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Jaws: Mettenberger over Manziel, Bridgewater - sbrian3915
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/04/15/jaworski-ranks-mettenberger-over-manziel-bridgewater/ I do not know what to think of this, because Jaws is notorious for saying purposely outlandish things solely to invent news (Jaws says something stupid, ESPN reports it on Sportscenter all day lo...


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Olympics Board
What does everyone consider to be the medal count race - sbrian3915
I've seen it done 3 different ways: 1. Total Medals. The US leads there with 23 to 22 for the Russians and the Dutch, 20 for the Norwegians, The Canadians with 18 and the Germans 15. 2. Total Gold Medals. Norway has 9, Germany has 8, we have 7, the Russians, the Dutch, and the Swiss have 6, ...


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Olympics Board
US-Canada 2010 - sbrian3915
Just to remind everyone how 2010 developed: In the prelims, Canada stomped Norway, but it took a shootout to beat the Swiss, and lost to us. We also dominated Norway and took a comfy 3-1 win over the Swiss. In the medal round, each side had a close win and a blowout prior to the Gold Medal Ma...


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Olympics Board
Big Ice vs. NHL Ice - sbrian3915
For whatever its worth: I've heard the different explanations that players give on the differences between the 200x100 Olympic ice and the 200x85 North American Ice. I've never heard a good one that I fully understood. Then, I played EA Sports NHL 14. If you play using one of the Euro League...


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Tiger Rant
LSU Baseball involved in some good things this weekend. - sbrian3915
http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2014/02/urban_inviational_chance_for_l.html#incart_river_default Good article about this weekend's baseball....


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SEC Rant
SI: SEC teams to use Sam as a recruiting negative - sbrian3915
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20140211/michael-sam-missouri-sec-recruiting/?eref=sihp This story makes zero sense. I'm sure you can find some bass-ackwad assisstants who think this will happen because they are bass ackwards themselves, but seriously, can you imagine Saba...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Seismologists at Saints/Seahawks game - sbrian3915
http://www.wwltv.com/sports/black-and-gold/Seismologists-to-measure-noise-during-Saints-Seahawks-game-239486741.html I'm beginning to notice that the Seattle fans cannot come up with anything original. First, the 12th man concept was stolen from Texas A&M, where it dates back to the 1920s. ...


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Tiger Rant
Dennis Dodd's 2014 Top 25 Leaves Out LSU - sbrian3915
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/dennis-dodd/24402263/wayearly-preseason-power-poll-champ-fsu-your-1st-playoff-favorite Um, really? Not in the top 25 at all? Sorry if germans. ...


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SEC Rant
Old versus New - sbrian3915
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/dennis-dodd/24395084/another-beautiful-compelling-rose-bowl-faces-uncertainty-in-playoff-era This is the start of a new round of complaining from sportswriters that we will be hearing over the next few years. One version will be when they realize t...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Shapiro and Dimino back on the air - sbrian3915
http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2013/december/2-of-3-radio-hosts-who-mocked-steve-gleason-are-employed-again-in-atlanta.html Sorry if germans. Didn't see this anywhere....


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Coaching Changes
Awful Announcing on the Saban-to-Texas debacle - sbrian3915
http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2013/december/what-we-learned-from-the-nick-saban-to-texas-reports.html This is a good analysis of the news cycle that caused the Saban to Texas rumor mongering. The basic point is that the reporting of Saban to Texas came from journalists who you would not expec...


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Coaching Changes
Gregg Doyel: Texas is a mess - sbrian3915
http://www.cbssports.com/general/writer/gregg-doyel/24372203/macks-firing-is-no-joke-but-horns-handling-of-coaching-switch-sure-is I don't always like Doyel, but this is a pretty good look at the comedy that is Texas Longhorns football right now. I just do not see Nick Saban purposely getting ...


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Coaching Changes
Saban leaving LSU vs Saban leaving Bama (Maybe) - sbrian3915
Sorry if this point is Germans.... If the Iron Bowl is his last game at bama, he lost on a freak play caused primarily by poor coaching. His last game at LSU was lost on a freak play caused primarily by poor coaching....


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Coaching Changes
The Texas mentality - sbrian3915
I think a lot of you people are being trapped by a phenomena that frankly none of us in the SEC other than the Texas A&M fans have ever had to deal with. That is the mentality of the people who are the University of Texas. It can be summed up in one small statement: "We are Texas, you are not...


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SEC Rant
Auburn, Mizzou, and the rest of the NC contenders - sbrian3915
This is a totally unscientific way to look a things, but I have noticed that more often than not, the true NC contenders sperate themselves from the other schools with similar records with the number of blowouts. Another thing NC teams do is blow out other good teams, rather than just blow out the ...


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Tiger Rant
Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen to call LSU/MSU game - sbrian3915
http://506sports.com/ The CFB announcer assignments are below the NFL game maps. Strange things tend to happen when Tessitore calls a game. Awful analysis happens when Millen calls a game. Ugh....


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SEC Rant
Tony Barnhart on Saban to Texas (and other stuff) - sbrian3915
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/tony-barnhart/23803072/what-we-learned-blowouts-help-nobody-lsu-looks-strong-sabans-staying Here is the quote that caught my attention: "Texas is a great job. It's a top-five job. Maybe a top-three job. But it's not a better job than Alabama. Sab...


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SEC Rant
Predict ESPN Gameday location - sbrian3915
Before the season, I started a "predict Gameday location" thread. Now that we are about a month into the season, we have a better idea of who is good, who is not, and where ESPN will go in the coming weeks. October 5: There are 2 games this week between currently ranked opponents: Washington ...


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Tiger Rant
Have I missed something? - sbrian3915
Just in the last 5 pages of the Rant, I have seen threads that have said: The crowd is awful. The stadium is awful. The ticket prices (and the TAF) are awful. The band is awful. The run defense is awful. The downfield passing game is awful. Haven't seen it, but I'm sure somewhere there is a...


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SEC Rant
OK...you national media types win - sbrian3915
We, the SEC fans will take and own that Tennessee loss at Oregon. We will own a rebuilding awful Vols squad losing big to a top 5 NC contending Oregon squad. We will take that. But... The Pac 12 needs to then own the Oregon State loss to Eastern Washington. Tennessee lost to a top 5 FBS t...


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SEC Rant
I see a lot of Drew Brees in Manziel - sbrian3915
Not in specific style, because Brees is a refined veteran passer and Manziel is a work in progress as a combo passer/scrambler. But, in the way they handle pressure. They are both short and shorter than their official bio says. Because of this, the Saints put a lot of money into their guards. T...


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SEC Rant
Which situation is more stressful for the fans and the program? - sbrian3915
We have 2 competing "wrongdoing" stories out there in the press. For starters, I believe the Yahoo report was specifically timed to release right in the middle of thsi big SI report. Yahoo loves to show up its print competitors, and i think it is obvious that the Yahoo story is much more profe...


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SEC Rant
What I learned (or didn't learn) this weekend for several SEC teams - sbrian3915
1. Georgia: Learned very little I think. They lost by a FG to a tough opponent in a hostile environment in a game that was always going to be a toss up. Both teams gave the other side chances to win. Yes, UGA lost, but it was not a choke job. I think Georgia will be just fine. 2. Alabama: Le...


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Tiger Rant
B1G Officials - sbrian3915
The Big Ten crew was awful, and I do not mean the gaffe before halftime. There were 2 blatant non calls on defensive PI in the endzone that helped lead to the first 2 field goals. Even on the last Landry TD, he was being held. ...


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SEC Rant
Three things confirmed after the fallout of the JFF mess - sbrian3915
There are three things we already knew to be true that have been one again confirmed by the JFF non-scandal: 1. Sportswriters are selfrighteous sanctimonious grandstanding pieces of garbage. Examples: http://www.cbssports.com/general/writer/gregg-doyel/23367123/manziel-has-texas-am-ncaa-running...


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SEC Rant
A&M Receiver claims to have been offered cash by other schools - sbrian3915
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/23365129/father-of-ricky-seals-jones-says-schools-offered-600000-for-signature Something about this makes no sense. If a school is going to pay a kid $300,000, then why would they need to also provide a $1,000 a week stipend for ...


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SEC Rant
Biggest Question for each SEC team (in my opinion) - sbrian3915
West: Alabama: Can they get into the BCSCG through the front door? They have taken the "lucky loser" route the past 2 seasons, can they afford to risk that again? Arkansas: Can Bret Bielema perform better at Arkansas than he did as Wisconsin? His Wisconsin teams were good, not great. Good c...


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SEC Rant
Gene Wojo: 100 Things to love about College Football - sbrian3915
http://espn.go.com/college-football/preview13/story/_/id/9590621/100-things-love-most-college-football Lots of SEC things in this column. What I love about it most is that Wojo includes a lot of things that a bunch of self-righteous non-fan snooty media types complain about as some of the thin...


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SEC Rant
Urban Campus or College Town? - sbrian3915
For those of you who are frequent travellers to road games, which would you say is a better experience overall, taking into account the atmosphere of the game as well as the logistics (travel/lodging/etc) of going to the game: schools in college towns or schools in cities?...


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SEC Rant
Tiers of Rivalries - sbrian3915
We've been discussing rivalries lately. The fact is there are tons of great rivalries, both here and in other leagues that just do not get national play for whatever reason. Sometimes its because 1 side of said rivalry has sucked. Sometimes it's just because not enough goes into marketing it to t...


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