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Official Non-BCS Bowl Games thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MU_was_not_so_hard, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Figured I'd go ahead and start one with games now underway.

    Wake Forest kicks off the bowl season by beating Navy. Few care.

    Still, BYU/AZ should be exciting today, and TCU-Boise seems pretty good on Tuesday.
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Hell, I care. In the pool I'm in, Wake-Navy counts just as much as the Rose Bowl. The BCS game is the tie-breaker.

    I know ESPN has crews bouncing all over the country over the next couple of weeks, but I wish they showed more of the activities the team's participate in leading up to the game and more footage of some of the local tourist spots. Too often they broadcast these bowls like they're any other game. They aren't. Not that they're more important, but that they're showcases. Tell me the viewer what makes this particular bowl game unique.
  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Those New Mexico tourism commercials during that bowl game were disturbing. Apparently, bloodthirsty aliens with acid for blood blow off a little steam by heading to New Mexico on their two weeks off a year.
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Also, South Florida's coach sounds like he's smoked six packs of cigarettes today.
  5. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    The field at the Trop looks even worse than it does for a Rays game.
  6. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    The baseball part of the field looks like what I'd pull out of the wash after my dog shit all over it.
  7. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Leavitt always sounds like that. I remember hearing him talk during an interview a few years ago, and then, consequently, thinking Christian Bale during the last Batman movie and him must have the same voice coach.
  8. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    BYU-Arizona, 2nd quarter: What replay monitor are Patrick and Blackledge looking at? There's no way that's a catch. Great effort, but not a catch.
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Random observations from today:

    Arizona's uniforms are fugly. C'mon, how difficult is it to go back to the old white helmet-blue jersey-white pants combination? South Florida, on the other hand, finally seems to have found a good color for their helmets.

    St. Petersburg Bowl -- is that a football game or a 100-lane bowling center with a seniors' discount?

    New Mexico Bowl --- best-looking and most unique trophy. Don't drop it, though.

    A college bowl game ... at RFK?

    Do you suppose the folks at the Vegas casinos kick a hobo every time BYU gets a bid to the Las Vegas Bowl? You know those fans aren't hitting the bars and casinos.
  10. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    BYU is a fraud. I've been saying it all year. Utah's up next on the fraud-o-meter. I would say Ball State, but they're playing a team that is actually of their caliber.
  11. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    The Vegas bowl is horrendous. Two shit teams and a referee crew that is wildly incompetent. They had a 5 minute review just to figure out what down it was.
  12. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    I wrote something earlier this year that once BYU lost a game, they pretty much turned into complete shit. Started making a ton of mistakes (like they've done tonight w/ 3 fumbles) and quit playing anything that resembled good football.
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