The Orange Bowl Live Blog

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

I can only hope this is half as exciting as last night's game. Let's do a 6 OT game!










Should be starting right at 8, so see you then. Oh and here was the last relevant Bowl Game that Wake Forest was in.......and I'm not making a joke here.
























7:54- I'm not trying to be a dick here, but I've seen that wheelchair band kid story about 7 times now. Great Story, but enough is enough.

7:57- So this game is supposed to start at 8 right? Well the Louisville band is just coming on the field now. See you at 9:15.

8:01- Chris Rose botches a lead in about seven times and then takes us to a graphic that shows the most famous Wake grad to be Brian Piccolo. Are you trying to make me cry Chris Rose??? If so.....go to hell.

8:03- Wake's Band is now on the field. YES! See you for the game at 9:55. No offense BJ, but the Wake band sucks.

I just figured out the key to this game actually. I believe it's going to be if Louisville is able to stop Chris Paul in transition

Too funny Juice.....too funny.

8:10- Dave and Jimmy say that Wake can't keep up with Louisville's offense....I like my pick even more.....

Harry Potter music takes us through the the lore that is the Naranja Bowl.

8:14- Famous Skinners........BF, Brian, and my favorite......














And Now RILEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8:16- I have Great Expectations for this announcing team FYI. CeCe Winans on the anthem.

Roommate comment, "I wonder if that's all she does now?"

I'm guessing yes. Beautiful anthem CeCe.....let's start this thing!

Along with the Live-Blog venture we're starting a movie review section of the site as well (not really). If you'd like to do movie reviews for us your first assignment is Alpha Dog starring JTLake.

I'm really not starting a movie section, but if you pay to see Alpha Dog and review it.....I'll post it out of pity.

















8:23- "Let's go to work"- Jim Grobe

Wow.....WCC. Wake Custom Choppers. The Demon Deacon leads the team out on a motorcycle.

8:27- Ali is fighting Arnold Palmer in the pregame.....get yourself to a TV!!!!

Ali come out with D-Wade for some reason. Let's move that kickoff time back to 10:15

The refs mic is shit and keeps cutting in and out......this is so bad. What the hell are all those people even doing there.

Wake's Ball........Wake you ready? (nod).....Louisville you ready? (nod)......LET'S GET IT ON!!!!!

8:31- Pat Haden's mic isn't up when the announcers go live. Not a good start FOX.

"Grobe said the kicking game is going to win it for us and it starts right now with this kickoff"- PD, There's a problem with that Pat.....Louisville is kicking off.

This should be fun.

8:34- Wake looks a little antsy early.....They pick up a first but immediately give up the yardage.
Great touch pass by Skinner and Wake picks up 26 yards out to the 45.

Skinner overthrows Idlette.....Wake punts.

and commercial!

8:42- Louisville's Ball......let's see this high-powered offense.

Brian Brohm is suddenly a running QB....was unaware he had it in him.

"Wake has to survive the Shock N' Awe of L'Ville's offense"- TD.

8:49- Wow......Brohm hit Urrutia right in the hands and he drops a sure TD.

"He looked like T.O. on that one."- TD, Buh Dunh Dunh.

Fumble Louisville! And there's the Wake D we have haven't heard anything about.

That Budweiser commercial was pretty sweet.

8:54- Louisville commits a dumb penalty. Or not.....

"The slap to the head was congratulatory"- The Ref

Blow the Whistle....Blow the Whistle.....

These gimmick plays have GOT to stop. Come on Grobe.

Hilary Sam Swank to punt for Wake. (I'm disappointed I beat all of you to this joke)

And FOX goes to commercial showing a band member eating Nachos......nice.

9:00- BoSox Siobhan has left a new comment on your post "The Orange Bowl Live Blog": The production value of this game, never mind the announcers, is right up there with Friday night HS football.

San Dimas High School Football Rules!

Hearing a woman use the term "tag team" just doesn't jive with me.

John Abate on coverage..........Another Punt.......and it's tipped I believe.

Nope not tipped....great play by the punter to just chip it under the on rush of Deacons. An awful punt, but it was better than the alternative.

9:06- Brian has left a new comment on your post "The Orange Bowl Live Blog": AA - Number 3 on Blogtopsites? Impressive showing.

Thanks Brian, but every number on that site is based on Deadspin links. I'm just along for the ride....thanks everyone for stopping by. Love you (not really, I'm like Oprah....I just pretend) Seriously though....thanks.

3-0 Wake on a Swank FG. This is an exciting game!!!!!!!! (It puts the lotion in the basket!)

9:15- WE PLAYIN' BASKETBALL......where's Lil' Bow Bow?

Brohm hit Harry Douglas for a nice third down completion.

Louisville is driving.....timeout for a review.

Philly/Denver posts will be in red.........7-2 Philly early....A.I. hasn't done much.

9:22- Nice hit as Wake forces a third down........

And Louisville runs on third and nine?????? They better be going for it. And they are.

And they get the conversion on a pass to the tight end.


9:26- False Start on Louisville. 3rd and 9 at the 24.

Louisville attempts a FG

"This is not the way this game should be going down."- MV, Matt.....stop it....you're a good announcer. The whole world knows that. Come on.

3-3.

9:32- Terry Donahue tries to talk over the ref as he's explaining a penalty.


L'Ville forces a three and out. I can already feel the tide turning.

A crap punt by Swank (27 yards) and the Ville has it on the Wake side of the field

I don't know her but I hate the DLP "It's the Mirrors Girl".......and the damn Ironman Nissan commercial.

9:39- TD Cardinals........HB Pass to the Tailback. They looked like Wake on that one. Just bad coverage.

10-3 Ville.

26-16 Philly at the end of 1.....Iverson has 5/5/1

9:45- John Tereshinski on the reception....."Comes from a long line of Georgia players. He's the only turncoat in the family"- MV

Good one.

Wake turns it over in the RedZone......but wait the replay looks like he was down. Or maybe not.....

BoSox Siobhan has left a new comment on your post "The Orange Bowl Live Blog": Did they say Louisville converts something like 40% of its 4th down tries? About the same percentage of African-American football players they graduate.

Wow....someone is upset about that fumble.

9:54- FOX video just randomly shows two beers. What the hell was that about?

And Taylor Hicks and Gladys Knight at halftime.....who wants to keep the running diary for me on that one?

9:59- Great little drive for Wake as they get a chance for a FG

Signal to Noise has left a new comment on your post "The Orange Bowl Live Blog": AA - I'd offer, but halftime is smoke break time. You may have to suffer.

Thanks for nothing STN......thanks for NOTHING!

NO GOOD......

10-3 Louisville. Halftime.......Take a break all.....back in a few.

Run Up The Score! has left a new comment on your post "The Orange Bowl Live Blog":
Posted by Run Up The Score! to
AwfulAnnouncing at 10:09 PM........Yeah, if there's one coach in America you want to break down the keys to successful football, it's Dave Wannstedt..

He'll be here all night....er wait that's tomorrow night. Make sure you pick on RUTS tomorrow for the Sugar Bowl

52-52 in the Philly/Denver game. Iverson has 11/3/6 and I can't believe that he is taking this team on his shoulders so well with Carmelo and JR out. Good stuff AI.

10:35- Wake has awesome field possession and gets the second half started off right with a first down (we'll pretend Louisville's 3 and out never happened)

How many times do they have to tell us that Idlette is a "track star"

Wow.....wide open TD to whitey Nate Morton who has quietly put up 62 yards....

10-10.....now we're playing!


Signal to Noise has left a new comment on your post "The Orange Bowl Live Blog": Obviously he's not at the BCS bowl in the way he had hoped. I just want to take Riley Skinner aside for a second and say, "Riley, you've had a great season and you made it to a BCS bowl. Look, you're an adult now. Isn't it time to stop having Mom cut your hair with the salad bowl?" I know he's ripped and all that, but every time I see him without a helmet, I think, just for a split second, that I could beat him up. This also applies to Jason Biggs....er, excuse me, Pat Cowan.

Now that's funny....I don't care who you are.

10:38- I have a good feeling that Louisville isn't f'ing around with the run anymore......

Wake recovers a fumble from an AA Player to Watch Urrutia......let's go to the 10 minute review!!!!!

Play stands and Petrino is flipping out for no apparent reason. I'd like to know what he's thinking about right now.

Sideline Warning on Bobby "O" Petrino.

10:46- "You go down to the garbage can, and i'll hang a hook pattern. That's their offense"- TD, umm okay???

Both teams are completely abandoning the run.....control the clock Wake.

Wake punts......they don't capitalize on the turnover.....and the game is boring again.

10:52- Good god I've lost interest in this game.....and apparently so have BoSox and BJ who are grads of Wake.....that doesn't bode well for me.

God I love when the Bulls lose......Leonardo Barbosa hits a three with 1 second left to put the Suns up 1

Wake breaks a long run on first down, but does a dumbass end-around and loses 4 yards.

10:59- The announcers have no idea that Wake fumbled the ball when the entire world did. Good job guys.

"Oh wait.....that was out."

Yeah....no shit.

Wow FOX with the blatant "Fuck" shot from Belton.

11:03- Brohm hits Douglas the most predictable pass ever for 50 yards....

Hmmm, didn't see this coming. Louisville driving.....1st down at the 23.

Wow....Patterson stones Allen on 3rd and one and the Ville will kick the FG......

And Alfonso Ribiero Smith affects the kick! That dude is everywhere.

1st and ten and Wake starts running the ball straight ahead......hmm shoulda done that in the first half.

10-10.....PUT YO FIVES UP! ABBATE!!!!!

Wake for a FG and Sam Swank actually hits one......



13-10.....Wake.

They go to Laura on the sidelines for the Luke Abate story. You all know I hate sideline reporters but she did a damn good job.

"Number 5 is alive."- Luke Abbate's Dad

11:19- Louisville on the drive.......Brohm throws it up to Urritia and it's incomplete.

Louisville ball at the one.....first and goal

Anthony Allen scores on a BS TD.....didn't look like he was in, but it probably wouldn't have mattered.

17-13 L'Ville

11:24- Are you kidding me that there's 12:31 left on the clock?!?!?!?!?!

Good lord. Go to bed everyone......I'll finish this out and you can read the rest in the morning.

11:29- Louisville is going to blitz every down now.

Wake runs a draw on 3rd and 11 and basically bitch out. Louisville will punish them for it. Here's where the betters win one.

Allen who? The Sixers win in Denver 108-97. Line......30/4/9.

11:34- Come on Wake.....just stop them so you can block the punt we've been waiting for all night.

8 Minutes left........1st down Cards.

Another 1st down, and L'Ville has decided to play all of a sudden.

11:38- Timeout Louisville and this one is going to go down to the wire either way. 5 minutes left.....L'Ville up 4 and in the RedZone.


11:42- Sorry not the RedZone the 24.

The Louisville FB runs it in for the TD and Wake is on the ropes.

24-13 Cards. Wake needs some BSU magic right about now.

11:49- Wake's last chance considering the new start the clock rule.....

Skinner is just throwing ropes, but he comes up a little gimpy after another Wake first.

Gay intercepts Skinner's pass and the Cards look to run out the clock. Wake has 3 T.O's, but they still need some stops.

"That's all but going to ice things down at this point"- MV, not really Matty but nice close.

11:57- Why is Louisville taking a timeout? Just curious Vegas......just curious.

How many times can you say FedEx in the last 5 minutes Matt?

Weird call by Petrino to go for it on 4th down, but Louisville prevails anywho......

Final 24-13 Cards.

One last note from Flubby at KSK

flubby has left a new comment on your post "The Orange Bowl Live Blog": Local media in the 'Ville buzzing that Mal Moore has said Petrino is Bama's next target if Saban turns them down.

Very Very Interesting.

Good night all and stop by for Run Up The Score's Live-Blog of the Sugar Bowl.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 7:24 PM

64 Comments:

But they just spelled out "Deacons" rather quickly. That's almost athletic for a band!

Jan 2, 2007, 8:07:00 PM  

. "No offense BJ, but the Wake band sucks"

I wouldnt even call it a band. Whats sad is thats the best showing I've seen in a while...

BJ said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:10:00 PM  

got kinda lazy with the american flag...florida was all red...no stripes...

Anonymous said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:21:00 PM  

I can already predict the maudlin during that period (it's either the third or fourth quarter) when Abbate does that five-finger salute to his departed brother. It's just going to happen.

All bands in the remaining bowl games have to live up to OU's Queen medley -- "Fat Bottomed Girls" played by some very fat-bottomed girls with tubas ruled.

Laura Okmin is disappointing visually as a sideline reporter. All the networks need to share Erin Andrews for our enjoyment.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:21:00 PM  

ohhhh...they broke out the d-wade.....

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:24:00 PM  

And I can't watch Ali any more. It's too difficult. It's almost to the level where it hurts me physically.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:25:00 PM  

Are they just going to stand there?

BJ said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:25:00 PM  

this is special...

Erin said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:26:00 PM  

fix it!!

Erin said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:26:00 PM  

Oh, man. This broadcast is the equivalent of a slow pitch joke machine.

Jan 2, 2007, 8:27:00 PM  

Oooo yeah...great start....haha

Erin said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:29:00 PM  

How exactly is the Deacon related to Terry Bradshaw?

flubby said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:29:00 PM  

whats with the camera with the foggy spot in the middle?

Erin said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:30:00 PM  

A serious question before it gets super nuts: why the usual tendency of college coaches to defer when they win the toss, while NFL teams always receive first?

I've never figured that one out.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:31:00 PM  

On the list of athletes I wish I'd seen in their primes, Muhammad Ali is near the top.

But STN is right - he is just painful to watch at this point.

Brian said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:31:00 PM  

The production value of this game, never mind the announcers, is right up there with Friday night HS football.

BoSox Siobhan said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:36:00 PM  

Siobhan: Fox Sports is just living down to their usual reputation.

OT, badly: I love that "daddy got hosed" Verizon ad.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:40:00 PM  

shock and awe...

Erin said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:45:00 PM  

Shock and Awe
Shock and Awe
Make it stop.
HA! Wake recovers fumble!

BoSox Siobhan said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:46:00 PM  

"I call this 'Mommy and Daddy Wrestling.'"
"I'll buy that one now!"

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:55:00 PM  

they need to fix the refs mic...

Erin said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:56:00 PM  

Congratulatory head slaps for all!

flubby said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:56:00 PM  

STN is reading my mind again.

Not sure how you feel about it, but that might be the most scarring commercial I've ever seen.

Brian said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:57:00 PM  

there is the blurry/fogging spot again...

Erin said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:58:00 PM  

Oh shit. they didn't even wait until the second half to talk about Abbate's brother -- GAG ME.

And what's with the fog on her camera?

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:58:00 PM  

I think Fox is supplying the beer goggles with which we must view the sideline reporter.

Brian said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:59:00 PM  

that is the commercial I was telling you about AA :)

Erin said...
Jan 2, 2007, 8:59:00 PM  

Brian wins.

I miss Erin Andrews.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 9:00:00 PM  

AA - Number 3 on Blogtopsites? Impressive showing.

Brian said...
Jan 2, 2007, 9:01:00 PM  

http://www.blogtopsites.com/sports/

Anonymous said...
Jan 2, 2007, 9:04:00 PM  

I HATE those all state commercials....scare the crap out me every time :(

Erin said...
Jan 2, 2007, 9:10:00 PM  

why are you quoting silence of the lambs....

Erin said...
Jan 2, 2007, 9:12:00 PM  

"3rd and short. Oh, it's 3rd and 6. That's not short." - TD.

Thanks, Captain Obvious.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 9:17:00 PM  

I'm so bored, I just started Sunday's NYT crossword puzzle -- and I'm a Wake alumna. Sheesh.

BoSox Siobhan said...
Jan 2, 2007, 9:17:00 PM  

I was just thinking...

If Ian Johnson celebrated a BCS Bowl win by proposing to the head cheerleader last night, what does the winner of tonight's game do to top it?

My best guess is he'll nail at least two cheerleaders and a band member on the fifty yard line while being interviewed by Chris Myers.

I might need to go to sleep soon.

Brian said...
Jan 2, 2007, 9:18:00 PM  

Did they say Louisville converts something like 40% of its 4th down tries?

That's nuts.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 9:22:00 PM  

"Steve Smith skill-set." Say that five times fast.

TD L'Ville, wideout throws to running back.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 9:35:00 PM  

Did they say Louisville converts something like 40% of its 4th down tries?
About the same percentage of African-American football players they graduate.

BoSox Siobhan said...
Jan 2, 2007, 9:48:00 PM  

AA - I'd offer, but halftime is smoke break time. You may have to suffer.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 9:55:00 PM  

C'mon Siobhan, save the petty shots until after your boys get beat.

Swank? More like Shank.

flubby said...
Jan 2, 2007, 9:58:00 PM  

He was doomed as soon as ol' Butterface broke out the lifeguard story.

Jan 2, 2007, 9:59:00 PM  

Sorry, flub. I don't mean to upset your delicate sensibilities.

BoSox Siobhan said...
Jan 2, 2007, 9:59:00 PM  

run up the score - as soon as I heard that, I thought "yeah, this one's no good."

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 10:00:00 PM  

I missed the name of the guy up there between Rose and Jimmy, but all I can say is: PORNSTACHE!

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 10:05:00 PM  

Ooooh, LSU/ND preview. It's like homework for me. How can I possibly lose with Terry Bradshaw behind a microphone for four hours?

I hope you'll all come back to AA tomorrow night and join in the debacle.

Jan 2, 2007, 10:06:00 PM  

Yeah, if there's one coach in America you want to break down the keys to successful football, it's Dave Wannstedt.

Jan 2, 2007, 10:09:00 PM  

Score - gah, I didn't recognize Wannstedt; he looks ten times worse now than when he was coaching the Dolphins into the ground.

How's that Pitt job working out there, Dave?

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 10:12:00 PM  

MV over the FedEx Air and Ground Games: "Leak is relieved by freshman Tim Tebow."

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 10:18:00 PM  

How's that Pitt job working out there, Dave?

Well, he made it to a bowl game -- tonight's Orange Bowl.

Jan 2, 2007, 10:23:00 PM  

Jesus, Wake's going to block a punt at some point.

Jan 2, 2007, 10:26:00 PM  

Obviously he's not at the BCS bowl in the way he had hoped.

I just want to take Riley Skinner aside for a second and say, "Riley, you've had a great season and you made it to a BCS bowl. Look, you're an adult now. Isn't it time to stop having Mom cut your hair with the salad bowl?"

I know he's ripped and all that, but every time I see him without a helmet, I think, just for a split second, that I could beat him up. This also applies to Jason Biggs....er, excuse me, Pat Cowan.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 10:28:00 PM  

"Track star" = football announcer speak for "super fast black person," more often than not.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 10:34:00 PM  

Similar to "southern speed". I tried to start that conversation at RUTS, but nobody bit on it. I think "southern speed" is just a way to say "they have more black players than Yankee schools".

Jan 2, 2007, 10:39:00 PM  

It's gonna get reviewed, but Urrudia is the early winner for the Butterfinger Award -- guess that T.O. comparison might be sticking.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 10:39:00 PM  

Bobby Petrino just turned redder than both his polo shirt and the sauce on a Papa John's pizza at that call.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 10:41:00 PM  

This game will end up with more turnovers than your local corner bakery.

And of course, Brohm goes deep on 1st down.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 10:59:00 PM  

Let me introduce you to the moron who bet on the over (54) tonight.





Hi.

Jan 2, 2007, 11:01:00 PM  

Go Sixers! We're up 99-90 with 4:00 left in Denver

Jan 2, 2007, 11:15:00 PM  

My attention's kind of going too...especially since someone at Deadspin found some highly questionable pictures of a very perky L'Ville cheerleader.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 11:16:00 PM  

Okay, I'm really going to sleep now - I promise.

But first, I felt that somebody should commend RUTS and STN for their epic endurance in the comments section this evening.

RUTS, I'm sure I'll be back around here tomorrow (AA has been nice to me, so I'm pretty much never going to leave his blog alone). Catch you then.

Brian said...
Jan 2, 2007, 11:18:00 PM  

I may or may not have just looked at those pictures.

The "little tiny mirrors" girl is going to be totally hot when she gets older. I wish the timing of that commercial had not coincided with the previous topic.

Hope to see you all back tomorrow for the Terry Bradshaw Bowl.

Jan 2, 2007, 11:30:00 PM  

RUTS - oh, that'll be fun...

Brian - thanks. I'm in Pacific time and I work graveyard shift hours, so I'm really just getting up.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 11:31:00 PM  

Local media in the 'Ville buzzing that Mal Moore has said Petrino is Bama's next target if Saban turns them down.

flubby said...
Jan 2, 2007, 11:59:00 PM  

I was at a bar so I had to put the laptop away. Some hot girls walked in. I didnt want to look more dorky than I do usually. Can't complain about our season overall. Best season ever. Proud to be apart of it....

BJ said...
Jan 3, 2007, 12:23:00 AM  

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