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By NB Staff | December 3, 2011 | 10:43
As the college football season winds down, the NFL is heating up. Great how that works.
Basketball returns on Christmas Day. What are your thoughts?
Anything else on your sports mind this weekend?
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 12:02pm.
Sorry to see the football season end today. I know there are bowls games but they just don't make up for the regular season
GO RAMS Havelock is playing for the state 3A championship today in Blue Heaven. Matter of fact it begins in a few minutes. They are 14-0. they practiced at Dowdy-Fecklan at ECU to prepare for a big stadium.
GO WOLVES Lincolnton HS is playing for the state 2A championship today at Carter Finely (NC Stater) That game also begins at 11. My wife went to school there.
A lot of schools are hiring coaches. Thorpe needs to get off his arse and get busy. The best ones are going to be gone. Heels play Canetucky in b-ball today.. I am going to miss it.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 12:05pm.
I'm kind of glad to see this one in the rear view mirror.
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Submitted by CO2Maker on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 12:30pm.
"Returns"? It's been here for three weeks, starting on an aircraft carrier.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 12:33pm.
Time to hunker down and beat LSU.
As for the NBA, who cares if they ever play another game?
I certainly don't.
Vote for the American in November
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 1:44pm.
Either way, good luck
Submitted by Jer on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 1:53pm.
LSU has had too great of a season not to be crowned conference champion tonight.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 1:54pm.
Should be a pretty good game.
Submitted by cajun2 on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 2:45pm.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 3:14pm.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 6:07pm.
Looks like that old Junkyard dog defense is back. Could be a long day for the Tigers.
Submitted by cajun2 on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 6:32pm.
When you are #1 everybody comes after you. No problem wid dat. I think what surprised LSU is they thought the dogs would come out playing heads up football. Did not know the dawgs would be playing sneaky football.
But as always with LSU, there is always the second half.....;-)
Submitted by texasborngranny on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 12:48pm.
The pros haven't played Basketball for decades... it's more a game of 'travel-n-dunk', not really Basketball at all.
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 2:59pm.
Yeah, I've never been much of a basketball fan - other than when my kids were playing youth league - but if I'm going to watch some, I find the college game to be much more interesting and entertaining and involved than the pro game - like you say, you see some monster dunks and a few 'team-work' type of plays - along with nonstop traveling - but other than that, it's pretty damn boring.Lotta millionaires doing as little as possible to earn their big bucks..................why aren't the OWS people protesting THESE guys???
Submitted by texasborngranny on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 4:30pm.
basketball when I was growing up and my favorite thing was to head north from Dallas on 35 to catch games at 'The Pit' in Denton. I still try to do that occasionally, but it's almost too exciting for my ole ticker.
Travel and dunk played by thugs.
Submitted by Nay on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 3:48pm.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 4:40pm.
So. Miss is up on Houston 42-21 with about 3 minutes remaining.
I did not see that coming.
Maybe another major upset is in the cards today. :-)
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 5:17pm.
I know a few kids going there. Great school
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 5:40pm.
Wow no BCS for you. I had to go get my picture made. Also missed the Heels and Canetucky. Heels lost 73-72 on the last shot.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 5:20pm.
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 5:24pm.
get the onside kick.
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 5:27pm.
to be silent for a while here.
Watching the Dawgs.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 5:41pm.
2 dropped TD passes and a missed FG, too.
It should be 24-0 right now.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 5:45pm.
Dont seem to catch very well. LSU had better start getting more pressure on em, before they remember how to
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 5:53pm.
I meant 27-0.
LOL - My math is a little off today.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 6:32pm.
LSU has one player that came to play, lets see if he can inspire a few more?
Dog's up 10-7
Submitted by djwolf12 on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 6:37pm.
Native New Orleanean here......Honey Badger Takesa what he wants because the Honey Badger don't care. GEAUX TIGERS!!!!
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 5:45pm.
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 5:59pm.
Upset in the making?
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 6:08pm.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 6:13pm.
HAVELOCK RAMS NC HS 3A CHAMPS. Beat West Rowan who ahd held the title for 3 years running 38-6. There is going to be a big time in Havelock tonight.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 6:58pm.
LSU's O is as pathetic as they come. Jefferson cant hit jack, time for Lee to come in and save our fannies
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 7:04pm.
Good thing for LSU we dropped two TD passes and missed a FG, or they would have a much deeper hole to crawl out of.
LOL - This thing is turning into a real nail-biter for me.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 7:30pm.
Honey Badger saves our butt again.
LSU up 14-10
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 7:46pm.
LSU takes advantage,
LSU open's up lead 21-10
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 8:10pm.
And takes advantage. I have no idea where this team was in the first half, but am some happy they have arrived now.
LSU 28 UG 10
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 8:50pm.
UG, they have played us as good as anyone, for a half
LSU 35 UG 10
Hope we dont here Arkansas type whining if we happen to score again. We have Rooks and Redshirts in the game
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 8:55pm.
Whoops, long pass (almost picked off) never mind.
Speaking of,,,, LSU gets the pick 6
LSU up 42-10
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 7:32pm.
What a crappy way to start the 2nd half. :-(
This is turning out to be a really sh*tty Saturday.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 8:09pm.
Things seem to be looking up
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 7:42pm.
Please dont tell me that is tackling in UGA? That was ugly they almost let #7 return another one for a TD. I am no fan of either team but i am pulling for UGA .
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 8:01pm.
LSU has picked off more passes over 20 yrds then opponents have completed.
Also they have 6 pick off's for TD's opponents have 7 receptions for TD's with UG's in the 1st
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 8:17pm.
Another Tiger team playing at 8:00pm
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 8:38pm.
GO HOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You both know how I feel about ClemPson. It is not as Dabo says THE Universtiy of South Carolina.
Submitted by Seashell on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 9:01pm.
but haven't been able to watch games lately. Very bad news for our family. My ex-husband died two weeks ago. He had a lot of problems (an alcoholic) and all that goes along with that. Very sad. He was a great guy and he loved me and our children but just couldn't kick these demons. Please pray for my children and me for that matter. I loved him so but just couldn't help him (tried for years) but eventually had to leave him. So, so sad.
Anyway, so glad that Clemson won the ACC. BTW congrats on the Gamecock victory.
Submitted by Boudin on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 9:02pm.
Submitted by Seashell on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 9:05pm.
That means so much.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 8:40pm.
GADGUM YOU DAWGS YOU HAVE TO PLAY 2 HALVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Larry Munson and Lewis Grizzard are not happy at what they are seeing.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 9:03pm.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 9:25pm.
I though the Dogs played hard all the way to the end. LSU got the breaks they made for themselves. Our homers on the TV and Radio are very impressed. We wish UG the best of luck in what should be a prominent Bowl game
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 9:01pm.
And they better show up with there A+ game, too.
-And that's assuming Bama is even going to make it to the BCS Championship game, as that has not yet been decided.
Clearly the Dawgs are still a 2nd tier SEC team.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 9:15pm.
...white aircraft, and fly it into the side of a mountain, thus emulating what my Dawgs did in the second half.
LOL - Da'yem, that was embarrassing.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 9:20pm.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 9:18pm.
UG gave it a good try, they learned like others have, you must make the plays when you get a chance. UG dropped to many balls, had a few other opportunities they could not take advantage of.
But I have to give the Tigers all props, they have played a brutal schedule and have persevered through many obstacles. Including a UG team that held them without a Firstdown for a complete half, then they run off 42 unanswered. This team is special. Alabam better get a grip!
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 9:29pm.
We want Green Bay!
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 11:13pm.
You know if Oklahoma State keeps it up they are going to lobby long and hard for the BCS championship. I don't see them jumping Bama. You never know how it is going to play out until tomorrow night. Still think that Bama and LSU are the best 2 teams in the country.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 11:33pm.
Oakst has opened the can, also Clem-son is busting out their too.
Little surprised about Mich st beating Wis as well
Submitted by Rukus on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 5:38am.
Bama's gonna get forked. The voter's don't want a re-match even though the Tig's and Tide are easily the 2 best teams in the nation. They will jump OSt over UA just to justify the frelling BCS. Sad but true. Will be a travesty if they do it but I've seen them do way worse. We'll see. Tide/Tigers need to smash it out for the true NC.
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 9:37am.
I feel like that is going to happen too. ESPN/Disney which carries the BCS games does not want a LSU-Bama match up. Their money speaks for them. Bama lost to LSU the number ! ranked team. OSU lost to unranked Iowa State. The computer should spit out LSU 1 and Bama 2. You know a computer is only as good as what you program into it.
None of the teams I was pulling for won last night.
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 12:36pm.
IMO, they're trying to shape the BCS games as some sort of playoff, so putting LSU-Bama in the big dance doesn't make sense.
To my way of thinking, if you can't win your own conference, you shouldn't get to go to the title game.
Sorry Bama. If you'd been in Atlanta last night with one loss....I'd have said you deserved to go. But w/o the conference title, so sorry.
Submitted by Rukus on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 4:35pm.
2 of the best teams in the nation are in the SEC, can only be 1 SEC champ. That doesn't make Bama less than #2, they played LSU better than anyone else. Hate on the Tide all you want, LSU/Bama deserves the NC easily.
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 11:02am.
I can't understand why they are mentioning Meeeeechigan for a BCS game. The Big 10 already has a monopoly on the Rose Bowl. It is not fair to the other conferences. Give Boise State, TCU and Houston a shot at the big bucks. TCU beat Wisconsin last year in the Rose Bowl so we know they are a formitable opponent. Meeeeechigan has not impressed me. Just how many of their fans will travel down to N'orleans for a bowl game? I hope if they put them in a BCS they are teamed up with a Boise, TCU or Houston and get the ever loving crap beat out of them. Why not give the ACC 2 teams? Va Tech lost 2 games to ClemPson. They deserve just as much of a shot as Meeeeeechigan.
By the way if your team plays in a bowl where the ACC officials call the game I feel for you. The ACC has to have the worst refs in the country.
Submitted by Boudin on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 12:32pm.
Although I am a fan of UM, I dont think they are one of the 10 best in the nation. I would like to see Boise get back in, they are fun to watch, and have done well when given the opportunity.
As far as weather or not Alabam gets into the NC game, I will only offer this to the BCS. If the Tigers lose (I can barley type that) to Oak st and Alabam wins? Who are you going to crown? Although I must say, I think LSU beats any of em. BTW LSU is 11-3 since 95' in Bowl games. With Miles loosing just 1 of those.
I do like the fact that Alabam fans are having to sweat this out, but in the end, I am sure they will get the nod, rightfully so.
Submitted by UpNorth on Mon, 12/05/2011 - 12:26am.
As Kirk Cousins said last night, Meeeechigan, by virtue of sitting on their couches last night while MSU and Wisconsin played a whale of a game, moves beyond MSU in bowl selection? Not even logical.
And, besides the ACC, the NFL has put on a group of really bad refs tonight in N'orleans. There is no way, absolutely no way that any NFL team can play 3 quarters and 12 minutes into the 4th quarter and commit one penalty.... Just doesn't happen on this planet.
Not excusing the bone-headed penalties that the Lions picked up. But seriously, on the Saints first kick-off they hit the return man out of bounds with a forearm to the head, no flag. On the last play of the first half, the guy coming from the defensive left end blocked a field goal attempt. Mostly because he was one step across the line of scrimmage when the ball was snapped, no flag.
So, bad refs aren't limited to college ball.
Submitted by Dave. on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 3:15pm.
...migrated to Houston.
The Falcons are playing really badly. :-(
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 5:30pm.
I sent this is a private e-mail to Blonde but I wanted to post it here too.
I just watched Timmy bring the Broncos down the field for the winning field goal. Before that he had gotten them into position for a tying FG. Elway was on the sidelines and never walked over to him and patted him on the back. About all the rest of his team members did but not Elway. You would think that with them now being tied with the Raiders he would be happy. The Olphins just destroyed the Raiders today. Every week that Tebow keeps doing this just makes Elway look like the biggest jerk in football. I mean with all the trash he has tallked about him in the media.
My son who lives in Clearwater went to the Bucs-Panthers game wearing a Scam Newton jersey. Told him if he got his arse beat them it was all his fault.
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 7:08pm.
Elway is beginning to look like a double dose of sour grapes.
Submitted by Dave. on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 6:58pm.
So put that in your bong and toke it, chump.
Submitted by Rukus on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 7:15pm.
Ain't that the truth!
Edit: I always liked Elway, but he seems to have gone over to the dark side. Wonder if the T-Bow is getting to him? Keep praying Tim, we love you all the more for it. Praise the Lord! Keep sticking it in Elway's craw, he can't do anything about it cause you are a winner, he can be jealous all he wants, you are a winner! I luv the Timinator! Go Bronks!! ('cept when playing the Saints, lol.)
Submitted by Dave. on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 7:37pm.
I loved it when they would show Donkey games here, because even when they were losing you always knew Elway was going to drive down the field and score the winning TD in the final seconds of the game.
And the best part was, the other team knew it, too.
Sad he's treating Tebow like crap.
I just don't get it.
Submitted by Boudin on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 9:08pm.
Tom Jackson is defending Tebow one ESPN
Submitted by Boudin on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 9:19pm.
Submitted by Dave. on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 9:34pm.
Submitted by Rukus on Mon, 12/05/2011 - 12:58am.
The two best teams get to knock heads again, good! And BTW, claim the SuperDome all you like, as far as bowls are concerned it is home to AL teams also. Gonna be a good game, might even be some TD's scored this time.
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