[Although, if we win the SoCon, don't we get an automatic bye as a conference champion?]
No. The byes are based on how the teams overall are seeded. Besides, there are 11 automatic bids and only 8 byes. Thus, not every conference champ could get a bye anyway.
Mocs as a playoff team? True, I guess. They will be favored in every remaining game (except UTK). So an autobid from the SoCon should happen. But then again, it should have happened last year too and we squandered our chances.
[And one more, if Peyton Manning had played as badly and yelled at his teammates like Tom Brady last night, everyone would be up in arms about Manning being Manning in a big game. For Brady, it's "he has no one around him" and "he was trying to be a leader."]
Completely agree. I think Brady is done. Time to hang it up and give the keys to Jimmy G.
Jax St. and Coastal Carolina will probably get 1st round byes. Which means if we host a 1st round game, it will be against someone else.
The Mocs' offensive line played much better on Saturday and the offense looked more fluid overall. But since we have a bad habit of not putting teams away properly, it wasn't a surprise when Samford got back in the game early in the 2nd half. Glad we held on to win.
Next up is giving a beatdown to VMI then taking a beating from UTK. After that will be an interesting matchup with El Cid.
Jomo would be more pleased with UTC hosting a playoff game only because option B had the Vols being bowl-eligible.
I'm not a fan of Bill Simmons; he's just another blowhard on the 4-letter network. But if he hadn't cursed and challenged his bosses in his rant, I don't think he would have been suspended. Yes, he called Goodell a liar, but Olbermann accused the NFL of a cover-up and had no repercussions.
T.I. was a guest analyst during one of the Hawks' games last year (or maybe it was the year before). He did a decent job.
Tommy John surgery, Lou Gehrig's Disease, George Foreman Grill, and...can't think of a 4th.
Agreed, MT, but even with a good performance from the O-line, Durden needs to have a good game too. I'm not entirely sold on this offense, and I don't think Jacob feels comfortable in it either. Will be interesting to see what adjustments (if any) were made during the off week. (Strategy, not personnel.)
Jay, Magic became the unofficial official race relations officer when the Sterling stuff went down and he advised/commanded/guilted Silver into banning him for life.
Blake Griffin on a teamwide demonstration over Sterling's comments:
[Some guys wanted to do something. Some guys didn’t want to. I was one of the guys...who didn’t want to do anything. I didn’t want to give this one incident the power that it doesn’t deserve...I was just kind of one of the ones that was like, “Let’s just play basketball.”]
I would draft Winston before I drafted a guy like Johnny Football. The off-the-field concern is about the same, but Winston is a better talent on the field.
Butch Jones decided that that he didn't want Paulk representing his team, so he let him go. No comparison to the NFL commish; this was a TEAM decision, not the NCAA's. So again, why are you not upset that the Ravens never cut Rice before the second video was released? That is not Goodell's fault.
I still can't believe that Rice was able to get diversion for that offense. But that's what the prosecution team agreed to. And Goodell considered all facts before trying to make a fair decision. And he did make a fair decision. 2 games was enough based on how the case and their relationship has turned out. Goodell shouldn't have to punish Rice more than other similar cases simply because there's a tape floating around. (For the record, Mrs. Stewwie also thinks 2 games was fine. She could care less about Goodell; she is more concerned that the Rice's have to live this horrible and admittedly regrettable episode over and over again.)
Where Goodell messed up was not sticking to his guns after he made the decision. When the media whined that his punishment wasn't enough, he buckled under the pressure. And when the media feels like they can control your actions, well, you've lost.
Peyton doesn't have a choke label. How come nobody is saying Brady "choked" in the AFC Championship last year spending his day overthrowing multiple open receivers? Or the AFC Championship Game the year prior when he basically didn't show up in the 2nd half at all? I think you're holding Peyton to an unfairly higher standard.
And speaking of clutch performances, Peyton has more 4th quarter comebacks than either of those guys.
Jomo, the ring count and the head-to-head record are the only things that keep Brady in the GOAT debate with Peyton. And in a game like football, use of those metrics is not very fair when comparing individual players with one another.
Let Peyton swap jerseys with Brady and Montana for a career, and he'd end up with more rings than they did.
Jomo, is Eli better than Peyton? Why or why not?
Jomo, the SoCon champ this year won't have 2 losses. Glad you feel optimistic about the road game at TN Tech. Unless our offense gets any better, there is certainly a cause for concern for that game. Lol on Peyton. And I'm sure you agree with OG that Eli is better.