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College football 2009
« on: November 02, 2009, 11:57:36 AM »
Used to be, every season someone would post something about that year's NCAA football situation, but we haven't seen one of those topics in a while.  Anybody following it, as I am?

Some may remember I'm an Oregon Duck fan, and this has been an incredibly strange year for us, with the season-opening embarrassment at Boise State (getting blown out, and then our running back going berserk on live, national TV and punching an opposing player, then going after fans, security guards, teammates, and everybody else) quickly transitioning to a very positive seasons that's getting better all the time.

The high point so far was Saturday against USC, a team that has been at the top of the national scene for the past 9 years, and has won the past 7 Pac-10 championships.  The Ducks didn't just beat USC, they broke all kinds of records and demolished them.  That was up there somewhere in my all-time top 3 favorite games.

Anybody else have any NCAA football observations this season?

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Re: College football 2009
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009, 01:54:42 PM »
That was a great game! Anyone that beats and humiliates USC is okay in my book.  I also enjoyed watching Texas beat Oklahoma State. Texas looks pretty incredible right now with offense, defense and special teams all clicking. My own school, Trinity University is not looking so good this season. We're rated #4 in the SCAC with a 2-2 conference record and 5-3 overall with just two games remaining.  :( 
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Re: College football 2009
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 01:56:39 PM »
Texas vs. Oklahoma State was built-up as a tight contest, a real test for Texas, but that was pretty one-sided.  Texas is often overrated due to reputation, but they really look good this year.
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Re: College football 2009
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 02:01:25 PM »
"Texas is often overrated due to reputation, but they really look good this year."           I agree with that. So many schools like Texas, USC, Ohio State etc., etc., have a real advantage in the ratings because of reputation. It's hard for the less known schools , TCU, for instance to get any recognition.
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Re: College football 2009
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009, 02:05:59 PM »
Yep, all 3 Florida schools (how many times has FSU started the season in the top 5, only to lose 5-6 games?), Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma... all these schools get an automatic slot in the preseason top 10 unless they absolutely sucked the prior year.

Used to be Penn State, Nebraska, Georgia and Tennessee, too, until people finally wised-up about those.
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Re: College football 2009
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2009, 03:47:44 AM »
What is this about Mike ?
No mention of Scunthorpe United at all, or Accrington Stanley

I take it it's not 'the beautiful game'  :)


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Re: College football 2009
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2009, 07:19:35 AM »
Yes Pete, we have that game here too, but we call it "the boring game."

No offense to fans of that other football game.  ;)
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Re: College football 2009
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2009, 08:20:53 AM »
Okay, I know I work at Texas Tech, but anyone want to comment on our football so far this year....I will say this much.....we had an awesome season last year up until the last 2 games or so, but this year...will......:)
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2009, 12:45:57 PM »
A word on FSU football from an FSU grad who still lives near Tallahassee.  Many people around here are feeling jaded by the whole thing.  A state government, the city's biggest employer by a long shot, which has threatened lay offs and hasn't given anyone a raise in a few years, still pays his majesty Bobby Bowden a million dollars a year to make the Seminoles the laughing stock of the NCAA.  Also, as if to add icing to the cake, his friend and replacement will receive a 2 million dollar bonus if Saint Bobby doesn't announce his retirement by February.  There is a reason when you watch FSU home games this year that the seats are empty.
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Re: College football 2009
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2009, 01:17:46 PM »
I'm a bit of a philistine as far as team sports go - always thought football/soccer would be more interesting with three teams and two balls. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: College football 2009
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2009, 12:19:41 PM »
Very little commentary this year on the college football season.  I'm pretty excited though, because the Oregon Ducks are going to the Rose Bowl for only the second time since I've been alive!

Wayne, any follow-up thoughts since Bobby B has actually retired now?
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Re: College football 2009
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2009, 10:11:51 PM »
I think Oregon going to the Rose Bowl is great! I love seeing USC not getting the respect they think they deserve, anytime. I also am not a Ohio State fan,  so I will definitely be pulling for Oregon. I'm excited about the Bama-Texas  showdown. I'm hoping this will be a game worthy of the hype. I'm for Alabama in this one. Even though I live in Texas and like UT, I graduated from high school in Alabama and my middle brother went to Alabama. Roll Tide! I'm also glad to see TCU getting a little respect. As we mentioned earlier, it is difficult for teams that don't have a long history of success to get much respect in this system. Also Florida versus Cincinatti could be interesting as Florida has to be careful not to let down in this game. I'm a Texas A&M fan as well, my youngest brother and my father went there, so Georgia versus the Aggies could be fun. Two teams with good offenses (at least the Aggies showed some at times) and poor defenses should make for some excitement. Bring on the chips and dips and maybe a cold one or two ;). Rah, rah, rah! That being said, I'm not a person who can sit and watch football all day. I do enjoy a good game, though.    Harry
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