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College Football Playoff Game Thread - ND/Clem & Bama/Okla

Discussion in 'College Sports' started by johnmd20, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I'm rooting for the underdogs. We'll see what happens.
     
  2. PayrodsFirstClutchHit

    PayrodsFirstClutchHit Member SoSH Member

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    I am rooting for a competetive bowl game. So far all unwatchable/blowouts.
     
  3. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

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    Me too. Dabo is one of the only people who could get me to root for Notre Dame
     
  4. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Jerry Jones getting booed is great.
     
  5. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Is ND the underdog given Clem recent dominance?

    Also these announcers just cited the 2012 ND season as the best of Kelly’s career until now.

    Uhhh guess they forgot about the whole academic violation and the 2012 and 2013 season being vacated. His record is 0-0 those years.
     
  6. johnmd20

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    ND is an 11 point underdog.
     
  7. Brand Name

    Brand Name thinks there's no 'i' in denial Staff Member Dope Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    This is up there with Washington 2016 and Sparty 2015 with the lack of nervosity I've felt for a CFP Semi. Hoping for Notre Dame in the first matchup, because I think they're much an easier matchup, not a big believer in that offense. The question I think is how Book does in the air, since you can beat Clemson there, based on a relatively weak schedule. How does Lawrence's absence impact Dexter Williams' performance?

    Roll Tide for the second. How does Oklahoma make any kind of stops on Tua, Jeudy, etc.? Much as I respect Murray, CeeDee Lamb, Brown being limited makes it less likely to keep pace in what's likely to be a Big XII shootout (ugh).
     
  8. mikeot

    mikeot Member SoSH Member

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    Had the sound off, dammit. Almost as good as an
    ND win there.
     
  9. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Great. Who I was rooting for prior to knowing that. Living in SC now the clem fans are obnoxious. Even if it is gross rooting for ND
     
  10. johnmd20

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    You have to make the sack there.
     
  11. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Brutal punt. Gotta take advantage
     
  12. johnmd20

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    [narrator] they didn't.
     
  13. McBride11

    McBride11 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Hah. Whoops
     
  14. grandsalami

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    ND defense looks pretty good, lots of pressure. Let's see if the offense can do anything.
     
  15. dcmissle

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    So Book gave them three points, after putting it on the ground on the first possession too. Defense playing well but that’s not going to be enough.
     
  16. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    So why are you an Alabama fan? You seem like such a nice woman:)
     
  17. johnmd20

    johnmd20 literally like ebola Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Seriously. It's really a bad piece of information to have learned.
     
  18. grandsalami

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    Fumbled on a tight rope
     
  19. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

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    Wow. The Clemson dude kept that in bounds. If it did stay in bounds.
     
  20. johnmd20

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    Bleh, don't like that call.
     
  21. Mystic Merlin

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    Under the college rules, does the ball have to be in contact with the boundary line, or does it have to just break the plane even if the ball isn't in physical contact with the boundary line?

    Would be nice if the broadcast team fucking told us what the rule is.
     
  22. grandsalami

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    Far from conclusive, unless you believe the dipshit on TV saying there was an inch out. Nose looked above ground to me.
     
  23. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

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    Good question because I'm not convinced the nose of the ball was in contact with the ground
     
  24. johnmd20

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    Agreed and agreed. What a crappy call.
     
  25. mikeot

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    Knock prettyboy on his ass respond to that shit call.
     
  26. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

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    Spicoli?
     
  27. Brand Name

    Brand Name thinks there's no 'i' in denial Staff Member Dope Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Heh, well, I hadn't had a team to root for, needed to have someone to watch onto beyond scouting reasons, since I really, really love my football. Sundays with the Pats were great but not enough. So it used to be PSU but the JoePa stuff was a turnoff, primarily (independently of the ethics and so on) because one family member who went there defends Paterno to this day, noting that he did everything he could, and is/was blameless. That's a no.

    My requirements were a smash mouth, defensive-minded team from the south (love a passionate base that experiences sports with the same intensity I do) that was innovative with scheme (personally like Saban's funnel concept in retrospect), and a team with solid history. Not necessarily winning, but as opposed to a team that just joined FBS play in my lifetime.
     
  28. Brand Name

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    Paging one Mark S. to the white courtesy phone with Africa playing!
     
  29. johnmd20

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    You picked the Yankees and the Lakers. "not necessarily winning" doesn't check out.
     
  30. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Hope ND and the meteorite win.
     
  31. johnmd20

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    Couple of very nifty catches by ND to move the chains.
     
  32. johnmd20

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    Book's long passes are poor.
     
  33. johnmd20

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    And Clemson quickly scores. Bleh. At least they pulled a Ghost and missed the XP.
     
  34. Brand Name

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    You mean Yankees/Lakers metaphorically, yeah? To be sure. PSU was a family deal at the time, mom's side family grew up an hour out of Happy Valley, tops.

    And yeah, winning did matter, can't tell a lie, although it was a separate criterion than history, as I view those as two separate items. Take, say, Southampton. Certainly history, but not necessarily success, relatively speaking.
     
  35. johnmd20

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    Yes, metaphorically. It's cool, you went with the best team, by far, in college football. At least you have had a lot to root for. I just despise Alabama, so I'm poking at you and I shouldn't. I still hope they lose today.

    Roll No Tide.
     
  36. dcmissle

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    He is not playing well, and that so far is the difference in this game.

    Edit. If it survives it, Bama will have its toughest game tonight.
     
  37. Clears Cleaver

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    so the ND QB either throws one up for grabs down the field or guns it at his first look option. that's it. and their lines are doing fine so far....

    UCF would be entertaining...
     
  38. Brand Name

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    Please do, haha. It's keeping me calm which in these games can't happen enough. I thank you for it. :)

    And hey, one of us will be thrilled by the end of tonight. That's not a bad outcome, in the broader look of things. Hopefully it's just a kick ass game that we can talk about for years to come.

    For instance, hated Ole Miss 2015, Kick Six 2013 from a laundry perspective, but man if those games weren't fantastic as a fan of the game.
     
  39. johnmd20

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    And the first down completions have been awesome catches.
     
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  41. johnmd20

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    Eagle has a look on his face like, "You mad, bro?"
     
  42. dcmissle

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    That’s hilarious. Thanks.
     
  43. mikeot

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    Hell ya, Spicolisack!
     
  44. dcmissle

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    This is not one of those does-not-belong ND teams. They need decent QB play and better injury luck to make this a really good game.
     
  45. johnmd20

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    The reviews have not been ND's friend. This one might have been the right call, but the fumble on the sideline was horrendous. Game changing.
     
  46. johnmd20

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    That was a very poor play call. So dumb.
     
  47. dcmissle

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    Yup. Should have caught it.
     
  48. Norm Siebern

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    Boy this Big 10 official commentator isn’t letting much of his ND hatred show. And of course the call is against Notre Dame. What a surprise.
     
  49. SemperFidelisSox

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    Run on 3rd on 10 against the best run defense in the country.
     
  50. steveluck7

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    Tough to call it luck with the reviews but ND has gotten the short end of some 50 / 50 reviews so far
     
  51. CFB_Rules

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    Officials missed a super obvious intentional grounding on the failed ND trick play. QB can’t throw it away if he’s handed the ball off at any point.
     

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