theprofessor

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  1. Ok, let's forget the "what if" that detlef presented.

     

    If LSU beat Arkansas and Georgia, win the SEC and finish unbeaten then they should be NC. End of discussion. After all, the regular season is basically a playoff.

    Got to agree with this. If they win their last two, they shouldn't have to play a NC game. Crown em'!


  2. Have to say I started him too. 39.7 points later ...

     

    Here's my pat on the back ...... I picked him up 2+ weeks ago in my big money league where we can only roster 4 running backs.

     

    But, I'm the same guy that drafted Steve Smith in my auction for only $9.00 ($300 cap) but dropped him a day before the regular season for the "other" Steve Smith! :wacko:


  3. In my 20 years of playing fantasy football it's been apparent to me that the players playing on "prime time" normally elevate their game and put up more points. If I'm having trouble deciding who to start at a particular position then I typically will side with the primetime player. Case in point this week. I am starting Kevin Smith over Mendenhall and McGahee even though the latter players are playing against "softer" rush defenses.


  4. Has anyone ever gone away from a head-to-head format and regretted it? Total points scoring seems more fair from the standpoint that it would seem to more likely reward skill over luck over the long haul, but not having head-to-head battles would also remove some of the excitement week to week, wouldn't it? Just asking.

     

    Our league does both. We have 3 divisions of 4 teams and reward the division winners. Then we have the normal playoffs and Super Bowl. The money is weighted heavily to the Total Points Champion and that team is the one that's recognized as the league Champion.

     

    Total Points Leader win's $1,200.00. Division Champions win $125.00 and the Super Bowl winner receives $250.00. We also pay $80.00, each week (17), for the team that gets the high score of the week (keeps everyone's interest). Works great!


  5. Bama doesn't deserve to play in the national championship game if they don't even make it to their own conference championship game.

     

    ETA: It just isn't right if Bama played in the NC game against LSU and won. Basically, then you would have had a team that lost at home to LSU, didn't have to play an extra game (which, oh BTW, is their own conference championship game), and then gets to claim that they are the best team in the country??

     

    Even though I may think Bama is the 2nd best team in the country, in my mind they lost the right to take it from LSU because of those factors. Personally I believe it should be between the winner of the Okla. and OSU game.

     

    Yer outa your mind! You think that the teams that lost to Texas Tech, Baylor and Iowa State are more deserving than Alabama? :tup: How bout' the SEC East Champion, Georgia Bulldogs?? ....... Oh that's right they lost at home to the Boise State Bronco's. :wacko:


  6. Most will privately admit, LSU and Bama are the obvious choice to play in the NC if it boils down to one loss teams.

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    I wouldn't admit that. While I agree on LSU I think Oklahoma St. Oklahoma and Oregon are just as good, if not better, than Alabama. I don't think anyone, especially the TV audience, would want to see another snoozefest that they already watched 2 weeks ago.


  7. Nice write up again ...

     

    My picks ....

     

    There's no way Colorado covers. Foles will tear up the Buffs porous secondary. Arizona in a rout 37-20.

     

    As big of a husky fan I am this one's going to be tough. Can we beat SC 3 times in a row? History, as you said, say's no. A big key will be to see if Trufant can limit Woods, which nobody else has been able to do. I think the trojan's will come out fired up for this one but I still think my Dawgs will cover on the road. USC 37 UW 31

     

    Utah has been playing well and UCLA is hot right now. I have to side with the Utes here to cover. No way "Slick Rick" wins the south. Utah 30 UCLA 20.

     

    A must win for the Bears and they did look better last week. OSU has looked better of late and I think they cover ...... barely .... California 28 OSU 20.

     

    The "real" game of the year will be played THIS weekend in Palo Alto not in Bama as the loyal SEC fans thought. Oregon and Stanford will provide more offensive fireworks in the first 6 minutes of the game then Bama and LSU showed in the entire 60 minutes last week. The key to this game will be decided by the Stanford running game. If Oregon can neutralize the Stanford running game I see them getting the upset. I think the loss of Chris Owusu is going to hurt Luck and Stanford's ability to match points with Chip Kelly's offensive juggernaut. Another year where the Pac-12 teams knock each other out of the NC race. Oregon by 10 ......... 41-31.

    Pathetic performance by UW. USC owned the line of scrimmage and were much more physical than us. Polk touched the ball 10 times? Really? I wouldn't be surprised if there was a For Sale sign placed in Holt's yard last night when he arrived from the airport. No consistency on that side of the ball. Hey Holt, how long is it going to take until your squad can play hard nosed, consistent defense? Price has come down from the clouds from his amazing 5 game start. Matbe it's time we take a longer look at Montana?

     

    How bad is Arizona playing right now to get beat by 19 by Colorado. Time to clean house in Tucson.

     

    The Oregon game went as I thought. Luck has no real threat at WR and Oregon is just amazing on offense. When Oklahoma beats Oklahoma St the Ducks need to be in the NC discussion.

     

    Utah still playing well since the Husky's beat em up at their place and UCLA is who we thought they were. ASU lost a great opportunity to win the South by losing on the road to WSU.


  8. Part of me wanted Boise St to get into the BCS NC game. I think it would have been interesting to see Boise St play against a team such as LSU who was really motivated to win.

     

    I would have loved to see that as well. Let's not forget about Oregon who has 1 very early loss and is playing as well as anyone right now.


  9. 2-4 on the week. 35-30 on the year.

     

    I'm going bonkers on the pros the last few weeks, I should switch up my game....

     

    USC, Stanford, and Oregon are playing lights out right now. Suddenly, like in the last two weekends, UCLA apparently is too. The Bruins control their destiny and could go from Neuheisel getting canned after the Arizona loss to being in the driver's seat for the South division's spot in the championship game. Utah has made a nice second half push to get into bowl positioning in their first season in the conference, while Washington has some fundamental basis for a drive to be in the top of the conference at some point in the near future, they are clearly not big enough, fast enough, or skilled enough to compete with the top end teams in the nation.

     

    Anyway, big game weekend with the mighty clash of Oregon and Stanford. Definitely the game with the most ramifications nationally.

     

    COLORADO +10 Arizona: I'm not sure the Wildcats have a lot of business being favored by dub-didje on the road against anyone.

     

    USC -11 Washington: UW has won the last two meetings against the Trojans. Mid-November in the Coliseum, and history showing that it's never happened 3x.

     

    UTAH -7 UCLA: Tough game to pick. Both teams are playing much better than they were a month ago. Siding with the home team, even though I really have zero inclination either way.

     

    CALIFORNIA -9 Oregon St.: Cal is playing for bowl eligibility, and this is their last, best shot to get to 6 wins, since they close out @ Stanford and @ ASU.

     

    Oregon -3.5 STANFORD: I wish like hell that Stanford will win this game, despite their boorish alums and my loathing of all-things Duck. Te fact is that the Cardinal haven't played anyone of note, at all, this season. An overtime win @ USC is the best win they have all year. Incidentally, that's the only game they've played where the margin is under 24 points. I'd love for Stanford to win and go on to play in the BCS title game, but as good and talented as they are on both sides of the football, I'm just not sure they're creative enough to overcome what the Ducks are going to throw at them. Totally worth watching and will likely be an incredible game, but I'm stepping out and taking the road team.

     

    WASHINGTON ST. +12 Arizona St. : I have no reason either way to make this call. I'm pretty sure the state of Arizona thinks it's basketball season.

     

    Nice write up again ...

     

    My picks ....

     

    There's no way Colorado covers. Foles will tear up the Buffs porous secondary. Arizona in a rout 37-20.

     

    As big of a husky fan I am this one's going to be tough. Can we beat SC 3 times in a row? History, as you said, say's no. A big key will be to see if Trufant can limit Woods, which nobody else has been able to do. I think the trojan's will come out fired up for this one but I still think my Dawgs will cover on the road. USC 37 UW 31

     

    Utah has been playing well and UCLA is hot right now. I have to side with the Utes here to cover. No way "Slick Rick" wins the south. Utah 30 UCLA 20.

     

    A must win for the Bears and they did look better last week. OSU has looked better of late and I think they cover ...... barely .... California 28 OSU 20.

     

    The "real" game of the year will be played THIS weekend in Palo Alto not in Bama as the loyal SEC fans thought. Oregon and Stanford will provide more offensive fireworks in the first 6 minutes of the game then Bama and LSU showed in the entire 60 minutes last week. The key to this game will be decided by the Stanford running game. If Oregon can neutralize the Stanford running game I see them getting the upset. I think the loss of Chris Owusu is going to hurt Luck and Stanford's ability to match points with Chip Kelly's offensive juggernaut. Another year where the Pac-12 teams knock each other out of the NC race. Oregon by 10 ......... 41-31.


  10. http://www.businessinsider.com/penn-state-...ctures-2011-11#

     

    This is unbelievable to me? The students are supporting Joe Paterno and Penn State football over the atrocity that happended to these young boys that will affect them for the rest of their lives. I believe in freedom of speech but this is unfathomable. If my son or daughter was a student at PSU and I knew they were on the street protesting the firing of Paterno they would be off the street in a matter of seconds.