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Are you now suggesting that Tech fans are such pansies that they would let a visitng team, that just lost, storm their field and tear down one of their goal posts ? Don't think so.

Wow, your aggy logic just blew my mind!!!! I have no idea what you are trying to say :blink: Tech won in 2001 in our stadium... or do you think we lost in kyle field, and stormed the field the goal post incident happened at TAMU?!? :wacko:

anyway Im done. I know the problem with arguing with an idiot is you both wind up looking dumb. Im not gonna reply any further

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I'm not saying they're actually any good, but we blew them out at their place. You can make an even bigger argument like this against Wisconsin. They haven't had ANY road games, and their only decent win is over a way overrated Nebraska team who barely got by an Ohio St team who almost lost to Toledo. Illinois and Michigan State are the only two ranked teams on Wisconsin's schedule, and what are the chances both stay ranked all year? Wisconsin going undefeated will not prove anything except that the big 10 sucks.

20th...What's your beef w/us Badgers? Isn't that where your Honey Badger player got his nickname, :lol:. 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!

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no reports filed with LPD or DPS. No photos to document proof. These are charter buses, plain white, no identification that tied them to A&M. You know the ones with windows 8-10-12ft up in the air? A&M security/police watching them all night and somehow they missed some guys with ladders walking around and writing stuff on all the windows on every bus, that would taken quite a bit of time. The buses are locked, security didnt notice someone trying to break into the bus?

A&M football team has never needed bus security. Way to cause a first !

Does your car show polish only work on windows 10' up ? That's funny, cuz mine also works on the ground level cargo hold doors.

Reports say on one of the bus, locks were busted and couldn't be locked up for the night... guess which bus had the **** in it.

Again these are rented buses, how would anyone outside of TAMU personnel even know which buses belonged to A&M?

You're joking right ?

It you wanted to plan something like this, it would be pretty easy to have a spotter follow the team from practice back to the whichever hotel. But that wouldn't even be necessary.

It's not like hotel locations are Top Secret. Hell, for bowl games, the hotel locations are usually advertised for fan access.

Plus, it's not like Lubbock is that big. It's not that much bigger than Bryan-College Station. I'm sure the Aggies use the same hotel they use every other year and probably one of the same 2 or 3 hotels that all visiting teams use.

In your world, apparently hotel arrangements for visitng teams are so hush-hush that the Coach drivers apparently don't even know the final location until they are on route, and Then.. Then they apparently press the Cloaking button as they roll into town so that local fans can't follow them. And in a small college town of only a quarter million, apparently all the locals are too dumb to put 2 and 2 together that a convoy of charter buses sitting in a hotel parking lot on a football weekend has a very damn good chance of belonging to the visiting team or band.

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Wow, your aggy logic just blew my mind!!!! I have no idea what you are trying to say :blink: Tech won in 2001 in our stadium... or do you think we lost in kyle field, and stormed the field the goal post incident happened at TAMU?!? :wacko:

anyway Im done. I know the problem with arguing with an idiot is you both wind up looking dumb. Im not gonna reply any further

You apparently think it's really all Aggies, all the time.

That means you think it wasn't really tech students that rammed the goal post in the stands, but aggies. It's not that hard.

Great long article. I can see from the beginning it's written with a tech slant. Not gonna bother finishing it because I've heard all the excuses before.

All the details in the article.. don't matter.

Going to lay the goal post at Will Rogers feet - Who cares. Irrelevant.

Aggies still in the stands - Aggies always have a very short yell practice even after a loss. I didn't realize your stadium rules dictate we evacuate the premises immediately.

Aggies goading Tech students with the goal post. - Goal post is a weapon. That's like saying if a bad guy has a gun pointed at a good guy's head and the good guy says "Go ahead do it", it somehow the good guy's fault for being shot when the bad guy decided to pull the trigger.

Deciding to take the goal post over a fence - All great.. unless that fence is blocked by a mass of people.

Fight afterwards, even the aggie on aggie punch. Irrelevant.

Only part that matters is Tech students decided to pull the trigger. They rammed the goal post into a large group of opposing fans. That alone could have seriously hurt someone, and is the only part that matters and the only reason why it made Tech look so bad in that situation.

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You're comparing generations of aggies tagging out of sight steam tunnels to how you treat visiting fans and teams ??

Well, there was also the time we Brasso'd the dome of the Academic Building. Everyone had left for Spring Break, and we weren't leaving until Saturday morning for South Padre. Cases of beer were consumed. Boredom set in. I always hated the BQs putting their BQ crap up there, so we decided to Brasso over it. The decision was made to put my nickname up there...'Infamous'. Well, part way into the escapade, we heard yelling from below. Campus Cops! We scrambled off the dome, back into the building. We ran down the stairs as the cops attempted to get inside. We left the same way we came...through the steam tunnels. It was a glorious escape!

For weeks afterward, I chuckled as people would ask, "What does that INFA brasso'd on the dome of the Academic Building mean?" Eventually, the BQ fish went back up to reclaim their dome.

There was also the hat stolen from the UT bandmember by a Corps buddy (not me), the attempted theft of some ornament from the yard of a UT frathouse (too drunk to remember what it was), the keg stolen from another frat party, and something else that I am still sworn to secresy about (no animals were harmed in the incident, but that huge fake steer in front of the store in Bryan was involved).

Yes, college was fun. So much fun that I was nearly expelled from the Corps 3 weeks before graduation (Those Trigon suits had no sense of humor back then). The Tceh prank is part of the game. I'm having a hard time getting worked up over it.

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20th...What's your beef w/us Badgers? Isn't that where your Honey Badger player got his nickname, :lol:. 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!

It's all Strength of schedule.

I guarantee that when the first BCS rankings come out, assuming everyone in the Coaches top 7 keep winning, it's going to be:

1. 2. 3. OU, LSU, Bama ( in some order )

4. OSU.

5. 6. 7. Boise St, Wisc, Stanford. ( in some order )

B12 and SEC started the season with more ranked teams and/or higher ranked teams.

B10 isn't that far behind now.. obviously having 6 ranked teams currently, tied with B12, is nothing to sneeze at. But y'all started the season with 5 ranked teams, the highest at #10.

SEC started with 8, 2 in top 10 and B12 started with 6, 3 in the top 10.

Current ranked teams left to play -

OU -4

OSU -4

LSU -3

Bama -2

Wisc -2

Stan -1

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Well, there was also the time we Brasso'd the dome of the Academic Building. Everyone had left for Spring Break, and we weren't leaving until Saturday morning for South Padre. Cases of beer were consumed. Boredom set in. I always hated the BQs putting their BQ crap up there, so we decided to Brasso over it. The decision was made to put my nickname up there...'Infamous'. Well, part way into the escapade, we heard yelling from below. Campus Cops! We scrambled off the dome, back into the building. We ran down the stairs as the cops attempted to get inside. We left the same way we came...through the steam tunnels. It was a glorious escape!

For weeks afterward, I chuckled as people would ask, "What does that INFA brasso'd on the dome of the Academic Building mean?" Eventually, the BQ fish went back up to reclaim their dome.

There was also the hat stolen from the UT bandmember by a Corps buddy (not me), the attempted theft of some ornament from the yard of a UT frathouse (too drunk to remember what it was), the keg stolen from another frat party, and something else that I am still sworn to secresy about (no animals were harmed in the incident, but that huge fake steer in front of the store in Bryan was involved).

Yes, college was fun. So much fun that I was nearly expelled from the Corps 3 weeks before graduation (Those Trigon suits had no sense of humor back then). The Tceh prank is part of the game. I'm having a hard time getting worked up over it.

I have no problem with campus pranks by students. Pranks between dorms, outfits, frats.. all fun.

I have no problem fun pranks against other schools. Stealing little trinkets and small stuff.. even a mascot briefly. all fun. But there's a line of respect that I don't think should be crossed when in comes to other schools, especially visitors. This prank in my mind, crosses that line. I would have equal disdain for a group of aggies if say they defaced property or a statue on another campus with paint. Toilet paper, Fine. Paint ! Bad bull !!

Also.. I will admit.. my view of this prank is clouded by other incidents with Tech. I've had friends assaulted there on game day. I've had friends get their tires slashed on game weekends. Throwing tortillas. Fun. Throwing batteries. Not fun. I've been to at least 2 dozen aggie away games and Lubbock ranked at the bottom of the list as the worst times filled with the worst people.

And what's funny... It's like Why? Why be nasty assmongers to visitors ? Austin and longhorn fans, if not gracious or overtly nice, were still never nearly as bad. Most student bodies and alumni were awesome hosts. Not Tech.

CT huh? BQ here. Guess that explains why we so naturally butt heads.

Edit.. I forgot, want to be fair. I did have a tire slashed in austin once. But in fairness, I did have my back windshield peppered with aggie stickers including the Calvin peeing on an upside down longhorn. Still. longhorn fans on game weekend were never mean spirited asses.

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CT huh? BQ here. Guess that explains why we so naturally butt heads.

I don't think it is the CT/BQ thing so much as I am a closet anarchist.

As for the bus, the shoe polish is fine, fish bait (latest news) less so. But, part of my lack of animosity to the tards, is remembering that an Aggie threw horse manure on the UT band. Feces on people is far worse than vehicles. I simply do not believe that we have that much room to talk smack on this. Are they complete jerks at their stadium? Yes, so I am told. But, this prank is not even close to the worst I've seen. Bama fans poisoning trees own that award.

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oh for petes sake, it turns out to be shoe polish and fish bait! what a bunch of whiny b!tches so much for your claim of handling a little harmless prank. Your AD is a liar, so much for the aggie honor code: An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal, or tolerate those who do

http://www.kcbd.com/story/15658116/no-police-report-filed-in-am-vandalism-incident

good day and god bless

:lol::wub:

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Bama fans poisoning trees own that award.

Back after WWII, some aggy corps got chain saws and cut down a bunch of the 100yr live oak trees on the RICE campus.... surprise once again Aggy lambasting something they have done already!!

okay for real - we are way off base of what is supposed to be a somewhat friendly discussion of the college pick-em

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I don't think it is the CT/BQ thing so much as I am a closet anarchist.

As for the bus, the shoe polish is fine, fish bait (latest news) less so. But, part of my lack of animosity to the tards, is remembering that an Aggie threw horse manure on the UT band. Feces on people is far worse than vehicles. I simply do not believe that we have that much room to talk smack on this. Are they complete jerks at their stadium? Yes, so I am told. But, this prank is not even close to the worst I've seen. Bama fans poisoning trees own that award.

Yeah.. I just read a similar article with the fish bait. That would change things a little, not as bad as feces.

I remember that PMC incident. That kid was kicked out of the corps among other things. I believe he also had to in-person apologize to the longhorn band later. He was instantly held accountable. Deservedly so.

It is seeing comments like from the Tech presdient saying its more akin to prank than vandalism. It's comments from their student body president that pretty much match Distrbuaire.. "we didn't do it." It's the zero accountability and denials that get me hot tempered.

Agree on the Auburn tree.

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umm, so whats your excuse for the time Aggy stole our horse and painted it? or the times you have painted our statue of soapsuds and Will Rogers??

as usual, its okay for Aggy - but if anyone does it to them then better go start banging that classy drum and crying to the media! :rolleyes:

And i said.. I would have equal disdain for aggies that did such a thing if it crosses the dangerous/nasty/more permanent harm line. I'm for accountability of anyone that does such a thing.

I'm sure you horse was fixable and I'm not sure if soapsuds are permanent, dangerous, or nasty. I never said I was against all pranks.

I would agree with you on the painting of your statue. I don't remember that, but I don't doubt it could have happened. I think that is close to crossing the line.

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oh for petes sake, it turns out to be shoe polish and fish bait! what a bunch of whiny b!tches so much for your claim of handling a little harmless prank. Your AD is a liar, so much for the aggie honor code: An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal, or tolerate those who do

http://www.kcbd.com/...dalism-incident

So it's gone from " We couldn't have done such a thing.. where's the photos and reports?" to "It's only a minor prank, so who cares? " .

How easily you now claim it .... No more denial on your part, guess that's a start.

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So it's gone from " We couldn't have done such a thing.. where's the photos and reports?" to "It's only a minor prank, so who cares? " .

How easily you now claim it .... No more denial on your part, guess that's a start.

no not at all, still very suspicious that a police report was not filed, even for a harmless prank (I would think TAMU would jump on the chance to find the vandals - wouldn't you?)...

and as usual, once again moving target with aggy to try to find a reason to bash Tech!

Remember your original post? "Techtards spray painted our team busses and spread dog poop inside them... "

that turned out to be a total lie! But are you least bit apologetic for being wrong, for calling us classless a-holes, or that your AD spread a slanderous lie nationwide? Nope, no problems bashing good ole Tech even though your reasons have turned out to be a lie!

So now what reason do you have to call us classless A-holes? because we wrote "Wreck 'Em Tech" in shoe polish on your bus. Wow - that does sound pretty classless and mean spirited - stay away from those guys. But the aggy pride wont let you go back and admit you made a mistake. nope- you decided we are classless so even though you dont have a reason anymore you are going to keep calling us names. Which calling people names is "classy", right Aggy?

See thats the problem, every year that something supposedly happens - you jump to conclusions about classless Tech, a few days later it turns out to not be true or an outright to start with - but aggs just bury their head in the sand when the truth comes out. Over the course of a 70year match up - each of those stories gets repeated over and over and over until you think its true of all these years when its been so horrible to come up and visit Tech. so you have it preset in your mind that the next visit to lubbock is going to be so horrendous and the moment the slightest thing happens then there you go jumping to conclusions about how classless and mean spirited Tech is. Im certain from here on out every new class of Aggy (as well as many current alum) is going to be told that we spray painted the buses and spread crap all over them - and the kiddos will believe it. Doesnt matter if it isnt true, just adds to the legacy of Classless Tech. Just like you believe the BS about batteries, cussing out little kids, throwing old woman down the stairs, etc. Its all made up Aggy nonsense that has just been repeated over and over until you all think its true.

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no not at all, still very suspicious that a police report was not filed, even for a harmless prank (I would think TAMU would jump on the chance to find the vandals - wouldn't you?)...

Actually, this is why I was not worked up over it. The A&M police officer discussed it with Tech's police department, so I KNEW that some incident took place. But, being in the crime business, I knew that if a couple of cops talked about it and no report was filed, the incident was not that severe. So, I doubted the paint and the severity of dog poo, but was sure that something occured. That added up to harmless prank in my eyes. Others saw it much more sinisterly. But, see, I like Tech. So, I don't look for evil in everything they do. This is what makes college football fun.

BTW, as I understand it, a report has now been filed...not that it makes the prank any more serious.

In other news, the Big 12 is currently considered the toughest conference so far this year. And, given the Big 12 teams' love affair with hurry up offenses and 500 yard per game air raids, I actually think A&M will do better in a more traditional SEC than in the pass happy Big 12. Guess we'll see next year.

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20th...What's your beef w/us Badgers? Isn't that where your Honey Badger player got his nickname, :lol:. 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!

I'm just not good at communicating, or I can't figure out what my point should be yet. I like the Badgers, I think they are great this year. All I'm saying is they will have played NO ONE worth a damn all season long. If they DON'T go undefeated, it will be a huge embarrassing failure. I wish they would play someone who isn't way overrated (Nebraska). Same for Stanford. We've seen Oregon play an SEC team (granted, the best SEC team or 2nd best, not a middle of the pack team) two years in a row, and it hasn't gone well. So they're hard to believe too, which affects Stanford's credibility.

I haven't dogged OU or Ok St at all (ok maybe a little). They seem to be big boys, for real, this year. Too bad playing A&M won't be any real test :rolleyes:

This Aggie-Tech conversation going on around us is a bit crazy. We don't have any a-hole fan conspiracies, it's all out in the open. Fights happen outside the stadium, where the alcohol flows (faster, at least).

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We've seen Oregon play an SEC team (granted, the best SEC team or 2nd best, not a middle of the pack team) two years in a row, and it hasn't gone well. So they're hard to believe too, which affects Stanford's credibility.

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.

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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.

I think UCLA and Cal have beaten Tennessee lately, not Oregon. I don't really hold Tennessee as the standard for anything other than unwarranted expectations. That national championship game was pretty hard to watch. Not as bad as bama beating UT though.

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Tough week w/the pics (Aub/Fla, A&M/Baylor,KSU/TT,UM/MSU)...Any insider info?

Yes - take the opposite of who I picked. I'm trending 0 for the first 2 so far. I went Auburn, Baylor, KSU, MSU. I picked Auburn! Gross. I need a few more showers. Whatever, if picking them jinxes them to lose, I'll do it. Pretty sure they won't though, Florida without Brantley is not good. Speaking of that, our strength of schedule has to take a hit last week and this week. Tenn and Fla without starting QBs, not good. They won't win much.

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Go Coogs! #19 in the first BCS rankings. Homecoming this weekend.

Happy for the coogs.

Homecoming -

Perhaps going to a highschool without football, I've never really understood the appeal or concept of homecoming. But I really just don't get it at the college level.

Most schools have stadium capacities well over their student population size... who the heck do they think fills the other half of their stadiums if not the alumni?

From my perspective.. homecomings at the university level are embarrassing. And I'm not calling out UH, I know it's prevalent across the country. If you have to dedicate a special weekend for alumni to visit your campus and attend a football game, you're doing something wrong.

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Would be a disservice to both of them.. just like 2010 Fiesta (TCU / Boise). Nobody wants to see David vs David... they want to see David vs Goliath, like 2011 Rose (TCU / Wiscy)

Boise = Goliath...Boise can beat any team in the top five less BAMA.

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Boise = Goliath...Boise can beat any team in the top five less BAMA.

How can you assume that. They play one ranked team all yr... and that's Georgia from an underwhelming SEC East.

Having a good football program does not make you a Goliath.

3rd best academic ranked school from the 39th ranked most populous state in a 2nd tier conference.... i don't care how good they are, That's a David.

That's why people want to see them play actual competition in a bowl... Not against another BCS buster, not against the BEast champ, a big name school with a big name football program. Same goes for UH... I wanna see how they'd do against the Pac or B10. Boise St beating UH or visa versa doesn't show us much.

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How can you assume that. They play one ranked team all yr... and that's Georgia from an underwhelming SEC East.

Having a good football program does not make you a Goliath.

3rd best academic ranked school from the 39th ranked most populous state in a 2nd tier conference.... i don't care how good they are, That's a David.

That's why people want to see them play actual competition in a bowl... Not against another BCS buster, not against the BEast champ, a big name school with a big name football program. Same goes for UH... I wanna see how they'd do against the Pac or B10. Boise St beating UH or visa versa doesn't show us much.

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...:unsure:

BCS = Big Crook System!

Let's play for 3,4,5th place, guys!!!

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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)

If the current plans/rumors work out, UH vs. Boise could be an annual Big East conference game come 2013.

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I'm confused about the "Having a good football program does not make you a Goliath" statement

By that definition of Goliath, every team that makes a BCS game would be considered a Goliath. All BCS games would be equal.

Cincinatti vs UH would be the same as Ohio St vs USC. I've changed the channel on enough BCS games involving the BEast champ to know not all BCS games are created equally.

I'm totally with you on the need for at least a plus+1 and the unfairness of the BCS system...

however.. that doesn't change the fact that there are some conference that are better than others. There are schools that are bigger and have more resources and history and are going to be better than others.

The conference you are in is indicative of the competition you routinely face. Kudos to BS for beating Georgia, and kudos to UH for beating UCLA... but that one quality win over a good SEC team or a mediocre PAC team isn't enough to convince me they could beat any team they played, much less any team in the top 5 not named Bama.

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thank goodness Tech isnt listed this week, going with my heart has killed my scores the last two weeks!! I went from second to dead last i think

I dont know what the heck the BigXII -2 -1 +1 -1 needs to do. Supposedly Mizzou has decided to head over to SEC. I still think abandon ship and OU, OSU, UT, and TTU head over to PAC. We asked TCU to join, but what is the point? Are we just going to take some scraps from the big east?

I dont think UH will pull out the season without a loss, dont forget the heroics required to sneak past Louisiana tech by one point! Maybe they do, we will see, but I think its a bit early in the season to be getting wound up if UH gets snubbed for a BCS game or has to play another nonAQ school. Marshall, @ UAB, SMU, and @ Tulsa - will be interesting to see how those games turn out.

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By that definition of Goliath, every team that makes a BCS game would be considered a Goliath. All BCS games would be equal.

Cincinatti vs UH would be the same as Ohio St vs USC. I've changed the channel on enough BCS games involving the BEast champ to know not all BCS games are created equally.

Maybe you shouldn't have changed the channel so quickly? Here are the overall winning percentages for the 6 BCS-AQ Leagues, Notre Dame, and the non AQs that have reached the BCS Bowls since their inception.

.714 SEC and NON-AQ teams (yep, the Davids)

.625 PAC TEN

.478 BIG TEN

.462 BIG EAST

.444 BIG XII

.154 ACC

.000 NOTRE DAME (0-3 in BCS bowls)

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Kudos to BS for beating Georgia, and kudos to UH for beating UCLA... but that one quality win over a good SEC team or a mediocre PAC team isn't enough to convince me they could beat any team they played, much less any team in the top 5 not named Bama.

2009: UH won 45-35 at #5 Oklahoma State. Houston can and has beaten great teams. That said, I wouldn't say that Houston is in a position where it could legitimately deserve to compete for the national championship. But I also don't think that Houston would be easily beaten if it got to a BCS bowl.

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Sorry 20th, this suspension shouldn't hurt LSU too bad vs. Auburn, but I guess the school felt that there was a need to publicize this unless it's a 2nd offense for Honey Badger and Ware. I just can't believe how the school would jeopardize a chance to earn MILLIONS (ntl title..win or lose) over a street drug test when the NCAA "Never" tests for ole Mary Jane (or synthetic Mary)! Mike Phelps, Carmello, Most NBA and NFL during season....now these guys. When will people get over mary and its usage w/n world class athletes, especially since it's not a "performance enhancer"?

I wonder will schools ever do random Alcohol tests on Fri and Sunday/Monday am's?:lol:

http://espn.go.com/b...for-auburn-game

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2009: UH won 45-35 at #5 Oklahoma State. Houston can and has beaten great teams. That said, I wouldn't say that Houston is in a position where it could legitimately deserve to compete for the national championship. But I also don't think that Houston would be easily beaten if it got to a BCS bowl.

I'm not saying Houston isn't capable of beating great teams. I'm saying that's what i want to see in a bowl matchup - them playing a great team.

Boise State plays one quality game a year in the regular season. That they've won that game (Vt and Oregon x2) is a testament to them being a goood football program right now. But their 10 and 11 win records every year are meaningless when the rest of their schedules are made up of Idahos, Fresnos St, Utah St, San Jose St, etc. They better have 10 win season every yr with a schedule like that.

TCU has one quality conference game against Utah every year. They didn't have a quality non-con game last yr. The two years prior, they schedule OU and Clemson non-com and split them. They split Texas and Tech the two yrs prior to that. The rest of their 11 win season are made by beating UNLV, Co St, and Air Force etc every year.

Boise St played and beat OU by less that a field goal back in the 06 Fiesta... Now that was a hell of a game and a hell of a matchup.

TCU beat Wiscy last year. Again, a hell of a matchup.

Boise St and TCU played against each other in bowl games two years in a row prior. they split the series. And those games accomplished nothing. Two Good football teams, yes. But two David's that get 10 wins a season by beating nobodies.

UH is no different. I want their bowl competition to be against a real team, one that is tested more than once a season. Playing against Boise St is not an opportunity to prove themselves. And until Boise St moves to a conference where they will be tested, they will always be a David.

TCU is getting the chance starting next season. If they can maintain 9 or 10 win seasons every year when they play OU, Texas, Tech, OK ST, K State.. they'll be a monster and will finally have earned their reputation as a great team.

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Sorry 20th, this suspension shouldn't hurt LSU too bad vs. Auburn, but I guess the school felt that there was a need to publicize this unless it's a 2nd offense for Honey Badger and Ware. I just can't believe how the school would jeopardize a chance to earn MILLIONS (ntl title..win or lose) over a street drug test when the NCAA "Never" tests for ole Mary Jane (or synthetic Mary)! Mike Phelps, Carmello, Most NBA and NFL during season....now these guys. When will people get over mary and its usage w/n world class athletes, especially since it's not a "performance enhancer"?

I wonder will schools ever do random Alcohol tests on Fri and Sunday/Monday am's?:lol:

http://espn.go.com/b...for-auburn-game

What can I say, Les always sticks to his principles. I like that about him. Either way, we have DBs and RBs coming out of our asses, so it shouldn't make a difference. If anything, it should make the team pull their focus together for this week and might help avoid the look-ahead to Bama next week.

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WVU got rocked, continuing the trend I noted last week of every team we play getting worse throughout the season. Miss St, Florida, and Tennessee went from possible resurgence to just bad, WVU won't be a top 15 team anymore. I guess Oregon is holding up their end. I think people need to stop pimping the SEC as the best thing ever, it's a bag of average with a couple cherries on top, same as most other conferences.

Good thing all that matters is what we do...get past this week, bama, and Arkansas, and it doesn't matter if they all lose. Big difference from 2003 when we crawled our way up. It's much easier to start at the top and stay there than start outside the top and jump people.

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Thank God Notre Dame is officially out of the conversation. Was so tired of hearing about the BCS bowl chanced of a 4-2 team.

Coogs won big. Another sellout crowd and an excellent tailgating scene. The Rice game is this Thursday. Sadly, just 1 home game left after that until possibly the CUSA Championship game.

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Not much posting here for such a good weekend of football. My pick em was strange, I got the 7-10 confidence all right and the 1-6 all wrong.

Bye bye big 10 national championship relevance. Bye bye Notre Dame BCS game. Sweet.

Ha, when did the Big 10 have a shot at the ntl. championship?? I picked M$U (another 40 pt. wk) because I knew that Wisco's defense was stiff and unathletic esp up front....Just had no clue why so many people (including you 20th) were so high on them. On the otherhand It's gross to see how terrible college football is this year in ALL CONFERENCE's (i.e. just look at the top 15 teams...ugghh). This is 2 years in a row of sub par fball and It's never been so refreshing to see Sunday roll around.

On a better note, I actually think that collegiate team in Houston (not rice) may be on to something if they continue to outscore teams, but they will likely show like crap in a bowl game because it'll take their offense 3 qtrs to get going after a 5-6 weeks off following the regular season. If you don't believe me take a look at bowl games in the past few years and it's the team with the most stable defenses that prevails because collegiate offenses are typically complex and timing has to be perfect. Unless you have a guy like A. Luck, T.Boyd (Clemson) or maybe UH's qb, the game always favor the best D.

So eventhough I'm taking BAMA (b/c of running game and defense) over LSU, I think if LSU wins and remains undefeated their defense gives them the best chance to win it all (i.e. Stanford = exception) because LSU is accustom to playing without a stable Offense.

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Thank God Notre Dame is officially out of the conversation. Was so tired of hearing about the BCS bowl chanced of a 4-2 team.

Coogs won big. Another sellout crowd and an excellent tailgating scene. The Rice game is this Thursday. Sadly, just 1 home game left after that until possibly the CUSA Championship game.

Agree on ND.. Love to hate them.

I'm wondering if UH has reached their ceiling in the polls. Non-conference games are usually scheduled a few years out, so you never know how good/bad a team will be when you play them. So Kudos to them for attempting to schedule a good team in a BCS conference - UCLA - but unfortunately with as poor a season as UCLA is they don't get many strength of schedule points for it.

Going undefeated is always impressive...but... They've beaten one team with a winning record, and as currently stands, if they win out, 3 wins will be over schools with winning records.

I don't think that should earn a BCS at large spot.... but I'm curious to see they can get up to 12 in the rankings to qualify.

UH's opponents and current records

UCLA 3-4

N Tex 3-5

La Tech 3-4

Georgia St (Div II) 2-5

UTEP 4-3

East Carolina 3-4

Marshall 3-5

Rice 2-5

UAB 1-6

Tulane 2-6

SMU 5-2

Tulsa 4-3

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