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Semifinals thread

Postby bcshater on Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:00 pm

4 p.m. Peach Bowl: Oklahoma vs. LSU
8 p.m. Fiesta Bowl: Clemson vs. Ohio State

LSU vs OSU are my predicted winners in tomorrow's semis.

Hoping Hafley, Chase Young and the OSU defense has a huge game.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby claver2010 on Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:18 pm

i know i may be alone (sans dee) but i'm rooting for clemson, sick of the clemson didn't play anyone nonsense. 34-27 clemson

i don't see how ou keeps up with lsu, 44-31 lsu
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby hansen on Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:30 pm

claver2010 wrote:i know i may be alone (sans dee) but i'm rooting for clemson, sick of the clemson didn't play anyone nonsense. 34-27 clemson

i don't see how ou keeps up with lsu, 44-31 lsu


I’m rooting for Clemson as well. The sooner Hafley is full time BC, the better for us. In addition, it’s good to have a strong team in your conference. It covers up a lot of the weakness found elsewhere in the ACC.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby Los on Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:01 pm

Terrible news. Just reported that a small plane from Louisiana crashed on its way to Atlanta. LSU OC's daughter-in-law among the dead. He's still going to coach tonight.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby bcshater on Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:14 pm

Los wrote:Terrible news. Just reported that a small plane from Louisiana crashed on its way to Atlanta. LSU OC's daughter-in-law among the dead. He's still going to coach tonight.


Yes tragic news indeed.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby bcshater on Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:17 pm

Wish these games were New Years Day games. New Years Day just doesn't have the same feel anymore, at least for myself.

Also the CFP needs to go to eight teams.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby bcshater on Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:26 pm

Well that was too easy for LSU. 7-0 Tigers. Darren must be happy.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby Los on Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:26 pm

My under 75 is toast.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby bcshater on Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:30 pm

28-7 LSU. Joe Burrow 4 TD passes.

Game over and only in the early stages of the 2nd quarter. LSU just intercepted Jalen Hurts on an OU trick play.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby MilitantEagle on Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:40 pm

Bama was probably the 4th best team, but the committee just won't put in a 2-loss team over a 1-loss P-5 conference champ. Oklahoma got trucked by K State and was lucky in a few other games. They are not in the same league. A double header featuring a rematch of LSU-Bama and then Ohio St.-Clemson would have been a great 8 hours of television.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby eagle33 on Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:09 pm

i expected lsu to win but did oklahoma watch la monroe film by mistake when game planning this week
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby HJS on Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:12 pm

There were 3 top teams this year. They struggled to find a 4th (which makes talk of a larger playoff so ridiculous). LSU has been the best team all year (and it hasn’t been close).

As an aside... since the playoffs started
Records by conference
SEC 7-4 (Bama and UGA)
ACC 5-3 (Clemson and FSU)
Big10 2-2 (OSU and MSU)
PAC12 1-2 (Oregon and Washington)
ND 0-1
Big12 0-3 (Oklahoma)
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby Darren6 on Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:26 pm

Skill players all over the field for the Tigers, I still cannot come to grips with what I have been able to watch in person this season, totally dominant offense vs everybody! And once again, the stars align and LSU will play for the National Championship 80 miles from campus in NOLA...
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby DomingoOrtiz on Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:16 pm

bcshater wrote:Also the CFP needs to go to eight teams.


Why?
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby bcshater on Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:20 pm

DomingoOrtiz wrote:
bcshater wrote:Also the CFP needs to go to eight teams.


Why?


After today's 1st semi and a HJS earlier comment I have changed my mind. The end result would be the same this year, same 4 teams. But a case could be made for a 2 loss Alabama team making the Final Four.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby MilitantEagle on Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:32 pm

bcshater wrote:
DomingoOrtiz wrote:
bcshater wrote:Also the CFP needs to go to eight teams.


Why?


After today's 1st semi and a HJS earlier comment I have changed my mind. The end result would be the same this year, same 4 teams. But a case could be made for a 2 loss Alabama team making the Final Four.


I realize we are nowhere near this scenario, but the reason I still support an 8-team playoff is for BC. BC would need to go undefeated to get in with just 4 teams and even then it's not a sure thing. If the playoffs were 8 teams, then you could have 5 auto bids for the P5 conference winners and then 3 at large.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby twballgame9 on Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:40 pm

8 teams makes sense because it stops the stupidity of so called experts matching the 4 best teams. Conference champs for P5 and the top ranked non-P5 get auto bids with 2 at large. Let the committee rank them and select the at large bids. You'll either get to the right teams in the end or else vindicate the point that all of this prognosticating on there only being three teams is horseshit. All it requires is for the good teams to prove it one more game.

The current format is almost as terrible as the BCS, it just makes more money.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby claver2010 on Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:03 pm

It’s better than the old set up but agreed let’s get to 8 and end this nonsense

We don’t need a bunch of out of touch dopes deciding 100% of the field
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby bcshater on Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:19 pm

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Start of Fiesta Bowl coming up. Hopefully a competitive game. Rooting for the Buckeyes. I do see the reasoning by another poster to have OSU lose and Hafley to start ASAP @ BC.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby EagleNYC on Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:45 pm

A punch in the jaw for Dabo and Co.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby Dick Rosenthal on Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:47 pm

Oklahoma should never be allowed in the CFP again. They make Notre Dame look like a battle tough playoff team and that defense of theirs is just fucking awful. Also, if Lincoln Riley is the next Cowboys coach the rest of the NFC East should laugh with glee. He loses every game where he doesn’t have an overwhelming talent advantage. Every. Single. One.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby claver2010 on Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:51 pm

Dick Rosenthal wrote:Oklahoma should never be allowed in the CFP again. They make Notre Dame look like a battle tough playoff team.


Let’s not go crazy here

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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby eepstein0 on Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:53 pm

The ACC doesn’t prepare Clemson for these games.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby DomingoOrtiz on Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:55 pm

eepstein0 wrote:The ACC doesn’t prepare Clemson for these games.


ACC was historically bad this year.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby MilitantEagle on Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:58 pm

claver2010 wrote:
Dick Rosenthal wrote:Oklahoma should never be allowed in the CFP again. They make Notre Dame look like a battle tough playoff team.


Let’s not go crazy here

2 bc shoutouts in the first quarter


I was torn on who to root for, but I find myself pulling for Hafley, Day and OSU. I get that we want Hafley on campus as soon as possible but in terms of future Swinney-Hafley matchups, with an OSU win, Hafley would be up one on him and I would find that humorous.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby DomingoOrtiz on Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:58 pm

bcshater wrote:==============================================================================

Start of Fiesta Bowl coming up. Hopefully a competitive game. Rooting for the Buckeyes. I do see the reasoning by another poster to have OSU lose and Hafley to start ASAP @ BC.


You probably like to make noise when BC has the ball 3rd and short.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby bcshater on Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:06 pm

DomingoOrtiz wrote:
bcshater wrote:==============================================================================

Start of Fiesta Bowl coming up. Hopefully a competitive game. Rooting for the Buckeyes. I do see the reasoning by another poster to have OSU lose and Hafley to start ASAP @ BC.


You probably like to make noise when BC has the ball 3rd and short.


I never make noise when the BC offense is on the field.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby DomingoOrtiz on Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:16 pm

Unfortunate that this game could be decided on a cheap shot by 0.0hoi St
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby EagleNYC on Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:20 pm

DomingoOrtiz wrote:Unfortunate that this game could be decided on a cheap shot by 0.0hoi St


The ESPN replay angle they showed after Higgins walked off was so misleading, as Fowler sold that the helmet came off “with minimal contact.” Crazy no call.
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Re: Semifinals thread

Postby eepstein0 on Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:24 pm

EagleNYC wrote:
DomingoOrtiz wrote:Unfortunate that this game could be decided on a cheap shot by 0.0hoi St


The ESPN replay angle they showed after Higgins walked off was so misleading, as Fowler sold that the helmet came off “with minimal contact.” Crazy no call.


What did you want them to call?
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