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  • Cajun Patriot posted 22 days ago

    Cajun Patriot

    Still miss you Murf! Saints are doing well, at least the last couple of games. Attended the Saints and Packers after I was there for LSU's game v. Ole Miss. Lost my voice. Two great results.

    Wish I could send you some things we are making now for the holidays--Authentic Genuine All Natural New Orleans Pecan Pralines et al. The whole neighborhood here is coming by, saying hello....ha!

    Take care!

  • J D posted 24 days ago

    J D


    If two or four teams from One conference OR ANOTHER think they are DIVINELY APPOINTED to PLAY in the NC GAME and DENY all other worthy TEAMS a chance, then it is TIME for a little March Madness in the world of college football. Lets have a REAL PLAYOFF and call it December MADNESS. And a $BILLION in travel and TEAM revenues.

    Here we go again. College foot ball fans MEEKLY accepting the NONSENSE put out by the MEDIA that a REAL football playoff of 32 teams is IMPOSSIBLE, too burdensome, or TAKES too much TIME from CLASS.
    Basketball does it with 64. College football can easily do it with a 32 team playoff. No more BITTER FANS screaming MY TEAM got LEFT OUT. Basketball has March Madness. COLLEGE FOOTBALL needs December Madness.

    ALABAMA in all its GREATNESS Lost a last Second STUNNER. Then the UNFAIR bullet or restriction BACKFIRED on them. Now they and about 30 or 40 or 60 other schools MUST SIT on the sidelines and Compete for LESSER GLORY than the NC TITLE. This is Totally Unnecessary and listen or read on :

    I thought America had no ROYATY. Prince William gets to be King of England by doing nothing. He was BORN that WAY.
    I think that Alabama is a Magnificent machine , a Great football team, but it has humans on its team. Humans Err. They are not Gods. No team Deserves the NC Game. You lose . YOU are out.
    The SEC IS a truly powerful Conference. Three years ago the BCS robbed Oklahoma State which was 11-1 the chance to play in the NC TITLE. REmember They were 11-1. Alabama was awarded the game against TWO LOSS LSU.
    Nothing FAIR ABOUT THAT. Oklahoma State Would have been CHOSEN in a real Playoff. OKLAHOMA UPSET Alabama last year. In a continuation of Genuine PLAY They WOULD have met Florida state. TREVOR KNIGHT against the Seminoles. Do you like the ODDS.
    NO BCS. No 4 TEAM Playoff. But a 32 Team or 64 TEAM Playoff can work. Here is how:

    First, Leave all FBS teams with the Fun and Reward of Playing the 30 plus Bowl Games. And 4 PLAYOFF BOWLS would be used on Jan 1 each year for the Elite 8 CFB playoff BOWLS.
    And A $BILLION IN PLAYOFF MONEY In Gate receipt$, Hotel, tourist MONEY, Sueveniers and TRAVEL for the cities and Teams involved.



    A Simple Guide by J D
    FACT: There are always 13 SATURDAYS in the 92 days of September thru November.

    STEP ONE: Require all teams to finish their 12 GAMES by the END of NOVEMBER. There would be TIME for ONE OPEN DATE . Or TWO using the LAST SATURDAY in AUGUST.
    STEP TWO: Have an NCAA selection committee PICK the TOP 32 Football Teams: FOUR Divisions would be set up:
    East, South, Midwest, West.
    Four Number One Seeds would be chosen in each Division and progressively on down: Number Two through Eight.
    SEED Number One would play Number Eight, Number Two plays Number Seven and so on.

    STEP THREE: SIXTEEN GAMES would be played ( 32 Chosen Teams) on the First Saturday in December. The SWEET SIXTEEN winners would play on the second Saturday in December.
    STEP FOUR: The Elite Eight Winners are in the HIGHEST FOUR BOWLS called CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLS and would be played on New Years Day.
    STEP FIVE: The FOUR QUARTER FINAL TEAMS play their TWO GAMES on January 8 or later.
    STEP SIX : THE FINALS: 2 WINNERS would play a week later near January 17 for the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.
    Conclusion: Only FOUR TEAMS would NEED to PLAY past the HOLIDAY Weekend of January the 1st. And the REST of the TEAMS could GO BACK TO their Studies and Classes.

    Also: The 30 plus BOWLS are kept . The LOSERS in the FIRST or SECOND Round can PLAY again in any BOWLS but the FOUR CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLS and win and rejoin the Top Twenty five.

    Remember any team LOSING in the FIRST or SECOND WEEK of the Playoffs could STILL be INVITED to ONE of the 30 plus bowls.
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    IF TEAMS THINK They are the BEST, then let them PROVE IT on the Battlefield of Play. ONE team out of the 32 Teams chosen will win 5 games in a row and be true National Champ.!!!

    Thanks for reading . My main concern is that somewhere, somehow, in my lifetime an Unfair 4 TEAM Playoff will be abolished. Every 8-3 team in the top 40 or 65 Teams will have respect and a chance to win it all.
    This will bring in $1 BILLION dollars or more to the Teams and their Schools.

  • Shane Smith posted 142 days ago

    Shane Smith

    wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend.

    Miss seeing your debate articles for Nawlins.

    Very nice to see you covering an SEC team. i will be stopping in to read your work.

    Looking forward to seeing some Saints analysis, surely, we can count on something for week 1 and week 16 ( saints and falcons regular season ) I would say to tell ATL dome maintenance to have a 4 foot level close by, but Jimmy has to sign and, of course, be able to score. Regardless of the Tag as a TE, i think he can afford the fine for at least one dunk.. its crazy he bent the posts into tv time outs back to back years down there

    peace be with ya fam!



  • King Mike posted 203 days ago

    King  Mike

    We miss u murf

  • Roger Henslee posted 241 days ago

    Roger Henslee

    Whats happening Murf? I read you on other sites too, you bailing on Bleacherreport? Hope its all good and we miss your writing here too!

  • jeremy korbal posted 256 days ago

    jeremy korbal

    Now that Byrd and Ward are signed along with all the other better free agent safeties what direction do you think that Falcons would go in now?

  • Michael Brown posted 256 days ago

    Michael Brown

    Hey Murf, first I just want to say you're my favorite writer on BR because you tend to think outside of the box and bring a different perspective on things.

    In your latest article on how Payton and Loomis making the Saints contenders for years to come, my question is when/what do you think they'll end up doing on the QB side of things?

    With him being thirty-five, he has a few years left in the tank, but when do you think they need to start focusing on the future for their quarterback position?

  • Devin McDowell posted 259 days ago

    Devin McDowell

    YES! You're back murf! Missed you. Best writer for saints by far please stay!

  • Connor Leonardi posted 259 days ago

    Connor Leonardi

    Can you come back to covering the Saints please? Knox IS A JOKE.

  • Maariz Kashem posted 277 days ago

    Maariz Kashem

    Well back to you murf, I would add him for depth purposes only. He IS NOT getting the starting job without earning it, so likely not.

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