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The Athlon preview has LSU and Florida both going 5-3 in SEC. How is that possible? Are they saying Florida or LSU is going to lose to somebody other than the two division leaders?
9 months ago on SEC Headlines 6/4/2013
Good post, love reading hard cold numbers.
Last year I thought for a while wasn't "fair" that UGA got lame Auburn and Ole Miss while Florida had to play (and beat) LSU and aTm and SolCar lost to LSU. Then I said to myelf "life's not fair", and moved on. If Florida doesn't turn the ball over six times we would have won that game anyway.
9 months, 1 week ago on Schedule Debate: Even Recent History Shows You Can’t Predict Schools’ Future Success
Since you love my nitpicking so much, the opposite of "nay" is "yea", not "yay":
I do think you make four good points that are correct about a nine-game schedule (a - d). Really think c is a big deal and is why it will happen within the next three years.
9 months, 1 week ago on SEC Commish Opens Up About Scheduling On Eve Of Spring Meetings
@Mr_Travis_McGee As a Florida fan, I think LSU is a rival and is a great game. However, there is no denying that Auburn was our first choice back in '92 but UGA had a slightly longer rivalry with Auburn so they got them and LSU was our second choice.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Shortsighted Pundits Suggest The SEC Dump Permanent Rivals
Great idea, bad example:
"The total strikeouts that are Florida versus Georgia Southern"
In neither challenge mentioned would Florida's scheduling be affected. Oh, and Florida is playing both FSU and Miami this year, possibly the hardest schedule in the nation. But I still like the conference challenge idea. Rotating through ACC/Big 12/Pac 12 every six years would be great.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Conference Scheduling Alliances Are Great In Theory, Hard To Pull Off In Reality
@John at MrSEC @ConnGator Ok, that was funny (even though I was not trying to spell "ugh".
You should be happy I read what you write so closely. And as I have said before you do a fine job covering the SEC. Relax, it's almost Friday.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on ESPN’s May Blasts Gator Assistant That Blasted Tide’s Saban
You had me going with this post until your 8th-to-last word. Ug.
Ah, we will see. Was there for the Florida game last year, not nearly as loud as Auburn, Tennessee, or my Gators. On the other hand, they were the most polite fans I have met in the SEC.
Was louder than SoCar, though.
10 months ago on Goal Of Expanded Kyle Field? Intimidation
@WillieT While I still support a 9-game schedule (partly for the selfish reason of wanting to see more quality games) I think your last paragraph is spot-on as long as we are at 8 games. How about a Pac12/Big12 vs. SEC challenge in the meantime? The weakest 2/4 teams in SEC can opt out.
10 months ago on UK’s Barnhart Against A 9-Game Schedule
@JarrenBlake Nothing against Louisville (they wanted the Sugar Bowl more and beat Florida soundly), but they did not play the same schedule that Kentucky did. If they were to go undefeated this year would you put them in the title game over a one-loss SEC team?
"Florida officials aren’t thrilled with the prospect of having to play an East Division schedule and LSU each year, but the volume on Gainesville groaning hasn’t reached LSU proportions yet." Can someone provide a link for this? Was it Muschamp, Foley, or somebody else?
10 months ago on LSU, Florida… Just Man Up And Stop Whining
@Mr_Travis_McGee That why the divisionless setup makes so much sense. You preserve rivalries (except, Ole Miss/Vandy and ironically the LSU-Florida game), and every team save Auburn has a combined winning percentage of permanent rivals within .020 of .500.
Impressive, considering it was originally conceived by a Georgia fan.
@Speedy98 Actually, for Florida and Georgia a 9 game SEC schedule results in 4 home and 4 away games. I know we are in the minority, but that works for us.
Also, the more I think about it the more I like this: http://www.teamspeedkills.com/2013/4/30/4282852/sec-nine-game-schedule-no-divisions
Auburn was Florida's first choice back in '92, LSU was our second most-played team that ended up in the West. Unless we give up divisions I am all for keeping the LSU rivalry.
A nine-game conference schedule would solve both problems.
Think this would be punishment enough?EFA has ordered Lazio
to play its next two home matches in European competition in an empty
stadium as punishment for a fourth offense of racist behavior by its
fans this season.http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/soccer/story/uefa-orders-lazio-to-play-in-empty-stadium-022713
10 months, 1 week ago on Sanctioning Schools For Dimwit Fans? It’s Hard To Police Thought
" We?" I did not ask for it, thought the old system was just fine.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on New Playoff, New Era Give SEC A New “Mess” Of Bowl Possibilities
What stands out to me is that all the teams at the top have multiple SEC and national championships except UGA.
Ok, Tennessee has only one national championship, but still. Richt, where is the finish?
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Draft Day Rewind: The SEC’s Pipelines To The Pros
@KellyJones2 @Speedy98 LSU / Florida is not fair? It is more fair than, say, LSU / Kentucky every year.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on The Battle Over SEC Scheduling Heats Up… But There’s No Such Thing As A “Fair” Schedule
No we just need an SEC - Big 12 football challenge. Make it happen!
11 months ago on Mizzou A.D. Alden On Expansion, Football, The NCAA, And Former Big 12 Rivals
@j_scott_o@HoustonVol Why not include Director's cup (all-sports) rankings? Scrolling down to page 5 here I see Florida in the lead and Alabama in last place. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/nacda/sports/directorscup/auto_pdf/2012-13/misc_non_event/apr4DIconf.pdf
11 months ago on Which SEC Fans Had The Best 2012-13? We Rank ‘Em