Gator living in Florida since 1971.
I don't really consider to be running up the score unless you are a) playing your regulars late in the game or b) running gadget plays. Having said that, comparing this situation with anything Alabama doing it isn't really valid. If Alabama were leading EC by 32 points in the final minutes, it proves nothing. But for Cincinnati to do so when they are ranked in the Top 10 for the first time in what seems like 300 years is a bit more meaningful. Not that this is supposed to make anyone from ECU feel any better about it...
Coastal Carolina is ranked, the Marlins made the playoffs and advanced to the second round, the Phoenix Suns went 8-0 in the bubble, and the Nuggets came back from double-digit deficits four games in a row to come back from a 3-1 deficit. And a couple of weeks ago someone put down an $8500 wager for a $8.50 payout. It's 2020, and NOTHING is off the table.
Mrs. Theorist was spot on when she named her child.
"Is it fair for the Crimson Tide to be forced to play LSU in the extra week on Dec. 19, and then be forced to take on a rested SEC East foe in the title game on Dec. 26?" Unfortunately, there have been -- and will continue to be -- a lot of unfair things caused by Covid. And most of them are a lot more significant than whether or not someone has an open date before a big game. :-( Let's just hope that we can all get closer to normal by this time next year.
Funny you should bring up the USC thing. They hired Andy Enfield as their basketball coach after he led a similarly upstart run at FGCU.
Did anybody happen to catch who "we" (in the sign) refers to?
SDS Mailbag: Stop doing the ‘overrated’ chant, SEC coach hot seats and assigning blame for Auburn’s poor offense
I'm picturing the Princeton mascot leaning against a wall, snickering, "We were first, AND we invented the game."
96 Gator: Agreed. Getting Toney back is not unlike getting Percy Harvin back. Hopefully KT is more durable.
Not likely. If Kadarius Toney is anywhere near full strength and they use him as a RB (which they have), he has the ability to surpass that on one carry.
Is that a hard rule? I know it's AP style, but I looked in my (admittedly dated) Harbrace College Handbook which states: "Although usage varies, writers tend to spell out numbers that can be expressed in one word or two..."
Very good. Now describe the scenario where Joe Walsh is elected President in 2020. The congressman or the musician, either one.
I will agree with you when it comes to Oklahoma, less so Oregon or Baylor. And there is no way Minnesota or Wake Forest gets in over an 11-1 Alabama/LSU loser.
Consider this scenario: Florida wins out and finishes the season at 11-1. Alabama wins out and finishes 12-0. LSU wins out except for the loss to Alabama and finishes 11-1. Then the Gators win in Atlanta. It seems likely that two of these teams are in, but who is out? You have three teams with a loss each, and each is 1-1 against the other two. Florida would seem to have one negative in that they played to FCS schools, but could the committee really bump a conference champion in favor of two other schools in the same conference? LSU would have no division title, but a win against Florida. Georgia winning out instead of Florida is pretty much the same, except that the Dawgs don't have the loss to LSU -- but they do have the loss to SC. If there is only one undefeated school in the P5, would the committee risk the wrath of the rest of the country and put three SEC schools in? Ultimately, it's a no-win scenario for the committee. Yeah, yeah, I already hear you saying that this proves we need an 8-team playoff, but that won't do any good this year.
"The committee never has chosen a team with a better record over a team with a worse one and it never will." I dare you to stand in downtown Orlando and say that to passersby.
I will see your Jim McElwain and raise you a Ray Goff. I could list comparative stats, but that would just be cruel.
Sorry, that was not meant as a shot at the Lions. "If Stafford were in any other city except Detroit" Ummm...Cleveland? Look, I'm not going to suggest that Tebow could have won a Super Bowl (although Trent Dilfer did, so anything is possible), but people forget that he went 8-5 as a starter on a team that had started 1-4, and he might have been the starter in 2012 if Peyton Manning hadn't fallen into the Broncos' lap.
Actually they even screwed that up. The correct video for stabbing a Gator in the heart is Lindsay F'ing Scott. The Dawg Pile was just bush league.
RIP, Skeeters. My dad came to Gainesville twice while I was there, we went there one of those times. Last time I saw him was a year ago and he still remembered the Big Biscuits!
Sunshine Law and crazy people coming here from other places.
If people were identified by where they were raised, at least 75 percent of Florida Man stories would be New Jersey Man, Ohio Man, New York Man, Michigan Man, etc. When I am elected governor, I'm going to build a wall, a big beautiful wall, along our northern border. And I'm going to make all the states "up north" pay for it.
For anyone wondering why Georgia fans are picking on Tebow's baseball career rather than his football career, here is your answer: NFL playoff games won by Tim Tebow: 1 NFL playoff games won by Matthew Stafford: 0