New Years Day Live-Blog: The Rose Bowl 2nd Half

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


21 to 3 Trojans at halftime, and hopefully this thing will get exciting at some point.

USC picks up a quick first down to the TE Davis and that kid is going to be an awesome pro. And he gets another first right after that. Ball at the 50. Incomplete on first down by Booty and Washington picks up nothing on the 2nd down run. Third and long...incomplete. USC will punt...

"I can do without the flips. Kick that kid off the sideline. Don't let him play the rest of the game as far as I'm concerned." - Doug Flutie via False Rumour Monger

Get off Doug Flutie's Lawn!

Illinois comes out throwing........and then.......

TOUCHDOWN ILLINOIS!!!!!!!!!!!! Mendenhall takes it to the house! 79 Yards and somehow we've got a game.

Sorry about that folks.....lost internet there for a second. Juice keeps it on first down for three. WHOOOOO! Mendenhall again goes sprinting down the field and takes it all the way to the USC 22! 55 Yard screen.

Fumble on the FB run!!!!!! Illinois gets it back....whoa. 2nd and 11.....Juice to Willis and he's wide open. ANOTHER FUMBLE!!!!! And it's USC's ball as Willis fumbles into the endzone. Dagger.

Miller is flying around the field today. Stops McKnight for a loss. Incomplete on on second down and it's 3rd and long. Booty to Johnson and he picks up the first down. A holding penalty makes it 1st Down and 20......

McKnight on the lateral picks it up on the bounce! He's gone!!! No......Davis hunts him down!!! Wow....that dude is fast. There's a replay to see if it was a lateral but that's going to stand. USC ball at the Illinois 23. Incomplete on 1st down and Washington gets a few on second down.

PICK! No....pass interference. First down USC.

TOUCHDOWN USC!!! Booty to Davis and he was wide open.

28-10 USC.


Does USC get a taunting penalty every single TD? Good lord. Kickoff from the 15 and the Kicker destroys it. All the way to the goal line.

And Juice is picked off on first down.....that's your game folks. McKnight down the sideline for a first down and Booty follows it up with a 30 yarder to the Fullback Havili. Booty to Davis for 8 yards and then.....

TOUCHDOWN USC!!! McKnight up the middle untouched.

35-10 Trojans.


Aaaaaand the USC sucking-up for next season starts already. Happy 2008, everyone!- Willmott

Greaaaaat. I can't wait.

Mendenhall has the Illini moving again on the option and into USC territory. Can someone say too little too late? ANOTHER ILLINOIS FUMBLE!!! You have to be getting me. Cumberland one the cough up this time.

McKnight picks up nine on first down and he's going to be amazing. Dammit....the USC hype has already made it's way to this site.

"Here's one for you Kirk, I know how you like those dancing shows."- Brent Musburger

"Part of the reason we enjoy this game every year is the sunset."- Brent Musburger

Ummmm.....okay. That's the third quarter folks. USC is driving....again.

TOUCHDOWN USC.....Booty to Ausberry.....

42-10.


Sorry for the delay....stepped away to post the Sugar Bowl open thread. I'm pretty sure I didn't miss anything though.

Oooooh silver helmets for the Warriors tonight. Pretty. Illinois is driving but Juice Williams is trying to give it back to the Trojans.

Okay who the hell is Bonerama?

TOUCHDOWN USC......49-10, and another celebration flag.

This game just won't end.....

TOUCHDOWN ILLINOIS.....McGee to Benn.....

49-17.


"McGee comes in and throws a seed to.....a seem to Benn."- Kirk Herbstreit

"And Pete Carrol could be the best all-around coach in any league."- Brent Musburger

Right....a coach that doesn't win a National Championship is the best in both College and Pro, Brent.

"I've said you're the greatest filler for a blowout I've ever worked with."- Brent Musburger to Kirk Herbstreit

Awww.....now let's go watch the sunset together.

And that's your game. A blowout as expected but fun none the less. 49-17 Trojans and they win their 4,000th Rose Bowl.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 6:48 PM

47 Comments:

Meh, give us another ass shot of a USC cheerleader.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:09:00 PM  

BTW, 21-0? Are you sure.....

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:10:00 PM  

At half:

"I can do without the flips. Kick that kid off the sideline. Don't let him play the rest of the game as far as I'm concerned." - Doug Flutie.

A little harsh.

Jan 1, 2008, 7:10:00 PM  

That USC receiver will be an awesome pro.

Would that be like Mike Williams, Keary Colbert, Steve Smith, Dwayne Jarrett, or Dominique Byrd? Wes Welker probably had more catches than all of those USC "superstars" combined.

J.J. said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:13:00 PM  

"Tremendous upside" - BM

I guess Jay Bilas is controlling Brent's thoughts.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:13:00 PM  

To J.J, Steve Smith and Dwayne Jarrett are rookies so....way to go out on a limb and judge them by one year.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:14:00 PM  

As you wish SS.

Jan 1, 2008, 7:15:00 PM  

wow nice run :)

ron said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:15:00 PM  

Did Herbie just say Mendenhall's run put USC back into this game?

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:16:00 PM  

Did Herbie just say Mendenhall's run put USC back into this game?

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:16:00 PM  

I did it for everyone AA. :)

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:18:00 PM  

AA has gone missing?

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:24:00 PM  

"I can do without the flips. Kick that kid off the sideline. Don't let him play the rest of the game as far as I'm concerned." - Doug Flutie

I feel the same way about guys who try unnecessary drop kicks in NFL games just to get their names in the record books.

Jan 1, 2008, 7:25:00 PM  

Erin Andrews Radio Update:

They're asking her to check on the field to see why everyone is slipping.

I smell a Marconi Award.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:26:00 PM  

On a completely unrelated tangent, a short moment of silence for the apple pie I was baking, which was sadly doomed to a fate of over-caramelization because someone was too careless with the sugar on the top.

OK, it was me. It's my fault.

OK, it'll still taste fine.

Yes, I bake. Fuck off.

Willmott said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:26:00 PM  

If I may shift gears for a second gentlemen, Rashard Mendenhall versus a hurricane? Who would win?

Willmott said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:29:00 PM  

willmott - good luck. We're all praying for you during this difficult time.

Jan 1, 2008, 7:30:00 PM  

Wait, that was a coach's challenge? I was about to chastise the replay official for stopping the game, but my hatred is misplaced, apparently.

Damn, you're an idiot, Zooker.

Willmott said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:36:00 PM  

He's 40! He's a man!!! He Bakes!!!

Jan 1, 2008, 7:37:00 PM  

his profile says he's 20...

ron said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:38:00 PM  

He's 20! He's a kid!!! He bakes!!!

Jan 1, 2008, 7:41:00 PM  

How dare does Fred Davis point at a player?

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:43:00 PM  

the ladies must love him

ron said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:43:00 PM  

These guys LOVE that stadium. This is horrific announcing.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:44:00 PM  

I don't know what's more disappointing - the fact that with that pick, this game is probably over barring a big Illini turnaround, or that Ron is stalking me.

Willmott said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:45:00 PM  

seriously....another turnover

ron said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:45:00 PM  

ha ha very funny willmott

ron said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:47:00 PM  

will, don't feel bad about baking. My TV got hijacked shortly after the Rose Bowl began. I've been watching Shrek the Third and America's Next Top Model for the last three hours.

Jan 1, 2008, 7:47:00 PM  

I'm surprised he wasn't penalized for scoring a touchdown.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:48:00 PM  

Trust me, I don't feel bad. Apple pie cures all ills.

Does anyone else think Musberger sounds bored already?

Willmott said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:48:00 PM  

I don't blame him actually. He needs to find the next Jenn Sterger.

Jan 1, 2008, 7:49:00 PM  

Aaaaaand the USC sucking-up for next season starts already. Happy 2008, everyone!

Willmott said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:49:00 PM  

Are they calling for the running clock already?

Jan 1, 2008, 7:51:00 PM  

Not sure, but I'm calling for the Fox pregame show already. How sad is that?

Willmott said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:52:00 PM  

If USC finishes 1-11 next year, Kirk will consider them one of the best 1-11 teams of all time.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:52:00 PM  

This is pathetic.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:54:00 PM  

Time to go away from the game and talk about dancing.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:55:00 PM  

That last sequence is borderline video worthy.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:56:00 PM  

These guys have talked more about ESPN getting the rights to The Masters than they have about the other BCS matchups. You just have to love ESPN.

Anonymous said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:58:00 PM  

You've also got to love the BCS logo not appearing anywhere in the stadium, since Fox has those rights now, even though the game is part of the BCS.

Woo!

Willmott said...
Jan 1, 2008, 7:59:00 PM  

I will be heading to FOX for the pre-game stuff, I will keep you posted with Jimmy Johnson's hair and comments.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:01:00 PM  

Chris Rose is the presenter

Jimmy and Fran Tarkenton are the pundits

Jimmy immediately talks about Fran's hair.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:03:00 PM  

This Chester Adams guy is very interesting....he says he can sing...and he can't.

ssreporters said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:08:00 PM  

The thought of Musberger and Herbstreit watching a sunset together makes me giggle.

Jan 1, 2008, 8:09:00 PM  

Well Herschel just asked Knowshawn Moreno what "Crank dat soulja boy" is.

Mookie said...
Jan 1, 2008, 8:14:00 PM  

John David Booty helped USC roll up huge offensive numbers against Illinois. He finished the game with very well and set a Rose Bowl record with seven career touchdowns (in the 2007 and 2008 games) and was chosen as the Offensive MVP.

Jake said...
Jan 6, 2008, 7:19:00 AM  

Booty played well in the Rose Bowl game. He set a Rose Bowl record with seven career touchdowns (in the 2007 and 2008 games) and was chosen as the Offensive MVP

From a John David Booty website.

JohnDavidBootyfan said...
Jan 6, 2008, 7:21:00 AM  

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