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Everything posted by detlef

  1. Tenn/ A & M

    That was a glorious, glorious ass-whooping for the ages. Go freaking Vols. Maybe Polk can find an Aggie thread to go along with the Cal one he posted.
  2. 26 plays, 95 yds, 14:42

    That would seem unlikely. That's about as many plays as you could run without going for it on 4th down a few times. They averaged 3.65 yards per play which is barely a 1st down every three. Also, they took off 34 seconds per play, which would imply that basically every play was a running play (or a very short completed pass). I'd have a hard time imaging another like it.
  3. The Pac-10 is flat out embarassing

    My, that sure was a solid effort from Cal. So much for my rant about them deserving a better bowl game.
  4. The Holiday Bowl

    There must be some commitment there or something, but it does bear saying that Cal is getting royally screwed here. Not so much by getting passed by Texas or even Pitt (though that is a crock), but they're a top 5 team and they're not even playing on the 1st. At very least they deserve to play a conference runner-up or a top 10 team. Tenn? Georgia? How 'bout someone in the top 20? Absolutely not a 7-4 team on the 30th. That just plain sucks.
  5. Bucks/Cowboys

    This is about the single most chicken sht thing I've read in some time. Dude, have just a little sack! 1) You called out that the Cowboys would kill OSU and they got smacked. Have some sack. 2) You've been saying all along how much better the Big 12 is and how TU will walk on Mich. Now it looks like you're hedging your bets. If Texas does win, we can all expect an assload of how rad the Big 12 is. If Mich wins, you get to gloat about recruiting. I hope you're 12 years old, 'cause you sure sound like it. Have some sack.
  6. I remodeled the kitchen with last year's winnings and built us a bed with winnings from the year before. That pretty much got her on board for a while.
  7. Is a muffed punt return a Fumble?

    IMO, I think that if you start a player and he does anything good or bad while on the field, you should be scored accordingly. In the case of a WR who returns kicks, that should mean TDs as well as fumbles. Whether you also award return yards shouldn't matter. With those rules in mind, I wouldn't hesitate to draft a WR if I knew he was returning kicks. I think the likelihood of him returning one for a TD is much higher than him fumbling 6 times.
  8. Cancelling out your opponent's QB points

    I don't think a plausible reason can ever be given for leaving a player on the bench that you think will score the most points. It's quite simple, actually. I suppose if you really felt both guys were evenly matched (including the match-up), then I suppose it wouldn't hurt to lean that way. But there's absolutely no evidence to support that you'll even cancel him out anyway. Ask Marvin Harrison or Reggie Wayne owners. How many times has Manning gone off while they had so-so totals?
  9. J Jones,Westbrook or Pittman?

    Wow, that's a tough call. I actually think I'd roll with Westbrook and Pittman of those 4.
  10. 2 Keepers for next year

    I can't see why he would be. I think he'll be right up there with those guys, but not "significantly better"
  11. Clayton v the Pillowy soft Saints or J Walker v Jax Suggestions would be appreciated
  12. Major RB Quandry

    A Green B Westbrook W McGahee C Brown C Martin W Dunn start 2. Some interesting angles. TJ Duckett is now out for the next two weeks so Dunn should get all the looks. He also happens to be playing Carolina, who's allowed the 2nd most pts to RBs (thought they've been playing much better of late). C Brown and McGahee also have nice matchups, playing Oak and Cin, the #3 and #4 most desirable Ds respectively. Green, Martin, and Westbrook each face tougher foes in Jax (#25), Seattle (#19 but seriously fading), and Dallas (#17).
  13. I can keep 4 of the following, who's the odd man out? I can trade a WR to a guy in the playoffs for a 5th round draft pick next year (the first real round of the draft). Assuming that one of the WRs listed below is, in fact the odd man out, who is it? Standard scoring, no limit to number of years you can keep a player. A Green D Davis T Holt C Johnson R Wayne
  14. I believe you have a near consensus here.
  15. Rate these keepers

    That's funny, a friend of mine said T Holt hands down. For what it's worth, based on play-off matchups, that's the guy I could get most for. That aside his remarks had a lot to do with the fact that he sees the Rams going in the wrong direction and there are several up and coming options stealing looks. Of course, going in, I also had Wayne as the 5th wheel. The deal begins with a 5th round pick (for a 16th rounder to preserve roster sizes), but I could squeeze him for another swap (say his 8th for my 10th) if the player was Holt. Do you see a clear cut difference between Holt and the other WRs?
  16. Keeper league....

    Sounds a lot like my keeper situation. I'd probably go with A Green and D Davis. A Green had an off year, but I'd still be inclined to keep him over Walker.
  17. What about this?

    Since CF is hell bent on having a flawed system over a play-off, what about this way: All major (and minor conferences) resume their bowl ties with one exception, for regional reasons, Big 12 ties with the Fiesta Bowl and ACC ties with the Orange. SEC goes back to Sugar, Pac 10 and Big 10 go with Rose. For that matter, the rest of the bowls strike the best deal they can get. Now, they continue to have a composite ranking based on computer and voters. If they really wanted to make it more fair, they'd give the computers more say since the voters suck. There's no way they can see enough games to give a fair vote unless they had a much smaller panel and gave them enough time before voting to see more of the games on tape. Also, no rankings prior to week 6. At anyrate, regardless of exactly how you come up with the rankings. The #1 plays at whatever bowl their conference is tied to against the #2. The next highest ranked team (not league runner up) takes their place in their bowl game and everything else stays exactly the same. Thus, there is exactly one and only one team playing outside their normal bowl game unless the two teams are Pac 10 Big 10 or it's another conference team vs. an independent. Then nobody has to move at all. The major confrences still get their money, 'cause the big 4 still have to pay plenty in their contracts because every year the NC is going to be played at one of them, you just don't know which. The bowls themselves will still make money even if they catch a dry spell for a while 'cause fans from the top teams will still travel. As long as ABC still shows all four, they're going to buy them as a package, so it doesn't matter, all four can pay the same every year in TV $$ regardless of which is the NC.
  18. The Holiday Bowl

    Well, a Jan 1 game for sure. I guess the Outback Bowl against UGA would be my first choice but the Cotton Bowl certainly has more history.
  19. The Holiday Bowl

    As I mentioned in my 1st post, I'm not complaining that Cal should go over UT. That may or may not be true but certainly neither side can say without a doubt that their team had an undeniable case over the other. I also realize, as lame as it is, the BCS says Utah, Pitt, Mich, and VaTech get the other 4 spots. My issue is that Cal should be playing in the next best game after those four and they aren't. I think you and I agree on that.
  20. The Holiday Bowl

    You can only play the teams on your schedule. Exactly who has Tech beaten? Exactly who has UGA beaten? Cal barely lost to the #1 ranked team in the country. UGA and Tenn both got beaten soundly by the #3 yet they're playing on the 1st. Texas got dominated by the #2 team and they're playing in the BCS. The simple fact is this. For whatever reason, the writers, the coaches and the computers all have Cal either in the top 5 or at very least top 10 (not sure what the computers have them but it can't be any worse than 10). These same bodies feel that Tech is no better than #22. Step outside your Big 12 loving self and explain to me how that isn't a slap in the face.
  21. The Holiday Bowl

    You do realize that Cal's D is every bit as good as their O. Again, I think Cal should be playing a better team.
  22. The Holiday Bowl

    Was it a tie-in, or did it really come down to the fact that Florida Bowls weren't sure if Cal would travel well? I'm not actually blaming anyone as much simply saying that it sucks.
  23. Buffalo ...@ Cin, vs SF Cin... vs Buff, vs NYG ATL... vs CAR, @ NO Den... @ KC, vs Tenn SD...@ CLE, @ Indy Thoughts? Pick one.
  24. Thanks all, I think the Cinci argument is pretty sound.
  25. Well that about says it. I'm out of it in my 4 player keeper league and a contender needs a WR badly but is stacked at RB. Do you make the trade? The players I have that could warrant keeping right now: A Green D Davis T Holt C Johnson R Wayne (especially if Harrison doesn't resign) N Davenport (if he ends up somewhere else) Duce Staley Basically the question is, will JJ be rated higher than Holt next year? Keep in mind that WRs can matter more since we can start 2RB/2WR or 1RB/3WR but not 3RB/1WR.