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frankbmd 11-18-2017 09:52 AM

Should Alabama Be Disqualified from the CFP .......
 
.....for scheduling a game with Mercer (???) in week 12? C’mon man.

Will an 83-0 win by the Tide impress anyone?

Years ago when schedules were lengthened to include more out of conference games, one could make a case perhaps for starting the season with a couple of cream puffs to fine tune the offense or defense and look at some of the younger players in live game situations, but scheduling Mercer in week 12 is indefensible.

I realize that schedules are completed years in advance, but I’m not aware of any predictions in the last decade suggesting that Mercer would be a ranked team in 2017.

I also do not understand why anyone in their right mind would want to attend such a game. Even the frat boys who celebrate each touchdown with a round of beer will either be gone or unconscious by halftime.

I would like to congratulate all the Alabama fans on their victory today before the opening kickoff. Roll Tide.

I also realize that Appalachian State beat Michigan in one of these mismatch games a few years ago, but then again it was only Michigan. Right Peter.:D

pawpawdiv9 11-18-2017 11:01 AM

Totally agree!
Just like Clemson playing Citadel as well!!!!
These teams could play teams like Ga Southern, South Alabama, Troy etc.
that ARE in the division.

Runscott 11-18-2017 01:17 PM

The thinking is that with all the tough games at the end of the extended season, especially for Alabama which counts on going all the way to the championship game, a game like Mercer allows for fine-tuning and rest of some players.

KMayUSA6060 11-18-2017 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Runscott (Post 1721437)
The thinking is that with all the tough games at the end of the extended season, especially for Alabama which counts on going all the way to the championship game, a game like Mercer allows for fine-tuning and rest of some players.

Tough $#%!.

These big schools have ZERO cojones. They schedule games like this in week 12, and refuse to play smaller schools away from the comforts of their own stadium. Ridiculous. There needs to be penalties for crap like this.

frankbmd 11-18-2017 02:34 PM

56-0

Tide only needs 27 more in the last 11 minutes.:eek:

drcy 11-18-2017 02:46 PM

In defence of scheduling cupcakes, I think there are a limited number of good teams you pick from, plus the schedules are often make a number of years ahead and a particular year may have been solid at the time. Whether or not they are horrid now, teams such as Western Michigan and Northern Illinois are actually ranked and go to bowls once in while.

frankbmd 11-18-2017 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drcy (Post 1721464)
In defence of scheduling cupcakes, I think there are a limited number of good teams you pick from, plus the schedules are often make a number of years ahead and a particular year may have been solid at the time. Whether or not they are horrid now, teams such as Western Michigan and Northern Illinois are actually ranked and go to bowls once in while.

Alabama couldn't do better Mercer. C'mon man.

KMayUSA6060 11-18-2017 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drcy (Post 1721464)
In defence of scheduling cupcakes, I think there are a limited number of good teams you pick from, plus the schedules are often make a number of years ahead and a particular year may have been solid at the time. Whether or not they are horrid now, teams such as Western Michigan and Northern Illinois are actually ranked and go to bowls once in while.

Why not play these "cupcakes" away from their home stadium? Home/Away is affected by being scheduled out 3-4 years in advance.

drcy 11-18-2017 03:23 PM

Catalogue it as a defence in cases, not an umbrella defence.

I think Mercer has a good basketball team sometimes. Of course, so does Marquette and I don't think they have a football team.

I'm a Wisconsin Badgers fan and and miffed they schedule patsies such as Michigan and Iowa ;)

bravos4evr 11-18-2017 03:56 PM

The little schools come begging for this as they might make more $$$ in one game against a powerhouse than they will the entire rest of the season combined.


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