Your national championship game day post

Wonder who this dude is pulling for…

Bill Connelly has as in-depth a game preview as you’ll likely need right here.  Bill sees Clemson covering the 5.5-point spread, a call I happen to agree with.  Other than favoring whatever outcome would make for a less obnoxious version of Dabo Swinney, I don’t have a dog in this hunt.  I just want to be entertained.

How ’bout you guys?

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83 responses to “Your national championship game day post

  1. I really don’t care who wins tonight. I may or may not watch the game. I hope little ole Clempson loses but not enough to be happy if LSU wins. I’m just ready for the 2019 season to be officially over.

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    • Chi-town Dawg

      They could make it even more interesting by raising the stakes. For example, the loser can no longer refer to their stadium as Death Valley or the loser must relinquish the Tiger nickname. Otherwise, I’m hoping LSU wins and shuts up Dabo.

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  2. LSU 42-27. Orgeron has a really confident bunch, and they will be ready to play. Clemson had lots of luck/help beating Ohio State. They aren’t getting help in New Orleans.

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  3. Biggen

    No one has stopped those Manziel type throws where he scrambles around for 5 seconds and throws a 40 yard reception. Stop that crap and Clemson covers.

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  4. MDDawg

    I hope the dude in that video is only doing that because he lost some kind of bet.

    I hope LSU wins, partially because I want to see Dabo pout but also because I get tired of all the coaches whining about transfers. Although most of those gripes aren’t targeted at grad transfers like Burrow, I think it would undermine their argument a bit to see a transfer QB win it all.

    I’ll be surprised if I’m still watching after halftime though. Not that I think it will be a blowout either way, I just don’t know if I can stay up that late watching a game between two teams I don’t really care about. I can always catch the highlights tomorrow.

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  5. Geaux Tigers!
    The good ones, not the ones Dabo coaches.

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  6. ugafidelis

    I doubt I’ll be watching more of our regional rivals win yet another national championship on our year 40. I don’t like college football that much.

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  7. I really like Coach O and think it is justice that he’s here after the way he was shifted by SC. When I hear these clowns on 960 making fun of his Acadian speech it infuriates me. Not one iota of sense about what that it and the rich traditions of that culture or any other for that matter.

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    • RangerRuss

      I generally don’t care for rival coaches. But I like Ed O. He reminds me of the Men that raised me in football,hunting and hard damn work. He stepped on his crank and lost most everything. Learned from his mistakes, paid his penance and is finally reaping the rewards for his persistence in spite of those who ridicule his accent and mannerisms.
      Saying all that, piss on LSU and fuck those clemson cunts.

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  8. ASEF

    Clemson seems to be borrowing Gus’s lucky rabbit foot lately.

    I think it comes down to the officiating. How physical will they let Clemson’s DBs be? And in a game of two roughly equivalent teams, who gets the boost of the bad calls?

    Who got the nod for the assignment? B12 or P12? Can’t imagine they would go B1G again after their shit show in 2017.

    I am debating either watching with the sound off or going to the gym.

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    • Mayor

      I agree about the officiating likely dictating the winner ASEF. I’ll hold my nose and watch with the sound on because I want to hear what the broadcasters say in their efforts to affect the outcome of the game by influencing the TV ref to stop the game for reviews and targeting calls: “That was clear targeting Kirk—I can’t believe the refs didn’t flag that! Wait…the booth has just notified the on-field referee that they are reviewing this obvious missed targeting call. Gee, that was their best defender who just got ejected. And the offense gets a fresh set of downs when they were jus about to have to punt, plus now they are across midfield and are almost in field goal range!”

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      • Macallanlover

        I dislike the way the targeting rule is written and interpreted in CFB as much as anyone, but if they don’t call that play targeting, you might as well throw the rule out because you are not serious about it. Nothing controversial about it, except from the irrational fans of the school who was penalized. Many fans believe their team has never violated a rule, and there is a rule violation by their opponents on every single play.

        I don’t buy the conspiracy theories on refs, accept there will be missed calls in all games, and in 60 years of watching UGA football can only point to 3 penalties against Georgia that were blatantly missed by officials and directly changed the outcome of the game. Arguing bang/bang PI calls and OL holding is simply impossible and not worth the time, imo.

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  9. Hogbody Spradlin

    I’m envious of LSU. It’s always somebody else catches magic in a bottle. OTOH I can’t abide Clemson, the pious humble Dabo, and the lovely and talented Trevor Lawrence.

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  10. Chi-town Dawg

    I’m just glad it wasn’t black tie optional or else who knows what the above video might show…

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  11. The other Doug

    i’ll say it. LSU throttles Clemson.

    Burrows is going to continue completing 70% of his passes and Venables doesn’t have the horses to stop it. The way Burrows uses the whole field will be the difference.

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  12. WNCDawg

    Really how can explain some of the calls this year in football. The officials cover the 5.5 spread and win the game cause they’ve got a card in their pocket explain how Vegas works. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. So the officials for the win.

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  13. spur21

    Tigers win by 12

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  14. I hope Coach O and his boys slaughter the fake-tiger/fake-death-valley goober-coached pretty boys from South Carolina.

    I heard Coach O is gonna let Joe Burreaux play OLB on a few defensive snaps because Joe wants a chance to sack Trevor Lawrence (as close as Trevor will ever get to winning a Heisman).

    Today is the only day I’ll say it, but I say it with SEC pride and with my best cookie monster voice — GEAUX TIGERS!!!!

    LSU on top 35-24

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  15. JasonC

    Plan to watch in Hong Kong with an LSU grad so I guess I’m pulling for LSU. But I’m a bit torn. I’m tired of hearing Dabo whine, so I’d like him to lose, but if he loses, then he’ll probably whine even more. Oh, well…

    BTW, if you are in HK and looking for the game. 633 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, 10/F

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  16. practicaldawg

    LSU rolls unless Burrow gets hurt or something. But he seems to have an invisible shield of armor, so I don’t see it happening.

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  17. Macallanlover

    I admit to being totally puzzled by the “don’t know if I will watch”, or “I don’t care” comments above. It seems bi-polar to spend as much time staying up with CFB as so many do here, and then (pretending?) to shrug your shoulders at the title game, and between what looks to be a really intriguing match up. It makes so little sense to me that I wonder if it is sincere or just a mask for people’s disappointment for UGA to not be there. Not challenging anyone specifically but it just falls outside my “logic arena”, ans so many are jumping on that platform. (Sure, I know some UGA fans that only watch games where UGA is involved, but I don’t consider them CFB fans, just Georgia fans.)

    My money is on LSU tonight, think they win, and cover, maybe 10-14 points. My thinking is a score similar to Jared’s above. I really respect Venable’s defenses, and credit him for raising Clemson up that one last notch from where they were, but I honestly don’t know how you stop all the ways LSU can come at you. Perhaps they don’t execute tonight, but they have all 14 games so far, it seems they don’t take nights off. Really looking forward to seeing these two teams go at it. I not only will watch the game, I will stay up for the interviews, postmortem from the talking heads, and the message board commentary. I admit it, I love CFB and look forward to every big game played. Geaux Tigahs!!

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    • I love watching Georgia. And I love watching great games. But I won’t be watching tonight. 1) It’s on too late and 2) I don’t want to see it if Clemson wins and 3) I’ve already seen LSU win a meaningful championship.

      It all seems kind of redundant when I don’t actually have a dog in the fight.

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    • I’m a Georgia fan first and foremost. I enjoy CFB, but I have no desire to watch either of these teams win the national championship given how both of them have been jackasses toward us in the last 2 months. I don’t like either head coach, and both of their fan bases are insufferable when they are successful. How’s that for a reason I don’t care?

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    • PTC DAWG

      Agree on all points

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    • ugafidelis

      That’s me Mac. I love college football season, but I’m really just a Dawg fan. I rarely, if ever watch football if we’re not playing or when I’m hanging with my friends who root for somebody else. The last full post season game that I can remember watching start to finish, was FSU/AU 2013. I’ll check in on them, but I lose interest pretty quickly.

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      • Macallanlover

        Just I have always envied Type B folks’ ability to take many things casually that really flip my switch, I really wish I had that outlook on CFB. I would be a better husband and father and not insist all my Saturdays in the fall be reserved for CFB regardless of what else is proposed by others. (Admittedly, this is for the past 20 years only.) I watch from 9-10 in the morning, and don’t stop until about 1-3 the next morning. As a huge Dawg fan, I specifically point to those games as the priority, but this schedule is the same, even of UGA is off that week. Of course, that applies to every big bowls, playoff games, and many Thursday and Friday night games.

        I do feel this will subside in the next couple of years as things surrounding the game are not moving in directions I am comfortable with. MLB and the NFL have lost me, the only professional sport I still watch is about a half dozen golf events per year.

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        • Russ

          I’m with you, Mac. I love CFB and have to work to moderate it during the season given family demands. Luckily, my wife likes CFB and will tolerate my obsession. Plus, she wants to watch the game tonight. I’ll be watching. It’s not like it’s Florida or Auburn playing!

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        • It’s the last live CFB we get to watch for 9 months. It’s an SEC v ACC match up. I’m an admitted LSU fan. Gary Danielson isn’t part of the broadcast team. So yeah, I’ll tune in.

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    • MDDawg

      If this was a Saturday night , I’d be watching no doubt. But I have to be up around 4 am tomorrow to get ready for work. I just don’t care enough about either team to lose sleep during the work week over this one.

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      • Macallanlover

        And if I were a patient on your early morning schedule, I would really appreciate that! It is getting tougher for me to hang in all the way through the PAC 12 After Dark games unless they are compelling so as I get older, I miss some 2nd half plays! But I haven’t had to get up for work in a long time so it is easier. I will say, even in my working days, I would have found a way to make it until midnight for a game like this. But some of these guys are saying they won’t bother to watch even the first half because of lack of interest. And I still call BS on that. It is two reams we have a history with, not some Wazzu vs Las Vegas type meaningless bowl.

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  18. Morris Day

    I will be in bed by 10. I might watch some before turning in.

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  19. Biggus Rickus

    The thing that stood out to me in the semis was that Clemson couldn’t generate a pass rush with their front four. Based on everything I’ve seen, Burrow will carve them up if they have to resort to blitzing. Clemson will have some offensive success, but not enough to cover. If Smart and Lanning couldn’t figure out a way to do more than kind of contain LSU, I doubt Clemson is going to find some magic formula.

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    • Biggus Rickus

      Well, it’s still early enough that it could still end up gong LSU’s way, but so far Clemson has them confused and floundering on offense. I wouldn’t have figured that. I also didn’t expect them to move the ball quite so easily on LSU. So basically, unless things completely turn, I was roughly 100% wrong.

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  20. TripleB

    LSU going away. I think Clemson knows it.

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  21. duronimo

    This is one of those aliens walking amongst us … referred to in scientific publications as a “Wal-martian.” Men in black are nearby.

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  22. Debby Balcer

    I want LSU to beat Clemson worse than they beat us.

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  23. CEPH

    The money line is huge for LSU – 280. thats a lot of money to pay just to win $100.00. Would not touch that game with a ten foot pole, BUT i do hope LSU wins.

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  24. CannonDawg

    I won’t miss a chance to see Dabeaux & Co. get their butts handed to them. Here’s hoping the Boys from the Bayou are all over the ACCers from the get-go, and the hyper-partisan LSU partisans are record-setting loud, drunk, and obnoxious, masked only by the incessant and largely useless bloviations of Herbstreit.

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  25. Otto

    If Coach O can keep his kids out of trouble tonight LSU covers. I will be watching, and I have nothing against LSU. I have enjoyed my road trips down to LSU. They also have some of the nicer fans for a programs that wins SEC Championships. Clemson is a more disliked rival and are not in the SEC.

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  26. Whiskey Dawg

    LSU, keep the NC in the SEC.

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  27. soccerdawg

    I’m pulling for LSU and I think LSU wins.I am no LSU fan and the way I was treated in RedStick two years ago was assaulting. I can’t cheer for any team that wears orange. I read an article about how Clemson went to Iowa State to learn their 3 man d line. that line will be ineffective against Burreaux and he will carve them up like he did our secondary. Second, I listed to a radio interview of Clemson’s radio announcer. He said Clemson wins easily and they will win the next three national championships. That alone is enough for me to pull for LSU.

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  28. FlyingPeakDawg

    I’ve got the Tigers winning, then heading back to Death Valley where the media will swoon over their quotable coach and insufferable fans touting their superiority well into next season.

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  29. Uglydawg

    While I’m not really pulling for either team, as the game goes on one or the other will usually win me over.
    The greatest thing about this game is that Alabama fans can’t stand being irrelevant.

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  30. W Cobb Dawg

    I’m out west all week, so game time is 5:00!! Otherwise I’d be turning it off and heading to bed at halftime. Hope LSU kicks the ship out of clemmons.

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  31. dawgman3000

    I’ll be pulling for Tigers of Baton Rouge. I respect what Dabo has done at Clemson, but LSU has kind of a feel good vibe to them. I like Coach O and Burrow to get it done for the folks on the bayou.

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  32. 92 Grad

    If Burrow and his receivers play loose LSU will win easily. I live in clemson territory and I cant wait for them to humble themselves.

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  33. tiredofidsearch

    Obviously not an LSU fan by any means, but I’d love it if LSU beat them 63-3 (Wont happen, but one can dream right ?). Just maul them and send them back to SC crying like little babies.
    Can you tell I dont care for them ?

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  34. Macallanlover

    Yeah, my wife doesn’t stay up until midnight unless Georgia is involved, weekends included. But she is a trooper and has come to like college football because of my craziness. She skips the games that don’t involve teams she doesn’t know anything about, or have a friend who follows them. I am lucky, none of my friends’ wives would put up with me over this.

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  35. Illini84

    How could a college football fan not watch this game?

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  36. Cosmic Dawg

    Georgia’s lackluster offense was surely mostly due to losing all those receivers – you can talk it to death, but the main issue was the receivers, period.

    However, for the rest of the story, you need only watch how Clemson is using inventive misdirection, hesitation, etc to fool LSU’s defense and compare that to Georgia’s uninspired and predictable deployment of its own talent.

    True, we didn’t have the running QB threat. But regardless, imho there is great disparity in the strategy and creativity on display from these two OC’s when compared to our own.

    When I watched the Dawgs, I never once wondered – damn, what was – who’s got the football?!? And I know a lot of that is the running QB, but we could have done more.

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  37. Got Cowdog

    Holy shit! Clemson showed up to play! What do we do now?

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  38. Got Cowdog

    And my wife (Who doesn’t like football) says “Clemson’s quarterback is adorable” and I said “Yeah he’s like six-six” then she went “Uh-huh” in a way I did not like at all ….

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  39. Morris Day

    I said I’d be in bed by 10. They’re making me rethink that. Good game so far.

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  40. Got Cowdog

    Dear Dawg,
    Please don’t let us have to listen to how “Nobody gave us a chance cause we ain’t played nobody” for the next nine months. I’ve been pretty good.
    Love,
    Got

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  41. Illini84

    Live by targeting, die by targeting.

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    • Macallanlover

      But both were good calls. Really don’t understand what ohio complained about, and Dabo should have nothing to say about this call either. That kid tonight was having a helluva game though, stud LB. Clemson was done when he was ejected but when he sees the film, that was definitely on him.

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  42. Gaskilldawg

    Well, our defense held LSU to fewer points than Clem’s son did.

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  43. RangerRuss

    The University of Georgia Bulldogs are a top 4 team.

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  44. Bulldog Joe

    Congratulations to LSU.

    A lot will be said about the LSU offense, but #8 on defense put an end to the shootout. Dude was everywhere.

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  45. Got Cowdog

    Geaux Tigers!

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  46. Got Cowdog

    And…..
    Hell yeah RR. Go Dawgs.

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