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Topic: Your earliest memory of each major bowl

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FearlessF

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Re: Your earliest memory of each major bowl
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2018, 02:35:02 PM »
What was Keith Byars like at OSU?  All I remember of him was as a chubby, slow FB who caught passes out of the backfield for the Philadelphia Eagles.  I can't picture him as a 1,000 yard RB at all.
he was skinnier as a youngster
he looked like this............
Keith Byars shoeless 67 Yard Touchdown Run vs Illinois 1984 - YouTube
very fast for a big guy
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Re: Your earliest memory of each major bowl
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2018, 02:39:24 PM »
Maybe it's his running style, I don't know.  Looks weird to me, like he's gotta take a dump and holding it in.

The opposite of Larry Johnson, PSU, actually.  When I picture him, his strides seem six yards long, like his foot stays on the ground too long and ends up far behind him before picking it back up to make his next stride.  

I'm weird.

I guess Johnson was sort of like Wheatley, in that he was too fast for his size.  But Wheatley ran really upright.
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Re: Your earliest memory of each major bowl
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2018, 03:24:47 PM »
Eric Dickerson ran I bit high, but he had jets!
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Re: Your earliest memory of each major bowl
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2018, 03:42:59 PM »
Makes me feel like an idiot.....gosh, all these tall RBs ran upright.  Or they were just tall.  LOL



I compare it to a "rising" fastball.  No pitch actually rises, but it looks like it does simply because it fails to fall at the normal angle.  It also falls, but more gradually.

Maybe tall RBs running upright is simply an optical illusion in the same way?
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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2018, 03:49:58 PM »
I compare it to a "rising" fastball.  No pitch actually rises, but it looks like it does simply because it fails to fall at the normal angle.  It also falls, but more gradually.

those physicists don't know JACK.
that fast ball rises
do they think that the curve ball doesn't move because of the spin on the ball either?
I can hit a rise ball with my driver on the golf course with the correct spin.
these are the same jokers that explain the best way to shoot free throws is with back spin so that they fall into the basket - wouldn't top spin then be the opposite of back spin
did none of these nerds play ping pong?
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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2018, 03:50:17 PM »
or better yet, whiffle ball
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Re: Your earliest memory of each major bowl
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2018, 04:49:37 PM »
The Rose Parade and Game were on in the house when I was a kid. I don't remember the first time I paid attention.
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Re: Your earliest memory of each major bowl
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2018, 04:57:20 PM »
Maybe tall RBs running upright is simply an optical illusion in the same way?
I was always shocked by Calvin Johnson running. He looked like he was out for a leisurely jog, and yet the fastest cornerback on the opposing team couldn't even dream of keeping up with him. Vince Young was a bit like that too...
I think it was just an illusion of a tall player with a long stride, compared to those little sparkplug RBs that looked like their legs were churning 1000mph on a hamster wheel...

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Re: Your earliest memory of each major bowl
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2018, 07:06:46 PM »
Eric Dickerson ran I bit high, but he had jets!
He also had a really nice gold Trans Am that the Aggies bought him!  He drove it for his first several years at SMU, until the Mustangs bought him something better. :)



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Re: Your earliest memory of each major bowl
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2018, 07:09:39 PM »
My first memory of a bowl game is probably the 1978 Cotton Bowl.  Texas was undefeated, Earl Campbell had just won the Heisman, and those stoopid domers spoiled it all.


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Re: Your earliest memory of each major bowl
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2018, 10:16:10 PM »
My first memory of a bowl game is probably the 1978 Cotton Bowl.  Texas was undefeated, Earl Campbell had just won the Heisman, and those stoopid domers spoiled it all.


But,...but,....but, how could that be? I thought Joe Montana wasn't all that good in college.

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Re: Your earliest memory of each major bowl
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2018, 11:24:05 PM »
I always paid the most attention to the bowl game(s) that had an effect on the national title race.  So the games that stick out in my memory is framed by that.

1982 Sugar Bowl. Georgia vs. Penn St

1983 Orange Bowl. Miami vs. Nebraska

1986 Fiesta Bowl. Miami vs. Penn St

1987 Cotton Bowl- Notre Dame vs. Texas A&M.  I know I watched other Cotton Bowls prior to this but I remember this one because Tim Brown won the Heisman that year and during the course of the game he had a towel he was wearing around his waist taken by one of the A&M players and they kind of made a big deal about it. 

1991 Rose Bowl. Michigan vs. Washington.  So, here’s the thing.  There is obviously a big difference in the dates of the other bowl games and the date of this one.  I had watched several Rose Bowls prior but none of them really stick out to me in any way because, like I mentioned, I sort of paid attention to the games that would influence the polls for the MNC.  I don’t really remember any Rose Bowls prior to this one that really did that.  This is the first one I was really dialed into going into it.

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Re: Your earliest memory of each major bowl
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2018, 12:34:23 AM »
Rose: wash 28 Iowa 0.  We just got done plowing and shoveling a ton of snow.  

Orange: got to stay up to watch the Clemson v Nebraska game. 82 OB .

Sugar: auburn v Mich 9-7, opposite the Nebraska v Miami OB.  We had a 13 inch black and white turned on to the sugar w the sound down .

Cotton: bama v UT . Great game. 14-12.

Fiesta: asu 32 ou 21. Dupree ran wild, an amazing performance on so few carries while he was so out of shape . Switzer was angry.

There are audio recordings of me talking in the background of  the 80 cotton and 79 sun bowl but I don't remember these games. My brother always messed around w my dad's dictaphone.

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Re: Your earliest memory of each major bowl
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2018, 03:10:33 AM »
I have a vague memory of 1979 Rose Bowl following the 1978 season when Charles White scored winning TD on play where he clearly fumbled before the goal line but the fumble was not called.

But my first good memory was from the 1980 Rose Bowl following the 1979 season.  USC vs.  OSU.  That was the first time  I had seen the script Ohio done by the OSU band,  followed by the USC band performing Tusk from the new Fleetwood Mac album.

Oh yeah the game was pretty good too.  Undefeated OSU vs.  Undeated USC.  Once again Charles White scores the winning TD with less than a minute to play. USC is named co-national champion.

 

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