Is there a way to root for maximuim CHAOS today without rooting for things that would benefit Alabama specifically, and an SEC MNC in general?
What do I want to be hoping for, besides meteors?
Then you want the status quo, FSU stomping Duke and OSU stomping Sparty for FSU vs. OSU.
If either team loses...an SEC team goes.
And don't think for a second that if one of the teams lose and Mizzou WAXES Auburn that SEC fans won't be chanting SEC and taking back all of the shit they gave Mizzou last year.
Any mix up and the SEC plays. Two mix ups and the SEC will win.
Any sort of chaos benefits the SEC, and a lot of chaos (Duke and MSU winning) could lead to an all SEC championship game.
The last year of the BCS should be chaotic. It's the fitting way this thing should go out.
That will likely mean Mizzou vs. Bama in the MNC game.
Dear god no. No no no. No.
Duke wins, sparty wins and Auburn wins.
AU vs Bama in the national championship....
I hope the meteor wins...
...dancing in the Ann Arbor streets.
...then get DESTROYED by FSU in the NC game.
and urban meyer to punch jameis winston on the sideline after he makes a good play.
I would prefer if Urban Meyer punches Braxton Miller after he makes a bad play.
Then Braxton punches Gene Smith, who punches Chris Spielman, who punches Jim Tressel.
Or one of the other linebackers. After Miller throws an interception.
The only thing I don't want to see is Alabama backing their way into the NC game.
FSU must win and even if OSU does not, the winner of the Auburn/Mizzou game should probably get it.
I don't really care if OSU gets in or not because I think they lose no matter who they play.
I'm in for any scenario by which Ohio State ends up in the Rose Bowl and Michigan State doesn't.
Sparty wins, crushes ohio's season. Sparty gets summarily demolished in Rose Bowl game vs Stanford. Ohio has another scandal (there's always one brewing down there) and loses major players and gets smashed in a BCS game vs (insert opponent), FSU defeats any SEC team in NC game, Michigan blows out decent opponent in whatever lame bowl we go to. Nick Saban goes to Texas, Hand comes to UM. All becomes right in the universe.
I think you have pretty much nailed it.
Living in Columbus, the only thing I really cannot have is Ohio winning a National Championship in urban's 2nd year (and claims that they would have won two straight blah blah blah...)
yeah, but adding a scandal kind of opens the doors of possibility too far. But yeah, Ohio scandal would be ideal. Especially if it includes coach/player sexual relations that are consentual/legal because of age, but frowned upon b/c of the position of power of the coach. Nobody really gets hurt, except poor Ohio fans.
Again, I'm not saying it's true, I'm just saying I read it on the internet.
I Northern Illionois blows out Alabama in whatever bowl they're in, which causes Saban to be run out of town. In addition, it would stop the media's slob-knobbing of the SEC. Then ALL THE RECRUITS
Why is it hard to root for them over Ohio?
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FSU isn't losing to Duke. The talent gap is simply to large.
Massey is giving Florida State a 97% estimated win probability with a median projected score of 45-20. I have to say, I would be surprised if Duke scored 20 points in this game, but I would tend to agree that the chance of an upset here would be exceedingly remote. That being said, it would probably cause the ACC to implode somehow if it happened.
Duke defense player all acc 3
FSU defense players all acc 1
I picked duke to win this one, I maybe the only one not from NC to do so.
yes, it is simple, but not *too* simple.
My initial reaction has been to consider cheering for Sparty to upset Ohio. Then, I realized that a Sparty victory would affect Michigan a lot more than an Ohio victory would, because it would help Sparty in recruiting where Ohio pretty much buys whoever they really want anyway. Besides, I detest Sparty and Ohio, but at least I have respect for Ohio.
So, my preference will have to be Ohio winning and getting crushed by FSU, Sparty backing into the Rose Bowl, where they are made to look utterly inept by Stanford or ASU, and every other Big Ten team winning their bowl games so the conference has a good record.
I would like to see Sparty win but can't see it happening. Something tells me it'll be a derpfest from their offense and/or special teams and Ohio wins.
A Spartan victory is the least worst outcome. I don't think Dantonio would be able to capitalize on a Rose Bowl appearance the way Meyer would on a BCS championship appearance.
So wait, you think a 13-0 Ohio team won't go to the championship game?
I haven't been following it all that closely (what's the point?) but I believe the current margin in the computers is something like .02, with #3 Auburn playing #5 Missouri and #2 OSU playing #10 MSU. If it comes down to the voters, Auburn rolling and OSU winning an epically ugly game just might put them on the outside.
Like I said, though, I haven't been reading any of the "experts" and I'm decidedly not an expert. It would definitely be maximum chaos, in any event.
Personally, I'd love an Iron Bowl rematch in the MNC. What I'd really want is FSU-Alabama, but that doesn't seem possible at this point.
As long as OSU doesn't win it all, then I'm okay with whatever happens.
No one outside of the SEC would watch that. Bama/LSU was disaster in terms of ratings and in the fact that no one cared about that game at all.
Correct me if wrong. MSU wins and both teams have 1 loss. Sparty gets the BCS nod on tiebreaker. No chance Ohio plays for a MNC and Sparty goes to Pasadena. Ohio gets a BCS berth and Michigan goes from Gator (projected) to BWW Bowl. Sparty gets hammered. Ohio gets upset. Michigan schools Gerg. Schadenfreude abounds.
The B1G champion gets an automatic BCS bid. There is no tiebreaker involved.
For BCS considerations, best case would be FSU beating Duke and Sparty beating OSU, then FSU beating Auburn/Mizzou in the title game and ending the SEC's reign.
HOWEVER, watching Sparty winning its second B1G title since our 9+ year drought began would add insult to injury, so I can't bring myself to root for Sparty. OSU winning a B1G title wouldn't bother me as much.
Don't remember that. Seems like it's been all Ohio and Wisco off the top of my head.
Okay guys, seriously, if OSU wins a close one, they WILL NOT drop below Auburn or Missouri no matter how big they win in Atlanta. They'll be an undefeated AQ team and, even if voters think Auburn or Missouri is better, they won't put them over an undefeated OSU. Your guys' dream scenario of OSU barely winning, getting jumped and going to the rose bowl with MSU left out of the BCS is NOT going to happen. Plain and simple. You guys have to pick: OSU in the championship game, or MSU in the rose bowl and OSU in another BCS bowl. Yes, it's a lose-lose, but that's how it is. Stop dreaming.
Nope! I'll never stop dreaming! EVAR!
I know it's not likely, which is why I hope Sparty wins today. I can handle teams I hate being in BCS bowls. Even if they win (which is unlikely given the level of competition in BCS bowls), it won't mean much in a few years. National Championships last forever, and I don't want Ohio State to even have a chance to pull of some crazy upset.
To me, it's OSU, hands-down. We get too many of our players from the state of Ohio, and we cannot afford Meyer to lock down the state recruiting-wise like Tressel did. If Meyer wins a NC in his second year, it's going to make Hoke's recruiting job that much tougher in Ohio.
Which means I'm rooting hard for MSU to beat OSU, and given my family roots at MIzzou, I'm rooting hard for the Tigers to beat the Tigers and end up playing FSU in the NC game.
Ohio State rips MSU so badly they drop out of the Top 14 (with a few schools behind them winning just to make sure). No BCS bowl for Sparty. Then Auburn and FSU both lose, and Alabama backs into the title game. I know, I know, them winning again would suck. But Ohio State fans have been talking all kinds of shit about how they'd beat 'Bama (now that they are sure they're safe from running into them), and it would be great to see them slaughtered even if it means another Saban victory. Plus I kind of feel that the next non-'Bama champion should have to dethrone the Tide to do it, and not via some completely freak play.
No. This will not be okay. My good health will not hold up if the Bucks hang around just long enough to have the refs steal one for them like they did against Miami. Against FSU they have zero chance of winning. Alabama they'd have a shot in the dark.
Hope for a Sparty win. Keep Ohio out of the championship game. Let everything else fall wherever it may. Enjoy the day and think about how we need to be in these positions soon and not worrying about what rivals result is best of the worst for us.
Want Ohio & SEC to lose. If that means that Sparty wins, fine. And I have no problem with FSU winning.
My ideal scenario: OSU fans have been yapping all year about how they want Bama, and they can beat Bama. Well, they get their just dessert. But not in the way they want.
MSU wins an ugly, ugly nail biter of a game, 14-10, goes to the Rose Bowl, and gets curb stomped by Stanford. Meanwhile, OSU ends up playing Bama in the Sugar Bowl or Orange Bowl, and we're reminded yet again why you never bet against Nick Saban when he has a month or more to prepare.
OSU, limping into this game wondering what could've been, gets outclassed up and down the field by an angry Bama squad, 42-14. OSU gets its long awaited reality check, Meyer retires for health and family reasons, and for the first time in a few months, Michigan fans can breathe a sigh of relief in that even if Michigan had a bad year, OSU belongs in the same boat with the rest of the Big Ten when it comes to national perspective,
If Michigan is bad, I want my rivals to go down with me. Conference pride be damned.
Never bet against Saban when he has a month to prepare?? Are you forgetting what Utah did to them in the Sugar Bowl a few years ago. I can't see this Alabama team being really motivated to play in the Sugar Bowl either.
OK, I like your scenario better than mine. I just really don't want MSU winning the B1G (at least with OSU it's "expected"), but I could live with it if what you describe were to play out.
Just hate Ohio too much to ever want them to win under any circumstances. But I don't live in Michigan surrounded by Sparty fans, so I understand those who feel otherwise.
They all suck.