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    Let freedom ring, motherf*ckers.

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  1. ⬆️ Mexican Greg McElroy? God bless the EPL. But eff West Ham.
  2. I was until he called Reagor Nick Orr.
  3. Vlade Divac

    Weekly Rooting Interests Thread

    While we’re adding our personal rooting interests, I’ll add that I pull for: Iowa and Iowa State: Grew up there with family on both sides of the rivalry. Utah: Pretty much root for all former MWC brethren, minus BYU. I’d love to see the Utes in a Rose Bowl. Anyone playing BYU: May their program fail. Oregon: I love Nike. G5 Powers: Never forget where you come from. Yes, I even pull for Boise State. Academies: ‘Merica. Northwestern: Small purple school in big market. Plus I like Pat Fitzgerald.
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    Weekly Rooting Interests Thread

    I won’t argue with rooting against Baylor, thus why I didn’t list their opener against ACU. I try to remove any emotion from my analysis, but it’s tough to do there. But I believe it’s shortsighted to root against UT in OOC. If TCU can win the Big 12 in a year where Oklahoma and Texas are both Top 15 teams, we can get into the CFP with 1 loss. Strength of the Big 12 is also about protection from future realignment scenarios. To that point, I suppose I could rationalize rooting against Baylor simply to ensure we have the edge if there’s ever a scenario where a conference is looking to poach a few Texas teams.
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    Too early to start a 2018 Football thread?

    COYS and Go Frogs.
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    Weekly Rooting Interests Thread

    Any of this is debatle, of course, so I'd love to hear your takes. My rooting interests are outlined with the following criteria in mind: Strength of TCU's schedule Strength of Big 12 Elimination of Notre Dame and Pac-12 from CFP contention Decrease odds of two teams from SEC, Big Ten, or ACC making the CFP TCU's position within the CFP rankings TCU's position within the Big 12 standings That said, here's a look at Week 1 games that could matter in the long run: Michigan @ Notre Dame: Pull for Michigan, as Notre Dame's schedule is setting up softer than usual and they'll certainly make the CFP with only 1 loss. Notre Dame's schedule is tougher than most with tests from Stanford, @ Virginia Tech, Florida State, and @ USC. But all of those are winnable if they have a solid team. Meanwhile Michigan's season includes Wisconsin, @ Michigan State, Penn State, and @ Ohio State. I like their chances to lose 2-3 of those. Washington vs. Auburn (Atlanta): This one is tough. A Washington win almost certainly sets them up to make the CFP if they win the Pac-12. Auburn has to play @ Georgia and @ Alabama, but they're a real threat to be a 2nd SEC team even if they drop one of those. As much as it pains me to say, pull for Auburn because I have a strong feeling we could be looking at an end-of-season comparison of the Pac-12 and Big 12 champions for the 4th spot in the CFP. LSU vs. Miami (Arlington): This one is also tough. Miami's ACC schedule sets up nicely, as they'll only face Florida State and @ Virginia Tech. Meanwhile LSU draws Georgia from the East this season, plus the usual West challenges of Alabama and @ Auburn. In the end, pull for Miami in order to weaken the SEC narrative. Though this is the one I'm most torn about. Alabama vs. Louisville (Orlando): I believe they have 0% chance to win, but pull for Louisville because if Alabama doesn't win the SEC, the CFP will certainly find a way to justify them getting in as a 2nd SEC team given they just won the CFP under the same circumstance. Virginia Tech @ Florida State: Pull for Virginia Tech because Florida State is a contender to be a second ACC team if their only loss is a close one to Clemson and they have a late season win @ Notre Dame on their resume. San Diego State @ Stanford: Pull for San Diego State, as Stanford has a shot at winning the Pac-12 and a G5 loss on their resume could mean the Pac-12 is left out of the CFP. Oregon State @ Ohio State: Pull for Ohio State, chaos, and injuries. I'd love to see their young QB struggle, getting the fanbase anxious and perhaps have them rotating or trotting out someone new out come JerryWorld time. SMU @ North Texas: Pull for SMU to keep them from weighing down our SOS. Pull for Big 12 teams to win all of their OOC games, improve our strength of schedule, and prime the Big 12 CCG winner to get a CFP bid: Texas @ Maryland FAU @ Oklahoma South Dakota State @ Iowa State Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss (Houston) West Virginia vs. Tennessee (Charlotte)
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    Too early to start a 2018 Football thread?

    Banogu is the only blatant omission. He was potentially going to be a first round pick at one of the most impactful positions.
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    Too early to start a 2018 Football thread?

    http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/24264151/college-football-preseason-player-rankings-ed-oliver-leads-way Top 50 Players. Not a lot of Big 12 love: 3. Will Grier, QB WVU 18. David Sills V, WR WVU 38. Kyler Murray, QB OU 44. Rodney Anderson, RB OU
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    Urban in trouble...

    Setting an end date can only mean they’re simply planning the best way to let everyone off the hook. Maybe a 2-game symbolic suspension for lying to the press, getting him back just in time to prep for GMFP.
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    Bowl News

    Marketing Guy is guessing the game will be used to wine and dine some business prospects—Chicago developers looking to escape the snow. Odd approach, but I could see it working. Cubs advertising it probably just part of a suite/tickets/perks deal they’re using for similar tactics.
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    Uniforms: 2018 Edition

    Might we opt to wear all white given the 11AM kick? Field temp is likely to be 110+ barring a cool front.
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    Uniforms: 2018 Edition

    No new unis this season. We’ll be working with the same gear as the last two seasons. Refresh coming next summer. Game 1 will feature white helmets with the purple stripe.
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    Urban in trouble...

    This thing has lost momentum. We’ll see if it picks up throughout the month, but my gut says they’re all gonna weasel out of this and keep their jobs.