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?
12/17--Famous Idaho Potato Bowl--Congrats, you had a good season. You get to go to Idaho.
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.
12/21--San Diego County Credit Union Poinsetta--Really? Even they sponsor a game?
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?
Southern Mississippi 30
12/26--AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl--More fun when it was Poulan/Weedeater Bowl. Shreveport for Christmas. What a prize...
12/27--Little Caesars Bowl--The reason they sell $5 pizzas.
12/27--Belk Bowl-- Yay! Discount clothing for everybody!
NC State 27
12/28--Military Bowl by Northrup Grumman--A bowl game put on by a defense contractor. How appropriate.
Air Force 34
12/28--Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl-- The Who..what bowl?
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.
Baylor (Featuring RG3) 44
12/30--Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl--What? No military academies playing? Huh?
12/30--New Era Pinstripe Bowl--Congrats, your playing your bowl game in the Bronx.
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.
12/31--Meinke Car Care Bowl of Texas--We'll ask it. Why does this game exist?
Texas A&M 35
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.
12/31--AutoZone Liberty Bowl--Come to Memphis, eat the BBQ and look for Elvis. Yawn....
12/31--Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl--Come on! 6-7 UCLA in this game. Both teams here sucked this year, here is your reward.
12/31--Chick-fil-A Bowl--Almost always the best bowl game of the year. This might be the exception.
1/2/11--TicketCity Bowl--Yes, this is a real game. Though it sounds like a Bowling Alley.
Penn St. 21
1/2/11--Outback Bowl--Nobody goes, but best--press-meal--ever.
Michigan State 21
1/2/11--Capital One Bowl--Again, yay! You get to go to Disney. Boo, you are playing in horrible football stadium.
South Carolina 28
1/2/11--TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl--Really? At least they have a good sense of humor. It should be called the Urban Meyer bowl.
Ohio State 6
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
1/8/11--GoDaddy.com 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...