| SEC Rant|| Stat worshipping is for loser fans of loser programs - IAmReality on 11/21/13 at 2:09 pm|
Whenever I hear people bragging about stats, be they an individual player's stats or a team's stats, it's almost always a fan of some team not contending for anything.
Football is about wins and losses, it's about championships. Every single action a football team takes goes into that and that al...
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Hands up, who wants to play Southern Miss again!?! - IAmReality on 11/21/13 at 9:27 am|
An 0-12 Southern Miss team is still vastly superior to any FCS school....
| SEC Rant|| Manziel wins the Heisman with two strong games - IAmReality on 11/21/13 at 9:26 am|
Two big games left, LSU and @ Missouri.
You gotta figure a ton of the Winston voters are actively looking for a reason to jump ship at this point.
Unless Manziel plays like crap he can give them that reason....
| SEC Rant|| re: Strength of Schedule for SEC Teams via Sagarin Ratings - IAmReality on 11/20/13 at 12:25 pm|
Alabama's schedule is slightly weaker than the rest of the SEC because they have to play Alabama and Alabama doesn't....
| SEC Rant|| re: Boogs if you believe in the SI Cover Jinx, you are going to love this - IAmReality on 11/20/13 at 12:23 pm|
AJ will go down as the most successful college QB of all time.
What is success in football? Winning games and winning championships.
The rest is just window dressing.
At the end of the day that's all that matters, winning. If you hang your hat on anything else, you're a loser....
| SEC Rant|| re: Boogs if you believe in the SI Cover Jinx, you are going to love this - IAmReality on 11/20/13 at 11:04 am|
SI cover jinx is real, hopefully it was a jinx for the MSU game.
If he throws 5 INT's against Auburn at least now we know the reason....
| SEC Rant|| re: Auburn will run all over Bama - IAmReality on 11/19/13 at 11:29 pm|
Nobody has rushed all over Bama for 6 years.
The rare Alabama loss over the past 6 seasons has been largely due in part to the opposing QB having an incredible day passing the ball....
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Does it feel like there isn't enough love for TJ Yeldon? - IAmReality on 11/19/13 at 11:27 pm|
Turning the ball over is the single worst non-scoring play that can happen in a football game.
The goal of the game is to win, not for the RB to put up stats. A good RB helps his team win. Not fumbling the ball is just as important to a winning effort as putting up tons of yards.
According to ...
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Heard on the Radio that Chattanooga - IAmReality on 11/19/13 at 9:00 pm|
I wouldn't be surprised, whether you play them or not the score is gonna be roughly 50-0.
No sense getting them hurt and costing yourself games you can win later.
These tomato smash games are really sad and I wish they'd go away.
I understand why you schedule a cream puff, but this FCS stuf...
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Does it feel like there isn't enough love for TJ Yeldon? - IAmReality on 11/19/13 at 8:58 pm|
[quote]He has had a better career so far than any of them...[/quote]
I'm gonna say no. I don't care how many yards and TD's you put up if you fumble in big games and big moments.
A lost fumble is enough bad to cancel out a ton of good....
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Does it feel like there isn't enough love for TJ Yeldon? - IAmReality on 11/19/13 at 7:35 pm|
1. He's got big shoes to fill, he's coming Ingram, Richardson, and Lacey, who were all incredible, so he doesn't "stand out" as much.
2. He fumbles way more than any of those ever did and he does it at horrible times....
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Was Last Saturday A Blessing? - IAmReality on 11/19/13 at 7:13 pm|
I was thinking the same thing. Hopefully this gives the coaches some film about where the problems still are and they have 2 weeks to get the kinks ironed out.
If you're going to lay a turd in the homestretch than @ MSU is the best place....
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Who's afraid of the BIG BAD WOLF? - IAmReality on 11/19/13 at 7:10 pm|
Yeah, by every measurable they are somewhat of a fraud, they've run well above expectation and should have 3-4 losses easy.
On paper we should disect them.
However in a one time game anything can happen. Turn it over 4 times like you did against MSU and it'll be pretty tough to find a win. ...
| Alabama Sports Board|| Yeldon and Drake - always be fumblers? - IAmReality on 11/17/13 at 11:24 pm|
I mean, at this point don't you think the coaching staff has tried everything to get Yeldon and Drake to hold the ball better? If it hasn't worked by now it's not going to.
RB's come in 3 varieties when it comes to ball security.
The vast majority of RB's are just ok, they don't fumble alot or...
| SEC Rant|| re: Why do Missouri and Auburn fans think they're national title contenders? - IAmReality on 11/17/13 at 2:21 pm|
Clinging to that .01% chance I guess.
Seems like you're just setting yourselves up for disappointment....
| SEC Rant|| Why do Missouri and Auburn fans think they're national title contenders? - IAmReality on 11/17/13 at 2:18 pm|
A 1 loss SEC champion will be above all 1 loss teams. If a 1 loss team makes the title game, it will be an SEC team.
But in case you haven't noticed, a 1 loss team isn't making the championship this season.
Have you seen FSU and OSU's remaining schedules? They aren't losing. Baylor most likely...
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Did our whole offense go out and get drunk last night? - IAmReality on 11/17/13 at 2:07 pm|
MVP of the game was Cade Foster, he was the only player who didn't seem to make any horrible mistakes.
2/2 on FG's is enough to win the MVP of that game....
| Alabama Sports Board|| re: Wasn't enough focus - IAmReality on 11/17/13 at 2:06 pm|
[quote]I often wonder if a game like Auburn Georgia had this afternoon had any effects on a team playing later and their own performance. [/quote]
No way any of the team was watching any part of the 2nd half of that game. They were out on the field warming up during the 4th quarter of it. They ma...
| Alabama Sports Board|| Saban seemed unusually subdued - IAmReality on 11/17/13 at 2:03 pm|
Considering how bad the team was playing and the really atrocious mistakes being committed right and left (fumbles, ints, penalties, dropped passes, etc. he didn't seem particularly animated.
He looked just kind of annoyed and disgusted.
I like it better when he's spitting fire....
| SEC Rant|| re: Pollack says "McCarron has to have a great supporting cast to succeed" - IAmReality on 11/16/13 at 12:48 pm|
Every QB needs a quality supporting cast to be successful.
Put a great QB on a shitty team and they'll still lose....
| SEC Rant|| re: The Coach who never punts - IAmReality on 11/16/13 at 11:49 am|
James Franklin just went for it on 4th and 1 from his own 25 on the first drive of the game, so at least a few coaches out there get it.
(they converted fwiw)...
| SEC Rant|| re: Does Georgia deserve to be in the SECCG if they beat Auburn? - IAmReality on 11/16/13 at 12:51 am|
Deserve has nothing to do with it....
| SEC Rant|| re: The Coach who never punts - IAmReality on 11/15/13 at 2:24 pm|
[quote]What? This statement is dumb. Your defense is more likely to get a stop when the offense has the drive the length of the field. Refusing to punt when youre in your own territory is the dumbest decision ever. [/quote]
Some people will never understand, even though it's elementary ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Has the Iron Bowl ever decided the SEC West? - IAmReality on 11/15/13 at 2:19 pm|
There has been lots of years where the trip was at stake for one team or hte other.
But this could be the first year that game is the defacto SEC West title game....
| SEC Rant|| re: Has the Iron Bowl ever decided the SEC West? - IAmReality on 11/15/13 at 2:16 pm|
The 1994 game WOULD have decided the West, but Auburn was ineligible, Alabama won anyway....
| More Sports Board|| re: Whats the deal with Richardson? - IAmReality on 11/15/13 at 9:18 am|
The reason Saban has so many NFL washouts?
The vast majority of all players drafted wash out within 1-3 years. Saban has a ton of players drafted, simple math should tell you a large chunk of them will wash out.
As others have pointed out, there's a ton of players who have excelled ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Whats the deal with Richardson? - IAmReality on 11/15/13 at 9:15 am|
Trent's biggest asset in college was his strength, he was stronger than almost everybody on the field and that made tackling him a nightmare.
In the NFL, every single dude on the field is super strong so that negates his biggest asset....
| SEC Rant|| re: do i have this right - SEC Championship scenarios? - IAmReality on 11/15/13 at 9:13 am|
[quote]It goes to division record at a 3 way tie, then BCS ranking after that. [/quote]
Correct, BCS ranksing is the very last of the tiebreakers.
They'll probably have to address that next year with the BCS standings going away....
| SEC Rant|| re: do i have this right - SEC Championship scenarios? - IAmReality on 11/15/13 at 9:12 am|
The West is simple.
The winner of Alabama/Auburn will go, unless Auburn loses to UGA, in that case Alabama will clinch before the Iron Bowl (assuming they beat MSU, if they lost to MSU after Auburn lost to UGA then the Iron Bowl would decide it again)....
| SEC Rant|| re: The Coach who never punts - IAmReality on 11/15/13 at 9:10 am|
As I said before, having a great punter or place kicker does change up the %'s, making punting or kicking of less bad and maybe sometimes correct.
However the underlying point is coaches too frequently take the conservative route when the aggressive one might be better. There's slightly more risk...