OT: Who’s your CFB team?

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by jkcdawgs, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. jkcdawgs

    jkcdawgs Well-Known Member

    I’m currently sitting here in misery, and watching the Boilers throw another season away. Thanks, Darrell Hazell.
  2. BoilerBulldog

    BoilerBulldog Active Member

    Great response by Plummer and team though. This season may be lost but the future is still bright.

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  3. Staxawax

    Staxawax Well-Known Member

    A dangerous confession I know, but at 66 years of age I’ve always rooted for the underdog. Hence my love for the Cubbies.
    I have been an IU football fan since about 1963, with endless hope at the start of each season that maybe this is the year. I thought ‘67 was a turning point, 9-1 with a Rose Bowl bid led by 3 talented sophomores. But racial divide derailed John Pont’s program and IU slid back to obscurity.
    Bill Mallory brought hope and 2 marvelous seasons in the mid-80’s. He has the only 2 IU wins over The OSU since Woody Hayes was a young pup. And they were glorious wins! Total wipeouts of the Buckeyes. Those losses cost Earl Bruce any chance of ever coaching again. OSU will deny to this day he ever coached there.
    I totally skipped over Lee Corso, who did get IU to a few bowls, most notably a win over BYU in the ‘78 Holiday Bowl. But he was more of an entertainer than a coach, and he said once the alumni were happy if he just beat Purdue. I think he was 5-5 against them.
    Since Mallory though, nothing burgers. Terry Heppner brought a new hope and attitude but cancer stole that potential outcome. Coaches came and went. A solid program could not be built with such turnover.
    Now as I sit hear watching the Hoosiers play Northwestern with a chance to be 7-2, hope abounds once again. Then again, by the time you read this they may have blown a 14-point 1st half lead. Wouldn’t surprise me!
    Please note I researched NONE of the facts stated in this post, they are all from memory. Maybe some other time I’ll tell you about coming to Butler Fieldhouse as a kid with the Carmel Dad’s Club boy’s basketball program,seeing the Bulldogs beat ICC foes into submission!

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  4. butlerguy03

    butlerguy03 Well-Known Member

    Any team I bet on that week.
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  5. willisbrown

    willisbrown Well-Known Member

    Stax-the cubs are way too WOKE for you. I know you know that, I've let go, time to let go dude. I cannot get with a cancel culture social just warrior organization like that anymore. Trust me, it's better on this side.

    As far as cfb, mine is obviously Ole Miss. That's no secret. But really I go with the numbers, play about 10-12 games a saturday and whoever I'm on, I'm a fan. Gambling is now legal and a thing now, so you will see many people leave the happy space of "their team" and become objective, playing with their wallets more than their hearts. But for now, I'll still cheer hotty toddy and live in that misery.

    I do wonder-with gambling now legalized, what that does to fan bases. Lowest common denominator. People care about their wallets more than anything. Will be a good study of the culture.

    PS-we can't gamble legally in GA, I'm jealous of y'all A-holes in Indy. Enjoy it.
  6. butlerguy03

    butlerguy03 Well-Known Member

    I have NEVER been a fan of college football until two weeks ago when I signed up for the DraftKings Sportsbook. Now I watch it on the regular on Saturdays. A nice Michigan spread, Purdue money line parlay added a little cash to the wallet this weekend. I WILL NOT bet on Butler, don't want to have to root against them ever. Also, Adam Vinatieri owes me money.

    Also, if you want to join - private message me and I'll get you the promo info - if you join and deposit $25, you get 5 free $20 bets.
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  7. znelson15

    znelson15 Well-Known Member

    University of Montana Grizzlies
    Hoping for some
    Home games and a playoff push this season
    It’s been a rough few years by our standards out here in the west

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  8. CarmelDawg23

    CarmelDawg23 Well-Known Member

    Rally sons of Notre Dame
    Sing her glory and sound her fame
    Raise her Gold and Blue
    And cheer with voices true:
    Rah, rah, for Notre Dame
    We will fight in every game,
    Strong of heart and true to her name
    We will ne'er forget her
    And will cheer her ever
    Loyal to Notre Dame.

    Cheer, cheer for Old Notre Dame,
    Wake up the echoes cheering her name,
    Send a volley cheer on high,
    Shake down the thunder from the sky!
    What though the odds be great or small,
    Old Notre Dame will win over all,
    While her loyal sons are marching
    Onward to victory!
  9. Alcohol101

    Alcohol101 Active Member

    That's not true. The Ricketts (most of them anyway) are huge Republican donors. I've heard people here (Chicago) complain about that and wonder if they should still support the Cubs. Personally, I will never understand how people can not like sports teams based on politics. Either you like the sport and the team or you don't. Rachel Maddow/Sean Hannity can kiss my ass before they tell me which teams I should like.

    As somebody that was born and raised in central Indiana, I grew up supporting and watching Notre Dame. I still tend to watch most of their games now, but I find that I am more of a fan of the sport in general than focusing on one particular team.
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  10. bobbu64

    bobbu64 Active Member

    What the hell is this all about???????? I probably missed something, but I don't miss this.
  11. jkcdawgs

    jkcdawgs Well-Known Member

  12. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

    Notre Dame: the IU basketball of college football
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  13. znelson15

    znelson15 Well-Known Member

    In reference to Notre dame
    It’s a good college football weekend if they end up losing
    Just saying

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  14. Sidd Finch

    Sidd Finch Well-Known Member

    I'm not here to defend ND football, per se. At one point, they lost 9 consecutive bowl games (a record), which clearly shows their reputation (and how well they travel) puts them in better games than they "deserve." That said, they were in the 2013 NC game and made the 4 team NC playoff in 2018. Now, there were only 2 teams in 2013 (#1 vs #2), but let's just say they made the football equivalent of the Final Four in 2013 and 2018. You have to go back to 1992 to rack up two FF appearances for IU. I'd say 2 appearances in the last 7 years is better than 2 appearances in last 28 years.

    As an aside, you know how ND finally broke that string of bowl losses? They went to the storied Hawaii Bowl! With a 6-6 record!! LOL
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  15. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

    Haha, fair.

    But a few counterpoints:
    1) There are only 1/3 as many FBS teams as there are D1 basketball teams, so a final four isn't really the same thing;
    2) With a fortuitous schedule, one can make the "final four" (or, in the past, the national title game) in football while clearly not belonging.

    Take 2012 Notre Dame, for instance. That was a good team, and while their record suggested it was a top five team, the title game exposed their schedule (and the team) for what it was: a team that wasn't in the same stratosphere of Alabama, a team that itself wasn't undefeated and had to eek out several close games against a much more difficult schedule.

    2018 ND was essentially a carbon copy.

    It's really hard to "fake it" through an entire NCAA hoops season and then the NCAA Tournament, where you've got to play 5-6 games to get to the big show, at least a few of which are going to be against bonafide top-notch teams.
  16. Sidd Finch

    Sidd Finch Well-Known Member

    I agree. ND is typically rated higher than they should be. That's a big reason they lost 9 straight bowl games. I will point out that IU had to beat perennial juggernaut Kent St (a 10 seed) to reach that 2002 FF. They did beat Duke the one seed in their Region, but another one of their games was against a 13 seed. You can only play who shows up in your bracket, but some years are luckier than others. IU had a lot of good fortune that year. It evens out. IU had a really good team in whatever year they had to play Kentucky in the Sweet 16. Kentucky went on to win it all.

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