Orange Bowl Open Thread (probably unavoidably CC)

Submitted by M-Wolverine on January 3rd, 2011 at 7:36 PM
I mean, with all the broadcast talk, the Gator Bowl should have been labeled CC. After today, I don't think it's avoidable. But they're actually playing a football game too.

Comments

SFBlue

January 3rd, 2011 at 7:52 PM ^

That's lame, considering that the OB is one of the better BCS match-ups, and will be the pinnacle of many of the players' careers on both teams.  Kirk Ferentz got the same treatment by a sideline reporter at the Insight Bowl.  Iowa played its heart out, and all the reporter wanted to do was ask was questions about the suspensions. 

Plegerize

January 3rd, 2011 at 8:00 PM ^

Glad to see I am not the only one interested in watching this game.

There will be perhaps 5 fanbases watching this game, and only two of them have an interest in the teams actually playing.

bighouseinmate

January 3rd, 2011 at 8:09 PM ^

but I do think they lose. VaTech has the best D they will have seen all year and their O was playing much better towards the end of the season. Will be close but I think VaTech wins.

And........since this is sorta CC(hah!), what the heck does it take to get Bud Foster away from VT? The guy has been mentioned nearly every off-season as HC potential but continues to stay. Is he waiting for Beamer to retire?

SmithersJoe

January 3rd, 2011 at 8:18 PM ^

Taking your question seriously, I think it depends on how that embarrassment comes. If it looks like the team is unprepared, out of position, etc. then that would be a problem. If it looks like the players are in position, but VT just has better athletes (catching jump balls, out-running man coverage, etc.), then the argument can be made that the coaching was fine, but the caliber of athletes at Stanford wasn't good enough.

profitgoblue

January 3rd, 2011 at 8:31 PM ^

I was wondering this same thing as I was rocking my kid to sleep.  What do people say if Stanford loses, say, like Michigan did on Saturday?  Do Harbaugh supporters feel the need to make excuses?  I would say no because one game doesn't make a coach.  But it'll still be interesting to see the reaction if that's how it goes down.

foreverbluemaize

January 3rd, 2011 at 9:03 PM ^

I already have the lines worked out for all of the scenarios.

Scenario #1 Stanford wins and JH comes to AA- JH is the messiah

Scenario #2 Stanford wins and JH goes to the NFL-  JH is a money and glory hound and we don't need him.

Scenario #3 Stanford loses and JH comes to AA- It was hard for the team to focus with all of the distractions surrounding CC. He is the messiah

Scenario #4 Stanford loses and JH goes to the NFL-  He is a terrible coach (did you see how bad he lost to VT?) Good riddance we don't need that loser anyway.

MWW6T7

January 3rd, 2011 at 8:10 PM ^

Can somebody please proofread Holtz's monologue before he goes on and attempt to take out all the "s" containing words that they can? It doesn't even have to make sense.