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#1 Auburn Vs. #2 Oregon: Nat'l Championship Thread  
User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

Well folks this is it, the season's come down to this. The Auburn Tigers vs. the Oregon Ducks. Anyone who follows College Football knows this game is kind of a big deal. Two of the best offenses in the country will square off in Glendale, Ariz. for what'll surely be one of the best, most entertaining games of the year.  

Discuss, make predictions here! I think the defenses will all be at risk for cardiac arrest by the end of the game, and the final score will be something like 45-42, that is if the game doesn't go into overtime.

Also, discuss recent bowl games too if you want.  

It pains me to say this... but, *shivers* *cough* go ducks *cough* *ahem*.

Cheers!
Anthony/Airport

[Edited 2011-01-09 14:06:08]

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User currently onlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2752 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

I can't wait!!!!

I am getting nervous already anticipating this game. This should be a great game.   

I predict (*gulp*) Oregon defeats Auburn 45-36.

Go Ducks!



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2444 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

I personally don't give a crap. The "championship" lost credibility with me when they started playing post January 2nd. I'll save you all the rest of the tripe on how I feel about the "championship" process.   


Just when I think you've said the stupidest thing ever, you keep talkin'!
User currently offlineokie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3044 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 2):
The "championship" lost credibility with me when they started playing post January 2nd


Pretty much the opinion here doubt if I will even have it on the tube.

Okie


User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11657 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 2):
The "championship" lost credibility with me when they started playing post January 2nd. I'll save you all the rest of the tripe on how I feel about the "championship" process.

Not many people are happy with the NCAA "championship" process. Plus, there are WAAAAAY too many bowl games. I don't really care much about the bowl games until a Pac-10 team is in, then I want the Pac-10 to win. Yes, I am glad Stanford won.

This seems to be the season of upsets. Texas A&M won, the Seahawks won. I hope the Ducks keep the theme going. I will be in Vegas tomorrow during the game, so I am sure I will have plenty of opportunities to see key plays. One thing's for sure: I will NOT bet on the game. The best way to get my team to lose is for me to bet on them! Why do you think the Riders lost Grey Cup this year? Although, if I put $10 on each team.... LOL



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User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 2):
I personally don't give a crap. The "championship" lost credibility with me when they started playing post January 2nd. I'll save you all the rest of the tripe on how I feel about the "championship" process.

While I agree the process sucks, I think this year was a rare one where the two truly best teams in the nation are playing for the national championship.

Quoting seb146 (Reply 4):
Not many people are happy with the NCAA "championship" process. Plus, there are WAAAAAY too many bowl games. I don't really care much about the bowl games until a Pac-10 team is in, then I want the Pac-10 to win. Yes, I am glad Stanford won.

I don't mind that there are so many bowl games, it's nice to have a football game on almost everyday after mid-December through the National Championship. I wish that there weren't so many conference tie-ins, so that we could see some interesting matchups that otherwise wouldn't usually occur, such as more Pac-10 vs. SEC matchups, or more room for the highly ranked non-AQs to face other highly ranked AQ opponents who didn't make it to a BCS bowl game.

For example, the bowl games I REALLY wanted to see this year that wasn't possible thanks to conference tie-ins, was Boise State vs. LSU. Or Nevada vs. Nebraska.

Quoting seb146 (Reply 4):
Texas A&M won

Texas A&M lost to LSU.  

Cheers!
Anthony/Airport


User currently offlinewindy95 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 2727 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Disapointed that it is on Monday with a late start eastern time.


OMG-Obama Must Go
User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

Quoting Airport (Thread starter):
It pains me to say this... but, *shivers* *cough* go ducks *cough* *ahem*.



Go Ducks !!! Cam may have $200 G's in the bank .... but a national title ???? No No No!



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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6294 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2016 times:

Quoting okie (Reply 3):
doubt if I will even have it on the tube.

Is that game even on televison this year ? At the rate things are going everything is on cable, I don't count that as television.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2012 times:

Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 8):
Is that game even on televison this year ?

Pretty sure ..its ESPN ..



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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6294 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

ESPN isn't really television. But I just think it will be a shame if a team named the "Ducks" win a national championship. Though they did of course put the whomping on all sorts of cats and devils and such this year.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3299 posts, RR: 44
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

Matching punts followed by matching interceptions. Surprised it's still 0-0 halfway through the first quarter.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3299 posts, RR: 44
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

So far a really "meh" game. I honestly had much higher expectations. I was expecting this game would be almost as good as the 2006 Rose Bowl between Texas and USC. That game had more hype throughout the season, but this one certainly had its share. To this point, I'm pretty disappointed.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13608 posts, RR: 61
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1947 times:
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Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 12):
So far a really "meh" game.

Were you expecting to see the combined 75 points that the linesmakers in Vegas expected?

With these defenses?

I wasn't.



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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 2):
Quoting okie (Reply 3):

  

That said, War Damn Eagle!!



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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3299 posts, RR: 44
Reply 15, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 13):

What defenses?

Neither one of these defenses is actually playing real well. Thomas can't make the correct zone read to save his life, and Newton has 0 touch on his deep ball.

The only reason both of these teams aren't in the 30s right now is their own stupid mistakes.

Dreadful.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3299 posts, RR: 44
Reply 16, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

Congrats to Auburn.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently onlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2752 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

First off, congrats to Auburn... I am very proud of my Ducks and it was definitely a season to remember.

That said, Auburn really needs to clean themselves up because they are one of the dirtiest teams I've ever watched as a whole.

Go Ducks.  



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13608 posts, RR: 61
Reply 18, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1878 times:
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Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 15):
What defenses?

Uh, what game were YOU watching? There was constant defensive pressure on both teams. Yes, there were a lot of miscues resulting in lost scoring opportunities, but those are ultimately created by good defense in many cases.

Either way, it was a great game - although Auburn definitely had some unsportsmanlike moments on the field.



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User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

For me it was an anti-climactic game. And no, not because it wasn't a shootout, but because I think what was being played out on the field was not the quality of play that should be expected from a number 1 and number 2 team. TCU and Stanford played better in their bowl games than Oregon and Auburn are playing. Hell, I think even Boise State played more impressively (after the first quarter) in their bowl game than Oregon and Auburn did. Then again I'm biased.

Here's why I was disappointed in the game:

Turnovers and mistakes...... tons of overthrowing, underthrowing, fumbles, mistakes.
Coaching decisions...... Oregon let 30 crucial seconds run out with 1:30 left on the clock before finally calling a timeout. This is one of a few examples of clock mismanagement and bad plays.
Terrible missed calls by the refs...... I saw at least 3 facemasks and other blatant violations on both teams which were never flagged.
Bad sportsmanlike conduct...... I don't think that needs any explanation.
Slippery field...... I think this was probably most detrimental of all. It's hard to get any kind of offense or defense going when your players are slip sliding all over the place.
Date of game...... Bowl games should be no later than New Year's Day. I think this also contributed to the sloppy play.
Oregon's uniforms... Make-your-eyes-bleed Lime Green shoes and socks... Really???

Now that the championship is over, if I were to say who the best teams are this season... I would rank 1. Stanford, 2. Auburn, 3. TCU, 4. Oregon (All four being very close). Yes, Oregon beat Stanford, but the more I look back to that game, the more I think it could have gone either way, and that Stanford's level of play in other games has been on par with Oregon's.

If Oregon had played well tonight, they'd be ahead; but considering the way they played, I'm convinced a rematch would have Stanford come out ahead. As one San Jose Mercury News Columnist put it:

Quoting Tim Kawakami (Reply 18):
Stanford might not have a better roster than Auburn and, yes, the Cardinal was stampeded late on Oregon's home field last October.

But on that stage in Glendale, Ariz., under those bright lights, the Cardinal would have been superior to either.

Better big-game coach. Far, far better quarterback. Better discipline. Superior result.
http://www.chicoer.com/sports/ci_17061829

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It would've been fun to see a shootout, but I wasn't disappointed it wasn't. I enjoy a good defensive showdown. I was disappointed that it was probably one of, if not the sloppiest BCS National Championship to date. That's coming from watching a marathon of National Championships on ESPN Classic before the game, lol.

I think the 2011 BCS National Championship has been the biggest reason so far, in my book, for a plus-one or a playoff of some kind.

Cheers!
Anthony/Airport


User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 20, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1850 times:
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What a yawn of a game. The field goal at the end was so anticlimactic. Give the FBS Championship to TCU be default.  

User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8507 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

1. Auburn cheated, paid Cam $180K or $200K when my alma mater (MSU) wouldn't, and they will eventually get what's coming to them (see Arkansas' statements about the recruitment of Michael Dyer as well).

2. Auburn, however, did legitimately win the BCS championship. Congratulations. For now.

3. Auburn played dirty and has played dirty all year. Good calls from the refs on Fairley and Smith.

4. Too bad they couldn't get some MSU grass out there because that field was awful.

5. Yes Virginia, the SEC actually stands for Seemingly Endless Championships. Best college football conference in the land. In the AP poll today the top 5 teams in the SECW are in the top 15 (with USC trailing at 22).

6. I can't stand Trooper Taylor and his asinine "rah rah I wear my cap backwards like an 18 year-old" act. And he's a cheater.

7. Auburn's going to miss Malzahn next year, big time. More than MSU is going to miss Manny Diaz (respectively the best OC and DC in the SEC this past season).

8. However, I'm glad that the SEC won another championship, even though it's tainted, and I'm glad my Auburn friends have gotten to enjoy this season. Too bad it's not legit like their 14-0 season was.


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