Bowl Season Open Thread: The New Orleans Bowl

Friday, December 21, 2007

Don't know how much of the game I'll catch so I'll need some of your help. If you're watching the game please leave some quotes in the comments and you will be rewarded handsomely. Tonight's game is the New Orleans Bowl and we've got Memphis v. FAU. Here's what you need to know.....

8:00 PM ET, December 21, 2007
Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Spread: FAU -3.5, O/U 68
AA's Pick: FAU, but I'd buy the half a point (Record 1-0)
Announcers: Mark Jones, Bob Davie (ESPN2)

Team Leaders

Memphis Passing: Hankins- 60.7%, 2939 Yards, 22 TDs, 12 Ints
FAU Passing: Smith- 57.3%, 3352 Yards, 27 TDs, 8 Ints

Memphis Rushing: Doss- 154 Carries, 715 Yards, 4.6 avg, 5 TDs
FAU Rushing: Pierre- 159 Carries, 733 Yards, 4.6 avg, 7 TDs

Memphis Receiving: Calhoun- 58 Catches, 850 Yards, 14.7 avg, 5 TDs
FAU Receiving: Gent- 61 Catches, 1030 Yards, 16.9 avg, 9 TD

"The tiger is fast, but the owl sees at night."- Mark Jones

Good one Mark.

"Santa said he was going to leave a lot of points under the tree for us in this game and if there is a Santa, which I still believe in, I think he did."- Mark Jones

Nice Mark....cause kids don't watch College Football games.

"I read they can't find HD TVs in Hawaii because of the Hawaii Rainbows."- Bob Davie

I made a joke about it earlier, but I'm pretty sure Davie was serious about them still being the 'Bows.

"Show me those legs again...I want to see those calves." - Mark Jones on FAU running back Charles Pierre (Via Asher)

Immediately followed by...

"Those aren't ankles...those are cankles."- Mark Jones

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 7:44 PM


Mark Jones just called the FAU coach Howard Schnellendecker

Ian said...
Dec 21, 2007, 9:34:00 PM  

Did Mark Jones just call someone Bo Schembechler

Anonymous said...
Dec 21, 2007, 9:45:00 PM  

what announcing tandem would you rather have...Jones and Davie on TV, or Eric Collins, the ageless Jim Donnan, and Joe Schad on ESPN Radio?

Anonymous said...
Dec 21, 2007, 10:01:00 PM  

"what announcing tandem would you rather have...Jones and Davie on TV, or Eric Collins, the ageless Jim Donnan, and Joe Schad on ESPN Radio?"

I choose to chew on the business end of a shotgun, Private Pyle Style.

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Dec 21, 2007, 10:39:00 PM  

That's a tough call....I'd combine teams. I think Jones is good, but I can't stand Davie for some reason.

Dec 21, 2007, 10:57:00 PM  

Good job to Jones & Davie ignoring a player (#47, from Memphis I believe) being injured on the ground for at least two minutes, with talking about how silly FAU students paid no attention to Schellenberger giving speeches about FAU football and how popular football became at FAU. At no time did they indicate who the player was, and it took them about thirty seconds of the camera showing the hurt player to even mention it. I can just imagine someone's mom, watching at home, wondering if it was her son on the ground.

Fred Morlan said...
Dec 21, 2007, 10:58:00 PM  

Mark Jones can't get legendary coaches' names right, has the wrong team blocking punts, knows that owls see at night (sigh) ... why does he have a job? FAU's radio voice is ABC/ESPN pxp guy Dave LaMont, and he's far more polished and knowledgable. Too bad he's not doing the TV tonight.

Anonymous said...
Dec 21, 2007, 11:00:00 PM  

Lamont's good....he's got a good number of Bowl Games this season.

Dec 21, 2007, 11:08:00 PM  

"Show me those legs again...I want to see those calves." - Mark Jones on FAU running back Charles Pierre.

Asher said...
Dec 21, 2007, 11:12:00 PM  

actually, lamont only has one TV game (Humanitarian ... ugh), although he's doing ESPN radio for the Champps game. He's really underused as the WWL keeps trying to prop up Jones and Ward

Anonymous said...
Dec 21, 2007, 11:19:00 PM  

Really? I could have sworn he had a good number of games. I didn't even go back and check.

That's telling you something when Pam Ward gets multiple games and he doesn't.

Dec 21, 2007, 11:30:00 PM  

Jim Donnan on ESPN Radio: The defense is jumping up and down doing what they can to disconcert them.

Dec 21, 2007, 11:39:00 PM  

What is with Mark Jones & his fascination with a dude's calves? Wasn't he was drooling about Darren McFadden's calves in a game this year?

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Dec 21, 2007, 11:51:00 PM  

is EVERY bowl announcing pair just going to praise the sponsors left & right, up & down like they're the ONLY bowl in the world.
there's 32!!! how special can these lame early ones be?

we get the bowl concept -- but all we care about is announcing a football game!!!

Anonymous said...
Dec 22, 2007, 12:36:00 AM  

Nessler on the LV bowl just said of UCLA's Davis (44):

He LITERALLY played his guts out.

I hope they have a doctor handy.

Anonymous said...
Dec 22, 2007, 11:34:00 PM  

according to aikman the wind is blowing very very much in chicago, and there is such a thing as a downhill linebacker

Anonymous said...
Dec 23, 2007, 1:58:00 PM  

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