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re: Zlatan - Tiger Phil
I think if they are allowed to play a 4-4-3, they'll be dangerous as well....


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re: For the Tiger fans who graduated HIGH SCHOOL in the 90's... - Tiger Phil
Finally someone came with Gabe Northern. He was a great player on some rotten teams... I would also take Patrick Peterson on D. Offense for me is Faulk and Michael Clayton...


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re: Repeating names of players for your school - Tiger Phil
In the early 80's, Texas had two Johnny Jones on their roster. Johnny "Lam" Jones was from Lampasas, TX and Johnny "Ham" Jones was, well I can't recall why he was "Ham". Incidentally, neither grew up to be head basketball coach at LSU......


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re: LSU bowl rumors are circling on Twitter...LSU to Outback Bowl? - Tiger Phil
[quote]I guarantee you there are more LSU fans in and around the Tampa, FL area than there are in Dallas, TX.[/quote] I disagree. DFW's media market is 5.5 million Tampa's media market is 2.5 million DFW is 450 miles from BR Tampa is 700 miles from BR So you're saying that a market that ...


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re: Those Of You Celebrating The Bama Loss: If This Was 2014, They Are In - Tiger Phil
The national championship in football should not be to reward the "best team". If that were the case, we should have had a chance to play for it in 2001, 2006, etc. It's to reward the team with the BEST SEASON. That's why Alabama, even though they were the better team, should not have been in t...


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re: Why are we playing Kentucky at home again next year? - Tiger Phil
Check out the sites of the A&M - Mizzou games in 2010, 2011 and 2012...


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re: Arsenal 2013/2014 Season Long Thread - Tiger Phil
[quote]if it is a card, it's red[/quote] The ball was passed just before Czcz took him out, so if it was a card it should have been yellow. My beef with that call is that you gave them 2 chances at goal on the play. The referee waited until after the first shot to blow the whistle and award t...


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re: The Penalty Box is too gotdamn big - Tiger Phil
You have to be kidding. That was obviously a penalty. It's not even debatable....


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re: Objective LSU/Clemson breakdown (sarcasm for you serious ranters) - Tiger Phil
Well done. ...


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re: Permanent Opponents - Simple Solution - Tiger Phil
[quote]Simple is rotate all the teams and the ones that want to play that aren't in the rotation can schedule it as a Nonconference game. [/quote] Way to read the thread... But again, this is not realistic. If it's a straight rotation, then you would play each team twice in 7 years. So you ...


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re: Permanent Opponents - Simple Solution - Tiger Phil
This thread was not to discuss coaching! Stop taking every thread into the same dark abyss, and allow for some new conversation!!...


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re: Permanent Opponents - Simple Solution - Tiger Phil
[quote]Keep things the way they are. Playing a superior schedule will always work in your favor if you show up and win the games you should win. LSU could have been 12-0 this year if coaching had not cost us both the UF and Bama games.[/quote] Not a realistic answer. "should win" is a subjective...


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re: Permanent Opponents - Simple Solution - Tiger Phil
If another pair of schools were determined to play every year, such as Missouri and Arkansas, then the others would play each other 9 times every 24 years, and play the rivalry schools 6 times in that 24 years. ...


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Permanent Opponents - Simple Solution - Tiger Phil
The SEC should come to a compromise solution. Basically, the schools that want permanent opponents can keep them, while the schools that do not want permanent opponents can not have them. If we assume that Alabama/Tennessee and Auburn/Georgia are the ones that want to to keep, then we could sche...


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re: In another universe, Bo Rein doesn't get on the plane - Tiger Phil
[quote]FWIW I think it would have been really hard for anyone to keep Warrick Dunn in BR at LSU. He needed a change of scenery after what happened to his mom.[/quote] His mom died after he was already at FSU....


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re: Arsenal 2012/2013 Season Long Thread - Tiger Phil
It was actually one of the best dives ever. Timing was impeccable, and totally fooled the referee. That being said, he should be suspended for something on the order of 5 games. We have to eliminate this kind of play from the game....


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re: SI Bowl projections are up...... - Tiger Phil
[quote]If the Rose Bowl takes an 8-5 Badgers team that bowl just lost all credibility going forward. Bowls are a complete joke these days. Why do they have to get a Big 10 team? Absolutely stupid. [/quote] You must be new to college football. [quote]Bring on the playoffs![/quote] Sigh. If the ...


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re: On 8-Jan-2012 Les Miles was the joint best CFB coach in America - Tiger Phil
[quote]this still hurts. How the hell did they lose to Iowa state. I watched that game and they just sleep through the whole game. Everything would be different. We would have 3 NC since 2003. Now Bama has stolen the last 2 and it will haunt them for a while.[/quote] Recall that the women's baske...


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re: The next few years... - Tiger Phil
Look at you. You are worried about a coach at Ole Miss? OLE MISS? And also worried about "potential" hires are Arkansas - who has never won an SEC, Tennessee - who we never play and has hired two awful coaches in a row, and Auburn - who is in complete and utter disarray. And also worried...


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re: LSU's 2 losses in 2012 - Tiger Phil
Great examples. If Dennis Erickson were "tactically elite", why did he get fired from Arizona State? And can anyone seriously argue that Osborne was "tactically elite"? His offense was as conservative as they come. ...


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re: LSU's 2 losses in 2012 - Tiger Phil
Alabama also benefitted greatly these last few years from their permanent bitter rival being in disarray. There is no denying that. Every game between LSU and Alabama (save one) in recent memory have come down to one or two plays per game. The two programs are even in ability. We have just wou...


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re: LSU's 2 losses in 2012 - Tiger Phil
It's not about being tactically elite. Alabama benefitted from schedule and a unique set of circumstances to have a chance never afforded to another before last year. Florida had a transcendant quarterback. Neither had to do with coaching acumen. ...


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re: LSU's 2 losses in 2012 - Tiger Phil
Here's the thing. There are more than just two results to a season - championship or misery. I wish we win the NC every year, but I am not miserable if we fall short. We showed very well this year, but fell short twice. It's not all I hoped for, but still a pretty good year. Just not a grea...


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re: Who to Pull for Saturday - Tiger Phil
Florida State needs to enact a reversal during the 2nd. ...


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re: Wouldn't an all SEC BCSNC give LSU a shot at a BCS bowl? - Tiger Phil
No. Still 2-team-per-conference limit....


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re: Any Referees? Question about "Forward Progress" - Tiger Phil
Okay... Thanks for your input. I'm a coach and teacher at a 5A HS in north texas. eta: not a football coach... :lol:...


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re: Any Referees? Question about "Forward Progress" - Tiger Phil
Athletemed, Are you a coach now? Or on a training staff?...


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re: Any Referees? Question about "Forward Progress" - Tiger Phil
I don't think it could be challenged, because it was a "judgment" call by the linesman. He judged forward progress to have been stopped, and you can't replay what his interpretation was... As the previous poster said, the ref knows what he saw, they just sometimes hold their whistle....


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re: Any Referees? Question about "Forward Progress" - Tiger Phil
Thanks for the knowledgeable replies. Helps to know the rules and not just rant at "IDIOT OFFICIALS". I therefore conclude that both calls could have been correct. The punt call was absolutely correct, while the fumble call could have been called either way based on the judgment of the referee....


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re: Any Referees? Question about "Forward Progress" - Tiger Phil
[quote]Yesterday, the side judge had marked his forward progress before Reid stripped the ball but he did not blow the whistle....that is just them being human. The officials know the call they see, they juts sometimes hold the whistle. I agree that if he would have broken loose of the tackle pr...


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