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Week 14

THU, DEC 8
Cleveland at Pittsburgh – Tony Corrente’s crew, led by Ed Hochuli

SUN, DEC 11
Houston at Cincinnati – Ed Hochuli
Minnesota at Detroit – John Parry
Oakland at Green Bay – Pete Morelli
New Orleans at Tennessee – Mike Carey
Philadelphia at Miami – Ron Winter
Kansas City at NY Jets – Terry McAulay
New England at Washington – Jeff Triplette
Atlanta at Carolina – Walt Anderson
Tampa Bay at Jacksonville – Jerome Boger
Indianapolis at Baltimore – Clete Blakeman
Chicago at Denver – Carl Cheffers
San Francisco at Arizona – Al Riveron
Buffalo at San Diego – Gene Steratore

NY Giants at Dallas – Scott Green

MON, DEC 12
St. Louis at Seattle – Bill Leavy

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Zebra Blog » Blog Archive » Week 14 assignments: Corrente out, Green returns, Leavy returns to Seattle - A look at the NFL's officials and the calls they make
December 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm

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David November 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm

SCHEDULING CHANGE: The kickoff for the Raiders-Packers game has been moved to 4:15 p.m. EST (3:15 p.m. CST).

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Nita December 5, 2011 at 10:33 am

Iam terribly sorry about Corrente. We can only pray that he will recover,

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Matt Baehner December 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm

What happened to Tony Corrente? Haven’t read anything in the local paper in Cincy.

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Pat December 5, 2011 at 11:11 am

Good guess for Thursday Night Game Jeff Triplette

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Brian December 5, 2011 at 11:34 am

Preth, I need a ruling…The card says Leavy again, but that would be his third Steelers game, only his second at home. Do the rules allow for this type of thing. BTW…his normal crew is listed as well.

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Preth December 5, 2011 at 12:22 pm

If his normal crew is listed, it can’t be right. Maximum two regular season games with regular crews (already done two PIT, two CLE), plus he worked PIT (at CIN) too recently.

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Brian December 5, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Stay tuned for updates to the card. I’m sure some lackey was told to punch out the card fast since it’s a Thursday game and forgot the zebras.

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Thomas December 5, 2011 at 1:38 pm
Thomas December 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm

First game for Leavy in Seattle since Superbowl 40

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Preth December 5, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Thanks, Thomas. It was the logical next step for Leavy, after he began working Seahawks road games in recent years.

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Gerry December 5, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Leavy’s first game in Seattle since 2003

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Jeff December 5, 2011 at 11:43 pm

The fans might give him a bit of a razzing, but I think there is only one actual player left on the Seahawks roster from that Super Bowl. Really shouldn’t be much of an issue.

I do wonder, has Coleman ever worked a Raiders game since the famous “tuck rule” playoff game? I remember they mentioned this a couple years ago, is it still the case?

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Preth December 5, 2011 at 11:50 pm

No, he hasn’t. However, there is some speculation that he may begin working Raiders games again in the near future, after the recent death of Al Davis.

I don’t know whether or not there’s any truth to that speculation.

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Joe Platania December 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm

My ref source with the Ravens talked to me today and here’s the entry coming later in the blog…

Second-year referee and former Big 12 Conference official Clete Blakeman will take charge of this Sunday’s Colts-Ravens game.

Blakeman’s first-ever Ravens game took place earlier this year in Week Two at Tennessee, when the team committed seven penalties to the Titans’ six in the home team’s 26-13 win.

With this assignment, he becomes the fourth different referee to have two Ravens games this year, following Gene Steratore, Jeff Triplette, Ron Winter and Scott Green.

Just like last week’s referee, Ed Hochuli, Blakeman is an attorney by trade. Blakeman is in his fourth year as an NFL official and is a University of Nebraska graduate.

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Nita December 5, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Hochuli is in Cincinati th4e 11th of Dec.

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Preth December 5, 2011 at 4:24 pm

With his regular crew?

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SportingBecky December 5, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Is R-85 filling in for a someone?

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Preth December 5, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Probably not, but he has only had one of his scheduled weeks off so far, so I’m just double-checking. The second should happen before the end of the year, and when it does, he’ll probably spend it filling in for someone.

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Avi December 11, 2011 at 10:23 pm

He did the Thursday Night game too-originally it said Boger was working that game.

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Preth December 11, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Er, Avi? You’re about three days behind the rest of us.

Nita December 5, 2011 at 9:57 pm

I’ am not sure Preth. I didn’t think to ask him. Howevewr he is supposed to be off on the 18, I think.

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Preth December 5, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Okay. Thanks as always, Nita.

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Jake December 7, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Thought you knew Ed Hochuli?

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Nita December 7, 2011 at 9:45 pm

I do so whats your point????I know Chad Brown the umpire to and several others and several past officials also.

Avi December 11, 2011 at 11:43 pm

In response to Preth I know that was old news but was just saying that originally I saw that Boger was the ref for Thursday. I also try not to look at comments on here on purpose sometimes, so as not to know too many referee assignments before Gameday, lol. Then at the end of the week I will look at all the comments. I’d prefer to only know a few assignments beforehand.

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Preth December 12, 2011 at 12:03 am

Ah, gotcha. No problem. Boger was on the list because two different people posted that he’d be working that game, without providing a source. I was able to disprove it several hours before gametime, and changed it.

Daniel December 5, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Brad Biggs says Carl Cheffers will work Bears-Broncos.

http://twitter.com/#!/BradBiggs/status/143814185548128256

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Rodney December 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Any news on the Sunday night game?

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Preth December 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Soon.

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Dan December 6, 2011 at 2:11 am

The Giants haven’t had either of the Walt’s, Coleman or Anderson, yet this year, so I was thinking it might be one of them. But I’m not sure what either of their statuses are as far as being eligible to work Cowboys games. Just a thought, I don’t have any inside news or anything.

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Micahel December 6, 2011 at 7:39 am

Walt Coleman’s crew is ineligible for Dallas games for the remainder of the season

The referees eligible for SNF based on my notes are: Anderson, Green, McAulay, and Parry

McAulay and Parry have already worked in Dallas this year (although that is not a total prohibition against working there again) and Anderson worked MNF this week and rarely works home games of Texas based teams. That leaves Scott Green

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Preth December 5, 2011 at 7:11 pm

In Tennessee: Mike Carey

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JOE83 December 5, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Hi Mickey:
Confirm. Carl Cheffers’ crew in Invesco Field, Sunday Dec. 11 (Chicago Bears @ Denver Broncos).

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Craig G December 6, 2011 at 1:04 am

What happened to Tony Corrente?

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Kenneth December 6, 2011 at 1:27 am

Tony is currently undergoing various treatments for cancer. We all wish him the best.

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Kenneth December 6, 2011 at 1:28 am

for the record, I don’t know him, so I’m not sure why I said “Tony”…Mr. Corrente is more appropriate I presume

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Steve December 6, 2011 at 12:30 pm

This is a real shame. Corrente was easily at the top of his game and was one of the best officials in the NFL. Praying for his recovery.

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Preth December 6, 2011 at 10:43 am

In Dallas: Scott Green

Great to see him back.

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Preth December 6, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Source?

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Craig G December 6, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Who has the Oakland @ Green Bay game ?

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Shane Spencer December 8, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Pete Morelli

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Rodney December 6, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Thanks for information Perth.

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Tim December 6, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Not to go off topic, Gener Steratore is in Jersey right now refing the Seton Hall vs. NJIT basketball game at the Prudential Center

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david December 6, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Morelli in Green Bay from BTFS

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Leroy December 7, 2011 at 6:59 am

Boger is in Pittsburgh

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Shane Spencer December 8, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Nope, he’s in Jacksonville. Hochuli (using Corrente’s crew) is the ref in Pittsburgh.

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popeye December 7, 2011 at 11:14 am

not to rehash old news, however, all of Triplette’s calls were on point except the one to the face. He is one of the best in his field.

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Happy Fan December 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Triplette doesn’t even know the OT rules and complains about working in the rain, like he did in the 2010 preseason.

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Preth December 7, 2011 at 3:43 pm

That’s a ridiculous argument. Of course he knows the rules. He said them correctly on multiple previous occasions.

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SportingBecky December 7, 2011 at 4:43 pm

What about Triplette and the kickoff 2011? Uggghhhhh…. not being negative, but this happened.

In their first game since the NFL mandated the 35-yard line for kickoffs, the Chicago Bears twice kicked off from their 30-yard line in Saturday’s preseason opener. Referee Jeff Triplette allowed it twice until Carl Johnson, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, put a stop to it via a phone call to the Soldier Field press box.

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Preth December 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Yes, that happened. Maybe he allowed it, maybe he forgot the rule had been changed, maybe he didn’t realize the ball position was wrong.

Either way, it was a preseason game and I’m certain that incident is in the past.

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Dan December 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Triplette blew the Greg Jennings TD catch, he never had full possession of the ball before going across the end line. That was pretty obvious.

An argument can also be made that Jake Ballard’s knee came down in bounds on the catch in the end zone, that Triplette upheld as no catch. A photo on the cover of the NY Post from the Fox telecast showed Ballard’s knee down in bounds.

Which you can see here: http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/giantsblog/giants_coughlin_sick_over_photo_yRluVuH9G4xpybPBTkLkEL

There were a number of other questionable calls and non-calls during the game by members of his crew. They did not have a good game. I agree with those that say Triplette is a good ref. But he had a bad game this past Sunday. It happens.

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Nita December 7, 2011 at 9:34 pm

I agree with you Preth, why are we so quick to bring up games in the past (especially pregames) that don’t have any bearing on the standings now. We ALL make mistakes, can we quit persecuting these guys for past errors. GEEEEZZZZZ!

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Happy Fan December 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Some are worse than others. And officials complaining and cussing about working in the rain should not be tolerated by the league office.

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SportingBecky December 7, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Preseason, Regular Games & Postseason Games do play a part for all NFL Officials. They are graded on every play/every down no matter what time of the year it is for them! It has a bearing on their standings!

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Preth December 7, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Yes. And I’m sure that incident impacted his postseason odds to some degree.

Please note – I don’t think he’s amongst the top half of current NFL officials. However, I think it’s ridiculous to claim that he doesn’t know the correct OT rules.

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Nita December 7, 2011 at 9:47 pm

th3eres still the thing of forgiving and forgetting….

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SportingBecky December 8, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Bill Vinovich still works for the NFL…… Regional Supervisor West Coast

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JOE83 December 8, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Yes. Problems of heart cut his career in the top. He was some years Video Replay Official and now is a Supervisor, as SportingBecky says.

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Happy Fan December 8, 2011 at 8:40 pm

So what’s with the random changes with Jerome Boger this week?

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Preth December 8, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Nothing random about them. Dane Clement said the ref was Boger, and I was suspicious, so I asked him for a source. Never got one.

Then Leroy said it was Boger yesterday morning, so with two different people telling me the same thing, I went with it.

This afternoon, I had evidence that it was Corrente’s crew led by Hochuli, so I changed it. Simple as that.

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SportingBecky December 8, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Thank u Preth for the info….. here & on Twitter. Sounds like the NFL can always count on R-85 Ed Hochuli to come in as a Substitute….. I sure hope R-85 is around for another 7 yrs!

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Happy Fan December 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm

he’ll be in the 2nd wave to retire after the current injured refs retire and perhaps after Coleman does as well.

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SportingBecky December 9, 2011 at 1:14 pm

@HappyFan,

Yes 7 yrs later…. or more…

John 2 December 8, 2011 at 10:40 pm

By process of elimination and 5/6 week rule, Winter in Miami.

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Preth December 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm

SF-ARI is also possible.

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John 2 December 9, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Winter had Arizona in Week 9. Not sure that’s a possibility by a week.

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Preth December 9, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Winter was scheduled off that week and worked with Corrente’s crew. The game belonged to Corrente.

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Gerry December 8, 2011 at 11:46 pm

This has nothing to do with the refs , but I am surprised that the Houston at Cincinnati and the Buffalo at San Diego games will both be blacked out as per 506.com

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Preth December 9, 2011 at 12:16 am

Why? I don’t know about San Diego, but Cincinnati has only had one game not be blacked out, this entire season.

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Happy Fan December 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm

San Diego has had 2 blackouts this year I think.

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bengals4fan4 December 9, 2011 at 12:23 am

If Ed Hocholi did the Browns-Steelers game, will he still do the Bengals game on sunday?

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Preth December 9, 2011 at 12:25 am

Yes. Definitely.

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SportingBecky December 9, 2011 at 5:12 pm

I am guessing R-85 Ed Hochuli will not get another week off this 2011-2012

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Ryan December 9, 2011 at 8:52 am

Jeff Triplette has NE at WSH. Confirmed via Flip Card and media notes at Redskins Park.

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Preth December 9, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Thanks!

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Preth December 9, 2011 at 3:05 pm

The last two games belong to Winter and Riveron, in some order. We probably won’t know which is which until PHI-MIA gametime.

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Nita December 9, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Preth, Sorry I didn’t get it posted that Hochuli was doing last nights game. But I see you had it anyway. I’ve been busy with a family funeral and haven’t been on computer much.

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Preth December 9, 2011 at 5:01 pm

No worries.

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Tony Jia December 10, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Ron Winters will be the referee for the PHI-MIA game.

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Preth December 10, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Is that a prediction, or do you have a source?

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Blake December 11, 2011 at 1:09 pm

It’s Ron Winter (PHI-MIA)

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David December 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm

SO, that leaves Riveron for SF/AZ.

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Sal Martino December 12, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Which college conferences have been assigned to work the 2011-2012 bowl games?

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Kenneth December 12, 2011 at 6:32 pm

from BTFS (from refstripes)

Preth may want to move this around, I’m not sure if there is an area for college general talk, but i’m just replying to Sal’s question

2011‐12 Conference Bowl Assignments

BOWL SITE TEAMS OFFICIALS
Saturday, December 17th
New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque Temple v. Wyoming Big East
Idaho Potato Bowl Boise Ohio v. Utah State SEC
New Orleans Bowl New Orleans La.‐Laf. v. San Diego St Big 12

Tuesday, December 20th
St. Petersburg Bowl (Beef O’Brady) St. Petersburg Fl. Int v. Marshall SEC

Wednesday, December 21st
Poinsettia Bowl San Diego La. Tech v. TCU Big 10

Thursday, December 22nd
Las Vegas Bowl Las Vegas Arizona St. v. Boise St. ACC

Saturday, December 24th
Hawaii Bowl Honolulu Nevada v. Sou. Miss. MWC

Monday, December 26th
Independence Bowl Shreveport Missouri v. N. Carolina Big 10

Tuesday, December 27th
Little Caesars Bowl Detroit W. Mich. v.Purdue WAC
Belk Bowl Charlotte Louisville v. NC State WAC

Wednesday, December 28th
Military Bowl Washington DC Toledo v. Air Force Sun Belt
Holiday Bowl San Diego Calif. v. Texas SEC

Thursday, December 29th
Champs Sports Bowl Orlando Fl. St v. Note Dame Big 12
Alamo Bowl San Antonio Wash. v. Baylor ACC

Friday, December 30th
Armed Forces Bowl Dallas BYU v. Tulsa MAC
Pinstripe Bowl New York City Rutgers v. Iowa State C‐USA
Music City Bowl Nashville Wake v. Miss. St. MAC
Insight Bowl Tempe Iowa v. Oklahoma PAC‐12

Saturday, December 31st
Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl Houston Texas A&M v. N’West. MWC
Hyundai Sun Bowl El Paso Ga. Tech v. Utah C‐USA
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl San Francisco Illinois v. UCLA Sun Belt
Liberty Bowl Memphis Cinci v. Vanderbilt PAC‐12
Chick‐Fil‐A Bowl Atlanta Virginia v. Auburn Big East

Monday, January 2nd
TicketCity Bowl Dallas Houston v. Penn State Big East
Capital One Bowl Orlando Neb. v. S. Caro. Big East
Gator Bowl Jacksonville Ohio State v. Florida MWC
Outback Bowl Tampa Mich. St. v. Georgia C‐USA
Rose Bowl BCS Pasadena Wisc. V. Oregon ACC
Fiesta Bowl BCS Phoenix OK St. v. Stanford SEC

Tuesday, January 3rd
Sugar Bowl BCS New Orleans Mich. v. Virginia Tech PAC‐12

Wednesday, January 4th
Orange Bowl BCS Miami West Va. v. Clemson Big 10

Friday, January 6th
Cotton Bowl Arlington TX Kan. St. v. Arkansas Big 10

Saturday, January 7th
BBVA Compass Bowl Birmingham SMU v. Pittsburgh Big 12

Sunday, January 8th
GoDaddy.com Bowl Mobile Ark. St. vs. N. Ill. ACC

Monday, January 9th
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BCS New Orleans LSU v. Alabama Big 12

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JOE83 December 13, 2011 at 12:56 am

Kenneth;
Thanks for the info, even it´s College Football.

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トレンチコート 品質合格 January 2, 2014 at 8:04 am

I like it whenever people come together and share views.

Great site, keep it up!

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