2016-2017 College Football Bowl Games, Days 4-7

Well, my record hasn’t been all that great this bowl season. If I continue this way, well…laughs

Day 4 (December 21) – San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, BYU vs Wyoming (This was a Win! The next 3 were not!))

Day 5 (December 22) – Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Idaho vs Colorado State

Day 6 (December 23) – Popeyes Bahamas Bowl, Old Dominion vs Eastern Michigan

Lockhead Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Louisiana Tech vs Navy

Dollar General Bowl, Troy vs Ohio (This was another win!! Yay!)

Day 7 (December 24) – Hawai’i Bowl, Hawai’i vs Middle Tennessee (And… this was not.)

Maybe this losing thing will end soon…

~lissa

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2016-2017 College Football Bowl Games, Day 2 & 3

Well, dear readers, Day 2 (Monday, December 19) didn’t go so good. Not at all.

The game was a blowout. Just awful.

Miami Beach Bowl: Tulsa vs Central Michigan

The score was Tulsa 55 and Central Michigan not even close at 10.

So, we moved on to Day 3 (Tuesday, December 20). It went better.

Boca Raton Bowl: Memphis vs Western Kentucky.

This game was closer and my pick of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers paid off.

Western Kentucky 51, Memphis 31

My son is one game behind me in the win column. But on the bright side for him, he’s won in NFL fantasy football among his group of friends 2 years in a row, despite being told by them that he’d drafted a crappy team and after being ranked low in his group by Yahoo. Clearly, they don’t know football quite like my son. Congratulations to him!

~lissa

2016-2017 College Football Bowl Games, Day 1

Okay, so as the title says, it’s Day 1 of College Football Bowl Games. Over the next few weeks, there are a lot of college football games. I love bowl season. It’s fun. It’s pointless. But it’s fun watching teams play each other that don’t usually have the chance during the regular season.

In our house, we all print out the list of bowl game match-ups and we all pick which teams we think are gonna win. Kinda like the March Madness Brackets, but bowl games picks aren’t as all consuming across the country as that. It’s more for fun for most of us.

On the days there are games, I’ll put up my picks (highlighted in RED) and come back to tell you how I did. It’s not important in the grand scheme of things, but it’s my blog and I can do what I want! 🙂

On tap for today are:

AFR Celebration Bowl – NC Central vs Grambling State

Gildan New Mexico Bowl – UTSA vs New Mexico

Las Vegas Bowl – Houston vs San Diego State

AutoNation Cure Bowl – Arkansas State vs UCF

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl – Toledo vs Appalachian State

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl – Southern Miss vs UL Lafayette

Games start in about 20 minutes and go through midnight, so, I’ll see you on the other side.

Have a great day, y’all!

~lissa

Football Football Football

Yes, y’all that’s what time of year it is!

I do write and work on things on the weekends, but I primarily watch football. It starts for me on Thursday nights. There’s Friday night college football too. All day Saturday starting at 9am with GameDay on ESPN, Sunday starting at 10am with the NFL, and Monday nights. That’s A LOT of football. And that makes for a happy Lissa.

It’s a lot of time in front of the television, too. On my ass. Though I do get up and walk in place (hey, it counts) every now and then. And walk to the kitchen…laughs. But, it’s also time with my son. We watch football together. We talk about all kinds of things during the games and between them. It’s where his interest is…sports. So, it’s something we can share and connect with. That’s important to me. It has always been important to me. He and his father have baseball and softball. He and his sister have video games. He and I have football and racing and golf. It’s all about the connection, the conversation, the time spent making memories…

So, while I type words into the computer from the pages and pages of handwritten ones, I’ll be watching football.

We all know I have college teams I follow and college coaches I can’t stand. But I don’t follow NFL teams. I follow players who I paid attention to in college. I like seeing them progress and it allows me to watch all sorts of teams and games. It’s the fantasy way to do it, only I don’t play fantasy football. I simply watch and I watch for the love of the game.

Y’all have a great Sunday!

~lissa