Champs Sports Bowl Open Thread

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Watch Bobby go for King of the Zombies in order to keep up with JoePa.

Game: Champs Sports Bowl
Teams: Florida State Seminoles (8-4) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (7-5)
Location: Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
Start Time: 4:30 PM EST
Network and Announcers: Brad Nessler, Bob Griese, and Paul Maguire -- ESPN (Pammy contenders, ahoy!)
Favorite: FSU (-5.5)
S2N's Pick: Free Shoes U. Wisky is absolutely DREADFUL this year. I mean, they would have lost to I-AA Cal Poly had the Mustangs' kicker not blown goats.

32 Comments:

Haha, good start with the first fat ESPN getting shot by fireworks and run over by Wisconsin. Second fat chick gets out of the way just in time.

HardScores said...
Dec 27, 2008, 4:33:00 PM  

HardScores - be checking for that on YouTube later, probably. That was funny.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 27, 2008, 4:34:00 PM  

The Audio was all fucked up.

Anonymous said...
Dec 27, 2008, 4:42:00 PM  

Holly Rowe happens to be that "fat chick" both times, HardScores.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 27, 2008, 4:42:00 PM  

Yeah, I noticed that too anon.

You could hear the crowd, but the announcers were silent.

Oaklandfan said...
Dec 27, 2008, 4:43:00 PM  

"fat chick" was also "balding chick"

HardScores said...
Dec 27, 2008, 4:46:00 PM  

Brad Nessler on his employer:

"I like to see Mickey [Mouse] once a week when the [paycheck] comes."

And we thought it was Bob Iger that was Disney chairman.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 27, 2008, 4:47:00 PM  

Can "The Fat Chick" even get off the ground on that hang glider.

49er16 said...
Dec 27, 2008, 4:55:00 PM  

"That was like a gunshot!" - Griese, on a punt that landed on the 1 yard line and stopped.
"Didn't I tell you he was an impact player?" - Nessler, on the punter.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 27, 2008, 4:59:00 PM  

Worst Bowl Producer? I think this ass is a good candidate.

HardScores said...
Dec 27, 2008, 5:02:00 PM  

These ESPN360 commercials with Billy Mays are getting really annoying. If they stick around it could approach "saved by zero" level.

Ted said...
Dec 27, 2008, 5:02:00 PM  

Ted:

They are at that "Saved By Zero" level...

JamesCraven said...
Dec 27, 2008, 5:08:00 PM  

You're right Hardscores, they went down to Holly Rowe and we couldn't hear anything til she was halfway through.

Oaklandfan said...
Dec 27, 2008, 5:09:00 PM  

They also were coming back from a commercial and tried to show a replay of the punter, but instead showed a guy tacking a picture for 20 seconds before showing them rewinding.

HardScores said...
Dec 27, 2008, 5:23:00 PM  

ESPN, why do you hate us so? Honestly, a live Billy Mays pitch? Why don't you individually kick us in the groin instead?

Dec 27, 2008, 5:26:00 PM  

"If you buy now, you will get Bob Griese's greatest country hits."-Nessler

That was actually funny.

49er16 said...
Dec 27, 2008, 5:26:00 PM  

Yikes. That's just like a car driving on the field with a stereo pumping "save by zero..."

HardScores said...
Dec 27, 2008, 5:26:00 PM  

Now Holly is interviewing Billy Mays.

KILL IT. KILL IT!

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 27, 2008, 5:27:00 PM  

And why is Mays a "legendary pitchman"? I've only known of him for like the past two years now! I'm starting to think that God hates me instead of ESPN.

Dec 27, 2008, 5:27:00 PM  

What does it say about the tWWL that they have a man who pitches for unusually lousy products now shilling for them?

GIhyou said...
Dec 27, 2008, 5:29:00 PM  

Billy Mays has photos of all of you, too. That can be the only rationale as to why the WWL has agreed to have this idiot roam the sidelines. Congrats, ESPN! You've officially made the games themselves a mere backdrop for your sales pitch.

MikeT said...
Dec 27, 2008, 5:31:00 PM  

paul maguire is horrible.

Anonymous said...
Dec 27, 2008, 5:46:00 PM  

It's times like this I miss Stacey Dales. At least during Nessler-Griese-Maguire yuk-fests, there was always something pretty about the game.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 27, 2008, 6:22:00 PM  

I just love it when old man Griese verbally dopeslaps Maguire - and actually gets the call right.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Dec 27, 2008, 6:36:00 PM  

"Someone got a lump of coal in his stocking for Christmas." - Griese, after Nessler gripes about the chain guys on the sideline being at the wrong spot.

"He didn't have his halftime coffee." - Maguire

"We should send Santa over with some gifts to cheer you up." - Griese

"I got a TV that wasn't working right. I am not happy right now." - Nessler

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 27, 2008, 6:41:00 PM  

"So not only is he a great punter, he's also up for some acting awards." - Nessler, after the FSU punter gets the refs to throw a 15-yard roughing the kicker penalty when a Wisky defender never actually touched him.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 27, 2008, 7:04:00 PM  

billy mays=the most annoying ad person ever!

Matthew said...
Dec 27, 2008, 7:05:00 PM  

And the officials will likely be suspended for one game next year after allowing Free Shoes U. to score on a major fuckupola.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 27, 2008, 7:06:00 PM  

Paul Maguire after an Antone Smith touchdown run.

"When he explodes, he explodes through the hole."

ryan said...
Dec 27, 2008, 7:28:00 PM  

I would like to know what Bobby Bowden does for a living. He sure as heck doesn't do any coaching on gameday and from what I read he doesn't do much other than watch over practices.

I guess he's worth his salary when he drops into recruits homes and shares his grandfatherly homespun wisdom with the grandmamas who raised the 4 star prospects.

Other than that, he's just stalking the sidelines trying to catch JoePa for most career wins.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Dec 27, 2008, 7:37:00 PM  

During the game yesterday I heard this exchange. Unfortunately I didn't have internet where I was watching, but here it is:

Nessler: He [Mike Newkirk] is from Ladysmith, Wisc. Have you ever been in Ladysmith, Paul

Maguire: I don't even know her

walnuts said...
Dec 28, 2008, 12:36:00 PM   Apr 8, 2009, 5:32:00 AM  

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