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    Re: BCS Declares Germany Winner of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    I thought Germany lost to England too. That's a road loss to a much smaller opponent, which I think should've bumped them further back in the polls than it did.
    Hitler needs to explain himself for dropping the running game against England and strictly used an aerial assault. He had to know he needed to soften them up with a ground attack.
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    Re: BCS Declares Germany Winner of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Hitler needs to explain himself for dropping the running game against England and strictly used an aerial assault. He had to know he needed to soften them up with a ground attack.
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    Re: BCS Declares Germany Winner of WWII

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    Germany had problems with Finland which was a 1-AA team. They won but Finland gave them a game.
    I don't recall Germany playing Finland. Russia did have the embarassment of being tied by Finland early in the season, but the game was on the Finns' home turf and the Russian team was then somewhat in disarray, with Russian head coach Stalin constantly dismissing assistant coaches and players, most of whom were never heard of again. Even with Russia's great play at the end of the season, few Russian coaches and players feel secure in their positions.
    Japan's number three ranking was hotly disputed by some critics, who noted that Japan had been unable to sustain a great early run of victories. Japan did surprise America early in the season in an on-the-road win at Pearl Harbor, but Japan had the advantage of having already scored several easy wins over such lesser foes as Manchuria and China, whereas the game at Pearl Harbor was America's opening game; most people agree that the Americans simply were not ready and were surprised by Japan's spread offense.
    However, after several coaching changes and roster moves, America came on strong in the second half and, in an unusual re-match with Japan to close out the season the Americans unleased a second half aerial assault masterminded by Curtis LeMay to devastate Japan. Some observers criticized LeMay for allegedly running up the score in the fourth quarter (one critic compared it to dropping a second atomic bomb), but LeMay said that if Japan couldn't take it then the Japanese should never have put America on their schedule. American assistant head coach MacArthur (one of several assistants who allegedly have been trying to gain the top coaching spot) insists America could defeat anyone.
    Italy began the season highly ranked and an easy win over out matched Ethiopa seemed to justify the ranking, but the Italian team then largely collapsed, dismissed its head coach, and then tried to switch conferences.
    Switzerland (0-0) finished the season in the top ten even though the Swiss played no one. Germany's Hitler explained his decision not to play the Swiss by noting that the Swiss insist that any game be played at home and that there would be nothing to gain for a large school such as Germany playing a small independent such as Switzerland.
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    Re: BCS Declares Germany Winner of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    I don't recall Germany playing Finland.

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    Re: BCS Declares Germany Winner of WWII

    Teams caught up to Germany's blitzing tactics.

    Japan had an early aerial advantage but injuries at Midway caused them to have to play backups and rely on defense.

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    Re: BCS Declares Germany Winner of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Teams caught up to Germany's blitzing tactics.

    Japan had an early aerial advantage but injuries at Midway caused them to have to play backups and rely on defense.
    The Japanese had to resort to hail-Mary plays late in the season to have any hope of competing. Those efforts were, in total, unsuccessful.

    It also didn't help Germany that inter-divisional rivals had a deeper bench of reserve players. Manpower issues wore on them down the stretch.
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    Let's not forget the complete collapse of the Italian team. Poor coaching decisions and a lack of buy in by the players really cost them. They didn't have a tough schedule as they managed to not go up against either Germany or Russia. The U.S was not considered to be an opponent until a last minute schedule rework of the season.
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    Re: BCS Declares Germany Winner of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    The Japanese had to resort to hail-Mary plays late in the season to have any hope of competing. Those efforts were, in total, unsuccessful.

    It also didn't help Germany that inter-divisional rivals had a deeper bench of reserve players. Manpower issues wore on them down the stretch.
    The Japanese also got hurt by being unable to defend against a couple of hail-Mary's themselves. It didn't help that all of their offensive line and most of their D-line was out of it by the end, though.
    It also didn't help that some of their D-backs deep in China decided to shovel passes to the other team (us).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    I don't recall Germany playing Finland. Russia did have the embarassment of being tied by Finland early in the season, but the game was on the Finns' home turf and the Russian team was then somewhat in disarray, with Russian head coach Stalin constantly dismissing assistant coaches and players, most of whom were never heard of again. Even with Russia's great play at the end of the season, few Russian coaches and players feel secure in their positions.
    Japan's number three ranking was hotly disputed by some critics, who noted that Japan had been unable to sustain a great early run of victories. Japan did surprise America early in the season in an on-the-road win at Pearl Harbor, but Japan had the advantage of having already scored several easy wins over such lesser foes as Manchuria and China, whereas the game at Pearl Harbor was America's opening game; most people agree that the Americans simply were not ready and were surprised by Japan's spread offense.
    However, after several coaching changes and roster moves, America came on strong in the second half and, in an unusual re-match with Japan to close out the season the Americans unleased a second half aerial assault masterminded by Curtis LeMay to devastate Japan. Some observers criticized LeMay for allegedly running up the score in the fourth quarter (one critic compared it to dropping a second atomic bomb), but LeMay said that if Japan couldn't take it then the Japanese should never have put America on their schedule. American assistant head coach MacArthur (one of several assistants who allegedly have been trying to gain the top coaching spot) insists America could defeat anyone.
    Italy began the season highly ranked and an easy win over out matched Ethiopa seemed to justify the ranking, but the Italian team then largely collapsed, dismissed its head coach, and then tried to switch conferences.
    Switzerland (0-0) finished the season in the top ten even though the Swiss played no one. Germany's Hitler explained his decision not to play the Swiss by noting that the Swiss insist that any game be played at home and that there would be nothing to gain for a large school such as Germany playing a small independent such as Switzerland.
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    Re: BCS Declares Germany Winner of WWII

    In the end, the Japanese got burnt by the bomb.
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    It is hard to justify France's number two ranking. Yes, France had only one loss, but in that early season game against Germany the French team started punting on first down rather than try to score against Germany.
    When asked during the game what adjustments he could make to counter Germany's blitz French Coach Gamelin reportedly said: "Aucune," i.e., "there is none."
    Later in the season new French Coach DeGaulle spent most of his time trying to tell the American and English teams how to play and then attempted to take the credit for their victories.
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    Re: BCS Declares Germany Winner of WWII

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    It is hard to justify France's number two ranking. Yes, France had only one loss, but in that early season game against Germany the French team started punting on first down rather than try to score against Germany.

    France was pre-season #1 and Germany was unranked due to their devastating loss the season before in the WW1 Bowl. France was overconfident and took the unranked Germans too lightly.
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    Everyone knows it's all about the O-line and the D-line; and not about the Maginot Line.

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    The only reason the Russians were able to hold on in Stalingrad and drive the Germans out was home field advantage. If the siege had been held on a neutral site it could have been a completely different outcome.
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    Re: BCS Declares Germany Winner of WWII

    I have to say, IMO, this is one of the more entertaining threads that we've had on Redszone in a while.

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