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(ESPN)   Duke Sucks   (scores.espn.go.com) divider line 64
    More: Obvious, Johnny Manziel, David Cutcliffe, Texas A&M, Mark Hurd, onside kick, fourth down, Blue Devils, interceptions  
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2014-01-01 04:08:41 AM  
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2014-01-01 04:51:29 AM  
JOHNNNNNNNYFOOOIIITBALLLLL. JOHHHHHNGNNNNNYYYYYFFFFOOOOOTBALLLL
 
2014-01-01 05:06:48 AM  
Congratulations, A&M. You have a Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and you barely squeaked out a win against a college known more for their law school than their football program.
 
2014-01-01 05:22:40 AM  

stoli n coke: Congratulations, A&M. You have a Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and you barely squeaked out a win against a college known more for their law school than their football program.


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2014-01-01 05:30:34 AM  
Holy crap. We turned that game off at halftime.

/weren't really paying attention as we were too busy letting Rando Cardrissian take second place
 
2014-01-01 05:34:55 AM  
Struggling to win against Duke football is like struggling to beat a 5 year old at tug of war.  It's not something to be proud of.
 
2014-01-01 05:42:38 AM  

JayCab: Holy crap. We turned that game off at halftime.


The second half of the game was insane. Both teams played unbelievably well.
 
2014-01-01 05:44:38 AM  

degenerate-afro: Struggling to win against Duke football is like struggling to beat a 5 year old at tug of war.  It's not something to be proud of.


Yes well... that will be your little secret.
 
2014-01-01 06:22:22 AM  

stoli n coke: Congratulations, A&M. You have a Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and you barely squeaked out a win against a college known more for their law school than their football program.


Texas A&M should be proof positive that the SEC is and always has been overrated by ESPN and their ilk. They were a mediocre team in the Big 12, constantly losing to Texas and being roughly on par with Texas Tech. They go to the SEC and are instantly a top team. Everyone has been tripping over themselves to say "well... they got better because Manziel is just so good", but the QB before him was a 1st round pick and is a current NFL starter (Tannehill). Meanwhile, Missouri manages to win the "East" in their second year, after being just as mediocre as TAMU in the Big 12.
 
2014-01-01 06:37:35 AM  
I could not believe this comeback as I was watching it unfold.  Two timely interceptions, one a pick 6, swung the game entirely for Texas A&M.  To me, this was not about Manziel but rather the defense stepping up and finally doing SOMETHING to stop the Blue Devils.  Texas A&M had no business being down 21 at the half anyway.

That being said, this was the 2nd best college football game I have seen in my life, just behind the 2007 Fiesta Bowl with Boise State beating Oklahoma.

lacydog, your point is well taken about Mizzou and TX A&M switching and somehow magically becoming better teams.  ESPN's interest in the conference has more to do with broadcasting deals than anything else.  They're only in it for the money.

/Duke really does suck to lose this game that way.
 
2014-01-01 06:55:40 AM  
much as i hate duke (because of basketball) i have to admit that their football team is greatly improved from past years
 
2014-01-01 08:34:25 AM  
For 56 minutes they tried and they tried to convince us Farkers they didn't suck.

Then the pick-six happened.

Duke sucks.

/That being said, that was a damn good football game.  One the rare times I didn't flip around during a game.
 
2014-01-01 08:51:25 AM  
Congrats to A&M for finally being in the winning side of 21 point comeback.

The real loser, other than Duke, is Mike Evans who may drop out of the first round of the NFL draft, if he enters it, due to his 30+ yards of penalties in the first two offensive series.

A&M defense, although very young needs some more beef on the D-Line and cannot cover the pass....not a good combination....they may need to hire a Semi-Pro defense to teach them something...
 
2014-01-01 08:58:38 AM  
that was a pretty fun game, it was like one acrobatic circus catch after another

the worst part of that game wasn't the game itself, it was the constant hard-sell by the commentators for Manziel to go #1... did Manziel have dirt on those guys or something? it was worse than a desperate car salesman, so sleezy

other than that and the non-existent defense, good stuff
 
2014-01-01 09:03:58 AM  
I feel sorry for Manziel - he's being pushed to enter the NFL too early. If they get the chance, the Browns will draft him and turn him into the next Tim Couch.

/NE Ohio local
 
2014-01-01 09:22:32 AM  
That was one hell of a ballgame.
 
2014-01-01 09:26:51 AM  

lacydog: Texas A&M should be proof positive that the SEC is and always has been overrated by ESPN and their ilk. They were a mediocre team in the Big 12, constantly losing to Texas and being roughly on par with Texas Tech. They go to the SEC and are instantly a top team. Everyone has been tripping over themselves to say "well... they got better because Manziel is just so good", but the QB before him was a 1st round pick and is a current NFL starter (Tannehill). Meanwhile, Missouri manages to win the "East" in their second year, after being just as mediocre as TAMU in the Big 12.


The Peach Bowl is ACC #2 vs SEC #5. Says more about the ACC than the SEC.
 
2014-01-01 09:37:21 AM  
Once again, can't wait for Manziel to wear purple next year. Not that I think he'll be the answer at QB, strictly to be Sports Entertained.
 
2014-01-01 09:39:55 AM  
There was a football game on?  I thought I was watching a Manziel tribute hour from the way the commentators were talking and the constant Manziel photoshoot cut aways.
 
2014-01-01 09:47:02 AM  
I put a spell on you

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2014-01-01 09:55:32 AM  

EngineerAU: lacydog: Texas A&M should be proof positive that the SEC is and always has been overrated by ESPN and their ilk. They were a mediocre team in the Big 12, constantly losing to Texas and being roughly on par with Texas Tech. They go to the SEC and are instantly a top team. Everyone has been tripping over themselves to say "well... they got better because Manziel is just so good", but the QB before him was a 1st round pick and is a current NFL starter (Tannehill). Meanwhile, Missouri manages to win the "East" in their second year, after being just as mediocre as TAMU in the Big 12.

The Peach Bowl is ACC #2 vs SEC #5. Says more about the ACC than the SEC.


Because of the BCS bowls, it was #4 and #7 this year.
 
2014-01-01 09:59:13 AM  
NO I DO NOT!!!

Well, maybe if she's hot enough

Or if I'm really, really drunk
 
2014-01-01 09:59:59 AM  

lacydog: stoli n coke: Congratulations, A&M. You have a Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and you barely squeaked out a win against a college known more for their law school than their football program.

Texas A&M should be proof positive that the SEC is and always has been overrated by ESPN and their ilk. They were a mediocre team in the Big 12, constantly losing to Texas and being roughly on par with Texas Tech. They go to the SEC and are instantly a top team. Everyone has been tripping over themselves to say "well... they got better because Manziel is just so good", but the QB before him was a 1st round pick and is a current NFL starter (Tannehill). Meanwhile, Missouri manages to win the "East" in their second year, after being just as mediocre as TAMU in the Big 12.


You guys keep saying this bullshiat but you act like Mizzou or AtM wouldn't dominate the big 12 this year, you're insane if you think they wouldn't. Hell if Mizzou were in the big 12 they would be undefeated and in the BCS title game.

Its fun to have people who know nothing about the game biatch about conferences, have fun with that hate and you can keep wondering why the SEC has the most players in the NFL.
 
2014-01-01 10:00:27 AM  

lacydog: stoli n coke: Congratulations, A&M. You have a Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and you barely squeaked out a win against a college known more for their law school than their football program.

Texas A&M should be proof positive that the SEC is and always has been overrated by ESPN and their ilk. They were a mediocre team in the Big 12, constantly losing to Texas and being roughly on par with Texas Tech. They go to the SEC and are instantly a top team. Everyone has been tripping over themselves to say "well... they got better because Manziel is just so good", but the QB before him was a 1st round pick and is a current NFL starter (Tannehill). Meanwhile, Missouri manages to win the "East" in their second year, after being just as mediocre as TAMU in the Big 12.


"Instantly a top team"

Lolwut? In it's two years in the SEC, A&M has finished 3rd in the SEC West (2012, 6-2) and 4th (2013, 4-4). If you ranked the both divisions of the SEC together that's 6th place and 8th place respectively.

Hardly one of the SEC's "top teams" in either year, unless by "top team" you mean "had a mediocre 4-4 conference record this year."

Don't confuse ESPN's love of Manziel with, you know, reality.
 
2014-01-01 10:05:29 AM  

flak attack: EngineerAU: lacydog: Texas A&M should be proof positive that the SEC is and always has been overrated by ESPN and their ilk. They were a mediocre team in the Big 12, constantly losing to Texas and being roughly on par with Texas Tech. They go to the SEC and are instantly a top team. Everyone has been tripping over themselves to say "well... they got better because Manziel is just so good", but the QB before him was a 1st round pick and is a current NFL starter (Tannehill). Meanwhile, Missouri manages to win the "East" in their second year, after being just as mediocre as TAMU in the Big 12.

The Peach Bowl is ACC #2 vs SEC #5. Says more about the ACC than the SEC.

Because of the BCS bowls, it was #4 and #7 this year.


No it was ACC #2 or do you forget Duke played in the ACC championship game?

At worst they were 3 but with that offense at the end of the year I would bet they would beat Clemson, Cutcliff knows offense but needs a better defensive coordinator.
 
2014-01-01 10:15:14 AM  

OdradekRex: I feel sorry for Manziel - he's being pushed to enter the NFL too early. If they get the chance, the Browns will draft him and turn him into the next Tim Couch.

/NE Ohio local


The Texans fan at my office is insistent that the Texans should draft Manziel #1 overall (over Clowney and Bridgewater) because "he's a natural winner."

// that's what they said about Tebow too
 
2014-01-01 10:20:56 AM  

dukeblue219: OdradekRex: I feel sorry for Manziel - he's being pushed to enter the NFL too early. If they get the chance, the Browns will draft him and turn him into the next Tim Couch.

/NE Ohio local

The Texans fan at my office is insistent that the Texans should draft Manziel #1 overall (over Clowney and Bridgewater) because "he's a natural winner."

// that's what they said about Tebow too


At least Tebow actually was a winner.  And Tebow had a better arm and running ability than Johnny Fraudball.  The hype for Manziel reminds me of the hype for Colt Brennan, and their NFL careers will be about the same.
 
2014-01-01 10:30:12 AM  

HeathenHealer: Once again, can't wait for Manziel to wear purple next year. Not that I think he'll be the answer at QB, strictly to be Sports Entertained.


well, he does remind me a lot of Fran Tarkenton and Joe Kapp
 
2014-01-01 10:57:17 AM  
One thing that hit me was that Sumlin is not worth a 30 million dollar contract. How does a coach how loses 4 games get 5 million a year when other coaches get fired for that type of effort with a horrible defense?

Seriously a&m has had defensive problems all year and even considering the 2 picks at the end of the game they have up over 400 yards passing and 48 points to a sub par Duke offense.

Did you see how FSU embarrassed them? And A&M made them look like the Denver Broncos
 
2014-01-01 11:05:29 AM  

AdamK: HeathenHealer: Once again, can't wait for Manziel to wear purple next year. Not that I think he'll be the answer at QB, strictly to be Sports Entertained.

well, he does remind me a lot of Fran Tarkenton and Joe Kapp


Except Fran wasn't a munchkin, manziel is too short/small for the NFL.
 
2014-01-01 11:08:58 AM  
Oh and if manziel comes out (which he really shouldn't with so many QBs ranked in the top 20) he will probably go 28th to the Browns on their extra pick..

Or 18th to the Jets just to piss off geno smith, but I think the jets are too smart to draft a QB in the first round

Oh god... The raiders could take him in the early second round if the Texans, Browns, Jags, Vikings and Bucks all find QBs in the first 2 rounds.

Wow let's hope this doesn't become a QB heavy first round
 
2014-01-01 11:13:03 AM  

steamingpile: AdamK: HeathenHealer: Once again, can't wait for Manziel to wear purple next year. Not that I think he'll be the answer at QB, strictly to be Sports Entertained.

well, he does remind me a lot of Fran Tarkenton and Joe Kapp

Except Fran wasn't a munchkin, manziel is too short/small for the NFL.


Fran was 6' even. Manziel's 6'1".

Glad to see you have a good, solid take here.
 
2014-01-01 11:19:11 AM  
Gonz: Manziel is 5'11"

They report him between 6-6'2" to make him feel better

Not saying he isn't an amazing QB who puts the entire team on his shoulders , but he is kind of short :)
 
2014-01-01 11:29:20 AM  

Gonz: steamingpile: AdamK: HeathenHealer: Once again, can't wait for Manziel to wear purple next year. Not that I think he'll be the answer at QB, strictly to be Sports Entertained.

well, he does remind me a lot of Fran Tarkenton and Joe Kapp

Except Fran wasn't a munchkin, manziel is too short/small for the NFL.

Fran was 6' even. Manziel's 6'1".

Glad to see you have a good, solid take here.


To be fair, 6' tall meant quite a bit more when Fran played.

/old school Vikings fan
 
2014-01-01 11:53:07 AM  

Gonz: steamingpile: AdamK: HeathenHealer: Once again, can't wait for Manziel to wear purple next year. Not that I think he'll be the answer at QB, strictly to be Sports Entertained.

well, he does remind me a lot of Fran Tarkenton and Joe Kapp

Except Fran wasn't a munchkin, manziel is too short/small for the NFL.

Fran was 6' even. Manziel's 6'1".

Glad to see you have a good, solid take here.


Manziel is no where near 6'1" at best he's 5'8"-9". He's another long line of players lying to improve their draft stock.
 
2014-01-01 11:57:49 AM  

lacydog: Texas A&M should be proof positive that the SEC is and always has been overrated by ESPN and their ilk. They were a mediocre team in the Big 12, constantly losing to Texas and being roughly on par with Texas Tech. They go to the SEC and are instantly a top team. Everyone has been tripping over themselves to say "well... they got better because Manziel is just so good", but the QB before him was a 1st round pick and is a current NFL starter (Tannehill). Meanwhile, Missouri manages to win the "East" in their second year, after being just as mediocre as TAMU in the Big 12.


A&M was a top team in the SEC?????

You might want to go back and check A&M's schedule.  They went 4-4 in the SEC this year, with their four wins coming against teams with a combined record of something like .250.
 
2014-01-01 11:59:33 AM  

smerfnablin: Gonz: Manziel is 5'11"

They report him between 6-6'2" to make him feel better

Not saying he isn't an amazing QB who puts the entire team on his shoulders , but he is kind of short :)


People do grow at that age. Classmates report him between 6' and 6'1".

steamingpile: Except Fran wasn't a munchkin, manziel is too short/small for the NFL.


Drew Brees is 6'0". Dude's too short, right?
 
2014-01-01 12:00:48 PM  

flak attack: Because of the BCS bowls, it was #4 and #7 this year.


A&M was #7?  But I thought they were a TOP TEAM!!
 
2014-01-01 12:02:49 PM  

phamwaa: Drew Brees is 6'0". Dude's too short, right?


Drew Brees has attributes that have helped him overcome his lack of prototypical height.  Manziel does not.
 
2014-01-01 12:02:56 PM  

steamingpile: Gonz: steamingpile: AdamK: HeathenHealer: Once again, can't wait for Manziel to wear purple next year. Not that I think he'll be the answer at QB, strictly to be Sports Entertained.

well, he does remind me a lot of Fran Tarkenton and Joe Kapp

Except Fran wasn't a munchkin, manziel is too short/small for the NFL.

Fran was 6' even. Manziel's 6'1".

Glad to see you have a good, solid take here.

Manziel is no where near 6'1" at best he's 5'8"-9". He's another long line of players lying to improve their draft stock.


Which will come out at the combine, when he gets measured.
 
2014-01-01 12:06:50 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: phamwaa: Drew Brees is 6'0". Dude's too short, right?

Drew Brees has attributes that have helped him overcome his lack of prototypical height.  Manziel does not.


Glad to see that you're such an astute judge of quarterback talent. Who were you scouting for again?
 
2014-01-01 12:10:05 PM  

phamwaa: smerfnablin: Gonz: Manziel is 5'11"

They report him between 6-6'2" to make him feel better

Not saying he isn't an amazing QB who puts the entire team on his shoulders , but he is kind of short :)

People do grow at that age. Classmates report him between 6' and 6'1".

steamingpile: Except Fran wasn't a munchkin, manziel is too short/small for the NFL.

Drew Brees is 6'0". Dude's too short, right?


Brees is still bigger than manziel body wise, manziel looks tiny out there and NFL LBs will tee off on him. Brees also has better accuracy while manziel seems to rely on luck too much and Brees has a coach who calls plays that benefit him.

He may do well but the odds are against him.
 
2014-01-01 12:14:12 PM  

phamwaa: AdmirableSnackbar: phamwaa: Drew Brees is 6'0". Dude's too short, right?

Drew Brees has attributes that have helped him overcome his lack of prototypical height.  Manziel does not.

Glad to see that you're such an astute judge of quarterback talent. Who were you scouting for again?


Manziel does not have the arm strength or ability to read defenses that Brees had in college.  Plus, Brees was a winner - he led Purdue to a conference championship in a tough Big-10.  Brees was a much, much better QB.
 
2014-01-01 12:21:43 PM  

lacydog: Texas A&M should be proof positive that the SEC is and always has been overrated by ESPN and their ilk. They were a mediocre team in the Big 12, constantly losing to Texas and being roughly on par with Texas Tech. They go to the SEC and are instantly a top team.


Yeah, because neither Mizzou nor A&M  played in any Big 12 championship games prior to joining the SEC.

Check your history, bub.
 
2014-01-01 12:38:44 PM  
I wanna see more pics of Manziel;s girlfriend
 
2014-01-01 12:45:24 PM  

steamingpile: No it was ACC #2 or do you forget Duke played in the ACC championship game?

At worst they were 3 but with that offense at the end of the year I would bet they would beat Clemson, Cutcliff knows offense but needs a better defensive coordinator.


Cutcliffe's a damned good coach (he'd have to be to get Duke to 10 wins, even if the Coastal is a dumpster fire).  But even with a good DC, I'm not sure they could put together the talent to get it done for more than a year or two.  They did a lot better than I thought they would last night, but their secondary just didn't have the size and speed to stop TAMU.

I'd still put Clemson ahead of Duke this year, because TAMU's awful defense, especially against the run, is really what kept Duke in that game.  TAMU's better than Clemson on O (Watkins is really their only good receiver), but Clemson's a lot better on D.
 
2014-01-01 12:50:35 PM  

RickyWilliams'sBong: steamingpile: No it was ACC #2 or do you forget Duke played in the ACC championship game?

At worst they were 3 but with that offense at the end of the year I would bet they would beat Clemson, Cutcliff knows offense but needs a better defensive coordinator.

Cutcliffe's a damned good coach (he'd have to be to get Duke to 10 wins, even if the Coastal is a dumpster fire).  But even with a good DC, I'm not sure they could put together the talent to get it done for more than a year or two.  They did a lot better than I thought they would last night, but their secondary just didn't have the size and speed to stop TAMU.

I'd still put Clemson ahead of Duke this year, because TAMU's awful defense, especially against the run, is really what kept Duke in that game.  TAMU's better than Clemson on O (Watkins is really their only good receiver), but Clemson's a lot better on D.


I would disagree since UGA put up quite a few on them even with their only starting receiver getting injures on the first TD.
 
2014-01-01 02:12:37 PM  
Was kind of funny watching an ACC team not known for even having a football team carve up that mighty SEC defense and stop Ratatouille most of the game.
 
2014-01-01 02:30:40 PM  
If A&M wins, "The SEC is overrated because even a mediocre Big XII team can win there."
If A&M loses, "LOL the mighty SEC lost to Duke."
 
2014-01-01 03:33:50 PM  

OhioUGrad: Was kind of funny watching an ACC team not known for even having a football team carve up that mighty SEC defense and stop Ratatouille most of the game.


You must not have paid attention this year AtM still has a big12 type team where they say 'fark defense I'm throwing it deep'. But then you're from Ohio and they don't know shiat about football.
 
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