Tuesday, January 1, 2008

ACC BOOWLING

As in Boo-wl-ing…As in boo-hoo, we suck.

Rough day for the ACC which went 0-3 in minor bowls to fall to 2-4 overall. Each team had a very valid EXCUSE.

CHICK-FIL-A (USED TO BE THE PEACH) BOWL
#23 Auburn 23, #15 Clemson 20 OT

EXCUSE: Regardless of the rankings, Auburn is better. Plus, they cheated by unveiling a new spread offense. Who do they think they are, Boise State?

Tommy Trott #5 of the Auburn University Tigers is tackled by Scotty Cooper #44 and Cortney Vincent #45 of the Clemson University Tigers. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

GAYLORD HOTELS (HOME VALENTINE’S CHOCOLATE SPA) MUSIC CITY BOWL
Kentucky 35, FLORIDA STATE 28

EXCUSE: The Noles head coach is 112-years-old, and they were short THREE dozen players.
Twenty-two of them were suspended for cheating which, quite frankly, should be allowed if you are an unpaid “student athlete.” That’s officially “unpaid.”
There are actually people out there that think student athletes should actually be student athletes. As John Shelton Reed said in a recent article in Southern Cultures on the Origin of Barbecue (Winter 2007), we “mention this ridiculous theory only for the sake of thoroughness.”

Drew Weatherford #11 of the Florida State Seminoles runs with the ball while pursued by Wesley Woodyard #16 of the Kentucky Wildcats. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) and (AP Photo/Bill Waugh)

ROADY'S (TRUCK STOPS) HUMANITARIAN BOWL
Fresno State 40, GEORGIA TECH 28
EXCUSE: The Jackets don’t have a coach. They fired their old one (Chan Gailey), and their new one (Paul Johnson) was watching from the press box. (No reason to start the new gig off with a loss…). Robinson’s Navy squad lost its bowl game to Utah.

Fresno State scored 27 unanswered first half points while the Georgia Tech players desperately waited for their eyes to adjust to that crazy blue astro turf field.

For the record, that would be Roady’s as in Roady’s Truck Stops. The chain has headquarters in New Plymouth, Idaho, with locations around the country. For some odd (and undisclosed) reason, the "Truck Stops" portion of the company's name was not included in the bowl title.

The company says it is the largest chain of truck stops in the nation, including the Boise Stage Stop east of Boise along Interstate 84.

Fresno State's Tom Brandstater (7) runs past Georgia Tech's Philip Wheeler (41). Evidently, that happened a lot. (AP Photo/Matt Cilley)

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