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BCS Championship Game: #1 LSU vs. #2 Alabama


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#1 SoxScout


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:20 PM

I took a lot of crap for enjoying the first game, here's hoping for another epic defensive battle between basically the only teams that know how to play D.

#2 patman

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:43 PM

The few of us actually here at work today on the UA campus are getting a little hyper. Is it time for kickoff yet?!?!?!?!

#3 Royal Reader

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:56 PM

Surprised to see the big movement in the lines toward Bama this week. Would have thought LSU would be pretty much universally favored.

#4 patman

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:09 PM

Surprised to see the big movement in the lines toward Bama this week. Would have thought LSU would be pretty much universally favored.


I liked it better when LSU was favored - I don't want their players getting any disrespected underdog motivation worked up.

#5 DukeSox


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:18 PM

Why is Alabama being favored on the betting lines?

#6 SoxScout


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:24 PM

Why is Alabama being favored on the betting lines?


They started as a 2 point underdog, the betters pushed the line 4 points. I think it's based on Richardson and probably the better overall D, but it could be some big money used on an unknown factor.

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#7 Dave Stapleton


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:28 PM

Why is Alabama being favored on the betting lines?


Because Les Miles is their coach.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:31 PM

They started as a 2 point underdog, the betters pushed the line 4 points. I think it's based on Richardson and probably the better overall D, but it could be some big money used on an unknown factor.


That's the thing. Usually when there's a swing like that, it's possible to put your finger on some underlying factor, but if there is one, it's not widely known at all.

#9 RedOctober3829


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:44 PM

Alabama 17 LSU 13

#10 TheYaz67

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:00 PM

Probably more like 6-3 (yawn) given the barn burner we saw the first time....

#11 Mystic Merlin


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:29 PM

I hope the final score is 3-0. Or, better yet, 2-0.

God forbid teams don't score 70 Goddamn points.

#12 Jed Zeppelin


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 04:15 PM

Will be interesting to see the field position game. After the kicking display in the first game, I'm expecting the 30-35 and beyond to be 4 down/punt territory tonight.

#13 patman

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:52 PM

Will be interesting to see the field position game. After the kicking display in the first game, I'm expecting the 30-35 and beyond to be 4 down/punt territory tonight.


I better not see any 50 yard field goal attempts from Bama this time around. I still can't believe Saban didn't try to convert some of those 4th downs or take the modest, but valuable exchange in field position when yards were so hard to come rather than try such low percentage kicks, especially for our kickers' known limited range. Uncharacteristic tactical mistake by Saban. Unless Shelley and Foster got bionic legs installed since the Iron bowl - in that case, let 'em fly!

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:48 PM

OK, it took a while, but now I'm ridiculously excited. All the politics are done and the football's about to start.

RTR

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:56 PM

I've been looking forward to this pretty much since the end of their first game in November. I don't think either team has the capability to quit or roll over, so I'm expecting this to be tight to the end.

LSU 13, Bama 10

Geaux Tigers

#16 RedOctober3829


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:08 PM

With all due respect to all fans of other conferences, this is big boy football tonight. No other teams deserve a shot at the title.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:08 PM

Hendu Gait's Keys to the Game:

LSU

1. Force Richardson east-west, control the outside
2. Don't make dumb mistakes/penalties and control your emotions
3. Stay aggressive and do what you've done all year

Alabama

1. Stop the run early, force LSU to pass
2. Stay even (or win) in the special teams battle and don't allow the big play
3. Protect the passer

#18 Montana Fan


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:08 PM

LSU 21 - Bama 10. LSU's running game is gonna grind 'em up in the second half. And Jefferson won't be throwing 2 interceptions tonight.

I hate to go all conspiracy theorist but my experience with gambling on football has always been that when all of the money is on one team and the line gets pushed as much as it has on this game, bet the team that will win Vegas the most money. In this case LSU.

#19 ifmanis5


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:16 PM

I care nothing about this game, but the LSU skanks are clearly superior to the 'Bama skanks.

#20 Hendu's Gait


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:18 PM

Only times I've been even close to this excited for CFB was USC-Texas and LSU-Sweater vests

#21 patman

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:18 PM

For whoever wins this game, it will cap an all time epic season.

For a Bama fan, this has been a hell of a ride this season.

#22 Hendu's Gait


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:19 PM

I PRAY FOR WORLD PEACE!!!

BOARDWALK!!!

#23 Terras


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

This guy reminds me of the old man singing at the wedding in The Godfather's opening.

#24 RedOctober3829


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:21 PM

Terrible anthem

#25 mabrowndog


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:22 PM

The moment of silence for our military members lasted 4 seconds. The introduction for that wretched opera singer took 9 seconds.

And seriously, that antique piece of shit was the best they could do for the NCG?

#26 Mark Schofield


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:23 PM

This guy reminds me of the old man singing at the wedding in The Godfather's opening.


http://youtu.be/3wu-CKj1F2w

#27 Mystic Merlin


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:26 PM

Go fuck yourself, ESPN.

That analogy doesn't even make sense.

#28 Jed Zeppelin


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:27 PM

Is that President Palmer?

#29 Hendu's Gait


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:27 PM

Saints and the President in the huzzah

#30 SoxScout


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:30 PM

brent musburger is probably going to mess up 60 times tonight, I'M PUMPED

#31 Terras


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:31 PM

http://youtu.be/3wu-CKj1F2w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmW3xVYQcPE

This one actually has him in it :)

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:32 PM

brent musburger is probably going to mess up 60 times tonight, I'M PUMPED

He already said the opera singer did a beautiful job on the anthem, so that's 1.

#33 SoxScout


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:33 PM

He is the best punter on Earth

#34 Mystic Merlin


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:33 PM

Holy Zoltan.

#35 Jed Zeppelin


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:33 PM

Brad Wing is my hero.

#36 Terras


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:34 PM

Wing for Heisman.

#37 Mark Schofield


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:35 PM

So...ya think Alabama wants to neutralize the LSU secondary by focusing on the TEs?

#38 Terras


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:35 PM

You could just feel Musberger restraining himself from saying "Crimson... Tigers" there.

#39 Jed Zeppelin


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:38 PM

Kick the field goal.

#40 Royal Reader

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:40 PM

So, LSU goes three and out, Bama gets two first downs, and the net effect is LSU getting the ball back three yards from where they started the first time. Yeah, Wing's pretty good.

#41 Freddy Linn


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:40 PM

Herbstreit is beating the shit out of the word physicality.

#42 RedOctober3829


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:41 PM

Awesome start. Love the physicality. Big boy football

#43 Mark Schofield


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:42 PM

Herbstreit is beating the shit out of the word physicality.

Awesome start. Love the physicality. Big boy football


I love these posts back-to-back.

#44 axx


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:43 PM

Why are you running a toss on 3rd and 10

#45 Mystic Merlin


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:44 PM

Upshaw is a fucking beast.

#46 Terras


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:44 PM

Yeesh. Option on 3rd and 10? Yea I think I'm ready for Lee now.

#47 Jed Zeppelin


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:44 PM

Might have scored.

#48 RedOctober3829


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:45 PM

Very conservative playcalling. MAYS

#49 RedOctober3829


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:46 PM

Very conservative playcalling. MAZE. Wow blew a hamstring.

#50 Terras


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:46 PM

Came up hobbling before Wing got there. That's not good at all for Bama.