College (American) Football

Things that don't belong anywhere else. (Check first).

Moderators: Moderators General, Prelates, Magistrates

User avatar
Oregonaut
Posts: 6511
Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Location: Oregon

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:29 pm UTC

They shovel the lines (every five yards) and the endzone line. Other than that, they play the same way they always do, just with fewer passing plays. Having played in a blizzard or two myself, I can tell you that it sucks the monkey, but it can be hilarious.
- Ochigo the Earth-Stomper

The EGE wrote:
Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

User avatar
podbaydoor
Posts: 7548
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:16 am UTC
Location: spaceship somewhere out there

Re: College (American) Football

Postby podbaydoor » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:03 pm UTC

I figured the players' estimations would become a bit rougher and take on a mindset of "Run as far as you can that-a-way. Just run."

I was watching the Pittsburgh-Cincinnati game, when this was happening, and felt kind of sorry for them. It was actually hard to see what was going on through the snowfall. Then I remembered million dollar salaries and stopped feeling sorry.
tenet |ˈtenit|
noun
a principle or belief, esp. one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy : the tenets of classical liberalism.
tenant |ˈtenənt|
noun
a person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.

User avatar
Oregonaut
Posts: 6511
Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Location: Oregon

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:12 pm UTC

Yeah, I don't pity the NFL players. Those college kids though, that's rough. Spend 3 years fighting to be noticed, 32*7=224 people out of 120*52=6240 = 1 out of every 28 of them *may* have a chance at a contract that is lucrative to play a kid's game. One freak accident in a snow bowl, and you've just lost your gravy train.
- Ochigo the Earth-Stomper

The EGE wrote:
Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

Dark567
First one to notify the boards of Rick and Morty Season 3
Posts: 3686
Joined: Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:12 pm UTC
Location: Everywhere(in the US, I don't venture outside it too often, unfortunately)

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Dark567 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:19 pm UTC

Oregonaut wrote:Yeah, I don't pity the NFL players. Those college kids though, that's rough. Spend 3 years fighting to be noticed, 32*7=224 people out of 120*52=6240 = 1 out of every 28 of them *may* have a chance at a contract that is lucrative to play a kid's game. One freak accident in a snow bowl, and you've just lost your gravy train.

Thats why you should play your bowl games in Pasadena instead. Also because it gives me an excuse to leave the bitter cold January weather of the north for a weekend.
I apologize, 90% of the time I write on the Fora I am intoxicated.


Yakk wrote:The question the thought experiment I posted is aimed at answering: When falling in a black hole, do you see the entire universe's future history train-car into your ass, or not?

User avatar
Armadillo Al
Posts: 934
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:17 pm UTC
Location: Illinois

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Armadillo Al » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:59 pm UTC

podbaydoor wrote:I figured the players' estimations would become a bit rougher and take on a mindset of "Run as far as you can that-a-way. Just run."

Most of them probably have the plays/routes memorized in terms of 'take so many steps and turn', so not being able to see the grass isn't a huge problem. (Well, at least not in that way.)

I was watching the Pittsburgh-Cincinnati game, when this was happening, and felt kind of sorry for them. It was actually hard to see what was going on through the snowfall. Then I remembered million dollar salaries and stopped feeling sorry.

The year after I graduated from high school, our football team made it to the state championship, which was played during a fairly steady snowfall. They actually brought out a truck at halftime with some sort of dredger behind it to clear most of the snow off the field at halftime. (I'm also pretty sure no one on that field had a million dollar salary.)
Compiling.. wrote:xkcd... where EVERYONE loves EVERYONE...

User avatar
Endless Mike
Posts: 3204
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:04 pm UTC

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Endless Mike » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:42 pm UTC

Dammit dammit Urban Meyer is retiring. Again. Dammit.

User avatar
Oregonaut
Posts: 6511
Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Location: Oregon

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Oregonaut » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:45 pm UTC

Dude is too much of a workaholic. He needs some time off. You got two championships out of him in six years, take it and walk.
- Ochigo the Earth-Stomper

The EGE wrote:
Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

User avatar
Endless Mike
Posts: 3204
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:04 pm UTC

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Endless Mike » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:04 pm UTC

I'm not so concerned with him leaving as the fact that Addazio will likely be the head coach in the interim. Hopefully that interim won't last into next season.

User avatar
picnic_crossfire
Posts: 193
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:42 pm UTC
Location: I do love my ma and pa

Re: College (American) Football

Postby picnic_crossfire » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:36 pm UTC

CANNOT WAIT for the Rose Bowl. And the Sugar Bowl and the Orange Bowl.
And the BCS National Championship
:) I love bowl season.
picnic time!

User avatar
The EGE
not very good at pickup limes
Posts: 1081
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:11 am UTC
Contact:

Re: College (American) Football

Postby The EGE » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:38 am UTC

Alright Buckeyes, let's go. Make the Big 10 a bit less of an embarrassment...
sillybear25 wrote:But it's NPH, so it's creepy in the best possible way.

Shivahn wrote:I'm in your abstractions, burning your notions of masculinity.

User avatar
Me321
Posts: 164
Joined: Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:03 am UTC

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Me321 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:22 am UTC

Arkansas just handed Ohio State the trophy on a silver platter.

User avatar
McCaber
Posts: 474
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:35 am UTC
Location: Coyote
Contact:

Re: College (American) Football

Postby McCaber » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:22 am UTC

The EGE wrote:Alright Buckeyes, let's go. Make the Big 10 a bit less of an embarrassment...

Yeah, I'm upset about the way my Badgers performed. TCU could not stop our run game and awesome O-line, and we still managed to lose.

A fucking great game, and one that could have gone our way if we hadn't made so many little mistakes, though.
Spoiler:
hyperion wrote:
Hawknc wrote:Crap, that image is going to get a lot of use around here.

That's what SHE said!

She blinded me with Science!

User avatar
Armadillo Al
Posts: 934
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:17 pm UTC
Location: Illinois

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Armadillo Al » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:09 pm UTC

McCaber wrote:
The EGE wrote:Alright Buckeyes, let's go. Make the Big 10 a bit less of an embarrassment...

Yeah, I'm upset about the way my Badgers performed. TCU could not stop our run game and awesome O-line, and we still managed to lose.

Probably would have helped if they'd actually used that run game and awesome O-line on the two-point conversion.
Compiling.. wrote:xkcd... where EVERYONE loves EVERYONE...

User avatar
Endless Mike
Posts: 3204
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:04 pm UTC

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Endless Mike » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:26 pm UTC

Damn, I had an offer for free tickets to the Outback Bowl but turned them down since I wouldn't be in Florida anymore. :(

User avatar
Oregonaut
Posts: 6511
Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Location: Oregon

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Oregonaut » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:48 pm UTC

Tom Deinhart wrote a piece...well, I can't really think of an appropriate term for what he's doing other than "whacking off" to how awesome the SEC is, and how much he likes SEC football, and how the SEC is above everything, and how the SEC wouldn't have lost to the Seahawks, and how the SEC...blah blah blah.

I'm not sure of Oregon's chances in the title game, but I think that has more to do with my concern over the officiating choice. The Big 10 is the Pac 10's biggest rival, historically. The Big 10 winner and Pac 10 winner meet in the Rose Bowl. I'm one of those loons who feel that officials are biased. Not corrupt, but biased. I think there will be one call that will hurt the Ducks more than anything. It won't be intentional on the official's part, just something that could have gone either way and the Big 10 officials call it against the Ducks.

Now, if the Tigers steamroll the Ducks, that's that. The Ducks tried and failed. I just know it's going to come down to that one call though.
- Ochigo the Earth-Stomper

The EGE wrote:
Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

User avatar
podbaydoor
Posts: 7548
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:16 am UTC
Location: spaceship somewhere out there

Re: College (American) Football

Postby podbaydoor » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:06 pm UTC

The trials and tribulations of being a fan? At least you don't have to watch the Tigers decapitate the Ducks and eat them as a sacred offering to the gods. We've progressed that far.
tenet |ˈtenit|
noun
a principle or belief, esp. one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy : the tenets of classical liberalism.
tenant |ˈtenənt|
noun
a person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.

User avatar
Oregonaut
Posts: 6511
Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Location: Oregon

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Oregonaut » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:12 pm UTC

Oh, I'm sure there'll be some fans eating 北京鸭 at the game tonight. So it'll still happen.
- Ochigo the Earth-Stomper

The EGE wrote:
Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

User avatar
podbaydoor
Posts: 7548
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:16 am UTC
Location: spaceship somewhere out there

Re: College (American) Football

Postby podbaydoor » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:17 pm UTC

I'm not sure if the subset of people who are "football fans" really heavily overlap with the subset of people who are "casual Peking duck eaters."
tenet |ˈtenit|
noun
a principle or belief, esp. one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy : the tenets of classical liberalism.
tenant |ˈtenənt|
noun
a person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.

User avatar
Oregonaut
Posts: 6511
Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Location: Oregon

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Oregonaut » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:18 pm UTC

Except fans would go out of their way to eat bear if they could find it when the Seachickens play the Bears next week. It's a tailgating thing.
- Ochigo the Earth-Stomper

The EGE wrote:
Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

User avatar
podbaydoor
Posts: 7548
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:16 am UTC
Location: spaceship somewhere out there

Re: College (American) Football

Postby podbaydoor » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:33 pm UTC

That's kind of funny. I wonder if any of the vengeful duck eaters will have any idea how to properly eat Peking duck.
tenet |ˈtenit|
noun
a principle or belief, esp. one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy : the tenets of classical liberalism.
tenant |ˈtenənt|
noun
a person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.

User avatar
Oregonaut
Posts: 6511
Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Location: Oregon

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Oregonaut » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:38 pm UTC

Probably. The interwebstress shares her gifts freely to all.
- Ochigo the Earth-Stomper

The EGE wrote:
Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

User avatar
podbaydoor
Posts: 7548
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:16 am UTC
Location: spaceship somewhere out there

Re: College (American) Football

Postby podbaydoor » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:42 pm UTC

"We're supposed to eat the skin and the fatty parts under it?"

"Yeah, that's the best part."
tenet |ˈtenit|
noun
a principle or belief, esp. one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy : the tenets of classical liberalism.
tenant |ˈtenənt|
noun
a person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.

User avatar
Oregonaut
Posts: 6511
Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Location: Oregon

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Oregonaut » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:48 pm UTC

If there is anything left after you've eaten the duck, you aren't eating it right.
- Ochigo the Earth-Stomper

The EGE wrote:
Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

User avatar
picnic_crossfire
Posts: 193
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:42 pm UTC
Location: I do love my ma and pa

Re: College (American) Football

Postby picnic_crossfire » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:14 pm UTC

:mrgreen:
picnic time!

User avatar
Oregonaut
Posts: 6511
Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Location: Oregon

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Oregonaut » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:15 pm UTC

Oh bite me. :P
- Ochigo the Earth-Stomper

The EGE wrote:
Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

User avatar
Endless Mike
Posts: 3204
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:04 pm UTC

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Endless Mike » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:07 pm UTC

Well that score was lower than expected.

User avatar
The EGE
not very good at pickup limes
Posts: 1081
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:11 am UTC
Contact:

Re: College (American) Football

Postby The EGE » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:08 pm UTC

That was the cheapest fucking play of all time. There's trick plays, and then there's the football equivalent of the hidden ball trick. If you're good enough to be national championship, you shouldn't have to get the win by getting thirty yards that way.
sillybear25 wrote:But it's NPH, so it's creepy in the best possible way.

Shivahn wrote:I'm in your abstractions, burning your notions of masculinity.

User avatar
Oregonaut
Posts: 6511
Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Location: Oregon

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Oregonaut » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:15 pm UTC

Whether he was down or not, the play stands as ruled. I don't agree with it, and I feel that if he had been tackled the player would stand to be penalized for hitting him while he was standing still.

There was no good solution in that situation, that would have abided by the rules of the game.
- Ochigo the Earth-Stomper

The EGE wrote:
Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

User avatar
picnic_crossfire
Posts: 193
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:42 pm UTC
Location: I do love my ma and pa

Re: College (American) Football

Postby picnic_crossfire » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:23 pm UTC

The EGE wrote:That was the cheapest fucking play of all time. There's trick plays, and then there's the football equivalent of the hidden ball trick. If you're good enough to be national championship, you shouldn't have to get the win by getting thirty yards that way.

I know we have a hell of an offensive coordinator, but I think it would literally have taken the Lord to call that play ahead of time the way you're making it sound. Mike thought he was down; his sideline told him to keep running. It's not like this was premeditated or he tried to freeze the defense on purpose.

(I hope we're talking about the same play)
picnic time!

User avatar
sillybear25
civilized syllabub
Posts: 435
Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:19 am UTC
Location: Look at me, I'm putting a meta-joke in the Location field.

Re: College (American) Football

Postby sillybear25 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:24 am UTC

Necroing this thread to say that the Fighting Illini are now 4-0 for the first time in 60 years. Today's game wasn't pretty, but hey, it's still a win. Here's hoping they get their shit together for our first conference game next week.
This space intentionally left blank.

User avatar
GonzoMcFonzo
Posts: 71
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:19 pm UTC
Location: The D of C

Re: College (American) Football

Postby GonzoMcFonzo » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:17 pm UTC

Well, since this thread is back from the dead, I'd like to take this opportunity, as a proud Aggie, to send a big FU to baylor in general, and Ken Starr in particular. Have fun in the Big IX. Maybe if you promise not to sue anybody UT will let you ride their coattails to wherever they go in a year or two when the conference finally dies.

That said, last week's game was a real heart breaker. We really need to step things up this Saturday and play 4 whole quarters
JayDee wrote:"What is the difference between erotic and kinky? Erotic is using a feather. Kinky is using the whole Dinosaur."

User avatar
sillybear25
civilized syllabub
Posts: 435
Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:19 am UTC
Location: Look at me, I'm putting a meta-joke in the Location field.

Re: College (American) Football

Postby sillybear25 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:48 pm UTC

5-0.

Feels good, man.
This space intentionally left blank.

User avatar
Jacque
a member of shro's band
Posts: 870
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:28 pm UTC
Location: Oakland, CA
Contact:

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Jacque » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:02 pm UTC

Sure was a close one though.

5-0 here too in Ann Arbor. Completely blew out the Gophers for our B1G opener.

Dark567
First one to notify the boards of Rick and Morty Season 3
Posts: 3686
Joined: Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:12 pm UTC
Location: Everywhere(in the US, I don't venture outside it too often, unfortunately)

Re: College (American) Football

Postby Dark567 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:48 pm UTC

I can only hope my team does the same tonight, but Nebraska is a lot tougher opponent than Minnesota.
I apologize, 90% of the time I write on the Fora I am intoxicated.


Yakk wrote:The question the thought experiment I posted is aimed at answering: When falling in a black hole, do you see the entire universe's future history train-car into your ass, or not?

User avatar
sillybear25
civilized syllabub
Posts: 435
Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:19 am UTC
Location: Look at me, I'm putting a meta-joke in the Location field.

Re: College (American) Football

Postby sillybear25 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:09 pm UTC

Jacque wrote:Sure was a close one though.

To quote a friend's facebook status, we are on our way to becoming the lowest-ranked undefeated team in history. But hey, a win's a win.
This space intentionally left blank.


Return to “General”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 20 guests