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2012-11-01 11:10:09 PM
Steve Spurrier thinks? I doubt it.
 
2012-11-01 11:28:01 PM
Hilarious, coming from a guy who couldn't beat NFL teams even when he had NFL players.
 
2012-11-02 12:13:08 AM
Kansas City.

Spurrier is right. By the way, thanks for the 25 points you let me rack up with the SD defense tonight.
 
2012-11-02 12:29:26 AM
The 0-16 Lions could beat even the best college teams.
 
2012-11-02 12:53:22 AM
Form a division of Georgia, LSU, Bama, Florida, and SC, and they could at least put up a respectable effort against at least half the NFL.
 
2012-11-02 01:14:46 AM
Hey Spurrier, I just shaved my balls.
 
2012-11-02 01:18:18 AM
Steve Spurrier is the greatest troll of all time. That said, Alabama could most definitely beat some NFL teams. At this point, the Chiefs should be relegated to the Mountain West.
 
2012-11-02 02:58:05 AM
My opinion?

Top college teams might be competitive at some of the "skill" positions. For instance a top college wide receiver might have a chance at beating a low-grade pro cornerback. And a college quarterback could, if he ever got a chance, probably throw a 50 yard pass as accurately as a pro.

But the line-of-scrimmage would be a massacre in both directions. No way could a college team block a pro front line and linebacking corps. I also doubt a college defensive line would ever have a chance at beating a pro front line.

Similarly, any pro defense worth its steroids would baffle a college quarterback. Little chance he would be able to identify the defense or the back with the most advantageous matchup.
 
2012-11-02 03:23:59 AM
Yeah, they could probably take the Bengals.
 
2012-11-02 06:10:10 AM

Shadow Blasko: Yeah, they could probably take the Bengals.


You're thinking of Auburn's criminal justice majors, not their football team.
 
2012-11-02 06:35:10 AM
Alabama has 10, maybe 15 players that could make an NFL roster.
An NFL team has 53 players that made an NFL roster.
 
2012-11-02 06:39:22 AM

mr_a: My opinion?

Top college teams might be competitive at some of the "skill" positions. For instance a top college wide receiver might have a chance at beating a low-grade pro cornerback. And a college quarterback could, if he ever got a chance, probably throw a 50 yard pass as accurately as a pro.

But the line-of-scrimmage would be a massacre in both directions. No way could a college team block a pro front line and linebacking corps. I also doubt a college defensive line would ever have a chance at beating a pro front line.

Similarly, any pro defense worth its steroids would baffle a college quarterback. Little chance he would be able to identify the defense or the back with the most advantageous matchup.



I dunno, Schiano's Div 1-FBS Bucs did beat the Vikings soundly last week.
 
2012-11-02 06:42:00 AM
I'm as big an Alabama fan as you'll find here on Fark and I can, without compunction, say Spurrior is full of shiat.
 
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2012-11-02 06:44:43 AM
click clack
 
2012-11-02 06:45:14 AM
The NFL team would win by 60 if there was a motivation such as telling them they would all get $1 million bonuses if they won by 55 or more. This includes the bills, jags, browns, cards, etc.

Also, there'd be 10 or more Bama players in the hospital when the game was over.
 
2012-11-02 06:56:35 AM
Beat? No. No way, it's not happening.

Hold their own for a quarter or so? I think that would be possible. Looking (really quick) at their depth chart, the 'Bama O-line goes 311, 320, 302, 303, 335. One sophomore, 2 juniors, 2 seniors. For a comparison, check this out: 320, 305, 310, 310, 320: that's the New England Patriots' line. Now, there's more to line play than simply size, but my point is, it's not like Alabama would just get physically outmanned from the starting whistle. They'd be able to run the ball, I think.

Eventually, the experience of the NFL team would make the difference. But Alabama's a disciplined, physical football team. I think it would be close for a bit longer than some think.
 
2012-11-02 07:24:28 AM

bingethinker: Hilarious, coming from a guy who couldn't beat NFL teams even when he had NFL players.


Came here for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-11-02 07:50:39 AM

GAT_00: Kansas City.


Done in three!
 
2012-11-02 07:55:08 AM

czetie: bingethinker: Hilarious, coming from a guy who couldn't beat NFL teams even when he had NFL players.

Came here for this, leaving satisfied.


I have to say, as someone who gets only Redskins and Ravens games (unless I find them elsewhere), I missed Steve Spurrier as Redskins coach. I have never seen a team so befuddled or inept.

/miss Jim Zorn, too
 
2012-11-02 08:04:35 AM
The only way an NFL team would lose to any college team would be in an exhibition where the third and fourth string guys are playing the whole time. Even then, it would require the NFL team to seriously play down to the college teams level. I'd argue that the Garrard led jaguars teams could have pulled it off, simply because they had the habit of playing down to their competition. Even then it would take a miracle for the college team
 
2012-11-02 08:10:13 AM
Kind of pointless to debate something that could never happen..

This is akin to which superhero would win in a fight..
 
2012-11-02 08:12:04 AM

tbhouston: Kind of pointless to debate something that could never happen..

This is akin to which superhero would win in a fight..


This could happen, it's just extremely unlikely. It's conceivable that Alabama could play an NFL team. It's not conceivable that Superman could fight the Hulk.
 
2012-11-02 08:16:27 AM

tbhouston: Kind of pointless to debate something that could never happen..

This is akin to which superhero would win in a fight..


Space Ghost.
 
2012-11-02 08:33:22 AM

Krymson Tyde: tbhouston: Kind of pointless to debate something that could never happen..

This is akin to which superhero would win in a fight..

Space Ghost.


For sure.
 
2012-11-02 08:37:35 AM

tbhouston: Kind of pointless to debate something that could never happen..

This is akin to which superhero would win in a fight..


It would be cool though. Get rid of the Pro bowl and instead have the National champs play a random NFL team every year. I'd actually watch that.
 
2012-11-02 08:38:38 AM
Between his comments earlier in the week about the kind words offered by the Clemson coach regarding Lattimore's injury and this crap, can there be a bigger jackass in college FB right now?

/I know the answer is yes
//Lane Kiffin is still employed, after all.
 
2012-11-02 08:40:15 AM

abhorrent1: tbhouston: Kind of pointless to debate something that could never happen..

This is akin to which superhero would win in a fight..

It would be cool though. Get rid of the Pro bowl and instead have the National champs play a random NFL team every year. I'd actually watch that.


Make it an all rookie/second year team and I'm on board. Give the older players a bonus for being voted to it, maybe a skills competition and I'm in.
 
2012-11-02 08:41:54 AM

calm like a bomb: his comments earlier in the week about the kind words offered by the Clemson coach regarding Lattimore's injury


What did he say?
 
2012-11-02 08:43:34 AM

abhorrent1: It would be cool though. Get rid of the Pro bowl and instead have the National champs play a random NFL team every year. I'd actually watch that.


Didn't they used to do this back in the 60's?

/or is that the point?...
 
2012-11-02 08:44:59 AM
Dabo Sweeny said "It took my breath away. I was watching it and it just breaks my heart. I mean I just hurt for him and his family and his teammates. This is a guy that to me represents all the good things that college football should be about. He's a guy I know personally, he's a class young man and so is his family. I know how hard he has worked."

Spurrier's response "A lot of quotes came across the country and I read one today from the head coach at our upstate school. You know, that school that used to beat us a lot that doesn't beat us much anymore, that one. Usually when that coach up there talks about South Carolina it's a bunch of garbage and a bunch of BS usually. But I have to agree with him on what he said the other day."
 
2012-11-02 08:46:12 AM
That's as nice as he's capable of being.
 
2012-11-02 08:52:15 AM

hamfast gamgee: abhorrent1: It would be cool though. Get rid of the Pro bowl and instead have the National champs play a random NFL team every year. I'd actually watch that.

Didn't they used to do this back in the 60's?

/or is that the point?...


No idea. Anything would be more exciting than the pro bowl though.
 
2012-11-02 08:54:43 AM
Suprrier said this because South Carolina is on a bye week and he's trying to distract attention from the BS media stories about his little spat with Dabo Swinney and people talking about Marcus Lattimore's knee. I also came here expecting the "Nick Saban couldn't beat NFL teams with an NFL roster" comments and didn't see any of those.
Homer alert: People are blowing Spurrier's comments about Dabo way out of proportion. I've seen articles that were treating the birthday rally for Lattimore on the Horseshoe as if it were a memorial, like everyone had gathered to remember Lattimore. It was for his birthday and to show support to a beloved member of the community, a member of the community who is also on the football team and probably enjoyed the little jab at Clemson. It was more closely related to a pep rally than anything else, so of course he's going to take a shot at Clemson, it's what he does and what you would expect at a rally like that. I wouldn't expect it at a memorial service, but that's not what it was.
 
2012-11-02 08:55:48 AM

abhorrent1: tbhouston: Kind of pointless to debate something that could never happen..

This is akin to which superhero would win in a fight..

It would be cool though. Get rid of the Pro bowl and instead have the National champs play a random NFL team every year. I'd actually watch that.


While I agree with the concept- and didn't they used to do this before WWII?- that game would last exactly until the first injury to a pro prospect. Imagine if they'd done this last year, and Trent Richardson had blown out an MCL in the 3rd quarter- both Alabama and the entire Browns fanbase would be despondent.
 
2012-11-02 08:58:25 AM
This is one of those dumb arguments that gets trotted out every year when some 0-8 NFL team looks like shiat against NFL competition while some 8-0 college team is blowing the doors off other college teams. The only purpose the argument serves is to act as a notification for who's opinion as a sports fan I never have to take seriously ever again.
 
2012-11-02 09:00:25 AM

Ivandrago: People are blowing Spurrier's comments about Dabo way out of proportion.


If you spend your entire life acting like a total penis, people tend not give you the benefit of the doubt.
 
2012-11-02 09:01:05 AM

stevie1der: This is one of those dumb arguments that gets trotted out every year when some 0-8 NFL team looks like shiat against NFL competition while some 8-0 college team is blowing the doors off other college teams. The only purpose the argument serves is to act as a notification for who's opinion as a sports fan I never have to take seriously ever again.


It is a very stupid argument. It would really take a perfect storm for a college team to compete with an NFL team.
 
2012-11-02 09:01:18 AM

hamfast gamgee: abhorrent1: It would be cool though. Get rid of the Pro bowl and instead have the National champs play a random NFL team every year. I'd actually watch that.

Didn't they used to do this back in the 60's?

/or is that the point?...


The NFL champions played the college all-star team.
 
2012-11-02 09:02:22 AM

Krymson Tyde: The NFL champions played the college all-star team.


That was back when they were all slow and white.
 
2012-11-02 09:02:28 AM
I think a typical College/NFL game would go something like this:

College team on offense:
Sack, Sack, Sack (safety), punt (and 50/50 on the punt being blocked)

NFL team on offense:
Run for 20, run for 30, run for 20, TD (there would be very little need to pass the ball)
 
2012-11-02 09:04:34 AM
Here's a link to info about the NFL v. College All-Stars
 
2012-11-02 09:06:00 AM

Krymson Tyde: hamfast gamgee: abhorrent1: It would be cool though. Get rid of the Pro bowl and instead have the National champs play a random NFL team every year. I'd actually watch that.

Didn't they used to do this back in the 60's?

/or is that the point?...

The NFL champions played the college all-star team.


Oh yeah. Not sure why I never heard of this.

The Chicago Charities College All-Star Game was a preseason football tilt played annually (except 1974) from 1934 to 1976 between the National Football League champions and a team of star college seniors from the previous year. Overall, the NFL teams won 31 of the 42 games. The all-stars won nine. Two games ended in ties.
 
2012-11-02 09:07:33 AM

Krymson Tyde: I'm as big an Alabama fan as you'll find here on Fark and I can, without compunction, say Spurrior is full of shiat.


Same here, but I don't think I'd say he's necessarily spewing BS on purpose. To understand why he said it, you've just got to remember that history has shows he knows practically nothing about beating NFL teams.
 
2012-11-02 09:08:47 AM
When I played junior hockey, every year we would do a pair of charity games, one against the local NHL clubs retired legends (who were usually our coaches) and one against the current roster. They would destroy us, but man was it a lot of fun.
 
2012-11-02 09:09:29 AM
I'm a Bills fan, so I can tell you first-hand that he's probably right.
 
2012-11-02 09:11:43 AM

The Muthaship: Ivandrago: People are blowing Spurrier's comments about Dabo way out of proportion.

If you spend your entire life acting like a total penis, people tend not give you the benefit of the doubt.


That is true, but most of the columns and commentary I read lead me to believe the writer did not watch the video, only heard the quote, figured they had an easy column for the week and were done. Yeah, Spurrier's kind of a dick, but we know that South Carolina gave the lazy sports writers two free weeks of easy work. Marcus Lattimore is a great player and a great person and it sucks when this happens followed by how can Steve Spurrier joke a time when Marcus Lattimore is in a hospital and someone was saying something nice about him. It was BS, the kid's not dead, it wasn't a memorial it was a birthday celebration and taking potshots at your rival during that kind of thing is OK in my opinion.
 
2012-11-02 09:15:16 AM
Gee, a SEC coach furthering along SEC hype just prior to a big SEC matchup for the team he was discussing this weekend. How convenient.
 
2012-11-02 09:16:23 AM
I bet Alabama could beat Kansas City...at Madden
 
2012-11-02 09:17:29 AM

Captain Steroid: GAT_00: Kansas City.

Done in three!


Dude, where were you last night? I was sorely disappointed that you didn't pop in with at least one LOLpony.
 
2012-11-02 09:17:36 AM
Every time there's a "superteam" in college, hyped by the BSPN machine, they start speculating about that superteam beating NFL teams. And then said superteam usually loses that week.

Mark It Down: LSU beats Bama this week.
 
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