Alamo Bowl Open Thread

Monday, December 29, 2008


Game: Valero Alamo Bowl
Teams: Missouri Tigers (9-4) vs. Northwestern Wildcats (9-3)
Location: San Antonio, TX, Alamodome
Start Time: 8 PM EST
Network and Announcers: Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham, Jack Arute
Favorite: Mizzou (-14)
AA's Pick: Fourteen points is a heck of a big number....

Missouri 37 - Northwestern 27

Posted by Awful Announcing at 7:16 PM

22 Comments:

No open thread for the Papajohns.com bowl? GRRR. No respect for my Wolfpack!

Don't remind me that they lost.

Tom said...
Dec 29, 2008, 7:33:00 PM  

I think you're being generous to the Big Ten.

Anonymous said...
Dec 29, 2008, 7:44:00 PM  

Is the audio off or is Ron Franklin slow at announcing?

Anonymous said...
Dec 29, 2008, 8:17:00 PM  

What was that sign? "Wildcats r not purple?" What the HELL does that mean?

Carter said...
Dec 29, 2008, 10:42:00 PM  

He's not just slow. He's completely LOST! He started out the game not being able to keep track of the down, and he's constantly mis-calling whether or not the ballcarriers are reaching the first down line. It's like he can't actually see what's going on! This is as bad as I can recall for some time from a somewhat respectable play by play guy. I was mocking Shaun King earlier for his color commentary during the PapaJohns Bowl, but that's to be expected from him. Franklin should be much better. This is embarassing.

Anonymous said...
Dec 29, 2008, 10:44:00 PM  

Someone might want to tell these stupid dopes that even if there was just a few minutes left in the game, Northwestern would never be dumb enough to go for 2 with a 2 point lead.

Anonymous said...
Dec 29, 2008, 10:53:00 PM  

@Anon 10:44
so this means you really rather have Mike Patrick commentate or game or Pam Ward

flmesfn3 said...
Dec 29, 2008, 10:53:00 PM  

I used to like Ron...couldn't stand (dammit, there's Billy Mays again, how irritating!)Godfried. But Ron is making TONS of errors tonight. Almost feel sorry for him...

Anonymous said...
Dec 29, 2008, 10:55:00 PM  

Who the hell is the color guy for this? He is terrible. The voice is familiar, but I can't place it. First of all, it is pretty obvious why the review of the NU TD took so long: His right foot did not hit the ground, dumbass! And what was all that talk about going for two? Who in their right mind goes for two when the kick PAT gives you a field goal lead? Even without this he has been thoroughly mediocre throughout. I hope they don't have him scheduled for any other bowl games.

Anonymous said...
Dec 29, 2008, 10:57:00 PM  

"Chase hands it off to Washington and he gets banged hard." - Franklin

SSReporters said...
Dec 29, 2008, 11:52:00 PM  

"It is a turnover and it is 4th down" - Ron Franklin following an OT sack by MIssouri and then the ball came loose. Play is under review, but you can't have both a turnover AND 4th down.

Mal said...
Dec 29, 2008, 11:58:00 PM  

before the Mizzou kicker missed the end of regulation kick, EdCun said he was the "most accurate kicker in the history of college football"...hmmm what?

Pryor Learning said...
Dec 29, 2008, 11:59:00 PM  

oh...and enough of Fat Daniel's mom and dad making out...we get it, they are rooting for Mizzou. even though the lady in the row behind them cheered as the kick was missed...great game on the field kinda

Pryor Learning said...
Dec 30, 2008, 12:02:00 AM  

Jeff Wolfert is, in fact, the most accurate kicker in college football history. http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=283640077

Anonymous said...
Dec 30, 2008, 12:31:00 AM  

Chase Daniel's sister is hot...what's her name?

questionmark said...
Dec 30, 2008, 2:08:00 AM  

And of course, who can forget Ron Franklin's references to the "Alamo City" Bowl--there were at least three!

As an aside, it's hard to picture Mark May and Ed Cunningham as NFL linemen...

Anonymous said...
Dec 30, 2008, 6:47:00 AM  

Cunningham and Franklin were brutal. It felt like they did no research for the game.

GMoney said...
Dec 30, 2008, 10:42:00 AM  

anon 10:57 can't figure out who the color guy was -- yet he clicked on the comment line which is 2-inches below the name of commentators for the game.
that's one bright dude who couldn't see that!!

Anonymous said...
Dec 30, 2008, 11:15:00 AM  

My response to Franklin and Cunningham's lack of preparation is under the current format, all bowl games are meaningless, so what's the point? The only people that cared about this game are probably MU and NU alumni anyway. If the game had any significance then perhaps it would behoove the broadcasters to take it seriously.

Brad James said...
Dec 30, 2008, 1:33:00 PM  

How to Win Friends & Influence People, Awful Announcing Edition

Dec 30, 2008, 2:31:00 PM  

@ Brad James: Seriously. Write a letter to NCAA instead of constantly complaining on here about it. We get it. You hate bowl games.

JFein said...
Dec 30, 2008, 6:40:00 PM   Apr 8, 2009, 5:21:00 AM  

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