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  • NCAA D1 College Football Playoffs 2018

    by coldwarrior ( 62 Comments › )
    Filed under College Football, Open thread at January 1st, 2018 - 11:00 am

    Gonna be some great football today! (and I’ll be asleep so I can work night shift.)

     

    It’s an Open Thread as well

    Michigan

    12:00 PM

    NO ONE has a line for this game. ??? SC wins.

    #12 UCF

    12:30 PM

    UCF is stupid fast. These guys are FUN to watch. But, they are 10 point dogs against Auburn. Auburn covers.

    #14 Notre Dame

    #17 LSU

    1:00 PM

    ND burns me every time and there is NO LINE on this game either. ND wins.

    #3 Georgia

    5:00 PM

    This is gonna be a great game. UGA is a 3 point favorite. OU’s QB is ill with flu like symptoms. I think UGA can cover.

     

    #4 Alabama

    8:45 PM

    ‘Bama is a 3 point favorite against the Clemson Tigers. Its the #1 and #2 defenses playing tonight. Clemson only has 6 Seniors on scholarship this year. Coach Sweeney has done one hell of a job. But, man…Its ‘Bama and they cover.

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    62 Responses to “NCAA D1 College Football Playoffs 2018”
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    1. 1 | January 1, 2018 12:15 pm

      Happy New Year everyone!
      If Michigan does not win their Bowl Game (the Big10Base-14 being undefeated so far, UofM is the final one!)…perhaps Harbaugh might get the Heave-Ho!


    2. RIX
      2 | January 1, 2018 12:27 pm

      CW, I’m with ya with the exception of Georgia and Oklahoma. I think the OK quarterback guts it out.


    3. RIX
      3 | January 1, 2018 4:31 pm

      Irish over LSU in a Hollywood finish! Shake down the thunder!


    4. RIX
      4 | January 1, 2018 4:46 pm

      http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400953414
      Here is the catch that one the game from several angles. This is worth a look.


    5. Deplorable Bumr50
      5 | January 1, 2018 4:52 pm

      UCF is perfect.


    6. coldwarrior
      6 | January 1, 2018 4:59 pm

      @ Deplorable Macker:

      harbaugh was supposed to bring a national championship by now


    7. coldwarrior
      7 | January 1, 2018 4:59 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      UCF is perfect.

      they are for real


    8. coldwarrior
      8 | January 1, 2018 5:00 pm

      RIX wrote:

      http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400953414
      Here is the catch that one the game from several angles. This is worth a look.

      they didnt burn me for once.


    9. rain of lead
      9 | January 1, 2018 6:05 pm

      GA only down by 1 td


    10. Deplorable Bumr50
      10 | January 1, 2018 6:11 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Both Harbaughs are of the “motivator” mold of coach, and aren’t great with X’s and O’s – leaving those to their coordinators.

      It can garner some success, but eventually guys will “tune out” the ranting and histrionics and you’re left with a guy that nobody likes that can’t offer anything else in terms of philosophy or strategy.

      This is true in all sports at all levels.


    11. RIX
      11 | January 1, 2018 6:56 pm

      ucoldwarrior wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400953414
      Here is the catch that one the game from several angles. This is worth a look.

      they didnt burn me for once.

      They didn’t play well, but a win is a win.


    12. rain of lead
      12 | January 1, 2018 8:00 pm

      bulldogs take the lead


    13. rain of lead
      13 | January 1, 2018 8:01 pm

      38-31


    14. rain of lead
      14 | January 1, 2018 8:23 pm

      tie game


    15. rain of lead
      15 | January 1, 2018 8:59 pm

      ot at the rose bowl


    16. rain of lead
      16 | January 1, 2018 9:08 pm

      double overtime


    17. rain of lead
      17 | January 1, 2018 9:26 pm

      props to GA

      will we see an sec national championship


    18. eaglesoars
      18 | January 1, 2018 10:14 pm

      Computer systems for passports used by Customs/Border Control have failed, apparently nationwide, all airports

      https://twitter.com/NewsAlertHQ/status/948024177155563525


    19. eaglesoars
      19 | January 1, 2018 10:27 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      It looks like they’re coming back or have come back online. I’m too tired to stay up and watch


    20. brookly red
      20 | January 1, 2018 10:41 pm

      Hey I thought this place shut down


    21. 21 | January 2, 2018 10:03 am

      CW – can we have WordPress use my personal email for approval of comments? Unfortuneately, I got a boatload of approval emails and they were stuck in my work inbox. I am arranging to get my work email put on my laptop but I can approve frommy iPhone if it comes in on my personal. I can email it to you if you don’t have it.

      HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! Georgia/Bama Championship. Wonder if the majority of the country will be hoping for a Dawg win? Me, I don’t know if I’d like to see “The Bear’s” record for national titles tied.


    22. 22 | January 2, 2018 10:13 am

      Interesting that all the Obama Administration jerks are telling Trump he needs to “stay out” of the uprising in Iran. Of course they are – no need to show what American support might have done in 2009 to help them. Also, they are probably worried about how many of those ransom money pallets are going to help the Mullah’s kill their own citizens.

      I can’t help but laugh and point and ask “#TheResistance” if they have 1/100th the courage of the Iranian people.


    23. 23 | January 2, 2018 10:48 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Computer systems for passports used by Customs/Border Control have failed, apparently nationwide, all airports

      https://twitter.com/NewsAlertHQ/status/948024177155563525

      https://twitter.com/OscarWildeGrey/status/948219151977398272


    24. 24 | January 2, 2018 11:59 am

      Hollywood always makes me wonder if I’m remembering my history correctly. I was talking to a friend about the movie “The Post” and I said “you know, maybe I’m having a senior moment, but I thought it was The New York Times that got the documents from Ellsberg and that took the real risk in their publication.

      Turns out, I was right. But how are you going to be able to attempt to bitchslap Trump, and give Streep and Hanks Oscar roles about Government secrecy and the importance of “free” press if you don’t somehow make the POST the hero. As one person pointed out – it’s as if Speilberg instead made a movie about the New York Times historical signifiance in the Watergate scandal.


    25. 25 | January 2, 2018 12:25 pm

      Another thing I’m curious about. Uh, just how many rounds of golf has President Putt Putt played since its no longer required to close the course for four hours for him to play – and that his green fees are no longer covered?


    26. RIX
      26 | January 2, 2018 1:17 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      Interesting that all the Obama Administration jerks are telling Trump he needs to “stay out” of the uprising in Iran. Of course they are – no need to show what American support might have done in 2009 to help them. Also, they are probably worried about how many of those ransom money pallets are going to help the Mullah’s kill their own citizens.

      I can’t help but laugh and point and ask “#TheResistance” if they have 1/100th the courage of the Iranian people.

      The Resistance is a vehicle to virtue signal and party. Makes them feel like important historical figures,


    27. eaglesoars
      27 | January 2, 2018 1:32 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      I don’t think anyone was allowed in while the system was down. The issue is what was different in their database when the system came back up? Because they’re going to be looking at operational stuff, not data. Take the database offline, make the mods you need, plug it back in.


    28. RIX
      28 | January 2, 2018 1:57 pm

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/leaked-meeting-documents-show-iranian-leadership-panicked-continued-anti-regime-protests/
      @ Gateway Pundit
      The crazy old turbaned mullahs are worried. I hope that they have reason.


    29. coldwarrior
      29 | January 2, 2018 2:28 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      those should go to the blog email that hits my phone…


    30. coldwarrior
      30 | January 2, 2018 3:16 pm

      Bannon is pulling a CJ

      dont bite the hand that fed ya, asswipe.

      https://www.mediaite.com/online/bannon-reportedly-mulling-2020-run-for-president-called-trump-an-11-year-old-child/


    31. eaglesoars
      31 | January 2, 2018 4:02 pm

      blech

      Monster storm to blast East Coast before polar vortex uncorks tremendous cold late this week

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/01/02/monster-storm-to-blast-east-coast-before-polar-vortex-uncorks-tremendous-cold-late-this-week/?utm_term=.0848d5ae0948

      irst, a very large and powerful storm will hammer coastal locations from Georgia to Maine with ice and snow. By Thursday, the exploding storm will, in many ways, resemble a winter hurricane, battering easternmost New England with potentially damaging winds in addition to blinding snow.

      Forecasters are expecting the storm to become a so-called “bomb cyclone” because its pressure is predicted to fall so fast, an indicator of explosive strengthening. The storm could rank as the most intense over the waters east of New England in decades at this time of year.

      In the storm’s wake, the mother lode of numbing cold will crash south — likely the last but most bitter in brutal blasts since Christmas Eve.

      From Norfolk to the Maryland and Delaware beaches, including much of the southern half of the Delmarva Peninsula, 3 to 6 inches of heavy snow are predicted from Wednesday evening to Thursday afternoon.

      Farther inland in the Mid-Atlantic, near Interstate 95, the storm’s exact track will be highly consequential. Current computer models suggest most, if not at all, snowfall will occur east of Washington and Baltimore Wednesday night into early Thursday. But small shifts to the west could bring some snow to these cities.

      I get my Old Lady discount on Tues at the grocery store so I went and loaded up


    32. 32 | January 2, 2018 4:11 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      I know. I think mine was the back up if you weren’t able to answer. Which is cool with me, of course; don’t want everyone trapped in the ether!

      Was that Rose Bowl insane or what? As was the Peach Bowl. I felt bad for the East Coast – who was going to stay up til past midnight on what for most would be a work night.

      I anticipate an excellent Championship game.


    33. coldwarrior
      33 | January 2, 2018 4:14 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      this has been an excellent season!


    34. Deplorable Bumr50
      34 | January 2, 2018 4:16 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      NOT a Bannon fan, but would definitely give that 24 hours.

      Drudge is too giddy when it comes to Bannon.

      Plus he looks excited about a possible Senator Mittens.


    35. 35 | January 2, 2018 5:02 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      I’ve really enjoyed the college season – kids play with heart and for the seniors, every game is an audition for the NFL. And if the Sooners QB forces two OT’s when he’s got FLU symptons, I expect we’ll be seeing him in the playoffs next year!

      @ Deplorable Bumr50

      I love Alex Marlowe but I’ve always been a little iffy about Bannon. I just don’t see HIM as someone Andy would have hand-picked as his successor.


    36. coldwarrior
      36 | January 2, 2018 5:46 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      950mb

      1993 noreastern low was 960mb

      hrricane andrew 922 mb

      storm that sank the edmund fitzgerald 917 mb

      storm sandy at lanfall in NJ 965 mb

      typhoon haiyan 860mb


    37. coldwarrior
      37 | January 2, 2018 5:46 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      funny how the leaks stopped after bannon was fired


    38. Deplorable Bumr50
      38 | January 2, 2018 5:57 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      I don’t like him, but I think he at least has some self-awareness.

      If he fell asleep on a park bench, he would wake up with money all over him.

      It’s funny if he actually did say the “11 year old” thing about Trump, given the playground spat he and Drudge have been having.


    39. eaglesoars
      39 | January 2, 2018 5:57 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      funny how the leaks stopped after bannon was fired

      jeez, I thought I was the only one who noticed that.

      950mb

      1993 noreastern low was 960mb

      crimeny. we got 20 inches of snow.

      I’m glad you’re here, I wanted you to see this one.

      Coal mining deaths double in 2017

      from 8 in 2016 to 15. There is NO statistic given on how many more miners may be at work, there’s no deaths/per capita stat at all. So if there were 3 times as many miners at work, the death rate would actually have decreased. But even reading the comments, no one picks up on that minor detail


    40. Deplorable Bumr50
      40 | January 2, 2018 5:57 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      Drudge has taken that down, FWIW.


    41. 41 | January 2, 2018 6:07 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      I don’t think anyone was allowed in while the system was down. The issue is what was different in their database when the system came back up? Because they’re going to be looking at operational stuff, not data. Take the database offline, make the mods you need, plug it back in.

      Rule number 1 of spycraft. Never ever forge a document or hack/alter a database if you absolutely cannot do it some other way. Going into a database and changing information is for amateurs or fixing operations that have already gone completely FUBAR’ed. Its an absolute bottom of the barrel red line last ditch effort only made after accepting that you are going to prison but someones life must be saved decision.

      So, no sorry. Why do you think diplomatic pouches are never ever under any circumstances allowed to be searched? Because every spy worth their own life knows, its ALWAYS the evidence that gets you caught. Its the forged documents, the database hacks, the public records that get operations exposed. No one has ever been exposed by the complete and total lack of documentation.

      Shutting down a computer system is one thousand times more preferable than hacking it. Absolutely nobody is so good at hacking that they do not leave finger prints of their activities behind. Finger prints that have the possibility of accidentally being stumbled across.

      No, you want a reasonable and easily acceptable rational for why the system was down and not imputing data. You want the general public pissed off about being inconvenienced, but you want them pissed off at someone very specific. Because when everybody is pissed off and blaming the IT department, nobody is looking at the AT&T Van 3 blocks down the street repairing an underground phone line at 7:30pm on a Sunday night.

      If the US Customs Passport computer system was down for 2 hours on New Years Day, it was because someone wanted it down long enough to move something or someone around without there being any paper or digital documentation regarding the event.

      Rule number 2 of Spycraft. Never ever tell a lie if you can avoid doing so. Forging documents and hacking/altering databases is exactly the same as telling a lie. They are known in the business, as avalanche events. Because they will with a sudden and unpredictable quickness bury you.


    42. Deplorable Bumr50
      43 | January 2, 2018 6:11 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I would think that with a significant uptick in mining production comes a lot of new and inexperienced operators.

      I know when working oilfield we would discuss fatal incidents on other well pads around the country during safety meetings and the vast majority of them involved young and green workers trying to do something they weren’t in any way trained to do, and weren’t expected or even allowed to.

      I had the advantage of age, but I believe mining is even more inherently dangerous that servicing an oil/gas well.


    43. 44 | January 2, 2018 6:11 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Bannon is pulling a CJ

      dont bite the hand that fed ya, asswipe.

      https://www.mediaite.com/online/bannon-reportedly-mulling-2020-run-for-president-called-trump-an-11-year-old-child/

      Really? You are taking the word of a “Mediate” writer, quoting a “Vanity Fair” investigative “Journalist”?


    44. coldwarrior
      45 | January 2, 2018 6:18 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      there’s no deaths/per capita stat at all.

      bingo


    45. coldwarrior
      46 | January 2, 2018 6:20 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      yes, ive watched bannon slowly turn into CJ…bite the hand that feeds.

      i have no problem believing the article as bannon aint out there denying it.

      bannon needs clicks to eat. that compromises him yugely.


    46. 47 | January 2, 2018 6:21 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      And if they classify “mining deaths” like they do “mass shootings” chances are the data is completely corrupted.

      That is not in any way a minimizing on my part of the deaths of these great men who face hazardous conditions to bring energy to America and who have been deprecated by every Democrat running for office.


    47. coldwarrior
      48 | January 2, 2018 6:23 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      union mines are far safer and more productive than non-union mines and that is a fact, period.

      new mines just thrown into the ground without proper safety measures are not a safe place to work. this is one place where unions have done a great job.

      given that production is booming and more men are in the ground, the raw number of deaths will go up. what we need is deaths per Xtons of coal.


    48. 49 | January 2, 2018 6:24 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      I’d still like to know how power transferred to HIM when we lost Andy. Either he had the most money invested in Breitbart and put himself in the lead role or everyone at lunch got drunk before they took the vote. He’s now ensconced in the Breitbart Radio show on Patriot on XM and he’s made the show a pain to listen to, at least from MY perspective. Alex was the one I liked to hear, and Nolte and Milo. And the London editor. He was great too. Bannon not so much.


    49. eaglesoars
      50 | January 2, 2018 6:32 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      I would think

      don’t do that. it fucks up the narrative. You will note the timing – right after the ‘no passenger jet crashes in 2017’ story came out

      @ doriangrey:
      @ coldwarrior:
      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      Breitbart has become unreadable for me, with the screaming headlines and near hagiography of Trump. But I’ll say this – at least they dumped that loon Nehlan, who wants to primary Ryan. I don’t think they make medication for whatever ails that dude.


    50. 51 | January 2, 2018 6:48 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I’ve only caught bits and pieces of the story on Nehlan, so maybe you can fill in the blanks for me? Apparently he was a credible opponent for a primary against Ryan, had the initial support of Breitbart (not to mention a few of the bigger hitters on Twitter) and then he either did something or said something Anti-Semitic, going completely off the rails. Other MSM organizations went after Breitbart for supporting him inititially but in fact the minute he became the No. 1 candidate most in need of a prefrontal lobotomy, Breitbart kicked his ass out the door.


    51. eaglesoars
      52 | January 2, 2018 7:00 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      I’ve only caught bits and pieces of the story on Nehlen,

      He’s a bombastic bully on twitter and you’d swear he’s breaking the Iron Fist rule. I forget what he said to John Podhoretz at 1 am but it was high school silly. There’s just something about the way he comports himself that is ugly. Altho I’ve seen nothing that would tag him as an anti-semite.


    52. eaglesoars
      53 | January 2, 2018 7:03 pm

      How can this be? Apparently a new law in California makes an employer who willing accepts a fed immigration inspection is subject to a civil fine.

      So if you obey a Fed law, a state can fine you?


    53. eaglesoars
      54 | January 2, 2018 7:04 pm

      Here’s the language

      —-

      (a) Except as otherwise required by federal law, an employer, or a person acting on behalf of the employer, shall not provide voluntary consent to an immigration enforcement agent to enter any nonpublic areas of a place of labor. This section does not apply if the immigration enforcement agent provides a judicial warrant. . . .

      (c) This section shall not preclude an employer or person acting on behalf of an employer from taking the immigration enforcement agent to a nonpublic area, where employees are not present, for the purpose of verifying whether the immigration enforcement agent has a judicial warrant, provided no consent to search nonpublic areas is given in the process.
      ———-

      http://reason.com/volokh/2017/12/31/can-california-stop-employers-from-conse


    54. coldwarrior
      56 | January 2, 2018 7:16 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      immigration is purview of the feds.


    55. eaglesoars
      57 | January 2, 2018 7:20 pm

      oh yeah, in business news today I heard

      – Apple is thinking about buying Netflix

      – Amazon is thinking about buying Target


    56. eaglesoars
      58 | January 2, 2018 7:22 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      immigration is purview of the feds.

      According to Volokh, the Supremacy clause may not cover this. I dunno, I’m just sitting here hoping my pipes don’t freeze. Whoever pissed off Elsa needs to get this straightened out.


    57. coldwarrior
      59 | January 2, 2018 7:24 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Whoever pissed off Elsa needs to get this straightened out.

      seriously.


    58. coldwarrior
      60 | January 2, 2018 7:59 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      pretty much 0F here the next 4 nights


    59. coldwarrior
      61 | January 2, 2018 8:02 pm

      new thread


    60. lobo91
      62 | January 2, 2018 8:26 pm

      ‘CA better hold on tight’: ICE Director unveils big plans ahead of new Sanctuary law

      Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan warned that California is in for a rude awakening after the Democratic governor allowed a sanctuary state law to begin this week.

      During an interview Tuesday with Fox News host Neil Cavuto, Homan said California “better hold on tight” as President Trump’s administration is prepared to fight back against this ludicrous law shielding illegal immigrants.

      Cavuto kicked off the interview highlighting that Gov. Jerry Brown recently said that the new sanctuary law will provide more protections for illegal immigrants trying to avoid law enforcement officers from “yanking them out of there.”

      “I think it’s terrible,” Homan said, adding that Brown’s liberal politics are putting innocent American lives at risk.

      Homan said that Brown’s administration didn’t even consult with him about approving the law and what implications it will have on allowing police officers to do their job.

      “If [Brown] thinks he is protecting the community, he’s doing quite the opposite,” Homan said. “Brown is knowingly putting law enforcement at risk.”

      “There’s no sanctuary from law enforcement,” he added. “California better hold on tight – they’re about to see a lot more deportation officers. If politicians don’t protect their communities then ICE will.”

      Homan said illegal immigrants organizations can exploit this new law, which will allow them to operate across the U.S./Mexico border at will and without any restraint thanks to Brown’s measure.

      Homan said he would love to see the Justice Department look into whether mayor or governors in California can be charged criminally under the state statute, adding that Brown may have violated 8 U.S. Code § 1324. which relates to “harboring certain aliens.”


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