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College football bowls/playoff thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Cosmo, Dec 21, 2020.

  1. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Why does Alabama waste a scholarship on a punter?
  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Two hours to play one half of football. No wonder I care less and less. BTW, BTE, my first year on the Pats beat in 1987 I interviewed rookie punter Jeff Feagles, who'd been at the U. He told me he had one punt in the month of October 1986. Went on to play until he was older than Brady. So the Alabama kid has a role model.
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  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    A middle linebacker on Devonta Smith. JFC
  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    It didn't look like it was supposed to be man-to-man there. The safety got way out of position.
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    There's 85 scholarships available. You want to mess around with a walk-on who gets a punt blocked and returned for a touchdown?

    Good luck telling boosters/followers that you're willing to risk losing a conference or national title because one of those 85 scholarships couldn't go to a punter.

    And don't even start with kickers. Ask Bobby Bowden how having a reliable kicker might have helped Florida State.
  6. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Memo to self: Always use blue font when making observations some people will actually take seriously.
  7. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    “Actually he gets all three feet in”

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  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    You can be snarky, but it's not as easy to tell with you as it is others. Sadly, there are people who really think like that. It's not blue font to them.

    They're also the ones wringing their hands and wanting the coach fired when they find out that a blocked punt, followed by a touchdown, turned the game or was the winning score. And obviously, "wide right" is fighting words in Tallahassee.
  9. Junkie

    Junkie Well-Known Member

    I kind of see what you mean here. I pretty much thought he was being sarcastic, but when people show no sense of humor 99.8% of the time, how are we supposed to recognize the other 0.2?
  10. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    Soooo did Smith pull a Ronnie Lot?
  11. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking the last really genuine underdog win over Goliath in the CFCG was Miami over Nebraska. Unless you count Fryar's drop of a wide open TD as part of the fix...
  12. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    These teams are an absolute embarrassment of riches.
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