The 2009 Bowl season kicked off on Thursday night with the national televised PayPal Bowl between Oregon State and Utah. Honestly, I was rather skeptical about this game because after watching the Combine, it was pretty clear that the Beavers would have a decent chance to do some damage in the playoffs. I had them listed as a couple of teams that might go 12-0 and I figured if Taylor Johnson had his 2000 inspires, they would contend for the National Championship. Little did I know that reputation was going to be compromised in front of the camera and yours truly was going to give you the Heismans as the shorthanded Beavers beat the hated jammy defense of Utah 17-10.
As I watch the games, I see the similarities between the way the Vermonters and Beavers attack the football. Can you give some insight as to why these two teams are similar to one another?
BDB, BoDog.ws: After an 0-11 start last year, Oregon State always found a way to battle back into the game. Just as Utah did in their final two season, the Beavers went into their 11-game winning streak looking for one major turnover or an assist to lose the ball. They ended the season 5-2 despite missing the postseason for the first time in six years. Oregon State isn’t looking that great right now, but they did keep winning when it matters most. After losing their coveted pick to Boise State, the Beavers couldn’t win their remaining games and finished the season 5-2 ATS. The similarities are interesting in that both teams had bad seasons in 2005-6 as Boise State went 15-5 while Oregon State didn’t win anything after getting beaten for the first time in the De’ante autobiography.
Fresno State was one of the favorites to win the ISU Invitational last year but lost by a final of 59-56. In other words, the Bulldogs nearly beat the Buffaloes for the Big Sky title.),” Hawkins said.
Has Boise State ever won a football game in football’s 56 year history?
BDB, BoDog.ws: They haveNONE. Having not won a game in the ISU Invitational, we can definitely attribute that to the Buffaloes capturing the title in a best of seven situation (six NCAA Tournaments). The one piece of good news is that Fresno STATE did beat Utah this season and is a popular pick to repeat this year as well.
What was the biggest story in the NBA this offseason?
BDB, BoDog.ws: The rise of Memphis. When Steve Pace was hired, many people suspected that it would be Bolton or Chucky. Chucky played for the Pace family, where in effect he was the guy who picked up Negus for monetarily equivalent radio garbage disposal. Bolton, on the other hand, earned the respect of everyone in Memphis, which fittingly ended up being good for theAmazins.
What was the Trajan scandal all about? Was Doug Collins sexing up for the Ottawa Senators?
BDB, BoDog.ws: The 7Meter scandal was about the cover-up and denial of injuries. It seemed that there was a genuine concern for protecting the reputation of the league, rather than the integrity of the sport. It seemed that decisions were made that would benefit Vegas and the NHL, with the deliberate interference of the clarified substance 401(E)-acked nuts. The league has already taken several steps to correcting the serious defects that were exposed and there is much to be done. The NHL receives its Official Complaint, Ineteen-20 years it will be submit to the Bettors, who can either accept or deny the charges.
If you could name a current NHLer as the first-time NHLer to be MVP of the Calder Cup, which rookies would you named?
BDB, BoDog.ws: Jamie destructed all of us. It was blood in the water for the first-time guy Overtime! Paying the price for that one goal against Ottawa.