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Day 11 of the Long March: New Year's Day bowls chat
2008-01-01 06:00
by Bob Timmermann

Happy New Year! It's the day when a lot of people park themselves in front of the TV and watch football from sunrise to sunset (your darkness may vary). Then you get to end of the last game of the day and you think to yourself "Just who the hell is playing in this game?"

There are four "minor" bowls and two BCS bowls. Although from my perspective, there is the Rose Bowl and five other bowls. But people in Georgia and Hawai'i may disagree.


Game 1 - Outback Bowl at 8 am PT in Tampa - #16 Tennessee (9-4) takes on #18 Wisconsin (9-3).


The Vols are 24-22 in previous bowl appearances and lost this bowl game last year to Penn State 28-10.

The Badgers are 10-8 in their previous bowl games and beat Arkansas 17-14 in the Capital One Bowl last year.

Wisconsin and Tennessee have met once before and it was in the 1981 Garden State Bowl. Tennessee won 28-21.

This bowl from 1986 to 1994 was called the Hall of Fame Bowl. Why? Because the College Football Hall of Fame is located in South Bend, Indiana. This is not to confuse this bowl with the old Hall of Fame Classic which was played in Birmingham from 1977 through 1985 before changing its name to the All-American Bowl and then giving up after 1990.

Game 2 - Cotton Bowl at 8:30 am PT in Dallas - #7 Missouri (11-2) vs #25 Arkansas (8-4).

The Tigers were primed to play for the national championship until they were found out by Oklahoma in the Big XII championship game and now they get to spend New Year's Day playing in a bowl game that used to be big. Arkansas upset LSU in their final game of the season and their coach resigned soon afterwards.

Missouri is 10-14 in bowl games, losing the 2006 Sun Bowl to Oregon State. Their first bowl game was a 20-7 loss to USC in the 1924 Los Angeles Christmas Festival. The Tigers lost to Texas in the 1946 Cotton Bowl.

Arkansas is 11-21-3 in bowl games, including eight trips to the Cotton Bowl. The Razorbacks are 2-5-1 in Dallas.

The Tigers and Razorbacks are tied 2-2 alltime. They met in the 2003 Independence Bowl and Arkansas won 27-14. The two schools have played each other on a campus site just once, an 11-0 win by Missouri in Columbia back in 1906.

Game 3 - Capital One Bowl at 11 am PT in Orlando - Michigan (8-4) vs. #9 Florida (9-3).

The Wolverines, whose season started out with an ingnominious loss at home to Appalachian State and finished with a loss at home to Ohio State, will be playing their final game for coach Lloyd Carr.

Michigan is 18-20 in bowl games and the Wolverines have lost their lost four bowl games and haven't won one since the 2003 Outback Bowl against the Gators, 38-30. The Wolverines have played in this bowl three times with two wins and a loss.

Florida is 16-18 in bowl games. The Gators did well in their last bowl, the 2007 BCS Championship Game win over Ohio State 41-14. Florida has played in this bowl four times and have gone 2-2.

The 2003 Outback Bowl game is the only previous meeting between the two schools.

This bowl game started out as the Tangerine Bowl. Then it became the Florida Citrus Bowl and now its the Capital One Bowl.

Game 4 - Gator Bowl at 11 am PT in Jacksonville - Texas Tech (9-3) vs #21 Virginia (8-4).

The final Florida bowl game of the day matches an unranked team that beat a team in the BCS (Oklahoma) versus a ranked team with a worse record that beat only one ranked team all season (Wake Forest).

The Red Raiders are not a great bowl team, going 9-20-1 in previous bowls. They did pull off a comeback from a 35-7 deficit to Minnesota last year in the Insight Bowl to win 44-41 in overtime. Texas Tech lost to Georgia Tech 31-21 in the 1965 Gator Bowl.

Virginia is 7-9 in bowl games and the Cavaliers won their last one, the 2005 Music City Bowl against Minnesota.

This is the first meeting ever between the two schools.

Game 5 - Rose Bowl at 2 pm PT in Pasadena - #13 Illinois (9-3) vs #6 USC (10-2).

The Granddady of them All got its favored Big Ten vs Pac-10 matchup although for the second straight year, it's the Big Ten runnerup coming to Pasadena.

USC is 29-16 in bowl games and have played in 31 Rose Bowls, going 22-9 in them. After playing Illinois, the Trojans will have played every Big Ten school in the Rose Bowl except for Minnesota. USC played Penn State in the first Rose Bowl game in its present site back in 1923 before the Nittany Lions joined the Big Ten.

Illinois is just 6-8 in bowl games. This will be their fifth Rose Bowl game and last played in it in 1984, a 45-9 loss to UCLA. The Illini won their first three Rose Bowls.

USC has played Illinois 12 times and won 10 of the games. Illinois won 19-0 in 1935 and 14-13 in 1989. Both of those games were at the Coliseum. Illinois is 26-43 alltime against Pac-10 schools. USC is 64-27-2 against Big Ten schools.

When Illinois last won the Rose Bowl, Dick Butkus was playing for the Illini (a 17-7 win over Washington in 1964).

Game 6 - Sugar Bowl at 5:30 pm PT in New Orleans - #4 Georgia (10-2) vs #10 Hawai'i (12-0)

Still awake? The fans in Hawai'i will be as it's not that late for them. And this is THE game for fans of the 'Bows. As for fans of the Dawgs, it's time for them to demonstrate that they deserved a spot in the BCS Championship game. More importantly, what about me? I will likely be calling to have a pizza delivered around the time this game starts.

Hawai'i is 5-2 in bowl games, but only one of them has been played on the mainland, a 27-17 win over Illinois in the 1992 Holiday Bowl.

Georgia is 23-16-3 in bowl games. They are 3-5 in the Sugar Bowl.

The Dawgs and 'Bows have never played each other before.

Comments (142)
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2008-01-01 09:57:53
1.   Sam DC
Well, I guess I'm not the only one who has opted for the Lets Make a Deal marathon instead .
2008-01-01 10:24:20
2.   Bob Timmermann
You're turning into Kirk Van Houten aren't you?
2008-01-01 10:30:18
3.   Linkmeister
I assume all my "friends" here will be wearing green come Sugar Bowl time, rooting on the Warriors to beat the (hmm, can't say "hated" Dawgs if your team has never played them, I know!...)"SEC Football factory!"
2008-01-01 10:38:50
4.   Sam DC
2 Zing!
2008-01-01 10:43:14
5.   Bob Timmermann
Of course, I meant that with all due respect....

I hope you get your job back at the cracker factory.

2008-01-01 10:44:47
6.   Bob Timmermann
So on January 3 should I set up "Iowa Caucuses" chat?
2008-01-01 10:45:32
7.   Sam DC
My problem is that the windshield flyer business really slows down in winter, since the flyers get too wet and messy.
2008-01-01 10:54:45
8.   Bob Timmermann
If I could subtract correctly, I would have had the proper starting times for the Gator and Capital One Bowls.

They started at 10 am PT.

There are four games going on at the same time and I just have picture in picture. Not pictures in picture.

2008-01-01 11:05:18
9.   Bob Timmermann
The outdoor hockey game between the Penguins and Sabres in Buffalo is an interesting sight.
2008-01-01 11:21:34
10.   Bob Timmermann
ABC's #2 college football player of all time was Barry Sanders.

#1 will be Red Grange or else I will be very angry.

2008-01-01 11:28:07
11.   Jon Weisman
6 - I actually wondered about that myself. Thursday is big, with the caucuses and UCLA-Stanford.
2008-01-01 11:31:52
12.   Bob Timmermann
UCLA-Stanford! The fate of democracy hangs in the balance!
2008-01-01 11:34:53
13.   Bob Timmermann
Plenty of good seats available in Jacksonville today.
2008-01-01 11:36:40
14.   Bob Timmermann
Two safeties in the first half for Virginia!
2008-01-01 11:44:07
15.   Jon Weisman
12 - It's perfect timing because if Stanford fails to get a minimum number of points by the defined time, the rules state that my second-favorite team will have to get my support.
2008-01-01 11:48:09
16.   das411
9 = awesome!
2008-01-01 12:00:32
17.   Bob Timmermann
I'm guessing that the teams don't want to play OT in Buffalo. That ice is going to be pretty bad by the end of the game. It looks like they're having snow flurries.
2008-01-01 12:02:40
18.   bobsbrother
You would think that Missouri and Arkansas would have played more often, considering they share a border and Frank Broyles.
2008-01-01 12:04:13
19.   Bob Timmermann
That's what Pat Summeral asked of Frank Broyles.

And another interim coach is going down to defeat.

West Virginia is doomed.

2008-01-01 12:06:23
20.   Bob Timmermann
Two former #2 teams in the BCS have the largest margin of victory in their bowl games.

Oregon won by 35. Missouri up by 31 with 6 minutes to go.

2008-01-01 12:13:49
21.   Bob Timmermann
Missouri lost to the 1942 Sugar Bowl to Fordham 2-0 on a blocked punt out of the end zone in the first quarter.

It rained a lot in New Orleans that day.

2008-01-01 12:54:58
22.   Andrew Shimmin
Is there some rule that you're not allowed to do a normal kickoff in the Capital One Bowl? Or maybe bouncy kickoffs are a regional thing?
2008-01-01 13:13:41
23.   das411
ooooooooooooooooooovertime in Buffalo!!!!
2008-01-01 13:34:53
24.   Sam DC
Outstanding hockey game.

Better even than Lets Make a Deal.

2008-01-01 13:38:12
25.   Bob Timmermann
I also liked the Penguins throwback jerseys.
2008-01-01 13:38:47
26.   Sam DC
And switching over, there have been 5 goals scored already in the first 13 mins of the Caps/Sens game.
2008-01-01 13:41:40
27.   Bob Timmermann
I strangely find myself rooting for Michigan against Florida.

They're giving Florida all they can handle.

2008-01-01 13:48:49
28.   Andrew Shimmin
Strangely? How could anybody root for Florida?
2008-01-01 14:09:07
29.   Bob Timmermann
It's not like Michigan is all that fun to root for.
2008-01-01 14:12:50
30.   Bob Timmermann
The Big Ten is 3-3 in bowl games now.

The SEC started out 5-0, but is now 5-2 after Arkansas and Florida lost.

Big XII is 4-2. ACC is 2-5. Big East is 1-2.

2008-01-01 14:13:37
31.   trainwreck
Jim Belushi needs to go away.
2008-01-01 14:14:24
32.   Bob Timmermann
I was briefly afraid that Jim Belushi was in the booth.
There would have been a quick drive down to the Rose Bowl to take care of it.
2008-01-01 14:22:56
33.   trainwreck
Well that was not much of a challenge.
2008-01-01 14:26:47
34.   Bob Timmermann
The only suspense left is to wait for the time when ABC announces that Red Grange is the #1 college football player of all time.

A friend of mine thinks it will be OJ Simpson, although, even if you throw out OJ's baggage, he wasn't THE GREATEST college football player. And he's not even the best USC player.

2008-01-01 14:27:16
35.   Sam DC
He's eating an apple? At a football game?

That doesn't seem very According to Jim.

2008-01-01 14:31:53
36.   Bob Timmermann
Brent, it's "the Rose Parade" or "the Tournament of Roses." It's not "the Rose Bowl Parade."
2008-01-01 14:38:40
37.   Bob Timmermann
Looks like I can get a jump on my laundry for the day.
2008-01-01 14:41:43
38.   trainwreck
At least, I can take some pleasure in the fact that USC is still disappointed that they are destroying a Big-10 team in the Rose Bowl again.
2008-01-01 14:53:47
39.   Andrew Shimmin
The Griddle is the number two Google News result for the search: "usc rose bowl coliseum."
2008-01-01 14:55:08
40.   Bob Timmermann
Let the false hits fall like a heavy rain!
2008-01-01 15:02:01
41.   Sam DC
Where does it come on According to Jim searches?

I'd like to think I'm doing my part.

2008-01-01 15:05:35
42.   Marty
ABC should have brought out the cast of LOST. Then they could have used an old card-flapping clock for the game clock. With beeps included.
2008-01-01 15:24:20
43.   Indiana Jon
The Griddle has an outside chance of having more posts today than Dodgerthoughts. I've never seen that happen in my year or so of reading both blogs. Has it happened before? I think a strong second half by Illinois may push it over the top, although it doesn't appear that can happen.
2008-01-01 15:27:54
44.   Sam DC
43 I'm wondering if during the World Baseball Classic that might've occurred.
2008-01-01 15:29:54
45.   Bob Timmermann
Dodger Thoughts is already ahead today. The Griddle does well for non-baseball things, such as the World Cup.

But I think the Sugar Bowl is going to have to be good for people to get interested in commenting.

2008-01-01 15:34:06
46.   trainwreck
Well, UCLA got some pub during the Rose Bowl.

Baby steps.

2008-01-01 15:34:08
47.   Bob Timmermann
It's very odd that UCLA's head coach is getting a lot of face time during the Rose Bowl.

I would credit UCLA's athletic department with shrewd marketing, but I think its incompetence just paid off accidentally.

2008-01-01 15:34:16
48.   Indiana Jon
A good Sugar Bowl, especially a strong showing by Hawaii, could do it. The Griddle is behind now, but with a game and a half to go and a weak hitting subject on Dodger Thoughts, I think there's a good chance. If it would help, I could continue my meaningless posts. With the current state of the Rose Bowl, I need this contest I've dreamed up in my head. At least until Texas Tech tips off at 7.
2008-01-01 15:38:32
49.   Bob Timmermann
When Texas Tech plays Lamar, you throw the record books out the window.
2008-01-01 15:40:05
50.   trainwreck
We shall get to see just how good a recruiter Rick is with Walker likely headed to Washington.
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2008-01-01 15:47:56
51.   Andrew Shimmin
especially a strong showing by Hawaii

I've been wondering about this. Do people really care about Hawaii, or are we all just humoring Linkmeister?

2008-01-01 16:00:29
52.   Indiana Jon
51 i just want to see another undefeated team without a chance to prove they are the best team. I love that.
2008-01-01 16:09:09
53.   Indiana Jon
49 It's kind of like being a Dodger fan in Indiana. I don't get many opportunities, so I watch what I can get.
2008-01-01 16:12:14
54.   Bob Timmermann
The New York Times seems to like UH a lot.
2008-01-01 16:13:45
55.   Indiana Jon
Anyone know where I can view pictures of the Rose Parade? Specifically, the Dodgers float?
2008-01-01 16:16:56
56.   Bob Timmermann
2008-01-01 16:31:02
57.   trainwreck
Just had that feeling that if Mendenhall did not break it for a touchdown, that Illinois would screw up their chance to score.

And they did.

2008-01-01 16:36:32
58.   Indiana Jon
That dude was fast.
2008-01-01 16:40:05
59.   trainwreck
2008-01-01 16:40:39
60.   Linkmeister
58 Yeah, if you mean #1 for Illinois, I couldn't believe he chased that guy down from behind.

Root for UH because they're the Little Engine That Could. Also root for them because the SEC is one of the power conferences trying to keep the little guy down. Or if you have some William T. Sherman in you, root for Georgia to get burned again.

2008-01-01 16:48:02
61.   Bob Timmermann
This was mentioned over at DT, but if the Big Ten champ (Ohio State) played the Pac-10 runnerup (Arizona State), there would likely be a similar outcome.

ASU wouldn't have had a prayer against the Buckeyes.

2008-01-01 16:50:46
62.   Bob Timmermann
I would hope that USC's six consecutive Pac-10 championships in football is a Pac-10 record. It would be more remarkable if it were a Big XII record.
2008-01-01 16:55:39
63.   Andrew Shimmin
Thank goodness the BCS system was created, so that SC and OSU aren't playing each other in the only Bowl that matters.
2008-01-01 16:56:48
64.   immouch
true, ohio state probably would wipe out arizona state. not sure how they'd do against oregon or a healthy cal.
2008-01-01 17:00:42
65.   Bob Timmermann
Ohio State hasn't played in the Rose Bowl since Jake Plummer was playing for ASU back in 1997.
2008-01-01 17:05:45
66.   Indiana Jon it time for the Sugar Bowl yet?
2008-01-01 17:07:41
67.   Bob Timmermann
Last two Rose Bowls for Illinois:

Illinois - 19

2008-01-01 17:09:04
68.   Bob Timmermann
The kickoff is alleged for 5:30 pm PT.

So it will probably be 6:00 pm PT.

2008-01-01 17:09:49
69.   Marty
Nice send-off for the USC seniors.
2008-01-01 17:12:47
70.   Bob Timmermann
The USC seniors tend to get nice sendoffs unless it's a bowl game Vince Young is playing in.

The other bowl game wins had scores of 38-17, 28-14, 55-19, and 32-18.

2008-01-01 17:13:16
71.   immouch
i'd be the first to sneer at hawaii (though not their cheerleaders) if they played a crappy schedule while the other bcs teams all played nothing but best... but, uh... youngstown, akron and kent state are the three football powers ohio state scheduled this year outside their big 10 death march... ou swept, if you're wondering.
2008-01-01 17:13:43
72.   Bob Timmermann
They let Matt Leinart into the team bench area?
2008-01-01 17:25:08
73.   tjshere
I don't get a TV guide or a newspaper. Who's televising the Sugar Bowl?


2008-01-01 17:26:16
74.   trainwreck
2008-01-01 17:27:38
75.   Bob Timmermann
Yes, you will now be subjected to the pontificating of Thom Brennaman.

Look for him to be morally outraged at some college player tonight.

Except not Colt Brennan. His crime wasn't THAT bad...

2008-01-01 17:27:59
76.   Indiana Jon
No on screen programming guide? Fox
2008-01-01 17:30:22
77.   Bob Timmermann
I am awaiting my pizza. And maintaining my respect for minor bowl sponsors and ordering from the only place open in town tonight, I have used!

(Cincinnati 31, Southern Miss 21)

2008-01-01 17:31:36
78.   Andrew Shimmin
For future reference, you don't need a subscription:

2008-01-01 17:38:18
79.   trainwreck
Pizza sounds like a good idea.
2008-01-01 17:40:01
80.   Bob Timmermann
This is the biggest margin of victory in the Rose Bowl in 60 years. Michigan beat USC 49-0 that year.
2008-01-01 17:40:03
81.   Indiana Jon
77 Just had Papa John's myself. They were also the only place open in Martinsville. I saw the online ordering, but was afraid to try it. Let me know how it works out. I was surprises at how bad and expensive their pizza has become in the last 10 years since I ate there. Although the hot wings were bearable.
2008-01-01 17:40:20
82.   Bob Timmermann
That year being 1948.
2008-01-01 17:41:19
83.   Bob Timmermann
Marty would tell me that I should have just called Casa Bianca in Eagle Rock and ordered my pizza, so it would have been ready for pickup in about, oh, five or six days.
2008-01-01 17:43:14
84.   Bob Timmermann
Now this is no longer the second biggest margin of victory.

UCLA beat Illinois by 36 (45-9) in 1984 and Washington beat Minnesota by 36 (44-8) in 1960.

2008-01-01 17:44:27
85.   Bob Timmermann
Georgia is wearing black instead of red.


2008-01-01 18:02:28
86.   Indiana Jon
For those of you on the edge of your seats for the last two hours, the Red Raiders have defeated the Cardinals 79-77.
2008-01-01 18:13:48
87.   tjshere
Thanks, guys. During the baseball off-season I almost never turn the TV on.
2008-01-01 18:14:40
88.   Marty
I got a report last night from a friend who worships Casa Bianca that he had a bad pizza the other day. I'm wondering if the owner took some secret with him to the grave.
2008-01-01 18:17:34
89.   Bob Timmermann
The owner died?

I've only been there once and I guess that since I had to wait so long, I was expecting pizza that would make my renounce sin forever so I could keep eating, or alternatively, sell my soul to Satan to keep it eating it. Instead, it was just very good.

2008-01-01 18:21:28
90.   Bob Timmermann
There are Pac-10 officials in New Orleans. Get ready for a lot of pass interference calls.

A whole lot.

2008-01-01 18:31:57
91.   Marty
Yeah, he died a month or two ago. Casa Bianca has for years kept Chicago ex-pats happy. Every person I know from Chicago sings it's praises, though I love it too. Hopefully my friend's experience was just an aberration.
2008-01-01 18:37:35
92.   Bob Timmermann
But nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded.
2008-01-01 19:04:25
93.   Bob Timmermann
Thank you for playing in the Sugar Bowl, Hawai'i.
2008-01-01 19:05:26
94.   Sam DC
It's Battle Rabbit on Iron Chef America.

Very competitive.

2008-01-01 19:08:53
95.   Bob Timmermann
I'm going to watch the Sugar Bowl until its bitter end.


1) I need something to occupy the time while my laundry gets done.
2) It's earlier out here.
3) I'm not working tomorrow.

2008-01-01 19:11:38
96.   Indiana Jon
I seem to have chosen all the blowouts to watch today. That's what I get for hating Michigan I guess.
2008-01-01 19:40:02
97.   Sam DC
94 If you're an Iron Chef fan, I'd get this one on Tivo. Some very crazy cooking going on.
2008-01-01 19:40:05
98.   Indiana Jon
Maybe Hawaii has the better band.
2008-01-01 19:45:51
99.   Bob Timmermann
I was putting away laundry during halftime. But I noticed they did show the UH band which will make my coworker happy.
2008-01-01 19:58:03
100.   bobsbrother
Matt Vasgersian will be doing the Fiesta Bowl, with Terry Donahue and Pat Haden. This is one off the things that makes the BCS bad. Or at least Fox's broadcasting of it.
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2008-01-01 20:04:18
101.   Bob Timmermann
And Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, and the terminally bewildered Barry Alvarez will be at the Orange Bowl.
2008-01-01 20:04:33
102.   trainwreck
Fox loves to hire the worst commentators as possible.

It might be mandated.

2008-01-01 20:07:16
103.   trainwreck
Colt, I hope you were not expecting to go before the 4th round of the draft.
2008-01-01 20:16:24
104.   Bob Timmermann
Gosh, if I had the NFL Network, I could watch the Scouting Combine.

Then I would have to kill myself.

2008-01-01 20:19:49
105.   trainwreck
Clearly, you have never seen an hour of prospects getting their body fat measured.

Exciting television.

2008-01-01 20:22:04
106.   Bob Timmermann
Now that you've put it that way, I better call Time-Warner to ask for the NFL Network.
2008-01-01 20:33:47
107.   Bob Timmermann
Herman Wedemeyer was not just in an episode of "Hawaii Five-O." He was part of the regular cast!
2008-01-01 20:45:08
108.   Andrew Shimmin
106- Ask them about CSPAN3, while you're at it. It's an outrage that they won't include it in basic cable.
2008-01-01 20:49:43
109.   Indiana Jon
You really are still sticking with this game.
2008-01-01 20:50:37
110.   Bob Timmermann
I made a pledge.
2008-01-01 20:56:50
111.   trainwreck
Looks like this is going to be a scintillating year for the BCS.

All that talk about how this season is so great and crazy, because things kept changing.

2008-01-01 20:58:33
112.   MikeB
Just returned home from the Rose Bowl game.

Illinois has a very good marching band.

2008-01-01 20:59:07
113.   trainwreck
Well, Thom seems to be outraged by this challenge.
2008-01-01 20:59:42
114.   trainwreck
Lay off, people. Pac-10 officials and instant replay do not get along.
2008-01-01 21:03:44
115.   bobsbrother
If you ever look at the distribution maps for NFL telecasts to see what games are shown where, you'll find that Matt Vasgersian is usually assigned the game seen by the fewest people possible. As someone who lives in St. Louis, we get to see Matt on more than a few Rams telecasts, like the largely ignored Rams-Arizona game last week.
2008-01-01 21:05:31
116.   bobsbrother
Someone did a survey that found that Pac-10 officials were considered the worst in the nation. Presumably among BCS conferences.
2008-01-01 21:07:16
117.   Bob Timmermann
June Jones looked to be extremely pissed off at Mark Richt for the last challenge. Has Richt always been such a jerk?

And Matt Vasgersian of course loves St. Louis. And if Tom Hoffarth has his way, Vasgersian will be Vin Scully's replacement.

2008-01-01 21:08:12
118.   Bob Timmermann
The survey was done among head coaches with the last name of Stoops.
2008-01-01 21:08:44
119.   trainwreck
Richt did have his entire team celebrate a touchdown this year.
2008-01-01 21:11:25
120.   MikeB
117 Does anyone else think that Georgia's Mark Richt is sneering or smirking quite a bit on the sidelines?
BTW - Richt's annual salary exceeds the entire annual budget of the Hawaii football program.
2008-01-01 21:13:17
121.   Bob Timmermann
Mark Richt looks very creepy. If Vince Dooley were dead, he'd be rolling over in his grave in moral outrage.
2008-01-01 21:17:58
122.   Bob Timmermann
I will go out on a limb and say that "Jumper" as a movie scheduled to premiere in February and publicized heavily on TV is very likely going to be very bad.
2008-01-01 21:22:34
123.   Andrew Shimmin
But it has Samuel L. Jackson. With a funny hairdo. It can't miss!
2008-01-01 21:24:02
124.   trainwreck
And the world's greatest actor, Hayden Christenson.

If you like whiny wussies, he is your man!

2008-01-01 21:26:28
125.   Andrew Shimmin
If Brennan had busted into my dorm room, molested me and exposed himself, I think I'd be enjoying this game more.
2008-01-01 21:29:13
126.   Bob Timmermann
Those are "youthful indiscretions."
2008-01-01 21:33:34
127.   Andrew Shimmin
Dear announcers,

In addition to the B52's, (which you knew right off the top of your precious heads) Otis Redding, James Brown, and Ray Charles were all from Georgia.

Try to be more white.

2008-01-01 21:33:49
128.   trainwreck
Wow, I never knew Brennan was the guy that did that. Well that's screwed up.
2008-01-01 21:34:57
129.   bobsbrother
I think it's safe to say that the Sugar Bowl has now become a regional broadcast. Outside of the greater Athens area, I don't think a lot of people in the Eastern and Central time zones are sticking with this one.
2008-01-01 21:37:45
130.   Bob Timmermann
But it was the black announcer (Charles Davis) talking about the B52s and R.E.M.

I think people in Hawai'i are still watching. What else do they have to do?

2008-01-01 21:38:17
131.   trainwreck
Smoke ice and hate white people.
2008-01-01 21:38:43
132.   trainwreck
At least, that is what I learned from Dog the Bounty Hunter.
2008-01-01 21:39:49
133.   trainwreck
Richt must have a shrine to Bill Belichick at his house.
2008-01-01 21:41:50
134.   Bob Timmermann
Wow, Thom Brennaman is making sense. It must have been a long day.

I can't imagine that Georgia's ranking next year will be affected by the final score of this game.

2008-01-01 21:45:46
135.   Andrew Shimmin
Stupid Bob, ruining my jokes by knowing stuff.

Grumble, grumble, grumble.

2008-01-01 21:49:18
136.   Indiana Jon
Current score, 149-136, Dodger Thoughts still leads. Closer than the Rose or Sugar Bowls though, and more interesting.
2008-01-01 21:55:32
137.   bobsbrother
The Sugar Bowl trophy looks pretty lame.
2008-01-01 22:01:38
138.   Bob Timmermann
I haven't felt this logy at the end of New Year's Day since 1995.
2008-01-01 22:08:44
139.   Bob Timmermann
I'm going to go watch "Memento" again and see if I remember all of it.
2008-01-01 22:29:36
140.   Linkmeister
June Jones is, I hope, going to recruit bigger faster offensive linemen to protect his quarterbacks in the future.

At that, Davis and Brenneman were more polite to UH than the clowns in Bristol were after the game.

2008-01-01 23:39:41
141.   Eric Enders
The Clowns of Bristol. Wasn't that a Clash album?
2008-01-01 23:41:27
142.   Eric Enders
An AP (or Yahoo) headline writer has just informed me that "Georgia Romps Hawaii."

How do you romp something?

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