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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2022 6:16 am    Post subject:

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I still don't think it devalues the regular season that much. Yes, you could get a team with more than 2 losses in there, but you still have to win your conference just to guarantee your spot. If you lose a couple of games, there's no guarantee that you even win the division of your conference or get to your conference's title game, so each game is still extremely important. There will be eight at-large bids, sure, but those teams with 2-3 losses that don't win their conference are going to be sweating before the committee selects the at-large teams. I still don't think teams will be taking weeks off or whatever. Plus, the higher-seeded at-large teams get to host games in the opening round.

Because of all of this, I still think each week is monumentally important, if a little bit less so.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2022 8:24 am    Post subject:

Playoff expansion was inevitable ever since they got rid of voting for the national champions. That being said they are seeing it as literally printing money since college football has enormous interest.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2022 9:27 am    Post subject:

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I still don't think it devalues the regular season that much. Yes, you could get a team with more than 2 losses in there, but you still have to win your conference just to guarantee your spot. If you lose a couple of games, there's no guarantee that you even win the division of your conference or get to your conference's title game, so each game is still extremely important. There will be eight at-large bids, sure, but those teams with 2-3 losses that don't win their conference are going to be sweating before the committee selects the at-large teams. I still don't think teams will be taking weeks off or whatever. Plus, the higher-seeded at-large teams get to host games in the opening round.

Because of all of this, I still think each week is monumentally important, if a little bit less so.


Yeah I’m just talking about the drama, the compelling storylines. I’m not saying teams will now start to take weeks off.

I mean, we’ve seen it in MLB. Since they’ve added the Wild Card, when’s the last great compelling division race. I can’t think of the last one. Before the Wild Card though, there were plenty.

SF Giants - Atlanta Braves come to mind.

The Dodgers-Giants race last year could have been as dramatic. But it wasn’t. There was talk on the Dodgers board about whether winning the division was even worth it. Some wanted to concede the division for rest.

Now most of the compelling stories at the end of the year is about who makes the WC.

Same thing in the NBA. There are no compelling races for seeding. The compelling stories are for the 8-10th seeds. And now with the play in tournament, there’s not even that.

So my prediction is once there’s a 12 team playoff, the compelling stories will shift to the 11-15 ranked teams.

Before, when there were 2 teams, the compelling stories were with the 1-5 ranked teams. Then with the current 4 team playoff, the compelling stories are with the 1-6 ranked teams.

Now it’ll get moved down to 11-15 or around there. I don’t even know who were the 11-15 ranked teams last year, but the focus will be on them once this playoff system kicks off.

College basketball is another example. Who actually pays attention to their regular season? Pretty much, people want to discuss all the no 1 seeds and then all the bubble teams.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2022 12:39 pm    Post subject:

Thats a cool modern stadium they built for the Aztecs in San Diego.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2022 3:22 pm    Post subject:

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I still don't think it devalues the regular season that much. Yes, you could get a team with more than 2 losses in there, but you still have to win your conference just to guarantee your spot. If you lose a couple of games, there's no guarantee that you even win the division of your conference or get to your conference's title game, so each game is still extremely important. There will be eight at-large bids, sure, but those teams with 2-3 losses that don't win their conference are going to be sweating before the committee selects the at-large teams. I still don't think teams will be taking weeks off or whatever. Plus, the higher-seeded at-large teams get to host games in the opening round.

Because of all of this, I still think each week is monumentally important, if a little bit less so.


Yeah I’m just talking about the drama, the compelling storylines. I’m not saying teams will now start to take weeks off.

I mean, we’ve seen it in MLB. Since they’ve added the Wild Card, when’s the last great compelling division race. I can’t think of the last one. Before the Wild Card though, there were plenty.

SF Giants - Atlanta Braves come to mind.

The Dodgers-Giants race last year could have been as dramatic. But it wasn’t. There was talk on the Dodgers board about whether winning the division was even worth it. Some wanted to concede the division for rest.

Now most of the compelling stories at the end of the year is about who makes the WC.

Same thing in the NBA. There are no compelling races for seeding. The compelling stories are for the 8-10th seeds. And now with the play in tournament, there’s not even that.

So my prediction is once there’s a 12 team playoff, the compelling stories will shift to the 11-15 ranked teams.

Before, when there were 2 teams, the compelling stories were with the 1-5 ranked teams. Then with the current 4 team playoff, the compelling stories are with the 1-6 ranked teams.

Now it’ll get moved down to 11-15 or around there. I don’t even know who were the 11-15 ranked teams last year, but the focus will be on them once this playoff system kicks off.

College basketball is another example. Who actually pays attention to their regular season? Pretty much, people want to discuss all the no 1 seeds and then all the bubble teams.


OK, I see what you meant now. Yeah, it will be different for sure. But it was inevitable. Like the electronic strike zone in baseball. It's coming, just a matter of when!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2022 7:18 pm    Post subject:

Wow what a thriller in the LSU vs Florida State game.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2022 7:20 pm    Post subject:

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Wow what a thriller in the LSU vs Florida State game.


A walkoff blocked PAT after your opponent went 99 yards in 80 seconds? No way.
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Wow what a thriller in the LSU vs Florida State game.


A walkoff blocked PAT after your opponent went 99 yards in 80 seconds? No way.


I was glad it ended that way, I watched the entire game and FSU dominated for the most part and honestly deserved to win. It should have been a 14 pt margin if they don't fumble at the one going in to set up the 99 yard drive.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2022 10:33 am    Post subject:

ALA: 10
TEX: 13

3:42 left in the 3rd. Texas with the ball 1st and 10 in their own territory.

Bryce Young shut down today.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2022 11:38 am    Post subject:

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ALA: 10
TEX: 13

3:42 left in the 3rd. Texas with the ball 1st and 10 in their own territory.

Bryce Young shut down today.


Was shut down....drove them down the field to get the game winning FG.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2022 12:06 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
LongBeachPoly wrote:
ALA: 10
TEX: 13

3:42 left in the 3rd. Texas with the ball 1st and 10 in their own territory.

Bryce Young shut down today.


Was shut down....drove them down the field to get the game winning FG.


Fun game though. Nana was doing their best to shoot themselves in foot, but you just knew they were gonna pull it out.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2022 12:54 pm    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
lakersken80 wrote:
LongBeachPoly wrote:
ALA: 10
TEX: 13

3:42 left in the 3rd. Texas with the ball 1st and 10 in their own territory.

Bryce Young shut down today.


Was shut down....drove them down the field to get the game winning FG.


Fun game though. Nana was doing their best to shoot themselves in foot, but you just knew they were gonna pull it out.


Texas had turtled with both offense and defensive playcallong st the end
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2022 1:54 pm    Post subject:

Marshall beats Notre Dame.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2022 3:19 pm    Post subject:

Appalachian State with the upset over Texas A&M.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2022 3:26 pm    Post subject:

Robblake wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
lakersken80 wrote:
LongBeachPoly wrote:
ALA: 10
TEX: 13

3:42 left in the 3rd. Texas with the ball 1st and 10 in their own territory.

Bryce Young shut down today.


Was shut down....drove them down the field to get the game winning FG.


Fun game though. Nana was doing their best to shoot themselves in foot, but you just knew they were gonna pull it out.


Texas had turtled with both offense and defensive playcallong st the end


They dialed up a good blitz from the secondary on Bama's final drive, but the dude missed the tackle on Young and his ensuing scramble got them within chip shot FG range.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2022 7:31 pm    Post subject:

Nebraska lost to Georgia Southern.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2022 8:15 pm    Post subject:

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Marshall beats Notre Dame.


They are poorly coached. Marcus Freeman has yet to win a game.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2022 9:31 am    Post subject:

USC looking like an entirely different team than the last 5 years.

No doubt Lincoln Riley is going to make a major impact.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2022 9:49 am    Post subject:

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USC looking like an entirely different team than the last 5 years.

No doubt Lincoln Riley is going to make a major impact.


They look like they are back in the national conversation once again.
It also helps that his top players from Oklahoma transferred to USC so its been a seamless transition.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2022 4:51 pm    Post subject:

I know school hasn't started yet....but wow, theres high school games with more fans than here.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:00 pm    Post subject:

UCLA with an impressive win over ranked Washington at home. UCLA will most likely be ranked now with a 5-0 record.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:42 pm    Post subject:

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UCLA with an impressive win over ranked Washington at home. UCLA will most likely be ranked now with a 5-0 record.


Indeed. I thought Washington -2.5 was very fishy, kind of like USC by -5.5 last week. Both times, had you went with the fish, you'd have covered the spread!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2022 2:17 pm    Post subject:

UCLA looks legit. Beating Utah at home right now. Team has improved a bit after barely beating South Alabama.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2022 2:41 pm    Post subject:

The rout is on. UCLA looking like its gonna go 6-0.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2022 10:58 pm    Post subject:

UCLA at Oregon in 2 weeks, as both teams have a bye next week. Should be a good one, a Chip Kelly revenge game again. USC struggled for a while today but won again too. Would be crazy if both LA schools are still undefeated when they play each other, although it's still unlikely. USC will have a tough test at Utah next week. Tough place to play.
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