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  1. Arizona over ASU - Two teams that suck. One will suck a little less UCLA over California - Who cares? Oregon State over Oregon (upset of the week) - This pick is for my buddy, @Orange Utah over Colorado - This would be a better contest if they were competing in downhill skiing. ND over USC - USC's (and the PAC12's) CFP hopes are erased in this game. Along with the silly notion of Caleb Williams being a Heisman candidate. Wazzu over Washington (in an upset) - Wazzu plays better at home than UW plays on the road. A bad mix for the Dawgs. BYU over Stanford - Because Stanford sucks. How does David Shaw keep his job? (NOTE: I'd like to thank @utenationand @Orangefor their undying support, friendship and humility that they bestow upon me)
  2. You fail to recognize that Musk is making rules that will cause employees he doesn't want, to quit, so he doesn't have to terminate them; and to have undesirable posters to stop posting, without violating freedom of speech rules. Rest assured he has consulted his legal team before making any decisions.
  3. Apparently, you and yours fail to recognize that Musk is setting rules that will force liberals to leave. Because he can. When you buy Twitter (or even a hot dog stand) you can make whatever rules you want. And if it doesn't make customers happy, too bad. Check back when you buy a business.
  4. Most gay people do. Thank God no one has to see a photo of you.
  5. So, you admit that you're a socialist who wants to raise taxes on the group that already pays the majority of our nation's taxes and legalize drugs that have caused cities with legalized drugs to become ravaged with homelessness and forcing businesses to close. You're an idiot.
  6. This is rich. A liberal organization complaining about someone being "illegal". Here's the background on his education. I'm sure that if his claims of obtaining degrees at University of Pennsylvania are false that the University of Pennsylvania would have spoken up long ago. Musk attended Waterkloof House Preparatory School, Bryanston High School, and Pretoria Boys High School, from which he graduated.[28] Musk applied for a Canadian passport through his Canadian-born mother,[29][30] knowing that it would be easier to immigrate to the United States this way.[31] While waiting for his application to be processed, he attended the University of Pretoria for five months.[32] Musk arrived in Canada in June 1989 and lived with a second cousin in Saskatchewan for a year,[33] working odd jobs at a farm and lumber-mill.[34] In 1990, he entered Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.[35][36] Two years later, he transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed studies for a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the Wharton School in 1995.[37][38][39] He reportedly hosted large, ticketed house parties to help pay for tuition, and wrote a business plan for an electronic book-scanning service similar to Google Books.[40] In 1994, Musk held two internships in Silicon Valley: one at the energy storage startup Pinnacle Research Institute, which investigated electrolytic ultracapacitors for energy storage, and another at the Palo Alto–based startup Rocket Science Games.[41][42] In 1995, he was accepted to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in materials science at Stanford University.[43][44] However, Musk decided to join the Internet boom, instead dropping out two days after being accepted and applied for a job at Netscape, to which he reportedly never received a response.[45][29]
  7. I don't know many loons that are self-made multi-billionaires. Just because he has a level of intelligence that's beyond your comprehension doesn't make him a loon.
  8. Let me see .... I don't spend all of my time trying to prove the SEC is better. That's a known fact. Yet over the years, all I've heard from PAC12 fans are these excuses: 1.) No one sees the PAC12 play because they are on the West Coast and everyone east of Colorado is asleep when the PAC12 plays, and the PAC12 doesn't get fair recognition .... That is a completely false narrative. 2.) PAC12 plays 9 conference games, and risk losing more games .... The PAC12 plays more conference games, not because they have more guts and courage, but because OOC games often require cross country travel, and the cross-country travel has been determined to impact sleep and subsequently academics. To combat this, the PAC12 leadership decided to play and extra conference game. That's a fact. 3.) SEC plays weak OOC opponents .... The PAC12, as a whole, plays a higher percentage of FCS opponents than the SEC, and more seasons than not, the PAC12 typically has at least two teams that don't face a P5 OOC opponent at all. Furthermore, three SEC teams (Florida, Georgia and South Carolina) typically play two P5 OOC opponents most every year. 4.) SEC teams won't travel West .... Actually, the SEC has traveled West as often as PAC12 teams have traveled to play SEC teams. 5.) AP voters have bias for the SEC and purposely place SEC teams in the rankings to ensure that ranked SEC teams play ranked SEC teams to ensure that an SEC team (or two) makes the NCCG .... This concept is so flawed and beyond reasoning. That concept ensures that 62 AP voters, from across the nation (even in PAC12 country) are somehow (according to those who subscribe to this theory) holding a secret conference call and discussing how they can ensure an SEC team (or two) can play for the NC. These are just some of the ignorant concepts tossed about.
  9. Do you even know what a narcissist is? Give me one example. I can't think of a single time that I've gotten upset when people don't acknowledge my correct picks. But what I get from you (and this is not the first time) is embellished statements that are completely inaccurate. What I've experience is literal anger and hostility - especially from you and @Orangewhen I render sarcastic posts Statements like this only give me reason a basis to show just how right I am. And the fact is, I'm more accurate than you want to admit .... I'll give you an example my accuracy: The PAC12 will not be represented in the CFP. I'll go a step further, even in 2023 the PAC12 will not be represented in the CFP. I don't think anyone has approached me with "adult gloves". If so, then those are some soft gloves, because I haven't felt any heavy punches.
  10. I've come on here, every year, with truthful thoughts and replies. I've even complemented teams, etc. But no matter what I say, I've been called names, etc., which only makes me want to comment more. If people on here treated me kindly and equally, you may find my replies to be more civil. All of you are serving, I'm just returning volley. If people on here don't like that, then I don't know what to say.
  11. I answered your question: Daniels is now on a team that has more talented players, on both sides of the ball, as well as a better coach. Neither ASU's offense nor defense was as good as what Daniels has playing with him at LSU. As for Bo (imo): The SEC was more a bigger mountain to climb than what he has now. As a follower of Auburn, he could never break the habit of running out of the pocket and making wild passes across his body, that generally were incomplete or intercepted. When he completed a pass, it was pretty to watch. But more times than not, he was under pressure from pass rushers and would not step up in the pocket. He couldn't run away from defenders, because he didn't have the speed to get away from the rush. He often made wild throws and was consistently inconsistent. The habits he developed at Pinson High School were habits that didn't work in the SEC and he struggled.
  12. Not at all. I've watched Bo since he was at Pinson Valley High School, outside of Birmingham. Rest assured, as a follower of Auburn, it was painful to watch Bo play the last two years. He never improved from his freshman year, and he consistently carried bad habits onto the field. Fans were glad to see him go. He was not terrible at Auburn. He was 2019 SEC Freshman of the year and led Auburn to a 9-4 record that included a win over BAMA. But he didn't improve in the following years. He struggled, despite having plenty of talent around him and became hit and miss at Auburn. We called it "good Bo" and "bad Bo". You never knew what to expect. He carried bad habits from HS into college. His inability to step up in the pocket was a problem and he was too quick to break out of the pocket and throw on the run. This resulted in a lot of incomplete passes and turnovers that killed drives and caused anguish for Auburn fans. Additionally, his father (former Auburn QB, and his HS coach, Pat Nix) seemed to be too involved with the Auburn coaching staff, where it appeared that Gus Malzahn played favorites in making Bo the starter. As a true freshman, Bo was inserted ahead of Malik Willis, who was set to become the starter in his sophomore year. That was a move that many questioned by many, who felt that Malzhan had an agreement with Bo's dad to make Bo the starter, as a true freshman. Willis went on to excel at Liberty University and is currently the back-up QB with the Titans, and the heir apparent to the starting QB role, when Tannehill's time with the Titans comes to an end. Willis is bigger than Bo, a better runner than Bo, and equally accurate as a passer, but with a stronger arm. Many think that had Willis remained as Auburn's QB that Auburn would have had more success over the last two seasons. At Oregon, Bo is facing easier competition (imo), while also being in a system that is better suited to his skill set. At Auburn he had to play against BAMA, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss, Arkansas, TAMU and MS State every year. He faced the CFB NC in three consecutive seasons, (LSU, BAMA, Georgia) and the NCG runner-up every year. That's a tougher slate of teams than he's currently facing in the PAC12. And at Oregon, he's playing for one of the conference's better teams (like a BAMA, UGA, etc. are in the SEC) and more times than not, he's (and Oregon) are playing down and against lesser teams. He doesn't have the same hurdles in the PAC12 that he had at Auburn, because he's on one of the better teams in the PAC12. Last year, Bo was pulled from a game, and after that moment, he showed little interest in playing. He was angry and sulked. It was noted by many, and his lack of support for his team was evident by fans. While I know Bo has done well in the PAC12, what were his numbers against UGA in week 1? He was 21-37, for 173 yards, no TD's and two interceptions. He also ran 8 times for 37 yards .... Those are the type of numbers he put up in his last two seasons at Auburn. Daniels has improved a great deal since week one - as has the entire LSU team. Daniels has more tools (teammates) to work with at LSU than he had at ASU. I also think he has better coaching at LSU. Overall, he's on a much better team, than he was at ASU, and that allows him to do more. That being said, Daniels started in all 29 games he played in, at ASU. He completed 62% of his passes, for 6,025 yards and 32 TD's. He also ran for 1,288 yards and 13 TD's. Daniels wasn't as pedestrian as the picture you want to paint. He was actually good. He just wasn't on a good team. In short, Bo is on one of the PAC12's stronger teams and is facing a weaker slate of opponents, and Daniels is also on a better team with has a better complement of players on his team, while also having better coaches to teach him. I will also add that Daniels and Dart are both on record as saying that they transferred from PAC12 schools to SEC schools, because they wanted to play in the best conference, against the best teams, and the best players. Bo ran away from that. IMO, because he struggled against the best conference, best teams and best players. Looking ahead, LSU won't beat UGA, while Oregon has another loss in their future. My prediction is this weekend, vs. Oregon State.
  13. HLB

    AP Poll

    Just like you believe on the repeated claims spoken on MSNBC, CNN and all of the other liberal media outlets.
  14. I'm predicting Oregon State to pull off the upset.
  15. There are fans here who like to think that they have insider information, when they don't. Nothing is super-secret if fans already know. And I have no desire to be one of them.
  16. HLB

    AP Poll

    You're assuming that the pollsters are correct .... Furthermore, the polls you are pointing to are not the final polls. Wait and see where everyone is in the final polls before boasting. #23 Oregon State - not a real threat to beat any of the teams I mentioned. #17 Washington - not a real threat to beat any of the teams I mentioned. #16 UCLA - a good team. Not a great team. Not a threat to beat any of the teams I mentioned. #12 Oregon - we saw how they would matchup, in week one vs. Georgia. Not a threat to beat any of the teams I mentioned. #10 Utah - we saw how they would matchup, in week one vs. the 9th best team in the SEC - Florida. Overrated and not a threat to beat any of the teams I mentioned. #7 UC (soon to be #5) - overrated; defense isn't strong enough to beat any of the teams I just mentioned. I look for ND to beat USC this weekend. After this weekend, UCLA and Utah will drop. USC and Oregon will slightly move up. Oregon State and UW will remain close to where they currently are. If you had an example where any of the PAC12 teams you reference, has registered a win against a top-tier OOC opponent, then perhaps I would put merit in your words. But none of those teams you referenced have done so. In contrast, when they have faced a quality 2022 OOC opponent, they've lost.
  17. I have Oregon State playing spoiler and winning this game.
  18. HLB

    USC v. ND

    Defense will be a problem for USC (has been all season). ND is playing their best football right now. I have ND winning 41-37.
  19. If you knew about it, then it couldn't have been that "super-secret".
  20. As I predicted at the start of the season and again this past week .... USC won.
  21. No defense - by anyone.
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