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  1. I'm confused about the "Having a good football program does not make you a Goliath" statement but will refrain as we can all look at TCU's 5 min of fame...Anyway, didn't UH get a win vs. PAC-12 via UCLA this year? Ok, well I'm also sure that Boise st. rocked Georgia (SEC) and when they were on the field they "Physically" looked better than a lot of other SEC teams, but that doesn't matter either....I understand where you are coming from, but the big schools gain "NOTHING" from playing "David" in a non championship game, which is why there needs to be a playoff system. Think about it, how much does a win in a non championship bowl game matter if it doesn't even count for second place and the loss counts for absolutely nothing in the players eyes as long as they don't get injured or screw up their NFL money... BCS = Big Crook System! Let's play for 3,4,5th place, guys!!!
  2. Boise = Goliath...Boise can beat any team in the top five less BAMA.
  3. Coogs vs. Boise St in a BCS game? I also have no confidence in Wisco vs. MSU (E. Lansing is a terrible place to Play!! Unless we are speaking Basketball of course)
  4. Tough week w/the pics (Aub/Fla, A&M/Baylor,KSU/TT,UM/MSU)...Any insider info?
  5. Didn't Oregon play Tenn last year? Also the ntl. chmp. game was just gross as is most Bowl Games that occur after 4-5 bye weeks. Cant wait until the playoff system is put into play b/c this BCS/Bowl game crap is a complete joke.
  6. 20th...What's your beef w/us Badgers? Isn't that where your Honey Badger player got his nickname, . They couldn't nick name him a lion or a Tabby Cat? I'm a Badger and I will agree that the Big 10 isn't great this year by any means, but let's get the facts correct. Wisco also beat Nebraska as well which equates to 3 ranked teams. 20th, you are really disappointing me with your Badger hate....Actually all the Hate that you're spreading on any team that's not the Tigers. 1st it's Stanford then Wisc, then Wisc, then Stanford, then BRAG about beating a BIG EAST team... C'Mon MAN!
  7. I give LSU 1 loss max (unless Ark gives them #2) since they've beat Oregon already. Don't undersell ur tigers..BTW, playing in Morgantown is weak and has never been a tough place to play, that place is no different than many Texas high school stadiums other than maybe the Trailer parks that surround the Stadium in WV...It was only a big game b/c of rankings at that time. Gotta get out of the house and go to work, but definitely looking forward to tracking our convo's over the next few weekends 20th. Maybe ASU will take down Oregon this wknd?
  8. You are under a complete illusion about some things. 1. Oregon has to play Stanford, which could equate to a second loss as Oregon barely beat Stanford last year. 2. Are you forgetting the BIG 12, specifically OU and Okl. State? There will likely be an undefeated team from the Big 12 this year and OSU has an Offense that's on fire (They look like LSU's polar opposite mirror image...great Offense, questionable Defense) 3. With the exception of the Big 10, there are 2 solid teams (OU/OSU,Stan/Ore,Wisc/?) in each "Major Football" conference which makes your "Everybody else's" argument flawed if you're including Auburn, Kentucky,S.Carolina, Georgia, Ole Missing, FLA, Tenn,etc. 4. What about Boise, they crushed you're everybody else Georgia correct? 5. Penn State has a top 10 Defense, hence the reason I threw them in the convo unless you want to agree that Bama's only formidable opponent is LSU 6. WVU and the Big East football(?) is a joke currently...please don't consider that a meaningful win. 7. Who near the top has played your schedule? What week of the season is this and please don't get too high on the Oregon win? 8. I've always had a likening for LSU but I'm just stating the obvious
  9. My former team is doing great and in top 5 as well, but it's no big deal. As for out of conf. wins(or inner conference), please tell me again who have Bama and LSU have beaten? Florida is a complete over hyped joke just as FSU, Auburn, Miss St. and S.Carolina...LSU and BAMA are co-dependent right now and one will go down, but only to win against a "TERRIBLE" Eastern half of the SEC. If you check my post from t before the start of the season, I called out exactly what's happening, correct?
  10. Who has Bama or LSU played? WVU, Penn State and Oregon...Two of those 3 teams rely on gimmicky offenses and Oregon is only good at the Mid-Late Season point because their Offense requires weeks of game reps (Look at how Oregon or any team in Ntl. game after weeks off....again look at Oregon in game 1 after a summer off against no competition.) and they look like they are playing a style of Canadian football. Add Penn State..They have a solid defense but can't score on anyone and barely beat Iowa. There's no way that a 1 loss LSU or Florida "Deserves" anything, which is why there are 3 major conferences that now have conf. championship games vs. 2 conf, (i.e. SEC and Big 12). So, if Stanford losses to 1 game but beats Oregon in Conference Championship, should they also "Deserve" a shot ? (They'd be able to say they beat Oregon just like a 1 loss LSU team) Sorry 20th st., I find it hard to believe that BAMA won't prevail over your tigers and won't go undefeated because LSU's offense is suspect and hasn't played one real defense yet. Maybe I will be eating my words soon, but oh well.
  11. I was depending on Nebraska w/9 so I'm dead if they don't pull it off. Ohio state is terrible which is why I put 9 on Nebraska. Also, what was all of the Hype about Florida? Anyone predicting an OU/Bama ntl. title game following a Stanford/Wisc game which will ultimately lead us into a playoff discussion assuming all are undefeated?
  12. Can't disagree, S. Carolina is overrated and Auburn are the " TERRIBLE TIGERS ". I hope that Florida/BAMA save the day FYI..I picked K-State
  13. I'm in agreement about the two-tier system as this would eliminate the "We are too small to play and we are too big to fail!" BTW, I think this is a down year in college fball for the 2nd year in a row...it all started w/a weak bama team that beat texas, followed by a one-hit wonder of Auburn. I say this as I watch so called #10 ranked s.carolina struggle with Auburn.GROSS
  14. A&M disgusts me....BTW i'm a badger and picked nebraska but I feel like Wisconsin could be on the same path as A&M b/c they haven't played anyone. Pray for me
  15. I can't recall which site I went to but I believe it had something to do with New Jersey....I guess it deals with all of the taxes that they collect!
  16. Yep, thx. I looked into some muni bonds and they don't look bad at all, esp if u are gaining 7-8% return tax free w/o maint. costs. Not 15-20%, but that equates to 9-11% a year, not bad at all Niche! A few muni's could really serve as a stable bond flow and a way to have your money WORK for you and not the opposite.
  17. How much do muni-bonds typically payout in terms of IRR%? What type of tax incentives are avail. and are they taxed in the "Cap gains" world? Maybe it's something worth looking into...thx
  18. I agree, tough matchups this week. There only seems to be 1-2 locks and the others all up in air!
  19. More interesting facts in regards to transit usage...My original thought is that with future population estimates and reliable job locations (i.e. Merchandise Mart/river north just north of loop..not downtown in the loop, bc that place is a ghost town after 6pm) in an international city, at least a space or even storage units will appreciate at the same rate of inflation or more in the first five years while providing return in the form of tax reductions. The other facet is that there will always be a % of tenants who will need an additional parking space or storage that's not readily available from the condo itself. Any other ideas?
  20. Really appreciate the input as that's the only way to learn! Also, I know exactly what your talking about in regards to the costs of parking spaces. I rented a space in 07-08 for $235 across from the Merchandise Mart. that's now renting for $185-200,but the owners of the pkg. spaces got killed when they paid $55-60k+ but now selling for less than $40k. Just had a thought that this would be a good time to buy, but hearing the news that you just mentioned is definitely cause for concern.
  21. With the stock market returning 9-12% a year on average while not accounting for capital gains tax, portfolio mgt. fees, inflation, lack of tax writeoffs (okay you get where I'm going...), What are some other Investments that provide monthly cash flow with a consistent yearly return that also provide maximum tax reductions while also appreciating yearly? The great thing about some of these ideas are that they provide legal tax loop holes which heavily reduce your taxable income, which equates to an instant Return directly from yours truly, Uncle Sam!! Please add to my list and let's all educate one another and become more financially aware: -Investment Property (Monthly cash flow, Tax deductions of depreciation/mortgage interest/expenses/mileage/real estate taxes,etc.) -Parking spaces in high density cities (i.e. Chicago/NYC...Monthly cash flow, Tax deductions, low/no maintenance, consistent appreciation,etc.) -Taxi Cab Medallions (Look it up in Chicago/NYC/Boston...Buy the permit and charge rent for your "Paper Permit" daily/monthly) -Affiliate Programs/Multi Lvl mkting.
  22. exactly and the personal experience doesn't hurt either ...This week will be interesting since there are a lot somewhat obvious picks. Any upset predicitons other than A&M or possibly LSU (Warning: WVU doesn't really run the ball so they may struggle a bit)?
  23. Please don't Jinx me! Let's just say that I shoot for 40 pts. every week and that I typically have an unfair advantage.......
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