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who would win? On a neutral field, yes the lions would win. but what if the lions, as is, had to travel to Norman to take on the Sooners, what would the final score be? :cheeky:

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I think Oklahoma would at least be competitive against the Lions, and I wouldn't be surprised if they beat them three or four times out of ten.

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These threads are kind of silly. It wouldn't be close, the Lions would dominate.

Put it this way - it would be kind of like the Lions hosting the Tennessee Titans.

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Calvin Johnson might have 400 yards receiving. Oklahoma doesn't have a good D1 defense, let alone a defense that could make stops against a pro team.

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Well, this isn't like the Canadian football league team vs. the Lions. It would be much closer. I would gather many of the Oklahoma players will be playing in the NFL, and they certainly have better coaching.

Receiver - Calvin Johnson is the only one of the Lions receivers to start for Oklahoma

RB - I'd take Murray over Kevin Smith

QB - Sam Bradford better then any Lions QB

OL - I'd rather have Oklahoma's line, bigger/stronger/faster

Defense is tougher to call, but the Lions don't have many NFL caliber players on defense either.

Scheme and homefield advantage, I'd definitely take Oklahoma to cover, if not outright win.

I mean they used to have the College All-stars playing the Super Bowl champs, and the College guys won 10/40. This is a college all-star team against the worst team in the NFL, maybe the worst NFL team of all time.

Not many Lions would start for Oklahoma. Johnson/Backus/Raiola/Sims/Redding?

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Calvin Johnson might have 400 yards receiving

You are presuming the Lions would throw him the ball more then 2 or 3 times in a game.

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Just imagine how many times you'd hear Boomer Sooner then. Sam Bradford would kill the Lions secondary.

Boomer Sooner might be the most annoying song ever.

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I'm not sure if this apocryphal or not but I seem to remember that Tiger Woods did really average initially in the pros, but after graduating from college his game spiked up considerably. When asked how this was possible, Tiger responded with something to the effect of: "Last year I was a student who also played golf. This year I'm just a golf player." In other words he was able to devote a considerable larger portion of his attention on the game... more practice, more study, more training, more film watching...

Moving from D-II to D-I is one thing... it's a difference in terms of talent usually. But moving from D-I to Pros is not just about talent. These guys now spend all their days working on football. There is no studying to do, no exams to worry about or grade points to maintain. It's all football, all the time. Its a difference in talent, and lifestyle.

Even has horrible as the Lions are, they win easily.

Now, you give the Sooners three-four months to prepare for the game without any other obligation, then we're talking a totally different game, in my opinion. But right now it's no contest.

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I think Oklahoma would at least be competitive against the Lions, and I wouldn't be surprised if they beat them three or four times out of ten.

hahahaahaha

these threads are always great for lulz.

Seriously, a COLLEGE team? Beating a team put together from players who, 99%of them were great in college?

Come on.

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Calvin Johnson might have 400 yards receiving. Oklahoma doesn't have a good D1 defense, let alone a defense that could make stops against a pro team.

Yes, but we're talking about the Lions, not a "pro team"..... :grin:

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Well, this isn't like the Canadian football league team vs. the Lions. It would be much closer. I would gather many of the Oklahoma players will be playing in the NFL, and they certainly have better coaching.

Receiver - Calvin Johnson is the only one of the Lions receivers to start for Oklahoma

RB - I'd take Murray over Kevin Smith

QB - Sam Bradford better then any Lions QB

OL - I'd rather have Oklahoma's line, bigger/stronger/faster

Defense is tougher to call, but the Lions don't have many NFL caliber players on defense either.

Scheme and homefield advantage, I'd definitely take Oklahoma to cover, if not outright win.

I mean they used to have the College All-stars playing the Super Bowl champs, and the College guys won 10/40. This is a college all-star team against the worst team in the NFL, maybe the worst NFL team of all time.

Not many Lions would start for Oklahoma. Johnson/Backus/Raiola/Sims/Redding?

Ok. Wow. If you are serious you have the IQ of a 4 year old...or at least Jay Mariotti.

You think an NFL team would lose to a college team. Really? You do know that a professional football team is put together from the very best of college students, correct?

The Lions would drop 70 on them. With a healthy Kitna, probably more.

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hahahaahaha

these threads are always great for lulz.

Seriously, a COLLEGE team? Beating a team put together from players who, 99%of them were great in college?

Come on.

How many Lion players were great in college?

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Well, this isn't like the Canadian football league team vs. the Lions. It would be much closer. I would gather many of the Oklahoma players will be playing in the NFL, and they certainly have better coaching.

Receiver - Calvin Johnson is the only one of the Lions receivers to start for Oklahoma

RB - I'd take Murray over Kevin Smith

QB - Sam Bradford better then any Lions QB

OL - I'd rather have Oklahoma's line, bigger/stronger/faster

Defense is tougher to call, but the Lions don't have many NFL caliber players on defense either.

Scheme and homefield advantage, I'd definitely take Oklahoma to cover, if not outright win.

I mean they used to have the College All-stars playing the Super Bowl champs, and the College guys won 10/40. This is a college all-star team against the worst team in the NFL, maybe the worst NFL team of all time.

Not many Lions would start for Oklahoma. Johnson/Backus/Raiola/Sims/Redding?

How much crack did you smoke today?

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I'm not going to list every single player on the Lions who was a good player in college. That's a waste of time. The fact is they were all good enough in college to make it on an NFL roster. Will every single one of Oklahoma's players make the pros? No. Not even close.

I know the Lions suck. I know. They are in my opinion, one of the worst teams in NFL history if not the worst. Historically bad. But that does not change the fact that they are still a group of players in college who played well enough to become paid to play football. That is something a very minor section of college athletes can say.

How many good/great college players are excellent from day one? Not many. Usually it's just skill players, like RB/WR that make a difference. Especially not QB. When was the last time a rookie QB had a good rookie season? It rarely happens. It's happening this year with Matt Ryan, though. But really. Most people would consider QB to be the most important position on the field, right? How is a college QB, surrounded by college teammates going to fare against a (bad) NFL defense? They are all still bad players but they were good in college. Who is going to block Ernie Sims?

I don't think you guys think this through enough. Men vs Boys. Pros vs Amateurs. It would not be a contest.

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Probably 95% of them.

do you think they can throw a pigskin over that mountain?

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do you think they can throw a pigskin over that mountain?

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I heard Matthew Stafford can throw a football a quarter mile.

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Yeah, but Matthew Stafford's team didn't win games they were supposed to. Tim Tebow's team won some huge ones.

I do think Oklahoma could score on the Lions. I think they could put up 30 points against the Lions, but the Lions would score 80 on Oklahoma. The best college team to the worst pro team is still a major, major step.

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Well, this isn't like the Canadian football league team vs. the Lions. It would be much closer. I would gather many of the Oklahoma players will be playing in the NFL, and they certainly have better coaching.

Receiver - Calvin Johnson is the only one of the Lions receivers to start for Oklahoma

RB - I'd take Murray over Kevin Smith

QB - Sam Bradford better then any Lions QB

OL - I'd rather have Oklahoma's line, bigger/stronger/faster

Defense is tougher to call, but the Lions don't have many NFL caliber players on defense either.

Scheme and homefield advantage, I'd definitely take Oklahoma to cover, if not outright win.

I mean they used to have the College All-stars playing the Super Bowl champs, and the College guys won 10/40. This is a college all-star team against the worst team in the NFL, maybe the worst NFL team of all time.

Not many Lions would start for Oklahoma. Johnson/Backus/Raiola/Sims/Redding?

The Lions have one of the most prolific college running backs (Smith), receivers (Johnson), and quarterbacks (Culpepper) of all time. Raiola was widely considered the best college center of his era. Backus was an All-American. Cody was an all-american. Redding was a Lombardi award finalist. Just about EVERYONE was All-conference. They would absolutely annihilate any college team, even with their horrible coaching staff.

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You are presuming the Lions would throw him the ball more then 2 or 3 times in a game.

Haha. I did think about that before posting. That's why I didn't say 'would.'

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In two games the Minnesota Vikings only put up 32 points against the Lions. Minnesota's got Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor plus a great offensive line.....

but no QB :wink:

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Probably 95% of them.

I'd expect the number to be greater than 50% but I wouldn't say 95%, otherwise the Lions would not be as bad as they are now.

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I'd expect the number to be greater than 50% but I wouldn't say 95%, otherwise the Lions would not be as bad as they are now.

How many players on Michigan's football team were excellent players in high school?

Same concept. The talent differential is extreme.

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I'd expect the number to be greater than 50% but I wouldn't say 95%, otherwise the Lions would not be as bad as they are now.

haha

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