Jump to content

2017 college football thread


Deleterious
 Share

Recommended Posts

BetMGM Michigan $600 Risk-Free bet

BetMGM Michigan Sports Betting
Michigan online sports betting is now available! Start betting at BetMGM Michigan now and get a $600 risk-free bet bonus at their online sportsbook & casino.

Claim $600 risk-free bet at BetMGM Michigan Now

13 minutes ago, mickeyb105 said:

HS football started on Friday here in FL, which is crazy given August in FL is such a hot, humid mess.  They seem to kill a kid or two every year down here because of the heat, it just makes  no sense.

It started already?  Do they try to wrap up the entire season, regular and post,  by a certain date (ie, Thanksgiving)?

I guess looking at the local's schedule, it starts here this weekend.  But it's likely to be a bit less hot & humid around these parts.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

37 minutes ago, mickeyb105 said:

HS football started on Friday here in FL, which is crazy given August in FL is such a hot, humid mess.  They seem to kill a kid or two every year down here because of the heat, it just makes  no sense.

It makes no sense.

It is just schedule creep and if forced to guess, it is coaches / parents aggressively pushing the thing in the hopes of gaining an edge (or perhaps more accurately, not fall behind).

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Casimir said:

It started already?  Do they try to wrap up the entire season, regular and post,  by a certain date (ie, Thanksgiving)?

I guess looking at the local's schedule, it starts here this weekend.  But it's likely to be a bit less hot & humid around these parts.

It seems like they want to get to the Semi-finals by Thanksgiving, but that's just a guessed based on the schedule creep.

There aren't too many press boxes with AC in the area, but I want to say most have fans.  You know, gotta keep the important people cool :)  Thankfully, quite a few of the local schools do have some sort of misting/fan system--a double-edged sword with this humidity, but better than not having it I suppose.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 hours ago, Deleterious said:

September 2nd will be a decent day.

You have Michigan-Florida at 3:30PM and then Alabama-FSU at 8PM.  

My dad and great uncle are going to be in Arlington.  I'm either going to be really glad or really mad I turned down the trip.

Half of Tallahassee will be in ATL for that FSU game--they really think they can beat Bama and I hope they do.  

I stayed for about 80% of FSU's spring game and they are more of what we saw at the Orange Bowl--strong, really fast and aggressive.  They'll miss Cook a little, and the 5* frosh replacing him is a step down, but they will go vertical with just about anyone this year.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

28 minutes ago, Shelton said:

But you still look at them don't you?

No, I honestly have not looked at them.  I know what Alabama is ranked because of hearing it on the radio.  

So much of it is based on reputation and the previous season and expectation for the upcoming season.  But none of it is based on any actual games having been played.  

I'm not sure the rankings mean much of anything until later on in October.  But I understand why they go about ranking from (before) day 1.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah, I haven't looked at them either. I don't think they are completely useless. I don't follow college football closely enough to have any idea on which teams are supposed to be good outside of the handful of big ten teams that seem relevant. 

So I may take a look at them to see whether there are any games going on with decent teams involved. That's pretty much the case throughout the season for me. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

https://www.si.com/vault/1977/11/14/627000/dont-let-em-wear-you-down

Quote

In the first minute of the second quarter in its game with Ohio State last year, Indiana scored a touchdown and kicked the extra point. Lee Corso, the Indiana coach, immediately called time and huddled his players on the sideline, where he had a photographer take a picture of the happy group at an angle which allowed the scoreboard to fill the background: INDIANA 7, OHIO STATE 6. Asked why he did this, Corso said, "It's the first time in 25 years Indiana has led Ohio State in a game. I looked it up. Can you believe it? Twenty-five years! The goal of a lifetime!" Ohio State went on to win the game 47-7.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share


Michigan Sports Betting Offer

Michigan launched online sports betting and casino apps on Friday, January 22, 2021. We have selected the top Michigan sportsbooks and casinos that offer excellent bonus offers. Terms and conditions apply.

BetRivers Michigan - Get a 100% up to $250 deposit bonus at their online sportsbook & casino.

Click Here to claim $250 deposit bonus at BetRivers Michigan For Signing Up Now

FanDuel Michigan - Get a $1,000 risk-free bet at FanDuel Michigan on your first bet.

Click Here to claim $1,000 Risk-Free Bet at FanDuel Michigan

BetMGM Michigan - Get a $600 risk-free bet at the BetMGM online casino & sportsbook

Click Here to claim $600 risk-free bet at BetMGM Michigan

   


  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      97.1k
    • Total Posts
      3.1m
  • Who's Online (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online

  • Upcoming Events

    No upcoming events found
×
×
  • Create New...