Your “Everyone Gets A Bowl Game” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

Beerguyrob

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At this point in the bowl game cycle, it seems like we might finally get games where there are more than just the relatives of players in the stands. Because it’s been pretty empty at the New Orleans Bowl,

the Bahamas Bowl,

and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

We’re not quite at the sets that people recognize, but the majority of these games have title sponsors we’ve actually heard of.


Pinstripe Bowl – Iowa vs Boston College – (in New York)

Broadcast team: Kevin Negandhi, Mack Brown, Booger McFarland

Kevin Negandhi:

  • Personal stuff:
    • B.A. in Communications, Temple
    • Worked in Missouri & Florida after graduation.
      • won two AP awards for “Best Sportscast” in 2004 & 05
  • Broadcasting history:
    • Joined ESPN in September 2006
      • first anchor of Indian-American descent to be on a national sports network in American television history
  • Signature play-by-play events:
    • NCAA women’s basketball Final Four
    • 2015 Special Olympics World Games
  • Previous bowl games called:
    • None

Recent Tweets which show level of commitment to Bowl Game accuracy:

Mack Brown:

  • Personal stuff:
    • Speaking fee: $25,000-$40,000
  • Football career?
    • Yes:
      • Playing: RB
        • Vanderbilt – 1969-70
        • Florida State – 1970-71
      • Coaching: Head coaching positions
        • Appalachian State – 1983
        • Tulane – 1985-87
        • North Carolina – 1988-97
        • Texas – 1997-2013
          • 2005 National Champions
          • 2005 NCAA Coach of the Year
    • Career coaching record: 244–122–1; 13 bowl wins
  • Broadcasting history:
    • 2014-present: ESPN College Football Countdown
  • Previous bowl games called:
    • 2014 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
    • 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl
    • 2016 Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Recent Tweets which show level of commitment to Bowl Game accuracy:

Booger McFarland:

  • Personal stuff:
    • B.S. Management degree – LSU
  • Football career?
    • Yes – DT
      • College: LSU (1995-98)
      • Pros: 9 years; 2 rings
        • 1999-2006: Tampa – Super Bowl XXXVII
        • 2006-07: Colts – Super Bowl XLI
  • Broadcasting history:
    • SEC Network: 2014-present
  • Previous bowl games called:
    • N/A

Fingers better or worse than Brian Baldinger: gonna say “worse”

  

Prediction: The coach will be better than the other two.


Foster Farms Bowl – Arizona vs Purdue – (in San Francisco) FOX

Broadcast team: Joe Davis, Brady Quinn

Joe Davis:

  • Personal stuff:
    • B.A. in Communications (Journalism) – Beloit College
  • Broadcasting history:
    • 2012-14: ESPN
    • 2014-present: FS1
    • 2016-present: SportsNet LA – Dodgers games
  • Signature play-by-play events:
    • Succeeded Vin Scully as Dodgers broadcaster.
  • Previous bowl games called:
    • 2013 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Recent Tweets which show level of commitment to Bowl Game accuracy:

Brady Quinn:

  • Personal stuff:
    • Married to USA Olympic gymnast Alicia Sacramone
    • Older sister is married to AJ Hawk
    • Has dual degrees in Poli Sci & Finance
  • Football career?
    • Yes?
      • College:
        • 2003-06 (Notre Dame)
      • Pro: 8 years (2007-14)
        • Only played four active seasons
          • 2007-09: Browns
          • 2012: Chiefs
  • Broadcasting history:
    • Attended the NFL’s annual Broadcast Bootcamp in June 2014
    • Sister Laura was a production assistant in FOX Sports’ highlights department in Los Angeles from 2004-06
  • Previous bowl games called:
    • none

Recent Tweets which show level of commitment to Bowl Game accuracy:

Prediction: Joe Davis is a consummate pro; Brady Quinn QB’d the Browns for three years and lost Denver’s starting job to Tim Tebow. Expect lots of dead air when Davis throws to Quinn, so it’ll be reminiscent of his Browns highlights.


Texas Bowl – Texas vs Missouri – (in Houston)

Broadcast team: Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek

Adam Amin:

  • Personal stuff:
    • B.A. – Communications (television & radio) – Valparaiso University
  • Broadcasting history:
    • 2011-present: ESPN
  • Signature play-by-play events:
    • In 2017, Amin became the lead play-by-play voice for women’s college basketball, alongside Kara Lawson and Rebecca Lobo.
    • In 2013, he was on the mic for
      • Peyton Manning’s record-setting 51st touchdown pass
      • Auburn’s incredible last-second “Kick Six” victory versus Alabama in the Iron Bowl.
  • Previous bowl games called:
    • 2014 Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl
    • 2015 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
    • 2015 Hawaii Bowl
    • 2015 National Funding Holiday Bowl
    • 2016 Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Recent Tweets which show level of commitment to Bowl Game accuracy:

Dusty Dvoracek:

  • Personal stuff:
    • Was teammates with Tommie Smith & WWE start Jack Swagger at OU
  • Football career?
    • Yes – Nose Tackle
      • College: Oklahoma (2001-05)
      • Pros:
        • NFL: 2006-09 – Bears (IR 2006; 2009)
        • Arena: 2010-11 – Omaha
  • Broadcasting history:
    • Fox Sports Southwest; Fox Sports Oklahoma
    • WWLS – The Sports Animal – “Monsters of the Midday” (OKC)
    • 2016-present: ESPN
  • Previous bowl games called:

Recent Tweets which show level of commitment to Bowl Game accuracy:

Prediction: They both appear to be “sports bros”, so The Texas Bowl should work out just fine for them. For the viewing audience, however…


Tonight’s sports:

  • Hockey:
    •  NHL:
      • Capitals at Rangers – 8:00PM | NBCSN
      • Oilers at Jets – 8:00PM | Sportsnet
    • World Juniors:
      • Canada vs. Slovakia – 7:00PM | TSN / NHLN
  • NBA:
    • Raptors at Thunder – 8:00PM | Sportsnet1 / NBA TV
    • Jazz at Warriors – 10:30PM | Sportsnet1 / NBA TV
  •  NCAA:
    • Football:
      • Pinstripe Bowl: Iowa vs. Boston College – 5:15PM | ESPN
      • Foster Farms Bowl: Arizona vs. Purdue – 8:30PM | FOX
      • Texas Bowl: Texas vs. Missouri – 9:00PM | ESPN
    • Men’s basketball:
      • Butler at Georgetown – 6:30PM | FS1
      • Eastern Michigan at Syracuse – 7:00PM | ESPN2
      • Florida Gulf Coast at Rhode Island – 7:00PM | ESPNU
        • Dunk City, Bay-Bay!
      • Xavier at Marquette – 8:30PM | FS1

That’s a full schedule. HAVE AT IT!

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So my amigo who is staying at the house this week went and saw his cousin today, and brought home a loaf of banana bread with special herbal ingredient. Now I care even less who wins any of these bowl games. Hope I can talk him into leaving me a couple extra slices when he heads out.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Oooh, cousins.

Redshirt

Local Newspaper: “Bengals Offensive Line shown remarkable improvement by shoving defenders backwards instead of sideways parallel to the line of scrimmage.”

Tomorrow’s story will probably involve Andy Dalton’s breakthrough discovery that the ball is passed easier if you use the white stiches on top to aid when with you throw.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Do you think the good people at Foster Farms only invited Perdue University to their bowl, knowing/hoping theyd get stomped, in a subliminal attack on their sworn enemy Perdue Farms?

King Hippo

Little did they know that the AZ defensing unit is a literal false flag operation smh

Don T

Battered Fan Syndrome:
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herodotus450
herodotus450

moar liek Mike B. Hurtin amirite uptop.

King Hippo

something something Scopes Monkey Trial

Redshirt

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/steelers-player-gives-shocking-details-on-james-harrisons-final-days-in-pittsburgh/

Holy crap! If this is accurate, that mean the Steelers are in the rah-rah…rah-rah…anti-wrong. That means that compared to the Patriots, the Steelers are the guh-guh…guh-guh…inversely aligned to the Patriots.

Fuck it, how much alcohol will I need to root for Steelers with a clear conscious? Are we talking a 12-pack or should I roofie myself and wake up the in 4th quarter with my pants unbuckled drooling into a Terrible Towel?

ballsofsteelandfury

Your phone autocorrected “coming” to “drooling”. Weird.

Redshirt

Uh, wow. Full intimacy?! Can’t the Terrible Towel and I cuddle? I don’t put out on the first date.

King Hippo

I know this is a subject ppl have charged opinions about, but for my money, there is no mascot as rapey as Purdue Pete.

Senor Weaselo

Original Pierre the Pelican? The Brooklyn Knight?

Redshirt

I would say something about Steely McBeam but that’s probably just association with Big Ben and that’s not right.

Also, Boltman may look that way, but we all know he devours the souls of his enemies.

Don T

True. But the Philly Phanatic’s tongue makes him* more sexual assaultish.

* (?)

herodotus450
herodotus450

Elijah vs. Khalil in this Hotel Mell bowl; wonder who the deep south is rooting for.

Spur
Spur

Jesus or Nathan Bedford Forrest

Spur
Spur

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Spur
Spur

So what did Eli Apple do?

herodotus450
herodotus450

Fell too far from the tree?

herodotus450
herodotus450

Pissed off too many doctors, for the last time?

Spur
Spur

Spur
Spur

Day 3 of vacation is going great. I’ve been drunk scream at teengars on HOTS

Spur
Spur

folks

blaxabbath

God – football refs are atrocious.

King Hippo

yeah, this ded chicken Bowl gon’ be fun. A TD every 2-3 minutes.

Don T

My dream suicide booth takes Camel Cash.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

@herodotus450: have I got good news for you re: Foster Farms

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motel_Hell

Don T

“meat entrepreneur”
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herodotus450
herodotus450

“‘Hell’ is probably French for something, let’s just stop here”

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

So a note about tonight’s Mizzou-UT bowl game: Supposedly Texas fought playing either A&M or Mizzou in a bowl game because they’re still pissy about both schools leaving for the SEC.

King Hippo

well, they left in no small part because TX is such a bunch of flaming dickholes. And got a fuckton of money. So, go fuck yourselves, ‘Horns.

Spur
Spur

A&M are Cunts

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

Honestly, the best part of college football are the absolutely petty grudges used to justify hatred. I LOVE THEM.

King Hippo

also, Patrick Ewing looks ridiculous on the sideline

Senor Weaselo

More or less ridiculous than being Patrick Chewing?

King Hippo

swear to fuck, Butler is the same team every goddamned year. Well, except when they had that really good skinny white dude and almost beat Duke in the national final.

blaxabbath

Foster Farms Bowl showing the 49ers what a crowd looks like.

Horatio Cornblower

Speaking of my access to remarkably good beer, I spent this afternoon traveling to this brewery

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSSWzQOqUuIE9wFEZ7cv-WUmRkRyYdU-PvLp0o-PRm3jA9ulnpRnQ
(That’s the whole brewery, although apparently they’ve started contracting out to handle demand)

an hour or so away in Massachusetts. There was line outside the heated tent in 16 degree weather to get the stuff. I’m enjoying the fruits of my hypothermia* as we speak.

*Not really. Unlike approximately 50% of the people in line I knew enough to dress in layers and throw on a hat and a pair of gloves. Honestly, seeing these idiots shiver while wearing a hoodie and a baseball cap makes me wonder how humanity has ever progressed to even this point.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

To the point where half the voters in this country actually left their homes to go vote for Trump? I’m not sure the word “progressed” is the one to use here.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

*Nearly half

King Hippo

Double OT for our Catholic hoopsball pals

herodotus450
herodotus450

Double OT is also what they call it when the altar boys have to “serve” two “masses” in a “row”.

Horatio Cornblower

I thought they called that “fingercuffs”.

blaxabbath

Love corner blitz.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

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King Hippo

2 seconds left, GTown travels after Butler ties it again.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Foster Farms sounds like the name of farm from a horror movie where it turns out they grind up foster kids to make their meat and everyone is shocked, but the audience is all like, “Well no shit, didn’t you see the name of the farm?”

Horatio Cornblower

They probably fatten the kids up on Dr. Pepper first.

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herodotus450
herodotus450

It’s like the meat is glazed, from the inside out!

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

After a lovely lunch and beer(s) with BFC (and Lady BFC), I am now angrily troubleshooting my Mom’s computers while she is gone. One is a laptop, to which she didn’t leave the power cord (and died within 6 minutes) and the desktop seems to be downloading at the rate of the Libyan maximum internet speed.

There is beer in the house, but it is mostly that gluten free garbage she recently got into. We haven’t reached desperation points yet, but there’s still time before my laundry is done!

blaxabbath

Your life…..makes me glad I don’t know nothing about computers.

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

This is what happens when you are born hilariously pale, and walking outside means all but certain Zoidberging.

Horatio Cornblower

I have plenty of tasty beer, chock full of gluten, on hand, and my Mom has no idea about computers. On the other hand it is currently 14 degrees in CT, and that may be the high temp for the next few days, and you’re in San Diego, sooooooo, call it a tie?

blaxabbath

A friend from SD was here over Christmas. Tried this bullshit, “oh it’s songorgeous here now. You’re so lucky to get to enjoy this change of season.” I called him on his SD bullshit.

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

What the fuck is a “season?”

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

My pain is currently temporary. Yours sounds eternal.

Are you and Mrs. Cornblower still considering coming out here shortly?

Horatio Cornblower

Long story, but no. Mrs. Cornblower has to be in LA for family reasons in late January that do not jibe at all with my work schedule. We will regroup and try again.

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

Laaaaaaame.

Game Time Decision
BrettFavresColonoscopy

Maybe don’t save that bomber you bought for your dad then. Gluten free beer ain’t worth it.

And thanks for coming out to meet us for beer and lunch! Your city’s pretty cool.

King Hippo

YEAH, Purdue! Win Hippo $62.50!!

blaxabbath

Did you take the under on practices UA has used to work on tackling in the secondary? Because the o/u was 0.5.

Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!
Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!

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Horatio Cornblower

Here’s an interview with Nick Saban!

/Joy gets sucked out of the room like light getting too close to a black hole.

King Hippo

kneel before the throne of Lucifer!!

King Hippo

Bananacakes Butler/G-Town ending, going to OT

Horatio Cornblower

Oh is that the Big East? Pfft! As a UCONN fan I have no use for that pathetic league, as I am only interested in furthering our fine football program.

Seriously, allowing the Big East to collapse over football success that will never, ever, ever be achieved as to rank as among the dumbest decisions ever,

Senor Weaselo

Yet another reason fuck JV Footy.

Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!
Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!

Hopefully, Eli Apple can shit out all of that locker room cancer

herodotus450
herodotus450

What happened? I only saw some half assed ticker scroll about something something cancer something Eli Apple.

Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!
Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!

He has terminal locker room cancer and took some Citrucel hoping to empty it

herodotus450
herodotus450

Always seemed wierd that they took him in the first round.

King Hippo

He was careless with a delicate maaaaaaannn

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

I really like this song.

King Hippo

It’s a really good tune. That makes you feel TOTES AWKWARD singing along with.

herodotus450
herodotus450

Maybe he got confused when they suspended Eli Manning and thought they didn’t want him on the team either.

Horatio Cornblower

That Guerrero fella who helps Brady stay healthy, in a completely legal and not at all probably illegitimate way, can cure that cancer with a glass of water and a handful of these here magic beans.*

*Steroids. The beans are steroids.

Horatio Cornblower

I, for one, am enjoying the Pinstripe Bowl committee’s decision to play this game on an ice rink and not tell either team about it beforehand.

Senor Weaselo

We could’ve had the Winter Classic at the Stadium after all!

BrettFavresColonoscopy

We are 60% sure we’re going to the Holiday Bowl parade tomorrow, people. Pray for me.

Horatio Cornblower

C’mon 40%!!!

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

You guys I’ve been EXTREMELY online lately and let me tell you, online is as dumb as it’s ever been.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Get off the internet (except DFO)

Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

BUT I’M HORRIBLY ADDICTED TO THE MEMES!

BrettFavresColonoscopy

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Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!
Buddy Cole's Halftime Show!

If I had any A/V chops whatsoever, I’d gladly call a game with the ESPN feed.

JustStopDude
JustStopDude
King Hippo

Could have sworn I bet on Iowa, I have been cheering in this match FOR NOTHING!!!

/just put $50 on Purdue moneyline

ballsofsteelandfury

Wait, Brady Quinn is MARRIED?!?

I thought for sure he was gay…

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Horatio Cornblower

Apparently knocked her up, too.

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So, unlike his career as a Brown, he’s completed something.

herodotus450
herodotus450

She’s got the Hawk chin I-tell-you-hwhat.

Senor Weaselo

SASSY TREBEK DEMANDS YOU HANG ON. Because commercials.

scotchnaut

SillyCuse playing the EMU Ostriches tonight.

/LET THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE SWEARING BEGIN!

scotchnaut

[clears throat]

STUPID DUMB FUCKERS AREN”T BLOWING THEM SHITHEADS OUT YET! JEEBUS BANANA CHRIST!

/as you were

Redshirt

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/27/us/california-disneyland-outage/index.html

Its a world of wonder and a world of fear
And I am stuck 50 feet in the air.
Boy I gotta pee
Don’t you dare judge me!
Its a small world after all!

Senor Weaselo

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

Is there a way we could shove MORE assholes into the announcing booth?

Horatio Cornblower

“Succeeded Vin Scully as Dodgers broadcaster.”

Hey good luck with that, Guy Who Will Soon Be Calling Games For Someone Other Than The Dodgers Because No One’s Following Scully Successfully.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

I’m looking at going back to L.A. in a few weeks. This time I should have more forewarning and time to spend with you all and not just my brother.

ballsofsteelandfury

Sweet!

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

Evening folks.

Like every year, I hung out with my nieces, putting together their gifts and in exchange, they get me violently sick.

This year, I think they gave me strep throat. (last year it was bronchitis!)

Get kids…but my fucking god those kids are just petri dishes.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

I guess it would be in bad taste to only be around them while wearing a full bunny suit.

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

All three of them are in grade school and their mother is an elementary school teacher…

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Senor Weaselo

“You’re telling me.” -Ralphie Parker

Horatio Cornblower

My sister announced that her two kids had just gotten over strep during Xmas dinner and I honestly thought my wife was going to stab her in the throat,

Game Time Decision

The first year my kids were in school/daycare I was sick from September until April. Good times. I figure now with kids in school and on public transit for work, I’m immune to almost everything, except whatever STD Gronk has

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Jesus, does this ever ring true. (tl;dr – bad editors suuuuuucccccckkkkkk!).

https://twitter.com/xmasape/status/946141721943044096

ballsofsteelandfury

This is why DFO doesn’t have editors.

scotchnaut

Best player not in the NBA Hall of Fame? Sidney Moncrief. Come at me.

blaxabbath

Oh cool. I had no idea UA was playing their bowl game tonight. Guess I’ll have to….well, one of the house TVs will give it a rating, I guess.

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Senor Weaselo

That seems like an arbitrary number for Gronk to have. (Even 87’s a little arbitrary for that matter.)

Senor Weaselo

Wooo Pinstripe Bowl! Now if only I gave a damn and it didn’t prevent the Winter Classic from being played there, instead it’s at Citi Field and tickets are a gajillion dollars! (Checks Stubhub) Okay, 160!