Monday, December 18, 2006

Bowl Games - Watch at Your Own Risk

College Bowl Games Set to begin. If you oppose the surfeit of bowls and desire a D1 playoff, don't travel to or watch them. Watch them and you encourage the current practice of rewarding mediocrity.

This crap about conference whatever's 5th place team playing conference loser first or second place team is just a formal attempt to "allow" people to travel to a specific location and play a meaningless football game, after a 4-5 week layoff.

Consider some of these market-oriented bowls:

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Northern Illinois vs. TCU
Dec. 19, 8 p.m., San Diego

Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas
BYU vs. Oregon
Dec. 21, 8 p.m., Las Vegas

R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Rice vs. Troy
Dec. 22, 8 p.m. - New Orleans Bowl
South Florida vs. East Carolina
Dec. 23, 1 p.m. - Birmingham

New Mexico Bowl
New Mexico vs. San Jose State
Dec. 23, 4:30 p.m. - Albuquerque

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
Tulsa vs. Utah
Dec. 23, 8 p.m. - Fort Worth

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
Hawaii vs. Arizona State
Dec. 24, 8 p.m. - Honolulu

Motor City Bowl
Middle Tennessee vs. Central Michigan
Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m. - Detroit

Emerald Bowl
Florida State vs. UCLA
Dec. 27, 8 p.m. - San Francisco

PetroSun Independence Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Alabama
Dec. 28, 4:30 p.m. - Shreveport

Pacific Life Holiday Bowl
Texas A&M vs. California
Dec. 28, 8 p.m. - San Diego

Texas Bowl
Rutgers vs. Kansas State
Dec. 28, 8 p.m. - Houston

Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl
Clemson vs. Kentucky
Dec. 29, 1 p.m. - Nashville

Brut Sun Bowl
Oregon State vs. Missouri
Dec. 29, 2 p.m. - El Paso

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
South Carolina vs. Houston
Dec. 29, 4:30 p.m. - Memphis

Insight Bowl
Texas Tech vs. Minnesota
Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m. - Tempe

Champs Sports Bowl
Purdue vs. Maryland
Dec. 29, 8 p.m. - Orlando

Meineke Car Care
Navy vs. Boston College
Dec. 30, 1 p.m. - Charlotte, N.C.

Alamo Bowl
Texas vs. Iowa
Dec. 30, 4:30 p.m. - San Antonio

Chick-fil-A Bowl
Georgia vs. Virginia Tech
Dec. 30, 8 p.m. - Atlanta

MPC Computers Bowl
Miami vs. Nevada
Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. - Boise

Outback Bowl
Tennessee vs. Penn State
Jan. 1, 11 a.m. - Tampa

AT&T Cotton Bowl
Auburn vs. Nebraska
Jan. 1, 11:30 a.m. - Dallas

Toyota Gator Bowl
West Virginia vs. Georgia Tech
Jan. 1, 1 p.m. - Jacksonville, Fla.

Capital One Bowl
Arkansas vs. Wisconsin
Jan. 1, 1 p.m. - Orlando, Fla.

Rose Bowl
USC vs. Michigan
Jan. 1, 5 p.m. - Pasadena

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Boise State vs. Oklahoma
Jan. 1, 8 p.m. Glendale, AZ

FedEx Orange Bowl
Louisville vs. Wake Forest
Jan. 2, 8 p.m. - Miami

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Notre Dame vs. LSU
Jan. 3, 8 p.m. - New Orleans

International Bowl
Western Michigan vs. Cincinnati
Jan. 6, Noon - Toronto

Ohio vs. Southern Miss
Jan. 7, 8 p.m. - Mobile, Ala.

Tostitos BCS Championship Game
Florida vs. Ohio State
Jan. 8, 8 p.m. - Glendale, Ariz.

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