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re: StingRay's 2017 LSU Rant - profwilson
[quote]feudal alcohol syndrome [/quote] Is this when a knight has too much to drink, rendering him unable to joust effectively?...
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re: "Arkansas not a win-at-all-cost program" -Long - profwilson
[quote]win-at-all-cost program [/quote] I certainly understand Arkansas fans' frustration, but I think I understand what Long is trying to say here. The way I interpret it is that Arkansas doesn't want to go the route of Baylor or Ole Miss--programs that got really good really fast by, we now kn...
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re: Week 3 CFB Betting Thread - profwilson
I like the following 4-team, 13-point teaser: Oklahoma State -1 Wisconsin -0.5 TCU -5.5 Notre Dame -0.5 It's hard to see where the loss could be in that. Of course, that's how they always get you with those 13-point teasers......
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re: Finally we have proof that racism is dead. - profwilson
[quote]So the only way it is real is that someone wrote a threatening letter to the coach, but rather than drop it in any post-office box completely anonymously, they hand-delivered it to his (I'm assuming very secure, and camera-monitored) house.[/quote] And also, knowing that they intended to h...
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re: Will Sumlin get Colin Kaepernicked? - profwilson
[quote]get Colin Kaepernicked?[/quote] If by "Colin Kaepernicked" you mean "unable to find employment because he has demonstrated himself, after an encouraging start, to be fairly bad at his job over the longer term," then yes, I think that will absolutely happen to Kevin Sumlin....
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re: Etling deserves some credit - profwilson
[quote]he played a great game last night.[/quote] I agree, but he wasn't asked to show a lot last night. You can't really criticize 14 for 17. Now, if and when we see him start to hit receivers in stride with crisply thrown balls on crossing and slant routes, I'll REALLY be happy. He just wasn...
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re: Canada was hired to beat Bama - profwilson
[quote]Great OC from a powder-puff conference[/quote] This kind of thinking is just ignorant. The ACC last year, in which Canada was a finalist for the Assistant Coach of the Year Award, was hardly a "powder-puff conference." A team from that conference won the national championship, and their ...
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re: Ed Cunningham resigns as ESPN CFB analyst - profwilson
It is always admirable to see someone put his money where his mouth is, but people really need to step back and take a deep breath on this whole football/CTE thing. It's a real issue with some troubling implications, no doubt, but we still don't have good answers to some really important questions,...
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re: How many arses in seats at the dome? - profwilson
[quote]It's the first time lsu has played a home opener in the dome since the early 1900's if I read right.[/quote] Um, I don't think you read right. I'm pretty sure LSU didn't play a game in the Superdome in the "early 1900's"... :geauxtigers:...
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re: ESPN has reached out to Cotton Bowl - profwilson
[quote]Just put it at JerryWorld [/quote] I wish people would stop saying this. It CANNOT happen. JerryWorld already has a game scheduled that day (Michigan-Florida), and the Texas Rangers have a baseball game scheduled at their park right next door that evening. Now, playing at the Cotton Bow...
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re: Phoenix or Nashville are an option - profwilson
[quote]Arizona is hugely mormon.[/quote] If by "hugely" you mean about 6%, then I guess so. Of course, it is much closer to Utah than to Louisiana, so it would be a lot easier for BYU fans to get there than for LSU fans. But it makes sense on a lot of other dimensions. Weather will not be an i...
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re: Harvey ***Catastrophic Flooding Event*** - profwilson
[quote]Numbers will probably go into triple digits.[/quote] Just to be clear--are you saying there are over 100 [i]deaths[/i] in Rockport? That would be horrible. I pray that that report is wrong....
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re: Possibility of BYU cancellation? - profwilson
[quote]I am pretty damn sure we wouldn't go to Provo[/quote] Why would you say this? Obviously, playing in Provo isn't ideal, but it is [i]infinitely[/i] better than cancelling the game. We don't need another season with a lost game!...
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re: Possibility of BYU cancellation? - profwilson
[quote]I trust that this game will get played somewhere and that the public will be informed when the time is right.[/quote] From your lips to God's ears! If this game doesn't get played somewhere on Labor Day weekend, it represents a complete, inexcusable failure by the LSU and BYU athletic dep...
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re: Harvey ***Catastrophic Flooding Event*** - profwilson
[quote]Gonna be worse than Katrina[/quote] This looks bad, but I'm not ready to go anywhere near that far at this point. Katrina killed 1,200 people. God willing, we won't see anything close to that with this storm. No doubt it will be a rough week for most of southeast Texas, though....
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re: NJ hs disbands varsity football; article on football's decline ... - profwilson
[quote]Football participation has dropped precipitously for some time. High school football enrollment is down 4.5 percent over the past decade...[/quote] Someone at the Washington Post apparently doesn't know what "precipitously" means. In fact, to say that something has dropped "precipitously ...
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re: How long does Coach O stay - profwilson
[quote]How do you "turn into" a Saban/Harbaugh type? You either are or you aren't. O isn't.[/quote] I don't remember Nick Saban being a "Nick Saban-type guy" when he was at Michigan State--he lost FIVE or more games in 4 of his 5 five seasons there. And Bear Bryant wasn't a "Bear Bryant-type guy...
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re: When was the last COLD game in TS - profwilson
I remember the 2007 game against Arkansas (day after Thanksgiving) being pretty cold--maybe around 50 with a cold wind blowing. That was the one where we lost in overtime to the Hogs team with Darren McFadden, and everybody thought we had lost our shot at the national title....
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re: LSU needs just a little more offense to be a 2017 playoff contender - Link - profwilson
Wow. That's the best, most thorough and insightful season preview that I've read. It's especially interesting to look at the win probability calculations for each game at the end. They look right on target to me....
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re: Rank the games on your schedule - profwilson
1. Alabama 2. Florida 3. Tennessee 4. Auburn 5. Arkansas 6. Mississippi State 7. A&M 8. BYU 9. Ole Miss 10. Syracuse 11. Troy 12. Chattanooga...
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