Texas And Holiday Bowls Open Thread

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Game: Texas Bowl
Teams: Rice Owls (9-3) vs. Western Michigan Broncos (9-3)
Location: Houston, TX, Reliant Stadium
Start Time: 8PM EST (NFL Network)
Network and Announcers: Fran Charles, Tom Waddle, Kara Henderson
Favorite: Rice (-3)
AA's Pick: Rice 34 - Western Michigan 17



Game: The Holiday Bowl
Teams: Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-3) vs. Oregon Ducks (9-3)
Location: San Diego, CA, Qualcomm Stadium
Start Time: 8PM EST (ESPN)
Network and Announcers: Chris Fowler, Jesse Palmer, Craig James, Erin Andrews
Favorite: OK State (-2)
AA's Pick: Oregon 28 - Oklahoma State 27

18 Comments:

Someone get Fran Charles a Red Bull, a 5-Hour Energy or something.

Dec 30, 2008, 8:23:00 PM  

You think madden is watching this game from the cruiser in the parking lot at the murp?

Anonymous said...
Dec 30, 2008, 8:42:00 PM  

Palmer: "(Masoli's) got those big, thick ankles."
Fowler: "That's not a compliment."

Dec 30, 2008, 8:54:00 PM  

I'm trying to watch the Texas Bowl during commercials of the Holiday Bowl, and I thought I'd never say this: Bring Back Bryant Gumbel.
Fran Charles makes Bryant Gumbel sound like Gus Johnson. Dude is either comatose or swallowed a bottle of valium.

Dec 30, 2008, 9:08:00 PM  

Charles: "The Cardinals haven't hosted a playoff game in 40-something years."

Dec 30, 2008, 9:22:00 PM  

I'm a Man, I'm 40

Mike Gundy said...
Dec 30, 2008, 9:33:00 PM  

These CEO commercials are just plain akward. The Pacific Life CEO looked like Ricky Bobby not knowing what to do with his hands in an interview.

Anonymous said...
Dec 30, 2008, 10:33:00 PM  

Fowler: "Andre Sexton, swapping spit with a sea lion."

Dec 30, 2008, 10:44:00 PM  

Did anyone catch that bad Jesse Palmer "defensive depression...in this economy" attempt at an analogy?

Dec 30, 2008, 11:14:00 PM  

At RJBO,

Craig James followed it up with something as bad talking about the stock market.

Those analogies should be avoided these days.

Oaklandfan said...
Dec 30, 2008, 11:27:00 PM  

James: "I got Mr. Wimbledon(Fowler) on my left and Mr. Dr. Suess socks(Palmer) on my right"

Oaklandfan said...
Dec 30, 2008, 11:32:00 PM  

Can the ESPN ticker get credit for a quote?

"USC FB Stanley Havili declared academically ineligible for The Rose Bowl Game Presented by Citi - Thursday 4:30 ET on ABC and ESPN Radio"

I have the urge to listen to that clip of Greenberg saying "Mike and Mike in the Morning" 50 times in one show.

Anonymous said...
Dec 30, 2008, 11:45:00 PM  
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Dec 30, 2008, 11:59:00 PM  

I'm posting this here because it belongs in the "holy shit" category.

14,000 tickets remain for Vikes-Eagles playoff game

Even if the rest of the tickets are bought by corporate sponsors, it's gonna look really bad for the organization with all those empty seats for a sudden-death game.

The Cards game hasn't totally sold out yet, either--I could not find a number of available seats--but then again, even they know they really don't deserve to be in the playoffs.

FYI, there has not been a local TV blackout of an NFL playoff game since 2002 with Miami.

Anonymous said...
Dec 31, 2008, 1:15:00 AM  

AA: I don't know if you saw this but Dr. Lou is totally ripping Skip Bayless on 1st and 10 this morning. Here is a sampling:

Skip to Dana: "I'm not your friend"
Lou: "You're nobody's friend. They will have to hire pallbearers for you." He is laughing during this entire segment and talking a mile a minute. Funny stuff.

Fairplay said...
Dec 31, 2008, 10:55:00 AM  

How many years before the Holiday Bowl morphs into the "West Coast-Based insurance Company Bowl" (I refuse to memtion the name). It is ridiculous how the amount of logos this company had the field far outnumber the amount of poinsetta, long been this bowls logo. On top of that, viewers were inidated with those whale commericals that had the irritating song that gets stuck in your head all day. The bowl's trophy was even a whale's tail! I understand the need for corprate sponsorships to fund such athletic events, but c'mon!

walnuts said...
Dec 31, 2008, 12:30:00 PM  

Andrews (EA) was good as usual. She may be more masculine than the Bachelor (I.E. Palmer).

JMNOR55 said...
Dec 31, 2008, 2:00:00 PM   Apr 8, 2009, 5:19:00 AM  

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