Pre-College Football Open Thread

College pigskin is back!

And tomorrow the inaugural game choices.

Expecting to return to my 60% hit rate!

A little taste tonight - Boise State (-12) over Washington

Mich State (-16) over Western Michigan

Over 71 in the Baylor-SMU game.

Open Thread.

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    Go Gators! (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by CoralGables on Fri Sep 04, 2015 at 01:37:40 PM EST

    Go Gators! (none / 0) (#2)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Fri Sep 04, 2015 at 01:40:55 PM EST
    Lets (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by FlJoe on Fri Sep 04, 2015 at 01:47:09 PM EST
    hope they actually have an offense this year.

    They had an offense the last couple years (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by CoralGables on Fri Sep 04, 2015 at 02:06:07 PM EST
    it just happened to be offensive to watch.

    Uh, go 'Noles! (none / 0) (#5)
    by Chuck0 on Fri Sep 04, 2015 at 02:19:14 PM EST
    TEEEEEBOOOOW!!!! (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Fri Sep 04, 2015 at 03:07:59 PM EST
    Eagles trade Barkley, Tebow gonna make the team.

    Go, Ducks!!! (none / 0) (#6)
    by caseyOR on Fri Sep 04, 2015 at 02:25:56 PM EST
    Despite all the faux-drama surrounding Vernon Adams' return to his former school, the real drama will be centered on the big O's offense. Can a QB not schooled since freshman year in the ways of the Ducks lead the team to victory after mere weeks of practice with the team?

    I say "Yes!". Go, Ducks!

    RightWingWatch (none / 0) (#7)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Sep 04, 2015 at 02:29:22 PM EST
    literally can't keep up with all weeping and walin and pi$$in and moanin.

    I wonder if they have any idea how much fun reading about them is for me?  If this continues they will literally be setting their hair on fire by Monday

    Congrats to Kim (none / 0) (#8)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Sep 04, 2015 at 02:50:45 PM EST
    for showing everybody how ugly fundamentalist Christianity is.

    Honestly, Huckabee should be the GOP nominee. He's defended her, the Duggars and every other nut out there.


    Since the Friday Open just vanished, (none / 0) (#10)
    by Anne on Fri Sep 04, 2015 at 03:16:20 PM EST
    here's the comment I just posted there:

    The Ted Cruz statement on Kim Davis made me want to throw something...

    "Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny. Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America.

    "I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally. I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to choose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion.

    "In dissent, Chief Justice Roberts rightly observed that the Court's marriage opinion has nothing to do with the Constitution. Justice Scalia observed that the Court's opinion was so contrary to law that state and local officials would choose to defy it.

    "For every politician -- Democrat and Republican -- who is tut-tutting that Davis must resign, they are defending a hypocritical standard. Where is the call for the mayor of San Francisco to resign for creating a sanctuary city -- resulting in the murder of American citizens by criminal illegal aliens welcomed by his lawlessness?

    "Where is the call for President Obama to resign for ignoring and defying our immigration laws, our welfare reform laws, and even his own Obamacare?

    "When the mayor of San Francisco and President Obama resign, then we can talk about Kim Davis.

    "Those who are persecuting Kim Davis believe that Christians should not serve in public office. That is the consequence of their position. Or, if Christians do serve in public office, they must disregard their religious faith-or be sent to jail.

    "Kim Davis should not be in jail. We are a country founded on Judeo-Christian values, founded by those fleeing religious oppression and seeking a land where we could worship God and live according to our faith, without being imprisoned for doing so.

    "I call upon every Believer, every Constitutionalist, every lover of liberty to stand with Kim Davis. Stop the persecution now."

    If he really believes what he's saying, and isn't just pandering for votes, I'd have to say this man is too stupid to hold any public office, much less the presidency.

    I swear, these people will not be satisfied until we are all living under fundamentalist Christian rule.

    Stand with Kim Davis, my a$$.


    Of the 17 presidential candidates (none / 0) (#11)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Sep 04, 2015 at 03:27:42 PM EST
    3 have said they stand with the rule of law.  Carly, Lindsey and interestingly IMO, Donald.

    I have not seen a Kasich statement but who cares.  Jeb, Bobby, Huck (especially Huck, Rand and all the rest are in the same place.

    That says more about the republican base than any one candidate.


    ThinkProgress (none / 0) (#13)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Sep 04, 2015 at 03:31:28 PM EST
    Cruz... (none / 0) (#14)
    by ScottW714 on Fri Sep 04, 2015 at 03:45:17 PM EST
    Those who are persecuting Kim Davis believe that Christians should not serve in public office.

    Isn't every judge that touched with this case on record as being christian ?  I mean for focks sake, 83% of the country is christian and all but 1 or 2 in Congress are christian, the president, the SCOTUS, all christians.

    Never mind the other clerks throughout the country who are christian and are signing certificates, I am guessing about 83%.

    The idea that christians are being persecuted by the government is just so fricken grating.  The hate filled class is without a dumb being marginalized, exposed, and called out.  

    At least have the decency to call this what it is.

    The good news, every breathe of hot air about poor Mrs Davis is one not used to screech eghazi.


    Gag (none / 0) (#15)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Sep 04, 2015 at 03:49:27 PM EST
    worthy is correct. Reading about what he said is bad enough. Hearing him actually say things like this makes me cringe.

    It is Insane... (none / 0) (#12)
    by ScottW714 on Fri Sep 04, 2015 at 03:31:21 PM EST
    ...so they not only damaged the republican brand for years, now they are going to do the same the christianity.
    In yet another column defending the Kentucky clerk, Fox News pundit Todd Starnes said that "perhaps one day, students of history will read not only letters from a Birmingham jail, but letters from a Kentucky jail." He even likened Judge David Bunning, the Bush-appointee who held Davis in contempt of court, to Bull Connor.

    Promoting his Tuesday rally in Kentucky defending county clerk Kim Davis, Mike Huckabee told Fox News that the government has been more accommodating to detainees in Guantanamo Bay than Kim Davis.

    On Wednesday, anti-gay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis' lawyer Mat Staver, founder of the right-wing legal group Liberty Counsel, compared Davis to a Jew living in Nazi Germany.

    It's no wonder the GOP doesn't care about civil rights and torture, they think it's the equivalent to spending the night in jail.

    I would be nice if just one of them could pretend to have any sense, Jews in Nazi Germany did not get a paycheck while they voluntarily sat in jail.  FOCK.


    One more on Mr Robot (none / 0) (#16)
    by ruffian on Fri Sep 04, 2015 at 03:59:10 PM EST
    Really good interview with show runner Sam Esmail on Grantland. Some hints for next season...I think we are going to see more of Elliot's backstory and breakdown.

    I really admire his strong commitment to his point of view and wanting to tell the story his way. It is clear everything was planned out and intentional. It is what makes it a stand-out show IMO.

    BTW, Grantland has several good pop culture podcasts if you are into that kind of thing....