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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

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Saturday
Jan022010

Pat Summerall Alive and Broadcasting The Cotton Bowl

 

Pat Summerall still loves broadcasting a football game. Summerall, 79, will call the action at the 74th Cotton Bowl for Fox.

"Just to be involved with the Cotton Bowl is a cherished part of my life," Summerall said. "It means a lot to me. Preparation for a college game is more difficult than a professional game, because there are so many more players and the familiarity is not the same."

These days, Summerall stays busy doing commercials and voiceover work.

"But that's not like doing play-by-play for a football game," he said. "That's a different kind of challenge."

It's halftime and Pat Summerall is proving he is well past, past his prime and shouldn't be announcing a Bowl Game.  In the little time I've been watching he has misidentified 2 players and missed an interception altogether.  It sounds like someone is feeding him just about every line.

Now watching the second half.

Saturday
Jan022010

Saturday's Bowl Picks: 5 Games Again

Five more games on Saturday.

International Bowl - Otherwise known as the "Who Cares Bowl". South Florida and Northern Illinois playing in Toronto. I'll just say go with South Florida.

Papa John's.com Bowl - The South Carolina Gamecocks and UConn. Love the coach at UConn, Randy Edsall, not a big fan of Steve Spurrier. UConn by 7.

Cotton Bowl - Ole Miss and Oklahoma State. Could be a real good game. Looking forward to keeping an eye on the one. Oklahoma St. is a streaky team, they will have a good day tomorrow and win The Cotton Bowl.

Liberty Bowl - The annual game in Memphis. Arkansas and E. Carolina. Can't go against an SEC team in this one. Arkansas big.

Alamo Bowl - Michigan St. and Texas Tech. Much to talk about here, with one team losing their coach, and the other one missing a ton of players. Have to take Texas Tech.

Bowl record so far: 16-9

Friday
Jan012010

Lee Corso in Duckhead Extends Hand to Blind Kid

 

ESPN's College Gameday had a nice segment today with a blind boy who is a big USC fan.  The kid gave great analysis and predictions with the Gameday crew.  This was quite refreshing, as the usual predictions are a bunch of promoting games that never live up to their billing.  And the last time Lee Corso gave some worthwhile analysis was...ummmmm  in the 80's.

When it came to the Ohio St. / Oregon game, Corso put on the Oregon Duck mascot head and tried to shake the boy's hand.  The kid couldn't see it coming, literally.  Corso then tried to cover by shaking Kirk's hand.  The whole thing was a little uncomfortable for me to watch, but the kid was great and knows his football.

 

Friday
Jan012010

New Year's Day Bowl Picks: 5 More Games

5 more games on the docket for today.

Outback Bowl - Northwestern and Auburn.  Can't stand Auburn, so I have to go with Northwestern who always plays exciting close games.  NW in a shootout.

Gator Bowl - West Virginia and Florida St.  Bobby Bowden's last game as head coach.  I have to think Florida St. will do whatever it takes to get the win for Coach.  I like Florida St. by 10.

Capital One Bowl - Penn St. and LSU.  I love this game, both are good bowl teams.  LSU may have a lttle more talent, but can they put it together.  It will be a close game and one I'll be watching.  Go with LSU.

Rose Bowl - A grand match up in the Grand Daddy of them all.  Two evenly matched teams.  Oregon rebounded to have a great season after an early loss.  Ohio St. is primed to win the game with some nice talent and a tough D.  Ohio St. with the win.

Bowl record so far: 13-7

Sugar Bowl - Florida and Cincy.  All sorts of news going on at Florida, and Cincy has a new coach.  Bet the house on this one, Florida in a blowout.

Thursday
Dec312009

New Year's Eve Bowl Picks: 5 Games

A busy day with 5 games to be played today.

Armed Forces Bowl - Houston and Air Force. Normally I would find it hard to go against a Service Academy in The Armed Forces Bowl, but I have to this time. Houston will outscore Air Force.

Sun Bowl - Oklahoma and Stanford. Will The Sooners wake and up and show us the talent they have and take this game? I think so, Stanford has had a surprising team this year in the PAC 10, but Oklahoma will beat them up and win by 10.

Texas Bowl - Navy and Missouri. An even match, I didn't go with Air Force earlier, but I'll take Navy this time in a mild upset.

Insight Bowl - Minnesota and Iowa St. Two 6-6 teams go at it in Tempe. One thing for sure, fans of both teams are happy to be out of Minnesota and Iowa to enjoy some warmer weather in Arizona. I'm an Iowa State grad, so I have to say Go Cyclones! Iowa St by 6.

Chick-Fil-A Bowl - I still call this The Peach Bowl, but whatever. Tennessee and VA. Tech. VA Tech is a better team, and better coached. A close game with VA Tech pulling it out at the end.

 Bowl Record so far:  9-6