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Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« Reply #300 on: July 08, 2020, 02:56:17 PM »
I heard something on the news today about the Ivy League conference opting out of the upcoming season. Unless something drastic happens, the rest will have to follow suit. Looks like probably no college football this year. :mrdead:
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Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« Reply #301 on: July 09, 2020, 01:20:35 PM »
Of course the big 10 was the first to do this. Covid-19 is the perfect pretext for them to do what they've always strived for:

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29435295/source-big-ten-moving-conference-only-model-all-sports-fall?fbclid=IwAR0WPY8T7MT45XTEso3lTLB-qPN3yWgF_VgtxNQXw1t9if0VWZ57uBz47i4

Y'all probably remember my rants about it:

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I've been saying it for a long time. The big 10 gets overrated in the preseason, then that overrated value just gets passed around in house since they don't play anyone out of conference. It happens every season. Nebraska is the biggest example. They're ranked in the beginning then big 10 teams all get boosts in the ranking by beating them. All of their teams are overrated to an extent, and it's why they have the most ranked teams at the end of the season. Those are the ones that absorbed the most of the value.
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Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« Reply #302 on: July 09, 2020, 08:56:13 PM »
Looks like the other conferences are going to follow the big 10's example. No Auburn and UCF for NC now. Hopefully they can get games with Clemson and Notre Dame.
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Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« Reply #303 on: July 09, 2020, 10:03:39 PM »
Hell no. Notre dame should get stuck playing nothing but the 4 or 5 other shitties in the indie conference. :D

edit: or did Notre Dame move to the ACC? I forget. Am I mistaken, because I thought Notre Dame was sort of considered one of the uppity Ivy League colleges? Or maybe not, I dunno.
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Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« Reply #304 on: July 10, 2020, 02:23:07 AM »
Notre dame is in the ACC fully for basketball, but halfway tie football, which is why they play 4-5 acc opponents each year.  They already announced that if and when the conference only games rule starts they'll let them replace everything with acc games.
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Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« Reply #305 on: July 10, 2020, 04:19:18 PM »
I don't get the logic here. Playing only in-conference games mitigates WHAT risk exactly? Is there a difference between traveling from... let's say Arizona to South Carolina, versus traveling from South Bend, Indiana (or West Virginia/Virginia) to perhaps Miami, Florida? Or even traveling smaller distances a mere one state away from Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Athens, Georgia?

Their greedy motives are showing. Case numbers are skyrocketing, states are going backwards to Stage 1 re-opening procedures, and none of these pussies are willing to state the obvious (that the protests have a role in the virus resurgence). The only SENSIBLE thing is to call off the season, or at the very least call it "postponed indefinitely".
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Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« Reply #306 on: July 10, 2020, 04:44:27 PM »
It doesn't make any sense. I was mainly joking about the big 10 getting what they've always wanted, but they kinda are haha.

I don't get why they're not taking some drastic measures in order to pull it off. Near empty stands, professional sanitizing crews, etc. I know you can't make a "fight island" like in ufc but do something at least.. I'd even pay extra (a little) to support something like that.
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Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« Reply #307 on: July 12, 2020, 09:11:08 PM »
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Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« Reply #309 on: July 12, 2020, 10:17:20 PM »
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Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« Reply #310 on: July 13, 2020, 05:24:00 AM »
Atlanta Braves not changing name, looking at 'chop' celebration
https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29452330/braves-not-changing-name-looking-chop
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Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« Reply #312 on: July 14, 2020, 11:14:05 PM »
Washington Useless Pieces of Shit That Aren't Worth Voting For but Nobody Decent Is Running so Fuck Me To Tears.
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Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« Reply #313 on: July 22, 2020, 04:34:07 PM »
There was a social media thread "Roll call, what team do you support?" Everyone was answering in pictures and .gifs. So if course I searched for a picture of NC's mascot Ramses the ram where his massive balls were on display, and came across this:

https://theunclateedition.com/2019/02/06/rameses-preparing-for-testicular-reduction-surgery/
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Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« Reply #314 on: July 24, 2020, 02:58:11 PM »


Cool concept but I'd pull a couple switches with the SEC east and ACC south. Those look a tad tougher than their counterparts.
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