Your Fiesta Bowl Open Thread

By 11W Staff on January 3, 2013 at 8:25p
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JPBucks3's picture

Oh how I wish this woulda been the national championship game 

BME_Buckeye's picture

Ohio State beat both these teams in BCS bowl games! 
Tonight I root for Kansas. Snyder needs a win and I like hearing C.Kelly complain about losing! 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

Bucksfan's picture

Chip Kelly got no neck.

Killer nuts's picture

Did anybody else see (and love) Lou Holtz's scarlet and grey tie and pocket combo in the pregame?

popeurban's picture

I saw it, thought may he did it out of respect for the 12-0 season.

jedkat's picture

On-air trolling of Mark May?

"I was tired of trying to work my way around the back, so I just ran him over"

~ Joey Bosa

BuckeyeChief's picture

or the "Go Blue!" sign in the top left corner on the ESPN college gameday placard?

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

toad1204's picture

he's kind of fast....

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Killer nuts's picture

Flashbacks to our game with Florida.... ugh

captain obvious's picture

begin tecmo bowl

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

NH-IO's picture

That didn't take long

FROMTHE18's picture

welp, this is going to be Chip Kelly's farewell party, might as well go for 100

b_pbucksfans's picture

DeAnthony Thomas is fast.

Killer nuts's picture

2 BCS games in a row with a TD in the first 15 seconds...

Jugdish's picture

Kick it out of the end zone!

Remember to get your wolverine spade or neutered. TBDBITL

NH-IO's picture

Went for 2.  Oh that Chip Kelly.
 

Buckeyefan52's picture

chip kellys last game
 

Doesntwork's picture

man, if the kick off return is a slap in the face, what do you call the 2 point conversion right after...?

los_bux08's picture

Ted Ginn anyone?

captain obvious's picture

I didnt see Roy Hall tackle him in the endzone

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

BME_Buckeye's picture

Well I was thinking the same thing but I didn't wanna comment on it since we knew how it went afterwards... Stupid gators!

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

okiebuck's picture

That's the flashback I had....eerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

FROMTHE18's picture

this guy, is not Thomas...

Buckeyefan52's picture

12 seconds!? too slow

FROMTHE18's picture

hope OSU makes the helmet grey shiny like Oregon's helmets and the ones for the Michigan game...be a nice touch i think

FROMTHE18's picture

big play, get some momentum

Ohio State Ombre's picture

look at the SEC speed...oh wait

FROMTHE18's picture

wow that was dumb

captain obvious's picture

4 down territory

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

Buckeyefan52's picture

give it to klein..like tebow
 

BME_Buckeye's picture

Anyone see the Ohio State fan in the crowd?

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

FROMTHE18's picture

too, too obvious

Buckeyefan52's picture

forget i said that...

toad1204's picture

nope...  Oregon D not looking too bad in the opening series..

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Bucksfan's picture

K State getting desperate early with that 4th and 1 try.  Colin Klein is no Craig Krenzel.

OSUStu's picture

Easier to stop when Oregon is offside

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Doesntwork's picture

klein seems hesitant today at running

FROMTHE18's picture

blitzer caused him to think a bit, they should have added a RB in there to take some attention away from Klein...play was incredibly obvious, especially when they had the FB step up

Buckeyefan52's picture

mariota is a freshman!? wow

popeurban's picture

Keep this up.  Need to keep it close.  I don't want to go to bed by halftime.

FROMTHE18's picture

tempo offenses, penalties are their kryptonite 

okiebuck's picture

KSU is one of the better tackling teams around which they will need tonight. An area that our Bucks will need to step up in 2013.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

popeurban's picture

After the Baylor game, I am worried k state can hang.

Phillips.449's picture

Seemed like a fairly good mix of fans there.

FROMTHE18's picture

FWIW... OSU women bball lost to Iowa...huhzah

toad1204's picture

Is Iowa any good?

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Baroclinicity's picture

Camera left it on the KSU hotties for a few extra seconds there...

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

toad1204's picture

Not too shabby.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

popeurban's picture

K state's offense reminds me of NIU's against fsu, anemic.  

FROMTHE18's picture

dont see KSU hanging too long in this one, barring any Oregon turnovers... just not enough on offense

Buckeyefan52's picture

dangerous play there

Doesntwork's picture

both offenses are not doing too well, something to do with the long off period before the bowl?

Buckeyefan52's picture

probably oregon will definetley score soon though

Ohio State Ombre's picture

another reason i dislike kelly...who goes for 2 in the first quarter on the first touchdown of the game?

FROMTHE18's picture

did that just hit the CB in the arm and he didnt even notice?

Ohio State Ombre's picture

games like these really make me wonder how well if at all kelly's coaching style would jive in the nfl

BuckeyeChief's picture

K State came to play on D...

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

BuckeyeChief's picture

derp...too soon...

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

JPBucks3's picture

why is no one spying mariota? That stuns me

Buckeyefan52's picture

wow what a playmaker

harleymanjax's picture

I've hated Oregon ever since they gave us the nightmare known as Akili Smith!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

popeurban's picture

That present came thanks to mike brown aka the reason I don't watch the NFL any longer.

FROMTHE18's picture

man this is already over

BME_Buckeye's picture

What a joke... If it was Oregon vs. K State in the title game, Oregon would have National title locked up!

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

JPBucks3's picture

K state please make this a game ASAP!!

okiebuck's picture

Ah oh; they boys from the Little Apple need to score with like an eight minute drive.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

popeurban's picture

I kind of like how Oregon lines up like they are coming out of the track blocks on kickoffs.  They allow the kicker to kick and then they shoot out.

toad1204's picture

This isnt looking too good for K state but...  With a win Kelly goes to the Browns and we get  to watch four years of Wilson.  I'll take that.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

SC Buckeye's picture

There was something about the referee that caught my eye.  Then I realized it; he's the referee from the 07 Maryland-NC State game that gave a 15yd penalty for "giving him the business" 
http://youtu.be/6D8aAC4jrPM
 

Ohio State Ombre's picture

cant give you an upvote but wish i could. i loved that hahahahahah

SC Buckeye's picture

Thanks for the thought.  I'm in the same boat currently, but hopefully not for long...

Alpo's picture

That was awesome! Can't believe I've never seen that before. Hilarious! 

Doesntwork's picture

lol and i think it was called on number 69...

Killer nuts's picture

Oregon's defense is intriguingly gimmicky (yeah I know that one or two of those words might not be real words). They line up defensive ends at corner and their nose guard at middle linebacker etc. just to give kansas state strange looks for their pre snap read when they do the 'looky look'.

Baroclinicity's picture

Well done on the choice of spouse, Mr. Klein.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

OSUStu's picture

She was a K State bball player

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Baroclinicity's picture

Wow.  Had no idea.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

popeurban's picture

Yeah, me either.  Media did not cover this quite as much as Tebow.  

rdubs's picture

Nice shot of Klein not being super quick, but being a strong runner.

toad1204's picture

That 2 pt conversion could make things interesting come the 4th q.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

rdubs's picture

There will be more opportunities for them to miss one along the way, so we'll see what happens, but it may even back out.

BME_Buckeye's picture

I can't wait to see the gif of that missed catch. Wide Open!

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

okiebuck's picture

Really looking forward to tomorrow nights game between OU and A&M; should be a good one between the Ohio boy Stoops and his protoge Kevin Sumlin; one of the best young coaches around.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

popeurban's picture

I hope it is.  I am worried a&m will blow them out.

harleymanjax's picture

Please ESPN please dont stop showing Kleins wife!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

popeurban's picture

See my post above about their story;  Interesting to say the least.

rdubs's picture

Maybe that's what Barner was looking at when he forgot to look at the ball.

okiebuck's picture

A&M's defense is shaky; it could be one of those games that is decided by who has the ball last; scoreboard will be busy I think.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

okiebuck's picture

She is easy on the eyes; QB's are like race car drivers and pro golfers; they typically land the hotties. Of course you never know what they have between the ears....as if that matters; lol.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

toad1204's picture

That lineman can limbo... wait.. maybe not..

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Buckeyefan52's picture

cmon now punch it in

popeurban's picture

Refs letting Oregon get away with some cheap plays.

rdubs's picture

I get that football is a rough sport, but those two cheap shots on Klein (even if the second was weak) are the type of plays that can and should be eliminated (or penalized).

OSUStu's picture

Oregon's defense thinks they are Florida...playing dirty

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

CC's picture

Kiko Alonzo is basically wearing shorts

macbraddy's picture

Late hits and helmets shots all around . If this was the NFL there would be some major fines come tomorrow . Not even a flag today . No QB protection for Klein.

Go Bucks!!!

Bucks43201's picture

ok, was rooting for K-State before, just because I like Bill Snyder, and I don't like Chip Kelly. But, now after seeing that last drive I'm all in for K-State! Klein gets tackled a good 5 yards out of bounds! No flag!
Then, #47 for Oregon (Alonso) with the intentional late hit to the helmet & the forearm punch...right in front of 2 officials! No flags! Are you serious!
F Oregon - they're dirty to me.
Go K-State!

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

JPBucks3's picture

Yea i was kind of on the fence for who i wanted to win but more towards kansas state but after seeing that play im all for kansas state also!

CC's picture

YES!
Karate starting to play with some fire

toad1204's picture

Game Changer.  K State was ready.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

harleymanjax's picture

option on a fake punt?............lol

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

Smanpoint10's picture

Stopped the fake! Yes! I hate Kelly haha. Hope he stays so he can get slammed with infractions

Doesntwork's picture

wow oregon getting a little bit desperate?

OSUStu's picture

That is terrific!

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

okiebuck's picture

Nice fake Chipper

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

george_buck's picture

Option to the punter. Chip Kelly in the NFL?

harleymanjax's picture

As a Bengals fan I hope Kelly goes to the Browns!.......lol

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

toad1204's picture

Both of them are opening up the play book...  Game is getting good.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

rdubs's picture

That was an incredible throw by the running back.  Took an incredible break up to prevent it from working.

macbraddy's picture

Bill Snyder is an amazing coach. K-State has great fundamentals and few penalties. Perhaps he could have a talk with Christian Bryant! Looked like Oregon was going to blow them out, now it has all the makings of a great game.

Go Bucks!!!

harleymanjax's picture

DAMN false start!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

rdubs's picture

Incredible when you aren't even going to run a play. 

Baroclinicity's picture

Sheesh.  Twice.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Buckeyefan52's picture

and here comes oregon

toad1204's picture

Wasted no time.... Too bad she couldnt jump higher........

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

rdubs's picture

Not sure why people don't call timeouts in situations like that just to slow them down and so you can change personell.  You know time isn't an issue.

NCBuck1's picture

Or fake an injury!

Texas Buckeye's picture

That's a backbreaking TD by Oregon in a short amount of time. K-State gets the ball first in the second half. They need to score a TD on this first possession otherwise Oregon may hit the gas and run away with this one.

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

harleymanjax's picture

#78 cost them the game!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

Texas Buckeye's picture

I wouldn't say cost him the game(not yet), but that penalty followed by the missed FG was a huge swing of momentum back in favor of Oregon.

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

popeurban's picture


Remember these?  Only made a subtle change.

harleymanjax's picture

AH MY EYES! Akili FRICKIN Smith!..........STOP IT!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

popeurban's picture

Sorry, I did think of you when I posted.  +1 for your pain

harleymanjax's picture

between him and Klingler and Dave Shula the 90's were a dark time in Bengal land!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

popeurban's picture

As a young fan, I remember asking my dad if he thought big daddy Dan wilkinson would be a bust for us, he said no way.  Last time I listened to him...

Ethos's picture

Kelly is just pulling a pete Carrol.  "Sanctions? What do you mean Sanctions? Oh by the way, I got a job offer to the NFL, seeya bitches!"

"What do you need water for, Sunshine?!" - Coach Coombs, if you don't love this man, you have no soul.

harleymanjax's picture

Yep...he gone!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

Texas Buckeye's picture

Agreed. Chip Kelly to Cleveland perhaps?

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

harleymanjax's picture

I think Kelly to Philly, O'Brien to Cleveland

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

Texas Buckeye's picture

Just came out that O'Brien is staying at Penn State. So looks like Cleveland may make a bigger push for Kelly. Just my opinion.

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

OSUStu's picture

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

popeurban's picture

Awesome, thank you!  Crack research team.

harleymanjax's picture

And this just in.............Nick Sabin IS NOT going to be the coach at Alabama!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

BuckeyeRick's picture

Any word on Jon Gruden this year? I'd love to have him at Cleveland.

Texas Buckeye's picture

Apparently, everyone wants Gruden as their HC. I don't think he's going to be heading back to the NFL (at least not this year).

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

toad1204's picture

Penn State staying competive at Wisky.  47-49 3:30 to go

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Phillips.449's picture

Mark May makes me want to puke.

Poison nuts's picture

Mark May makes me puke.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

OSUStu's picture

Mark May is puke.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Poison nuts's picture

Nicely done!

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

Phillips.449's picture

Therefore Mark May makes me [want to] Mark May.

BuckeyeRick's picture

Do you think Klein will make a decent NFL QB? I see some things that make think he might be a good one, but a few plays later I'm thinking, nope he won't make it very long.

rdubs's picture

I think lack of arm strength is his issue.  Did you see his "bomb" at the end of the first half?  Not even sure it flew 40 yards.

Texas Buckeye's picture

3 and out for K-State on the 1st possession. I say if Oregon scores here, this one might be just about over.

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

NCBuck1's picture

Oregon just looks fifty times faster than k state.  Got a feeling this is going to get ugly.

BuckeyeRick's picture

I was thinking the same thing. They look crazy fast.

okiebuck's picture

Game over; KSU should have pounded it on offense; the Duck are not that physical. That said they could have used someone like El Guapo!

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

okiebuck's picture

They had that speed when we kicked their ass in the Rose Bowl too....

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Phillips.449's picture

Man that was a fun night!

NCBuck1's picture

Yep and we had it too along with a superior coach!

BuckeyeRick's picture

Quick someone fall over and fake an injury!

BME_Buckeye's picture

Any recommendations for a good TV show to watch since this game is over...

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

BuckeyeRick's picture

A 1-point safety? Whaaaat?

Doesntwork's picture

O.o you can get 1 point safety in footabll?? i'm learning new thing everyday

harleymanjax's picture

Wouldn't it be funny if Oregon wins by one point!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

JPBucks3's picture

#78 for Kansas state reminds me of a o lineman that we once had......

Urban_Can_Recruit's picture

Guys you got to think after watching this game James Quick is leaning Oregons way #sarcasm

LABuckeye's picture

Well, that game didn't go like I thought it would...

Dr. House's picture

they kept it under 80 i know i am just as disappointed as you.