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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:25 am 
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I admit that once we were hosed out of a bowl game I have pretty much lost interest in the cartel playoff and collateral bowls so would like to hear from you guys.

Is the playoff of 4 shaping up to what you expected? Does Clemson come out of all this #1?

There are lots of prognostications about bowl matchups and I have long since quit trying to keep up with the name changes, but which games if any will you watch more than a few minutes of?

Finally, who wins Army/Navy? Seems to me that after the string was broken last time, it’s now Army’s turn for awhile.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:53 pm 
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Football season is over for me. Completely over. Movin' on.
I'll casually follow Tulane Basketball (and only Tulane, since a} I'm not big on basketball in the first place and b} Dunleavy and the troop are bringing good vibes to Tulane) to tide me over until baseball season.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:13 pm 
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I used to love the bowls, what ESPN has done to almost every level of the postseason is a calamity. I may watch two before the semis & I will watch those.

What sucks is not bama getting in but that they had no choice but to put them in (by their standards, anyway).

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:51 pm 
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I love bowl season but even I've lost interest over the years. There was a time I'd try and watch every game, but now I'll catch maybe eight or ten and that may or may not include the playoff.

I'm surprised by the way the committee went with Alabama. In reality I think Ohio St. and Bama both had good arguments for getting in, but I thought they'd go with Ohio St. to keep 4 conferences represented.

Outside of the playoff, one of the best stories this season is New Mexico St. They are breaking a 57 year bowl drought, longest in the nation by far. UAB is also a great story. Two years ago they had no program; to be in a bowl in year one of the reboot is outstanding.

Once all the matchups are released there may be some other ones to call out. A Texas vs Texas A&M bowl game would be great.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:58 pm 
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Texas has told the powers that be they do not want to play A&M. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I think it sucks and my respect for Texas athletics has eroded.


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tjtlja wrote:
Texas has told the powers that be they do not want to play A&M. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I think it sucks and my respect for Texas athletics has eroded.


Well there are too many eligible teams for the available spots this year. If a bowl offers both the Longhorns and Aggies, Texas could decline. In theory that would mean they should have to stay home for bowl season. It won't happen because nobody will want Buffalo or MTSU over Texas, though.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:37 pm 
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Texas has told the powers that be they do not want to play A&M. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I think it sucks and my respect for Texas athletics has eroded.


Just like lsucks. They won't play A&M because "they have nothing to gain by doing so". But in the end, what they really mean is that they don't want to take the chance of losing to them. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:43 pm 
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And sure enough Texas dodged their bullet. A&M gets Wake Forest in the Belk Bowl. Texas gets Missouri in the Texas Bowl. You can't tell me the folks who run the Texas Bowl didn't want A&M in there too.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:51 pm 
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I'll watch what I can. I don't really follow basketball except for Tulane so as long as college football is on I'll probably be tuning in. Or at least have it on in the background.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:52 pm 
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Outlaw, they wanted A&M in that game more than anything. I have ties to UT with my son going there for two years, but I hope Missouri whips their tails. Bush league all the way.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:50 pm 
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long green wrote:
I used to love the bowls, what ESPN has done to almost every level of the postseason is a calamity. I may watch two before the semis & I will watch those.

What sucks is not bama getting in but that they had no choice but to put them in (by their standards, anyway).


Why would you bespoil yourself and watch?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:08 am 
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Finally, who wins Army/Navy? Seems to me that after the string was broken last time, it’s now Army’s turn for awhile.

Navy definitely wins the uniform battle; those Blue Angels unis are sharp.

https://www.navytimes.com/off-duty/military-sports/2017/11/27/navy-football-to-wear-blue-angels-inspired-uniforms-for-army-game/

As for the bowl games, I'm sure I'll watch some as I flip through channels, especially if an underdog or non-P5 team looks like it's going to knock someone off. The only one I'll be going out of my way to watch is the TaxSlayer Bowl (I'm also a Mississippi State fan).


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:56 am 
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Dang, the blue helmets with reflective gold facemasks looking like fighter jet helmets are sweet enough, the handpainted jets almost aren't needed.


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Games start today. New Orleans Bowl kicks things off.

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And Troy laid the lumber on N. Texas. They never had a chance.

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