landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Valero Alamo Bowl Open Thread
The puck drop now v Dallas...Thank God for the NHL package!
Better than watching Pistons only to see Garnett get hurt (though they are up 8 on the Celts).
Red Wings = favorite Midwestern pro sports team
I love San Antonio. I was hoping Michigan would make the Alamo Bowl just so I could go there, then I learned the Big Ten was no longer affiliated with the Alamo Bowl, and I cried a little inside.
Horrible B12 bias refs. But man, not many places with as much fun in a centralized place (whether history, family fun, or nightlife). Particularly when you can walk from the hotels to the game. By far the best crappy bowl in my book.
On the field results weren't so hot in that bowl game..
"Horrible B12 bias refs".
But thanks for your contribution.
Originally appeared in? I don't recognize any of the characters.
It was in one of Cracked.com's many, many comic book articles, I don't remember which one. Check them out sometime if you dig comic books, they have some pretty hilarious stuff over there.
To the game against A&M, which I don't recall being the refs fault, thanks for your feedback though.
should consider that as market of their marketing campaign. A refreshingly honest tagline: "The Alamo Bowl: by far the best crappy bowl!"
The city is great, food awesome and the hill country in the north is beautiful.
in Blanco and of course the Salt Lick in Driftwood. Not so much good barbecue in San Antonio, though, strangely. I lived in San Antonio for a year and while there's lots of good food, I never had good barbecue there.
I remember when it was the Builders' Square Alamo Bowl. Those were the days.
I totally forgot they existed! My dad always called it "Builders Dispair" because they almost never had anything he needed. Ah, memories.
Dreamy. Or so the guy on his left seems to think.
could be the bizarro-world, OKIE-State version of Lloyd Brady. Or is it blasphemy even to suggest such a thing?
It is our job to find them all in the hundreds of DI, DII, DII schools.
So let's see . . . so far we're up to, um, 2.
is attractive. Those Okie 'girls' are, um, yeah. Hey look over there.......
When will we know who is not eligible for the bowl game due to academics? Also went to the Alamo bowl a few years back, it was a blast (besides we lost to f-ing Nebraska)!!
OSU up 14-0 quick. Yeesh.
Doesn't look this game will be much better than the last. This may get real ugly.
It may just be a bad day for football. Though Arizona is threatening.
Okie State's mascot is like something out of my nightmares.
Child molester ever.
Did you see Baylor's mascot?
Except they were the ones getting molested today.
I've trianed my kids to run like hell whenever they see a dude in a 100 gallon orange hat, brandishing a shot gun.
Cue banjo music.
I am glad that Michigan doesn't have anything like that. I wonder what it would be like to root for a team that has mediocre history and traditions?
That's right, give poppa his 32 confidence points. A Ricky Six from the Arizona QB!
Six. (Foles' version of the Rick Six.)
At least I picked this one.
Uh-oh looks like someone has a case of the dropsies.
How many balls is Arizona going to drop in this game? On offense and defense.
I'd hope they'd all have dropped by now. They are all at least 18 years old.
To the being caught...by the other team.
Opponent dropping fewer of your passes than you equals:
(Trying to be SFH. Hint: Everybody poops!)
I love sexy transexual bengals. You are a twisted individual.
I meant Bears. Example:
Without Ackbar under that hat.
Arizona is a basketball school.
I'd like to say Arizona has a chance after getting into half, but I am starting to think I better start drinking again to make it fun watching this.
This kicker has mentally exploded since the ASU game.
I had a wandering eye and checked my dvr to see what games were on tomorrow, and when.
Till the Armed Forces Bowl thread. (Sad I'm saying that and it's still the first half. Is it right to go into a mild malaise of depression because 3 straight bowl games have blown? It didn't help that of the last 4 I've lost the two big ones and won the meaningless ones. Damn you pick 6!!!)
How could you not?? I'm pumped for the Holiday Bowl. I took the Huskies with 34 confidence points. My logic: Nebraska used up all their points in their 56-21 beatdown in September. That strategy has never failed me.
The reason we should never play a team called the "Wolves".
I thought OSU's (not that osu) only donor was T-Boone Pickens?
They have slim Pickin's? (No not that Slim Pickens)
Pickens only one booster picks the head coaches.
Everyone ready for Dr. Lou's words of wisdom?
Was the previous highlight, it might be good for some yuks.
For all the yelling Mike Stoops does at everyone else, someone should yell at him for letting the clock run out there and not taking a shot at the endzone.
Best thing I can think of is that he is a 40 year old man that is jealous of Mike Gundy.
It was Blue Dragon last night...Blue Sox tonight...are you screening people for these late night Open threads with "Blue" in their name only? If so you're good job finding people with the right sensibilities. I'll be impressed if you find another "Blue X" for the Holiday Bowl tomorrow night. Then we can have 5 of us for that thread.
Not sure what is going on with that. Any other blues out there? We might have to recruit, but I'm scared that if we wait too long they will go to MLive.com and we lose another in-blog 4 star poster.
We should be ok. Just have to make sure he's the type of player that can succeed in an MGoBlog open thread style of play. That MLive style won't work here, this is the big leagues.
This new MGoBlog open thread style wouldn't work in other B1G blogs. We need TUFF threads that aren't flashy and will overpower any hard drive.
I have a feeling if we start messing with the thread style all the posters are going to switch from PCs to Macs. That kind of transition will take years to recover from.
I'll be celebrating New Years Eve Eve at a Class of 2010 reunion. But count me in for the Armed Forces Bowl.
By the way, "Class of 2010 reunion" is a euphemistic way of saying a bunch of my friends are going to do our best to recreate second semester of senior year. The best 4 months of anyone's life. 5 days a week of going out.
New Year's Eve is 24 hours later, right? ;-)
A good power nap and we'll be ready to go for round 2!
During the Chick-Fil-A Bowl.
If I was here during the Chick-Fil-A Bowl I think I would suffer a similar fate to my Blue Brother, FuManBlue. It's better for all involved that I'm not.
It's a comeback!!!! Arizona scores three! I totally thought Lou Holtz was still talking!
I kinda watched the Christmas Community. There's only so much Favre wristslapping coverage I can take. Sorry to hear I missed the Wildcats making their big move.
The Wildcats are coming back, you heard it from me first!
Are you the ghost of BKFinest?
We landed one. He may not be listed on a lot of blog recruiting magazines, but I feel he has real potential!
We aren't wracked with transfers.
Well that would mean they would have to sit out the next thread after that.
I would like to say sorry to the Arizona football players, coaches, and fans. I am deeply sorry that I jinxed the comeback. Once again I apologize to the University of Arizona
To make up for it you must repay the MGoPoints you gained by making that prediction. And sit out the next 5 bowl game open threads. But not the Gator Bowl thread, of course. Not because of preferential treatment or anything, but because of the MGoLaws that dictate this resolution.
I have Arizona +5, but even though they're down 13 and giving up big plays like its their job, I'm not worried in the least. They're better than 2:1 in TOP and as we all know thats the only way you win in football. I might as well spend this money right now. Who wants a drink? I'm buying
drafts, mixed drinks, or grain?
Whatever works for you.
Arizona is down 23 and has run five straight times up the gut. They are so taking this TOP. East money
Make it a double, my friend.
Wow. This is a definite mismatch. At least I got 32 points out of it. I have an idea how to fix a lot of these blowouts, playoffs.
The Sugar Bowl President would have a heart attack at the thought of compromising the integrity of the bowls.
What if we call it the All-State Playoffs?
Ok lets try this. Arizona is getting ran out of the building, this is an absolute route. A few more minutes and this will be classified as murder in 12 different states.
Holy Shit. The guy that isn't usually Lou Holtz's babysitter just said this...maybe not in exact words, but I don't have a great short term memory:
"Rich Rod has his offense in place. The defense is horrible and something must be done about that. He should be kept in place. He is a proven coach that will bring success."
Wow. It woke me from the Alamo Bowl Coma I was in. Never heard a MSM media defend RR with such veracity!
Edit: Craig James said it. FWIW
Robert Smith also made some similar comments earlier today during the halftime show of one of the bowls, I think. Seems like the vitriol has definitely cooled off since the last couple weeks of the season, as I anticipated.
Let's see if they still sing the same tune if Michigan loses, or will join the chorus of the headhunters.