ESPN GIVES US NO RESPECT

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  1. bayareatiger

    bayareatiger If it's too loud YOU'RE TOO OLD

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    Check out what they think the best games in the PAC-10 will be this year...

    The Beavers trip to BR ISN'T EVEN MENTIONED and th' Domers made the list twice????

    Also on the list, the HOKIES?????

    THE FREAKIN' HOKIES??????

    Methinks that horse's @SS Trev Alberts was BEHIND this krap....

    ...and I LOVE the gratuitous mention that "The Trojans seek to defend their conference and national title"...

    WHAT A CROCK!

    http://sports.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/story?page=ncfPac10schedule

    Wednesday, June 23

    Vote: Best Pac-10 game?[/B]

    SportsNation

    The Pac-10 football schedule has some interesting matchups in 2004. The Trojans seek to defend their conference and national title while their rivals would like nothing more than to knock down Pete Carroll's crew.

    Cast your vote in the poll to the left and help us decide which is the best Pac-10 game on the 2004 schedule.

    August 28 - USC at Virginia Tech
    USC begins defense of it national title. All things considered, The Trojans have a "light" schedule making the national title is their's to lose. Trojans would like to set the tone in Blacksburg.

    September 11 - Utah at Arizona
    Mike Stoops era begins for real (we don't count their game against Northern Arizona), against a very good Utah team. Wildcat fans hope the Oklahoma genius can make similar magic in Tucson.

    September 18 -- Oregon at Oklahoma
    A trip to Norman in September gives the Ducks a quick test to see how good they really are.

    September 25 -- Washington at Notre Dame
    It's been 27 years since U-Dub has had a losing record -- how the Huskies fare in South Bend should be the indicator of making it 28 years. With a young team and a tough schedule (all without Slick Rick) Washington needs to win games they should to get back to a bowl game and right the program's ship.

    October 2 -- Cal at Oregon State
    Cal's third of four road trips in the first five games. Bears have their work cut out for them in Corvallis but must battle the Beavers for the nod of true challenger to USC.

    October 9 -- Cal at USC
    Cal's third road trip in as many games. Facing an angry USC team in the Coliseum looking to avenge last year's loss after going to Southern Miss and Oregon State is no small task.

    November 6 -- USC at Oregon State
    The Beavers have Pac-10 title aspirations, it may be a longshot, but catching the Trojans at home helps. USC will be unbreakable at home, but they've historically had a few struggles on the road. The Trojans will be coming from a test at Washington State the week prior, the Beavers can only hope the Cougs wore them out a little bit.

    November 20 -- Oregon at Oregon State
    Ducks fly into Corvallis for The Civil War. Home field advantage is a huge factor in this one. Ducks took last year's in Eugene ... Beavers took 2002 in Corvallis ... Ducks took 2001 in Eugene ... Beavers took 2001 in Corvallis ...

    November 20 -- U. of Wash. at Wash. State
    All's fair in love, war ... and the Apple Cup. The 97th meeting between the state rivals, UW has won the last six. Cougs would hate to lose another in Wazzu.

    November 27 -- Notre Dame at USC
    A once exciting rivalry may have lost it's luster (as we doubt the Fighting Irish can come within double digits of the defending champ), but still one of the classics of college football.

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  2. ramah

    ramah Founding Member

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    good. another sign from god! this is the year of the tiger

    Rejoice, O young gridiron warriors of LSU, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth; walk in the ways of Saban and follow the course true that both HE and the coach set before you. :champs:
     
  3. SG_Geaux

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    I hope we get no respect all year. Saban will use it to motivate this team. He is a master of that.
     
  4. tiger fan 2001

    tiger fan 2001 Founding Member

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    Actually I don't think the beavers coming to Tiger Stadium is a good game for the beavs or the pac10. It will get crushed by the SEC and National Champs. The only thiing good for them is the cash. Other than that it should be a lets see what we need to work on game for LSU. Saban always said that a team makes its biggest improvements between game 1 and 2.
     
  5. LSUDeek

    LSUDeek All That She Wants...

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    We're all LSU fans here, but please don't use the Bible like that. (Ecc 11:9)
     
  6. DJ

    DJ Founding Member

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    ESPN is right.

    The OSU-LSU matchup should not be considered as a top contest, at least not from the Pac-10 perspective. I would think that ESPN is trying to identify games where the competition will be close.

    OSU playing in the heat at LSU does not fit that description. It is going to be an a$$-whipping of Biblical proportions, not a close contest. It will certainly not reflect well on the Pac-10.
     
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    Geauxld Member Founding Member

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    I agree with DJ, Our match up with Oregon isn't a PAC -10 matchup.

    Relax ESPN picked us for Game Day Opener with Oregon.


    I try not to get too worked up about pre-season articles.
    I just don't think the sportwriter B$ rankings mean that much
    When the season starts the ESPN coaches and AP Polls will start to matter,
    But I don't get too worked up about them right now.
     
  8. bayareatiger

    bayareatiger If it's too loud YOU'RE TOO OLD

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    USC vs. the Domers will be close??????

    I'll see ya in Vegas...bring yo jack, Jack... :grin:

    In reference to your comments about reflecting well on the PAC-10...

    ...then how in the H*LL did USC win it all last year AGAINST the PAC-10????

    Like anyone in the PAC-10 REALLY CARES about the PAC-10 reflecting well...

    ...as long as they can hand USC the conf. championship & a VERY GOOD chance of having an unbeaten season going into the bowl...

    ...THEN WHAT DOES IT MATTER???

    PS What worked last year with the AP will work this year too...

    Put SC into the SEC, the Big-12, the Big 10, or EVEN the ACC...

    ...and they don't go undefeated through the regular season...

    PERIOD.
     
  9. bayareatiger

    bayareatiger If it's too loud YOU'RE TOO OLD

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    So, is Notre Dame is an honorary member of the PAC-10?

    ...along with VA Tech??????

    They are talking about ALL of the PAC-10 football schedules, in AND out of conference...

    ...and conveniently snubbed us... :dis: :dis: :dis:

    Besides, we are playing Oregon STATE.
     
  10. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Maybe its really the ultimate sign of respect. They might not think the game will be close enough to bother mentioning.
     

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