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Auburn v Oregon

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 4, 2011

I would love to hear your opinions on this game. Despite Stanford’s dominant victory last night, I really don’t think the Pac 10 is as strong as people are calling it. And I don’t think Oregon’s defense can deal with SEC speed. Anyway, without getting into details, I have some very nice parlays closing on Auburn and want to hear from you guys if you think Oregon has a chance of ruining me. Come on, baseball is on life support right now, let’s talk a little college ball. Personally, I think the pic to the right is the best one I’ve found all Winter…….

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  1. Giant Head said, on January 4, 2011 at 7:11 am

    I think Auburn is going to be very tough…what is the spread you bet? I think you will be solid. Auburn is at a different level with their spped on defense…

  2. xootsuit said, on January 4, 2011 at 8:03 am

    BF, there was a great article in the NYT about a month back about Oregon’s game. Their hurry-up offense is designed to prevent substitutions, so the opposing defense wears down. I mean, really wears down. (Search the NYT website for the article; the journalist interviewed a bunch of people who described the exhaustion opposing teams experience.) Thus the huge second half stats. Cal resorted to all sorts of stuff to slow that down, apparently. You have to think Auburn, over the past few weeks, has figured out how to deal with Oregon’s trick.

    btw, Nike has been pouring millions into Oregon’s program (thus the many uniform variations, also). Oregon, as I said once before, is a public school imitating USC. They’ve got lots of money and they’ll give scholarships to anybody who can play, apparently. On the other hand, the SEC’s not exactly guiltless, is it?

    • Big Flavor said, on January 4, 2011 at 11:37 am

      than ks XOOT, I subscribe to the NYT and I did read that article…..

  3. Giant Head said, on January 4, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Would anyone here consider trading Rowand for Michael Young if the Rangers sign Beltre?

    Rangers owe Young 3 more years at $16 mill and we owe Rowand two more years at $13.6. Rangers would save $20.8 mill over 3 and Young gives us a more usable bat than Rownad with right-handed power. I woudl throw in a minor league arm to sweeten the pot.

    Panda can get starts at first and third if he wins a job in spring training (any word on Panda’s winter?) and Huff can be the primary starter in left. Young can spell Franchez at second and if Panda gets his swing back, we could stick Young at second next year….

    • Rough Trade said, on January 4, 2011 at 8:58 am

      “I woudl throw in a minor league arm to sweeten the pot.”

      That’s pretty funny. Uh, you’re joking, right?

      • Giant Head said, on January 4, 2011 at 11:46 am

        I am thinking someone mid-level minor leaguer at best…

  4. Unca Chuck said, on January 4, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Sure, Oregon has a chance. They can score fast and furious with the best of them. They’ve worn down a lot of teams in the 2nd half.

    It’ll likely come down to turnovers. Gonna be a shit-flier. A college basketball score.

  5. Unca Chuck said, on January 4, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Huh ????

  6. Unca Chuck said, on January 4, 2011 at 9:10 am

    nvrmnd. time lag. shit didn’t post . . .

  7. Macdog said, on January 4, 2011 at 10:44 am

    It’s kinda hard to get jacked up for a game that’s still a week away, but I like Auburn. That comeback vs. ‘Bama was something special, a destiny type of win — like Giants Game 3 over Atlanta.

    Anyone like Arkansas getting 3+ over Ohio St. tonight ? The way the SEC has spanked the Big 10, this seems like a steal.

  8. Unca Chuck said, on January 4, 2011 at 10:56 am

    The Big 10 is everyone’s bitch . . .

  9. delmardennis said, on January 4, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Last night was the first game that I wanted to and did watch from start to finish. 35 bowl games? And some of the match-ups were even less inspiring than usual. I found myself scouring So. Florida for potential Derby runners before even considering to watch some of these games.

    As for the BCS Championship Game? Late money coming in on the Ducks to push the number to 2 1/2 at most books. You know what I think about the public. But I’ll be rooting for the Ducks just to see Cam and his father take a face plant. If you’re gonna cheat, do it right — don’t get caught.

    Bring on the NFL playoffs. Do the Niners play Saturday or Sunday?

  10. Unca Chuck said, on January 4, 2011 at 11:48 am

    The 12th of never, Dennis . . .

  11. Giant Head said, on January 4, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Macdog, I have Arkansas, but game makes me nervous. Ohio State seems to have a more balanced team than the rest of the Big 10 outside of Wisconsin has shown. I would not go big on that. 2.5 is a steal for Auburn…NFL, I like the under big on the Saints-Seahawks game and the over in the Jets-Indy game.

    Thoughts on that? Giving the Saints 10.5 or 11 seems to be a sucker bet. I could see a 20-10 game…

  12. wswin said, on January 4, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Dallas Davis proves anyone can be a “featured columnist”…

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/557818-mlb-trade-rumors-10-ways-the-sf-giants-can-swap-young-pitching?utm_source=newsletter

    • blade3colorado said, on January 4, 2011 at 12:38 pm

      I saw the same slide show wsw . . . I didn’t see one fucking trade proposal that made any sense. This guy can’t be a Giants fan, right?

      • blade3colorado said, on January 4, 2011 at 12:40 pm

        Also, Bleacher Report loses much of it’s credibility when they allow these tools to post their so-called articles and columns. They need someone to oversee (edit) the “chaff” from the “wheat.”

    • Giant Head said, on January 4, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      That was maybe the dumbest thing I have ever seen…Berkman for J. Sanchez….that is so laughable…

      • blade3colorado said, on January 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm

        Yeah, the guy kept on trumping himself with more outrageous and ludicrous trade proposals. I commented to the author, saying, “I want my 47 seconds of my life back.”

        Lost forever . . . sigh.

  13. snarkk said, on January 4, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I don’t bet. But, if I did, I would bet on Oregon. I’d always go with Pac10 teams in bowl games against supposedly far superior competition from the East…

  14. TedSpe said, on January 4, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I have to admit, I don’t know a damn thing about college sports. For instance, and I could probably look this up but since I have you all as resources, why is Stanford The Cardinal? In the singular?

    • blade3colorado said, on January 4, 2011 at 12:44 pm

      Here ya go Ted . . . More history than anyone probably wants to know:

      The nickname for Stanford is the Cardinal – in reference to one of the school colors (and is therefore in the singular). Stanford’s history with its nickname began on March 19, 1891 when Stanford beat Cal in the first Big Game. While Stanford did not have an official nickname, the day after the Big Game local newspapers picked up the “cardinal” theme and used it in the headlines.

      Stanford did not have an “official” nickname until Indians was adopted in 1930. For years prior, the Indian had been part of the Stanford athletic tradition. Perhaps it grew out of the fact that Cal’s symbol was the Bear, or it may have come from the large Indian population of the area, or from Indian paraphernalia in abundance in the late 1800’s. Whatever the origin, it was accepted by sportswriters and gradually gained wide recognition.

      Stanford officially adopted the Indian nickname on Nov. 25, 1930 after a unanimous vote by the Executive Committee for the Associated Students. The Indian had long been considered the symbol of Stanford before the official vote, although its origins are only speculation.

      The resolution that was passed read: “Whereas the Indian has long been unofficially recognized as the symbol of Stanford and its spirit, and whereas there has never been any official designation of a Stanford symbol, be it hereby resolved that the Executive Committee adopt the Indian as the symbol of Stanford.”

      The Indian symbol was eventually dropped in 1972 following meetings between Stanford native American students and President Richard Lyman. The 55 students, supported by the other 358 American Indians enrolled in California colleges, felt the mascot was an insult to their culture and heritage. As a result of these talks and the ensuing publicity, the Stanford Student Senate voted 18-4 to drop the Indian symbol, and Lyman agreed.

    • xootsuit said, on January 4, 2011 at 2:31 pm

      Now “The Tree,” that’s another story. The actual old-growth redwood tree–the palo alto, I guess–stands close by the old SP double tracks that currently guide the CalTrans commuter trains up and down the peninsula (and, of course, to Giants games). Perhaps that’s why Stanford uses a train whistle as its celebratory sound after TDs and so forth. (Btw, the Stanford whistle is clearly a freight train pitch; passenger trains have higher pitch, because the air-brake system in them (which is tapped to blow the whistle) needs greater air pressure, for saftey reasons.) Anyway, I saw a story just a few weeks ago about The Tree. Seems it’s endangered. Terrible thing. Big redwoods deserve to live forever.

    • TedSpe said, on January 4, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks, blade

  15. zumarust said, on January 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I Googled “Roll Tide,” because of the ESPN commercials. I had no idea it was Alabama football’s catch phrase. It would be a trip to live in a state that has THE ONE BIG COLLEGE TEAM, AND THAT’S IT. Like a bunch of midwestern zombie Nebraska fans, all wearing red like sheep-robots, and going to watch Nebraska beat Sac. St. 65-0 in a non-league home game.

    • Giant Head said, on January 4, 2011 at 12:59 pm

      Zum, dont forget that Auburn is in Alabama as well!!! Kentucky basketball and its Big Blue colors is one team that dominates the state outside of Louisville, but most Kentuckians do not consider Lousiville part of their state…

      • zumarust said, on January 4, 2011 at 1:42 pm

        Ah, I forgot that about Auburn. And some I don’t think I ever knew in the first place. Wake Forest? What state? Clemson? Xavier?

      • xootsuit said, on January 4, 2011 at 2:42 pm

        Celmson, SC; Xavier, Ohio, I think.

      • Unca Chuck said, on January 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm

        Wake Forest is in NC . . .

    • xootsuit said, on January 4, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      Yeah, go easy on the Alabama slurs. Five Blind Boys ring a bell? Hank Williams (Sr.)? Elvis? Of course, there was that George Wallace guy, and his whole tradition . . . .

      • Unca Chuck said, on January 4, 2011 at 3:12 pm

        Elvis was from Tupelo, Mississippi . . .

      • xootsuit said, on January 4, 2011 at 3:17 pm

        oh

  16. Big Flavor said, on January 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    well, I gotta tell ya, I preferred them when they were called the Indians. Although I think I would have liked it even better if they were just “Stanford Indian”. No idea why, I just would have preferred it…
    I’m going to have to put some $ down on Ore, but only as a cover for my super live parlays that all come to the Promised Land as soon as Cam Newton turns their defense into swiss cheese…..

    • Birddog said, on January 4, 2011 at 3:03 pm

      Auburn is going down…. any money you might as well kiss any money you bet against Oregon goodbye

  17. Giant Head said, on January 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Flav, give me some thoughts on the over/unders for Saturday’s nfl games…

    • Big Flavor said, on January 4, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      nothing really jumping out at me.

  18. zumarust said, on January 4, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Lou Holtz comes across as kind of a goofball, but he did win a national championship with Notre Dame. He actually did.

  19. macdog said, on January 4, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Speaking of Indians: The Cleveland Indians have acquired reliever Joe
    Martinez from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations.

  20. Flavor said, on January 4, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Bird dog save that Pro-Oregon bias for your cronies in Portland who drink the same Hank Weinhards that you do……..

  21. Flavor said, on January 4, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I think Iron Head Joe got himself a World Series ring—excellent, he can take that valuable vet knowledge and impart it to a youthful Indians organization…..:)
    🙂 🙂

  22. delmardennis said, on January 4, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Harbaugh to the Niners seems like a done deal. Could be named as soon as tomorrow night. Apparently has signed off on either Baalke or Lombardi as GM. Now get us a goddamn quarterback.

    This coming from Kawakami: http://tinyurl.com/2vqnet2

  23. Flavor said, on January 4, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    well, if that happens I’ll eat some crow. I never in a million years envisioned Harbaugh coming here without a QB. And if it does happen, I’m stoked but not “out of my mind” stoked. His act works well with college kids and a franchise QB, neither of which he will have in SF. And can you imagine the deal he’s going to get? 5 years at least. And if it doesn’t work? Ugly…….

  24. delmardennis said, on January 4, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Baalke was just officially named GM. If they don’t get Harbaugh, it’s already uglier than it could ever get.

  25. Flavor said, on January 4, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    that was quite a search young Jed performed, wasn’t it?

  26. Flavor said, on January 4, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    this didn’t filter into the comment box right but you can figure it out. Quite the resume for GM of this storied franchise, dontcha think?

    1998-2000

    2001-2003

    2004

    2005-2008

    2009

    2010-present
    New York Jets
    (scout)
    Washington Redskins
    (National scout)
    Washington Redskins
    (College Scouting Coordinator)
    San Francisco 49ers
    (Western Region Scout)
    San Francisco 49ers
    (Director of Player Personnel)
    San Francisco 49ers
    (Vice President of Player Personnel)

  27. Flavor said, on January 4, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I just added “King of the Galaxy” to my resume. May the offers come pouring in…….

  28. zumarust said, on January 4, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I was wondering about the World Series ring thing. Would Darren Ford get one? Wellemeyer? Velez? Bautista? Anybody that made any contribution, even if it was just one game?

  29. unca chuck said, on January 4, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Arkie’s getting toasted. The Big 10 has one feather . . .

  30. delmardennis said, on January 4, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Dare I say that the Razorbacks are getting “tattooed” by the Buckeyes.

  31. unca chuck said, on January 4, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Well, it;’s another internal hire that is cheap and easy to fill and easy to control. Things would be a little more palatable if they do score Harbaugh, but even then, it’s another guy who is not on the experienced side.

    He’s done a bang-up job in both SD state and Snodfart, but this is the NFL. I hope he knows to turn down the bug-eyed ranting we’ve come to know and hate from his predecessor here.

  32. xootsuit said, on January 4, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Harbaugh seems to deal with his own players brilliantly. It’s the refs and opposing players he seems to have trouble with.

  33. TedSpe said, on January 4, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I have to say, I’m really impressed that so far no one has misspelled Harbruagh..Harbra..Ha..Bra..Harbor…
    Anyway, I’m really impressed

  34. unca chuck said, on January 4, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Well, Tressel tried to give it away, but in the end didn’t

  35. snarkk said, on January 4, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Jed better deliver Harbaugh, or it’s armageddon in Ninerland. If it is Harbaugh, he’ll command a sheiseload of cash. That means if Baalke and he tangle down the road, somebody will lose, and it won’t be Harbaugh…


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