| More Sports Board|| re: Why are the Texans the Texans and not the Oilers? - Obi-Wan Tiger on 2/19/15 at 10:16 am|
2) They knew they'd get another NFL franchise
Houston was extremely lucky to get a franchise. It took LA epically screwing up for it to even be possible. They were given chance after chance to get their act together and could/would not....
| More Sports Board|| re: NCAA missed with Monday Championship Game - Obi-Wan Tiger on 1/10/15 at 4:34 pm|
[quote]those who say football and other title games have always been on Monday, you're wrong[/quote]
Agree. The trend of it always being on Monday started in 2011, which was the point ESPN got the rights to all of the BCS games. Before that, it had only been on Monday 3 of the previous 12 games...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Cinemark Classic Series - January 2015 - Obi-Wan Tiger on 1/1/15 at 10:22 am|
Glad to see some discussion about this. I've thoroughly enjoyed this series although hacked that my local Cinemark decided to quit showing them after a while, forcing me to another theater. Just something about seeing the classics on the big screen that makes it different. Bridge on the River Kwa...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU 10 Notre Dame 7, memories from 1985, odd game - Obi-Wan Tiger on 12/21/14 at 6:50 pm|
[quote]1 was Florida who beat LSU 20-0 in B.R[/quote]
One of the worst arse whippings I've seen a good LSU team take. It wasn't even that close. We crossed the 50 on the first series and did not do so again.. Was looking at the box score. There was no tv for that game as I recall due to UF bei...
| More Sports Board|| re: If any fanbase should understand the boost OSU got yesterday, it's LSU's - Obi-Wan Tiger on 12/7/14 at 12:35 pm|
i don't disagree with you…but the whole mantra of the BCS (and presumably) this system was to avoid awarding the hot team at the end. if you flip the VT game to last night and the Wisc game to September, does OSU still get in?
And i agree with you on LSU 2003…but not 2007. we looked pretty aver...
| Tiger Rant|| re: So Joe Alleva is no longer guaranteeing that A&M will be a Saturday Night. - Obi-Wan Tiger on 10/16/14 at 3:35 pm|
They weren't forced, at least according to Alleva. I remember him saying the conference had to ensure LSU had a bye week the previous Saturday before he would agree to it....
| Tiger Rant|| re: So Joe Alleva is no longer guaranteeing that A&M will be a Saturday Night. - Obi-Wan Tiger on 10/16/14 at 1:53 pm|
[quote]Probably a function of bargaining power at the time. We had something to offer. [/quote]
I agree with this, but I would think the same point would be in effect with the A&M deal, no? Didn't LSU have to agree to the Turkey Day game? Or did they not have a choice?...
| Tiger Rant|| re: So Joe Alleva is no longer guaranteeing that A&M will be a Saturday Night. - Obi-Wan Tiger on 10/16/14 at 1:37 pm|
[quote]Not the way it works. Demanding Saturday night home games just isn't on the table. [/quote]
Apparently you missed 2011, where upon moving the game in Tuscaloosa to prime time, CBS also committed to ensure that the 2012 game in Baton Rouge would also be a prime time game. Fairly certain th...
| Tiger Rant|| re: I want to hear from some of my fellow so-called "Sunshine Pumpers" - Obi-Wan Tiger on 10/16/14 at 8:09 am|
[quote]You wouldn't understand because you never were an LSU Tiger. You wear a tshirt that says "2003 National Champions" while I have a diploma that says "Louisiana State University."[/quote]
This response is just tired. Let it go. Nothing wrong with what he said. He said he'd rather have more ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: I want to hear from some of my fellow so-called "Sunshine Pumpers" - Obi-Wan Tiger on 10/14/14 at 3:22 pm|
[quote]based largely on past results[/quote]
There has only been one season in the Miles era (to his credit) that a person could logically compare this season to in trying to predict the outcome of the rest of the season and that is 2008. The Tigers were blown out by two of the top three teams t...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Predictions on Ole Miss Kick Time - Obi-Wan Tiger on 10/12/14 at 4:06 pm|
[quote]Could it be the Ole Miss LSU if LSU beats KY?
Prime time game is Nov 8. Will likely be LSU-Bama or A&M-Auburn....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Predictions on Ole Miss Kick Time - Obi-Wan Tiger on 10/12/14 at 3:09 pm|
[quote]Ole Miss will be undefeated coming to Tiger Stadium against an LSU team that has won a few in a row.
Don't count out MSU vs Kentucky that day. MSU will be also be undefeated, and ranked #1 in at least one poll. Kentucky, even if they lose to us, will still have no more losses ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Why can't college football time their games to three hours like the NFL? - Obi-Wan Tiger on 10/12/14 at 3:04 pm|
[quote]Halftime 15 minutes[/quote]
If I recall correctly, when they implemented the rules to speed up play a few years back (i.e. starting the clock after an out of bounds play once the ball was marked ready for play) they also made it optional for college halftimes to be shortened to 15 minutes,...
| Tiger Rant|| re: 11/3/2012 worse than 1/9/2012 - Obi-Wan Tiger on 10/10/14 at 9:06 am|
Yes, the penalty was in the first half. Hill got down to the 13 but the penalty pushed the ball back to the 28. That drive ended with a failed fake FG. Unless Copeland had another penalty that is not showing up in the play by play. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Astros Front Office Does It Again - Changed Their Minds…Altuve to Play - Obi-Wan Tiger on 9/28/14 at 12:02 pm|
[quote]They're +19 this year. I'm good. That upward progression must be hard to look at for people that hate what they're doing. Looking at you Ryno and others that's cried all year. [/quote]
For the record I [b]Like[/b] what they're doing, but they've had a rocky year perception wise and this wo...
| More Sports Board|| re: Astros Front Office Does It Again - Changed Their Minds…Altuve to Play - Obi-Wan Tiger on 9/28/14 at 11:43 am|
back in the lineup….good. and i don't read the Comical.
| More Sports Board|| Astros Front Office Does It Again - Changed Their Minds…Altuve to Play - Obi-Wan Tiger on 9/28/14 at 11:36 am|
Would have played if it were his choice…unbelievable.
ETA…I know this sort of thing has been done before…but it should be the player's choice, especially when nothing else is ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Best In-Season Adjustment - Les's Tenure - Obi-Wan Tiger on 9/24/14 at 10:56 pm|
[quote]less maybe Ridley not getting OOB - I never saw the replay[/quote]
definitely didn't get out of bounds
| O-T Lounge|| re: Romantic Getaway- Houston - Obi-Wan Tiger on 9/20/14 at 11:00 am|
Hotel Granduca on Post Oak is a good choice....
| More Sports Board|| re: What former big time sporting events have become an afterthought? - Obi-Wan Tiger on 9/12/14 at 11:28 pm|
[quote]From 1995 on...total joke. #21 USC vs. unranked Texas Tech.
But that ties in to the SWC issue. 95 was the last year of the SWC and typically it would have been Texas v USC in the Cotton Bowl following that season as Texas won the conference that year. But that was during the Bow...