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SkyChimp
01-02-2004, 04:09 PM

SkyChimp
01-02-2004, 04:09 PM

SkyChimp
01-02-2004, 04:10 PM
My loyalties are clear!
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PriK
01-02-2004, 04:12 PM
You forgot the "Who gives a crap" option.

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SkyChimp
01-02-2004, 04:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PriK:
You forgot the "Who gives a crap" option.

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You're not from Oklahoma, obviously. So you must be a foreigner.

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olaleier
01-02-2004, 04:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SkyChimp:

You're not from Oklahoma, obviously. So you must be a foreigner.
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So am I.

What is this strange activity that needs all that protection? Surely it can't be a normal sport...unless the contesters were extrememly concerned for their nosejob/hairdo/nails/etc.

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Dunkelgrun
01-02-2004, 04:30 PM
You might as well have asked who is going to win out of Halifax Town v Barnet. I don't care about that either.

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arcadeace
01-02-2004, 04:43 PM
USC is NO.1

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MadBadVlad
01-02-2004, 04:48 PM
That clearly isn't football as we know it now is it - must be some foreigners game http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Are those guys wearing mittens or what...........

MosDef_99th
01-02-2004, 05:01 PM
yeah your right, this IS the best use for the Poll Feature, hehe

SkyChimp
01-02-2004, 05:03 PM
You're right. It's no where near as fun as this http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.comedy-zone.net/pictures/images/sport/180503/rugby.jpg

or this

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Falcon_41
01-02-2004, 05:06 PM
Take it from an L.S.U. alumnus ...

who has secret information

straight from the source

L.S.U. all the way!

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arcadeace
01-02-2004, 05:09 PM
Oooh, what are those boys doing?

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LeadSpitter_
01-02-2004, 05:10 PM
they do eye gouging in american football as well http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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olaleier
01-02-2004, 05:10 PM
There you go, Skychimp! THAT's proper entertainment!



Credit where credit is due, that is the BEST use of images on ANY forum so far in 2004. Superb!

SkyChimp
01-02-2004, 05:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by olaleier:
There you go, Skychimp! THAT's proper entertainment!



Credit where credit is due, that is the BEST use of images on ANY forum so far in 2004. Superb!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


LOL, you gotta admit, I start some good threads http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Tully__
01-02-2004, 05:16 PM
This looks suspiciously OT....

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arcadeace
01-02-2004, 05:20 PM
BAN Skychimp!

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steve_v
01-02-2004, 05:34 PM
Go Tigers!!

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adlabs6
01-02-2004, 06:24 PM
I border Oklahoma, so I'll vote for them. But I really don't care for football. I've never heard of the Sugar Bowl before, at least not so that I payed any attention to it. http://www.geocities.com/adlabs6/B/bin/1/indifferent.gif

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DONB3397
01-02-2004, 06:30 PM
Generally, SC's posts make sense. Unfortunately, this is an exception. You'd think that SC would know the real National Champs were named last night. Go USC!

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GR142_Astro
01-02-2004, 07:56 PM
Salute SkyChimp, and....

BOOMER!

Cajun76
01-03-2004, 01:17 AM
Am I too late? Gotta go for my home team! LSU!

I'm cajun, isn't dat veird?

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CARBONFREEZE
01-03-2004, 03:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tully__:
This looks suspiciously OT....

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TX-Zen
01-03-2004, 07:02 AM
While I do not watch football or any sports for the matter, I am forced to pick Oklahoma because that is where I went through basic training at Fort Sill.

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_Bootlegger_
01-03-2004, 09:01 AM
So, if I understand the American College football system correctly...(and if I do, I'm sure I'm the only human being alive that does...) the winner of this game gets to lay claim to 1/4 of the National Championship along with Ohio State, Miami and USC ????????
How can a system have more than one national champion ?
And where did all these Bowls come from?
There used to be about six Bowl games and now there are about 950 of them.
Do you have to finish your season in last place in order to not get a Bowl game?
I was looking over the Bowl results this morning and was rather surprised when I didn't see anyone playing in the McDonald's Big Mac With A Large Order Of Fries Bowl !!!

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oFZo
01-03-2004, 09:05 AM
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I wish they'd realize that.

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arcadeace
01-03-2004, 09:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Cdn.401SHRIKE:
So, if I understand the American College football system correctly...(and if I do, I'm sure I'm the only human being alive that does...) the winner of this game gets to lay claim to 1/4 of the National Championship along with Ohio State, Miami and USC ????????
How can a system have more than one national champion ?
And where did all these Bowls come from?
There used to be about six Bowl games and now there are about 950 of them.
Do you have to finish your season in last place in order to not get a Bowl game?
I was looking over the Bowl results this morning and was rather surprised when I didn't see anyone playing in the McDonald's Big Mac With A Large Order Of Fries Bowl !!!

24 beers in a case.
24 hours in a day.
Coincidence...I think not !!!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You don't understand it correctly, but that's o.k.. Practice what you preach in your sig, most fans here will excuse you.

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BeoWolf_361stFG
01-03-2004, 10:30 AM
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horseback
01-03-2004, 12:51 PM
The East Coast bias in this thread is clear...For those who think Oklahoma is in the Midwest (or God Forbid, Southwest) and Louisiana is in the South, please consult your maps. Any fool can see that the East Coast of the USA begins at the mouth of the Rio Grande.

The only reason USC hasn't gotten the respect it deserves is that East Coast sportswriters (and "fans") can't maintain consciousness long enough to watch games completed in the Mountain and Pacific time zones.

The coaches all know who is really #1, regardless of their "contractual obligation" to vote for the winner of the B(they've taken the C out of it)S championship game. Oklahoma is no more deserving of the National Championship than they are of the Big Twelve Championship.

Cheers

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SI90
01-03-2004, 01:45 PM
I don't know about the Suger Bowl is beacause I'M A AUSSIE, are you guys crazy?, soccer, cricket and rugby union rock!!

hobnail
01-03-2004, 04:22 PM
Ok what girly sport is this? Helmets, pads, 3 seperate teams doing strange things, breaks every 10 seconds to "let me catch my breath"...

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horseback
01-03-2004, 08:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by hobnail:
Ok what girly sport is this? Helmets, pads, 3 seperate teams doing strange things, breaks every 10 seconds to "let me catch my breath"...

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Look, I lived 6 of the first 10 years of my life in the UK and I still have no idea what the point of cricket is, but your incomprehension of American football after 20 years of us trying to forcefeed you guys via satellite TV is unforgiveable.

We hire foreigners to kick the ball for us, but most of you lack the eye-hand coordination and foot speed to do anything else. Living in San Diego, I've been privelidged to watch Darren Bennet, a former Aussie Rules Football player, punt for the Chargers for the last ten years, and he's a freakin' artist kicking, but the man runs like he's stuck in concrete, and he's made exactly one tackle that I'm aware of. And it looked silly.

Players in the American brand of football are a lot more specialized than those in rugby or Aussie Rules, but even a lot of the 300 pound guys in our pro game can cover the first ten or fifteen yards in pads faster than most athletes in shorts and track shoes. When you consider that some players weigh less than 190 lbs (86 kg) and some more than 300 lbs (136 kg), and the object of the game calls for them to collide repeatedly, helmets and pads are called for.

Oh and there are only two teams. The ones in the vertically striped shirts are (supposed to be) referees. But don't get me started on that.

Cheers

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horseback
01-03-2004, 08:26 PM
P.S. I do understand soccer, I just don't have any sympathy for it.

Cheers

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Recon_609IAP
01-03-2004, 11:42 PM
Cdn.401SHRIKE - it's a mess for sure mate - but we don't care, we all have our favorite teams.

I was just glad to see my Buckeyes win their bowl game - good enough for me!

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horseback
01-03-2004, 11:50 PM
P.P.S. As a University of Arizona fan, I'd also like to thank Oklahoma for their defensive coordinator, who is hopefully the real reason for their success over the last four years.

Also, for our Commonwealth friends, those breaks every ten seconds (actually every twenty seconds) is not to "catch my breath," but to scratch oneself or adjust one's "equipment."

Cheers

horseback

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hobnail
01-04-2004, 01:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by horseback:
Look, I lived 6 of the first 10 years of my life in the UK and I still have no idea what the point of cricket is, but your incomprehension of American football after 20 years of us trying to forcefeed you guys via satellite TV is unforgiveable.
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PPPS I "understand" American football, I even know the difference between that and Canadian football it doesn't mean that I can't have a total and complete disrespect for the game as a spectacle, a physical challenge and as a passtime.

And don't talk to me about Darren bloody Bennett playing that worse-than-soccer game of AFL, if you thought it was strange he couldn't tackle then you don't know AFL. They don't need to know how to bring a 115kg man to ground with their head alone.

And if you looked a bit further you'd know that NFL teams have utilised Rugby League players for years to teach the art of the tackle to their players.

PPPPS

There are 3 "teams"...Offense, Defence and Special (sorta like special school if you ask me). Incomprehension? touche.

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horseback
01-04-2004, 01:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by hobnail:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by horseback:
Look, I lived 6 of the first 10 years of my life in the UK and I still have no idea what the point of cricket is, but your incomprehension of American football after 20 years of us trying to forcefeed you guys via satellite TV is unforgiveable.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

PPPS I "understand" American football, I even know the difference between that and Canadian football it doesn't mean that I can't have a total and complete disrespect for the game as a spectacle, a physical challenge and as a passtime.

And don't talk to me about Darren bloody Bennett playing that worse-than-soccer game of AFL, if you thought it was strange he couldn't tackle then you don't know AFL. They don't need to know how to bring a 115kg man to ground with their head alone.

And if you looked a bit further you'd know that NFL teams have utilised Rugby League players for years to teach the art of the tackle to their players.

PPPPS

There are 3 "teams"...Offense, Defence and Special (sorta like special school if you ask me). Incomprehension? touche.

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Sorry that I appear to have touched a nerve there, Hobnail. I thought Aussies had a sense of humor, or at least irony, and I was only hoping to tease you a bit and make fun of Americentic marketing wizards who have been trying to sell the rest of the world on our unique sports culture.

I don't think that I was the only one who misconstrued the 'three teams' remark, though.

I should point out, however, that the protective gear is literally intended to save lives, and keep insurance agents, feminists, and lawyers from outlawing the game. As a boy, I played the game in T-shirts and pants (Yanks didn't wear shorts much back then, although my Mom would have preferred it because of the number of ripped out knees I produced, even in Levis). Once I reached the age of 13 or so, the "Grownups" started forcing us to either stop playing or wear protective gear.

I still managed a good seven broken noses and a couple of concussions during my teens (okay, so one of the nose breaks was from swimming into a pool edge while drunk, but that's another story) even while wearing the helmet and pads. I won't even talk about my knees, now that I'm fifty.

I love the game. I won't apologize for it. When I got back to the States at age 11 after futile attempts to master soccer, I found that that even a slow chubby kid like me could contribute and participate in a sport that my peers played. Even after I became a slow skinny kid, my ability to anticipate plays or run a precise pass route made a place for me on the field.

I didn't play organized ball past my fifteenth year(lack of size and speed plus the second concussion), and was forced to go to running cross country and swimming (where, incidentally I excelled far more), but I would rather have played football. As a military brat (and a shy one, at that), I moved almost every two years, and I needed an entry point in every new neighborhood. Football gave me one that didn't require great athletic ability (or at least not the abilities that I had).

The sport's appeal here may have something to do with its accessability. Most sports have no place for the slow and awkward, even at the youth level. Soccer and rugby are for the swift and well coordinated, baseball and cricket call for a high degree of eye-hand skills, but anyone can learn to block or tackle, and be a part of a team. As my high school coach used to say, you can't get faster, but you can get stronger. Strength is a big part of the game too, and anyone can get stronger. It does contribute to overall fitness for those who play it.

Again, I apologize for any misunderstanding. No malice or provincialism was intended.

Cheers

horseback

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DONB3397
01-04-2004, 03:06 PM
Played this game and still watch it. It may be the best form of surrogate combat we have. But I've also spent time in Europe and Australia where their choices, Rugby and Australian rules football, are just as rough...without the pads and helmets. And soccer, with its great national teams, seems to generate some enthusiasm in certain European capitals.

This is OT, but I wonder how a poll would come out if we asked: Which fans are the most excitable and dedicated -- Soccer fans or American Football fans. Just wondering...not trolling.

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LA_Crop_Duster
01-04-2004, 03:23 PM
LSU - Geaux Tigers.

Soccor Fans are more excitable, although we do have our moments.

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JG27_Dacripler
01-04-2004, 03:44 PM
As a native Yankee (NY, NJ originally)
I lived in Oklahoma for 11 years and they breath, live and eat football. High School football is larger than the W.A.C. (University of Tulsa Skelly Statium.. Union/Jenks Teams) And my observations:

1) Okies are Mid/Soutwest Challenged
2) Oklahoma Football either love or hate um.. I hate um (Michigan fan myself) But I think they will squeek by LSU.
3) Bar-B-Que, Budweiser and Beautiful women are the 3 "B's" in Oklahoma..(Go there.. you will agree)
4) Tulsa Radio station: 97.5 KMOD's Roy D. Mercer will open up a 55 gal drum o' whup *** on ya if ya think LSU will win!
5) Back-aswards or hillbilly? Yes in some areas but contempory and highly polished in Tulsa and Oklahoma City
6) LSU.. Awesome team Can't wait to git down thar in Febyouarry fo' F A T Tuesday (N'wolin's style!!) Gar- un- tee good yun' !!

steve_v
01-04-2004, 05:51 PM
Go Tigers!!

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