Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

2021 College Football

Collapse

Unconfigured Ad Widget

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    Watching the Oho State-Michigan game is a perfect illustration of why the transitive property of equality doesn't apply to sports. Muhammad Ali was 2-1 in 3 dog fights with Joe Frazier that lasted a total of 41 rounds while George Foreman only needed a total 7 rounds to knock Frazier out twice in 2 fights. Because of this most folks thought Ali would get massacred in the Rumble in the Jungle but instead it was Foreman who got knocked out because he didn't match up as well against Ali as he did with Frazier.

    Michigan State beat Michigan 4 weeks ago but got massacred by Ohio State last week in the football equivalent of a 2nd round knockout. Yet today, the Buckeyes have their hands full with the Wolverines because they don't match up as well against them as they did against Michigan State. Matchups matter when predicting sports outcomes.

    For the folks trying to understand how Oregon beat Ohio State this year, could it be that the Ducks were just a bad matchup for the Buckeyes?
    It is just a game...with a bunch of kids at various levels of maturity and lot of them not all that smart. Their behavior from one week is more random than anything else.

    It is not a science experiment...

    Comment


    • Meanwhile Alabama is down 10-0 in the 4th to a 6-5 Auburn.

      Comment


      • Oregon is on another meltdown...

        Comment


        • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
          Oregon is on another meltdown...
          ??!!
          Now up by 17 with 2 minutes left.
          Last edited by Atticus; 11-27-2021, 10:47 PM.

          Comment


          • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
            It all points to the him knowing his team isn't that good.
            You were right! Struggling against a 6-5 team with no QB!!

            Comment


            • Alabama tied it! Auburn made a huge mistake not going out of bounds.

              Comment


              • Alabama wins in 4OTs....Auburn sure blew this.

                Comment


                • This week's CFP rankings will be interesting. Should be:
                  1. Georgia
                  2. Cincinnati
                  3. Michigan
                  4. A toss up between :
                  * Alabama
                  * Notre Dame, if they win today
                  * winner of OU v OSU


                  ​​​​​

                  Comment


                  • Alabama will stay in the top 4....they did win.

                    Comment


                    • Originally posted by Tuariki View Post
                      This week's CFP rankings will be interesting. Should be:
                      1. Georgia
                      2. Cincinnati
                      3. Michigan
                      4. A toss up between :
                      * Alabama
                      * Notre Dame, if they win today
                      * winner of OU v OSU


                      ​​​​​
                      The only way for Alabama to get in is to beat Georgia barring what I mention below. The only reason I was hoping Alabama won today was to make next weeks game mean something. Georgia is in win or lose. Assuming Cincinnati wins they are in. Oklahoma St or Oklahoma might get in over Notre Dame because they will need to win 2 games against better competition than ND has played.

                      The interesting thing would be if Michigan and the winner of tonights OU/OSU loses next week. Then Michigan, Alabama, Ohio State, either OU or OSU and maybe Oregon would all have 2 losses. Notre Dame lost the only game they played of any relative value.

                      Comment


                      • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post

                        It is just a game...with a bunch of kids at various levels of maturity and lot of them not all that smart. Their behavior from one week is more random than anything else.

                        It is not a science experiment...
                        The folks in Vegas who are making money hand over fist in the sports betting business would beg to differ.

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
                          And then there 8.

                          Still in the hunt:
                          Georgia
                          Alabama
                          Ohio State
                          Cincinnati
                          Michigan
                          Notre Dame
                          Oklahoma State
                          Oklahoma

                          Eliminated:
                          Oregon
                          Michigan State
                          Wake Forest
                          And then there were 6.

                          Still in the hunt:
                          Georgia (clinched)
                          Alabama
                          Cincinnati
                          Michigan
                          Notre Dame
                          Oklahoma State

                          Eliminated:
                          Ohio State
                          Oklahoma

                          If Georgia takes care of business next weekend, we will have a CFP without, Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson or Oklahoma.
                          Last edited by jazzcyclist; 11-28-2021, 03:34 AM.

                          Comment


                          • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
                            The folks in Vegas who are making money hand over fist in the sports betting business would beg to differ.
                            Like hedge funds they make money by covering both sides of the bet....

                            Bettors like the action because, within limits, the unpredictable action of college football.
                            Last edited by Conor Dary; 11-28-2021, 03:57 AM.

                            Comment


                            • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post

                              And then there were 6.

                              Still in the hunt:
                              Georgia (clinched)
                              Alabama
                              Cincinnati
                              Michigan
                              Notre Dame
                              Oklahoma State

                              Eliminated:
                              Ohio State
                              Oklahoma

                              If Georgia takes care of business next weekend, we will have a CFP without, Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson or Oklahoma.
                              How about if Michigan and Oklahoma State both lose? We'd have Georgia, Cincinnati, Notre Dame and ??? Do Alabama and Oklahoma St and Oregon all get points at 11-2 for making the conference championship game? And who amongst them is the choice?

                              Comment


                              • Originally posted by NotDutra5 View Post

                                How about if Michigan and Oklahoma State both lose? We'd have Georgia, Cincinnati, Notre Dame and ??? Do Alabama and Oklahoma St and Oregon all get points at 11-2 for making the conference championship game? And who amongst them is the choice?
                                That would harken back to 2007 when LSU went into championship Saturday with 2 losses and a #7 ranking and ended up in the BCS Championships game after a day of chaos.

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X