According to The Oregonian's John Canzano, last week's Fiesta Bowl featured a real-life Rudy moment. Coming into the game, Oregon's Dane Ebanez had never made a bowl-game appearance, despite playing at the school for four years and being named scout team player of the year in successive seasons.
Even with Oregon's offense out on the field tonight in Glendale, it sounds like there's been nonstop excitement in the stands as well. Arizona NewsNet has just passed along word that the women's restroom in one part of the stadium had to be evacuated for a medical emergency:
If you believe the reports, one of the most captivating eras in recent college football history ends tonight. Chip Kelly will coach Oregon against Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl, and then he'll interview for NFL head-coaching jobs (chats with Philly, Cleveland, and Buffalo are scheduled so far), and then, presumably,…
The Fiesta Bowl pays a $1 million fine for these shenanigans, but gets to stay in the BCS. Of course they do. Or perhaps Bill Hancock needed a scapegoat around for the BCS antitrust suit.
Your morning roundup for March 30, the day Peter Venkman signed on to play FDR.
Everyone in college football is just as corrupt as everyone else.
It's a damn good thing for the University of Connecticut that it reconstructed a financial pipeline from took-his-cash-teet-and-went-home booster Robert Burton. Per the Hartford Courant, the school filed papers with the NCAA claiming a $1.76 million loss from its January trip to the Fiesta Bowl.
In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like those who watched the Fiesta Bowl's cornucopia of bizarre and occasionally disturbing images. And then flooded our inbox with every single one of them.
So I guess anyone who thought the Fiesta Bowl was a giant made-to-order bowl of Buckeye Soup (ahem) had another thing coming. Hey, when you're right 52% of the time ...
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Gee, it seems like it was just twelve months ago that tOSU was getting their Buckeyes kicked in by an angry SEC team in their bowl game. Oh wait, that was two years ago.
With the NCAA tournament gone, and CBS putting Billy Packer back in his cryogenic chamber for 11 months, I thought we were entitled to some commentators with more of a sense of joy.
Thoughts while watching about three hundred shots of Brady Quinn's sister, Laura, during the Fiesta Bowl last night:
1. We kind of miss that TV show, Xena, Warrior Princess.
2. We thought A.J. Hawk was some sort of famous skateboarder. Apparently we're confused.
3. Brent Musberger is still alive? Wow.
Via TrojanWire and Every Day Should Be Saturday, we present the trophy given to the winner of the Fiesta Bowl this year. That's really it. This isn't actual size, but oh, if it were.