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Overall I haven't been impressed with these bowl games.

 

For all of the talk from coaches about how bowl games are so important in developing a program because they give kids extra practice time, there sure is a lot of shitty play.

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Harbaugh has an odd face.

 

Still, with him, Urban Meyer, Mark Dantoni, and James Franklin, the Big Ten East is looking great on the coaching front.

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Man, Ole Miss didn't even show up in that game. My parents are TCU alums and were at the game and said while it was fun, the game got boring towards the end of the 3rd quarter. I feel like there have been quite a few bowl blow outs this year--I hate those games, there's no tension to them.

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I much preferred it when the Cotton, Sugar, Rose and Orange Bowls all played on the first of the year, and the traditional teams played in them, for example, the Pac 8/10 champion playing the Big 10 champion in the Rose Bowl.  That, and a handful of bowls before January 1st that gave us such fond memories as Woody Hayes slugging a Clemson player in the Gator Bowl for intercepting a pass.

 

No BCS, no playoffs.

 

It was good enough system to beat the Russkies in the Cold War.

 

It's good enough for us now.

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I watched every minute of College Gameday this season, and yet this morning's edition was jarring.

 

Rece Davis was hosting, instead of Chris Fowler. (Fowler was busy prepping for the game)

 

They had reporters at Alabama and Ohio State (one with a deep Southern accent) who'd I'd never heard of before.

 

It's weird that they'd choose today to make changes.

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I love the AT&T ad where Montana draws the leprechaun and Sanders picks on him for it. I know Flutie, but who is the other guy?

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Also, I hate the new listing of the name of the bowl on the upper left-hand corner on ESPN. It started yesterday. If they're going to introduce something, they should keep it uniform throughout bowl season.

 

I also hate the "New Year's 6" label. I had to Google it to figure out why everybody on ESPN kept saying that.

 

 

I was wondering why Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden weren't doing their traditional New Year's Day bowl game (and why some low-level guys were doing ESPN bowls instead). Then I realized that they're prepping to call their first playoff game.

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I really like that ad too, even if I do not like the Niners.

I turned The Cotton Bowl to hockey when Baylor was up by 20 but then I saw on Twitter it had gotten close so I turned back right before that poor kid missed his second field goal. I'm glad I saw the end of the game, what an exciting finish. Also exciting since I was able to see the Caps win the hockey game with 12 seconds left.

Ok playoff games...don't be blowouts.

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Good day for the Big 10, my not-ready-for-New Year's Day Gophers notwithstanding. The vaunted SEC West? 1-4. Of course if 'Bama wins the whole deal, that will be forgotten, I'm sure.

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Why would ESPN run that Rose Bowl commercial touting that it is the best of the PAC 12 and Big Ten? Thanks for reminding us what we no longer have.

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That comeback by MSU was insane. Loved it. Also loved, of course, Melvin Gordon going crazy on the Auburn defense. Go B1G!

 

This is a pretty good Rose Bowl so far. Although Oregon's unis are among the more hideous ones that Nike has trotted out.

 

I'm actually enjoying this new New Year's Day format. The specialness of the Rose Bowl died a long time ago. It's past time to let it go.

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I started the game rooting for Florida State (which I didn't even know I was going to do, I have no horse in this race) but now I just want them to stop being embarrassed on the field. However, I did find it amusing when Chris Fowler was like "no disrespect to the ACC, but Oregon is not NC State or Wake Forest." No kidding.

I don't want to be all East Coast Biased about it, but why couldn't the Rose Bowl have started earlier? They've pushed the Sugar back to nine so it's not even going to end until well after midnight. That sucks. Andwhy on earth is the Rose going over four hours when Oregon runs 17 plays in 46 seconds?

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I started the game rooting for Florida State (which I didn't even know I was going to do, I have no horse in this race) but now I just want them to stop being embarrassed on the field. However, I did find it amusing when Chris Fowler was like "no disrespect to the ACC, but Oregon is not NC State or Wake Forest." No kidding.

I don't want to be all East Coast Biased about it, but why couldn't the Rose Bowl have started earlier? They've pushed the Sugar back to nine so it's not even going to end until well after midnight. That sucks. Andwhy on earth is the Rose going over four hours when Oregon runs 17 plays in 46 seconds?

 

I'm surprised they only had three and a half hours between the two games.  It should have been longer.

 

Speaking of long, Oregon was scoring so fast that the pace of the Rose Bowl was like a baseball game.

 

That being said, what an impressive beatdown of Florida State.  Oregon was impressive on both offense and defense.

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Hasn't the Rose Bowl always started at about the same time? I remember it starting at about 5 Eastern the last few years anyway. I think maybe the parade has something to do with it.

 

Nobody deserved to lose a game like that more than Florida State. Cheers, Jameis!

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Florida State's luck finally ran out, big time.  What an asskicking by Oregon.

 

And what a chokejob by Baylor in the Cotton Bowl.  They had an opportunity to close out the game and blew it.

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It was hard to cheer for anyone in the Sugar Bowl, but I went with Ohio State for Big Ten pride. Go B1G!

 

ETA -- after a mediocre start to bowl season, it really kicked up with the big bowls. What a great day of college football.

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It was hard to cheer for anyone in the Sugar Bowl, but I went with Ohio State for Big Ten pride. Go B1G!

Yeah, they have to put the word 'The' in front of their school, and Urban might be the second most insufferable coach in the country, but I found it pretty easy to root for OSU. Besides conference pride, the team's on its third QB.

And to quote the Dukies on the SEC: "Over-rated!" "Over-rated!"

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I can't believe Ohio State knocked off Alabama.  Great game!

 

I don't like Ohio State and I think they only won the Penn State game because the referees spotted them ten points.  But they deserved that victory.  Can't wait to see Oregon vs Ohio State.

 

The Big Ten rises from the dead.

 

So much for the vaunted SEC West.  They went 1-5 in their bowl games.

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I will take Saban losing any day of the week, even if I hate OSU too. I don't think I could have stomached another championship from them. I can't believe the Buckeye third string QB is doing so well- good for him. Though I hope the Oregon defense rattles him- go PAC 12! Sick of the East Coast bias and championships.

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I don't want to be all East Coast Biased about it, but why couldn't the Rose Bowl have started earlier? They've pushed the Sugar back to nine so it's not even going to end until well after midnight. That sucks. Andwhy on earth is the Rose going over four hours when Oregon runs 17 plays in 46 seconds?

 

The Rose Bowl has always started at that time...I think it's so that the earlier games can be totally done. Maybe they should move the early games earlier?

 

Next year, I believe, the playoffs will be on New Year's Eve, which is odd because a lot of people don't have that day off. Hopefully those games will be over before midnight, but I'm sure ratings are going to suffer.

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Why is Missouri in the East?

 

Because they're East of A&M and the SEC decided to just stick a team in each division when they expanded?

 

Normally, I don't mind late starts. But I knew at kickoff that there was no way I was going to stay up late on the day after New Year's Eve. It sucks becoming an old fogey.

 

Setting aside the (major) concerns about his off field activities, Winston's lack of ball security would scar the crap out of me if I were a GM. You can only blame the receivers for so much. And that fumble was all on him. I'm also glad we can retire "the second half is when Winston really begins to shine." Truly great players don't blow off the first half of games like he tends to do.

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The "tradition" of any of these bowl games was lost LONG ago once they started selling the names to the highest bidder and started to ruin any conference alignments and regionality to the whole system by simply adding team after team in the name of money. 

 

FSU fans seem pretty insufferable, win or lose.  All over the internet about the SEC being overrated and how "proud" they are of their team.  Makes me want to vomit.  Your team just lost by 39 in a national semifinal, shut up about other teams being overrated. 

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This was a down year for the SEC but if Florida State had been in the FSU, they wouldn't have finished the season undefeated either.

 

Funny thing is under the BCS, both Oregon and Ohio State would have been left out of the title game.

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This was a down year for the SEC but if Florida State had been in the FSU, they wouldn't have finished the season undefeated either.

 

Funny thing is under the BCS, both Oregon and Ohio State would have been left out of the title game.

Why would Oregon have been left out? They were the number two seed. Wouldn't they have played Alabama (number 1) in the old BCS?

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Uh...I have some news for you about Ohio State...

I meant Alabama more than OSU- I should have said SEC bias. At least a non SEC team will win the championship again- hope this continues for a few more years.

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Mischievous in the BCS system, FSU would most likely have been #1 or 2 throughout the year because they were undefeated. Oregon would have been left out. Edited by mojoween

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FSU definitely would have made it and Alabama most likely would have been given the nod over Oregon.

 

You know, if JB Barrett had played for OSU, they might have run Alabama off the field.

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Oregon is a Pac-12 rival, so it felt odd to root for them so heartily, but against Florida State and Winston, that's exactly what I did.  Man, that was great.  I believe I actually cackled after one turnover.

 

I don’t much care for Ohio State, but take SEC + Nick Saban + Lane Kiffin and I’ll be a Buckeye for a day.  Plus, seeing a team down to their third-string QB win a game that played out for a while like it was going to be a decisive and embarrassing defeat was genuinely enjoyable.

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So it's Oregon vs. Ohio State for national championship.  The SEC West is now 2-5 in bowl games this year, while the SEC East is 3-0 so far.  Go figure.

 

And one more thing from yesterday:  Jameis Winston may be a lot of things, but at least he had enough class to shake the hands of the players who just pounded his team...unlike most of his teammates who just headed back to the locker room.  Kirk Herbstreit was harping on this at the end of the game, and for once I actually agreed with him.

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Why would Oregon have been left out? They were the number two seed. Wouldn't they have played Alabama (number 1) in the old BCS?

 

FSU would've been No. 1 because it was undefeated. And the BCS always propelled undefeated teams from the big conferences to the very top.

 

Alabama would've been No. 2 because it was the best 1-loss team, and "best" = from the SEC.

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The "pundits" can can it about the disrespect to Jameis Winston that the Oregon players gave him.  I don't see any reason Jameis Winston deserves respect.

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Jim Harbaugh is back on Twitter, as college coaches HAVE to be on Twitter (unlike NFL coaches).

 

https://twitter.com/CoachJim4UM

 

I followed him on Twitter when he was at Stanford. He was amazing!

 

Here are some of his best tweets:

 

http://blog.sfgate.com/thebigevent/2012/08/24/more-than-a-fad-the-tweets-of-jim-harbaugh/

 

 

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So, are only the "New Year's Six" games allowed to be entertaining? Unless K-State has a Michigan State-like comeback in it's arsenal.

 

 

Jim Harbaugh is back on Twitter, as college coaches HAVE to be on Twitter (unlike NFL coaches).

 

Seriously? I had no idea.

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I would say I was surprised that Pitt choked it away against Houston...but I can't, because Pitt has a history of choking.  Still, there's no excuse for blowing a 31-6 lead.

 

Speaking of choking, UCLA almost did just that against Kansas State.

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College coaches don't have to be on twitter. I'm guessing nowandlater was joking.

The Finebaum show today was hilarious. The SECSEC folks have lost their damn minds.

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I may be the only gambling degenerate on this forum but if you want a more accurate picture of a game follow the betting markets and point differentials.These pundits are blathering morons that literally drain the souls of their viewers.

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I would say I was surprised that Pitt choked it away against Houston...but I can't, because Pitt has a history of choking.  Still, there's no excuse for blowing a 31-6 lead.

 

Speaking of choking, UCLA almost did just that against Kansas State.

 

Technically, we Pitt fans call it "Pitting" 

 

Too many bowl games in domes.

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That UW Huskies game was a horror.  Clearly, Oklahoma just wanted it more.  Hard day to be a Husky fan.  I'm just grateful we were able to make a second half of it, and end the game with a respectable score.

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The Rose Bowl has always started at that time...I think it's so that the earlier games can be totally done. Maybe they should move the early games earlier?

Next year, I believe, the playoffs will be on New Year's Eve, which is odd because a lot of people don't have that day off. Hopefully those games will be over before midnight, but I'm sure ratings are going to suffer.

Rose Bowl is a few hours after the Rose Parade. Both bands from the Bowl teams participate in the parade as do the cheerleaders.

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College coaches don't have to be on twitter. I'm guessing nowandlater was joking.

The Finebaum show today was hilarious. The SECSEC folks have lost their damn minds.

 

I meant to listen, I wondered if Phyllis called in.

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