Watch with us. The pregame show is on now, and a panoramic view of the stadium shows it's about 70% red.
UPDATE 1: J.J. Watt says: "A bowl game isn't a vacation for us. It's not a chance for us to enjoy Disneyland. We're going down to Pasadena to win a football game against a great football team in TCU."
I love the way the football players have learned/been taught to say just the right thing. That sportsmanship stuff. I find it sweet. Touching.
J.J. Watt is Meade's favorite player. Keep an eye on him.
UPDATE 2: "I think I forgot to look at the clock," says the incredibly lame announcer who was so busy promoting other ESPN shows that he didn't notice that there was barely enough time to kick a field goal. There was no analysis of the strategy and the clock didn't even appear on screen at one point until suddenly they showed there were 8 seconds left and the announcer made his embarrassing admission.
UPDATE 3: It's a close football game, but we clearly won halftime. The UW Marching Band looked great. Meanwhile, the announcers do nothing to try to get to an explanation of why no time outs were called.
UPDATE 4: Okay, we lost. Let's listen to Erin Andrews, female sportscaster, getting up close and personal with Gary Patterson, the TCU coach — pushing that microphone right up into his face — saying, "You're getting very emotional now." Patterson's all: "I can't tell you how much I love my guys." She's extracting the emotion. "Emotion" is her word. "Tell me what your emotions were when you saw the deflection when they were trying to go for 2 points to tie this thing up." He says: "It was 'oh, my goodness' and then 'yes.'" Who knew football coach emotions sounded like that? Oh, my goodness. How did the vocalization of your emotions sound when you saw that deflection? Did you keep it as squeaky clean as a football coach talking to the lady sportscaster?