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Topic: We're getting blackballed....
Replies: 7   Last Post: Oct 20, 2019 3:17 PM by: 85_alumnus
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We're getting blackballed....

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Posted: Oct 20, 2019 2:43 PM
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The nation hates Clemson football. You can't give any logical reasons why a team who beat FSU last week 45-14 and dropped in the polls.... then wins on the road vs the Ville 45-10 and drops in the polls again.

This doesn't make any sense. We are winning by 30 + points a game and it's not enough??????

On offense we're averaging 40 points and on defense giving up 12... Starters only giving up 6.



yes..... the bias is clear.


Re: We're getting blackballed....

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Posted: Oct 20, 2019 2:47 PM
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It's all based on Trevor Lawrence not living up to the unrealistic expectations of a "true" sophomore QB. These folks have put him on such a pedestal that the only way he could really go is down.
He is not the whole team. He isn't perfect. He has room to get better for sure. But, he is also among the best "if not the best" doing it.
AP voters watch ESPN and get influenced by the talking heads who see a Clemson offense that is not at the same place we were when we played Alabama.
In their minds, "if you can dismantle Alabama you should be obliterating lowly ACC competition by 80"! And that's unreal and unfair!

They will all see.


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Posted: Oct 20, 2019 3:01 PM
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Or beating NC by more than one and it going down to the final play.

SOS probably has more to do than anything right now. Keep winning and Clemson is in.

Either LSU or AL will have a loss.


Black-balled from what? The AP Poll doesn’t have a playoff

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Posted: Oct 20, 2019 2:50 PM
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yet.

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Re: Black-balled from what? The AP Poll doesn’t have a playoff


Posted: Oct 20, 2019 2:58 PM
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I understand your point.

You know what we mean though hopefully. The AP while having zero influence on who goes to the CFP is what they flash on the screen until the CFP rankings come out. Teams are getting credit for beating other ranked teams; some of which should not be. Missouri for example lost to dang Wyoming but this weekend were ranked 22 in the AP.

Wake lost to Louisville in a shoot out and went from 19 to unranked in one swoop.

The bias is real and the picture is being painted "we can't do enough" to impress! Virtually the same stats as last year; yet slipping in a poll is ridiculous.


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Posted: Oct 20, 2019 3:01 PM
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Everybody just needs to CALM DOWN!!! The first playoff comm. vote is not out yet, we will be just fine. We just have to win out to get in. Unless you play in the SEC, you don't get a free pass, or the blessing of the ESECPN so called experts. When December rolls around, let's see how many powerhouses are still undefeated!!!! Like what's always been said, we will always go disrespected, always on the outside looking in, and always coming in with a giant chip on our shoulder!! They had to eat crow last year, guess they want another helping!!!!


Re: We're getting blackballed....

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Posted: Oct 20, 2019 3:02 PM
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You’re absolutely correct. Narratives written by the people who pay all the writer’s checks are very dear to them. They start beating the drum against us and for 2 sec teams very early in the season. Week 1. Every year.

And we win in spite of them and hand them their collectives ##### when the time comes. And it’s coming.

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Pac 12 sucking the hind teat also......


Posted: Oct 20, 2019 3:17 PM
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On getting respect in the polls


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