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  1. 2017 High School Football

    Class A itself was formed in 1981, nine years after the formations of the original four classes. Class A is the smallest level but school are allowed the option to do either 8 Man or 11 Man football.
  2. 2017 High School Football

    I've already explained Washington and Oregon, so allow me to go into Iowa. There's six classes. 4A and 8 Man have eight districts in them so the playoff system works easily: Top two in each district moves on. In 4A, the districts are easily to figure out with the western schools in Districts 1-4 (Sioux City, Council Bluffs and the entire Des Moines area) while the eastern half are in Districts 5-8. 6 teams in each district, BTW The pattern changes in 8 Man. Districts 1, 2, 7 and 8 are in the western half while Districts 3, 4, 5 and 6 are in the eastern half. That pattern is what you'll see in the other four classes. Once again, two teams move on to the playoffs from here. Each district have seven teams with the exception of Districts 5 and 7, which has eight teams (There's a District 9 as well, but that's more or less the equivalent to a school playing and Independent schedule). 3A, 2A, 1A and A each have seven districts with the same pattern as 8 Man. Playoff wise, the top teams move on with the two best third place teams earning wild cards.
  3. 2017 NFL Season

    A few things from this day so far... -Is it me or does the AFC East seem to be not that impressive at all? 1 game separates the Patriots from the Jets... you know, the team that's supposed to tank this season. I'm thinking they didn't get the memo. New England's defense still stinks and it won't get any better with Atlanta. Be grateful that the Falcons choke more then a fat guy at a Chinese buffet. -Somebody forgot to tell New Orleans and Detroit that defense is not optional for a good game. No NFL defense should give up 52 points in any game, let alone one against Drew Brees and the Saints. -Can Chicago petition the league to move them to the AFC North? They're 2-0 against the AFC north and 0-4 against everyone else. -The Chargers won a game late?? Wow... this is what happens when you stop trusting a Yungho.
  4. 2017 NFL Season

    Despite his number being retired by the Titans, he never played for the Titans. The Oilers' history is also part of the Titans' history. Not to mention that Moon was a legend in Houston. You show respect to the legends.
  5. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Unoriginal? Try being in my shoes, man. I'm a Mariners fan.. the last time they made the playoffs, they got bounced out by guess who? the freaking Evil Empire! I still believe to this day that MLB had a role in making sure the Mariners lost... yes, the truth is that they laid an egg, but my point is this. It's after 9/11... you think TV people wanted a Seattle-Arizona World Series or a New York-Arizona World Series that they can use to shove the idea of 'New York united after the attacks' down the collective throat of America? Hell, had the Yankees won, I think all of America would of had a barf attack that would make the Ipecac scene from Family Guy look tame. With the Mariners being god awful, I went on to enjoy giving the Cubs and their fans crap for the constant failure... and now, that's gone. My Schadenfreude is gone because Cleveland can't finish the damn job! Doesn't surprise me that a choke job of that scale would come from a place where it's greatest export is sadness. Now, both teams are in the Championship Series. I hope both teams get embarrassed so badly that the fan bases and the bandwagons go under the largest rock ever made and stays there for the rest of freaking eternity!!
  6. 2017 High School Football

    In Washington State, the semifinal round is usually done in a regional format (one site in the western half, the other in the eastern half) with the finals at the Tacoma Dome. In each class, each district is allotted so many spots. For example, in 3A the Greater St. Helens League (Kelso's home league) has three spots open for the qualifying round. The league champion and the runner up host games and have the chance to be the two representatives for District 4 while the third place team hits the road and could snatch a bid for another district. In Oregon, each class does things differently. Here's how it works in each class... 6A: 32 teams get in. 4 automatic bids from each league and 8 wild cards. 5A: 16 teams get in. 4 automatic bids from each league 4A: The most confusing of the bunch. 24 teams enter. Pool 'A' are the conference champions and the best ranking runner up team and they earn first round byes. The play-in round has Pool 'C' teams playing at Pool 'B' teams. What are these pools? Pool 'B' is the remaining runner up teams and the best third place team while Pool 'C' is the third place teams from the leagues and the best remaining teams. 3A: 16 teams get in. 3 leagues get 3 automatic bids while the other 3 get 2 automatic bids. This makes up 15 teams. One wildcard is given to the highest ranked team. 2A: 16 teams get in. Each league gets 2 automatic bids and there are four wildcards. 1A: 16 teams get in. 3 of the 4 'Special Districts' (If there's no league, teams are placed into these) get 4 automatic bids while Special District #4 gets only 2 bids. 2 wildcards round it out.
  7. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Oh god... if it's Yankees-Cubs in the World Series, I'm going to barf. I want both teams to get massacred in the Championship Series so badly that their fans and the tears they produce is enough to fill a bath tub for me to bathe in.
  8. International Football 2017-2018

    I think everyone kind of forgot that the US isn't always on their 'A' game in the Hexagon, especially on the road. 0-2-3 away from home soil... It tells me that the Americans need to step up their game, especially outside of the friendly confines of American soil. Thankfully, there's four years to fix this mess.
  9. 2017 NFL Season

    HA HA HA HA HA!! Oh, that's funny... I don't see that happening, speedy. By then, the NFC West would be locked up in Seattle's hands once again. As for this game... woof. That was close. Despite the crap I just gave up there, the Rams have always been the one team that I dread seeing as a Seahawk fan. They always seem to have Seattle's number, but not on this day. Now comes the bye week and then it's the Giants, who have probably all but given up on this season... the Texans, who are a tad schizo... and the Redskins. The last two are in Seattle, so there's nothing to worry about right now.
  10. Ralphie May Dead

    Damn... This sucks. I loved this guy. He was great as a comedian.
  11. 2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

    Hopefully, that purpose includes a beating from Washington in the Apple Cup for trying to upstage the Huskies. Spewgar fans should know their place by now...
  12. New NBA All-Star Format: No East vs West

    The NFL did it for a few years and I thought it was a great idea, so I'm for this... I just wish there's more defense in the All-Star Game.
  13. 2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

    NO, NO, NO, NO and HELL NO! As a true blue Huskies fan, it would be painful to know that the Spewgars are better. Hell, Washington State should be so far down the ladder the state's D-III teams are better then them.
  14. 2017 High School Football

    Denton sounds familiar. Anyway, last week the local paper (they have a Football Friday section for the high schools here) brought up a great topic: Scheduling. They brought up four examples of scheduling. -Toledo, who has had the same non-league schedule for these last two seasons and has gone 6-2 in the process. -Castle Rock, who has the same non-league schedule for these last two seasons, but has only 1 win out of league play to show for it. -Kelso, who has the advantage of two built in games every season (both Longview schools), so they need to add games. Lake Washington was added to help prepare for 3A postseason play. -Rainier, who went 9-0 last season with a weak schedule that included games with a team from Alaska and a team from California. In Oregon's rating system, games with non-state schools don't count towards it... and games with schools at a lower class don't carry the same weight as a game against a school at the same class. So, they replaced the four non-league games (which were the two non-state schools, a 3A school and a 4A) with schools in the same class, which has them at number 2 in the current rankings heading into this weekend. Which leads to this: How do schools in your state handle scheduling?
  15. missing logo thread

    Has anyone mentioned they're missing the logos for the two new Carolina League teams?
  16. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    This is just me, but the entire Southeast Division is possibly the weakest division in the NBA. There's no one team that stands out from the crowd. So what if Atlanta has a group of no-name players... the division is that weak.
  17. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    I like the title here... definitely makes sense. The West is going to be an all out war with at least 4 or 5 teams (Golden State, San Antonio, Houston, Oklahoma City and possibly Minnesota) being the cream of the crop and then three playoff spots left. That middle group of 5 teams (Memphis, Portland, the Clippers, Utah, and the Lakers) will fight for those spots. That leaves the bottom group (Dallas, New Orleans, Denver, Phoenix and Sacramento). Out East, it's Boston and Cleveland... that's it. Maybe Toronto and Milwaukee if they can play their cards right, but if it's not Celtics vs. Cavs in the Eastern Finals, consider me surprised. After those four, it's a big freaking dog pile of 8 teams for 4 playoff spots (Atlanta, Miami, Washington, Charlotte, Indiana, Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia) That leaves Orlando, Brooklyn and New York to round out the East (and the Knicks bombing so badly that they get the Number 1 pick in the 2018 Draft)
  18. 2017 MLB Season

    And another year without the playoffs in Seattle... God, I hate being a Mariners fan. It's like torture... They do well and raise my expectations only to see them crap the bed and basically prove that Seattle is a two horse town and those horses are the Seahawks and the Sounders.
  19. 2017 NFL Season

    I'm going to echo Hedley's statement here: Jacksonville is definitely bipolar. When they do good, they're unbeatable.... but when things go wrong (last week), things REALLY go wrong.
  20. 2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

    A few things from my point of view.. -Never, ever, ever, EVER call out Alabama... you will regret it. Vanderbilt became the latest school to fall victim to this and what might be the worst way possible: An absolute massacre on national television. Let this be a lesson to everybody in the SEC and probably the nation: Call out Alabama at your own risk. -Probably consider that NC State's upset of Florida State may have to do with the fact that the Seminoles are rusty.. very rusty. Their game with UL-Monroe got cancelled and the following game with Miami (Florida) got moved to a different date. The Hurricanes had the same issues, but managed to get past the wall against Toledo. -TCU's win over Oklahoma State was more impressive then what Oklahoma did. The Sooners had to hold off a hard charging Baylor team that is the literal definition of snake bitten. What TCU did though was winning at a team that's just as good in Oklahoma State... It makes the TCU-Oklahoma match up in November look even better and with the Big 12 having a championship game once again, the chance for a rematch could be even more awesome. -Am I the only one that thinks that Mississippi State is a paper bulldog? I know the saying is paper tiger, but come on... couldn't resist.
  21. 2017 NFL Season

    It was ugly... like bar room brawl in which both fighters are drunk off their asses after 20 shots of Fireball between the both of them ugly, but Seattle wins. I am happy.
  22. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    Some things I've seen so far... -Oklahoma State at Pitt looks pretty good if you ask me. -UConn looks great with their look, but dammit Virginia... why did succumb to the worst idea in helmet history?!? -Ohio in all green is cool to see, but Kansas... woof. Not only did they fall for the worst idea in helmet history, but a white to gray transition on the helmet?? -Iowa State at Akron might as well be a white out. The Cyclones in white (White helmets are a first, I think) and Akron... People, would you please stop with the conflicting helmet logos? It makes your school look schizo. -Northern Illinois has numbers on their helmets for their game with Nebraska. It's weird when they have the Husky logo that works well for them. -UCLA always looks good, but god... Memphis looks like a bootleg version of the Cincinnati Bengals.
  23. 2017 NFL Season

    I was thinking more like 'sort of' component myself. Granted, the big run helped them win the game, but that's it. It's enough to beat the seemingly hapless Bengals, but there's going to be issues if they don't get some offense going fast.
  24. NLL Expansion 2018

    Colorado has kind of become the western hot spot for lacrosse. You have two viable D-I programs in Denver and Air Force alongside the Mammoth of the NLL and the Outlaws of MLL.
  25. 2017 NFL Season

    After watching the game... -Oh man... that was ugly. Not just ugly-ugly, but U-G-L-Y, you got no alibi UGLY. I think that game sent football back at least 45 years. -Can anyone that remotely follows the Bengals (like @McCarthy perhaps) tell me what the hell happened here? They have a all pro wideout in Green, a decent QB in Dalton and a decent running back unit with Mixon and Hill... and they can only muster 9 points off of three field goals. I'm starting the think that the excuses are just about out for Lewis and his time in Cincinnati.