It's the offseason and I am bored, this means that it is time for ridiculous polls that don't matter in the long run yet spark furious debate!!!!
The idea is simple: If eight teams were made up of NFL players from each college conference, who would field the best team.
This will be done tournament style with the highest seed facing the lowest seed and so on.
I have chosen to include teams based on where they will be in 2012.
BEFORE YOU READ FURTHER:
I have likely messed up somewhere, including where certain teams will be going in 2012. This took awhile and again, I likely messed up somewhere. Let me know and I will try to right the situation
1. I tried to chose the best players at every position from each conference, I may have missed someone or made a judgement call on two close candidates. If you don't agree, simply let me know. If it was an outright error, I will fix it immediately. If it was a judgement cal,l and enough people feel different from my judgement, I will change it.
2. All decisions are made on based on current information and so should your decisions. We know that in his prime so and so was the best, I'm talking right now
3. Try to consider more than just the skill position players (QB, RB, WR etc.) include OL and DL into your thought process, that's why I included them.
4. Try to consider more than just overall talent, imagine if this game was actually played. Think of the respected teams OL vs DL battle, WRs/QB vs the secondary.
5. REALLY try and avoid the inevitable SECZZZZZZZZZZ argument. Use more than your preconceived notions and blind favoritism.
The eight conferences chosen were (seeding order)
8. BIG EAST
Due to boredom, I will do "pregame commentary" on each of the teams followed by a "wrap up/sign off" after results are in.
I would really like to encourage reasoning behind the decisions made
SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADIEU:
THE BIG 10 VS. BIG 12 MATCH UP: BATTLE OF THE BIGS
On one side you have the BIG 10; on the other, The BIG 12, heavily loaded with players from Oklahoma and Texas.
Early a tough decision had to be made between Tommy and Drew but in the end Tommy is undeniable and with a chance to stand in the pocket all day he might just tear the opposing defense apart like an angry surgeon.
The Defense is stout at all positions especially the LB corps.
The safety position is a bit of concern but they may just be able to hold out against a young Sam Bradford who doesn't have much in terms of a deep threat.
Can the running game of Adrian Peterson pull the team to victory?
Will the LB corps be able to supply enough pressure against this tough BIG 10 OL?
(Voting will be open until 8:00 PM Sunday. I will post the other four match ups as the day goes on)