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Bowl Games

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:08 pm

Some of these are starting to take shape.

Best matchup so far is South Carolina-Florida St. in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl on December 31.

For the Big 10, Michigan v. Mississippi St in the Gator Bowl; Penn State v. Florida in the Outback Bowl; Nortwestern v. Texas Tech in the TicketCity Bowl; Illinois v. Baylor in the Texas Bowl.

The other games should be released closer to the 9 pm ESPN show.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby swerb » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:11 pm

Heard on Twitter today that Iowa/Nebraska is gonna be a matchup as well ... like that one. Little preview of what will be a middle America conference game next year. A lot of corn fed white boys in that game.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:12 pm

Yep, confirmed on Twitter. The Insight.com Bowl for Iowa-Nebraska.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:47 pm

Actually, now Twitter rumors are flying about that the Insight passed on Nebraska and is instead going with Iowa-Missouri. Guess we won't know for sure until it's officially announced on ESPN.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:51 pm

skatingtripods wrote:Actually, now Twitter rumors are flying about that the Insight passed on Nebraska and is instead going with Iowa-Missouri. Guess we won't know for sure until it's officially announced on ESPN.


Why in the world wound anyone pass up Nebraska for Missouri?
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby JCoz » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:56 pm

motherscratcher wrote:
skatingtripods wrote:Actually, now Twitter rumors are flying about that the Insight passed on Nebraska and is instead going with Iowa-Missouri. Guess we won't know for sure until it's officially announced on ESPN.


Why in the world wound anyone pass up Nebraska for Missouri?


They wouldn't IMO. I don't want to sound like a dick tripods, but I find that rumor ridiculous.

That is on par with a BCS game taking MSU over OSU.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:57 pm

JCoz wrote:
motherscratcher wrote:
skatingtripods wrote:Actually, now Twitter rumors are flying about that the Insight passed on Nebraska and is instead going with Iowa-Missouri. Guess we won't know for sure until it's officially announced on ESPN.


Why in the world wound anyone pass up Nebraska for Missouri?


They wouldn't IMO. I don't want to sound like a dick tripods, but I find that rumor ridiculous.

That is on par with a BCS game taking MSU over OSU.


Not sounding like a dick. It's a rumor. I said it was a rumor. And that I saw it on Twitter.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby JCoz » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:01 pm

Oh I know, what I meant to say was that I wasn't meaning to attack you personally by saying that.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:05 pm

JCoz wrote:Oh I know, what I meant to say was that I wasn't meaning to attack you personally by saying that.


I also think it's a pretty absurd rumor.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:07 pm

I think you're both dicks :dingle:
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby peeker643 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:09 pm

motherscratcher wrote:I think you're both dicks :dingle:


Easiest call of the day really. ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:10 pm

peeker643 wrote:
motherscratcher wrote:I think you're both dicks :dingle:


Easiest call of the day really. ;-) ;) :wink:


At least my head doesn't look like a manscaped, recently-circumsized dick.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby JCoz » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:11 pm

lolz
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby peeker643 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:13 pm

skatingtripods wrote:
peeker643 wrote:
motherscratcher wrote:I think you're both dicks :dingle:


Easiest call of the day really. ;-) ;) :wink:


At least my head doesn't look like a manscaped, recently-circumsized dick.


Yes it does. Yours just has hair on it. And for the life of me I don't why you keep looking at recently circumsized dicks. :hide:
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:19 pm

peeker643 wrote:
skatingtripods wrote:
peeker643 wrote:
motherscratcher wrote:I think you're both dicks :dingle:


Easiest call of the day really. ;-) ;) :wink:


At least my head doesn't look like a manscaped, recently-circumsized dick.


Yes it does. Yours just has hair on it. And for the life of me I don't why you keep looking at recently circumsized dicks. :hide:


The ladies dig the 70s-style bush on my dick-head (or head-dick?).

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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:26 pm

Seems like it'll be TCU-Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. That would send Stanford to the Orange Bowl to face Va Tech.

Edit: Confirmed by ESPN.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:33 pm

There it is. What we all expected. Ohio State v. Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby swerb » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:35 pm

Bring on the SEC.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:37 pm

swerb wrote:Bring on the SEC.


Hate this matchup. Buckeyes have trouble getting pressure on opposing QBs and the secondary's the weakest part of the defense. I think we can score on them, but I don't know how much we'll need to score.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby swerb » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:37 pm

Finally a team Stoops can beat in a BCS bowl game.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:48 pm

So...that ridiculous rumor about the Insight.com bowl.

It appears to be true. Iowa v. Missouri in the Insight.com; Nebraska v. Washington in the Holiday.

Michigan State-Alabama in the Capital One Bowl.

And, for Bayou, LSU-Texas A&M in the Cotton.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:53 pm

You fuckers are cruel. Chased Mallet out of Michigan, but then couldn't let him stop at Arkansas. Had to run him south until he damn near hit the gulf coast. I think the Buckeyes get the monkey off their back with this one.


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Unread postby swerb » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:58 pm

That link is excellent.

Still never been to New Orleans.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby JoJo White » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:59 pm

motherscratcher wrote:
skatingtripods wrote:Actually, now Twitter rumors are flying about that the Insight passed on Nebraska and is instead going with Iowa-Missouri. Guess we won't know for sure until it's officially announced on ESPN.


Why in the world wound anyone pass up Nebraska for Missouri?


Dan Beebe's and Big 12's last big eff you to Nebraska - GTFO.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby swerb » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:04 pm

JoJo White wrote:
motherscratcher wrote:
skatingtripods wrote:Actually, now Twitter rumors are flying about that the Insight passed on Nebraska and is instead going with Iowa-Missouri. Guess we won't know for sure until it's officially announced on ESPN.


Why in the world wound anyone pass up Nebraska for Missouri?


Dan Beebe's and Big 12's last big eff you to Nebraska - GTFO.

The bowl slight is a small price to pay to upgrade conferences. ;-) ;) :wink:

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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby JoJo White » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:11 pm

swerb wrote:
JoJo White wrote:
motherscratcher wrote:
skatingtripods wrote:Actually, now Twitter rumors are flying about that the Insight passed on Nebraska and is instead going with Iowa-Missouri. Guess we won't know for sure until it's officially announced on ESPN.


Why in the world wound anyone pass up Nebraska for Missouri?


Dan Beebe's and Big 12's last big eff you to Nebraska - GTFO.

The bowl slight is a small price to pay to upgrade conferences. ;-) ;) :wink:

We love you Nebraska.


I'm not sure how well Nebraska will fit in their new conference since they win most of their bowl games.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:15 pm

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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby JCoz » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:28 pm

skatingtripods wrote:
swerb wrote:Bring on the SEC.


Hate this matchup. Buckeyes have trouble getting pressure on opposing QBs and the secondary's the weakest part of the defense. I think we can score on them, but I don't know how much we'll need to score.



I dont hate this matchup at all. I dont think its a cake walk, but I think you are misplacing your fear.

IMO a power running team like Bama would have been a much worse match up.

Crazy about that rumor being true. Unbelievable really.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby GodHatesClevelandSport » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:36 pm

tOSU opens as a 2½-point favorite.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby Triple-S » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:49 pm

I'm very frustrated with the auburn-oregon nat'l championship matchup

I saw Oregon got their asses beat on new years day against TOSU and TP had a career game against them, and this was them WITH Masoli, Blount and TJ Ward.

and then auburn? I guy who got paid in the range of 100K or more, gets off scott free, and gets to take home some hardware in NYC?

and you know after this, it's getting taken away too. Maybe not this year, but in a few years.
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Unread postby JoJo White » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:05 pm

Bayou Tribe wrote:

JoJo - my man, tell me why LSU won't dirt-stomp the Aggies? I really haven't followed them enough to be as confident as I am, I just feel as if LSU is superior. Am I off base there (homerism aside)?


I can't think of any reason - LSU is the much better team, the Aggie OL is full of true freshman and the Ags haven't won a bowl game in forever.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:28 pm

JCoz wrote:I dont hate this matchup at all. I dont think its a cake walk, but I think you are misplacing your fear.

IMO a power running team like Bama would have been a much worse match up.

Crazy about that rumor being true. Unbelievable really.


I've watched a lot of Arkansas this year. (betting does that) I hate this match up. Knile Davis picked it up in the second half of the year and they were able to throw with lots of success with more balanced play calling. I have no faith in our secondary. Arkansas's defense is not good, I'll say that.

If Tressel's going to sit back in zone, we'll get picked apart. We haven't gotten a consistent pass rush in any game this year that I can remember and that scares me.

We'll see. I'd rather play an LSU or Bama than a spread-pass offense like Arkansas.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:34 am

dick tripods


Yikes.

At least my head doesn't look like a manscaped, recently-circumsized dick.


That's just awful.

How is being bald related to manscaping?

What does the Jewish God do with all those foreskins?

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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby FUDU » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:30 pm

Buckeyes 30
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Love this game on the field, Ark is pfft, they can do all the special bio segments on Mallet that they want, it doesn't change a thing.

Hate this match up off the field, lose lose IMO for OSU.

All in all what a bad CF season when you think about it, Auburn or Oregon as NC, sigh.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby tired » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:55 pm

How in the name of God did Mishigan get in a New Years day game ???
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby tired » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:57 pm

Miss. St. too ???
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby JCoz » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:44 pm

tired wrote:How in the name of God did Mishigan get in a New Years day game ???


New Years day games are, well, not what they once were.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby JCoz » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:46 pm

skatingtripods wrote:
JCoz wrote:I dont hate this matchup at all. I dont think its a cake walk, but I think you are misplacing your fear.

IMO a power running team like Bama would have been a much worse match up.

Crazy about that rumor being true. Unbelievable really.


I've watched a lot of Arkansas this year. (betting does that) I hate this match up. Knile Davis picked it up in the second half of the year and they were able to throw with lots of success with more balanced play calling. I have no faith in our secondary. Arkansas's defense is not good, I'll say that.

If Tressel's going to sit back in zone, we'll get picked apart. We haven't gotten a consistent pass rush in any game this year that I can remember and that scares me.

We'll see. I'd rather play an LSU or Bama than a spread-pass offense like Arkansas.


I respect that, I just disagree strongly.

Of the three you mentioned, I have watched Arkansas the most (4 games)and I would chose them to play given the choice.

We will see soon enough.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby fairvis » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:18 pm

Mallett has a hell of an arm, but still gets flustered and has the maneuverability of a Jake Delhomme. Against Bama, he was 25/38 for 357 yards, but threw 1 TD and 3 picks. He got knocked out of the Auburn game, and then the backup came in and threw all over the field. Against LSU, he was 13 of 23 for 320 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INTs- two of those TDs on long passes/busted coverages. These are the three best d-lines he faced all year, and they can be comparable to the front 4 of tOSU in terms of QB pressure (not necessarily sacks, but pressure).

The OSU D is 4th nationally in pass defense, allowing 156 ypg. They're also #2 nationally in total defense, as well #10 in the nation for interceptions on the season with 18. Arkansas is #3 in total passing offense. Going to be an interesting matchup, but I'm pretty sure that the D-line gets pressure on Mallett, and that the receivers are well covered up top by Hines and Johnson to not allow the big plays.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby tired » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:19 am

JCoz wrote:
tired wrote:How in the name of God did Mishigan get in a New Years day game ???


New Years day games are, well, not what they once were.
So true that bro !!! The night game is Oklahoma vs. U Conn. WTF ???
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby idoctribefan » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:16 pm

Nominee for worst bowl matchup: Nebraska vs Washington. A rematch from a game AT WASHINGTON earlier this year where the Huskers won by 35 points and the game wasn't even as close as the score would indicate. Because the Holiday Bowl has to take a Pac-10 team, it was slim pickins due to USC's probation and two schools making the BCS. Holiday Bowl had to choose between Washington and Arizona. So their choice was a rematch from last year's Holiday Bowl where NU stomped 'Zona 33-0 or a rematch from this year where NU mauled Washington 56-21.

Lose-lose.
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Re: Bowl Games

Unread postby danwismar » Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:47 pm

Just stumbled on this 1-year old article by Dan Wetzel of YahooSports, which I think makes as good and detailed a case for a playoff as any I've seen. Of course he is the co-author of a book called "Death to the BCS", so...

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/n ... yoff120709
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