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Re: American Sports Thread
« Reply #10740 on: November 13, 2017, 08:48:25 PM »
All right! With the 49ers' win, our #1 pick in the draft is secure.  Go Browns!

Probably trade it away !
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Re: American Sports Thread
« Reply #10741 on: November 15, 2017, 02:47:07 AM »
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« Reply #10742 on: November 15, 2017, 03:37:06 AM »
And after them:

7. Georgia (9-1)
8. Notre Dame (8-2)
9. Ohio State (8-2)
10. Penn State (8-2)

Some key match-ups ahead including

Clemson vs Miami
TCU (ranked 12) vs Oklahoma
Wisconsin vs Michigan and then Ohio State
Ohio State vs Michigan and then Wisconsin
Auburn vs Alabama and then perhaps Georgia
Notre Dame vs Stanford

« Last Edit: November 15, 2017, 03:57:58 AM by Oraisteach »

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Re: American Sports Thread
« Reply #10743 on: November 15, 2017, 08:31:08 AM »
My outside bet is still on. If Alabama beat Auburn in two weeks, and then beat Georgia in the SEC game, Alabama will be number 1. (If Auburn wins that game, it's carnage because they'd have to be in as a 2 loss SEC champion assuming they beat Georgia again).

I think Oklahoma are in if they win out.

The winners of Miami-Clemson (assuming Clemson don't shite the bed against South Carolina this weekend) will be in, but I don't think both will be when all is said and done.

And if Ohio State win out,and beat Wisconsin in the Big 10 game, I can see them sneaking in again.

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« Reply #10744 on: November 15, 2017, 12:42:45 PM »
Right, Bears V Pack, if the pack can win this one against all the odds Da Bears  do still suck


Very disappointing from Da Bears. Really expected them to win this one.

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« Reply #10745 on: November 15, 2017, 12:48:18 PM »
Right, Bears V Pack, if the pack can win this one against all the odds Da Bears  do still suck


Very disappointing from Da Bears. Really expected them to win this one.


They are a tired franchise that find ways to lose, the packers have a legacy of winning and now and again find a way to win wins they should not win, this was one such game, the Bears should be able to duff the pack at present, they never came close and da bears still suck!
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« Reply #10746 on: November 15, 2017, 02:25:07 PM »
Right, Bears V Pack, if the pack can win this one against all the odds Da Bears  do still suck


Very disappointing from Da Bears. Really expected them to win this one.


They are a tired franchise that find ways to lose, the packers have a legacy of winning and now and again find a way to win wins they should not win, this was one such game, the Bears should be able to duff the pack at present, they never came close and da bears still suck!

Are you old enough to remember the Packers pre favre? They were fairly shite form Lombardi to Farve and Rodgers is starting to crack physically so yeah Da Bears suck at the moment but the arrow is pointing up for the first time since the early 2000's.
I am sure 49ers fans thought it would never end when Steve Young was getting on and see how that has turned out for them!!

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« Reply #10747 on: November 15, 2017, 02:27:38 PM »
How 'bout dem Tigers? It's in their own hands for sure now.

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Re: American Sports Thread
« Reply #10748 on: November 15, 2017, 02:37:30 PM »
How 'bout dem Tigers? It's in their own hands for sure now.

Absolutely.

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Re: American Sports Thread
« Reply #10749 on: November 15, 2017, 02:49:59 PM »
How 'bout dem Tigers? It's in their own hands for sure now.

Yep #2 is very impressive for Clemson

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« Reply #10750 on: November 15, 2017, 04:06:03 PM »
Right, Bears V Pack, if the pack can win this one against all the odds Da Bears  do still suck


Very disappointing from Da Bears. Really expected them to win this one.


They are a tired franchise that find ways to lose, the packers have a legacy of winning and now and again find a way to win wins they should not win, this was one such game, the Bears should be able to duff the pack at present, they never came close and da bears still suck!

Are you old enough to remember the Packers pre favre? They were fairly shite form Lombardi to Farve and Rodgers is starting to crack physically so yeah Da Bears suck at the moment but the arrow is pointing up for the first time since the early 2000's.
I am sure 49ers fans thought it would never end when Steve Young was getting on and see how that has turned out for them!!


Yeah. When I first started watching NFL the Packers were a joke. They are missing Rodgers (and some linemen) but the Bears are missing numerous starters on both sides of the ball and have a rookie QB who has no one to throw the ball to. I'm optimistic things are going in the right direction but that was a gut punch....Bears have already beaten better teams than GB this season.

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« Reply #10751 on: November 15, 2017, 05:00:57 PM »
Right, Bears V Pack, if the pack can win this one against all the odds Da Bears  do still suck


Very disappointing from Da Bears. Really expected them to win this one.


They are a tired franchise that find ways to lose, the packers have a legacy of winning and now and again find a way to win wins they should not win, this was one such game, the Bears should be able to duff the pack at present, they never came close and da bears still suck!

Are you old enough to remember the Packers pre favre? They were fairly shite form Lombardi to Farve and Rodgers is starting to crack physically so yeah Da Bears suck at the moment but the arrow is pointing up for the first time since the early 2000's.
I am sure 49ers fans thought it would never end when Steve Young was getting on and see how that has turned out for them!!


Yeah. When I first started watching NFL the Packers were a joke. They are missing Rodgers (and some linemen) but the Bears are missing numerous starters on both sides of the ball and have a rookie QB who has no one to throw the ball to. I'm optimistic things are going in the right direction but that was a gut punch....Bears have already beaten better teams than GB this season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svKnBxJz6bM , Even a Vince Evans led Bears used to hammer the Pack pre Farve!!!!

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« Reply #10752 on: November 15, 2017, 05:57:57 PM »
Outside 'Bama at #1 it's too hard to predict but
Winner of Miami/Clemson will get in
Oklahoma should get in
Then its a toss up with a lot of if's

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« Reply #10753 on: November 15, 2017, 06:35:21 PM »
Outside 'Bama at #1 it's too hard to predict but
Winner of Miami/Clemson will get in
Oklahoma should get in
Then its a toss up with a lot of if's

If the Tide play anything like they did at Miss State they’ll be creamed travelling to Jordan-Hare.

I want to see what the committee will do with a one loss non-SEC champion Tide. A few years ago LSU beat them and won the SEC title but still got in to the national title game under the old system, winning the title.

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Re: American Sports Thread
« Reply #10754 on: November 15, 2017, 07:38:53 PM »
I'm curious to know what the final four will be if TCU upsets Oklahoma and Ohio State wins out.

Your question about Bama is a good one, Syf.  Assuming they don't get crushed by Auburn, I still think they're worthy of inclusion in the top four, but I'm not on the committee.  If TCU pulls off a win over Oklahoma, then I'm pretty sure the Tide still makes it.  If Oklahoma wins, then it gets really interesting.  Would the committee elevate a Big 10 champion, for example, over a 1-loss Tide.  I think they would because conference championships appear to be scale tippers to the committee.  I think that ND's not vying for a conference title will hurt them, or as one commentator put it, it won't be negative points against them but conference champs seem to get bonus points.