Author Topic: College Football Bowl Season!  (Read 812 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline bayonetbrant

  • Chief Arrogance Mitigator
  • Musketeer
  • *****
  • Posts: 37052
  • Loitering With Intent
College Football Bowl Season!
« on: December 13, 2017, 06:06:59 AM »
https://sports.yahoo.com/forde-yard-dash-bowl-edition-220535403.html

Quote
When it comes to picking winners, bowl season is the greatest of all crapshoots involving human competition. (Horse racing, which involves trying to predict the behaviors of mute beasts, is still the king of all crapshoots.) Coaches are absent, wandering off to other jobs and abandoning the “We-are-in-this-together” Kumbaya they preached for months previously. Players, to an increasing degree, are absent as well, making “business decisions” regarding professional futures and avoiding injury risk in glorified exhibition games. Fans, many times, are also absent, which makes the ESPN camera angles tricky as they try to avoid showing vast expanses of empty bleachers.

But these are the last games we have, college football fans. What follows is the Great Deprivation, a period of ginned-up interest in speculative endeavors like recruiting, pro days and spring football. This is the end of the blocking and tackling against other tribes until roughly Labor Day weekend 2018, which if you check the calendar is a long damn time from now.

So, as much as the College Football Playoff has overshadowed the rest of the college postseason — for good reason — fill out a bowl pool or six, hunker down and watch what we have left. You’ll be missing it soon enough.

follow the link for game-by-game picks...
The key to surviving this site is to not say something which ends up as someone's tag line - Steelgrave

"their citizens (all of them counted as such) glorified their mythology of 'rights'...and lost track of their duties. No nation, so constituted, can endure." Robert Heinlein, Starship Troopers


Offline bayonetbrant

  • Chief Arrogance Mitigator
  • Musketeer
  • *****
  • Posts: 37052
  • Loitering With Intent
Re: College Football Bowl Season!
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 11:36:53 AM »
http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/21747907/ultimate-bowl-guide-all-41-games

Quote
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and it's not because "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" is being shown every night.

The 2017 college football bowl season kicks off with a half-dozen games Saturday. From the Celebration Bowl to the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T, here are the reasons to watch and predictions for all 41 bowl games:

(follow the link - I ain't posting them all)
The key to surviving this site is to not say something which ends up as someone's tag line - Steelgrave

"their citizens (all of them counted as such) glorified their mythology of 'rights'...and lost track of their duties. No nation, so constituted, can endure." Robert Heinlein, Starship Troopers

Offline airboy

  • Landsknecht
  • *******
  • Posts: 5246
    • averysgameblog
Re: College Football Bowl Season!
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 08:08:08 PM »
"Why to watch: Two first-year coaches -- Western Kentucky's Mike Sanford and Georgia State's Shawn Elliott -- need a victory for a winning record."

Captures everything wrong about Bowls.


Followed by:
Why to watch: Barring a huge upset, the game figures to be one of the most lopsided results of the postseason. But FAU coach Lane Kiffin gets a chance to showcase his record-setting offense on a national stage, and we never know what he might say during sideline interviews.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2017, 08:10:28 PM by airboy »

Offline airboy

  • Landsknecht
  • *******
  • Posts: 5246
    • averysgameblog
Re: College Football Bowl Season!
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 08:22:19 PM »
This bowl combination gets you thinking:

Cheribundi Tart Cherry is being chased by the Bad Boy Mowers