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Lucius
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 04:33 am:   

First some projections --

WYNDHAM NEW ORLEANS BOWL - Lafayette, Louisiana
December 20, 2005  ESPN
Cajun Field, 30,000
Sun Belt No. 1 vs. C-USA
CFN Projection: Arkansas State vs. Southern Miss
also considered: Memphis, Houston

POINSETTIA BOWL - San Diego, California
December 22, 2005  ESPN2
Qualcomm Stadium 70,000
MWC vs. At-large
CFN Projection: Colorado State vs. Navy

GMAC BOWL - Mobile, Alabama
December 21, 2005, at 8 p.m. ET : ESPN
Ladd Peebles Stadium: 40,646
C-USA No. 2  vs. MAC or WAC
CFN Projection: Tulsa vs. Toledo
also considered: UTEP, UCF, Boise State, Northern Illinois, Akron, Bowling Green

PIONEER PURE VISION LAS VEGAS BOWL - Las Vegas, Nevada
December 22, 2005, at 8 p.m. ET : ESPN
Sam Boyd Stadium: 40,000
MWC No. 1 or 2 vs. Pac-10 No. 5         
CFN Projection: BYU vs. California
also considered; none

FORT WORTH BOWL - Fort Worth, Texas
December 23, 2005, at  8 p.m. ET   ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium:  44,003
C-USA No. 4  vs. Big 12 No. 8
CFN Projection: Houston vs. Kansas
also considered: Tulsa, Memphis

SHERATON HAWAII BOWL - Honolulu, Hawaii
December 24, 2005, at 8:30 p.m. ET  ESPN
Aloha Stadium: 50,000
C-USA No. 3  vs. WAC            
CFN Projection: UTEP vs. Nevada
also considered: Tulsa, UCF, Southern Miss, Memphis, Louisiana Tech, Boise State

MOTOR CITY BOWL - Detroit, Michigan
December 26, 2005, at 5:30 p.m. ET  ESPN
Ford Field: 65,000
MAC No. 1 or 2 vs. Big Ten No. 7          
CFN Projection: Northern Illinois vs. Memphis*
also considered: Bowling Green, Toledo, New Mexico
* No Big Ten team projected available

CHAMPS SPORTS BOWL - Orlando, Florida
December 27, 2005  ESPN
Florida Citrus Bowl: 65,438
ACC No. 4 or 5 vs. Big 12 No. 7
CFN Projection: Florida State vs. Missouri
also considered: Maryland, NC State, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Nebraska

INSIGHT BOWL - Phoenix, Arizona
December 27, 2005,   ESPN
Bank One Ballpark: 42,915
Pac-10 No. 4 vs. Big East No. 2 or 3
CFN Projection: Arizona State vs. Rutgers
also considered: Louisville, South Florida, West Virginia

 

MPC COMPUTERS BOWL - Boise, Idaho
December 28, 2005   ESPN
Bronco Stadium: 30,000
WAC No. 1, 2 or 3 vs. ACC No. 6    
CFN Projection: Boise State vs. Boston College
also considered: Louisiana Tech, Fresno State, NC State, Virginia, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Maryland

MASTERCARD ALAMO BOWL - San Antonio, Texas
December 28, 2005, at 8 p.m. ET  ESPN
Alamodome  65,000
Big 12 No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 4            
CFN Projection: Oklahoma vs. Iowa
also considered: Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Wisconsin

EMERALD BOWL - San Francisco, California
December 29, 2005, at 4:30 p.m. ET  ESPN
SBC Park: 38,084
MWC No. 2 vs. No. 3 vs. Pac-10 No. 6
CFN Projection: Utah vs. NC State*
also considered: Arizona State
* No Pac 10 team projected available
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December 29, 2005, at 8 p.m. ET  ESPN
Qualcomm Stadium : 70,000
Pac-10 No. 2 vs. Big 12 No. 3            
CFN Projection: Oregon vs. Colorado
also considered: UCLA, Iowa State, Texas Tech

GAYLORD HOTELS MUSIC CITY BOWL - Nashville, Tennessee
December 30, 2005, at Noon ET  ESPN
The Coliseum : 67,000
SEC No. 6 vs. Big Ten No. 6      
CFN Projection:  Northwestern vs.  Virginia*
also considered: Minnesota, Iowa, Georgia Tech, Clemson
* No SEC team projected available

VITALIS SUN BOWL - El Paso, Texas
December 30, 2005, at Noon ET CBS
Sun Bowl Stadium  50,426
Big Ten No. 5 vs. Pac-10 No. 3  
CFN Projection: Minnesota vs. UCLA
also considered: Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin

INDEPENDENCE BOWL - Shreveport, Louisiana
December 30, 2005, at 3:30 p.m. ET  ESPN
Independence Stadium : 50,015
Big 12 No. 5 vs. SEC No. 6 or 7 
CFN Projection: Nebraska vs. Florida
also considered: Iowa State, Oklahoma, Missouri, South Carolina

CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL - Atlanta, Georgia
December 30, 2005, at 7:30 p.m. ET  ESPN
Georgia Dome  71,250
ACC No. 3 vs. SEC  
CFN Projection: Georgia Tech vs. South Carolina
also considered: Miami, Florida State, Boston College, Florida

MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL - Charlotte, North Carolina
December 31, 2005, at 11 a.m. ET  ESPN2
Bank of America Stadium:  73,367
ACC  vs. Big East      
CFN Projection: Clemson vs. South Florida
also considered: Maryland, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Virginia, NC State, Louisville, Rutgers

AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL - Memphis, Tennessee
December 31, 2005, at 1 p.m. ET  ESPN
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium  62,338
C-USA No. 1  vs. TBD               
CFN Projection: UCF vs. Fresno State
also considered: Tulsa

EV1. NET HOUSTON BOWL - Houston, Texas
December 31, 2005, at 2:30 p.m. ET  ESPN2
Reliant Stadium: 69,500
Big 12 No. 5 or 6 vs. SEC West    
CFN Projection: Iowa State vs. TCU*
also considered: Nebraska, Missouri
*no SEC teams projected available

OUTBACK BOWL - Tampa, Florida
January 2, 2006, at 11 a.m. ET  ESPN
Raymond James Stadium: 65,000
Title Sponsor: Outback Steakhouse, Inc.
Big Ten 3rd vs. SEC 3rd, Eastern Division           
CFN Projection: Michigan vs. Georgia
also considered: Wisconsin, Iowa, South Carolina, Florida

SBC COTTON BOWL CLASSIC - Dallas, Texas
January 2, 2006, at 11 a.m. ET  Fox
Cotton Bowl Stadium: 68,252
Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC
CFN Projection: Texas Tech vs. Alabama
also considered: Colorado, Iowa State, Florida, Georgia, Auburn, Florida, LSU

TOYOTA GATOR BOWL - Jacksonville, Florida
January 2, 2006, at 12:30 p.m. ET NBC
Alltel Stadium: 77,228
ACC No. 2  vs. Big East No. 2 or Notre Dame       
CFN Projection: Miami vs. Louisville
also considered: Virginia Tech, Boston College, Florida State

CAPITAL ONE BOWL - Orlando, Florida
January 2, 2006, at 1 p.m. ET  ABC
Florida Citrus Bowl: 65,438
Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2 
CFN Projection:  Wisconsin vs. Auburn
also considered: Georgia, Alabama, LSU

TOSTITOS FIESTA BOWL - Tempe, Arizona
January 2, 2006, at 4:30 p.m. ET  ABC
Sun Devil Stadium: 73,471
BCS vs. BCS
CFN Projection: Notre Dame vs. Ohio State
also considered: West Virginia, Oregon, Penn State

NOKIA SUGAR BOWL - Atlanta, Georgia
January 2, 2006, at 8:30 p.m. ET  ABC
BCS (SEC Champion if not in national title) vs. BCS
CFN Projection: LSU vs. West Virginia
also considered: Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State

FEDEX ORANGE BOWL - Miami, Florida
January 3, 2006, at 8 p.m. ET  ABC
Pro Player Stadium 72,230
BCS vs. BCS
CFN Projection: Virginia Tech vs. Penn State
also considered: Florida State, Ohio State, West Virginia, Notre Dame

ROSE BOWL - Pasadena, California
January 4, 2006, at 8 p.m. ET  ABC
Rose Bowl: 89,063
BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2         
CFN Projection: USC vs. Texas
also considered: LSU, Penn State

Fla -- Nebraska. At last, a bowl FLA can win.

If UGA doesn't win the SEC, and I'm not convinced they won't, UGA -- Mich is a good one.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 04:51 am:   

Now the rules --

Entries must be in before kick-off on the 20th of Dec. My email is lucius4@earthlink.net

You must rank your games from the top to bottom confidence-wise, ie:

28 -- USC
27 -- Auburn
26 -- OSU
etc.

In other words, the game you have most confidence in will be assigned 28 points.

Last year I received several entries that ranked their games from (most confident) 1 to 28 (least confident), If you do that this year, your 1 pt game will be the game you're most confident in. My eyes are just too bad to fuck around. In fact, I'd appreciate it if you typed your entries in caps to help me out.

And that is it: Dem's the Rules.
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lakewood
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 02:24 pm:   

I hope this isn't too mean, but it's hard to take some of these bowlgames seriously.

The Poinsettia Bowl? Awww, Rose's little cousin got hisself a bowl. Ain't that cute?

The Pioneer Pure Vision Las Vegas Bowl? Doesn't exactly fit on smaller TV screens. Maybe the PPVLVB?

The EV1.net Houston Bowl? What the hell is that?

And the saddest of all, the Chik-Fil-A Peach Bowl, promoting illiteracy in southern youth-- as if they needed to-- since 1985. <sigh>
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 07:09 pm:   

My favorite was always the Poulan Weedeater Independence Bowl.

You gotta love some of those match-ups though --
FSU-Missouri. Tulsa-Toledo. ASU-Rutgers. Houston-Kansas. :-)
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 07:47 pm:   

So will all these bowl matchups be finalized before the 20th deadline?

My god, dat's a lot 'o bowls!
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 08:06 pm:   

Oh yeah. I think final bowl selection is this weekend or next.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 07:31 am:   

Rumor has it that BC, the #4 ACC team, might end up with the #8 ACC team's bowl bid. <cough>ripoff<cough>
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 08:28 am:   

They had their chances, Dave.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 09:04 am:   

Yes, no doubt, but they still had a good (8-3)season. It would be a shame if they got screwed out of a better bowl because they weren't part of the good ol' boy network.
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Minz
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 09:52 am:   

It's not so much the good ol' boy network, versus having rabid fans who'll travel to see them play in a bowl. You only have the paucity of fellow BC fans to blame. (Granted, I'm in favor of the system because the BADgers tend to get a better bowl seed do to the ridiculously ravenous fans, both for tickets and booze.)

BCS selection is finalized Dec 4, and the rest of the bowls will fall into place within a day or two of that.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 12:05 pm:   

It's the same all over. Florida's getting screwed because of Spurrier, despite a better record than SC. At least, unlike the BADgers, they'll get a bowl game they can win.
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lakewood
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 01:56 pm:   

Yeah, 'sconsin is going to get mauled if they really do go up against Auburn. I shiver at the thought. Helluva last game for Alvarez. Serves him right for shouldering me off the sidewalk.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 02:03 pm:   

I always knew Barry was a sidewalk nazi....
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Josh Rountree
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 06:19 am:   

I'm keeping quiet about the bowls for now, but it's only because I don't want to jinx anything. Saturday afternoon, I'll either be bouncing off the walls or looking for a tower to jump from.
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 08:58 am:   

If texas loses to the Buffs, or USC to UCLA., I'll kiss a pig.....

Vince has backed off his Not Leaving position a little...
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Josh Rountree
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 06:35 am:   

Yeah, I noticed that...
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 07:30 am:   

That I might kiss a pig? :-)
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lakewood
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 09:46 am:   

Pigs are relatively cultured, Lucius, so i think you could do lot worse. You could bathe one and gussy it up real pretty, heck that's a prom date in West Virginia.

Save your hatemail; I'm from Kentucky originally, so I get a mulligan on WV jokes. Come to think of it, I get a mulligan on all Kentucky jokes as well.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 09:57 am:   

Well, Lakewood -- no hatemail here. I've already kissed a couple. How 'bout, I'll kiss a maddened puff adder...
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Josh Rountree
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 10:08 am:   

Hopefully there will be no pig kissing on account of Texas. I agree, they should win. But now that the game is minutes from kicking off, I'll admit I'm a smidge nervous.

Here we go...
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John Picacio
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 12:42 pm:   

70-3 with 7:36 left in the 3rd.

Well. It's been a long time down here, waiting for a Big 12 Championship. Finally!!!

Bring on USC.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 01:07 pm:   

There's still time for the Fubbaloes.... :-)
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Josh Rountree
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 05:44 pm:   

Woo hoo!!
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 06:01 pm:   

Are still saying woo hoo after watching USC? :-)
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John Picacio
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 07:17 pm:   

I don't know about Josh, but I really am, actually.

What I'm hearing over here is that the early Sheridan line is USC by 16 over Texas and it could up to as much as 22(!!??!!) very soon. If that's true, I'm ecstatic. Right now everyone is talking about how inferior we are to SC and how much we're gonna get rolled by....how much our conference sucks....and how much we're in over our heads against The New Gale Sayers and the Greatest Show on Earth. I love it. I truly do. I think everyone thinks this is gonna be USC/OU all over again.

Yeah, Texas has never been there. Yeah, Texas still has Mack Brown as head coach. But I love the composure of this Texas team, and I'm REALLY loving it if all the hype is about how great USC is and how poor ol' Texas is just a speedbump on the way to a 3rd straight championship. More of that stuff, please.

Give Reggie Bush that Heisman. Give it to him in the Greatest Heisman Landslide Ever. ESPN and ABC have been pimping him as the Next Gale Sayers, so it must be true, right?

(Yeah, right.)

Keep that SC hype machine churning. Poor ol' Texas....what chance do they have? With that #1 scoring offense in the country, top 10 defense, and top 5 special teams....yeah, Texas' overall team depth and balance doesn't stand a chance. I don't know why they should even go to USC's hood and actually play the game. Poor Texas.....:-)
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John Picacio
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 08:06 pm:   

Hey, forget about Texas/USC for a sec.....just turned on the tube to find FSU beating Va Tech 20-3 with 2:22 in the 3rd....what the heck?!??

Wow.

(By the way, I wanted to clarify in the previous email that the "everyone" I was referring to was the national media I'm hearing on the radio over here in Texas, as well as the buzz on some of the football boards I've seen this evening, and I wasn't referring to the Night Shade board....if anyone gets any update on that Vegas line info though, I'm curious to hear how it shifts....)

And FSU just scored again...27-3...wow....
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Josh Rountree
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 08:09 pm:   

Right on, John!

This team performs better under pressure, especially Vince. And you're right, if Bush gets the Heisman, that'll give V even more to prove.

Yep, I'm a homer. But Texas is gonna win that game.

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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 08:15 pm:   

The las vegas line opened at SC by 6, and I figure it might move a little, but not much. Texas won over a Judas goat, SC won over a team with no defense, but I was impressed by their defense rising uo. Top ten stats don't impress me at all. They're pure bs. It's who you play that counts. Both teams eked out 1 victory over a viable opponent on the road. SC's experience in NC games, Texas just won their conference title for the first time in a while. Edge SC. Pete Carrol v Mac Brown. Edge SC. Running game--White and Bush v Charles et al. Call it a draw, but Bush and White are better. QB --edge to Texas, because of Young's mobility. Overall, I think six is about right. It'll get the Texas and SC bettors laying about equal sums, which is what the bookies want. I like SC giving that few points.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 08:17 pm:   

Bush is a very, very good back, by the way,
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John Picacio
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 08:36 pm:   

Yeah, Bush is sensational. I wasn't trying to bag on his talent, but I'm just resentful of all this ESPN/Gale Sayers talk. I was just blowing steam. That stuff just got on my nerves cuz they kept replaying that whole comparison over and over and over....

As far as the Vegas line.....damn. I was hoping that the 16 points was true. Too bad....
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lakewood
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 08:36 pm:   

In SoCal though? With homefield advantage, I think USC 38-27.

Or do I? (Is it all a ruse to take the NS board pool?

Bwah-ha-ha-ha.)

This could only be the case if I thought anyone paid my foosball opinions any neveryoumind.

I don't.

Or do I?

Bwah-ha-ha-ha.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 08:41 pm:   

I was more surprised at how easily UGA handled LSU than by FLA ST. Both were surprises, but I'd not seen LSU blown out before.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 08:46 pm:   

If you find 16 points, John, jump on it.

Actually, I think you may be right, Lakewood. But one has to recall that a line is not really an estimation of worth, but an attempt to get a fifty-fifty split on a betting proposition.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 05:37 am:   

Bowl selection show at 3:00 PT on ESPN
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lakewood
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 07:51 am:   

So how does everybody feel about conference championship games after yesterday's goings-on? I think the big 10 is right not to have one. Just another chance for players to get hurt before they can score a contract.

Probably makes a pretty penny for the bureaucrats involved, I suppose. And speculators, of course.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 08:27 am:   

There you go. What makes the world go round? Lot rather see a playoff than a conference championship.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 03:23 pm:   

:

The Brent Musburger Drinking Game
WARNING!
Play at your own risk. It is conceivable your whole party will be passed out with 8 mins remaining in the 1st quarter.
*Note: Partner is spelled "Pardner," because that's the way Brent says it.
Rule #1: "The Pardner" A person is picked to be the Pardner at the beginning of the game. The first time Brent says "Pardner," the Pardner has to take 1 drink, and then picks someone else to be the Pardner. The next time Brent says it, the new Pardner has to take 2 drinks, and then pick a new Pardner, and so on and so on. The Pardner must wear a special "Pardner" hat.
Rule #2: "Folks" Everyone drinks 1 when Brent says "Folks." However, if Brent says "Hold on Folks", everyone must drink once but the first person to drink has to finish their drink for not holding on.
Rule #3: "It's a foot race!". Whenever Brent says "It's a foot race" everyone has to finish their drink. The first one done becomes "That Man" and gets to punch the Pardner in the arm.
Rule #4: "There's that man again". After someone becomes "That Man," they get to give away 3 drinks to someone of their choosing the next time Brent says "That Man." That person then becomes "That Man." If Brent says "That Man" before "It's a footrace," The Pardner becomes That Man. If The Pardner becomes That Man first, he gets to punch the new That Man in the arm twice after giving away the 3 drinks. There must also be a special hat for "That Man."
Rule #5: "Dr. Pepper". Every time Brent says "Dr. Pepper" everyone has to yell out "I'M A PEPPER!" and take 2 drinks. Afterwards, each person must give out a satisfied "AAAAAAAHHHHH!", as if in a Dr. Pepper commercial. Anyone who fails to do so must drink again.
Rule #6: "Jack Arute". Whenever Brent says "Our ol' buddy Jack Arute" everyone has to say "AROOOOOOT!" Last one to do it has to do a shot. If everyone does it simultaneously, the Pardner must do a shot.
Rule #7: "In the college game". Whenever Brent says this little gem, everyone must say "Shut the **** up Brent", drink 2, and punch the Pardner in the arm.
Rule #8: Mentioning a Big 10 school during a Big 12 game. Whenever Brent does this, the first person who names the Big 10 school's mascot gets to make somebody drink for 11 seconds, since there's 11 schools in the Big 10.
Rule #9: Calling a touchdown before the player actually scores. For example, during an interception return, Brent says "It's a touchdown!" before the player actually scores. In this case, everyone must start drinking and continue to drink until the player actually does score. If by some odd event, the player does NOT score, everyone must finish their drink.
Rule #10: "Gary, my man". Whenever Brent says "Gary, my man", the Pardner gets to choose someone to be Gary. From that point on, that person must be referred to as "Gary, my man" until the game is over. "Gary, my man" gets to give away 5 drinks the rest of the game any time Brent says "Gary, my man". If someone talks to "Gary, my man" without calling him that, they have to do a shot. If there is someone playing the game actually named Gary, that person is automatically "Gary, my man".
Rule #11: "The Major". If Brent has a pet nickname for one of the players during the game, for example calling Major Applewhite "The Major", everyone must drink 5 anytime Brent uses this nickname. However, "Gary, my man" does not drink but gets to give away 5 drinks since this person already has a nickname of their own.
Rule #12: "John Saunders". The first time Brent quips with John Saunders, everyone must drink 1. The next time, everyone must drink 2, and so on and so on.
Rule #13: In the booth. Whenever there's a camera shot of Brent in the booth, the Pardner must make a toast to Brent. After the toast, everyone must drink 1.
Rule #14: "My Friend" Every Pardner gets to choose a "Friend." The friend must always get up to get the Pardner another drink (since the Pardner will be doing quite a bit of that). However, when Brent utters "My Friend" the friend gets to punch the Pardner in the arm for making him get up so much.
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Darren S.
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 03:46 pm:   

Ha!
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 03:56 pm:   

Well, the bowls selections are over. Auburn gets to eat Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl. Miami and LSU in the Peach might be the most interesting matchup outside the BCS. Louisville without Brian Brom doesn't have a chance against Va Tech. Okla-Oregon's a weird one. And the Sun Bowl, Northwestern-UCLA could be wild. First gane is Dec. 20, Southern Miss v Arkansas St. I'll post a full list when I find one, or if anyone else finds one, post it.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 04:22 pm:   

Here you go:

2005-06 Bowl Schedule

Dec. 20
8 p.m. New Orleans Lafayette, La. Arkansas State (6-5) vs.
Southern Mississippi (6-5)
Dec. 21
8 p.m. GMAC Mobile, Ala. UTEP (8-3) vs. Toledo (8-3)
Dec. 22
8 p.m. Las Vegas Las Vegas BYU (6-5) vs. California (7-4)
Dec. 22
10:30 p.m. Poinsettia San Diego Colorado State (6-5) vs.
Navy (7-4)
Dec. 23
8 p.m. Fort Worth Fort Worth Houston (6-5) vs. Kansas (6-5)
Dec. 24
8:30 p.m. Hawaii Honolulu Central Florida (8-4) vs.
Nevada (8-3)
Dec. 26
4 p.m. Motor City Detroit Akron (7-5) vs. Memphis (6-5)
Dec. 27
5 p.m. Champs Sports Orlando Clemson (7-4) vs.
Colorado (7-5)
Dec. 27
8:30 p.m. Insight Phoenix Arizona State (6-5) vs.
Rutgers (7-4)
Dec. 28
4:30 p.m. MPC Computers Boise Boise State (9-3) vs.
Boston College (8-3)
Dec. 28
8 p.m. Alamo San Antonio Michigan (7-4) vs.
Nebraska (7-4)
Dec. 29
4:30 p.m. Emerald
  San Francisco Utah (6-5) vs.
Georgia Tech (7-4)
Dec. 29
8 p.m. Holiday San Diego Oregon (10-1) vs.
Oklahoma (7-4)
Dec. 30
noon Music City Nashville Minnesota (7-4) vs.
Virginia (6-5)
Dec. 30
2 p.m. Sun El Paso Northwestern (7-4) vs.
UCLA (9-2)
Dec. 30
3:30 p.m. Independence Shreveport, La. South Carolina (7-4) vs.
Missouri (6-5)
Dec. 30
7:30 p.m. Peach Atlanta Miami (9-2) vs. LSU (10-2)
Dec. 31
11 a.m. Meineke Car Care Charlotte South Florida (6-5) vs.
North Carolina State (6-5)
Dec. 31
1 p.m. Liberty Memphis Tulsa (8-4) vs.
Fresno State (8-4)
Dec. 31
2:30 p.m. Houston Houston Iowa State (7-4) vs. TCU (10-1)
Jan. 2
11 a.m. Outback Tampa Iowa (7-4) vs. Florida (8-3)
Jan. 2
11 a.m. Cotton Dallas Alabama (9-2) vs.
Texas Tech (9-2)
Jan. 2
12:30 p.m. Gator Jacksonville Virginia Tech (10-2) vs.
Louisville (9-2)
Jan. 2
1 p.m. Capital One Orlando Wisconsin (9-3) vs.
Auburn (9-2)
Jan. 2
4:30 p.m. Fiesta Tempe, Ariz. Notre Dame (9-2) vs.
Ohio State (9-2)
Jan. 2
8 p.m. Sugar Atlanta West Virginia (10-1) vs.
Georgia (10-2)
Jan. 3
8 p.m. Orange Miami Penn State (10-1) vs.
Florida State (8-4)
Jan. 4
8 p.m. Rose Pasadena, Calif. USC (12-0) vs. Texas (12-0)





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Josh Rountree
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 07:11 pm:   

Alabama vs. Texas Tech will be an interesting game. A "let it fly" offense that scores a ton of points vs. a really stout defense. Almost makes me want to drive to Dallas to see it.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 07:51 pm:   

Don't let the threat of Alabama crushing TT stop you... :-)
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Forrest
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 08:24 pm:   

16 days to study X's and O's, pass efficiency and secondary's stats. OK, nose to the books . . .
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 08:58 pm:   

16 days to flip coins...
16 days to grease the chicken...
16 days to change my mind a dozen times...
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Minz
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 07:25 am:   

16 days to build up my tolerance to alcohol so I'm ready to play the Brent Mussburger game. Definitely need to play this at World Fantasy in Austin next year (maybe a slightly toned down version of it...)
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Minz
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 07:33 am:   

Oh, and for those of you seeking outside help in making your picks, I should tell you that I hunted down and choked the life outta Jeff Ford's chicken, and stolen Forrest's magical etoliated hand. This year, I shall not be denied!!!!
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 08:36 am:   

I hear Ford's got a new chicken and it's meaner faster sharper than the first. Actually, I think the secret can be outed now, since Keith's no longer on the borard -- Jeff won the first pool (thereby putting winning in perspective) and donated his prize to Keith because Kieth had been going through a rough time. As for myself I have a new secret strategy which will carry me to victory.
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Forrest
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 10:47 am:   

That Jeff is a good guy.

If only his good could be turned to evil, we might be rid of this Mussburger character . . .

Minz, you evil bastard. You stole my son's hand - it was you!!!! And I was just getting ready to take him to a palm-reader to ensure my win!
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 11:05 am:   

Well, we're all the same guy when you pare us down to the bone, 'cept maybe for Mussberger.

And who wants all them legal papers et al, anyhow. :-)
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Minz
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 02:11 pm:   

Hey all you CFB Playoff advocates, I gotta question for you:
Would you rather see TX & USC playing for the championship, or face the prospect of an 8-team playoff where FSU, a team that basically took off three games after clinching their division, would actually have a shot at the national championship? I kinda like having each and every game matter, not just whoever's hot at the end of the season. (You still need to finish strong, but you have to start strong and keep strong throughout.)
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 02:22 pm:   

Easy. Remember one of the greatest moments in NCAA tourney history, Villanova beating the unbeatable Gtown? Eight team playoff.
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minz
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 02:36 pm:   

That being said, reviewing the matchups, gotta say there really aren't too many interesting bowl games in this year's lineup. Usually there's a some interesting possibilities in the lower half, but this year, not so much. There's Mi v Neb. I guess BC having to go play Boise on the gawdawful blue turf. Pretty slim pickins
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minz
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 02:46 pm:   

I thought the possibility that Bowden could steal an NC might turn your stomach enough to hem and haw at least a little...
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 02:56 pm:   

naw, not at all, because they wouldn't win, :-)

What do ya mean, slim pickings. Wisc-Auburn looks good. Seriously, Alabama-TT, Miami-LSU, Minne-Virginia, UCLA-Northwestern...even FLa-Iowa might be competitive. Memphis-Fresno State should be fun, Okla-Oregon... The BCS sucks, however. I can't bring myself to root for Ohio State.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 03:11 pm:   

or Penn State. Or Va Tech, Or WVU.
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 04:56 pm:   

I can't believe BC got roped into playing against Boise on their home field. What a crock.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 05:07 pm:   

It'll be delightful. You should plan on attending. I believe the game coincides with Aryan Xmas Festival -- when the Klan Khoir sings, "I'm dreaming of a White Power Christmas...." there's scarcely a dry eye in the house. :-)
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Darren S.
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 05:09 pm:   

"Don't let the threat of Alabama crushing TT stop you..."

Hey!
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 05:12 pm:   

Hey...what?
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Darren S.
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 05:24 pm:   

Okay, I thought you were being sarcastic toward Bama.:-)

"I believe the game coincides with Aryan Xmas Festival -- when the Klan Khoir sings, "I'm dreaming of a White Power Christmas...." there's scarcely a dry eye in the house."

God forbid a 'modern' college team ever play in Coeur d'Alene.
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Darren S.
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 05:44 pm:   

That would have read better: God help any modern college team that has to play in Coeur d'Alene.

Words.

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Lucius
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 06:05 pm:   

You're paranoid, D. No, after brief study, I think they may crush them.

As to Coeur d'Alene, I think Dave should go. :-)
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Dave G.
Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 06:36 am:   

I can pop in on Denis Johnson and Bill Buckner while I'm at Spud Bowl and see what he's up to. Is Bonners Ferry nearby? I'll bring my copy of The Turner Diaries to read on the plane.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 08:34 am:   

I was gonna suggest a visit to Bill. Denis, being my favorite writer, is a must see roadside attraction...
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 07:10 am:   

I want to remind people in the pool to rank their teans from 28 (most confidence) to 1 (least confidence). It makes it much easier on my eyes if you conform to this standard.
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John Klima
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 08:34 am:   

Yeah, don't be like me and list them by order of when the bowls are going to air. Do what Lucius says. Think of it like a submission and Lucius is the editor and you need to follow his guidelines.

:-)

JK
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 08:47 am:   

You neglected to mention the two 28 point games. Very sly. :-)
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Forrest
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 10:53 am:   

hey, are we supposed to pick the score on the NC game like we did last year?
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 11:36 am:   

Yeah, I fergot to state that. Thanks.

Hear that, y'all. You have to pick a score for the NC game as a tiebreaker.
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Darren S.
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 01:40 pm:   

USC 109 Tex 109 after thirteen OTs and players collapsing on the field (including the top three Heisman candidates). ABC is in heaven.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 02:02 pm:   

:-) Put in your email.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 06:40 am:   

Got the first two entries in from JK and Darren S.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 10:47 am:   

Sent mine off this afternoon.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 11:03 am:   

Minus the tiebreaker -- You need to pick the score of the NC game.
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JV
Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 11:20 am:   

Er, I wonder if, for us retards who can't find all the rules in the mush of postings above, there could be a recap of the bowl schedule and rules in one posting? If not, no worries.

JeffV
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 12:19 pm:   

Tiebreaker is in. Sorry about that, chief.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 01:26 pm:   

Jeff, you got a new thread stating rules and matchups.

Got it, Dave.
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JV
Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 02:22 pm:   

Cool--thanks.
Hey--so we can post our picks here?

JeffV
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 03:20 pm:   

Email 'em to me at lucius4@earthlink.com
Just like last year.
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Forrest
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 07:38 am:   

I just sent you the winning picks. All now bow your heads and despair. You can't win.
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Forrest
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 08:51 am:   

"You must rank your games from the top to bottom confidence-wise, ie:

28 -- USC
27 -- Auburn
26 -- OSU
etc.

In other words, the game you have most confidence in will be assigned 28 points.

Last year I received several entries that ranked their games from (most confident) 1 to 28 (least confident), If you do that this year, your 1 pt game will be the game you're most confident in. My eyes are just too bad to fuck around. In fact, I'd appreciate it if you typed your entries in caps to help me out."

I doubt your picks are winners, Forrest, given this regulation. You have a week to correct them.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 09:12 am:   

shout out to everyone in the pool. Don't forget you have about a week to get your picks in. Descending order of confidence please --28 (most confident), 27 (second most confident, etc)...
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minz
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 06:51 am:   

SHOCK AND AWE. Prepare yourselves, all my doomed victims.
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Forrest
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 10:26 am:   

Hey, I'm liking the hubris on this thread . . . except for yours, Mister Minz. On your knees, minion!
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 12:01 pm:   

Oddly enough, thusfar everyone's picks look pretty similar.


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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 01:03 pm:   

Then, it's sure to be a nail-biter!
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 01:06 pm:   

There are a number of folks to be heard from yet.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2005 - 10:00 pm:   

At present there are not enough people to make a pool worthwhile so Josh, Minz, Deborah, Alex, lakewood, and anyone else who wants in, send me your picks by Tuesday 5 PM PCT.
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Josh Rountree
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 09:23 am:   

Got 'em in!

I loaded most of the high point games at the end of the bowl season in order to heighten the tension. And that includes a 28 point vote for Texas. If they go down, so do I!
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Forrest
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 10:16 am:   

But if they don't, the rest of us are toast.
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Forrest
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 10:02 am:   

Lucius, did we get enough participants?

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