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Rose Bowl Live Thread
1/4/05 | me

Posted on 01/03/2006 8:36:04 PM PST by BurbankKarl

Edited on 01/04/2006 2:22:49 PM PST by Lead Moderator. [history]

On January 4, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. (PST) the Rose Bowl Game will host the BCS National Championship, between USC and Texas once again showcasing the best of collegiate football in "The Granddaddy of Them All."® The Rose Bowl will be broadcast exclusively on ABC and on ESPN radio.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: California; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bcs; bowlgames; collegefootball; football; hookemhorns; longhorns; nationalchampionship; ncaa; pasadena; rosebowl; sports; texas; texasgetsowned; texaswillkillusc; trojans; usc; uscgetsowned; uscwasp0wned
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To: BurbankKarl

A helicopter made an emergency landing on the Rose Bowl playing field.


3,201 posted on 01/04/2006 10:45:09 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: JCEccles

Yep. This was a rare case of recruiting being able to overcome inferior coaching.

They have got to improve that defense.


3,202 posted on 01/04/2006 10:45:40 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Echo Talon

We're champs! Sore losers can kiss my you-know-where


3,203 posted on 01/04/2006 10:46:18 PM PST by Flightdeck (Longhorns+January=Rose Bowl Repeat)
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To: BurbankKarl
Vince Young has the poise of a seasoned pro, looked like a man playing among little boys. He won the game in spite of Mack Brown doing his level best to keep him in check. No reason they should have gone for that first half field goal when Vince was moving the ball at will. USC had no answer for him, and that stupid kick just took the ball out of VINCE's hands.

PC made a decent call going for it a mid-field. A punt gives the ball the VINCE THE FREAKING MAN with plenty of time to work. LenDale White, once past the O line, had been advancing the ball relentlessly against the undersized speedsters in UT's backfield. UT made the stop when they absolutely had to.

3,204 posted on 01/04/2006 10:46:50 PM PST by TEEHEE
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To: BurbankKarl; lainie; bd476; Cindy

on FOX11 now....

the FOX11 helo made an emergency landing....there was smoke or fire on board.


3,205 posted on 01/04/2006 10:47:11 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: Flightdeck

Im so happy for Texas! Im not a Texas fan just a Football fan.
My teams are Notre Dame and Purdue. Bears and Colts :P


3,206 posted on 01/04/2006 10:47:34 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: potlatch

Excellent graphic. Going into my favorites. Great game!


3,207 posted on 01/04/2006 10:47:38 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Yep, but as a very disappointed AU fan (embarrassing performance) I have a great appreciation for the D Kines put together.

You shouldn't be disapointed - non-championship bowl games are meaningless. Some teams take them more seriously and some teams go out and party all week. I think that Auburn just got home from the bar moments before playing the game.

You guys were probably the best team in the SEC at the end of the year. I don't like Tubberville's personality - he seems to rub a lot of people the wrong way but he can coach players up.

You guys could easily be a top 5 team next year as well.

3,208 posted on 01/04/2006 10:47:41 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: hayseed
USC went into that game with a big chip on their shoulder and thought they showboat and still come away with the win. They never ran into someone of VY's caliber before. He was unbelievable, and I'm a Sooner fan.

Amen. And no doubt USC then suffered disconbobulation.

3,209 posted on 01/04/2006 10:47:45 PM PST by Hattie
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To: JCEccles

/i I was living and working in Europe at the time. Was it Spurrier who got spanked? If so, it couldn't have happened to a more deserving guy. /i

yes, Spurrier was handed his head. The fool had his Heisman QB run plays from an empty backfield. The Black Shirts had him (and them) for lunch the whole game.

This game tonight was a truly a classic. There have been several others recently:

'79 #1 Georgia vs #2 PennState
'96 the aforementioned #1 Neb vs #2 Fla = blowout by Nebraska
'2001 - #1 Miami vs #2 Nebraska = blowout by Miami.
'2004 #1 USC vs #2 Oklahoma = blowout by USC.


3,210 posted on 01/04/2006 10:48:33 PM PST by WesG
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To: Dashing Dasher

We got plenty of runways over here for you to use;)

Did you know that God is a Longhorn?

That's why the sunset is burnt orange...


3,211 posted on 01/04/2006 10:48:54 PM PST by ChefKeith (Flies,fleas,ants,ticks,cockroaches,lawyers,judges & politicians All the same. Useless!!!)
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To: JeffAtlanta

Get Shula an offensive coordinator and some receivers who can catch the ball and the Iron Bowl will, more often than not, be for the SEC West (as it should be).


3,212 posted on 01/04/2006 10:50:10 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (It is easy to call for a pi$$ing contest when you aren't going to be in the line of fire.)
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To: ChefKeith

Congrats to Texas!

Almost as sweet as beating USC, is the sound of disappointment in Keith Jackson's voice.


3,213 posted on 01/04/2006 10:51:51 PM PST by guinnessman
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Until there is a playoff, its all just figure skating.

That about sums it up.

I'd like to see a complete overhaul, integrating the traditional bowls into an 8-team playoff system.

3,214 posted on 01/04/2006 10:52:17 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: hayseed

There has got to be something said for the genius that black young men have brought to pro sports-- It is staggering how at the top of his game physically and Mentally Vince Young is. I fear the feminiztion that many white mothers force on their boys is going to mean the death of the white athlete.


3,215 posted on 01/04/2006 10:53:05 PM PST by faithincowboys
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To: SShultz460
Actually, there was a penalty for block in the back against USC... not sure about holding, but they did get called on "incidental" face-mask (although it was clearly not "incidental"---never mind, it still gave us 5 yards we needed for 1st Down).

HOOK 'EM

3,216 posted on 01/04/2006 10:53:24 PM PST by austinTparty
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To: Echo Talon

"My teams are Notre Dame and Purdue."

My whole family went to Notre Dame, but I went to Texas. I've been an ND fan since the womb. Great year, but crappy ending; ND didn't have the talent to match up with Homes, Ginn, and Smith.


3,217 posted on 01/04/2006 10:53:29 PM PST by Flightdeck (Longhorns+January=Rose Bowl Repeat)
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To: guinnessman
On Texas's final drive, I thought I heard ole Keith say...

"If somebody doesn't do something USC is going to lose".

He sounded really upset.

3,218 posted on 01/04/2006 10:53:54 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (It is easy to call for a pi$$ing contest when you aren't going to be in the line of fire.)
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To: cspackler

Leinart is a whiner. I thought his post-game comments were classless.


3,219 posted on 01/04/2006 10:54:18 PM PST by faithincowboys
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To: gov_bean_ counter; All

You're right. Keith Jackson was a partisan hack in the booth tonight. Why didn't they just have Matt Leinart's Dad call the game.


3,220 posted on 01/04/2006 10:55:21 PM PST by faithincowboys
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To: austinTparty

Seriously, the officials didn't call USC for crap.


3,221 posted on 01/04/2006 10:55:55 PM PST by faithincowboys
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To: JeffAtlanta

That 1992 Bama team had a underated offense with a solid QB in Barker, RB Lassic and solid O-line. This year's offense was terrible with a Weak o-line. UT and Auburn collected nearly 18 sacks.


3,222 posted on 01/04/2006 10:56:16 PM PST by DarthVader (Do something positive for America today: Insult an America hating leftie.)
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To: Palmetto

Tigers rule is my handle. The poll is still on but he was awarded the honor in a later photoshop. I won't post links because it's a subcription site.


3,223 posted on 01/04/2006 10:56:30 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: BurbankKarl

The smoke indicator light might have a problem.
The helicopter will sit there until it is cleared to
fly back to base.


3,224 posted on 01/04/2006 10:56:59 PM PST by Cindy
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To: WesG

Well, that last one wasn't THAT good a game.


3,225 posted on 01/04/2006 10:57:15 PM PST by Rte66
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To: faithincowboys
Was it just me or did the sound not match the movements of the commentator's mouths. That part was sorta like bad Japanese kung foo movies.
3,226 posted on 01/04/2006 10:59:08 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (It is easy to call for a pi$$ing contest when you aren't going to be in the line of fire.)
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To: Flightdeck
My whole family went to Notre Dame, but I went to Texas. I've been an ND fan since the womb. Great year, but crappy ending; ND didn't have the talent to match up with Homes, Ginn, and Smith.

I didn't go to either school just a Hoosier. :) ND was only supposed to win 4-5 game this year so... They did better than what was expected of them and Charlie got the big $ for the school. And all the other teams better be on notice for ND next year! :D

3,227 posted on 01/04/2006 10:59:22 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: gov_bean_ counter
He sounded really upset.

There has been a real love affair with USC the last three years. No one even realizes that LSU and Auburn even exist. I think this love affair even goes beyond that the Notre Dame has traditionally enjoyed (i.e. losing a game and moving up in the polls).

This puzzles me as I don't remember it being that way during USC's earlier glory years.

I've always liked USC but it has just been sickening how this lovefest has gone.

3,228 posted on 01/04/2006 10:59:33 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: faithincowboys
Seriously, the officials didn't call USC for crap.

I agree, serious holding by USC all night and no flags.

3,229 posted on 01/04/2006 11:00:25 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I dunno. I was just fixed on the USC boosting of Keith Jackson.


3,230 posted on 01/04/2006 11:00:53 PM PST by faithincowboys
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To: Echo Talon

Yup. The first half they had Leinart dead. Second half the officials greenlighted degenerate holding by the USC O line.


3,231 posted on 01/04/2006 11:01:53 PM PST by faithincowboys
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To: JeffAtlanta

Maybe it's the Hollywood glitz. There was more talk this year about who was going to be at the game than I have ever heard.


3,232 posted on 01/04/2006 11:02:06 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (It is easy to call for a pi$$ing contest when you aren't going to be in the line of fire.)
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To: faithincowboys
I fear the feminiztion that many white mothers force on their boys is going to mean the death of the white athlete.

I disagree... I would take a Pocket passer (Peyton Manning) over a running QB(Michael Vick, Vince Young) anyday.

3,233 posted on 01/04/2006 11:02:16 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: DarthVader
That 1992 Bama team had a underated offense with a solid QB in Barker, RB Lassic and solid O-line. This year's offense was terrible with a Weak o-line. UT and Auburn collected nearly 18 sacks.

Totally agree - Alabama's offense is one of the worst I ever seen in Div-1. That is why I pointed out that Alabama's defensive unit had to perform under enourmous pressure and was still ranked in the top 2 or 3. It's impressive to have such a ranking when your offense keeps you on the field the whole game.

3,234 posted on 01/04/2006 11:02:19 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: andie74
I was a little miffed that it wasn't 15 yards.

Oh I agree, just a first down when is should have been 4th and 5 was cutting it way too close.

I guess when the refs change the out come of a game its okay when your on the reciving end.

Still you have to wonder what the outcome would have been without all the freebies for Texas.....

3,235 posted on 01/04/2006 11:02:21 PM PST by glasseye
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To: austinTparty

Long time no chat

I hope all is well with you and yours :)


3,236 posted on 01/04/2006 11:02:25 PM PST by SShultz460
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To: faithincowboys

I couldn't agree with you more on posts 3219,3220, and 3221. Jackson and Fouts made me sick (did you hear Jackson say the interception reversal was a bad call!!?!) and Leinart and Bush realized what a real Heisman performance is.


3,237 posted on 01/04/2006 11:02:32 PM PST by Flightdeck (Longhorns+January=Rose Bowl Repeat)
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To: ChefKeith

But, but, but ... I always heard that the Man pacing the sidelines at the football game in Heaven with the BS on the back of his jacket was God, who thought He was Barry Switzer. Can that same God be a Longhorn? I think not.


3,238 posted on 01/04/2006 11:03:03 PM PST by Rte66
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To: faithincowboys
Leinart is a whiner. I thought his post-game comments were classless.

I agree with that he sounded like spoiled little brat! :P

3,239 posted on 01/04/2006 11:03:03 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: glasseye
Still you have to wonder what the outcome would have been without all the freebies for Texas.....

What freebies?

3,240 posted on 01/04/2006 11:03:37 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: glasseye

"Still you have to wonder what the outcome would have been without all the freebies for Texas....."

HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! freebies for TEXAS? That's rich. You must not watch much football if you thought the refs were anything but on USC's nuts the whole game. I counted about seven no-calls that were drive-crucial.


3,241 posted on 01/04/2006 11:04:13 PM PST by Flightdeck (Longhorns+January=Rose Bowl Repeat)
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To: JeffAtlanta

Seriously, the PAC 10 is a stunningly weak conference and all they get is the benefit of every doubt.


3,242 posted on 01/04/2006 11:04:17 PM PST by faithincowboys
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To: Cyclopean Squid
I think Young said "We'll be Baaack..." again. He declared his intention to return to UT in the past. I would think he'd have to give going pro serious consideration, but maybe he'll pull another Leinart and return to college.

Of course he'll return. Why take a pay cut early?

Sorry, couldn't resist.

3,243 posted on 01/04/2006 11:05:18 PM PST by Entrepreneur
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To: over3Owithabrain
Matt Leinart is the second coming of Cade McNown.
Why is it he stayed in college one more year?
Horns had an interception not called, so the whiners from SO CAL need to accept the sugar...IT'S OVER!
Yes, Carroll was classy, Leinart a baby.
3,244 posted on 01/04/2006 11:05:50 PM PST by harbinger of doom (Detroit Lions: The place where coaches go to bury their career...and apparently, quarterbacks.)
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To: harbinger of doom

i agree 100# :)


3,245 posted on 01/04/2006 11:07:31 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Flightdeck

Seriously... at 16-7, UT intercepted Leinart for the second time (the ground can't cause a fumble)... yet the refs gave Sc a do over. As far as I'm concerned, the booth buddies, the refs, the guy with the clock are little different than the team that officiated the USSr v USA baskeetball game in Munich.


3,246 posted on 01/04/2006 11:07:55 PM PST by faithincowboys
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Yep. This was a rare case of recruiting being able to overcome inferior coaching.

I'm glad the Horns won but I think Mack Brown is Barry Switzer without the charm, charisma, and criminal record. Great recruiter but average coach. Strategic game plan: recruit Vince Young and give him the ball.

3,247 posted on 01/04/2006 11:08:08 PM PST by Maynerd
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To: Entrepreneur

Probably right


3,248 posted on 01/04/2006 11:08:43 PM PST by Rte66
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To: Entrepreneur

Young should go to the NFL-- risking injury for a Heisman is dopey. Go to the big show and get paid... life is unpredictable...


3,249 posted on 01/04/2006 11:09:03 PM PST by faithincowboys
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To: faithincowboys

How about the guy with the clock at the end of the game not stopping the clock when the reciever ran out of bounds! :D


3,250 posted on 01/04/2006 11:09:10 PM PST by Echo Talon
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