AFTER the games are played, and then everyone plays fucking expert afterwards.

Missou was very good last year when they played Illinois - and no one is denying they got killed in the bowl - it was expected. But you could have picked a dozen other teams with sim records from other conferences and the outcome would still be USC by 5 touchdowns. But again the Big Ten gets the rap. But if say... Tennessee (who had the same record) got in there against USC, then got killed - which that woulda happened... does that make the SEC less of a conference? Even with a loss like that, people would still being creamin all over the SEC - which is what I'm trying to say here.

Again... other than Georgia - who was more deserving last year?

Also - what do your purpose a team like OSU does about it? They can't change schedules now - those have been set till 2013 already. So because they are in the Big Ten - they have to wait for a few teams to get better in the conference before people STFU?

TomAz
09-03-2008, 03:04 PM
dude. it was 38-24.

my point is nobody in the big 10 ever beats anybody of note other than other big 10 schools. i'm talking pure facts, not how close a game seems or who appears more or less deserving.

really this is a college football issue not a big 10 issue. the thing about college football is, so much of it is reputation and image rather than reality. that's why the small conferences had to file a lawsuit to get the BCS rules changed, that's why there is no college playoff system, that's why big teams schedule so many patsies. Juggernaut State U wants to beat Cornfield College 77-0 rather than schedule and play someone its equal. God forbid they should actually decide who's better on the playing field. have a 8 team playoff, then there's no question, ohio state is invited, and if they can win the playoff games then they deserve to be in the championship. ditto georgia and SC and whoever else.

C DUB YA
09-03-2008, 03:34 PM
dude. it was 38-24.

my point is nobody in the big 10 ever beats anybody of note other than other big 10 schools. i'm talking pure facts, not how close a game seems or who appears more or less deserving.

really this is a college football issue not a big 10 issue. the thing about college football is, so much of it is reputation and image rather than reality. that's why the small conferences had to file a lawsuit to get the BCS rules changed, that's why there is no college playoff system, that's why big teams schedule so many patsies. Juggernaut State U wants to beat Cornfield College 77-0 rather than schedule and play someone its equal. God forbid they should actually decide who's better on the playing field. have a 8 team playoff, then there's no question, ohio state is invited, and if they can win the playoff games then they deserve to be in the championship. ditto georgia and SC and whoever else.

Correct - but the Big Ten isn't alone in this, but all the crap everyone spouts doesn't say so.

Hey at least the Buckeyes are trying. On the schedules thru 2015:
USC
Miami (FLA)
Oregon
Washington St.
Colorado
Cal

TomAz
09-03-2008, 03:50 PM
I think it's the Youngstowns and Akrons that make Ohio State stand out too. I mean USC's nonconference schedule this year is Virginia, OSU, and Notre Dame. they may not all be good but at least they are all major football programs.

TomAz
09-03-2008, 03:51 PM
Last year for example Georgia, the supposed BCS outlaw and loser in the whole affair, barely beat TROY

hey look who's on Ohio State's schedule this year

C DUB YA
09-03-2008, 05:25 PM
Oh I realize that.

So if we only beat them by a touchdown then are we are automatically better than Georgia?

By the way, Virginia and ND aren't anything to brag about.

Hopeless Semantic
09-04-2008, 08:04 AM
By the way, Virginia and ND aren't anything to brag about.

When you have Youngtown St., Ohio, and Troy scheduled, you have nothing to say in regards to what Virginia and ND are. Virginia is a BCS team, went to a New Year's Day bowl last year, and ND has its legacy of multiple championships. Granted, they suck the sweat of Charlie Weis' right testicle to his gooch, but they would still beat Youngtown St. and Ohio...Troy may be a toss-up.

Let's face it. The Big 10 is as relevant at this point as the fat chick in a cadre of hot chicks at a club. At one point, she was sexy, fun, and didn't come with the stigma of blowing every bright opportunity and getting lucky on the rare occasion (See: Rose Bowl 2003 Ohio St. vs. Miami). But that was before the freshman 30. She has the hullabaloo confidence of false hotness (See: Michigan, THE Ohio St. University, and Illinois). Talking about oh, the Big 10 will smash on the 'SC and SEC teams and well...

Any conference with a team that refers to it as THE needs to be checked. So, all of the Big-10 teams need to get their Sex On The Beachs and sit their asses back down. The era of Bo Schembachler, Woody Hayes, and Joe Paterno are through.

C DUB YA
09-04-2008, 10:03 AM
Don't be dumb Mr. Long beach. Not like you opinion is fucking biased from word one.

First off, it was 2002, and luck had nothing to do with it. If anything Miami was lucky to get back into that game, because both statistically and physically OSU reamed them royal for 3 and half quarters. Go back and watch it again, but I doubt it'll help since your comments already reveal your disdain for Ohio State.

Next, who is saying the big ten will smash SC and the SEC? Certainly not me. If you are bashing OSU as too confident and over-rated, then you really are silly, they are a good team, a top 5 team, no one can argue that. In fact no one really does.

Further more... the arguement is NOT that the Big Ten isn't as relevant or as good as it was a few years back, just pointing out that the countless bashing will simply go away in a few years when the tides of college football turn once again. ND will be good, the Pac Ten will once again be for pussies, and teams like Goergia Tech will win the championship. One only has to cruise on over to ESPN's cover story (the shift of powerhouses: Miami and Florida) to see my point - http://sports-ak.espn.go.com/ncf/index

I can say that Virginia fucking sucks this year cause that's a fucking fact. ND is still a joke right now - using their past glories is why people raz OSU for bringing up 2002. So I won't do it if you don't.

C DUB YA
09-04-2008, 10:12 AM
FYI - latest word from OSU is Beanie Wells will not be playing this weekend, and is still questionable against USC.

TomAz
09-04-2008, 10:42 AM
If you are bashing OSU as too confident and over-rated, then you really are silly, they are a good team, a top 5 team, no one can argue that.

http://www.fvhuskers.com/kool_aid.jpg

C DUB YA
09-04-2008, 10:49 AM
they make that kool-aid shit out West too my friend.

you honesty wouldn't put them in the top 5 right now?

TomAz
09-04-2008, 11:06 AM
There is no objective reason to put them in the Top 5.

C DUB YA
09-04-2008, 12:03 PM
or none to keep them out

we ain't gonna see eye to eye on this - its ok.

TommyboyUNM
09-04-2008, 01:04 PM
First off, it was 2002, and luck had nothing to do with it. If anything Miami was lucky to get back into that game, because both statistically and physically OSU reamed them royal for 3 and half quarters. Go back and watch it again, but I doubt it'll help since your comments already reveal your disdain for Ohio State.



Well, the game was in 2003. It was the 2002 season. And it was the Fiesta Bowl, not the Rose Bowl. Miami ripped Nebraska in the Rose Bowl the year before.

Ohio State did outplay the Canes that night. For sure. But Miami was so good that they were still up by 7 when that infamous horseshit of a call happened. When Glenn Sharpe and Chris Gamble were jockying for position and Gamble dropped the pass in the endzone. OSU played a hell of a game, but that was still a shit call at a very bad time of the game. Oh and it was convenient that Willis McGahee got hurt when Miami was beginning to roll.

C DUB YA
09-04-2008, 01:19 PM
. Oh and it was convenient that Willis McGahee got hurt when Miami was beginning to roll.

You mean when we knocked him out of the game.

there were tons of bad calls - a few of which woulda never even seen the Canes in OT in the first place.

TommyboyUNM
09-04-2008, 01:24 PM
You mean when we knocked him out of the game.

there were tons of bad calls - a few of which woulda never even seen the Canes in OT in the first place.


Yeah I know. That one call was just in an especially crazy part of the game. That's why we latch onto that as Canes fans. OSU definitely outplayed them. I don't even think there's a question about that. The Buckeyes defense was just ridiculously good. I also remember Sean Taylor's interception that could've turned the momentum, but fucking Clarett stripped it away when Taylor got downfield. I bet Maurice thinks about that often in the pen.

Bud Luster
09-04-2008, 03:56 PM
I just want remind everyone that I predicted the San Diego State victory over Notre Dame quite a few pages ago. So, ya know, dont be surprised when it happens...

C DUB YA
09-04-2008, 05:20 PM
I bet Maurice thinks about that often in the pen.

Maurice who?

TommyboyUNM
09-04-2008, 05:54 PM
I just want remind everyone that I predicted the San Diego State victory over Notre Dame quite a few pages ago. So, ya know, dont be surprised when it happens...


Notre Dame sucks. So I won't be surprised.

TommyboyUNM
09-04-2008, 05:54 PM
Maurice who?


Did Buckeye nation just disown him?

dorkfish
09-04-2008, 08:03 PM
The game is in Fresno, we already went to Camp Randall and beat them there. Its still going to be tough as hell, their running back is a beast.
Wait, you're a Bulldog fan? I haven't missed a home game in Fresno in the last 10 years. Even after moving to San Francisco, I've driven home for every game.

I still regret missing the USC game a couple years ago. I got my UCLA tickets, though.

C DUB YA
09-05-2008, 08:04 AM
Did Buckeye nation just disown him?

Um in a word yeah. When he went all rogue on us here in Columbus, people were not happy, they disowned him then. Same with Greg Oden. You don't just play ONE YEAR for OSU, not cool, well for me that's not cool anywhere.

Then he started robbing people a gunpoint and shit, same people want that fucker behind bars for life. Unfortunately the guy had God given football talent and a thug upbringing coupled with an ego the size of Montana.

He got everything that was coming to him.

TommyboyUNM
09-05-2008, 10:00 AM
Um in a word yeah. When he went all rogue on us here in Columbus, people were not happy, they disowned him then. Same with Greg Oden. You don't just play ONE YEAR for OSU, not cool, well for me that's not cool anywhere.

Then he started robbing people a gunpoint and shit, same people want that fucker behind bars for life. Unfortunately the guy had God given football talent and a thug upbringing coupled with an ego the size of Montana.

He got everything that was coming to him.


I can see disowning Maurice Clarett. But Greg Oden? Really? OSU was lucky to get one year from him. If not for the rule change, he would've just jumped right to the NBA from high school. I can see maybe being mad at Mike Conley and for sure Daequan Cook. But Oden is a beast and I don't blame him one bit for jumping after his freshman year.

There are a lot of former OSU athletes I would disown before Oden. Andy Katzenmoyer and Alonzo Spellman maybe headlining that list.

TomAz
09-05-2008, 10:01 AM
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/writers/dr_z/10/13/betting/t1_schlichter.jpg

york707
09-05-2008, 10:23 AM
Missouri's defense has a long way to go.

... uh so, yeah, I just wanted to contribute now so when Missouri's playing for the national championship no one can accuse me of jumping on any sort of bandwagon.

TommyboyUNM
09-05-2008, 10:47 AM
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/writers/dr_z/10/13/betting/t1_schlichter.jpg


Haha. Him too! Art Schlichter just sounds like the name of someone who's gonna have a gambling problem.


I will say this. I admire Robert Smith for retiring from the NFL early while he still had his health.

TommyboyUNM
09-05-2008, 10:48 AM
Missouri's defense has a long way to go.

... uh so, yeah, I just wanted to contribute now so when Missouri's playing for the national championship no one can accuse me of jumping on any sort of bandwagon.


Their D has a very long way to go. You may have to win games 51-42 like you did against Illinois. That offense is fun to watch, though.

C DUB YA
09-05-2008, 12:05 PM
I can see disowning Maurice Clarett. But Greg Oden? Really? OSU was lucky to get one year from him. If not for the rule change, he would've just jumped right to the NBA from high school. I can see maybe being mad at Mike Conley and for sure Daequan Cook. But Oden is a beast and I don't blame him one bit for jumping after his freshman year.

There are a lot of former OSU athletes I would disown before Oden. Andy Katzenmoyer and Alonzo Spellman maybe headlining that list.

Katz and Spellman are ok, Yeah people weren't happy with Cook or Conley either - basically cause it left the team high and dry.

C DUB YA
09-05-2008, 12:06 PM
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/writers/dr_z/10/13/betting/t1_schlichter.jpg

before my time.

those are some ugly uniforms and turf shoes.

TomAz
09-07-2008, 07:26 AM
C DUB YA

I bet you thought of me at least once during the 3rd quarter yesterday. Come on. be honest.

C DUB YA
09-07-2008, 08:30 PM
Honestly - no.

I was in Cincinnati at the Cubs' games and Newport Aquarium with my son. Didn't see the score till we got to the hotel that night and turned the tv onto ESPN. (Hence the weekend break from posts)

That being said, if the bucks of this past week show up - the game will be worthless and USC will rout them ass backwards. Rumor around here is that Beanie Wells is NOT going to play.

I will be in San Francisco, and why I'm sure there are more than a few Buckeyes bars in the bay area (I know of at least 2), I doubt I'll try and watch it as it is my 7th wedding anniversary that day.

dorkfish
09-07-2008, 11:25 PM
I will be in San Francisco, and [while] I'm sure there are more than a few Buckeyes bars in the bay area
www.bayareabuckeyes.com
Zekes at 3rd and Brannan
Pete's Tavern

bakersfield
09-11-2008, 11:37 PM
The game is in Fresno, we already went to Camp Randall and beat them there. Its still going to be tough as hell, their running back is a beast.

Yep, their running back is a beast! A good ol' Bakersfield boy too!

CalmerThanYou
09-12-2008, 09:46 AM
53 Person party bus arriving at USC @ 8am for GAMEDAY - CHECK

3 Beerpong tables - CHECK

3 BBQ's - CHECK

Cornhole set - CHECK

105" HD Projector with HD Antenna - CHECK

Sounds system for ultimate dance party - CHECK

Tailgating for 12 hours straight blacked out - SCARED AS SHIT

SC lording over OSU - DUH

We're really doin it Harry!

TomAz
09-12-2008, 10:21 AM
my prediction
USC 35, OSU 13

arbouler
09-12-2008, 11:24 AM
i'd say USC 31 OSU 17+7 for last minute touchdown

i'm so excited for this game! but even if usc wins, our bigger opponents are the other damn pac 10 teams. we've only lost one OOC game the past five years, and that was during the BCS game. people think pac 10 sucks but it's really unpredictable.

TomAz
09-12-2008, 11:25 AM
Cal and ASU are strong this year.

Hopeless Semantic
09-12-2008, 11:29 AM
Don't sleep on that Oregon team either. Their D has probably the best tandem at corner in the country and their D-line is probably one of the best in the PacX. I see the game here at the Coliseum start out close, but the prospect of a less than 100% Chris Wells means the Trojans start to pull away for a 31-17 victory. Look for this to be Joe McKnight's defining moment...

boarderwoozel3
09-12-2008, 11:33 AM
Cal has only played cupcakes and we're about to find out how good ASU is. After UNLV this weekend they have:

#2 Georgia
@#23 Cal
@#1 USC
#16 Oregon

Thats trial by fire.

CalmerThanYou
09-12-2008, 11:48 AM
I think the the Fresno vs. Wisconsin game tomorrow should be interesting...Fresno at home has pulled some shit out before.

bakersfield
09-12-2008, 07:27 PM
my prediction
USC 35, OSU 13

That sounds just right!
Go SC!

arbouler
09-13-2008, 07:19 AM
can you guys access yahoo college football page? somehow that link is broken (at least it appears to be on my machine)

bakersfield
09-13-2008, 08:14 AM
can you guys access yahoo college football page? somehow that link is broken (at least it appears to be on my machine)

It is working for me.

bballarl
09-13-2008, 01:04 PM
Great work Bears. Jesus tapdancing Christ. Terrible. Typical. Still terrible.

arbouler
09-13-2008, 01:30 PM
It is working for me.

blah. my computer is totally fucked up.

anyway, listening to the ucla game right now. they sure are horrible ;)

JustSteve
09-13-2008, 05:03 PM
it's on mf'ers!

boarderwoozel3
09-13-2008, 05:04 PM
I just don't see how Ohio St. can beat SC. USC is just too stacked on both sides of the ball.

Sushov23
09-13-2008, 05:41 PM
Ohio St FTW.

TommyboyUNM
09-13-2008, 05:43 PM
Not like anybody cares, but New Mexico leads Arizona 10-7 after one quarter. Go Lobos!!! I think there's a game going on in L.A. that I'll flip to as well :)

gaypalmsprings
09-13-2008, 05:48 PM
Northwestern University is 3-0

Sushov23
09-13-2008, 05:57 PM
7-3 USC. I fucking can't stand USC.

Sexecutioner
09-13-2008, 06:35 PM
Touchdown Trojans!

Backwater
09-13-2008, 06:46 PM
I went to Ohio St. for a year so I was rooting for them, but they're getting their asses kicked right now.

TomAz
09-13-2008, 06:46 PM
I think a more pertinent question is, which score will be more lopsided? USC-Ohio St or LSU-North Texas?

Sushov23
09-13-2008, 07:35 PM
how about that Miss. St, Auburn game?

Sushov23
09-13-2008, 07:46 PM
Ohio St FTW.

OOPS!!!!!!, I fucked up.

BlueDevil50
09-13-2008, 08:08 PM
ya...just a wee bit.

FIGHT ON!

Sushov23
09-13-2008, 08:19 PM
I deep down knew USC was winning(I just hate them) but fuck I wasn't expecting a 35-3 game, with 4 minutes to go. I was thinking 38-27 or something.

fiyahhh!
09-13-2008, 08:31 PM
I think a more pertinent question is, which score will be more lopsided? USC-Ohio St or LSU-North Texas?

the answer is....
UCLA getting their asses handed to them by BYU.

boarderwoozel3
09-14-2008, 02:08 AM
What a lame "game of the year," I want the money I didn't spend back. Reimburse me for my time... I'm talking to you Ohio St, way to lay an egg.

arbouler
09-14-2008, 02:27 AM
hooray!
now no matter what happens, osu is NOT going to be playing the BCS championship this year, or next year, or the year after that. keeping the big10 away from the BCS is a good thing for america. ;)

apostle2
09-14-2008, 02:33 AM
dear syracuse, you're making it too embarrassing to wear my college hoodie and orange t-shirts, fucking STOP IT

bakersfield
09-14-2008, 08:25 AM
Outside of USC's domination, the Pac-10 sure looked like crap yesterday.
Looks like ASU was looking ahead to Georgia next week. UNLV came in & shocked them!
UCLA was trendy again after beating Tennessee on Labor Day. Then they get beat 59-0! Their worse loss since 1929!
This will be an interesting year.

TomAz
09-15-2008, 07:49 AM
You left out Cal losing at Maryland.

Big 12 is the powerhouse conference this year, I think.

bakersfield
09-15-2008, 09:50 AM
^yeah...and U of A losing to New Mexico.

Big 12 looks strong indeed. Chase Daniels is an amazing qb!

Hopeless Semantic
09-16-2008, 10:03 PM
I'm thinking USC needs to go independent in football. Fuck dealing with these other 9 teams that get beat by UNLV, N. Mexico, and a team that lost to Middle Tennessee St. I normally defend the PacX to I'm cardinal in the face, but even I cannot defend a 59-0 raping that UCLA took...

boarderwoozel3
09-16-2008, 10:47 PM
You left out Cal losing at Maryland.

Big 12 is the powerhouse conference this year, I think.

Missou, OU and Texas are all silly good with Kansas a step behind.

C DUB YA
09-17-2008, 09:26 AM
Ok Just got back from my SF vacation - although I saw the score via newspapers, I'm soooo glad I didn't watch OSU not show up... again. What an em bare ass ment.

Fire Tressel for sticking with Todd Boeckman - he is shit. At least Pryor can move from time to time.

Be afraid of Missou and Oklahoma.

The diff between USC and the rest of the Pac 10 is insane. USC is in another league.

TomAz
09-17-2008, 09:40 AM
Mizzou

not Missou


that's all, carry on.

Hopeless Semantic
09-17-2008, 11:07 AM
Mizzou...Gary Pinkel

C DUB YA
09-17-2008, 11:30 AM
Mizzou

not Missou


that's all, carry on.

Shows how much I don't give a shit right now.

bakersfield
09-17-2008, 10:54 PM
The diff between USC and the rest of the Pac 10 is insane. USC is in another league.

That kind of scares me though....
last year it was Stanford, year before it was UCLA.
Hopefully this year an inferior team from the Pac 10 won't shock us again.

Hopeless Semantic
09-18-2008, 01:27 PM
That kind of scares me though....
last year it was Stanford, year before it was UCLA.
Hopefully this year an inferior team from the Pac 10 won't shock us again.

I think you won't see an inferior team beat us this year. Why? Well, because we have some emotion at the helm for our offense. The last two years, we had John David Booty, who, for all intensive purposes was a great guy, but lacked the fiery demeanor and confidence Mark Sanchez has. His arm was also suspect for the most part, but was serviceable enough to get us through two seasons with just 4 losses. If we were going to lose to anyone, it would probably be a major upset. I don't see that happening this year. But then again, that's why they play the game!

arbouler
09-18-2008, 01:37 PM
usc almost lost stanford, cal, and ucla in 04, and to notre dame and fresno state in 05 though (under leinart).

the point is there's never an easy year for usc. some of those players are gonna let their guards down (happens every year)

boarderwoozel3
09-18-2008, 01:42 PM
usc almost lost stanford, cal, and ucla in 04, and to notre dame and fresno state in 05 though (under leinart).

the point is there's never an easy year for usc. some of those players are gonna let their guards down (happens every year)

The same can be said for every team in the top 10 or so. When you're the big dog you have the biggest bullseye on your back.

Hopeless Semantic
09-18-2008, 01:45 PM
You're right about the close calls, but I think its more of a media spin deal. When a team from the SEC loses by three or one point, the game gets called a great defensive battle. When USC loses, it shouldn't have happened. It is a major upset...yadda yada. You can also make the case that USC plays not to lose alot of the times a la the NFL since they have a pro offense and defense mindset in Exposition Park. They don't run up the score and sometimes come out flat like they've done before.

Anyhow, I don't see any Stanfords this year, but it wouldn't surprise me if we cough up somewhere. The hope is that all the teams are one loss teams if that happens.

C DUB YA
09-18-2008, 03:26 PM
USC's to lose.

bakersfield
09-19-2008, 07:35 AM
USC's to lose.

Why are you so sure of that?

TomAz
09-19-2008, 07:47 AM
I don't think he was predicting a USC loss. I think he was saying that the national championship is USC's to lose; that they are the frontrunner and if they take care of business they will win it all. I don't see much to argue with there.

TomAz
09-19-2008, 12:50 PM
F-KbQTnIDbQ

Hopeless Semantic
09-19-2008, 03:27 PM
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f96/FromZeroToOne/Ohio_State_0489.jpg

C DUB YA
09-19-2008, 03:35 PM
I don't think he was predicting a USC loss. I think he was saying that the national championship is USC's to lose; that they are the frontrunner and if they take care of business they will win it all. I don't see much to argue with there.

egg sactly

bakersfield
09-19-2008, 09:16 PM
egg sactly

Of course....
...I have been a bit brain dead this week!

I read it as.... USC to lose!

bakersfield
09-19-2008, 09:18 PM
Tom...How is ASU going to do tomorrow?

luckyface
09-20-2008, 12:03 PM
Tom...How is ASU going to do tomorrow?

I'll tell you. ASU to lose.

TommyboyUNM
09-20-2008, 12:12 PM
I'm sitting here watching the East Carolina/NC State game and I think it would be a joke if East Carolina somehow ran the table and made a BCS bowl. It is very very clear that they aren't BCS worthy. They beat 2 overrated teams in Virginia Tech and West Virginia (just lost to Colorado!). I come from a mid-major school, but I'm not stupid enough to think they could compete with most of the BCS schools.

Prediction:

Georgia 23
ASU 13

suprefan
09-20-2008, 12:22 PM
And East Carolina is out now of invading the BCS.