NFR It just keeps getting worse for the OU Ducks...

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  1. generic

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    Just when it looks like they have a chance to squeak back into the title game...

    This happens

    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/video?gameId=333200002

    If both teams were given a thousand tries to duplicate how that ball continues through the air...it wouldn't happen.

    Poor Ducks...
     
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    Great news... had Chip Kelly still been on the sideline, that would be icing on the cake. Did I mention that I don't care for the Duckies?
     
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    I couldn't watch the video, what was it?
     
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    Sorry man, I just can't spoil it - it would be just wrong to even try. Try going to ESPN, or Google it. It's going to be a high-light for decades to come.

    The view from the opposite end zone is mint. The rotation of the ball never changes.

    I use to believe that God didn't care about the outcome of a football game. Now.... I'm not so sure. :D
     
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    Are you mad because he left?
     
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    It is actually University of Oregon or UO, not OU.....just sayin.


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    Was it the crazy auburn catch?
     
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    Auburn 10-1 in SEC. Stanford lost. Oregon State failing. Florida ST. growing stronger winning big. Yeah not going Ducks way.....
     
  9. generic

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    And to think that the Washington State Cougars only lost to Auburn by 7 pts - at Auburn.

    Things just aren't going well for the PAC 12 in general. I guess if you can't find a way to win when it has to be done... you don't deserve a ticket to the show.
     
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    Chuck Knox had a saying that is so true. 'Its not who you play but when you play them!' Some teams with losess at end of season are actually better than undefeated teams in their conference....and outside conference.
     
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    Thus, the need for a Div II playoff type system.
     
  12. Porter

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    If you are willing to give up the bowl games, then yes. But don't expect fans to fly around not knowing where they are going until the week before, and how many times will they fly out? Most college students, alumni, and fans can't afford multiple trips. Think of the nightmares trying to plan something big with 6 days notice. No more week long trips enjoying the surroundings and helping the local economy of such named cities before a bowl game. Under play-off system you might be in Colorado one saturday and texas the next saturday. The pageantry of bowl games, the rewards to fans and players will be lost. Bowl games are a reward to all involved for a well played out season. A play-off system robs them of this, yes smaller schools do it but they don't carry the weight of the larger universities. I'm against it. Let the college game remain as is and save playoffs for the pros!!!!
     
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    You know why you're argument doesn't work?

    Because they have been doing it for decades at the Div II level with sell outs, and ESPN TV contracts. It's not about the 10% of the seats, filled up by students. It's all about the $$$, and that's why we haven't had them thus far.
     
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    D2 does not sell out, plus maybe only championship on espn in tv contract.
    In D-1AA When EWU won the national championship they had 13,000 in attendance at a 22,000 seat stadium. Attendance at D2 and D1-AA games are usually dismal. They are played on a home field, a team host the game. Many students are on holiday breaks, gone, and student section is weak. Few travelers for visiting team. Many schools in small towns where that is the only event in town for the weekend so those do get some attendance. Been to several D2 play-off games...no sell-out yet.
     
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    What I'm trying to point out is you rob the university, the students, the alumni, the players, all those involved in helping a team have a successful season by taking away the reward of a bowl game. The week before the game is festivities, celebrations, recruiting time, and basically a vacation, working vacation for coaches and players. You deny all those universities that ability to enjoy that. You deny all those cities a week of prosperity from those patrons. I don't care who is playing...Alabama vs. Florida State...if stadium half full you lose the importance and ambience of a big time game. I just think it would be hard to fill stadiums up with 80,000 fans during that time of the year and not knowing who is playing who, short notice, affordability for people to travel and attend more than one game....and so on. Lets see how next year goes?