Thursday, December 23, 2010

Poinsettia Bowl Thread

San Diego State (8-4) vs. Navy (9-3), 5p.

Yet another bowl game of unranked teams hits the table tonight in San Diego. The San Diego State Aztecs should be the home team, except for the fact that the Midshipmen also have a San Diego home that is the largest base on the west coast. So everybody's a winner, right? (Except for the two television viewers, that is. Am I going to be influenced by the razor-edge (51.8%) margin of victory that Accuscore gives SDSU? I think I'll be playing CoD:MW2 instead.)

As it turns out, the Aztecs have a much longer history with Poinsettias:

In Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs, the plant is called Cuitlaxochitl (from cuitlatl=residue, and xochitl=flower) meaning "flower that grows in residues or soil." The Aztecs used the plant to produce red dye and as an antipyretic medication.

14 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

I don't know how I will cope if the team from San Diego doesn't beat the team with strong ties to San Diego! Oh, the drama!

Just laid into a lot of seasonal beverages to help me cope.

rbnlaw said...

Go Aztecs!




I guess??

Dusty Baker said...

Go Mayans!

Wait, this is different. Never mind.

Dusty Baker said...

Those of you with pets [e.g., Coper (Karina) and Frankie (Dusty)] be sure to keep the little fellers away from Poinsettias as they are deadly for most pets.

Now you know...and knowing is half the battle.

Spanky said...

What's the score? Anyone? Anyone?

Dusty Baker said...

21-14 SD State.

Dusty Baker said...

Don't Ask Don't Tell: Navy down 28-14 to begin the 4th quarter.

Spanky said...

35-14 SDSU

Spanky said...

And Hines Ward still sucks!

Dusty Baker said...

Would that I could watch tonight's NFL offering.

Dusty Baker said...

Who here can't wait for the Hawaii bowl tomorrow night? Raise your hand.

Spanky said...

You're not missing much DB. Pitts kicking panther ass 27-3.

HINES WARD SUCKS!

Spanky said...

Paul took the lead in college bowl mania. one point ahead of me.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm missing, though, a reason to plant my ass on the sofa and stare at tha TEE vee for a few hours.