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