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1 month ago on SEC East Race A Muddled Mess After Carolina Nips Mizzou; Tiger Fans Make Fools Of Themselves
I find it puzzling that Mr. SEC would pile on Mizzou based on a handful of bad fans, which exist in every fan base. Doesn't make any sense to me. And to the impact to recruiting remark I say: do you seriously think this could have any tangible impact on recruiting? Really? Dude, pour yourself a double and step back.
1 month, 1 week ago on SEC East Race A Muddled Mess After Carolina Nips Mizzou; Tiger Fans Make Fools Of Themselves
For some reason I can't see the commenters' remarks, so I'm shooting blind here, but I've been waiting for someone to bring this up. I’ve been an opponent of this committee from the
git-go. Why in heaven’s name would you
replace a perfectly adequate numerical analysis tool with a bunch of people in
a smoke-filled room? Go back and look at
the top 4 BCS schools each year and tell me who got shafted if they didn’t make
the final four. Very few, if
any. I predict more controversy rather than
less, once this system begins. And I
guess that’s your point.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on With The Playoff Selection Panel Set There’s Only 1 Question: How Do They View The SEC?
The man is priceless. So is he Italian, really like Italians, or does he just think Irishmen drink too much, or some combination? Or is it just random synapse firings?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on LSU’s Miles Does His Thing When Discussing Columbus Day
John, when all is said and done OSU will be at about #100 in SOS (preseason #102 by Phil Steele). It's no slam dunk an undefeated OSU goes over a 1-loss SEC team. The voters have already knocked them down to #4, because of SOS, and we're just getting started. Assuming all undefeated teams, obviously Oregon/Stanford, LSU/Ala and FSU/Clemson winners will be above them. Louisville I doubt because they're the only team hanging around the top 10 with an easier schedule than OSU. So OSU's only hope is that two of those matchups don't produce an undefeated. I also think the epic matchups the SEC is producing almost every week, will sway voters to reward those SEC one-loss teams. Regardless of how it goes, it's gonna be a fun ride! Good piece - thanks.
2 months, 1 week ago on The SEC’s BCS Championship Game Hopes Are Already Dimming
That is a no brainer. They'll win by 21+ I was assuming it was a misprint
2 months, 1 week ago on SEC Odds And Television Listings – 9/23/13
I agree with all of that. I found the Brian Poole thing disturbing. Calling it a bang-bang play is not how a coach should react to that. In my mind it was a poster child for targeting. And you're right about the SEC being a little unsteady at this point. I think that changes with time, but we're one LSU and one 'Bama loss from having no undefeated teams down the road, as Oregon and Ohio State, and perhaps other teams, skate through their schedule.
2 months, 1 week ago on SEC Weekend Wrap – 9/23/13 (Ugly Football Edition)
John, you're right on all points. There will always be cheaters, paying players will have no appreciable impact on that. And blind faith is one of the biggest frustrations for journalists and fair minded fans alike. The fact is most of these sports radio discussions will be dominated by passionate, but hopelessly biased people. That's why I don't bother to listen. Though I take issue with y'all sometimes, your even-handed approach is much appreciated.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Scandals, Scandals, Scandals… Three Takeaways (Rants) From The Latest SEC Scandal
Johnny autograph is a spoiled brat, simple as that. I was a big fan last year, even though he beat my team, but the offseason taught me that he's hopeless. He might win the BCSNC, he could do very well. But Sumlin will have to come a long way to rid himself of the reputation that he kowtows to the NCAA's prima prima donna. The sooner he is out of college football the better.
3 months ago on A&M’s Sumlin Says Manziel Didn’t Ignore Him On Saturday; We Say “Yeesh”
I'll take #5 for 500 Alex. I don't understand the Urban Meyer hype. His team was incredibly fortunate in 2012 against some pretty ordinary competition (+6 in close games is rare). Sure, with the hands-down worst schedule of any contender, he _should_ go undefeated, but I doubt it. The lucky streak will end. And even if it doesn't, his team won't be battle hardened. His team won't be able to hold up after our champ has had 5 or so weeks to heal.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Fearless Predictions: 5 Things That Will Not Happen In The SEC This Fall
This is a bad idea. In addition to what it does to the great rivalries, it ignores the benefits of a nine game schedule, which are to improve every teams strength of schedule (SOS) and to make sure our teams cycle through all of the league opponents over a reasonable period. The whole point of elevating SOS is to attack this myth that undefeated teams are inherently better than once defeated teams. Making SOS king is the only leverage the SEC has to insist that a second SEC team should be in the new playoff.
6 months ago on Alabama-Tennessee As A Non-Conference Game? Steve Spurrier Has A Schedule Suggestion
Mr. SEC amuses me. A couple of weeks ago he said that he would no longer respond to Alabama fans who criticized him for his rush to judgement. He regretted trying to reason with these people, he said. So tonight Mr. SEC stirs the same pot, presumably, hoping for more of the same. No matter. The process has taken its course. Alabama has weighed the matter and made its judgements. I hope the kids can turn their lives around. Vilifying them won't help them, but taking them seriously and giving them appropriate punishment might. It's really up to them at this point.
9 months, 1 week ago on Question: How Many Bama Fans Would Have Called For Due Process If Saban Had Acted Immediately?
Well John, I will tell you this. It never hurts, and should be mandatory, to conduct due diligence before you take action in a matter this serious. You have absolutely nothing to lose. To allow people to be tried in the court of public opinion (i.e., by a lynch mob) is always wrong. Saban is way too systematic to do that. That's how you get situations like Duke lacrosse. Not equating the cases, but that's what happens when the lynch mob takes over. In the final analysis it's better to say I've carefully weighed the evidence and I'm taking appropriate action, as opposed to saying: Look how fast I can fire people! I'm new to this venue, but that's my 2 cents.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Hearings Set For Two Of Four Arrested Bama Football Players