Today, Georgia is crushing Auburn, which is hopeless on both offense and defense.
Late Q4 and the Bulldogs lead 28-7.
Final score, Georgia 28, Auburn 7!
That is assuming Clemson beats Miami.
I hope you are right but two SEC teams of the four, although deserving in my opinion,would not sit well with the NCAA. I can't see a 8 in Ohio jumping over a 5 in Alabama because they beat the 4 in Wisconsin.
Iowa 55, Ohio State 24.
The thing about a post season division championship game is that one of those teams will lose, so many will contend that it shouldn't have any bearing on the regular season rankings.
Get ready to breath under water with no recourse when the Tide ROLLS in. ;-) The Rock
That and Saban is a pompes ass!
When it comes to College Football, there are many cultural differences between The North and The South. Here are a few…
Stadium Size: NORTH: College football stadiums hold 20,000 people. SOUTH: High school football stadiums hold 20,000 people.
Campus Decor: NORTH: Statues of founding fathers. SOUTH: Statues of Heisman trophy winners.
Homecoming Queen: NORTH: Also a physics major. SOUTH: Also Miss America..
Cheerleaders: NORTH: If you are slightly coordinated, you make the varsity squad. SOUTH: You begin cheer camp at age two, complete with ballet, dance, & gymnastic training.
Getting Tickets: NORTH: 5 days before the game you walk into the ticket office on campus and purchase tickets. SOUTH: 5 months before the game you walk into the ticket office on campus & put name on the waiting list.
Women’s Accessories: NORTH: ChapStick in back pocket and a $20 bill in the front pocket. SOUTH: Louis Vuitton duffel with two lipsticks, waterproof mascara, and a fifth of Jack Daniels/Crown. Money is not necessary — That’s what dates are for.
Friday Classes After a Thursday Night Game: NORTH: Students and teachers not sure they’re going to the game, Because they have classes on Friday. SOUTH: Teachers cancel Friday classes because they don’t want to see The few hung-over students that might actually make it to class and throw up on their floor.
Parking: NORTH: An hour before game time, the University opens the campus for game parking. SOUTH: RVs sporting their school flags begin arriving on Wednesday for The weekend festivities. The really faithful arrive on Tuesday.
Game Day: NORTH: A few students party in the dorm and watch ESPN on TV. SOUTH: Every student wakes up, has a beer for breakfast, and rushes over to where ESPN is broadcasting “Game Day Live” to get on camera and wave to the folks up north.
Tailgating: NORTH: Raw meat on a grill, beer with lime in it, listening to local radio station with truck tailgate down. SOUTH: 30-foot custom pig-shaped smoker fires up at dawn. Cooking accompanied by live performance by “Dave Matthews’ Band,” who come over during breaks and ask for a hit off bottle of bourbon.
Getting to the Stadium: NORTH: You ask “Where’s the stadium?” When you find it, you walk right in. SOUTH: When you’re near it, you’ll hear it. On game day it becomes the state’s third largest city.
Concessions: NORTH: Drinks served in a paper cup, filled to the top with soda. SOUTH: Drinks served in a plastic cup with the home team’s mascot on it, filled less than halfway with soda, to ensure enough room for Jack Daniels/Crown.
When National Anthem is Played: NORTH: Stands are still less than half full. SOUTH: 100,000 fans, all standing, sing along in perfect four-part harmony.
Smell in the Air After the First Score: NORTH: Nothing changes. SOUTH: Fireworks, with a touch of Jack Daniels/Crown.
Commentary (Male): NORTH: “Nice play.” SOUTH: “*#@&@, you slow *&%$@#! - tackle him and break his legs.”
Commentary (Female): NORTH: “My, this certainly is a violent sport.” SOUTH: “*#@&@, you slow *&%$@#! - tackle him and break his legs.”
Announcers: NORTH: Neutral and paid. SOUTH: Announcer harmonizes with the crowd in the fight song, with a tear in his eye because he is so proud of his team.
After the Game: NORTH: The stadium is emptying out. SOUTH: Another rack of ribs goes on the smoker while somebody goes to The nearest package store for more bourbon. Planning begins for next week’s game
Shiloh, great post...
CFB will get it figured out, still way better than nothing...Some of the coaching changes so far, are wild!
"Mercer's schedule next year includes Ohio State, Wisconsin, Auburn and USC."
I don't know who is the best team, but this is a great example of why 8 teams are needed for the playoff, so the "committee" doesn't just select 2 out of 4 teams from the SEC based on name recognition. I mean they might select 4 of 8 too, but that would be a real tough sell. An unbeaten UCF doesn't even crack the top 10? Not saying they should sniff the top 4, but they played at least a few quality (albeit not elite) opponents, and ask Auburn how easy it is to beat a tough opponent twice.
That was FUNNY!
When I moved to College Park, FL (Orlando area) to begin 11th grade, I went thru the efforts to join the Edgewater Eagles High School football team. Upon my arrival, I was immediately confronted with the astronomical differences between my little Midwestern high school and this new one.
The biggest differences I saw were how serious they are down there about football. I would've had to darn near devote my entire life towards becoming an Olympic-level athlete in order to keep up and qualify as a starter. And they were very organized.
In my case, all the fulltime top spots on offense were already filled (and chiseled in stone), so I was faced with working fulltime for a defensive position (and alternate me in on a few pass plays). In the position they offered me as an outside linebacker, I was expected to work out every afternoon after school and on Saturdays, fortify my diet to their strict standards and quit my job, which meant a lot to me.
And forget all about fishing that awesome lake I lived on & exploring the beautiful state of Florida that I was thoroughly fascinated with.... ;^)
So I turned down my opportunity to play on the team. Probably blew it, but who knows? At 16 years old I was 6'2", 175 lbs, and there were guys taller than me that out-weighed me by 50 lbs that could outrun me and would hit like a freight train. I was concussed on that field more than once, and the season hadn't even started yet.... :^p
They are dead serious about football down there in the Southeast. In my viewpoint, that tends to explain the mentality of the SEC. They don't mess around down there....
A number of years ago I was driving from Lincoln to Omaha on a Saturday morning in October. Nebraska had a home game that day.
The traffic heading towards Lincoln on I-80 was bumper-to-bumper with a YUGE percentage of the cars decorated all-out in 'Big Red' colors. Pennants, banners, logos, and more. You name it, they had it.
FYI, Nebraska has SOLD OUT an NCAA record 361 consecutive games and counting. No other school can claim that; not Alabama, not Michigan, not Ohio State. None!
Their stadium seats over 85,000 fans.
Yet the population of Michigan is more than FIVE TIMES that of Nebraska.
Which is just about the total population of Nebraska...8^)
Ain't nothing quite as tasty as deep fried winter-caught perch through the ICE!.
Clearly you've never sat in an ice house with your Dad or a buddy, charcoal -fired stove keeping you warm, a ball game on the radio, and two lines each through the ice.
Then a school of hungry Crappies or Perch swim by, or if you're really lucky, a school of Walleyes, and all of a sudden, all four bobbers take a dive and there's no way you can handle all of that action.
We did catch some nice fish though. Lots of yellow perch, a few walleye and an occasional northern pike. Wish I had some walleye right about now......
Mostly we chopped holes in the ice with a home made ice chisel, then eventually a hand-powered auger.
If it was cold and windy, we'd sit in the car and watch the bobbers. Every ten minutes one of us would step out to skim the ice off of the holes. I remember sitting in the car one time and listening to a nearby radio station. The wind chill was minus 70!
The last couple of years I ice fished, which was a very, very long time ago, once in a while we'd rent an ice house for a few bucks, and that was like staying at the Ritz-Carlton!
Like I said... STUPID. .. :^p
It wasn't fancy, but it was cheap and it worked, although sometimes we had to take turns doing the chopping because the ice might be 24" -30" or more thick.
Ah, those were the days, my friend!
When I was a freshmen In high school I took a can of soup and threw it out the front door. Called my mom and told her I was sick. Went and ice fished all week long. Boy did I catch a lot of walleyes that week.
Speaking of houses. I got an ice castle red lake jr for sale. Lol
That's a great place to stage from if you want to ice fish, so he bought one of those power augers you hook up to the battery of your car or pick-em-up truck.
After all of the years we'd dug our holes manually, I never forgave him for that! LOL!
Actually, there were some older men who had shanty's out there all winter. And thinking back now, there was one old guy in particular who was really good to us and he'd drill us a few holes with his gas-powered auger. And we'd just have to clean them out with the hand auger. He said he knew how the channel ran thru that lake and he'd drill us 'honey holes' accordingly. And he was right, cuz we caught some good fish every time.
Now & then he'd drill us a few more when they were too froze over for us to re-drill them out by hand. He was a sweet old guy. He even invited us into his shanty a couple times when he was alone. He enjoyed our company and told us some good old fishing stories.
I remember when he caught an 18 lb musky once, and told us how rare they were in that area. My dad couldn't hardly believe it until I described the vertical tiger stripes running down its sides. He said it barely fit thru the hole and that he had to grab it by the gills and pull it thru or he'd have lost it.
Aaahhh...these old memories are fun to recall. Thanks for bringing up ice fishing, fellas.....
Yeah, I remember those things.
I remember ice fishing on Big Stone Lake and Lake Traverse on the NE SoDak/MN border.
One day there was a airplane flying onto the ice and selling airplane rides. Another time there was a vendor with a trailer selling burgers, brats and beers on the ice.
This was back in the sixties. I can't even imagine what it's like now.
Wow such a small world. I was born and raised in that area. Born in Wheaton Mn. The first lake I ever ice fished was Traverse. Didn’t ice fish big stone much but I used to fish it in a boat a lot.
Do you remember the areas you used to fish?
Some of my favorites on Traverse were Dumont bay and Rainbow Island. After ice out I loved fishing skunk island.
I do not remember where on those lakes we fished.
I do, however, remember killing my first two geese on the marshy Cottonwood Slough very near there when I was twelve years old. The first one was a Honker. Then an hour or two later I got a Lesser.
Go do your homework. Look at the Top 100 NFL players every 5 years. The SEC ranks anywhere between 3rd and 5th. They never place 1st. The talent is in other leagues but the fan base is what makes the SEC the top conference and hence the money.
When you look at the last 24 years (the start of the BSC) there have only been 15 different teams to play for the NC. Compare that to baseball and basketball that had 27/24.
Truth is if they had 12/16 team playoff the results would be much different.
BTW The SEC is 9-7 in major bowl games against the Pac12. Only taking the lead the last few years.
Take conference champions and see who wins.
Back to the real topic of ice fishing..... ;^) I like to go, but I live at a latitude where it is only an option on good cold years. Then it's just pond hopping. For no more ice than we have to go through, power augers are a pain.
At the end of the playoff we would have an undisputed champ.
As for ice fishing. I plan on doing a trip to lake of the woods this year. I will have to share it with you guys.
I would say the most uninformed comment I heard was when you said Donald Trump didn't have a chance. Now that is cleared up. Swallow hard.
Alabama alone has won more football national Championships than the entire PAC teams COMBINED and has won more football Championships in the modern football era than any other team. The SEC and the ACC dominate football period, irrespective of your convoluted view of what 'ifs" and "buts". Team for team, as I said, up and down the ladder no conference can compete with the SEC and ACC teams. Up and down the ladder that means tougher competition. BTW.....Donald Trump did win.
The Rock You are now entirely informed with facts not emotions.
Georgia: ND-W, GA Tech-W Blowout
South Carolina: NC State-W, Clemson-L
Kentucky: Louisville-L Blowout
Missouri: Purdue-L Blowout
Florida: Michigan-L, FSU-L
Vandy: Kansas State-W
Tennessee: GA Tech-W
Alabama: Fresno St.-W, FSU-W
MSU: Did not play a noteworthy team
Texas A&M: UCLA-L
Ole Miss: Cal-L
Arkansas: TCU-L Blowout
In summation, that is 7 Ws and 10 Ls. Shear dominance. Couple wins vs. that studly GA Tech team, I gave Florida the benefit-of-the-doubt by not categorizing that MI loss as a blowout, and Alabama did beat that middling-bad FSU team. Don't forget they beat Mercer too.... and without those Vandy and TN wins things would look even worse! Oh my. Hope I didn't miss any.
Man, that ain't even a choice. LOL :-)
It's really, really tough to play for a national title when the powers that be have already decided who is and who is not even allowed to compete for said title and your team and even their conference is not allowed to participate.
This especially applies to teams who play on the West Coast and in a time zone with a two-three hour time difference where the deciders on who plays are in bed and asleep when those teams kick off.
I'm a SEC fan. Mainly just watch SEC teams. I've watched enough of them to know the whys of who was picked. I don't see how anyone can from 6 plays on the halftime highlights. But whatever.......
Course Troy won the Sun Belt this year. And beat LSU. But then their rival, the South Alabama Jags came into Troy and put a whoopin' on them. But I've watched South play and kinda figured that would happen. Lol
Anyway.........some good football is coming up. I hope to watch most of it.
Oh and go Oklahoma!
I only drop line below the dam when they have a gate or two open. And you ain’t pulling what I catch through an auger hole. :-) lol.
But seriously, I appreciate the invite.
Stop bragging. :)
Oklahoma leading rusher Rodney Anderson accused of rape
For the second straight bowl season, Oklahoma has a running back that has been accused of doing the unspeakable to a woman. A year after Joe Mixon headed to the Sugar Bowl after a videotape of a violent act against a woman was released after being sealed away for much of his playing career, Rodney Anderson is faced with an allegation of rape.
Anderson has been accused of rape from an incident at a bar on November 16. A hearing for an emergency protective order has been scheduled for December 18. As of this moment, no charges have been filed against Anderson. A lawyer for Anderson has defended his client by stating the allegation is “patently false.”
According to a protective order filing, the woman accusing Anderson claims she was drinking at a bar and was intending to take an Uber ride home. Instead, Anderson allegedly insisted on taking her home. She later then tried recalling the events of the evening with a friend and remembered various sexual acts being performed on her by Anderson. As she attempted to leave, the woman claims Anderson followed her.
A lawyer representing Anderson called the allegation false and sais Anderson “will be exonerated of any wrongdoing.”
Anderson leads Oklahoma this season with 960 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Oklahoma officials have confirmed they are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering information. For now, there has been no change to Anderson’s status with the program in the early stages of this story.
The incident allegedly took place two days before Oklahoma played a road game at Kansas, which has been famous for quarterback Baker Mayfield’s crotch-grabbing gesture toward Kansas players.
Oklahoma will face Georgia in the Rose Bowl for a College Football Playoff semifinal game on January 1.
Seeing this emergency protective order pushed up to 2 weeks before the Rose Bowl looks suspicious to me.
You think a team deserves to be in the national championship with those numbers hung around them?
But that cute little southern drawl does make those southern belles even more beautiful, no doubt.....