Holiday Bowl Canceled*

Less than five hours before kickoff, the Holiday Bowl between UCLA and North Carolina State was canceled because the Bruins’ defensive line had COVID issues.

This means Iowa will be the defending champs of the Holiday Bowl since 2019 after pummeling USC. And the lasting USC memory can be Juliano Falaniko kicking an Iowa player in the head.

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I can only imagine how furious I’d be if I had driven to San Diego for the game and then had to drive right back.

For the UCLA fans, what happens now with Chip Kelly? Does the post-modern A.D. Martin Jarmond extend Kelly’s contract or fire him?

UPDATED: North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren was upset with the decision: “Felt lied to, to be honest. We felt like UCLA probably knew something was going on, didn’t tell anybody on our side. We had no clue they were up against that. I don’t feel like it was very well handled from their university.”

70 thoughts on “Holiday Bowl Canceled*

  1. This is terrible———-no way a game should be canceled 5 hours before kickoff. I feel for the fans, players, and coaches who have to go through this mess.

    Could the Rose Bowl be canceled next????????????????????????????????

    My real concern is this latest surge with the virus. It appears we are all going to have to get booster shots for the rest of our lives, and we must all question whether the initial vaccines are actually working, and whether getting the booster is really worth it.

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      1. The entire NHL aside from ONE guy, is vaccinated, I’d bet that half the league has had or has COVID, but very few show symptoms.

        This is now a farce with the people in power trying to keep it, thankfully I live in a red state that allows us to make our own choices with mask wearing.

        And I had COVID, it was a bad cold, I know people die from it and some have issues after they get better, but for fucks sake, live your life and stop worrying about anything that can kill you, like the flu, getting in your car, getting out of bed, enough already.

        Think about flying from NC to see this and now, pffft, pathetic.

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    1. If you contact your HMO and ask for any of the medications being recommended as alternatives to vaccines or boosters the representative on the phone will tell you “sorry —we aren’t familiar with those treatments.”
      Face it, we’re all in for boosters in perpetuity as a result of that lab leak in Wuhan. But let’s be sure to send lots of $$$ to China when they put on the games.

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      1. There are plenty of treatments for these flu’s. There is one state in India which has about 240 million people and they have almost a zero rate of infection. That’s because they are administering Ivermectin. It works but it is practically banned in this country.

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      2. Those of us who were “Cold Warriors” live decades playing cat and mouse with the evil Soviet (and PRC) empire.

        After winning that “cold war,” I find it interesting that the evil empire that is Xi’s PRC (not the Mainland Chinese people, but their political party the CCP) chose to unleash this killer virus on the World (17Million plus dead) and destroy the Free World’s strong economic foundation.
        “We” will recover, but the debt load that the G6 (G7 minus the PRC) has taken on is WILD.

        Anyway, my contribution to the COVID meme.

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      3. Can we all just agree and say a big FUCK YOU to Donald J. Trump for creating “Operation Warp Speed” and then getting the poisonous vaccines and booster shots himself and recommending them for the rest of us?
        What a spineless loser!

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      4. Um… kinda… but what does that make Joe Biden?
        Come on, Joe –step up to the plate and ban Chinese goods entering the USA, stop participation in their Games and form “a coalition of the willing” to combat Chinese threats to Taiwan ….
        #BuyAmerican …
        #..And…
        #IncreaseTradeWithMexico,India,Japan,SouthKorea,Etc…

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      5. Deflection? How about the fact that Biden said last fall that no one who has had 200K people die on his watch should be President. Well, more than that have now died on Biden’s watch. When will he be stepping down?

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      6. He’ll be “stepping down” in January of 2023 when a new house impeaches his lame ass. He may not get convicted by the do-nothing Senate, but he’ll be “done” for all practical purposes.

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      1. I must say I am not a fan of the way the CDC has handled this. I vote Democratic but this is bullshit and Faucci needs to stay out of politics. I also don’t appreciate feeling bullied into getting the vaccine from the liberal yahoos and CNN. I am still unvaccinated but I have not contracted COVID yet. I suppose I will get vaccinated eventually but I do not like the way I feel I am being peer pressured into something that has not proven to be all that effective.

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      2. I had a friend who was in great health….a regular health nut and in great health. She took the shot and in about one day it started to destroy her health both mentally and physically. She hasn’t been the same since.

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      3. If you base it on this single case, the booster is not “affective” at all but if you base it on the results of everyone who has received it, it is very effective.

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      4. We’re at the point we can’t call the vaccine effective without looking silly. Vaccinated people are getting covid. The CDC tells us “yes, but they’re not dying.” Well, 98% of those who got covid before the vaccine weren’t dying either. So what are we doing —risking serious side effects to up that 98% to 99%?
        #InAnotherYearOrSoThisIsGonnaBeSeenAsBiggestScamEver

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    2. This is all part of Fauci, Inc. That guy is a disaster. US health outcomes are dropping under Fauci. Fauci only cares about steering profits to his cronies throughout the medical system.

      COVID is just the tip of the iceberg of corruption with that 5 billion budget at the NIH.

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      1. Hey Doc Johnson
        Forget effectiveness. I have no problem if you want to take it. But that should be my choice not the governments. Even if it is true that the chances that you will have a bad reaction to the shot is small…..if I don’t want to take those chances, that should be my choice. The government should not be forcing me to take that chance. The chances that your plane is going to crash are small. The chances that your boat will sink are also small. But if I choose not to take those chances, that should be my choice, not some governmental agency.

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    3. We have plenty of ways to keep people from dying from COVID, but Fauci has tried to squash them, because he only cares about vaccinating everyone with a RNA genetics therapeutic. The reason?

      Future drug company profits. It was far too risky to release a mRNA tech on any treatment where drug companies dont have full amnesty from liability. With the COVID shots, we are all guinea pigs in a massive experiment.

      Thank Fauci, the most crooked man alive.

      Go read the book by Robert F Kennedy Jr. This is a democrat who is exposing Fauci, not a Republican. It isnt political, it is just the dangerous truth.

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      1. President Trumps biggest mistake was not firing Dr. Fauci when he suspected he was a fraud. Back in March of 2020. This lil troll was behind the aids virus also. All the fear mongering sheep look up to him like he is God. What he says is gospel. Hiding behind so called science. Wtf is wrong with people here in the states.

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      2. Nothing to see here. Just do as we tell and remember that Republicans are fascists. No questions either or you will go to Australia.

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      3. He’s not only a democrat but he’s a liberal democrat. You heard the story about the 2 ants who went to the ant medical clinic to get their booster shot. The doctors said “sorry, but we are not giving booster shots to ants yet”. They said “why not”? The doctor said “because we haven’t yet finished testing them on humans”.

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  2. It wouldn’t have been a contest. ucla didn’t beat one decent team this season, NC State beat Clemson.

    I hope ucla extends Chip. His ucla record is 18-25, and many ucla players are either in the portal or declaring for the draft.

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    1. By Bruin standards, 8-4 is a great year! They’ll extend him.

      Tweeted Dorian: “This is a terrible way to end such a great year for this team. This is a very special group of guys.”

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  3. Both coaches should be fired. And prevented from ever coaching again….
    #I’mNotSureWhy….Except….
    #…”ThisIsTheTimeForAMeaninglessGesture”
    –Bluto in “Animal House”

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  4. In a previous post, I believe that Wayne noted Kenan Christon is no longer in portal. I checked today and he is not listed.

    Really hope Riley can convince him to stay. Check out this run:

    Thanks, Helton, you imbecile.

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    1. I know his lawyer believes he was treated unfairly because he is an athlete of color but could it be that he appears to identify as cisgender male? USC seems to have a problem with males, particularly male athletes. Maybe if Kenan switched to gender fluid with the sub category on most days being that of male, they would leave him alone. As far as I know there is no limit on the number of days you can declare yourself a male before being bounced back to the cisgender category. Just trying to be helpful…

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  5. Next thing it will be required we get booster shots every two weeks. One shot should do the trick not multiple vaccines. Dr. Facci needs to be replaced everyone is tired of his propaganda people that have been vaccinated are still getting sick we need answers here quickly, or are they really getting mild head colds that are quite common this time of year.

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    1. Nobody should have a lifetime post. Fauci has been there for 40 plus years, huge ego, he was more concerned about being credited with the discovery of HIV rather than dealing with the broader public health issues arising from it. He has lost perspective and should be replaced.

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  6. The Omicron sniffles decimated the Bruins

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    1. The bruins will be using this excuse 5 hours before every USC game for as long as Riley is coaching……
      #…UntilTheyWon’tEvenNeedToAnnounceIt…
      #ItWillJustBeAssumed

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    1. Was I hearing “Let’s go, Brandon” as Helton hit the tunnel?
      #WatchHeltonPutOnHisSpecialVibratingCap…
      #…[TheOneThatBlocksNegativeSoundRays…
      #…WhileStimulatingA2InchErection]…..

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  7. Bad move by the bRuins, but not surprised at all that Bel Air tech cancelled at the last possible moment. 10 clap across their a$$ for depriving us of another loss for their not-so-storied football program.

    On another note – How’s the mighty SEC doing in bowl games so far..? Remember how Coach Riley ran scared from the thought of having to play these powerhouse programs? Yeah, me neither… FIGHT ON!

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    1. Cowardly Pac12 Presidents including Folt bailed on 2020 season until Trump convinced BigTen to play which shamed the Pac12 Pussy Presidents into playing (only after the election).

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  8. As I’m reading ESPN dropped the news John Madden died this afternoon. Anyway five hours notice is just rude. UCLA knew yesterday and honestly like USC last year they whimped out due to having a cold

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  9. FIRE DR. FAUCI!!!!!- HE NEEDS TO GO . NO WAY WE ARE GOING BACKWARDS AGAIN AFTER ALL THESE VACCINES. Too old as a health leader of this country. We need to fight this battle the right way, and that includes 1 vaccine not booster shots for the rest of our lives.

    BEFORE WE FIRE HIM- WE NEED TO SEE HIS TAX RETURNS. THE GUY MUST HAVE RECEIVED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN ROYALTIES FROM PFIZER, MODERNA AND JOHNSON AND JOHNSON.

    HE IS DESTROYING COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND SOCIETY WITH ALL THESE SCARE TACTICS WHEN THE SIMPLE REMEDY FOR OMICRON is:

    1) Get plenty of rest. Drink plenty of fluids including water, orange juice, tequila, and whiskey.
    2) Take 2 aspirin daily to break any fever
    3) For flu like muscle aches and pains- USE VICKS VAPO RUB/THERA-FLU
    4) Take 1,000 MG of Vitamin C, AND VITAMIN E daily.
    5) For mucous membrane relief take Mucinex to relieve congestion
    6) Within 3-7 days you return to good health without any stupid booster shot which could damage your heart and respiratory system long term.

    WAKE UP AMERICA- MANY PEOPLE DIE FROM FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS OR EVEN HEAD COLDS DUE TO WEAK IMMUNE SYSTEMS CAUSED BY OTHER ILLNESSES.

    The vaccines are shortcuts to maintain good health, but the side effects can be deadly long term.

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    1. The Doctor in charge of Los Angles County board of health isn’t even a medical doctor. She’s an administrator with a doctorate in hospital administration. She just spews stuff she’s been told. People listen to her mucus blather as if she was a Real Doctor.

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    2. I know one thing…..you don’t shut down a whole country because of a flu. This is not the bubonic plague. It’s a seasonal flu. There is real debate about whether anybody has yet to die of this comicron anywhere in the world.If there is….it’s one or two deaths.

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  10. Kenan Christon: Is a Fantastic Athlete………….A good running back coach would definitely make him a star. The guy has talent bring him back Mr. Lincoln Riley.

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  11. Except for the great Pittsburgh Steelers’ teams of the 70s and into the 80s that denied John Madden legendary status as a coach, Madden would have had his football cred embedded more deeply into the NFL psyche. As it was he did win a Super Bowl with the Raiders, and as an NFL coach he won about 75% of his games.

    But of course he was more than a coach. He caught my eye and fancy as an announcer who obviously knew the game, but also knew how to communicate it. And teaming up with the low-key Pat Summerall enhanced both their reputations, as they played off of each other’s strengths to form a delightful duo with insight and some humor thrown in.

    The guy by reputation was a gregarious fellow, and the personality he exposed on the air would evidence that he was a people-person.

    As was true with the passing of some of the great American personalities such as comedian Johnny Carson and fighter Muhammad Ali, “We shall never see the likes of him around here ever again.”

    So thanks Big John for showing us your stuff, you were riveting as a football entertainer in more ways than one.

    And with your passing you now know what it is like on the “other side.”– What is it like, John? I bet you could tell us better than most, and probably could make it sound better than it actually is.

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      1. Thanks MG. It is me in disguise. I don’t understand the blogs’ mechanics, but it asked me to change my name, and so I accepted the name that was already chosen for me by the blog monsters.

        This is beginning to sound creepy

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      2. Oh, man….creepy is the word.
        #AtLeastTheyDidn’tGiveYou”FuckethYouethTheSecond”..
        #[ActuallyIShouldn’tGiveThemAnyIdeas]

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    1. Remember the rare occasions when Madden would call/comment on Thanksgiving? He would commit his hilarious style to even commenting on the mashed potatoes and turkey.

      Oh, and he did it over the road due to his fear of flying.
      RIP John Madden.

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      1. That’s right, Bourbon, the guy was always on the road, afraid to fly. I bet he met a lot of people that way, and it seemed that people was a passion of his.

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  12. Perhaps there is no cure long term for Covid just like the Common Cold or Flu once we come down with it. We need a vaccine once we test positive to speed up the recovery process not another booster that works short term until the drug companies come up with another way to make money.

    Sorry folks you must ask the question do the drug companies really want the virus to end with their vaccines. The answer is definitely no for monetary reasons.

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    1. They’re talking about a new shot every 2 months. I still say, look at the statistics as far as the percentage of people who die from covid as opposed to the ones who actually come down with it. It’s no worse than the same numbers for the flu’s that we have had year after year. If more people have died of covid, it’s because it is a little more contagious. But if you get it, your chances of dying are no worse than your chances of dying from all the other flu’s that we have gotten year after year.

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  13. how come no comment about how ucla avoids losing??? that was your comment on SC games being cancelled…why would anyone buy season tickets or Bowl tickets in Calif…Imagine the money lost just from planning and arranging all this+ revenue lost for a cold/flu…politics from the democrat war room.

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