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Old 01-01-2015, 06:33 PM
 
Location: West of Louisiana, East of New Mexico
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With all due respect, those teams just don't have the athletes that FSU does. I still think Oregons better and that they'll win, but they'll probably have to do it by out-scoring the Noles. I get the feeling that this is one of those games that'll be tight part of the way but Oregons going to have a 10 minute sequence where things just go their way.
You called it. FSU was driving down field to take the lead early in the 3rd quarter. A handful of turnovers in rapid succession turned an interesting game into a blowout.
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Old 01-01-2015, 06:35 PM
 
Location: lake zurich, il
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I think they got the final 4 right, even if Oregon destroys Fla St no committee was going to leave them out after 29-0 and champs last year.

Baylor cant say a word after getting a thumping by Mich St. TCU could have a slight argument but who would they replace other then Fla St in the top 4?

I am totally blown away at this score. Is it Oregon is that good or Fla St just is that bad?
Given the fact that that is the only real argument for FSU being in the playoffs is kinda crazy. I couldn't careless what they did last year, that was last year. I care about what teams did this year (last year TCU wasn't great, doesn't matter). This year they were undefeated. So what. People should have learned in 2012 that an undefeated team doesn't mean great team (see Notre Dame).

Who would they replace other than FSU in the top 4? FSU.

Is it Oregon is that good or FSU just is that bad? Oregon is a good team (I might argue TCU is better) and FSU is incredibly (and blindly) overrated.
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Old 01-01-2015, 06:36 PM
 
Location: lake zurich, il
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With all due respect, those teams just don't have the athletes that FSU does. I still think Oregons better and that they'll win, but they'll probably have to do it by out-scoring the Noles. I get the feeling that this is one of those games that'll be tight part of the way but Oregons going to have a 10 minute sequence where things just go their way.
You can have the best athletes in the world but if they don't play like the best athletes in the world it means nothing (See the rose bowl 2015)

Also it doesn't take amazing athletes to hold on to a football and not fumble it every possession.
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Old 01-01-2015, 06:39 PM
 
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You called it. FSU was driving down field to take the lead early in the 3rd quarter. A handful of turnovers in rapid succession turned an interesting game into a blowout.
Issue is not just turnovers. Oregon has out played them every step of the way.

One was not a true fumble, the Oregon played just cleaned the ball out of Fla St player arms.

Famous not Jamies fumble was just because he is not used to not getting what he wants and was frustrated and did not look Heisman like on that play at all.

Fumbles or not, Oregon is beating them in all aspects of the game.
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Old 01-01-2015, 06:45 PM
 
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Leaving out an undefeated team in a major conference would basically be saying winning doesn't matter and it's about style points and statisics which would be setting a dangerous precendent. That's the number one thing I hated about the BCS era , the obsession with style points
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Old 01-01-2015, 06:45 PM
 
Location: West of Louisiana, East of New Mexico
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I feel bad for FSU.

I've never seen a team win so many games in a row, win a national championship and get disrespected the way they've been. ESPN has had a definite anti-FSU slant and many people have bought into it. I can understand not liking Jameis Winston, but those guys even him have played extremely hard the past two years. 29-in-row with everyone spitting in your face is impressive.

I'm not really an FSU fan, and I'm happy to see Oregon break through and finally get the recognition they deserve. It's sad though that ESPN's narrative has been bought and consumed the way it has. They're downright giddy seeing the 'Noles lose. Kirk Herbstreit isn't just talking about FSU's miscues. He's really attacking their character. They want to paint the narrative that Oregon has more character and deserved to win because they're better people. Not because they were the better football team.

Congratulations Florida State.

Oregon, watch out. ESPN is trying to hype you guys up in hopes that Alabama takes you out. I'll be rooting for the Ducks on the 12th.

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Old 01-01-2015, 06:46 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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I wonder what Oregon's uniforms are gonna look like next week...
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Old 01-01-2015, 06:47 PM
 
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It was only 18-13 at the half. Now it's Oregon 59-20 with just a minute left. Talk about taking a shellacking!

Whew, didn't see this one coming!
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Old 01-01-2015, 06:50 PM
 
Location: lake zurich, il
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Leaving out an undefeated team in a major conference would basically be saying winning doesn't matter and it's about style points and statisics which would be setting a dangerous precendent. That's the number one thing I hated about the BCS era , the obsession with style points
It should be about both these things. FSU went undefeated (winning) but did it poorly (couldn't careless about the 2013 regular season/post season). There were many teams that had one loss but won their games in a much better fashion (I couldn't care less about style points), and they (the one loss teams) played tougher schedules.
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Old 01-01-2015, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Good riddance, Infamous Jameis.
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