January 1, 2013

New Year's Day College Football Open Thread

Justin will be out most of today so instead of an live blog I'm throwing up an open thread. Yes I know these are not as fun but just pretend they're live blogs. Anyway have fun watching today's games, leave comments, and don't be a troll. Schedule below.

TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl: Mississippi State vs. No. 20 Northwestern (ESPN2, Noon) - Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams

Heart of Dallas Bowl: Purdue vs. Oklahoma State (ESPNU, Noon) - Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Kaylee Hartung

Capital One Bowl: No. 7 Georgia vs. No. 16 Nebraska (ABC, 1 PM) - Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Steele

Outback Bowl: No. 10 South Carolina vs. No. 18 Michigan (ESPN, 1 PM) - Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden & Shannon Spake

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio: Wisconsin vs No. 6 Stanford (ESPN, 5 PM) - Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox & Tom Rinaldi

 Discover Orange Bowl: No. 15 Northern Illinois vs No. 12 Florida State (ESPN, 8:30 PM) - Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria Taylor

202 comments:

  1. Are you hungover this morning?

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    1. I feel fine. Looking forward to the games this morning.

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  2. Desmond Howard was crapping on 6-6 Purdue for playing in a game today. Um Desmond, it's because of your network that Purdue plays in a game today.

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  3. I'm surprised the Stanford band didn't mock the Newton tragedy at the Rose Parade because they're just that crappy.

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    1. They're the worst. I remember when they made fun of the Potato Famine in a game against Notre Dame.

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    2. I am dreading the day when Stanford makes fun of the Utes. It won't be pretty.

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    3. The Band, that is.

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    4. They've already made fun of BYU and Polygamy. I think the Utes are safe.

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    5. The funny thing from them would probably be if they make fun of the Ute Indian tribe. I may not have a degree from Stanford, but at least I know irony when I see it.

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    6. They can't make fun of the Utes. They were once called the Indians and had a logo like Chief Wahoo.

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    7. Correct, but I think it would be funny if not a little annoying to watch them try it.

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  4. NO CLANGA NO!

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  5. PURDUE FAKE PUNT!

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  6. Robert Marve was being recruited the same time Tebow was. Think about that for a second.

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  7. Gotta love a bowl game being sponsored by a site called TaxSlayer.com. Sounds totally legit.

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    1. EscrowDestroyer.com is a much better choice anyways.

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  8. I like anyone named Kain Colter.

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  9. Purdue gonna Purdue

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  10. I'm pretty sure Kain Colter was a character in the comic book "Thor".

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  11. Remember when Miss State was ranked like 10th in the nation? Good times.

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  12. These two games have been pretty brutal thus far.

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    1. Don't worry. THIS GUY Gruden will save us at 10.

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    1. Did you expect something different from the Purdue?

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    2. No I did not, but I still cringe when it happens.

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  14. We're off to a good year.

    @abc7newsBayArea: BREAKING San Jose police are in a standoff with a naked man who is brandishing a large Samurai sword

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  15. Michigan-South Carolina can't start soon enough.

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  16. THIS GUY GRUDEN LOVES SHOELACES

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  17. In 3...2.......1 Spurrier starts running up the score on Michigan.

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  18. Meanwhile the Capital One Bowl has not even kicked off yet.

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  19. If I was Samantha Steele, I wouldn't have changed my last name to "Ponder".

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    1. She just have to shove it in everyone's face that she married a loser.

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  20. FALL ON THE FUCKING BALL GEORGIA YOU IDIOTS!

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  21. The US Grant library is at Miss State? I know Vicksburg was his greatest campaign but that still doesn't make sense.

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  22. Meanwhile CLANGA is only down three.

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    1. Northwestern is gonna blow that game, aren't they?

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  23. Nebraska lead HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA. You can't go wrong with the Capital One Bowl right now.

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  24. What the actual fuck, Georgia?

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  25. This Georgia-Nebraska game has gone HAM

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  26. The Credit Card bowl is the best game so far.

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  27. No truth to the rumor that the winner of the Heart of Dallas Bowl receives Jerry Jones' actual heart?

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  28. Michigan: How do we cover?

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    1. They miraculously covered the 5.5 spread. Both teams couldn't convert a 2 point convert if their lives depended on it.

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  29. Compared to last year, this is setting up to be a very unexciting Rose Bowl. 5 loss Wisconsin. Plodding and (at times) boring Stanford. THE GRANDDADDY OF ALL BOREFESTS!

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  30. CLANGA has tied it up in Jacksonville.

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  31. Taylor Martinez would make an excellent Raiders QB.

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    1. Mississippi State. The Clanga is the noise the Miss State fans cowbells make.

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  33. And I thought listening to Gruden call NFL games was bad. He's worse with college football.

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  34. Slightly off-topic, but congrats to Keith and the dominoes falling for his 49ers on Sunday- win division AND get the 2 seed!

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    1. It was a good Sunday. The Niners need rest.

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  35. I'm sorry but I can't help it. I watch Taylor Martinez play football and I see a future Raiders QB.

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    1. You went there, didn't you? *scowls*

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    2. Sorry, but he just screams "Raiders QB".

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    3. At this point, my sole hope is that McKenzie will get some pieces in place to turn things around. He may not, but at least now there's a chance, unlike the twilight of Al's tenure.

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  36. If Martinez was drafted by the Raiders this spring, I'd pick them to sweep the Chiefs again in '13

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    1. What happens if Pioli picks Martinez first?

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    2. Well, it would make for a great rushing three-headed monster with Charles and Hillis.

      If he's available in the later rounds, pair him up with a #1 pick at QB and you have a decent offensive core

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  37. Another Northwestern TD. Sad CLANGA is sad.

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  38. Both Georgia and Nebraska left their defenses at home.

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  39. I am going out with relatives now. I'll talk to you later tonight some time during the second half of the Rose Bowl probably.

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  40. CLANGA State is coming back.

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  41. Clanga arm punt. About his 100th of the day.

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  42. Clanga State is Tennessee in disguise! #15MenOnTheField

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  43. Clanga almost threw the 5th INT.

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  44. The last time Northwestern won a bowl game, the Toronto Maple Leafs were the best team in hockey

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  45. Will Clark is not happy with your effort, Miss State.

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  46. This South Carolina-Michigan game has gone HAM.

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  47. Capital One Bowl, save for Bama-Michigan State 2 years ago, has routinely been a competitive game with back-and-forth action

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    1. The only competition in the Penn State-LSU COB was what team would wind up with the most mud on their uniforms.

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  48. Clowney just murdered Gardner.

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  49. This Outback Bowl has been something.

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  50. Man, the Rose Bowl is gonna have a tough act to follow after these Outback and Capital One Bowls.

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  51. It may be painful to watch Gruden call these games, but Tirico has been calling plenty of BCS games. He's good at this + has bowl experience.

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  52. Cardinals are on the verge or hiring Andy Reid. If the Bills don't hire Lovie...

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  53. TOUCHDOWN GAMECOCKS! MY GOODNESS! WHAT A GAME!

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  54. "It's like tag team wrestling" This Guy Gruden is a legend.

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  55. Oh yea, Andy Reid will visit Philly next season if he coaches Zona.

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  56. Watch Wisky win this game just because Alvarez is coaching.

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  57. It's not too late to replace Millen with Gruden tonight.

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    1. That's like replacing crabs with gonorrhea.

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  58. FUCK STANFORD amirite Keith?

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  59. I may not watch this game entirely- have no 100 percent interest in 5 loss Wisky vs. boring, plodding Stanford.

    I'll be in and out for this game, but I'll be back for the Orange Bowl.

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  60. It's a pretty safe bet if you bet the under for this game & the over for the Fiesta Bowl.

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    1. Safest bet of all the bowl games.

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  61. Damn, they couldn't import Hochuli's gym partner from the Outback Bowl where all you need for a first down is 9 yards & 11 inches.

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    1. Hochuli's kid could be officiating the national championship game.

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  62. If Wisconsin wins, Tom Rinaldi will somehow make Barry Alvarez cry like he did with his English Students and Handball team when he was a high school teacher.

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  63. Luck can make a freight train take an dirt road.

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  64. Brent clearly took the under. He's already worried.

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  65. This is a strange duo. Arnold & Johnny Knoxville. They shouldn't have a last stand period.

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  66. Wisconsin is going to get hammered, aren't they?

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  67. Wisky is going for the triple. As in 3 straight Rose Bowl losses.

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  68. Wisky is going to need more furd penalties to get back into this game.

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  69. This ref is going to the school of Hochuli moving the chains hand gestures.

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  70. Wisky helped out by another Stanford penalty. I love Brent trying to build this up, but barring a miracle Wisconsin is going down harder then Nebraska went in the B1G Championship Game.

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  71. NO FUCKING WAY! BRENNAMAN & BILLICK HAS A PLAYOFF ASSIGNMENT! JOKE!

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    1. I guess I'll be listening to the radio then.

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    2. Thankfully the Cantina keeps the TV on mute.

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    3. Kenny Albert on Twitter congratulated his crew on Twitter & Billick on the Eisen Podcast said he has a divisonal game.

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  72. Wisky has to go for it here.

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  73. It feels weird not watching the Rose Bowl on ABC.

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  74. Wisky ain't dead yet.

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  75. Wonder which drunk broad that will be on Tiger Woods' sight tonight.

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  76. My favorite Stanford moment was when Tiger was booed at Stanford Stadium by Cal fans loudly, and then a couple of days later he hit that fire hydrant.

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  77. Chances are that of the five B1G teams competing today, the only team that exits a winner is Northwestern. Gotta love the B1G.

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  78. Monsters University > These two teams

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  79. And the dream of Tom Rinaldi making Barry Alvarez cry is still on.

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  80. Surprisingly decent game thus far.

    And now Tom Rinaldi will introduce Barry Alvarez to an impoverished Wisconsin kid who never stopped believing the Badgers would make the Rose Bowl.

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  81. Stanford band is saying FU New York with that acronym.

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  82. Stanford band in a nutshell. Blonde drumming on a kitchen sink & a dude wearing a legalize pot shirt.

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  83. The Jets acquiring Vick would be the most Jets move.

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    1. I will die laughing if anyone actually trades for him.

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  84. I guess Brent is "invested" on Wisconsin.

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  85. Very few football fields look better than the Rose Bowl as the sun sets.

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  86. I wonder if Alvarez and Bo Ryan go ice fishing together?

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    1. Alvarez always gets mad though when Ryan poisons the lake.

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  87. John Cooper just lost to Michigan again.

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  88. Maryland is going to fit right in with the rest of the B1G.

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  89. 17-14? Yep, sounds like I didn't miss much.

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  90. "Stanford pours on the field" Brent describing what he's doing tonight.

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  91. All that Pac 12 firepower, and who ends up topping the conference? Boring, plodding, slow Stanford.

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  93. Wisconsin has now lost three straight Rose Bowls. One more and they'll have gone the full Buffalo Bills. Never go the full Buffalo Bills.

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    1. The joy of being a Bills fan. Our greatest accomplishment is our greatest curse.

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  94. Matt Millen for the Orange Bowl. God damn it.

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    1. Let's hope this is 2007 Fiesta Bowl good, and not 2008 Sugar Bowl horrible. I'm still bitter about that one.

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    2. At least it's got Tessitore and a massive underdog story.

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    3. And Tess has seen lots of MACtion. He'll be right at home.

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  95. The 2008 Sugar Bowl was a case of getting stuck with Georgia because the Rose Bowl went with tradition and Big 10/Pac10 instead of the better teams.

    If they flip-flopped Georgia and Illinois, we'd have gotten a better Sugar BOwl.

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  96. I get the feeling FSU has everything to lose- lot of pressure is on them, considering how some people haven't warmed up to NIU in the Orange Bowl.

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    1. Even the people in the Orange Bowl didn't want them.

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    2. Yep, without the anti-corruption rules, no doubt Georgia would be playing FSU in this game.

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    3. What Longley said. Not even the Orange Bowl wanted NIU in the Orange Bowl.
      http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/orange-bowl-official-reportedly-tells-niu-didn-t-230626311--ncaaf.html

      Contrary to what Kirk Herbstreit tried to tell you on the BCS Selection Show, NIU got in thanks to rule designed to prevent the BCS from being used sued for violation of anti-trust laws. There was no choice. They, essentially, automatically qualified thanks to the Big East sucking and Nebraska getting absolutely lambasted by Wisconsin in the B1G title game.

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  97. I sound crazy but Clemson is a much better team than Florida St.

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  98. Can we extend this open blog to the 76ers/Lakers game later tonight?

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    1. I'll be in the game thread at Liberty Ballers for the Sixers game, provided I even stay awake for the whole thing.

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  99. Florida State is doing what Northern Illinois should be doing.

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  100. It's just a matter of time before FSU runs NIU out of Dolphins Stadium.

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  101. That was a nice pooch punt from Lynch, but I really wish Northern Illinois would have attempted to get the first down there. They can't keep trading punts with Florida State.

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  102. You want a good joke. Check out Jose Canceco's Twitter feed right now.

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  103. This will be an interesting review.

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  104. These officials have odd standards of pass interference.

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  105. Greatest start to a basketball OT ever in the UConn/Marquette game.

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  106. And that might be game over for NIU.

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  107. EJ Manuel keeping the Huskies in this game.

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  108. "He should spray paint his leg, he's got a golden leg" Millen

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    1. Millen would probably pick him in the 1st round.

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  109. JaVale McGee just hit a buzzer beater. It was for three. I wish I was making this up.

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  110. Perfect time for the onside kick. Just perfect.

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  111. Now we got a surprise onside recovery by NIU. Tess magic is here.

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  112. And he throws a pick. Nothing to see here.

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  113. Sometimes it's better to live another day. Jordan Lynch didn't get that memo & panicked.

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  114. Lynch had a man open at the 15-yard line on that INT. Must not have seen him.

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    1. Hangs in the pocket a bit longer, he probably has him. Looking to run too soon.

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  115. Jimbo Fisher is calling a terrible game on O. They are dominating with the run yet they pass.

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  116. NIU is showing well, but Florida State is just too good.

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    1. Good being very relative in this case. Clemson is so much better than FSU.

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    2. They drew Clemson at home. Lucked out not having to travel there, would of lost badly.

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  117. Finally Jimbo comes to his senses and runs the ball. And they score a touchdown.

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