September 6, 2001 at 12:30 am #44651
Let’s have a football (American) thread!
As for rules, lets at least wait until Novemeber before we start debating the Battle Of Freakscene: Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears – Dec 2, 2001.
Here’s what I’m excited about, and other thoughts (mostly college football related for now):
Fresno State – spanked Colorado and Oregon State… if they can whoop Wisconsin this week, it could be a GREAT season.
Miami – could be best team ever.
Florida State – I am usually never excited about FSU football. I hate FSU. This season they look ‘vulnerable.’ Hence I’m excited. [Note: me posting this near assures them going 12-0.]
Oregon: Joey "Heisman" Herrington…
Arizona State: Sleeper team could take PAC-10 if Oregon faulters
Florida: I hate them too, but, dagnabbit, Spurrier looks to have a good team. [Note: I hate Spurrier, not the school themself.]
Nebraska: Crouch could win Heisman and not be drafted. Watch.
Texas: Laughably overrated. Simms for Heisman. Shit, might as well promote me for Heisman.
Oklahoma: A return to former glories: 8-3
Virginia Tech: No Vick, No Suggs, No O-line, but will still go 10-1 in Big East.
Penn State: Joe Pa gets record, has losing season. Bowden takes record next year.
Georgia Tech: Jury’s still out.
Clemson: Woodrow Dantzler Heisman contender last year, has good year, and yet, this year, no one hypes him for it. What the heck!?!
Michigan: My choice for Big-10 champ.
Northwestern: Anywhere from 7-4 to 11-0 is possible.
Notre Dame: Watch the Nebraska game. It will fortell the season.
So, anyone else’s thoughts on the upcoming football seasons (either NFL or college – although, for now, I’m in a college mood)?September 6, 2001 at 12:47 am #65052
I traveled 1600 miles to sit in 99% humidity in Hattiesburg, MS to watch Oklahoma State’s first game. Sadly they lost 17-9, but were much improved from last year. Hopefully my Pokes will be bowl bound, if even for Shreveport. OU sucks. Well, actually, they very well may win the BigXII South again….probably playing Nebraska in the Championship. Crouch won’t make the jump to the NFL, b/c he doesn’t have the body to play DB (which most option QB’s play IF they can make the jump to the NFL), but he very well may lead his team to the NC. By the way, if Texas ever gets a coaching staff that knows their asses from their elbows, they will be VERY dangerous. The pure talent on that team is absolutely scary. The money they have to put toward that program is even scarier.
The Florida teams look to be pretty damn good again, which is too damn bad ’cause I hate them all. If NU makes it to the Rose Bowl, I can definately see them playing Miami, but best of all time??
I pull for the Oregon teams b/c of their liberal weed laws. OU wears GREEEEEEN for goodness sake. I think the "other" OSU (Oregon State) wins the in state match up this year.
I didn’t get to see any games last week b/c I drove to Dallas from Mississippi immediately after the game, but at dinner I did see highlights of the kid from Penn State leading his team out of the tunnel just before they got their ass handed to them by Miami. It was quite the touching moment.
I’m so damn glad fall is here…..GO STATE!!!!September 6, 2001 at 1:58 am #65053
<blockquote><font>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by The 2002 ELJ ZX2 w/Leather Interior:
<strong>I hate FSU.</strong><hr></blockquote>
[img]images/smiles/icon_mad.gif[/img] Thats my school yer dissin’ thar bub!
[ September 06, 2001: Message edited by: Mattman ]</p>September 6, 2001 at 11:23 am #65054
Well Mattman, your school could have made my summer a hell of a lot better by pounding the Squats into the ground last January….but alas…..
I agree: [img]images/smiles/icon_mad.gif[/img]September 6, 2001 at 1:27 pm #65055
<blockquote><font>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Mattman:
[img]images/smiles/icon_mad.gif[/img] Thats my school yer dissin’ thar bub!
Nothing personal, I just dislike watching Bowden and Spurrier beat the shit out of the likes of Amalgamated Tech and Hyphenated State every year with scores like 72-9 and then go, "Well, we weren’t trying to run it up, we were just running the offense."
FSU became slightly worse then Florida in my mind when they somehow achieved the Immaculate Spot in the Championship game even though logic would say 3 other teams should be there instead.
I saw the OSU game, Jebus. For turning the ball over 4 times, they didn’t get blown out. If they hold on to the ball they can be very good.
I dislike Nebraska too and Crouch. Traditional powers that never ever lose piss me off, especially when their product’s of the system win the Heisman from it (see also Weinke, Weurrfel, Crouch, et al)
Texas isn’t dangerous couching staff or not. Simms sucks. Mark my words. (The defense is OK).
What do people think of Franchione in Alabama and their hopes for the upcoming season. Also, I too am cheering for Oregon (and perhaps Fresno), but with the likes of OSU, UCLA, USC, Arizona State, and Washington in the conference, has anyone a chance to go undefeated? Same goes for Big-10, IMHO.
[ September 06, 2001: Message edited by: The 2002 ELJ ZX2 w/Leather Interior ]</p>September 10, 2001 at 3:51 pm #65056
Weekly football update:
Redskins – suck. People here think they’re good though.
Bears/Lions – both lost.
Ravens – Good, but not as good as last year.
Indianapolis – Super Bowl champs? Perhaps.
Jacksonville – Sleeper pick
49ers – Garcia is underrated.
Minnesota – looked to suck 1st week – here’s thinking they’ll rebound.
And now back to the wonders of college:
Fresno – Holy shit, they’re going 11-0!! [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]
Michigan – They WUZ robbed. Deserved to beat Washington.
Georgia Tech – The jury is no longer out after a 70-7 victory.
Nebraska – crushed Irish. Yeah, but it this is 2001 not 1961 so that means signifigantly less.
Tennessee – could be a long season if Arkansas is able to take a 3-0 lead into 4th quarter.
Next week I’m psyched for Miami/Washington, FSU/Ga. Tech, Arizona State/UCLA, and Florida/Tennessee and PSU/Virginia.September 10, 2001 at 10:00 pm #65057
American football .. bah!
Germany-England 1-5 in the world cup qualification, now THAT was football!
But what in God’s name has happened to Holland?! Did they get hold on some bad weed the night before the games? I know there’s some dutch people on here, so help me out on this one cuz I sure as hell dun understand.
Cheers, MaxSeptember 10, 2001 at 10:12 pm #65058
<BLOCKQUOTE><font>quoteQuote:But what in God’s name has happened to Holland?!
Well, the nation is still in shock…. but seriously, it’s like in music: having the best payed (and some of the most expensive) players doesn’t make you the best team!
[img]images/smiles/converted/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/mad.gif[/img]September 11, 2001 at 2:54 am #65059
As much as I respect Fresno St…..they would have no chance of going 11-0 should they be in any other conference….
The WAC is….well….wack.
In other news….MY OSU actually found a way to win this weekend. Yes, it was against LaTech…but hey, a win is a win. The BigXII, she’s a motha…..September 11, 2001 at 11:01 am #65060
England beating Germany was the best sporting moment of my life.
Good on the European’s for noticing that this is real football – I’m sure that the Swede’s and Dutch were happy for us. Shame about Holland – won’t be the same without them – but thank you dear Swede’s for Sven Goran. Our gain is your loss. Also, Ronald Nillson has just been made manager of a second rate UK side – Coventry.
ELJ – sorry to have broken the rules of your (American) football thread. Well, actually, I am not.September 12, 2001 at 1:25 pm #65061
It’s OK Javro… I figured someone would emntion soccer before too long. I just wish someone would have started another thread to do it in. [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]
Jebus, I think OSU can prolly win 6 games this year.
I disagree about Fresno… they could win 11 in the Mountain West, Conference USA, or MAC conference. 😆
I think they could win 10 in the ACC.September 12, 2001 at 3:04 pm #65062
<BLOCKQUOTE><font>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ELJ:
<STRONG> … I figured someone would emntion soccer before too long. I just wish someone would have started another thread to do it in. [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]
Okies, I guess that someone would be me
[img]images/smiles/converted/rolleyes.gif[/img]. In fact, I feel kinda stupid having dissed american football the day b4 all hell broke loose over there in the states, but who knew [img]images/smiles/converted/frown.gif[/img].
Anyways, the reasons I refer to real football as football and not that word .. what was it .. hrmpf .. "soccer", are:
1. It’s played with a normal spherically shaped ball and not a friggin ellipsoid.
2. The players use their feet to move the ball across the field, rather than using the "ball" as a lame excuse to have a massive group hug over.
Well I’m kidding here, I’m sure american football can be hot to watch, but I just never could get into it. I’ve watched a few superballs, but only to end up either bored or drunk. Prolly I just need to learn more about it, that’s all.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Javro:
<STRONG> … but thank you dear Swede’s for Sven Goran.
Sweet. Well, you’re welcome Javro, give the guy my best. When I was in Rome last year he once waved in my direction after a Lazio victory, so I’m sure he remembers me [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]
<FONT>[ September 12, 2001 01:09 PM: Message mutated 1 time, lastly by maxini ]</font>September 12, 2001 at 3:15 pm #65063
Okies, I do know it’s called superbowl and not superball :eee:, so there’s no need to laugh here really.September 12, 2001 at 3:45 pm #65064
Superbowls, for some reason, are almost always dull. The only one in recent memory was the Rams over the Titans that was even slightly exciting.
For some reason, college football is more exciting for me. Pro teams can lose a few games and act like it’s no big deal, but in college, you must win every game to win the championship (unless your school’s initials are F, S, and U) and therefore it’s MUCH more intense, IMHO.September 12, 2001 at 4:58 pm #65065
Your right about the superbowls, usually quite the snorefest but the championship games leading up to the superbowl can be amazing. The last Superbowl I enjoyed was when Denver destroyed Green Bay couple years back…too cool.
Just trying to watch some football now to break myself away from the horrifying newscasts [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img] What do I see but Ed McCafferey breaking his leg in two places…noooo, he is my fav afc receiver and now gone for the year [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/frown.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img]
Try and catch some tough interdivision games if you can Maxini, you might be surprised by the level of athleticism and skill involved. Those group hugs, gotta hate them, but some of the hits can be pretty cool [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]
ps glad you guys broke the rules [img]images/smiles/converted/tongue.gif[/img]
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