The Oracle

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What do you bet she’s more educated than you?? Hell, I’m willing to bet she knows the rules of football even better than you! Some people... smh...
You have got to be kidding me... Does anyone else in the world know where the Irom Bowl used to be held?! Do they care?! Did it have some wild moniker?! Let me answer that for you.,. No!! It was trash. It did them better to move it away from an eroding venue that provided nothing of value. Next.
One thing that has to be considered is that it is more of a media and prime time spectacle being in Jacksonville. The "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" is unique, it sounds exciting, media eats it up, it sounds cool to recruits, and it's always a prime time, media-absorbed weekend, even when one or both of the teams aren't relevant. You lose practically all of this when you turn the game into a home and home. Then, it's just another rivalry game in a sea of rivalry games. Sure, some years it will be one of the biggest rival games played, but it won't be envied like the greatest cocktail party ever year-in and year-out. The teams may not be able to host official visitors that weekend, but you can bet nearly every recruit is watching, wishing they could be a part of that special scene. It is without a doubt a selling point to be able to discuss the magnificence of that Saturday. If you lose the unique spectacle, you lose some of the luster. It is my belief that a lot of the positives for each of the programs are being overlooked.
Done! Next!! This guy just learned that being a POS means more than being a good football player. This was the right move. Hopefully, others will learn.
Very happy his great story made it back to Omaha. A fitting finish. Legendary.
cdstoudemire, you're a class-act. Love the post. Everyone may be rivals here, but we're more alike than we are different. Compassion should transcend all bounds.
They should just remove Notre Dame from that list all together, that's just a pipe dream. After that whoopin Bama put on them a few years back, they should have been given a 20 year suspension from any such consideration...
This is such a cute article. Neither of these teams were in the top 2 in season attendance, and neither was in the top 2 in post season attendance. Other SEC teams held those spots, as they always do. So cute.
BOOOOM! Love it. Here's something else for everyone to chew on, every next generation is better than the last. It's true, get over it. If you think that no generation compares to yours, I'll give you limitless reasons that your generation was garbage. It's basically evolution. Don't get so high on yourself.
Yep, he ain’t post to be in college yet. He needs to go finish learning english and grammar, and then maybe he can go continue his higher education. Lesson to all the young men and women out there: College doesn’t care about how good of a football player you are, if you can’t make the grades to get in. Take school seriously.
Yeah, here’s a lesson: Earn 1,300 career yards in the SEC and think you can get yourself drafted?! Think again. Those are garbage stats, even if he did have ONE 1,000 season. I think he thought his name was worth more than his output. I seriously do hope he can fight through this and eventually produce. But, lesson to other kids, you’ve got to produce either rediculous numbers, or you’ve got to produce each and every season at a high level.
Just wait, Georgia. Pittman is about to leave too. Enjoy that.
Give it a year or two, State will be back where it was in the 00s.
This is good all the way around.. Absolutely great guy.
I can't help you with your teams supposed inability to be able to schedule Power 5 opponents, tough luck, find a new conference, it is what it is, and it cripples your team's legitimacy. You strength of schedule argument holds no water. First, you left off some quality teams that they play, ranked opponents in fact. Second, each of those SEC teams you listed have farrr better recruits than any of the teams in your conference, your team included. Lastly, those lowest 2-3 non-conference cream-puffs that you listed (which are hardly worth even discussing bc they represent such a small sampling of the overall schedule) would likely tally a good number of wins in your conference. Hell, UCF might even lose to Midd Tenn St. I bet it would be a great game to watch! ;-) You're grasping at straws. It sucks, I know. But your validity in all this is nowhere close to the argument that Auburn could have made back in the early 2000s.
Knight4life, one-off wins at the end of the season don't tell the tale of why your team is in the position it is in. You need to re-read my earlier post about strength of schedule and why UCF wasn't included in the first place. UCF simply wouldn't be undefeated if they had to battle through the season that an SEC team does. They would be playing in a much lesser bowl, if playing in a bowl at all. You've got to put in the work all season to have the respect to play for a big bowl game at the end. The committee just wasn't that impressed with you guys, and, trust me, they had their reasons - many reasons.
Even you agree that UCF was not a top 4 team. Enough said. There is then nothing more to discuss as far as who the real national champ is.
OrangeKnight, let me very succinctly clear this up for you. UCF did not make it to the CFP due to strength of schedule. This means that a room full of people didn't think that what UCF did was as impressive as what other teams did. The real point is this - if you put UCF's roster up against the roster of all the teams in the SEC, and you made them play a FULL SEC schedule, UCF would not survive to make it to the CFP. They would have to battle with injuries and wear and tear that simply is levels above what they currently are forced to deal with. UCF's 1st string, let along the backups who would be needed to push them through a full SEC schedule simply would not be able to come out unscathed as they have in their current conference. Winning the SEC is about more than just 1st teamers winning all eight conference, it's about winning an all-out months-long war that challenges depth and fortitude to the max. If UCF even wants consideration for the CFP, they're going to have to schedule a few top Power 5 teams to play each year. Beating Navy says nothing. UCF would be a broken team after making it through an SEC season...
Basically, he sayin.... He looks forward to whoopin dat a$$ at TA@M. Truth.
Obviously, Arkansas didn't offer him. I mean, who the hell would sign an extension at Memphis. Kiffin is the dumbest thought of the month. He is trash. He would use the school as a stepping-stool to get to his next goal, just as he has done........ everywhere. He doesn't give a damn about Arkansas. Fact.
It's true DuckTalesLOL, literally no one who doesn't live in Arkansas has gone to Arkansas since like... Hot Springs was relevant during MLB spring training wayyyy back in the day. Currently, over 7M visitors make it to Savannah alone each year. Fayetteville may be cool, but it's not that cool. Facts.