I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|3 days 20 hours ago||Had the guy retaliated how?||
Had the guy retaliated how?
|4 days 1 hour ago||Of course, some games will be||
Of course, some games will be diminished in some capacity. There will be examples of that under any given hypothetical system.
But I'll say the same thing again. Go ahead and go back and show me specific conference championship games that would have been diminished from the past decade and I'll bet you anything that I can show you more examples of games from that same year that would have had more on the line.
What conference championship games would have been diminished if an eight team playoff were in place this year, for example?
SEC championship game would have been bigger.
Big 12: no championship game but both Oklahoma-Ok. St. and Texas-Baylor would have been bigger.
ACC: Duke playing to get in.
Pac 12: bigger
NIU may have been playing for a spot, as well.
Surely, you can imagine how much more important yesterday would have been to the fans of Texas, Stanford, MSU, etc.
I see people claim all the time a playoff would diminish the importance of the regular season, but I have yet to see any concrete examples beyond a specific game here or there. I don't believe that they are seeing the big picture as it seems to me that a playoff accomplishes exactly the opposite.
Also, we get to take eight of the best teams in the country and put them in a system that brings about matchups that we very rarely get to see. I will never understand why any college football fan sees that as a bad thing.
And if all that you're saying is that some schools won't value their conference championship as much if there is a playoff, I have to disagree with that for the most part as well. There would be exceptions, of course, but if we went with six qualifying conferences with only two at-large bids, winning the conference championship game would be the only way into a playoff for the vast majority of teams playing in those games.
|4 days 1 hour ago||What kind of eight-team||
What kind of eight-team "playoff" has twelve teams playing in six games and pares down to two teams in the next round with only 3-4 of the twelve teams having a realistic shot to move on to the next round going in? That doesn't sound like a playoff to me.
|4 days 8 hours ago||No. Again, most of the time,||
No. Again, most of the time, you would add value to the games. Again, for every game that you claim would become less meaningful, I will show you multiple games played that same day that would become more meaningful.
I gave how many examples of games that would have had more meaning yesterday and your response is, "but what about that Alabama-Auburn game?" Come on. From that same day, what about South Carolina-Clemson or Stanford-Notre Dame? What about Missouri beating A&M on a late fourth quarter TD to remain in the playoff picture or Baylor beating TCU by a field goal?
Go back and pick any game from, say, the last three weeks of any season of the last decade and that would not have been as big if there were an eight team playoff. I'll show you multiple games played that same day that would have been bigger thanks to one.
|4 days 10 hours ago||That pressure isn't going to||
That pressure isn't going to go anywhere and the NFL comparisons don't hold water. There's a world of difference between 32 teams fighting for 12 playoff spots and 120 teams fighting for 8. For every regular season game that you claim would become less meaningful, I could name three or four that would become more meaningful due to so many more teams being in the hunt.
Yesterday, for example, we had three teams playing for two spots. Just imagine if Oklahoma State, Stanford, ASU, and even Texas and Baylor had all been playing to get into an eight-team playoff. The stakes for the other games would have been even larger with Duke, MSU, and Missouri all playing to get in as well. Maybe NIU blew a shot at a possible playoff spot and maybe somebody like Oregon sneaks in after yesterday's games as well.
If anything, the regular season would become more meaningful to more teams in the later stages.
|4 days 11 hours ago||If you somehow believe that||
If you somehow believe that adding a playoff makes it statistically more difficult and/or rare for a team to win a championship, then I don't think you're very good at math.
If that is sarcasm, on the other hand, well done.
|1 week 1 day ago||Battlefield 4.||
|1 week 4 days ago||Are you seriously asking,||
Are you seriously asking, "then how would the team be" in regard to the potential loss of one player who hasn't played a single down of college football yet? Yeah, I imagine we'd go 2-10 next year without Jabrill. The program would be in ruins, eventually.
If you really feel this strongly about the need for Jabrill, I hope you are mentally prepared to lose him with or without Hoke, because that's a real possibility right now.
|1 week 5 days ago||*germane||
While we're at it, germane.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Peppers is gone regardless of||
Peppers is gone regardless of what happens with Hoke. People might as well come to terms with that right now.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||negative recruiting,||
negative recruiting, obviously
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Kids don't decide to "take||
Kids don't decide to take visits just to take visits in the middle of November.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||When did I ever say I take||
When did I ever say I take enjoyment from any of this?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Still an idiot, I see.||
Still an idiot, I see.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Who said anything about||
Who said anything about enjoying when Michigan loses?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Nobody needs to direct||
Nobody needs to direct anything. We're talking about our observations regarding karma. Some people are observing that certain other people are currently getting what they deserve.
Karma just is. Somebody saying Hoke needs to go or whatever isn't even a part of any discussion involving karma.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Why anyone would list||
Why anyone would list Michigan returning 3/5 OL as a positive is beyond me, especially considering which OL are returning vs. the quality of those headed to the NFL.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Let's start treating you like||
Let's start treating you like horseshit at your job and see how well you do.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Up until a couple of weeks||
Up until a couple of weeks ago, there were plenty of people arguing that top-to-bottom the PAC 12 > SEC this season.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah but Casteel would have||
Yeah but Casteel would have from day one if we would have paid the man.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Not karma because of how RR||
Not karma because of how RR is doing. Karma because of how our program is doing.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Nobody is saying Hoke||
Nobody is saying Hoke deserves the same treatment. When people mention karma, they are talking about certain fans/people in the AD/former players, etc.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Go back and read this:||
Go back and read this: http://mgoblog.com/diaries/decimated-defense
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, let's take the side of||
Yeah, let's take the side of the class acts that are Ryan Mallett and Justin Boren now.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Actually, the moral of the||
Actually, the moral of the story is that if you have more than enough money to give to a coach to hire the DC he wants, then fucking give it to him.
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||This makes zero sense. Her||
This makes zero sense. Her initial report didn't say, "Jameis Winston raped me." She didn't know her alleged attacker.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||You guess wrong.||
You guess wrong.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Would that be this Kyle Bosch||
Would that be this Kyle Bosch or a different Kyle Bosch?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||At least somebody's excited,||
At least somebody's excited, I guess.
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||Well, Jabrill doesn't return||
Well, Jabrill doesn't return my calls and I'm worried.