| SEC Rant|| re: Strong's comments that A&M is a "gadget program" - r2d2 on 10/1/14 at 6:20 pm|
I follow College Football since 1988 and it's the first time I sense A&M has the long term cards stacked in their favor, not just the better team in a particular season. That's just my impression. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Strong's comments that A&M is a "gadget program" - r2d2 on 10/1/14 at 6:14 pm|
[quote]So yea, we weren't an "elite" program but we were easily a top 15 program[/quote]
No one is denying that. A&M has had good teams, but to this point have not taken advantage of those windows when they have been the hot program in a supposedly loaded state to really do special things.
| SEC Rant|| re: Strong's comments that A&M is a "gadget program" - r2d2 on 10/1/14 at 6:01 pm|
[quote]A&M was the better program in those decades. we weren't second, we were the best [/quote]
A&M was better you are right... but still not truly elite.
As I said things are different now with the SEC ..but the history of A&M is a perfect example of what being a Little brother is.
| SEC Rant|| re: Strong's comments that A&M is a "gadget program" - r2d2 on 10/1/14 at 5:56 pm|
[quote]The rant, unfortunately, does not. [/quote]
It also needs to be said that Texas Football talent is over rated. Plenty of good players have come from there and still do; but how come UT and A&M have never been truly dominant at the same time? If this is the supposed goldmine for talent, how...
| SEC Rant|| re: Strong's comments that A&M is a "gadget program" - r2d2 on 10/1/14 at 5:39 pm|
[quote]people understand the 80s and the 90s existed right?[/quote]
UT didn't have their shite together... just like programs like Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Florida... and every other program has had their bad periods... but once that got turned around nothing A&M could do. RC Slocum remained the coa...
| SEC Rant|| re: Ole Miss will beat Bama. - r2d2 on 10/1/14 at 5:34 pm|
I still expect Bama to win... but THIS is the year Ole Miss can get them if there ever was one. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Strong's comments that A&M is a "gadget program" - r2d2 on 10/1/14 at 5:29 pm|
A&M was a perennial distant second to UT, and had things stayed the same (conference wise) it would have never changed. Very different situation now, the SEC rules the World and nothing UT can do about it. If UT was to ever move to the SEC then it's back to normal but A&M is the more attractive...
| SEC Rant|| re: Can anyone give an unbiased view/scouting report on Miss State? - r2d2 on 9/30/14 at 6:05 pm|
Their defensive front is very good. I don't remember a bigger and more athletic MSU team, their DTs manhandled LSU. Secondary has given up big plays but I don't know enough to say it is communication or just lack of talent. A&M is not a good match up for them there.
QB can flat out play, arm and...
| SEC Rant|| re: How many here are fans of more than one SEC school? - r2d2 on 9/30/14 at 5:53 pm|
I have degrees from both LSU and Florida and though a distant second I did pull for The Gators, except against LSU, during the Spurrier and Zook years.
Then the scum that is Urban Myer appeared and I can't get myself to like a team that represents a school that I went to and had a great experien...
| SEC Rant|| re: Have you ever loved anything as much as this man loves Bud Light Lime? - r2d2 on 9/30/14 at 5:24 pm|
All Budweiser products, specially that one are absolute junk. So many good beers available it's beyond me why people drink that crap. Bud Light is diluted Alka Seltzer... it sucks!...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Am I the only one who's not convinced this D is elite? - r2d2 on 9/16/14 at 1:33 pm|
No question competition will get much stiffer and no D will hold up if their counterpart goes 3 and out too often. Still back to back shutouts in this day and age are nothing to snooze about. Sam Houston had some plays open that their QB missed, but ULM just couldn’t get anything going because the ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Bigger shocker Ala losing to Fla or LSU losing to Miss St - r2d2 on 9/15/14 at 8:21 pm|
LSU probably has better players but MSU has its share of good ones and a ton more experience. If MSU is ever going to beat LSU this is the year so UF winning at Nama is bigger shocker IMO....
| SEC Rant|| re: REMINDER: Texas A&M was outgained in total yardage by Rice. - r2d2 on 9/15/14 at 11:13 am|
Frick A&M and I did not see the game, but if Rice ran that many plays the yardage given is not alarming. Actually allowing just 10 points is fairly solid....
| SEC Rant|| re: Why is this A&M team different than 12 and 13? - r2d2 on 9/8/14 at 5:50 pm|
[quote]I know this might be hard to believe, but cfb actually existed before 2000.[/quote]
I don't get this either. At this point in time 1998 is as distant a memory and as little indicative of the current state of affairs as say 1938.
| SEC Rant|| re: Why is this A&M team different than 12 and 13? - r2d2 on 9/8/14 at 5:29 pm|
[quote]Hey...I was not saying LSU couldn't contend or would not contend. But don't you think based on the two games both teams have played that they have every right to be as optimistic as LSU? [/quote]
No doubt see my first post in this same thread and several others I have made this season. A&...
| SEC Rant|| re: Why is this A&M team different than 12 and 13? - r2d2 on 9/8/14 at 5:25 pm|
[quote]Since we are on the topic of flawed logic. Why are you using past seasons results to predict future games[/quote]
I am not and I even said it up front. The point was not score predictions but fan confidence.
LSU has beat A&M in 3 straight games, 2 of 3 blowouts, 2 or 3 in their state....
| SEC Rant|| re: Why is this A&M team different than 12 and 13? - r2d2 on 9/8/14 at 5:04 pm|
[quote]So? They lost one more game than you. And you lost as many if not more players than they did.[/quote]
You forgot to say the one extra loss was a direct 34-10 drubbing in a game LSU didn't play all that well.
Not predicting the future just pointing your flawed logic leaving important ...
| SEC Rant|| re: More games and channels less teams you get to see - r2d2 on 9/8/14 at 4:55 pm|
[quote]t's just you. [/quote]
You are right. Maybe more channel skipping is the problema then. :) ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Why is this A&M team different than 12 and 13? - r2d2 on 9/8/14 at 4:53 pm|
It is not completely out of nowhere since A&M has been recruiting well but sometimes it just happens that a team comes together. Many dominating championship caliber teams were not preseason Top 10 but very early show signs of being special.
Now A&M at this point has not done enough to be direct...
| SEC Rant|| More games and channels less teams you get to see - r2d2 on 9/8/14 at 4:39 pm|
It seems now that just about every game involving an SEC team is on TV I get to watch fewer games than before. It used to be you had the early JP game, the CBS game and 1 or 2 ESPN night games. Since not much else was o TV you got to see most teams play games not just highlights. Now you have most ...