College Football Bowl Season 2011-12
Prognostications for College Football Bowl Season 2011-12
The NCAA Bowls will last well into January 2012 with the LSU-Alabama game being held three weeks away in the ‘Nawlin’s Super Bowl on Monday, January 9th.
Very few of the matchups look intriguing to Mic, Ike, Teddy, or I. The Crimson Tide and Bengal Tigers’ is just a re-run catering to the Southeast Conference and NASCAR fans who care to spend hours and hours in front of their TVs. The best games will not be held on New Year’s Day but on Monday, January 2, 2012.
My extended family will limit our viewing to ten games; lest we might get stupid watching all those silly commercials. That means that we will be unable to tune into the Cotton, Compass, GoDaddyDotCom, and BCS bowls. The first really good matchup is this Saturday in Boise. Take the Ohio Bobcats, and three-and-a-half points and look for a high-scoring offensive showdown with Utah State in “the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.”
The next great game will not come until the “Holiday Bowl” in San Diego on December 28th. Texas Longhorns versus California Berserkley Bears will be a hotly contested contest. Bet on the second half after seeing how the first half goes.
After New Year’s Day will be the best 24 hours of the 2011-12 college football bowl season. Look for good matchups in the “Ticket City Bowl” in Dallas, “Outback Burger Bowl” in Tampa, “Capitol One Bowl” in Orlando, “Gator Bowl” played in Jacksonville not Gainesville, “The FTS/FHS/FedEx/Kinko’s Rose Bowl” in Pasadena, and the “Tostitos, Fritoes, Lay’s Barbeque Potato Chips Fiesta Bowl” in the Phoenix Area.
We are selecting as the early favorites:
- Houston Cougars
- Georgia Bulldogs
- Nebraska Corndogs
- Florida Alligators
- Wisconsin Badger dogs
- Stanford Cardinal dogs