"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Pinstripe/Fight Hunger/Alamo Bowl Open Thread
I wish Michigan could get another crack at the Alamo Bowl. Pisses me off that they should have won both times they went to it but didn't.
Y no pitch to Breaston?
Apologies. If you turn to BTN at 7 I bet you'll cheer up.
DARN YOU ECKER!!!
Road trips to Arizona or Texas are not the easiest. A cheap flight out of metro to ft Myers or Tampa is a lot more cost effective. I'm happy to be in Florida. Also better weather. It's 80 in Naples, Fl right now (where I'm sitting).
That was an...interesting...opening drive for WVU. Ending in lulz.
I'm hungry for some interesting bowl games, far and few in-between every year anymore.
Also, it feels like forever since M BBall has played, can't wait to enjoy that game, the more I watch CBB Teams out there the more I like our chances to win it all.
Methinks the Alamo Bowl (Texas v. Ore State) and the Chik-Fil-A Bowl (LSU v. Clemson) on New Year's Eve are not all that lame.
But hey...that's just me.
LSU Clemson, but OSU Texas is meh. All bowls prior today, in my opinion, were also extremely lame. I can't get into them.
True, but a lot of the bowls on NYD could potentially get pretty ugly too. Wisconsin-Stanford, Ok. St-Purdue, Georgia-Nebraska, FSU-Northern Illinois. There are not too many intriguing matchups this year. A lot of them could be blowouts.
than a major bowl blowout.
It's college football, I've been off work for over a week, not too shabby.
The games today haven't been competitive/interesting so I've turned them off.
The only thing interesting about this game is the snow, and even that seems to have stopped.
If nothing else, they cared enough to uncover the hash marks, yard lines and numbers, and of course, the corporate logos, shining like a beacon in the otherwise nasty weather. Most thoughtful, although the Yankee Stadium groundskeeper may need to go on stress leave when they see how this field is being torn up.
I wish the Pinstripe Bowl was a Big Ten/SEC game. Make those guys come up north and play in the snow for once.
I thought Air Force's helmets earlier look pretty good, but Navy's helmets look pretty damn impressive.
West Virginia in the National Championship game?
I was just about to say, "Remember when Geno was the can't-miss Heisman frontrunner?"
It all went downhill so quickly after that win at Texas. Granted...they had some tough opponents, and lost some very close games (Oklahoma, for one), but still...the Big 12 hammer came down pretty hard after a Cinderella beginning.
Next year the Super Bowl is in the Meadowlands, I wonder what the weather will be like that week, ugh! Another great idea by NFL and Goodell, sigh.
The biggest game in the biggest city in January? If I had the funds I'd go.
Isn't this pac12 officiating crew the same one from the Sugar Bowl last year?
It should be perhaps mentioned at this point that the last productive game for West Virginia was against Kansas State, where they managed a mere (in their case, looking at season totals) 243 yards of total offense. At the present average rate, they'll end up around 300 yards - their average total offense in their losses was 449 yards.
in this one. Just my old ass, maybe, but I think the varying climactic conditions are part of what makes old school football fun.
It's awesome, but as someone said above, these two teams are used to the cold.
Blitz called by former Michigan DC Scott Shafer.
reminds of Napoleon's navy trying to stop Lord Nelson and the Royal Navy.
you were that old
A Wayne Morgan sighting on special teams.
I'm liking the weather factor in this bowl. Wish they'd do more bowls up north and outdoors.
You've been cracking me up this week, for your sake, I hope you "score" with that chick you met at the movies, just lookin' out man.
is a clear example of why I'd rather have a great defense before offense. Don't get me wrong, I love offense and being able to move the ball in a balanced attack.
But damn, you gotta be able to stop people.
Tells me that I rather have great offense because you need to be able to score to win a game.
But there is no set number of points you can score and never lose. If you give up 0 points, you'll never lose that game.
Three years of beatings in a row. West Virginia is our bitch.
fire Mack Brown, just because the last 4 or 5 years he's had 3 or 4 top 3 recruiting classes and hasn't done hardly anything with them
That's crap, he had no intention of throwing that football, he dropped it trying to reign it in.
The Lou Holtz commercial just came on and my 11 year old says, "Is it bad that I think Lou Holtz should have subtitles?"
Ref and coaching fail
Back to football.
isn't that a violation that Tim Beckman got in trouble for? Or is that only a violation if it's on the sidelines?
Anyone know the story about the logo on the Longhorns helmet? Apologies I am tardy to this party.
DKR - Darrell K Royal.
Passed away this season. Big icon at Texas (coach). Stadium's named after him.
Extended to bluetell as well
It stands for Darrell K Royal (sp) which is who their stadium is named after and I believe is the guy responsible for making Texas relevant way back in the day. I believe he died sometime during the season