As much I would love to see a great game I almost want to see a blowout and the AP vote go to the winner of this game. I hate the BCS.
this may be of some local interest
This should be a good game. Too bad it has to be on FOX.
I'm with MGoJen.....Go Broncos.
Got them +7.5
just killed himself.
I wonder if we'll see another proposal.
He hasn't had time for me now that he's big time after that TD run yesterday.
Just saw my cousin standing next to John Cena(side line official)
I see TCU winning with their defense, I just wish they hadn't made the two teams play each other give them a shot to prove themselves against a BCS school.
Boise jumped out to a 13-0 lead in last year's Poinsetta Bowl vs TCU. Dalton had a big INT early in that one, although not quite like that one taken back to the House.
They wont panic. It'll be interesting to see what their counterpunch is
Go this game not being on Fox! Shit, I can't win tonight.
Can someone explain to me how headsets are used? Does every QB wear one?
There were also about nine blocks in the back on that return.
A Big 10 officiating crew. Good luck with that one.
This is going to be a long game. Missed pass interference, missed hold.
At least there is no Pam Ward.
-Both go undefeated, only to be covered by the ESPN 2-Hell Announcer
Poin-See-Etta Bowl??? Fox gives bowl coverage......A BAD NAME!!!!
I had to click to hear just a little but couldn't turn it off slash sang along to the entire song. Awesome!
I bet the over at 54, anybody else betting this?
to the NFL and stay the hell away from college football.
Can't wait till the BCS goes back to espn.
If anyone wants to flip over to Spike the Hulkster is supposed to be up next.
and by Hulkster you mean Mike Martin ;)
I love me some Gary Patterson. Go Frogs! Missed FG by Boise.
Ugliest uniforms by two teams in one game that I have ever seen. They can't even dress like they belong in the big-time.
Fact about Boise State: Their basketball team plays in the Taco Bell Arena.
If Denise from the recent commercials worked at the arena, I may consider transferring to Boise.
commercial - but it is blatant false advertising - girls like Denise do not work at Taco Bell.
I'd settle for even the redhead to work there...or anywhere else I frequent.
Every time my eyes catch the Fiesta Bowl logo at the top of the screen I think there was a flag on the play.
I only glanced at this whole thread and I do apologize if this topic has been posted already, but have any of you guys seen the uniforms and helmets being worn by TCU?!? Holy God they look like absolute dog shit. The "smoke" look on the pants just looks like a travesty waiting to happen and the entire ensemble together just makes me think of the All American Football league or whatever the heck league it is that has 4 teams in it. These uniforms are just straight up terrible. I thought this was college football and not the arena league.
Sorry for my rant. I really just can't stand incessant uniform changes and alterations that seem to be the current trend. What the hell was wrong with black?
I personally think the TCU "frogskin" unis are badass.
I'll say one thing for Fox, they're giving us
some fairly good quality shots of the cheerleaders.
TCUs cheerleaders are incredible.
Las femininas de TCU me gustan.
Definitely a selling point for the school....
even more illegitimate as a way to choose a champion than it already is. No undeserving champion will change the current system anyway, so we may as well have a team that deserves it, as the winner of Bama/Texas surely does, and the winner of this game does not, IMO.
TCU Cheerleaders have what I like to call "talent."
I saw them come in to Bowling Green and sat next to Pat Forde the whole game, and he had just come up from the Cincinatti v. Fresno State game. After Boise's beatdown of my beloved Falcons Pat Forde predicted to me that Cincinatti would go undefeated in the Big East and Boise would go to the Fiesta Bowl this year.
As much as I disagree with a lot of his stuff, I gotta give it to him on that one.
As for Boise, at one point they scored 21 points in 2 minutes. This team is scary good, they could compete with any team in the nation. I think it's about time they join the Pac-10, because if they were they could legitamitally compete to play in the Rose Bowl on New Years every year. That program is in a very good place right now.
they would come in 4th or 5th every year. They are in a perfect place now, dominating their own conference and always having a chance to go to the BCS. And I'm sorry, I respect the right to your opinion and it's a legitimate debate, but there is no way in hell they would "compete for the Rose Bowl every year" unless by joining the PAC 10 they started getting better players than they do now.
They are in a great place right now and I wouldn't blame them if they wanted to just stay in the WAC right now... and maybe they couldn't compete every year for the pac-10 championship... but competing for the rose bowl once every two or three years I don't think would be out of the question if they moved over.
They beat everyone they play. Anyone and everyone who wants to challenge them. Also they'd be able to recruit better athletes with the move, although their players are doing very well for them right about now, just ask Legarrette Blount. lol.
I think it'd be an interesting experiment if nothing else. I wish it would happen.
their M.O. used to be never-ending shots of the band.
Now they are showing cheerleaders.
How about the direct shots of people eating Tostitos? Fox is shameless, even more than the WWL.
These TCU cheerleaders are one of the finest groups iv seen in a while. On par with the usc/oregan ladies.
If Idaho potatoes make my voice sound like that, I am absolutely not eating them.
plug with the camera man eating Tostidos.
Just caught up to live TV on the DVR. Some quick TCU thoughts:
Does TCU play in a conference that ever passes?
TCU's punter = best player on the field
TCU's little two finger horned frog sign is super silly.
EDIT: TCU cheerleaders are, indeed, super hot.
Another great call by the Big Ten refs. Embarrassing.
wow anyone see that pi call. now i know this is a big ten crew.
they called π . I didn't see it, either
it's the 3.14 yd variety penalty
LOL at the Big Ten refs!
Now the rest of the country gets to see what we have to deal with every week.
This has actually been a pretty boring game so far.
That PI penalty was just horrible.
Remind anyone of anything...
That was the most obvious offensive P.I. call i've seen in awhile. The DB was in better position then the receiver and he was playing the ball. That's BS. Come on Frogs!
EDIT: Beat me to it.
crew is still better than the Sunbelt Crew.
But yeah they are terrible.
so, so true
Good on the TD. Now it's a better game to watch.
Beautiful throw by Dalton.
TCU right back in it.
I like TCU in this game, but their quarterback is a soulless ginger...
This bowl should be called the Non-BCS Conference FBS Championship Game, otherwise known as Who The Hell Cares? Bowl.
This is a completely useless game for the BCS and these two teams. If either team wants to justify their ranking or their conferences' argument for a BCS bowl auto bid, they they have to be playing teams in the BCS conferences in BCS bowls.
I much rather would have liked to have seen Florida/Cinci vs BSU/TCU. If TCU or BSU would have defeated either Florida or Cinci, there would have been a huge shake-up in the BCS.
I don't know if the Florida/Cinci game was a conference tie-in BCS game. If it wasn't, then it seems like the BCS scheduled the Fiesta Bowl and Sugar Bowl to quiet the playoff talk. This year's BCS bowl schedule does nothing to instigate playoff talk. Maybe only if Cinci would have defeated Florida would the playoff talk begin again.
eesh! There is no way that Dick Stockton isn't a zombie.
The Boise Band is Shite
Their drum major certainly is. Cowbell girl needs to get her act together, though.
BOISE STATE'S BAND IS LOUDER THAN OURS! ARG GRRR WHAAAAA
And some of the members are, uh ... plus-size.
yeah - that band was a pretty sad display. I was totally joking around....but at the same time they did sound pretty loud for how many of them there were.
The camera microphones help
Ack! More FOXsports zombies! I'm telling you, Sam Rosen only has eyes for Tim Ryan's brains.
Boise State's commercial was epically bad.
Are horned frogs common in Texas? They're cool-looking creatures!
TCU's 1st 3rd down conversion? Dang.
EDIT: and still only 1
But TCU Cheerleaders - wowza.
That is all.
Maybe it's the slow pace of the game, but the piss poor Fox broadcast is really starting to get to me.
EDIT: and look how they cut away before the fumble!
Is it just me or is this game meh?
I would have turned to something else if I didn't feel like something ridiculous was going to happen in the fourth quarter.
Muted the game and have been listening to Ace Frehley's new CD Anomaly. Much more entertaining.
Its a terrible game to watch, but I blame fox. I hardly know there is a game going on. 90% of the time I just get crowd shots, great looks at the fat chicks next to the band.
Tied up, I hope we see some offense in the 4th.
So I see the stripped "fumble" by Boise a couple minutes ago. I've seen this a lot more the last few years - someone is stood up, not allowed to hit the ground, and the ball is stripped. I'm wondering if this means a refinement in running strategy: you keep your legs pumping, but at some point, you're better off going down. If you stay up, you are likely to have the ball stripped. Thoughts?
I think Mike Hart would say that a change is not needed.
the tostitos fiesta bowl is brought to us by ford, h&r block, at&t, and direct tv?
The Texas Tech receivers are so much better at blocking than either of these teams. But then again maybe they looked so good b/c of the MSU secondary.
Why does Fox continue to show the crowd instead of the game, we missed the Boise State fumble to watch some TCU fan cheering. C'mon Fox.
Aren't you allowed to pummel the punter if he runs out like that?
Face mask? Anyways, the TCU receivers are ninja-like.
Why is TCU still rushing the ball? Throw the damn ball.
Of course, as I type that, Dalton throws a pretty terrible pick.
I wish our MLB's could move like that!
serious question. how many times did you see a michigan player break up a pass like that this year. 2? 3? 0?
Did you see Denise?
I sure did. It was glorious.
I want to see about three TD's each and then at least double OT.
is making the fellas that lord over the bcs look like nostradamus
That is a serious, serious penalty at this point in the game. I smell another TAINT. That, or TCU will use 12 minutes of the clock on a 98 yd drive.
Someone remind me that the next time I watch these two teams play each other that I must bet on the game.
I have no idea why this is so hard to watch. Is it that bad? Or maybe just no rooting interest? Funny I have no problem watching random big east Thursday night games, or Toledo vs Ball State on Tuesday nights during the regular season.
You nailed it earlier. This is all about Foxsports trying to broadcast college football.
I just can't get into this game and I was into random espn MACtion.
they'd really look like bowling balls.
1. I don't need to throw away my Sun Chips bag anymore, because they will degrade away after 4 months. 3 cheers to littering.
2. Fat/Old Luke Wilson will never get me to switch from Verizon to AT&T. Skinny/funny/non-bitter against Verizon Owen Wilson stands a chance however.
3. Supposedly 82 companies can sponsor one game -- so far I've got Direct TV, Ford, Nissan, Tostitos, Reese's, Merryl Lynch, AT&T, H&R Block, Idaho Potatoes, Frito Lays (dissing Idaho potatoes), and of course every single new FOX series. Thank god Velveeta and their ultimate combo with RoTel didn't show up today
4. TCU cheerleaders have received almost as much airtime as Brett Favre on a Tuesday sportscenter after a Vikings bye week (aka a lot)
5. Gingers actually CAN be real athletes
This was a damn solid first post.
has several rough draft posts crumpled up in the trash bin. this post however cut the mustard. writer's block be damned!
Went up and got it. Lousy throw.
TCU's QB is not ready for prime time.
has just been terrible today, ive watched a few tcu games this year and this is by far the worst he's looked in any of those games. He's completely missing open receivers.
it's the rich tradition of the schools that reels you in. you stay for the timeless uniforms.
gotta love that about boise.
fake punt, now that was good.
Hell, he'd rather have a team of class geeks
Hello fake play number one of the game.
The punter also has a tribal arm band tattoo. Ha.
There is the Boise I fell in love with many years ago.
now we're talking...moar tricks plz
This game cries for Sean Mcdonough. Even the play by play call on fake punt was nothing special.
I'm sure he thought he had a punt block, only to see the punter throw a pass.
got dong punched by the fake punt. can't spell trickery without bsu.
Tate, is that you?
the Frogs offense has not impressed me at all today.
unless they get back a 1999 LT this thing is over, IME.
HELL YEAH! IT'S DENISE TIME!
co-worker (I didn't catch her name) is 'nothin to sneeze at either.
If you like her, I hope you caught the redhead on the TCU cheersquad. Yikes.
Taco Bell really needs to do their new commercials in HD...
it will be interesting to see what trick play boise state has for corralling the tcu cheerleaders into their midst. stay tuned...
Dalton's play is killing TCU.
game was one for the ages...
Why can't we get matchups like that instead of Cinci v. Tebow?
Damn did he accelerate up that sideline.
Even with the fake punt, I guarantee you 9/10th of this thread would have rather watched the TCU cheer/dance squad than this game/Fox abomination.
And yes, I include MGoJen and CleverMichiganReference in that 9/10th.
This game is so bad it makes you go lesbian...
Game that bad? Or Denise that great? You decide.
if this game could provide a honey deal on a five layer burrito I'd say the game. in lieu of that, denise.
TCU needed that cuz the offense has been stagnant.
Bad drop - need to make that play.
Dalton has not been that accurate, but these tcu receivers haven't been helping him out much
These drops are killing TCU
pocket way too quickly.
Need to prevent a first down or this is over.
Why hasn't this guy gotten a big time coaching offer. He's already won one BCS game and seems like he really knows how to coach. Some may say that the game vs. Oklahoma was a fluke but they did have Adrian Peterson and he's a beast...just ask the Lie-downs (Lions). Plus, beating TCU is a big win, arguably their the second best team in Texas which is a recruiting Utopia. Thoughts?
Hawkins' record at Colorado?
Yea but there's Meyer at Florida
Which is why Utah's coach could get a call. The MWC is just a tougher conference, less of a big step.
Because every other Boise coach has FAILED horribly at other schools when leaving.
I think ADs are probably fairly hesitant to hire another Boise coach after the disaster that was Dan Hawkins.
As everyone else has already said...
Only triple OT can justify the time I spent on this game. I could have just been winding the dvr back to cheer team & Taco Bell.
yards to go.
I'd rather go 89 cents for the deal with Denise at Taco Bell.
Only 99 yards to go...
another BS PI call.
I hate that there's no "timeouts remaining" indicator.
EDIT: That is up all the time.
game just got interesting
way to end it.
Then it stopped
I will make it all better TCU cheerleader. I promise.
That was just an awful game.
Aw, sad cheer team members, let me dry your tears...
Wait, my wife isn't reading this, is she??
almost drove it 99 yards. Good game all around.
Boise St owns the Fiesta Bowl.
Winners of as many Fiesta Bowl championships as Ohio State.
And congrats to Denise, for giving males 18-35 even more irrational Taco Bell cravings than they had before.
That was decided when these two teams were paired weeks ago...
Even in defeat, the TCU cheerleaders are still beautiful.
Boise State is victorious.
I can't wait until tomorrow for the Orange bowl, if my
liver can take it.
From that game, I don't think either of those two teams belong on the same field as Texas and Alabama. They were too sloppy. Execution was terrible on both sides.
Boise will be Boise
Here's a thought to take up space.....
Mark Ingram is the best RB at Alabama since Forrest Gump
(i.e. What you'll look like if you eat Tostita Chips W/ Cheese Dip all your life)
I think this game would have been quite a bit different (not saying a different team would have won) without the ridiculous layoff. Just another thing about the BCS that makes me sick.
Winner winner, Chicken Dinner.
Best ATS team of the last decade, starts this decade off on the same foot. Give me a TD with them against just about everyone else in the country. Book It.
As for the season, it ended the way it began. With me muy impressed with the Boise D. They bookended their season stoning two of the most potent, seemingly unstoppable offenses, allowing 8 and 10 points. Folks, this is no longer a gimmicky offense school. They have a legit D now. Their secondary is among the best in the country.
Next year? We'll see you on Labor Day Night when they play the Hokies in the UGA Dome. Let the doubting begin. I'll just wait for the pointspread to keep climbing.
After seeing all the posts about the lovely Denise, I don't feel like creep for paying such keen attention to a Taco Bell commercial. Between Denise and the TCU cheerleaders, I'm glad the missus retired early tonight so I could ogle with reckless abandon and avoid the death glare.