Message from discussion What Did You Watch? 2012-11-03 (Saturday)
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From: Mason Barge <masonba...@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: What Did You Watch? 2012-11-03 (Saturday)
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On Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:20:51 -0600, Jim G. <jimgy...@geemail.com.invalid>
>Mason Barge sent the following on Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:21:57 -0500:
>> On Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:51:03 -0600, Jim G. <jimgy...@geemail.com.invalid>
>> >Mason Barge sent the following on Mon, 05 Nov 2012 18:58:31 -0500:
>> >> On Mon, 05 Nov 2012 14:56:03 -0600, Jim G. <jimgy...@geemail.com.invalid>
>> >> wrote:
>> >> >Mason Barge sent the following on Sun, 04 Nov 2012 11:26:06 -0500:
>> >> >> I want to see what Bama does to Oregon in the post-season.
>> >> >
>> >> >As countless past Rose Bowl matchups between PAC-10 and Bigger Ten teams
>> >> >have shown, speed and finesse will beat size almost every time. If
>> >> >Oregon had only one offensive weapon, then yeah, I could see Bama
>> >> >shutting down that weapon. But that's not the case here.
>> >> You think Bama's *slow*? Okay, we can have a virtual bet, if the game
>> >> happens.
>> >Sounds good. And really, I don't follow 'Bama, but I have a hard time
>> >imagining them being *faster* than Oregon. Time will tell, and it would
>> >definitely be a fun game to watch.
>> >> >> I predict the
>> >> >> monsters in the Bama defensive line are going to take them to school, SEC
>> >> >> style.
>> >> >
>> >> >Since when does "SEC style" have anything to do with going to school? :)
>> >> Pfft. Wanna' talk about U. of Oregon "academics"?
>> >To be fair, I don't want to talk about the academics of *most* football
>> >players outside of a handful of teams.* The SEC just makes it so easy,
>> >as they don't really even *try* to hide it.
>> >* Every week, in addition to being embarrassed by the latest whupping
>> >that the Illini take, I have to read a "We didn't play good" comment or
>> >twelve from various players in postgame press conferences. Which is why
>> >it's so nice to hear the kids at, say, ND or Stanford giving an
>> >interview. Night and day.
>> Yeah, they get football players who would be legitimate students at, say,
>> Georgia Tech used to have pretty smart athletes but it seems to me that
>> that has changed just over the past five or ten years.
>They've been known for their engineering school for as long as they've
>been on my radar. But they're not SEC. :)
Yeah, it's really become a pretty good name. It's right at the top of the
"second tier" in the east -- the first tier consisting pretty much of MIT
You know, when I was a kid, Tech was actually in the SEC. Not only that,
they tried to get back in in the 70s -- and UGA blocked their readmission!
>> I'll tell you the big surprise, is the U. of Georgia. It used to be on
>> the level of LSU/Auburn academically. But they dedicated all the lottery
>> money to scholarships, so that anyone with a B average from a Georgia high
>> school can go to UGa for $1500. That raised admissions standards
>Wait--are you telling me that they made high school academic performance
>a consideration? And that it was for *everyone* with a certain GPA,
>rather than basing it on skin color, or some such thing? Craziness! :)
The Georgia General Assembly is desperately looking for a way to screw it
A rare thing -- a government educational program that works.
>> I don't think it will turn into UNC or UVA overnight (or in my lifetime),
>> but it's definitely become something better than it was.
>In that case, it's only a matter of time before the SEC kicks them out.
>They should become friends with the Aggies in a hurry. For mutual
>support, and all that.
The Aggies? I don't get it.