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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: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2008 8:17 pm
 

NEED A NAME FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY

HEY, Y'ALL! 

I'm taking nominations for names of our Hate Bowl Championship Trophy.  I'm thinking something like "The Al Davis Trophy", except one that fits the college game more appropriately.  Give me your suggestions and we'll have a VERY BRIEF contest after the Hate Eight so we'll have our "eye on the prize" for the semis and finals.

We're now open for "bidness"!

 




Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2008 8:09 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008 PLAYOFFS "UNSWEET 16"

Thanks for "baptizing" our next round the Hate Eight, TMM!  We'll go with that.

The semifinals will be the Foul Four, special thanks to feathers42 (Mrs. Durfish). 



Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2008 8:07 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008 PLAYOFFS "UNSWEET 16"

chfhookm:

You, sir, are a steely-eyed hate blog god!  Love it, love it, love it!



Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2008 8:03 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008 PLAYOFFS "UNSWEET 16"

Annnnnnnd, they're off!  Gatorfan100 logs the first Round Two votes.  Thanks, and GO GATORS!



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2008 7:52 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008 PLAYOFFS "UNSWEET 16"

Hey durfish!  Here are my picks:

Notre Dame

USC

Miami

UCLA

Alabama

Auburn

Tennessee

dang this one is hard...can I choose both?  I'll go with Florida State.

Can't wait till the "Hate Eight!"




Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2008 7:37 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008 PLAYOFFS "UNSWEET 16"

Nice!  Let's get it on, the Hate Bowl continues.  So honored I am the first post (or at least the first to the blog).  Democracy!  I guess that means I need to come up with different witty explanations for my most hated programs , eh?  Here goes...

#1 Notre Dame -  So many reasons, but I really don't have all night to spend writing about them.  I have no real problem with being an independent in this day and age, but they're the one program who milks it for everything they're worth.  Haven't won a bowl game since 1993, and it's because they are ALWAYS, without exception, scheduled into a bowl that is of a higher echelon than they deserve.  Of my most favorite games in my college football lifetime, the most random has to be Oregon State's manslaughter of the Irish in the 2001 Fiesta Bowl.  They got like 6-7 or unsportsmanlike penalties they were giving it to the Irish so bad.
Note: Looking forward to the ND- Florida/FSU matchup very badly

#2 USC - I'll admit, some of this is jealousy.  But Pete Carroll being a genius is overrated.  The Snoop Dogg as their honorary team spokesman is ridiculous.  Reggie Bush's third cousins are riding easy in Lexuses right now.  The media's premature infatuation with the 2005 team was the simple most annoying thing I've ever seen the sports media do.  I have my reasons.  Not even Oregon's unis can give them a chance in this hate battle.
Note: I had to pause when typing the phrase "premature infatuation."

#3 Miami - This is a tough one.  Both programs I mildly dislike, but neither I "hate."  I was born a little too late (just a tot in the 80's) to really despise Miami.  And while those early 2000's teams were slightly obnoxious, they were also probably the best teams I've seen in my lifetime.  That said, I'll go with the Canes for Jeremy Shockey, the FIU brawl, and the classic story that my Dad proudly retells me regarding the '87 Fiesta Bowl.  Of the Miami player, dressed in fatigues, likening them to the Japanese bombing  Pearl Harbor.  And the Penn State player, dressed in suit and tie, and who had actually spent some time in a classroom in his life, pointing out that the U.S. actually won that war.

#4 BYU -  Let's just say that as far as I've read and studied, I'm pretty sure I would not fit in on the BYU campus.

#12 Alabama -  I'm not from Boise State.

#11 Auburn -  I live and die Michigan football (with a strong emphasis on the dying part, lately).  And seriously, are those boosters down in the SEC that damn important that they would think of running off a coach who went undefeated 4 years ago?

#7 Ohio State -  Oh, did I forget to mention that Ray Small's dad made my picks for me?

#9 Florida -  Seriously, how is this not the final??  Back in his heyday, the Florida State football factory was a corrupt tyrant on the landscape of college football.  But at least Bobby Bowden could always "aww, shucks" himself into being the tiniest bit likable.  Urban Meyer, not so much.  For classily stomping on the Capital One Bowl logo (without thinking about the stupidity of that) before last year's battle with Michigan, the nod goes to the Gators!




Since: Sep 3, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2008 7:30 pm
 

HATE BOWL 2008 PLAYOFFS "UNSWEET 16"

And here is a bump for hatred!

Notre Dame

USC

Miami

UCLA

Alabama

Auburn

Ohio State

Florida State



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