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NCAA D1 Football Playoff OPEN

by coldwarrior ( 134 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread at January 1st, 2015 - 12:00 pm

*It’s an open thread, talk about what yinz want*


D1 playoffs are finally here! No computers, no voters, no bull….well, except TCU put on one hell of a show:

ATLANTA — Gary Patterson knew just what to say when asked if TCU’s rout of Mississippi was a statement the Horned Frogs should have been in the four-team playoff.

“I don’t think I have to say anything,” Patterson said.

No need. The Horned Frogs said it all on the field.

Playing like a team motivated by the playoff snub, No. 6 TCU rode three touchdown passes from Trevone Boykin and a dominant defense to a 42-3 rout of No. 9 Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl on Wednesday.

Josh Doctson had two touchdown catches and Aaron Green ran for a score and added a touchdown reception for the Horned Frogs (12-1).

“We showed Atlanta, the crowd and everyone that we deserve to be in the playoffs competing for the national championship,” said receiver Kolby Listenbee, who threw a touchdown pass and had a scoring catch.

Added Doctson: “I think people around the nation will be talking about us for a while now.”

TCU fans also were thinking of the national championship they can’t win.

Late in the third quarter, when the lead was 42-0, TCU fans targeted the No. 1 seed in the playoff when they chanted “We want Bama!”

Ole Miss (9-4) lost four of its last six games. Bo Wallace threw three interceptions, including one caught in the Rebels end zone by defensive end James McFarland for a touchdown.

TCU looked like a championship contender to Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze.

“TCU is a very good team,” Freeze said. “They deserved every mention they got this year to be in the hunt for one of the four. … I’m glad I’m not on that committee to pick the four. They certainly could compete with any of the four in it, there’s no question in my mind.”

The action was as lopsided as the score. TCU finished with 423 yards and allowed only 129 to Ole Miss. The Rebels were held to 9 yards rushing in the biggest margin of victory in Peach Bowl history.

TCU led 28-0 at halftime.

“The first half was like a straight punch in the mouth,” said Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram.

Ole Miss ranked first in the nation with its average of only 13.8 points allowed. Turnovers and TCU’s quick-strike offense were too much to overcome.

Looks like the Big12 will be getting a Division Championship game in the near future!

On with the show!

Thursday, January 1
12:00 PM No. 19 Auburn vs. No. 18 Wisconsin*
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12:30 PM No. 8 Michigan State vs. No. 5 Baylor*
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1:00 PM No. 16 Missouri vs. No. 25 Minnesota*
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5:00 PM No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 3 Florida State*
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8:30 PM No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Ohio State*
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These are all good games,FSU is an 8 point dog? Oh hell no. Oregon is overrated again this year out of a weak PAC12. I say they beat the spread.

‘Bama is a 9 point favorite over the Buckeyes. Hmmmm….they can beat that spread….It’s Bama and FSU in the final.


Baylor is a 2.5 point dog against MSU? Man, I don’t know about that.



by coldwarrior ( 69 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread at December 13th, 2014 - 3:00 pm

but…I must say, Navy’s helmet design is PROPER!


Maybe Army will win one of these years.


it’s an open thread.

GO ARMY, Beat navy…2014 Lecture and Open

by coldwarrior ( 45 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread at December 13th, 2014 - 6:00 am

Well, lets try this again. and i yawn.

GO Army!!! Army has…well…mmmm….welllll….


Navy has won 12 in a row.


….the last time Army won was 2001.



NCAA D1 Football week 16, Yinz WIn, Yinz is In!

by coldwarrior ( 168 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread at December 6th, 2014 - 5:00 pm

it’s an open thread, talk about whatever yinz want!


This week is the division finals. Yeah, Oregon is already in the playoffs and will be blown out by any team from the SEC…again.


Well, this is all that matters this week:

College Football Playoff Rankings
1 Alabama 11-1
2 Oregon 11-1
3 TCU 10-1
4 Florida State 12-0
5 Ohio State 11-1
6 Baylor 10-1

4:00 PMNo. 1 Alabama vs. No. 16 Missouri*. The SEC championship. Bama runs rough shod over Mizzou.

7:45 PMNo. 9 Kansas State at No. 6 Baylor. Big 12, not so big this year

8:00 PMNo. 4 Florida State vs. No. 11 Georgia Tech*. I want Ga Tech to win this game soooo bad.

8:17 PMNo. 13 Wisconsin vs. No. 5 Ohio State*. OSU will not deserve a playoff birth even if they win.

10:00 PM Fresno State at No. 22 Boise State.  SMURF TURF!

NCAA D1 Football 2014 Week 13 OPEN OOT

by coldwarrior ( 23 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, OOT at November 22nd, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Its an OPEN THREAD AND OOT…Talk about whatever yinz want, the footbal games are going on on the TV’s behind the bar. Who wants a drink?


Ahhh yes…the playoffs draw near and all is just about right in the football universe. Oregon is in the top 4 and will choke in the playoffs against any given SEC team. ‘Bama is back in it.  Let’s get to it shall we?

College Football Playoff Rankings
1 Alabama 9-1
2 Oregon 9-1
3 Florida State 10-0
4 Mississippi State 9-1
5 TCU 9-1
6 Ohio State 9-1
7 Baylor 8-1
8 Ole Miss 8-2
9 UCLA 8-2
10 Georgia 8-2
11 Michigan State 8-2
12 Kansas State 7-2
13 Arizona State 8-2
14 Auburn 7-3
15 Arizona 8-2
16 Wisconsin 8-2
17 Utah 7-3
18 Georgia Tech 9-2
19 USC 7-3
20 Missouri 8-2
21 Oklahoma 7-3
22 Clemson 7-3
23 Nebraska 8-2
24 Louisville 7-3
25 Minnesota 7-3

‘Bama, Ducks, Criminal Element, and Bulldogs round out the top 4. Ducks lose to each and every one of them.

Here’s the games I’ll be looking at whilst rebuilding the stairway on the main floor. We had the Amish guys make us some hemlock steps. They look pretty good so far.

12:00 PMNo. 25 Minnesota at No. 23 Nebraska.  I like this game…battle of the corn fed!

3:30 PMNo. 8 Ole Miss at Arkansas. Arkansas is due…they are due…

3:30 PMNo. 15 Arizona at No. 17 Utah. This should be a pretty good game, I’ll root for Da Utes!

8:00 PMNo. 19 USC at No. 9 UCLA. Always a classic. The fight for LA and hands down, THE prettiest cheerleaders in all of Football.

NCAA D1 College Football 2014 Week 12

by coldwarrior ( 171 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread at November 15th, 2014 - 3:30 pm

We are getting down to crunch time! Two or three games to go to get a birth in the play-offs. The top 4 are in, everyone else with a winning record can go to a bowl game.


1 Mississippi State 9-0
2 Oregon 9-1
3 Florida State 9-0
4 TCU 8-1
5 Alabama 8-1
6 Arizona State 8-1
7 Baylor 8-1
8 Ohio State 8-1
9 Auburn 7-2
10 Ole Miss 8-2
11 UCLA 8-2
12 Michigan State 7-2
13 Kansas State 7-2
14 Arizona 7-2
15 Georgia 7-2
16 Nebraska 8-1
17 LSU 7-3
18 Notre Dame 7-2
19 Clemson 7-2
20 Wisconsin 7-2
21 Duke 8-1
22 Georgia Tech 8-2
23 Utah 6-3
24 Texas A&M 7-3
25 Minnesota 7-2

The highlight games for Saturday are:

12:00 PMNo. 19 Clemson at No. 22 Georgia Tech


3:30 PMNo. 1 Mississippi State at No. 5 Alabama . And this could be the best game of the year. The top 4 are in and MS State are the only undefeated team in D1…and they are getting 10 points. That tells me that the money expects ‘Bama to open up a can of stomp ass on the Bulldogs. No respect.


3:30 PMNo. 16 Nebraska at No. 20 Wisconsin


7:15 PMNo. 9 Auburn at No. 15 Georgia


8:00 PMNo. 3 Florida State at Miami (FL)



OPEN NCAA D1 Football 2014 Week 11 OPEN

by coldwarrior ( 109 Comments › )
Filed under College Football at November 8th, 2014 - 5:00 pm


Today there is more football than i can write up. Its good from noon all the way to midnight.




pick a game and enjoy!

NCAA D1 Football Week 8 2014 OPEN THREAD and OOT

by coldwarrior ( 83 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, OOT, Open thread, Sports at October 18th, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Good Evening all! Its the D1 NCAA football OPEN THREAD AND OOT.


Lets look at the standings, shall we?

AP Top 25
1 Mississippi State (45) 6-0 1480
2 Florida State (12) 6-0 1415
3 Ole Miss (3) 6-0 1413
4 Baylor 6-0 1317
5 Notre Dame 6-0 1228
6 Auburn 5-1 1144
7 Alabama 5-1 1068
8 Michigan State 5-1 1015
9 Oregon 5-1 1014
10 Georgia 5-1 981
11 Oklahoma 5-1 935
12 TCU 4-1 917
13 Ohio State 4-1 648
14 Kansas State 4-1 626
15 Oklahoma State 5-1 620
16 Arizona 5-1 590
17 Arizona State 4-1 459
18 East Carolina 5-1 449
19 Nebraska 5-1 402
20 Utah 4-1 305
21 Texas A&M 5-2 264
22 USC 4-2 258
23 Stanford 4-2 223
24 Clemson 4-2 188
25 Marshall 6-0 148

Mississippi State AND Ole Miss in the top 5 at the same time??? It is truly the end times as prophesied by Jimmy the Greek! Oh, and Army is at Kent this weekend. The hippies will be out in force.

Tim Tebow has found his thing, he is an analyst for ESPN now.  Had he agreed to move to tight end he’s be playing on Sundays.

The top 4 teams get into the playoffs.

12:00 PMNo. 14 Kansas State at No. 11 Oklahoma. OK is a 6.5 point fave at home against KSU. This is a classic Big12 matchup and a great way to start the day.

3:30 PMNo. 21 Texas A&M at No. 7 Alabama. The Aggies, who let me down YET AGAIN last week are to ‘Bama and they are 13point dogs. ‘Bama needs big wins to get back into the playoff hunt. I can see them trying to beat the spread and hang a big win against the Aggies.

3:30 PM UCLA at California. Carolina Girl’s Berkeley Bears are a touchdown dog at home against the bruins. UCLA beat this spread.

4:00 PMNo. 10 Georgia at Arkansas. Arkansas hasn’t won in the SEC in a coon’s age. They lost by one against ‘Bama last week and they looked really good. The Bulldogs are only 3 point favorites, the Razorbacks have been so close to getting off the Scnied. G loses and Arkansas gets their first SEC win.

4:00 PMNo. 15 Oklahoma State at No. 12 TCU. Cowboys versus Frogs. Evil exploiters and raisers of evil meat versus the dear protected lizards who love mother gaia. TCU are 12 point favorites. If I were to bet I would go against the spread. It seems too large.

7:00 PM Tennessee at No. 3 Ole Miss. Rain of Lead’s Vol’s are due due due for a big big big win. They are also 16 point dogs against the mighty Ole Miss Rebels (mighty ole miss rebels…it felt weird typing that). T was within one against Georgia…Sorry Rain. It aint gonna happen this week. That Ole Miss Defense is too good. But, 16 points…they can cover the spread.

8:00 PMNo. 5 Notre Dame at No. 2 Florida State. Rix’s Good Catholic Boys versus the Criminal Element. The winner of this game is guaranteed a playoff spot if they remain undefeated; this should be fairly easy to do as neither team has a ranked opponent left to play.  This game rests on that stingy ND defense and the Stout O line. ND is a nine point dog. They beat that spread and I hope they win this game.

10:30 PMNo. 23 Stanford at No. 17 Arizona State. Cardinal (You Bet Your Sweet Ass I am!) in the desert versus the Sun Devils. Cardinal are a 3.5 point favorite. You Bet Your Sweet Ass they cover!

We have a full plate of games today. That ND at FSU looks like it could be a great one. I would love to see the Golden Domers beat the criminals.


NCAAA Football 2014 Week 2

by coldwarrior ( 35 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread at September 6th, 2014 - 4:00 pm

First the bad, awful, miserable news. Michigan and Notre Dame will cease their rivalry after 35 years straight.  M v ND was always a big deal whilst growing up in my Catholic  house where two great Uncles went to Michigan. So it’s #16 ND versus unranked M. ND pulled the plug on the rivalry because they want more ACC games like FSU and Miami…but then again, it was Michigan who blocked ND’s membership to the Big 10…


SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The greatest challenge for Michigan and No. 16 Notre Dame on Saturday might be finding a fitting finale to an on-again, off-again rivalry that repeatedly has produced some finishes.

There have been three last-minute victories in the past five seasons alone, all won by the Wolverines. Freshman Tate Forcier threw a five-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds left in a 38-24 victory in 2009. A year later, Denard Robinson scored on a 2-yard run with 27 seconds to go. The teams found a way to top those games in 2011 when they traded leads three times in the final 72 seconds, with the Wolverines winning when on a 16-yard TD pass by Robinson with 2 seconds left,

The Irish have their share of thrilling victories in the series, including linebacker Bob Crable stepping on the back of Michigan center Mike Trgovac and leaping to block a 42-yard field goal with 1 second left to preserve a 12-10 win in 1979.

The game Saturday will mark the 42nd meeting in the series that started in 1887. Michigan leads the series 24-16-1, but holds just a 15-14-1 edge since the series resumed in 1978. Half of the past 24 games have been decided by five points or less.

The schools 150 miles apart rank 1-2 in winning percentage, with Notre Dame holding the lead. But the Wolverines would reclaim the title with a win Saturday. The game features two of the nation’s most recognizable fight songs, but had a new tune added to the rivalry last year when Michigan played the ”Chicken Dance” after a 41-30 victory. That came in the wake of Michigan coach Brady Hoke saying the Irish were ”chickening out” of the series.

Chickening out? No, playing higher caliber teams…yes. Michigan has stunk the joint up recently; they aren’t the Michigan of Olde.


The Ranking after week 1

1 Florida State (46) 1-0 1456
2 Alabama (1) 1-0 1317
3 Oregon (5) 1-0 1314
4 Oklahoma (2) 1-0 1283
5 Auburn 1-0 1186
6 Georgia (2) 1-0 1114
7 Michigan State 1-0 1093
8 Ohio State 1-0 982
9 Texas A&M (2) 1-0 978
10 Baylor 1-0 962
11 UCLA 1-0 944
12 LSU (1) 1-0 926
13 Stanford 1-0 886
14 USC 1-0 729
15 Ole Miss 1-0 525
16 Notre Dame 1-0 519
17 Arizona State 1-0 431
18 Wisconsin 0-1 364
19 Nebraska 1-0 352
20 Kansas State 1-0 325
21 South Carolina 0-1 196
21 North Carolina 1-0 196
23 Clemson 0-1 164
24 Missouri 1-0 147
25 Louisville 1-0 141



And, the interesting games this week:

3:30 PMNo. 14 USC at No. 13 Stanford. USC is getting 3 points at The Cardinal. After Week 1, USC ranks No. 4 in the country in total offense (701 yards) and Stanford ranks No. 5 in total defense (115). This doesn’t mean much, they played cupcakes last week. I’m taking USC to win this, and I think they will cover. Look for another exciting ending.

6:30 PMNo. 7 Michigan State at No. 3 Oregon. MSU is getting 13 on the road at the Ducks. Oregon will fade again at the end of the season, Speed is great, but toughness and smarts win in the long run. In the short run, O blows MSU off the field and covers.

7:30 PM Michigan at No. 16 Notre Dame. Michigan is getting 3.5 on the road.  I’m thinking M wins this…and covers on the road.


NCAA Football 2014 Week 1

by coldwarrior ( 44 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread at August 30th, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Ahhhh….My favorite time of year!


The first upset of the week was brought to you by the Aggies. No. 21 Texas A&M 52, No. 9 South Carolina 28. Well done TAMU!— “Kenny Hill took charge. He broke Johnny Manziel’s single-game passing record with 511 yards in the Aggies’ rout.”—see yinz in a week, ‘Johhny Football’. Welcome to the bigs! you will soon be forgotten in Aggieland and in Cleveland.

Finally, NCAA will have a playoff. The top 4 teams at the end will be in. I’d prefer the top 8. Big time college ball has separated itself from gymnastics and figure skating now that the best will be able to determine their own fate rather than fate being determined by those who can’t do and never could do. Sports writers do not deserve to determine who is the best.  Leave that to the athletes.

I do believe that Florida State and ‘Bama will be there at the end. Oregon and Oklahoma will not.


So lets take a a look at the pre-season rankings

1 Florida State (57) 0-0 1496
2 Alabama (1) 0-0 1361
3 Oregon (1) 0-0 1334
4 Oklahoma (1) 0-0 1324
5 Ohio State 0-0 1207
6 Auburn 0-0 1198
7 UCLA 0-0 1106
8 Michigan State 0-0 1080
9 South Carolina 0-0 1015
10 Baylor 0-0 966
11 Stanford 0-0 885
12 Georgia 0-0 843
13 LSU 0-0 776
14 Wisconsin 0-0 637
15 USC 0-0 626
16 Clemson 0-0 536
17 Notre Dame 0-0 445
18 Ole Miss 0-0 424
19 Arizona State 0-0 357
20 Kansas State 0-0 242
21 Texas A&M 0-0 238
22 Nebraska 0-0 226
23 North Carolina 0-0 194
24 Missouri 0-0 134
25 Washington 0-0 130

Today’s big games are:

5:30 PMNo. 16 Clemson at No. 12 Georgia. Clemson is getting 7.5 on the road at Athens. Gotta take the ‘dogs to win, maybe not to cover.


No. 14 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 LSU*. Wisconsin is getting 5 at LSU… 😆 I’m taking LSU and the points.