Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bowl season is here: Yawn..

Hey, because we know you are only slightly more excited than the programmers at ESPN, we give you...Bowl Picks.

And yeah, we know you'll read it because for the most part...none of you will actually attend any of these and thusly, your school will end up paying the bowl game more money for unused tickets than you'll actually make for playing the game. And your college kid will pay higher student fees next year to pay it off.

Yeah, that's how the bowl system works.

So here are your picks: (and yes, there are way too many games you've never heard of)

12/17--Gildan New Mexico Bowl--Really? They play a bowl game in New Mexico?

Temple 31
Wyoming 23

12/17--Famous Idaho Potato Bowl--Congrats, you had a good season. You get to go to Idaho.

Ohio 29
Utah St. 21

12/17--R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl--At least this game has New Orleans going for it.

San Diego State 21
La.Lafayette       27 (TLB's alma mater)

12/20--Beef O'Brady's Bowl--Bad food=bad bowl game. Hope they don't cater the press meal.

FIU          31
Marshall   14

12/21--San Diego County Credit Union Poinsetta--Really? Even they sponsor a game?

TCU 38
La.Tech 12

12/22--Maaco Las Vegas Bowl--What's played in Vegas stays in Vegas. Why is Boise St here?

Arizona St. 10
Boise State 44

12/24--Sheraton Hawaii Bowl--Yay Hawaii. Oh wait. How much is it going to cost Southern Miss?

Nevada                       23
Southern Mississippi  30

12/26--AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl--More fun when it was Poulan/Weedeater Bowl. Shreveport for Christmas. What a prize...

Missouri     34
N.Carolina 31

12/27--Little Caesars Bowl--The reason they sell $5 pizzas.

W.Michigan 17
Purdue          20

12/27--Belk Bowl-- Yay! Discount clothing for everybody!

Louisville 37
NC State 27

12/28--Military Bowl by Northrup Grumman--A bowl game put on by a defense contractor. How appropriate.

Toledo   18
Air Force 34

12/28--Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl-- The Who..what bowl?

California    12
Texas           19

12/29--Champs Sports Bowl--At least they get a free trip to Disney World out of this. But the penalty is playing in the decrepit Citrus Bowl stadium.

Florida State    35
Notre Dame    24

12/29--Valero Alamo Bowl--Good place to go for great food, for a bowl game...not so much.

Washington                    26
Baylor (Featuring RG3)  44

12/30--Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl--What? No military academies playing? Huh?

BYU      41
Tulsa      31

12/30--New Era Pinstripe Bowl--Congrats, your playing your bowl game in the Bronx.

Rutgers    20
Iowa St.   31

12/30--Franklin American Mortgage Music City--Yes, a mortgage company that sponsors a bowl game. Wonder how long before it is foreclosed on?

Mississippi State 10
Wake Forest        28

12/30--Insight Bowl--No insight needed. If you are here, you are playing in a half-full stadium.

Iowa          13
Oklahoma  41

12/31--Meinke Car Care Bowl of Texas--We'll ask it. Why does this game exist?

Texas A&M     35
Northwestern   38

12/31--Hyundai Sun Bowl--The only people who enjoy this work at CBS affiliates and don't have to do early news that day.

Ga.Tech     41
Utah           31

12/31--AutoZone Liberty Bowl--Come to Memphis, eat the BBQ and look for Elvis. Yawn....

Cincinnati    17
Vanderbilt    23

12/31--Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl--Come on! 6-7 UCLA in this game. Both teams here sucked this year, here is your reward.

Illinois    3
UCLA   2

12/31--Chick-fil-A Bowl--Almost always the best bowl game of the year. This might be the exception.

Virginia   17
Auburn    18

1/2/11--TicketCity Bowl--Yes, this is a real game. Though it sounds like a Bowling Alley.

Houston   43
Penn St.   21

1/2/11--Outback Bowl--Nobody goes, but best--press-meal--ever.

Michigan State  21
Georgia             28

1/2/11--Capital One Bowl--Again, yay! You get to go to Disney. Boo, you are playing in horrible football stadium.

Nebraska    13
South Carolina 28

1/2/ Gator Bowl--Really? At least they have a good sense of humor. It should be called the Urban Meyer bowl.

Ohio State 6
Florida      7

1/2/11--Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio--A win-win only because most people will watch this on their Vizio's rather than in person.

Wisconsin     31
Oregon          28

1/2/11--Tostitos Fiesta Bowl--Chips and salsa for everyone. It's a BCS game so by divine commandment we are forced to watch.

Stanford    23
Okie State  45

1/3/11--Allstate Sugar Bowl--They should be forced to have nobody go to this game for picking Va.Tech. Unfortunately Va.Tech is going to have to pay for all the unused tickets. And student fees will go up because of it.

Michigan      34
Va.Tech       31

1/4/11 Discover Orange Bowl--Poor Orange Bowl. Saddled with a Big East team every year. We won't be watching this game.

West Virginia     37
Clemson             31

1/6/11--AT&T Cotton Bowl--Wonder how the customer service is at this game? Yeah, that's what I thought too.

Kansas State    27
Arkansas         41

1/7/11--BBVA Compass Bowl---Happy New Year, you are playing in a bowl game nobody will watch or go to in Birmingham, AL. Congratulations for that.

SMU          34
Pittsburgh   17

1/8/ Bowl--Just like the commercials, a total tease. Misleading only because it is a bowl game nobody will watch.

Arkansas State     31
Northern Illinois  17

1/9/11--Allstate BCS Championship Game--Nothing like having to wait another month for this. Although we don't know why anyone would be excited...

Alabama  6
LSU        9

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