New Year's Day Bowl Games Open Thread

Thursday, January 01, 2009


Game: The Outback Bowl
Teams: South Carolina Gamecocks (7-5) vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (8-4)
Location: Tampa, Florida, Raymond James Stadium
Start Time: 11 AM EST (ESPN)
Network and Announcers: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Rob Stone
Favorite: Iowa (-4)
AA's Pick: Iowa 20 - South Carolina 13


Game: The Capital One Bowl
Teams: Georgia Bulldogs (9-3) vs. Michigan State Spartans (9-3)
Location: Orlando, Florida, Florida Citrus Bowl
Start Time: 1PM EST (ABC)
Network and Announcers: Mike Patrick, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
Favorite: Georgia (-8)
AA's Pick: Georgia 27 - Michigan State 20



Game: The Konica Minolta Gator Bowl
Teams: Nebraska Corn Huskers (8-4) vs. Clemson Tigers (7-5)
Location: Jacksonville, Florida, Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
Start Time: 1PM EST (CBS)
Network and Announcers: Craig Bolerjack, Steve Beuerlein, Dan Fouts
Favorite: Clemson (-3)
AA's Pick: Nebraska 34 - Clemson 24


Game: The Rose Bowl
Teams: Penn State Nittany Lions (11-1) vs. USC Trojans (11-1)
Location: Pasadena, California, Rose Bowl
Start Time: 4:30PM EST (ABC)
Network and Announcers: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Lisa Salters
Favorite: USC (-10)
AA's Pick: USC 28 - Penn State 20



Game: The FedEx Orange Bowl
Teams: Cincinnati Bearcats (11-2) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (9-4)
Location: Miami, Florida, Dolphin Stadium
Start Time: 8:30PM EST (FOX)
Network and Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Chris Myers
Favorite: Cincinnati (-2.5)
AA's Pick: VT 28 - Cincy 24

465 Comments:

I think it is sad that the SEC and Big Ten get so many bowl spots in January that the Outback Bowl has to get 7-5 SC for the game. Also the Gator Bowl is pathetic too. A 7-5 Clemson from the ACC and 8-4 Nebraska from the Big 12. They should of taken either OK State or Missouri as they were both ranked and had better records than Nebraska. Also Missouri beat Nebraska at Lincoln. It is shame that the New Years Bowls used to represent good games with good teams. now it is mediocre games with mediocre teams.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 11:08:00 AM  

Isn't the equally bad Cotton Bowl on today, too?

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 11:18:00 AM  

Anon: nobody fits the bill of "mediocre" better than the Missouri Tigers. Had you payed attention over the last half of the season, you would've notices that the Huskers have played better than the Tigers over the last half of the season. If anything, complain about how Clemson was picked over Florida State.

Corbin said...
Jan 1, 2009, 11:36:00 AM  

That's on tomorrow.

The announcers are talking about how unprepared SC is at the start of the game, and the different styles of play.

Joe said...
Jan 1, 2009, 11:36:00 AM  

SC is trying to give this game away. Of course the pro Little 11 crowd at the WWL will love that, especially since they can also trash Spurrier.

The mediocrity is that a 2 loss Ohio ST team got a BCS bid over undefeated Boise State.

jg said...
Jan 1, 2009, 11:40:00 AM  

Anon 11:08

Of Clemson's 5 losses, at least 3 of them came in the early part of the seaseon. They played much better over the second half of the season, so usually teams that play well at the end of the season should get a bowl game. Of course they also play in the ACC, the conference the media loves to bash.

jg said...
Jan 1, 2009, 12:00:00 PM  

Sean McDonough and Chris Spielman just spoke straight through the referee's announcement that Iowa's touchdown was being overturned. Unbelievable! That was not the time to talk about Kirk Ferentz potential for being a professional coach. Shut up and listen the call!

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 12:06:00 PM  

A couple of quotes from the first half:

Spielman: "Ahoy Mateys....Arrrrr."

On an AFLAC Trivia Question:
Spielman: "I knew the answer. I just blurted out the wrong one (off camera)."
McDonough: Did your professors at Ohio State buy that excuse?"

Jan 1, 2009, 12:52:00 PM  

how about a winter classic open thread?

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 12:56:00 PM  

Anon 12:06

Ferentz has ties to the Bellicheats, and may go work for Scott Pioli in the NFL, so McDonough and Spielman are just doing their part to forward ESPN's agenda. And the trivia question just happens to be about Joe Paterno ?

"3 ints and a fumble. Probably a good time for a change." - Spielman at the start of 2nd half on whether SC would make QB change.
Thanks Capt Obvious !

jg said...
Jan 1, 2009, 1:01:00 PM  

Stephanie Abrams > Jim Cantore

Jan 1, 2009, 1:09:00 PM  

"We wont really get going until there's a little frostbite." - Mike Milbury at the WInter Classic

And Bob Costas looks miserable being outside

jg said...
Jan 1, 2009, 1:09:00 PM  

I'm sure Costas will just be thinking about past Cards/Cubs games he saw at Wrigley to stay warm.

odessasteps said...
Jan 1, 2009, 1:12:00 PM  

"He's listed at six-two, but he was probably seven-two there." - Blackledge as a Georgia player leaps to try to intercept a pass.

"The hurry up prevents substitutions." - Patrick, thanks for the deep, brilliant insight there

jg said...
Jan 1, 2009, 1:16:00 PM  

The guy who sang the US anthem at the Winter Classic was awful, treated it like a opera song

jg said...
Jan 1, 2009, 1:31:00 PM  

Dave Strader: "Billy Williams...or is that Ferguson Jenkins from the Chicago Cubs."

Jan 1, 2009, 1:34:00 PM  

The team of McDonough-Spielman ought to find another line of work. One of the guys supports tackling by facemask and says the horsecollar rule isn't right? Who decided that these guys were able to call a game? Give us someone more accomplished, ESPN!

Jerry said...
Jan 1, 2009, 1:35:00 PM  

Much as I may crack on McDonough & Spielman, they're better than Pam Ward or the Obama of play-by-play announcers.

/not necessarily a ringing endorsement

Jan 1, 2009, 1:40:00 PM  

If anybody's looking for a Winter Classic blog there's one at fromtherink.com, it focuses on the game, not the announcers

jg said...
Jan 1, 2009, 2:03:00 PM  

"GEORGIA KEEPS PULLING A PLAXICO. THEY KEEP SHOOTING THEMSELVES."

Kyle said...
Jan 1, 2009, 2:14:00 PM  

So, Mike Patrick wins something for that little Plaxico line, right? Tasteful.

Big G said...
Jan 1, 2009, 2:14:00 PM  

LOL, epic....

Mike Patrick: "Georgia keeps pulling a Plaxico. They just keep shooting themselves."

CycloneFever said...
Jan 1, 2009, 2:15:00 PM  

"Boy, Georgia is pulling a Plaxico; they keep on shooting themselves in the foot!"-TRTIMP, of course.

I agree that the matchups today aren't quite like the days of yore, but it still should be a fun day. As for the teams chosen for the Gator Bowl, how many fans they'd draw played a factor. Last year's game between Texas Tech and Virginia apparently was a bomb at the box office, so this year they picked teams that would draw fans.

Jan 1, 2009, 2:16:00 PM  

Kickers in trick plays take the worst licks.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 2:17:00 PM  

Here is a sad statement about the present day bowl situation. There were as many games on New Year's EVE!!!! than on New Year's DAY!!!
Bring me back to the days of 10-12 games on New Year's, with a national title decided by January 2nd!!!

Devildog said...
Jan 1, 2009, 2:21:00 PM  

Jim Cantore's NBC Sports face paint is ridiculously amusing. How do you take a guy with a rainbow-colored peacock on his forehead seriously during an interview?

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 2:25:00 PM  

That last minute of play calling from Georgia is some of the worst play calling I have seen all year.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 2:31:00 PM  

Wretched clock management by Georgia in the final minute. Really, their defense is the only thing keeping them in this game, because the offense and special teams have been extremely sloppy.

Benne said...
Jan 1, 2009, 2:42:00 PM  

"One, two, three strikes you're out" - Dave Strader as a Red Wings player takes multiple swings at the puck to score a goal

jg said...
Jan 1, 2009, 3:03:00 PM  

Blackledge: "Is Cy (the Iowa State mascot) a cyclone or some kind of bird?"
Patrick: "You're asking the wrong man that."

Jan 1, 2009, 3:09:00 PM  

Man, Blackledge does not seem impressed with Stafford. He's trying very hard to be diplomatic about it, but he's basically calling him unpolished and unready for the NFL.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 3:12:00 PM  

Well, if anyone would know about being a first round QB bust in the NFL it's Blackledge.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 3:17:00 PM  

ESPN just played "Who Let the Dogs Out?" going to commercial after the Georgia TD. It wasn't even a small snippet of the song...it might have been a good 15-20 seconds of it.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 3:18:00 PM  

As a South Carolina grad, our performance was embarassing. We should be restricted from appearing in any bowls next year and have to compete in 1AA playoffs (assuming we could qualify for that).

Hopefully Penn State can win later today to redem the New Year for me.

walnuts said...
Jan 1, 2009, 3:20:00 PM  

"You have to forget its an exhibition." - Mike Milbury at Winter Classic, except the game counts in standings.

@Anon 3:12

Blackledge is just pushing the WWL's pro Little 11 agenda.

jg said...
Jan 1, 2009, 3:21:00 PM  

AA, you should try to get the clip of Rob Stone with our mascot Sir Big Spur. The rooster was pecking at the image of himself in the mirror that Stoner was holding up. That might be the most memorable thing about the game for Carolina.

walnuts said...
Jan 1, 2009, 3:23:00 PM  

Mike Patrick might win the Pammy for his Plex comment... Good work!

walnuts said...
Jan 1, 2009, 3:33:00 PM  

Mangina has returned!


I can't wait.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 3:43:00 PM  

How the hell are there only 5 games on today!?!?! This is ridiculous.

Pip said...
Jan 1, 2009, 4:01:00 PM  

"They'll probably rely on Moreno here." - Patrick, give it to your best RB with a 5 pt lead with 4 minutes left in 4th ? No that would make sense.

jg said...
Jan 1, 2009, 4:09:00 PM  

"Utah the only undefeated team." - Blackledge, conventiently ignoring that Boise St was undefeated before Bowls.

And GA playing a 23 yd zone on 4th and 22. Hooray for the prevent !

jg said...
Jan 1, 2009, 4:16:00 PM  

Bowl games count toward your record, so Boise State is not undefeated.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 4:18:00 PM  

"I am going to havr to bring a sethiscope next yearfor you."

-TRTIMP* on Blcledge's eating in 2008.

* - "The Randomness That Is Mike Patrick."

JamesCraven said...
Jan 1, 2009, 4:25:00 PM  

Anon 4:18

I think that Blackledge was referring to pre-Bowl records in that comment, so I merely pointed out Boise St was undefeated before its bowl game.

And idiot UGA DB who intercepts pass at own 30 with 1:00 left, team up by 12, Mich St out of timeouts, then proceeds to return INT instead of going down. Pay attention to game, not personal glory.

jg said...
Jan 1, 2009, 4:34:00 PM  

Interesting...with 8 minutes to go in the Gator, CBS displays the number of timeouts Clemson and Nebraska have. Methinks that's a little early.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 4:40:00 PM  

How the hell are there only 5 games on today!?!?!

Fox needed an extra day to thaw out Pat Summerall.

Jan 1, 2009, 4:44:00 PM  

Eat a dick.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 4:46:00 PM  

"Nebraska has a huge lead here" - Dan Fouts, it was 23-21 at time of comment

"Only twice this year has Nebraska been outpossessed." - Steve Beuerlein

jg said...
Jan 1, 2009, 4:46:00 PM  

Bolerjack: "Those aren't boos, those are 'Suhs.'"
Fouts: "That would make Johnny Cash proud."

Jan 1, 2009, 4:51:00 PM  

I would like to propose a permanent moratorium on networks using the "Pirates of the Caribbean" theme song for football highlights.

Benne said...
Jan 1, 2009, 4:55:00 PM  

"(Hagg) doesn't go dial-up. He goes Wi-Fi here!" - Fouts

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 4:59:00 PM  

"He didn't dial-up, he went Wi-Fi on that play." - Dan Fouts


I have no idea what the hell that comment was supposed to mean.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:00:00 PM  

"Swinney needs to think about scoring a TD here."- Steve Beuerlein, with Clemson trailing 26-21 with 5:00 left in 4th. Capt Obvious !

"Our Man Suh here." - Steve Beuerlein, on Nebraska DL Suh name is pronounced S-U-E.
"Johnny Cash would be proud here."-
Dan Fouts, I believe the song is "A Boy named Sue."



"Pelini doesnt do dialup, he goes Wi-Fi here."- Fouts on consectutive blitzes by Nebraska, one resulted in a batted pass, the other in a 20 yd loss on 2nd and goal.

jg said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:02:00 PM  

Get rid of everyone on the Gator Bowl crew.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:03:00 PM  

"A new prevent defense here 12 men on field." - Dan Fouts after Clemson was flagged for too many men

jg said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:04:00 PM  

Gator Bowl over. 3.5 hours of Paterno slobbering on ABC. Good Times !

jg said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:07:00 PM  

Who agrees with me?

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:07:00 PM  

Cloris Leachman?

Jan 1, 2009, 5:09:00 PM  

We have Craig Bolerjack, Brent Musberger, and Thom Brennamen as our play-by-play guys at the end of January 1. That has to be one of the worst ever.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:09:00 PM  

They needed Leachman to complement Paterno.

49er16 said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:10:00 PM  

@ Nathan

I actually like Dan Fouts, but Bolerjack and Buerlein can go.

Oaklandfan said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:11:00 PM  

How could you leave out Mike Patrick of that cabal of suckitude?

Jan 1, 2009, 5:11:00 PM  

I don't know about dumping the Gator Bowl crew, but you do have to be amazed at them talking about the great rebuilding job going on at Clemson. Then again, I guess going from pre-season Top 10 to six losses might be how some people define a successful rebuilding season.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:11:00 PM  

Lineups, that is.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:11:00 PM  

Don't forget about Pat Summerall tommorow

Oaklandfan said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:12:00 PM  

It must have slipped my mind.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:12:00 PM  

I HAVE AIDS AND WILL SPREAD IT TO ALL OF YOU!

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:13:00 PM  

I am anxious to see if Pat Summerall still has it tomorrow. He is one of my favorite guys ever, until the last couple of years.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:13:00 PM  

Don't let me interrupt, anonymous.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:14:00 PM  

Dan Fouts might be better with a different crew, but he has not been good with Don Criqui or the dreaded Bolerjack-Beurlein crew. I wonder how he would do with Verne and Gary.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:15:00 PM  

Notice that the pictures of Penn State's impact players all had the guys well dressed, while USC's only had their jerseys.




Horrible opening drive by Penn State.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:15:00 PM  

Brent Musberger is good as long as he is not opining on anything.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:17:00 PM  

Beuerlein sucks and I think Bolerjack/Fouts would be better.


WenzelJack in March will be brutal.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:17:00 PM  

Musberger is opining. HE MUST BE STOPPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:17:00 PM  

ARR ASIANS ARE SUPER SMART!

Asian Man said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:17:00 PM  

@SSR, did you also notice the USC player with a head band on?

49er16 said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:18:00 PM  

I would hope that they would put Carter Blackburn full-time on the NCAA Tournament this year and get rid of Bolerjack and maybe bring back James Brown.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:18:00 PM  

WenzelJack in March will be brutal.

ESPN should let Stephen Bardo back onto the Tournament so that they could reunite Brando, Bardo & Gminski.

Jan 1, 2009, 5:19:00 PM  

"First down, [Penn State's] best offensive play of the game." - Musberger....well duh, they've run only 4 offensive plays.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:20:00 PM  

Why are people here dissing the big ten when the PAC 10 has Washington, Washington St.,ucla, Arizona state.

Ryan said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:20:00 PM  

Brent has the under. Three minutes into the game, and he mentions that "the experts" have predicted a low scoring game.

Jeff the Web Guy said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:20:00 PM  

Don't slant it towards USC, Brent!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:20:00 PM  

Why is Musberger sucking up to USC? Penn St. also has a great defense.

49er16 said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:21:00 PM  

Oh crap I forgot about Tim Brando.....


This ain't CARMEN San Diego!

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:21:00 PM  

@Ryan: The Big 10 has no leg to stand on with their stellar performance this bowl season.

Jan 1, 2009, 5:21:00 PM  

Brent is more interested in drinking than in betting. That is more Al Michaels territory.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:22:00 PM  

@ Nathan, JAMES BROWN??!! He and Len Elmore made for the most boring commentary team in March Madness history.


"There are 2 Johnsons." - Musberger

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:22:00 PM  

Tim Brando should be banned from television.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:22:00 PM  

Brent really, really wants this to be a low-scoring game.

Benne said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:23:00 PM  

James Brown should be paired with Raftery. That would be interesting.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:23:00 PM  

Tim Brando should be banned from television.

Amen.

Jan 1, 2009, 5:24:00 PM  

"Field position pretty equal"-brent musberger, after USC fair catches inside the 20.

Ryan said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:24:00 PM  

No opining, Brent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:25:00 PM  

Anon 5:11

Clemson probably shouldnt have been ranked in the first place. Theyre lazy pick for poll voters so they dont get criticized for not including ACC school in preseason poll. Preseason polls need to go because its virtually impossible to get team out of rankings once season starts.

jg said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:25:00 PM  

Musberger has a crush on Cloris Leachman

49er16 said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:25:00 PM  

Don't talk about Cloris Leachman again, Brent!!!!!

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:26:00 PM  

Kirk great as usual. He needs a partner with brain cells.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:27:00 PM  

@jg 5:25: Replace Clemson with Notre Dame when they're ranked #11 in the first poll next year.

Jan 1, 2009, 5:27:00 PM  

Can we ban Brando from radio also?

Brent was the only one turned on by Cloris on DWTS.

Did anyone else hear Brent say that when JoePa became head coach, Pete Carroll had yet to be born?

Jeff the Web Guy said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:28:00 PM  

NO OPINING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:28:00 PM  

Speaking of the Gator Bowl, did anyone pick up on John Saunders declaring that game was a final even though there was still five minutes left? I guess I could understand the mistake, but you would have thought whoever is talking to him in his ear would have corrected him.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:28:00 PM  

That is Brent for you.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:29:00 PM  

NO OPINING!!!!!!!

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:29:00 PM  

Maybe at half they can swap Brent with Mike Tirico, who is doing the game on ESPN Radio with David Norrie.

Jeff the Web Guy said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:30:00 PM  

Oh crap, took away a great play.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:30:00 PM  

John Sanders should also be banned from television.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:30:00 PM  

Mike Tirico also opines too much. I did not listen to the Monday Night Football crew the last four or five weeks.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:31:00 PM  

What a crap spot, he was short of the first down.


Hey, Sarkisian.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:31:00 PM  

@ Nathan, you must have hated Cosell.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:32:00 PM  

Mike Tirico should never do golf telecasts. He is horrific on golf.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:32:00 PM  

When did the Nittany Lions become just the Lions? Fowler was doing it all yesterday, and now Musburger. No one wants to be indirectly affiliated with any football playing Lions right now.

Jan 1, 2009, 5:33:00 PM  

Cosell is the reason that we are in this hellhole.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:33:00 PM  

@RJBO 5:27


I agree, the only thing worse than ND winining that game was Charlie Weiss in Hawaiian shirt.

jg said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:33:00 PM  

Got to love Sanchez's pubic hair mustache.

Keith said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:33:00 PM  

The route is on!

49er16 said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:34:00 PM  

USC starts another Big Ten massacre.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:34:00 PM  

"That is the liveliest 82-year-old I have ever seen." - Musburger talking about Rose Parade grand marshal

"You know from experience, big fella!" - Herbstreit

Zing. (He will turn 70 in May.)

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:34:00 PM  

Herbstreit is Captain Hyperbole, I cannot stand him.

Well, touchdown USC.....crap.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:34:00 PM  

Charlie Weis in any shirt that shows his chest hair is a disaster.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:35:00 PM  

It looks there are more penn state fans there than usc fans

Ryan said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:35:00 PM  

@ Nathan, I disagree....you can't just make everybody wooden. I don't mind a little opinion.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:35:00 PM  

Erin Andrews I believe is doing the game on radio. Why did they relegate her there?

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:36:00 PM  

Flo the Insurance Chick? I'd rather get my insurance from a stack of cash with eyes.

/not really

Jan 1, 2009, 5:36:00 PM  

I don't mind a little of that if the person is good at it. Musberger and Tirico are not good at it.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:37:00 PM  

Musberger and Tirico always suggest the opposite of what is happening or suggest things that can never happen or try to come off as smooth but anyone with a brain knows that they are insulting people.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:38:00 PM  

@ Nathan, Howard was the master of opinions but he did more than just give his thoughts.....


You do realize Tirico has a radio show so it will be natural for him to give his opinion.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:39:00 PM  

I'll be paying attention to Mays and see if he could be a Seahawk.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:41:00 PM  

Don't do any of those things. Those things are mind-obliterating.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:41:00 PM  

Musberger and Tirico hate the players in college and hate the coaches in the NFL.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:42:00 PM  

Actually, they hate everyone who does everything outside of their 2 millimeter by 4 millimeter circle that they want everyone.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:43:00 PM  

They are caught in the 1920's.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:43:00 PM  

I am on a roll.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:44:00 PM  

Anyone have any retorts?????

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:45:00 PM  

Penn State is driving....

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:45:00 PM  

I didn't think so.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:46:00 PM  

I'm on fire!! You're not on fire, Ricky Bobby!!!

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:47:00 PM  

"John Elway could not have run this any better." - Musberger


BRING BACK KEITH JACKSON!

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:47:00 PM  

John Elway is not playing, Brent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:48:00 PM  

Touchdown Penn State!!!!

Ryan said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:48:00 PM  

"John Elway couldn't run this any better."-Musberger

Brent has hit the liquor cabinet early.

49er16 said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:48:00 PM  

"John Elway could not have run this any better."


Um, what? Is Brent drunk again?

Benne said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:49:00 PM  

No teams playing today are the best of all-time. We need to put a moritorium on that please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:49:00 PM  

NO OPINING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:51:00 PM  

Lisa Salters sexually Harrassed Daryll Clark

Keith said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:51:00 PM  

True Beauty makes "Momma's Boy" look classy.

KD said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:53:00 PM  

Where is Sean McDonough? We need him on here to save us all!!!!

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:53:00 PM  

+1 to Keith.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:54:00 PM  

You are opining, Brent. I told you not to do that anymore.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:54:00 PM  

@ Nathan, he called the Outback Bowl this morning.....

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:54:00 PM  

Lisa Salters went to Penn State, don't forget. She played basketball there.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:55:00 PM  

I know that. He should be at the 2010 Rose Bowl and national championship game.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:56:00 PM  

Yeah man I'd bang Lisa Salters she is hot and shit and I would be all up in her pussy.

Black Man said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:56:00 PM  

@ Nathan, I agree, McDonough is a very good announcer.


McKnight is down.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:57:00 PM  

He is the second best guy on here behind Brad Nessler. But it is very close.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:57:00 PM  

I don't know about Nessler, but I prefer him when he's not with McGuire and Griese.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:58:00 PM  

Too many people still live in the 1970s. That is why Brent Musberger is still the lead announcer.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:59:00 PM  

USC can replace McNight with one of the other 5 running backs they have.

49er16 said...
Jan 1, 2009, 5:59:00 PM  

You don't want a PbP guy that gives opinions, yet are calling for Sean "these refs are Final Four caliber but they've had better nights" McDonough to save the broadcast?

Jeff the Web Guy said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:00:00 PM  

Buehler? Buehler?

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:00:00 PM  

That is also why so many people say that Notre Dame is still a good football program. People don't live in reality.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:00:00 PM  

I should state that I also believe McDonough should be on bigger games. But, he arguably gives more opinions than any play by player on TV.

Jeff the Web Guy said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:01:00 PM  

I like when people give opinions that are good. Sean's opinions are sane and rational. So are Nessler's. Tirico and Musberger's opinions are not.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:02:00 PM  

@SS:

31-17 Grambling State

Timmy said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:02:00 PM  

Brent is being Brent. He is a disaster opining. Sean McDonough is not.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:03:00 PM  

@ Nathan, I love the fact that you're b*tching about other people's opinions with an opinion of your own.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:04:00 PM  

If you don't like pbp guys that give opinion, you better not listen to thom brennaman tonight. He is the worst when it comes to that.

Oaklandfan said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:04:00 PM  

Well, I can see now why this thread has so many comments; I prefer quality to quantity, and I'll leave it at that.

49er16 @ 5:21... the reason why Brent is kissing USC's buttocks is that it's an official ESPN mandate to declare the Trojans the best team in all of college football year after year. Seriously, for this entire decade their man-crush on USC is bordering on sickening. I don't know why USC slobbers over them so much, but already hearing the announcers speculate if their defense this year is the best of all time... give me a break! They don't even slobber over Favre as much as they do everyone that's a Trojan.

Jan 1, 2009, 6:04:00 PM  

Thom Brenneman is also a disaster opining.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:05:00 PM  

@ Nathan, ALL OF THEM OPINE!!!!!!

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:08:00 PM  

I agree on Sean's opinions usually being right on. I have read that is why he doesn't get bigger assignments actually. He used to do a lot of baseball for ESPN, but folks at MLB were turned off by his opinions, and he was taken off main games. It's also why CBS let him go as their main college football play by play guy. Whoever was in charge of CBS Sports then didn't care for his opining on the air.

Jeff the Web Guy said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:08:00 PM  

"They're going to have real good field position- Brent Musberger as the USC returner slips and the ball rolls inside the 20

Ryan said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:08:00 PM  

No more, Brent.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:09:00 PM  

Herbstreit: "You let me cheat last night*."

Glad they have an open relationship.

*On an AFLAC trivia question

Jan 1, 2009, 6:10:00 PM  

If ESPN ran the BCS then USC and Ohio State would play each other in the national championship game every year.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:10:00 PM  

That is because most television executives don't live in reality.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:11:00 PM  

"Good size on these Trojan receivers." - Musberger.....so now we know why he let Kirk cheat.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:11:00 PM  

SHUT THE FUCK UP NATHAN!!!! YOU COMMENT WAY TOO MUCH AND YOU SAY THE SAME THING EVERY GOD DAMN TIME!!!


Sorry, it had to be said.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:12:00 PM  

John McKay, John Robinson, Paul Hackett, Pete Carroll, maybe two other guys. I will say six on the trivia question.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:12:00 PM  

A good opinion from Brent. Miracles will never cease.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:13:00 PM  

That is probably why I am single, anonymous.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:15:00 PM  

This is almost my own personal blog. I am waiting for someone to ban me.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:16:00 PM  

Girl: Well I think....

Nathan: You have NO RIGHT TO THINK!! NO OPINING!!!

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:16:00 PM  

That was an awful dance.


Nice Nathan, you got it.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:16:00 PM  

It was six. I am a genius.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:16:00 PM  

@ Nathan, you're beginning to troll......


AA can't ban you as he is out for the day.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:17:00 PM  

Women have to think at least somewhat close to the same things that I do. They have to not get offended by almost anything. They cannot slant their opinions in any direction. They have to be rational.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:19:00 PM  

Stay classy, those anon cursers. And Happy New Year to all of you, especially those looking to see Song Girls Go Commando if ya know what I mean!

JamesCraven said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:19:00 PM  

This game is over.

Billy Packer said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:20:00 PM  

Wow. I could have the blog to myself because everyone else will probably leave. That is because no one is near my area of expertise on television.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:20:00 PM  

The Big Ten is far and away the worst BCS conference in football IMO.


Ohio State will prove my point a few days from now.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:21:00 PM  

Hey, they are the Trojans, don't forget.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:21:00 PM  

Maybe Awful Announcing can employ me in some capacity.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:22:00 PM  

Why am I starting to sound like Dave Pasch?

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:23:00 PM  

"Penetrate, and Johnson battles on." - Musberger

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:23:00 PM  

Sadly, missed out on one of the best PbP guys today since Doc Emrick had laryingitis and didnt call Winter Classic.

Dave Strader filled in, he's OK not as good as Emrick

jg said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:24:00 PM  

Big Ten is about to go 1-5 and may go 1-6 on Monday.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:24:00 PM  

Maybe Awful Announcing can employ me in some capacity.

Right after AA hires AA Hates ESPN to critique Dana Jacobsen and Brad James to live-blog every bowl game.

Jan 1, 2009, 6:25:00 PM  

You've become incredibly annoying Nathan.....

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:26:00 PM  

Bob Costas was probably there and he was probably talking about how this is the game that really matters on New Year's Day. He needs to stick to baseball. Someone please put him back on baseball more than just a few games on MLB Network. He will do a few of those this year. Please let him do more and let him stick to that.

Nathan Brice said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:27:00 PM  

I got to listen to Jim Hughson on the CBC channel we get with Comcast.


@ RJBO, maybe you're onto something with AAHE.

SSReporters said...
Jan 1, 2009, 6:28:00 PM  

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