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  1. Anybody concerned about this? When will the bubble burst.....or will it? http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000998860/article/nfl-salary-cap-for-2019-projected-at-187m1911m The salary cap is once again going up. The NFL announced Tuesday that projections for the 2019 salary cap are in the range of $187 million to $191.1 million -- a decent increase over the 2018 cap of $177.2 million per club. There has been a 40 percent increase in the salary cap since the 2014 season ($133 million) and it would be the sixth consecutive year the cap is projected to climb more than $10 million per club year over year. According to the league, total projected player costs, including benefits, are projected at more than $7.3 billion in 2019. The final salary-cap figure will be revealed in the months ahead before free agency officially begins on March 13.
  2. D-1AA, D-II and D-III football playoffs, several Ohio teams right there! What playoffs should look like.
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    If the playoff started today Dec. 12

    Weeks ago this was so hypothetical and of little to no interest for BROWNS fans.......not exactly true now. Nice to be still in it.
  4. The 2018 DIII football championship is ready to kick off Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. ET. Mount Union and Mary Hardin-Baylor will battle at the 2018 Stagg Bowl from Woodforest Stadium in Shenandoah, Texas. MORE: Interactive bracket | Printable bracket | Buy championship tickets Do not adjust your television. This is indeed a rematch of the 2017 Stagg Bowl when the Purple Raiders ended The Cru's attempt at back-to-back titles in shutout fashion. The two begin a new era of Stagg Bowl history with the first DIII football championship ever to be played in the state of Texas. Here's what you need to know about both of these historic programs heading into Friday's matchup.
  5. Mount Union makes Alabama's hot streak mild in comparison, unreal what they've done for decades now. On blowing up the screen I do it with my fingers to make small text larger, I took a screenshot of the D1-AA where North Dakota State in Fargo, ND is king right now.
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    Bleacher Report Game of the Year

    I'm a big BIG TEN fan always have been but the SEC is the hot conference of the P5 right now especially with ALA on a hot streak. The BIG TEN has it's bright moments as long as OHIO STATE remains a top 5 team.
  7. For sure it is getting more national attention. And this tid-bit from vegasinsider.com: Super Bowl LII Prediction (2/3/19) New Orleans over New England:The Saints come off a rough Thursday night loss in Dallas, but remain atop the rankings since they're still 10-1 (9-2 ATS) over their last 11. This has been my Super Bowl prediction since the preseason. The theory here is that last year's memorable demise should birth a drive and focus that Brees can work with to get out of a stacked NFC with his talented group, which added RB Mark Ingram after a four-game suspension. The Patriots started slowly but will rebound and face the easier road in the AFC. A rematch with the Chiefs appears to be in the cards. Bill Belichick's team will surprise at Arrowhead and then lose a second straight Super Bowl, failing to contain Sean Payton's offense in Atlanta. Barring injury, this projection won't change. Highest Risers Packers 23 to 18 Browns 24 to 19 <----- a lot of stuff like this Colts 15 to 11 Titans 17 to 13 Giants 21 to 17 Lions 27 to 23 49ers 32 to 29 Seahawks 11 to 9 Dolphins 16 to 14 Jets 30 to 28 Biggest Drops Broncos 14 to 20 <----- Redskins 20 to 24 Vikings 12 to 15 Eagles 13 to 16 Bucs 18 to 21 Panthers 19 to 22 Jaguars 22 to 25 Cardinals 29 to 32 Patriots 3 to 5 Ravens 10 to 12 Bills 28 to 30
  8. ☆ 2018-2018 NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL SCHEDULE ☆ It's time to most wonderful time of the year. Yeah, there's the holidays. But there is also the college football bowl season to entertain us. A total of 40 postseason games in the Football Bowl Subdivision are set to take place in December and January. The action kicks off with the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque. It's the first among five games scheduled for Dec. 15. The College Football Playoff semifinals will be held on Dec. 29 at the Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas, and Orange Bowl at Miami Gardens, Fla. The national championship game will wrap up the bowl season extravaganza on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, Calif. A rundown of the bowl lineup: Dec. 15 — Celebration Bowl: Alcorn State vs. N.C. A&T, ABC, noon. Dec. 15 — New Mexico Bowl: North Texas vs. Utah State, ESPN, 2 p.m. Dec. 15 — Cure Bowl: Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Tulane, CBSSN, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15 — Las Vegas Bowl: Arizona State vs. Fresno State, ABC, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 15 — Camellia Bowl: Eastern Michigan vs. Georgia Southern, ESPN, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15 — New Orleans Bowl: Appalachian State vs. Middle Tenn., ESPN, 9 p.m. Dec. 18 — Boca Raton Bowl: Alabama-Birmingham vs. Northern Illinois, ESPN, 7 p.m. Dec. 19 — Frisco Bowl: Ohio vs. San Diego State, ESPN, 8 p.m. Dec. 20 — Gasparilla Bowl: Marshall vs. South Florida, ESPN, 8 p.m. Dec. 21 — Bahamas Bowl: Florida International vs. Toledo, ESPN, 12:30 p.m. Dec. 21 — Idaho Potato Bowl: Brigham Young vs. Western Michigan, ESPN, 4 p.m. Dec. 22 — Birmingham Bowl: Memphis vs. Wake Forest, ESPN, noon Dec. 22 — Armed Forces Bowl: Army vs. Houston, ESPN, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 22 — Dollar General Bowl: Buffalo vs. Troy, ESPN, 7 p.m. Dec. 22 — Hawai’i Bowl: Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech, ESPN, 10:30 p.m. Dec. 26 — First Responder Bowl: Boise State vs. Boston College, ESPN, 1:30 pm. Dec. 26 — Quick Lane Bowl: Georgia Tech vs. Minnesota, ESPN, 5:15 p.m. Dec. 26 — Cheez-It Bowl: California vs. TCU, ESPN, 9 p.m. Dec. 27 — Independence Bowl: Duke vs. Temple, ESPN, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 27 — Pinstripe Bowl: Miami (Fla.) vs. Wisconsin, ESPN, 5:15 p.m. Dec. 27 — Texas Bowl: Baylor vs. Vanderbilt, ESPN, 9 p.m. Dec. 28 — Music City Bowl: Auburn vs. Purdue, ESPN, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 28 — Camping World Bowl: Syracuse vs. West Virginia, ESPN, 5:15 p.m. Dec. 28 — Alamo Bowl: Iowa State vs. Washington State, ESPN, 9 p.m. Dec. 29 — Peach Bowl: Florida vs. Michigan, ESPN, noon Dec. 29 — Belk Bowl: South Carolina vs. Virginia, ABC, noon Dec. 29 — Arizona Bowl: Arkansas State vs. Nevada, CBSSN, 1 p.m. Dec. 29 — Cotton Bowl: Clemson vs. Notre Dame, ESPN, 4 p.m. Dec. 29 — Orange Bowl: Alabama vs. Oklahoma, ESPN, 8 p.m. Dec. 31 — Military Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech, ESPN, noon Dec. 31 — Sun Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Stanford, CBS, 2 p.m. Dec. 31 — Redbox Bowl: Michigan State vs. Oregon, Fox, 3 p.m. Dec. 31 — Liberty Bowl: Missouri vs. Oklahoma State, ESPN, 3:45 p.m. Dec. 31 — Holiday Bowl: Northwestern vs. Utah, FS1, 7 p.m. Dec. 31 — Gator Bowl: North Carolina State vs. Texas A&M, ESPN, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 1 — Outback Bowl: Iowa vs. Mississippi State, ESPN2, noon Jan. 1 — Citrus Bowl: Kentucky vs. Penn State, ABC, 1 p.m. Jan. 1 — Fiesta Bowl: Central Florida vs. LSU, ESPN, 1 p.m. Jan. 1 — Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Washington, ESPN, 5 p.m. Jan. 1 — Sugar Bowl: Georgia vs. Texas, ESPN, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 7 — College Football Playoff title game: Semifinal winners, ESPN, 8 p.m. Originally Published 4:27 p.m. EDT May 2, 2018 Updated 8:08 p.m. EST Dec. 5, 2018
  9. I think the major bowls do rotate things but I don't really get into it that deep....I just wait for the draws to come out. Once again I wish they had 8+ plus teams this year including OSU and maybe Michigan........ but better than two, oh well......
  10. Bowl games are also a reward for the teams, fans, schools for having a good or great season. Meaningless is so harsh!
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    The Browns Path to the Playoffs

    I'm sure the steelrz and their fans are well aware of this -BUT- NE then @NO might be a real test with the playoff spots and byes at stake. GO BROWNS, can't wait starting in primetime Saturday!
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    The official Terry Pluto thread

    From Terry P. .....the little things...... 5. Playing in the cold weather? “Not that hard,” insisted Mayfield. Probably that’s the best way to approach it. If the Browns grow into a playoff team, there will be plenty of games played in what can feel like an ice box on the shores of Lake Erie. Mayfield’s arm strength seems to help the ball cut through the wind. 10. Chubb is on his way to a 1,000-yard rushing season. He is at 740 yards, a 5.3-yard average. He has eight rushing TDs. As a team, the Browns had just 11 rushing TDs last season. 15. A final note on Mayfield and the offensive line: In Mayfield’s first six games, he was sacked 20 times. In his last five (since the coaching change), he has been sacked three times. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~▪ Wow, right before our eyes, the last three games of the 2018 season should be "interesting". GO BROWNS, anyone remember "Hard Knocks" , has been an interesting camp, preseason, early season......and now.
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    Bowl Mania 2018-19!

    Oh crap Mark is back.
  14. meaningless adjective without meaning, significance, purpose, or value; purposeless; insignificant:a meaningless reply; a meaningless existence. Last year the top 29 bowl games drew over 2 million viewers with the top 9 over 5 million viewers each that is hardly without meaning, significance, purpose or value......in fact the value is very apparent in both TV, school, local and other benefits including exciting FREE entertainment for football fans everywhere. Do you REALLY think ESPN, CBSSN, FOX, FS1, ABC would spend millions of dollars to put on meaningless drivel on national television? Not in your lifetime that's for sure! Now I agree some of the lowest games could and probably should be replaced with Round 1 of a 16 team playoff but we'll see on that wifh the NCAA football brass. It would only make dollars and sense! Oh MARCH MADNESS is coming soon -or- how to do the postseason right even for those "meaningless" #16, 15, 14.... seeds who have never won the tournament......it isn't meaningless now is it. GO COLLEGE SPORTS! Sit back and enjoy it!
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    The official Terry Pluto thread

    Or a 00.1% chance of losing......sure makes sports fun.
  16. Or if you like millions of others are a fan of college football or maybe your kid plays on the team. No different than soccer, NASCAR, tennis, golf, MLB, NBA, NHL on and on, you know sports in America, eh?
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    This Week in the AFC North

    To finish this week in the AFCN schedules, our division has some tough games:
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    This Week in the AFC North

    It's not exactly impossible.....I can't believe I'm typing this:
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    Steelers cack up a furball

    Yeah, this is so......GREAT! These young kids want to win, should be an interesting 3 games with Saturday in primetime in Denver.
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    Steelers cack up a furball

    What a finish! Hit your lineman in the ass with a FG attempt as time expired.
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    ***Official Browns Vs. Panthers Game Day Thread***

    I guarantee you the last few years in WEEK 14 we were NOT doing this:
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    Dutch's '18 Browns Questions

    After week 14 time to reevaluate our picks?
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    ***Official Browns Vs. Panthers Game Day Thread***

    Any doubt AFC ROY?