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2017 College Football Stories Thread (not the weekly degenerate thread)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Season starts in 3 weeks, may as well get a thread started with ...


    ... a Jeff Pearlman story on Sam Darnold.

    Sam Darnold is boring.

    We might as well get that out of the way.

    He’s boring. Dull. Sorta lame.

    His mother and father (who, interestingly, are anything butboring) refer to their boy as “Flatline,” and while this isn’t meant as an insult, it’s not exactly a compliment. Southern Cal’s redshirt sophomore quarterback doesn’t tweet. He doesn’t talk shit. He won’t bash UCLA’s Josh Rosen or promise a national championship. There are zero traces of tattoos or piercings or shirtless arm-crossed tough guy poses.

    When Sam recently met with a B/R Mag writer on the USC campus, he sported gray shorts, worn sneakers and a wrinkled white T-shirt with yellow sweat stains beneath the armpits. It is within the realm of possibilities he combed his hair beforehand. Maybe.

    Whether discussing last season’s thrilling Rose Bowl win over Penn State or if he’ll declare for the 2018 NFL draft (he’s noncommittal), his vocal tone remained at the same level. Sorta…like…this. “That’s Sam,” says Chris Darnold, his mother. “He’s a wonderful boy. But his goal isn’t to thrill you.”

    Read the rest: Sam Darnold Is the Realest

    First 5 games of the season are on August 26

    2:30 PM Oregon State at Colorado State CBS Sports Network
    3:00 PM Portland State at BYU [​IMG] [​IMG]
    6:00 PM Hawai'i at Massachusetts
    7:30 PM South Florida at San José State CBS Sports Network
    10:00 PM Stanford vs. Rice* [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I figure the thread for degenerates (like myself) will appear in a few weeks.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Is this exclusively the Second Best Team Ever thread?
    Songbird likes this.
  5. Machine Head

    Machine Head Well-Known Member

  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    COLLEGE FOOTBALL YEAR X: "The QB of an LA School is The Next Big Thing!"
  8. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    I'm sure after USC loses to Stanford and Texas in the first month, they will run off nine straight and again be competing for the "Best Team Ever in History" title.
    LongTimeListener likes this.
  9. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    September: Take USC's opponent.
    October and November: Take the Trojans, regardless of point spread.

    Oops ... should have saved that for the weekly degenerate threads ... ;)
  10. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Why'd the stud kicker who won the Rose Bowl get booted off the team last week?
  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Second Best.
  12. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    Weird story. Boormeester was charged with assault (not sexual) of his girlfriend, who is on the tennis team. The charge was reported by another tennis player who lives nearby. After the decision was made to remove him from the university, the girlfriend filed a statement that she was not assaulted and it not in an abusive relationship ... yada yada yada.

    USC kicker Matt Boermeester left school after Title IX investigation finding – Orange County Register
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