Kumba and the Big Ten

Saturday, November 15, 2003 2:01 PM
Can anyone explain what Kumba has to do with the Big Ten? Did the owner of Anheiser-Busch go to a Big Ten school or something? I've noticed the last few weeks that the Big Ten ad that's run during the afternoon games has Kumba in it. It's a shot of it coming down a hill (well you actually can't tell more than its a B&M Sitdown) with the logo in the corner, so its not like I sat there and rewound a tape or anything to name the coaster. So, can anyone explain that?
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Saturday, November 15, 2003 2:16 PM
Maybe they just wanted a roller coaster in the ad, and Kumba (or whatever it may be) was just a "cool looking coaster."
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Saturday, November 15, 2003 6:44 PM
I think that ad is mainly referring to the Big Ten in bowl games, although the ad does not show the Outback bowl.
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Saturday, November 15, 2003 7:33 PM
Hmmm, anyone know where the Outback bowl is held....;)
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Sunday, November 16, 2003 12:10 AM
Is the commercial online?
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Sunday, November 16, 2003 1:41 AM
I was wondering the same exact thing after I saw that commercial. I went over to BigTen.org to search around. I clicked on telvevision and all these other things but found nothing. Oh well.
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Sunday, November 16, 2003 2:20 AM
Typically, the bowl teams that play in SoCal and in Central FL get to go to the local amusement parks....good way for the players to relax when they're getting ready to get smacked around by the SEC teams...;)
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Sunday, November 16, 2003 3:01 AM
Last year's Bowl records:

Big 10: 5-2 (including the National Champions)
SEC: 3-4

Head-to-head matchups: Big Ten 2, SEC 1
Auburn 12, Penn State 9
Michigan 38, Florida 30
Minnesota 29, Arkansas 14

Bonus stat: Bowl records by state
Teams from Idaho: 1-0
Teams from Florida: 0-3

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Sunday, November 16, 2003 2:32 PM
Hmmm. That Michigan-Florida game was good, wasn't it?
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Sunday, November 16, 2003 2:48 PM
Now that I think about it, I do remember seeing the Michigan players at BGT (on ESPN) before that game.
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Sunday, November 16, 2003 4:34 PM
I know where the Outback Bowl is held. I knew for two years in a row, in fact.

Go Cocks!

Bill, we handed you that game... you know it, I know it, but I also know that we just COULDN'T reach out and grab the brass ring. :( Guess I gotta get up to Knoebel's.

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Sunday, November 16, 2003 5:01 PM
Skittlebrau, trust me, I know how far our league, the SEC has fallen....virtually a vertical descent (keeping with the coaster theme, LOL). Hence the winky...;) It's been a few years since the SEC was THE dominant conference in the CFA...now relinquished I guess to the Big-10 and the Big-12....let them fight it out until the ACC becomes a powerhouse in a few more years...

But if you'd have told me the Gators might very well be the best team in the state by mid-November, I think I'd have recommended you for some remedial ESPN...counting the Bucs, Fins, and Jags doesn't really help much at this point, seems like football in FL died the day the Bucs brought home the Lombardi trophy...:(

Brian, I just Kannot tell you how bad you have to get up to Knoebels, you'll have to phind out for yourself...any luck in phinding a 9-5, M-F gig? ;)

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Monday, November 17, 2003 12:47 AM
The BIG XII would welcome the weenie teams of the ACC, SEC and the Big East the conference. Then teams like Baylor and Iowa State would have some one to beat in the conference. No really, there is not a single team in any of those conferences that carry the shoe strings for Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Kansas State, and even Oklahoma State. If they (especially the Florida teams) would play someone other than local high schools then there is no way in heck that they would be ranked as high as they always are. I am loving the fact that there will not be a single Florida team in the BCS this new year's eve.

Go Tigers, Sooners, Longhorns, Raiders, Cowboys, Wildcats, Huskers and Aggies!

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Monday, November 17, 2003 2:44 AM
At least you Gator fans are true fans through good times and bad.

An amazing amount of restraint was shown by waiting one whole day after your new coach was hired before establishing a web site to get him fired.

www.fireronzook.com

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