Bowl Season Open Thread: The Sugar Bowl

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

I'll be in and out of this space all night adding the quotes below this space. I hope this game is a little bit more exciting than the Rose Bowl.





Hawaii vs. Georgia
The Sugar Bowl
8:30 PM ET, January 1, 2008
Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Weather: Dome
Spread: GA -9, O/U 69
AA's Pick: Hawaii +9....again, buy the half (Record 9-5-1)
Announcers: Thom Brennamen (FOX)

Team Leaders

Hawaii Passing: Brennan- 71.4%, 4174 Yards, 38 TDs, 14 INTs
Georgia Passing: Stafford- 55.4%, 2348 Yards, 18 TDs, 9 INTs

Hawaii Rushing: Pilares- 61 Carries, 362 Yards, 5.9 avg, 3 TDs
Georgia Rushing: Moreno- 239 Carries, 1273 Yards, 5.3 avg, 12 TDs
Hawaii Receiving: Grice-Mullen- 100 Catches, 1335 Yards, 13.4 avg, 12 TDs
Georgia Receiving: Bailey- 37 Catches, 597 Yards, 16.1 avg, 4 TDs
_____________________________________

Ladies and Gentleman.......BONERAMA!!!!!!!!



"With Nomar Moreno you never know whether he's down or not."- Thom Brennamen

Umm that's not his name Thom.

"That's quite a car, the Nissan Murano" -Thom Brennamen
"Kinda like a Knowshon Moreno. They've both got the same kind of pickup!" -Charles Davis
(Via Willmott)

"They were in the Sugar Bowl two years ago but had to play that in New Orleans because of Katrina" - Thom Brennaman
"Atlanta" - Charles Davis
(Via SS Reporters)

"We've talked about how Hawai'i has come back frequently this season - or at least a handul of times" - Thom Brennamen (Via Gibbon Jockey

"First Down for the Gators..."- Thom Brennaman (Via Anon)

"I can't believe they're spending this long on a challenge in a 38 to 3 game with 24 seconds to go in the third quarter."- Thom Brennamen

Amen Thom. This is ridiculous......it's been about 5 minutes and it's Midnight here on the East Coast.

"Plenty of people woke up looking like UGA this morning. Happy New Year, everyone!" - Thom Brennaman (Via S2N)

Hahaha....they're already naming the game's MVP.

"In Basketball, when know that's a technical and loss of posession. In Football, I just checked with Dave Katea the Supervisors of Officials for the Pac-10, it's no foul. It just gets waved off and you start the down again and play. That's why there was no flag."- Charles Davis

Again....if you don't know the rules. Please don't call the game. Doesn't everyone who watches Football know that the refs just don't acknowledge the player when they're calling a timeout?

"I tell you Charles, we've got 10 minutes left in this game."- Thom Brennamen

Thankfully Thom is wrong again. There's only 8 minutes left.

"Just bringing you back to the Sugar Bowl. Better than as 'War and Peace' because it will never end." - Scott Van Pelt (Via The Unreliable Narrator)

Ha....that about sums it up. Bonerama to you all and to all a good night. See you tomorrow for a full day of AA.

86 Comments:

Isn't Charles Davis announcing as well?

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:26:00 PM  

Fran just said he'll do the ha ha if Hawai'i wins.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:27:00 PM  

Wow, they are profiling UGA VI. Fox really doesn't know what to do.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:31:00 PM  

LOL BONERAMA

Kyle said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:32:00 PM  

the national anthem by boner-ama
nice touch sugar bowl!!

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:32:00 PM  

Bonerama? Are you kidding me???

Jan 1, 2008, 8:33:00 PM  

boner-ama
how many of you started thinking of pam ward when you heard boner?

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:33:00 PM  

Bonerama will be followed by Fully Erect.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:35:00 PM  

And then a special encore by Full-Atio.

Willmott said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:38:00 PM  

The Fox Pre-game show presented by Viagra is proud to honor our country with the playing of the Cialis National Anthem featuring Bonerama.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:41:00 PM  
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Gibbon Jockey said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:41:00 PM  

I'm watching a classic soccer game, the goalkeeper's last name is Seaman.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:42:00 PM  

That encore will be followed with a special speech by Jack Glasscock

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:43:00 PM  

I don't know which will be more fun tonite, trying to figure out the pronunciation of the various hawaiian/polynesian names (Kalaoukaaea or Kiesel-Kauhane) or trying to figure out the derivation of the georgia names (Knowshon or Ramarcus)

Gibbon Jockey said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:51:00 PM  

Hell of a start by Hawaii, eh?

Willmott said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:53:00 PM  

Maybe it's because I don't have HD, but Fox's logos say I'm watching the Allstate SUUUUUUUUL. At least they have their priorities in order -- I can read BCS, FOX, and Allstate without any problems.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:54:00 PM  

Hawaii's left guard is Hercules? How can they lose?

Willmott said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:55:00 PM  

I'm still thinking about Bonerama so...

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:56:00 PM  

sounds like you guys are having a sausagefest...

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:01:00 PM  

Yo AA, I think Pete Caroll won 2 national championships.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:02:00 PM  

Update for those who were concerned: the aforementioned pie is still perfectly edible and tasty. Your concern, however, was greatly appreciated.

Willmott said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:05:00 PM  

But not this year is what I meant. And there's a guy called Bill Belichick that just went undefeated.

Jan 1, 2008, 9:05:00 PM  

Moreno does not fear the Polynesian warrior.

Jan 1, 2008, 9:06:00 PM  

What's the over/under on when Brennaman stops calling Knowshon Moreno Knowshon Marino? 5 minute mark of the first quarter? Or third Georgia possession...?

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:10:00 PM  

Thom said penalty flags litter the Super Dome floor.
Uh, not a good thing to say after the New Orleanians trashed the dome following Katrina.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:10:00 PM  

Is Georgia's Fight Song really "I've Been Working On The Railroad"? That's lame.

Jan 1, 2008, 9:13:00 PM  

between the game not starting until 8:50 and a commercial after kicks and commercials after ever 3 plays it feels like, we might be here until like 2 am.

god i hate fox.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:14:00 PM  

Oh for god's sake, that's one of the single biggest stretches at trying to call someone insensitive I've ever heard.

Willmott said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:15:00 PM  

AA:

Glory, glory to old Georgia!

And while it's technically not the same thing as I've Been Working on the Railroad, as an Auburn sympathizer, yes, it's incredibly lame.

Willmott said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:17:00 PM  

Okay....so it is the same then.

Jan 1, 2008, 9:21:00 PM  

Also why are the GA cheerleaders trapped in that little pen on the sidelines?

Jan 1, 2008, 9:22:00 PM  

Is anyone else thinking that Hawai'i is being too conservative.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:24:00 PM  

I feel like it's less that they're being too conservative and more that they've finally gone up against a defense that's athletic enough to run with them.

Willmott said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:33:00 PM  

Brennaman just called him Marino again.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:33:00 PM  

I'm with Will. They don't play anyone during the regular season with a D.

Jan 1, 2008, 9:34:00 PM  

...And again.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:34:00 PM  

Hawaii bettr figure out how to stop the run quick, or they are in for a LONG night...

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:36:00 PM  

God I can't stand Brennamen....at all.

Jan 1, 2008, 9:36:00 PM  

"They were in the Sugar Bowl two years ago but had to play that in New Orleans because of Katrina" -Thom Brennaman

"Atlanta" - Charles Davis


I reaaallly cannot stand the fact FOX got the rights.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:37:00 PM  

Matt Vasgersian should be the lead pbp man with Davis as a pundit.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:39:00 PM  

"If you're scared, get back on the bus"

Chris Meyers stars in: A Bus to Hawaii, summer 2008

Sam said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:41:00 PM  

Sam, haven't you heard about the train to Antarctica yet?

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:45:00 PM  

"That's quite a car, the Nissan Murano" -TB

"Kinda like a Knowshon Moreno. They've both got the same kind of pickup!" -CD

*groans*

Willmott said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:49:00 PM  

That field goal would have been good from 65+...

Smitty Lite said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:53:00 PM  

AA, just an update. On January 13th, TB/Giants/Redskins @ Dallas has been confirmed.....meaning Joe Buck and Troy Aikman gets an unprecedented 9th Cowboys game this season.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:53:00 PM  

Why most we suffer these two ass clowns?

The discussion of class president was absolutely painful.

How does Charles "Run/Pass" Davis remain employed?

bevo said...
Jan 1, 2008, 9:54:00 PM  

Sam, haven't you heard about the train to Antarctica yet?

Maeby: He's in LA, she's in Japan. How do I get these two characters together?
Rita: Maybe they could walk
Maeby: Across the ocean?
Rita: If it's not too deep
Maeby: The Ocean Walker...holy crap that's gonna look good on a hat

Sam said...
Jan 1, 2008, 10:00:00 PM  

Did I hear that conversation correctly? They were talking about dead dogs. And how each former mascot has its own crypt.

Jeez...still 9:25 'til halftime.

Jan 1, 2008, 10:00:00 PM  

Did I hear that conversation correctly? They were talking about dead dogs. And how each former mascot has its own crypt.

Jeez...still 9:25 'til halftime.


Michael Vick is in town?

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 10:02:00 PM  

I'm certain that no one on the Warriors team is having their name pronounced correctly (outside of Brennan).

TB and CD say their names completely different and I don't trust either of them to get it right.

alienaub said...
Jan 1, 2008, 10:03:00 PM  

Thom sounds very bored.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 10:04:00 PM  

This isn't limited to tonight, but why the F do networks still insist on putting up a blimp for Dome games? I bet you it still looks the same next week.

Matthew said...
Jan 1, 2008, 10:04:00 PM  

Because they are hoping it implodes all of a sudden.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 10:08:00 PM  

Hey, you guys here about that new movie, i think it's called Jumper?

"We've talked about how Hawai'i has come back frequently this season - or at least a handul of times" - Thom Brennamen

well, which one is it you doofus?

Gibbon Jockey said...
Jan 1, 2008, 10:09:00 PM  

Fox has been awful at putting up replays for questionable, possibly-reviewable calls. I think I've seen two plays where it took the officials a while to give a signal, and Fox didn't show a good replay. For example, on that fumble by Georgia that was "recovered by Hawaii out of bounds"? They showed the fumble, but they didn't show the recovery clearly, partly because they wasted time with crowd shots.

And this is getting to be a boring game.

Morgan Wick said...
Jan 1, 2008, 10:11:00 PM  

Goddamn I'm bored with this game.

Jan 1, 2008, 10:14:00 PM  

I hate blowouts

Mark B said...
Jan 1, 2008, 10:15:00 PM  

"..the entire country weeped over the Katrina back in August of 2005" - Thom Brennamen

Thom's doing his Miss Teen South Carolina thing now. Like, such as?

Gibbon Jockey said...
Jan 1, 2008, 10:21:00 PM  

And here I was thinking that "Bonerama" was just the name of the DVD I own that I hope no one finds in my collection.

I own it strictly as a joke, of course.

jake_lex said...
Jan 1, 2008, 10:30:00 PM  

To whomever on here that gets Sports Illustrated: let us know if the Bonerama national anthem choice is This Week's Sign of the Apocalypse. It certainly should be.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 10:40:00 PM  

I am alone in thinking that this game would be better if it was called by Pam Ward and Andre Ware?

How many more years of Fox's mediocrity do we have to put up with?

Nate said...
Jan 1, 2008, 10:49:00 PM  

wonder what mack brown's wacky stepson is doing tonight?
probably flexing and posing in a mirror for his camera.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 10:54:00 PM  

At the very least, two more years of all BCS games except the Rose Bowl. Thankfully, whenever the title game is in Pasadena in '09, ABC will get it.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 10:55:00 PM  

Is there a law against showing June Jones?

Is he deformed or something? Maybe he has a contract stipulation...

hollywood wags said...
Jan 1, 2008, 11:00:00 PM  

Even when the National Championship is in Pasadena in 2009....it's still FOX's due to the fact that ABC only has rights to the Rose Bowl.

I find the fact that Charles Davis said that a Georgia student completed 21 HOURS of classes to get his degree was funny.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 11:02:00 PM  

Thankfully, whenever the title game is in Pasadena in '09, ABC will get it.

Are you sure? I thought F-oh-X had all National Championships regardless of where they're played. Or does ABC's deal with the RB override that?

Jan 1, 2008, 11:03:00 PM  

So, when that happens, does Fox get all five BCS bowls? That seems screwy.

Nate said...
Jan 1, 2008, 11:05:00 PM  
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Jan 1, 2008, 11:07:00 PM  

ABC's deal with the Rose Bowl overrides it. They'll have the Rose Bowl and the title game in '09, Fox will have the other 3 BCS games

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 11:09:00 PM  

Didn't it look like she was shaking the dry gatorade mix into the cups one-by-one, then adding water? Isn't that something that could've been done BEFORE the game?

Nate said...
Jan 1, 2008, 11:09:00 PM  

"First Down for the Gators..."- Thom Brennaman

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 11:13:00 PM  

Thom Brennaman: Big 10 Apologist

Sam said...
Jan 1, 2008, 11:37:00 PM  

ok so Charles Davis and Thom Brennaman just took offense to Georgia fans' "over-rated" chant, but let's look at it objectively

if your team is:
Ranked in the Top 10
Invited to a BCS game you maybe didn't deserve because of your 130th ranked schedule
And getting blown out by 35 against the first decent team all year

I don't see a problem

Sam said...
Jan 1, 2008, 11:46:00 PM  

@sam:

If all you've called all year are F-level games via the Big 10 Network (except App. State vs. Michigan), you'd tend to be a Big 10 apologist (the Dickie V theory).

Coincidentally, it's almost midnight and they haven't got to the 4th Quarter yet?

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Jan 1, 2008, 11:59:00 PM  

"I can not believe we are waiting this long on a challenge in a 38 to 3 game with 24 seconds to go in the 3rd quarter. I can't even believe there was a challenge to begin with." - Thom Brennamen

Dude is so pissed he's missing happy hour.

Jan 1, 2008, 11:59:00 PM  

I cannot believe the 4th quarter hasn't start yet. This shit isn't ending until 2am.

Jan 2, 2008, 12:01:00 AM  

"Plenty of people woke up looking like UGA this morning. Happy New Year, everyone!" - Thom Brennaman

Jesus, this fucking game takes forever. The coverage isn't going to end until 10 PM PST, I'm betting.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2008, 12:04:00 AM  

At this point, if UGA was USC, and if this game was on ABC and not Fox, then the announcers would be calling Georgia the best team in the country. By the way, Hawaii was ranked higher than Illinois. And Missouri looked pretty good too. Too bad ESPN thinks USC is the only team that got the shaft.

Anonymous said...
Jan 2, 2008, 12:04:00 AM  

Oh, and I'd like to add on to the Fox hate, of course. It shows when your announcing crews haven't gone near the college game all season.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2008, 12:05:00 AM  

I've pretty much had it with the DLP "meeeerr" girl blowing men to cure their blurries. And her damn elephant too.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Jan 2, 2008, 12:07:00 AM  

As if this game wasn't depressing enough Brennaman filling time with heartwarming tales of player's parents who are actually educated and still married "in a day and age where you don't see a lot of it" stings. I sure hope he's not as right as he thinks he is. But he probably is.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Jan 2, 2008, 12:28:00 AM  

I just simply cannot stand Brennamen at all. He's like Buck 2.0.

Jan 2, 2008, 12:32:00 AM  

I felt like I was writing for awful announcing (:-) ) as I wrote:

"Last night, Charles Davis made some mistakes in talking about UGA that will probably generate some mail from Georgia fans. No, not UGA as in the University of Georgia, but UGA as in the school mascot.

First, the mascot's name is UGA VI, not UGA the Sixth.

Second, UGA VI did not appear in Midnightin the Garden of Good and Evil. That was his father, UGA V.

Finally, Davis said that UGA VI is owned, he THINKS, by a man named Sonny Siler. No, that is not something you think, it is something that is a fact in University of Georgia lore.

So as Fox begins its 2008 BCS coverage, let's hope the more of their team did their full homework before they get on the air. It is not as if they did not have enough time."

Jan 2, 2008, 12:33:00 AM  

"Just bringing you back to the Sugar Bowl. Better than as 'War and Peace' because it will never end." - Scott Van Pelt

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Anonymous said...
Jan 2, 2008, 8:19:00 AM  

FOX sucks. They suck on NFL and MLB too. They should stick to adult cartoons.

Jan 2, 2008, 11:07:00 AM  

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