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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby guru » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:57 am

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Time to reiterate the idea that the Bama team last night could have handled many pro teams of only 30 years ago. Just look at the size of the Bama O and D lines and the power of their RBs and tell me they couldn't be effective back then.



And yet Johnny Football beat them, and Georgia came up just 5 yards short.

One more year until the playoffs
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Marlow » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:07 am

guru wrote:And yet Johnny Football beat them, and Georgia came up just 5 yards short.
One more year until the playoffs

Everyone gets an off-game (and it took Johnny FOOTBALL to do it). I'll grant that ND was 'off' last night, but Bama was 'ON' (!) and would have handled TA&M last night.

The 4-team play-off won't settle all that much, because individual games are still about what 'breaks' you get (receivers bobbling passes that are intercepted, weird fumbles, untimely penalties, a missed tackle that leads to a TD, etc. - T'eo much?!) .
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Conor Dary » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:44 am

Well that was sure fun last night. Glad to see ND get pounded, even though I dislike Alabama.
ND was so overrated with a fairly easy schedule and luck to boot. Should have lost to Stanford at home, barely beat BYU at home and met USC without their QB.

Oregon, Alabama would have been a much better pairing.

On to 2013!
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:52 am

guru wrote:Thing is, if Ohio State AD Gene Smith had passed on the Gator Bowl last year as a self-imposed bowl ban, Bama wouldn't even be playing tonight. It's got to be killing Urban Meyer.

I'm not so sure about that. Ohio State has weak computer rankings due to an unusually weak schedule.
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Conor Dary » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:57 am

jazzcyclist wrote:
guru wrote:Thing is, if Ohio State AD Gene Smith had passed on the Gator Bowl last year as a self-imposed bowl ban, Bama wouldn't even be playing tonight. It's got to be killing Urban Meyer.

I'm not so sure about that. Ohio State has weak computer rankings due to an unusually weak schedule.


Yes, the Big 10 was a big suck this year. And remember ND barely beat Michigan who got pounded by Alabama back in September.

As for the computer rankings, which put ND first, ha...

    This wasn't Catholics vs. Cousins as the souvenir T-shirts mocked. This was Men vs. Boys. Only the BCS computers looked worse than Notre Dame did. Has a 12-1 team ever been more exposed in a big game?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/co ... 297.column
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:09 am

jhc68 wrote:Poof !!!
Has there been a worse rout in a game between #1 and #2 ranked teams?

2004 BCS Championship Game
USC 55 - Oklahoma 19

If the referees hadn't spotted Alabama a touchdown in the first quarter, the final score might have been 35-21, which is pretty close to what the Vegas wise guys were predicting. What really surprised me was Notre Dame's poor tackling on plays on which their defensive front seven had seemingly blown up the play and were in position to tackle the running back for a loss. What had to have been frustrating for Kelly is that quite a few of these missed tackles happened on third down, which means that Alabama would have been forced to punt if the tackles were made.

The biggest discrepency I saw was in the secondary. Alabama's recievers were running wild and making McCarron's job easy whenever he needed to throw the ball. On the other hand, Notre Dame's recievers were covered all night, forcing Golson to throw into very tiny passing windows.
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:15 am

Conor Dary wrote:
jazzcyclist wrote:
guru wrote:Thing is, if Ohio State AD Gene Smith had passed on the Gator Bowl last year as a self-imposed bowl ban, Bama wouldn't even be playing tonight. It's got to be killing Urban Meyer.

I'm not so sure about that. Ohio State has weak computer rankings due to an unusually weak schedule.


Yes, the Big 10 was a big suck this year. And remember ND barely beat Michigan who got pounded by Alabama back in September.

Notre Dame's defense dominated Michigan as thoroughly Alabama's defense did but at the beginning of the season they had no offense, which made their games close.

Conor Dary wrote:As for the computer rankings, which put ND first, ha...

    This wasn't Catholics vs. Cousins as the souvenir T-shirts mocked. This was Men vs. Boys. Only the BCS computers looked worse than Notre Dame did. Has a 12-1 team ever been more exposed in a big game?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/co ... 297.column

Some folks have short memories. The general consensus at my workplace today is that LSU looked worse last year than Notre Dame last night. Then there's Nebraska in 2001, Oklahoma in 2004 and Ohio State in 2006.
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby gh » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:17 am

this was one of my classic "earthquake" games: the only satisfactory outcome would be for both teams to run into the stadium, a 10.0 temblor rips the field asunder and swallow both, and then an aftershock closes the hole back up. ahhh......
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Conor Dary » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:31 am

gh wrote:this was one of my classic "earthquake" games: the only satisfactory outcome would be for both teams to run into the stadium, a 10.0 temblor rips the field asunder and swallow both, and then an aftershock closes the hole back up. ahhh......


Well, yes, that would have been nice...but I got the next best thing....ho, ho...
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:34 am

Conor Dary wrote:Well that was sure fun last night. Glad to see ND get pounded, even though I dislike Alabama.
ND was so overrated with a fairly easy schedule and luck to boot. Should have lost to Stanford at home, barely beat BYU at home and met USC without their QB.

Overrated? Easy schedule? Not by any objective measure. They started out the season unranked and only rose to #1 by default. Where else are you going to rank the only undefeated team? Notre Dame would have been on the outside looking in if Kansas State and Oregon hadn't pooped their pants.

As for their schedule, keep in mind that they were the only team in FBS that didn't have a single game against an FCS team or a non-AQ team. The week that Alabama played Western Kentucky, Notre Dame played Purdue. The week that Alabama played Florida Atlantic, Notre Dame played Michigan. And the week that Alabama played Western Carolina (FCS), Notre Dame played Wake Forest. One of the reasons the computers liked Notre Dame so much is that they didn't have any glorified scrimmages on their schedule.

Conor Dary wrote:Oregon, Alabama would have been a much better pairing.

Time and time again over the last five years, Oregon's basketball-on-grass has proven that it struggles with anyone who plays solid old-school defense.
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Conor Dary » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:42 am

jazzcyclist wrote:
Conor Dary wrote:Oregon, Alabama would have been a much better pairing.

Time and time again over the last five years, Oregon's basketball-on-grass has proven that it struggles with anyone who plays solid old-school defense.


Such envy! If Oregon had had a field goal kicker, or at least one who had some practice during the season, they would have been there last night, pounding ND.
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:48 am

Conor Dary wrote:
jazzcyclist wrote:
Conor Dary wrote:Oregon, Alabama would have been a much better pairing.

Time and time again over the last five years, Oregon's basketball-on-grass has proven that it struggles with anyone who plays solid old-school defense.


Such envy! If Oregon had had a field goal kicker, or at least one who had some practice during the season, they would have been there last night, pounding ND.

It was the field goal kicker that cost them last year against USC. Bobby Bowden learned a long time ago the hard way that having a good kicker is essential to playing college football at the highest level. Now Chip Kelly is learning that lesson too, but he he's not alone because I can assure you that Chris Petersen feels his pain.
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Conor Dary » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:32 pm

What a weird tale...though fitting for the place.

    College football fans spent the season hearing in extensive detail the heartwarming tale of Manti Te’o, a heroic Notre Dame linebacker who lost his girlfriend to cancer and whose life and death inspired his gridiron exploits. Deadspin has an unbelievable report that the girlfriend is a hoax — she never existed, in any form. She was created either as part of a publicity stunt or, as Te’o claims and Notre Dame maintains, by hoaxsters duping Te’o. (The latter scenario, requiring the concoction of a full-blown relationship with a nonexistent woman, would be, to say the least, extremely hard to pull off.)

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/20 ... -fake.html
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby dukehjsteve » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:47 pm

As Hamlet said, Something's rotten in Denmark.
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Pego » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:21 am

I do not buy Te'o's "victimhood" for a moment. He acted like he lost his greatest thing on the planet (crying, praying...) as late as January, 4 months after the hoax was supposedly revealed. He may not have originated it, but he was a very willing participant.
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Conor Dary » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:34 am

Pego wrote:I do not buy Te'o's "victimhood" for a moment. He acted like he lost his greatest thing on the planet (crying, praying...) as late as January, 4 months after the hoax was supposedly revealed. He may not have originated it, but he was a very willing participant.


You think so....

    The Deadspin story, however, is raising questions about Te'o's involvement in the ruse. The site says Kekua's purported Twitter account was created by a California man with ties to the linebacker and his family. An unnamed source suggested the death was a publicity stunt hatched by Te'o and his West Coast counterpart, according to Deadspin.

    At the very least, Te'o and his family have made the truth difficult to decipher because they made references to Te'o meeting Kekua during their courtship. In October, for example, Te'o described her to ESPN as the most beautiful person he had ever met, and his father told the South Bend Tribune in October that Kekua had traveled to Hawaii, Te'o's home state, "every once in a while ... so he would meet with her there."

    When asked about rising above the tragedy in the days before the game, Te'o said, "I think whenever you're in football, it takes your mind off a lot of things. You know this team is very special to me and the guys on it have been there for me through the good times and the bad times."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/co ... ory?page=2
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby jazzcyclist » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:43 am

Pego wrote:I do not buy Te'o's "victimhood" for a moment. He acted like he lost his greatest thing on the planet (crying, praying...) as late as January, 4 months after the hoax was supposedly revealed. He may not have originated it, but he was a very willing participant.

What's amazing is how the Notre Dame A.D. went to the mat for Te'o. Oh what a tangled web we weave . . . . . . :?
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Marlow » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:06 am

Conor Dary wrote:
    An unnamed source suggested the death was a publicity stunt hatched by Te'o and his West Coast counterpart . . . [Te'o] made references to Te'o meeting Kekua during their courtship. In October, for example, Te'o described her to ESPN as the most beautiful person he had ever met, and his father told the South Bend Tribune in October that Kekua had traveled to Hawaii, Te'o's home state, "every once in a while ... so he would meet with her there."

If this is true, Te'o is toast*. He can say she's 'beautiful' without ever meeting her (i.e., beautiful mind), but if he EVER said he had met her . . . :shock: :shock: :shock:

*If he weren't Manti Te'o, this would be a silly little 'oops', but this was part of an extended national 'story' that he knowingly and willingly supported. His 'fame' is in no little way linked to this.
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby gh » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:20 am

jazzcyclist wrote:[...
What's amazing is how the Notre Dame A.D. went to the mat for Te'o. Oh what a tangled web we weave . . . . . . :?


local radio guy didn't find it amazing at all. He basically said, "Notre Dame isn't a school, it's a corporation, and that's the kind of spin corporations practice"
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Conor Dary » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:25 am

Par for course for ND:

    Notre Dame knew it was a hoax Dec. 26. But the school didn't call a news conference or issue a statement revealing that the girlfriend story was pure baloney. So Notre Dame is complicit in the lie. And all the spinning Wednesday night by ND athletic director Jack Swarbrick can't change it.

    He called it "a sophisticated hoax" and said Notre Dame didn't come forward because "this was Manti's story to tell."

    Really?

    Swarbrick is the same mealy-mouthed bureaucrat who defended the football program after student videographer Declan Sullivan, a 20-year-old native of Long Grove, was sent into that scissor lift in the high wind and died when it collapsed in October 2010.

    Swarbrick said then that the weather conditions before the tragedy were "unremarkable," even though Sullivan told friends on social media that there were "gusts of wind up to 60 mph" and he was afraid he would die.

    Notre Dame's company line isn't any more convincing now than it was then.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/colu ... 754.column
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Marlow » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:46 am

Conor Dary wrote:
    1. Notre Dame knew it was a hoax Dec. 26. But the school didn't call a news conference.
    2. He called it "a sophisticated hoax" and said Notre Dame didn't come forward because "this was Manti's story to tell."

1. It isn't ND's place to call a press conference for every 'misunderstanding' that arises on the campus, so 'strictly speaking' they're right . . . BUT . . . this was nat'l news.
2. Right again, strictly speaking, BUT . . . when he didn't, they needed to 'correct' the misunderstanding, which they knew was coloring the public's perception of him.

I don't believe he MEANT to foster national sympathy for him (the other death was enough) with the non-existent girlfriend, but when it blew up into a nat'l story, yes, he should have corrected it. By that time I'm sure he was too embarrassed. Did he really think think would never get exposed??!! :?: :oops:
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby lonewolf » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:48 am

Am I the only person in the world who was not aware of this girlfrend story until it was revealed as a hoax.? :?
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Master Po » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:11 am

lonewolf wrote:Am I the only person in the world who was not aware of this girlfrend story until it was revealed as a hoax.? :?


You & me lonewolf. :)
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Marlow » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:43 am

lonewolf wrote:Am I the only person in the world who was not aware of this girlfrend story until it was revealed as a hoax.?

Well you didn't even know what Gangnam Style was!!! :twisted:

It was hard to miss it if you watch ESPN Sports Center and its ilk.

But, yes, you are forgiven for your egregious ignorance . . . :wink:
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Pego » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:36 am

Marlow wrote:
lonewolf wrote:Am I the only person in the world who was not aware of this girlfrend story until it was revealed as a hoax.?

Well you didn't even know what Gangnam Style was!!! :twisted:

It was hard to miss it if you watch ESPN Sports Center and its ilk.

But, yes, you are forgiven for your egregious ignorance . . . :wink:


I did not know Gangnam either (still don't :twisted: ), but watching bowl games on ESPN, you could not escape constant reminders of ND's greatness and their grief-stricken star.
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Marlow » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:54 am

Pego wrote:watching bowl games on ESPN, you could not escape constant reminders of ND's greatness

They really do lay it on thick, don't they??!! I'm starting to think that's why no one likes Tebow - they got tired of hearing how 'awesome' he was? The new GM of the Jags said he's not interested in Tebow in any capacity (Fullback? Tight End? Wildcat?) even though he knows the whole area is gaga for him and they'd literally sell 10,000 more tickets a week if they got him and played him a few downs every game. (We NEVER have sell-outs!).
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby jazzcyclist » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:10 am

lonewolf wrote:Am I the only person in the world who was not aware of this girlfrend story until it was revealed as a hoax.? :?

I'm surprised to hear that since you seem to have more than a passing interest in college football. At the very least, you should have heard mention of his grandmother and girlfriend during the Oklahoma-Notre Dame game which I figure you watched.
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby gh » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:23 am

Master Po wrote:
lonewolf wrote:Am I the only person in the world who was not aware of this girlfrend story until it was revealed as a hoax.? :?


You & me lonewolf. :)


and me
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Conor Dary » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:35 am

gh wrote:
Master Po wrote:
lonewolf wrote:Am I the only person in the world who was not aware of this girlfrend story until it was revealed as a hoax.? :?


You & me lonewolf. :)


and me


I too knew nothing about it either. But that is because I purposely ignore the ND over-satuation coverage here. Unless of course they lose...like last week. :D
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Dutra5 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:53 pm

Marlow wrote:
Pego wrote:watching bowl games on ESPN, you could not escape constant reminders of ND's greatness

They really do lay it on thick, don't they??!! I'm starting to think that's why no one likes Tebow - they got tired of hearing how 'awesome' he was? The new GM of the Jags said he's not interested in Tebow in any capacity (Fullback? Tight End? Wildcat?) even though he knows the whole area is gaga for him and they'd literally sell 10,000 more tickets a week if they got him and played him a few downs every game. (We NEVER have sell-outs!).


One thing that makes me nuts with Tebow and at least some who support him and that is...why is it so important that he make it on the field if he can't play QB in the judgement of the team he plays for? We don't hear a clamoring for the backup QBs of other teams in the NFL to be move to FB/TE or wherever. If they can't beat out the starter they sit quietly or end up on the waiver wire.
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby lonewolf » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:29 pm

jazzcyclist wrote:
lonewolf wrote:Am I the only person in the world who was not aware of this girlfrend story until it was revealed as a hoax.? :?

I'm surprised to hear that since you seem to have more than a passing interest in college football. At the very least, you should have heard mention of his grandmother and girlfriend during the Oklahoma-Notre Dame game which I figure you watched.

I did watch that game but since my primary loyalty is the other major Oklahoma university, I tend to multi-task and my interest may have been diverted by the new Tom Clancy novel and not riveted on the game during the fluff announcements. :)
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby KDFINE » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:48 pm

I never heard the (now) hoax story either. I've always felt that Notre Dame gets too much publicity ever since Paul Hornung won the Heisman Trophy. What were they 2 - 7 the year he won it (or something like that)?
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Tuariki » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:09 pm

jazzcyclist wrote:
Pego wrote:I do not buy Te'o's "victimhood" for a moment. He acted like he lost his greatest thing on the planet (crying, praying...) as late as January, 4 months after the hoax was supposedly revealed. He may not have originated it, but he was a very willing participant.

What's amazing is how the Notre Dame A.D. went to the mat for Te'o. Oh what a tangled web we weave . . . . . . :?

just another example of the deceit and lies that NCAA football programs (especially major football schools) willing indulge in,in order to make sure they do not lose a star player.

All Notre Dame has done is take a leaf out of the Church's playbook in regards to covering up priestly preferences.
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Conor Dary » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:35 pm

Tuariki wrote:
jazzcyclist wrote:
Pego wrote:I do not buy Te'o's "victimhood" for a moment. He acted like he lost his greatest thing on the planet (crying, praying...) as late as January, 4 months after the hoax was supposedly revealed. He may not have originated it, but he was a very willing participant.

What's amazing is how the Notre Dame A.D. went to the mat for Te'o. Oh what a tangled web we weave . . . . . . :?

just another example of the deceit and lies that NCAA football programs (especially major football schools) willing indulge in,in order to make sure they do not lose a star player.

All Notre Dame has done is take a leaf out of the Church's playbook in regards to covering up priestly preferences.


Right. The peons like that kid in the tower who got killed filming a practice last year are just fodder for the program. The AD was pretty dismissive of the whole thing. 'Hey, it wasn't that windy. Meanwhile the guy gets weepy over Te'o...

"The single most trusting human being that I have ever met, will never
be able to trust again," said Swarbrick as he became visibly emotional
as he took questions."
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby guru » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:01 am

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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby 26mi235 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:32 pm

Bama problems (cleverly written):

Recruiting wise, this is a star-studded arrest. Four players totaling a combined 18-star rating. #Bama

http://college-football.si.com/2013/02/12/alabama-football-players-arrested-on-robbery-fraud-charges/?sct=hp_t2_a5&eref=sihp

Johnny Manziel thwarts Alabama once again, gentle readers. Young Master Football’s Heisman Trophy victory means the Tide will be unable to complete the celebrated Switzer Sweep of winning the BCS championship, Fulmer Cup and Heisman Trophy in a single year, as Auburn did not too long ago. But ‘Bama’s making up for missing out on the third element of the Slam by going after the second as it does on the football field: With alarming depth and relentless tenacity.

Crimson Tide running back Brent Calloway, linebacker Tyler Hayes, defensive lineman D.J. Pettway and safety Eddie Williams have all been arrested and charged in connection with an incident in which two students were robbed, and a credit card obtained in the attack was used to purchase … vending machine snacks? College! Charge details, per the Associated Press:
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby gh » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:33 pm

more dirt in Deadspin's coverage on the incident

http://deadspin.com/5983732/alabama-pla ... obbed-them
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Conor Dary » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:01 am

Minor stuff....But Crimson Tide fans can relax because they don't use PEDs since they ain't ever had a positive and the USADA only worries about races in France and sports with a .0001% fan base.

PS. Yes, I know the original story has nothing to do with PEDs but I always think it is pretty comical there is never anything about PEDs in college football, a sport they are tailored made for and a host of athletes with the morals of street thugs.
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby Daisy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:06 am

Conor Dary wrote:I always think it is pretty comical there is never anything about PEDs in college football, a sport they are tailored made for and a host of athletes with the morals of street thugs.

I'm skeptical. You've never heard of big boned?
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Re: 2012 College Football

Postby 26mi235 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:15 am

Daisy wrote:
Conor Dary wrote:I always think it is pretty comical there is never anything about PEDs in college football, a sport they are tailored made for and a host of athletes with the morals of street thugs.

I'm skeptical. You've never heard of big boned?


And since Big Daddy Lipscome went from being the biggest pro around to not being able to crack the lineup at numerous colleges, including our local one, there has been vast genetic change in the human population, right? 8-) :( [not clear if you were in need of clarifying smilies]
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