NCAAF  > Florida State Seminoles  > Flordia State: Embarassment to the human race
September 9, 2012, 03:32 PM
I didn't watch, but I see that The Noles were a 70-point favorites against Savannah St. yesterday, and that the game was called in the third quarter due to lightening.

So, Savannah got a nice check for $400,000 for letting FS play sado/masochist and pummel it into the dirt for one miserable afternoon.

This ridiculous pattern of top-25 schools beating up on midgets needs to be stopped.
September 9, 2012  04:25 PM ET

I think the payoff was close to twice that. Savannah State raked in $1,600,000 from its first two games. It's sad that programs have to prostitute themselves like this, but Savannah's AD basically said they had to have the money and there was no other way to raise it.

Hopefully, in 2014 when strength of schedule becomes a more significant ranking factor, some of this crap will stop. Which will be good for CFB fans. But I don't know what under-funded athletic departments do at that point to raise this kind of money.

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September 9, 2012  08:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Total. Not each.

OK, I thought I heard $800,000 apiece, but this ain't the 1st time I've ever been wrong.

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September 9, 2012  08:56 PM ET
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FSU only scheduled this game because WVU couldn't stick yo their already scheduled game with FSU.Pretty unfair to bash the Noles for that unfortunate change of circumstance.

I understand that the POS Mountaineers chickened out, but I don't think they HAD to schedule Savannah State

September 9, 2012  08:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

OK, I thought I heard $800,000 apiece, but this ain't the 1st time I've ever been wrong.

I think it was 380 for Okie Lite and 480 for FSU....they should have gotten 1.6 tho

September 9, 2012  11:10 PM ET

Look around the CFB landscape. Everyone is playing 12 games of which 3 are against creampuffs. They should at least have the dignity to call them "pre-season games" like the NFL. 12 game CFB schedule is a facade.

September 9, 2012  11:24 PM ET
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Look around the CFB landscape. Everyone is playing 12 games of which 3 are against creampuffs. They should at least have the dignity to call them "pre-season games" like the NFL. 12 game CFB schedule is a facade.

Um,, name the 3 cream puffs on Notre Dames Schedule please? Yeah yeah, ya might say Navy or BC, or Wake,, well we damn sure never schedule no namers. What would be the point in that?

September 9, 2012  11:29 PM ET
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Um,, name the 3 cream puffs on Notre Dames Schedule please? Yeah yeah, ya might say Navy or BC, or Wake,, well we damn sure never schedule no namers. What would be the point in that?

OK, everyone EXCEPT Notre Dame .... !!!!! <I already gave you guys props last week as having the toughest schedule>

Now go look at the schedules for SEC, ACC, B12 & B1G teams. Creampuff City!

September 9, 2012  11:50 PM ET
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OK, everyone EXCEPT Notre Dame .... !!!!! <I already gave you guys props last week as having the toughest schedule>Now go look at the schedules for SEC, ACC, B12 & B1G teams. Creampuff City!

Fair enough Doc, fair enough,, night night time Van.
GO IRISH!!!!!

September 10, 2012  09:16 AM ET

It was an unfortunate match-up, but I don't think I'd call them an embarrassment to the human race.

September 10, 2012  09:25 AM ET

FSU is an embarrassment to the human race for other reasons. ;)

It was there. I had to say it.

September 10, 2012  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

FSU is an embarrassment to the human race for other reasons. ;)It was there. I had to say it.

Yes they lost all credibility when they changed from a mixed campus!

September 10, 2012  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Yes they lost all credibility when they changed to a mixed campus!

fixed

September 10, 2012  01:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I understand that the POS Mountaineers chickened out, but I don't think they HAD to schedule Savannah State

WVU pulled out of the game 3 or 4 months ago. Every other team already had their schedule filled for fall 2012.

They may not have "HAD" to schedule Savannah State, but they didn't have any other alternative.

September 10, 2012  01:44 PM ET

When WVU pulled out, it was pretty much play a school like Savannah State or leave the date open because there were hardly any other options so close to the start of the season. FSU was in contact with over 70 schools trying to find a replacement.

September 13, 2012  11:45 AM ET

More than a little surprised you could title your post as you did and not get raked over the coals.

I only stop by (FN) now and then but if I said the same thing about a certain school I would have been tattooed a new one.

September 13, 2012  12:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

More than a little surprised you could title your post as you did and not get raked over the coals. I only stop by (FN) now and then but if I said the same thing about a certain school I would have been tattooed a new one.

Hey Hammered, you should drop in more often, PSU's handicap thread seems like a perfect fit for you and I really do like reading about all your many experiences you've had while you worked in Vegas.

Anyway, GoFloSemis is a Florida State so I guess you get more slack when you mock your own team. He's a good guy though and has a wicked funny sense of humor.

When Tebow was still with the Gators and with a minor sex scandal at BYU, GoFloSemi tied it together to make the funniest joke ever involving Tebow as one of the punchlines, I can't remember the joke but ever since that joke GoFlo gets two paws up from me!

 
September 14, 2012  08:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

if I said the same thing about a certain school I would have been tattooed a new one.

I stick to ranking on Notre Dame and hoping the page gets buried before Van sees it.

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