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You hear this term all the time. If we play our best game, we can beat anyone.
My question for everyone is this:
If your team hasn't played their "best game" after 8 weeks of college football, does that level truly exist? I guess I just don't understand that concept. I know that teams can have bad games and maybe aren't "up" for every game, but if that becomes consistant, then maybe the team just isn't what we thought orginally.
Just taking up time.
SC played their best games at the end of the season last year - Oregon and UCLA. These two games were pretty much why they were pre-season #1
I disagree. Look at BAMA in 2010. We didn't play our best all year and we kept saying If we played our best we would dominate. Then the 2010 capital one bowl game happened and we absolutely played our most complete game of the Saban era up to that point. It was the most dominating game I've ever seen.
This post was edited by del taki 18 months ago
Good point, but I think starting with that Cal, Stanford, Notre Dame stretch you could start to see that coming as well, IMO.
I don't put too much stock in meaningless bowl games, except for maybe bragging rights or something like that.
Besides, we had some great games in 2010 early in the season as well. We looked great for the first 5 weeks that season. Then also dismantled some other teams as well. Personally, the only game that we just played awful in was probably the South Carolina game, IMO. Even the other losses weren't bad. LSU and Auburn would have beaten Michigan St pretty bad as well that season, IMO.
I don't think we played that poorly against USCe in 2010. I think that was an example of South Carolina playing their best game. An example of Alabama's best game would be the 2009 SEC championship. If we had played like we played in most games that season Florida would have beaten us. But we played our most complete game of the year and dominated the undefeated, #1, defending national champions.
Right but in that stretch the only team of quality they faced was Stanford and they lost.
My point is that maybe you could see it coming, but the Oregon game was BY FAR the best SC played as a team all season. It was their Super Bowl and they played like it. Had they played like that against Stanford they would have won, handily, IMO.
"up to that point" is right... The BCSNCG was the most dominating game I have ever seen if you're comparing to great teams. I'm not talking score wise either because Bama vs. Arky this year was pretty dominate from start to finish, but if comparing 2 great teams, Alabama dominated LSU last year in the Title Game. They didn't cross the 50 until well after half time
Since I grew up in California, I do still pull for SC, but even though I don't care that much anymore, I still have passion for the in-state games. I have family out there that are UCLA, Cal, and Stanford fans, so those are still big game for me and my dad.
Of course, my mom went to Cal as you know, so they still watch that one closely even though they are now Bama fans first.
UCLA is a dirty word for both of them as you can imagine.
I hate UCLA almost as much as Stanford. Though I can find a small sliver in my heart to at least pity bRuins fan. Kind of.
My parents could care less about sports, unless it's some obvious front-running thing. Like the 49er's in the Super Bowl or now the Giants. It blew donkey growing up. My frickin grandparents (who actually cared about sports) came to more of my HS and college games. It's probably one of the reasons I developed an affinity for SC. Seems like all the parents that were SC alums cared deeply. I always thought that was really cool.
I hate the term too, but the SCar v. Bama in 2010 was an example of "best game". Garcia looked like Joe Montana, and defense was lights out. That was the only game we played to that level, and probably wasn't representative of the type of team we were for most of the year.
This post was edited by Bodhi 18 months ago
If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
I think people look at how good their team would be if they minimized mistakes. Looking at PSU...I've been very happy with how they've played recently. They dominated Iowa at Kinnick Stadium, but still had two turnovers, one occurred an inch from the goal line.
Frankly, PSU's offense has gotten better each week and IMO still isn't playing up to their potential. I see small mistakes here and there that could certainly be corrected. But in the end...how far do you go before you simply accept that the players and coaches aren't going to be perfect and these mistakes are a part of playing the game? It's hard to know where to draw that line.
Not sure if it was a super bowl senario or more of a I'm taking your lunch money in front of all these recruits you brought in along with any available celeb you could find in the NW. Did the same exact thing to ND last season and I wouldn't consider that our "super bowl" either.
All those recruits being there was a kill shot. No doubt.
Rest of your post is a shade weird tho
I called that before the season, I knew y'all would beat us and dang was i right lol
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