Outback Bowl prediction thread

Submitted by LakeWylieWolverine on December 25th, 2017 at 11:24 AM

1st of all Merry Christmas!


2nd: Predict the UM/USC score


UM - 27

USC - 13


USC is South Carolina down south, btw






The Fan in Fargo

December 25th, 2017 at 2:09 PM ^

Wasn't even that hard of a hit. A loose chinstrap and a helmet flying off is what made it look like something. Just goes to show how many people that watch football don't know anything about it. Vince had just taken the handoff and hadn't even taken off yet. Was barely moving and an unblocked 300 lb. freakish mutation of a human gets a head full of steam at a 200 pounder from 5 yards away. Vince was on the ground with his head in the air like, get the hell off of me already. Vince was tough. I've said it before and I'll say it again. What a bunch of dipshits announcers and the average fans are. Sucks to know I'll see that dumb playback like 10 times on New Years Day.


December 25th, 2017 at 2:31 PM ^

is meaningless as far as accomplishments, it sure as hell is not meaningless as far as experience and preperation for the future. Practices have been pointed out but also playing in a new years day bowl game along with just game reps against a power 5 opponent mean a lot. As a fan watching my team play while I am recovering from a hangover New Years Days is great. You can disagree with that but you would be wrong.


December 25th, 2017 at 2:36 PM ^

How is it less meaningful than regular season games? It counts against the team record. And the coaches record. And the Big Ten record vs the SEC.
By your way of thinking, every game that is played once a team is eliminated from championship contention would be meaningless.
Is that your position? If not, you’re talking out of both sides of your mouth. If so, how sad.
i.e. Beating OSU to finish 9-3 would be meaningless if M can’t win the division.
PS - Don’t say literally if you don’t understand what it means!


December 25th, 2017 at 8:29 PM ^

any idea how exciting it is to play college sports, you don't have a metric to appreciate how much fun it is.   and that a chance to play a game in a beautiful place with your 85 best and closest friends on national TV with a whole host of friends and family present and then to go on vacation in florida for even a day or two is really an extraordinary college experience.  that would be the exact opposite of 'meaningless'.  

i'm guessing you never did that, probably never had anything even remotely approaching that athletic experience, but maybe i'm wrong.  would be interested in hearing your story on that issue. 


December 26th, 2017 at 11:58 AM ^

as a former college athlete i can tell you that i thought all the games i played in were meaningful, though of course i found the ones i got more playing time a little more meaningful.  

and specifically as it relates to football, i played until my early 40's, stopping only when we moved back home.  i value the games i played in and my kids love watching the videos (most were on TV) to this day.  i have fond memories of playing in places like san diego and new york, with tens of thousands of people in attendance, and having the time of my life.  even when we lost.  

all of that to say i can only imagine you didn't enjoy the sport you played, at least at the college level?  

His Dudeness

December 26th, 2017 at 8:48 PM ^

Collegiate water polo. I was a field player. I could do a bit of damage in hole if I got d'd by a "Ralph."

I've played a bunch of meaningless games. It's not much fun. Effort level is usually low. People get hurt because theyre not locked in. I can't imagine playing in a meaningless bowl game.


December 26th, 2017 at 9:24 PM ^

in that regard.  you can play double-headers in baseball, all sorts of multiple games in a day in basketball tournament, multiple wrestling matches, etc, but only one football game per week.  and it sounds like you didn't like your sport that much. 

we learned to play water polo in college, taught by one of the guys on michigan's team.  it was a blast.   i was amazed at how fast he could throw a ball backwards to the goal without even looking.  when he'd miss the net and hit the tiled walls behind it, the place would go 'boom'!