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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by pockets, Dec 31, 2016.
Oh let's do it again.
#Alabama Crimson Tide #Clemson Tigers
Fuck facing Watson again
Ah the good old reverse jinx post
Wtf with that thread icon or whatever it's called
Way to jinx it
Was accident bc of beer and fat fingers . Will fix
Welp, enjoy coming back to win #Ohio State Buckeyes .
lol. i think you can rest easy. this midwestern farmboy highschool circa 1956 passing offense isn't coming back against anyone. just get watson to stop throwing it to the wrong team and you're golden
Fuck you don't jinx it
I'll give you one billion trophy points if you lose
Congrats #Clemson Tigers everything bad I thought could happen has
LOL, you're good man. Our shit for brains offensive staff is at it again. Nothing like making an OL coach your coordinator and hiring cast offs from LSU and Nebraska.
#Clemson Tigers I'm insanely jealous of your leviathan wideouts including the white
Stop it you boobs you're going to jinx us
This is one hell of a jinx that I am pretty unhappy with.
Congrats Clemson posters. Should be a fun rematch.
3 and out
Maybe my favorite gif of all time. Fo real
Saban and his staff got to see what Watson can do in last year's game. They will do better against him this time. Bama by 14.
But which thread is the official thread?
Man the big 10 is terrible
CFN first take:
Full disclosure. I’ve eaten nothing but Chick-fil-A and Krispy Kremes for six straight days and I’ve somehow gained 14 pounds. I’d also like to go drink with a bunch of men in corporate logoed pullovers to celebrate my New Year’s in style in Atlanta.
But I’m a believer in going with your first answers to things, so with the rematch coming between Clemson and Alabama for the College Football Playoff National Championship, and before the rest of the world bores you with minutiae, here’s everything that really matters.
Deshaun Watson is a real quarterback
Jake Browning is sort of a real quarterback, but it became obvious after that first drive in the Peach Bowl – sorry, I can’t even write the words Chick and fil and A together at this point without my cholesterol going up – that Washington just wasn’t going to ever move the ball on the Crimson Tide defensive front.
Watson will be the story.
His performance against the Crimson Tide last year was legendary in defeat, and now he’ll be expected to repeat that, and more. He’s the best quarterback Alabama has faced this year by far, and this is the best team it’s faced by a long shot. However …
Deshaun Watson will give up interceptions
Now the question will be whether or not Alabama turns those into their killer NOTs – non-offensive touchdowns.
Washington was still sort of in the Peach with 1:30 to play in the first half and only down 10-7. All it had to do was not turn it over, it did, Alabama’s D scored, 17-7, on to Tampa.
Wayne Gallman will be stuffed, and Watson will press. Alabama will get those picks, but they can’t be pick-sixes or else Clemson is done. Watson needs to be brilliant and fearless, but he’s also going to need to be patient.
Jalen Hurts will give up turnovers
Washington ALMOST turned the game around on a rolling Hurts fumble, but Alabama recovered and everything kept on rolling along. The NOTs are the deathblow, but the Tigers are able to produce takeaways, too.
They have the combination of size, speed, and athleticism to create their own big plays when Hurts has to throw – it’s sort of lost in the shuffle, but bad things were happening when the Crimson Tide stopped running the ball against the Huskies. Clemson’s defense, when it’s on like it was against Ohio State, can be every bit as effective as Alabama’s.
A better college football team beats Alabama in the Peach Bowl
Washington was plucky. It gave the college try, but it wasn’t going to win that game. However, the defense balled out before finally breaking against Bo Scarbrough and the Bama ground game. The offense had a few chances, but couldn’t take advantage of the opportunities.
Alabama loses in Tampa if it plays like it did in Atlanta.
Clemson was simply the more talented team than Ohio State, and it might just be every bit as good as Alabama – it’s just not as bulky.
Clemson has the better quarterback. It has slightly better receivers. It has NFL defensive linemen, NFL running backs, and an opportunistic back seven that can take away just about everything Alabama will want to do down the field – even if it couldn’t do it in last season’s championship.
This is a Tiger team building and working towards this for a year, expecting to get that one shot again. It’s not going to be fazed by the spotlight and the pressure.
Or will it? Will everyone spend the next week overthinking this?
Maybe the 2016 college football season really is just that boring and Alabama will go the entire year virtually unchallenged? Maybe we’ll come up with real reasons why Clemson is going to win, and then it’s 24-0 Crimson Tide 11 minutes in after two pick-sixes.
Clemson won’t be able to do the “no one believes in us” thing, because lots and lots of people are going to believe that 1991 Duke is about to beat UNLV.
It would’ve been an all-time shocker if Washington beat Alabama, but it wouldn’t be even a little bit stunning if Clemson wins this. However, again, maybe it’s about not thinking and just throwing.
Clemson is fantastic, but Alabama might be all-timer awesome. If it doesn’t turn out to be the right pick, you’re never wrong to take the Crimson Tide in the national title.
So, the first-guess, it’s exactly 10 pm EST on New Year’s and I’m about to head out 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship prediction is …
A major caveat here – I reserve the right to change this and go really, really hard the other way once I hit Tampa and get the vibe.
I did that two years ago. I fell for the hot Oregon team in my original prediction, got to Dallas, saw and heard just how tight and terse the Ducks were, saw and heard just how relaxed Urban Meyer and Ohio State was – and he explained out in detail how the Buckeyes were going to win – and I tried to yell and scream that it would be a blowout.
With that said, and with that disclaimer, your national championship will be …
Clemson 27, Alabama 23
Need a crystal ball icon pockets
All depends on Hurts.
Clemson gonna pound that ass
Hey bama fuck you
Come get it
It's the game we all wanted, unless you didn't, but you did
Come and get it, bitches.
That's my thought too. If he plays fine, y'all win. If he plays like he did today you lose.
Bama will take away the run and make Watson play otherworldly like last year. He will press and turn the ball over at some point. If Bama houses those, it's over. If they don't, Clemson will hang around.
Watching Bama play this year, they seem like they just do what they need to win. Nothing more. Is it crazy that this might be Saban's best D?
How's your OL?
The year is 2029....Its opening day at Death Valley, and the stadium is filled to its 126,843 capacity. All in orange. All waving orange flags. They cheer for their Tigers, celebrating the back to back national championships, and 4 out of the last 8 national championships. They are a dynasty. The media speculates "is this the greatest team ever?" Clemson, synonomous with "college football", is the envy of every other program in America.
The Four Horseman, Cherone Peak, Martravias Bryant, Mike Bellamy and of course Sammy Watkins, are in attendance. Dabo has always credited them with being the Spark that turned around Clemson’s fortune. Though Clemson never actually won a national title while they were there, the 3 ACC championships they won put Clemson squarely back in the mix for the national title hunt from their perch on top of the ACC.
Watkins, being Clemson's first Heisman Trophy winner and first #1 pick was greeted with roar, many still wearing his retired #1 jersey. Bellamy, a two-time NFL MVP and first ballot Hall of Famer raised his hand to the crowd, and nearly blinded all from the shine of his 4 super bowl rings. Peake and Bryant recently retired from the NFL as annual pro-bowlers and defining Clemson's new reputation as "Wide Reciever U".
Just beside the four horseman, are three former Tiger walk-ons: Will Swinney, Drew Swinney, and Clay Swinney. Will is now an assistant coach at Alabama. Drew, a successful attorney in Atlanta. And Clay, who defied the odds and is now a starting wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans. They stand there, in awe. Tears flowing from their face as they think back to all the practices, hours in the weight room, and tough victories over ACC foes. They are all champions. It has all come to this. This one moment. They know this is what they worked for. They know what it feels like to achieve your dream.
Then...an announcement is made, and a banner is dropped...
The West Zone will be renamed...the Dabo Swinney Zone. Suddenly, 126,843 chant "Dabo! Dabo!" at the top of their lungs, and thank God that they were patient with Dabo. He asked for patience. He delivered.
Going to be a fun game. We are healthy this year, no suspensions, and do not have shit heads playing db for us. Should be a good one
So. How in the hell did this Clemson team lose to Pitt and almost/should've lost to NC State? What in the fuckity fuck?
Think I'm gonna chalk it up to OSU just being complete shit and making Clemson look better than they are.
I'm a SC guy. So our o-line is awful.
We turned it on after the loss for sure. Got our shit together and looked much better on offense.
We have what you want. You'll have to come get it, sir.
about time for the dynasty to crumble.
not buying the Clemson has to play perfect to win crap
they can beat bama straight up
I want your fluffy butt I am coming to get it
Clemson doesn't really think they're gonna win right?
They didn't play perfect tonight and they probably would have beaten us
Why wouldn't they think they have a shot?
I will be there