Your Comprehensive Bowl Game Announcing Schedule

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


We've got everyone in play folks! Pam and Ray get a Bowl game and two games this week (D-1AA and D-II Championships) and McDonough Spielman get a New Year's Day game! FOX is even giving us a Pat Summerall/Brian Baldinger game!!!

There are a few holes as CBS hasn't released their entire schedule and I can't figure out who's calling the Insight Bowl, but who cares about OK State and Indiana right? Just kidding....I'll keep filling in the holes over the next few days.

Here's the (almost) full breakdown.....

Thursday, Dec. 20

Poinsettia Bowl (Utah v. Navy, ESPN 9pm)- Rece Davis, Mark May, Lou Holtz

Friday, Dec. 21

New Orleans Bowl (Florida Atlantic v. Memphis, ESPN2 8pm) - Mark Jones, Bob Davie

Saturday, Dec. 22

Papajohns.com Bowl (Cincinnati v. Southern Miss, ESPN2 1pm) - Pam Ward, Ray Bentley
New Mexico Bowl (Nevada v. New Mexico, ESPN 4:30pm) - Dave Barnett, Rod Gilmore
Las Vegas Bowl (BYU v. UCLA, ESPN 8pm) - Brad Nessler, Bob Griese, Paul Maguire

Sunday, Dec. 23

Hawaii Bowl (Boise v. East Carolina) - Terry Gannon, David Norrie

Wednesday, Dec. 26

Motor City Bowl (Central Michigan v. Purdue, ESPN 8pm) - Dave Pasch, Andre Ware

Thursday, Dec. 27

Holiday Bowl (Texas v. Arizona State, ESPN 8pm) - Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit

Friday, Dec. 28

Champs Sports Bowl (Michigan State v. Boston College, ESPN 5pm)- Mike Patrick, Todd Blackledge
Emerald Bowl (Oregon State v. Maryland, ESPN 8:30pm) - Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman
Texas Bowl (TCU v. Houston, NFL-N 8pm)- Brad Sham, Mike Mayock, and Charles Davis

Saturday, Dec. 29

Meineke Car Care Bowl (UConn v. Wake Forest, ESPN 1pm) - Dave Pasch, Andre Ware
Liberty Bowl (Central Florida v. Mississippi State, ESPN 4:30pm) - Terry Gannon, David Norrie
Alamo Bowl (Penn State v. Texas A&M, ESPN 8pm) - Chris Fowler, Doug Flutie, Craig James

Sunday, Dec. 30

Independence Bowl (Alabama v. Colorado, ESPN 8pm) - Mark Jones, Bob Davie

Monday, Dec. 31

Armed Forces Bowl (Air Force v. California, ESPN 12:30pm) - Dan Fouts, Tim Brant
Sun Bowl (Oregon v. South Florida, CBS 2pm)- Craig Bolerjack, Steve Beuerlein
Humanitarian Bowl (Fresno v. Georgia Tech, ESPN2 2pm) - Dave Lamont, James Hasty
Music City Bowl (Florida State v. Kentucky, ESPN 4pm) - Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham
Insight Bowl (Oklahoma State v. Indiana, NFL-N 5:30pm)- Bob Papa, Sterling Sharpe, Mike Mayock (Via Anon)
Chick-Fil-A Bowl (Clemson v. Auburn, ESPN 7:30pm) - Brad Nessler, Bob Griese, Paul Maguire

Tuesday, Jan. 1

Outback Bowl (Wisconsin v. Tennessee, ESPN 11am) - Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman
Cotton Bowl (Arkansas v. Missouri, FOX 11:30am)- Pat Summerall, Brian Baldinger
Capital One Bowl (Michigan v. Florida, ABC 1pm) - Mike Patrick, Todd Blackledge
Gator Bowl (Virginia v. Texas Tech, CBS 1pm)- Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson
Rose Bowl (USC v. Illinois, ABC 4:30pm) - Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit
Sugar Bowl (Hawaii v. Georgia, FOX 8:30pm) - Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis

Wednesday, Jan. 2

Fiesta Bowl (Oklahoma v. West Virginia, FOX 8pm) - Matt Vasgersian, Pat Haden and Terry Donahue

Thursday, Jan. 3

Orange Bowl (Virgina Tech v. Kansas, FOX 8pm) - Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, and Barry Alvarez

Saturday, Jan. 5

International Bowl (Rutgers v. Ball State, ESPN2 12pm) - John Saunders, Jesse Palmer

Sunday, Jan. 6

GMAC Bowl (Bowling Green v. Tulsa, ESPN 8pm) - Rece Davis, Mark May, Lou Holtz

Monday, Jan. 7

BCS Title Game (Ohio State v. LSU, FOX 8pm) - Thom Brennaman and Charles Davis

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:36 AM

36 Comments:

Summerall-Baldinger??????
Senility meets idiocy. Who made that choice?

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2007, 10:37:00 AM  

CBS is probably going to give the Sun Bowl to Craig Bolerjack or Ian Eagle, while Verne and champion Gary Danielson would do the Gator Bowl, with a much better matchup at hand.


Oh FOX has the Summerall/Baldy game, not CBS.

Mookie said...
Dec 11, 2007, 10:38:00 AM  

Whoops. Got it right down below for some reason. It's too early for me.

Dec 11, 2007, 10:42:00 AM  

No Bradshaw/BCS??? Fuck that. I like my bowl games with a side of "rube".

GMoney said...
Dec 11, 2007, 10:56:00 AM  

Lou Holtz at the Poinsettia Bowl...they probably figured the flowers needed watering and they could cut down on costs by having Lou spit all over them when he talks.

Steve said...
Dec 11, 2007, 10:59:00 AM  

Wow...Patrick gets a New Year's Day game. Hide the children.

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2007, 11:00:00 AM  

What?!? No sideline reporter info?!? Where's EA gonna be? What about Bonnie? Stacy?

mmmmmmm....sideline reporters

Joe said...
Dec 11, 2007, 11:05:00 AM  

If it's like last year...Bolerjack and Beurlein do the Sun Bowl while Lunquist and Danielson do the Gator.

And last year's Insight team was Spiro Dedes and Sterling Sharpe, if you need reference...or maybe they were the Texas Bowl team....

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2007, 11:07:00 AM  

Summerall and Baldinger did the Cotton Bowl last year and I ended up watching the second half in silence. Summerall could barely complete a sentence while Baldinger mis-pronounced everyone's name during his "analysis".

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2007, 11:10:00 AM  

Ball State? Is that bowl game a reward or punishment for Rutgers for preventing their conference from having a team with an undefeated season?

LSU will be playing coachless. At least in spirit.

Hawaii said...
Dec 11, 2007, 11:41:00 AM  

Wow Brent Musberger's doing the USC Rose Bowl. This should be different. Oh wait...

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2007, 12:05:00 PM  

LSU will be playing coachless. At least in spirit.

Seeing that Les Miles met with Michigan AD Bill Martin & the school president the day after signing an extension, it might not just be in spirit.

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071210/SPORTS06/71210070/1054

/not letting a dead story stay dead

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Dec 11, 2007, 12:06:00 PM  

I wonder who Thom Brennaman will be pulling for in the NC. When he's not mispronouncing the word "third."

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2007, 12:22:00 PM  

Sorry....sideline info will be coming soon.

Dec 11, 2007, 12:33:00 PM  

thank god for radio I hate Mcdonugh now if only ole John ward would come out of retirement for the bowl game I'd be in heaven

W_Rabb said...
Dec 11, 2007, 12:56:00 PM  

thank god for radio I hate Mcdonugh now if only ole John ward would come out of retirement for the bowl game I'd be in heaven

W_Rabb said...
Dec 11, 2007, 12:56:00 PM  

Me want EA for Rose Bowl Game... me want EA now!

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2007, 12:57:00 PM  

Why does Musberger have to call another UT game? At least I dont have to hear him talk about the amazing Blackshirt defense he's got a stiffy for.

Wade said...
Dec 11, 2007, 2:35:00 PM  

Summerall's still alive? What?

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2007, 3:14:00 PM  

Nice of ESPN to send the Canadians up to cover the International Bowl.

Scoops said...
Dec 11, 2007, 3:55:00 PM  

hawaii, Ball State has one of the best QB's in the country (Nate Davis). Rutgers may roll them, but watch Davis, he's only a sophomore.

If you want to complain about Rutgers, bitch about them losing 5 games.

GMoney said...
Dec 11, 2007, 4:01:00 PM  

Oh my God...they're letting Jesse Palmer announce a full game? The International Bowl just became must-see TV. I have to know how he can talk about Florida during THAT game.

Sean O said...
Dec 11, 2007, 4:25:00 PM  

Personally, i think Gus Johnson should be the announcer for all these games.

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2007, 4:36:00 PM  

The best thing about this is that the Lundquist-DanielSECon damage is minimized.

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2007, 4:40:00 PM  

I wonder if Barry Alvarez will be in the endzone.

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2007, 5:33:00 PM  

It's Bob Papa, Mayock, and Sterling Sharpe on the Insight Bowl.

ss said...
Dec 11, 2007, 6:26:00 PM  

"LSU will be playing coachless. At least in spirit"

LSU is better off going coachless. At least we wouldn't have to worry about a Les Miles coached team losing another game it should win.

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2007, 6:41:00 PM  

The over/under on the amount of takes to make these Pat Summerall commercials a few years ago (20 total seconds of talk time): 32

http://www.cleatswings.com/display.cfm?p=6

Sounded like an old Max Headroom.

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Dec 11, 2007, 8:53:00 PM  

Oh hell no!
Musty-burger with a couple of shots before the Humpback Holiday Bowl?
Haven't the Longhorns suffered enough this year with to get drummed by an angry ASU team and haven't to hear Mustburger...not to mention Herbstreit's constant felacio to OSU and the Big Diez. Might as well start up the March Maddness brackets.

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2007, 10:07:00 PM  

Welcome back Summerall ! Yay!

And gee, there's no way better way to tell a couple of teams, "Hey your bowl is truly insignificant" than by assigning Pam and Ray.

repoob19 said...
Dec 11, 2007, 10:13:00 PM  

At least Pam & Ray are only doing one bowl (one less than Rece, Mark & Lou).
Still, that's one too many.

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Dec 11, 2007, 10:27:00 PM  

I've also gotta give props to ESPN sending two Canadians up to Toronto to call the International Bowl. It shows that somebody there's doing something right.

Travis said...
Dec 12, 2007, 2:16:00 AM  

I care about Indiana and OK State!! I'm a die hard Hoosier Fan!!

Anonymous said...
Dec 12, 2007, 7:07:00 AM  

Can someone explain how the Nessler/Griese team are below the McDonough/Spielman team in the ESPN hierarchy . . .

That Orange Bowl line-up is truly atrocious.

Susan said...
Dec 12, 2007, 11:27:00 AM  

Ah, Dave Barnett and Rod Gilmore. So I guess ESPN is so desperate to fill slots that it will turn to two guys who haven't called games all year. Then again, maybe they called games on ESPN Radio which I can't get in my area, largely because my local affiliate AM710 is the USC Trojan flagship.

Also, remember this name: Southern Miss kicker Britt Barefoot. If previous patterns hold, Pam Ward will be baffled as to why Britt doesn't take his kicking shoe off and ask publicly for him to change his last name.[LOL]

Desmond said...
Dec 12, 2007, 12:51:00 PM  

Some sideline report news and rumors:

*Shannon Spake will be reporting from at least one of the ESPN bowl games, according to The Daly Planet blog.
*One of the responders in the comments section in the same article indicates that Krista Voda will be the sideline reporter at the Cotton Bowl.

Both Spake and Voda are usually NASCAR correspondents.

Desmond said...
Dec 14, 2007, 1:15:00 PM  

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