| More Sports Board|| re: Why is Michigan State & the Big10 not lobbying for tBCSNCG? - wm72 on 12/8/13 at 12:34 am|
[quote]MSU had a close loss to ND on the road and had 3-4 questionable PI calls go against them before going on to dominate their conference winning every game by 10+.
Auburn was dominated at home by a bi-polar LSU team and had 5 close wins, two of which qualify as miracle wins.
Id say MSU bel...
| More Sports Board|| re: Who you got if this was the 1st yr of Playoffs - wm72 on 12/8/13 at 12:20 am|
[quote]Not having Bama in a 4 team playoff would make the playoff a joke. FSU, AUB, and Bama are definitely in there. The fourth highly debatable. I'd probably go with Stanford. [/quote]
I'm thinking the same thing. I wonder how the actual committee will see it though since Stanford does have 2 ...
| SEC Score Board|| re: So Lou holtz thinks bama might sneak up into the two spot. - wm72 on 12/8/13 at 12:11 am|
[quote]His reasoning was that Alabama was playing well and tied with Auburn for 59 minutes and 59 seconds in a hostile environment[/quote]
That's probably a decent talking point for ranking Alabama #3 for the playoff if this were next year but Auburn actually winning the game, at home or not, is ...
| SEC Score Board|| re: Next year - wm72 on 12/8/13 at 12:05 am|
[quote]I believe the OP wanted projections on the playoffs if they were this year. I think.[/quote]
To me, it's hard to pick after FSU and Auburn.
I think Alabama would get the nod since they'd have as more Top25/fringe Top25 wins than any other one loss and for the same reason FSU was the cle...
| More Sports Board|| re: Bama to play OU in the Sugar Bowl - wm72 on 12/7/13 at 11:14 pm|
[quote]Sugar has no say, Orange gets first pick.[/quote]
No, if a Bowl loses it's conference tie to the NC game, it gets to "protect" the second choice from that conference.
| More Sports Board|| re: Why arent there more Asian-American athletes? - wm72 on 12/7/13 at 1:15 am|
Japan certainly puts out a lot of good soccer players considering the population. Baseball too it seems, though I don't follow it that closely.
For those sports, you would think that it's cultural that there are less Asian Americans.
| Soccer Board|| re: Way too Early Prediction Thread - wm72 on 12/7/13 at 12:41 am|
[quote]Damn and we have 2 guys thinking that Spain wont make it out of group B. Would be crazy for sure. Could Chile really pull that off?[/quote]
Possible but pretty doubtful though I think Chile may be as capable at the Netherlands.
I think Spain will take care of business.
| Soccer Board|| re: Way too Early Prediction Thread - wm72 on 12/7/13 at 12:37 am|
[quote]I was looking at the English National team roster and noticed Joey Barton hasn't appeared much for them. Is this because he isn't good enough or because of his psychotic attitude and past remarks about the English national team? [/quote]
I don't really follow the English NT at all but I'd ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Group of death - wm72 on 12/7/13 at 12:16 am|
[quote]Prince is a damn fine player but he's also crazy. Essien hasn't been the same player for quite a while. I would be more worried about the Ayew brothers.[/quote]
Agree the Ayew brothers are a handful. They're not always clinical when I see them with Marseilles but they create all kinds of h...
| Soccer Board|| re: Top Players for each World Cup team - wm72 on 12/7/13 at 12:01 am|
[quote]Big time Isla fan here, I might rank him ahead of Vidal.[/quote]
Eduardo Vargas [/quote]
I'd say Arturo Vidal followed by Electric Sanchez (and that's mainly because they have some depth of good attackers)
| Soccer Board|| re: Spinoff: Top young players for each WC team - wm72 on 12/6/13 at 5:16 pm|
[quote]The other thread got me thinking what young player will standout for there team [/quote]
One who's going to start / play every match for a big team along with Paul Pogba for France will be Kevin Strootman for Netherlands.
[quote]italy- florenzi [/quote]
I hope so but not sure he'll ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Top Players for each World Cup team - wm72 on 12/6/13 at 5:02 pm|
[quote]Vela might be, though his absence during this prolonged down stretch has increased his lore to the point everyone thinks he's the best Mexican player.
Yeah, I think he's arguably their best. I was laughing because he the only one on the list that actually doesn't play.
| Soccer Board|| re: Top Players for each World Cup team - wm72 on 12/6/13 at 12:01 am|
[quote]Bosnia and Herzegovina: [b]Edin Dzeko[/b][/quote]
I'm arguing this bold:
Miralem Pjanic is just as important to Bosnia's success if not more so than Dzeko as the playmaker. Of the two, there's little question Pjanic would be my first choice if I were building a team.
| Soccer Board|| re: 2013 World 11 according to Marca internautas - wm72 on 12/5/13 at 5:20 pm|
[quote]there are six forwards in that side. and ramos
| Soccer Board|| re: Does Martinez and Kenwright laugh - wm72 on 12/4/13 at 9:32 pm|
[quote] I mean the guy is grossly overrated, and they got 27.5million, for an average player.
Agree that he was overrated especially considering some other defensive/box to box midfielders that moved this summer. He's no Kevin Strootman.
[quote]He's reckless, has poor technique...
| Soccer Board|| re: Eintracht Frankfurt had 12k away fans in Bordeaux - wm72 on 12/4/13 at 4:04 pm|
Europa League promoters would do well to find out what makes German fans and teams care so much about these matches. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: World Cup pots press conference (Live on FIFA.com - link inside) - wm72 on 12/4/13 at 11:00 am|
I just read an article on FIFA rankings which had the teams seeded based on competitive results if friendlies were removed:
The significant difference is mainly due to the fact that merely scheduling friendli...
| SEC Rant|| re: Iron Bowl rematch poll - 54% love it, 39% hate it, 7% afraid - wm72 on 12/4/13 at 9:04 am|
I'm against it because I think it dilutes the importance of the Iron Bowl since it wouldn't really add any element like playing for a national championship.
It would only be replaying the Iron Bowl
(even if I think it would be nice to have at least one watchable BCS game for change).
| Soccer Board|| re: Arsenal 2013/2014 Season Long Thread - wm72 on 12/3/13 at 9:45 pm|
[quote]I like the look of Ibarbo. Wouldn't mind taking a flyer Cagliari were keen to sell. [/quote]
He's not all that consistent for them yet but every 3 or 4 matches he's the most dynamic player on the pitch regardless of opponent and close to unmarkarble.
Calgiari are a selling club [i]but...
| Soccer Board|| re: World Cup draw is TODAY 10:30 AM Central, ESPN2 - wm72 on 12/3/13 at 9:24 pm|
[quote]Why not have 4 pots, 1-8, 9-16, 17-24, 24-32. . . . Does anyone think the Swiss are a top 8 team. [/quote]
The main problem this time is [i]how[/i] they are arriving at the 1-8 seeds.
They just used the current October FIFA rankings and those computer rankings [b]always[/b] have a lot ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Arsenal 2013/2014 Season Long Thread - wm72 on 12/3/13 at 5:20 pm|
[quote]Skill on the ball to participate in build up play, strength to hold play up, and speed to break at will. [/quote]
Yeah, there's not a lot of this type striker available if you add the strong hold up play to speed and build up play.
It's the combination of skills Roma has been trying to...
| Soccer Board|| re: World Cup pots press conference (Live on FIFA.com - link inside) - wm72 on 12/3/13 at 4:58 pm|
[quote]Absolutely awful situation. I feel like FIFA will rig this though. They won't allow the Group of ALL DEATHS: Brazil, Netherlands, Italy, USA. [/quote]
Maybe, or even hopefully, so.
To me, it was already kind of unfair to other teams that FIFA changed the seeding rules so that Italy and...
| More Sports Board|| re: Why would Clemson (10-2) get at-large over Baylor (11-1)? - wm72 on 12/3/13 at 4:42 pm|
[quote]Does the comittee put all the teams in every bowl, or just the top four?
I haven't even thought about that.[/quote]
I'm it's just the top 4 with one more spot available for the "BCS bowls" for a qualifying team not in the 6 major conferences.
Aside from that, I think it's more li...
| Soccer Board|| re: World Cup pots press conference (Live on FIFA.com - link inside) - wm72 on 12/3/13 at 4:29 pm|
The main thing that seems questionable about this format is that it does not simply place the lowest ranked European team in Pot 2 (as had been rumored) instead of randomly drawing that team from Pot 4.
That there has already been a somewhat controversial decision in seeding that kept Holland an...
| Soccer Board|| re: Early WC Odds - wm72 on 12/2/13 at 8:52 pm|
[quote]Which is why them being ranked in the 8-10 area is right...on Willie hill they are joint 10th with France, which is about right.(personally id be more likely to back England than france)[/quote]
Yeah, I think France is stronger individually at every single position on the pitch but I'd pro...
| Soccer Board|| re: Early WC Odds - wm72 on 12/2/13 at 5:31 pm|
[quote]Germany's defense is a lot more suspect than people think. Hummels is a lot more suspect than people think[/quote]
Yeah, Germany is certainly among the favorites but people look at their attacking talent and overlook that they're not rock solid at the back. They're a team that could win it...
| Soccer Board|| re: World Cup draw is TODAY 10:30 AM Central, ESPN2 - wm72 on 12/2/13 at 4:59 pm|
We could have a group with 3 UEFA teams. That would be interesting.
I am sure that the UEFA team in Pot 3 would be paired with a CONMEBOL team from Pot 1[/quote]
Yeah, I'm fairly sure that you're right. It likely means France will be in a group with a COMNEBOL Pot 1 ju...
| More Sports Board|| re: No charges filed against Jameis Winston - wm72 on 11/29/13 at 11:54 am|
[quote] BR with a 2010 population of 229,000 and Tally with a 2010 population of 181,000[/quote]
Having simply been to both cities, Baton Rouge strikes me as a lot larger.
I'd guess it has twice the metro area population of Tallahassee.
Agree that the only tourists...
| Soccer Board|| re: Sao Paulo WC stadium collapses, 2 dead - wm72 on 11/28/13 at 12:35 pm|
[quote] brazil isn't a 3rd world country
Not yet, but they're working on it.[/quote]
aren't we all...
| Music Board|| re: Australian music appreciation - wm72 on 11/28/13 at 10:13 am|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amkrPkcg3XU)]Zoot "Sha La La"[/link]
Zoot in 1969 featuring young Rick Springfield and Daryl Cotton