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Day 1 of the Long March: Poinsettia Bowl open chat
2007-12-20 18:45
by Bob Timmermann

I really don't expect much chatting, but since I have little to write about this time of year, I am going to post a chat thread for all 32 college football bowl games (days with multiple games will get one thread). Why? I do not know. Perhaps because it is there. Once I used to make it a goal to see at least one minute of each bowl game just because I do things like that. But now that some games are on the NFL Network that will never happen. And some days I will actually go out and socialize with people over the holidays.

But for tonight, enjoy Utah (8-4) versus Navy (8-4) in the Poinsettia Bowl at 6 pm PT from San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium. It's the first ever meeting between the Utes and the Midshipmen.

Utah has won its last six bowl appearances defeating Fresno State, USC, Southern Mississippi, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, and Tulsa. Navy's lost last bowl victory was in this game in 2005 against Colorado State.


2007-12-20 15:17:47
1.   ABreck
How was the victory lost? Using ineligible players?
2007-12-20 15:18:09
2.   ABreck
How was the victory lost? Using ineligible players?
2007-12-20 15:18:19
3.   ABreck
How was the victory lost? Using ineligible players?
2007-12-20 15:23:25
4.   scareduck
Navy's victory was lost? Where was the last place they saw it?
2007-12-20 15:23:56
5.   scareduck
It was funnier when there weren't any posts.
2007-12-20 15:25:17
6.   Daniel Zappala
Should be an easy win for Utah.
2007-12-20 15:30:33
7.   Linkmeister
6 What?!?

Prepare to be keelhauled, ye scurvy landlubber!

(Linkmeister, USNR, 1972-1978)

2007-12-20 15:46:29
8.   apsio
Provided I get 3G or edge reception, I will post comments from somewhere in the Plaza level. Hope it doesn't rain...and Bob, thanks for doing the rebuses (not rebii, I checked!) weekly now.

Did there used to be a game show where people would have to solve them for money? Childhood memories are beginning to fade...

2007-12-20 15:52:18
9.   Johan
There was a Pictionary game show. So, yeah, I guess.
2007-12-20 15:53:38
10.   ToyCannon
Aye, a daily keelhaul reality show should get the rating back up. We could pull up 5 inmates who have decided freedom is worth the risk of death. After they make their plea, the world votes on who gets to take the chance. If you get keelhauled and live you get your freedom, $100,000, and a chance to appear on the Oprah show after you've healed, assuming you heal. With the proper underwater cameras it should be a big hit with the "hills have eyes and saw crowd".

At the same time we could keelhaul the auditors who make me fill out SOX paperwork.

I know this has nothing to do with the game but I saw keelhaul and ran with it. I'll go back to reading Moody Dick, a 21st century tale of

2007-12-20 15:54:37
11.   Daniel Zappala
7 I have a very good friend who has been in the Navy for years. I'd tell him the same thing. Sorry. :-)
2007-12-20 16:06:15
12.   Ken Arneson
Hey, Bob, I now have not one, but two NFL Network channels on my TV. I'd let you borrow one if I could.
2007-12-20 16:30:12
13.   Bob Timmermann
And my biggest fear was that I had misspelled poinsettia.
2007-12-20 17:15:55
14.   Xeifrank
Game #1 of the post-season exhibition season.
31 meaningless games.
vr, Xei
2007-12-20 17:20:07
15.   Linkmeister
If it weren't for conference contractual agreements (WAC and C-USA), I think Navy would draw real well out here for the Hawai'i Bowl. Granted the Poinsettia Bowl is in another big Navy town, but SD has nuthin' on Hawai'i in its regard for the military.
2007-12-20 17:30:38
16.   Bob Timmermann
You have to learn to appreciate the madness! Embrace the madness!
2007-12-20 18:32:21
17.   Johan
Who's got ESPN Classic? I do! But I'm watching the end of the basketball game anyway.
2007-12-20 18:33:50
18.   Bob Timmermann
You have missed three turnovers!
2007-12-20 18:35:37
19.   Johan
You missed a guy blowing his knee out! Are we each watching the sport we think we're watching?
2007-12-20 18:40:05
20.   Johan
So Rece Davis calls the poinsett-ee-as. I thought they were pronounced poinsettas.
2007-12-20 18:44:26
21.   Bob Timmermann
Both are correct according to my dictionary.
2007-12-20 19:43:49
22.   Bob Timmermann
The answer to the AFLAC trivia question is:


2007-12-20 20:02:08
23.   bobsbrother
I'm watching the Steelers beat the Rams. Looks like another Rams loss.
2007-12-20 20:15:24
24.   Daniel Zappala
So far my prediction is right on.
2007-12-20 20:15:35
25.   Bob Timmermann
You must be at work because you don't have digital cable at home.
2007-12-20 20:19:50
26.   Bob Timmermann
I'm wondering how Utah scored 44 points against UCLA and didn't even use the quarterback they had tonight.
2007-12-20 20:44:26
27.   Johan
2007-12-20 20:58:50
28.   Daniel Zappala
My prediction is looking better now. If Johnson was healthy, Utah could have really made some noise this season.
2007-12-20 21:10:57
29.   Bob Timmermann
But the goat will not die!
2007-12-20 21:23:54
30.   Bob Timmermann
Knotty Problem of Football unfolding.
2007-12-21 12:31:09
31.   El Lay Dave
Well, this ship has sailed but....

1 For the want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For the want of a shoe, the horse was lost. Etc.

8 Concentration, once hosted by Hugh Downs. Matched blocks flipped over revealing parts of a rebus to be solved.

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