| More Sports Board|| re: What if Texas hires Saban and it doesn't work out? - Bench McElroy on 12/11/13 at 9:14 am|
[quote]Got to hand it to Saban - he really puts himself out there on a limb - pretty easy trying to be GOAT when you go to talent-rich LSU, big-name Bama and then all-world talent/name Texas. [/quote]
Saban has a long way to go to be in the GOAT conversation. Winning back to back conference title...
| Coaching Changes|| re: If Saban stays we still go through this again... - Bench McElroy on 12/11/13 at 9:08 am|
[quote]He's better than Coach Bryant but you would rather UFO out drinking with the Bear...book that shit![/quote]
No way. He's not even close. Bryant has a higher career winning percentage despite coaching almost twice as many games. Saban has never won back to back conference titles. Again, how...
| More Sports Board|| re: What if Texas hires Saban and it doesn't work out? - Bench McElroy on 12/11/13 at 8:57 am|
[quote]What if he only consistently wins 9-10 games every year? [/quote]
I don't think that'll happen. Instead, I can see them being more like Pete Carroll's USC teams outside of the 2004 season. Carroll dropped at least one game every year they had no business losing so they only won one BCS na...
| Coaching Changes|| re: WSB (Atlanta ABC) 11pm News says if not Saban, Mike Tomlin - Bench McElroy on 12/10/13 at 11:03 pm|
Don't forget Sean Payton. Doesn't he have a house in Texas?...
| More Sports Board|| WBC ranks Pacquiao as #1 mandatory contender to Mayweather's welterweight title - Bench McElroy on 12/10/13 at 10:45 pm|
[quote]It's rare to have something nice to say about boxing's sanctioning bodies, but the WBC may have taken a bold step forward in making the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao mega-bout a reality by naming Pacquiao the no. 1 contender to Mayweather's WBC welterweight title.
The Mexico City-based o...
| SEC Rant|| re: So what if the Iron Bowl went into OT... - Bench McElroy on 12/10/13 at 10:15 pm|
Auburn scored TD on first possession, Alabama answers with a TD, Cade Foster misses extra point and Bama loses. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Who is, pound for pound, the best skill position player in the NFL? - Bench McElroy on 12/10/13 at 10:08 pm|
| Coaching Changes|| re: Contract negotiations coming out for Saban and Bama - Bench McElroy on 12/10/13 at 8:59 pm|
[quote]What happen from 1992 - 2007? [/quote]
WTF are you talking about? Bama won the SEC 2x and made five conference championship game appearances between 1992-1999. Yeah, they really sucked. And their struggles between 2000-2007 were due to atrocious coaching hires and devastating sanctions. ...
| Coaching Changes|| re: Saban should hold a presser if this isn't happening. - Bench McElroy on 12/10/13 at 8:54 pm|
Why? If he's not leaving for Texas, there's a 99% chance that he's doing this just to get a raise. Holding a press conference wouldn't make any sense. He would lose all leverage in the negotiations....
| Coaching Changes|| re: IF Saban bolts to Texas, who are the top candidates to replace him at Bama? - Bench McElroy on 12/10/13 at 8:51 pm|
Definitely not Kirby Smart if they have a clue. The last two times Bama hired a first-time head coach, it was a disaster (Dubose and Shula). It should be a proven head coach like a Briles or Patterson or Mendenhall or Gary Anderson. Also, the timing of it would be awful since the best coach on the m...
| Coaching Changes|| re: Contract negotiations coming out for Saban and Bama - Bench McElroy on 12/10/13 at 8:44 pm|
If Saban leaves, Bama will still be one of the great programs in college football. It's not a coincidence that every Bama coach has been far more successful at Bama than at their other coaching stops. Saban never even had back to back 10-win seasons before he came to Bama. Bama has won a lot before ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Which college football programs stuck in a rut deserve to be stuck in a rut - Bench McElroy on 12/10/13 at 1:01 am|
You missed the most obvious answer: Penn State.
| SEC Rant|| re: Bama fans..Phillip Sims, Blake Sims or other? - Bench McElroy on 12/10/13 at 12:58 am|
Phillip Sims was kicked off Virginia's team because he basically refused to go to class and the UVA coach gave him a scathing verbal lashing on his way out. It was only a matter of time before he would have been dismissed from the team. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Alabama is the best team in the nation - Bench McElroy on 12/9/13 at 11:06 pm|
[quote]Reminds me of a fluke win during a recent January mulligan bowl game. Play that game 10 times on a neutral field (or in Tuscaloosa) and LSU probably wins 6 or 7.[/quote]
LSU had a fluke win in that game too. Bama missed four field goals in that game and there were all kinds of fluke plays ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Alabama is the best team in the nation - Bench McElroy on 12/9/13 at 10:59 pm|
It was a fluke win equivalent to the Giants beating the Patriots in Super Bowl 42. The better team didn't win the game. FSU will badly expose that fact on January 6. ...
| More Sports Board|| USA Today ranks the five most hopeless teams in the NFL - Bench McElroy on 12/9/13 at 10:29 pm|
[quote]5. Houston Texans
It has been a slow descent for Houston this season, which makes the whole situation worse when you think about it. The Texans were a Super Bowl contender to many, and are now floating into the ether without a coach. There is no question that the Texans have players capabl...
| More Sports Board|| Former Tiger slugger turned socialist Magglio Ordonez elected mayor in Venezuela - Bench McElroy on 12/9/13 at 10:03 pm|
[quote]Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez has stepped back in the public eye.
A year after retiring from Major League Baseball, Ordonez scored arguably his most impressive victory when he was elected as mayor in the city of Sotillo in eastern Venezuela.
A year after retiring from M...
| SEC Rant|| re: Most suspect MNC champions of all time - Bench McElroy on 12/9/13 at 9:46 pm|
[quote]2003 LSU. I think USC was the best team in the country.
Feel free to kill me for that statement, I stand by it. [/quote]
I agree with you especially if you look at the losses the two teams had. USC had a close double OT loss to an Aaron Rodgers QB'd Cal team on the road. Meanwhile, LSU...
| SEC Rant|| re: Most overrated player in SEC history? - Bench McElroy on 12/9/13 at 9:41 pm|
Based on his cult status on this board, it has to be Matt Flynn. Statistically, he's the worst QB to win a BCS national championship and it's not even close. Yes, his numbers are even worse than Craig Krenzel and Greg McElroy. He's the only QB to win a national championship with two losses. And in t...
| SEC Rant|| re: How good is this Florida State team, compared to past SEC foes in the BCSNCG? - Bench McElroy on 12/9/13 at 9:15 pm|
My personal rankings
1. 2008 Oklahoma
2. 2013 Florida State
3. 2003 Oklahoma
4. 2010 Oregon
5. 1998 Florida State
6. 2009 Texas
7. 2006 Ohio State
8. 2012 Notre Dame
9. 2007 Ohio State
I personally think 2008 Oklahoma was the best opponent out of the bunch. People forget how loaded tha...
| SEC Rant|| re: Most suspect MNC champions of all time - Bench McElroy on 12/9/13 at 8:56 pm|
[quote]Why does everyone think Ohio State in 2002 was so suspect? They had a lot of close games but beat Miami, who was viewed as near-unbeatable.
Isn't that pretty much exactly what Alabama did in 1992?
2002 Ohio State needed the refs to beat Miami in the national championship game...
| SEC Rant|| re: What will happen to Alabama without A.J McCarron - Bench McElroy on 12/9/13 at 9:09 am|
[quote]This won't be a popular opinion I'm sure, but I'm kind of hoping we get more than two years out of Cornwell and start him as a true freshman if he does well enough in fall practice. (I'm not sure if he gets on campus for Spring.)[/quote]
I personally want Bateman to get a shot or have Coke...
| More Sports Board|| re: Which teams were screwed in the Bowl process? - Bench McElroy on 12/9/13 at 8:51 am|
[quote]Outside of the BCS, it isnt about win-loss as much as it is about which team can make the bowl the most money. [/quote]
How many people are excited about watching a Bama-Oklahoma matchup compared to a Bama-Oregon matchup? I bet a lot more people would tune in for the latter than the former...
| SEC Rant|| re: Alabama is the best team in the nation - Bench McElroy on 12/9/13 at 8:50 am|
[quote]Bama showed no sign of slowing down that rushing attack.[/quote]
And they still would have won by two scores if Cade Foster wasn't so inept at kicking field goals....
| SEC Rant|| re: What will happen to Alabama without A.J McCarron - Bench McElroy on 12/9/13 at 8:45 am|
I think they'll go 10-2 maybe even 11-1 no matter who the QB is. Everybody should know by now that Bama's success is not predicated on their QB play, it's predicated on their offensive line and defense. This is the team that undefeated in the regular season two years in a row with John Parker Wilson...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: LA Film Critics give "Gravity" its award for Best Motion Picture - Bench McElroy on 12/9/13 at 8:41 am|
[quote]If no one had wanted to watch it again then it wouldn't have finished #1 at the box office for three straight weeks and it wouldn't have made over $600 million worldwide.
That's due to George Clooney. If everybody knew that Clooney would get far less screen time in the movie tha...
| SEC Rant|| re: Alabama is the best team in the nation - Bench McElroy on 12/9/13 at 8:36 am|
They are the best or at least the second best. Reminds me of all those years USC fell short of playing in the national championship during Pete Carroll's run. I thought they were the best team in the country in 2002, 2003 and 2006 and at least the second best team in the country in 2008 but they did...
| SEC Rant|| Alabama early 14 point favorites over Oklahoma - Bench McElroy on 12/8/13 at 11:44 pm|
RJ Bell @RJinVegas
EARLY LINE - Sugar Bowl - Alabama favored by 14-points over Oklahoma (via 5 Dimes)[/quote]
| SEC Rant|| re: Criteria for the playoffs next year - Bench McElroy on 12/8/13 at 10:53 pm|
[quote]I say 6 because in all likely hood the 6 highest ranked teams will involve the winners of the 6 aq conferences and then whoever the next highest ranked two teams are. [/quote]
Why should a four-loss conference champion get a shot at the title? They should at least put some sort of prerequi...
| Coaching Changes|| re: Shanahan to the Texans? - Bench McElroy on 12/8/13 at 10:45 pm|
Les Miles would be a good fit with the Texans. If anybody knows how to win with really shitty QB play, it would be him. ...