Bulldog fans should count blessings

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Maybe the "System won't pick true champion" as John Kaltefleiter alleges (Dec. 3), but University of Georgia fans should be thrilled that they're going to the Sugar Bowl.

If the Southeastern Conference eliminated the three preseason games that each team plays (Georgia vs. Oklahoma State, West Carolina, and Troy State -- combined score 124-64; and LSU vs. Middle Tennessee State, Tulane, and Louisiana Tech -- combined score 136-19), and played the remaining three SEC teams that they don't play, the poll rankings would be less controversial.

Comparative regular-season scores indicate that Georgia would lose to LSU by five and Arkansas by two, and prevail over Mississippi State by seven for an overall record of 8-4. LSU wins by five over Georgia, seven over Tennessee (sound familiar?) and 11 over Vanderbilt for a record of 10-2.

Championship prediction: Ohio State 24, LSU 21.

C.E. Hopson, Augusta

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joesimpson
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joesimpson 12/07/07 - 05:30 am
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You can't be serious with

You can't be serious with that scientific crap. Just like computers figuring out BCS standings it just doesn't work. I agree on eliminating the gimme games but until we have some sort of playoff system, teams like Ohio State, back into the championship game. If you could show everyone that advertisers would pay top dollar they wouldn't fight it as much. I'm sick of mediocre .500 teams awarded bowl games. Teams like Hawaii getting a 1st place vote when they only beat 2 teams that had barely winning records, struggled against a 4-8 team and play nobody. OSU played Michigan and that was about as tough as there schedule ever is. LSU flat out sucked at the end of the season. I think Missouri and Oklahoma deserve to be in the BCS game more than OSU and LSU. OSU and LSU certainly aren't the best theams in college football. Until we come up with some kind of playoff system every fan will think basically the same thing, the BCS system sux!!

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shivas 12/07/07 - 07:41 am
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DAWGS should be very happy to

DAWGS should be very happy to be in the Sugar. Unfortunately, you do have to be your conference champion to be in the NC game. I know this has not always been consistent, but it really is how it should be. How can you be NC, but not SEC champ?

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Georgiais1 12/07/07 - 09:06 am
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I think Mr. Hopson predicted

I think Mr. Hopson predicted that OSU would win big last year but we saw what occurred. OSU schedule wasn't much tougher than Hawaii's. LSU will kill OSU...44-17

cones
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cones 12/07/07 - 09:26 am
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Thank you for your expertise.

Thank you for your expertise. Hawaii will kill Georgia 48-31

S.C. Dawg
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S.C. Dawg 12/07/07 - 09:36 am
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C E Hopson is no soothsayer,

C E Hopson is no soothsayer, and he probably still has his first chemistry set. And whatever he has been cooking up, cones has obviously been into it.

cones
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cones 12/07/07 - 09:56 am
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Thanks S.C. Dawg. Your name

Thanks S.C. Dawg. Your name in itself is a contradiction.

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GnipGnop 12/07/07 - 10:03 am
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Shivas you should go to you

Shivas you should go to you tube and listen to Ohio State's coach last year saying you shouldn't have to win your conference championship to be in the NC game. The SEC is their own worst enemy. They seem to knock each other out of championship games while teams like OSU slip in without having much of a season or that tough of a schedule.

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patriciathomas 12/07/07 - 10:08 am
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South Carolina can whip the

South Carolina can whip the Dawgs any time they want. Wait until next year. Go 'Cocks!

S.C. Dawg
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S.C. Dawg 12/07/07 - 10:31 am
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You are welcome, cone. Some

You are welcome, cone. Some people in South Carolina have some sense. And by the way, last time i checked, a cone has nothing inside it, much like your head.

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AGR354 12/07/07 - 10:36 am
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Unfortunately Patricia that

Unfortunately Patricia that is all those cocks can whip. Recent stats say that Ga would have whip LSU. THE BSC is BS
2008 the year of the tiger

Ozymandias
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Ozymandias 12/07/07 - 10:36 am
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By no stretch of the

By no stretch of the imagination am I a Georgia fan (Go Auburn!! WAR EAGLE) but you have to question the need for a poll at all (or its value) if the number 1 and 2 teams lose and the number 3 and 4 teams do not take those spots. Its political plain and simply. If not why was a team rank third or fourth in the first place. We claim that the kids can't afford the time away from the classroom that a playoff system would dictate then add a 13th game. I will always respect the AP for getting out of the BCS mess after Auburn got hosed in 2004. Like I said I'm no UGA fan but wrong is wrong and since Mark Richt supports this mess he can't complain (and to his credit he hasn't). Oh yeah and the preseason polls are a crock too!!!

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GnipGnop 12/07/07 - 10:47 am
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Amen Oz, you are right on. I

Amen Oz, you are right on. I agree that Auburn got hosed. What we should be doing is eliminating the "Buy a win" games. We would then have room for playoff games. I really want a system that proves, better than the BCS does, who is the best team in college football. The one in place now is political and downright stupid. As is said beofre anyone that thinks LSU and OSU are the best 2 teams in college football either don't know a lot about the game or don't follow college football very much.

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mgr 12/07/07 - 11:21 am
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Patricia you may want to

Patricia you may want to stick to what you know best, which obviously isn't football. But I do realize that comment is made with the heart not the mind.

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papa50player 12/07/07 - 11:42 am
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This is for Patricia, what

This is for Patricia, what bowl game did you say the "gamecocks" are playing in this year

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101010 12/07/07 - 12:09 pm
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Haewii 35 Georgia 17---The

Haewii 35 Georgia 17---The Warriors are going to thump Georgia. UH class of 1999. Go Warriors!!!

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Joe Morrison 12/07/07 - 12:19 pm
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Patricia: According the the

Patricia:

According the the 2007 University of South Carolina Media Guide
South Carolina has played Georgia 59 times. South Carolina has won 13 times. Georgia has won 44 times. There have been 2 ties. If your statement is correct then South Carolina only wanted to win 13 times. The first game was played in 1894 and South Carolina lost 40 to 0. In my tenure we won 2 and lost 4, but I can assure you that we wanted to win all 6 games.

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Georgiais1 12/07/07 - 12:38 pm
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Joe...You know how PT goes

Joe...You know how PT goes off a little half "cocked". Pun intended. Ga. owns S.C.

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101010 12/07/07 - 12:50 pm
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USC: That explains a lot of

USC: That explains a lot of things about PT.

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sneaky pete 12/07/07 - 01:43 pm
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I'm taking all bets for you

I'm taking all bets for you idiots that think Hawaii is going to win. Please name the stakes.

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dawggrad 12/07/07 - 01:44 pm
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Football isn't scientific.

Football isn't scientific. Unfortunately for you, you forgot to factor in the human element. What an odd way you have of looking at things.

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jshep67 12/07/07 - 01:46 pm
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This story is CRAP. If this,

This story is CRAP. If this, if this, if that..,. are you kidding? If I had 12 nipples I'd make a million at the carnival! Hey SHIVAS!.., what, no way to tie in the DIRTY REPUBLICAN PARTY? You contradicted yourself.. "you have to be" then "how it SHOULD BE".., make up your mind, RuPaul.

sneaky pete
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sneaky pete 12/07/07 - 01:52 pm
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dang skippy jshep. IF a

dang skippy jshep. IF a bullfrog had wings he wouldn't skin his [filtered word] when he jumped from one lily pad to the other.

whatistheanswer
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whatistheanswer 12/07/07 - 04:03 pm
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these must be the same

these must be the same computers which picked Va Tech number 1 over LSU, even though there was a 41 point thrashing on the field, and picked Missouri over Oklahoma even though they had the same record and Oklahoma be them twice. Comparative results would show that Ohio State played a weaker schedule then the Southern Conference champion.

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coco rubio 12/07/07 - 05:02 pm
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all NCAA sports have a

all NCAA sports have a playoff....even the lower division football schools.....what's up with that? there is no true national champion without a playoff.....simple & plain.

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patriciathomas 12/07/07 - 05:56 pm
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The 'Cocks will play in the

The 'Cocks will play in the soup bowl this year while they get ready for next year. The first year all of the recruits will be Spurrier.

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imdstuf 12/07/07 - 06:40 pm
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UGA fans are lucky, because

UGA fans are lucky, because Vanderbilt handed them a win. UGA should have three losses.

sneaky pete
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sneaky pete 12/07/07 - 08:01 pm
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Here's a question...who is C

Here's a question...who is C E Hopson?

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KSL 12/07/07 - 08:07 pm
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Are you going to tell us

Are you going to tell us Sneaky Pete? ksl is still at work.

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biggdawgmoneyclip 12/07/07 - 08:35 pm
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imdstuf--Georgia stripped the

imdstuf--Georgia stripped the ball from the Vanderbilt player and recovered the loose ball. On Georgia's winning drive Vanderbilt failed to recover a loose ball. Georgia made a play--Vanderbilt didn't.

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mathmagician 12/07/07 - 09:00 pm
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C.E. must stand for

C.E. must stand for "continuing education". Well, let me school you. You do not have to be a conference champ to play for a MNC (go back to 2001 Miami vs. Nebraska). Next, Hawaii WILL get blown out (UGA 48- UH 6). Finally, UGA was the best team at the end of the regular season (6 wins over Auburn, Fla and UK). Ohio State will also lose to LSU, and would lose to at least 5 SEC teams, to include UGA, UF, LSU, AU, and UT.

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