JPax's Comments

Posted Sunday October 28, 2012, About: Notre Dame to play OU without George Atkinson III
It is what you get every year, but it looks like this year there will be significantly more cause for legitimate debate.
Posted Wednesday June 20, 2012, About: Maddon blasts Nats manager after pine tar incident
Lot of different opinions and perspectives, but I think the comment I quoted from Siglin summarizes it best.

Bowa on MLB network said that most pitchers do this. It is a common practice and a bit chickensh*T by DJ to make the call on an ex-player of his.
Posted Monday December 05, 2011, About: Tim Tebow: MVP candidate
Did you really just say that? Jamarcus? Leaf?
Posted Tuesday November 29, 2011, About: Saban campaigning for Alabama?
I guess you won't have any complaints if Okla St. passes Bama after beating OU this weekend?

I agree that the SEC has been the dominant conference in recent years(since 06 in fact). This year, imo, they are running slightly behind the Big 12 in overall strength top to bottom. This could change after the bowl games.

Though I am a regular defender of the SEC against the myriad haters on fannation, I don't see any real defense for allowing Bama a rematch if Oklahoma St. beats OU this weekend. Ultimately the people/voters will choose and I won't be surprised if it is Bama due in part to the track record the conference has put up in recent years, but if OkieLite wins I think it would be right for them to be in.

I also don't think it is the point of the BCS to match the two best teams, which is entirely a subjective opinion. From what I have read about the instructions given to voters, it is to match the two most deserving teams which is partially but not completely a subjective opinion.
Posted Tuesday November 29, 2011, About: Gundy ranks Alabama ahead of his team
Maybe it doesn' t make up the difference.

But we do know that Bama lost to LSU, and on their home field no less.

We are only making educated guesses as to what Oklahoma St. might do against LSU. If they play on the field we would find out something.
Posted Tuesday November 29, 2011, About: Saban campaigning for Alabama?
Most decidedly. The Gators may be just as unwatchable though.

Gators don't have a loss on their record nearly as bad as the Kentucky one for the Vols.
Posted Tuesday November 29, 2011, About: Saban campaigning for Alabama?
Agreed. And Tennessee became bad mostly because of key injuries. They looked much better early in the year.
Posted Tuesday November 29, 2011, About: Saban campaigning for Alabama?
Again, I don't think we agree on what constitutes a real bad team.

On the Miss. St/UCLA question it is only conjecture, nothing more. Miss St did not have the schedule to allow them to play middling teams. It was either very good teams (who they played closely for the most part) or bad teams that they beat easily. You could say similar things about Vandy and their schedule. UCLA's schedule was a lot different and they won a couple of games against decent teams but they were all over the board in how they played, losing horribly in several of their games.
Posted Tuesday November 29, 2011, About: Astros after Rays' Friedman
Being a Tampa native I really, really, like Lou Pinella and have followed his career since he was a baller in the youth leagues in West Tampa and Ybor. He is pretty much a legend around here. Great manager too.

But I think its a stretch to give him credit for what happened with the Rays. New ownership and management were primarily responsible and they hired someone who was good working with young talent.
Posted Tuesday November 29, 2011, About: Saban campaigning for Alabama?
Agree on the top but not so much about the bottom. The Big East has performed decently inter-conference over the years because their bad teams can beat other conference's bad teams. For the same reason the Big East has done as well or better than most other power conferences against non-AQ conference teams and FCS teams. They just have not been able to develop a high quality conference winner.

This year the worst teams in the Big East would be favored over Colorado, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana, Minnesota, Duke, Maryland and would be double digit favorites over 3 of the 8 MWC teams, Colo St, UNLV and New Mexico.
Posted Tuesday November 29, 2011, About: Saban campaigning for Alabama?
And what do you prove other than mediocrity as far as the eye can see. Been so for a few years but even worse this year.
Posted Tuesday November 29, 2011, About: Saban campaigning for Alabama?
Just seems to me that trying to prove a conference is bad, or good, by games played within that conference is like trying to lift yourself by your bootstraps.

Our opinions just differ a little, maybe on the criteria for 'real bad'. I only think of Colorado as a real bad team in the PAC12 though I think the others you mention are all inferior to Miss St.
Posted Tuesday November 29, 2011, About: Gundy ranks Alabama ahead of his team
That is the crux of it. Since it cannot be agree upon which is more important, the tie breaker should go to making the game between two different conferences, imo.
Posted Tuesday November 29, 2011, About: Saban campaigning for Alabama?
Miss St has lost to LSU, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, South Carolina and Auburn...won all the rest. Is that real bad?

Tennessee though certainly not a good team has beaten Cincy who I think may be 8-3. Vandy just blew out one of the better ACC teams.

I was only asking what evidence you would present to make a case that these teams were real bad. I don't see how you could use games within the SEC to make a case that a SEC team is real bad.
Posted Tuesday November 29, 2011, About: Saban campaigning for Alabama?
True. Factual error on my part. But I guess Ole Miss can't get much worse than really bad.

But the original question in my post still stands.
Posted Tuesday November 29, 2011, About: Saban campaigning for Alabama?
I can see where you might say Ole Miss and Kentucky are real bad(though Ole Miss holds wins over BYU and Fresno St out of conference), but who are the other two teams and what evidence would you present to convince someone that they were real bad?
Posted Tuesday November 29, 2011, About: Saban campaigning for Alabama?
Yep. That's why I think if OkieLite wins in impressive form against OU they have a shot at the BCS title game. Voters can be fickle with limited attention spans and Bama will be on the sidelines this weekend. If they get to 3 it will be close but think they maybe can make it to 2.
Posted Tuesday November 29, 2011, About: Saban campaigning for Alabama?
Down from past recent years but still only trailing the Big 12 in terms of overall depth.
Posted Tuesday November 29, 2011, About: Saban campaigning for Alabama?
This.
Posted Tuesday November 29, 2011, About: Astros after Rays' Friedman
Trying to figure that out myself.
Posted Tuesday November 29, 2011, About: Saban campaigning for Alabama?
My point is that it will never get to 16 nor even be considered for 16.

Most likely it will never get past 4 but I could see it making it to 8 on the outside chance.
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