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  1. CCFC88

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    Yep, the excellent has just become normality when watching him now. His 2nd quarter explosion last night was what I hoped/expected we'd see from Lamar on Saturday.

    Mahommes vs this SF defence would be a great watch
     
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    KC could be really dominant for a long time now. Players see Mahomes' brilliance and will go there on free agency for a lower salary than they would take elsewhere with the knowledge they have every opportunity to get a ring out of it. Same as has been happening in NE for ages but without the bonus of Brady taking a lower than market salary.
     
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    So will he get the 1st 200m contract?
     
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    Think this is mahomes year but he needs more excellent seasons upon seasons to be classed aslong side favre and rodgers.

    He is prob brady level tho so fairplay to him


    So am i the last SBT poster with a team left in playoffs?
     
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    1 SB in 2 seasons and he's not comparable to 1 SB in 20 seasons?
     
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    LSU Clemson tonight, thoughts Tisza? There seems to be a disturbing amount of hype around LSU in the build up to this game, they are obviously very very good but I think there must be a worry they might collapse under the pressure? Clemson +5.5 with a QB who has never lost a college game on closing in on 2 years
     
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    Don't forget the MVP award last season, already just one behind AR and Favre
     
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    Where did i say sb?

    I said keep having excellent seasons
     
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    Clemson so difficult to judge.
    Can't argue they don't have a much easier route to college play-offs (played 2 ranked sides that both lost 5 games - A&M not ranked end of season) so hard to compare them that way with LSU. Nearly choked at NC.
    They got past Ohio state in a game that OU could(probably should) have won.

    LSU walloped Oklahoma but the others would have as well. Big 12 so poor defensively.
    But both teams have had a rest. Burrow has momentum but facing the best allround defence he's seen (struggled against Auburn's).
    LSU will need to make a quick start as don't tend to hold the pace so well on later stages. Tight towards the end and Clemson have the experience.
    LSU defence is decent but not great. Lawrence best QB they've faced - Tua was obviously injured when they met and he ran them close.

    Swinney the better coach,

    Bookies never taken more money for a bowl win than they have for LSU in this game.

    So the answer is ... haven't got a clue. Either side has the ability to win by a comfortable margin.
    So much guesswork involved as there's nothing really to compare the 2 sides in terms of mutual opponents etc.
    Alabama looked favourites last year but Clemson blew them out. This LSU at around the same level as the Alabama side but Clemson not as good as last year.

    If pushed I'll take Clemson's experience and better defence.

    I'd add been one of the best college seasons ever in terms of quality. More teams going to close the gap next year - nobody should write off Alabama. These college sides moving more and more towards NFL offensive structures - LSU being ahead of the curve a major reason for their success this year.
     
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    So if he is Brady level is he already above Rogers;)
     
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    Expecting a good old fashioned college football shootout. One or two big defensive plays could make al the difference.

    Always enjoy reading your thoughts, especially on college football!
     
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    Dont be silly

    Rodgers still in playoffs whilst brady playing golf ;)
     
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    I've absolutely no doubt that this will be an outstanding game - with great skill & commitment - always hard to believe these kids are between 18 and about 22 years old.
    would recommend anyone who likes football watch the inevitable replays tomorrow and through the week. You'll be watching 15-20 players that will be in the NFL in the next 2 years including probably this year's and next year's number 1 picks.

    Thanks for the other kind words. Just love the game, have done for along time.
     
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    Nah another long time Packer here
     
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    He couldn’t throw because of the weight of all those Super Bowl rings
     
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    I'm a 49ers fan. Got a few friends in Frisco
     
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    Oh of course. Never seen you on here before!

    Revenge of the owl!
     
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    I bumped into a fella in Macy’s basement food court in San Fran wearing a city cap. Small world
     
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    I genuinely thought id see the ravens in the superbowl! oh well used to getting disappointed supporting the city!
     
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    I had Ravens as a certainty, failing that the Chiefs. I'd therefore like to congratulate Green Bay on their upcoming championship win
     
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    Think kansas will sin it although 49ers are stacked offense and defence

    Green bay next mstch feels like a free hit. No pressure whatsoever. Im not even nervous like was when got to this stage before
     
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    There's no sense of injustice or what should have been this year, more a peaceful overachievement so it's nice to be able to enjoy the rest of the games now. The playoffs on a whole have been ace so far so my only wish is that the Superbowl is a big upgrade on last year's stinker. Also that Wyclef and Ja Rule make cameo appearances for the half time show
     
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    National championship was a good game. But a 3 score win at this level is huge.
    Probably came down to LSU's offensive coach (Brady who's on his way to the Panthers) making the right adjustments as Clemson's defence was doing okay for a while.
    Lawrence had an off-day whereas Burrow just carried on his great form.
    Always felt during the game that no matter how many points Clemson scored LSU would just score more.
    So onto next year and LSU have some key holes to fill, Clemson have great recruiting classes that will come through.
    Alabama, Georgia, Oregon, Ohio state will all be strong.
    Florida a dark horse if they can just add some offense to what was probably the best defence in college football this year. Team to make close the gap - Arizona state under Herm Edwards - been recruiting really well last 2 years and has brought in Marvin Lewis to help.
     
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    Yea, was a great watch, first half was captivating. Clemson were able to control field position but didn't really make enough of their chances to build big enough lead to cause panic in the LSU ranks.

    Always felt LSU was jut caged up in the first quarter and as soon as they started getting better field position they would make it count. The Clemson ejection felt like it really took the steam out of any possible comeback

    Burrows really showed up, Jefferson and Chase had the beating of their backs all night long. Be really interesting to watch Brady's offence at Carolina, that LSU offence seemed to be set up so so well
     
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    Jeffersen & Chase have been outstanding this year in yards after the catch really boosted Burrows numbers.
    I didn't like the targetting call. Jeffersen was going down and twisting because of the 1st tackler taking him low.
    Brady's offense at Panthers going to depend a lot on who's QBing. Also how well he integrates McCaffrey into the scheme
     

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