By Justin Cherot
Go figure. For once I followed through, with every word I said, and Gavin DeGraw would be super proud.
Anyway, did the Twitter thing last night for the Boise St./Oregon game. 60 minutes of boring, ugly football, but the five minutes after the final whistle were riveting.
Anyway, here’s how my first live tweeting for a football game went:
10:06: 15 minutes ’til KO. Never ceases to amaze me how many variations of unis Oregon has.
10:12: Rece Davis just promised us an offensive explosion. I will sue if he’s wrong.
Sucks being in a small conference for Boise. If they lose, they’re done. It’s Sept. 3rd. Let the playoff debate begin.
10:20: Jackson Rice, Oregon’s true freshman punter, pins the Broncos inside the 5. So much for nerves.
10:23: Kellen Moore is sickeningly accurate early. It’s like he’s saying, “Masoli who?”
10:29: Great play by Moore after a fumbled snap to keep the drive alive, using his playmaker stick to adjust the route. Too much Madden.
10:31: A fumble and a sack later, they face another 3rd and long.
10:34: Man… if you’re Kellen Moore and you single-handedly led your team on a 80-plus yard drive and watch your kicker miss a chippy…
…you’d be throwing stuff. More specifically, throwing stuff at the kicker.
10:38: Rece Davis… I know it’s early, but you owe us an apology…
10:43: Moore has forever and a day to throw back there. I would be putting up McCoy numbers behind that line tonight.
Or, at the very least: Vick numbers… minus the rushing, plus more fumbles (if that’s possible).
10:47: Derek Jeter. Tiger Woods. Ricky Rubio. Who doesn’t belong in this Gilette commercial? Right? Like Jeter has facial hair.
10:50: Oregon has 8 yards on six plays. And it’s scoreless. Lucky Ducks.
10:53: Why do the Broncos insist on killing themselves around the red zone? False start brings them back.
10:55: Two great drives, two missed field goals. That kicker needs a hug… and security if they end up losing.
10:59: Oregon has as much rhythm on offense as William Hung. Yes, I just made you remember William Hung. Your welcome.
11:01: Said it before and I’ll say it again: I want a Rece Davis apology ASAP.
11:02: According to Heather Cox, Kyle Brontzman is “a man on an island”. Does he have a volleyball at least?
11:04: CFB would be a more exciting game if they placed the ball at the spot of the PI call. Just saying…
11:07: 4th and a long 1 from the 20, and they decide to go for it. With Brontzman as their kicker, good move.
11:10: TOUCHDOWN!!! FINALLY!!!
Moore to Austin Phillips. And then… they convert a two-point conversion. That’s sooooo Madden.
11:17: Again, the Ducks are super lucky to only be down 8-0. Masoli and the offense look turrble.
11:21: Brontzman redeems himself with a punt pinning Oregon around the five.
11:24: Safety for the Broncos. Now, I’m no football genius, but why Oregon is in the shotgun performing a delayed hand-off…
… in the end zone… that’s just stupid. I-form, HB Dive. Maybe that’s conservative, but still, they ain’t gettin’ a safety.
11:30: Oregon’s D has been on the field longer than I’ve been in college. Ouch.
11:32: ANOTHER false start in scoring territory.
And here comes Brontzman with a 45 yd. attempt… IT’S GOOD! The crowd errupts in utter relief.
11:38: Oregon averaged how many PPG last year? Was it 42 or -2?
11:40: The first game of his coaching career isn’t going well, but Chip Kelly aced his first sideline interview. “We’re not done yet.”
Lou Holtz: “You had 15 months to prepare for them and now you’re gonna make changes in 15 minutes?” The lisp in mid-season form.
12:01: Talked a ton about Moore, but the Broncos running backs are doing a great job, too.
12:04: Right on cue, D.J. Harper with a 40 yard run to the Oregon 15.
12:09: Best sign EVER! “Even Emilio Estevez can’t save these Ducks.” 19-0 Broncos midway through the 3rd.
12:10: Why are the Broncos going for two??? This time the tricky ish gets stuffed.
12:12: Must score drive for Oregon.
12:14: Masoli dump-off to Blount underneath results in 6th 3 and out… in 6 tries.
12:17: Is it safe to start the debate about whether Boise St. is this good or are the Ducks this bad?
12:19: LeGarrette Blount of the Ducks said prior to the game,” We owe this team an ass whoppin’.” He has -6 yards. Nice.
12:29: Confession: I switched the channel to Baby Boy and completely missed Oregon scoring. 19-8. I’ll never make it as a journalist.
12:37: If Oregon can’t handle Jeremy Avery and D.J. Harper, how can they possibly handle USC???
12:38: Special teams for Boise State operating at a D+ level tonight.
19-8 going into the 4th, the Broncos have dominated every facet of this game, and yet the Ducks are a score and a stop away from being in it.
12:41: When are they going to give Brett Favre a purple tee for his Wrangler commercials?
12:48: Finally looks like Masoli and the Ducks are getting a little rhythm with those underneath routes.
12:50: These dumb college offenses. 4th and 1 at the 22, and Oregon lines up SHOTGUN! I know the spread is the rage, but that’s idiotic.
You know what would have been smarter and less second-guessed? A 39 yard FG attempt!
Chip Kelly, ladies and gentlemen.
12:58: What a sloppy couple of games tonight. Maybe CFB needs a pre-season.
1:04: MVP for the Ducks thus far with 7:21 left in the game: punter Jackson Rice.
1:10: From Baby Boy to Casino. I love this free premium channel preview and shall be sad when it disappears one day…
1:19: 2:22 left, and cue the overrated chants. Can you even argue tonight?
1:24: WHOA!!!! LeGarrette Blount just sucker punched one of the dudes on Boise State. WOW!!!!
WOW… and then he almost Ron Artested a fan! Jeez…
I definitely read [Byron Hout’s] lips and the phrase “ass whoppin” was involved. LOL… welcome to CFB 2010!