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  1. Edwin MacPhisto

    The College Football Thread 12/3 - 12/6

    Presuming that USC beats putrid UCLA on Saturday, there's one BCS at-large left. Who do you want in? I'm rooting for Boise, but beginning to accept the inevitability of Ohio State (even though I'd much rather see them in the Capital One against Georgia).
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    Attacks in Mumbai

    I fuckin, I fuckin, sew ya asshole closed, and keep feedin' you, and feedin' you, and feedin' you...
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    The College Football Thread 11/25 - 11/29

    I kind of think that's how it should always be, and I prefer voters who redesign their ballots each week, taking into consideration every matchup. Of course, that's largely hypothetical; we know the voters don't actually follow most of what's going on, making it all a pretty goofy system in the first place. I'd much rather voters use this method, however, than just moving people up when they win and moving people down when they lose. Dr. Saturday covers this in more detail. It's a definite possibility given the sizable gaps in computer rankings and the computer disrespect for Bama, but I tend to agree with you that it's unlikely, particularly thinking about Ohio State/Michigan in 2006.
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    The College Football Thread 11/25 - 11/29

    That seems a lot more sensible to me. Not to knock Oklahoma, because they've got a great team, and would give Alabama or Florida a terrific fight in the MNC game, but I just think Texas should be in the Big XII title game. The ACC uses the exact same method as the SEC does, and adheres to the same principles to what I was getting at in my "lop off the bottom" post. I like it. Have to think it's a certainty to be changed for the Big XII after this season (which, of course, will have Texas fans screaming that they should have had it right the first time).
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    NFL Week 13

    And with a 59-yard TD run, Thomas Jones becomes the first 1000-yard rusher in the AFC. Way to go, TJ. Of course, the Jets are about to go down two scores to Denver, so I think he's gonna have to run for a bit more.
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    The College Football Thread 11/25 - 11/29

    My answer to the question would be to go with no divisions, with the top 2 teams in the conference playing for the title. This opens up plenty of other problems if you don't play a true round-robin, but I think it's preferable. The only other thing I can come up with would be to use the BCS ranking as a means of breaking 3-way ties similar to how divisional record and other such factors are used above it: if you have three 6-2 teams and two are 4-1 in the division while the other's 3-2, the 3-2 team is lopped off and head-to-head becomes the determinant for the remaining teams. I think that's a little more consistent with the other tiebreak rules, and preserves on-the-field results between tied teams as the most important factor. EDIT: Bored beat me to it. Let me emphasize that the reason I most like the idea of lopping off the lowest team and reverting to head-to-head is that it's consistent with all preceding tiebreak rules. That you go from trying to emphasize head-to-head to ignoring it seems backwards. Also, Dama: I don't think anyone on this board is arguing that Texas Tech should be eliminated just because they got whomped by OU--there are other reasons to make that consideration--so I'd recommend avoiding that ESPN straw man if you actually want to continue discussion on the topic here.
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    The College Football Thread 11/25 - 11/29

    Yeah. It's my biggest problem with this, three-way tie notwithstanding. Hopefully Oklahoma loses in the championship game so the karma kind of evens out, and we can say both teams at least got a shot at something.
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    The College Football Thread 11/25 - 11/29

    Personally leaning towards Texas. I don't know enough about all the algorithms in the computer rankings to say where they're actually going to land.
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    The College Football Thread 11/25 - 11/29

    Why don't you just take a nap for a few hours till the actual ratings come out instead of giving yourself ulcers all day? Poor guy. I still lean towards Texas after checking some strength-of-schedule rankings and considering the merits of the head-to-head. I hope they go, but Oklahoma's got plenty of arguments as well. Here's a list of reasons for each team from CFN. I'm interested in seeing what Matt Hinton at Dr. Saturday has to say once he crunches the numbers as well, as he usually has great analysis on stuff like this.
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    NFL Week 13

    Looks like the weather is pretty nasty all around the country today. I'm looking forward to some sloppy-ass games.
  11. Edwin MacPhisto

    The College Football Thread 11/25 - 11/29

    Damn. 2-point conversion fumbled by Oklahoma State, returned by Oklahoma, and instead of being down one after the TD, Okie State's down 4.
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    The College Football Thread 11/25 - 11/29

    Total facepalm here. This team has been on the edge of contending all year, and just let game after game slip away. Why you call a downfield pass when you only need 8 yards and are in field goal range to tie the game boggles my mind. Unfortunately, while the rest of the ACC takes on new coaches and improves, UVA will stick with Al Groh pretty much forever, I think. He's one of the safest coaches in college football no matter what his teams do. I think the best UVA can hope for right now is Groh's kid Mike to resign as offensive coordinator. If I never have to see another roll-out underneath route to a tight end on 3rd and 8, I'll be a mildly happier man. Disappointing to see GT miss the division by a nose, but I expect they'll win it next year.
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    What was the best team ever?

    I think the 2008 OU football team might be the best ever. They should win the Big XII because you have to throw out head to head unless you're bias.
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    The College Football Thread 11/25 - 11/29

    Sly Croom has resigned at Mississippi State. We'll always have 3-2, Sylvester. Also, Virginia CB Vic Hall has been in at QB this afternoon, and is Wildcatting the fuck out of Virginia Tech with two TDs. 14-7 at the half. I hate Al Groh for putting Hall, the #1 high school QB in Virginia football history, at CB his first three years, but I guess that's what you get when you're 5'7".
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    The College Football Thread 11/25 - 11/29

    Corso just put on a horse head and mumbled for 30 seconds about "Boomer Sooner." It was remarkable.
  16. Edwin MacPhisto

    Walmart clerk trampled to death

    Haha. That's awesome. This'll be the most embarrassing funeral ever.
  17. Edwin MacPhisto

    The College Football Thread 11/25 - 11/29

    That's an ACC slot, in the prestigious Roady's Humanitarian Bowl. This year's the last time, but I expect someone will still be going there.
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    Chinese Democracy Leaks

    That section of "Madagascar" is like "My World" squared. Awful.
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    The College Football Thread 11/25 - 11/29

    I highly doubt there will be space for Boise or Ball State in the Liberty Bowl; it's for the C-USA champ and the #6 SEC team. The issue of commitment goes both ways, and the Liberty Bowl certainly isn't going to blow off the SEC after they worked pretty hard to get them involved, nor is there much incentive for them to blow off a lower-conference's champion. There really isn't anything better than the Motor City Bowl out there for the MAC, unless you want to send them to Honolulu to play Hawaii--the Pac 10 probably won't be able to fill the slot.
  20. Edwin MacPhisto

    Barack Obama's Inauguration

    The world loves them some Clintons. Hillary for secretary of state is a good one.
  21. Edwin MacPhisto

    Attacks in Mumbai

    Why would it have anything to do with Thanksgiving? Which is also tomorrow, not today.
  22. Edwin MacPhisto

    Chinese Democracy Leaks

    Bonus points for reminding me of Choken One and Keith Caputo as well. I remember Choken One being partly deaf, which always seemed to be just about the perfect setup for jokes about his musical taste.
  23. Edwin MacPhisto

    Heroes

    That was lame. Character motivations are just popping up all over the place for convenience's sake. I'm looking forward to this arc ending in a couple weeks and the replacement writers getting a shot with what should really be a pretty exciting property. I'm amazed they've managed to keep a story about superpowers feeling so dull and low-stakes of late.
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    Turducken

    When made properly, you end up with a cross-section of sorts, so you get some of everything.
  25. Edwin MacPhisto

    I need to vent about Sarah Palin.

    And the keyboard they gave you doesn't even have a shift key!
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