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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.
that looks about right.
I don't know about ranking WVU up that high to start with, and historically #3 teams in the preseason (see Florida) tend to suck, or at least, not live up to expectations......
Oh in that case I dont care where they end up put them dead last for all I care the season is over...
LSU won the Rose Bowl.
p.s. Nice win vs TT in the Cotton!
Think I see a little sniper dude up there.
"USC came much closer to losing that game than LSU"
You sir, are a clown, as evidenced by the above-referenced post, and so many others you soiled this thread with.
How cute! Where in Houston is that? I have 3 brothers living in the Houston area.
That was one GREAT game!
My hearty congratulations to all!
>if . . . if . . . if . . .<
Man, are we still on that? I see now where USC gets its name
University of Spoiled Children
I *think* they said it's at the Southwest Freeway and Edloe. I know it's on Edloe, which is near Buffalo Speedway and is in Greenway Plaza.
Thanks Rte66, my brothers may know about it.
I stole your graphic 'for the future' dixiechick, lol.
Still calling people names huh? It's just football you know.
If you can't control your emotions after your team loses then maybe it it time to pick another form of entertainment.
I get such a laugh out of the glory hunters and fanboys after their team loses. Have some pride in yourself son. Associating yourself with a winning team doesn't make you a "winner" son, you have to do that yourself.
Thanks for the Minuteman pic. I'm descended from a Minuteman from Danvers, who spent 4-19-1775 at Arlington, then served with Washington for most of the rest of the Revolutionary War. I see Danvers had a band in the Rose Bowl Parade. They looked and sounded awesome.
There was bedlam at the University Co-Op trying to buy national championship t-shirts and caps. They had saleswoman standing on tables and shouting shirt sizes to the mob when each new load came off the truck. People would raise their hands and the women would fling a shirt at them (sort of like Vince does). News crews were there too.
I got an official t-shirt like the ones the players wore last night after the game and decided I should not wait around long enough to get one that had the final score on it. Now that I have something to show off at the office, I'll take my time with the extra merchandizing.
BTW, expect ABC to come out with a DVD game replay in about four weeks. They did this with last year's Rose Bowl and it sold quite well.
Go back and read some of your ridiculous posts throughout this thread and then re-read what you just wrote. As I said before, you are a clown.
Indeed! Like the post you sent me when USC scored 70 points on poor Arkansas...
He should also learn from Leinart that things don't always turn out so well upon your return. Leinart looked very shaky in the first half, didn't get the three-peat, didn't go out on a high note. He also probably dropped from being viewed as the best college player to possibly third or fourth.
Thanks for sharing those stories. It was doubtless one of the greatest college football games in history. I still can't belueve the Longhorns are #1.
More Partying, More Arrests at Rose Bowl
Thirty-six people are held. The rise is blamed on extra time available for tailgate gatherings because the parade was not on game day.
January 6, 2006
Prolonged tailgate partying at the Rose Bowl game led to a higher number of arrests and medical calls than in past years, Pasadena authorities said Thursday.
More than 200 paramedic requests were logged before or during Wednesday's game. Police made 36 arrests, primarily for public drunkenness.
"Typically we have a parade and then the game," said Lisa Derderian, spokeswoman for the Pasadena Fire Department, referring to the traditional New Year's Day pairing of the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl. This time, because the parade had been held two days before the game, "people were out there having the tailgate parties for hours," she said.
The busy scene was further enlivened by a postgame emergency helicopter landing near the 50-yard line while thousands of fans were still in the parking lot after the Texas Longhorns' 41-38 victory over the USC Trojans. The KTTV-TV Channel 11 helicopter touched down safely after a cockpit warning light came on.
Derderian did not have figures from previous years but said the number of emergency medical calls was "much higher than if we were to have the parade and the game on the same day."
The Police Department reported that 32 men and four women were taken into custody on suspicion of misdemeanor offenses. Seventeen of the arrests involved public intoxication and nine concerned ticket scalping.
Only 10 arrests were made at last year's game, department spokeswoman Ronnie Nanning said. For about the last 15 years there has been a downward trend in game-related arrests, she added, but "this year's game was different." About 94,000 people attended.
"Considering the number of people in attendance, the number of arrests was very manageable," Cmdr. Chris Vicino said in a statement released by the Police Department.
The Rose Parade, normally held New Year's Day, took place Monday because of a never-on-Sunday rule from the horse-and-buggy days, when officials feared that the event would disrupt church services. Because the Rose Bowl was this season's national championship game, it was the final bowl contest on the schedule and was played two days after most of the traditional New Year's Day games.
Paradegoers who stream into the Rose Bowl for the football game are usually preoccupied with getting to their seats and have little time to party in the parking lot, Derderian said.
"These people had a full day to party and celebrate," Nanning added.
Thirty-eight people were taken to local hospitals. Several had injuries from assaults stemming from alcohol consumption, while others suffered dehydration, chest pains or other maladies requiring a trip to the emergency room.
Many of the 200-plus calls to paramedics were from people needing blood-pressure checks, Band-Aids or minor medication, Derderian said.
With the volume of calls higher than expected, the Fire Department had to summon four extra ambulances to buttress the six initially stationed at the Rose Bowl.
At 10:30 p.m., about an hour after the game ended, the Channel 11 helicopter radioed that a warning light had come on and that the pilot needed to make an emergency landing.
"There was a report of smoke in the cockpit," Derderian said.
The helicopter landed without incident in the middle of the field with about 30 firefighters standing by. The smoke report turned out to be a false alarm, but officials said many people could have been endangered if the problem had been real and had caused the pilot to lose control.
"There were literally thousands of people still leaving the parking lot after the game," Derderian said. A preliminary report indicated that a failed sensor caused the emergency, she said. The Federal Aviation Administration was investigating.
After the game, authorities spent hours checking popular hangouts in nearby Old Pasadena to make sure they did not exceed the legal number of patrons set by fire codes.
"We had many calls of overcrowding at nightspots," Derderian said. "In some locations we had to return several times to count heads, and people had to be told to line up in the street."
Well, not exactly. WR Jarrett is a sophmore. They're losing one (1) starter from their O-line. SC doesn't rebuild, they just reload.
On my way into work yesterday, I saw the buses carrying the players from the Beverly Hills Hilton ceremony. I honked, waved & gave the horns sign to a few of the buses....there were 5 or 6 at least. I guess they were off to the airport....not sure if they go home or to DC to meet Bush.
I responded in that way after reading some that crap on 12th man.com. My Dad's an Aggie so, I probably shouldn't talk that way. Mack Brown said he thought most of Texas was rooting for the Horns but, said there might be a few detractors. Obviously, those idiots on that web site were some of them. Green with Envy!
That's a pretty dumb report. First of all, I don't think your heavy drinkers are necessarily parade watchers. What makes the difference is that the Rose Bowl normally starts around 1:30 PST and it started at 5:30 PST this year because of television. THAT'S why there was more drunkenness - fans had four more hours to drink before the game started. To blame it on the game not being played the same day as the parade is dumb.
Uh, no it isnt.
Well, reload a QB, and 2 running backs...
You are very welcome to it.
But, that's easy for me to say.
I stole it. ;o)
Looking forward to seeing it in the future.
That's what we make and post them for, for others to enjoy!
Let's see, I said...
- USC is a great team
- Reggie Bush will go #1 and will be a great NFL RB
- Pete Carrol is a very good coach and from what I can tell a very nice person
- USC's football tradition is among the very elite
- USC fight song is the best in football
- USC's Song Girls are the best in college football
Yeah, I really said some clownish things. geesh
Look, like I said before, don't treat college football like a cult. Trying to associate yourself with a good team isn't going to make you anymore popular with the girls or give you any additional self esteem.
Just enjoy watching the games and discussing them with others that might view them a little differently. Don't take anything you read personally as it doesn't matter how many championships USC wins because it surely won't affect you.
So no matter how many USC t-shirts you buy or how many Trojan bumperstickers you put on your car or bike, you're still going to be just you - whatever glory USC players obtain, wearing fanboy apparel and putting posters in your room isn't going to transfer any of that glory to you.
Huh? The BS has about as much credibility as Anna Nicole Smith's fat boobs. You have a short memory.
Did you forget about Nebraska going to the national championship in 2002 despite the fact they got their ass handed to them in the conference championship game to Colorado? Moreover, USC should have gone to the title game in 2003. There are many more examples of the same kind of thing occurring every two out of three years. The AP poll is probably more legitimate than the BS system, because it isn't based on a bogus pairing that leaves out another possible contender that is just as good if not better than the two teams picked.
However, the only real LEGITIMATE championship is one that is a full out playoff - 16 teams, win or go home. Don't ever try to make a case for the BS. That is laughable.
Doesn't matter because the BCS is the agreement that all of the teams signed on to. The AP is just a third party group of guys that votes.
The AP had USC ahead of Texas much the year, yet they were wrong. The BCS is the college version of a playoff system - it's not perfect but it is the system that Southern Cal and Auburn agreed to.
Last year, Auburn would have had a good claim to the national title under the old system but they signed on to the BCS to they have no claim no matter what some polls might say. The same goes for USC in 2003.
I honked, waved & gave the horns sign to a few of the buses....
Good on ya, baby, and I thank you for them. (HOOK 'EM!!)
I cannot wait for the parade!
Yup for the whole lot of us! Just crazy-busy. But still a true Orangeblood. :-) You?
Correction. It's the agreement that SIX conferences agreed to, and it's far from perfect. The reason for this agreement? Well, of course, greed and money. The six conferences would have to share the money (although a bigger pot) with schools outside of those conferences, instead of getting the guaranteed money they currently receive and is kept away from the other schools. No excuses should be made for the lousy system we currently have with BS (pun intended).
They are one and the same. The presidents of the university control the conferences. If USC doesn't like being part of the PAC-10 then they can break away.
If USC doesn't want to be part of the BCS then why did they play in BCS bowls the last 3 years?
Auburn signed on to the agreement so they have nothing to complain about last year despite going undefeated. USC signed on to the BCS so they have nothing to complain about in 2003.
BTW, the Rose Bowl and PAC-10 signed onto the BCS late - I think two or three years after its inception. The PAC-10 had plenty of time to study the BCS and decide whether it wanted to join or not - its member schools decided it was a good idea. It's not a great system, but it is the system that the PAC-10 and its member schools signed on to.
USC can go along with the system when it suits them and then disavow it when it is inconvenient. USC should not have accepted the BCS trophy last year if it didn't want to be part of the system.
And another thing, the BCS doesn't bring the bigger schools any more money than the old system. Teams from the big conference dominated the bowls in the past anyway.
You're not reading what I'm saying. I'm not talking about USC! I talking about OTHER teams from other conferences that don't even get a chance under the current system. All of the money goes to those six conferences, unless there's a playoff system. Then there would be a more equitable sharing of the money. But the so-called elite SIX will have none of that.
You two can send his guy some paypal
LOL - where is that billboard located?
I think that is a photoshop...he is raising money to put it up outside USC...
from the website
I am collecting donations to purchase billboard space on a high-traffic road near the USC campus in Los Angeles. Check out the "Forum" link up top for other potential uses of funds raised beyond our goal.
All donations made via the paypal link below will be used to set the record straight. If we do not reach our goal (or come close enough to at least purchase a 30-sheet billboard -- pricing details to be posted soon) all money will be refunded. Paypal allows me to send refunds for up to 60 days. Seeing as this is a time-sensitive message we are sending our friends in So. Cal, I hope to have the billboard up well before then.
Your original post was about USC sharing a championship.
Your above point is wrong anyway. A team from outside the 6 conferences can play in the BCS if they are ranked high enough. If a team like Miami-Ohio was ranked in the top two in the final BCS rankings then it would play in the BCS championship game.
The bottom line is that the PAC-10, of which USC is a member institution, agreed when it signed the BCS contract that the BCS championship game would crown the national champion. The AP Poll was a component of the BCS poll and nothing more. Before the PAC-10 joined the BCS then a team in the position of 2003 USC would have had a solid argument.
The SEC, of which Auburn is a member institution, signed the same deal so Auburn and its 2004 13-0 team have to live with the outcome of the agreement.
Trying to question the underlying motives of the BCS is fruitless as it is totally irrelevant to the topic at hand. It is not clear why you are trying to muddy the waters of the discussion (was USC truly national champions in 2003) by bringing up minor conferences and how money is allotted.