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**Ladies and Gentlemen...it's the FR College Football 2007-08 Bowl Games Thread**

Posted on 12/19/2007 1:19:19 PM PST by GOP_Raider

It's the most wonderful time of the year...With my Utes winning bowl games and BYU losing so I'll be of good cheer...it's the most wonderful time of the year...

--Ow! Tomatoes hurt you know. Sheesh...

During the regular season, I would normally do my fancy and mildly humorous graphical elements and those of you who would like me to feature their school's games, I would oblige. However, since we've got miles to go before we sleep, I'll re-ping the list as we go along and include said graphics. Sound like a deal? Excellent.

Tomorrow the fun will begin. (For me, at least). :)


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: bowlgames; collegefootball
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
TOUCHDOWN GATORS!

Florida 35 Michigan 31 5:49 left.

Turnovers are the story so far - two Mike Hart fumbles on the Florida 1 yard line, and now Henne throws an interception that leads to the Florida go ahead TD.

551 posted on 01/01/2008 1:36:19 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: commish

Texas Tech trying to mount a comeback in the Gator Bowl. Now Virginia 28 TT 21 3 Min left.


552 posted on 01/01/2008 1:40:26 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: commish

Michigan receivers are playing a great game.


553 posted on 01/01/2008 1:40:29 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: commish

FL just did another touchdown. The Gators are a team that does not want to die trying to win, they want to win. Also I check in from time to time with the FL Gators because a brother, in his freshman year, who is UConn’s D.J. Hernandez’s younger brother from Bristol, CT plays for the Gators.


554 posted on 01/01/2008 1:41:50 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: commish
TOUCHDOWN MICHIGAN!!! WHAT A GAME!

4:12 left Michigan 38 Florida 35. This might come down to whoever has the ball last.

555 posted on 01/01/2008 1:42:01 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: commish

Michigan is a tough fighting team.


556 posted on 01/01/2008 1:43:08 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: commish

Yep.


557 posted on 01/01/2008 1:43:34 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: commish

Speed is going to be a factor in Hawaii’s favor. Georgia will need to have a running game or it is all over.


558 posted on 01/01/2008 1:45:59 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: Biggirl

FUMBLE Virginia on thier own 5 - Texas tech recovers. WOW! Virginia has totally controlled this game and now Tech is 5 yeards from tying it.


559 posted on 01/01/2008 1:46:43 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: commish

Florida gives the ball up on thier own 25 after going for it on 4th down. THAT WAS A STUPID CALL BY MEYER!


560 posted on 01/01/2008 1:48:20 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: commish

TD Texas Tech. One of thier lineman is seriouslyinjured on the play however — badly broken leg.


561 posted on 01/01/2008 1:49:34 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: commish

Florida Defense comes up Big, forces Michigan to take a 42 yd FG attempt.


562 posted on 01/01/2008 1:52:19 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: commish

FG good — Michigan 41 Florida 35 2:21 left.


563 posted on 01/01/2008 1:53:26 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: Biggirl

It looks like Michigan watched a lot of the Georgia-Florida film -— Georgia pressured Tebow up the middle all day and totally dominated him and Michigan is now doing the same thing.


564 posted on 01/01/2008 1:57:48 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: commish

Michigan just showed everyone how to defense Tebow, he is nothing when he has to make quick decisions under pressure. The kid is a great running back who can throw as long as he doesn’t have to think. Next year Tebow will have NOWHERE near the stats he had this year, and will be lucky to make it as a FB in the NFL.


565 posted on 01/01/2008 2:01:54 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: commish

Texas Tech at the Virginia 35 with 25 Seconds left.


566 posted on 01/01/2008 2:03:09 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: All

Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu’ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan
the leaders and best
Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu’ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan,
the champions of the West!


567 posted on 01/01/2008 2:04:29 PM PST by dakine
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To: commish
What a comeback - TExas Tech 41 yard fg with 3 seconds left.

Score was Virginia 28 Texas Tech 14 with 3:31 LEFT IN THE GAME

Now Texas Tech 31 Virginia 28.

568 posted on 01/01/2008 2:08:02 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: commish

Yep, the Heisman Jinx strikes yet again.

Please, don’t let Tebow win the Heisman next year. I want to win the bowl game.

And please Urban, find some players who know how to play defense.


569 posted on 01/01/2008 2:08:15 PM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: commish

But remember this was Tebow’s second year. Like UConn, Florida should consider this a learning moment for the returning players. Plus also Florida should not had done that dance in the middle of the field. That got Michigan really hot and they showed Florida a lesson or two in humility. Michigan had to pratice it for the last few years. At least for Carr, he can go out with his head held up high adding the seniors. :)


570 posted on 01/01/2008 2:08:58 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: commish

Wow, Virgina could be next to eat humble pie.


571 posted on 01/01/2008 2:09:47 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: dakine

U of Michigan- 23-5-1 against the SEC and 7-3 against them in bowl games.

Go Blue.


572 posted on 01/01/2008 2:10:23 PM PST by socal_parrot
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To: dfwgator

Well, join the club, dfwgator, of teams that should have won bowl games but did not, for me, UConn Huskies this past Saturday, for your Gators, today. Oh well.


573 posted on 01/01/2008 2:12:15 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: GOP_Raider

Tech Wins!!!!!!!! What a game. I had given up.


574 posted on 01/01/2008 2:13:36 PM PST by neodad (USS Wabash (AOR 5) The Wabash Cannonball)
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To: dakine

This bowl game could be a preview of the upcoming bowl championship, with OSU vs. LSU. OSU could pull a suprise victory also against the Tigers.


575 posted on 01/01/2008 2:14:09 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: Biggirl
Florida should consider this a learning moment for the returning players.

A lot of those defensive players don't deserve to return. They should walk back home to Gainesville and pack their things after their disgraceful performance.

576 posted on 01/01/2008 2:21:42 PM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: dfwgator

If UM/UF is any indication of how the BCS title game goes, shock may be my reaction.
No way did I think 975 yards of offense, or that UM would have 575 of them!
Anyone watch the hockey! That was fun to watch!


577 posted on 01/01/2008 2:24:05 PM PST by cleveland gop (OSU/LSU BCS Championship 2008! GO BUCKS!)
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To: GOP_Raider

And let us see the ass kicking off Illinois commence. Of course, one wonders why the hell Illinois is in the game in the first place, but hey, tradition.

Yea for tradition.

Yea.

Sigh....


578 posted on 01/01/2008 2:25:17 PM PST by Nate505
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To: Biggirl

Why should the gators have won? Michigan totally outplayed them. If Michigan hadn’t turned the ball over four times it would have been a rout.


579 posted on 01/01/2008 2:25:57 PM PST by andrew2527
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To: Nate505

Well thank the crazy college football season we had for why the Rose Bowl has this crazy mismatch.


580 posted on 01/01/2008 2:29:04 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: andrew2527

Well Florida had some opportunities to win and they blew it bigtime.


581 posted on 01/01/2008 2:29:42 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: Biggirl

And Michigan had opportunities to blow them out but blew them as well.


582 posted on 01/01/2008 2:30:58 PM PST by andrew2527
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To: cleveland gop

A little bit of the outside hockey, it should be done more because the NHL should have this once or twice during the regular season.


583 posted on 01/01/2008 2:31:16 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: cleveland gop

UM could take down UF, then OSU has a good shot of taking down LSU.


584 posted on 01/01/2008 2:32:44 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: socal_parrot
Today was an embaressment for the SEC.
585 posted on 01/01/2008 2:36:12 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: Nate505

Yippie. 14-0 with about 7 minutes to go in the first quarter. But once again, we needed this matchup because of TRADITION!

I demand more TRADITION in college football next year!


586 posted on 01/01/2008 2:36:15 PM PST by Nate505
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To: Biggirl
and once again a SELFISH SHOWOFF costs his team 15 yards on the kickoff.

I know this is mean, but I hope one of these showboats seriously injures a knee or ankle doing one of those stupid "Everyone look at me I scired a TD" flips. Act like you have been to the endzone before you selfish little creep!!!!!!

587 posted on 01/01/2008 2:36:28 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: andrew2527

Int. ILL, then trickery by USC puts them up 14-0. This could get ugly really fast.


588 posted on 01/01/2008 2:38:46 PM PST by cleveland gop (OSU/LSU BCS Championship 2008! GO BUCKS!)
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To: commish

....Or better yet, since Michigan is going to be coached by Richard Rodregrez, the former head coach of UWV, expect what was seen today by Michigan to become the rule. BTW, speaking about the Mountaineers, it will be interesting tommorrow night when they play in the Fiesta Bowl. With the team having been in such turmoil the last few weeks, I do hope they can pull off a victory on the field.


589 posted on 01/01/2008 2:40:12 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: cleveland gop

This game was ugly when the made the matchup. How the Big 10 got two teams to major bowls is beyond comprehension. The Big 10 was one big pile of suck this year.


590 posted on 01/01/2008 2:40:46 PM PST by Nate505
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To: Nate505

Well one of those Big 10 pulled off a win today against last year’s bowl champion. So for the Big 10, there is hope.


591 posted on 01/01/2008 2:42:05 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: Biggirl

I have the feeling WVU will be in the same boat as Arkansas today. Arkansas lost thier coach and entire staff after the season, and it showed today — the team was totally lost as to what to do.


592 posted on 01/01/2008 2:42:53 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: Biggirl

Yeah, but these lesser bowl games don’t mean much. I can’t count the number of times a higher ranked team lost to a lower ranked team because the higher ranked one just didn’t care. But I guess winning the prestegious Champs Sports Bowl is a great accomplishment.


593 posted on 01/01/2008 2:44:26 PM PST by Nate505
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To: dfwgator

Hang in there, next season will be here before you it.


594 posted on 01/01/2008 2:44:27 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: Nate505

I’m still walking around saying, “Illinois?”

People across the country are changing the channel in the 1st Qtr. What the heck, BCS people?


595 posted on 01/01/2008 2:45:30 PM PST by RabidBartender (Al-Qaeda doesn't need an intelligence network. They have the U.S. media.)
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To: Nate505

Well this is the BCS for you. Set up this way so we can demand more.


596 posted on 01/01/2008 2:45:55 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: dfwgator

I never thought I’d see Harvin run down from behind. Bet his ego took out hit.


597 posted on 01/01/2008 2:46:27 PM PST by Dysart
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To: Biggirl

Florida was tied for 4th in the SEC. Michigan was tied for 2nd in the Big 10. Who cares what a team did last year?

As for the National Championship game, I’m still trying to figure out how the teams were chosen. I was shocked as can be that Ohio State lost last year except that there is the Heisman curse that seems to have an effect on Heisman winners. Ohio State should win this year’s game if we go by their record. But this has been a very strange year. I won’t bet either way.


598 posted on 01/01/2008 2:53:31 PM PST by petitfour
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To: RabidBartender
This would be the official reason we are seeing Illinois:

"Illinois presented the tradition of the Big Ten-Pac-10, and wanting to stick with that tradition when we can was really the primary decision,'' said CL Keedy, president of the Tournament of Roses Association

Screw the idea of having a good game. We want, nay demand, tradition!

599 posted on 01/01/2008 2:54:44 PM PST by Nate505
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To: Biggirl

Heh. This just adds more fuel for my already white hot hatred of the BCS and the lack of a college football playoff.


600 posted on 01/01/2008 2:55:36 PM PST by Nate505
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