Hot!COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014

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Foodbme
Porterhouse
2013/08/06 01:12:58
THERE'S NOTHING LIKE COLLEGE FOOTBALL!
I haven't seen the Vegas odds on the Tide three-peating, but I wouldn't be surprised.
The team I'd love see rise from the ashes is Penn State. Not enough Horse power there to win the Championship but I hope they have a good season!
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/06 01:20:30
As a USC alumni, my hopes rest with the Trojans. Should be an interesting year!
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/06 03:44:19
Ed,
 As an 'old' SC fan, it took a decade back here for me to be able to Identify SEC member South Carolina as the USC the media was referring to in the news about Kentucky athletics.
I still consider the USC/UCLA games to be the major rivalry games of the football and (almost) Basketball seasons. That has faded a lot of the years, especially for me here in the LOUISVILLE vs KENTUCKY area.
WarToad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/06 08:20:42
As an U of Iowa alumni, I'm just looking forward to tailgaiting and hopefully a not-terrible season.
 
Oh, Hayden, where art thou?
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/06 08:22:38
My Clemson Tigers start the season with high hopes and a #8 ranking.  I can't wait to see how they break my heart this year!
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/06 08:44:10
WarToad

As an U of Iowa alumni, I'm just looking forward to tailgaiting and hopefully a not-terrible season.
I heard on the radio this morning that The Princeton Review (I think that was the name) named Iowa the #1 party school in the nation, so you should be OK for tailgating.
Greymo
Filet Mignon
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/06 08:51:24
Foodbme

THERE'S NOTHING LIKE COLLEGE FOOTBALL!
I haven't seen the Vegas odds on the Tide three-peating, but I wouldn't be surprised.
The team I'd love see rise from the ashes is Penn State. Not enough Horse power there to win the Championship but I hope they have a good season!

 
Perhaps, their new ten million dollar scoreboard will help!

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/06 09:01:51
Ohio State is ranked No. 2 in the pre-season Coaches Poll, but I'm still rooting for Yale and Navy. Oh, wait. It's Navy (womens) lacrosse, not football.
WarToad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/06 09:20:15
ScreamingChicken

I heard on the radio this morning that The Princeton Review (I think that was the name) named Iowa the #1 party school in the nation, so you should be OK for tailgating.


Heh.  Tailgaiting in Iowa City is a highly refined art form.  The Monday newspaper "police beat" is always an interesting read!
Scorereader
Sirloin
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/06 11:29:06
Penn State had a good season last year, despite the sanctions. I'd like to see them have at least one more win/one less loss. Each year of improvement will help when they're back bowl eligible.
 
As a Syracuse NY native, I'm interested to see how SU does under a new coach, a reviving program and in a new conference (ACC). Their schedule is favorable for a bowl visit.
 
The big ACC buzz is the schedule - some teams have it harder (Miami) than others. But, in the end, that only helps for ACC championship standings.  The polls will determine things after the top two ACC bowl tie-ins. - so it only matters if one is in position to win or pose a threat to win a division (atlantic or Coastal). The polls take over after theACC championship winner is selected to the BCS.
 
Syracuse isn't in the mix, IMO, so as long as they can eke out 6 or 7 wins, which their home and away schedule seems to indiciate they could do it, they go bowling their first year inthe ACC. That would be a tremebdous boost to the longevity of the program being successful in the ACC. Traditionally, like other former Big East teams (VaTech, Miami) they should be contenders for division championships every year, once they can get over the first hurdle. But if it takes too long to make a splash in the new conference, they'll be the next NC State - a program with a decent history, but not a year-in-year out contender.
post edited by Scorereader - 2013/08/06 11:54:41
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/06 13:17:14
My Alma Mater... Well lets just say they would lose to a school for the deaf and blind.
 
I just like college football, doesnt really matter which teams are playing, I just like watching the game, seeing the WILD BLUE turf, and just waiting for the air to turn crisp and cool.
 
 
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/06 16:11:23
mayor al

Ed,
As an 'old' SC fan, it took a decade back here for me to be able to Identify SEC member South Carolina as the USC the media was referring to in the news about Kentucky athletics.
I still consider the USC/UCLA games to be the major rivalry games of the football and (almost) Basketball seasons. That has faded a lot of the years, especially for me here in the LOUISVILLE vs KENTUCKY area.

One year I was on campus the day of the USC/UCLA game. Tailgate parties, alumni BBQ's and more were going on all over the campus. I could barely walk out of the lab without tripping over people on the grass having pre-game celebrations. A wild day!
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/06 19:46:19
I'll renew my interest in college football the day Beaver Stadium is renamed Paterno Field.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/06 23:52:23
EdSails
As a USC alumni, my hopes rest with the Trojans. Should be an interesting year!

My daughter is a USC Alum. She went there on a Swimming Scholarship.
I had to make a deal with the school.
They said, "We'll give her a full ride if you'll buy a Tee Shirt and a Cap."
I thought long and hard about that one!
She went there during the Larry Smith era. A sad time in USC Football History.
Treetop Tom
Cheeseburger
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/07 13:47:38
After a disappointing 7-win season last year (snapping an 8-year streak of 10+ victory seasons) my Virginia Tech Hokies will be starting off this year on August 31 against perennial patsy Alabama.  Oy.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/07 16:48:30
I remember when your Hokies were the Gobblers.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/07 18:22:11
Michael Hoffman

I remember when your Hokies were the Gobblers.


They've always been a little confused about identity down there in the middle of nowhere.  The Gobbler died when they dropped VPI (Virginia Polytechnic Institute) for VPI-SU (State University), eventually settling on "Virginia Tech".

At one point they wanted to re-name that barnyard The University of Virginia at Blacksburg! That met with a little resistance from Mr. Jefferson's "Academical Village".
 
My graduate alma mater, U.Va., always cites our admissions standards as an excuse for not being a consistent winner.  Yet, somehow, that has not inhibited the Leland Stanford, Jr. University.
post edited by MetroplexJim - 2013/08/07 18:26:48
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/07 23:32:19
There are 53 Colleges and Universities that use a Tiger as their mascot/name.
Let's see how many we can list, starting with:
Auburn
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/07 23:35:02
There is one university that uses "The Fighting Indians" as their Name and they are politically correct. Know who it is?" />
ces1948
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/07 23:56:07
Sure I'll play.
LSU
Grambling
Clemson
Princeton
 
Foodbme

There are 53 Colleges and Universities that use a Tiger as their mascot/name.
Let's see how many we can list, starting with:
Auburn


ces1948
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/07 23:57:34
Long wait there buddy.
MetroplexJim

I'll renew my interest in college football the day Beaver Stadium is renamed Paterno Field.


Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/08 09:50:26
Haskell.
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/08 09:54:17
I would've guessed Calcutta A&M.
Treetop Tom
Cheeseburger
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/08 11:04:49
MetroplexJim

They've always been a little confused about identity down there in the middle of nowhere.  The Gobbler died when they dropped VPI (Virginia Polytechnic Institute) for VPI-SU (State University), eventually settling on "Virginia Tech".

At one point they wanted to re-name that barnyard The University of Virginia at Blacksburg! That met with a little resistance from Mr. Jefferson's "Academical Village".

My graduate alma mater, U.Va., always cites our admissions standards as an excuse for not being a consistent winner.  Yet, somehow, that has not inhibited the Leland Stanford, Jr. University.


Actually, the "Fighting Gobblers" never went away - Lane Stadium is still "Home of the Fighting Gobblers" and they still fire up the crowd with the turkey gobble during games.  "Hokie" is the more popular reference, just like the Georgetown "Hoyas" (whose mascot is an English Bulldog) or the University of North Carolina "Tar Heels" (a Ram) or even that other University in Virginia "Wahoos"  (a Cavalier).
 
As far as the rumor that VT was once slated to become "University of Virginia at Blacksburg," needless to say, such horrors exist only in the delusional minds of alumni of "The University" (said with nose in air and pinkie extended, naturally.)  Though I must admit, as a Hokie, I can't wait to see the next episode in the UVA soap opera that is Rector Helen Dragas and her merry band of Visitors versus (Past and Present) University President Teresa Sullivan, or as we call it, "The Real Housewives of Charlottesville."
 
post edited by Treetop Tom - 2013/08/13 11:53:36
Scorereader
Sirloin
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/13 10:26:02
MetroplexJim

I'll renew my interest in college football the day Beaver Stadium is renamed Paterno Field.

where's the "Like" button.
 
(although, they could name the field, without renaming the stadium - which is a big trend now.)
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/13 15:12:51
My son started school so dad gummed early this year, my brain is off schedule.  I am still waiting on College football season to start, but it's only mid August.
 
That is what happens when the school year now starts in July!
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/14 02:13:11
CajunKing
My son started school so dad gummed early this year, my brain is off schedule.  I am still waiting on College football season to start, but it's only mid August.
That is what happens when the school year now starts in July!

NOT LONG TO WAIT!!
The first 17 games are starting on Thursday, 8/29 - Just 16 days!
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/08/26 02:56:14
The season starts Thursday! There's some Quality Games the first Weekend which is very unusual:
Georgia - Clemson
LSU - TCU
'Bama - VA Tech
Vandy - Ol Miss
Penn State - Syracuse
Notre Dame - Little Sisters of the Poor
 
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/09/14 19:26:18
Just got through watching the 'Bama/Texas A&M game and I'm exhausted!
Tex-Max
Cheeseburger
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/09/14 20:06:04
It was a great game!  Win or Lose I would have loved being in Kyle Field this afternoon.
felix4067
Filet Mignon
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/09/14 20:08:18
Totally agree! As Saban said, "You just took ten years off my life."
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/09/14 21:15:39
Clearly the most notable thing to come out of that game:
 
Even though his name sounds like a bad late-night TV joke from 1998, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is a real person.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/09/15 04:02:38
cavandre
Just got through watching the 'Bama/Texas A&M game and I'm exhausted!

Me Too!
If I were a Pro Scout, I'd give higher marks to AJ McCarron as far as fitting into a Pro-Style offense is concerned. That guy can handle pressure!
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/10/14 01:33:05
That Michigan - Penn State Game was a THRILLER!!!
THAT's What College Football is all about!!
I was so happy for the PSU Players!
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/10/20 01:33:21
It seems that every season, there's one weekend that's filled with major upsets.
This year this weekend was it!
Vandy - GA
TN - SC
Auburn - TX A&M
Stanford - UCLA
Ol Miss - LSU
ASU - WA
UCF - L'Ville
MN - N'western
Grambling - Grambling
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/10/20 08:41:23
Good weekend for sure! 
post edited by cavandre - 2013/10/20 08:43:16
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/10/20 18:54:49
What is your opinion of the Grambling Situation?
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/10/21 19:20:30
The players should have walked out
 
You force a team to ride 900 miles on a bus, AND (mind you that the players aren't paid athletes) You make the players buy their own food on the trip, and the floor in the weight room is unstable and not safe.
 
I would walk out too.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/10/22 00:44:20
CajunKing
The players should have walked out
You force a team to ride 900 miles on a bus, AND (mind you that the players aren't paid athletes) You make the players buy their own food on the trip, and the floor in the weight room is unstable and not safe.
I would walk out too.

The Players have ended their boycott. I hope things improve for them.
Eddie Robinson is crying in his grave.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/12/16 23:38:38
The drama of College football continues!
What's your most Dramatic Story of the season?
Mine was "THE RETURN!"
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/12/16 23:39:30
Which Bowl Game will be the best matchup?
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/12/17 09:18:31
Assuming both teams play well, I've got to go with the big one, FSU/Auburn. Clemson/Ohio State could be another.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/12/17 09:18:51
The Dollar Bowl:  University of Texas v. Alabama (or perhaps Ohio State).
 
Ten years @ $10,000,000.00 per is what I hear UT will be offering either Saban or Meyer to replace Mac Brown.
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/12/17 09:26:57
MetroplexJim

The Dollar Bowl:  University of Texas v. Alabama (or perhaps Ohio State).

Ten years @ $10,000,000.00 per is what I hear UT will be offering either Saban or Meyer to replace Mac Brown.
Mrs. Saban says they are going NOWHERE. Anyway, 7.5 is probably more money in T-town than 10 mil in Austin.

felix4067
Filet Mignon
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2013/12/17 12:57:08
Yup, Saban has said he's going to retire from Alabama, having just signed a "multi-year" contract extension at around $7 million per year.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2014/01/04 02:26:45
Don't remember a year where there have been better, more action packed, College Games including some Bowl Games than this season.
The Athletic abilities of some of these players has been amazing.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2014/01/04 02:29:35
Who's Gonna Coach Texas?????????????????????????????????
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2014/01/04 09:41:21
Bret Bielema?
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2014/01/04 11:01:49
Foodbme

Who's Gonna Coach Texas?????????????????????????????????


A soon-to-be very wealthy man.
 
Local talk has it being Art Briles, presently at Baylor.
 
Edit:  BTW, UT has more cash ($19B endowment + State Budget + Tuition/Fees + Sports + Television Contracts) than any other university in the world, by far. 
 
Add to that the most fertile recruiting territory in the U.S. and the fact that Austin is "party-central" and there is really no excuse for the Longhorns not being one of the top three teams each and every year. 
 
So, whoever is 'crowned' head coach will have an uneasy head.
post edited by MetroplexJim - 2014/01/04 11:29:32
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2014/01/04 11:13:11
Rumor in Knoxville that the new Texas Coach will be the University of Louisville coach.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2014/01/04 13:10:53
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2014/01/04 17:12:42
Sundancer7

Rumor in Knoxville that the new Texas Coach will be the University of Louisville coach.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


Back up the Brinks Truck: (beep ... beep ... beep).
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2014/01/04 18:57:37
ScreamingChicken

Bret Bielema?

I heard Lane Kiffin's name mentioned!!!
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2014/01/07 08:51:26
That was a great way to end the season!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2014/01/07 09:39:53
Well, Florida State finally faced a good team. They won. Too bad. On the other hand, an SEC team didn't win the title. That's good.
Treetop Tom
Cheeseburger
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2014/01/07 11:57:01
I must admit I gave up on the Criminoles at halftime so I didn't see the comeback.  At least the SEC got knocked off the pedestal this year.
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2013 - 2014 2014/01/07 14:49:22
Treetop Tom

"............... ... At least the SEC got knocked off the pedestal this year."


True, but those of us in the South East are still pretty satisfied with the state of college football down here.