Big 10/Pac 10

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by WillUSAF, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. WillUSAF

    WillUSAF 500+ Posts

    Wow....seeing all of these other conferences playing (with limited fans) and the games being played like the college football that we love. The 2 conferences made a HUGE mistake. I hope the conference presidents are kicking themselves now.
     
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  2. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Those 2 Conferences would never admit that.
     
  3. WillUSAF

    WillUSAF 500+ Posts

    HELL NO!!!! I live in Ohio and the Big 10 are like crickets around here. HS, pee wee, smaller schools, girls football. everyones playing....they know they f'd up big time!!!!
     
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  4. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    I meant the Conferences themselves; not the fans or the teams.
     
  5. WillUSAF

    WillUSAF 500+ Posts

    I know I just off track....lol
     
  6. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Hey B10 - don’t mess with Texas!
     
  7. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    In other (fake) news...
    Ohio State announces they are joining the Big 12 immediately—in time for conference play.

    (Fake news, of course).
     
  8. Duck Dodgers

    Duck Dodgers 500+ Posts

    The Big is meeting tomorrow to have a second look at if they play.

    The heat is on all the school President's considering:

    1. Everyone else of consequence in college football is playing (the Pac isn't playing, but as stated: "of consequence").
    2. Pee wee, middle school, HS, other college teams like ND, directional schools in Mich, Pitt, etc. are playing. Exactly every other team and league in those states except the Big.

    Thankfully for the Big, the sports writers have been on the side of the shut-downers since the start, so media criticism is muted and only focusing on how the shutdown has been communicated, stakeholder involvement, etc. So it's not a media storm of faked outrage like it would be if the media wasn't on their side.

    Will be interesting if they come crawling back to playing, trying to hang their hat on some fig leaf like quicker testing or new data about long term effects. When the real reason is they made the wrong decision and the fans / alumni / businesses owners are now forcing them to correct that error.

    Will be a laugh if the Pac is left alone with not playing. Maybe they can blame the fires.
     
  9. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Look for some real Orwellian bullish!t they engage tenured English profs from Michigan and Northwestern to draft.
     
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  10. Duck Dodgers

    Duck Dodgers 500+ Posts

    "We in the Big were always planning on playing our brand of excellent football whenever facts and Science! allowed it. That time fortunately has now come".

    Media types in love with shut-downers: "Once again the Big has shown the college football world the correct and Science! based way of making decisions based on facts on the ground.

    "Unlike those hicks in the SEC, B12, ACC, and pee wee football who risked the lives of all involved just to play a month early, the Big has been a model to us all. The college football world owes a deep dept of gratitude to the bestus commissioner in the history of the word, Karen Warren".

    How's that sound?
     
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  11. weller1

    weller1 25+ Posts

    B10 to start October 17th.

    This just screws everything up. Now how will the playoff work?
     
  12. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    It should be the 3rd. With a conference only schedule no team would have preparation advantage.
     
  13. dukesteer

    dukesteer 2,500+ Posts

    Wow...but then, not a surprise. Too much peer pressure and too much to lose. Opposing conference coaches might have some fun with this on the recruiting trail.

    To me this is somewhat of an admission that the pandemic is much less virulent now (if I can say that here).

    If the PAC doesn’t come along — and given the key states, WA, OR & CA they may not, it could have lasting and detrimental ramifications for at least a year or two.
     
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  14. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    I don’t want to say I was right when I was right, but I encouraged the B10 to delay their DECISION, not the season. It was obvious the Midwest had their COVID surge about 1 month later after the Sunbelt states. So, delay the decision one month.
     
  15. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Cases are falling in CA and AZ. Will post graphs. Yeah!
     
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    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

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    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

  18. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    PAC10 problem is that the states believe in the full shutdown model.
     
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  19. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    PAC 10 problem is the states, could have stopped there.
     
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  20. dukesteer

    dukesteer 2,500+ Posts

    Why nash, what on earth do you mean? (For your own good, don’t answer that question.)

    CA, OR & WA are lovely states. Each has a nice coast and an ocean. Their residents are known to merrily mingle in the downtown areas, in small, cozy encampments. Based on reports, gentle melodies such as Kumbaya can be heard almost every evening.

    :idk:
     
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  21. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Won’t argue that they are beautiful scenery. Ruby beach is an absolute picture perfect beach.
     
  22. Duck Dodgers

    Duck Dodgers 500+ Posts

    You make that sound like it's a bad thing.
     
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  23. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Could result in ASU and U of A to the Big 12--just saying ... :fire::beertoast::fire:
     
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  24. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    Wrong+liars=B1G
     
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  25. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    Hearing talk of 8 game conference schedule which would end just before playoff teams announced.
    They think 8 games within that conference would be enough to gauge the teams.
     
  26. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Breaking news: B10 approved play
     
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  27. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Screw them! Guessed they caved and/or realized playing political games is very costly.
     
  28. Badass

    Badass 2,500+ Posts

    I like it ...

     
  29. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Would be interesting to speculate the impact of this decision on politics, but not going to do it here. :tap:
     
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  30. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    I was curious/thinking....
    Who decides and what should be the threshold for what qualifies as a legitimate season?
    I mean...a conference playing 8 games vs one playing 10.....Is that equitable?
    Why not just play 6 and make it real easy to get your team to the CFP??
    Would/Should a 10-0, 9-0 or 9-1 team receive favor over an 8-0 one?
     
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