It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year.
Too many bowls? That’s the same crap people say every year. If you’re one of them, try entering a few contests and putting your superior football knowledge to work for you. Take it from this dude, when you win prizes in these things, it is stellar! Never is there a better time to parlay your action, and try to score the big hit at a few gaming establishments if you know what I’m saying. Wink. Nudge. And if you do…?
It all kicks off on Saturday afternoon with the New Mexico Bowl, which will field two bitter rivals: Temple and Wyoming. Wait. That’s not right, is it? And the bowl season will wrap on January 9th, 2012 when two bitter rivals duke it out for the BCS National Championship: Alabama and LSU. There we go. That’s more like it. If you’re curious…go with Temple and their stud running back Bernard Pierce vs. the Wyoming defense which can’t stop a cold on the ground. They give up over 200 ypg on the ground.
And that other insignificant game? LSU served up vanilla in the first match-up. Completely. Vanilla. Only one blitz vs. A.J. McCarron. Bama tried to throw in the kitchen sink, and they still came up short…at home. It was almost as if Les Miles knew that they’d be playing again. LSU by 14 this time around. My bias is proud.
All in all, there are 35 bowl games, with the biggies being played between January 2 – 9. Yep. All those traditional New Year’s Day games will be played on the 2nd, because the 1st is a Sunday. And that day belongs to God. I didn’t say that most people don’t worship the god of the NFL. So…fair enough.
If you’re interested in the contests, ESPN has a stellar offering, as do many local radio stations, and sports forums for college teams. If you miss one game, or three, you can still finish in the mix. Just pick those BCS bowls right.