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Posted on 01/03/2006 8:36:04 PM PST by BurbankKarlEdited 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.
A helicopter made an emergency landing on the Rose Bowl playing field.
Yep. This was a rare case of recruiting being able to overcome inferior coaching.
They have got to improve that defense.
We're champs! Sore losers can kiss my you-know-where
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.
on FOX11 now....
the FOX11 helo made an emergency landing....there was smoke or fire on board.
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
Excellent graphic. Going into my favorites. Great game!
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.
Amen. And no doubt USC then suffered disconbobulation.
/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.
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...
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).
Congrats to Texas!
Almost as sweet as beating USC, is the sound of disappointment in Keith Jackson's voice.
That about sums it up.
I'd like to see a complete overhaul, integrating the traditional bowls into an 8-team playoff system.
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.
"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.
"If somebody doesn't do something USC is going to lose".
He sounded really upset.
Leinart is a whiner. I thought his post-game comments were classless.
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.
Seriously, the officials didn't call USC for crap.
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.
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.
The smoke indicator light might have a problem.
The helicopter will sit there until it is cleared to
fly back to base.
Well, that last one wasn't THAT good a game.
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
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.
I agree, serious holding by USC all night and no flags.
I dunno. I was just fixed on the USC boosting of Keith Jackson.
Yup. The first half they had Leinart dead. Second half the officials greenlighted degenerate holding by the USC O line.
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.
I disagree... I would take a Pocket passer (Peyton Manning) over a running QB(Michael Vick, Vince Young) anyday.
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.
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.....
Long time no chat
I hope all is well with you and yours :)
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.
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.
I agree with that he sounded like spoiled little brat! :P
"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.
Seriously, the PAC 10 is a stunningly weak conference and all they get is the benefit of every doubt.
Of course he'll return. Why take a pay cut early?
Sorry, couldn't resist.
i agree 100# :)
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.
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.
Young should go to the NFL-- risking injury for a Heisman is dopey. Go to the big show and get paid... life is unpredictable...
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