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Everything posted by Luigi74

  1. Raiding the MTN West and AAC for their better schools and basically form a new conference that would use the Big 12 name. I can't see the Big 10 adding Kansas and Iowa State just to help them out or as a knee jerk reaction to what the SEC is doing. Maybe the PAC12 looks east and takes Texas Tech, OK State, Kansas and maybe New Mexico or Houston to get to 16 with two 8 team divisions that sort of make geographical sense.
  2. No one from the PAC12 would move to a Big 12 that doesn't include Texas and Oklahoma, without those two schools the Big 12 is slightly more attractive than the AAC. The Big 12 will raid the AAC and MTN West for their better teams and the PAC12 will stay the same unless something crazy happens like the Big Ten expanding to 20 teams.
  3. The Big Ten isn't going to add a school in a state they already have a member, so no ISU or Pitt. Would the Big Ten look west? The PAC12's media deal is up in 2024 so no GOR holding schools down like the ACC targets, plus culturally the nine PAC12 AAU schools are more of a fit than the ACC schools,
  4. Notre Dame will get a "bye" during Conference Championship Game weekend and it's very likely they'll have a home game coming off that "bye" week. If Notre Dame would make it to the finals they would have still played the same number of total games as a team who got a first round bye.
  5. The NIL payouts aren't going to be as big or as far down the roster as everyone thinks, sure ultra superstar players will see a nice check from Nike or a sports drink but Wendy's or Nationwide Insurance(both based in Columbus) isn't going to be cutting deals with Ohio State recruits so they don't sign with Bama or Michigan or even sign a star player to some sort of endorsement deal. Crazy alumni who own car dealerships, furniture stores or slaughter houses will be the ones handing out deals, they'll be on par with what they currently give players under the table.
  6. I was at that game! Bills/AFL homer Paul Maguire was the worst, not only did he openly root for or against certain teams his clown shtick got unbearable after 2 minutes.
  7. It seems that they kind of reversed what the NFL was doing. QB (60-69) FB (70-79) HB (80-89) WR/TE (50-59) OT (40-49) OG (30-39) C (20-29)
  8. In Jr. High, I wore 11 as a FB/TE/3rd string QB due to our coaches being fans of Jim Jensen. A few games into my 8th grade season, I got moved to the o-line due to injures and was normally 75 but they made me switch to 51 for games where I started at center.
  9. Pittsburgh: Roberto Clemente, Joe Greene, Mario Lemieux, Bill Mazeroski. The final spot is really hard to figure out, I went with Maz over Honus Wagner, Crosby, Stargell, and Bradshaw, due to Maz hitting the biggest home run in the history of the game and for being the best defensive second baseman the sport has ever seen.
  10. For Hornung, that might be the case. Wasn't Baugh technically a halfback, remember he played in the single wing where the QB was more of a blocker and the halfback or tailback was the passer. The numbers on defense back then weren't as strict and that's most likely leftover from when almost everyone played both sides of the ball. 1973 was the season the NFL got strict with numbers, but they didn't make anyone with an existing number out of whack change it, that's why someone like Alan Page wore 88 into the 80's. Also when you see old Cleveland Browns footage with Otto Graham a QB wearing 60, Marion Motley a FB wearing 76 and Lou Groza an OT wearing 46, that was from their time in the AAFC which had a its own numbering system.
  11. TV ratings are low on Labor Day weekend, that's why the NFL move the star of the season back a week in 2002.
  12. VW's US social media accounts have all be renamed Voltswagen so it seems this is legit. VW might not have been able to avoid announcing the name change April Fool's week if the plan is to kick off the new ad campaign during the Final 4.
  13. It was mainly race and a generation of sportswriters who saw Ruth as a god like figure.
  14. There's also Pitt-Johnstown, Pitt-Bradford and Pitt-Titusville, the official names are University of Pittsburgh at campus location.
  15. The Bears haven't had a great QB since Sid Luckman.
  16. One their owner put them in because he wants to be the owner of the London Jaguars not the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  17. They’ll most likely make it a placement game with the other conference, AFC teams host even years, NFC hosts odd years, they’d rotate which division plays which so there’s no overlap with the regular inter conference rotation. How is that unfair? Everyone would have 9 home games every other year, owners of teams that actually sell out their games want that 9th home game.
  18. They have but the Lakers rings take it to the next level.
  19. The ring ceremony was on before the game the other night, those rings looked comically huge on the players fingers.
  20. Plus a lot of owners will want that 9th home game every other season.
  21. Yeah the old school bowl system was frustrating but still way better than the mess we have now, having all of the big bowls on New Years Day with different scenarios for who could end up National Champion made for a fun day of football watching. If the old school system was in place this year we'd most likely have #1 Alabama vs. #2 ND or Clemson in the Sugar Bowl(the ACC didn't have an auto-bid until the early 90's), Cincinnati would still be shut out of the National Championship Game but there would still be a sliver of hope that a Bama loss and a overwhelming Cincy win in the Orange Bowl or Cotton Bowl would give them a fraction of the National Championship.
  22. Missing both Maurkice Pouncey and James Connor really hurt the offense and people seem to forget that Washington has a really good D. Also the Steelers still have the tie breaker over KC for the first round bye due to their loss being to an NFC team and KC lost to Vegas.
  23. It looks like most of the Fox owned and operated stations east of the rockies are showing the game, those stations would be in Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Detroit, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia, Orlando, Tampa-St. Pete, and Washington DC, for some reason the FOX O&O's in Atlanta and Houston aren't carrying it. The other cities were probably slated to show it before the scheduled got trashed thanks to the Ravens. I'm a Steeler fan(moved away from Pittsburgh) living in Detroit and we weren't getting the game if it was played on it's original date since the Lions were playing at the same time. I can see two reasons why the game isn't being shown in more markets, the first being the NFL doesn't want to devalue Sunday Ticket more than it already is by making the game national and local stations not wanting to give up the revenue from their ad slots during syndicated shows and local news.
  24. The Ravens-Steelers being a division game is also a reason it was treated differently than the inter-conference Broncos-Saints game, don't be shocked to see the Ravens-Steelers booted to this coming weekend if the Ravens can't play tomorrow, with their scheduled games against Dallas & Washington being the ones that are cancelled. Sure four teams only playing 15 games isn't great but getting in the divisional games then conference games would seem to be a bigger priority than the inter-conference ones.
  25. Also a rare appearance of the Bicentennial patch!
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