Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman
East Carolina vs Maryland
Why does Northrop Grumman sponsor this game? Have they lowered their prices on Apache Helicopters?
BTW: Just watched both Wall Streets. You, Gordo, are a slimey thief.
Not unless you count my driver's test.
I know. I was just pullin your rope. I have not been to a sporting event in DMV. Who is the target audience for your/NG's advertising? I have always wondered.
Why you pullin another dudes rope?
I am a perpetual rope holder.
Can you just imagine the gifts for the players? A bag of joints, a Mamas and Papas CD, a copy of Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience", and a tie dyed peace symbol tee shirt.
That was the Insight Bowl...Stanzi turned down the prizes though...damn hippies.
There are a lot of people who will see a commercial and think, "self, I'd like to call my Congressman and recommend an increase in discretionary military aircraft purchases."
"As much as I wanted to be Gordon Gekko, I'll always be Bud Fox."
The got rid of the bowl trophey since the winner now gets a B-2 Bomber....
i have 2 xtra if they need it.
I read a post on MGoBlog yesterday that RR was going to be the coach for The Terps. I'm at work and can't watch the game. Is he on the sideline?
Harbaugh is the DC.
Brady Hoke is the head coach.
Dee Hart is the starting RB.
Wow... looks like it's Les Miles in 2011.
Matt Millen will be taking over at AD.
Now you're just being plain silly.
Yeah, they installed a spread option for the game and forced all of the upperclassmen on defense to transfer or quit football altogether. They're clapping before the snap...I thought I'd suppressed those memories.
I can tell we're PUMPED for bowl season now since we have an open thread well before this killer tilt begins. LOL, I love it. I'll be killing the final hours of the workday tracking this game.
I took ECU +8 as well as a prop on their QB Dominque Davis Over 3.5 TD passes/INTs
EDIT: Changed the post. I actually got ECU at +8. Either way, not looking good right now
Shouldn't one if the academies be playing? That would be sort of logical...
Armed Forces bowl, so that one worked out.
There acutally are (token?) military academy tie ins for this bowl. From Wikipedia: "The bowl game features teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Conference USA, unless one of the conferences does not have enough teams bowl eligible, in which case Army is eligible to send a team if the Armed Forces Bowl does not select them first."
who cares about Maryland v. ECU without a little gambling involved??
ECU has a worse defense than ours (worst in the nation in fact), and Maryland's O is pretty good. Throw in the fact that Maryland's LB corps is great, and I like Maryland comfortably.
Maryland -7 and Maryland total points over 39
I see tackling and receivers covered over the middle....I regress...
Rich Rodriguez will be coaching Maryland by the 3rd Quarter.
My inside source tells me 2nd quarter.
my cousin is banging Rich Rod's house maid and she told him that Rich Rod won't make it there until at least halftime.
Denard will be starting the 2nd half...he is so fast that he transfered and sat out a year. He followed RR.
Have 27 posts before it even kicks off??
Amatuers dude, amatuers.
No one is doing anything productive at work today.
I'm just going to mute my tv. Pam Ward is a man.
It is not my intention to sound sexist, but am I the only one who finds it almost unbearable to watch a game with a female commentator? It's almost as torturesome as listening to Matt Millen.
Pam Ward will make this unwatchable.
The INT on the first play not such a good sign either.
EDIT: ECU gives it right back on a failed 4th and 1 run.
Hard to watch, even without sound, knowing Pam Ward is involved.
Well that was an ominous beginning...I got 17 confidence points Maryland...don't do this to me. I had to resort to drinking last night. Its too early to do that again.
Military Industrial Complex Bowl? This vaguely rankles me, e.g. this bowl and its sponsor seem to symbolize means of destruction rather than any sort of patriotic purpose, but I am tuning in anyway.
6-0 XP blocked.
Was going to make a snarky comment on Pam Ward's comment:
"Lineback, perfect name for a linebacker." Way to go Pam
Impressive throw from the MD QB, got hit in the face right as he threw. Receiver just outruns the safety/cb to the endzone.
ECU blocks the PAT.
Well, I need Davis to throw 4 picks/TDs combined to win a prop bet
There's 1, midway through the first.
At the bottom of the screen. I'm trying to black it out.
Anyone find something wrong with the, "BIG HOT PASTRAMI!!!" commercials?
ECU has like 5 penalties and 2 turnovers in the first quarter.
Sounds like they were made aware that I bet on them. Its good that they were updated.
A Michigan "W", I like the Blackmon/Criner prop on #pick4, I wonder how many people even know who Criner is.
False start on 3rd & 18. Good Grief indeed.
Looks like I might get a bowl pick right finally? Probably just jinxed it.
ECU must get a free tank for every turnover. They are building a small army that surpasses many third world countries by now.
It's 3rd and 8. The QB, under pressure, completes a pass to the sideline for no gain. You're Pam Ward. Do you:
You may have said (1), (2), or (3). But you'd be wrong. Because you are Pam Ward.
And the wheels go right off the bus, right off the bus.
After an almost pick six, Maryland punches it in.
ECU now has 4 turnovers= 4 tanks.
ECU trying to make it interesting after a long punt return.
P.S. The guy that isn't Pam Ward says kicking an XP is a formality. Obviously he hasn't watched Michigan and developed an ulcer everytime B-Hawk steps up to kick.
What does Pam say? "Billy Joel is from Oyster Bay." Yay Pam.
Huh, I thought he was from Hicksville (my parents are Long Islanders). In any event, even if he was from Oyster Bay he wouldn't be the most notable resident. I believe that honor would go to Theodore Roosevelt. If you ever get a chance to see Sagamore Hill it's pretty cool--the room with his hunting trophies is pretty amazing (though if you love animals I wouldn't reccommend it).
This Davis cat is the worst QB with great stats I have ever seen.
But, with 3 total picks/tds, I just need 1 more to at least break even on this debacle.
Nice 18 step drops, run you idiot, call your own draw play.
Will the Maryland players put Ralph on their shoulders if they achieve victory?
Spread was 7-9 points, depending.
It is starting to become hard to keep watching and posting about this.
Two straight days that I've been surprised by an ACC team's showing. Maybe that conference is better than I thought. Or maybe bowl performance is a pretty poor indication of relative conference strength.
Anyone know who this is doing play by play? I am thinking Keith Jackson in his prime with Al Michael's command of the moment.
"I want to know how many players it took to lift Coach Friedgen"
What a jackass.