Orange Bowl Halftime Show Features Middle Finger, Terrible Singing

We'd suggest Dierks Bentley created quite the scandal when he flipped off ESPN's cameras during halftime of tonight's Orange Bowl, but by the time he reached this point in his performance any remaining viewers had switched over to the Cotton Bowl on Fox. » 1/03/14 10:58pm 1/03/14 10:58pm

How Joe Biden's Bodyguard Helped Clemson Win Its Only National Title

On the night of Jan. 1, 1982, the Clemson Tigers, coached by Danny Ford, defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers 22-15 in the Orange Bowl to win the football program's only national championship. In the third quarter of that game, sophomore safety Billy Davis returned a Nebraska punt 47 yards to the Cornhuskers' 22, setting… » 1/03/14 3:15pm 1/03/14 3:15pm

33 Bowl Games Ranked As If They Were Dishes

The custom of calling post-season collegiate contests "bowl" games stems from the granddaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl, so-called for the eponymous bowl-shaped stadium. But our first association with the word "bowl" of course is as a container, most often for food, keys, change, or cereal milk and cigarette ashes and… » 12/29/12 3:42pm 12/29/12 3:42pm

Obie The Orange Bowl Mascot Leaves The Hospital, Probably With A Really…

It's been nearly a week since Obie was destroyed by WVU's Darwin Cook, and he (she!) is in for a lifetime of physical therapy and never-ending pain. But, baby steps. The Orange Bowl tweeted a photo of Obie leaving the hospital this afternoon, with a message for Cook. » 1/10/12 6:05pm 1/10/12 6:05pm

After Being Leveled By Darwin Cook, The Orange Bowl Mascot Will Never…

This actually came at the end of the 99-yard fumble recovery we showed you last night, and raises a greater paradox than Schrödinger's cat: how do you decapitate a mascot that is only a head? Darwin Cook tried his damndest with a clothesline on Obie, the anthropomorphic Orange Bowl orange. » 1/05/12 11:50am 1/05/12 11:50am

The Orange Bowl Brought Us The Schrödinger's Cat Of Touchdowns

One thing is sure: a touchdown was scored on this play. Regardless of the officials' final verdict (they ruled in favor of West Virginia) there's still plenty of doubt as to exactly which team scored it. [ESPN] » 1/04/12 9:53pm 1/04/12 9:53pm

Schools That Won The BCS Championship In 2004, Step Forward. Not So…

The Bowl Championship Series just announced it will strip USC of its 2004 national title, the final ruling in the long strange Reggie Bush investigation. USC remains the AP National Champions, because the AP isn't stupid enough to pretend that there's a guiltless team out there. Congratulations, Oklahoma: you… » 6/06/11 4:12pm 6/06/11 4:12pm

Even The ESPN Announcers Were Tired Of Watching That Orange Bowl

ESPN3's online feed does away with commercials entirely, leaving dead silence in their place. Except sometimes they forget to cut the announcers' mics, leading to awkward exchanges like last night's between Jaws, Gruden and Tirico. » 1/04/11 5:50pm 1/04/11 5:50pm

Tebow The Cat Survives Miraculous Journey, Won't Shut Up About It

A Hawkeye fan on the way back from the Orange Bowl finds a stray cat stowed away underneath his pickup truck. "We named her Tebow, because she's a crier." [Cedar Rapids Gazette] » 1/13/10 1:15pm 1/13/10 1:15pm

Mangino, Orange Become One

He went down to quick defeat in the SHOTY First Round, but Kansas coach Mark Mangino proved his mettle last night; that Kansas team might have pretty good, doggunit. » 1/04/08 11:10am 1/04/08 11:10am

Give Me Your Concrete Hand First; Fare You Well

As you know, tonight's Virginia-Miami game marks the end of Orange Bowl Stadium. The Hurricanes will move to Dolphin Stadium next season to begin a planned 25-year stay there, while the Orange Bowl will be blown to smithereens and sold on eBay. Thus, the end. » 11/10/07 5:30pm 11/10/07 5:30pm

FIU Must Protect This House!

You might remember, during Miami announcer Lamar Thomas' insane rant during the Miami-Florida International fight last year, when he said something to the effect of, "you don't come into our house pulling that," or some similar nonsense. Well guess what, Lamar? Ned and his band of FIU faithful are actually going to… » 8/23/07 3:30pm 8/23/07 3:30pm

Every Bowl Game Will Most Likely Be a Letdown From Here on Out

Tonight's Orange Bowl game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons starts at 8 p.m., so consider this the post to keep comments lit up . Or I could just put up another Darrent Williams post and let people scream and yell all over that as they did last night. Considering last night's game,… » 1/02/07 5:04pm 1/02/07 5:04pm