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CF 2012 or How truly insane are SEC fans?

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08 Nov 2012 16:28 #730429 by Incandenza

Wow, not one losing season at Texas.

USC has fired a student manager for intentionally under-inflating footballs in the game against Oregon . Game officials discovered this and they were fixed.

USC says that he did this with no instructions from any coach, player, or anyone else having to do with the team. Uh-huh. We're talking about a team that intentionally switched numbers of players on special team plays against COLORADO as a way to deceive people watching film later (a backup QB was sent in wearing the punter's number, possibly as a way to use him later on a fake punt or kick). Bomani Jones had a funny take about Lane Kiffin after that:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBTUM9Rz8xM

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09 Nov 2012 01:16 - 09 Nov 2012 01:28 #730630 by Cal Alamein

What bullshit, chickenshit moves by Southern Cal. They likely are not the only teams to do that (the underinflation bit), but there ain't no way Kiffen was unaware of it.

Last Edit: 09 Nov 2012 01:28 by Cal Alamein.
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09 Nov 2012 04:10 #730641 by Reed John

I thought Royal had passed a while ago. I guess because he had Alzheimer's, he'd been out of the public eye for a long while.

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09 Nov 2012 12:30 #730728 by ursus arctos

Nice tribute to Royal by Mickey Herskowitz.

I always associated Royal with Richard Nixon, which was undoubtedly unfair, as he was class act and a great coach.

RIP

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10 Nov 2012 22:45 #731206 by jason voorhees

Just to, uh, come out and say it...uh...

Go Aggies.

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10 Nov 2012 23:06 #731211 by Cal Alamein

Yeah, I saw it go to 20-0 and the missed PAT seemed like a Bama opening.

That Manziel kid is helluva frosh QB.

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10 Nov 2012 23:40 #731225 by Cal Alamein

Chance to go up 26-17 and A&M missed FG. Still 23-17.

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11 Nov 2012 00:17 - 11 Nov 2012 00:17 #731227 by Janik

Finishes 28-23. To the Aggies...

Lots happened in that 4th quarter.

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11 Nov 2012 01:03 #731236 by jason voorhees

I'm happy Nick Satan lost, especially with that horseshit begging to get in the title game last year. I hope the country tells him to shut the fuck up this year.

I would have to say the SEC decision for A&M already paid off. Great season, great games...and a signature win.

K-State vs Oregon...so be it.

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11 Nov 2012 03:19 - 11 Nov 2012 03:24 #731251 by Cal Alamein

I am not as optimistic. I see KSU being undefeated and still getting screwed by the bcs if ND and the Ducks are also without a loss.

Seems like it's about time a hurry up offense beat a top SEC team. Oregon and OU came close v. Auburn and Florida in title games, but they could not keep it up the whole game.

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11 Nov 2012 04:51 - 11 Nov 2012 05:09 #731256 by Cal Alamein

What the hell has happened to Auburn? Shut out at home against Georgia leaves them at 2-8. Their wins were a fortunate one v. Louisiana-Monroe and a wipeout of pathetic NMSU.

Why are 2 of their last 4 games against non-conference patsies? I suppose that is assuming they get by Alabama A&M next week.

C'mon Bears. Make the Ducks sweat.

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11 Nov 2012 13:07 #731291 by jason voorhees

Funny how FF's thread title would not only prove to be a truth when it was written, but would continue to be a prophecy.

Eugene Brazley of Carver HS in NOLA has withdrawn his commitment to Ole Miss in light of the mini-race riot there after Obama's election.

In case no one knows the story of Ole Miss, here's the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Ghosts of Ole Miss , which is one of the better 52 minutes of filmmaking there is.

Years ago, I was thinking of getting a masters at their Southern Studies program. I still wish I had the chance, as this whole episode will provide much material for a thesis.

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11 Nov 2012 16:21 #731341 by Southport Zeb

Cal Alamein wrote:

Why are 2 of their last 4 games against non-conference patsies? I suppose that is assuming they get by Alabama A&M next week.

I guess its to do with the SEC scheduling conference games each week of the season, resulting in Auburn playing SEC games in their second and fourth matches and so a couple of non-conference games end up being played later in the season.

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11 Nov 2012 20:29 #731383 by Incandenza

If it's Oregon v. ND or Oregon v. Kansas State, not looking forward to the SEC crowd claiming that the SEC is still undefeated in recent BCS championship games. "This year don't count, Paaaaaaul!"

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12 Nov 2012 14:56 #731567 by Renart

I am hardly an Aggies fan, but that was pretty cool. (Of course, if Texas hadn't beaten them in their last Big 12 matchup I might not be feeling as charitable.) Too bad there won't be a UT-A&M game on Thanksgiving this year.

I wonder if A&M will end up playing the same role in the SEC as they often did in the Big 12 and Southwest Conference: rarely challenging for the title, but screwing up title contenders' chances fairly regularly.

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12 Nov 2012 16:14 #731602 by jason voorhees

It should make a good book or two, the Aggies switch to the SEC, with how navel-gazing that school and alumni are.

I just remember when LSU beat them in that bowl game a few years back, and how accommodating and respectful that Les Miles was to them. The SEC really rolled out the red carpet for them, and I wonder how the fans like it so far and if it was worth leaving Texas.

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12 Nov 2012 16:19 #731604 by Renart

I know only one A&M fan, a cousin's wife. (He went to UT; it's a mixed marriage.) She was going nuts on Facebook about the game, and she doesn't post a lot otherwise.

I'm actually more curious about what the SEC fans think of the weirdness that is Aggieland.

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12 Nov 2012 17:05 #731621 by ursus arctos

I would guess that some of them see A&M as a model to emulate . . .

jv, I have a friend who did a Master's at Ole Miss (he's a Faulknerian). He is still incredibly conflicted about the place. Oxford has to be one of the more fascinating college towns in America.

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12 Nov 2012 17:23 #731637 by Renart

ursus arctos wrote:

I would guess that some of them see A&M as a model to emulate . . .

Wow, I hope not. Aggie "culture" should be quarantined to East Texas.

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13 Nov 2012 00:35 #731781 by Cal Alamein

southportzeb wrote:

Cal Alamein wrote:
Why are 2 of their last 4 games against non-conference patsies? I suppose that is assuming they get by Alabama A&M next week.

I guess its to do with the SEC scheduling conference games each week of the season, resulting in Auburn playing SEC games in their second and fourth matches and so a couple of non-conference games end up being played later in the season.

Good point Southport. I looked thru SEC team schedules and it is all over the map. Guess I'm too used to Big-12 teams loading on small teams early in the season.

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