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Okay guys, let's be honest: what kind of game would you rather watch for a National Championship? A game like this? Or a game like LSU-Bama this year?

Given the choice between the two, I'd just turn the TV off.

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But I mean that's the one argument everyone uses against the SEC, and now that two of their schools are playing for all the marbles, that certain game will be used against it, which is fine but I personally guarantee that the game will be a classic, please use this post against me if it proves otherwise. If Bama wins I won't care one bit, but I'm sure it'll be a great game either way.

Echo what Hedley said. These games are great in small doses.

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Honestly, I don't see the difference, in concept. Both are chess matches, both are situations where each team is waiting for the other to mess up. The one thing that got me about the 9-6 game was because of all the mistakes that were made. I mean, 2 missed field goals are not a result of good defense (a blocked one is though).

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Honestly, I don't see the difference, in concept. Both are chess matches, both are situations where each team is waiting for the other to mess up. The one thing that got me about the 9-6 game was because of all the mistakes that were made. I mean, 2 missed field goals are not a result of good defense (a blocked one is though).

Well it's true, 2 missed field goals aren't a result of a good defense, neither team allowed each other in their redzone except for once. Mistakes were made, but besides for the first quarter the game was pretty evenly matched.

I'll be quite surpised if the NCG follows the same route.

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How many times, if ever, has a team given up 50+ and win by double digits in a football game?

EDIT: Nevermind that's a dumb question seeing as the record score is the 2ot game.

On another note, yeah I'll watch the National Championship over this game, only because its the championship. But that regular season game was terrible and can't believe they called it an instant classic. I just hope those coaches don't play to lose like that game.

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How many times, if ever, has a team given up 50+ and win by double digits in a football game?

EDIT: Nevermind that's a dumb question seeing as the record score is the 2ot game.

On another note, yeah I'll watch the National Championship over this game, only because its the championship. But that regular season game was terrible and can't believe they called it an instant classic. I just hope those coaches don't play to lose like that game.

It's a bowl record for most points scored in regulation (that Marshall/S. Miss game is still one of my favorite games). I think I remember seeing as how it's also a record for most combined touchdowns at 17. 17 total touchdowns?!

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OK, anyone here had the Alamo Bowl final score being what it is? I know I didn't. Hell, I think no one knew.

First off, congrats to Baylor for winning the game. As a Washington fan, they have my full respect for the performance they had last night.

Secondly... I hope most of the off season work for the Huskies is on the topic of 'How to stop a Running Game'. 480 yards on the ground (200 by Ganaway alone) is just unacceptable no matter what level of football is being played.

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Okay guys, let's be honest: what kind of game would you rather watch for a National Championship? A game like this? Or a game like LSU-Bama this year?

LSU-Alabama, easily.

Why? Simple: There's no pressure on Baylor or Washington on winning/losing this game. Nothing's at stake. If you win, great; if not, no big deal....you got a week-long vacation out of it.

The LSU-Alabama game back in November had what seemed to be a lot at stake. The loser, under normal circumstances, loses their opportunity to play for the National Championship.

Give me the pressure-packed defensive struggle over a carefree offensive shootout any day of the week.

And, as I said before...these shootouts are fun to watch when they're relatively rare occurrences. When it's a near-weekly thing, they vastly lose their luster.

I agree 100% with my esteemed colleague Mr. Lamarr on all points. There is nothing at all entertaining about a basketball game being played on a football field.

Here's the thing about LSU-Bama #1, and again, Hedley hits it right on the head, there was so much to play for in that game that both teams played more "not to lose" than they did to win. At the time, any mistake in that first game might have cost each team a shot at a NC. So both teams played tight and conservative. I guarantee that LSU-Bama version 2.0 will be a much better game than was their first match-up.

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Why? Simple: There's no pressure on Baylor or Washington on winning/losing this game. Nothing's at stake. If you win, great; if not, no big deal....you got a week-long vacation out of it.

That just sums up one of the biggest problem with the bowl system - all but one bowl means absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things. At least each round of a playoff provides win-or-go-home intrigue, even if it isn't the title game.

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Why? Simple: There's no pressure on Baylor or Washington on winning/losing this game. Nothing's at stake. If you win, great; if not, no big deal....you got a week-long vacation out of it.

That just sums up one of the biggest problem with the bowl system - all but one bowl means absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things. At least each round of a playoff provides win-or-go-home intrigue, even if it isn't the title game.

Personally I don't care that it doesnt matter...it was damn entertaining.

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Why? Simple: There's no pressure on Baylor or Washington on winning/losing this game. Nothing's at stake. If you win, great; if not, no big deal....you got a week-long vacation out of it.

That just sums up one of the biggest problem with the bowl system - all but one bowl means absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things. At least each round of a playoff provides win-or-go-home intrigue, even if it isn't the title game.

Personally I don't care that it doesnt matter...it was damn entertaining.

And that's all I care about when it comes to these bowl games (in which I don't have a rooting interest, which would be all but one). They're supposed to be fun games, which the majority have been.

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Okay guys, let's be honest: what kind of game would you rather watch for a National Championship? A game like this? Or a game like LSU-Bama this year?

LSU-Alabama, easily.

Why? Simple: There's no pressure on Baylor or Washington on winning/losing this game. Nothing's at stake. If you win, great; if not, no big deal....you got a week-long vacation out of it.

The LSU-Alabama game back in November had what seemed to be a lot at stake. The loser, under normal circumstances, loses their opportunity to play for the National Championship.

Give me the pressure-packed defensive struggle over a carefree offensive shootout any day of the week.

And, as I said before...these shootouts are fun to watch when they're relatively rare occurrences. When it's a near-weekly thing, they vastly lose their luster.

I agree 100% with my esteemed colleague Mr. Lamarr on all points. There is nothing at all entertaining about a basketball game being played on a football field.

Here's the thing about LSU-Bama #1, and again, Hedley hits it right on the head, there was so much to play for in that game that both teams played more "not to lose" than they did to win. At the time, any mistake in that first game might have cost each team a shot at a NC. So both teams played tight and conservative. I guarantee that LSU-Bama version 2.0 will be a much better game than was their first match-up.

I asked that question assuming the stakes would be the same. Would you rather watch a 9-6 national championship game, or a 67-56 national championship game?

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Okay guys, let's be honest: what kind of game would you rather watch for a National Championship? A game like this? Or a game like LSU-Bama this year?

LSU-Alabama, easily.

Why? Simple: There's no pressure on Baylor or Washington on winning/losing this game. Nothing's at stake. If you win, great; if not, no big deal....you got a week-long vacation out of it.

The LSU-Alabama game back in November had what seemed to be a lot at stake. The loser, under normal circumstances, loses their opportunity to play for the National Championship.

Give me the pressure-packed defensive struggle over a carefree offensive shootout any day of the week.

And, as I said before...these shootouts are fun to watch when they're relatively rare occurrences. When it's a near-weekly thing, they vastly lose their luster.

I agree 100% with my esteemed colleague Mr. Lamarr on all points. There is nothing at all entertaining about a basketball game being played on a football field.

Here's the thing about LSU-Bama #1, and again, Hedley hits it right on the head, there was so much to play for in that game that both teams played more "not to lose" than they did to win. At the time, any mistake in that first game might have cost each team a shot at a NC. So both teams played tight and conservative. I guarantee that LSU-Bama version 2.0 will be a much better game than was their first match-up.

I asked that question assuming the stakes would be the same. Would you rather watch a 9-6 national championship game, or a 67-56 national championship game?

I know I'm not in this argument, but can I answer your question with a 30-28 final? I'm on the boat that would like something in between. Exciting enough to keep your attention, but not crazy where your head is spinning by the offenses

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Why? Simple: There's no pressure on Baylor or Washington on winning/losing this game. Nothing's at stake. If you win, great; if not, no big deal....you got a week-long vacation out of it.

That just sums up one of the biggest problems with the bowl system - all but one bowl means absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things. At least each round of a playoff provides win-or-go-home intrigue, even if it isn't the title game.

Serious question, why do the bowls have to matter? Even with a playoff, these bowls aren't going anywhere. So what will be the argument against them then?

The bowls are fun. For the vast majority of the players, these bowl games are going to be the pinnacle of their football careers. My guess is that these games mean a great deal to the players playing in them. How anyone can find fault with an entertaining game of college football is beyond me.

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I asked that question assuming the stakes would be the same. Would you rather watch a 9-6 national championship game, or a 67-56 national championship game?

That's easy. Give me the 9-6 game. If I want a basketball score, I'll watch a basketball game. Any team that gives up 67 or 56 points in a NCG doesn't deserve to be there in the first place.

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I asked that question assuming the stakes would be the same. Would you rather watch a 9-6 national championship game, or a 67-56 national championship game?

That's easy. Give me the 9-6 game. If I want a basketball score, I'll watch a basketball game. Any team that gives up 67 or 56 points in a NCG doesn't deserve to be there in the first place.

One could argue that a team that can only score 9 or 6 points doesn't belong there either.

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