Talk:September 2007 in sports

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College football, part 2[edit]

Can we just put in games between 2 ranked schools? As seen on the page, all games were blowouts. --Howard the Duck 01:49, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. I've shortened the section. -- Mwalcoff 15:40, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
I would prefer that this had not been done, but I'm not going to get very hung up on this during this first week of "exhibition games". However, for following weeks, I do expect that all the Top 25 games will be listed individually. This would be consistent both with the activity from last year and also with other sports, such as NCAA basketball. --After Midnight 0001 17:11, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, Week One is basically an "exhibition" week. It should be different once the conference games start. -- Mwalcoff 23:31, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
The ASU-Michigan game should stay though.... --Howard the Duck 00:21, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
Oh definitely...many are calling it the "one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Football history". Jmlk17 09:06, 3 September 2007 (UTC)


On the right panes, is it possible if we use "Sep" or "Sept" since "September" is too long? --Howard the Duck 08:50, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

I would say "Sept" personally. Jmlk17 09:06, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
I changed it to Sept. --Howard the Duck 10:14, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
Excellent, thank you. Jmlk17 10:26, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
I wonder if we'll start doing it for other months with long names or we'll apply it to all months? --Howard the Duck 10:43, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
Eh, we can figure it out as it goes. Jmlk17 10:56, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
OK. --Howard the Duck 11:19, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

College shorthand[edit]

For a given college football program, we might link to an article on the team's 2007 season, its football program, its athletics program or simply the college. This requires editors to look up what types of articles exist for each program, and then to type in a lengthy pipe link for each school.

Would it be possible to create a technological workaround that would allow an editor to type, say, [[Penn State FB07]], and automatically have the right text appear with the right link embedded? -- Mwalcoff 00:10, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Perhaps Wikipedia:WikiProject College football can help. However, it is again bloated with sports no one else except Americans care about. I'd suggest to limit the games listed to games between top 10 teams and upset games (when an unranked team beats a ranked team.) 05:12, 9 September 2007 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Howard the Duck (talkcontribs)
I'd be OK with limiting it at least to the top 20. -- Mwalcoff 12:41, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
20 seems arbitrary to me. It is after all the AP Top 25, not the Top 20. --After Midnight 0001 13:57, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
Well, it used to be the Top 20. -- Mwalcoff 19:04, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
Well, it did :). But let's keep it to Top 25, since that is what the rankings are now. Jmlk17 23:20, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Oussama Mellouli - first Arab world champion in swimming stripped of 2007 world championships medals[edit]

This happened 11 September 2007. See biogram Oussama Mellouli for details.

I think this should have made it into both Current Events/Sports and Current Events/Headlines (on Wikipedia's Main page).

Thoughts? --Mareklug talk 10:17, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Seems like a good idea. Jmlk17 10:18, 12 September 2007 (UTC)


How are we supposed to format it?

--Howard the Duck 07:14, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

I believe the latter (bottom) is the correct way...or perhaps the most aesthetically pleasing at least :). Jmlk17 07:17, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
There's 2 more options:

--Nitsansh 22:47, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Anything seems fine, as long as it is consistent. Jmlk17 11:25, 26 September 2007 (UTC)