Motor City Bowl Open Thread

Friday, December 26, 2008


Game: The Motor City Bowl
Location: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
Teams: Florida Atlantic (6-6) vs. Central Michigan (8-4)
Announcers and Network: Todd Harris, Ray Bentley (ESPN)
Start: 7:30 PM
Odds: Central Michigan (-7)
AA's Pick: 34-21 Central Michigan

Posted by Awful Announcing at 6:49 PM

23 Comments:

WTF, No Pammy with Ray-Ray

49er16 said...
Dec 26, 2008, 7:26:00 PM  

Harris: "Happy Holidays from the 2008 Motor Bowl."

ESPN2 had the World's Strongest Man marathon yesterday, but every time Todd Harris does PbP, I half expect Magnus ver Magnusson to throw a keg over a wall.

Dec 26, 2008, 7:48:00 PM  

ray bentley said "the nose tackle came in un-,un-,unmolested" GROSS!

kj said...
Dec 26, 2008, 8:01:00 PM  

Harris: "(CMU's) got an A-B and a B-A, and they're pretty talented at the W-R."

Dec 26, 2008, 8:10:00 PM  

you slacking awful...no NBA post....

Anonymous said...
Dec 26, 2008, 8:25:00 PM  

Harris: "Lefevour's using the Ray Bentley Rule: If it works once, it works twice, and continue going to the well."

AA, you left out the O/U on "Ray Bentley went to CMU references," which should be about 29.

Dec 26, 2008, 8:40:00 PM  

Harris: "The final sco...the halftime score is tied at 10. We've got another half to go in the Motor City Bowl."

Dec 26, 2008, 9:12:00 PM  

this game is getting boring can Magnusson throw a keg my way

kj said...
Dec 26, 2008, 9:32:00 PM  

"If you're a linebacker who knows how to hit, you never forget it. If I could run again, I could still do it." - Ray Bentley

Am I the only one who doesn't like it when former players call their school's games? Honestly, Ray shouldn't be there as a CMU alum.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 26, 2008, 9:32:00 PM  

RichRod!!

Dec 26, 2008, 9:43:00 PM  

Harris, as they're saying goodbye to RichRod: "Maybe you'll be playing in a bigger bowl next year, say the one in Pasadena?"

Get past Western and Eastern Michigan next year, maybe get seven (or more) wins, then talk. At least Toledo isn't on the schedule next year...

/end rant

Dec 26, 2008, 9:52:00 PM  

"Charles Pierre keeps his feet moving. That's just stomping grapes there. A nice vintage." - Ray Bentley, as the FAU RB drags tacklers with him.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 26, 2008, 10:11:00 PM  

"The Big Fist of the Brown Bomber" Todd Harris

InterPlace55 said...
Dec 26, 2008, 10:27:00 PM  

"No big thng with a chicken wing on a string" ... coincidence that a person of color made the catch?

Alex said...
Dec 26, 2008, 10:43:00 PM  

OMG, a minute ago, Todd Harris said, after a player loses his helmet (as verbatim as I can remember) :

"That's what I love to see. (that player) loses his helmet, and he's like, 'Ain't no thang but a chicken wing on a string!'"

Yes, Todd Harris used urban terms from the early 90's! You couldn't be more white if you tried.

Dec 26, 2008, 10:44:00 PM  

After the CMU TD & 2-point conversion:
Harris: "That's Part 1 of the Ray Bentley Miracle."

Was Hawk Harrelson around? I think he could've been less partial.

Dec 26, 2008, 11:31:00 PM  

Fire Todd Harris.

SSReporters said...
Dec 26, 2008, 11:53:00 PM  

Ray Bentley was urging Florida Atlantic's quarterback to "take a knee" with more than two minutes left and Central Michigan still in possession of a timeout. Bentley's strategy would have left FAU with fourth down and the better part of a minute left to play. Bentley doesn't seem to realize that in college ball, if you make a first down the whole 40 seconds does NOT run off the game clock, because of the ridiculous rule which causes the clock to be stopped after a first down.

charlestace said...
Dec 27, 2008, 1:27:00 AM  

I think the "he came in unmolested" line knocked Pasch out of the top spot.

Bazooka Jones said...
Dec 27, 2008, 1:51:00 AM  

Good lord, that was an evening of awful announcing. Harris and Bentley should never be allowed to do another football game together again. Most of all, Ray Bentley should never do a CMU game again. I've heard local radio announcers be more fair and impartial than Bentley was tonight.

I agree with Bazooka Jones. As of now, my vote goes to "He came in un..molested." Saying untouched apparently never crossed his mind.

JFein said...
Dec 27, 2008, 2:27:00 AM  

Are you kidding me? Harris is so much better than Pam Ward and I actually like WSM- who doesn't? Im glad to see Harris doing play by play, he certainly is NOT going to be back at the Rose Bowl anytime soon with the network mandate to put more dumb hot women down there!
Harris is Like the Obama of play by play announcer- when need change!

Anonymous said...
Dec 27, 2008, 6:22:00 PM  

Harris is awful. Here's his call of a touchdown pass from this game:

"And that ball is touchdown!!!!"

Mose said...
Dec 28, 2008, 1:56:00 PM   Apr 8, 2009, 5:34:00 AM  

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