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September 04, 2010 – Comments (14)

I know it's an investing blog, but it's also a community, so let's have at it and talk about.... College football!

Growing up in Seattle I'm a die-hard Washington Huskies fan, so I'll kick it off with a couple Pac-10 predictions.

Winner: Arizona (Looked pretty explosive against Toledo tonight)

Best Player: Jake Locker (Hey, did you expect anything else from a Huskies fan ;))

TMFRhino Shilling Out: Huskies will win 9 games.

 

Stuff people from the East Coast actually care about: 

 National Champion: Nebraska (I was born there, being a homer again)

Heisman: Jake Locker, UW (YES, I AM UN-REPENTANT ABOUT BEING A SHAMELESS FAN) 

Since We're On An Investing Blog, Stock to Buy: In technology- MRVL, WDC, STX

Okay, let's have some fun. Anyone else interested in chatting college football... Or, stocks mixed with college football ;).  

14 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On September 04, 2010 at 2:33 AM, coralbro (93.51) wrote:

really? what about the Rodgers Bros from Oregon State??? They definitely have a chance to win the Pac-10.  Although I am soon to be a resident of NE, I don't think they will be champs, and I think that nobody from the Pac 10 will be a Heisman winner, even though Jaquizz will probably deserve it.  USC is the only team in the Pac-10 that gets the publicity it deserves, and most of that publicity sucks right now.  Bama has a pretty good chance to repeat, but I see think they will get too cocky late in the season.  How about Boise State???  And buy MCD, KMB, and CLM

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#2) On September 04, 2010 at 4:03 AM, TMFRhino (97.61) wrote:

Hey coralbro,

If Jacquizz Rodgers  can beat TCU, he'll be a contender, but I'll still take Locker. Always take the QB until proven wrong :).

It's not that I REALISTICALLY think Locker will be the Heisman winner (Although, he's better than anyone realizes), but I want to be a homer.

Give the season more time, with the P10 being more open, more teams will get more credit.

 

And if B-State beats VTech, they'll be in the drivers seat, no doubt.

 

What's the rationale for CLM?

 

In Foolish football and investing best :),

Eric 

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#3) On September 04, 2010 at 8:54 AM, StockLocker (29.85) wrote:

The problem with west coast heisman is frankly that it is too late for east coast voters to really give them a chance.

Jake Locker, well lets see how his line holds up, because a 8-4 or 9-3 team is not good enough for a player to get the heisman, they need to win the pac-10 and I honestly can't see Washington doing that..

Frankly it is way -way- too early to talk about the heisman, we can list candidates sure but  each week their is a new favorite. Yesterday it was Terrell Pryor and Jacory Harris.. the 'what have you done for me lately'

I honestly wish the first 3-4 games were unranked, then they could establish a quality ranking system, instead of flailing about looking at returning starters.

I keep trying to type a national title game ...but then I roll through their schedule and keep seeing losses.

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#4) On September 04, 2010 at 4:54 PM, MegaEurope (21.42) wrote:

I think Jake Locker is overrated.  Yesterday I heard an ESPN analyst say he was the frontrunner to be number 1 QB in the draft, maybe number 1 overall.  He'll go high, but guys like Matt Barkley, Jimmy Clausen, Tyrod Taylor, Jacory Harris, Kellen Moore, etc. are likely to put up better numbers (and maybe put themselves in position for the Heisman).

My prediction: The ACC rebounds from the last few years of embarassment and VT or Miami goes to the national championship.

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#5) On September 04, 2010 at 7:13 PM, MegaEurope (21.42) wrote:

Jacksonville State just stunned Ole Miss in second overtime. Awesome.

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#6) On September 04, 2010 at 7:53 PM, StockLocker (29.85) wrote:

#4 - I just can't see the ACC getting a 1-loss team over a 1-loss SEC, Big 12, or even Big 10 team this year.

Can't see Miami beating OSU at home, but if VT gets through Boise State, then my only concern with VT is the championship game, which would most likely be FSU. I just can't see either team getting through unscathed..

Don't get me wrong, I am extremely sick of the SEC in the national title game, and would love to see that changed up this year...

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#7) On September 04, 2010 at 7:55 PM, StockLocker (29.85) wrote:

Just a quick reminder MegaEurope that Jimmy Clausen got drafted by the Panthers last year..

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#8) On September 04, 2010 at 8:14 PM, MegaEurope (21.42) wrote:

Oh, right, forgot about Clausen.

Of course the ACC putting a team in the NCG is a pretty long shot.  If nobody in the ACC goes undefeated, you are probably right that their strength of schedule isn't quite high enough.

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#9) On September 05, 2010 at 2:59 PM, TMFRhino (97.61) wrote:

Eh, Locker losing to BYU already drags him out of the race. As was mentioned, he doesn't have much of a shot ulness the team wins 8 or 9 games.

Probably the biggest disappointment yesterday was Florida, they looked like garbage. 

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#10) On September 05, 2010 at 3:04 PM, MyunderratedLife (84.54) wrote:

Texas

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#11) On September 05, 2010 at 4:45 PM, StockLocker (29.85) wrote:

Florida and Texas both looked bad, as well as Oklahoma was shaky..

Florida's backup center must be absolutely horrible to use a lifelong guard beside his brother, and force him in one offseason to be able to shotgun snap 75% of the time.

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#12) On September 05, 2010 at 4:52 PM, MegaEurope (21.42) wrote:

ESPN's ranking of Heisman contenders:
Mark Ingram
Kellen Moore
Terrelle Pryor
Jake Locker
Dion Lewis
Case Keenum
Christian Ponder
Ryan Mallett
Andrew Luck
Andy Dalton
Jacory Harris
Denard Robinson
Kenjon Barner
Matt Barkley
Kendall Hunter
Daniel Thomas
Ryan Broyles
DeMarco Murray
Cameron Newton
Josh Nesbitt

I would also add:
Tyrod Taylor or Ryan Williams
Greg McElroy

(I'm a Clemson fan, so it took all my willpower not to put Andre Ellington on that list.)

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#13) On September 05, 2010 at 8:37 PM, StockLocker (29.85) wrote:

I think already in that list we can eliminate Ingram, with Richardson backing him up he won't get enough carries to pile up the yards needed.

I really doubt Barkley will even get consideration from the voters due to USC's debacle

Denard Robinson had one good game, I wouldn't fling him up there too high on the board for that.

Surprised there is no listing for Landry Jones, even though they do have Murray there..especially since 3/4 of that list is QB's

 

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#14) On September 12, 2010 at 11:23 AM, MegaEurope (21.42) wrote:

Looks like I was way off, another horrible year for the ACC. 7 OOC losses already including to James Madison, are you kidding me?

Denard Robinson had two incredible games, if he can keep up this pace he should be a Heisman contender for sure.

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