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1  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: Today at 03:07:57 PM
Interesting facts from 2017/18 season

1

Michigan had nine touchdown passes. Total.
The least since the Schembechler days in 1975.

2

Army completed just 65 passes.  Lowest total by any team in the last 20 years.
The Cadets were 3-1 in the four games they completed NO passs. Army beat Air Force 21-0 and DID NOT attempt a pass.

3

Iowa State didn’t lose a fumble until the final quarter of the final game of its season.

4
Bryce Love had 13 rushes of at least 50 yards this season.
That put him above ENTIRE TEAMS
Arizona
Memphis
Notre Dame
San Diego State


5

Baker Mayfield broke the FBS record for passer rating — for the second year in a row.

6

Oklahoma’s 11.5 third-down attempts per game were the fewest in the country.
( See number 5)







2  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 15, 2018, 10:31:54 PM
There's stuff in that Steele quote that I agree with and stuff that I disagree with.  Please pass that along to Red.
What would I be passing along?
3  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 15, 2018, 09:26:29 PM
This award-winning documentary might be worth a look today.  

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Not_Your_Negro

Showing on PBS this evening, in most places, on Independent Lens.  Or one can, as always, be smug and confidently assert  that racism is over and Dr. King's work completed.
Not  Mr Steele’s point

  
I bet Red State Ward agrees with you Espnthree!

Maybe you should stop "betting" ('I bet RSW....') and "wondering" ('I wonder why Kid......') - and actually say something around here

To what purpose?

To argue? With whom? With me? Ehh, no point in that.

With you? With Red? Neither of you give a good Goddamn about what is actually said, only which whiskers get tickled as the stimuli go past.

With Tony V? Not likely to result in a dialog.

With Mr. Utley? No need to make an argument, all you need to do is walk outside his fence and that old sonovabitch will start barking his lungs out. He'll stop after you get far enough down the sidewalk. He'll go back to the porch thinkin, "I scared away another burgler!"

So is there any real reason for Yankguy not to just occupy the character he inhabits here?
If Red cared about what I wrote and took it to heart he would no longer be posting here. If Kid cared about what I wrote he'd go back to school and get his high school diploma.
Oh, I see.  You are all about insulting .
4  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 15, 2018, 08:38:07 PM
There's stuff in that Steele quote that I agree with and stuff that I disagree with.
Please explain   
5  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 15, 2018, 07:52:03 PM
This award-winning documentary might be worth a look today.  

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Not_Your_Negro

Showing on PBS this evening, in most places, on Independent Lens.  Or one can, as always, be smug and confidently assert  that racism is over and Dr. King's work completed.
Not  Mr Steele’s point

  
I bet Red State Ward agrees with you Espnthree!
Do you?
6  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 15, 2018, 07:26:19 PM
This award-winning documentary might be worth a look today. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Not_Your_Negro

Showing on PBS this evening, in most places, on Independent Lens.  Or one can, as always, be smug and confidently assert  that racism is over and Dr. King's work completed.
Not  Mr Steele’s point

 
7  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 15, 2018, 04:36:45 PM




That’s why America replaced her first black president with a racist bastard
after electing him twice?
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and Shelby Steele remains mostly full of shit.
that’s your rebuttal ?


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8  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: January 15, 2018, 09:41:43 AM
Minnesota gave 5 1/2 in Vegas and won 29-24 but never got to try the XP. Bet there was a lot of fun at the casinos.


Many got in at 3.5, the opening line.  Only those that waited gave the 5.5

Vikes tried the point.  They showed class by taking a knee.
They showed they knew the score and taking a knee sealed the win.
9  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: January 14, 2018, 10:54:40 PM
Minnesota gave 5 1/2 in Vegas and won 29-24 but never got to try the XP. Bet there was a lot of fun at the casinos.
10  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 13, 2018, 11:23:37 AM
Whoa, Nellie
RIP Keith Jackson.
11  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 12, 2018, 07:06:48 PM
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We are limited in how many we can take this year.
Well…you got Amon-Ra…what more do you need when you’ve got the Egyptian Sun God?

I saw your earlier post. ...and forgot to comment... Very funny  Smiley

Will the Trojans get enough to cover their losses?
12  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 11, 2018, 09:47:28 AM
The last few seconds or so of the Michigan/Purdue Game this week  took 10 minuted as the officials searched for a definitive TV replay of a disputed call. The call was reversed despite the fact that a video review  of that length could hardly be labeled “ conclusive”.

Let’s just do away with replays as an officiating tool. If the Jumbotron flashes evidence of a sneaker toe touching out of bounds then the team that benefitted is on notice that the game officials will correct the calamitous call” in due fashion”.

Let’s just codify the myth of make-up calls by writing them into the rule book.

According to posters on here the calls will even out plus the games will be over much faster.

Everyone will rejoice.
Well except the USC fan when the Trojans lose.
13  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 10, 2018, 10:20:17 PM
I would not even necessarily say that a make up call in football has to be a bad call.
Of course not.  It could have been the correct call that went against USC.
We all get that from reading your posts.
14  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 10, 2018, 01:35:38 PM

Alabam vs Georgia TV ratings were up 9 per cent over over last year’s Championship Game.
The game drew an overnight rating of 16.7.
 
In addition the Rose Bowl with a 14.8 rating and the Sugar Bowl a 12.5 gave the entire playoff package an increase in audience of 18 per cent over last year.
15  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 10, 2018, 01:25:31 PM
Alabam vs Georgia TV ratings were up 9 per cent over over last year’s Championship Game.
The game drew an overnight rating of 16.7.
 
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