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PROTEST PLAYOFF '07: Elite Eight

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2007-8

17 DAYS UNTIL KICKOFF!

Orange Bowl: The Orange Bowl chose the north side of the bracket in order to be guaranteed either its tie-in, ACC champion Virginia Tech, or home-state team Florida.

Rose Bowl: Of course, this pissed off the Rose Bowl immensely because it cost them a guaranteed shot at either Big Ten champion Ohio State or Pac-10 champion USC. The bad blood continues to this day.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

The bastards just keep on winning. I'm having that same sick, inevitable feeling I had through all of 2007. I can hear Romary in my mind, lauding the Jayhawks' miracle run on The Drive with fervor. It's a nightmare, I tell you.

Seriously, they beat the defending 2006 playoff champion/actual 2007 champion. That's nuts. I remember I once simmed a game that had the '07 Squawks beating one of our 11-win teams from the '90s. Yeah, right. WhatIfSports is madly in love with that freakish season, I guess.

The good news is that Oklahoma should pound the shit out of them, and then we finally will have evidence that KU wasn't really THAT great that season - they just missed all of the good teams in the Big 12.

Either way, the Big 12 is guaranteed a return to the title game after a one-year hiatus - its first ever - so that's a positive, I suppose.

 

Today's Games

OhioStateLeftCapital One BowlUSCRight

Game 1: No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes (12-1) VS. No. 8 USC Trojans (11-2)

Capital One Bowl
Florida Citrus Bowl - Orlando, Fla.
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007 - 11 AM EST

Precipitation: none
Temperature: 87
Wind: SE 13 MPH

Final Score: USC 34, Ohio State 31

Player of the Game
Ohio State RB Chris Wells

Box Score

 

recap to follow

 

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Game 2: No. 4 Virginia Tech Hokies (12-2) VS. No. 12 Florida Gators (10-3)

AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic
Cotton Bowl - Dallas, Texas
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007 - 12 PM CST

Precipitation: none
Temperature: 31
Wind: S 12 MPH

Final Score: Florida 38, Virginia Tech 31

Player of the Game
Florida WR Percy Harvin

Box Score

 

recap to follow

 

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Game 3: No. 2 LSU Tigers (12-2) VS. No. 7 Kansas Jayhawks (12-1)

Pacific Life Holiday Bowl
Qualcomm Stadium - San Diego, Calif.
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007 - 1:30 PM PST

Precipitation: none
Temperature: 68
Wind: SSW 8 MPH

Final Score: Kansas 38, LSU 34

Player of the Game
Kansas RB Brandon McAnderson

Box Score

 

recap to follow

 

OklahomaLeftSpecialTostitos Fiesta BowlGeorgiaRight

Game 4: No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners (12-2) VS. No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs (11-2)

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
University of Phoenix Stadium - Glendale, Ariz.
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007 - 5 PM PST

Precipitation: none (dome)
Temperature: 70 (dome)
Wind: none (dome)

Final Score: Oklahoma 38, Georgia 24

Player of the Game
Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford

Box Score

 

recap to follow

 

All helmet images are courtesy of The Helmet Project. Check it out - it's pretty cool.

All bowl logos are courtesy of sportslogos.net.

 

Tomorrow's Games

The Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi
#8 USC vs. #12 Florida

Rose Bowl
Pasadena, Calif.

FedEx Orange Bowl
#3 Oklahoma vs. #7 Kansas

Dolphin Stadium
Miami Gardens, Fla.

 

BracketCat's Protest Playoff Archives

1998: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Fiesta | Data | Encore

1999: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Sugar | Data | Encore

2000: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Orange | Data | Encore

2001: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Rose | Data

2002: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Fiesta | Data

2003: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Sugar | Data

2004: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Orange | Data

2005: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Rose | Data

2006: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Fiesta | Data

2007: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2)