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HATE BOWL 2008 PLAYOFFS "UNSWEET 16"

Posted on: November 6, 2008 6:34 pm
Edited on: November 8, 2008 6:48 pm
 
Well, well, well!  We're down to the round of 16 in our Hate Bowl 2008 Playoffs.  Interesting match-ups include one that's already been played on the field (BYU vs UCLA) and one that'll end the regular season in the Sunshine State (Florida vs Florida State).  All in all, there's a LOTTA hate to be had in these brackets. 

I'll set an initial target of Wednesday, November 12 for closing the "Unsweet 16".  Here are your match-ups.  Just post your selections in the comments under this blog.  As with last round, only complete ballots with ALL GAMES SELECTED will be counted.  No hanging chads allowed.

Enjoy!

SCORING UPDATE!!! UPDATED 6:42PM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8.  EARLY UPDATE...GOTTA GET READY FOR THE GATOR GAME!

#1 Notre Dame vs #16 Washington  NOTRE DAME LEADS 21-2

#2 USC vs #18 Oregon  USC LEADS 22-1

#3 Miami vs #14 Georgia  MIAMI LEADS 15-8

#4 BYU vs #20 UCLA  BYU LEADS 15-8

#5 Idaho vs #12 Alabama  IDAHO IN A SQUEAKER, 13-10

#6 Michigan vs #11 Auburn  MICHIGAN LEADS 16-7

#7 Ohio State vs #10 Tennessee  OHIO STATE LEADS 18-5

#8 Florida State vs #9 Florida  FLORIDA STATE IN A SQUEAKER 12-11
Comments

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2008 5:32 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008 PLAYOFFS "UNSWEET 16"

If you don't skip class to drink Ripple, mate with your mother and sister, have only 3 teeth, and rape sheep, you wouldn't fit in on the University Of Idaho campus either....



Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: November 8, 2008 4:42 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008 PLAYOFFS "UNSWEET 16"

#1 Notre Dame vs #16 Washington (Oh you bad man! Why did you have to pit Washington against Notre Dame? I hate them both more than any other teams hands down. But I've always had a special hate for the Flopping Irish)

#2 USC vs #18 Oregon (Can't hate my Ducks even though there driving me crazy right now.)

#3 Miami vs #14 Georgia (Hate the U suck)

#4 BYU vs #20 UCLA (One word Neu-weasel!!!)

#5 Idaho vs #12 Alabama (Idaho is irrelavant)

#6 Michigan vs #11 Auburn (Oh how the might have fallen. Now stay there!)

#7 Ohio State vs #10 Tennessee (this was a tough one.)

#8 Florida State vs #9 Florida (Also a tough one.)



Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2008 3:06 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008 PLAYOFFS "UNSWEET 16"

Got 'em, WestlandUte.  Love your analysis of Pete Carroll.  Not so much the "Great Satan" comment.  Oh well.  We've all got our own hate to carry.



Since: Jun 3, 2008
Posted on: November 8, 2008 12:47 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008 PLAYOFFS "UNSWEET 16"

Notre Dame - It's hard to hate on a team as pitiful as the Huskies

USC - This is a tough one but Pete Carrol cinched this last week by complaining about the BCS system and the need to "fix" it. He does'nt want a play-off. He just wants an automatic BCS bowl berth for all west coast teams with a Trojan Mascot.

Georgia - Same reasons as Notre Dame it just seems like the 'canes are irrelevant these days.

BYU - Do you know why BYU does'nt have a Nativity Scene on campus? They cant find 3 Wise Men!!!!

Alabama - Again, why are the Vandals being picked on. I just don't understand you Potato Zoobs. Pick on someone your own size. (Maybe Twin Falls High School)

Michigan - Last round I gave the Wolverines a pass because of our season opener. Maybe I'll do it again next round.

Ohio State - The womb from which the Great Satan (Urban Meyer) was spawned.

Florida - Got to give some love to the team with the Native American mascot.




Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2008 8:27 am
 

HATE BOWL 2008 PLAYOFFS "UNSWEET 16"

Got your votes, shaneyusa.  BTW...next round will be the "Hate Eight".  Nothing elite about any of 'em!



Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2008 8:24 am
 

HATE BOWL 2008 PLAYOFFS "UNSWEET 16"

trollhunterz:

Got your votes.  No one voted Army in the regular season, so they're not here.  I like your sentiment, though.

Senior Chief Durfish



Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2008 8:19 am
 

HATE BOWL 2008 PLAYOFFS "UNSWEET 16"

jjoey plays it smart and sticks with the higher seeds.  BTW, to this point no underdogs lead any games.  Two match-ups are one point games..Idaho vs Alabama and Florida vs Florida State.



Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2008 8:16 am
 

HATE BOWL 2008 PLAYOFFS "UNSWEET 16"

craniallobe has hit on something important here...

Did I miss something?  Are we only supposed to hate teams because they are good?  I thought this was all about hating a team/school for any reason.  If the requirements for hating a team is that they beat the school you cheer for, that wouldn't leave very many teams for Boise State fans to hate now would it?  That would include Utah, BYU and TCU for the record.Exactly why I designed this to work the way it is.  Hate goes deeper than winning streaks and 11-1 records.  The "regular season" was set up for voters to register their hate for ONE SCHOOL.  That exposed the real, vitriolic hate.  Now we're into the playoffs, where we demand that voters weigh teams against each other and expose the more subtle aspects of their hate.  You've gotta make choices you might not be comfortable making, and the more of those choices we get registered (i.e. more votes turned in), the better the result.

Simply having a group of Notre Dame haters come by and load us down with votes tells us only that they can mobilize themselves.  Letting the rest play out does two things...1) eliminates those who don't have the patience or attention span to stick with the program and 2)validates the despicable presence of our eventual winner as they will have beaten 5 teams to win the trophy.  No BCS crap in here.  It all comes down to winning it "face-to-face".



Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2008 8:06 am
 

HATE BOWL 2008 PLAYOFFS "UNSWEET 16"

For the record, craniallobe, I didn't match up the Florida teams.  The VOTERS did!  That's the beauty of this.  I take all of the good credit, y'all get all of the punishment!  (LOL)

BTW:  let's keep it clean in here.  Remember, Mrs. Durfish is a voter, too.



Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2008 8:01 am
 

HATE BOWL 2008 PLAYOFFS "UNSWEET 16"

WesinID:

Notre Dame - I hope they form a conference with Liberty University, Southern Methodist, and Brigham Young, call it the Battle of Armeggon Division (B.A.D)OK, so you've got Catholics, Evangelicals, Methodists, and Mormons covered.  How 'bout adding Presbyterian?

Thanks for the votes!


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