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National Semifinals thread

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Jens1893, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I hope the ratings flop today and someone strong arms the Rose Bowl so they don´t schedule these games on NYE in the future. What an absolutely idiotic idea.
     
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    hokiehead Gobbler on the Mountain Club Member

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    Didn't catch tell references. Why don't you want games on NYE? Whats the role.of the Rose Bowl here and why do they need to be strong armed to move other bowl games to a different day?

    Edit: Google got me the Rose Bowl info, so nm that. Don't get why games on NYE is idiotic though -- go out tonight, set your DVR and then wakeup Saturday morning, hungover, to six hours of meaningful college football. Sounds like heaven to me!
     
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  3. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    NYE isn´t a federal holiday over there so some people on the East Coast and pretty much the entire West Coast won´t be home for the kickoff of the early game (4pm Eastern), most have something else to do (like go out maybe) and the games run past midnight for me and possibly even on the East Coast when I see that most college games last roughly 4 hours these days. The Rose Bowl´s birth right to the 2pm Pacific slot on New Year´s Day is the reason they can´t put the semifinals on NYD unless the Rose Bowl is the site of one. There´re several options here and pretty much every single one is better than playing those games on NYE.

    - Make the Rose Bowl a permanent semi final site
    - Strong arm the Rose Bowl into rescheduling unless it´s hosting a semi final
    - Make the semis a permanent fixture for the Saturday before Week 17 of the NFL (and play the championship game the following Monday)

    But don´t ****ing schedule them for NYE when pretty much everybody has something better to do. Last year was great, why ****ing change it?
     
  4. MiamiBuffs

    MiamiBuffs Wᴉɐɯᴉ qnɟɟs Club Member

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    TV will do what TV does. And thats picking times that are stoopid because they hope people will watch. Hell, you can DVR it and watch it on the morning of the first at your leisure.
     
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  5. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    ESPN tried to get them moved.
     
  6. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    Back in the day, the big bowls didn't have time slots to themselves. The Rose and Fiesta Bowls generally played concurrently, as did the Orange and Sugar.

    If the Rose Bowl absolutely has to have that spot and they're not a semifinal, put them on ESPN while a semifinal game is on ABC. Which game do you think most would watch?
     
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    Hmmmm. With the amounts of money TV pays Id think they'd have that kind of power.
     
  8. MiamiBuffs

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    Yeah, I remember those days. TV Heaven. Sometimes we had two TVs set up.

    Now they all are trying to find an exclusive time slot. Back then it was also more about attracting people to buy the tickets and sit in the seats. Most bowls got their start when the local chambers of commerce were trying to figure out ways to attract tourists to warm and sunny climates. My how things have changed.
     
  9. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    It's Amateur Night anyway ... do yourself a favor and stay in, stay safe, and watch football. That's my plan.
     
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  10. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Indeed. I strictly refuse to get behind the wheel on NYE.
     
  11. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    I'm with Jens. It sucks.
     
  12. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    hokiehead Gobbler on the Mountain Club Member

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    join the DVR age and free the rest of your life from being bound by TV schedules.
     
  14. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    Meh, we're staying in tonight anyway.
     
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    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    Sports recordings doesn't work for me, either. Especially if it doesn't include a team I care about. It's a combination of the excitement of knowing it is happening right now, and being able to text friends/come to allbuffs and have a discussion as it's happening.
     
  16. hokiehead

    hokiehead Gobbler on the Mountain Club Member

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    I felt that way eight years ago, but got over it quickly once I started getting in the DVR habit.

    I understand the fun of participating in live threads or twitter or whatever, but that is miniscule compared to the fun of attending a NYE concert and still being able to watch the games without knowing the end.
     
  17. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Having friends over? That´s where the problem starts.
     
  18. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    I don't really use the DVR much. Live or on demand for me.
     
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    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    The games start at 1pm here. I took a day off of work so I can watch them. That sucks.
     
  20. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Going out on New Year's is the most overrated experience out there. Much rather stay at home and hang out with friends and family. Plus, as has been stated there are a lot of drunk morons out there.
     
  21. BehindEnemyLines

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    Meatchicken state in an upset over bammer
    Land thieves derail the Clempson train

    Sparty wins their first natty since black-n-white tv
     
  22. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Clemson > OU;
    Elephant > Sparty
    Clemson > Elephant.
     
  23. 14er

    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Hoping for Clemson v Sparty.

    Let's get it on!

    Surround sound and booze!!
     
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    Agree, my picks as well.....
     
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    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    And now:
    Coin toss presented by Allstate
    Ball placement on tee presented by Goodyear
    Kickoff presented by Capital One
     
  26. chitownbuff

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    Holy get off my lawn thread. Hooray beer, football, and surging ubers tonight.
     
  27. 14er

    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Nice drive helped by a borderline DPI call.

    OU 7 Clem 0
     
  28. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Unusual to not see that stadium sit empty.
     
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    Helps when the U isn't playing or Orange Bowls of the past with Wake and Louisville.

    Perine is an absolute beast.
     
  30. Tea Rex

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    Helps when the U isn't playing or Orange Bowls of the past with Wake and Louisville.

    Perine is an absolute beast.
     

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