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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood Forrest View Post
    Alabama did not deserve a spot in the four team CFP. Why? Because we looked so bad against Auburn. I think what he wanted was Oklahoma, Clemson, Auburn and UCF. Long a "BCS buster" fan, Brando is now a "CFP" buster fan.
    What Brando wanted was LSU in the playoff. Barring that, he would have gladly accepted any playoff pool that did not include Alabama. He doesn't support the "underdog". He is an LSU homer who hates Saban (for obvious reasons).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunCrimson View Post
    Most true contenders won't play us since they run the risk of getting kicked out of the race right after game 1.....

    The only thing I could think of -- is to start trying to cut deals with the Minnesota, Colorado, Purdue, BCs of the world. But, even they won't want to schedule a Bama game during weeks 3, 4, 5 --

    I'm honestly surprised we get the teams we get already....
    One of the problems with a Purdue, Minn, probably anyone from a P5 conf, is that they want a H-H which many SEC schools who can sellout no matter what, certainly Alabama, won't give, because they want the double payday. I.e., no H-H. It's more about money on both sides. Competition sometimes but mainly money. So, the best non-SEC schools can get is a neutral site game. And the sponsors usually want the big draws. So, that leaves Purdue, Minn, etc. out, at least for a Bama. Again, it's usually about money not competition - on both sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaInBham View Post
    One of the problems with a Purdue, Minn, probably anyone from a P5 conf, is that they want a H-H which many SEC schools who can sellout no matter what, certainly Alabama, won't give, because they want the double payday. I.e., no H-H. It's more about money on both sides. Competition sometimes but mainly money. So, the best non-SEC schools can get is a neutral site game. And the sponsors usually want the big draws. So, that leaves Purdue, Minn, etc. out, at least for a Bama. Again, it's usually about money not competition - on both sides.
    Bama would sell out a game at Purdue. Maybe CNS just needs to negotiate 1/2 the gate and 1/2 of all Crimson Tide memorabilia sold to the Boilermaker fans
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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunCrimson View Post
    Bama would sell out a game at Purdue. Maybe CNS just needs to negotiate 1/2 the gate and 1/2 of all Crimson Tide memorabilia sold to the Boilermaker fans
    If we are going to do a second P5 its going to have to be a BIG 12, southern ACC (south of mason Dixon), or a southern BIG 10 (mostly Iowa or Nebraska) team because it most likely is going to be a swindling deal that almost assuredly requires a H/H in which you really want to limit travel. If we really must add better FBS teams then lets do it with teams like Cincy, Memphis, or Boise in which they wouldn't push the prospect of a H/H because they love cash just as much as wins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedWave View Post
    I do understand that part. I tell you what. I lived in Shreveport from 2002-2015. For the first several years, you couldn't find a Saints fan anywhere around. Or they never displayed their fandom. Then Payton/Brees took them to their Super Bowl win, and you couldn't spit without hitting a Saints fan. I get it. People like to pull for winners and don't want to think about it when their team is doing poorly. But I have been a Bama fan through a LOT of dark years. Ray Perkins, Bill Curry, Mike Dubose, Fran, the Price fiasco, Shula. It is hard to be a fan when your team goes 3-9 or something along that line. To be fair, we have some ok years mixed in here and there with most of those guys. No National Championships, but those things are tough to come by for all kinds of reasons. But through all the bad years, with all the grief I took from fans of other teams, I stuck with my boys, even when it was hard to do so. That said, you do see a lot more Bama fans running around now than you did when Shula was running the show. Why? Because some jumped on board when they saw we were winning, and others who hid their fandom decided it was time to "come out of the closet," so to speak. I wore my Bama gear all along, but did learn to be humble and just keep my mouth shut, even when antagonized by opposing fans.
    Yeah, I get it. I have to remember that most fans aren't like me, even though I don't always watch maybe as much as I should.

    Remember 2000? Believe me, I'd love to forget. That year I missed the UCLA game because we went to visit my aunt in Missouri (and took a trip to Meramec Caverns), and the South Carolina and UCF games because they weren't televised, and I had church functions. However, I DID listen to the UCF game on the radio (I was in east central MS), and I'll admit it.....I was hoping we'd get beat so DuBose would disappear. I left the truck cheering that Dubious was gonna be history. Yet I was there right through a bunch of it, and I did wind up playing piano at a friend's wedding before the MSU game finished (but we were beaten anyway).

    I've lived and died with them since 1978. When my ex and I used to get along, we'd go to Applebee's and plop up there by the TV. We'd get there early in the first quarter or even before it started and stay until halftime - then we'd drive home, and we lived close enough to make it before second half kickoff. Fun times looking back on it.

    My first Atlanta Braves game was the year they lost 17 in a row, and Turner took over for one game as manager. I mostly died with them from 1977 until 1991.....and then around 1994, I watched fewer games....because of the stupid wildcard.

    There is an assumption that anyone who is an Alabama fan is a front-runner (I'm excluding the alums, of course). But this happens with EVERY team out there except maybe the Cubs. I can get row eight seats for the Rangers against most teams for about $35 now. In 2011, I couldn't get a seat to a single game that year, one of only two I haven't gone to any Ranger games since I moved to Texas.

    Oh......that reminds me....in 1994, I deployed to Gitmo for three months. That was the year San Fran interrupted the Dallas dynasty by tearing out to a 21-0 lead about eight minutes into the game against Switzer's coaching. Cowboy fans are amusing, too. I hated them for years because they were the kind that no matter what was going on, they wanted to bring up "been to five Super Bowls" (yeah, but you lost three of them). They suddenly vanished right along with Tom Landry, at least where I was living. Then - like a phoenix rising from Arizona - they suddenly show up again. And every damned one of them when Dallas is winning Super Bowls left and right all said the same thing, "I loved them when they were 1-15, stuck with them the whole way!"


    So about the time San Fran went up 21-0, we had about 3 Cowboys fans get up and leave the huge group of soldiers that were watching the game. I couldn't let this pass - "Hey, what ever happened to all those games you watched when you 'loved them when they were 1-15'?"


    Thing with us, though.....it ain't gonna be all that much easier to get season tickets after CNS is gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Win them all and it will not matter. But this is the weakest that your schedule has been in a long, long time. Not your fault, but it is true.
    That is why the sharks are circling. Others sense a way to eliminate us from playoff contention with one loss, in a political way, and they are trying to do it. You canít blame them for not wanting to play Alabama.

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    That is why the sharks are circling. Others sense a way to eliminate us from playoff contention with one loss, in a political way, and they are trying to do it. You can’t blame them for not wanting to play Alabama.
    And yet the CFP had the chance to bypass Bama last year and didn't.

    I hate admitting I'm wrong as much as anyone but so far, the CFP has done an outstanding job of picking the top four, regardless as to what the pundits, writers, and even fans want to see happen...
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    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    Yeah, I get it. I have to remember that most fans aren't like me, even though I don't always watch maybe as much as I should.

    Remember 2000? Believe me, I'd love to forget. That year I missed the UCLA game because we went to visit my aunt in Missouri (and took a trip to Meramec Caverns), and the South Carolina and UCF games because they weren't televised, and I had church functions. However, I DID listen to the UCF game on the radio (I was in east central MS), and I'll admit it.....I was hoping we'd get beat so DuBose would disappear. I left the truck cheering that Dubious was gonna be history. Yet I was there right through a bunch of it, and I did wind up playing piano at a friend's wedding before the MSU game finished (but we were beaten anyway).

    I've lived and died with them since 1978. When my ex and I used to get along, we'd go to Applebee's and plop up there by the TV. We'd get there early in the first quarter or even before it started and stay until halftime - then we'd drive home, and we lived close enough to make it before second half kickoff. Fun times looking back on it.

    My first Atlanta Braves game was the year they lost 17 in a row, and Turner took over for one game as manager. I mostly died with them from 1977 until 1991.....and then around 1994, I watched fewer games....because of the stupid wildcard.

    There is an assumption that anyone who is an Alabama fan is a front-runner (I'm excluding the alums, of course). But this happens with EVERY team out there except maybe the Cubs. I can get row eight seats for the Rangers against most teams for about $35 now. In 2011, I couldn't get a seat to a single game that year, one of only two I haven't gone to any Ranger games since I moved to Texas.

    Oh......that reminds me....in 1994, I deployed to Gitmo for three months. That was the year San Fran interrupted the Dallas dynasty by tearing out to a 21-0 lead about eight minutes into the game against Switzer's coaching. Cowboy fans are amusing, too. I hated them for years because they were the kind that no matter what was going on, they wanted to bring up "been to five Super Bowls" (yeah, but you lost three of them). They suddenly vanished right along with Tom Landry, at least where I was living. Then - like a phoenix rising from Arizona - they suddenly show up again. And every damned one of them when Dallas is winning Super Bowls left and right all said the same thing, "I loved them when they were 1-15, stuck with them the whole way!"


    So about the time San Fran went up 21-0, we had about 3 Cowboys fans get up and leave the huge group of soldiers that were watching the game. I couldn't let this pass - "Hey, what ever happened to all those games you watched when you 'loved them when they were 1-15'?"


    Thing with us, though.....it ain't gonna be all that much easier to get season tickets after CNS is gone.
    Since I now live in this area and not far at all from either stadium, you will have to let me know where you are getting the cheaper tickets to the games. I took my son to one a few weeks back and it was not cheap. Of course, it might have hurt that they were playing the Astros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    What Brando wanted was LSU in the playoff. Barring that, he would have gladly accepted any playoff pool that did not include Alabama. He doesn't support the "underdog". He is an LSU homer who hates Saban (for obvious reasons).
    I am certain that Brando has always favored the underdog. He always hoped Boise or TCU or someone would cause chaos. He may want LSU there but it would be against some underdog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedWave View Post
    Since I now live in this area and not far at all from either stadium, you will have to let me know where you are getting the cheaper tickets to the games. I took my son to one a few weeks back and it was not cheap. Of course, it might have hurt that they were playing the Astros.
    Astros
    Yankees
    Red Sox
    Cubs (when they come)

    NOT CHEAP!!!

    Royals
    Twins
    Angels

    Usually cheap


    A couple of things:
    1) Cheap games are usually either on Sunday afternoon or Monday or Tuesday night - fewer folks than on the weekend
    2) I use Stub Hub, usually - I got $20 discount because I'm a veteran for the Red Sox so I saw Sale from row 20 for $65. For the Red Sox that's DAMN good.
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    Beat everyone we play and tell everyone else to pound sand.

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    Re: Getting Tired Of Hearing The Knocks On Our "Weak" Schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    And yet the CFP had the chance to bypass Bama last year and didn't.

    I hate admitting I'm wrong as much as anyone but so far, the CFP has done an outstanding job of picking the top four, regardless as to what the pundits, writers, and even fans want to see happen...

    They really have. It's been surprising. The only really debatable selection was Ohio St the first year, and they vindicated the choice. Now....had Ohio St lost to us like they did Clemson in 2016, it would have hurt the entire process. It most certainly looked like they picked the big name marquee team. The two biggest and most important selections, though, were Ohio State in 2016 (rendering the whole "you gotta win your conference" nonsense moot), and two SEC teams last year.

    Those were not only the right selections, but they also send the message that there are no ironclad 'if/then' rules applying to a team clinching a spot. Not even an unbeaten season is a guarantee (looking right at UCF), but they have shown a willingness with both Iowa and Wisconsin to say, "OK, the ball is in your backfield" and let those teams have their opportunity.
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