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    In boxing (and maybe UFC) there are certain fighters they refer to as gatekeepers. Gatekeepers are the line between Contenders and pretenders. Gatekeepers are damn good, but they are not elite. I'm talking about a team that has you worried, but you better handle if you think you have a shot at the playoffs. So pick two teams that won't make the playoffs, but will be a force in the league. If you beat these teams its not a fluke.

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    1. UCO- I have no reason to believe they will pull it all together based on past history. But they are still that sleeping giant. They are physical and talented. Missing something. Maybe QB? But never seem to reach full potential.

    2. Pitt- Talent is there. Resources are there. Motivation is not always there? They play down or up to their opponents

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    UCO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Predatory Primates View Post
    UCO
    UCM
    I am going with these 2 as well.

    UCO
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    PITT STATE - no way they're making the playoffs. But, with 4 punters and 2 qbs on the field at the same time it will confuse some teams and maybe spring an upset,

    WASHBURN (for Triple B)

    Bolles 3.0 and the Mules fast break offense + a much improved defense will give UCM the conference championship......please God.
    Last edited by Kiss My Ass; 07-13-2019 at 07:28 AM.

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    nk
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    Lincoln
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micheal View Post
    Nebraska Kearney
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    FHSU

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    Using the boxing metaphor wouldn't it be wrong to list the champs (FH)?

    My answer: UNK, ESU.
    Go Bronchos!

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    When has UNK even been in the middle tier? Much less a team on the have to beat list? They have become the new UNO to some posters, thinking they are better than they even are.

    Pitt has been the mason/dixon line the last many years. It seems the teams above them make the playoffs or a bowl game and the one below don't. I think last year was an exception due to Pitt turning down a bowl bid to hold out for the playoffs they had no shot of making. Great call Tim.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCObluejay View Post
    Using the boxing metaphor wouldn't it be wrong to list the champs (FH)?

    My answer: UNK, ESU.
    Correct. Reigning champs would rarely if ever be called gate keepers. But nobody has ever accused a NW fan of be intelligent or rationale. Also it is possible they are just not familiar with the term. That is strictly a basketball town now, things like boxing, line play, and dancing have been forbidden for some time over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HookemHerd View Post
    Correct. Reigning champs would rarely if ever be called gate keepers. But nobody has ever accused a NW fan of be intelligent or rationale. Also it is possible they are just not familiar with the term. That is strictly a basketball town now, things like boxing, line play, and dancing have been forbidden for some time over there.
    Perfect setup for NW bashing, and you pull hook it into the parking lot.

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    this thread is a few weeks early to max out entertainment value unfortunately

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    Quote Originally Posted by Predatory Primates View Post
    Perfect setup for NW bashing, and you pull hook it into the parking lot.
    It’s July, the insults landed and I don’t care enough to proof read. I’d insult You and Pitt, but both have become irrelevant.

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    Feels like Pitt State has been the conference's gatekeeper team from 2012 to the present. No reason to think that will change this year. It had been CMSU/UCM from forever up until 2012.

    And while I don't know if I think they will be, I do think it's fair enough to use a reigning champ as a gatekeeper in an instance like this because they aren't the same team they were last year (just like last year wasn't the same as 2017).

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    Quote Originally Posted by HookemHerd View Post
    Correct. Reigning champs would rarely if ever be called gate keepers. But nobody has ever accused a NW fan of be intelligent or rationale. Also it is possible they are just not familiar with the term. That is strictly a basketball town now, things like boxing, line play, and dancing have been forbidden for some time over there.
    "can success last after round of graduations"....gatekeeper material to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatFan88 View Post
    "can success last after round of graduations"....gatekeeper material to me.
    I feel like you don’t know what a gatekeeper is.
    A gatekeeper in Maryville is what keeps the ms cat fan and the other live stock/big women from drifting out too far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSR View Post
    When has UNK even been in the middle tier? Much less a team on the have to beat list? They have become the new UNO to some posters, thinking they are better than they even are.

    Pitt has been the mason/dixon line the last many years. It seems the teams above them make the playoffs or a bowl game and the one below don't. I think last year was an exception due to Pitt turning down a bowl bid to hold out for the playoffs they had no shot of making. Great call Tim.....
    UNK hasn't been in the middle tier but this is the year to do it. 6 home games, many against the top teams. Big senior class who've all played a ton. And coming off a 5-6 year where they lost 4 close games (and won 2 close games). Probably their worst showing last year was at Pitt so maybe that's why you don't see it??

    A 7 win season and a December bowl would be swell and dandy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HookemHerd View Post
    Correct. Reigning champs would rarely if ever be called gate keepers. But nobody has ever accused a NW fan of be intelligent or rationale. Also it is possible they are just not familiar with the term. That is strictly a basketball town now, things like boxing, line play, and dancing have been forbidden for some time over there.
    What about 50% reigning champs such as Fart Hayes.

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