When Oregon and Boise State Get Together, Hilarity Ensues
The first big game of the 2009 college football season, featuring the visiting Oregon Ducks taking on the hometown Boise State Broncos, is now complete.
In case you missed it, we're here to relive a few of the hilarious moments and quotes that occurred during this not-so-instant classic. Enjoy.
—"In the WAC, we strive to be champions."—From an in-game advertisement for the WAC, home conference of Boise State and the Pips. Keep striving.
—The Boise State return man stiff-arming an Oregon defender to the ground with authority.
—A Boise State defensive back wagging his finger Dikembe Mutombo style at an Oregon receiver.
—"Who would have thought that the Oregon offense would be SO inept?"—Courtesy of ESPN's third-string broadcast crew.
—Studio host Rece Davis labeling the "O" on Oregon's helmet as a scorekeeping device for their fans during halftime.
—Studio analyst and former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz talking/spitting.
—Studio analyst Mark May's trendy white-guy glasses.
—"Oregon's vaunted offense has been incompetent so far."—The broadcast crew getting another shot in after halftime.
—The fat, sad-looking kid wearing an old-school Oregon jersey and a yellow headband, shown during the third quarter.
—Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount's -1.2 YPC average in the third quarter.
—Oregon head coach Chip Kelly's visor. Dear Chip, it's not 1999, and you're not a pro golfer.
—Oregon's first first-down coming with 7:07 remaining in the third quarter.
—The crowd shots of Oregon fans after quarterback Jeremiah Masoli throws an interception.
—Broadcast crew calling the Oregon offense "impotent" in the fourth quarter.
—Boise State fans chanting "Over-Rated" at the Oregon team ranked lower than them in the polls.
—LeGarrette Blount punching a Boise State player in the face during the postgame handshake.
—LeGarrette Blount attempting to fight the entire Boise State fan base on his way to the locker room.
—LeGarrette Blount being restrained by four people, including assistant coach and former Nebraska quarterback Scott Frost.
—Scott Frost getting mentioned on national television for the first time in more than a decade.
—The slow-motion replay of Blount's punch on SportsCenter.
All in all a fun evening. Especially if, like me, you happen to be a fan of the University of Washington, rival to Oregon and Boise State. After that ugly display of class, the only real winner here is you, the viewer.
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