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TexansSeminole
12-02-2007, 08:23 PM
National Championship.

Wolf
12-02-2007, 08:28 PM
was a shocker, everyone wanted to see that at the beginning of the year
now they get it

Yankee_In_TX
12-02-2007, 09:05 PM
Don't hate the player, hate the game :)

(despite benefitting from the system, everyone knows I favor a playoff)

kastofsna
12-02-2007, 09:07 PM
the BCS folks are ecstatic. ah, another success for the BCS. :D

Yankee_In_TX
12-02-2007, 09:08 PM
the BCS folks are ecstatic. ah, another success for the BCS. :D

http://valleywag.com/assets/resources/2007/08/Money%20Bag%20with%20Dollar%20Sign.jpg

kastofsna
12-02-2007, 09:11 PM
good lord so what you're saying is that this business is concerned with making money?!?!

Wolf
12-02-2007, 09:25 PM
good lord so what you're saying is that this business is concerned with making money?!?!

I personally think they could make more money with a playoff system if I knew something was at stake

what game really matters now? just the BCS championship game is it, all others really don't mean much. there is only one "Real" trophy

well for me, I'll probably watch UT and A&M and that is it.

but some live for College football, I usually try to follow just the teams i like

bah007
12-02-2007, 09:29 PM
I personally thing they could make more money with a playoff system if I new some thing was at stake

what game really matters now? just the BCS championship game is it, all others really don't mean much. there is only one "Real" trophy

well for me, I'll probably watch UT and A&M and that is it.

but some live for College football, I usually try to follow just the teams i like

I'm gonna watch as many games as I can.

It's still great football.

Yankee_In_TX
12-02-2007, 09:34 PM
I personally thing they could make more money with a playoff system if I new some thing was at stake

what game really matters now? just the BCS championship game is it, all others really don't mean much. there is only one "Real" trophy

well for me, I'll probably watch UT and A&M and that is it.

but some live for College football, I usually try to follow just the teams i like

I'll be honest, the system has ruined once meaningful bowls to me, as a fan. If we're not playing in the title game, it's kinda' like, ehhh.... Yay.

Even when we finish the season strong we usually don't get to go to the Rose Bowl, which used to be our goal every year.

And now, even the prospect of going to the Rose Bowl was a let down with hopes of the title game.

Even when you do make it to a good bowl, the other team is usually based on.....a "BCS at large bid?" huh?

Since the old bowls don't mean what they used to anyway, let's reassimilate them into a playoff system.

Wolf
12-02-2007, 09:37 PM
I'm gonna watch as many games as I can.

It's still great football.

It is fun to watch, it really is fun seeing the kids play(they got more energy then some of the NFL players I have seen)

TexansLucky13
12-02-2007, 09:40 PM
good lord so what you're saying is that this business is concerned with making money?!?!

How about a playoff system where every match is a Bowl?

:gun:

adam
12-02-2007, 10:10 PM
I'm a little surprised by the Ohio State selection. They haven't really beaten anyone this season, and lost to Illinois. Not to mention that they haven't played a game in two weeks.

Yankee_In_TX
12-03-2007, 12:20 AM
I'm a little surprised by the Ohio State selection. They haven't really beaten anyone this season, and lost to Illinois. Not to mention that they haven't played a game in two weeks.

So? The Big Ten accelerates it's schedule and skips having a bye week.

tulexan
12-03-2007, 09:02 AM
Can't wait for another SEC stomping of Ohio State. If they had trouble against the speed of Illinois, what are they going to do against LSU? This is going to be over by half time.

bah007
12-03-2007, 12:08 PM
I'm a little surprised by the Ohio State selection. They haven't really beaten anyone this season, and lost to Illinois. Not to mention that they haven't played a game in two weeks.

LOL. Illinois is 9-3 & finished in 3rd place in the Big Ten (had the same record as Michigan but lose head to head).

They are ranked #13 in the country.

I honestly do not like Ohio State, but they deserve to be in the title game, or at least deserve it more than the other teams.

The only selction I dont like is that Missouri beat Illinois & Kansas, but both those teams are going to the BCS and Mizzou is not.

I think it is fine to have Illinois in the Rose Bowl to keep the traditional matchup, but Mizzou should have definitely got the BCS bid over Kansas. Sorry YTF.

YoungTexanFan
12-03-2007, 08:43 PM
LOL. Illinois is 9-3 & finished in 3rd place in the Big Ten (had the same record as Michigan but lose head to head).

They are ranked #13 in the country.

I honestly do not like Ohio State, but they deserve to be in the title game, or at least deserve it more than the other teams.

The only selction I dont like is that Missouri beat Illinois & Kansas, but both those teams are going to the BCS and Mizzou is not.

I think it is fine to have Illinois in the Rose Bowl to keep the traditional matchup, but Mizzou should have definitely got the BCS bid over Kansas. Sorry YTF.


Why? We have only 1 loss. It wasn't a bad loss at that, and it was on neutral ground. Mizzu has 2 losses, granted to the best team in the nation, but 2 losses is 2 losses. Mizzu had a very poor showing last weekend as well. They in no way deserved to be there over KU. Also, how the heck does KU drop 3 spots when they don't play, and the top 2 teams lose? We should be, by that simple math, be at the least #3 in the nation.

Showtime100
12-03-2007, 09:51 PM
I'm a little surprised by the Ohio State selection. They haven't really beaten anyone this season, and lost to Illinois. Not to mention that they haven't played a game in two weeks.

According to what I heard on YESP this evening they, and only they, don't get points taken away for a soft schedule.

And I quote, "You can't blame Ohio State because the Big Ten isn't good this year." I've have never heard that said about any other team, in any other conference, on that network. Could be they have, I just haven't heard the sentiment from them before.

I think OSU is worthy, was just was a little surprised to hear it is all.

Texan_Bill
12-04-2007, 09:14 AM
Sorry Yankee....

LSU = 41
OSU =17

SEC>Big 11

hot pickle
12-04-2007, 09:40 AM
yup the southern boys fo the SEC are just better athletes and are to fast for ohio state... ohio state is gonna get killed again..

bah007
12-04-2007, 10:30 AM
Why? We have only 1 loss. It wasn't a bad loss at that, and it was on neutral ground. Mizzu has 2 losses, granted to the best team in the nation, but 2 losses is 2 losses. Mizzu had a very poor showing last weekend as well. They in no way deserved to be there over KU. Also, how the heck does KU drop 3 spots when they don't play, and the top 2 teams lose? We should be, by that simple math, be at the least #3 in the nation.

By that sentiment, I'm guessing you believe that Hawaii should have gotten into the Title Game before Ohio St & LSU because they have less losses?

Yankee_In_TX
12-12-2007, 12:02 PM
:specnatz: :splits: Just got an e-mail, I have tickets! :whip: :shades:

ATX
12-12-2007, 01:07 PM
Yawn

threetoedpete
12-12-2007, 02:35 PM
:specnatz: :splits: Just got an e-mail, I have tickets! :whip: :shades:

Are you gonn stub hub them ?

Well for the record I said LSU- So. Cal. I think it depends a lot on how fast it takes for Dorsey to heal up don't y'all ? If they can get a push with that o line...get the young power back off to a good start, might have a chance.

tulexan
12-12-2007, 02:40 PM
Ohio State fans at half time
http://www.swampie.net/Portals/0/Ohio%20State%20Crying%20man.JPG

kastofsna
12-12-2007, 02:41 PM
nah, that's after the 1st quarter. they're at the airport at halftime.

Yankee_In_TX
12-12-2007, 02:45 PM
Ohio State fans at half time
http://www.swampie.net/Portals/0/Ohio%20State%20Crying%20man.JPG

Heeey, all in good fun, but God rest Neutron Man's Soul.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Neutron_Man

And that pic
The Neutron Man is also known for a photograph taken of himself and two young companions after a demoralizing defeat of (then) number 1 Ohio State to unranked Michigan State on November 7, 1998.

Yankee_In_TX
12-20-2007, 02:49 PM
I think it's funny reading about how this is going to be a "home" game for LSU. Apparently the national media has NO idea how well OSU travels.

In Austin for the UT/OSU game last year, there were as many Buckeyes as Longhorns on 6th street all weekend.

I don't expect a home game for LSU by any means. I guess we'll see in 2008.

tulexan
12-20-2007, 02:53 PM
I think it's funny reading about how this is going to be a "home" game for LSU. Apparently the national media has NO idea how well OSU travels.

In Austin for the UT/OSU game last year, there were as many Buckeyes as Longhorns on 6th street all weekend.

I don't expect a home game for LSU by any means. I guess we'll see in 2008.

They said the same thing about Notre Dame last year and the Superdome was still mostly LSU fans. But this is irrelevant, because Ohio State doesn't stand a chance on a neutral field either.

Texan_Bill
12-20-2007, 02:54 PM
~72,000 capacity = 50,000 LSU fans and 22,000 OSU fans

Specnatz
12-20-2007, 02:56 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/bowls07/news/story?id=3162942

Things just got tougher for OSU.

Errant Hothy
12-20-2007, 03:10 PM
Looks like it is time for OSU's yearly dose of SEC speed.

Yankee_In_TX
12-20-2007, 03:17 PM
~72,000 capacity = 50,000 LSU fans and 22,000 OSU fans

I go 50/50. Not sure why anyone would think less. Because of ticket allocation and the amount of OSU alumns to take care of scalped tickets, 50/50. Remmeber, we're annually one of the largest 4 universities in the nation.

Though the Superdome is near baton Rouge, this is actually a "home" game where LSU started with 85% of the ticket allocation. And I really think just as many LSU fans will scalp their tickets as do Buckeyes.

As for in New Orleans generally, I'm going to go 65/35 Tigers. I know a TON of Buckeyes making the trip who don't have tickets. Coming from Columbus, Colorado, California, Texas....

Yankee_In_TX
12-20-2007, 03:18 PM
Looks like it is time for OSU's yearly dose of SEC speed.

LSU doesn't have the edge speed Florida did.

It is a MUST win for us. I hate that the Big 10 owns the SEC, but the SEC owns OSU :(

Texan_Bill
12-20-2007, 03:34 PM
I go 50/50. Not sure why anyone would think less. Because of ticket allocation and the amount of OSU alumns to take care of scalped tickets, 50/50. Remmeber, we're annually one of the largest 4 universities in the nation.

Though the Superdome is near baton Rouge, this is actually a "home" game where LSU started with 85% of the ticket allocation. And I really think just as many LSU fans will scalp their tickets as do Buckeyes.

As for in New Orleans generally, I'm going to go 65/35 Tigers. I know a TON of Buckeyes making the trip who don't have tickets. Coming from Columbus, Colorado, California, Texas....

I know the student population is a lot less than OSU's (~50k to ~30k), but I really think you are underestimating LSU's popularity in and around these parts.

threetoedpete
12-20-2007, 04:43 PM
I know the student population is a lot less than OSU's (~50k to ~30k), but I really think you are underestimating LSU's popularity in and around these parts.

No sheeet. I'll believe 50-50 when I see it. Means awhole lot of bayou bengals made a lot of money off the ticket scalps.

Yankee_In_TX
12-20-2007, 05:21 PM
Bill and Pete, I'm confused. You realize that even though LSU is close to New Orleans - they weren't allocated MORE tickets?

Trying to confirm, 12,000 tickets to students, 18,000 to alumns, and an undisclosed amount to sponsors of OSU. That's roughyl hald of the capacity - 75,000ish.

And I'm willing to bet for every Tiger who scalped his ticket, a Buckeyes scalped his. And for every Tiger buying a scalped ticket, there's a Buckeye buying a scalped ticket.

So why, because of LSU's proximity to New Orleans, do you argue there will be more LSU fans inside the stadium? (I'm honestly asking for your opinions and not being a smartass).

76Texan
12-20-2007, 06:23 PM
There's just no action in Baton Rouge.

Yankee_In_TX
01-04-2008, 03:56 PM
We leave in the morning. If I don't get shot by locals or beat up by LSU fans, will post on Tuesday!

YoungTexanFan
01-04-2008, 04:04 PM
So why, because of LSU's proximity to New Orleans, do you argue there will be more LSU fans inside the stadium? (I'm honestly asking for your opinions and not being a smartass).

I would reckon that since many fans would have a drive less than an hour, they would be much more willing to pay the extra cash for the ticket compared to a Buckeye who would also have to account for travel and hotel fees as well. I don't think it will be 50/50 at all.

kastofsna
01-04-2008, 05:45 PM
big congrats to your Jayhawks, YTF.

YoungTexanFan
01-05-2008, 03:00 PM
big congrats to your Jayhawks, YTF.

Thank you. I was actually hoping we would win and Talib would have a bad game. Instead we are likely to lose him to the NFL now after that performance on national TV.

kastofsna
01-05-2008, 10:26 PM
Kansas @ USF will be a monster. i plan on attending that one.

YoungTexanFan
01-05-2008, 11:14 PM
Kansas @ USF will be a monster. i plan on attending that one.

yeah, our non-conference schedule next year looks pretty brutal.

on another note, if you wouldn't mind hosting a few college kids, i may attempt to make the trip for that game.

kastofsna
01-05-2008, 11:39 PM
yeah that'd be great in our 1 bedroom apt with me, the girlfriend and the baby.

YoungTexanFan
01-05-2008, 11:59 PM
yeah that'd be great in our 1 bedroom apt with me, the girlfriend and the baby.

scratch that. the girlfriend wants to roadtrip more next year though, so we will see.

Yankee_In_TX
01-09-2008, 10:37 AM
To answer the above debate -

The Buckeyes owned Bourbon Street the entire weekend. I'd say about 1.5 to 1 or 2 to 1 Buckeyes. LSU fans were impressed how well we travel. A LOT of LSU fans just drove in for game day.

The crowd was 70/30 LSU in the game - because Saints season ticket holders were given the option to buy tickets. And well, I think we know which team Saints fans would support!

I'll post more about my trip later.

HOU-TEX
01-09-2008, 10:53 AM
To answer the above debate -

The Buckeyes owned Bourbon Street the entire weekend. I'd say about 1.5 to 1 or 2 to 1 Buckeyes. LSU fans were impressed how well we travel. A LOT of LSU fans just drove in for game day.

The crowd was 70/30 LSU in the game - because Saints season ticket holders were given the option to buy tickets. And well, I think we know which team Saints fans would support!

I'll post more about my trip later.

Too bad they were unable to translate that ownage onto the football field. :backsout:

Yankee_In_TX
01-09-2008, 11:00 AM
Too bad they were unable to translate that ownage onto the football field. :backsout:

Hey man, nothing wrong with good spirited fun. However, as I saw several LSU fans learn the hard way, we can tolerate having "tiger bait" yelled in our ears (literally, people would get a foot from your ear and start yelling - it did get annoying after a few days) all weekend, but doing it after we lost the game was NOT a wise idea.

We avoided Bourbon Street Monday night - I can only imagine how many fights there were. Instead we went to the player's hotel and wallowed.

HOU-TEX
01-09-2008, 11:06 AM
Hey man, nothing wrong with good spirited fun. However, as I saw several LSU fans learn the hard way, we can tolerate having "tiger bait" yelled in our ears (literally, people would get a foot from your ear and start yelling - it did get annoying after a few days) all weekend, but doing it after we lost the game was NOT a wise idea.

We avoided Bourbon Street Monday night - I can only imagine how many fights there were. Instead we went to the player's hotel and wallowed.

That's all it is Yank. I'm not trying to rub salt in any wounds. If it's still too early for some ribbing, I apologize. :cool:

I can only imagine what it was like after the game.

Yankee_In_TX
01-09-2008, 11:13 AM
If it's still too early for some ribbing,


But what can we say? Crpapy offensive play calling. 5 personal fouls. Special teams were on vacation. Our vaunted defense was on vacation.

The only GOOD thing is this was supposed to be a rebuilding year. With a game against USC in the fall, we can get back to the title game again with a 1 or no loss season.

The Big Ten is down right now, I hope Rich changes things up at Michigan, that's good for OSU.

On another not, I'd never been to NO before, it was a blast!

HOU-TEX
01-09-2008, 11:25 AM
But what can we say? Crpapy offensive play calling. 5 personal fouls. Special teams were on vacation. Our vaunted defense was on vacation.

The only GOOD thing is this was supposed to be a rebuilding year. With a game against USC in the fall, we can get back to the title game again with a 1 or no loss season.

The Big Ten is down right now, I hope Rich changes things up at Michigan, that's good for OSU.

On another not, I'd never been to NO before, it was a blast!

I was surprised how poor the tackling was. What the heck was up with that?

drewmar74
01-09-2008, 11:25 AM
Hey man, nothing wrong with good spirited fun. However, as I saw several LSU fans learn the hard way, we can tolerate having "tiger bait" yelled in our ears (literally, people would get a foot from your ear and start yelling - it did get annoying after a few days) all weekend, but doing it after we lost the game was NOT a wise idea.

We avoided Bourbon Street Monday night - I can only imagine how many fights there were. Instead we went to the player's hotel and wallowed.

Sorry that you had to endure a lot of the jackarse's yelling "tiger bait" right in your ear. As a tiger fan, I hate to hear that we had some folks acting like a bunch of 'tards.

So said, I hope you guys had a good time and that the Louisiana hospitality met your expectations.

I really thought that you guys were going to pwn us after that 10-0 start. Our defense had looked really, really shaky a few times this season and I wasn't going to be surprised if the game turned into Ohio State just smacking us around on offense. You guys should be encouraged, though, because that appears to be a really talented young team. I wouldn't be surprised to see y'all back there next year.

Yankee_In_TX
01-09-2008, 11:29 AM
Sorry that you had to endure a lot of the jackarse's yelling "tiger bait" right in your ear. As a tiger fan, I hate to hear that we had some folks acting like a bunch of 'tards.

It was only a small minority. Overall LSU fans were very friendly.

And the city of NO, well, we've all decided we're going to start going once a year. I thought folks in Houston were friendly, but WOW, the city of NO is about the most hospitable place I have ever been.

drewmar74
01-09-2008, 12:04 PM
It was only a small minority. Overall LSU fans were very friendly.

And the city of NO, well, we've all decided we're going to start going once a year. I thought folks in Houston were friendly, but WOW, the city of NO is about the most hospitable place I have ever been.

Glad to hear that on both counts!

I'd also encourage you to check out some of the parts of South Louisiana just west of NOLA such as parts of acadian country (Lafayette, etc.) Scads of history and a taste of what Louisiana is really all about.

tulexan
01-09-2008, 12:14 PM
"Tiger Bait" is so annoying

threetoedpete
01-09-2008, 12:35 PM
yeah, our non-conference schedule next year looks pretty brutal.

on another note, if you wouldn't mind hosting a few college kids, i may attempt to make the trip for that game.

You wus, lol, sleep on the beach.