Watching the Las Vegas Bowl, one thing jumped out at me was that Brent Musburger, often touted on this very site as being a dirty dirty drunkard, was way more animated than usual. It took me the better part of 12 seconds to realize what was happening there. I mean, they were in Las Vegas after all, and once 2 and 2 were put together, it was obvious that Brent had ingested so much alcohol, that he actually awoke from his perpetual drunken stupor. This was the first game in awhile where he didn’t sound on the urge of passing out (probably because he had quite a bit of money riding on the game).
On another note, could the Las Vegas bowl have been more boring? In keeping with a Las Vegas-type analogy, it was akin to watching poker being played live (as in not being able to see any of the cards). If you’ve ever seen a poker match live (I have seen a few big-time televised matches live, and believe me, it was… not very exciting.
Probably the most exciting part of the game was watching Ryan Leaf talking to the other guys in the booth. It wasn’t exciting in the traditional sense of the word, but was more exciting in the sense that he could have snapped and clawed one of the commentators in the booth.
Ryan Leaf in a bear suit
You know, after watching the video again, I feel kind of bad for that lady, because she looks so happy and naive.
Alas, before anything terrible could happen, Mr. Leaf (not the heartthrob from the 80s) was taken back out to the
caged van sidelines by his handlers assistants.
Musburger also made mention of the notion that the bowl games are talked about in earnest during the offseason and the idea that the Pac10 would be thought of as being well, shitty. I could have told you that after the preseason favorite Cal Bears were summarily pillaged by a resurgent Volunteer team in Knoxville. Their excuse at the time? It was loud.
Well, the Las Vegas Bowl will hopefully heed the marketing slogan of the city and keep this game in Las Vegas, and never mention it again. Meanwhile, a bunch of Mormons have taken over Sin City, so hope you got to go in the past, because it’s all gonna be one huge mission site after they’re done with it down there. Enjoy!
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