The Poinsettia Bowl Open Thread

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Game: Poinsettia Bowl
Location: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
Teams: Boise State Broncos (12-0) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (10-2)
Announcers and Network: Rece Davis, Lou Holtz, Mark May and Todd Harris, ESPN
Start: 8 PM
Odds: TCU (-3)
AA's Pick: Probably the most anticipated, Non-BCS Bowl of the season. The game will match a top-13 offense (Boise State) against the nation's second-best defense (TCU), and should be a heck of a throwdown in San Diego this evening.

36-30 Boise State

Posted by Awful Announcing at 6:45 PM

26 Comments:

I'm glad Fowler explained the kid with the missing arm right away, that would have been awkward if he never acknowledged it.

scumdog0331 said...
Dec 23, 2008, 8:08:00 PM  

I just tried to do the ESPN Interactive discussion board. It was about 3 seconds before I had to get out of there. Lotta stupid over there.

scumdog0331 said...
Dec 23, 2008, 8:13:00 PM  

Why didn't they put a bullet into "Interactive Tuesday?"

Dec 23, 2008, 8:13:00 PM  

Well, I'm thankful that we've already gotten more than one shot of Ian Johnson's wife, along with some other attractive ladies in the ads so far.

Oh yeah, and the game is entertaining so far. A trick play on the kickoff with Ian Johnson feigning being hurt on the ground before jumping up and getting the pitch and making it past midfield. That alone is why Boise State should be in a BCS bowl.

Dec 23, 2008, 8:15:00 PM  

Oh yeah, I'm not thankful for the Interactive Tuesday stuff. I have a feeling we won't be seeing that in 2009. At least it's easy to ignore the stuff on the top of the screen, but the other things are more difficult to ignore.

Dec 23, 2008, 8:17:00 PM  

Lou is amusing in the studio. But him and Mark May in the booth together are a trainwreck. Rece can't even control them. This is a pretty big game and they're on some rant.

Anonymous said...
Dec 23, 2008, 8:23:00 PM  

Good for Ian Johnson. Seems like a good kid.

Mal said...
Dec 23, 2008, 8:26:00 PM  

What the blue heck was the rant from Captain Lou concerning dogs chasing cars lasting as long as coaches who have to keep on calling 3rd and 7 plays? I think he's raided Brent Musburger's liquor stash before the game.

Dec 23, 2008, 8:32:00 PM  

Rece is really not that bad at pbp, but Dr. Lou and MM are pretty distracting.

Mal said...
Dec 23, 2008, 8:39:00 PM  

The worst thing about "Interactive Tuesday" is the 4-6 play delay in the comments. Some comment about "Don't count out TCU too soon!" doesn't look very insightful as Boise State is running back an interception.

Dec 23, 2008, 8:42:00 PM  

With Mark May lecturing us, Lou Holtz slobbering with every syllable and scrolls at the top and bottom of the screen - ESPN has made an otherwise interesting game pretty darn annoying.

Mal said...
Dec 23, 2008, 8:49:00 PM  
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Dec 23, 2008, 9:04:00 PM  

Non-football related:
Steve Lavin, on the stupid Frosty stuffed toy they keep showing during the Mizzou-Illinois game:

Lavin: "I got him at Walgreens. That's where I get my meds."
(Dave O'Brien laughs)
Lavin: "Where do you get your pharmecuticals? The black market? Hey, Frosty's got some cool shades like Tom Cruise. Valkyrie. Top Gun."

Dec 23, 2008, 9:11:00 PM  

"At my age, I dont hear too well." - Lou

"I thought you just didnt listen" - Davis


Couldnt we have at least gotten Wendi Nix for the studio segments ?

jg said...
Dec 23, 2008, 9:26:00 PM  

"TCU needs to get back in game" - Mark May with TCU trailing 13-0 with 39 seconds left in 2nd. TCU scored TD on next play.

jg said...
Dec 23, 2008, 9:34:00 PM  

If I hear the word "trickeration" again I'm going to strangle my cat.

Can we get video of the Lavin line, sounds hilarious.

I don't own a cat.

scumdog0331 said...
Dec 23, 2008, 9:38:00 PM  

Apparently the Boise kicker took lessons from the Packers

jg said...
Dec 23, 2008, 10:17:00 PM  

Leave it to ESPN to do a pointless sideline interview in 6 pt game in 4th

jg said...
Dec 23, 2008, 10:20:00 PM  

"83 yards away from keeping that perfect season alive." - Rece Davis

It's 17-16, you could kick a field goal.



Oh well, INT, game over.

SSReporters said...
Dec 23, 2008, 11:11:00 PM  

Dr. Lou was in an apoplextic snit on the play clock withTCU.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 23, 2008, 11:15:00 PM  

I don't mind Mark May & Lou Holtz in the studio but good Lord, were they annoying last night.

I felt bad for Rece Davis as May continued his insane diatribe that Boise would have like 4 losses in the Mountain West, as they put up graphics showing they never lost to a Mountain West team. And as May babbles on about Boise playing nobody, May says, "Oregon wasn't that good this year." I mean come on, Oregon is a top 15 team and Boise beat them in their building.

I think Holtz by himself could be a good analyst a la Bobby Knight in that he's always superfocused on the game. But he kept getting distracted by May's idiotic rants. At least twice, you could hear the pain in Rece's voice...like he wanted to strangle May.

Sean O said...
Dec 24, 2008, 9:40:00 AM  

From what it sounds like, my self-imposed bowl moratorium sounds like a good idea.

Brad James said...
Dec 24, 2008, 1:59:00 PM  

That was a great game last night. It still must sting for Boise State and the WAC on the roughly $17 million they lost by ending up in the Poinsettia Bowl instead of the Fiesta Bowl.

Money makes the college football world go 'round.

Draft King said...
Dec 24, 2008, 2:38:00 PM  

I don't like you, Brad James.

JFreak said...
Dec 25, 2008, 1:51:00 AM  

to the bsu fans who went to the game in san diego. why would you take up seats if your not going to atleast clap? seriously dont waist our time next year give your ticket to someone else. im very disappointed in wat i saw at the game and you know who you are.

BSUfan208 said...
Dec 25, 2008, 10:46:00 AM   Apr 8, 2009, 5:38:00 AM  

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