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/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 15, 2019, 12:42:20 PM »
Did you watch how they lost? Georgia Tech ran for a TD with 4 seconds left in the red zone, but the coach was standing by the ref and called time RIGHT at the snap. No flag and both teams continued with the play. They scored for the win but they had to rewind it because of their bonehead coach then lost on HIS play he called timeout for.

As if that wasn't bad enough, the citadel beat Georgia Tech running the triple option the whole time. It even looked like Johnson's exact spread offense!!! Beat at their own game, by an fcs team, and their coach stole their winning TD. Poor kids.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 15, 2019, 05:13:26 AM »
Things from saturday:

-Air Force(colorado), army, and navy(ecu) all marginally beat their opponents
-Duke beats middle tennessee worse than michigan did(30-3 at half)
-Liberty beats buffalo worse than Penn State did
-The citadel beats georgia tech
-Penn st barely survives Pitt
-K-state > Miss st.
-UCF dominates stanford

ranked "upsets":
-AZ State > Mich St
-Temple > MD

closest games:
3 games above, florida kentucky, iowa iowa state, penn st pitt

Alabama SC might've been the best/most watchable game I saw.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 14, 2019, 03:03:13 PM »

I forgot to mention, wake played pretty well. They should have a good season. I was also impressed with UNC's defense.... NC had had only 1 drive with 1st downs. It was punt punt punt punt punt fumble punt punt lucky drive FG then more punting in the 3rd q. Allowing 24 pts and being on the field for 3/4 of the game or more wasn't bad.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 14, 2019, 09:32:43 AM »
Haha yeah, well he was actually were out of bounds with 1-2 seconds left no doubt about it but I wasn't too worried about letting the clock run out. Game was already over. What DID bother me is that NC stopped wake on their last drive on 3rd down outside field goal range. The refs gave a "generous spot"(via announcer, was more than a yard), then the moron held the far stick with the chain at a near 45 degree angle favoring wake's direction and wake "got" the first down by an inch. That stopped UNC's 4th quarter comeback. NC would've received a punt with 4 minutes on the clock, all their timeouts and down by 3 had they not been screwed by that shit.

But, they could've obviously done more the rest of the game so that one instance wouldn't have mattered. I had already lost hope, NC deserved to lose. But that comeback was great just like their other 4th quarters. I jumped out of my seat after they stopped them on 3rd down........but NOPE, refs said GTFOH HEELS  :peace:

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 11, 2019, 06:35:03 PM »
Friday night's game between UNC and Wake forest is non-conference :lolsign:

Been awhile since they played. It used to be every other year, and I think the AD's got over waiting and getting delayed with the cross-division scheduling issues, plus the schools are an hour and a half from each other. So they scheduled one on their own.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 09, 2019, 03:40:28 PM »


/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 09, 2019, 01:37:03 PM »
Yeah that sounds about right.

Rarely does a team come out unscathed against Miami. NC loses two senior starters for the season(center and CB)

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 09, 2019, 06:44:57 AM »
I only saw the highlights, but yeah they looked pretty unstoppable lol. I don't know if they were making them pay for man to man coverage the whole time(saw it a few times in the highlights) but Brady was nailing tight ends after short routes again and again. They are already so good at receiving dogs they even need antonio brown?

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 08, 2019, 03:52:09 PM »
Did you write this foc? ;)

Coaching: C+

This is as good a time as any to remind you, the reader, that this grade reflects in-game coaching only. That’s pertinent right now because it’s obvious that UNC’s prep this week was phenomenal: The team had just one five-yard penalty, the offense looked a lot more comfortable with Phil Longo’s scheme this week, and the resilience they showed in coming back on the final offensive drive (and standing tall after being initially gashed on Miami’s last attempt to tie) is a testament to the culture change that Mack Brown and staff have already instilled in the program, and that’s no small feat.

But boy howdy, do he and his staff need to get on the same page on gameday. After a first quarter where they allowed Sam Howell to sling it and get to an early lead, the offensive gameplan started to resemble what we saw in the first half last week, an uber-conservative one more focused on avoiding big mistakes than actually scoring. The offense failed to find any rhythm with a run-first approach against a run-stopping front 7, and stalled to the point of scoring just a field goal in the time between the first quarter and a minute left in the game. This staff absolutely cannot take its foot off the gas pedal in games like this, where they are the justified underdog, even with a substantial lead like 17-3. Howell has more than proven himself worthy of trust to not make debilitating mistakes, and it’s time that the offensive playcalling reflected that for 60 minutes. Additionally, the Heels’ clock and timeout management in the second half was absolutely woeful. They burned a timeout after trouble changing the play at the line, then another on 4th down that just led to a punt (just take the delay of game if you’re punting), leaving the Heels just one timeout for when it mattered. Fortunately, they were given enough time for that not to be an issue, but that won’t always be the case. And finally, numerous sources have reported that UNC sent the punt team out on 4th and 17 on the final drive, with just one timeout and less than 3 minutes remaining, before Mack Brown was convinced by Phil Longo that the offense would convert. The decision making process has to be clearer than this, and Brown needs to better study game situations, because punting in that scenario with one timeout with an offense you haven’t held to a 3-and-out since the first quarter is essentially surrender. This was all papered over by a great final drive, but this staff has work to do so that future gamedays don’t get this... stressful. But now that that’s over, let’s just enjoy this win. Go Heels.

Heels fans like me are feeling optimistic about it mostly from the positives we see in contrast to the atrocious coaching in the past few years. Practices are probably going really well. Hopefully Mack gets with it, too much time in the commentating booth.


LSU moves to #4 in the AP making that 3 SEC teams in the top 4. Not sure about LSU yet, but they have a passing game now which is new. They might be better than usual? At least more well-rounded. Virginia cracks the top 25 at 25th being the only other ACC team in there aside from clemson. NC is at 30th by votes.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 08, 2019, 08:08:18 AM »
Yes, that was the biggest blunder by far. And really the mistakes should have mattered, them being able to win the 4th quarter(often with last second heroics) has saved them opposed to blowing a 4th quarter lead something like 7 games last year. I thought Miami had it. App state is pretty good and wake is alright. I would've expected NC to lose those games previously so those mistakes could finally catch up to them in the next 2 weeks.

NC's toughest games are more than likely in this order:

1. Clemson
2. NC State
3. SC
4. Miami
5. App/UVA

App and virginia are the best they've been in years maybe.

Anyway, the AP won't give NC any credit, they'll write off the wins as fluke/gimmicky. Which is fine, but if Nebraska or 20 other teams beat SC and Miami in the same fashion you KNOW they'd put them at 18th-23rd, hahaha. NC is used to that though. I'm just happy to be seeing above average football for a change.

I saw one top 25 earlier that ranked Army for losing to Michigan in OT. Maybe it was bleacher report. "CAN YOU SAY QUALITY LOSS??" was the caption. Army played well and smart with good conditioning, if only they could pass it. Oh and fuck michigan :lolsign:

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 07, 2019, 08:33:41 PM »
Yewwwww! Two tight games and NC came through. A lot of mistakes, again, but dag on. Miami played a bit better than in their opener with Florida. Next is app state, wake forest, then clemson. The kids have gotta be feeling good coming out on top with their 3rd and 4th toughest opponents likely for the regular season. Clemson and nc state will be really tough.

NC just went from projected dead last in the acc coastal to possibly the favorite to win it.  :lolsign:

Still a lot of games left though.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 07, 2019, 06:29:34 PM »
I watched half of it on and off. Seems like they got some conditioning and discipline issues. Army almost had michigan(Army missed a FG ftw), and colorado beat Nebraska. So far NC is doing decent, starting center injured for a few games probably, best wide receiver for NC out for the game at least, THANKS MIAMI. :peace: UNC's defense has been playing well.

Oh, and Penn State down 10-7 to buffalo at half-time. Damn it, I parlayed them covering a massive first half spread with like everything, screwed all my bets I got right :dohdohdoh:

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 07, 2019, 01:15:44 PM »
I just tuned in to Clemson texas a&m, it's almost at the end of the 1st quarter and saw the stat a&m: 40some rushing yards, Clemson: -3 . Miami NC tonight  :bananaw00t:

Sarge: Depending on what they offer me I might cross-over to your side. :purpleshock:

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 03, 2019, 07:34:46 AM »
The FPI, football power index, not the power rankings. It's an objective rating system based off yardage v yardage allowed and strength of schedule. Say if one team makes 4 90 yard drives, attempts 4 FG's and only scores 2, against a team that was stopped everytime on 3rd down except for 1 drive for a TD. The 2nd team would win 7-6, but the other team would likely have a better "FPI". Then, you factor in strength of schedule as well. What I DIDN'T know is that a team's tough schedule was factored in BEFORE they they even face their tough opponents. It's just an overall value. So whether sc loses to Charleston southern or Alabama it would be weighed the same on the FPI, an average of all of their opponents strengths. Since SC has the toughest schedule, their bad losses are the least impacting. Losing to UNC was like them losing to a team ranked 15th or so.

Then on the flipside, unc beating SC(ranked 30th let's say about) was more like beating someone ranked 45th, the average of UNC's weaker schedule. I just had never noticed it was done like that.

The other rankings take fpi in account, but use discretion regarding examples like the nc sc game. Since the system is like this the teams ranked in the preseason have an advantage. It gives them a pretext to ride teams like notre dame's nuts. Project im on came to an end plus this storm coming so I've had more time than usual to post lately Haha

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 02, 2019, 05:59:22 PM »
Have any of y'all messed with crypto currencies? I don't plan on getting to into it myself, but I bought $96 in bitcoin Thursday. I had the idea of using bitcoin for my wagers in with sports, and then thought well maybe it can half-way replenish itself and I can make small bets every now and then. In 4 days, my value in bitcoin has went from 96 to $105.54 , it's a near 10% increase. I know there's ups and downs, but so far it's serving it's purpose. I can now get a "free bet" of $10, parlay it with a chance to win a couple hundred.

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