Bowl Season Open Thread/Live-Blog: The BCS National Championship

Monday, January 07, 2008

Like it or not folks the National Championship is upon us. I hope you're on-board for a great night of Football, and I welcome any and all to the comment section. I'm going to make this a little bit of both an open thread and live-blog because I think it's more fun that way. You already know who has the ball and where.

Ohio State fans....good luck. Contrary to popular belief I don't hate you....I think you are some of the best and passionate fans in the Country. I hope we can all get along tonight, laugh at FOX, and drink to some band shots.....Cheers! See you at around 7:30pm or so.





#2 LSU vs. #1 OSU
The BCS National Championship
8:00 PM ET, January 7, 2008
Superdome , New Orleans , LA

Weather: Dome
Spread: LSU -4, O/U 47
AA's Pick: A tough one to end the Season here. I'm praying this thing drops to -3.5 so you can buy the half, but if not I'd tease it. If you don't know what a tease is then just take LSU -4 (Record 17-10-2).
Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis (FOX)

Team Leaders

LSU Passing: Flynn- 55.1%, 2233 Yards, 17 TDs, 10 INTs
Ohio State Passing: Boeckman- 64.5%, 2171 Yards, 23 TDs, 12 INTs

LSU Rushing: Hester- 204 Carries, 1017 Yards, 5.0 avg, 11 TDs
Ohio State Rushing: Wells- 254 Carries, 1463 Yards, 5.8 avg, 14 TDs

LSU Receiving: LaFell- 48 Catches, 641 Yards, 13.4 avg, 3 TDs
Ohio State Receiving: Robiskie- 50 Catches, 885 Yards, 17.7 avg, 10 TDs
_____________________________________

ESPN seems to be pretty high on Todd Blackledge (and rightfully so) after this Season. He's been on all the preview shows leading up to the big game and he's now on set with Chris, Lee, and Kirk for Gameday.

I'm liking the little swoop that Corso has his going on with his hair. Cute.

Corso just said he wouldnt be shocked to see dorsey "pull a hamstring" (dramatic air quotes are hard to express here) early in the game so that he doesnt get hurt and impact his draft status. (Via Mike)

Yeah I heard that. Makes zero sense. Eddie George is on the coverage again. Didn't know that.

Oh and BTW, I completely hope to lose another YouTube account tonight so prepare thyself for many videos.

Desmond says he looks at 3 phases when he looks at special teams: "The guys who kick the ball, the guys who return the kick, and then the coverage unit." Isn't that ALL the phases? (Via joepadon)

Ha...I listened to that and didn't even catch that, and those aren't really even "phases". Wouldn't phases be kicking, blocking, and running? Hey the LSU Band! Drink!!!

Picks:

ESPN
Desmond Howard- LSU
Todd Blackledge- Ohio State
Chris Fowler- LSU
Kirk Herbstreit- LSU.........psych, OSU
Lee Corso- OSU

Where did all this love for OSU come from all of a sudden? When the game was announced didn't everyone love LSU? (Via Smitty Lite)

I have no idea. I got $5 that says everyone on FOX is on LSU. How I've heard of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band before, but they are no Bonerama. Annnnnd the FOX team makes no picks whatsoever.

When did John Waters start singing national anthems? (Via Anon)

Winner! That's too funny.

"Trindon Holliday, a smurf and he can fly!"- Jimmy Johnson

VIDEO #1- Chris Rose is a dick and Jimmy Johnson probably just earned Urban Meyer an NCAA violation....



"If need be, we may have to extend ourselves" - Les Miles (Via Mal)

Les Miles:
"Between these white lines it is about 11 players. They have 11 and we have 11." Uh, Les, that's 22 but the good news is with observations like that you have a possible career in broadcasting. (Via Tar Heel Fan)

Wow....that was quick. Beanie Wells right guard for 65 yards! Amazing. Reminds me of Ted Ginn (I kid!).....

7-0 OSU


"Don't let Jim Tressel's sweater vest fool you. He'll show a lot of sets."- Charles Davis

Huh?

10-0 OSU

Hmmm...Bo Pellini doesn't work for LSU anymore AND he is an OSU alum. (Via tndefender)

That was the first thing I thought of when they brought him up earlier today. I didn't even realize he was coaching tonight.

"It's amazing....It's....the mirrors."- Thom Brennaman doing sponsor spots with no inflection since 1992!

10-3 OSU.....and no band shot after the score. Not only does FOX love bands, but they show "band bias".

YES!!! LSU girls in skank-gear!!! (Via Anon)

Give the fans what they want FOX....for christsakes!

OSU band - break out the 12-sided dice. (Via Mal)

No comment. End of the 1st.

10-10 LSU.....Penalties helped them out big time on that drive. We've got a game.

Was that girl playing or eating her clarinet? (Via Anon)

Again.....no comment.

New Drinking Game.....Every time Charles Davis says Aggressiveness take a shot....

Current count Via Anon.....8


"When it comes to blood, blood is going to win over school.....when blood's involved in the contest."- Charles Davis

Drink for that nonsense too.

I sure do like pumpkins, Cotton. (Via Anon)

Another winner. Dodgeball quotes will get you everywhere. And a Blocked Kick....if you can block a kick you can dodge a ball.

Q: What are you drinking?
A: Captain and Coke with a Percocet (Via Anon)

That's a recipe for disaster AWESOME!

Beautiful pass from Flynn to LaFell......

17-10 Le Tigres


First, no OSU TD, now no penalty flag. Thom, you suck. (Via Ed)

Yeah, I was looking for that Penalty as well. Nowhere to be found.

Anyone know where I can find a Sven? (Via Anon)

Sven will be guest posting tomorrow in his pretty sweater.

24-10 LSU after Hester dives in.

"You're hading Bo Pelini a blank slate to dial up those blitzes."- Charles Davis

Okay?

24-10 at the half and almost 300 comments. Now we're having fun! See you right here for the Second Half....I'm going to replenish the fluids.

Bands shown at halftime... Waterfall!! (Via Chase)

Hilarious.

After an Alumni kicking contest and Thom Brennaman turing Trinity's "Game Changing Performance" into the most boring play ever.....we're ready for the 2nd Half!

Sorry for the delay folks....I'm working on getting some videos up. The awkward kicking challenge and Jamarcus' sweater are upcoming.

31-10 LSU.

Finally.....Straight Pimpin'.....



Whatever happened to The Butthole Surfers anyway? (Via Anon)

Shit....what did I miss?

Snow White ate too many apples (Via Anon)

Okay....now I'm caught up.

After a Jenkins pick OSU cuts it to 14....We've got a whole new ballgame.....

31-17.


VIDEO #2.....The Most Awkward Kicking Contest Ever......



Okay I'm back on board after that video nonsense. That was so worth it!

"We talked about how important it was for Ohio State to establish a routine on offense well it's equally important for LSU to do so on defense."- Charles Davis

This was with 13 minutes left in the 4th.

The forecast says cold today, so bundle up. (Via Sven)

Thanks Sven!

"Whoever the Baseball Coach is at Ohio State needs to spend some time on Boeckman.........on sliding."- Charles Davis

"He had a stick in his pocket" - Thom Brennaman, Huh? (Via Mal)

Hahahahah....I thought he said "put it in his pocket", but you're right Mal.

VIDEO #3.....Jamarcus' Sweater......



Ah yes, the aerial coverage of a dome game...a classic (Via Matthew)

I also agree with the lights outside....entirely necessary.

"See in College as soon as the player breaks the plane of the endzone that's it."- Charles Davis

Umm right? Because that's different in the Pros how???

"I'm surprised Ohio State isn't going with a more huddle up offense here."- Thom Brennaman

About 3 minutes after everyone mentioned it in the comments.

"That's the the theme music from the old TV show Terry and The Pirates. Paul Ditzel pulled his defense....the defense name he had were the Chinese bandits."- Charles Davis

What the f**k is he talking about?!?!?!?!

"It's going to be close it depends where the foot went down on the spot."- Charles Davis
"It's going to depend on the spot."- Thom Brennaman

Thanks for that guys. Great job tonight.

Final 38-24 and Thom Brennaman tries to bring up Katrina at the end. Good shit Thom....good shit. Wait the whole game.

Thanks to everyone for breaking the commenting record set the other night for the Orange Bowl. Amazing! More videos and nonsense to come.....Congrats to the first "2 Loss" BCS Champions LSU! (I had to be the first to say it...come on)

642 Comments:

You seem to be a softer AA tonight....I really thought you hate OSU.....since you don't hate us so much.... GO BUCKS!!

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 6:13:00 PM  

I'm still not a fan, and I'm definitely rooting for LSU (even as a Big 10 fan), but there isn't hate in my heart (at least for Sports).

Jan 7, 2008, 6:15:00 PM  

god i hate this game being so late
the nfl should whip their dicks out and make a wild card game a monday nighter

Mike Georger said...
Jan 7, 2008, 6:28:00 PM  

Chances this game ends before 12 AM ET, slim. College football bowls go WAY WAY too long.

Brett said...
Jan 7, 2008, 6:33:00 PM  

I just hope its a normal director tonight for Fox that does not show a hundred shots of the band and close ups of the coaches before every play. Just show the damn game!

The Masked Writer said...
Jan 7, 2008, 6:37:00 PM  

No Brett, college games on FOX go way too long. I sure as hell know that ABC kicked off the USC/Texas game at 5:10...FOX will do it around 5:20.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 6:41:00 PM  

I just got back from getting my lidocaine and B-12 injections. Have I missed anything yet?

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 6:44:00 PM  

thoughts on what side to take tonight:
www.brandonlangcriticblog.blogspot.com

nds632 said...
Jan 7, 2008, 6:52:00 PM  

Why are we liveblogging this? Don't you know that Roger Clemens spoke today??????????????????????

Don't you watch ESPN???????????????

J.J. said...
Jan 7, 2008, 6:55:00 PM  

In other odd news, Kirk Herbstreit got yanked from the ESPN Radio call with Brent in favor of Bob Davie.

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Jan 7, 2008, 6:58:00 PM  

Did he really? Where did you see that RJBO???

Jan 7, 2008, 7:04:00 PM  

JJ

Gameday is an hour and if you hate it, watch fox and the band.

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:08:00 PM  

Lee Corso said it again. The winner may have to share it with USC.

WHY?????????????????????????????

Can someone PLEASE provide a reason why USC is the best team? Because they beat an Arizona State team that got the shit kicked out of them by Texas too? Because they beat the shit out of an Illinois team that didn't belong there in the first place?

Hell, how about this? Tell me what they have done that Georgia hasn't done.

I am so sick of this shit.

J.J. said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:10:00 PM  

I think I have to watch Gameday to purge myself for the FOX Shitshow.

Jan 7, 2008, 7:10:00 PM  

I think we could settle this whole thing JJ with an 8 place tie for 2nd.

Jan 7, 2008, 7:13:00 PM  

JJ

Chill with the ???????????????? We get it dawgs are great

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:17:00 PM  

You just don't have any idea how this feels unless you are an LSU fan (like me). In 2003, LSU won the national championship by the rules that were prescribed before the season began. And the media (led by ESPN) said it wasn't good enough. Sure, USC probably belonged there over Oklahoma, but that wasn't LSU's problem or fault. And now the EXACT SAME THING is happening four years later. LSU got in by the rules, but the media just won't shut up until they are forced to share it with USC. A team that lost at home to Stanford. And you wonder why LSU fans sound so obnoxious and bitter all the time.

J.J. said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:19:00 PM  

I'm an LSU fan. And sorry about the question marks.

J.J. said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:20:00 PM  

Wasn't there a guy that completely devoted a blog to that reasoning JJ? Whatever happened to him?

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:21:00 PM  

For the love of God!!! At 7:05, ESPNews has the Clemens PC...but it's not a PC? No it's Clemens sitting behind a table with his attorney playing a recorded phone conversation of a phone call with his trainer. As type this it is now 7:21 and the tape is still playing. No commercials, just a straight camera shot of Rog'. This is ridiculous.

joepadon said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:22:00 PM  

corso just said he wouldnt be shocked to see dorsey "pull a hamstring" (dramatic air quotes are hard to express here) early in the game so that he doesnt get hurt and impact his draft status

youve got to be kidding me, theyre getting to the shits and giggles point of saying shit now

Mike Georger said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:23:00 PM  

Well, I've heard the "they killed Illinois who won at Ohio State" argument in favor of USC. But I only have one question: What do you think would happen if LSU or Ohio State played Stanford on a pseudo-neutral site?

J.J. said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:26:00 PM  

i would think blackledge is on because he called ALL Sec games this season.
so he's the closest thing they have to an "expert" on the league to balance herbie.
even though blackledge lives in akron during the week.

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:27:00 PM  

Corso mentioned OSU went to "Warshington" and laid a whoppin on that 4-9 team. They must be ready!

Scott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:30:00 PM  

Good call Anon. I do enjoy him SEC or not though.

Jan 7, 2008, 7:31:00 PM  

Since when does Blackledge call SEC games?

joepadon said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:34:00 PM  

Eddie George on FOX again? Come on.

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:34:00 PM  

Is there a law that ESPN and Fox has to have an Ohio State guy on the set and no LSU people? Yep. The media hate Ohio State.

J.J. said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:34:00 PM  

He probably has Blackledge confused with Danielson. Blackledge did some SEC games on ESPN, though

J.J. said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:35:00 PM  

Shut up that they don't give sec respect. If I have to keep hearing or reading about excuses why sec teams lose. Tressel does not like herbie because he critized his offense.

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:37:00 PM  

Fox just said "LSU is the only two-loss team to play in the BCS National Championship Game." I think that this is now the 3,562,953rd time I've heard this since last monday.

J.J. said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:38:00 PM  

Hey people.....I told you to play nice. What happens after 40 band shots??? We're going to have an all out brawl here.

Jan 7, 2008, 7:39:00 PM  

LSU isn't the team that made the "ESPN hates us" videotape.

J.J. said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:39:00 PM  

Yeah, Blackledge was on the Saturday night package for ESPN, which was almost exclusively SEC games.

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:39:00 PM  

I don't know how you can confuse the two. Danielson is an idiot, Todd is one of the best in the business(maybe a slight PSU bias there). I think the only SEC games that Blackledge would is bowl games.

joepadon said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:39:00 PM  

@Willmott
you are correct sir

joepadon said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:41:00 PM  

Proposed drinking game:

Take a drink for:

-Every Brennamen reference to Davis' SEC playing career
-Every NFC playoff promo
-Every band shot
-Every quarter that has passed once your loved ones call for an ambulance because of your alcohol poisoning.

Chug if the doc in the ER sees you and responds with "Drinking for band appearances, right? You're the seventh one tonight."

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:42:00 PM  

Herbstreit just said that he thought Wolf and Titan would be unstoppable in the Gauntlet and Joust. Apparently they are trying to cover all of tonight's events not on their networks.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:42:00 PM  

OSU heard they were slow all year, which they should have. Both teams have flaws. Who can expose them and who fixed them.

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:46:00 PM  

Desmond says he looks at 3 phases when he looks at special teams: "The guys who kick the ball, the guys who return the kick, and then the coverage unit." Isn't that ALL the phases? That's probably not witty enough, sorry guys.

joepadon said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:46:00 PM  

Yeah bands!

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:48:00 PM  

Sorry, AA.
I stepped out for a minute. I first heard it on ESPN 1000 in Chicago an hour ago, then I turned on the game in my car, and, yeah, Bob Davie's gonna be on the radio call instead of Herbstreit.

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:49:00 PM  

Shaq has no shame. How long until he's on Celebrity Apprentice?

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:52:00 PM  

Game hasn't even started and lots of chatter going on here! Who's looking forward to this game?!

I got my pick in, OSU +4. I just think they come out strong and play smash-mouth football. Though truthfully i really just want a good game...

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:53:00 PM  

did someone say buttocks?

Roger C. said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:54:00 PM  

Tom Rinaldi? Doesn't he only do special interest pieces? What's he doing on the sidelines?

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:55:00 PM  

Does Tom Rinaldi have a pink shirt on?

Scott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:55:00 PM  

And good lord, Shelley Smith looks terrible in high-def...

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:56:00 PM  

Where did all this love for OSU come from all of a sudden? When the game was announced didn't everyone love LSU?

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:57:00 PM  

Who to root for as a Michigan fan: THE Ohio State Buckeyes, or Les Miles' DAMN STRONG football team?
Can I cheer for Ar-Kansas?
I'll take the Tigers to cover.

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Jan 7, 2008, 7:58:00 PM  

Great - another joke about Jimmy Johnson's hair. When will this writer's strike end?!

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:00:00 PM  

RJBO- You should be loyal to the Big Ten, even if it is Michigan...

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:03:00 PM  

@Smitty 7:56
I hear you, that's the only downside to HD.

joepadon said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:04:00 PM  

Bonerama?

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:06:00 PM  

When did John Waters start singing national anthems?

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:09:00 PM  

If it isn't the first rule, it is at least in the top 5. If you go to a ball game and they play the anthem - take off your hat, put your hand over your heart, sing the song and don't point at the jumbotron like a moron.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:09:00 PM  

I swear he said "at the drylights last gleaming" instead of "twilight's last gleaming". Did anyone catch that?

joepadon said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:11:00 PM  

He must have gone to the Shannon Sharpe Speechin' School.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:12:00 PM  

He means raucous crowd, guys!

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:13:00 PM  

Now we all know how to get into the athletic department at OSU. Thanks for the combo to the lock, CD.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:14:00 PM  

God I hate Thom Brennnneneneneneneamn

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:15:00 PM  

"If need be, we may have to extend ourselves" - Les Miles.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:15:00 PM  

Stupid Internet kicked me off.

@Mal: One of my biggest pet peeves is people who don't take their hats off during the national anthem. I got into a big argument with a friend of mine this season about it...

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:15:00 PM  

Ok, so drinking on band shots, anything else? References to CD's playing days?

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:17:00 PM  

Les Miles: "Between these white lines it is about 11 players. They have 11 and we have 11."

Uh, Les, that's 22 but the good news is with observations like that you have a possible career in broadcasting.

Tar Heel Fan said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:18:00 PM  

Look, given the supreme hotness of the Ben-gals, there simply cannot be enough LSU band shots tonight. In fact, there should be a permanent camera placement for them and a split-screen.

Ed said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:19:00 PM  

@Smitty Lite: If you were to drink on anything more, you're going to be dead with seven minutes to go......in the first quarter.

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:19:00 PM  

What about every reference to OSU "exorcising the demons" from last year?

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:19:00 PM  

Is that Weinke behind TD?

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:20:00 PM  

That arm in arm thing looked kinda gay

Scott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:20:00 PM  

LSU sends out five captains, but the officials only allow four. Gotta love our uberfeuhrers.

ed said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:21:00 PM  

I survived the 110 band shots the other night, though admittedly was taking pretty small sips by the 2nd half. I went to Iowa, i can handle my liqour...

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:21:00 PM  

"Jim Tressel and Les Miles have prepared their teams for almost two months"

Pretty succinct statement about one major flaw in the system.

Tar Heel Fan said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:22:00 PM  

Band.

Jan 7, 2008, 8:23:00 PM  

Crush is awesome on Gladiators - just a quick pre-game look in to AG.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:23:00 PM  

Any questions, band shot haters?

ed said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:24:00 PM  

@ AA: Drink.

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:24:00 PM  

And I'm not counting tonight....I just can't do it again.

Jan 7, 2008, 8:24:00 PM  

SSR here to count band shots.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:24:00 PM  

And we're off!

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:24:00 PM  

"2 tailback set" hes off and rolling now

Matthew said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:25:00 PM  

Boeckman does scare me, i'm still not sure he's really any good at all...

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:25:00 PM  

@ Mal: I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that. In fact, if I weren't afraid that she'd accidentally snap me in half with her legs partway through, I'd completely do her.

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:25:00 PM  

1.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:25:00 PM  

2.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:26:00 PM  

Band.

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:26:00 PM  

Ah yes....SS is my official band counter.

Jan 7, 2008, 8:27:00 PM  

Big Ten is slow huh?...

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:27:00 PM  

Repeat of last year - early big play OSU TD.

ed said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:27:00 PM  

WOW!! 3.

Hmm....Ohio State scoring quickly in a national title game.....sounds familiar.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:27:00 PM  

Remember, Ginn had that big return last year to start things.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:27:00 PM  

I'm sure Columbus is psyched to hear Charles Davis point out that this is starting so similarly to last year.

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:28:00 PM  

"An early blow delivered by the Buckeyes" - Thom Brennaman

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:28:00 PM  

Anyone else genuinely shocked that we only got one band shot from that touchdown?

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:28:00 PM  

At least Wells didn't injure his ankle celebrating...

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:28:00 PM  

Just like last year.

tndefender said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:29:00 PM  

See Crush at - http://ginacarano.proelite.com/

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:29:00 PM  

Yeah Bucks!

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:29:00 PM  

Damn band shots are killing me already. That OSU dude really turned my stomach.

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:30:00 PM  

I won't bother to make a joke involving that 5th grader promo.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:30:00 PM  

@ssreporters: It sounds awkward, but it's much better than his original choice of "An early anal rape, beating and abandonment in a Bourbon Street dumpster delivered by the Buckeyes."

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:30:00 PM  

@Will - Yeah that was Saturday night...

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:31:00 PM  

Ted Ginn on a 1-15 team, a losing national title game, and a White Sox cap. He's an all around loser ain't he?

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:33:00 PM  

American Gladiators update: Jeff currently doing his best Ohio State impression to Adonis, up 28-10 after three events.

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:33:00 PM  

Wow, LSU looks a bit rusty here...

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:33:00 PM  

And Les Miles is going for it!!!!

Jan 7, 2008, 8:33:00 PM  

See how quick LSU is. Flynn was FAST running back to fall on that missed snap.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:34:00 PM  

USC is the best team.

ed said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:34:00 PM  

4.

It's 4-0 Ohio State in the band game.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:34:00 PM  

DUDE!

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:34:00 PM  

Would someone tell Matt Flynn to put in his mouthpiece?

BF said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:34:00 PM  

@ssreporters, They've covered the spread already!

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:35:00 PM  

Looks like somebody done spent too much time on Bourbon.

tndefender said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:35:00 PM  

every commercial break = band

Matthew said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:35:00 PM  

USC is the best team.

Good to know that Brent and Kirk took the commercial break off to talk with us.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:35:00 PM  

Venom ain't bad either.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:35:00 PM  

LSU looking like the Patriots - the 1985 Patriots who got destroyed in the Superdome.

ed said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:36:00 PM  

"Ted Ginn scored on a 97 yard touchdown run last year to give the Buckeyes the early lead in that game. So they know about fast starts." - Brennamen

The stat line on the screen as he said that clearly stated Ginn's run as 93. Great start.

Jan 7, 2008, 8:36:00 PM  

Not from the game, but just as noteworthy:

Contender Siene on Gladiator Venom: "My mom told me to make her get wet."

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:36:00 PM  

5. This is an early whipping.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:37:00 PM  

@Mal: Ditto on Venom.

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:37:00 PM  

I thought LSU had a good D? That guy was WIDE open.

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:37:00 PM  

"Don't let Jim Tressel's sweater vest fool you" - Charles Davis

What?!

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:37:00 PM  

"don't let the sweatervest fool you"-TGTICD

Sam said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:37:00 PM  

6.

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:38:00 PM  

6.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:38:00 PM  

Glad to see Bo Pelini dressed up for the game. Is he trying to get on Belichek's coaching staff?

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:39:00 PM  

7.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:39:00 PM  

Todd Boeckman running < Tim Tebow

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:40:00 PM  

Hmmm...Bo Pellini doesn't work for LSU anymore AND he is an OSU alum.

tndefender said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:40:00 PM  

Pelini always wears that...

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:40:00 PM  

commercial break, but no band shot! Somebody's slipping at Fox.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:40:00 PM  

Quick recap in the band game:

Ohio State 7

LSU 0

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:40:00 PM  

Apparently Bo is saving all the good defensive play calling for Pope Tom Osborne and the good folks of Lincoln.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:42:00 PM  

Conspiracy Theories!!!!!

Jan 7, 2008, 8:42:00 PM  

Ohio St is owning the band battle too. Complete Domination!

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:42:00 PM  

Chris Myers with sappy story #1.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:43:00 PM  

For those of you who don't know - Jumper comes to theaters on 2-14-08

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:44:00 PM  

When did they start flashing ads without even mentioning them? Is it like a subiminal message? Or do the announcers hate that movie already too?

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:46:00 PM  

The next tackle broken by an LSU ball carrier will be the first.

ed said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:47:00 PM  

8-0 OSU.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:48:00 PM  

LSU's BAND!!!!!!!!! Alright.

Jan 7, 2008, 8:48:00 PM  

LSU Band!

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:48:00 PM  

There we go! 9 band shots, first one of LSU's.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:48:00 PM  

The band dorks they keep showing for OSU look like they'd rather be playing Dungeons & Dragons.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:49:00 PM  

10.

8-2 OSU.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:49:00 PM  

Oh yeah, "it's the mirrors".

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:50:00 PM  

Good drive here by LSU

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:50:00 PM  

11.

8-3 OSU.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:51:00 PM  

QB draw? Stupid.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:51:00 PM  

Odds that Les Miles called that QB draw not realizing he hadn't sent Perilloux out?

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:52:00 PM  

Busted play.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:52:00 PM  

Matt Flynn needs to stop sneaking the ball.

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:52:00 PM  

Thom with an H used to be the play by play guy for Diamnodback games, and i enjoyed him. Haven't been able to stand him since he went national...

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:52:00 PM  

LSU looks absolutely lost right now.

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:53:00 PM  

If they are going to show crowd shots, could they not just show tape of those chicks wearing yellow bikinis in Green Bay a couple weeks ago?

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:54:00 PM  

The key word in that statement Smitty was Baseball. You can be dull in Baseball.

Jan 7, 2008, 8:54:00 PM  

Folks in Ann Arbor have got to be torn. OSU gonna win a title, but they avoided Miles as their coach.

ed said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:54:00 PM  

In other news:

Kirk and Lee Corso are picking USC to win the national championship for the next 65 years.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:55:00 PM  

Okay, so it should be 10-3.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:56:00 PM  

Ooh la la, the producer is talking to Thom. Video time AA.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:58:00 PM  

Band! 12 shots.

9-3 OSU.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:58:00 PM  

YES!!! LSU girls in skank-gear!!!

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:58:00 PM  

OSU band - break out the 12-sided dice.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:58:00 PM  

Obviously the only advantage LSU has so far is in the female department.

tndefender said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:59:00 PM  

10-3 OSU in the game and in band shots.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 8:59:00 PM  

Wow, this one chick just finished the Eliminator before her opponent had gotten up the pyramid. That's domination right there, folks.

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:00:00 PM  

11-3 OSU...lowered the camera to show the band as well as the fans.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:00:00 PM  

Cheatypants McSweatervest....

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:01:00 PM  

So wait, is the band score the exact same as the game score?

If you think that's a coincidence, clearly you're an idiot.

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:01:00 PM  

What if we put Thom and CD announcing Gladiator and bring Van Earl Wright and the Hulkster over to call this game.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:01:00 PM  

And a three and out.

Davis, shut the heck up with this "aggressiveness" stuff.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:02:00 PM  

That's it. I have to mute out these knobs...

Me Likey said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:02:00 PM  

RR is looking like the better choice

uofm4897 said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:02:00 PM  

Dodging a bullet there.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:03:00 PM  

Anyone else find it comical that the midfield logo has a "TM" marker on it even though the logo, you know, is on the field that the damn game is being played on. I mean, really?

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:03:00 PM  

15! Band shot right at the end there.

10-3 in the football game..

12-3 OSU in the band game.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:04:00 PM  

End of the first.....FOX better pick up the band shots. I'm too sober.

Jan 7, 2008, 9:04:00 PM  

"Is there a part of your husband's body that repulses you?"

....

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:06:00 PM  

SSR, you're missing one, I definitely saw an LSU band shot near the end of the quarter.

Willmott said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:06:00 PM  

"Have you ever had sex for money?" Fox is one classy outfit.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:07:00 PM  

Didn't they have almost 30 after a quarter of the Orange Bowl?

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:07:00 PM  

Where is the penalty?

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:09:00 PM  

Um... His taint?

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:10:00 PM  

Gotta love it, Son of Iron Head.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:10:00 PM  

See what happens when I look away for 5 seconds Mal?

12-4 if that is the case.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:10:00 PM  

It's a guesstimate SS....you don't need to be spot on.

Jan 7, 2008, 9:11:00 PM  

Tressel - "Now for my next trick, I will make a lead in the BCS Championship Game vanish before your very eyes"

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:11:00 PM  

12-5. TD LSU, band LSU. Band LSU..Band OSU

13-7 OSU in the band game.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:11:00 PM  

Mal, don't let that sweater vest fool you.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:12:00 PM  

Was that girl playing or eating her clarinet?

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:13:00 PM  

Yo, SweaterVest, we've all seen that trick before.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:13:00 PM  

The Bucket List = Gay

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:14:00 PM  

Aggressiveness 8

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:15:00 PM  

13-8. Another band shot...and it was a funny one too.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:15:00 PM  

She's eaten a LOT of clarinets from the look of her.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:15:00 PM  

Wow....Earthquake.

Jan 7, 2008, 9:16:00 PM  

This Dolphins/OSU connection is getting scary.

ssreporters said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:17:00 PM  

Maybe that's the monster in Cloverfield.

Mal said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:17:00 PM  

I sure do like pumpkins, Cotton.


Who is the young kid who can't shut up?

Anonymous said...
Jan 7, 2008, 9:17:00 PM  

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