'Bama starting off in #1
Posted 21 August 2010 - 06:12 PM
But that was pre-BCS of course, which is a while back! I was surprised to see that Boise State is starting off in #3, behind Ohio. That is really a big deal to them I'm sure, seeing as how they really are a "small" college compared to the other guys.
Posted 21 August 2010 - 06:49 PM
The Crimson Tide then later lost to the University of Our Lady of the Lake at South Bend in a very close game.
We had gotten accustomed to winning. It was hard year.
But, we still beat the dog-slobber out of Auburn, so it wasn't a totally lost year.
Posted 21 August 2010 - 07:05 PM
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Posted 21 August 2010 - 08:47 PM
Aren't pre-season rankings pretty...pointless? Since they're before anyone has played a meaningful game? Seems to be a lot of 'weight' behind them.
Yes, they are of little relevance.
Posted 21 August 2010 - 09:30 PM
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Posted 21 August 2010 - 10:53 PM
I'm glad that the Crimson Tide and PSU are playing each other again. It is one of my favorite rivalries.
Posted 22 August 2010 - 12:15 AM
I propose hand grenades at 20 paces that day.
Posted 22 August 2010 - 12:54 AM
Actually, I am too, Jeff. Two great programs that should meet more often.
I propose hand grenades at 20 paces that day.
Okay, grenades it is. Practice ones I assume.
Posted 22 August 2010 - 01:16 AM
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Posted 22 August 2010 - 05:08 PM
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Posted 23 August 2010 - 01:36 AM
PS I could have told you 3 years ago Tim Tebow would be injured his first game in the NFL.
Posted 24 August 2010 - 10:58 PM
Kinda reminds me of Reggie Bush - amazing in College, not so much in NFL.
I'm not that much of a Reggie Bush fan, I think the stuff he took was a disgrace and his Heismann should be pulled. But that said, are you really thinking of the Reggie Bush who has averaged just under 4 yards a carry in his first three years, and nearly six a carry last year?
Or the Bush who has averaged about four fumbles a year for a total of 17, but who only lost 9 of them (he or a team-mate recovered the rest)?
Or the Bush who has about 65 yards a reception average, with just over 7 receptions a year average? Or the one who averages over 8 TDs a year with an equal number by the run and the pass in these four years (17 running, 17 receiving)?
Just curious, ‘cause those stats aren’t too bad actually in the Pros. Bush generally gets between 100 or 150 carries a year, with a four year average of just under 500 yards rushing per season. While those aren’t Ernie Nevers’ like numbers in yardage (nobody’s are), they aren’t too shabby either since the team isn’t built around him as other teams have tried to do with their "college stars". Nor did the Saints name the team after him to lure him away from pro-baseball. The Duluth Eskimos did that to land Ernie. To get him to come to Duluth they changed the name of the team to; The Ernie Nevers' Eskimos!
Ernie Nevers Hall of Fame page:
Hall of Famers » ERNIE NEVERS
Nevers was the original "multi-sport" athlete, he not only played Pro-Football (both ways), he also played Pro-Basketball and pitched in the majors against the likes of Babe Ruth in 1927. Now there is an "athlete"! He was also a Marine in WW2 (tying him into this forum).
After his football playing career ended in 1932, Nevers began a coaching career, but at the outbreak of World War II, too old for the draft, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. While serving in the Pacific, he and his battalion were reported missing for several months. When they were finally found on a deserted island, several had died, and Nevers, who suffered from beriberi, weighed only 110 pounds.
MCCS - Military Life
Bush hasn’t had but one complete season BTW, he has only played in 52 regular season and playoff games in four years which averages out at 13 games per year in a 17 game season. Last year he got to play in four more games than usual when the Saints made it through the play-offs to the Super Bowl.
Bush is now where near the wash I think Matt Leinart or JaMarcus Russel are. Sure his "stats" are down compared to college, where in three years on the varsity squad he had;
Career Rushing: 433 Attempts, 3169 Yards, 7.3 Avg, with 25 TDs.
Career Kick Returns: 67 Returns, 1522 Yards, 22.7 Avg, with 1 TD
(he even threw in college)
Career Passing: 1 Completion, 3 Attempts, 52 Yards, with 1 TD
Career Receiving: 95 receptions, 1301 yards, with 13 TDs.
Career Scoring: 42 TDs, 252 Points
With the exception of a few RBs of exceptional talent, like my hero Ernie Nevers; most do fall off a bit. They don't call it the "pros" for nothing.
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