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rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
thoughtful piece from Jacobi on middle finger lady
Is there some other thread I've missed?
Boise State is prison raping Idaho.
Love & Hate are horns on the same goat.
Where would BSU finish in the Big Ten?
They'd be top 3 maybe Top 1 don't you think?
They would definitely challenge for the B10 title. I don't know if they'd win it, but they would be up there.
Michigan State is currently fighting for the Big Ten title. Boise State would win the Big Ten title out right.
I think having to get up for every game save maybe 2-3 would take its toll on them and finish middle of the pack. They have to get up for Nevada, Hawaii, Lousiana Tech, and we thought VT which really doesn't show much. Replace those with Michigan State, Iowa, Ohio State, Wisconsin I bet they lose 3-4 games easy. Im not saying Big Ten is best conference ever, but its easy to be geeked up for a game or two a season, but week in week out with tough competition is a lot different story. You could even argue Michigan would beat with them w/ our offense alone or at least make it close shootout (I know imagine that). I just have a hard time buying into the TCU BSU hype.
BSU has not had any close games when the opponent is inferior. The only close games are against quality teams. I don't really understand the whole "getting up" argument - I think it's peoples' way of trying to find a catchy cause for inconsistent performance. Whether it really is a factor or cause, it's pretty clear BSU has "gotten up" for all its games this year.
Some of the teams at the top of the Big Ten can't claim that. Look at Wisconsin, barely beating Arizona St; or Iowa, one dropped pass from a loss to Indiana. They play inconsistently - whether because they didn't "get up" or perhaps some other reason - yet they're at the top of the Big Ten.
I will gladly take your bet that BSU loses "3-4 games easy" in the Big Ten this year. After so many years of consistently dominating inferior opponents and beating quality teams (Oregon, Oklahoma, TCU, VT. . .), I think calling BSU's reputation "hype" is inaccurate. And arguing that this year's UM team has any chance at beating a team with probably the 2nd best defense in the country and a Heisman contender at QB is just wishful thinking.
I will gladly take your bet that BSU loses "3-4 games easy" in the Big Ten this year.
I will gladly take your bet that BSU loses "3-4 games easy" in the Big Ten this year.
That's a pretty easy bet to take, given that there is no way of proving it one way or the other.
BSU does nothing but win. The only time they lose "3-4 games" is when someone is guessing. BSU beats everyone it plays: weak teams in conference, strong teams in and out of conference, winners of AQ conferences (Oregon in a previous year, probably VT this year). BSU has proven it's the most consistent team the last couple years by winning on the field, where it should count. But where it really counts - people's opinions - they always end up losing a couple games.
I'd say they could beat anybody, including OSU.
So . . . top 1 or 2.
See thats just one game though. 8 games in the Big Ten or SEC and I guarantee they lose 2-3 games.
They would beat Ohio. Its sad that Spartina is a cornerstone. They won six games last year and lost a game by over thirty points. I hope Boise plays in the title game. They're real and their coach is damn good in my book.
All in for some manball.
I think they'd have a hard time beating Ohio State, and maybe Iowa. Boise hasn't played defenses as tough as those two, hasn't played a team as good in all aspects.
They'd be in those games, for sure, however. I also think the grind of playing very good competition weekly would take its toll. Boise now has two or three tough games during the regular season, and then a bunch of bodybag games.
Missing Ann Arbor
So by your standard, a team that plays just two or three tough games in a season shouldn't merit consideration for the NC game, right?
This is the number of ranked teams that another program played during regular seasons in:
I guess it's fortunate that this program never played in a NC game, given its easy schedule filled with body bag games. This team's coach was some guy named Bo Schembechler, but I'm sure he wouldn't have complained, nor would the fans attending the games in Ann Arbor. After all, the conference was famously called the Big Two and the Little Eight, so how could anybody complain?
I think it all comes down to depth. BSU would suffer some injuries like everyone else, but unlike now when they are still far more talented than every team they play, in the B10 they would likely be lined up against another talented (or close in talent) team in a week or two. That equates to 2-3 losses in my book. This year they would probably be in the top-3, but most years they would top 4-5 with the random runs to the title thrown in. Think Iowa.
Lets out Boise in the mc for ass raping Iowa/Idaho. /drunk post
as to why BSU shouldn't get a title shot - watch this game. My fourth grade football team would have shut out Idaho. They are God awful. Just really, REALLY bad.
Allows the worst punt return TD ever. Senior QB throws the 2 worst picks I have ever seen in my life. Allowing about 2 sacks every 3 downs. BSU going for an onside kick up 14-0 (lol). Getting a punt blocked. Did I mention this Idaho team has 4 wins?
that Idaho blows, and generally the WAC is . . . well . . . wack.
If the cream puff schedule has done anything however it's allowed BS to really refine their game.
It's like EVERY game is a tune up; with all the benefits a tuneup game can give you.
I guess they are getting all those benefits. What do you think would happen if they ran into someone like Oregon? Reality has a way of catching up with you.
BSU didn't run into someone like Oregon. They ran into Oregon. And they didn't just beat them both years, they borderline dominated Oregon. Wrong team to pick if you want to diminish BSU's capabilities.
That's fair enough and I appreciate that. But this year they are contending for the NC, not the last two years. I could have referenced any of several teams, but unfortunately chose one they had beaten in prior years. The point is the same - they don't play a consistently BCS-caliber schedule.
what a depressing setting to play a 'major' college football game
like a converted grain warehouse.
Was hoping this might be an interesting game....wow
My question is this:
As the season begins to wind down, and the WAC sees Boise St cruising its way to another title, BCS game, and big payday (presumably shared among the conference members), what do you think is the mentality of the opposing ADs/coaches?
Clearly it is beyond me to presume that someone would "throw" a game, but as I look at the games Boise has to finish out the season, I wonder what ends up more important to Idaho and Utah St. An upset win would be great, but would a half-million dollars for a struggling and underfunded athletic department better? I'm not a tin-foil hat-ist, but I really do wonder sometimes whether it is really in any of these schools' best interest to beat Boise.
I'm just asking questions here.
No coach ever eases up (throws) a game. That won't happen. I think that is beyond the comprehension of any credible coach.
At this point, I'd rather Boise just play a 4-5 game schedule with all 5 "big" games in a compressed timeframe. Because with these 3-week "byes" against gawd-awful teams, we learn nothing about BSU. I want to see them beat good teams week after week before I would even consider them in an MNC game. I do think they receive a short shrift by the media at times, but at some point it is impossible to overlook their incredibly weak schedule.
....that I have a better arm than the Idaho QB.
But the question is...Does Matt Leinart think he does?
This game is sooooooo boring.
"The difference between a man and a boy is, a boy wants to grow up to be a fireman, but a man wants to grow up to be a giant monster fireman."
- Jack Handey
Idaho's QB is just plain horrible. I can't believe I'm still watching this train wreck.
It seems like this blog has the Boise argument three times a week. It's true, nobody knows how good Boise is, but at this point I almost want them in the title game so we can stop having the same back and forths over and over.
Try and separate a man from his soul, you only strengthen his and lose your own
The problem with that is you could end up with a really bad title game...there should be a way to find out beforehand...like playing credible opponents
Put Boise in the Big Ten and they'd compete for the title annually, IMO. They're the real deal and so is their coach.
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Now, Kellen Moore didn't direct that double pistol at her, but its a nice touch...
ALL IN for MICHIGAN
we need something to keep us amused
He needs to holster the double guns. It's Idaho.
I didn't make it, just found it browsing a Boise State forum. During the game, me and my buddy both saw her and kinda looked at each other like damnnnnnn. Someone out there in Idaho was quick to put it together.
She-daho..anyone have her #??
Maybe they should just fake punt every down?
I've officially switched to the Lingerie League on MTV2.
Baltimore is leading Orlando.
Both are very good teams this year, as they both were last year as well. I hate the arguments by fans of the AQ conference teams in that the mid-majors don't have to play the tough teams and win, week-in and week-out. Neither do most of those teams. The SEC teams, for instance, usually play one or two OOC games against Sun-belt teams mid to late in their seasons. They also usually have an in-conference loss as well by the end of the season. Both of those make their "week-in, week-out" argument not applicable. The other big conferences have those patsies as well, although they are usually in the beginning of their seasons.
And then there is this. LSU, who no one thinks is all that good, won a hard fought game against Alabama, and Alabama, who was in the top ten, barely loses spots to just outside the top ten. TCU, who obliterated a good Utah team, caused Utah to drop from top five to around 15 or so. People still want to place cautions on a TCU team that is destroying opponents, simply for beating another highly ranked mid-major, while teams from the SEC continue to get passes, simply because the perception is that their conference is the best. Really? UF, who is in the top 25 now, has struggled most of the season against OOC competition, is 6-3, with several of those wins against SEC opponents in blowout games. We, as fans of AQ schools, discount the past victories of the mid-majors against top competition in bowls(think Utah vs. Alabama, BoiseSt. vs. Ok, etc.), but then rely on past performances of the big conferences for bolstering our perceptions of those conferences. Simply put, I don't think the SEC is anywhere near the best conference this year, and yet they get a pass for a loss in an ugly game, while TCU and Utah both get dumped on for a resounding victory by TCU.
The question is, is TCU really that good, or was Utah that overrated to begin with? The answer is probably somewhere in the middle, IMO. And that makes me believe that TCU can play with anyone in the country, as well as BoiseSt. Remember, BoiseSt. beat VaTech, who, despite losing to an FCS school, is rolling through the ACC, and even though the ACC isn't the best conference, they are still a pretty tough league. And if VaTech goes unbeaten in league play, that would be quite an accomplishment, IMO.
All the arguments by people that diss the mid-major upstarts are groundless when considering their record as a whole in the BCS bowls they have made, and particularly, the games against the good teams from the AQ conferences. Holding them back in the rankings simply because they don't belong to an AQ league is crap, IMO.