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Notre Dame and Alabama rise after a night of BCS chaos
AP ^ | Sunday, November 18, 2012

Posted on 11/18/2012 7:35:21 AM PST by MinorityRepublican

Coming into Saturday, Oregon and Kansas State had the inside track to college football’s national championship and the Southeastern Conference’s run of six straight BCS titles was in jeopardy.

Then No. 2 K-State got thumped 52-24 by unranked Baylor and top-ranked Oregon fell in overtime to No. 14 Stanford, 17-14.

Now the SEC is alive and well.

And how’s this for a possible national title game: Alabama vs. Notre Dame.

(Excerpt) Read more at m.washingtonpost.com ...


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KEYWORDS: football; ncaa; ntg; sec
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1 posted on 11/18/2012 7:35:25 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Roll Tide.


2 posted on 11/18/2012 7:39:15 AM PST by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Bama will stomp Notre Dame!


3 posted on 11/18/2012 7:42:50 AM PST by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: HenpeckedCon

They will beat them like a drum.


4 posted on 11/18/2012 7:44:07 AM PST by BipolarBob (The first thirty years of my childhood were less than desirable.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

It is amazing how the BCS ‘ship’ righted itself! Yesterday the SEC held positions 4,5,6,7 (AL, GA, FLA, LSU) and no real shot at the national title. Kansas state gets thumped and Oregon stumbles (actually Standford just played better) and now we can get back to reality. SEC is the best conference and should have a shot at the national title. Here is hoping that USC shows it’s true colors and gets stomped by Notre Dame and Alabama uses Alburn as a needed tune up before meeting GA. May the best SEC team meet ND in Miami!


5 posted on 11/18/2012 7:46:15 AM PST by 2010Freeper
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To: MinorityRepublican
Shades of Bear Bryant's Ghost! Let's let Bama get past Georgia in the SEC championship, before we put them in a game for all the marbles. While I do not believe Auburn can beat Bama this year, stranger things have happened ... that's why 'punt Bama, punt' is still a barroom call to action in 'Alamoba'.

Some say ND is not as strong as hyped. I reply with the fact that they beat Stanford in OT! That is no small feat judging by the way Stanford shut down Oregon yesterday. If Alabama plays ND for the championship, it will be a game worth watching. And Bama may not be able to field the entire 'A' team after an epic battle with Georgia for the SEC braggin' rights. The consolation regardless, for a man who bleeds Crimson and White, is that Les Miles can now sit down and shut up. Let's hope Saban does a better job of play selection if he gets a shot at ND.

6 posted on 11/18/2012 7:46:49 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Georgia-Alabama should be a fun game provided both win this week.

Imagine if:
Notre Dame loses to USC.
Florida beats Florida State.
Alabama beats Auburn.
Georgia Tech beats Georgia.
Alabama beats Georgia in the SEC title game.

Would that make it an all-SEC Alabama-Florida title game?


7 posted on 11/18/2012 7:47:48 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sounds like you are partial to them boys from Gainesville!


8 posted on 11/18/2012 7:49:34 AM PST by 2010Freeper
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To: MinorityRepublican

I would love an Alabama v. ND title, so ND could lose 56-3, and suffer the humiliation they deserve. I absolutely despise Notre Dame since they embraced Obama and the abortion vampires, and their scumbag president pressed charges against the pro-life protesters. I wish every alumni withheld every penny until that bastard cries uncle.


9 posted on 11/18/2012 7:50:39 AM PST by montag813
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To: 2010Freeper

1) ND
2) ALA
3) GA
4) FLA
5) LSU

Four of the top 5 are SEC! Any doubters on which conference is the best?
SEC repeats as National Champion.


10 posted on 11/18/2012 7:52:55 AM PST by 2010Freeper
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To: montag813

Won’t happen. As with many institutions people understand the current stewards of it don’t represent the institution they came to know and love. Like say, the United States for instance.


11 posted on 11/18/2012 7:53:10 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: 2010Freeper
I went to a religious college without a football team so my interests shift based on external factors. I proposed that because someone last week mentioned a possible title game without any SEC teams, and there would be a scenario with two teams again. As a kid, back in the early 1970s, I liked Alabama and Oklahoma; when I moved to Florida, I followed the Gators, too.
12 posted on 11/18/2012 7:53:53 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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To: military cop

Go Dawgs! Sic ‘em! WOOF! WOOF! WOOF!


13 posted on 11/18/2012 7:54:09 AM PST by Francis McClobber
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To: military cop

Georgia beats Bama this time.

Hoping ND loses to USC.


14 posted on 11/18/2012 7:55:03 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: MinorityRepublican


God made the Irish No. 1!

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Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

15 posted on 11/18/2012 7:55:16 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: montag813

I still remember Lou Holtz calling a fake punt against Boston College in the 90’s when they were leading something like 49-0. The next year Notre Dame was undefeated and heading for a national championship when BC beat them. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Tom Coughlin was the BC coach by the way. Do you think Tom got them motivated?


16 posted on 11/18/2012 7:55:55 AM PST by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Alabama might have a great time, but their coach is a sorry excuse for a human being. I would NEVER allow my son to play for a “man” like that.


17 posted on 11/18/2012 7:58:58 AM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: MinorityRepublican

How ‘bout the Baylor Bears! By beating Kansas State they put Alabama or Georgia back into the National Championship hunt. At the same time took a QB from their own conference out of the Heisman chase. PLUS, they put A&M’s “Johnny Football”, Baylor’s old rival, in the driver’s seat for the Heisman.

And of course they helped themselves. Win one more and they’re bowl eligible.


18 posted on 11/18/2012 8:00:51 AM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
If we have Alabama versus Notre Dame, it would be a case of two big (and HIGHLY insufferable) fan bases going at it in Miami.
19 posted on 11/18/2012 8:02:13 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: 2010Freeper

ND probably does not deserve to go.

From CBS:

“SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame knew what was coming. Stanford doesn’t get cute inches from the goal line.

And after three years of getting pushed around by the Cardinal, the Fighting Irish pushed back, winning the most important shoving match they’ve had all season.

Or did they?

A wall of Notre Dame defenders stopped Stepfan Taylor inches from the goal line on fourth down in overtime and the seventh-ranked Irish remained unbeaten with a 20-13 victory against the No. 17 Cardinal on a soggy Saturday in South Bend.

Taylor kept reaching and turning with bodies underneath him, and his knee never did hit the ground before reaching the ball across the goal line. But the officials ruled it was too late. The whistle had blown, and that meant the play was stopped.

Taylor finished with 102 yards on 28 carries. He needed 103. “


20 posted on 11/18/2012 8:02:58 AM PST by staytrue
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To: Terry Mross

I hadn’t thought about it that way but you are right. Don’t worry, Baylor will kick us (Texas Tech) next week. I absolutely despise tuberville and can’t wait for him to leave for an SEC post again.


21 posted on 11/18/2012 8:08:28 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: Terry Mross

I hadn’t thought about it that way but you are right. Don’t worry, Baylor will kick us (Texas Tech) next week. I absolutely despise tuberville and can’t wait for him to leave for an SEC post again.


22 posted on 11/18/2012 8:08:28 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: MinorityRepublican
My fantasy scenario:

USC beats Notre Dame.
Ohio State beats that state up north.
The only undefeated team in the country enjoys the conference and national championship games on TV at their local Buffalo Wild Wings.

23 posted on 11/18/2012 8:09:26 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: BipolarBob
"They will beat them like a drum."

Boom! Boom! Boom!

ROLL TIDE!

24 posted on 11/18/2012 8:10:07 AM PST by blam
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To: MinorityRepublican

Could ND fall in the rankings this week?


25 posted on 11/18/2012 8:12:41 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: RayChuang88

Oregon still has a good chance but need help.

The ducks need USC to beat ND (very possible), and Florida State to beat Florida, and the Ducks are in if they win out.

Florida also has a chance. They need to win against FL ST., and USC to beat ND.

I hope Kansas St has no chance but, if Oregon St. beats Oregon, Fl ST beats FL and USC beats ND, they might get in.

Last two teams with a chance but need A LOT OF HELP are Clemson and Florida State.

And IMO, the two teams playing the best are Texas AM and Stanford, neither of whom will play in the championship.


26 posted on 11/18/2012 8:15:05 AM PST by staytrue
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To: 2010Freeper

Let’s see, who did the SEC teams defeat to claw their way back into the top 5?

The likes of Western Carolina, Jacksonville State, Georgia Southern, Alabama A&M, and Sam Houston State.

What a joke! When every other conference is playing their toughest games of the year to EARN their way into the BCS, the SEC is scheduling the powderpuffs of all powderpuffs.

The big bad SEC, playing it safe. Selected not elected.

They should be ashamed and embarrassed


27 posted on 11/18/2012 8:18:38 AM PST by BigBobber
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28 posted on 11/18/2012 8:21:57 AM PST by EEGator
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To: MinorityRepublican

It is a very long shot, but if Notre Dame won, would little Barry invite them to the White House? He HATES the Catholics and doesn’t ND have one of the lawsuits out against him over the contraceptive issue?


29 posted on 11/18/2012 8:22:59 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: HenpeckedCon
Bama will stomp Notre Dame!

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'Bama owes them one or two.... (1973 & '75)

IIRC

30 posted on 11/18/2012 8:25:25 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: HenpeckedCon

Let’s hope you’re right. I’ve thought that before.

The Irish have the damndest luck of any team in history, anywhere.

ROLL TIDE!


31 posted on 11/18/2012 8:29:04 AM PST by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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To: Sporke

I agree. He is notorious for pulling scholarships from high school commits when they get hurt.

UGA’s Richt hasn’t won the big game, but he has tons more integrity than Saban (aka, Satan).


32 posted on 11/18/2012 8:29:08 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Yes, but they also gave him an honorary degree and let him give the commencement speech in 2009.


33 posted on 11/18/2012 8:31:34 AM PST by EEGator
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To: staytrue

Any ambiguous play goes ND’s way, for some reason. Maybe bias on the part of the refs; maybe a pact with Satan.

I don’t know.


34 posted on 11/18/2012 8:34:14 AM PST by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

And don’t forget 1966!!!

Yes, I can carry a grudge.


35 posted on 11/18/2012 8:36:31 AM PST by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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To: staytrue

ND is way overrated, but so are my Dawgs. We won some close ones to teams we should have smoked.

Alabama got exposed by LSU and then beaten by Texas A&M. They don’t look nearly as formidable as they did earlier in the year. If my Dawgs play perfect, if they come out on fire on both O & D, then they can win. I don’t know one game this year that UGA had both the O and the D and the Special Teams playing their top game at the same time.

We will see what happens, but I am only guardedly hopeful.


36 posted on 11/18/2012 8:36:59 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Here’s hoping the USC Trojans will rise to the occasion, beat the Domers, and create even more BCS chaos next Saturday.


37 posted on 11/18/2012 8:37:38 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: chesley
maybe a pact with Satan.

hmmm, that might get tested in a game with Alabama, seeing how they are coached by him.

38 posted on 11/18/2012 8:38:37 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Here’s the final nail in the BCS. Their number 1 team now is the worst Of The best.
Notre Dame, the team that excels in only one thing: Blowing its own horn.


39 posted on 11/18/2012 8:40:41 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: staytrue

It sort of evens out..Stanford could have gotten the call against ND..yet last night, against Oregon got the late TD after the on-field call was reversed..and that was a really tough call..I thought the original no score ruling might stand, because there is supposes to be CLEAR and INDISPUTABLE evidence ( that’s the standard) to overturn the call on the field, and I wasn’t sure if there was. It could have gone ether way..so somehow it evens out..


40 posted on 11/18/2012 8:40:50 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: EEGator

Oh, I forgot Wofford.


41 posted on 11/18/2012 8:42:45 AM PST by BigBobber
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To: FreeAtlanta

LSU beat up Bama and A&M finished them off. But.. They will be well rested and Sabam is great at bowl preparation.

SEC Championship IS the NC. No way ND hangs with either team. Or Oregon or K State.


42 posted on 11/18/2012 8:43:46 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: FreeAtlanta

The dawgs will have to play flawless football to beat bama....something they rarely do under Richt.

But anyway...GOOOOOOO Dawgs!


43 posted on 11/18/2012 8:43:46 AM PST by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Here’s hoping for Univ of Spoiled Children spoiling Notre Shame’s perfect season and Iowa finding an offense and Defense to take out Nebraska and Michigan whooping those suckeye bastards in ColumbASS.

That would mean Michigan would go to the Big10 championship game and hopefully to the Rose Bowl.

GO BLUE!


44 posted on 11/18/2012 8:45:54 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (There was a revultion brewing but it turned out to be piss water.)
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To: Vigilantcitizen

I thought Richt was under the gun last year early. Be an amazing rebound. I’m expecting Bama will be 3 1/2 point favorite at least.


45 posted on 11/18/2012 8:46:22 AM PST by TigerClaws
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While I am not sure how I feel about Notre Dame being back near the top, I do like the idea of a Notre Dame-Alabama title game. That is some serious nostalgia going on!


46 posted on 11/18/2012 8:50:21 AM PST by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: FreeAtlanta
I believe that Bama’s loss to A & M was the best thing that could have happened to them. The pressure week after week to not only win, but to do so in a convincing fashion takes a huge emotional toll on these guys (see A.J. McCarron’s emotional reaction after the LSU game). We live vicariously through these guys, but we also sometimes forget that they are only 19-22 year olds.
47 posted on 11/18/2012 8:51:57 AM PST by JGT
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To: FreeAtlanta
I believe that Bama’s loss to A & M was the best thing that could have happened to them. The pressure week after week to not only win, but to do so in a convincing fashion takes a huge emotional toll on these guys (see A.J. McCarron’s emotional reaction after the LSU game). We live vicariously through these guys, but we also sometimes forget that they are only 19-22 year olds.
48 posted on 11/18/2012 8:52:09 AM PST by JGT
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To: ken5050

If Stanford did not get the call at Oregon, it would have been 2nd and 10 from the Oregon 15. Stanford would have had 3 more chances to score.


49 posted on 11/18/2012 8:58:58 AM PST by staytrue
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To: BigBobber
They should be ashamed and embarrassed

No, they should be ignored.

There is no national champion without a playoff. Division 1 college football can go pound sand. Every other sport has a playoff, but football continues to sell out for the television dollar. Just ignore the scam until D1 straightens itself out.

The appropriate playoff format almost writes itself. Take eight teams, with no more than one per conference. Four is too few; one would have to leave out major conference champions and quality independents; the selection would depend too much on polls, and teams would be penalized for scheduling tough non-conference opponents and risking a September loss. Sixteen is too many; we would have conference runners-up and three loss teams in the mix. So take eight: one per conference, period, with automatic bids for the top five or six conferences and at least two, preferably three, at large bids for the best of the rest. But no conference runners-up; win your league, or stay at home.

Don't seed it. Draw the names out of a hat. No neutral fields; this is college football, so flip a coin and play the game on one of the contestants home fields. If neutral fields are demanded, then be ecumenical about it; northern tier states should get their fair share of sites, and if that means the SEC has to learn how to play football at Michigan, Nebraska, or Notre Dame in January, so be it.

It was a mistake in the first place for college football and basketball to turn their games into imitations of the pros. The colleges had the superior game. Now they're just NBA/NFL-lite. A shame.

50 posted on 11/18/2012 9:00:47 AM PST by sphinx
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