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Re: It's Bowl Season!

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:26 pm

UGAPilot wrote:The fact that Reynolds wasn't even in the top three for the Heisman was really upsetting. I thought he deserved earned it more than anyone else.
Especially considering his front line was often outweighed by nearly 100 pounds per man.... Shocked

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Re: It's Bowl Season!

Post by up7587 on Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:46 am

DoubleDipper wrote:The bowl game in Albuquerque between New Mexico and Arizona was good, but the best bowl game so far this season, especially if you like to watch the military academies, was the Navy win over Pitt today.
DD, I'm sure you'll be ready for the Armed Forces bowl today. Cal vs. Air Force!

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Re: It's Bowl Season!

Post by DoubleDipper on Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:13 am

up7587 wrote:
DoubleDipper wrote:The bowl game in Albuquerque between New Mexico and Arizona was good, but the best bowl game so far this season, especially if you like to watch the military academies, was the Navy win over Pitt today.
DD, I'm sure you'll be ready for the Armed Forces bowl today. Cal vs. Air Force!
The DVR has me covered for the entire bowl season, but yea, as Cal and the USAFA are two of my favorite schools, I'm all-in for today's game.

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Re: It's Bowl Season!

Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:39 am

Watched parts of four bowl games yesterday, none of which could be called “exciting” games, but all of which included some stellar performances that were fun to watch.

Cal’s QB throws for over 450 yards and 6 TDs in their win over Air Force.

Baylor mauls UNC without a quarterback, but rushes for almost 650 yards, including one kid who goes for 299 yards, one more than he needed to go over 1,000 for the season.

LSU’s Heisman candidate bowls Texas Tech over while running for 5 TDs.

And in the least fun to watch, but closest game of the day Nevada, scored a TD with just one minute left in the game for the win as Colorado St. let the clock run out while on the Wolfpack’s 12 yard line.

Four more bowls today, but the game with the most interest here is probably the Holiday Bowl with USC and Wisconsin going at it in what should be a good old Big-10/Pac-10 mini-Rose Bowl.

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Re: It's Bowl Season!

Post by pilotram on Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:51 am

Least fun to watch because it was broadcast in standard def to select markets and people with sports packages, or because who wants to watch to conference opponents play each other in a bowl game? Not bitter.

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Re: It's Bowl Season!

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:06 am

Razz Four bowl games today, but only one of them, Wisconsin's two point win over USC, was exciting to watch.

It's too bad the best game had the worst announcers....I thought they'd never shut up, and they didn't.  I don't even want to know who they were, but they'd get so excited I thought they were going to pee their pants.....but I guess they just kept jumping up and down and repeating themselves over and over instead. Evil or Very Mad


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Re: It's Bowl Season!

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:43 pm

Best bowl game yet was the Peach Bowl today.  Houston never got much respect this year competing in the American Conference, but their 38-24 win over FSU was pretty convincing, but still closer than the score would indicate.

Watching Clemson and Oklahoma.....Sooners lead at the half (watching it delayed), but Clemson looks very, very good!

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Re: It's Bowl Season!

Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:46 pm

So far the best bowl games this season are still the Military Bowl, (Navy over Pitt), and the Peach Bowl (Houston over FSU)…..everything else, including the National Championship semi-finals, have been pretty lopsided, and except for some excellent individual performances, have been less than memorable.
 
I haven’t watched all the games, but can anyone think of better, more competitive, bowl games this season? Question

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Re: It's Bowl Season!

Post by up7587 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:08 pm

Duke-Indiana was very competitive.  I saw the finish, and was glad Duke won after IU players showboated earlier.

Wisconsin-USC also came down to the final plays.  And again, I was glad to see USC lose.  Has there ever been a bigger collection of talented, underperforming players than USC?

Ohio St-Notre Dame was a tough one today.  Can't stand Coach Kelly.  Don't like OSU and Urban either, so had to root against both teams. Most over-rated team lost.

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Re: It's Bowl Season!

Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:35 pm

up7587 wrote:Duke-Indiana was very competitive.  I saw the finish, and was glad Duke won after IU players showboated earlier.

Wisconsin-USC also came down to the final plays.  And again, I was glad to see USC lose.  Has there ever been a bigger collection of talented, underperforming players than USC?

Ohio St-Notre Dame was a tough one today.  Can't stand Coach Kelly.  Don't like OSU and Urban either, so had to root against both teams. Most over-rated team lost.
Oh, I totally forgot about the Holiday Bowl (Wisconsin over USC)....yes that too was a good one, but I'm a Pac-12/West Coast guy.

I thinks sometime to outcome of a game might cloud our judgement of a game overall..... Rolling Eyes

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Re: It's Bowl Season!

Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:41 pm

The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in college football whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.

Before the bowl season started I would have voted for 1. Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey, 2. Navy’s Keenan Reynolds, and 3. Alabama’s Derrick Henry.

Admittedly, I saw McCaffrey and Reynolds a lot more than Henry this year, but based solely on the bowl games so far, I stand by my (imaginary) vote.

It would appear that Henry will be the better NFL player, but to me McCaffrey and Reynolds, who both attend top academic institutions, were the better old school college players….with the academics to match.

(I’m not saying Alabama is not a top academic institution, but I have a close relative who graduated from 'Bama…..just saying). Razz

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Re: It's Bowl Season!

Post by DoubleDipper on Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:07 pm

The Alamo Bowl.....finally, an exciting bowl game between two ranked teams playing their backup quarterbacks!!

But the big difference in my mind, UO was also playing their backup center.....and of course, UO's porous defense.

Only watched UO twice this year, and the other time the Ducks let up something like 60 points to Utah.

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Re: It's Bowl Season!

Post by DoubleDipper on Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:39 pm

Forty-one bowl games and the 41st, the Cactus Bowl, was the best, IMO.

It was a back and forth shoot-out in the desert, with West Virginia scoring last to beat ASU 43-42.....after the refs conferred for a minute or two and picked up the flag.

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Re: It's Bowl Season!

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:05 pm

Clemson vs. Alabama tonight for the National Crown...

Alabama is the prohibitive favorite, but I wouldn't cast aside any chance of the Tigers pulling the upset.

My first year living in South Carolina (1982) was right after the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season ended with the Clemson Tigers, unbeaten and untied, claiming the national championship after a victory over Nebraska in the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day.

The southeast has always been football crazy, but if the South Carolinians can go as crazy at the game this evening like they did 34 years ago, Clemson has a chance.

Yes, I've got more than one Alabama alum in the family, but I'd love to see the trophy go back to South Carolina.

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Re: It's Bowl Season!

Post by up7587 on Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:36 pm

I forgot the game was today until this morning when I heard about it on the radio; too many distractions and the prelim games were so long ago.  Lot less buzz for a regional game with 2 teams from the south.  Hope it's a good game to watch.

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