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UCLA Will Play Illinois In Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
CBS) ^ | December 4, 2011 5:27 PM

Posted on 12/05/2011 12:34:03 PM PST by BenLurkin

The UCLA Bruins will play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco on December 31st against the University of Illinois.

Both schools are coming off seasons in which they fired their head coach. The Illini dropped their last six games of the season after getting off to a 6-0 start, which cost Ron Zook his job.

The Bruins basketball team will also be in the bay area playing at California on December 31st.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: fighthungerbowl; ucla
Soembody please explain to me how a team (UCLA) that gives up 50 points one week and then 49 points the next, in back to back losing efforsts, can be considered for even a minor Bowl Game?
1 posted on 12/05/2011 12:34:08 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

Seriously?? Oh, brother.

2 posted on 12/05/2011 12:35:41 PM PST by Obadiah (Obama's America: My Own Private Venezuela)
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To: BenLurkin
Because they have six wins which makes them bowl eligible.
3 posted on 12/05/2011 12:40:33 PM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: BenLurkin

U Clowns Lose Again


4 posted on 12/05/2011 12:40:38 PM PST by Cosmo105
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To: BenLurkin

Just wayyyy too many bowl games.. there shouldn’t be more than 10 bowl games ever. a bowl is supposed to be special.


5 posted on 12/05/2011 12:41:44 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: BenLurkin

They should call it the “Lame Duck Coach Bowl.”


6 posted on 12/05/2011 12:43:05 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin
Soembody please explain to me how a team (UCLA) that gives up 50 points one week and then 49 points the next

Because they're improving?

7 posted on 12/05/2011 12:43:30 PM PST by So Cal Rocket (Task 1: Accomplished, Task 2: Hold them Accountable!)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

How the Gators are even in a bowl game this year, is a joke. Ohio State will murder them.


8 posted on 12/05/2011 12:44:28 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

No need to worry, UCLA will win this game. Illinois football is pretty pathetic right now.


9 posted on 12/05/2011 12:44:50 PM PST by BobinIL
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To: bjorn14

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/algoof.wav


10 posted on 12/05/2011 12:45:53 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BobinIL
Illinois football is pretty pathetic right now.

They're getting "better and better."

Actually I would welcome Zook back to Gainesville as an assistant, he was a good recruiter while he was here, just not head coach material.

11 posted on 12/05/2011 12:46:13 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Obadiah
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

Being a purveyor of mostly starchy, fatty, processed food products, it does seem ridiculous and self-serving, doesn't it?

12 posted on 12/05/2011 12:49:21 PM PST by PGR88
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To: So Cal Rocket

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/heyho.wav


13 posted on 12/05/2011 12:50:08 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: PGR88

Kraft Mac & Cheese Bowl


14 posted on 12/05/2011 12:56:22 PM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: A. Morgan

Who’s playing in the Poulan Weedeater Bowl this year?


15 posted on 12/05/2011 12:57:22 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: So Cal Rocket

LOL!


16 posted on 12/05/2011 12:57:28 PM PST by drew
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To: So Cal Rocket

Well played, sir/madam!


17 posted on 12/05/2011 12:58:12 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

We might as well have one more:

I propose the Unilever 2000 Flushes Toilet Bowl, featuring the 2 WORST teams in College Football. Loser gets moved down to the FCS (I-AA).

Nominees are:
Florida Atlantic (1-11)
New Mexico (1-11)
Akron (1-11)
Indiana (1-11)

This game and drama would get more ratings than the Sugar Bowl!


18 posted on 12/05/2011 12:59:05 PM PST by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Somebody please explain to me how a team (UCLA) that gives up 50 points one week...can be considered for even a minor Bowl Game?

I have noticed in recent years that a number of the mid-tier bowl games are doing their invites in a regional manner. They want fans in the seats. I suspect that a lot of the people buying tickets for this game will be UCLA alumni living out on the West Coast.


19 posted on 12/05/2011 12:59:23 PM PST by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: Obadiah

LOL. Also known as the Pander Bowl.


20 posted on 12/05/2011 1:00:41 PM PST by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: BenLurkin

The whole bowl system is a joke. Alabama vs. LSU; again? Give LSU the title now since they already beat Alabama in the “Game of the Century.”


21 posted on 12/05/2011 1:01:10 PM PST by drew
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To: MplsSteve

You are probably correct, and I suspect that Bowl sponsors want to make sure that one or both teams are in a major television market as well.


22 posted on 12/05/2011 1:01:47 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: dfwgator
How the Gators are even in a bowl game this year, is a joke. Ohio State will murder them.

<Fist pumps 5 years too late>YES!

23 posted on 12/05/2011 1:03:55 PM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: GreenAccord

And OSU’s new head coach has a lot to do with the sorry state the Gators are in right now....all I’m saying is “Beware”, you’re not getting the guy you think you’re getting.


24 posted on 12/05/2011 1:07:31 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: parksstp
"This game and drama would get more ratings than the Sugar Bowl!"

Bet it would considering the Sugar Bowl will have VT and Mich., boring everyone to death.

A must miss!

25 posted on 12/05/2011 1:10:01 PM PST by VicVega (LSU is with out a doubt the #1 team in the nation. GEAUX TIGERS)
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To: BenLurkin

26 posted on 12/05/2011 1:11:39 PM PST by pogo101
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To: dfwgator
Now wait. Even though Florida had a down year, it's Ohio State...

In a bowl game...

Against an SEC team.

27 posted on 12/05/2011 1:11:42 PM PST by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: tnlibertarian

Did you watch our game against FSU? Even the 0-10-1 1979 team didn’t look that pathetic.


28 posted on 12/05/2011 1:13:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: So Cal Rocket

LOL!


29 posted on 12/05/2011 1:19:55 PM PST by spankalib (The Marx-in-the-Parks crowd is a basement skunkworks operation of the AFL-CIO)
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To: tnlibertarian

“Now wait. Even though Florida had a down year, it’s Ohio State...
In a bowl game...

Against an SEC team.”

Sad but true. I believe the Bucks are 1 and 8 in bowl games against the SEC.


30 posted on 12/05/2011 1:24:24 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Mittt Romney - he lacks the courage of his absence of convictions .)
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To: BenLurkin
"Soembody please explain to me how a team (UCLA) that gives up 50 points one week and then 49 points the next, in back to back losing efforsts, can be considered for even a minor Bowl Game? "

If by some fluke they had beaten Oregon this past weekend, UCLA would have been in the Rose Bowl (with a 7-6 record).

31 posted on 12/05/2011 1:27:47 PM PST by RabidBartender (The above statement is not meant to be offensive to women. Please don't whine and have me banned.)
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To: dfwgator
Did you watch our game against FSU?

I watched part of it. Yeah, your guys looked pretty bad. And I know bad football; I watched enough of it this year.

32 posted on 12/05/2011 1:29:56 PM PST by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: tnlibertarian

Yep, I have this image of a Florida fan and Tennessee fan sitting at the bar wondering to each other, “Where did it all go so wrong?”


33 posted on 12/05/2011 1:32:34 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/college/football/view/20111205unc_faces_missouri_in_independence_bowl/srvc=sports&position=also


34 posted on 12/05/2011 2:03:25 PM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: dfwgator

Weedwhacker Bow


35 posted on 12/05/2011 2:04:59 PM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: dfwgator
And OSU’s new head coach has a lot to do with the sorry state the Gators are in right now....all I’m saying is “Beware”, you’re not getting the guy you think you’re getting.

Well, there's no way OSU would have been as sorry as it played if Tressel had still been around. I think the same holds true for FL. I'm not saying they'd have vied for the title, just that they'd have been a much more competitive team. Well, that and Muschamp would not have been my choice.

36 posted on 12/05/2011 3:51:02 PM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: MplsSteve

To say nothing of all the Illini out west!

Used to be one of them. And I still sometimes attend an annual reunion of my high school, in Freeptown.

The high school is in suburban Chicago, btw.


37 posted on 12/05/2011 4:49:40 PM PST by Erasmus
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