Champs Sports Bowl Open Thread

Submitted by Leaders And Best on December 29th, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Champs Sports Bowl: Florida State vs. Notre Dame

Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando, FL

ESPN 5:30pm

Watch this video to get appropriately pumped up for the game:

Yahoo's Matt Hinton (Dr. Saturday) described the video best: "There are a thousand previews of tonight's showdown between unranked Notre Dame and barely ranked Florida State, and all of them combined fail to match the insight in this 43-second acid trip from the geniuses at Catlab, who have boiled down the matchup according to its most essential elements: Burt Reynolds, demented leprechauns, coeds shotgunning beer, Regis Philbin pumping iron, Rudy sprinting through the bowels of Notre Dame Stadium and — most importantly — noted Orlando native/FSU alum Scott Stapp squaring off against Touchdown Jesus."

Comments

hart20

December 29th, 2011 at 4:41 PM ^

I made sure that I was going to be in my hotel room just so I can get to see them lose. There's nothing better to cheer you up than seeing Brian Kelly's face turn purple.

LSAClassOf2000

December 29th, 2011 at 4:47 PM ^

....I did not beat Zone Left to the punch here and I can therefore maintain my status among the MGoSerfs without losing eleventy-billion points. LOL. 

Actually, I went ND in this one, as much as I hated to do this. I selected that only because of the intangible "ND wouldn't dare let Kelly's head turn purple again" factor. 

FreddieMercuryHayes

December 29th, 2011 at 5:04 PM ^

I'm actually quite interested to see what happens with ND and their QB situation. WOTS is that Hendrix may start/see significant playing time. Would be funny to see Kelly on his third starting QB in one season by choice and not injury.

OHbornUMfan

December 29th, 2011 at 5:24 PM ^

I had a hard time with this one; whereas it is always enjoyable to see ND lose, if they win it boosts not only our strength of schedule this year but also elevates ND's likely position in the polls next year when we play them.  Additionally, an Irish win will help fuel some hilarious posts from our favorite ND blogger and have their fanbase in general reveling in the 'return to glory', all for our better enjoyment next September.

So . . . go Irish?

Perkis-Size Me

December 29th, 2011 at 5:33 PM ^

i have a hard time rooting for notre dame, but them winning would shut up the kids i went to hs with who are fsu fans, who think their team and school are gods gift to man. also, ive never had a bad experience with nd fans unlike msu and ohio, so i still respect nd.

FreddieMercuryHayes

December 29th, 2011 at 5:39 PM ^

Someone remind me how FSU started the season so highly ranked?  I kind of forgot that the OK/FSU match-up was considered to have title game implications until the commentators reminded me.

Hoek

December 29th, 2011 at 5:51 PM ^

I don't want to start another thread, and this seems like a pretty hoppin thread. I just got done reading Three And Out (I know late to the party,) but does anyone know where Denard took his visits? In the book he said, he took a trip to a high profile SEC team and when he checked into the hotel there were two women waiting for him.

I know this goes on alot but I wanted to know where he took his visits so I can narrow it down to a few schools.