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    #1

    I'm gonna have to go with my....

    What does expression like above mean?

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    And we're back
    here on Sports View,


    00:04:56,963 --> 00:05:00,388
    with my special guest,
    Chad Ochocinco.


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    Chad, which college
    football powerhouse


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    is gonna have the most players
    drafted in this year's draft?


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    I'm gonna have to go with my
    alma mater, the Oregon State.

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    #2

    Re: I'm gonna have to go with my....

    'I'm going to have to say (in reply to your question)...'

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    #3

    Re: I'm gonna have to go with my....

    1. 'I'm going to have to say
    2.
    'I'm going to say <- is it correct?

    Are the sentences above mean the same?

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    #4

    Re: I'm gonna have to go with my....

    Quote Originally Posted by kompstar View Post
    1. 'I'm going to have to say ...'
    2. 'I'm going to say...' Is it correct? Yes.

    Do the sentences above mean the same?
    In this context — yes.

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    #5

    Re: I'm gonna have to go with my....

    The bolded sentence means that he believes that Oregon State is going to win the football game.

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    #6

    Re: I'm gonna have to go with my....

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The bolded sentence means that he believes that Oregon State is going to win the football game.
    He's predicting which school will have the most players drafted in the NFL draft. But yes, he's "going to have to go with" means that this is the selection he is going to make. He feels some compulsion, maybe, because it is his alma mater.

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