Better them than ND.
The Belk Bowl Open Thread
ND vs. Florida State in the Champs Sports Bowl. These are the teams that BCS committees want to be good, right?
Sorry this was meant for the Gunner Kiel post, but I guess it kind of applies.....
I think they should call this the " Who give a flying crap, these teams suck so let's give them something to hang their hats on" Bowl
That was the Beef O'Brady's Bowl.
Having lived in NC, Belk's is on par with a Macy's or Dillard's. Nice enough I guess. Better selection than this game.
Better review than the descriptions of Beef O'Bradys when I asked. I got "a poor man's BW3" and "a less fun Bennigans."
Is that worse than Chili's?
Edit: Check out the amazing, innovative new menu additions at Beef O'Brady's:
- Chips and Salsa
- Chicken Fingers
I'm visiting my parent's house in Southwest Florida, about 2 miles away from a Beef O'Brady's. I've been before; the previous descriptions are pretty accurate. Don't go unless you've exhausted other options, such as your own living room.
More like Crowley's
I live in Durham NC now but grew up in Southfield. People down here in north Carolina are as nice as they come. Belk is kinda lame but still nice. It is nicer than Penny's or Sears but not quite as nice as JL Hudson's back in the day. Thus my comparison to Crowley's. All you youngins who can't remember Hudson's or Crowley's can shut up and get off my lawn.
We're really starting to see some obscure bowls these days. Ones where I have literally never heard of the bowl or the sponsor, and both teams playing are regional, to put it politely.
My favorite has to be the "Beef O'Brady's Bowl". We don't have that restaurant where I live, so that one just kind of gives me a grin. Funny name, sez me . . . .
This is way up there in least interesting bowls for me. I will be watching Red Wings and basketball.
Y U No like cripple fight between ACC and Big East?
The Belk Bowl? I think I'll drink and listen to loud music.
Checks bowl pool...GO WOLFPACK!!!!!!!!
Belking sounds like a bodily function one does in private.
Belking does rhyme with jelqing.
While you watch, remember that Louisville was one West Virginia loss away from the Big East championship.
Which farther justifies why the Big East doesn't need a automatic bid in the BCS
One WV loss away from winning?
would've taken would be a few switched votes in a poll or two or a few re-programmed computers, since 3 teams tied at 5-2 and they ended up using their "top team in the BCS ranking" tie-breaker.
But a WV loss would have done it as well.
I like the faded Carolina Panthers logos on the field.
NC State's unis are NOT full of win.....
So Belk is basically the Meijer of North Carolina?
It's like Younker's.
I'm surprised no one has made the Belk/Kohl's comparison. Kohl's is basically a Belk clone.... and I say it like that because Belk has been around for 120+ years, Kohl's about 50.
I shopped at Belk while I was visiting family for the holidays, and noted the similarity between the two (although it wasn't always this way).... especially the pricing scheme where nearly every rack in the store has a sign that says 40-70% off. But the tagged price is something outrageous that you wouldn't pay anywhere for that item. And when you check out, they make sure to point out that "you saved $74.52 today!" .... on 2 shirts. Right.
It's a nice store with some name brands, decent-quality house brands, and reasonable prices. Just like Kohl's.
It may very well be "Turnover Tuesday".
Speaking of, that pass was a perfect candidate for QB Oh Noes.
Pile on the false start, it's 3rd and 24. QB draw, anyone? Texas Tech tried it once. Once.
EDIT: Hooray for fumbled snaps. Louisville with 1st and Goal, now minus 3. Is there something about greased balls that is just a thing? Wait, bad question...
Of course there's a blocked punt. Too many bowls.
It needs a stripped ball at the goal line.
We demand better-played bowl games with fewer errors and more power running immediately!
You'll be one of the millions not watching the Military Bowl or the Holiday Bowl tomorrow. You won't find these things there.
Toledo vs. Air Force? Cal vs. Texas? Sounds like a clowntastic old time hahahaha
Exactly. Every time a QB scrambles, a devil gets its horns.
in Division 1 ball. Only handoffs, fullback dives, goal-line QB sneaks, and play-action passes allowed.
I guess I'm more trendy than you. I think coaches should consider a toss sweep if they're down 10 or more in the 2nd half. No guts, no glory.
They are very hard to cover when you're about a mile from the receiver. There is some bad run defense in this game too. It's another theme for the day.
The last three plays:
- Dropped pass
- Shotgun snap rolled to the QB. Sacked.
- Low snap on the punt, barely gets the kick off, punt returner has a chance to return and trips on his own feet
Belk's got its money worth with this baby.
QB scramble, fumble, fumble recovery, 1st down. It's so obvious!
This thread is very underrated. My gift to you all. Now maybe if I drink enough beer the game will turn into another MACtastic Classic.
I haven't been watching closely, but I don't think Belk's is actually advertising during the game. The CMO probably assumed being a title sponsor for a bowl game between 7-5 also-rans was enough and returned the rest of the budget.
Maybe the free shipping on orders over $75 (per the site) managed to put a few bums in the seats? It might be the only reason I would go other than being a CFB junkie.
So, NC State's QB had the right idea, but bad timing, underthrown, interception....no, you don't throw into coverage like that.
EDIT: MOAR FUMBLES! I DON'T CARE WHO RECOVERS THEM!
Belk == modern southern style.
This is the first Google image result for the search term "southern style" that I felt comfortable publishing.
Safe search is on, BTW.
Mmm. Fried breaded chicken skins.
I hear you can get through the Belk checkout lines at SEC speed.
Pryor got the interception for Louisville.
Looks like they took the competing teams bowling as part of the big lead-up to the Belk Bowl... that's got to be one of the worst pre-bowl sponsored activities I have ever heard of.
On a different note, though, as ridiculously lame as this game continues to be, it is one of the better attended bowl games* that I have seen thus far... which means more Belk Bowls in our future. Attendance at bowl games thus far has been really really low. At some point, you think this system has to collapse, right?
* term used loosely
Hey, it's better than shopping at Belk's. Probably...I wouldn't actually know.
I like college football. 35 bowl games is too many IMO. You should have to have a positive (not .500) record against FBS teams to compete in a bowl. Right now, most teams make a bowl.
EDIT: This now applies to whoever is running special teams for NC State.
NC State sure loves throwing into double coverage.
500 MGoPoints* to the first poster who can get a .gif up of that receiver's ridiculous dance on the last play.
*May not be true.
I imagined that was a MSU receiver and I laughed.
It's 9:25 PM EST. Do you know where your assignments are?
No like cripple fight. Like dwarf tossing.
Obvious false start is obvious, especially when you realize you're the only one running after 20 yards or so.
EDIT: Charlie Strong sounded like he was speaking from inside a cave...
21-10 at the half. At least these guys stuck to touchdowns and field goals like good Americans and didn't go for any of that onside kick malarky.
Minnesota and Illinois going to overtime
Minnesota - Illinois in 2OT on BTN.
Illinois wins. Red Wings win. Wisconsin beating Nebraska pretty good.
At least, I never thought it would be said so casually, the keys to offense in the Louisville locker room:
"HOLD ONTO THE DAMN BALL"
"MOAR FIRST DOWNS"
ADMONISHMENT TO BOTH TEAMS: WTF with the false starts? Snap count - learn it.
Camera zooms in on Vance Bedford, secondary coach of our 97 defense.
Love seeing coaches mouth swears on TV
Flashback to the 2002 citrus bowl on the commercial hurts me inside.
tight ends that are faster than our safeties?
I just turned the game on. Has it been as bad/stupid as the last few minutes? Bad call but geeze let him go
....about three fumbles or five false starts from now.
EDIT: Ask it after that interception returned for a TD too.
Over over now.
I enjoy that most comments in this thread have nothing to do with the actual game being played.
didn't read Mathlete's column on time management.
It's been painful watching this game; that is all.
but this thread got so funny I don't even care.
The Louisville offensive line sucks.
My eyes were bleeding after the first quarter.
Belks runs the full spectrum from being EXACTLY like Macy's to being much more upscale. In some of the smaller malls and shopping centers, it's a Macy's clone (better than Kohl's). At the main mall in Raleigh, they actually have two stores -- one only for men that carries Armani, Hugo Boss, Joseph Aboud, XMI, etc (very similar to Nordstroms) and one for women and bridal registries.
All North Carolina brides know to register at Belk's. You just have to do it.