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**ITS THE FR COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE THREAD Week 10: Game of the Year #5 and Cheerleader Week**

Posted on 10/30/2008 3:47:06 AM PDT by GOP_Raider

Perhaps this is neither the time nor point in the season to post something so gimmicky, what with an obvious Game of the Year and a whole lot o’ drinking going on in Jacksonville this weekend and all. But it’s Cheerleader Week here at the FR College Football Ping List. I’ve gone back and forth and deliberated over what kind of homage I should pay to the leaders of cheer that you see on your television sets and even run around attempting to get all of us involved in some school spirit. If my ignominious high school social life was an indication, it would be more along the lines of the “leaders of cheer and girls who are clearly out of my league”. But I would be remiss if I opened up that old adolescent wound. (I know who you hung out with Rachel Warner, eventually all those “popular” kids will be getting sub-prime mortgages!...doesn’t really have the same effect as I thought it would does it? Let’s go to the next paragraph.)

For those of you who aren’t living the disheveled mess that is the single life like yours truly, I do apologize in advance if you get into any kind of trouble, but I do assure you this will all be in good taste. So here are the games for this week:

#23 South Florida vs. Cincinnati (Tonight, 7:30 pm, ESPN) For a while many of us thought the top team in the Big East was the Bulls. Then again, I don’t think you can win too many games committing 14 penalties like USF did against Louisville last week. The Bearcats on the other hand had some digestive tract handed to them by Connecticut last week and would prefer I had never mentioned that game. (But I’ll have to in a few pages downward).

Northwestern vs. #17 Minnesota (High Noon) The Gophers are 7-1 right now. Yes, that’s right kids, 7-1. Northwestern had a tough loss last week at Indiana where I thought the Wildcats made some key mistakes late in the game (our fellow Freeper Non-Sequitur can debate the finer points if he so chooses). Speaking of the Gophers, this is the final season in the Metrodome, but starting next season, they’ll move to the brand new TCF Bank Stadium. I don’t care if you’re a Gopher, Badger, Hawkeye, or Al Franken, I want to see this place for myself before I retire.

Wisconsin vs. #21 Michigan State (High Noon) Two things here: my brother’s fiancée is a life long Wisconsin Badger fanatic and she made the comment to me recently that “the Badgers have never had a really good QB in the entire history of the program, dontcha know?” (Actually I didn’t “know it” but she did make a very good point). Here is some more food for thought: how likely is it that we’ll see Spartans RB Javon Ringer in New York when the Heisman Trophy presented? Ringer accumulated 145 yards rushing and an extra 88 yards in receiving the last time MSU played the Badgers, so get back to me on this.

(for Biggirl, Man50D, and MaineConservative) West Virginia vs. #25 Uconn (High Noon) After the Mountaineers lost in overtime to Colorado earlier this season in Boulder, how many of you thought that they’d have a chance to contend in the Big East this season? Well, sure enough, here WVU stands currently atop the Big East standings at 2-0. The Huskies would love nothing more however than to claim at least a portion of the conference lead by RB Donald Brown who has racked up 1,324 yards on the year. Brown might be among the better offensive players in the entire country that you haven’t heard of, but I just told you about him so I probably just contradicted myself.

Air Force vs. Army (High Noon, ESPNU) Round 2 of the Commander in Chief’s Trophy will happen at the home of THE United States Military Academy when the Falcons take on the Cadets/Black Knights. If you have ESPNU and you aren’t busy, watch this game. Heck, watch the service academies anytime they play each other. Sure it’s a cliché to say that “nowhere else on earth can you see anything like this” but in this case it’s correct.

(for kevkrom) Michigan vs. Purdue (High Noon, The Big 10 Network) Many moons ago, this would have been a marquee game not only in the conference, but the entire country. Now it...well, isn’t. As much as I would love to make an effort to fancy myself as a nuanced expert of all things Big 10, I’ll defer to the rest of you in the topic of where exactly the Boilermakers will go from this point after Joe Tiller’s time is finished?

Kansas State vs. Kansas (12:30 pm, FSN in some places) It’s the annual battle for the Governor’s Cup, in spite of the fact that the current governor of Kansas is not a favorite governor of mine. While you’ll have to forgive me for listening to Rush while I type the thread, is the bloom finally off the theoretical KU rose? If the Jayhawks want to go to a bowl game of any kind this is the best chance to cement their guarantee to get into one with a win against K-State.

#18 Tulsa vs. Arkansas (2:00 pm) The Golden Hurricane were down 19-7 at half last week to Central Florida. They would wind up winning going away 49-19 and amassing another 436 yards of total offense. We here at the FR College Football Ping List love the SEC but will the Razorbacks be the team that can give the Golden Hurricane a contest? WoooooPigSooie! (always wanted to write that in this thread).

Arkansas State vs. #2 Alabama (3:00 pm) I’m not sure how the Tide ended up with a non-conference also ran on the schedule this late in the season, but here we are. Hopefully the Tide faithful out there can assist me with this.

#14 Missouri vs. Baylor (3:00 pm) Chase Daniel and the Tigers take on the Robert Griffin III and the Baylor Bears, which got me to thinking. Does it seem somewhat illogical for drive-bys to write sentences like the one I just wrote with just the QB match-ups? I mean, they aren’t on the field at the same time at any point in the game, so why not write something like “Mizzou! Baylor! Watch it or else you’ll have to go to Bed, Bath and Beyond with your wife.” Just a pet peeve of mine.

Iowa State vs. #9 Oklahoma State (3:30 pm, ABC) The Cowboys of Oklahoma State get that classic public school “A for effort” against Texas and let’s face it: the last thing you want to be right now is the team that faces Oklahoma State after a game like that. Sorry, Cyclones.

(for Bat_Chemist) #15 Florida State vs. Georgia Tech (3:30 pm, ABC) Games like these are why Bobby Bowden is a hall of fame head coach. There’s also that ever so likely chance that in a few weeks more that I’ll be writing about this game in reference to the ACC Championship Game with these two schools playing for the ACC Championship of the World.

#24 Oregon vs. Cal (3:30 pm, ABC) With this game I came to the decision that “you know, I don’t think there’s enough derision and mockery of the Pac-10 on this thread, let’s keep this thing going, shall we?”

(for Palmetto) Clemson vs. Boston College (3:30 pm, ESPNU) Here at least in theory is the jumping off point for the Tigers to salvage the season and perhaps qualify for a bowl game. Okay, so the most likely possibility at this point for Clemson would be to be the final ACC school to ever play in the Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl...yes, it’s in Boise...yes I live in Boise, just trust me on this, okay?

#20 byU vs. Colorado State (6:00 pm, The Mountain) CSU is much improved this season, and it’s perhaps advantageous for my own allegiance to keep the Cougars enumerated in the Top 25. On the other hand, you don’t want to see byU getting to uppity, just to be on the safe side.

Washington vs. #5 USC (6:30 pm) Congratulations, Washington, you’ve just fired Tyrone Willingham! What are you going to do next? Um, I guess become cannon fodder for USC’s stranglehold on the Pac-10?

#11 Boise State vs. New Mexico State (7:00 pm)Forgive me for casting any aspersions on the Land of Enchantment, but during the WAC football meetings New Mexico State wideout Chris Williams was asked if he had ever been to Idaho voluntarily. His response: “no, just for a football game. I have been to Des Moines, though.” Hey, speaking of the Land of Enchantment…

(for sean327)#10 UTAH vs. New Mexico (9:30 pm, The Mountain) November 5, 1994. Why is this date significant you ask? Well, the Utes were roughly in the same position 14 years ago as they are now: 8-0 ranked in the Top 10. Stoney Case and the Lobos were lying in wait for ambush in Albuquerque. A lot was riding on every game for the Utes: their first every outright WAC title (and first outright conference title of any kind since 1957), a shot at the Holiday Bowl and maybe even a duplication of what the odious dorks down south did a decade earlier—although that wasn’t likely given how good Nebraska and Penn State were that year. But it wound up being an academic exercise as the Lobos upset the Utes 23-21. 14 years later, we meet again…much like Henry Hopkins Sibley did in the Battle of Glorieta Pass, one of the more underrated theaters in the Civil War, but anyway...

Nebraska vs. #4 Oklahoma (8:00 pm) Obviously, it’s easy to say right now that this rivalry isn’t what it used to be. But that’s what YouTube is for. In fact, someone should remind me to post a link to the video(s) from the 1983 and the 1985 games between the two in Norman. While I’m thinking of it also…many people mention the 1971 game between the Huskers and the Sooners that has been called the “Game of the Century” if memory serves. I hadn’t realized how close the Sooners came to knocking off Nebraska back in ’83 and I think the ’83 game between the two was just as good. At any rate, just two terrific games if you like history and college football.

#13 TCU vs. UNLV (8:00 pm, The Channel Formerly Known as CSTV) Consider this for a moment: the Rebels were 3-1 at one point after two wins against Arizona State and Iowa State. Now they are at 3-5 and still have yet to notch a win in Mountain West play. Not to say that, after only losing to byU by one touchdown in Provo last week wasn’t close, but still. It is safe to say however that the Rebels will be hard pressed to score 35 on the Horned Frogs defense.

Tulane vs. #19 LSU (8:00 pm) Last season I had no idea that the Bayou Bengals and the Green Wave had any sort of rivalry. Then again I also didn’t know that the two schools competed for something called a Tiger Rag until as recently as 1994, so what do I know?

And now for our two Games of the Week, and Game of the Year #5!

#8 Florida vs. #6 Georgia (3:30 pm, See-BS) Ah, the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. My sources on the ground have told me many times that if I ever see one game in the SEC; this would be the one to see. Talk about a game with storylines and subplots, you have them. Will Mark Richt get the entire Bulldog roster to dance in the endzone after a TD yet again? How will Tim Tebow handle a Georgia defense that, outside of the Alabama and LSU games had more than their own against opposing offenses? How many Georgians will bark at Floridians? How many Floridians will perform a makeshift Gator chomp toward Georgians? That and first place in the SEC East is on the line too. You think the Dawgs wouldn’t want a re-match against ‘Bama in for the SEC title?

And now…Game of the Year #5!

(for our FR TTU Contingent) #1 Texas vs. #7 Texas Tech (8:00 pm) A Longhorn fan made the comment in a previous thread that “we’ll expose Tech like we always do and they’ll lose 3 of their next 4 and be right back where they belong.” The Red Raider partisans will certainly differ, but could the difference in this game come from a TTU student who won a field goal kicking contest? I couldn’t write a script like that if I tried. If the UT fans will forgive me that, as a bat $#@$# insane San Francisco Giants fan, I have to find a soft spot in my heart for a kid named Matt Williams. Stupid Brian Sabean, you had to trade him when he still had some of his hair, why I oughta...(see what I mean about bat $#@$ insanity?)

Enjoy the games this weekend, and try not to mind that last random bit of baseball Tourette’s syndrome. I’ll be in a padded room and a straitjacket in the near future.


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1 posted on 10/30/2008 3:47:07 AM PDT by GOP_Raider
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore); aft_lizard; Archie Bunker on steroids; Auntbee; Bad~Rodeo; Bat_Chemist; ...
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FReepmail GOP_Raider to be on or off this list

2 posted on 10/30/2008 3:49:49 AM PDT by GOP_Raider (Soylent Green: Now With More Girls)
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To: GOP_Raider

Go UConn!!!! Beat WVU!!!! :) =^..^=


3 posted on 10/30/2008 3:52:45 AM PDT by Biggirl (Throw The Bums OUT!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: GOP_Raider

% Days before the most important election since WW II and you’re spending time on cheerleaders.

Jeez Louise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 10/30/2008 3:52:47 AM PDT by Beckwith ('Typical White Person')
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To: GOP_Raider

Best. Thread. Ever.


5 posted on 10/30/2008 3:52:53 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Barney Frank is a Fannie bandit.)
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To: GOP_Raider

I hope before the season is done, to see a picture of the “Rent”. :)


6 posted on 10/30/2008 3:54:09 AM PDT by Biggirl (Throw The Bums OUT!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: GOP_Raider

Very funny byU photoshop.


7 posted on 10/30/2008 3:55:37 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Biggirl

Hookem Horns!!!!

WOOT!!!!


8 posted on 10/30/2008 3:58:37 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: GOP_Raider

““Mizzou! Baylor! Watch it or else you’ll have to go to Bed, Bath and Beyond with your wife.””

I would rather go to Bed, Bath and Beyond with the wife than watch Sodom on the Brazos “play” football; and no I don’t have a wife.


9 posted on 10/30/2008 4:08:31 AM PDT by neb52 (Go Frogs!)
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To: SeaHawkFan; GOP_Raider

“Very funny byU photoshop.”

LOL!, I did a double take. Then my first thought was that is an awful lot of guys for a cheerleader squad and then I noticed it was the same dude and dudette. LOL!


10 posted on 10/30/2008 4:10:48 AM PDT by neb52 (Go Frogs!)
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To: GOP_Raider

Me likey cheerleaders. One really can’t overlook those USC ladies. Old-school fantasy.


11 posted on 10/30/2008 4:20:17 AM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: Beckwith

No one forced you to post here.


12 posted on 10/30/2008 4:32:47 AM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: GOP_Raider

Go Dawgs! Woof.


13 posted on 10/30/2008 4:37:34 AM PDT by doodad
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To: darkangel82

Yeah, cheerleaders! Whoopeeeee!

REAL IMPORTANT STUFF!

No wonder Obama is leading when we have voters like this.


14 posted on 10/30/2008 4:39:48 AM PDT by Beckwith
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To: GOP_Raider
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15 posted on 10/30/2008 4:45:29 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama and ITS thugs are made paranoid by Sarahnoia. (stole from molly_jack2007))
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To: Beckwith

Keep the politics off the thread or it goes to the mods. Now.


16 posted on 10/30/2008 4:45:46 AM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: Beckwith

Thank you for that input, churchlady.


17 posted on 10/30/2008 4:48:42 AM PDT by slnk_rules (http://mises.org)
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To: Biggirl
I'm thinkin', "Not gonna happen."

};^)

LET'S GO MOUNTAINEERS!!

18 posted on 10/30/2008 4:57:12 AM PDT by Roccus (Someday it'll all make sense.............maybe.)
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To: GOP_Raider
Well done.

Texas Tech 49 - Texas 38

19 posted on 10/30/2008 5:00:19 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Obama? No thanks. I already have a Messiah.)
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To: GOP_Raider
GO TECH!
20 posted on 10/30/2008 5:02:01 AM PDT by Doug TX
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To: GOP_Raider

The headers on your threads are outstanding! I am truly impressed. Especially since I can only use a computer to email, surf and FReep! Heh-heh


21 posted on 10/30/2008 5:04:47 AM PDT by Roccus (Someday it'll all make sense.............maybe.)
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To: Doug TX; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOP_Raider

This maybe game of the year 5.0, but this is the game of my life! I think the key will be the Longhorns pass rush vs. the Raider O line. If Harrel has time to throw, and the Tech ground game keeps them honest, then Crabtree et al are going to have a monster day. If Texas can apply pressure, it might be a long night.


22 posted on 10/30/2008 5:25:16 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: Roccus

You forget UConn is HOME this time and the Huskies fans are going to cheer the Connecticut football team on. Then there is this lost that UConn had last year in Morgantown. Time for a little PAYBACK.............}:^)

Plus new coach and rebuilding time for the Mountaineers.


23 posted on 10/30/2008 5:30:35 AM PDT by Biggirl (Throw The Bums OUT!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: GOP_Raider

Love the pics - as a former cheerleader I can’t imagine wearing the uniforms they do now. In the 1970’s we wouldn’t dare show our midriff on the field or in school!!!

GO MIZZOU!!!!


24 posted on 10/30/2008 5:55:14 AM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas, Rosie ODonnell, Maureen Dowd - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: GOP_Raider

There is only one game this weekend that matters and it isn’t TT vs Texas. It is NU-OU. Sure the glean is off the rivalry, and right now NU is not what it used to be but you better believe that both coaches are reminding their players the historical importance of the old rivalry, how for over thirty years in a row at least one team in the rivalry was ranked top five, and often both teams were in the top ten and from 1970 until 1997 IIRC the winner of the game played for the MNC ten times. Those hallowed days are still in memory and Bo and Bob will have their boys up for renewing the classic battle. Will Bo institute classic Husker spoiling of OU’s chances or will Bob continue the reborn Sooner magic that he brought back to sooner land? Ican’t wait and neither can anybody in my family, we still think Nebraska is going to get mudstomped however so that isn’t too fun to think about but hey memories are still memories.


25 posted on 10/30/2008 6:10:34 AM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: GOP_Raider
Army versus The Zoomies....

GO ARMY BEAT AIR FORCE!

GO TECH - BEAT FSU!!!!

26 posted on 10/30/2008 6:11:18 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz; Biggirl; GOP_Raider
Hookem Horns!!!!

I thought it was "Book'em Horns!"

27 posted on 10/30/2008 6:14:37 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: GOP_Raider
Air Force vs. Army (High Noon, ESPNU) Round 2 of the Commander in Chief’s Trophy will happen at the home of THE United States Military Academy when the Falcons take on the Cadets/Black Knights. If you have ESPNU and you aren’t busy, watch this game. Heck, watch the service academies anytime they play each other. Sure it’s a cliché to say that “nowhere else on earth can you see anything like this” but in this case it’s correct.

Looking forward to attending the Army - Navy game in Philly December 6th!

Air Force is 6 - 2 so the Black Knights have a tough task ahead of them Saturday. At least it's at West Point and they won't have to contend with the altitude in Colorado Springs.

28 posted on 10/30/2008 6:15:29 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: GOP_Raider

Yes I went to Ga Tech but for some reason I always enjoyed visits to Athens.....

29 posted on 10/30/2008 6:17:59 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Beckwith

We can’t live politics 24-hours-a-day-seven-days-a-week. And no matter what happens Tuesday it will still be college football season!


30 posted on 10/30/2008 6:19:53 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: GOP_Raider

GO NOLES!!!

And I’d like to see the g8rs win too, just to set ‘em up for the FSU/UF showdown...


31 posted on 10/30/2008 6:51:54 AM PDT by Bat_Chemist (Baracknophobe and homophobe. But I repeat myself.)
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To: neodad

The Raider O Line: Mankind, The Terrorist, Kool-Aid, Burrito Tower, Uncle Ray-Ray.


32 posted on 10/30/2008 7:23:56 AM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: Doug TX
OH that's embarrassing......

Guns Up Red Raiders!!!!!

33 posted on 10/30/2008 7:26:07 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Obama prays to himself: "The prayer that I tell myself every night ...")
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Liberal is as liberal does.

Notice the cute little shoulder pads that Colt McCoy wears?

34 posted on 10/30/2008 8:04:23 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Obama? No thanks. I already have a Messiah.)
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To: TexasNative2000

Mack looks enthralled.....;^)


35 posted on 10/30/2008 8:05:38 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Obama prays to himself: "The prayer that I tell myself every night ...")
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To: GOP_Raider

It's good to be Tim Tebow.

36 posted on 10/30/2008 8:09:00 AM PDT by dfwgator (I hate Illinois Marxists)
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To: darkangel82

Oooooohhhhh!

I’m gonna tell! I’m gonna tell!


37 posted on 10/30/2008 8:36:19 AM PDT by Beckwith
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To: Biggirl; GOP_Raider; All

We shall see.

BTW, just heard an interview with the Houston coach. Sounds as if Edwards (compound leg fracture in the Marshall game) is gonna be OK. He’s still here in WV in the hospital, but the surgery on his leg was good. They’re gonna have to wait to see about him playing football again though.


38 posted on 10/30/2008 8:45:13 AM PDT by Roccus (Someday it'll all make sense.............maybe.)
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To: Rummyfan

Do you remember (don’t look it up!) where the first Army/Air Force game was played?


39 posted on 10/30/2008 8:47:06 AM PDT by Roccus (Someday it'll all make sense.............maybe.)
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To: TexasNative2000

“Sorry Coach, I don’t attend satanic rituals. You have to get someone else to go besides me.”


40 posted on 10/30/2008 8:52:48 AM PDT by chemicalman (HELLO!!! OBAMA IS A SOCIALIST!!!)
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To: TexasNative2000

Nice try, but you obviously don’t know much about Colt McCoy. He and his whole family are VERY conservative.

Hook ‘em Horns!!!


41 posted on 10/30/2008 9:37:16 AM PDT by TejasRose
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To: TejasRose
Actually, I DO know about the McCoys. My brother-in-law is a coach at Jim Ned H.S.

Yes, they are a great family - fine Christian people.

Too bad he's going to lose Saturday's game.

42 posted on 10/30/2008 9:42:57 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Obama? No thanks. I already have a Messiah.)
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To: TexasNative2000

>>Too bad he’s going to lose Saturday’s game. >>

We’ll see, won’t we? :-) I still say, Hook ‘em Horns!!

I might know your brother-in-law. I live just a hop, skip and jump from Jim Ned (Tuscola). I actually attended Texas Tech, and my son has a Master’s and almost his Ph.D. from that fine university, but when Colt started playing at UT...well, I couldn’t help myself but become a Horns’ fan.


43 posted on 10/30/2008 9:51:00 AM PDT by TejasRose
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To: GOP_Raider

44 posted on 10/30/2008 10:06:05 AM PDT by yuleeyahoo
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To: TejasRose

So you are kind of like a “single issue voter” lol


45 posted on 10/30/2008 10:53:27 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Obama prays to himself: "The prayer that I tell myself every night ...")
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To: Beckwith

Call it Electoral Burnout, since I’ve only spent, what, the past year and a half on this election and voted absentee?


46 posted on 10/30/2008 11:21:08 AM PDT by GOP_Raider (Soylent Green: Now With More Girls)
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To: Beckwith

And in case you weren’t aware, I do this every weekend and I’m not distracted nor vapid. It was posted in chat, it’s all above board. Knock it off.


47 posted on 10/30/2008 11:27:10 AM PDT by GOP_Raider (Soylent Green: Now With More Girls)
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To: GOP_Raider
Alabama representatives, shot at Neyland Stadium on 10-21-06, taken with a Canon Powershot IS S3.


48 posted on 10/30/2008 11:33:32 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Suddenly a big time Palin supporter... who's that McCabe guy?)
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To: GOP_Raider
Dont agree with Ashley's politics but she love U of K as do I and she is HOT!!!! GO CATS!


49 posted on 10/30/2008 11:40:41 AM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: Rummyfan

You make a good point, the altitude in “the Springs” is over a mile high—I believe it’s around 6,000 feet above sea level. I’ve always liked watching the academies for obvious reasons, but they all have their own wrinkles in the option attacks that they run. I know that Air Force always gives the Utes a game and it never matters how good or bad each team is.


50 posted on 10/30/2008 11:42:31 AM PDT by GOP_Raider (Soylent Green: Now With More Girls)
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