Daily Archives: November 29, 2018

Today, in double entendres

Talkin’ ball.  Heh.

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Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Freeze!

What they **really** mean when they say, “It just means more”

One of these is not like the others.

And that is why anyone who suggests the next round of CFP expansion should be coupled with the elimination of conference championship games will be laughed out of the room.  The SEC ain’t giving up that sweet, sweet cash source.

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Filed under It's Just Bidness, SEC Football

One down, one to go

PFF’s top five college players, regardless of position:

Hey, the first team defense handled Isabella pretty well in the first half.  Maybe it’s a sign.

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Filed under Georgia Football

Just stop, Herbie.

There you go again.

Herbstreit said the change in Georgia has been evident since Fromm became the clear-cut No. 1 and the quarterback controversy talk tailed off.

“I think from the LSU game, they just said, ‘we’re done thinking about that, Fromm you’re our guy,’ and they’ve been a different team,” Herbstreit said. “They put the ball in his hands and this guy has been there and done that even though he’s a sophomore

“I think his experience in this game a year ago, if I were a Georgia fan would give me great confidence, and they’ve got outstanding wide receivers.”

Maybe it’s some kind of weird reverse voodoo.

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Pop up PSA

I appreciate the scores of folks sending me messages about the annoying pop up ads that are hijacking their devices when they visit here.  I’m not a techie, but I have been in contact with WordPress, which has been diligently trying to find a fix.

The problem is that they haven’t been able to recreate the problem on their end.  As a result, they’re trying to reverse engineer the situation to see if they can get to the root cause.

They’ve asked me to share this request with you guys.

Can you ask the users who have complained to trying clearing out their browser cache – https://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/#clearing-your-browser-cache

Let me know if that stops the redirect for them.

Those of you who have been struggling with this, please let me know in the comments if that has any effect on your browsing experience here at the blog.  I’ll pass your comments on.

Thanks.  And sorry…

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Filed under GTP Stuff

You can leave your hat on.

Nessler said something needs to be done with the CFP in terms of conference championship games, citing an assumption No. 3 Notre Dame’s inclusion into the Final without a conference title game.

“Either get rid of them,” he said of the conference title games, “or they need – as a committee – to say they don’t matter at all. It’s one or the other. You can’t have it both ways and they have had it both ways.”

That last sentence ought to become the official motto of the selection committee.  The problem for us is that while most people are like Brad Nessler and see being… um, let’s say dual-sided as a bug, the folks running the sport see it as a feature.  There are dangers in consistency that are best avoided if your real goal is spreading the wealth among the wealthy.

In this specific case, make a conference championship a necessary ticket to ride and you automatically exclude independents like Notre Dame, a program that has a national brand that commands a lot of attention and financial consideration.  Flat out deny conference championships as a qualifier and you make it much more likely that a top heavy conference — you know the one I’m talking about — has an improved chance of crashing the semis with two programs.

The P5 commissioners don’t want to be locked in either way, so they structure the committee in a way that lets subjectivity control the results far more than was the case under the BCS.  It’s also how you have the absurdity of ADs from Ohio State and Oklahoma sitting in judgment even as their football teams vie for a spot in the CFP semis.

Oh, right, I forgot.  Everybody checks their hats at the door.  Problem solved.

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Prop bets for Alabama-Georgia

Wanna make a wager on who wins the Dr. Pepper halftime contest?

Sheesh.

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Filed under Bet On It