Friday, December 16, 2011

35 Bowls, 35 Comments, 35 Picks with Confidence

Okay, 36 Comments.  These are some really good Bowl Match-ups.  I will be disappointed if I get any of the games with 29-35 confidence points incorrect, but the other 28, its anyone's best guess.

Saturday, December 17th
New Mexico Bowl:  Temple vs Wyoming - This one takes me back to the days of Mark Macon and Fennis Dembo.  Winner: Temple, 10 points

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl:  Ohio vs Utah State - Utah State gets to stay at home and should have a definitive crowd advantage.  Winner: Utah State, 16 points

New Orleans Bowl:  Louisiana-Lafayette vs San Diego State - Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Mr. Ronnie Hillman.  Winner: San Diego State, 26 points

Tuesday, December 20th
Beef O'Brady's Bowl:  Florida International vs Marshall - Probably the least compelling game on the bowl docket.  Winner: Florida International, 11 points

Wednesday, December 21st
Poinsettia Bowl:  Louisiana Tech vs TCU - From the Rose to Poinsettia, the Horned Frogs sure love their flowers/flowery plants.  Winner: TCU, 33 points

Thursday, December 22nd
MAACO Bowl:  Arizona State vs Boise State - Kellen Moore's illustrious career comes to a close without a BCS win.  Winner: Boise State, 34 points

Saturday, December 24th
Hawaii Bowl:  Nevada vs Southern Mississippi - Time to play the Brett Favre drinking game with the family on Christmas Eve!!  Winner: Southern Mississippi, 32 points

Monday, December 26th
Independence Bowl:  Missouri vs North Carolina - Tar Heel fans turned their attention to a different sport weeks ago.  Winner: Missouri, 30 points

Tuesday, December 27th
Little Caesars Bowl:  Purdue vs Western Michigan - I used to love the Little Caesars Pizza as a kid, now I am kind of a pizza snob.  Winner: Western Michigan, 18 points

Belk Bowl:  Louisville vs North Carolina State - One last thank you card to the Wolfpack for Russell Wilson.  Winner: North Carolina State, 17 points

Wednesday, December 28th
Military Bowl:  Air Force vs Toledo - Fitting they got the Rockets to play against a Service Academy in this one.  Winner: Air Force, 7 points

Holiday Bowl:  California vs Texas - In England, a "holiday" is a vacation.  I find them a lot of work.  Winner: Texas, 13 points

Thursday, December 29th
Champs Sports Bowl:  Florida State vs Notre Dame - I pegged Florida State for the BCS Title Game...Oops.  Winner: Florida State, 21 points

Alamo Bowl:  Baylor vs Washington - I am going with the Heisman winner, Mr. RG3, as my most confident pick of the bowl season.  Winner: Baylor, 35 points

Friday, December 30th
Armed Forces Bowl:  BYU vs Tulsa - Fitting a school that produced McMahon, Young and Detmer would go to the Armed Forces Bowl.  Winner: Tulsa, 8 points

Pinstripe Bowl:  Iowa State vs Rutgers - Not sure you could put two BCS schools together and get a less exciting match-up.  Winner: Rutgers, 6 points

Music City Bowl:  Mississippi State vs Wake Forest - The Demon Deacons were just throttled by an SEC team.  Winner: Mississippi State, 22 points

Insight Bowl:  Iowa vs Oklahoma - Here is my insight, the Sooners are a much better football team, even if they are not fully-motivated.  Winner: Oklahoma, 24 points

Saturday, December 31st
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl:  Illinois vs UCLA - I doubt Ron Zook and Rick Neuheisel will be resorting to Mac 'n' Cheese.  Winner: UCLA, 9 points

Meineke Car Care Bowl:  Northwestern vs Texas A&M - Larry King was the only person alive the last time the Wildcats won a bowl game.  Winner: Northwestern, 4 points

Sun Bowl:  Georgia Tech vs Utah - Does anyone ever remember that Utah is in the PAC-12 now?  Winner: Georgia Tech, 23 points

Liberty Bowl:  Cincinnati vs Vanderbilt - Better watch out, those Bearcats are fighters.  Winner: Vanderbilt, 15 points

Chick-fil-A Bowl:  Auburn vs Virginia - An un-named publication had all their experts pick Auburn.  Has anyone seen them play lately?  Winner: Virginia, 14 points

Monday, January 2nd
Ticket City Bowl:  Houston vs Penn State - Two teams that got a harsh reality check in their season finale, but one has had a bigger dose in recent months.  Winner: Houston, 19 points

Outback Bowl:  Georgia vs Michigan State - I think the Spartans are a really good football team, unless its a big game on the road or on a neutral field.  Winner: Georgia, 28 points

Capitol One Bowl:  Nebraska vs South Carolina - Nebraska's first Big Ten Season is probably a disappointment.  Winner: South Carolina, 5 points

Gator Bowl:  Florida vs Ohio State - The Buckeyes got Urban Meyer, but can they get revenge for that BCS Title whipping from a few years ago.  Winner: Ohio State, 12 points

Rose Bowl:  Oregon vs Wisconsin - Am I loyal?  Am I a Homer?  Am I an Alum?  Yes, Yes and Yes.  Winner: Wisconsin, 1 point

Fiesta Bowl:  Oklahoma State vs Stanford - Everyone thinks Andrew Luck will go out with a victory, like he's Tebow or something.  Winner: Oklahoma State, 3 points

Tuesday, January 3rd
Sugar Bowl:  Michigan vs Virginia Tech - I wanted to put big points on one BCS bowl and this looked like the best bet.  Winner: Michigan, 31 points

Wednesday, January 4th
Orange Bowl:  Clemson vs West Virginia - A re-match of a first round NCAA Basketball Game from earlier this year, this time the Tigers get proper rest.  Winner: Clemson, 25 points

Friday, January 6th
Cotton Bowl:  Arkansas vs Kansas State - I will call this one the 6th BCS Bowl and I am going to play the no respect card.  Winner: Kansas State, 2 points

Saturday, January 7th
BBVA Compass Bowl:  Pittsburgh vs SMU - Why do they play these next two games right before the Title Game?  Winner: SMU, 27 points

Sunday, January 8th
GoDaddy Bowl:  Arkansas State vs Northern Illinois - Insert your Danica Patrick reference here.  Winner: Northern Illinois, 29 points

Monday, January 9th
BCS Championship Game:  Alabama vs LSU - LSU have to do it again?  Winner: LSU, 20 points

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