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2014-08-26 11:20:00 AM
Amazing what you can do when you stop giving a damn about academic requirements
 
2014-08-26 12:51:34 PM
Well I don't think it would be much of a stretch to think that one or more of the teams outside the top 10 will be playing for the championship at the end of the year.
 
2014-08-26 12:55:35 PM
Wow, a really, really good team with a question mark at quarterback had that question mark replaced with an exclamation mark and now they're a really really really good team?

Shocking.

Next we'll learn how a hockey team that scores tons of goals and is a top-10 team with a crappy goalie is bringing in a new goalie who's supposed to be a hotshot, when they up with one of the best goalies in the nation, for some damn reason they're ranked number 1!
 
2014-08-26 12:57:00 PM

netweavr: Amazing what you can do when you stop giving a damn about academic requirements


I'll admit that I stopped giving a shiat about academic requirements for college football about twenty-five years ago. When I watch college football I just want to see good games. Whether or not those gents want to avail themselves of a quality education for free is of very little import to me. We could make all the schools have the same requirements as stanford but it would be boring as hell. Different schools have different requirements outside of the world of athletics as well.
 
2014-08-26 01:03:58 PM
Sportswriters' "predictions" of the coming college season generally have the  accuracy of a blind archer.
 
2014-08-26 01:10:01 PM
blacksportsonline.com
 
2014-08-26 01:11:49 PM
So it 'may' have moved up a few? It's one thing if this is Montana Clown College, but I'm not that impressed unless "just outside of" meant like 20th or 30th.
 
2014-08-26 01:28:58 PM
I'm a huge 'Noles fan, but could the mods please stop greenlighting this shiatty blog?
 
2014-08-26 01:41:19 PM
FSU opens against an Oklahoma State team that has something like 25 guys who have any experience at the FBS level.  Hard to see it not getting ugly, probably really ugly.  With the way things have been going in the sports media to this point, I expect to see "Just crown them now" articles when it's over.
 
2014-08-26 01:41:56 PM

veedeevadeevoodee: [blacksportsonline.com image 300x225]


www.motherjones.com
 
2014-08-26 01:44:12 PM

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Well I don't think it would be much of a stretch to think that one or more of the teams outside the top 10 will be playing for the championship at the end of the year.


I actually think it would be a bit of a stretch this year.

I'm not even buying most of the Top 10.  Think UCLA and Ohio State (even when they had Miller) are both frauds.  Baylor lolnope still doesn't play defense.  Like Sparty, but their offense is like the anti-Oregon, and the defense will take a step back.

Outside the Top 10, LSU's all I got.
 
2014-08-26 01:45:30 PM
We'll see how well they fare, now that the BSC is decided by a playoff. FSU might be great in a one-game, winner-take-all championship, but let's see them do it twice, not knowing who will be in the final game. Personally, I think Oregon has a better chance at winning it all than FSU, and that's with questions at WR.
 
2014-08-26 01:50:00 PM
Sportswriters Sports teams PR departments are lazy!  News at 11.
 
2014-08-26 01:56:02 PM

netweavr: Amazing what you can do when you stop giving a damn about academic requirements


or accusations of rape.
 
2014-08-26 01:57:07 PM

RickyWilliams'sBong: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Well I don't think it would be much of a stretch to think that one or more of the teams outside the top 10 will be playing for the championship at the end of the year.

I actually think it would be a bit of a stretch this year.

I'm not even buying most of the Top 10.  Think UCLA and Ohio State (even when they had Miller) are both frauds.  Baylor lolnope still doesn't play defense.  Like Sparty, but their offense is like the anti-Oregon, and the defense will take a step back.

Outside the Top 10, LSU's all I got.


Georgia and Stanford are both qualities teams who could make a run, in my opinion.
 
2014-08-26 02:15:58 PM

MmmmBacon: We'll see how well they fare, now that the BSC is decided by a playoff. FSU might be great in a one-game, winner-take-all championship, but let's see them do it twice, not knowing who will be in the final game. Personally, I think Oregon has a better chance at winning it all than FSU, and that's with questions at WR.


I think this is the year we really start to see the effects of Chip Kelly leaving Oregon. I predict 3 losses for them.

/tired of predictions
//spot the damn ball
///slashies
 
2014-08-26 02:16:08 PM

R1mbaud: Georgia and Stanford are both qualities teams who could make a run, in my opinion.


Never bet on Georgia to come through in the clutch. They'll stub their toe along the way against some team they have absolutely no business losing to, and that will be that. If they beat South Carolina, they'll lose to somebody like Kentucky or Vanderbilt.

10 wins and a good bowl? Absolutely. Win two games in the playoffs? That's something else entirely.
 
2014-08-26 02:19:28 PM
How much do they pay their players?
 
2014-08-26 02:26:07 PM

Snapper Carr: or accusations of rape.


You know what I wish? I wish we could discuss football in a thread without trying to boletr our arguments trying to one-up each other about the various crimes such and such player did or did not commit. I am not and never have been an FSU supporter. I don't care about their winning prospects at all. And rape is (I can't believe I feel the need to say this) clearly reprehensible. Did the guy rape someone? I have no idea. The cops seem to have passed on the case. Are the cops crooked? I have no idea. But we have plenty of threads for discussing crooked law enforcement and our court system.

I'm jaded, I know. But in a college football thread I really don't care about the guy's legal background. And I don't care about academics or recruiting violations or any of that shiat. If the guy is suiting up and playing I really only care about what he does on the field.
 
2014-08-26 02:27:13 PM
It will be interesting to see if they can keep Winston out of jail long enough to complete the season.

I wonder what line Vegas has on it?
 
2014-08-26 02:29:52 PM
Jeez, haters gonna hate.  Jealous beeyotches.

cdn.fansided.com
 
2014-08-26 02:34:55 PM

ronmexico27: MmmmBacon: We'll see how well they fare, now that the BSC is decided by a playoff. FSU might be great in a one-game, winner-take-all championship, but let's see them do it twice, not knowing who will be in the final game. Personally, I think Oregon has a better chance at winning it all than FSU, and that's with questions at WR.

I think this is the year we really start to see the effects of Chip Kelly leaving Oregon. I predict 3 losses for them.

/tired of predictions
//spot the damn ball
///slashies


Three losses?! Seriously? To whom?

2014 Oregon Ducks Football Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 30 South Dakota Coyotes
Saturday, Sept. 6 Michigan State Spartans
Saturday, Sept. 13 Wyoming Cowboys
Saturday, Sept. 20 at Washington State Cougars
Saturday, Sept. 27---Open Date------
Thursday, Oct. 2 Arizona Wildcats
Saturday, Oct. 11 at UCLA Bruins
Saturday, Oct. 18 Washington Huskies (HC)
Friday, Oct. 24 at California Golden Bears
Saturday, Nov. 1 Stanford Cardinal
Saturday, Nov. 8 at Utah Utes
Saturday, Nov. 15---Open Date------
Saturday, Nov. 22 Colorado Buffaloes
Saturday, Nov. 29 at Oregon State Beavers

The Ducks get Stanford at home, and UCLA may be good, and at their house, but they aren't as good as Oregon. I don't see anyone else on that list with a legitimate shot at knocking off Oregon. Face it, we got a great schedule, and it lines up nicely for a Pac-12 Championship, followed by a playoff bid.
 
2014-08-26 02:45:53 PM

MmmmBacon: Three losses?! Seriously? To whom?


I heard Open Date University has a pretty good team this year, and you have to play them twice.
 
2014-08-26 02:55:19 PM
pbs.twimg.com
 
2014-08-26 02:56:41 PM

MmmmBacon: Three losses?! Seriously? To whom?


Michigan State, UCLA, Stanford.
 
2014-08-26 02:56:47 PM

Killer Cars: MmmmBacon: Three losses?! Seriously? To whom?

I heard Open Date University has a pretty good team this year, and you have to play them twice.


That's THE Open Date University!
 
2014-08-26 03:09:27 PM

MmmmBacon: ronmexico27: MmmmBacon: We'll see how well they fare, now that the BSC is decided by a playoff. FSU might be great in a one-game, winner-take-all championship, but let's see them do it twice, not knowing who will be in the final game. Personally, I think Oregon has a better chance at winning it all than FSU, and that's with questions at WR.

I think this is the year we really start to see the effects of Chip Kelly leaving Oregon. I predict 3 losses for them.

/tired of predictions
//spot the damn ball
///slashies

Three losses?! Seriously? To whom?

2014 Oregon Ducks Football Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 30 South Dakota Coyotes
Saturday, Sept. 6 Michigan State Spartans
Saturday, Sept. 13 Wyoming Cowboys
Saturday, Sept. 20 at Washington State Cougars
Saturday, Sept. 27---Open Date------
Thursday, Oct. 2 Arizona Wildcats
Saturday, Oct. 11 at UCLA Bruins
Saturday, Oct. 18 Washington Huskies (HC)
Friday, Oct. 24 at California Golden Bears
Saturday, Nov. 1 Stanford Cardinal
Saturday, Nov. 8 at Utah Utes
Saturday, Nov. 15---Open Date------
Saturday, Nov. 22 Colorado Buffaloes
Saturday, Nov. 29 at Oregon State Beavers

The Ducks get Stanford at home, and UCLA may be good, and at their house, but they aren't as good as Oregon. I don't see anyone else on that list with a legitimate shot at knocking off Oregon. Face it, we got a great schedule, and it lines up nicely for a Pac-12 Championship, followed by a playoff bid.


I'm guessing 2 of 3 to Michigan State, UCLA, and Stanford, and then one they shouldn't lose. Chip Kelly is the best/most revolutionary coach in all of football (imo), and Oregon is bound to decline without him.
 
2014-08-26 03:10:13 PM

Gonz: R1mbaud: Georgia and Stanford are both qualities teams who could make a run, in my opinion.

Never bet on Georgia to come through in the clutch. They'll stub their toe along the way against some team they have absolutely no business losing to, and that will be that. If they beat South Carolina, they'll lose to somebody like Kentucky or Vanderbilt.

10 wins and a good bowl? Absolutely. Win two games in the playoffs? That's something else entirely.


This.  UGA isn't going any farther than that until Richt cleans up his persistent penalty/discipline issues.
 
2014-08-26 03:14:11 PM
The Slush:

This.  UGA isn't going any farther than that until Richt cleans up his persistent penalty/discipline issues.

:yawn: Old meme is old.
 
2014-08-26 03:15:26 PM

Analgesic: That's THE Open Date University!


Yes, pardon. Silly of me to overlook that when one of the most storied rivalries in college sports is between (THE) Open Date University and Bye Week State.
 
2014-08-26 03:42:20 PM

ronmexico27: MmmmBacon: ronmexico27: MmmmBacon: We'll see how well they fare, now that the BSC is decided by a playoff. FSU might be great in a one-game, winner-take-all championship, but let's see them do it twice, not knowing who will be in the final game. Personally, I think Oregon has a better chance at winning it all than FSU, and that's with questions at WR.

I think this is the year we really start to see the effects of Chip Kelly leaving Oregon. I predict 3 losses for them.

/tired of predictions
//spot the damn ball
///slashies

Three losses?! Seriously? To whom?

2014 Oregon Ducks Football Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 30 South Dakota Coyotes
Saturday, Sept. 6 Michigan State Spartans
Saturday, Sept. 13 Wyoming Cowboys
Saturday, Sept. 20 at Washington State Cougars
Saturday, Sept. 27---Open Date------
Thursday, Oct. 2 Arizona Wildcats
Saturday, Oct. 11 at UCLA Bruins
Saturday, Oct. 18 Washington Huskies (HC)
Friday, Oct. 24 at California Golden Bears
Saturday, Nov. 1 Stanford Cardinal
Saturday, Nov. 8 at Utah Utes
Saturday, Nov. 15---Open Date------
Saturday, Nov. 22 Colorado Buffaloes
Saturday, Nov. 29 at Oregon State Beavers

The Ducks get Stanford at home, and UCLA may be good, and at their house, but they aren't as good as Oregon. I don't see anyone else on that list with a legitimate shot at knocking off Oregon. Face it, we got a great schedule, and it lines up nicely for a Pac-12 Championship, followed by a playoff bid.

I'm guessing 2 of 3 to Michigan State, UCLA, and Stanford, and then one they shouldn't lose. Chip Kelly is the best/most revolutionary coach in all of football (imo), and Oregon is bound to decline without him.


@Utah could also be a tougher game than it looks, and you never know how up for the game Oregon State will be.

Also, Oregon's playing my Yotes.  Go Yotes or something.
 
2014-08-26 03:43:16 PM
Came for the unreasoned, uninformed hate spews; leaving satisfied.
 
2014-08-26 03:59:34 PM

JohnBigBootay: Snapper Carr: or accusations of rape.

You know what I wish? I wish we could discuss football in a thread without trying to boletr our arguments trying to one-up each other about the various crimes such and such player did or did not commit. I am not and never have been an FSU supporter. I don't care about their winning prospects at all. And rape is (I can't believe I feel the need to say this) clearly reprehensible. Did the guy rape someone? I have no idea. The cops seem to have passed on the case. Are the cops crooked? I have no idea. But we have plenty of threads for discussing crooked law enforcement and our court system.

I'm jaded, I know. But in a college football thread I really don't care about the guy's legal background. And I don't care about academics or recruiting violations or any of that shiat. If the guy is suiting up and playing I really only care about what he does on the field.


emotionalmojo.com

/ 4/10 ... now hit the showers
 
2014-08-26 04:09:10 PM

R1mbaud: Georgia and Stanford are both qualities teams who could make a run, in my opinion.


UGA's tempting as a dark horse to make the playoff, but I think they're going to need a year at QB and on defense.  Pruitt's a good DC, but he's not walking into the defense he walked into at FSU.  Then they need some talent outside of running back, and they need to make deals with the Football Gods and the Athens PD to overcome the Richt Curse™.  Don't see them getting by Bama in the ATL.  May well not get by USCe.

Stanford is always fool's gold.  Good offensive line, and that's about it.  QB's not any good.  They'll wind up beating Oregon, because Oregon's defensive line is shiat, and then go and lose to ITT Tech or Utah or something.  Condi Rice will vote for them, because she's an imbecile, but they'll get voted down by everybody who knows anything about ball.
 
2014-08-26 04:17:28 PM

ronmexico27: I'm guessing 2 of 3 to Michigan State, UCLA, and Stanford, and then one they shouldn't lose. Chip Kelly is the best/most revolutionary coach in all of football (imo), and Oregon is bound to decline without him.


Swap UCLA for 'Zona and you might have something.  UCLA's not beating anybody worthy of mention.
 
2014-08-26 04:28:49 PM
RickyWilliams'sBong:

Swap UCLA for 'Zona and you might have something.  UCLA's not beating anybody worthy of mention.

Jim Mora is an a**hole, so I hope they lose every game.
 
2014-08-26 04:30:59 PM
That's the way John Goodman's "King Ralph" character became king...because the whole royal
family was killed.  (Florida State became Top 10 because, apparently, the schools that were in
the Top 10 plummeted faster than Wile E. Coyote down the cliff.)
 
2014-08-26 04:47:40 PM

ronmexico27: Jim Mora is an a**hole, so I hope they lose every game.


Don't kid yourself.  All HCs are assholes.  I'm indifferent to UCLA, other than thinking they're the most overrated team in CFB.  Ole Miss and Wisconsin are within shouting distance, but UCLA takes it.
 
2014-08-26 04:48:28 PM

veedeevadeevoodee: / 4/10 ... now hit the showers


That was in no way a troll. I just hate football threads that devolve into one upping one another based on the criminal history of players past and present with multiple retorts regarding the minutiae on the relative merits of individual cases. This one really didn't - so good for us. And what the fark does sandusky have to do with the price of tea in china? Am I a pedophile because I like to talk about football instead of criminal proceedings?

PS: My dad used to drive over to Cleveland all the time to watch the Browns

/because he couldn't get steelers tickets.
 
2014-08-26 04:58:48 PM

netweavr: Amazing what you can do when you stop giving a damn about academic requirements


You mean just like the $EC?
 
2014-08-26 05:07:26 PM

JohnBigBootay: Snapper Carr: or accusations of rape.

You know what I wish? I wish we could discuss football in a thread without trying to boletr our arguments trying to one-up each other about the various crimes such and such player did or did not commit. I am not and never have been an FSU supporter. I don't care about their winning prospects at all. And rape is (I can't believe I feel the need to say this) clearly reprehensible. Did the guy rape someone? I have no idea. The cops seem to have passed on the case. Are the cops crooked? I have no idea. But we have plenty of threads for discussing crooked law enforcement and our court system.

I'm jaded, I know. But in a college football thread I really don't care about the guy's legal background. And I don't care about academics or recruiting violations or any of that shiat. If the guy is suiting up and playing I really only care about what he does on the field.


Yeah but remember major college football = frontrunner football.  The guy could be Charles Manson, but if he can run a 40 in 4.3 seconds or less, is 6'2" or taller and has great hands, programs like Ohio State or Florida will go to hell and back to get him. Ethics and morals be damned, WE WANNA WIN A (national champ./conf. title)~!

It is what it is, and rivals will point out their flaws while you'll do the same.

/I know you wouldn't
//but a rabid fan would
///and do worse
////just ask Harvey Updike
 
2014-08-26 05:33:16 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-26 05:36:27 PM

Rwa2play: JohnBigBootay: Snapper Carr: or accusations of rape.

You know what I wish? I wish we could discuss football in a thread without trying to boletr our arguments trying to one-up each other about the various crimes such and such player did or did not commit. I am not and never have been an FSU supporter. I don't care about their winning prospects at all. And rape is (I can't believe I feel the need to say this) clearly reprehensible. Did the guy rape someone? I have no idea. The cops seem to have passed on the case. Are the cops crooked? I have no idea. But we have plenty of threads for discussing crooked law enforcement and our court system.

I'm jaded, I know. But in a college football thread I really don't care about the guy's legal background. And I don't care about academics or recruiting violations or any of that shiat. If the guy is suiting up and playing I really only care about what he does on the field.

Yeah but remember major college football = frontrunner football.  The guy could be Charles Manson, but if he can run a 40 in 4.3 seconds or less, is 6'2" or taller and has great hands, programs like Ohio State or Florida will go to hell and back to get him. Ethics and morals be damned, WE WANNA WIN A (national champ./conf. title)~!

It is what it is, and rivals will point out their flaws while you'll do the same.

/I know you wouldn't
//but a rabid fan would
///and do worse
////just ask Harvey Updike


Sure. I just figure if a guy does something horrible... or if a department does something horrible... the incident(s) themselves will get their own threads, which I can then stay out of. Unfortunately I am not the boss of all of us so I will just endure it. At least it's not a game thread. What I really really really hate is a bunch of freakin' legal scandal horseshiat during the game threads.

Surprises on the AP list to me - Auburn at 6 and Washington at 25. Both seem a bit high. I suspect I could be wrong. About everything.
 
2014-08-26 05:53:58 PM

Rwa2play: netweavr: Amazing what you can do when you stop giving a damn about academic requirements

You mean just like the $EC?


Heh, keep telling yourself that. Your team/conference is as pure as the driven snow, I'm sure. Who's your team?
 
2014-08-26 05:54:10 PM
JohnBigBootay:

And what the fark does sandusky have to do with the price of tea in china?

3.bp.blogspot.com

He is the poster child for the IT'S OK BECAUSE FOOTBALL mentality you speak of.

/ if your players (or coaches) break the law, then throw them off the team
// there are plenty of other high school players who would follow the rules to get that slot
/// warrior code
 
2014-08-26 06:14:04 PM

JohnBigBootay: Surprises on the AP list to me - Auburn at 6 and Washington at 25. Both seem a bit high. I suspect I could be wrong. About everything.



I'm a Tide fan, and I hate to admit this, but Auburn is gonna be just as good as last year, if not better. I actually think they should be ranked higher (maybe #4).

The problem for Auburn is that they have an absolutely BRUTAL schedule. Not only do they have to play 6 (preseason) top 25 teams, they play SCar, Ole Miss, A&M, and Georgia four in a row. Throw in LSU before and Alabama after, and no matter how good they are, they're gonna lose two or more. Luck of the draw and all, and I kind of think the pollsters may be taking their schedule into consideration so they don't look bad at the end.

/hope they lose more than two
/RMFT!
 
2014-08-26 06:29:34 PM

veedeevadeevoodee: He is the poster child for the IT'S OK BECAUSE FOOTBALL mentality you speak of.


I don't think anything is 'ok because football'. When that shiat happens there are multiple repeat threads with hundreds or thousands of posts so we can talk about the cases. I just don't like bringing it into the threads that are supposedly about the actual football.

I think OJ Simpson murdered a couple of people and that that act was reprehensible and I believe he's guilty and should never see another day as a free man. But I saw him play several times and I can just as easily discuss his merits as one of the greatest running backs of all time. Which of course, he was.
 
2014-08-26 06:37:51 PM

oh_please: I'm a Tide fan, and I hate to admit this, but Auburn is gonna be just as good as last year, if not better. I actually think they should be ranked higher (maybe #4).


Huh. I really didn't expect that high a preseason ranking because of the schedule I suppose. I'm on the west coast and don't really start paying much attention 'til september. The sec is always brutal - but it looks PARTICULARLY brutal this year. Bama, auburn, SC, LSU... - even with florida in a period of relative weakness they all look strong. Of ocurse it won't turn out that way but the west looks as stacked as it ever has.
 
2014-08-26 06:53:10 PM

oh_please: I'm a Tide fan, and I hate to admit this, but Auburn is gonna be just as good as last year, if not better. I actually think they should be ranked higher (maybe #4).

The problem for Auburn is that they have an absolutely BRUTAL schedule. Not only do they have to play 6 (preseason) top 25 teams, they play SCar, Ole Miss, A&M, and Georgia four in a row. Throw in LSU before and Alabama after, and no matter how good they are, they're gonna lose two or more. Luck of the draw and all, and I kind of think the pollsters may be taking their schedule into consideration so they don't look bad at the end.

/hope they lose more than two
/RMFT!


Auburn's not going to be anywhere near as good as last year.  If they win 10 games, count it as a huge victory.  On that schedule, I count Bama, LSU and USCe.  Maybe UGA elevates itself to the second tier status this year after 35 years of irrelevance.  The rest is hot garbage.
 
2014-08-26 07:04:49 PM

RickyWilliams'sBong: The rest is hot garbage.


When you have seven preseason top 25 teams on the slate I suspect you better have some hot garbage on the schedule. Nice of espn to televise the san jose state game...
 
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