Four more hours 'til Rose Bowl


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Four more hours 'til Rose Bowl

Postby trackstar » Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:12 pm

Man, I wish Texas' track & field national championship this summer had received one-millionth the hype that this football game is getting. Truth be told, I'm more fired up for the football game than I was for the t&f ... at least partly because I'll actually get to watch THIS championship contest live on television. Okay, maybe it's also because the women have been champions in recent years; we haven't won in football since 1970.
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Postby gh » Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:23 pm

and you didn't really win in '70 either (sorry about that)
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Postby trackstar » Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:15 pm

True; if they did the rankings the way they do now, I bet Notre Dame would have been champ.
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Postby Daisy » Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:17 pm

3 more hours to the thingy. The excitement is killing me! :twisted:
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Postby tandfman » Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:21 pm

At 8pm this evening, I have dinner reservations with Mrs. tandfman and another couple whom I know through track and field. We'll be enjoying what I expect to be a wonderful meal at one of the best restaurants around.

When I get home, I'll find out who won the game. Or I won't. No big deal. Football? Who cares? Not I.
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Postby trackstar » Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:28 pm

trackstar wrote:True; if they did the rankings the way they do now, I bet Notre Dame would have been champ.


Actually, now that I looked it up, I realize that AP was doing their rankings post-bowl, just like today. We won the UPI poll in '70, which was taken before the bowl games. (So it was one of those many split championships.)

The final AP poll, after our loss to the Irish, finished like this:

1 Nebraska 11-0-1

2 Notre Dame 10-0-1

3 Texas 10-1-0
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Postby tlb747 » Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:02 pm

Hook'em Horns!
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Postby gh » Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:25 pm

I say it's over after the first quarter.
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Postby tlb747 » Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:34 pm

gh wrote:I say it's over after the first quarter.


With Texas blowing USC out! :lol:
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Postby tafnut » Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:36 pm

Quick trivia question while we're waiting for kick-off.

Since USC is Running Back Central, with perhaps the greatest backs in history, which one has the school record for most rushing touchdowns?

Mike Garrett
OJ Simpson
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answer - their OTHER back this year - LenDale White - 54 :!:

When USC was down 21-3 to Arizona St at halftime, who did they go to?

LenDale - he rushed for 186 yds IN THE SECOND HALF :shock:

When asked about how he felt about his teammates getting all the attention, he said:

""I'm not worried about the accolades or anything like that. As long as my teammates know I'm there for them to help them win, that's all that really counts."

USC is scary good, but I still think Texas may outpoint them. What's the overandunder - 80?
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Postby gh » Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:13 pm

tlb747 wrote:
gh wrote:I say it's over after the first quarter.


With Texas blowing USC out! :lol:


You'll note I skillfully avoided actually picking a team!
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Postby tlb747 » Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:30 pm

gh wrote:
tlb747 wrote:
gh wrote:I say it's over after the first quarter.


With Texas blowing USC out! :lol:


You'll note I skillfully avoided actually picking a team!


I am from California, but cannot stand the California PAC-10 teams because they seem to keep Fresno State off their football schedules. For that reason, I will usually go for the other team(s) that play against Cal-Berkley, Stanford (YES!), UCLA, and USC.
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Postby tafnut » Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:13 pm

GAME ON!
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Postby SQUACKEE » Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:22 pm

GO USC!! CALIFORNIA RULES DUDE!!
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Postby JRM » Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:31 pm

The Stealth fighter just did its fly-over. Saw it on the TV first, then almost immediately heard it go over the house (we live 2 miles from the RB). Those things are LOUD and quite imposing. The house shook, the cats ran, and the car alarms went off around the neighborhood.
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Postby tlb747 » Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:36 pm

tafnut wrote:
tlb747 wrote:For that reason, I will usually go for the other team(s) that play against . . . Stanford (YES!) . . .


And just EXACTLY what does that "(YES!)" mean :evil:


The "(YES!)" was for you because you went to that school, seriously. You also have the most post here (over 14,000)! Congrats! About the "(YES!)" deal, I would like the California PAC-10 teams to put Fresno State (I am from that area) in their football schedules more (maybe every three or four years). I am too lazy to look up how often the teams play each other (not including bowl games). Before this year, the last time USC played Fresno State was in the early 90's (24-7 Fresno State in the Freedom Bowl), UCLA in 2003 [17-9 Fresno State in the Silicon Valley Classic (defunct now)] and Cal in the 2000 season (17-3 Fresno State). I do not know about Stanford. At least Oregon and Oregon State plays them frequently, but the Washington and Arizona schools could also do the same.

Personally, Stanford wanted me to run track there to build a good sprint team for the future. I declined, because it was TOO CLOSE to home and I felt that Stanford was too smart of a school to me there. You could ask your man Mr. Gabe Jennings, but I do not think he remembers me. I did not travel far though (Arizona State), but knew a lot of people on that Stanford team from the 98-01 seasons [Stember, Carroll (from the same area as me), Hassell (spelled wrong?), Hyatt, Sprague, Stevens, Riley, to name some]. They and some of their coaches cheered me on in the 1999 NCAA Indoor Championships when our team (ASU) won the slow heats finals in the 1600M Relay (5th overall). I hung out them when we competed in France (WJC) in 98 and Spain (WUG) in 99. I have no hard fellings for them. They are my friends! It is only their football team that I dislike.

In conclusion, I could of left the "(YES)" part out. You may of noticed the post without it. You went to that school and I understand that. If I offended you with that word, my bad! Out of the California PAC-10 schools, I like Stanford (by far) the best because of the personnel on those track/xc teams when I was competing. It disappoints when that football team and others do not play Fresno State. It is not that far from San Jose State and Stanford plays them often. Anyway, my fault for making this post long and a good job with your awards.
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Postby marknhj » Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:50 pm

Just drove down to Hermosa Beach where there are at least 10 large bars showing the game; couldn't get in any so just dashed home to find USC had scored already...
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Postby tafnut » Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:14 pm

tlb747 wrote:In conclusion, I could of left the "(YES)" part out. You may of noticed the post without it. You went to that school and I understand that. If I offended you with that word, my bad!


:D Not at all! It's all good, bro!


Texas is gonna hafta pay for the punt fumble and 4th down failure. USC is owning them right now!
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Postby tlb747 » Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:16 pm

tafnut wrote: :D Not at all! It's all good, bro!


Texas is gonna hafta pay for the punt fumble and 4th down failure. USC is owning them right now!


I think it is time for me to watch the game. :shock:
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Postby tafnut » Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:19 pm

Memo to Reggie: we're not playing razzle-dazzle here, bro - hold on to the freakin' ball! :x

SC is lucky to hold Tex to 3 after that bonehead play.

Does Young always throw with that weird little sidearm dart delivery? It must work, but who taught him to throw?
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Postby guru » Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:18 pm

gh wrote:I say it's over after the first quarter.


Folks, why he's editor of TRACK & FIELD news.

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Postby tafnut » Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:11 pm

Last team to score wins!
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Postby guru » Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:19 pm

tafnut wrote:Last team to score wins!


Indeed.

That missed PAT by Texas is looking bigger and bigger.
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Postby tafnut » Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:36 pm

If SC holds on to win, that somersault into the endzone will be the Play of the Year!
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Postby jhc68 » Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:55 pm

Whaatya think of Bush as a potential long jumper? Or, on that last TD, Jarrett as a high jumper?
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Postby tafnut » Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:01 pm

jhc68 wrote:Whaatya think of Bush as a potential long jumper? Or, on that last TD, Jarrett as a high jumper?


They look better than Texas's hurdler Jamaal Charles (13.69/36.03), who was lucky not to have that fumble called against him!
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Postby guru » Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:23 pm

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby trackstar » Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:38 pm

gh wrote:I say it's over after the first quarter.


Garry, I hope your track predictions next year go better than this one!

HOOK 'EM HORNS!
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