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Dunno why you would need to call out-of-area escorts when all you'd have to do is take these 17-year-old's down to The Grove if you want to tempt them with some T&A....

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6 hours ago, HedleyLamarr said:

Dunno why you would need to call out-of-area escorts when all you'd have to do is take these 17-year-old's down to The Grove if you want to tempt them with some T&A....

Because The Grove is borderline overrated and you don't $hit where you eat.

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Back to Hugh Freeze, this is how crazy the story goes.

 

A Mississippi State fan was the one who used FOIA to get the cell phone records.

 

I love this quote from the guy who did it:

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"It's the two runt puppies in the SEC West fighting for the hind teat. When you finally get locked on that hind teat, you do whatever you have to do to stay there, even if the other guy has to starve."

 

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Just now looked at the ticket for week 1 and saw FSU and Alabama play and it begs me to ask the question... have the two national championship favorites every squared off in a week one matchup before? And is scheduling games like these a result of the College Football Playoff making teams want to schedule tougher out-of-conference? They're probably both just massive coincidences, but it should be a fun game. A family friend of ours is actually the starting center for the 'Noles, I really feel for the guy right about now. 

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1 hour ago, DScruggy729 said:

Just now looked at the ticket for week 1 and saw FSU and Alabama play and it begs me to ask the question... have the two national championship favorites every squared off in a week one matchup before? And is scheduling games like these a result of the College Football Playoff making teams want to schedule tougher out-of-conference? They're probably both just massive coincidences, but it should be a fun game. A family friend of ours is actually the starting center for the 'Noles, I really feel for the guy right about now. 

In week one of 1988, #1 FSU lost at #6 Miami, 31-0.

In 1990, #1 Notre Dame hosted #2 Michigan in both teams first game of the season, but that wasn't until September 15 (Week 3)

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19 hours ago, DScruggy729 said:

Just now looked at the ticket for week 1 and saw FSU and Alabama play and it begs me to ask the question... have the two national championship favorites every squared off in a week one matchup before? And is scheduling games like these a result of the College Football Playoff making teams want to schedule tougher out-of-conference? They're probably both just massive coincidences, but it should be a fun game. A family friend of ours is actually the starting center for the 'Noles, I really feel for the guy right about now. 

 

Its absolutely related. That's why Sabah and some other top schools want to shut out the group of five and play just the Big four conferences and the Big 12. Kind of hypocritical because all the SEC plays those small schools from 1AA before Rivalry Week. 

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Preseason coaches poll is out.
http://sportspolls.usatoday.com/ncaa/football/polls/coaches-poll/


1. Alabama-49 #1 votes
2. Ohio State-5 votes
3. Florida State-4 votes
4. USC
5. Clemson-7 votes

 

 

ESPN announce teams for the upcoming season.
http://awfulannouncing.com/espn/espn-reveals-college-football-announcing-teams-2017-season.html

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Is it just me or is Clemson a little high? #5 seems like a reach considering all they are going to have to replace from last year's team. 

 

And, ffs, not Tennessee again. I hope this team slowly wilters away after realizing they missed their window. 

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On 08/04/2017 at 7:57 AM, DScruggy729 said:

Is it just me or is Clemson a little high? #5 seems like a reach considering all they are going to have to replace from last year's team. 

 

And, ffs, not Tennessee again. I hope this team slowly wilters away after realizing they missed their window. 

It's not like all those dudes were pros.

Sure, Watson and Williams were in the first round, but Boulware, Gallman, Guillermo, Watkins and Tankersley are borderline one contract NFL guys.

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4 hours ago, dfwabel said:

It's not like all those dudes were pros.

Sure, Watson and Williams were in the first round, but Boulware, Gallman, Guillermo, Watkins and Tankersley are borderline two year NFL guys.

That's still a lot key players off of last year's team gone. While Clemson isn't exactly short on talented guys to replace them, it's not like they're Alabama to where they can just plug and play new guys every year. And most of all, QB is a big question mark. I think Clemson is going to take a step back this year, the ACC is more competitive along with their non-conference slate. 

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On 08/04/2017 at 1:52 PM, DScruggy729 said:

That's still a lot key players off of last year's team gone. While Clemson isn't exactly short on talented guys to replace them, it's not like they're Alabama to where they can just plug and play new guys every year. And most of all, QB is a big question mark. I think Clemson is going to take a step back this year, the ACC is more competitive along with their non-conference slate. 

They still have a top 3 front four and have more talent overall than their 2014 team which went 10-3 and had to replace Tajh Boyd, Matravis Bryant and Sammy Watkins.

 

Granted, the '14 team did still have both Vic Beasley and Stephone Anthony, both 1st rounders, but they started out 1-2 (loses @UGA and @FSU).

 

They've got FSU, S. Carolina and Auburn at home, but @Louisville and @ VT, but the trap is @NC State.

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On 8/4/2017 at 10:57 AM, DScruggy729 said:

Is it just me or is Clemson a little high? #5 seems like a reach considering all they are going to have to replace from last year's team. 

As a Clemson student...

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2 hours ago, dfwabel said:

They still have a top 3 front four and have more talent overall than their 2014 team which went 10-3 and had to replace Tajh Boyd, Matravis Bryant and Sammy Watkins.

 

Granted, the '14 team did still have both Vic Beasley and Stephone Anthony, both 1st rounders, but they started out 1-2 (loses @UGA and @FSU).

 

They've got FSU, S. Carolina and Auburn at home, but @Louisville and @ VT, but the trap is @NC State.

A great front four (and Clemson's defense as a whole is great) only gets you so far if you don't have the right triggerman. Ask Florida or LSU. It's all just speculation at this point, and I really don't care if I am proven wrong. 

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58 minutes ago, DScruggy729 said:

A great front four (and Clemson's defense as a whole is great) only gets you so far if you don't have the right triggerman. Ask Florida or LSU. It's all just speculation at this point, and I really don't care if I am proven wrong. 

The seven coaches who voted them #1 and all of them who voted them #5 have never thought of you or your opinion.

 

Those upcoming AP voters think of you equally.

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1 hour ago, dfwabel said:

The seven coaches who voted them #1 and all of them who voted them #5 have never thought of you or your opinion.

 

Those upcoming AP voters think of you equally.

Ah, that's the classic dfwabel response I was expecting. Touché I guess. 

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The good news about preseason polls is that they only exist to make us argue. I mean, we all know Arkansas State's going unbeaten and going to the access bowl and they're not even ranked*.

 

Spoiler

*Don't you dare quote me on this. 

 

 

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