Bowl Season Open Thread: The Champs Sports, Texas, And Emerald Bowls

Friday, December 28, 2007


We get a trio of games tonight and our first of two NFL Network games. We've got Charles "Mangina" Davis, we've got Mike Patrick, and we've got Chris Spielman! It's going to be a great night. Leave your picks and quotes in the comments and I'll be updating below the previews. Hopefully we'll have as much fun as we did last night....Cheers!







#14 Boston College vs. Michigan State
The Champs Sports Bowl
5:00 PM ET, December 28, 2007
Florida Citrus Bowl , Orlando , FL

Weather: 82 Degrees, Sunny
Spread: BC -6, O/U 58
AA's Pick: BC -6 (Record 6-2)
Announcers: Mike Patrick, Todd Blackledge(ESPN)

Team Leaders

Boston College Passing: Ryan- 60.3%, 4258 Yards, 28 TDs, 18 Ints
Michigan State Passing: Hoyer- 61.5%, 2594 Yards, 18 TDs, 7 Ints

Boston College Rushing: Callendar- 206 Carries, 956 Yards, 4.6 avg, 9 TDs
Michigan State Rushing: Ringer- 224 Carries, 1346 Yards, 6.0 avg, 6 TDs

Boston College Receiving: Gunnell- 58 Catches, 793 Yards, 13.7 avg, 5 TDs
Michigan State Receiving: Thomas- 75 Catches, 1226 Yards, 16.3 avg, 8 TDs
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TCU vs. Houston
Texas Bowl
8:00 PM ET, December 28, 2007
Reliant Stadium , Houston , TX

Weather: Dome
Spread: TCU -6.5, O/U 58
AA's Pick: HOU +7, buy the half
Announcers: Brad Sham, Mike Mayock, and Charles Davis (NFL-Network)

Team Leaders

TCU Passing: Dalton- 58.9%, 2210 Yards, 10 TDs, 10 INTs
Houston Passing: Keenum- 69.8%, 1924 Yards, 13 TDs, 10 INTs

TCU Rushing: Turner- 112 Carries, 587 Yards, 5.2 avg, 6 TDs
Houston Rushing: Alridge- 244 Carries, 1568 Yards, 6.4 avg, 14 TDs

TCU Receiving: Dickerson- 37 Catches, 457 Yards, 12.4 avg, 4 TDs
Houston Receiving: Avery- 81 Catches, 1336 Yards, 16.5 avg, 7 TDs
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Maryland vs. Oregon State
Emerald Bowl
8:30 PM ET, December 28, 2007
AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA

Weather:
45 Degrees, Cloudy (30% chance of Rain)
Spread: Oregon State -5.5, O/U 47
AA's Pick: OSU -5.5
Announcers: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman(ESPN)

Team Leaders

Maryland Passing: Turner- 64.2%, 1753 Yards, 5 TDs, 5 INTs
Oregon State Passing: Moevao- 52.2 %, 836 Yards, 2 TDs, 6 INTs

Maryland Rushing: Lattimmore- 206 Carries, 789 Yards, 3.8 avg, 13 TDs
Oregon State Rushing: Bernard- 237 Carries, 1037 Yards, 4.4 avg, 12 TDs

Maryland Receiving: Heyward-Bey- 48 Catches, 687 Yards, 14.3 avg, 2 TDs
Oregon State Receiving: Brown- 39 Catches, 550 Yards, 14.1 avg, 1 TD
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"Did a nice job and really BANGED it!"- Mike Patrick

I never want to hear Mike Patrick use that word like that ever again.

"He actually ran the stairs with TJ Duckett a great NFL player."- Holly Rowe

Really?

"And Michigan leads Boston College, 7-0."- Mike Patrick (Via Rick James Bible Owner)

During the ESPN Bowl Rundown, the first words from Lou Holtz concerning the Champs Bowl- 'It's 80 degrees and not a breath of fresh air." (Via Gibbon Jockey)

I'm really upset that Lou isn't doing a pep talk for any of these games. That's a travesty.

"Collander on the carry."- Mike Patrick

It's CALendar.....like well a CALendar.

"The offensive line for BC was just over on the sideline after that last punt getting absolutely hammered...(too long of a pause)...by the BC coaching staff."- Holly Rowe (Via Time For 11)

How many Holly Rowe reports are they going to do in the first half? I think were at 6 now....the last one even included a Brett Favre impression.

"The blow was delivered a little lower."- Mike Patrick

"You mentioned both those picks that Ryan threw. Both coming from Jamie Silva."- Rece Davis

Unless MSU and BC made a trade that's physically impossible Rece.

"They came from ahead to lose."- Brad Sham

"He had it on the tip."- Mike Patrick

"You have an I-Pod and an I-Phone?"- Todd Blackledge
"Anything with an I in it I have it. If they come out with an I-Car I'm buying it."- Mike Patrick
"Do you have Britney Spears on that I-Pod?"- Todd Blackledge
"No.............although I hear she might be renting out that double wide to a family member."- Mike Patrick

WINNER! Video in 15.

"A Quarterback has to keep his hands in and ride that center."- Todd Blackledge (Via Gibbon Jockey)

"I like the chunky kickers we have in this game." - Mike Mayock (Via alienaub)

"Now you know why his teammates call him 'Sweet Pea'." - Charles Davis
"He's got a couple of nicknames. Donny Avery called him a white Michael Vick." - Mike Mayock
"I think Sweet Pea is a little safer." - Brad Sham
(Via alienaub)

Are you serious??? The production one had to be cringing at that one.

"He smelled sack and he got sack"- Chris Spielman (Via Fairplay)

"You noticed something between the two teams Chris. What a dichotomy, if you know what that means, between the two teams."- Rob Stone to Chris Spielman

22 Comments:

After the last punt return:

Mike Patrick: "And Michigan leads Boston College, 7-0."

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Dec 28, 2007, 5:33:00 PM  

During the ESPN Bowl Rundown, the first words from Lou Holtz concerning the Champs Bowl- 'It's 80 degrees and not a breath of fresh air."

Back to the regularly scheduled programming

Gibbon Jockey said...
Dec 28, 2007, 5:39:00 PM  

Holly Rowe just before the first touchdown for BC after the fumble...."The offensive line for BC was just over on the sideline after that last punt getting absolutely hammered...(too long of a pause)...by the BC coaching staff.

Well that should help them

Time for 11 said...
Dec 28, 2007, 6:12:00 PM  

"Do you have Britney Spears on your iPod?" - Todd Blackledge

alienaub said...
Dec 28, 2007, 8:34:00 PM  

Glad i got home in time to turn on the Champs Sports Bowl and listen to them talk about Britney...

Smitty Lite said...
Dec 28, 2007, 8:34:00 PM  

Something about her double-wide also, couldn't quite make it out as Patrick was laughing through it...

Smitty Lite said...
Dec 28, 2007, 8:36:00 PM  

That's what they call an in the industry a "call back".

Mike Patrick is so stalking Britney in his iCar.

Anonymous said...
Dec 28, 2007, 8:40:00 PM  

Blackledge on the fumbled third down snap by Ryan of BC: "A Quarterback has to keep his hands in and ride that center."

Gibbon Jockey said...
Dec 28, 2007, 8:41:00 PM  

Now in the Texas Bowl:

"I like the chunky kickers we have in this game." - Mike Mayock

alienaub said...
Dec 28, 2007, 8:42:00 PM  

"Now you know why his teammates call him 'Sweet Pea'." - Charles Davis
"He's got a couple of nicknames. Donny Avery called him a white Michael Vick." - Mike Mayock
"I think Sweet Pea is a little safer." - Brad Sham

alienaub said...
Dec 28, 2007, 8:51:00 PM  

Are you serious alineaub??? That's too funny.

Dec 28, 2007, 9:12:00 PM  

Considering how quickly Sham jumped in to cut Mayock off, I'm sure a producer was screaming obscenities in their ears

alienaub said...
Dec 28, 2007, 9:18:00 PM  

I'm going to start a tally of how many times Spielman says "Darrius Beyward-Hey". It's at least two by now, but I probably missed some.

Dec 28, 2007, 9:27:00 PM  

Ugh....I noticed that too Moose.

Dec 28, 2007, 9:27:00 PM  

Impressive note on Houston's offense...

When the head coach and two offensive coaches left for Baylor, they took the playbook with them - they're running the offense based on GA's who charted plays the last couple of years

alienaub said...
Dec 28, 2007, 9:31:00 PM  

Whoa that's wild alienaub. Who said that?

As an aside....I can't really stand Brad Sham but Davis and Mayock are doing a good job this game.

I've been extremely impressed with Davis who I shat on all last year.

Dec 28, 2007, 9:44:00 PM  

Why the NFL Network is airing college games scrambles my logic. Sham is no way ever ready for TV commentary...I barely like him when he calls Cowboys games.

Mookie said...
Dec 28, 2007, 9:56:00 PM  

@AA - Mayock said it shortly before halftime.

And as for Davis... I think working with a low-key team is helping him. Thom Brennamen and Ron Thulin are easily excitable and I'm sure Charlie though he had to keep up

alienaub said...
Dec 28, 2007, 10:09:00 PM  

Reece Davis is acting like BC's win over Michigan State was a big for the ACC. I hope he realizes how bad it is that a team that went to the ACC title game just barely beat one of the worst teams in the Big Ten.

Anonymous said...
Dec 28, 2007, 10:29:00 PM  

"He smelled sack and he got sack"- Chris Speilman

fairplay said...
Dec 28, 2007, 10:55:00 PM  

"well who evers juresdiction, they did the right thing sending that idiot home."
-Sean McDunough about Texas A&M yell leard who made Paterno cascet comment. (sorry about bad spelling)

GusJohnsonForGod said...
Dec 29, 2007, 12:04:00 AM  

Thanks to Chris Spielman for upping the count of broadcasters who can't say "Darrius Heyward-Bey" to five.

I mean, Beyward-Hey? Really?

Willmott said...
Dec 29, 2007, 8:11:00 AM  

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