Tag Archives: Rose Bowl

Fiesta finish

Just like the Rose Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl had a finish I couldn’t resist commenting on (with some prodding from Adrian the Canadian). Stanford’s freshman kicker Jordan Williamson badly missed a field goal to win at the end of regulation, then missed again in OT to open the door for Oklahoma State. On their turn, the Cowboys got a quick strike to the Stanford half yard line (the refs initially called TD but it was overturned on review). Instead of going for the touchdown, Cowboys coach Mike Gundy elected to center the ball with a kneel and kick the field goal on second down.

Aptly named Quinn “Sharpshooter” Sharp booted the ball through for OK State, and the Cowboys went home happy. But should they have run the ball a couple more times first? Continue reading

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Rose Bowl finish: doh!

I thoroughly enjoyed the Rose Bowl. Oregon ran a bunch of great scheme plays and showed incredible speed, both individually and in play calling. I’m waiting for the team that only has two or three plays and goes even faster. Defenses will be so lost and tired. Wisconsin showed off their excellent offensive line and had some great calls of their own plus strong quarterback play from Russell Wilson. It was Big Ten football at its finest.

However, the end of the game raised my ire. Continue reading

It’s a bowl game vacation!

A couple weeks ago I wrote about my alternative to the college bowl system: the College Football Premier League. The majority of the bowls get no attention, and the CFPL would give the top schools a way to keep all the revenue and make fans happy.

However as I sit in Los Angeles watching the Rose Parade, I’m reminded why these top schools will probably not go for my CFPL. Wisconsin and Oregon could be in the CFPL playoffs right now, Continue reading