Monday, December 29, 2008

Decisions Decisions

With the Knights down 17-6 at 5pm, is it better to keep watching the Pizza Bowl on a little ESPN360 window on my office computer? Or should I leave for a watering hole where there may be a flatscreen TV on the wall and libations with which to celebrate a come-from-behind victory or soften a loss?

update @ 5:29 est: OK, the Scarlet Knights reduced the deficit from 11 to 1 in the first few minutes of the second half, so I guess I'm stuck here at the office for the rest of the game. But man, I wish that Anthony Davis to Tiquan Underwood pass had worked!

update @ 5:48 est: Why wait until there's less than 2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter before giving Martinek his first touches? Three straight runs to end the quarter and he seems to be able to get 10 yards at will.

update @ 5:56pm est: OK, at 19-17, RU has their first lead since the first quarter with San San Te's FG, but why not stay with Martinek when they were down in the red zone??

As an aside, if you decide to watch a game on ESPN360 at work (not that there are that many weekday football games to deal with), be careful with the volume when they go to breaks. When Mike 'n' Mike start screaming about going to Disney World, they are at three times game volume.

update @6:03pm est: NC State 23 - RU 19. I wish NC State would have stayed with that second quarterback; this Evans guy looked dangerous on that touchdown drive. The two-point conversion was missed, but I'm not sure that a four point lead is that much better for us than a six-point lead. There's 9:21 left for an RU touchdown drive, and Britt seems due for an endzone reception.

update @ 6:13pm est: RU 26-NC State 23. What did I say about Kenny being due for TD reception?!? If he does decide to go pro in the next couple of weeks, it would be nice to see him remembered for this 42-yard reception from Teel.

update @ 6:28pm est: I cannot wait until next year at the Stadium with Joe Martinek! He just ran down to the 5 yard line with 2 minutes left in the game. This has been a great clock-killing drive. If they end this with a TD instead of a FG, it's all over but the singing of On the Banks of the Old Raritan!

update @ 6:35pm est: RU 29 - NC State 23 with 47 seconds left. Without the blocked FG and PAT in the first half, it would already be over.

INTERCEPTION COURTNEY GREENE with 9 seconds left and the final score is RU 29 - North Carolina State Wolfpack 23 and we have new Pizza Bowl Champions, the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers. Special congratulations to Courtney and Mike Teel and all the other Seniors for those three straight bowl wins (& please come back for one more year Kenny).

Now it's time for me to catch a train home.


Johnny said...


True Blue Liberal said...

Congratulations to your Mountaineers this week too for knocking off the boys in baby blue at the Muffler Bowl!
The Big East is 3-0 so far, so now we just need to root for Pitt, UConn, and Cincy to complete the sweep.