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(CBS Sports)   Behold, the worst onside kick attempt ever   (cbssports.com) divider line 57
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2013-12-21 10:34:33 PM  
Watched it. Odds are that it will make Sportscenter's C'mon man.
 
2013-12-21 11:40:00 PM  
Just a liiiiittle too subtle.
 
2013-12-21 11:46:16 PM  
Going full potato at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
 
2013-12-21 11:51:34 PM  
There was no way that headline was going to deliver, and yet it did.
 
2013-12-21 11:52:38 PM  

BKITU: Going full potato at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.


Wait. Is that a real game? If so, no winder I think college football is a joke.

//off to google
 
2013-12-21 11:56:36 PM  
Wait, U of Buffalo made a bowl game?
 
2013-12-22 12:04:30 AM  
Considering I've seen several onside kick attempts result in opponent touchdowns; this is not the worst.
 
2013-12-22 12:59:19 AM  

Frederick: Considering I've seen several onside kick attempts result in opponent touchdowns; this is not the worst.


God awful kick vs. god awful defense
 
2013-12-22 01:19:13 AM  

Frederick: Considering I've seen several onside kick attempts result in opponent touchdowns; this is not the worst.


Opposing teams usually don't want to score in an onside kick scenario, they want possession.
 
2013-12-22 01:54:35 AM  
The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl? How can something no one had ever heard of be famous?
 
2013-12-22 01:55:59 AM  
Only missed it by 9.9 yards.
 
2013-12-22 01:56:27 AM  

Triumph: Frederick: Considering I've seen several onside kick attempts result in opponent touchdowns; this is not the worst.

Opposing teams usually don't want to score in an onside kick scenario, they want possession.


You need to think that through more.
 
2013-12-22 02:07:15 AM  
That was a Buffalo chip shot if you ask me.
 
2013-12-22 02:11:35 AM  
Still not the fail of the day, thanks to the Cougs.
 
2013-12-22 02:14:08 AM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Wait, U of Buffalo made a bowl game?


They were in the MAC championship game this year. Pretty good team. Just not quite good enough.

/Khalil Mack will be a first-rounder.
 
2013-12-22 02:24:07 AM  
Yes, but it was a terrible onside kick with passion.
 
2013-12-22 02:25:06 AM  
SDSU blew 'em out...twas awesome...especially since Buffalo was talking shiat and hitting after the whistle all game long.
 
2013-12-22 02:32:40 AM  

Frederick: Triumph: Frederick: Considering I've seen several onside kick attempts result in opponent touchdowns; this is not the worst.

Opposing teams usually don't want to score in an onside kick scenario, they want possession.

You need to think that through more.


No, I don't. If you can win by running out the clock, that's always the first choice. Scoring gives the other team back the ball and the opportunity to score and onside kick again. If you have final dominion over the clock, you never trade that for 7 points.
 
2013-12-22 02:49:43 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Wait, U of Buffalo made a bowl game?

They were in the MAC championship game this year. Pretty good team. Just not quite good enough.

/Khalil Mack will be a first-rounder.


Good for them. Have not paid much attention to college football last few years (PSU alum turned off for obvious reasons), but they were always a joke program in the past, so nice that they made a bowl game.
 
2013-12-22 03:03:00 AM  

KickahaOta: Only missed it by 9.9 yards.


9.9999999999999 I think.
 
2013-12-22 03:37:06 AM  
UB, my Alma Mater.  YAY
 
2013-12-22 03:39:07 AM  
Leave it to a Buffalo player to screwing up a kick.
 
2013-12-22 04:03:43 AM  

Triumph: Frederick: Triumph: Frederick: Considering I've seen several onside kick attempts result in opponent touchdowns; this is not the worst.

Opposing teams usually don't want to score in an onside kick scenario, they want possession.

You need to think that through more.

No, I don't. If you can win by running out the clock, that's always the first choice. Scoring gives the other team back the ball and the opportunity to score and onside kick again. If you have final dominion over the clock, you never trade that for 7 points.


So if you offered a coach the choice of possession & score versus just possession; he'd take just possession?

I dont think so.

You do realize that scoring on an onside kick means the trailing team has even more points to make up....?

You are assuming unknown factors in your decision/scenario.  What risk is there for the scoring team in the scenario?  Yeah, go ahead and try that pitiful onside kick again down another 7 points.
 
2013-12-22 04:05:43 AM  

Frederick: Triumph: Frederick: Triumph: Frederick: Considering I've seen several onside kick attempts result in opponent touchdowns; this is not the worst.

Opposing teams usually don't want to score in an onside kick scenario, they want possession.

You need to think that through more.

No, I don't. If you can win by running out the clock, that's always the first choice. Scoring gives the other team back the ball and the opportunity to score and onside kick again. If you have final dominion over the clock, you never trade that for 7 points.

So if you offered a coach the choice of possession & score versus just possession; he'd take just possession?

I dont think so.

You do realize that scoring on an onside kick means the trailing team has even more points to make up....?

You are assuming unknown factors in your decision/scenario.  What risk is there for the scoring team in the scenario?  Yeah, go ahead and try that pitiful onside kick again down another 7 points.


Trying to get the touchdown may result in a turnover, but that's the only argument for it. And ball security is important.
 
2013-12-22 04:10:04 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Wait, U of Buffalo made a bowl game?

They were in the MAC championship game this year. Pretty good team. Just not quite good enough.

/Khalil Mack will be a first-rounder.




The MAC championship was Northern Illinois losing to Bowling Green
 
2013-12-22 04:13:23 AM  

Frederick: Triumph: Frederick: Triumph: Frederick: Considering I've seen several onside kick attempts result in opponent touchdowns; this is not the worst.

Opposing teams usually don't want to score in an onside kick scenario, they want possession.

You need to think that through more.

No, I don't. If you can win by running out the clock, that's always the first choice. Scoring gives the other team back the ball and the opportunity to score and onside kick again. If you have final dominion over the clock, you never trade that for 7 points.

So if you offered a coach the choice of possession & score versus just possession; he'd take just possession?

I dont think so.

You do realize that scoring on an onside kick means the trailing team has even more points to make up....?

You are assuming unknown factors in your decision/scenario.  What risk is there for the scoring team in the scenario?  Yeah, go ahead and try that pitiful onside kick again down another 7 points.


Just the other week Ray Rice broke through the line to get the last needed first down and had a clear easy trot to the endzone, but chose just to intentionally go down and keep the ball. Are you saying the kneel-downs at the end of games are dumb?
 
2013-12-22 04:17:11 AM  

French Rage: Still not the fail of the day, thanks to the Cougs.


Holy shiat, WSU *lost* that game??

*goes to watch highlights*

Wow, just wow.
 
2013-12-22 04:32:39 AM  

Frederick: Triumph: Frederick: Triumph: Frederick: Considering I've seen several onside kick attempts result in opponent touchdowns; this is not the worst.

Opposing teams usually don't want to score in an onside kick scenario, they want possession.

You need to think that through more.

No, I don't. If you can win by running out the clock, that's always the first choice. Scoring gives the other team back the ball and the opportunity to score and onside kick again. If you have final dominion over the clock, you never trade that for 7 points.

So if you offered a coach the choice of possession & score versus just possession; he'd take just possession?

I dont think so.

You do realize that scoring on an onside kick means the trailing team has even more points to make up....?

You are assuming unknown factors in your decision/scenario.  What risk is there for the scoring team in the scenario?  Yeah, go ahead and try that pitiful onside kick again down another 7 points.


You play to win the game.

If a team can go victory formation and kneel down until the clock reads 0:00, any coach worthy of the title of the title will take over another score any day of the week.

Unless you have money on the game and need to beat the spread or get the over, why give the ball (and control of the game) to the other team if you don't have to?
 
2013-12-22 04:38:36 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Wait, U of Buffalo made a bowl game?

They were in the MAC championship game this year. Pretty good team. Just not quite good enough.

/Khalil Mack will be a first-rounder.


No, they weren't in the MAC championship game this year. Bowling Green clobbered UB during the last regular season game to win a spot in the championship game against Northern Illinois, who they proceeded to destroy.

I think 4 MAC teams got bowl games this year. It will be interesting to see how they do. I think the MAC has a long, long way to go.
 
2013-12-22 04:39:42 AM  

LessO2: Leave it to a Buffalo player to screwing up a kick.


That was not nice. Funny, but not nice. :p I still feel sorry for Scott Norwood.

I saw a high school kicker slam his plant foot down to kick off, and unfortunately the frozen ground refused his plant. Both feet went about belt high and the first thing that hit the ground was the back of his head. Knocked the wind out of him and almost knocked himself out.

The team didn't have any other kickers. The coach had the QB - most athletic player on the team - gingerly approach the ball and squib it about 15 yards down the field...
 
2013-12-22 04:46:25 AM  

Triumph: Just the other week Ray Rice broke through the line to get the last needed first down and had a clear easy trot to the endzone, but chose just to intentionally go down and keep the ball. Are you saying the kneel-downs at the end of games are dumb?


Yeah, as a fan I think it is dumb.  Good strategy, but bad product.

My issue wasnt the strategy so much as your wording.

Triumph: Frederick: Considering I've seen several onside kick attempts result in opponent touchdowns; this is not the worst.

Opposing teams usually don't want try to score in an onside kick scenario, they want possession.


They want possession from the kick, but a coach wouldnt turn down a score (and the opportunity to put the opponent deep in their own territory trailing even more with a little less time).

How much time was left when the kick was attempted?
 
2013-12-22 05:19:44 AM  

Frederick: Triumph: Just the other week Ray Rice broke through the line to get the last needed first down and had a clear easy trot to the endzone, but chose just to intentionally go down and keep the ball. Are you saying the kneel-downs at the end of games are dumb?

Yeah, as a fan I think it is dumb.  Good strategy, but bad product.

My issue wasnt the strategy so much as your wording.

Triumph: Frederick: Considering I've seen several onside kick attempts result in opponent touchdowns; this is not the worst.

Opposing teams usually don't want try to score in an onside kick scenario, they want possession.

They want possession from the kick, but a coach wouldnt turn down a score (and the opportunity to put the opponent deep in their own territory trailing even more with a little less time).

How much time was left when the kick was attempted?


Short enough they could either run it down to 0.0 or so short they couldn't remotely have a shot at scoring.

Most teams just want possession since usually its just a pain in the ass to recover the kick and statistics are against trying to catch it. Scoring from an onside kick is unheard of, unless you have just a perfectly timed, perfect bounce to pop right up into a players arms.

If you're up by less than 10 then decide to not take the win over another score with less than 2-3 mins to go means you won't be a head coach for long.
 
2013-12-22 06:21:34 AM  

mcmnky: The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl? How can something no one had ever heard of be famous?


You don't know about Idaho's potatoes? Its a fascinating story. Its also in the 2 sentence blurb in an 8 year old's book of states. They have a lot of potatoes, that they share with all good Americans. They're famous for it.
 
2013-12-22 06:37:03 AM  
i500.listal.com
 
2013-12-22 06:53:23 AM  
Impressive, but not nearly as impressive as Washington State snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

/Colorado State is my brother's alma mater, so I am sort of happy
 
2013-12-22 07:14:50 AM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Wait, U of Buffalo made a bowl game?


Whenever I try to mentally re-align conferences so that they make slightly more geographic sense, I always end up hoping that the American Conference (f.n.a Big East) or CUSA will lose their minds and pick up Buffalo and UMass from the MAC. That way the MAC can pick up Southern Illinois or Indiana State or some other midwestern team, and have all 6 of their Ohio teams be in the same damn division for once.

Also, so they no longer have 13 teams. Because that's just weird.

But realistically, Buffalo sucks. And the MAC is stuck with them. I'm sure the higher-ups at the MAC would rather expand further East anyway instead of just being the second best midwestern conference (out of two), but I think that being the little brother to the Big Ten isn't so bad.

/Also, the Big Ten should rename to the Big North or the Big 14.
//And the Big Twelve should add two teams (Houston? SMU? Nevada? Boise? BYU? Colorado St? Tulane?). To have 12 teams again, and so that every conference has a conference championship game after 2015
///Also the Sun Belt had 7 of its 8 teams bowl eligible this year. Only two got bowl invites (granted, 4 of those teams were 6-6 and had an FCS team on their schedule, so those are fair snubs. But WKU went 8-4... they should have gotten *something*). I find this hilarious.
 
2013-12-22 08:12:37 AM  
..... and now hits the realization that both of these teams were better than the Gators this year.

/sigh
//Fire Muschamp
///pleasepleasepleaseplease
 
2013-12-22 08:13:48 AM  

Frederick: They want possession from the kick, but a coach wouldnt turn down a score (and the opportunity to put the opponent deep in their own territory trailing even more with a little less time).


Great moments in coaches' gambling history?
 
2013-12-22 08:16:30 AM  

ghostfacekillahrabbit: mcmnky: The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl? How can something no one had ever heard of be famous?

You don't know about Idaho's potatoes? Its a fascinating story. Its also in the 2 sentence blurb in an 8 year old's book of states. They have a lot of potatoes, that they share with all good Americans. They're famous for it.


Exactly.  It not the Idaho Potato Bow that's famous.  It's the Idaho Potatoes.
 
2013-12-22 08:50:52 AM  
Cue the sad trombone...
 
2013-12-22 08:51:26 AM  

sarajlewis83: ..... and now hits the realization that both of these teams were better than the Gators this year.

/sigh
//Fire Muschamp
///pleasepleasepleaseplease


No, I saw he deserves at least a decade to figure this out.

/UGA fan
//muschamp is our revenge
///bwahahahahahaha
 
2013-12-22 09:26:54 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Wait, U of Buffalo made a bowl game?

They were in the MAC championship game this year. Pretty good team. Just not quite good enough.

/Khalil Mack will be a first-rounder.


To Buffalo I hope!
 
2013-12-22 09:30:34 AM  

sarajlewis83: ..... and now hits the realization that both of these teams were better than the Gators this year.

/sigh
//Fire Muschamp
///pleasepleasepleaseplease


Oh no, please keep him through 2015.  The Gators scheduled their first out-of-state nonconference game since 1991.  2015 in Cowboy Stadium vs. Michigan.  As much as I hate Michigan, it would be funny to have the Gators lose their only nonconference game outside the state of Florida in 24 years.
 
2013-12-22 10:04:53 AM  
NOBODY circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bulls.
 
2013-12-22 10:10:32 AM  

ghostfacekillahrabbit: mcmnky: The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl? How can something no one had ever heard of be famous?

You don't know about Idaho's potatoes? Its a fascinating story. Its also in the 2 sentence blurb in an 8 year old's book of states. They have a lot of potatoes, that they share with all good Americans. They're famous for it.


Idaho potatoes I've heard of.  The Bowl, not so much.

I'm guessing they mean it ironically, like when you call a big guy 'tiny'.
 
2013-12-22 10:28:44 AM  

badscooter: cameroncrazy1984: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Wait, U of Buffalo made a bowl game?

They were in the MAC championship game this year. Pretty good team. Just not quite good enough.

/Khalil Mack will be a first-rounder.

The MAC championship was Northern Illinois losing to Bowling Green


Sorry, you're right. MAC East championship? Or something like that. They played and lost to BG.
 
2013-12-22 10:48:21 AM  

John Buck 41: BKITU: Going full potato at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Wait. Is that a real game? If so, no winder I think college football is a joke.

//off to google


My brother is an alum of Ohio U, which played in that game last year or the year before and he said that the name of the game sounded more like a KFC dish than a college football game. And this year, they're in the Beef'O'Brady's Bowl, which who even knows what the hell that is.
 
2013-12-22 11:22:49 AM  

Frederick: Triumph: Just the other week Ray Rice broke through the line to get the last needed first down and had a clear easy trot to the endzone, but chose just to intentionally go down and keep the ball. Are you saying the kneel-downs at the end of games are dumb?

Yeah, as a fan I think it is dumb.  Good strategy, but bad product.

My issue wasnt the strategy so much as your wording.

Triumph: Frederick: Considering I've seen several onside kick attempts result in opponent touchdowns; this is not the worst.

Opposing teams usually don't want try to score in an onside kick scenario, they want possession.

They want possession from the kick, but a coach wouldnt turn down a score (and the opportunity to put the opponent deep in their own territory trailing even more with a little less time).

How much time was left when the kick was attempted?


It was at the beginning of the 4th quarter which is why it was the surprise kind of onside kick.
 
2013-12-22 11:32:37 AM  

RminusQ:  And this year, they're in the Beef'O'Brady's Bowl, which who even knows what the hell that is.



Wasn't Beef'O'Brady the stuff that Kramer was feeding the carriage horse in that episode of  Seinfeld?

/You know, the stuff that gave it gas.
//Bad gas.
 
2013-12-22 11:52:36 AM  

Unauthorized Bratwurst: RminusQ:  And this year, they're in the Beef'O'Brady's Bowl, which who even knows what the hell that is.


Wasn't Beef'O'Brady the stuff that Kramer was feeding the carriage horse in that episode of  Seinfeld?

/You know, the stuff that gave it gas.
//Bad gas.


Beef-o-reeno (sp?)

Classic episode.
 
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