Sugar Bowl Live Blog: Eye Of The Liger

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Not sure why I have ligers on the brain. I think Jeannie Zelasko is wearing the infamous Seinfeld puffy shirt. Almost immediately, Early Doucet is stripped of the ball along the sideline, and Notre Dame takes over deep in Liger, uh, Tiger territory. The refs are reviewing it, and for good reason -- the Notre Dame defender doesn't recover the ball in the field of play. Inexplicably, Les Miles has to use a coach's challenge to contest the play. Isn't every play automatically reviewed? Anyway, I'll be shocked if the ball doesn't go back to LSU, Early Doucet, and his weak-ass mohawk.

Les Miles wins the challenge, but tries to convince the Big Twelve refs to give his timeout and his challenge back. On the other sideline, Charlie Weis is also working the refs. There's clearly blood in the water -- the coaches feel the refs can be convinced that the sky is green at this point. I'm enjoying the sheer fright on the referee's face every time he turns on his microphone. LSU's driving, and now inside the Irish 25 with a third down looming. Russell is stuffed on a QB draw and LSU lines up for a 40-yard field goal, but OH, THOSE TRICKY TIGERS! It's a short side holder-kicker option play for a successful fake field goal! One screen pass later and the Tigers are inside the 10, although they're now facing 3rd and 2 at the Irish 8. Notre Dame holds -- I'm not sure a slant pass to the end zone was the best call there -- and LSU converts on a chip shot field goal attempt. 24-14, Tigers.

The Fox team repeats Charlie Weis' nonsense about Brady Quinn becoming the third best NFL quarterback in three years. Charlie should know that defenses are also allowed to blitz in professional tackle football games.

Fox just ran a graphic of Notre Dame's best quarterbacks. If there isn't a Ron Powlus joke in the comments, I'm going to be greatly disappointed. Notre Dame fires off a crappy, back-bouncing punt, and it's rock'em sock'em robot time. Also, the Little Tiny Mirrors girl is creepy in that "overpolished child actor" sort of way.

One of LSU's players was a fifteen pound, fourteen ounce baby. My girlfriend and I contemplate how to fit a watermelon through a straw. We may or may not have had sex during the last LSU series, which ended in a field goal and a very unsatisfied girlfriend. You may not contemplate how to fit a straw through a tunnel. The scores are LSU 27, Notre Dame 14, and RUTS 1, Ms. RUTS 0.

And just as I hit the Blogger's "Publish" button, JaMarcus Russell throws one of those "oh crap, he's throwing the ball off his back foot" passes, but the ball kept sailing and sailing for 53 yards until it lands in the mitts of freshman Brandon LaFell for a 58 yard touchdown. LSU 34, Notre Dame 14, and that's the end of the third quarter.

As a bonus, we're approaching the blowout point where Kenny, Howie, and Terry have to just make shit up in order to avoid dead air. I love it when a plan comes together.


geaux ligers

Jan 3, 2007, 10:49:00 PM  

These challenges kill me. Not even a minute in. Also, can they work on getting Bon Jovi into the booth?

Jan 3, 2007, 10:50:00 PM  

See, Charlie? That's how you fake a kick play.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 3, 2007, 10:54:00 PM  

Love that LSU fan with 2 beers in one hand and a slice in the other. To be honest, I'm surprised he wasn't holding 3 beers...

BF said...
Jan 3, 2007, 10:55:00 PM  

has anyone made light of the fact that the LSU offensive coordinator's name is "jimbo?"

Jan 3, 2007, 10:56:00 PM  

Do they have the air conditioning cranked in the Superdome? Because those cheerleader's long sleeves are not the standard uniform.

BF said...
Jan 3, 2007, 10:57:00 PM  

wasting, it gets even better. Our defensive coordinator is Bo. And for good measure, the AD's name is Skip.

Skip, Les, Bo, and Jimbo. Quite a team...

BF said...
Jan 3, 2007, 10:59:00 PM  

only in the south...

Jan 3, 2007, 11:01:00 PM  

I know it sounds like this is the first LSU game I've ever seen, but are the LSU cheerleaders wearing white one-piece bathing suits? What the hell are those things?

Jan 3, 2007, 11:04:00 PM  

The girls in white are actually the Golden Girls. (Cheerleaders are in yellow w/ purple sleeves). The uniform is your standard leotard w/ a fleur de lie bedazzelled in.

More info at .

BF said...
Jan 3, 2007, 11:08:00 PM  

bf you are a wealth of info. I will gladly answer any ohio state-related queries that you may have

Jan 3, 2007, 11:10:00 PM  

15 lbs, 14 oz. at birth?

I hope his mom got a C-section for her own personal health.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 3, 2007, 11:12:00 PM  

OK, now that was a funny story about Bowe's Lasik surgery and dumping his girlfriend as soon as he saw her post-op.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 3, 2007, 11:14:00 PM  

I will gladly answer any ohio state-related queries that you may have

... uh ... what's with all the sweater vests?

BF said...
Jan 3, 2007, 11:19:00 PM  

Jeff Smarmadillo, you've been JACKED UP!

BF said...
Jan 3, 2007, 11:21:00 PM  

I think the 15 lb, 14 oz baby eliminated any shot of my girlfriend wanting to have children with me someday.

Jan 3, 2007, 11:22:00 PM  

That Tressel's style, and anyone who beats that school up north 5 out of 6 times, wins 3 big 10 titles, takes the buckeyes to 2 national championship games in 5 years can wear whatever the hell he wants.

Jan 3, 2007, 11:23:00 PM  

RUTS - I don't know about you, but considering my views on kids, I would be pumping my fist in victory at that.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 3, 2007, 11:24:00 PM  

#20 For Notre Dame got JACKED - UP!!

Jay said...
Jan 3, 2007, 11:27:00 PM  

BF .. sorry .. I didn't see your earlier "jacked-up" reference.

Jay said...
Jan 3, 2007, 11:28:00 PM  

THAT'S the JaMarcus laser-rocket arm we know and love... 52 yards in the air off his back foot.

BF said...
Jan 3, 2007, 11:29:00 PM  

How stupid ND secondary can be? Allowing the SAME play twice for a super-long gain (second time for a TTD). Thats was pathetic.

>>bLuEJaY said...
Jan 3, 2007, 11:30:00 PM  

it's alright jay. The #20 hit was better.

BF said...
Jan 3, 2007, 11:30:00 PM  

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