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**THE 2009-10 BCS National Championship Game Live Thread**

Posted on 01/07/2010 12:10:45 PM PST by GOP_Raider

Well, here it is, the final game of the 2009 college football season. For much of the bowl season, I've had to work, get my car fixed, and Google search any insignificant question and computer problem my grandparents call me about. (You would think with their age and guile they'd have the answers to various things readily available. You would think). So needless to say, this has kept me from my assigned college football commenting duties. For that I apologize, but tonight I will get the festivities going. So without further ado...

The BCS National Championship Game: Alabama vs. Texas (8:00 pm) From the moment this matchup was set, I've been pondering what the key to this game should be and ultimately what it will be. Could it be the Longhorn offensive line having a chance to contain the legendary Mt. Cody? How about the Tide secondary and what they'll have to do to contain Jordan Shipley? And let us not forget the mystery of chessboxing that could occur between Nick Saban and Mack Brown. But I keep hearing that the Tide are going to make mince meat of the Horns, and that kind of ignores recent history. What did we learn from the last time we saw Texas in a title game? We should have learned not to count them out, right? So keep this in mind before we coronate a team in a game like this. In my usual neutral third party kind of observational style though, that doesn't necessarily mean that the Tide aren't every bit as good as advertised. I happen to think so, for whatever that's truly worth.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: alabama; bcs; collegefootball; crimsontide; hookemhorns; longhorns; rolltide; secrules; texas; ut
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1 posted on 01/07/2010 12:10:48 PM PST by GOP_Raider
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To: GOP_Raider

Congrats to Boise State for a 14-0 season!


2 posted on 01/07/2010 12:13:02 PM PST by RabidBartender (Rob Scaaf for Missouri State Senate http://schaafforsenate.com/)
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore); aft_lizard; Archie Bunker on steroids; Auntbee; Bad~Rodeo; Bat_Chemist; ...
The FR College Football Ping List
FReepmail GOP_Raider to be on or off this list

3 posted on 01/07/2010 12:14:05 PM PST by GOP_Raider (You can now check out GOP_Raider on Twitter at twitter.com/RaiderUte)
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To: RabidBartender

Still waiting on my brother and my Dad to email me the pics they took from their little excursion to the Fiesta Bowl. I’ll have to post them either here or upload them to twitpic.com so those of you on the CF ping list can see them.


4 posted on 01/07/2010 12:16:06 PM PST by GOP_Raider (You can now check out GOP_Raider on Twitter at twitter.com/RaiderUte)
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To: RabidBartender

Yes great game - and the teams tonight will have a hard time matching up to the excitemnt of that one and the 2010 GMAC bowl!


5 posted on 01/07/2010 12:16:34 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: GOP_Raider

Hook-Em!


6 posted on 01/07/2010 12:18:07 PM PST by mnehring
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To: GOP_Raider

I anticipate Alabama thumping the second-best-team in Texas pretty thoroughly. But no matter who wins this, the unanswered question will always be - could they have beaten Boise State?


7 posted on 01/07/2010 12:18:39 PM PST by nysuperdoodle
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To: GOP_Raider

Watch Bama stomp Texas tonight.
Texas has no concept of how they’re going to get whooped.
SEC all the way.


8 posted on 01/07/2010 12:18:57 PM PST by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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To: GOP_Raider

9 posted on 01/07/2010 12:19:35 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: BenLurkin

Well, let’s just say the Government Motors bowl was exciting, but I don’t think the talent level is comparable.........


10 posted on 01/07/2010 12:20:02 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: GOP_Raider

ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL TIDE!


11 posted on 01/07/2010 12:20:18 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: GOP_Raider

The only mystery for me is will the Tide get a HOLDING call on their offensive line, which hasn’t been flagged for holding since October 3rd. That’s about 6 or 7 games, I think. Maybe there is something to the SEC league offices being in Birmingham?


12 posted on 01/07/2010 12:21:09 PM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Waverunner

Yeah, just like LSU whooped on the Nittanies.......


13 posted on 01/07/2010 12:21:09 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: GOP_Raider
Could it be the Longhorn offensive line having a chance to contain the legendary Mt. Cody? How about the Tide secondary and what they'll have to do to contain Jordan Shipley?

IMO, the key to a UT victory is shutting down the Bama run game. Not an easy task. And obviously, Bama is going to have to get to McCoy and Shipley for a Bama victory.

Should be a great match up ... I'm looking forward to it.

14 posted on 01/07/2010 12:22:23 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: GOP_Raider

Thanks again for another great year of threads, pics, and previews! We really appreciate the effort you put out week after week here.

Go ahead and take the next 20 or so weeks off. :)


15 posted on 01/07/2010 12:24:13 PM PST by RabidBartender (Rob Scaaf for Missouri State Senate http://schaafforsenate.com/)
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To: nysuperdoodle
could they have beaten Boise State?

Bishop Kenny High School here in Jacksonville could beat Boise State, probably Bolles also.
16 posted on 01/07/2010 12:25:56 PM PST by jrg
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To: subterfuge

Sadly, you’ve probably hit upon the real deciding factor of this game, the officiating. It will be one-sided, but I would bet you can’t tell which way ... without checking the betting line. The game will be kept within the spread. Count on it.


17 posted on 01/07/2010 12:26:39 PM PST by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: GOP_Raider

McCoy has been very mediocore against good defenses, see OK and Nebraska. I expect him to get sacked 4 times and throw 2-3 picks. I would be very surprised if UT tops 17 points. The question is what ‘Bama offense shows one. The one that obliterated the Gators or the one that struggled against the likes of South Carolina and Tennessee.


18 posted on 01/07/2010 12:26:54 PM PST by C19fan
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To: jrg

What an ignorant thing to post! TCU is a very good, very big team. Boise beat them at their own game.


19 posted on 01/07/2010 12:28:12 PM PST by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: GOP_Raider

20 posted on 01/07/2010 12:29:19 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: MHGinTN
What an ignorant thing to post! TCU is a very good, very big team. Boise beat them at their own game.

They could probably beat TCU also.....

However, either Boise State or TCU could be the Jaguars.
21 posted on 01/07/2010 12:30:07 PM PST by jrg
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To: MHGinTN; dfwgator
The game will be kept within the spread. Count on it.

No doubt about it.

22 posted on 01/07/2010 12:30:22 PM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: GOP_Raider
If you're tivo'ing the game, you might not want to read this part, because here's how it ends:

Alabama's SEC defense manhandles the Big 12 champ. :)

23 posted on 01/07/2010 12:31:01 PM PST by mikeus_maximus ("I hope that someday we will be able to put away our fears and prejudices and just laugh at people.")
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To: Lakeshark

Like Iowa whupped Georgia Tech ?


24 posted on 01/07/2010 12:31:02 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: commish

ROLL TIDE!!


25 posted on 01/07/2010 12:36:33 PM PST by tndarlin (If only the VRWC had ACORN, SOROS, SEIU, TIDES .....)
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To: GOP_Raider; mnehring; All

First of all, thanks for all the hard work this season. Truely appreciated!

Now for a little pre-game music. HOOK ‘em

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTUJSEFKSBE


26 posted on 01/07/2010 12:47:47 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: GOP_Raider

Take this to your bookie

Horns 24
Red Elephants 7


27 posted on 01/07/2010 12:48:15 PM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: GOP_Raider

Go Horns!


28 posted on 01/07/2010 12:48:39 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: wolfcreek

Look for Muschamp to try to make McElroy win this one by going heavy against the run.

Hook em’!


29 posted on 01/07/2010 12:49:28 PM PST by wolf24
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To: Waverunner

From your lips, you know the rest.

Roll Tide


30 posted on 01/07/2010 12:50:25 PM PST by chesley (Lib arguments are neither factual, logical, rational, nor reasonable. They are, however, creative.)
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To: commish

31 posted on 01/07/2010 12:52:27 PM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Waverunner

HOOK EM HORNS !!!


32 posted on 01/07/2010 12:52:58 PM PST by Flightdeck (Go Longhorns)
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To: GOP_Raider

from beautiful Spanish Springs Nevada, TEXXXXXAS FIIIGHTTTT!!!!!!!!!


33 posted on 01/07/2010 12:55:34 PM PST by Crapgame (What should be taught in our schools? American Exceptionalism, not cultural Marxism...)
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To: tndarlin

34 posted on 01/07/2010 12:55:42 PM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Waverunner

This just might be the type of game we’ll see tonight.

http://web1.ncaa.org/mfb/natlRank.jsp?year=2009&rpt=IA_teamtotdef&site=org&div=IA&dest=O


35 posted on 01/07/2010 12:55:52 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: GOP_Raider

*Hook'em Horns!*

36 posted on 01/07/2010 12:59:11 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: wolf24

That’s pretty much what we’ve done all year. Don’t think they’ll change now. LOL!

HOOK’EM


37 posted on 01/07/2010 1:02:04 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: wolfcreek

Hopefully Earl and the other boys in the secondary can create some turnovers......

Also, we need Kirkendoll, Goodwin, M. Williams, and every other receiver not named Shipley to have good games....


38 posted on 01/07/2010 1:04:56 PM PST by wolf24
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To: RabidBartender; GOP_Raider

The last CFB thread of the year.....wipes away tears, LOL!!!!

Other things to keep the fairly attractive late 20’s Boise resident busy....
(his words, not mine!!)

Provide full analysis of the Senior Bowl and all that pre-NFL draft stuff......

Break down the entire first round of said NFL Draft.....

Break down the NCAA Tournament play in game......

Predict how many games the Giants will finish out of 1st in the NL WEST.....

Put up a thread on ways to pick up girls, by Tiger Woods.....

Is this the year for RAIDER NATION????

And then, say hello to the 2010 CFB season!!!


39 posted on 01/07/2010 1:06:29 PM PST by cleveland gop (IN TRESS WE TRUST!!!)
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To: GOP_Raider

Here are picks for the playoffs games this weekend
http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/nfl.html


40 posted on 01/07/2010 1:08:01 PM PST by navysealdad (http://drdavehouseoffun.com/)
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To: RabidBartender; GOP_Raider

The last CFB thread of the year.....wipes away tears, LOL!!!!

Other things to keep the fairly attractive late 20’s Boise resident busy....
(his words, not mine!!)

Provide full analysis of the Senior Bowl and all that pre-NFL draft stuff......

Break down the entire first round of said NFL Draft.....

Break down the NCAA Tournament play in game......

Predict how many games the Giants will finish out of 1st in the NL WEST.....

Put up a thread on ways to pick up girls, by Tiger Woods.....

Is this the year for RAIDER NATION????

And then, say hello to the 2010 CFB season!!!


41 posted on 01/07/2010 1:09:20 PM PST by cleveland gop (IN TRESS WE TRUST!!!)
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To: RabidBartender; GOP_Raider

The last CFB thread of the year.....wipes away tears, LOL!!!!

Other things to keep the fairly attractive late 20’s Boise resident busy....
(his words, not mine!!)

Provide full analysis of the Senior Bowl and all that pre-NFL draft stuff......

Break down the entire first round of said NFL Draft.....

Break down the NCAA Tournament play in game......

Predict how many games the Giants will finish out of 1st in the NL WEST.....

Put up a thread on ways to pick up girls, by Tiger Woods.....

Is this the year for RAIDER NATION????

And then, say hello to the 2010 CFB season!!!

and btw, find his way to South Bend to root on his beloved UTES!!!


42 posted on 01/07/2010 1:11:50 PM PST by cleveland gop (IN TRESS WE TRUST!!!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Actually, Iowa did. I was being sarcastic to the SEC lover cause Penn State did beat LSU.


43 posted on 01/07/2010 1:12:22 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: wolf24

Amen to all of that.


44 posted on 01/07/2010 1:12:30 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: GOP_Raider

Time to make a big batch of BS Chili! OOPs, I mean BCS Chili. :-}

Thanks for the thread!


45 posted on 01/07/2010 1:19:07 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: Lakeshark
Iowa also beat LSU some years ago...
I was in the power plant engineer's office at a paper mill in Pine Bluff, AR a week after the game and couldn't help noticing the gigantic LSU poster. I mentioned having seen the game and he uncorked about how lucky the Hawkeyes were.
He asked where I went to school. "I-wah," I said.
46 posted on 01/07/2010 1:27:32 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: GOP_Raider

Bevo steps out of his trailer as he arrives at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California, on Tuesday Jan. 5, 2010. Cory Howell, one of the four Silver Spurs, who drove Bevo from Texas to California, helps Bevo out of the trailer.

(Jay Janner/AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

47 posted on 01/07/2010 1:28:09 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Perdogg

I tried to take this to my bookie.....

RAVENS 27
RAIDERS 10

But thanks to the officials forgetting the Raiders were on the field, a phantom PI call on 3rd and long gave the Raiders a first down which led to their only TD of the day.
And I know, the 2 missed FG’s didn’t help much either......

I’d like to think that talent wise, this game is about even steven. I’ve been leaning towards Alabama with Mark Ingraham and Javier Arenas playing a big role at some point....

But we shall see....

And this just in. Eric Mangini is not going to be fired by the Browns.........
DAMN!!!!


48 posted on 01/07/2010 1:36:18 PM PST by cleveland gop (IN TRESS WE TRUST!!!)
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To: GOP_Raider

I would pull for the Taliban over the redneck, inbred monotoothed, trailer dwelling bammers...

They will win though...dang it...


49 posted on 01/07/2010 1:38:22 PM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: GOP_Raider

Hook-Em!


50 posted on 01/07/2010 1:38:57 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad
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