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(ESPN)   What do you do if it looks like that 70 point spread is going to be covered? Run the clock on incomplete passes and then call the game because of rain   (espn.go.com) divider line 42
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2012-09-09 08:13:54 AM  
Can someone explain to me why Savannah St. schedules these games, and why the opponents accepted them? This is humiliating.
 
2012-09-09 08:35:37 AM  

DamnYankees: Can someone explain to me why Savannah St. schedules these games, and why the opponents accepted them? This is humiliating.


Because the past two weeks earned the college $865,000.
 
2012-09-09 08:39:32 AM  

DamnYankees: Can someone explain to me why Savannah St. schedules these games, and why the opponents accepted them? This is humiliating.


A mark in the win column for the opponents and, as Witchyman said, $865,000 for Savannah St.
 
2012-09-09 08:42:02 AM  
They could keep playing meaningless downs until someone breaks their neck.
 
2012-09-09 08:48:20 AM  
Also, this one wasn't even on the schedule originally- Savannah was a replacement for West Virginia after they broke their contract to play FSU.
 
2012-09-09 08:55:06 AM  
Poor FSU. Whatever will they do to repair their fragile psyches?
 
2012-09-09 08:59:10 AM  
This is why colleges should play within their division. I'm sorry D1AA schools can't make their budget, move down to D2. Florida State can find plenty of Wyomings and Louisiana-Monroes to fill their schedule. Or maybe the NCAA should make them schedule (gasp) a worthy opponent say some team from an auto bid conference.
 
2012-09-09 09:00:48 AM  

DamnYankees: Can someone explain to me why Savannah St. schedules these games, and why the opponents accepted them? This is humiliating.


I'd take it anally too for $865,000.
 
2012-09-09 09:13:29 AM  

mc_madness: DamnYankees: Can someone explain to me why Savannah St. schedules these games, and why the opponents accepted them? This is humiliating.

I'd take it anally too for $865,000.


Once or twice? What's the maximum number of times?
 
2012-09-09 09:17:22 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: mc_madness: DamnYankees: Can someone explain to me why Savannah St. schedules these games, and why the opponents accepted them? This is humiliating.

I'd take it anally too for $865,000.

Once or twice? What's the maximum number of times?


Depends on the head coach, AD, and the university president.
 
2012-09-09 09:28:38 AM  
What's up with this "stop the football game due to inclement weather" horseshiat? I've been watching football for over 50 years and this is the first I've ever heard of this mamby pamby crapola.
 
2012-09-09 09:39:14 AM  

"But according to pregame.com, a sports gambling website, all wagers on the game will be refunded -- college football bets aren't official until 55 minutes have been played."


So at least anyone who bet money on Savannah didn't lose anything.

 
2012-09-09 09:50:53 AM  
Savannah State scheduled this game because they wanted the money, and because they were the only team that could. Florida State had been scheduled to play West Virginia, but WVU pulled out of the game in Spring, when it was too late for FSU to find a competitive replacement. They called 70+ schools looking for one, and eventually had to pay Savannah just to have a game.
 
2012-09-09 09:52:22 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-09 09:53:32 AM  

skinink: "But according to pregame.com, a sports gambling website, all wagers on the game will be refunded -- college football bets aren't official until 55 minutes have been played."
So at least anyone who bet money on Savannah didn't lose anything.


That's reversed.

If you bet on Savannah State (like a lot of people), you'd be pissed right now because technically THEY COVERED THE SPREAD BABY!

My guess on "like a lot of people" is that SS got a lot of action because the line moved a whole point down to 69.5 from 70.5.
 
2012-09-09 09:55:27 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: What's up with this "stop the football game due to inclement weather" horseshiat? I've been watching football for over 50 years and this is the first I've ever heard of this mamby pamby crapola.


http://www.mlive.com/broncos/index.ssf/2011/09/western_michigan-michi g an_foot.html

it happened at least once I can recall last year
........
 
2012-09-09 10:07:50 AM  
Good on Savanna State. I honestly don't think this was an emabrrassment for them at all- everyone knew the game was a joke and they're getting a huge payday for being a palooka for 60 (or fewer) minutes.

I'm surprised some 1-AA college hasn't taken this to the ultimate level and scheduled nothing but 1-A powerhouses with the exception of some AAA team for their homecoming. You could fund a pretty good program in other sports that way, and there are always kids with no other options but to take a scholarship at a crummy program.
 
2012-09-09 10:09:18 AM  
Mother Nature took pity on those boys from Savannah State. I watched that game on ESPN3. According to the local paper, the SSU coach wanted to declare the game a 0-0 tie. FSU refused. In the end, FSU got the stats and SSU got the full cash.

Savannah's my home town. SSU has been in D-1AA for about 10 years now. And sadly, they've lost a lot more than they've won. And their losses haven't been very close. And for most of this 10 year span, it's been an independent school. Only recently it's joined the MEAC conference. They've gone through a lot of coaches, had some lawsuits filed against them for racial discrimination. There is the threat of SSU merging with cross-town Armstrong Atlantic, a D-2 school with no football team. The school is doing all it can to stay alive and stay independent from a merger.

Hopefully, the basketball team will do better this year. It has also had bad luck, but last year showed promise by making into the NIT as an 8 seed. Sure, they lost the only game they played, but that's an improvement compared to the recent past.
 
2012-09-09 10:15:33 AM  

BendreGiant: Savannah State scheduled this game because they wanted the money, and because they were the only team that could. Florida State had been scheduled to play West Virginia, but WVU pulled out of the game in Spring, when it was too late for FSU to find a competitive replacement. They called 70+ schools looking for one, and eventually had to pay Savannah just to have a game.


Please do not try to confuse the haters with facts. The folks who hate FSU will not hear them or not accept them. All they have is their hate. It keeps them warm on those cold, lonely winter nights down in the basement.
 
2012-09-09 10:21:09 AM  

skinink: "But according to pregame.com, a sports gambling website, all wagers on the game will be refunded -- college football bets aren't official until 55 minutes have been played."
So at least anyone who bet money on Savannah didn't lose anything.


Here is my betting ticket


Single #262432797
Football - College Lines (Game) Point Spread
EXTRA GAME
(124) Florida State -67½ Sep 08/12@06:00p
Final Scores
Savannah State 0
Florida State 55
Outcome: No Action
Date settled: Sep 09, 2012 04:28:41 AM

TheManofPA: skinink: "But according to pregame.com, a sports gambling website, all wagers on the game will be refunded -- college football bets aren't official until 55 minutes have been played."
So at least anyone who bet money on Savannah didn't lose anything.

That's reversed.

If you bet on Savannah State (like a lot of people), you'd be pissed right now because technically THEY COVERED THE SPREAD BABY!

My guess on "like a lot of people" is that SS got a lot of action because the line moved a whole point down to 69.5 from 70.5.


If you bet on SS you should just hand your money over anyway.
 
2012-09-09 10:34:16 AM  

Foolkiller: This is why colleges should play within their division. I'm sorry D1AA schools can't make their budget, move down to D2. Florida State can find plenty of Wyomings and Louisiana-Monroes to fill their schedule. Or maybe the NCAA should make them schedule (gasp) a worthy opponent say some team from an auto bid conference.



Arkansas wishes they'd scheduled Savannah State this weekend.
 
2012-09-09 10:39:31 AM  

Torgo_of_Manos: skinink: "But according to pregame.com, a sports gambling website, all wagers on the game will be refunded -- college football bets aren't official until 55 minutes have been played."
So at least anyone who bet money on Savannah didn't lose anything.

Here is my betting ticket


Single #262432797
Football - College Lines (Game) Point Spread
EXTRA GAME
(124) Florida State -67½ Sep 08/12@06:00p
Final Scores
Savannah State 0
Florida State 55
Outcome: No Action
Date settled: Sep 09, 2012 04:28:41 AM

TheManofPA: skinink: "But according to pregame.com, a sports gambling website, all wagers on the game will be refunded -- college football bets aren't official until 55 minutes have been played."
So at least anyone who bet money on Savannah didn't lose anything.

That's reversed.

If you bet on Savannah State (like a lot of people), you'd be pissed right now because technically THEY COVERED THE SPREAD BABY!

My guess on "like a lot of people" is that SS got a lot of action because the line moved a whole point down to 69.5 from 70.5.

If you bet on SS you should just hand your money over anyway.


Regardless of how, they covered by ~2 touchdowns. A lot of people thought something similar might happen, hence the inclusion of the 55 minute rule on most betting tickets.

You dumb.
 
2012-09-09 10:40:41 AM  

Hilarity_N_Sues: Savannah was a replacement for West Virginia after they broke their contract to play FSU.


No broken contract, WVU paid FSU 500K$ in a structured settlement. Remember this if FSU or another team you know ever leaves their conference.
http://www.foxsportsflorida.com/05/02/12/FSU-settles-with-WVU-faces- bu dget-shortf/landing_fsu.html?blockID=722156
Cupcakes are what made FSU what they are today, so be more appreciative. 
/no sympathy for FSU
/so stop crying
 
2012-09-09 10:40:53 AM  

TheManofPA: skinink: "But according to pregame.com, a sports gambling website, all wagers on the game will be refunded -- college football bets aren't official until 55 minutes have been played."
So at least anyone who bet money on Savannah didn't lose anything.

That's reversed.

If you bet on Savannah State (like a lot of people), you'd be pissed right now because technically THEY COVERED THE SPREAD BABY!

My guess on "like a lot of people" is that SS got a lot of action because the line moved a whole point down to 69.5 from 70.5.


That's only because the game was called and the officials were running the clock on incomplete passes. I bet if it was a regularly run game then Savannah wouldn't have covered the spread.
 
2012-09-09 10:42:24 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: What's up with this "stop the football game due to inclement weather" horseshiat? I've been watching football for over 50 years and this is the first I've ever heard of this mamby pamby crapola.


Agreed. A football game should only be called due to lightning or tornado.
 
2012-09-09 10:45:14 AM  

Leader O'Cola: Marcus Aurelius: What's up with this "stop the football game due to inclement weather" horseshiat? I've been watching football for over 50 years and this is the first I've ever heard of this mamby pamby crapola.

http://www.mlive.com/broncos/index.ssf/2011/09/western_michigan-michi g an_foot.html

it happened at least once I can recall last year.
........

Here's another, last years WVU-Marshall game got called due to excessive lightning.
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/bigeast/story/2011-0 9- 04/WVU-beats-Marshall-in-storm-shortened-opener/50259032/1
 
2012-09-09 10:52:36 AM  

Kurmudgeon: Hilarity_N_Sues: Savannah was a replacement for West Virginia after they broke their contract to play FSU.

No broken contract, WVU paid FSU 500K$ in a structured settlement. Remember this if FSU or another team you know ever leaves their conference.
http://www.foxsportsflorida.com/05/02/12/FSU-settles-with-WVU-faces- bu dget-shortf/landing_fsu.html?blockID=722156
Cupcakes are what made FSU what they are today, so be more appreciative. 
/no sympathy for FSU
/so stop crying


All of those cupcakes like Nebraska, Michigan, Notre Dame, Miami, UF, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, BYU, Colorado, USC, UCLA, and all those other bottom feeders who hardly ever win any games at all. But don't let the facts get in the way of your hatred. Please feel free to wrap it around you like that other blanket.
 
2012-09-09 10:58:56 AM  

DamnYankees: Can someone explain to me why Savannah St. schedules these games, and why the opponents accepted them? This is humiliating.


It's much less Savannah State scheduling guaranteed losses for pay, and much more the fact that large schools schedule cupcakes for guaranteed slaughters. If the spread is more than about four to five touchdowns, that game shouldn't have been scheduled in the first place. I'm sick of these top 25 teams scheduling bottom 25 teams. If you're really that farking good, play a strong schedule and prove it.
 
2012-09-09 11:12:29 AM  

skinink: TheManofPA: skinink: "But according to pregame.com, a sports gambling website, all wagers on the game will be refunded -- college football bets aren't official until 55 minutes have been played."
So at least anyone who bet money on Savannah didn't lose anything.

That's reversed.

If you bet on Savannah State (like a lot of people), you'd be pissed right now because technically THEY COVERED THE SPREAD BABY!

My guess on "like a lot of people" is that SS got a lot of action because the line moved a whole point down to 69.5 from 70.5.

That's only because the game was called and the officials were running the clock on incomplete passes. I bet if it was a regularly run game then Savannah wouldn't have covered the spread.


Most likely, FSU would have covered, but I can see someone seeing the game end with their SS ticket getting excited before remembering the rule. Often when we'd watch people bet on soccer in Vegas, they'd forget that extra time doesn't count in most cases.
 
2012-09-09 11:22:06 AM  
Interesting that we'd call them guaranteed slaughters, since the Big Sky (FCS) just outperformed all the ranked Big 10/12 teams that went against Pac-12 opponents this weekend. Big 10 got ragdolled.
 
2012-09-09 11:30:25 AM  
anyone else thing VEga$ called the game?
 
2012-09-09 11:38:19 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: What's up with this "stop the football game due to inclement weather" horseshiat? I've been watching football for over 50 years and this is the first I've ever heard of this mamby pamby crapola.


We shrink from change; yet is there anything that can come into being without it? What does Nature hold dearer, or more proper to herself? Could you have a hot bath unless the firewood underwent some change? Could you be nourished if the food suffered no change? Is it possible for any useful thing to be achieved without change? Do you not see, then, that change in yourself is of the same order, and no less necessary to Nature?

--Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book Seven, Verse Eighteen
 
2012-09-09 11:55:37 AM  
Seriously, what does the SS coach say to his squad before these games?
 
2012-09-09 12:01:07 PM  
So, there is no rule in the rulebook for having a running clock...yet magically the clock just gets to run .... that doesn't seem a little fishy to anyone?
 
2012-09-09 01:20:51 PM  

fatalvenom: HaywoodJablonski: mc_madness: DamnYankees: Can someone explain to me why Savannah St. schedules these games, and why the opponents accepted them? This is humiliating.

I'd take it anally too for $865,000.

Once or twice? What's the maximum number of times?

Depends on the head coach, AD, and the university president.


Lets not forget the assistant coaches...

/too soon?
 
2012-09-09 01:26:39 PM  

Your Average Witty Fark User: DamnYankees: Can someone explain to me why Savannah St. schedules these games, and why the opponents accepted them? This is humiliating.

It's much less Savannah State scheduling guaranteed losses for pay, and much more the fact that large schools schedule cupcakes for guaranteed slaughters. If the spread is more than about four to five touchdowns, that game shouldn't have been scheduled in the first place. I'm sick of these top 25 teams scheduling bottom 25 teams. If you're really that farking good, play a strong schedule and prove it.


Why? You have to play a certain amount of tough games to get your ranking and a bowl/playoff game. The others you want guaranteed wins. If you schedule someone decent (not even good, but decent) you run the risk of losing to them (or more than one) and blowing your chances at the big payday at the end of the year.

It is a business after all...
 
2012-09-09 01:44:42 PM  

Piizzadude: Your Average Witty Fark User: DamnYankees: Can someone explain to me why Savannah St. schedules these games, and why the opponents accepted them? This is humiliating.

It's much less Savannah State scheduling guaranteed losses for pay, and much more the fact that large schools schedule cupcakes for guaranteed slaughters. If the spread is more than about four to five touchdowns, that game shouldn't have been scheduled in the first place. I'm sick of these top 25 teams scheduling bottom 25 teams. If you're really that farking good, play a strong schedule and prove it.

Why? You have to play a certain amount of tough games to get your ranking and a bowl/playoff game. The others you want guaranteed wins. If you schedule someone decent (not even good, but decent) you run the risk of losing to them (or more than one) and blowing your chances at the big payday at the end of the year.

It is a business after all...


And that's the antithesis of what it SHOULD be.

/I cheer for underdogs
//I probably hate your favorite team, and your conference
 
2012-09-09 04:52:18 PM  

proteus_b: Marcus Aurelius: What's up with this "stop the football game due to inclement weather" horseshiat? I've been watching football for over 50 years and this is the first I've ever heard of this mamby pamby crapola.

We shrink from change; yet is there anything that can come into being without it? What does Nature hold dearer, or more proper to herself? Could you have a hot bath unless the firewood underwent some change? Could you be nourished if the food suffered no change? Is it possible for any useful thing to be achieved without change? Do you not see, then, that change in yourself is of the same order, and no less necessary to Nature?

--Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book Seven, Verse Eighteen


It's a very nice quote, but yes I can have an hot bath without firewood.
 
2012-09-09 06:39:16 PM  

Your Average Witty Fark User: DamnYankees: Can someone explain to me why Savannah St. schedules these games, and why the opponents accepted them? This is humiliating.

It's much less Savannah State scheduling guaranteed losses for pay, and much more the fact that large schools schedule cupcakes for guaranteed slaughters. If the spread is more than about four to five touchdowns, that game shouldn't have been scheduled in the first place. I'm sick of these top 25 teams scheduling bottom 25 teams. If you're really that farking good, play a strong schedule and prove it.


Umm, as pointed out several times, FSU did not originally have this game scheduled. It was West Virginia, who are currently #9. But WV bailed. So FSU had to find somebody to fill the hole. Except WV waited so late to drop FSU that pretty much everybody was booked. Booking a replacement meant that team would have to drop someone else, and it kinda snowballs from there, because you are just passing the hot potato down the line (some team, somewhere, had a forced bye this week or lost a bye). So no one wants to play you. Eventually, you are down to the school who is so hard up for cash they will leave someone else in a lurch, pay the penalty, and then get a big wad of cash for the trouble. It isn't like they draw lots every Wednesday for who you play that week; teams do this amazing thing where they schedule the whole season ahead of time - putzed schedules are hell for the teams

Short version: you are blasting FSU for what WV did
 
2012-09-09 09:48:56 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: I'm surprised some 1-AA college hasn't taken this to the ultimate level and scheduled nothing but 1-A powerhouses with the exception of some AAA team for their homecoming.


There are no football teas at the 1-AAA level. That's what 1-AAA means, no football.
 
2012-09-09 10:05:00 PM  

expobill: anyone else thing VEga$ called the game?


Absolutely not, why would Vegas not want to have revenue from the game?
 
2012-09-10 02:42:14 PM  
www.40acressports.com

/Oblig?
 
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