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#1 Rich Kennedy

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 05:10 PM

Um. I've seen this before as a Wolverine fan. They cream Notre Dame and run through the rest of the "pre-season" only to fall flat in the Big Ten. But WOW. Never saw anything like that before. And with the whole stadium singing along to that White Stripes riff, it was like the playoffs in Hockeytown, but with six times the crowd.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 07:46 PM

I'm from Indiana, so this looks to be a bleak football season: no Indiana teams are ever good, and Manning will be out for most (or all) of the Colts season. At least I can fall back on the Bears.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 07:50 PM

I think I won't be running my mouth this season. Unfortunately.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 04:49 AM

Oh, I suspect that The Week and The Game will be good. As I see it, you will have to give it four more weeks at least to get a feel for what might yet be. For us, it will be continued negotiations on the field between Hoke and #16 and becoming accustomed to Matison's system on defense.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 09:10 AM

I think I won't be running my mouth this season. Unfortunately.

Indeed. I move a mile and a half from the 'Shoe, where the mob can be heard without great difficulty when they are cheering wildly, and this season looks like it will provide precious few opportunities to cheer. I predict 6-6 and a trip to the Insight Bowl, or something equally thrilling.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 09:56 AM

Unless Toledo is on a Ball State-like outlier year, I don't know that I'd go for 6-6, but I could easily see 8-4. If the Rockets are awesome, I'm going National Championship (free tattoos for all!).

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:56 PM

Yeah, I swore off college football after week one.

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- ND employee with degrees from Oregon.


But don't worry, I'll be back on the wagon soon enough...

#8 Rich Kennedy

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:06 PM

Unless Toledo is on a Ball State-like outlier year, I don't know that I'd go for 6-6, but I could easily see 8-4. If the Rockets are awesome, I'm going National Championship (free tattoos for all!).

But that's why you play these guys ahead of the rest of the league. You ask me, Toledo helped work some of the cobwebs out for a new coach who was sort of thrust into the job, Three more weeks and you get four good guys back.

I really wish that rankings would start in October. You get a better picture then which is not clouded by earlier assumptions not yet disproven.

Yeah, I swore off college football after week one.

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- ND employee with degrees from Oregon.


But don't worry, I'll be back on the wagon soon enough...


Oooh. Ouch and double ouch. Kelly did great everywhere he's been. If ND is as bad as you suspect, he will be in an ICU before Thanksgiving. This Saturday will not be pretty. However, I cannot conceive of a Kelly team screwing up for very long. What plagued them the last few weeks is fixable.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:15 AM

But that's why you play these guys ahead of the rest of the league. You ask me, Toledo helped work some of the cobwebs out for a new coach who was sort of thrust into the job, Three more weeks and you get four good guys back.

I really wish that rankings would start in October. You get a better picture then which is not clouded by earlier assumptions not yet disproven.


I sure hope that's the case for my Georgia Dawgs. Two games against top 15 (preseason) teams. Two losses (one substantial, one a tight heartbreaker).

Now, there should be no more cobwebs. Let's go 10-2 (tongue firmly in cheek).

#10 Rich Kennedy

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 06:32 PM

hope that's the case for my Georgia Dawgs. Two games against top 15 (preseason) teams. Two losses (one substantial, one a tight heartbreaker).

Now, there should be no more cobwebs. Let's go 10-2 (tongue firmly in cheek).


Oh, I'm sorry. I wasn't referring to pro leagues. I should have been more clear. Go Gamecocks (I can't believe I'm rooting for an SC team, but there you go).