Alright football fans well basketball season is over so fortunetly that means one thing SPRING. Which only applies to those living in the south or on the coasts because Winter has decided to go straight to summer(no joke here in iowa its supposed to be 40 degrees today and seventy five on saturday) anywho what to write about, I think the biggest thing is the new “playoff” system in FBS and moving up to FBS. Because I feel more for the latter topic I will start there, whats with all the movment up, do you really think you are going to make more money at that level then you are now? okay, you are going to get more for FBS games, but playing in half-empty stadiums for all of your other games while at the end of the season your hope is to play in abowl game that no one cares about. I just have a hard time wrapping my head around that. Tying into that FBS you guys have successful marginalized your “playoff” system you didn’t want to get rid of the bowls your cash cows, but by having the lamest name ever you have reduced it even further escpecaillyw ith your archaic lock-out requesrments denying equal access to the “other conferences” Whatever. When is football season here, I’d rather complain about how this happened, or rankings as opposed to this stuff.
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Alright boys and girls its time for the Championshipsubdivision.com blog’s title game prediction, we have the bearkats and the bison part 2.
This has been a tough call for me and I really have gone back and forth on this one. So here it is on the one hand I have been picking against the bearkats all playoffs long and as those brilliant bearkat fans like to point out how wrong I was AFTER the game(not a peep prior to two of them) while you have NDSU who has just put down dominant perforamance after dominant performance on the other. I have my brain that says NDSU but my heart thinks the road the bearkats have gone trhough has prepped them for this game. With that being said
We will see you after the game feel free to make a predicition, however any poster who feels the need to post about how wrong I was without posting something prior will have their comment deleted(because you really look like a moron)
Well I took some flak from the bearkat fans for picking against them for two straight weeks, but I guess you have to hand them the big sky crown for beating the three top teams in that league to setup a rematch against North Dakota State. I honestly can’t predict who is going to win this one, so football fans enjoy the meaningless bowl season while you await my predict to come shortly before the title game.
NDSU over Gerogia Southern
EWU over SHSU
For again a WC(B) all final.
Ok boys and girls I was a grand total of 7-1(damn you cal poly) last week we are now in the quarter finals. I will post these with less than three hours before games start to hoepfully spur some conversation. Here are my predicts:
Montana State over Sam Houston State
Georgia Southern over Old Dominion(going with my heart over my head)
NDSU over Wofford-REMEMBER boys and girls you must KNEEL in the end zone to down the ball.
Illinois State over EWU-MVFC homer pick
Alright here is this bloggers opinion on the second round-
NDSU over SDSU
Wofford over UNH
(This weeks game of the week for FCS)
GA Southern over Cent. Arkansas
ODU over Coastal
EWU over Wagner
Illinois State over App state
Cal poly over Sam Houston State
Montana State over Stony brook(This weeks upset alert)
Alright here are my playoff predicts:(top four are seeds-everyone else just who is in)
1.North Dakota State
16.Sam Houston State
Well boys and girls we have a problem;I waited a week to see what this produced, but of teams that have been profiled on this blog Citadel since mentioning, 1-3. NDSU 1-1 since mentioning; Samford 0-2; and only cal poly has a winning record at 2-0.Which begs the question has this blog been cursed, and any team that gets mentioned begins a downard slide, or do I just choose to profile teams that really aren’t that great but have their tough games coming up. In any case, if there is a team you want me to profile in the hope that it will help your team beat them let me know and I will certainly do it. On that note-
Illinois State, well I don’t know what illisnois state is this year, and I don’t know what to think or say but this could be a good game. the one good thing about illinois state is isumatt; why is that you ask, check out his avatar, enough said.
Well this is turning out to be an interesting season boys and girls, but I am going to focus on a couple of surprise teams for the year. While a few weeks back I gave the kiss of death to the Citadel bulldogs maybe I can reverse that curse today.
First I have to give a shout out to the bison of NDSU, and as much as it pains me to say they have proven why they are the best team in FCS by absolutly stomping the then-no.3 team Youngstown state in the dome in Fargo, this team seems highly unstoppable at this point, however we are only halfway into the season so you never know.
Now onto the surprises, First the bulldogs of Samford I tread lightly as their only “big” win on the season was against the citadel, and they got stomped by a decent Georgia Southern Team. As long as I am on the SOCON track, these next few weeks in the SOCON will determin ALOT as the top 3 teams(GA southern, Wofford, Samford and a down App State Team, all play basiclly round robin the next few weeks, My guess, Wofford comes out and shows that they are the class of the leage, going on the road to beat GA southern and App State)
Cal Poly-I say they are a surprise because well they have a high chance of ending the season with only one loss (@EWU) but when you compare thier schedule it isn’t all that tough, with no Montana State or Montana. However they could be a dark horse in a Big Sky sans a traditional powerhouse Montana.
Who are your Darkhorses this season.
Well boys and girls sorry for not writing I know your lives are worse off of because of it, here are my thoughts on the past couple of weeks of FCS football.
Eastern Washington, while I was skeptical at first after their Idaho win, they beat an already reeling Grizz team, which ovbiously puts the eagles in the driver seat for the Big Sky title and top four slot, their only true test yet coming in Bozeman against Montana State on Oct. 13
Despite playing a vanilla schedule the NDSU bison came into the dome and made the Panthers pay for their tough schedule by sending the Panthers to 0-4 in DI compeition. The Bison looked legit on both sides of the ball while the panthers looked tired and made mistakes that cost them the game because of those mistakes. The Bison host the up and rising Youngstown State in the Fargodome for homecoming then the ever dangerous Sycamores also in the dome for the true meat of their schedule.
The Citadel played lke the Citadel of old when they turned out a terrible effort against a Moc team that brought their A game and earned a W against the Bulldogs, leaving Wofford as the only unbeaten in Socon play.
the CAA, what to say just wow, it is all over the place there is a Reason the CAA has been so dominant recently is that any given saturday case in point UNH over UD this weekend.
Sorry for you ECB but it is what it is, sending me your own thoughts and I will use it to exppand the East coast.