My College Team Makes the Wall Street Journal!

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  1. Vyb

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    It's not good. :facepalm:

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    Arkansas State's Brandon Joiner sacks Memphis' quarterback Taylor Reed


    Please, America: Take it Easy on Memphis

    It's pretty clear who the worst team in college football is right now: the Memphis Tigers. Akron might eventually have an argumentâ€â€the Zips have been outscored 83-3 in two gamesâ€â€but the Tigers trump that with the ugliest loss of the season so far: a 47-3 thrashing Saturday to Arkansas State.

    But how does poor Memphis stack up against other sad-sack teams of recent vintage?

    It turns out that the Tigers have some stiff competition (phrase used loosely) when it comes to losing. In terms of point differential over a 20-game span, Memphisâ€â€which has lost 19 of its last 20â€â€is in the midst of only the eighth-worst stretch by a major-college team since 2000. Opponents have outscored them by 25.8 points per game, which almost seems respectable relative to the 34.4 that Temple was outscored by at one point between 2004 and 2006. (Among the Owls' lowlights: a 70-7 loss to Bowling Green in 2005.)

    A better barometer might be Memphis's performance against minor-conference opponents. While big-name opponents can basically decide how badly they want to beat teams like the Tigers, an inability to compete with even minor-conference foes is telling.
     
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    Forgot the table with the worst teams since 2000.

    Weakest of the Weak

    The teams that have been outscored the most over 20 games (since 2000):

    Team Record Margin
    Temple, '04-06 0-20 -34.4
    Wash. St., '08-10 2-18 -31.0
    Baylor, '02-04 3-17 -29.1
    UTEP, '01-03 2-18 -26.1
    N. Mexico St., '09-11 2-18 -26.0
    Fla. Int'l, '06-08 1-19 -26.0
    Rutgers, '00-01 3-17 -25.8
    Memphis, '09-present 1-19 -25.8

    Source: Stats LLC; Note: Excluding overlaps
     
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    We're best of the worst since 2000 :c

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    my school did pretty rotten for a while. i think they lost like 30 games in a row or something. i just laughed. I wear it as a badge of honor.
     
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    Thank FUCK for basketball. :facepalm:
     
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    What school? Can you say?
     
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    HAHAHAHA! :rofl:

    it was 44 games in a row!

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    the tarheel ex was so into college sports, and he would make fun of my school for losing 44 games in a row, and get real angry and say "yeah, well, how many NCAA championships does Columbia have?"

    i would counter with "How many Nobel Prize winners does UNC have?" :giggle:

    no wonder we are not together. clearly, we have different priorities.
     
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    Sheesh, yeah he loses that one every time. :jj:

    But UNC has a good economics department. :c
     
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    UNC is a good school. But not being from the south, I was in utter shock at how big college sports is there. In NYC, where is anyone going to play? LSU's stadium can hold 90,000 i think. the first time i drove by it i was floored. I was expecting something like this:

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    :jj: Oh I know. It's ridic. All those SEC schools have pretty big stadiums. Even Vanderbilt's is descent size.
     
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    Michigan has the biggest College football stadium , Capacity--109,901

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    :eek: OMFG!!!!! :eek:
     
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    It's where Jon Hien went to College. A lot of football fans up in here.
     
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    Jon Hein, Blowjob King of Michigan U.
     
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    Do people in Memphis actually about football? Basketball is what makes happy at that school.
     
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    There are a couple of stadiums over 100 000. let me check........
     
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