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Copa America 2016 better than Euro 2016? - RockChalkTiger
Of the 10 qualifiers thus far, 7 will be here and only two in France. Yes, there is life after the World Cup! [link=(http://www.espnfc.com/copa-america/story/1803812/united-states-to-host-combined-2016-copa-america-centenario)]LINK[/link]...


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Tiger Rant
National Seeds Setting Up Nicely for LSU - RockChalkTiger
Of the national seeds on our side of the CWS bracket: #1 Oregon St. is getting shelled by Irvine--could be Okie St or Cal-Irvine #4 Indiana/Vandy looks to be the toughest (looked easiest when the brackets were announced!) #5 FSU is eliminated (prob Louisville now) #8 LSU looking unstoppable T...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Bortles? - RockChalkTiger
Is King talking about us? [quote]7. I think there’s a team with a very good veteran quarterback in his 30s that loves Blake Bortles. Just loves him. And if Bortles somehow falls into the twenties, this team is going to try to trade for a pick to get him.[/quote] [link=(http://mmqb.si.com/2014/05/0...


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Tiger Rant
Should non-divisional opponents count in the standings? - RockChalkTiger
Has anyone (Alleva) pitched this? Considering that we're bascially two conferences now with a scheduling agreement and a play-off between the champions, why don't we only count divisional games for the division champion? I mean, we don't count the non-conference games against other "Big Four" school...


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SEC Rant
Vandy can clinch SEC's first Bowl Challenge Cup! - RockChalkTiger
http://www.montag.org/Football/cups/bowl_challenge_cup.php Let's go 'Dores!...


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SEC Rant
Angry Leprechaun spotted in French Quarter - RockChalkTiger
Evidently stopped in Mobile to do some recruiting on the way back to Tuscaloosa: [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nda_OSWeyn8)]LINK[/link] "Who all seen the leprechaun, say Yaaay!"...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Same officiating crew as Pats game - RockChalkTiger
And they haven't improved at all. Interference on Moore's fumble, White was clearly down by contact. 10-14 point swing right there. :banghead:...


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SEC Rant
Expansion Options - RockChalkTiger
In a nutshell, the two options: 1) The 1860, putting the Confederacy back together option [img]http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/361/1860w.gif[/img] 2) The 2012 modern politics (yes, map is from 2008) option [img]http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/3143/2008x.png[/img] :popcorn: ...


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More Sports Board
BYU-ND, Mormons 14 Catholics 17 FINAL - RockChalkTiger
Are Romney and Ryan watching this together?...


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Tiger Rant
LSU & Bama East opponents - RockChalkTiger
Just realized Bama has unranked Mizzou and unranked Tenn. while LSU has Top 5 FL & Top 5 SC from the East. So (and I seriously doubt either of these will happen) LSU could lose to SC and beat Bama and Bama would win the West. Is it too late to put the old Big-12 back together?...


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Soccer Board
Euro 2012 Schedule/Predictions - RockChalkTiger
Well, that didn't work out. I didn't see the French failure against an unmotivated Sweden side. Let's try again: Quarters: Thursday: CZE-[b]POR[/b] Friday: [b]GER[/b]-GRE Saturday: [b]SPA[/b]-FRA Sunday: [b]ENG[/b]-ITA Semis: Wed 6/27: [b]SPA[/b]-POR Thu 6/28: [b]GER[/b]-ENG Championshi...


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Tiger Rant
Balance in National Seeds? - RockChalkTiger
Right now the top 8 in the RPI has two teams each from the "power conferences" (SEC, Big-12, ACC, PAC-12) if things stay close to where they are now, it might be hard for the committee to avoid doling things out on an equitable basis, just to keep everyone happy. And the committee's Big-12 love shou...


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Tiger Rant
1997 Baseball Analogy - RockChalkTiger
Not to be a Debbie Downer, but this whole thing reminds me of the '97 baseball season, when we lost the regular season series to Bama 2-1, including a 28-2 drubbing, beat them in the SEC tourney but then lost the tournament championship game to them, then met in Omaha in the championship game and wo...


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Tiger Rant
Impact of same team winning rematches in CCGs? - RockChalkTiger
With Clemson (handily) and Michigan St. (so far) winning the ACC & BiG CCG rematches, will this make voters less likely to want to see a LSU-Bama rematch?...


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SEC Rant
Sugar Bowl: Bama-Southern Miss??? - RockChalkTiger
That would be a great game--lots of upsets back in the day. Southern Miss would need a lot of voter love to jump WVU and TCU, though....


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Conference Expansion
New Big East/West - RockChalkTiger
BYU and Boise to join Houston and SMU in the "Western Division." I guess it's UConn, Rutgers, L'ville, Cincy, USF and UCF in the East and two more teams to be named later (Air Force won't be one of them) in the West. Going with the "regional pairs/rivals," theme, CSU and Wyoming make sense. [link=(...


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Conference Expansion
Big Least to add six schools today? - RockChalkTiger
[link=(http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/college/knights/os-ucf-big-east-expansion-1101-20111031,0,5742787.story)]UCF Link[/link] God, what an abortion. [b]East[/b] UConn (pending ACC/B1G invite) Rutgers (ditto) L'ville Cincy UCF USF [b]West[/b] Navy Army (pending some arm-twistin...


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Conference Expansion
Is this where we're headed? - RockChalkTiger
[img]http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/8158/83320848.jpg[/img] Notes: 1) I don't see UT dumping their network, precluding a conference deal. But maybe they do, in which case you replace TT with them in the Pac-16 and Hawaii with OU and add OSU to the SEC. 2) Semi-final winners meet in the Sugar Bo...


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Conference Expansion
What if Baseball drove expansion? - RockChalkTiger
We all know that it doesn't, but it's interesting to see what the potential new members would bring to the table: Team/CWS App./CWS Titles/Attendance Ranking (2010) [u]West[/u] 1) Texas 34-[b]6[/b], [b]#5[/b] 2) OU 10-[b]2[/b], #50 3) OSU 19-1, Unr 4) Mizzou 6-1, Unr 5) A&M 5-0, [b]...


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O-T Lounge
Will a newspaper go through a snowblower? - RockChalkTiger
:dunno: ...


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LSU Recruiting Board
Big Picture--Other Programs Rise/Return & LSU - RockChalkTiger
Two things that have helped or will help us in the future: 1) Auburn is now getting kids from Alabama. Two years ago Saban ran the state. Now these two schools will split the talent, hopefully making each beatable. 2) FSU is starting to pull players that would have gone to UF. Obviously, much bett...


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O-T Lounge
Getting Cabin Fever b/c of the Damn Blizzard Thread - RockChalkTiger
It's been two days and I'm going nucking futs already. If I don't get out of the apt. tomorrow, I'm gonna to lose my freakin' mind. ...


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More Sports Board
ESPN's Forde rips Iowa, Ferentz. - RockChalkTiger
[link=(http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/columns/story?columnist=forde_pat&id=6069090)]LINK[/link] Talk about a hatchet job. But fully deserved, IMO. When a good chunk of your team is in the hospital, even if its not your fault, you show up and check on them. Leach, Mangino and Leavitt were all fire...


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More Sports Board
BCS Super Bowl: Falcons vs. Patriots... - RockChalkTiger
Oops. Reason # 1,243,875 why the NFL Playoffs >>> the Big Crock of Shit...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
3 FG's inside the 10. - RockChalkTiger
Convert one of those opportunities and the Saints win. As bad as the defense was (and, yes, Porter, everyone saw you quit on the TD run), the offense lost this game....


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Tiger Rant
Anyone still want the Crap1 Bowl? - RockChalkTiger
With hindsight, I'd say things worked out for the best. Could have played a Mich St. team that didn't really want to be there when there were at least four other games on that day. Instead, we had the stage all to ourselves, the game looked to be pretty well done, much nicer stadium, and hopefully m...


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Political Talk
Pope says Christians are "most persecuted group" - RockChalkTiger
More evidence of his infallibility. If anyone criticizes him, all he has to say is, "See?" [link=(http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/12/16/pope-calls-christians-persecuted/)]Conservative Link[/link] [link=(http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40700893/ns/world_news-europe/)]Liberal Link[/link]...


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LSU Recruiting Board
Perrish Cox-Why can't we get guys like that... - RockChalkTiger
...now facing life in prison for felony sexual assault. (Another brilliant personnel move by the Broncos) I remember some being disappointed when he picked OSU over LSU. He was a decent player, but so much for the intangibles....


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Tiger Rant
Sponsor-Football Bowl Association - RockChalkTiger
So, given this new source of revenue, are posters still allowed to criticize the BCS, or to point out that, with a playoff system, LSU would still have a meaningful game ahead, instead of the season essentially being over? If the LSU basketball or baseball team was ranked in the Top 10 at the end...


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More Sports Board
True or False: In Sports, Everything is for Sale - RockChalkTiger
It just seems like in the last month, every major story has to do with championships being bought rather than won. 1) Camgate. Want a Heisman/National Championship team? Just go out and buy one. 2) TCU to the Big East. The university chancellor goes on record saying it's all about the auto-bid, wh...


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