THE /r/CFB FLAG HAS OFFICIALLY ARRIVED IN PULLMAN, WA (kinda)
The /sub/cfb Flag has safely arrived in Spokane, WA and will be headed to Pullman, WA tonight at 2:00 am! The flag survived a long, treacherous journey from the desolate wasteland that is the lies and deceit of a Michigan fan who will remain nameless. I’m beyond excited to represent this subreddit and WSU at what will be likely the largest College Gameday broadcast in the history of the show.
Your flag is in good hands (or paws): https://imgur.com/a/Ue723Kc
But first, an admission of guilt to my WSU brethren regarding tomorrow’s festivities. I simply cannot attend College Gameday tomorrow without letting WSU fans know my true identity. 1,504 days ago, on September 6th, 2014 in Eugene, OR, College Gameday was on campus for the Matchup between #4 Oregon and #6 Michigan State. I arrived at the Gameday set at 5:56 am, stuck far in the back behind an enormous crowd. I figured my sign would never reach the sight of any cameras. But as the sun rose, and people moved around, I found myself standing in the front row of the pit holding my sign. | https://imgur.com/a/dNDsVSh | Proof: https://imgur.com/a/A1Tn3sS Before you crucify me for the Michigan-Michigan State level of Disrespek, please understand this was prior to my grad school enrollment at WSU, and that sign is not coming to Gameday. No more bamboozles.
If you see the flag tomorrow, please stop by (preferably with beer). This thing is pretty heavy, so any help I can get waving it will be more than appreciated. Hopefully I can get a decent spot, but apparently upwards for 100,000 people are expected to descend upon Pullman tomorrow, so I might be hard to find. I’m leaving Spokane at 2:00 am and will try to make it to the set by 4:00 am. I’ll try to stay somewhat active on the Gameday show thread tomorrow morning.
Here is a little trivia:
The WSU Cougars weren’t actually the Cougars until 1919. The first mascot for “State College of Washington” was ‘Squirt’ the terrier dog.
Our school colors used to be pink and blue
We had a live cougar mascot in Pullman until 1978
WSU won the 2nd ever Rose Bowl, beating Brown 14-0 in 1916
The first Rose Bowl was played in 1902 and Michigan beat Stanford 49-0. The game didn’t return for 14 years because the original Tournament of Roses organizers were so disappointed by the blow-out.
Interested in flying the flag at College Gameday? Be sure to sign up for the chance to receive the flag! https://www.reddit.com/sub/CFB/comments/9dwwel/rcfb_flag_signup/
I will be mailing the flag out Monday/Tuesday
Want your own /sub/cfb flag? https://www.reddit.com/sub/CFB/comments/9hg019/announcing_rcfb_flags/
Do you have kids whose football game could be rescheduled?
YA WOO CUOGAR FOOTBALL
Michigan fan no-showed with the /sub/cfb flag at GameDay last week. Excuse was sketchy. And even if excuse was true, the guy zero-efforted getting the flag to someone else when he had the opportunity to.
Top 10 Ways to Distract Yourself Before a Big Game
With the Michigan MSU game only 22 hours away, I’ve been getting very anxious and I’ve been thinking of the best ways to burn time until kickoff tomorrow. Here is what I have found to be most effective:
Rum and Coke — a classic. These two mix so well you can’t even taste the bitter Captain Morgan as it rushes down your throat. Highly recommend.
Vodka Lemonade — I know I know, this is really more of a summer drink, but still it gets the job done. If you wanna forget the time between now and kickoff I can not recommend this drink enough
Cabernet — wine is dangerous, and I’m not sure I would recommend it for a noon kickoff, but it can certainly help
Miller lite — here’s the thing about beer. For it to work effectively, you need to drink a LOT of it. I’d recommend starting off with at least 6 within the first hour and maintaining a pace of 3-5 every hour after that until game time to be safe.
Margarita — now I’m not talking about some bullshit margarita mix with shit tequila, I mean fresh lime juice, Cointreau and some nice reposado tequila. This will work wonders. 2 per hour should be sufficient.
Gin and Tonic — a classic. A staple. You can never go wrong with a gin and tonic.
Vodka Redbull — this is more of a morning before the game drink. For those of us who wake up at 6am for game day, this drink is critical for maintaining energy throughout the day. Not for the faint of heart, though
Vodka soda — as we all know, this tastes like absolute shit, but it’ll get you drunk and keep those pounds off. If I’m gonna be eating nachos the whole game I may as well cut some calories before kickoff
Moscow mule — these things are fucking delicious. Holy shit. Start sipping these and it’ll be kickoff in no time.
Bourbon on the rocks — old faithful. Bourbon always does the trick. Pour yourself a tall glass and watch the time drift away.
If you guys have any other suggestions I’d gladly give them a try.
You say distract but list the main event.
Who knew LSU fans could be so cultured?
Work Video Games Anime Books
And none of the players were even born when that movie came out. Feel old yet?
Mud dogs are gonna win 30-27, it ain’t a guess that’s what is gonna be
I liked the part of that movie where Iowa lost
No, KypMadakLives you're wrong, MaMa's right!
Baylor and Oregon announce home and home series for 2027/2028
Announced on twitter but had been rumored for a while
Edit: @ Waco - 2027
@ Eugene - 2028
I will be 35 when this game is played. My wife just talked about how we could bring our kids (we do not currently have kids) to Autzen as a road trip.
Nothing like some CFB future scheduling to hit you over the head with "you will get old."
The game we all wanted from 2013-2015
2016 and 2017 would have been interesting in the same way as watching a car wreck.
Break out the highlighter jerseys boys
My precise words at the time of the Georgia faked FG: "YOU CAN'T LES MILES US!"
"Texas didn't offer Brewer. We get it"
Perfect, every week
lmao: "We are inventing ways to lose!" poor Nebraska
That laugh at the end: “ah, Nebraska”
I love the UCF fan representation
Nebraska: “We’re inventing ways to lose!”
UCF:”We find ways to win every game!”
The 90s would probably find this to be strange...
[Postgame Thread] Stanford Defeats Arizona State 20-13/sub/cfb Game Thread Generator
"Passing the ball is a great way to convert on 3rd and long"
David Shaw, an intellectual: "Lol no thx".
passes it in middle of field
HOW MANY TIMES MUST WE TEACH YOU THIS LESSON OLD MAN?
How do FBS quarterbacks possess absolutely zero situational awareness
I feel like that scene from The Office
“Are you going to pass it on third and long?”
“It bothers me that you’re not answering the question”
”No alright, I’m not!”
“DAMNIT SHAW, I KNEW IT”
[AMA] LES MILES — Ask Questions, Answers start Friday (10/19) @ 1:30pm ET
AMA FORMAT: here at /sub/cfb the mods set up the AMA thread ahead of time so readers can get questions in ahead of time and our guest can just show up at a scheduled time and start answering; Look out for /u/LesMilesAMA, who will begin answering at 1:30pm ET on Friday, 10/19! LES MILES, College Football Coach
We are thrilled to welcome Les Miles, one of the most interesting coaches and personalities in college football. As many of you know, he is hosting the second season of his podcast, Les Is More, with The Players’ Tribune. Be sure to catch the new bonus episode today with one of the college football’s most eclectic personalities, Washington State Head Coach Mike Leach.
Please join us in welcoming Coach Miles, and offer up some questions!Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here Twitter: @CoachLesMiles Les Miles will be here to answer your questions on FRIDAY (10/19) at 1:30PM ET Directory of all previous /sub/CFB AMAs.
Les, give me the weirdest Coach O fact u got, please?
Would you be interested in joining the College Gameday crew when/if Lee Corso retires?
Just wanted to let you know as a life long LSU fan that I truly appreciate everything you did for the program and how much fun it was to watch your teams take the field. We were lucky to have you and wish you all the best.
What's your favorite trick play that you haven't run in a game?
[@LSUfootball on Twitter] Uniforms designed for the future that pay respect to the past. #LSU125
The helmets change colors
The future is here boys
YOOOOO THE HELMET CHANGES COLOR FROM PURPLE TO GOLD?!!?!?!?
I honestly don’t even care about the visual details of this uniform anymore. The fact that they tied together the oaks and the silent season just puts this over the top to me. I love how steeped in history this alt is.
Floridas gator skin uniforms should satisfy that for you
"All host school flags shipped to Pullman today. [Ol' Crimson Booster Club], WSU, and ESPN will be honoring all the host schools who so graciously welcomed us over the past 15 years"
From John Bley on Facebook:
All host school flags shipped to Pullman today. OCBC, WSU, and ESPN will be honoring all the host schools who so graciously welcomed us over the past 15 years.
GO COUGS and...
This is going to be an incredible scene.
Man Wazzu is going all out for gameday. This is awesome. YA WOO COUGAR FOOTBALL (sorry Houston, this is being appropriated and there's nothing you can do)
Only fair to return the hospitality we've been shown.
John Bley, , has said he'll fly theirs
Over 15 years Ol' Crimson has been to 72 cities, 70 host schools and 34 states before coming home to Pullman. Chart looks at all 217 appearances with links to photos of each episode
Image of chart following Ol' Crimson form 2003 at Texas to 2018 in Pullman:
In the real dark years of Cougar football, seeing our flag on Saturday's was one of the few things most of us Cougs had to look forward in regard to football. Thanks to football fans in general for supporting it, waving the flag with us from time to time and we can't wait to show you all Pullman on Saturday.
If you go to the interactive version below and hover over a logo it will highlight every time that school has played host, same goes for the conference logos at the bottom. Each logo has a pop up with information about the game and a link to go view photos of that episode.
Interactive version looking at what cities Ol'Crimson has visited the most: https://public.tableau.com/views/WhereHasOlCrimsonVisitedTheMost/WhereHasOlCrimsonVisitedTheMost?...
EDIT: Obligatory WHOA thanks for the gold kind stranger, Go Cougs!
Good thing no one ever had to go to their sons football game when they were supposed to take Ol’ Crimson to Gameday.
Doubtful. I get the reasoning but it would have taken 2 minutes to make a post and have one of the thousands of Michigan fans on here take initiative and go get it.
For real, this interactive chart is the shit. This is the kinda shit I come to cfb for.
Edit: you got me all fired up to see it on game day on Saturday.