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MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

Could the Harbaugh Brothers win the NCAA National Championship and Super Bowl in the same season???

Maywood.

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  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,217 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ofcourse it could

    I like Michigan's chances more than Baltimore but it would be a cool story even though I cannot stand Baltimore

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,824 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In college I think it's either Alabama or Texas. Pros I think an NFC team wins SB.

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  • SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,604 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes.

  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,267 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had never thought of it, but sure they could. would be a cool story.

    George Brett, Bobby Orr and Terry Bradshaw.

  • countdouglascountdouglas Posts: 2,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it was a more impressive achievement when the Harbaugh Brothers faced off against each other in the Super Bowl.

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,675 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's possible... but doubtful. Harbaugh (UM) certainly had his share doubters here on the forum for years. Sadly College Football is a mess- its tough to watch and even tougher to take seriously. Not trying to rain on anyone's parade here...

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  • coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,385 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Why is it tough to watch?

    Terry Bradshaw was AMAZING!!

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  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,267 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coolstanley said:
    Why is it tough to watch?

    he probably means that it is a much lower level of competition than the Pro level. The vast majority of players are slower and less skilled, so they are unable to perform at a very high level like NFL players. and the rankings/playoff structure is a joke.

    George Brett, Bobby Orr and Terry Bradshaw.

  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's easy enough to watch and generally more exciting and faster paced than the NFL, but I suppose he meant the rankings/playoff structure is a joke.

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,675 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fair question-

    Talent really has nothing to do with it- It is the ever changing conferences in search of greater markets and more money. Greed seems to have prevailed over tradition. Rankings and the so-called play-off scheme which is all in part to satisfy an obsession of determining a single National Champion seems to accomplish little other than to create TV revenue.

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  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's strange that March Madness does determine a Champion to everyone's satisfaction. The problem with NCAA football is that there's almost no inter-conference play until the Bowl season, so maybe that's why they started the games in the first place.

  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,267 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinkat said:
    Fair question-

    Talent really has nothing to do with it- It is the ever changing conferences in search of greater markets and more money. Greed seems to have prevailed over tradition. Rankings and the so-called play-off scheme which is all in part to satisfy an obsession of determining a single National Champion seems to accomplish little other than to create TV revenue.

    the talent is undeniably lower in College.

    George Brett, Bobby Orr and Terry Bradshaw.

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,675 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not disputing talent is better in the pros- as it should be. My commentary is just limited to the change in the college game which in my view has not been for the better

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  • Basebal21Basebal21 Posts: 1,867 ✭✭✭✭

    @craig44 said:

    @coinkat said:
    Fair question-

    Talent really has nothing to do with it- It is the ever changing conferences in search of greater markets and more money. Greed seems to have prevailed over tradition. Rankings and the so-called play-off scheme which is all in part to satisfy an obsession of determining a single National Champion seems to accomplish little other than to create TV revenue.

    the talent is undeniably lower in College.

    Thats true in every sport, but its also both lower and higher at the same time. NFL MVPs are currently playing in college, there are a number of programs that consistently put players into the NFL. 5 players on the Eagles defense were teammates at Georgia as an example. Would an NFL team win the college playoffs almost certainly, but simply being drafted doesn't mean the player is better than someone in college.

    The dropoff for top tier programs isnt what it once was

  • 2dueces2dueces Posts: 6,230 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lamar has to prove himself in the playoffs first.
    And if San Francisco survives the injury bug I don’t see any team matching up to them.

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  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Christmas Night may provide some insight into the 49ers infallibility if not either teams flaws heading into the playoffs. Right now both seem to be the best teams in the entire NFL so it's kind of cool that the schedule worked out like this.

    Something I've thought about is how the LA Rams faltered mid-season a few years ago and rebounded to win the Super Bowl. I think in that same season Pittsburgh started out 11-0 before they slowed down and lost in the Wild Card round. Baltimore had two seasons running when they were playing excellent football only to be knocked out at the end of the season or early in the playoffs. It's hard to tell just who will continue playing at the top in January.

    The trend seems like it's aways close to the same: play good early and build to December, then close strong and anything can happen.

  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,267 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Basebal21 said:

    @craig44 said:

    @coinkat said:
    Fair question-

    Talent really has nothing to do with it- It is the ever changing conferences in search of greater markets and more money. Greed seems to have prevailed over tradition. Rankings and the so-called play-off scheme which is all in part to satisfy an obsession of determining a single National Champion seems to accomplish little other than to create TV revenue.

    the talent is undeniably lower in College.

    Thats true in every sport, but its also both lower and higher at the same time. NFL MVPs are currently playing in college, there are a number of programs that consistently put players into the NFL. 5 players on the Eagles defense were teammates at Georgia as an example. Would an NFL team win the college playoffs almost certainly, but simply being drafted doesn't mean the player is better than someone in college.

    The dropoff for top tier programs isnt what it once was

    there are also MVP's currently playing in high school. and middle school. and pee wee. I bet there is a future MVP who just got born this week.

    there is a reason there has only ever been one rookie win MVP in the NFL (jim brown) and that is because it takes time to get really good at football.

    George Brett, Bobby Orr and Terry Bradshaw.

  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,267 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @2dueces said:
    Lamar has to prove himself in the playoffs first.
    And if San Francisco survives the injury bug I don’t see any team matching up to them.

    I agree 100% if SF stays healthy, i dont think they will lose another game this season.

    George Brett, Bobby Orr and Terry Bradshaw.

  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

    :)

  • Basebal21Basebal21 Posts: 1,867 ✭✭✭✭

    @craig44 said:

    @Basebal21 said:

    @craig44 said:

    @coinkat said:
    Fair question-

    Talent really has nothing to do with it- It is the ever changing conferences in search of greater markets and more money. Greed seems to have prevailed over tradition. Rankings and the so-called play-off scheme which is all in part to satisfy an obsession of determining a single National Champion seems to accomplish little other than to create TV revenue.

    the talent is undeniably lower in College.

    Thats true in every sport, but its also both lower and higher at the same time. NFL MVPs are currently playing in college, there are a number of programs that consistently put players into the NFL. 5 players on the Eagles defense were teammates at Georgia as an example. Would an NFL team win the college playoffs almost certainly, but simply being drafted doesn't mean the player is better than someone in college.

    The dropoff for top tier programs isnt what it once was

    there are also MVP's currently playing in high school. and middle school. and pee wee. I bet there is a future MVP who just got born this week.

    there is a reason there has only ever been one rookie win MVP in the NFL (jim brown) and that is because it takes time to get really good at football.

    Theres plenty of players that step in and make an immediate impact and are elite at their positions their rookie year. The reason why there has only been one rookie MVP is because of the voters. Theres really only 2 positions that are even able to win the award and you have to go back to 2012 to find the last time it wasnt given to a QB. 2006 would be the next one that wasnt a QB.

    Its overwhelmingly a QB award with the occasional RB mixed in. The best QBs get drafted high which generally means theyre going to a terrible team that may or may not have scarified the franchise to trade up for them. So youre now in a position where a QB is put on a terrible team and QB is basically the only position that can win the MVP award

    Theres also the fact that once a Brady, Rodgers, Manning type starts winning the writers start voting by name. I'm not saying they didnt deserve it, but at that point someone has to blow them out of the water to win over them not just have a better season. Winning is a prerequisite for a lot of voters in all sports too though that is improving a bit.

    There are multiple players that enter the league every year and are elite from the start, some are even actually better in the NFL than they were in college

    There is a talent gap for sure just like in every sport, but the gap has been closing especially at elite programs.

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