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Watching the worst bowl game ever. Rutgers and Va. tech have the worst offenses I’ve seen since, well, every Steelers game this season.

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    Downpuppy says:

    They should have stopped at “Nobody ever died for dear old Rutgers”. Bowl Games? Inconceivable.

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    cathyx says:

    It doesn’t take skill to get to a bowl.

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    Schlemizel says:

    You could always watch one of the worst bowl eligible teams in the country get their ass kicked in the Minkie car care who gives a shit bowl

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    burnspbesq says:

    Thank God college lax starts in six weeks. I’ve had quit enough football for one year, thank you very much.

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    BGinCHI says:

    Bowl games are all about money.

    Football is incidental and rarely breaks out during the commercials.

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    jon says:

    The Cardinals/Jets offensive juggernaut expo of 2012 demands a review of the tape.

    Ed Hochuli wept.

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    Alison says:

    I don’t pay much attention to college football, but overhearing my parents’ running commentary on this game from the other room has been rather amusing.

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    @BGinCHI: Ha reminds me of the phrase “the football game will be played during the intervals of the High School Band Performance this evening” What can I say, I am the wife of a High School Band Director,

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    burnspbesq says:

    There’s a good basketball game on (Baylor-Gonzaga).

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    Maude says:

    The Senate passed a Sandy $60.4 billion aid package.
    They also passed Secret Service protection for fmr presidents for life. It had been limited to a few years. It’s a good idea in these times.

    Edit, spell fairy fail

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    MattR says:

    @burnspbesq: After the last two minutes yesterday, I’m not surprised.

    So glad that overtime did not screw up the under for me. The number was 42 and I had bad visions of that somehow ending up a 26-20 game or something in 3 OTs

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    Mnemosyne says:

    For once, I have the game on (or rather, my dad does). But we only caught the OT part. The announcers have been fairly scathing.

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    Baud says:


    its starting to dawn on at least some TeaHadis that $8/gallon milk is not going to please their constituents,

    The conventional wisdom is that nothing will make the GOP budge because they are gerrymandered in safe districts.

    However, the teahadists have had the benefit of not having to suffer personally so far. The economy and stock market have steadily improved under Obama, inflation is low, and despite what they believe, no one’s taxes has gone up.

    The unknown here is whether the enough wingnuts have the will to fight when real money (that is, their money) is on the line – both with the fiscal cliff and with the debt ceiling.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Also, I can’t keep track of these minor bowl games anymore. The Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas? How many Meineke Car Care Bowls are there?

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    burnspbesq says:


    After the last two minutes yesterday, I’m not surprised

    Owwwwwwwwwww. You had to remind me, didn’t you?

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    Maude says:

    That’s the $64,000 question.

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    MattR says:

    @Mnemosyne: How about the San Diego County Federal Credit Union Poinettia Bowl? The Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl would work a whole lot better if it was played in Buffalo and not Arizona. Complete list of bowls here if you are interested.

    I loved that news broke of the NCAA threatening to keep championship events out of NJ if they win their court battle to have legal sports gambling on the day of the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl.

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    burnspbesq says:


    I thought the House Republicans said the Sandy appropriation wouldn’t get to the floor until Obama coughed up an equivalent amount o f cuts in non-defense discretionary spending.


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    Raven says:

    GO HOKIES! Fuck all you douche bags with “the worst bowl game ever”. It wasn’t even the worst game today.

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    Calouste says:

    So the guns that were used in the Rochester shooting of the firefighters were bought by the then-neighbor of the convicted felon shooter, in the company of said shooter. Neighbor has been arrested and claims that shooter stole the guns, police has a somewhat different opinion.

    Just yet another “responsible” gun owner.

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    Maude says:

    I linked to that in an earlier thread. I was proud. It was my first link.
    This is going to be interesting.

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    burnspbesq says:

    Man, I loves me some Kevin Pangos. In a couple of years, he’s going to supplant Steve Nash as the best Canadian player ever.

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    Maude says:

    Yup. Today the Repubs came up with a plan to cut entitlements.
    It’s hard to track all of this.

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    Rosie Outlook says:

    John, I missed the naked mopping story that the old-timers keep talking about. Could you please re-print it?

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    MattR says:

    @Rosie Outlook: Ask and ye shall receive

    Oh, I’m fine.

    I decided to combine some housecleaning with personal hygiene, stripped naked to mop the bathroom and mopped my way into the tub, then, forgetting that the last time I showered I had not turned the knob back so that the water would come out the bottom when I turned it back on, started the shower. This, of course, shot cold water onto the back of my head and neck and back, causing me to shoot straight up into the air, trying to stabilize myself with the mop, slipping, and falling through the shower curtain, almost braining myself on the commode.

    I won’t do that again.

    Not to be confused with the Lily icy fall incident.

    Woke up, walked the dog at about 6 am, her feet got cold, so I picked her up and was carrying her back in when I slipped on the ice. I fell forward, rolled to my right so I would not crush Lily, and the entire brunt of the fall went to my outstretched right arm. My shoulder dislocated and I heard crunching and had immediate excruciating pain. Got up and used a doorknob to pop my shoulder back in, and it kept popping out of joint, sending me into agony each time.

    Somehow drove to the ER, got some xrays and a ct scan, and I have basically pulverized my scapula. It is broken in multiple places, so I am heavily sedated and wearing a massive shoulder/arm immobilizer. Surgery next week.

    On the upside, I was not naked in the shower with a mop.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @MattR: This is why the Army surrounded him with tons of heavy armor.

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    Rosie Outlook says:

    @MattR: He should tell Rosie to move over immediately. The safest place for John is under the bed.

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    Heliopause says:

    The Aldebarans monitoring our television broadcasts are undoubtedly convinced that human society is divided into three classes; sex criminals, police, and infallible forensic shamans.

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    MattR says:

    @Heliopause: You forgot the human gladiators.

    @Omnes Omnibus: @Rosie Outlook: I think a padded room is what he needs. I am a little worried if he ever gets that leap motion thing he was lusting after earlier today. (Can’t link or will go into moderation)

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    dr. bloor says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Also why they were so adamant about him keeping his sidearms unloaded.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @dr. bloor: Not unloaded; tape over the top of the mag. But I take your point; this is not a man designed for jumping out of airplanes.

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    mainmati says:

    Yeah, the Steelers showed no chemistry this season. It would be easy to point to the Ruthelesshamburger’s failures but I think it was much more due to a lot of injuries and an ability to get the team mojo together the way that the unlikely Redskins and, of course, the Falcons have managed to do. But as a Pittsburgher, hope springs eternal.

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    dr. bloor says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Cole and a pistol inside a tank. What could possibly go wrong?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @dr. bloor: I suspect he had some responsibility for this.

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    honus says:

    @mainmati: My 21 year old son, who drew pictures of Jerome Bettis when he was in kindergarten, said that Logan Thomas in the pocket today reminded him of Ben Roethislberger.

    And no grammar jokes. VPI and the last two minutes of that Duke-Cincinnati game are enough amusement.

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    honus says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: He was there. Seriously.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @honus: I know. That and the accidents that follow him are what convince me that he somehow fucked up the M992 heater that caused the whole thing.

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    knead says:

    Under 42. Cha-ching.

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    khead says:

    I guess I’m in moderation hell for using the wrong name and an iPad.

    But under 42 = free money. We are full of the suck on offense.

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    LosGatosCA says:

    On SportsCenter they said the Rutgers kicker was the game MVP, because when he missed the OT FG attempt, the game ended mercifully for the viewers.

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