NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > What if david takes down GOLIATH?
September 11, 2010, 06:40 AM
Does Mighty Goliath stilll win the war - due to his better body of work?

Or does david claim victory, based on the final results?
September 11, 2010  08:15 AM ET

BODY,BODY,BODY....

Actually, IMO, the majority of the time that the david's win, it is due to the goliath looking past them, or not giving them the proper respect.

Cue Alabama and OU....

September 11, 2010  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE:

Does Mighty Goliath stilll win the war - due to his better body of work?

Nick Saban, is that you...?

Didn't Satan make similar comments (in apparent reference to Boise winning) just the other day on a radio show?

September 11, 2010  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE:

David (Duke) will take down Goliath (Bama) in one week.

It is good to see that some people still have dreams.....

September 11, 2010  03:08 PM ET
QUOTE:

David (Duke) will take down Goliath (Bama) in one week.

David Duke doesn't play football. He's in the Klan.

September 11, 2010  03:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

David Duke doesn't play football. He's in the Klan.

LMAO...good one.

September 11, 2010  06:10 PM ET

David (JMU) did beat Goliath (VA Tech) today.

September 12, 2010  03:30 AM ET

So 'david' got a little shorter today.
And 'Goliath' got a little taller.

But still, what if david meets Goliath, and david wins?

Is david a better team (on that day), or is Goliath just worn out from all the 'tough' competition?

September 12, 2010  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

So 'david' got a little shorter today.And 'Goliath' got a little taller.But still, what if david meets Goliath, and david wins?Is david a better team (on that day), or is Goliath just worn out from all the 'tough' competition?

Think you have it reversed. JMU, JSU, North Dakota, and South Dakota got taller, the cheesball programs that schedule I-AA got smaller.

On a somewhat related note the one school I expected to lose to a 1-AA team yesterday (WSU) actually took care of business. Go figure.

September 12, 2010  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

On a somewhat related note the one school I expected to lose to a 1-AA team yesterday (WSU) actually took care of business. Go figure.

It would seem to carry at least some logic that a team that may not be able to win a game if they don't take care of business vs a 1-AA, would get up and focus all of their energy on that game.

The motivation any team carries toward a game cannot be discounted. I don't for a second believe that James Madison is in Boise's class or that Utah St. is head and shoulders above Fla. St, but someone who discounts team motivation might think so. It is also hard to be sufficiently motivated every week, hence the discussions about strength of schedule and the importance of it.

September 12, 2010  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

David (JMU) did beat Goliath (VA Tech) today.

So will Virginia Tech (0-2) even be in the top 25 after this week?

September 12, 2010  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE:

Nice play!

Fixed that for you.... :)

September 12, 2010  01:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Nick Saban, is that you...?Didn't Satan make similar comments (in apparent reference to Boise winning) just the other day on a radio show?

Yep and he was right.

September 12, 2010  02:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

It would seem to carry at least some logic that a team that may not be able to win a game if they don't take care of business vs a 1-AA, would get up and focus all of their energy on that game. The motivation any team carries toward a game cannot be discounted. I don't for a second believe that James Madison is in Boise's class or that Utah St. is head and shoulders above Fla. St, but someone who discounts team motivation might think so. It is also hard to be sufficiently motivated every week, hence the discussions about strength of schedule and the importance of it.

Motivation only goes so far. A lot has to do with scholarship limitations and the spread of a lot of coaching talent around.

September 13, 2010  03:40 AM ET
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David (Duke) will take down Goliath (Bama) in one week.

And a 16 piece band will jump out of my **** playing who'd u thunk it.

 
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