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Stemp
01-06-2011, 06:12 PM
I'm going with 24-17 A&M. :evil:

Showtime100
01-06-2011, 06:18 PM
I'm most definitely in A&M's corner, but my prediction is 34-27 Tiggs.

JB
01-06-2011, 06:30 PM
When is the game?

Tailgate
01-06-2011, 06:32 PM
When is the game?

On the morrow...

JB
01-06-2011, 06:38 PM
On the morrow...

Thanks!

Dutchrudder
01-06-2011, 07:03 PM
34-17 A&M!!!

Von Miller will have 3 sacks to boot! :D

gwallaia
01-06-2011, 07:58 PM
34-13 lsu

sakebomb
01-06-2011, 08:48 PM
Gig'em but I think the pussycats win the game. :mariopalm:

Dutchrudder
01-06-2011, 08:58 PM
FYI, the LSU RB will be playing in the game now:

Ridley had been declared ineligible for the game by LSU because of an academic dishonesty infraction before Christmas. But on Monday the NCAA accepted Ridley's appeal, determining no violation of its rules occurred when provided additional information by LSU.

Ridley is vital to the offense of the 11-ranked Tigers. He rushed for 1,042 yards and 14 touchdowns on an SEC-high 225 carries, ranking fourth in the conference with an 86.8 average per game.

http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2011/01/texas_am_prepared_all_along_fo.html

Insideop
01-07-2011, 12:31 AM
I know most are favoring LSU since they are in the mighty SEC and have won a championship a few years ago, but I'm hoping for, and will be pulling for, the Aggs to win. Gig'em!

GlassHalfFull
01-07-2011, 09:11 AM
Gig 'em Ags.

Really looking forward to the game tonight. Work productivity may hit an all time low today.

Ole Miss Texan
01-07-2011, 10:59 AM
I hope it's a really really good game that's neck and neck till the end, and A&M wins.

Stemp
01-07-2011, 11:44 AM
It's gonna be about 60-70% A&M in the stadium since they announced A&M a few weeks before LSU and the general admission tickets were sold out quick. LSU also didn't sell their full allotment of tickets and gave some back and the A&M fans snatched them up in less than an hour along with the SRO tickets they made available.

JerryWorld is gonna be rockin!

Xcellerator
01-07-2011, 12:05 PM
Gig 'em Ags. Hopefully they can pull it out. Probably be a close one.

GlassHalfFull
01-07-2011, 07:43 PM
Can we turn this into the game day thread????

JB
01-07-2011, 07:49 PM
Can we turn this into the game day thread????

Nah! It deserves it's own... this is going to be good!

Hardcore Texan
01-07-2011, 07:50 PM
I think LSU gets the win, I hope I am wrong. Even though I am a UT fan, I root for Texas teams, especially in bowl games and especially against the big 12 (you will never find me rooting for OU though).

So for tonight, gig 'em and stuff.

J_R
01-07-2011, 08:33 PM
No prediction but Gig 'em! BTHO LSU!

Pollardized
01-07-2011, 08:34 PM
Whoop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gig em!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GlassHalfFull
01-07-2011, 08:34 PM
Nice return. Whoop. Great way to start.

Pollardized
01-07-2011, 08:36 PM
TD!!!!!! Whoop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JB
01-07-2011, 08:37 PM
TD!!! Gig 'em Ag's!

GlassHalfFull
01-07-2011, 08:40 PM
Y'all may not understand this, but it is the first game I have been able to watch with my son since he became an Aggie. We go up for games each year, but he is in the student section.

Seriously means a ton to me. We indoctrinated him well over the years, but still, nothing like watching with your Aggie son.

JB
01-07-2011, 08:43 PM
Y'all may not understand this, but it is the first game I have been able to watch with my son since he became an Aggie. We go up for games each year, but he is in the student section.

Seriously means a ton to me. We indoctrinated him well over the years, but still, nothing like watching with your Aggie son.

That must be really great for you!



Great job D!


Oops, bad on ST!

Pollardized
01-07-2011, 08:48 PM
Wow what a pick!!!! Looked like KJ -------------------------NOT

JB
01-07-2011, 08:57 PM
Wow what a pick!!!! Looked like KJ -------------------------NOT

I wonder how far he could have returned it if his teammate didn't knock him down?

:facepalm:

GlassHalfFull
01-07-2011, 08:59 PM
I am happy with 3 pts out of that exchange.

disaacks3
01-07-2011, 09:01 PM
This is a lot more fun than I anticipated this early. Keep it up Ags!

RazorOye
01-07-2011, 09:22 PM
I have a feeling that A&M wants this game more than we do...

it's a lowercase "geaux tigers" kinda atmosphere around here tonight

or maybe it's just the anticipation of the Saints playoff game tomorrow

disaacks3
01-07-2011, 09:24 PM
I have a feeling that A&M wants this game more than we do...

it's a lowercase "geaux tigers" kinda atmosphere around here tonight

or maybe it's just the anticipation of the Saints playoff game tomorrow

They sure got motivated in a hurry.

axman40
01-07-2011, 09:47 PM
APB :
Missing defense in Dallas @ The Cotton Bowl.
Please report for the 2nd half!
:kitten:

Dutchrudder
01-07-2011, 10:18 PM
Does anyone know where Von Miller is? We need him on the field!!!

RazorOye
01-07-2011, 10:19 PM
They sure got motivated in a hurry.

Well, I was mostly talking about the fans - hence the reference to the atmosphere "around here" as opposed to 1200 miles away in the stadium. And the reference to the Saints game tomorrow.

I should've been clearer - it seems to me that this game means more to the A&M, generally, than LSU, generally. I'm just basing that on my friends and family and fellow alum I know. Just not the same excitement as a BCS game - although the A&M rivalry is one most of us miss.

And for those of us who are LSU and Saints fans, for most/all of the ones I know there's more excitement/anxiety over tomorrow's game than this one.

axman40
01-07-2011, 10:33 PM
Well, I was mostly talking about the fans - hence the reference to the atmosphere "around here" as opposed to 1200 miles away in the stadium. And the reference to the Saints game tomorrow.

I should've been clearer - it seems to me that this game means more to the A&M, generally, than LSU, generally. I'm just basing that on my friends and family and fellow alum I know. Just not the same excitement as a BCS game - although the A&M rivalry is one most of us miss.

And for those of us who are LSU and Saints fans, for most/all of the ones I know there's more excitement/anxiety over tomorrow's game than this one.
Saint fans anxious over the 7-9 Seasucks?
:spit:

axman40
01-07-2011, 10:40 PM
Shades of Texans d giving up the 3rd and 19.
:kubepalm:

RazorOye
01-07-2011, 10:42 PM
Saint fans anxious over the 7-9 Seasucks?
:spit:

well, I am nervous as hell... traveling to Seattle with our top 2 RBs on IR. Graham and Jenkins and Hargrove ruled out. And I really, reeeally don't trust Julius Jones.

I'd be lying if I didn't say I was a bit on edge... and will probably lose sleep tonight.

spurstexanstros
01-07-2011, 10:43 PM
Shades of Texans d giving up the 3rd and 19.
:kubepalm:

beat me to it..where have we seen 3 rd and 19. I half expected to see Amibi running behind him.

steelbtexan
01-07-2011, 10:48 PM
24-20 Ags.

Jefferson has 3 turnovers.

Les Miles, Kubiaks the clock at the end of the game and Ags win.

Dutchrudder
01-07-2011, 10:55 PM
Wow, hit to the head of the QB???? WTF? These refs aren't calling shit.

Ckw
01-07-2011, 11:05 PM
Embarrassing....

Man, Aggies suck.... Why do I have to root for such shitty football teams?!?!? Texans... Check!!!!! Aggies.... Check!!!!!

:bomb:

RazorOye
01-07-2011, 11:09 PM
Wow, hit to the head of the QB???? WTF? These refs aren't calling shit.

yea I was shocked when I didn't see any yellow on the field after that hit... looked pretty obvious from here

axman40
01-07-2011, 11:09 PM
Embarrassing....

Man, Aggies suck.... Why do I have to root for such shitty football teams?!?!? Texans... Check!!!!! Aggies.... Check!!!!!

:bomb:
D.N. A. ?
:toropalm:

IDEXAN
01-08-2011, 09:01 AM
Is Von Miller big enough to play in the NFL ?
Now that the Texans are going 3-4 the search is on to find those quick edge rushers to play OLB but I don't know if Miller is big enough to get it done at the next level ?

TexansSeminole
01-08-2011, 09:34 AM
Is Von Miller big enough to play in the NFL ?
Now that the Texans are going 3-4 the search is on to find those quick edge rushers to play OLB but I don't know if Miller is big enough to get it done at the next level ?

That's been my concern since the first time I watched him.

Watch out for Ryan Kerrigan from Purdue. Purdue has a long history of producing 3-4 edge rushers and Kerrigan is special.

Kaiser Toro
01-08-2011, 09:36 AM
Is Von Miller big enough to play in the NFL ?
Now that the Texans are going 3-4 the search is on to find those quick edge rushers to play OLB but I don't know if Miller is big enough to get it done at the next level ?

He may be the smallest 6'3'' 243lb player I have seen while watching on TV.

I was hoping to see an uncaged monster last night, but left with more question marks. If we go to the 3-4, he fits the profile, but I need to see a lot more film against NFL caliber talent.

IDEXAN
01-08-2011, 01:00 PM
He may be the smallest 6'3'' 243lb player I have seen while watching on TV.

I had the same thought last night the first time he was on camera. I'm thinking he's a lot more like 6'1'' 223lb than his reported stats ? We'll get to the bottom of it when he goes to the Indy Combine.

Showtime100
01-08-2011, 03:22 PM
I'm most definitely in A&M's corner, but my prediction is 34-27 Tiggs.

34-13 lsu

Well, we called it somewhat close.

This is what I dislike about playing Bowl games after a mini-offseason. You can't think in terms of where they were a month ago, it's simply been too long.

PLAYOFFS!!

Dutchrudder
01-09-2011, 09:53 PM
Was anyone else confused or unimpressed with the production value of the Cotton Bowl? Typically, the national Fox channel is terrible when it comes to college football, missing replays (ESPECIALLY on challenges/reviews), lack of stats analysis and lots of pointless banter from the announcers (probably because they have nothing of value to say). The first thing that tipped me off that something was wrong was when they played the NFL music going into and coming out of commercial breaks.

I thought the Cotton Bowl lived up to my poor expectations of how a football game should be shown on TV, but the funny thing is that they were using it as training for the NFL Super Bowl! I can't believe that this crappy network is actually going to show the Super Bowl with such sub-par production. There were times that I really wondered if anyone was bothering to watch the game in the TV booth. I recall some very odd shots of player's asses, including an injured LSU guy laying on the ground. For about 30-40 seconds, they just had a shot of this guy's ass on the TV, without bothering to show a replay of the play or try to locate the injury. Then they quickly switched to the coach on the sideline and finally went to commercial after another 20 seconds.

You would think they would use a 10-20 second delay on the feed to adjust for these sort of things, but it appears they didn't. I can't imagine the frustration that will ensue from a Super Bowl play that doesn't get shown again in slo-mo for people to see what was going on. Get your DVRs ready for February, cause you're probably going to need it.

The 75th Cotton Bowl Classic was a dress rehearsal for Fox Sports, in terms of technology, logistics and production planning for SB XLV.

"The stars have aligned for us with the Cotton Bowl and the Super Bowl being in the same facility," said Fox Sports senior producer Bill Brown, who was on hand at Cowboys Stadium for the all-important dry run.


http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/01/08/2755055/fox-sports-puts-cameras-in-place.html

Showtime100
01-09-2011, 11:11 PM
Did they do any pregame on the history of the Cotton Bowl? Lindsey Nelson?

That's the Cotton Bowl I miss. Outdoors, Nelson doing the game, early New Years Day. Now it looks just like the rest of them.

RazorOye
01-10-2011, 04:44 PM
Was anyone else confused or unimpressed with the production value of the Cotton Bowl? Typically, the national Fox channel is terrible when it comes to college football, missing replays (ESPECIALLY on challenges/reviews), lack of stats analysis and lots of pointless banter from the announcers (probably because they have nothing of value to say). The first thing that tipped me off that something was wrong was when they played the NFL music going into and coming out of commercial breaks.

It was awful. I am used to watching LSU football on ESPN and CBS - and I guess I took their relative production value for granted and didn't notice what a strong job they did in comparison with what we saw from FOX.

It was absolutely terrible. My dad and I had the same conversation at halftime and then a redux after the game as we asked one another what the penalty was that negated the last fumble return for a TD. It was just awkward -

At first I thought maybe it was FOX deciding not to put Summerall in the booth.

But now I am wondering if it wasn't Summerall refusing to have this amateur hour punctuate his broadcasting legacy.

It says a lot when you have an obviously aging Pat Summerall interviewing a similarly aging and awkwardly ambling Jim Brown and point to that as the most lucid part of the evening's broadcast.

Dutchrudder
01-10-2011, 04:56 PM
It was awful. I am used to watching LSU football on ESPN and CBS - and I guess I took their relative production value for granted and didn't notice what a strong job they did in comparison with what we saw from FOX.

It was absolutely terrible. My dad and I had the same conversation at halftime and then a redux after the game as we asked one another what the penalty was that negated the last fumble return for a TD. It was just awkward -

At first I thought maybe it was FOX deciding not to put Summerall in the booth.

But now I am wondering if it wasn't Summerall refusing to have this amateur hour punctuate his broadcasting legacy.

It says a lot when you have an obviously aging Pat Summerall interviewing a similarly aging and awkwardly ambling Jim Brown and point to that as the most lucid part of the evening's broadcast.

^ All points of failure on their part. I became thoroughly aware of Fox's inability to broadcast games last year when they covered only one bowl game, the TCU/Boise State game. It was absolutely terrible. It was a close game the whole time (17-10 at the end iirc) and there was a fumble (I think) in the 4th quarter that was under review from the booth for about 2 minutes. They did not show one single replay of it. NONE. My friends and I were watching it and we were all sitting there saying "WTF ARE THEY DOING??? SHOW US A REPLAY!!!" This Cotton Bowl was just another chapter in the infamous Fox football broadcasting.

Ole Miss Texan
01-11-2011, 10:57 AM
Fox is terrible. Even the NFL games on Fox suck.