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« Reply #50: November 07, 2020, 03:42:06 PM »
Liberty 38 VT 35   :shock:


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« Reply #51: November 07, 2020, 03:42:47 PM »
Damn Right.

They aren’t beating Ohio State.
Apparently Michigan is not beating anyone. 

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« Reply #52: November 07, 2020, 04:13:35 PM »

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« Reply #53: November 07, 2020, 04:16:01 PM »

Frost will have has a 9-16 9-17 record at Nebraska after this one.  Have to wonder how long the Lincoln faithful will tolerate this?  Maybe as long as Ann Arbor tolerates Harbaugh...


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« Reply #54: November 07, 2020, 06:31:18 PM »
What the hell happened to PSU? Not that I mind.

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« Reply #55: November 07, 2020, 10:43:42 PM »
The only thing worse than tackling h in the NFL is tackling in college football.

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« Reply #56: November 07, 2020, 10:55:24 PM »
So Dabo wears his mask except when he actually needs it when screaming at the officials. But he got the call so it’s ok.

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« Reply #57: November 07, 2020, 11:20:28 PM »
These replay refs need to be put out to pasture

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« Reply #58: November 07, 2020, 11:25:37 PM »
Liberty 38 VT 35   :shock:

VT coaches out-coached themselves.

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« Reply #59: November 08, 2020, 04:11:59 PM »
I've spent the last few years hoping that somebody can at least try to challenge Clemson in the ACC, but last night's double OT win by Notre Dame just doesn't seem legitimate once you consider that Lawrence was out with COVID. If they both win out, though, they're going to play in the ACC championship game right?

Similarly I'd love to see somebody challenge Ohio State in the Big Ten, but this is clearly not the year for that.

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« Reply #60: November 11, 2020, 03:26:14 PM »
Ohio State at Maryland cancelled due to COVID. As well as several other games.

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« Reply #61: November 11, 2020, 04:19:34 PM »
Ohio State at Maryland cancelled due to COVID. As well as several other games.

Hopefully UMD can put them at the back of the schedule so UMD can remain healthy enough - no concussions, broken bones, etc. -  to play the rest of the season.

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« Reply #62: November 11, 2020, 04:35:33 PM »
Hopefully UMD can put them at the back of the schedule so UMD can remain healthy enough - no concussions, broken bones, etc. -  to play the rest of the season.
There are no plans to make up the game.

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« Reply #63: November 11, 2020, 07:51:44 PM »
There are no plans to make up the game.

Sounds like all the COVID cases are at UMD. Season's probably over at this point. 



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« Reply #64: November 14, 2020, 08:20:31 PM »
I'm guessing Jim Harbaugh is done.

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« Reply #65: November 14, 2020, 10:38:50 PM »
I'm guessing Jim Harbaugh is done.

If this had been a road game, they might not have even let him on the plane...

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« Reply #66: November 14, 2020, 11:05:16 PM »
College football, like the NFL, is not real this year and no one should pay any attention to team records  8)

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« Reply #67: November 14, 2020, 11:32:56 PM »
College football, like the NFL, is not real this year and no one should pay any attention to team records  8)

Might as well throw MLB in there while you're at it, and deny Kershaw his ring.  ;)

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« Reply #68: November 15, 2020, 12:19:24 AM »
Baseball was a total joke.   Shouldn’t even count

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« Reply #69: November 15, 2020, 08:18:55 AM »
Better than no sports!

If you compete it counts for something in my book, character is tested and there are winners and losers

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« Reply #70: November 15, 2020, 10:17:46 AM »
College football, like the NFL, is not real this year and no one should pay any attention to team records  8)
If your teams were doing better you would have a different point of view. It does look like it will be difficult for both to finish the season.

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« Reply #71: November 15, 2020, 01:50:54 PM »
If your teams were doing better you would have a different point of view. It does look like it will be difficult for both to finish the season.

This made me think of if the Nats had “won“ and “repeated“ in a “season” with:

- 37% of a normal regular season slate played

- games started well into July after spring training was halted and question marks for a season persisted (also, the opt-out factor)

- game dynamics dramatically altered (and pressure arguably turned down) as far as absence of fan presence and ambiance, especially down the “stretch”

- pacing of a normal season and playoffs as affected by canceled series (Marlins and Cardinals especially) and neutral sites

- questionable rules changes (particularly the still lamentable three batter rule and starting a guy at second in extras)

- massively expanded playoff format, which along with economic uncertainties and the questionable franchise and fan value of winning a “title“ in this “season“ affected the trading deadline in the amount of teams willing to go for it versus the off-season

- optics and priorities displayed of letting a Black Sox-riffic title from 2017 stand as well as letting the full complement of players compete for a piece of metal – – with a losing record to boot


In such a case, I don’t know that I could look back on a 2020 title without seeing elements of authenticity lacking as to what preceded it. It would’ve been nice for the players, but I don’t think too many were likely put out by not doing better as much as not having an opportunity for a victory lap with the fans and to repeat in circumstances that mirrored last year.




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« Reply #72: November 15, 2020, 03:18:29 PM »
You also would have seen character and mental toughness beyond what’s needed in non-COVID years.

Yesterday the Miami Hurricanes had over a dozen players out for COVID tests, including starting offensive linemen. Their win at Virginia Tech isn’t less of a win, but more of one to me.

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« Reply #73: November 15, 2020, 03:35:28 PM »
Better than no sports!

If you compete it counts for something in my book, character is tested and there are winners and losers
Primoz Roglic with the biggest comeback of the year!

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« Reply #74: November 15, 2020, 04:26:07 PM »
You also would have seen character and mental toughness beyond what’s needed in non-COVID years.

For my part, I like many others are talking about a comparative view of this year versus others as far as the tradition of the national pastime and other major sports. I haven’t harped on casting what’s occurred as completely devoid of meaning for players or those choosing to watch.

However, there should be no issue with some contextualization of events concerning rule changes and circumstances — especially when the metrics and traditional pressure elements are massively altered as a result in certain aspects. That includes how many people are going to be prone to not find such situations compelling, for example, just because the “World Series” is on. As far as inspirational stories, watching some of the Paralympics a couple of months back worked well in that vein and was in abundance.