New Years Day Bowl Game(s) Open Thread

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


Sorry for being a little late to the party, but Happy New Year everyone. I'm just going with the standard Pammy look today and adding quotes as they come in. Enjoy all of the games today and email me at AwfulAnnouncing@Gmail.com if you come across anything interesting.

I'll put some other goodness up throughout the day as I come across it.

"And he runs in the end zone for a first down... and a touchdown!"- Sean McDonough (Via Fred)

"He is not known for running backwards." - Pat Summerall on Darren McFadden (Via Fairplay)

"The reason Michigan went in to the hurry up offense with about 2:30 left was because they had no timeouts left. They had used all their timeouts in the first half."- Todd Blackledge

It was the first half when he said this, so did he mean the first half of the first half, AKA the first quarter? (Via mattycb8)

"I don't think Al Gore.....Al Gore, listen to me. Al GROH got any satisfaction out of this conversation."- Verne Lundquist

"We have to finish the job here if we wanna have a happy ending."- UVA Coach Al Groh (Via Matt)

"You know, I did Larry Fitzgerald when he was a young redshirt freshman at Pittsburgh."- Gary Danielson (Via Fairplay)

TMI Gary....TMI!

"A little bit tongue cheek here Brent...er Verne."- Gary Danielson

He hasn't worked with anyone else in two years who does he think he's talking to?

"Okay Jeanne, Happy Birth....Happy New Year to you too."- Pat Summerall

AA BULLETIN: LIVE-BLOG OF THE ROSE BOWL COMING AT 4:30PM

FYI, Here were/are my picks for today. I'm 11-8-2 after a debacle of a day yesterday.

Tenn -2.5 (W)
Ark +4 (L)
Mich +10.5
UVA +6
USC -14
Hawaii +8

"He's (Tebow) not going to party, he's going to do charitable work with kids...."- Holly Rowe
Holly I can see Todd doing something like that while you and I go to Daytona."- Mike Patrick

God Mike Patrick is so damn random. Way to ruin a heartfelt piece about Tebow from Holly.

From Earlier via reader Skip.....

"Any time you're in a big football game, turnovers are costly." - Chris Spielman (thanks Captain Obvious)

(Tossing to the Flomax halftime report) "Rece Davis will provide us with a steady stream of information."- Sean McDonough

Hilarious.

"You hear people say if it's too good to be true it ISN'T, well, Tebow is the real deal." - Mike Patrick (Via Gibbon Jockey)

Ha...what does that even mean?

"Of course Hart has that shield in there he doesn't have to worry about someone sticking his finger in his eye through there either."- Mike Patrick

Would be a great comment if the cameraman didn't show Hart on the sidelines taking off his helmet which had no shield on it.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:01 PM

56 Comments:

no live blogs today?

jon said...
Jan 1, 2008, 2:08:00 PM  

Maybe a little later in the day....haven't decided which games to do. What are you thinking about Jon?

Jan 1, 2008, 2:17:00 PM  

Don't worry AA. You showed up before Arkansas did.

J.J. said...
Jan 1, 2008, 2:18:00 PM  

Ha seriously. I wish I had some elaborate drunken tale to tell, but I just now got to a computer.

Jan 1, 2008, 2:25:00 PM  

Rose Bowl?

jon said...
Jan 1, 2008, 2:26:00 PM  

you don't take your laptop everywhere you go?

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 2:27:00 PM  

"He is not known for running backwards." - Pat Summerall on Darren McFadden

Who is?

Fairplay said...
Jan 1, 2008, 2:28:00 PM  

These people are:

http://www.recordholders.org/en/list/backwards-running.html

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 2:36:00 PM  

I was listening earlier to the Florida Michigan games and Tebow was introducing some players, it sounds like he has a speech impediment.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 2:36:00 PM  

I could do the Rose Bowl. Most of the games would be over by then.

Pat Summerall is scaring me today....he seems especially out of it.

Jan 1, 2008, 2:38:00 PM  

Oh and yes I normally do carry my laptop everywhere but I thought that would have been especially nerdy if I did so on NYE.

Jan 1, 2008, 2:38:00 PM  

who is this UM team...trying to be tricky is not playing off...

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 2:45:00 PM  

I've been watching the Cotton Bowl for about 20 minutes and I think I've seen Arkansas fumble 16 times.

Jan 1, 2008, 2:47:00 PM  

I thought UM was your college team, right?

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 2:50:00 PM  

"The reason Michigan went in to the hurry up offense with about 2:30 left was because they had no timeouts left. They had used all their timeouts in the first half."

It was the first half when he said this, so did he mean the first half of the first half, AKA the first quarter?

mattycb8 said...
Jan 1, 2008, 2:56:00 PM  

WOW was that a pretty Michigan touchdown or what!!

jon said...
Jan 1, 2008, 2:56:00 PM  

I heard that too matty.

jon said...
Jan 1, 2008, 2:57:00 PM  

Lock(s) of the day: Musberger will point out that Missouri is humiliating the a team at LSU. And he will use that to justify that USC has a claim to the championship game--when actually it more likely means that everyone is lucky that Oklahoma phoned it in against Colorado.

And Tony Temple is not this fucking good.

J.J. said...
Jan 1, 2008, 3:01:00 PM  

Yes Michigan is my favorite college team Anon. I have no idea who this team is beating Florida though.

Hilarious Matty.

Jan 1, 2008, 3:06:00 PM  

"It was the first half when he said this, so did he mean the first half of the first half, AKA the first quarter?"

No, because they used the last one with about 8 minutes left in the second quarter.

Did anyone notice Mike Patrick after the second Michigan TD? He said the PAT was no good, then said "It barely snuck in the right upright." He must have seen Britney in the crowd and gotten distracted.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 3:09:00 PM  

maybe they're just finishing a job ohio state couldn't do last year

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 3:12:00 PM  

Okay.....Rose Bowl Live-Blog at 4:30 is on everyone.

Jan 1, 2008, 3:19:00 PM  

"You know, I did Larry Fitzgerald when he was a young redshirt freshman at Pittsburgh." Gary Danielson

Fairplay said...
Jan 1, 2008, 3:20:00 PM  

America is...

A fat chick in a blue one-piece dancing to music she's never heard before.

covermyeyes said...
Jan 1, 2008, 3:25:00 PM  

Gary Danielson wins again.

Jan 1, 2008, 3:28:00 PM  

its about time you announced that you were going to it... who else can spot a USC "cheek" if it appears again this year

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 3:28:00 PM  

Ha thanks Anon....there are things I'm good at and things I'm GREAT at. Posterior identification is one of those talents that I treasure.

Jan 1, 2008, 3:30:00 PM  

Well, McDonough was right. Most of the time it is a first down AND a touchdown. Only when it's goal to go is it not a first down.

/stats geek

Smed said...
Jan 1, 2008, 3:34:00 PM  

After Holly Rowe reported on Tebow going to the Philippines to do charitable work during spring break

"I could see Todd (Blackledge) doing something like that Holly, while you and I go to Daytona" - Mike Patrick

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 3:54:00 PM  

Caught that one Anon.....what the hell is his deal?

Jan 1, 2008, 3:55:00 PM  

Come on Hart....you're killing me!

Jan 1, 2008, 3:56:00 PM  

The scariest moment of the day so far for me was tuning into the Cotton Bowl when Pat Summerall and Frank Broyles were both in the booth. I thought I wandered into a de facto lemon party.

alienaub said...
Jan 1, 2008, 3:59:00 PM  

"You hear people say if it's too good to be true it ISN'T, well, Tebow is the real deal." - Mike Patrick

nice.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Jan 1, 2008, 4:06:00 PM  

God Almighty, is Mike Patrick drinking in the booth? And what is with Todd Blackledge and all the Mike Hart is the "heart" of the Michigan team references?

MAD AS BATS said...
Jan 1, 2008, 4:30:00 PM  

did someone pay michigan off....seriously, stop turning over the freakin ball!

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 4:34:00 PM  

Tell me about Anon. Good lord....Hart hasn't fumbled his whole life and fumbles twice at the goal line.

Jan 1, 2008, 4:35:00 PM  

I really hope they can pull something out of their ass and get it together and shut up some of the sec fans

mike said...
Jan 1, 2008, 4:37:00 PM  

Did that guy's sign just say "Where's Michigan's Mascot?"?

What a loser.

Jan 1, 2008, 4:37:00 PM  

Whoooooo!

Jan 1, 2008, 4:41:00 PM  

that was nice....too bad more time wasn't taken off the clock

mike said...
Jan 1, 2008, 4:44:00 PM  

Memo to Phila Eagles:
There's a #16 on Michigan you might want to consider drafting. He actually CATCHES the Ball!

MAD AS BATS said...
Jan 1, 2008, 4:46:00 PM  

Newsflash - Percy Harven is tired.

Thanks Holly.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Jan 1, 2008, 4:46:00 PM  

michigan fan in stands "that was bullshit" haha

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 4:47:00 PM  

If I were Michigan, I'd throw it in the end zone and go for six, right now

MAD AS BATS said...
Jan 1, 2008, 4:49:00 PM  

Where's Michigan's world famous tight end drag play for 10 yards when they need it?

Gibbon Jockey said...
Jan 1, 2008, 4:51:00 PM  

What the hell was Urban Meyer thinking there?

Mike said...
Jan 1, 2008, 4:52:00 PM  

why didn't he throw the ball? (Lloyd is wondering that right now too)

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 4:53:00 PM  

well at least florida doesn't have any timeouts left

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 4:54:00 PM  

When Tebow wins this thing he'll officially vault into the Favre/Romo realm of media coverage insufferability.

if he wasn't already there.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Jan 1, 2008, 4:55:00 PM  

urban myers face was priceless

jon said...
Jan 1, 2008, 4:59:00 PM  

Suck it SEC!!!

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 4:59:00 PM  

Nice to know you Carr! Onto the Rose Bowl....

Jan 1, 2008, 4:59:00 PM  

Nice win for Michigan... now quickly onto the Gator Bowl where its tied, under a minute, with Tech driving

alienaub said...
Jan 1, 2008, 5:03:00 PM  

@alienaub 3:46:

Summerall was asking Broyles about his favorite football moment:
Summerall: "I knew that'd be a difficult question to answer you...ask you."

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Jan 1, 2008, 5:23:00 PM  

"Now there's Keyshawn [Johnson]. He came over on a bus so he may have slipped in another way. He's pretty resourceful, after all." - Brent Musberger as they were showing the USC alums getting their sideline passes checked by security.

Jan 1, 2008, 5:36:00 PM  

Patrick's quote about the facemask shield wasn't about Hart; he was talking about Brandon Spikes, who was arguing with Hart -- and who does have a shield on his facemask.

Anonymous said...
Jan 2, 2008, 10:03:00 AM  

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