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(10-28-2021 08:38 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  What does it say about who really "belongs" in the playoffs when UC fans would rather face Oklahoma/Oregon/Wake Forest than Alabama/Ohio State?

Kind of like in March when people are hoping/rooting for the easiest "path" to the Conf Tourney/NCAA Finals.
 
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(10-28-2021 10:25 PM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  If we are not in the CFP ranking top 4 then that may be the first time the #2 team in the AP poll is not in the initial ranking.

Great point. Watch OSU destroy a two loss PSU this weekend and rise to the top three at some school's expense.

Yes, the fix will be in if UC doesn't make the initial field at least. They can do that right now to prevent an uprising of the rabble and squeeze the Bearcats out later in the cycle if they choose, using the strength of schedule rationale. Either way, I think many of the talking heads will continue to carry the water for an undefeated UC making the committee's job miserable--at it should be with a micro-playoff of four teams.
 
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As CBS Sports points out here, this is a style points opportunity weekend for UC since Tulane has already played Oklahoma and Ole Miss...

https://www.cbssports.com/college-footba...-rankings/
 
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(10-28-2021 08:38 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  What does it say about who really "belongs" in the playoffs when UC fans would rather face Oklahoma/Oregon/Wake Forest than Alabama/Ohio State?

It doesn't say a damn thing other than EVERYONE wants the best path possible for their team. I think this team can play with anyone this year. I'd still rather play the teams that aren't as talented as Alabama/OSU.
 
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Why don't we just have Dan Mullen do his annual Bear Bryant impression and beat Georgia so we don't have to worry about playing both Bama and UGA? 04-cheers
 
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(10-29-2021 08:10 AM)BearcatMan Wrote:  Why don't we just have Dan Mullen do his annual Bear Bryant impression and beat Georgia so we don't have to worry about playing both Bama and UGA? 04-cheers

Oh yea. Go Florida this weekend. And it's time for some James Franklin magic as well.
 
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(10-29-2021 07:50 AM)bearcatmark Wrote:  
(10-28-2021 08:38 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  What does it say about who really "belongs" in the playoffs when UC fans would rather face Oklahoma/Oregon/Wake Forest than Alabama/Ohio State?

It doesn't say a damn thing other than EVERYONE wants the best path possible for their team. I think this team can play with anyone this year. I'd still rather play the teams that aren't as talented as Alabama/OSU.

Yeah, even OSU and Bama would rather play those teams in the first round than face each other first. It’s just common sense.
 
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(10-28-2021 08:38 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  What does it say about who really "belongs" in the playoffs when UC fans would rather face Oklahoma/Oregon/Wake Forest than Alabama/Ohio State?

This is the problem I have with the CFP. Too often they put the "best" team in the playoff instead of the most deserving. They need to decide if the playoff should be between the four best/most talented/most dangerous teams, or the four most deserving teams based on the results of that football season.

Alabama is immensely talented and the most dangerous team in the country. They can still lose games obviously. If they lose two games by having an off night or a fluke circumstance they don't belong in the playoff. It doesn't mean they aren't the most talented and wouldn't be favored against the other teams in the CFP, it just means they lost games and don't deserve to play for a championship over a team like UC that may not have as much talent up and down the roster but has ran the table and deserves to play for the championship.

If we're going to put the four teams in that are the most dangerous because their roster is loaded with talent top to bottom, then Bama, OSU, and Georgia should already have their ticket punched and can mail it in for the remainder of the season until the playoff starts.
 
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(10-28-2021 10:19 PM)Bruce Monnin Wrote:  Two big topics I noticed on ESPN this afternoon/evening:

1) Candy corn is not good candy

2) UC should be#5 or #6 when the first committee rankings come out.

I would say it is amazing the way all the ESPN people talk from the same script, but I've seen the same thing from network news people for years.

I remember a decade ago, someone leaked out the info stating ESPN required their talk shows to talk about Tebow ever 10 min or something like that.

There is absolutely a script.
 
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If Uc takes care of business this weekend then anything lower than 3 would be a joke.
 
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I'm of the mindset that I just want our program to crash the posh VIP country club party. I believe we can play with anybody in the country so who we play doesn't bother me or what path is best. I know that Big Fick and the staff will have our team ready to run through a brick wall and give whoever our absolute best shot. All the chips will be left on the field of play. Go Bearcats!!!
 
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(10-29-2021 08:58 AM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  I'm of the mindset that I just want our program to crash the posh VIP country club party. I believe we can play with anybody in the country so who we play doesn't bother me or what path is best. I know that Big Fick and the staff will have our team ready to run through a brick wall and give whoever our absolute best shot. All the chips will be left on the field of play. Go Bearcats!!!

I mean yes...Obviously all I really care about is getting in.

But if we're dreaming I'm still dreaming about the best possible path to winning the whole f-ing thing.
 
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(10-29-2021 09:03 AM)bearcatmark Wrote:  
(10-29-2021 08:58 AM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  I'm of the mindset that I just want our program to crash the posh VIP country club party. I believe we can play with anybody in the country so who we play doesn't bother me or what path is best. I know that Big Fick and the staff will have our team ready to run through a brick wall and give whoever our absolute best shot. All the chips will be left on the field of play. Go Bearcats!!!

I mean yes...Obviously all I really care about is getting in.

But if we're dreaming I'm still dreaming about the best possible path to winning the whole f-ing thing.

I get it but any of the other three teams will be tough outs. That's the point of only 4 teams out of a slew that get the call-up. Georgia, Bama, Ohio State/Michigan, et al. in a single elimination game. All I'm saying is let's get to the party first because one loss and we're out.
 
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(10-29-2021 08:51 AM)Z-Fly Wrote:  
(10-28-2021 10:19 PM)Bruce Monnin Wrote:  Two big topics I noticed on ESPN this afternoon/evening:

1) Candy corn is not good candy

2) UC should be#5 or #6 when the first committee rankings come out.

I would say it is amazing the way all the ESPN people talk from the same script, but I've seen the same thing from network news people for years.

I remember a decade ago, someone leaked out the info stating ESPN required their talk shows to talk about Tebow ever 10 min or something like that.

There is absolutely a script.

This I agree with. ESPN has no legal requirement to be fair. Given that they are bound at the hip financially to the SEC and Texas, they do have a fiduciary responsibility to promote their business interests at the expense of business interests that are not completely aligned with them (B1G, PAC, B12). The only legal requirement of a modern corporation is to maximize profits and shareholder value, so it's naive to think that espn wouldn't promote the SEC over the B1G or Texas over Oklahoma. We've been in their pet G5 conference and haven't had to truly feel it, but we should all be expecting it when we move to the B12. What will be interesting is how it shakes out the rest of this year. Do we still get some AAC consideration (though that certainly wouldn't override any consideration for a second SEC team or Oklahoma now that they're moving to the plantation) or do they attempt to sabotage us since we're leaving.

As for Tebow, I never could stand that over hyped clown. I remember when they gave him the academic Heisman with zero justification. His SAT scores were 890, and he was a Home Economics major.
 
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(10-29-2021 08:55 AM)UCBearcatlawjd2 Wrote:  If Uc takes care of business this weekend then anything lower than 3 would be a joke.

Get ready to order some laughing gas...
 
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Do they know where the four seed is playing?
 
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(10-29-2021 07:25 PM)eroc Wrote:  Do they know where the four seed is playing?

Make hotel reservations at both Dallas and Miami.
 
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3-3 at half. Boring.
 
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(10-29-2021 09:17 AM)BearcatMan Wrote:  
(10-29-2021 08:55 AM)UCBearcatlawjd2 Wrote:  If Uc takes care of business this weekend then anything lower than 3 would be a joke.

Get ready to order some laughing gas...

What is your prediction?

I’m just not sure. I’m not going to be surprised if it’s anywhere between 3-6.
 
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