Time for College Football!!!!

Boyd

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Next weekend is going to be huge. I get to watch all my favorite teams, one after another with no overlap
It is going to be football heaven! MSU at noon, Alabama/Penn State at 3:30, U of M at 8....


Who do you all root for, and who do ya think is going to be the surprise team this year?
 

Iowa Roo Mom

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Well, the Iowa v Iowa State game (only the BIGGEST rivalry in the entire state) is on FSN on Saturday and I traded someone at work so I can actually watch it. I am so stoked. Oh, and did I mention only the BEST wide receiver in the history of college ball is returning?! Yea, Marvin McNutt is back! It's ON BABY!!! Go Hawks!!!

 
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woodmort

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Yeah!!! I love college football--hate pro--I, for one, am sorry they settled the strike I'd like to have them miss the whole season. In college the kids aren't playing not to lose and a big salary bump next season. The pro game isn't really a game any more it is a business. Love the upsets.
 

Ridgerunner

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I'll admit to being a Tennessee Vols fan. I've been disappointed the last few years with the way they have run the football and men's basketball programs but maybe the new AD realizes that Tennessee was running a clean program the last time they won a national championship in football. You don't have to be dirty to win.

It's going to be real interesting to see how Nebraska handles a Big 10 schedule. That might be your surprise, Boyd.

I'm not going to try to guess a surprise team yet. I suspect it will be a team that gets a few solid wins against inferior competition early on, builds up some confidence, and then plays in a big game late in the season. A lot of teams just don't have that confidence early in the year to take on a top rated team, but if they get in the habit of winning, .......
 

woodmort

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Quote:I always tell people if the college is the main one in the state playing a college with a direction in the name it is going to be a lop-sided game. Aside from the dyed in the wool, tied to a particular college team fans, in order to really enjoy college football games you have to know teams or you end up watching blow-outs which, unless it's your team doing the winning, aren't much fun. I think too that college football (as well as HS) has one of the best OT methods--I live for the tie at end of regulation games. With the pros it usually a coin flip deciding the game. Couple of interesting games this weekend--Mich/ND and Penn St/Alabama are two that caught my eye
 

Ridgerunner

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I don't consider any team currently in the top 25 to qualify as a surprise team. I'm thinking like Kansas a few years back. They rolled over poor competition, avoided most of the really good conference teams that year (so schedule comes into play), gained some confidence, and wound up in the Orange Bowl. To me, that was a surprise team.
 

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