Orange Bowl Live Thread: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Vs Iowa Hawkeyes

Finally, It's The BCS Bowl That No One Has A Reason To Care About [Orange Bowl Live Thread]

1/5/10 in NCAAF   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

The Orange Bowl is the nearly meaningless BCS Bowl game this year that no one really cares about. Of the 10 teams in BCS games, Iowa and Georgia Tech are probably the least exciting ones.

The tradition of the Rose Bowl isn't there. The allure of undefeated teams like Texas, Alabama, Boise State, TCU or Cincinnati is non-existent, and there's no Tim Tebow-like transcendent player.

Instead, there's Iowa's hideously ugly defensive style, and Georgia Tech's option offense. Neither team can make a claim as one of the best of the best, but it should at least be an interesting contrast in style.

The game starts at 8:00, and you can watch it on FOX. 75% of you picked Georgia Tech to win, but Iowa has surprised us a few times this year, so anything can happen. Chat it up here throughout the evening and as always, enjoy the game!
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1/6/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

elevenbravo138again wrote:
With all the talk about Cam Heyward, Clayborn while not as rangy at 6'2 3/4 283 he has about 4.79 speed in the 40, is highly instinctive, takes very good angles, diagnoses rapidly and uses good and powerful hand-fighting technique as well as foot quickness to make plays.  Those two will likely be among the top 3-7 DEs of the board and among the top 40 players selected overall.

Should be an outstanding 2010 Big Ten season without worrying about the draft too.

1/6/10   |   kobe_lova   |   61531 respect

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your avatar is on fire! i love that! it's beautiful minus the steelers part.
wait...does it say stillers?

1/6/10   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Adrian Clayborn just about locked up the MVP for this game with that first half.

With all the talk about Cam Heyward, Clayborn while not as rangy at 6'2 3/4 283 he has about 4.79 speed in the 40, is highly instinctive, takes very good angles, diagnoses rapidly and uses good and powerful hand-fighting technique as well as foot quickness to make plays.  Those two will likely be among the top 3-7 DEs of the board and among the top 40 players selected overall.

1/6/10   |   kobe_lova   |   61531 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
USA vs Canada world juniors on NHL network

NHL has a network?

1/5/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

That Wegher run does it. Iowa and the Big Ten as a whole quietly ends up with a pretty damn good bowl season.

Iowa upsets GT, Ohio St. upsets Oregon, Penn St. beats LSU, Wisconsin upsets Miami.

1/5/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

He did a tremendous job of not getting a safety? Did Ron forget that he was the dummy to run backwards 12 yards to put himself in that entire situation? Terrible run.

1/5/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Adrian Clayborn just about locked up the MVP for this game with that first half.

1/5/10   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Between the pick 6, that sack and the Iowa uniforms, Ricky Stanzi reminds me an awful lot of Ben Roethlisberger. If he slaps a #7 on that uniform and spends about 3 days straight at the buffet, we wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

1/5/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

What a 1st quarter for that Tarrant kid, good and bad.

1/5/10   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Stanzi is intercepted, Jerrard Tarrant with a pick 6

1/5/10   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Nice catch McNutt, TD Iowa.

Nice catch by Sandeman, TD Iowa again.

1/5/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Nice catch McNutt, TD Iowa.

1/5/10   |   icedee   |   170 respect

tECH IS GOING TO own THE HAWKEYES!

1/5/10   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Roommate's still asleep, why would I ruin it and wake him up?

Alright everybody keep it down or James loses the remote.

1/5/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Joe_L wrote:
WOW you get to be in control of the remote tonight.

Roommate's still asleep, why would I ruin it and wake him up?

1/5/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Great play there by Tarrant. GT ball.

1/5/10   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
U of Minn vs. Purdue on ESPN. I'll probably watch some of the Orange Bowl tonight just because it's football and the fact that it's the only Bowl game I've ever been to.

WOW you get to be in control of the remote tonight.

1/5/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

U of Minn vs. Purdue on ESPN. I'll probably watch some of the Orange Bowl tonight just because it's football and the fact that it's the only Bowl game I've ever been to.

1/5/10   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
USA vs Canada world juniors on NHL network

Definitely a better option than this game.

1/5/10   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25123 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
I'm definitely not watching this game.

USA vs Canada world juniors on NHL network

1/5/10   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

I'm definitely not watching this game.