College Bowl Season Game is almost here

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Re: College Bowl Season Game is almost here

Post by smellody » December 16th 2023, 1:56pm

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December 16th 2023, 12:41pm
The Bobcats of Ohio defeated the Eagles of Georgia Southern in a pretty wild game. It looked like Ohio was going to dominate the entire game but GS woke up in the third quarter to make it interesting. Ohio added some insurance in the fourth quarter to win comfortably. 41-21.

Meanwhile, the English cricket team was soundly defeated by India but it was only a test match. 478 to 131; and you thought basketball games had high scores.
1-0 for me!
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Post by bbattle » December 16th 2023, 5:46pm

In the Cricket 'Celebration Bowl'The Florida A&M vs. Howard game was quite good; lots of back and forth with the lead. FAMU prevailed, 30-26.

In the R+L Carriers Bowl in New Orleans, Jacksonville State defeated the Louisiana Raging Cajuns 34-31 in overtime. Jax State is a university here in Alabama and in their first year of playing in the top tier of college football, they finished third in their conference and won their very first bowl game.

It rained and rained and rained and is still raining at the Avocados from Mexico[bowl in Orlando, Florida. Thirteen fumbles and a lot of slippin' and slidin' so the score was only 13-9 with Appalachian State hanging on for the win. Miami of Ohio could not use their potent passing game in the monsoon. The field was a giant mud pit. So Awesome!

I am 3-1 so far but it is way early!
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Re: College Bowl Season Game is almost here

Post by bbattle » December 17th 2023, 5:20am

Nimbleboy is 7-0! Ocean is 5-2. Smellody is 4-3. Dr. Morningwood is 4-3. bbattle is 4-3

UCLA woke up in the second half and defeated the Stallions of Boise State, 35-22. But the Texas Tech Red Raiders whomped the Bears of California, 34-14.

More games on Monday. The Famous Toastery Bowl will feature the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky and the Old Dominion Monarchs.

Famous Toastery is a chain of restaurants that look like Dennys or an International House of Pancakes. They seem to be on the East coast; don't have them in Alabama.

The Scooter's Coffee Frisco Bowl will be at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. University of Texas-San Antonio Road Runners versus the Thundering Herd of Marshall.

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Post by bbattle » December 19th 2023, 4:06am

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers pulled out an Overtime victory over the Old Dominion Monarchs, 38-35.

WKU looked dead in the water in the first half of play; with Old Dom up 28-7 at halftime.

Everybody but Smellody picked WKU. Nimbleboy is 8-0!

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The school got its nickname "Hilltopper" when it relocated to the top of a hill in 1911. The university is in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This is the city where Chevrolet builds Corvettes and also the home of the Corvette museum.

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Old Dominion is located in Norfolk, Virginia.
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Post by bbattle » December 22nd 2023, 4:48am

UTSA defeated Marshall 35-17 and the South Florida Bulls bulldozed the Syracuse Orange 45-0.

Nimbleboy is still undefeated and probably on vacation in Vegas.

Tonight is Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. the Central Florida Knights in the Gasparilla Bowl.

The game was renamed the Gasparilla Bowl in 2017 as a nod to the legend of José Gaspar, a mythical pirate who supposedly operated in the Tampa Bay area and who is the inspiration for Tampa's Gasparilla Pirate Festival.

It's a home town game for South Florida being in Tampa Bay.

On Saturday, 23 December, there will be seven more games, starting with the 76 Birmingham Bowl in B'ham, Alabama. All active military, military veterans, and retirees are eligible for up to 4 comp tickets by creating or logging into their Gameday for Heroes account. Troy University has a large military enrollment as it offers online classes to military personnel worldwide.
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Post by bbattle » December 24th 2023, 4:53am

Saturday's Bowl game tally

Duke defeated Troy, 20-17
Northern Illinois def. Arkansas State 21-19
Air Force def. James Madison 31-21

Georgia State def. Utah State 45-22
South Alabama def. Eastern Michigan 59-10
Northwestern def. Utah 14-7
Coastal Carolina def. San Jose State 24-14

Why is Coastal Carolina's nickname the Chanticleers?
The Chanticleers nickname was purposefully selected for the team in 1963, not only because of Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," but also because of Coastal Carolina's relationship with its parent university.

Coastal, then a two-year branch campus of the University of South Carolina, chose its name to mirror South Carolina's Gamecock nickname. As one Coastal Carolina article puts it, such a naming practice "was an important consideration in those days."

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Duke Dog is the official mascot for the James Madison University Dukes. "Dukes" was made the official nickname in 1947, and was named after the University's president from 1919 to 1949, Samuel Page Duke. However, the bulldog was not chosen to represent the Dukes until the 1972–1973 school year.

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On September 22, 2007, Duke Dog was tackled by Chanticleer, a chicken mascot from Coastal Carolina University. A fight between the mascots ensued, and Duke Dog inadvertently struck one of the police officers who was trying to end the confrontation.
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Re: College Bowl Season Game is almost here

Post by smellody » December 24th 2023, 7:21am

bbattle wrote:
December 24th 2023, 5:12am
After 18 games, the score is:

Smellody - 7-11

Ocean - 10-8

Nimbleboy - 13-5

Dr. Morningwood - 10-8

Bbattle - 9-9

25 more games to go!
Dang. I'm losing. Still fun with lots of mascots.
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Re: College Bowl Season Game is almost here

Post by bbattle » December 28th 2023, 6:46am

University of Kansas defeated the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, 49-36, in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl.

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UNLV "Hey, Reb!"
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there is currently no mascot for UNLV.

Virginia Tech Hokies defeated the Green Wave of Tulane by the score of 41-20.

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When I attended Tulane, the mascot was unofficially "Gumby"; but that was apparently before photography was invented, I can't find a picture of him. Here's a later version of Gumby:
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Post by bbattle » December 28th 2023, 6:57am

The Oklahoma State Cowboys, aka "Okie Lite", beat the Texas A&M Aggies in the Tax Act Texas Bowl, 31-23.

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Reveille the Aggies mascot
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University of Southern California Trojans beat the Louisville University Cardinals
in the DIRECTV Holiday Bowl, 42-28

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Re: College Bowl Season Game is almost here

Post by bbattle » December 28th 2023, 7:08am

The West Virginia Mountaineers defeated the North Carolina Tarheels in the Dukes Mayonnaise Bowl, 30-10.

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That musket is real and in 2012, the mascot used it to shoot a black bear. While he didn't break any rules or law, the university was not happy and asked him not to use the school-issued firearm for hunting again.

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Scoreboard

Smellody 12-12
Ocean 14-10
Nimbleboy 18-6
Dr. Morningwood 14-10
Bbattle 11-13

18 more games! Don't forget that Tony the Tiger Bowl. It's Grrreeaat!!
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Re: College Bowl Season Game is almost here

Post by bbattle » December 30th 2023, 6:55am

In the First ever Pop Tarts bowl, the Kansas State Wildcats defeated the Wolfpack of North Carolina State, 28-19.

There was a giant toaster on the field and the winning team ate the humongous pop tart.
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After 33 games, the scores have tightened a bit, except for mine, which is heading in the wrong direction. :roll:


Nimbleboy: 21-12
Dr. Morningwood: 18-15
Ocean: 18-15
Smellody: 17-16

Bbattle: 14-19

We've got the Cheez-it Bowl coming up, the Barstool Bowl, and the TransPerfect Bowl
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Re: College Bowl Season Game is almost here

Post by smellody » December 30th 2023, 9:42am

bbattle wrote:
December 30th 2023, 6:55am
In the First ever Pop Tarts bowl, the Kansas State Wildcats defeated the Wolfpack of North Carolina State, 28-19.

There was a giant toaster on the field and the winning team ate the humongous pop tart.
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After 33 games, the scores have tightened a bit, except for mine, which is heading in the wrong direction. :roll:


Nimbleboy: 21-12
Dr. Morningwood: 18-15
Ocean: 18-15
Smellody: 17-16

Bbattle: 14-19

We've got the Cheez-it Bowl coming up, the Barstool Bowl, and the TransPerfect Bowl
Mmmmmmm pop tarts and cheez-its.

Damn, I'm losing.
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Re: College Bowl Season Game is almost here

Post by nimbleboy » January 3rd 2024, 9:50am

Oh, and I'm glad I don't feel any need to cheer for Michigan. I've been pulling for Washington all year. Coach Kalen DeBoer played for my leetle tiny college (then Sioux Falls College, now University of Sioux Falls) a few years after I graduated, then coached them to four NAIA championship games, winning three. I still follow USF football- now D2- thanks to streaming and the internets.

Go Huskies!
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Re: College Bowl Season Game is almost here

Post by Dr.Morningwood » January 3rd 2024, 1:22pm

Congrats Nimbleboy! I proudly pass the crown on to you!
Thank you bbattle for putting this together!
Just happy to have a winning record!
bbattle wrote:
January 2nd 2024, 5:08pm
Nimbleboy went 5-0 in the last set of games to have a commanding lead of 28-14

Smellody is at 24-18, while Dr. Morningwood and Ocean are 23-19.

We still have a battle for second place but nobody can catch the leader.


Congratulations! Nimbleboy! You are the Winner! @!<$

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