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it's about that time again and i personally can't wait. pro and college, who's going to be kicking who's ass on the grid iron this year? let the pre-season predictions begin.
post #2 of 55
You Americans are all big wusses, wearing helmets and padding etc.

Why not play proper football (soccer)?



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I agree. Football is for sissies. Real men play hockey. Soccer is not for sissies, but it's close.

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post #4 of 55
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[quote]Originally posted by RodUK:
<strong>You Americans are all big wusses, wearing helmets and padding etc.

Why not play proper football (soccer)?



[ 07-31-2002: Message edited by: RodUK ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

i love "soccer". hell, i played it for over 20 something years, both indoors and out. but watching it can at times be as fun as watching the grass grow. fun to play, boring to watch, mostly.

wusses huh? have you seen how big and how fast these guys are. if they didn't wear pads, there would be a whole lot of dead people laying on the side of the field after each game. even when you get hit with all those pads on you feel it. you feel for days. you really have no idea.
post #5 of 55
Hooray for football.

I got my first fix of the season last night with the North Texas v. South Texas All-Star game (high school level).

My beloved Longhorns kick-off on August 31st, I'm getting impatient.
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post #6 of 55
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[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>Hooray for football.

I got my first fix of the season last night with the North Texas v. South Texas All-Star game (high school level).

My beloved Longhorns kick-off on August 31st, I'm getting impatient.</strong><hr></blockquote>

i watched part of that last night as well. it just got me more in the mood. the big twelve is going to be pretty interesting this year. especially after my beloved sooners roast your horns all over the field
post #7 of 55
All I can say is...GO PATS!!!

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post #8 of 55
mmmm football season... i LOVE football... especially college football. although i will say OU doesn't have the best team around... can't wait to watch the games...

i don't really have any favorite teams though... a few of my friends play for ohio state so i do like to watch those games...
post #9 of 55
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[quote]Originally posted by ibub:
<strong>mmmm football season... i LOVE football... especially college football. although i will say OU doesn't have the best team around... can't wait to watch the games...

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time will tell my friend. time will tell.
post #10 of 55
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oops, you were talking about ohio u. as opposed to oklahoma u., were you not? ahhh athens. i remember a drunken halloween spent there in my youth. or i should say i can't remember.
post #11 of 55
just to clarify... when i say OU i don't mean oklahoma university... i mean ohio university...
post #12 of 55
ha we posted at the same time!!! halloween... yeah that's a whole different thread
post #13 of 55
Ah, American Football...

You really like gorillas?
We've got just the pet for you
It's the way you're forced to act
To survive our schools

Make your whole life revolve around sports
Walk tough-don't act too smart
Be a mean machine
Then we'll let you get ahead

Jock-O-Rama-Save my soul
We're under the thumb of the Beef Patrol
The future of America is in their hands
Watch it roll over Niagara Falls
Pep rally in the holy temple
And you're forced to go
Masturbate en masse
With the favored religious cult
Cheerleaders yell-"Ra Ra Team"
From the locker room parades the prime beef
When archaeologists dig this up
They'll either laugh or cry

Jock-O-Rama-On the brain
Redneck-a-thon drivin' me insane
The future of America is in their hands
Watch it roll over Niagara Falls
Unzip that old time religion
On the almighty football field
Beerbellies of all ages
Come to watch the gladiators bleed
"Now boys, this game ain't played for fun
You're going out there to win
How d'ya win?
Get out there
And snap the other guy's knee!"

Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up!
Ra Ra Ra
Snap those spinal cords
Ha Ha Ha

The star quarterback lies injured
Unconscious on the football field
Looks like his neck's been broken
Seems to happen somewhere every year

His mom and dad clutch themselves and cry
Their favorite son will never walk again
Coach says, "That boy gave a hundred percent
What spirit
What a man"

But who cares?
Games over-Let's go get wasted man
To the 7-11, to the liquor store
Let's party all night and party some more

Another Trans-Am
Wrapped itself around a telephone pole
"I ain't drunk, officer
I just fell gettin' out of my car"

Don't worry about it, son
We were that way when we were young
You've got all the skills
To make a damn good businessman

Jock-O-Rama-that's the law
Come lick the butts of the Beef Patrol
If the future of America is handed to them
Watch it roll over Niagara Falls

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post #14 of 55
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soooooo you don't like football?
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WOOHOO!!! Go HOKIES!!! I think our first game is against Arkansas... HOpefully the recent graduating class wont have taken away too much of our defense. As for offense, its lookin good!!!! GO TECH!
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post #16 of 55
[quote]Originally posted by running with scissors:
<strong>wusses huh? have you seen how big and how fast these guys are. if they didn't wear pads, there would be a whole lot of dead people laying on the side of the field after each game. even when you get hit with all those pads on you feel it. you feel for days. you really have no idea.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah you feel it... that's why they only do one game a week.
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[quote]Originally posted by running with scissors:
<strong>soooooo you don't like football?</strong><hr></blockquote>

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post #18 of 55
[quote]Originally posted by running with scissors:
<strong>soooooo you don't like football?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Of course he doesn't.

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running with scissors:

What an accurate name for an OU fan.

I look forward to October 12th, I think Mack Brown evens up the score this time. Your DL looks like an NFL DL but losing Roy Williams will help us out a lot.

And your offense... well, I'm more scared of UNT's offense.

It will be a great game.

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post #19 of 55
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hello groverat,
oct 12 will be glorious day. mack brown will once again show the sporting world that there is more to colloge football than a great recruiting class. you also have to know how to couch too

williams and calmus will be missed, but the guys coming in behind them are very very solid. defense should be better than it was last year

as far as the offense, unt indeed (ouch), the reason we had such a rough time last year at times was because or our o-line was being shuffled around all year due to injuries. not mention hybal tends to be a very one dimensional qb. i doubt we will se much of him this year, fingers crossed. white is back and far more of threat because of his mobility.you remember him don't ya? freshman rawls is going to be the one to watch next year, if not sooner. they will put the numbers up and be in the hunt for another national championship. by the way those are nice. you should get one sometime. you can always come and visit ours if things don't work out

but your right, it should be a great game.

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post #20 of 55
[quote]you also have to know how to couch too <hr></blockquote>

Oh he can couch. He's got the reclining seat with the foot stool and everything. He can couch like a mofo.

And he can coach pretty good, too, good enough to beat Okie State anyway.

[quote]williams and calmus will be missed, but the guys coming in behind them are very very solid. defense should be better than it was last year<hr></blockquote>

I keep hearing that. I would say the defensive line improving always helps a defense, especially one like OU's.

I look forward to seeing what Cedric Benson, Chris Simms and our fleet of ungodly WRs can do. I figure 1 touchdown and a field goal wins the game for UT.

[quote]as far as the offense, unt indeed (ouch), the reason we had such a rough time last year at times was because or our o-line was being shuffled around all year due to injuries. not mention hybal tends to be a very one dimensional qb. i doubt we will se much of him this year, fingers crossed.<hr></blockquote>

I hear Hybl is battling Rawls for the 2nd spot. That's gotta hurt.

[quote]white is back and far more of threat because of his mobility.you remember him don't ya?<hr></blockquote>

Pffft. A gimmick quick QB after knocked out your first stringer comes in and scrambles a bit, I'm not impressed. We'll see how White does against a UT defense that's prepared for his style.

[quote]freshman rawls is going to be the one to watch next year, if not sooner. they will put the numbers up and be in the hunt for another national championship.<hr></blockquote>

OU will be in the hunt as long as Bob Stoops is there. He may be a hotheaded freak but he's a good coach.

I would mention him screaming at White to go play on a hyperextended knee, but "that's just water under the dam".

[quote]by the way those are nice. you should get one sometime. you can always come and visit ours if things don't work out<hr></blockquote>

We've got a few of our own and are making plans to add to the collection.


(I love college football and the related smack talk.)

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post #21 of 55
Niners play the Redskins in Japan this weekend. The NFC West will be interesting this year.

Yeah, sissies...

Being chased and landed on by a 400 pound Gilbert Brown in unforgiving pads...god, how girly!

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post #22 of 55
People who say (in seriousness) that football is weak because of the pads have never played football.
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post #23 of 55
Watch for Iowa State to give a rebuildng FSU a scare in the kickoff classic, with Seneca Wallace catching some hype at QB. God, if they won the cool people in this state would tear it apart!

After last year, I'm through predicting the NFL. Parity at it's worst!

In the national college picture, I think it'll be pretty wide open, too. Being a Big XII guy I'd like to see Texas cash in on their big recuiting classes.

By the way, I'm sort of a closet Ohio U fan. They gave ISU a couple tough games the last two years, and I like teams that run the option (except Nebraska )
Go Bobcats!

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post #24 of 55
Seneca Wallace is great, but the smart money is never against FSU. That program is just insane with how quickly it reloads the talent. You're doing pretty damned good as a program when 8-4 is a bad season.
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post #25 of 55
I agree, soccer is much much much better. Football sucks.

Go Brownies!

Cincinnati vs. Ohio State More than likely the Buckeyes maul the Bearcats, but I would be rollin if they pulled off an upset.

Hopefully my high school team gets a state championship soon. We've always been very good. Junior year #3 in the state and 10-0 and got upset in the first round by a very good squad. Every single year we have to play national powerhouse St. Ignatius in the first round of the playoffs. How's that for chances?
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post #26 of 55
Good point, Groverat. So many times I've thought the Seminoles had slid back to the pack, only to have them come back with a top-five finish.
I think it will mean a lot to the ISU program if they can keep it close throughout on such a big stage. &gt;fingers crossed&lt;
This thread got me going around to some of the sports sites-Washington State is one of the favorites in the Pac 10?!
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They're another of the teams I dig on the side, mainly for their wide open offense and cool uni's, but I didn't think they'd be that good this year!

Jeff

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post #27 of 55
jeffyboy... i didn't know there was such a thing as a closet bobcat fan! there are some people in ohio who have never even heard of ohio university.

tigerwoods99... i must say it was weird to see st. ignatius while reading through this thread. i know what you mean though, playing them first round would suck. i went to centerville high school. not always a football powerhouse but every now and then we have a good team.
post #28 of 55
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florida state's got another year before they're back in the hunt. they will have their hands full. still a relatively young team, but you guys are right, they just keep reloading and could still be a threat.

groverat,

i think you will find it very hard to run on us. horns will have to win this in the air. your receivers are some barney badasses, ill give you that, but you will be going up against, arguably, one of the best secondaries in the country. will see if sims has grown up any after loosing the job, rightfully, to applewhite, who should of had it all last year. mack fvcked up big time there in my book. how does your defense look to be this year? haven't really heard much. it should be a good one. it will be a great game. are you going? i'll be there.

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post #29 of 55
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[quote]Originally posted by ibub:
<strong>jeffyboy... i didn't know there was such a thing as a closet bobcat fan! there are some people in ohio who have never even heard of ohio university.

tigerwoods99... i must say it was weird to see st. ignatius while reading through this thread. i know what you mean though, playing them first round would suck. i went to centerville high school. not always a football powerhouse but every now and then we have a good team.</strong><hr></blockquote>

centerville as in dayton? i went beavercreek hs down the street. small world.
post #30 of 55
very small world... i also used to live in beavercreek
post #31 of 55
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>People who say (in seriousness) that football is weak because of the pads have never played football. </strong><hr></blockquote>

People have this idea that the pads are pillows or something. The pads actually add 40 or so pounds to each player and are needed because the other players are wearing pads. If someone with pads smashed someone without, the person without would be crushed. If two people without pads smashed each other, they would both be equally disgruntled...just as if two people with pads squabble...so its essentially the same as wearing no pads at all. Did that make sense?
post #32 of 55
[quote]Originally posted by ibub:
<strong>very small world... i also used to live in beavercreek </strong><hr></blockquote>

small world? give me a break. the whole small world idea is a bunch of crap. each of us face hundreds of situations, meetings/greetings every day, and that fact that one out of a thousand people you come in contact with shares some similarity with you is not particularly startling. sorry to be such a grouch.
post #33 of 55
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[quote]Originally posted by progmac:
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small world? give me a break. the whole small world idea is a bunch of crap. each of us face hundreds of situations, meetings/greetings every day, and that fact that one out of a thousand people you come in contact with shares some similarity with you is not particularly startling. sorry to be such a grouch.</strong><hr></blockquote>

uuuuh oooohh kaaaay. you are being a bit testy. does someone need to to get laid more?
post #34 of 55
[quote]Originally posted by running with scissors:
<strong>

uuuuh oooohh kaaaay. you are being a bit testy. does someone need to to get laid more?</strong><hr></blockquote>

yes.
post #35 of 55
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[quote]Originally posted by ibub:
<strong>very small world... i also used to live in beavercreek </strong><hr></blockquote>

cool
post #36 of 55
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[quote]Originally posted by progmac:
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yes.</strong><hr></blockquote>

well, you won't be with that attitude mister
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geez, no he won't.. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
post #38 of 55
running with scissors:

[quote]<strong>florida state's got another year before they're back in the hunt. they will have their hands full. still a relatively young team, but you guys are right, they just keep reloading and could still be a threat.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Never count Free Shoes University out.

I hate them, but they win and they win big.

[quote]<strong>i think you will find it very hard to run on us. horns will have to win this in the air.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Oh, I know it's going to be tough, but it's more about ball control than getting big yards on the ground. I don't mind "3 yards in a cloud of dust" if we can get those 3 yards and keep the clock running while we have the ball.

We've got to get just enough running in there to keep your defense somewhat honest. But Stoops will throw 84 guys in the box before he lets a team beat him with a stellar running game. Him and Mike will jump in there and eat the RB's feet before that happens, I have no illusions that Benson will be breaking off big runs. But he should get 3-5 a pop, and that's all we need. If he walks out of there with 30 carries for ~100 yards I think we win the ballgame.

[quote]<strong>your receivers are some barney badasses, ill give you that, but you will be going up against, arguably, one of the best secondaries in the country.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Strait and Woolfolk are studs, absolutely, but I'll take Roy Williams up against one of them 9 times out of 10.

[quote]<strong>how does your defense look to be this year? haven't really heard much.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Our defense looks to be a bit better because we'll have some better play at linebacker. Derrick Johnson will be starting on the weakside (we run a 4-3) and he is absolute dynamite (not unlike your Texan-boy Harris, I'm still pissed you guys beat UT for him). Our defensive secondary looks more solid than last year (losing Jammer sucks but we've got potential AA candidates at both our starting CB slots with decent depth).

The only big question in my mind on defense is the pass rush. Hopefully starting DJ on the weakside will open that up more, but we can't turn Redding (DE) loose because in our schemes the DE has coverage responsibilities. We'll see, I don't expect a great pass rush, but against OU's offensive line you don't need a great one.

[quote]<strong>are you going? i'll be there.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I don't know yet, we'll see if I can get some tickets from the raffle we hold every year. Last year I got them but gave them away, I'd still love to go.
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post #39 of 55
well more of a football (soccer for all you yanks) fan myself - and i resent the fact that watchin football is like waitin for grass to grow, although watchin msl i can see where u're commin from and sympathise

as far as american (football) is concerned well NFL, 5 words....

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AreSee has a plan. you just wait...
ive been waiting patiently for awhile now...
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