AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Georgia vs TCU (A Win! Thank goodness ’cause for a while, it didn’t look so good for me, but definitely ended well!)
Hyundai Sun Bowl, North Carolina vs Stanford (Not a win. A total bust. And let me just say, a ref that causes the ball to come out of the player’s hand, however inadvertent? Really? Not cool!)
Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl, Air Force vs South Alabama (Win!)
Music City Bowl, Nebraska vs Tennessee (Not so much!)
Capitol One Orange Bowl, Michigan vs Florida State (This was the Granddaddy of them all for ME! We came out hot and strong and looked as though we were going to runaway with it… Then? Well, then we came out of halftime acting like we didn’t want to win it after all. WTH?!? Michigan made the adjustments, FSU just held on. And it came down to the very end. The. Very. End! We tried to lose it, but were able to pull it out and when it’s all said and done, that’s the only thing that matters.)
The playoffs start today… So, let’s go…
I can’t say the last two days have gone too much better in regards to my record. I can’t say the record is improving, but I have won some key match-ups in my household and that goes a long way to restoring my confidence. Here’s hoping it won’t be all that short lived…
New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Northwestern vs Pittsburgh (I didn’t start out the day well…at all. This was a loss. Sadly.)
Russell Athletic Bowl, Miami (FL) vs West Virginia (I got one!)
Foster Farms Bowl, Indiana vs Utah (And I got another one! Two game streak…)
AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl, Kansas State vs Texas A&M (I know better than to go against Desmond Howard and Bill Snyder…sighs. Lost this one.)
Birmingham Bowl, USF vs South Carolina (C’mon Man!)
Belk Bowl, Virginia Tech vs Arkansas (This one started out UGLY for V. Tech. but turned out awesome in the end for both of us! Yay! A win for me!)
Valero Alamo Bowl, Oklahoma State vs Colorado (Another two game streak for me! And let me just say, as ugly as the Virginia Tech game was in the first half, yet ended well… This game started out ugly for Colorado and just got uglier as the night went on. I felt awful for them… Blowouts are never fun when you have nothing against the team and you’re just looking for a good game.)
Day 12 is going to be either great or not. My Florida State Seminoles play tonight, so… There’s a slight possibility you won’t see a post from me tomorrow, depending on how the game goes. All I can say is…
And hope for a second half that kicks ass! Go! Noles!
And… My losing streak has NOT improved. Unless you count continuing to lose a good thing, then by all means…
St. Petersburg Bowl – Miami (Oh) vs Mississippi State (Yay! A win!)
Quick Lane Bowl – Boston College vs Maryland (Yay! Another win… Can it continue? Can I get 3 in a row?)
Camping World Independence Bowl – NC State vs Vanderbilt (No. No it cannot continue and no I didn’t get 3 wins in a row…)
Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl – Army vs North Texas (Oh but wait… Here’s a win!)
Military Bowl – Temple vs Wake Forest (And here’s a loss… Followed, by 2 more. So while I can’t seem to put 3 wins together, I can do a very good job at putting 3 losses together. This is hell on my ego. I used to be good at this. No, wrong. I used to be GREAT at this! But man oh man…!)
Holiday Bowl – Washington State vs Minnesota
Cactus Bowl – Baylor vs Boise State
Today is a new day with 4 more bowl games… Let’s see if I can break this awful, awful stance of win followed by multiple losses…
I am still persevering though. I am still pushing through and holding out hope I can turn this thing around!
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!
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!