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Post by Lancebloke on Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:31 am

I almost turned it off when the Falcons went 28-3 up. That was a spectacular comeback.
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Post by Eldorion on Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:08 am

My awareness of college football has been mostly peripheral for a really long time, but now that I'm attending a school that has a program (and a FBS program at that) I'm paying a bit more attention. A few years ago Maryland joined the Big Ten Conference, which is one of the most competitive, and because we're in the east division we have to regularly go up against Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State. pale I'm sure the sweet TV deal dollars help make up for it though. Razz

But anyway, the season starts with out-of-conference games, and Maryland's opener was on the road at Texas. I wasn't expecting much (and apparently neither were the bookies), but Maryland pulled off a huge upset and won 51-41. I'm reluctant to get too excited 'cause Maryland is far from a football powerhouse but I was already planning to attend a game this semester and it's nice to have reason to feel a bit more optimistic. But I'd still rather attend one of the games where they're not playing Michigan or Penn State. Laughing
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Post by bungobaggins on Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:07 pm

Can't say I've ever been big into college football. The games always seem one-sided, at least the ones I have watched.

Missed all the Vikings preseason games, but it sounds like they're still having the same problems that they did last year.
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Post by Eldorion on Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:41 am

So back in January the Cowboys lost to the Packers in the playoffs as a result of giving Aaron Rodgers the ball back with enough time for him to lead the Packers to a game-winning score. Now we play them again and the Cowboys, after doing great at running down the clock during an already eight minute drive, decide to pass on second down in the red zone (stopping the clock since it was an incompletion). They got a touchdown, but they left more than a minute on the clock and, obviously, that was enough time for Rodgers to respond in kind. Did we learn nothing? It's not like the Cowboys defense was playing in such a way as to inspire greatly increased confidence.

Credit to Rodgers for being one of the all-time great QBs, but that was one hell of a boneheaded play call.
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Post by halfwise on Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:00 am

If I much watch football, I prefer to watch college ball simply because they are still capable of making mistakes you rarely see in professional players. Makes the game much more interesting. More like a battle rather than a seige.

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Post by Eldorion on Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:00 am

The blowouts that result from what you describe have been entertaining at times, though generally I prefer more competitive games. And unfortunately Maryland was on the receiving end of such a blowout by Ohio State this weekend, though in their defense the Terps are down to their third string quarterback already. Not like they had much of a chance against Ohio State even before that, though. Razz
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Post by halfwise on Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:56 pm

I don't mean blowouts so much as reversals. Blowouts are boring.

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:58 am

What a day for World Cup qualifying. It's not like the US are ever serious contenders, but it's still disappointing to not have them go through, especially since we're in an easy confederation (that nonetheless has 3.5 spots). We didn't deserve to go through today, though. I haven't been following the qualifiers for other continents as closely but I was surprised to hear about the Netherlands and Chile not making it through. Especially since Chile was tearing it up in the Copa America Centenario last year.

On the other hand, I'm delighted that Iceland has made it in. They were one of the highlights of Euro 2016 and I look forward to seeing them in action again.
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Post by chris63 on Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:36 am

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