Thank God yesterday’s games were a lot better than the stinkers we got on Thanksgiving. Today should be as good. Virginia-Virginia Tech! Georgia-Georgia Tech! South Carolina-Clemson! Florida-Florida State! Bedlam! Civil War! And if you hate the very idea of defense, Houston-Rice!

What are you watching?

226 thoughts on “WOOT

  1. usnamom

    Pitt/West Virginia (yes, I was rooting for Pitt), Nebraska/CU (go Huskers), LSU/Arkansas, BS/FS-wasn’t too excited to see Boise State blow FS out of the water

    Today…Virginia vs Virginia Tech. This is tough. I want UVA to win because I’d rather play them in the Bowl game, but I have more ties to VA Tech plus daughter goes to W&M and they really DON’T like UVA

    GA Tech/ GA…still carrying a grudge…Go Dawgs

    Pretty neutral about the rest as long as it’s good football!

  2. GoalieLax

    no doubt…i was sitting there wondering if the rain would cause problems…place kicking has been the worst aspect of GT football this year

  3. GoalieLax

    well, the secondary is probably the weakest part of the tech defense…they haven’t faced a QB or 2 WR’s like UGA has. they’ve been able to overcome their youth so far, but not looking so hot (other than the pick 6)

  4. GoalieLax

    of course, they call the hold the one freaking time GT does it, but have let UGA mug GT all day long (save for the one that HAD to be called)

  5. GoalieLax

    these cbs guys are terrible (sorry trev)…the difference in intentional grounding there was nesbitt was out of the pocket and threw it away…stafford was falling down moving away from the line of scrimmage and flung the ball over his shoulder while he was in the pocket

    if you can’t tell the difference between the two plays, you have no business in CFB

  6. GoalieLax

    it is easier to take navy talent in a first season and beat army talent than it is to take GT talent in a first season and beat a top 15 team’s talent

  7. GoalieLax

    i really like trev…when he was in Navy’s booth…the SEC homerism and just bad calls he’s making have taken an edge off my man love for him

  8. GoalieLax


    i would also like to add that I love dwyer’s stride when he gets on it…kind of reminds me of a stockier kaipo with the long strides

  9. Tonight’s going to be so crazy. Bedlam, Civil War, and Navy basketball. I have two sisters that went to Radford, so I’d appreciate it if the Mids could kep the streak going.

  10. GoalieLax

    NC State travels pretty well to bowl games…throw in the fact DC is a 5 hour drive from raleigh, could be a good scene for the first congressional bowl

  11. GoalieLax

    speaking of virginia tech, how lucky are they that GT came to them in the 3rd game of the season. play that game today, and no way in hell does VT win

  12. GoalieLax

    i would seriously consider the drive down to Jax for the bowl game. it would be awesome to go to both the navy ang gt bowl games (yes i’ll be at RFK on the 20th)

  13. GoalieLax

    man, special teams play let UGA into the game…that was a terrible punt that set up the short field…time for PJ to hit the outside again

  14. GoalieLax

    don’t get why PJ has run these last two series between the tackles when the outside has been killer in the 2nd half…but that’s why i’m not a coach

  15. GoalieLax

    how has tech still not made the def3ensive adjustments to cover that play? i swear that screen has accounted for half of UGA’s yards

  16. GoalieLax

    yeah, you have to think wake falls out of all the ACC bowls with 10 eligible teams…they just don’t have a fan base to support taking them over any of the other 4-4 teams

    this game is killing me…

  17. DJ

    After GT’s win last week, I was pretty sure the TO had officially established itself in Atlanta. After 400 plus yards on the ‘Dawgs, I am certain they have established themselves. They are going to be stupid good next year.

  18. I’d have to watch the game again to get specific, but he used the trips formation to force Georgia to shift to the strong side of the field. That opened up outside runs on the weak side.

  19. GoalieLax

    man oh man

    too bad the ACC doesn’t use the Big XII’s BCS rankings tie breaker system

    VT going to the championship game is a freaking joke

  20. DJ

    Yeah, I found FSU-FL on the ESPN alternate. Of course, it’s not in HD, which means I will watch BC/MD. Grambling and Southern are in HD, but FSU/FL are not. Nice work ESPN.

  21. Nicole

    Following this thread throughout the day has been as entertaining as actually watching the games.

    Looks like BC is officially out of the picture now. I would’ve preferred to see Florida State in the ACC championship game, but for Navy’s sake I’m happy with the outcome.

    Speaking of the championship, too bad GT can’t be in it over VT. GT/BC would’ve been far more entertaining to watch, I think.

    Random note: Much as I like Auburn, their lack of offense makes me cringe slightly. And I hope Phil Fulmer can come out with a win in his last game.

    Almost time to watch ND get pwned.

  22. Eric

    Jesus that screenshot of the VT-BC game looks about as packed as a state high school quarterfinal game…probably not exactly what the ACC had in mind when it let in Miami, BC, and VT so it could (try to) become a super-conference with a championship game.

  23. Greg

    Watched many games today – congrats to GT – nice to see the triple option works against a good SEC team with 2 weeks of prep! PJ is the best at halftime adjustments we’ve ever seen!

    I know this sounds crazy but is there ANY chance we could get MD in the bowl since they finshed at 7-5? The bowls get to pick in the order which is pre-determined but since MD isn’t known for traveling that well do we have a chance to get them in DC (even though I know that would HATE it)? Wasn’t it 2 years ago when they tried to stay away from Charlotte and now they seem to want to go there? Hmmm irony!

  24. Greg

    I guess our only hope (for those of us who still take grief at work from MD fans) is that none of the other bowls choose MD for their game because of the MD fan numbers. I do like the playing of the “student athlete card” by MD though :-)

    Am I correct that the bowls pick in order but don’t have to pick the highest ranked team in conference etc?

    Looks like we’ll be playing Notre Dame next year with a new coach … hopefully we can repeat last year with Dobbs at the helm!

    Beat Army!

  25. Gary

    Would Wake accept and play us again? Does anyone else here -hope not?
    If not then what options-at large MAC team?
    I could not see large Wake turnout in a cold December day.

    I have to laugh when these teams say they cant make a Bowl game due to exams- yeah ok thats a friggin riot.

    Basically they are saying “we dont want or need your little pity bowl” its not enough for us to even open up the invite.
    Or also in MD case- we want no part of playing that Navy team because its a “non win” situation for us anyway.

  26. DJ

    I don’t understand how we would be stuck with Wake. I have done the math, and it seems like MD, Miami, NC State, and Wake would be 7/8/9/10 in the ACC pecking order, now that BC can’t slip to us. I figure the Emerald and Humanitarian will take MD and Miami, and the Eagle Bank would have to drunk not to take NC State over wake. What am I missing?

  27. Wake is 7-5. NC State is 6-6. 6-6 teams can’t be selected ahead of teams with a winning record. Even with a wheeling & dealing AD, it’ll take an exception to NCAA rules to make it happen.

  28. GoalieLax

    the NCAA rule is for at-large berths. conferences make the rules for their own tie ins (it’s how a 7-5 ND team could have gone to the Gator Bowl over a 8-4 Big XII team

  29. DJ

    I guess you are right. However, the ACC wants absolutely nothing to do with bowl rematches, so I would not be surprised if they “convinced” the Humanitarian Bowl to take Wake. Let’s face it, Miami and Maryland are not going to bring many more fans to Boise than Wake.

    Wow…Clemson is pretty fortunate that they played those two 1-AA games.

  30. GoalieLax

    you’re right…thou the ACC does have rules for it’s bowls that stipulates a bowl can take a team within one win of the best available team, the NCAA did make that 7-5 rul applicable to conference bowls

  31. DotBone89

    WOW!!!! The SID’s (aka the coaches poll) just did Texas without a kiss. I thought only the writers were always drunk!

  32. GoalieLax

    um, no…the Big XII did Texas over.

    they made the stupid rules that allows their title game to be decided by computers (since human polls pretty much said it was a toss-up).

    the SEC has a stipulation that in a scenario like this one, the head to head matchup is the tie breaker when the BCS rankings are within 5 spots of one another.

    blame the conference, not the pollsters. and please don’t tell me that Texas has been the better team since the UT-OK game…if you honestly think that, you’re the one who is drunk

  33. jgish92

    TBD, what do you think now about bowl opponent. I think it’ll be Miami or NCSt. Looks like the ACC is maneuvering to get NCSt in somewhere and will try to place a more attractive team in a non ACC bowl somewhere. NCState might not look so good at 6-6 to other bowls but DC Bowl would probably be happy to have them. Thoughts?

  34. Dave'69

    Mike – Sometime in the future you might want to start a discussion on alternatives to the current BCS system. Most of us could suggest an eight or even 16 team playoff system using the current bowl system. There are MANY advantages and MANY disadvantages to changing the system (including the likelyhood that Navy would not be going to as many bowl games in the future). I think it would make for an interesting discussion – and help pass the time between football seasons.

  35. gish– I have a hard time believing it’ll be Miami. Neither Miami or Wake Forest have much of a traveling reputation, but Miami has a better name-brand cachet for bringing in local fans. Maryland played in San Francisco last year, so I imagine that Miami would be pretty attractive to the Emerald Bowl. NC State would be great for the DC Bowl, and I’d love to play them. I haven’t seen anything more than speculation, though. I know all sides are trying hard to avoid the rematch.

    Dave, I’d rather play Wake Forest in every bowl game for the rest of my life than switch to a playoff.

  36. KoutetsuKaigun

    Mike, what do you make of the fate of Georgia Tech this season? Aside from being thrilled that Paul Johnson has had such amazing success, I am sad that the close loss to Virginia Tech is what kept them, the better team, out of the ACC title game. I just hope they slaughter whoever they play in their bowl (probably the Gator Bowl).

  37. If that was the case, Stras probably would’ve broadcasted it from the mountaintops by now. I don’t know if she’s right or not, but given her past coverage of Navy-related matters I’ll wait for someone other than Dinich to verify this.

  38. GoalieLax

    heather has been excellent at ACC coverage…i can’t fault her for missteps concerning Navy during her first year at this

    now, that Watson chick that covers Independents and Non-BCS…she’s pretty bad re: Navy

  39. Yeah, I was about to add that to her credit, it appears Dinich was correct.

    I’m a little surprised that such a clause is even possible given that the game has the last pick of ACC teams. I wonder if it could also mean that the DC Bowl’s ACC spot might become an at-large bid. It would seem like bad business for the ACC to keep its bowl partners from selecting the teams they want. Navy-Louisiana Tech here we come!

  40. GoalieLax

    no way does Miami fall to the 9th bowl

    if people are really going to write off a sportswriter because they called a student body by the wrong name once, i guess that’s their prerogative

  41. Greg

    Maryland??? Can’t Maryland football players take their finals on Monday the 22nd? or before the game? Selling out the bowl in its first year would certainly be good for local area football (even though it might not help the tourism aspect that much) but seriously how many Terps are going to travel to the Blue Field?

    I want Maryland! Strass just put out articles that NC State will NOT get one of the ACC bowls …

  42. DJ

    Never underestimate the power that these conference have. Yes, the bowls have “choices,” but in the end, the conference holds all the cards because they control future contracts.

    The ACC will find a way to place at least 9 teams while avoiding a Navy/Wake rematch, at least that’s my prediction.

  43. Dave'69

    If there is a clause in our contract prohibiting rematches, it is one more BZ for Chet. It may be awkward for the ACC but they will figure out something. It appears that Navy has been a good business partner over the last few years. We fill seats. (Three years ago I went to the Duke game in Raleigh. It was their homecoming. I believe there were as many Navy fans as Duke fans.) I’m sure they want to make us happy.

  44. jgish92

    I know the Wake clause makes this a non-issue, but would you rather see a Navy-Wake rematch or a game like Navy-LaTech, Navy-(MACteam). I would rather see Navy play anyone other than a Wake rematch. We have virtually nothing to gain from it. Who are the bowl eligible teams that don’t have a game to play in?

  45. Gary

    LA Tech? Despite the bad vibes about a rematch wouldnt it be best for us to have the chance to beat them again as opposed to beating some nameless or worse yet LOSING to some nameless team like a LA Tech?
    What happened to the spirit of playing the best.

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