Okay - so I'm totally pressed for time - but I want to finish up the bowl predictions - you know, before the games start and all.
btw - enjoyed the Alamo Bowl - probably my favorite PSU game this season - but more on that later.
ARMED FORCES BOWL
Fort Worth, Texas
Dec. 31, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Cal (6-6) vs. Air Force (9-3)
Golden Bears vs Falcons
Cal has had a tough year - and the bear is, generally, a fiercer animal than a falcon - one would think - but since it is the Armed Forces Bowl game - we have to go with the academy.
El Paso, Texas
Dec. 31, 2 p.m.(ESPN)
USF (9-3) vs. Oregon (8-4)
Bulls vs Ducks
This should be a pretty good game - in all reality a bull would squash a Duck - even Donald Duck (perhaps especially) - and then there are those hideous uniforms - this will be an explosion of green and gold on the field - eww - So let's go with the Bulls -
Dec. 31, 2 p.m. (ESPN2)
Fresno State (8-4) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5)
Bulldogs v Yellow Jackets
This is easily my favorite bowl game - blue turf - outside - in Boise Idaho in the winter. Excellent. Ground dwelling wasps versus stout jowlly canines - I'll go with the bees.
MUSIC CITY BOWL
Dec. 31, 4 p.m. (ESPN)
Florida State (7-5) vs. Kentucky (7-5)
seminoles vs Wildcats
This one is so easy - without any analysis of the suspension woes -
Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m. (NFL Network)
Indiana (7-5) vs. Oklahoma State (6-6)
Hoosiers vs Cowboys
Not really sure what a Hoosier is - but this year it's been a tough determined loyal team player - and that's good enough for me (although I do applaud the OSU coach for his being a man and all).
Hoosiers Gotta go with IU!
Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Clemson (9-3) vs. Auburn (8-4)
Tigers vs Tigers (or is it War Eagle?)
Goll - lee. how are we to pick between two tigers? I'm going to go with Clemson - because they beat fsu and I appreciate it.
Tigers - clemson tigers
Jan. 1, 11 a.m. (ESPN)
Wisconsin (9-3) vs. Tennessee (9-4)
Badgers vs Volunteers
I realize that it's a long shot - but maybe, just maybe the tough badgers will show up for this game.
Jan. 1, 11:30 a.m. (FOX)
Missouri (11-2) vs. Arkansas (8-4)
Tigers vs Razorbacks
My goodness there are a lot of Tigers competing this off season - I enjoyed Missouri's run to the top this season - but I see the Razorbacks coming out on top.
Jan. 1, Noon (CBS)
Virginia (9-3) vs. Texas Tech (8-4)
Cavaliers vs Red Raiders. I love Chris Long's dad - but it's not enough for me to think that the Cavaliers will defeat the Raiders.
Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ABC)
Michigan (8-4) vs. Florida (9-3)
Wolverines vs Gators
The Gators are probably the most frightening team in the nation - but the wolverines are fierce and mysterious and wild
wolverines - this is without a doubt the most painful and most biased of all the predictions
Jan. 1, 4:30 p.m. (ABC)
USC (10-2) vs. Illinois (9-3)
Trojans vs Illini
Illini okay, this one is pretty biased as well.
Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. (FOX)
Hawaii (12-0) vs. Georgia (10-2)
Warriors vs Bulldogs
The Warriors are the only undefeated team in the nation - but the bulldogs were playing some of the best football at the end of the regular season - I'm a sucker for undefeated, unawarded, unrecognized mascots - so...
Jan. 2, 8:00 p.m. (FOX)
West Virginia (10-2) vs. Oklahoma (11-2)
Mountaineers vs Sooners
Mountain men against illegal squatters.
West Virginia has had a rough "tween" season - their coach jumped ship. They are either going to play extremely tough - or they're going to fall apart - not sure - I really think, in the grand scheme of things that a rested and ready Mountaineer would be the victor -
Jan. 3, 8 p.m. (FOX)
Kansas (11-1) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2)
Jayhawks vs Hokies
Jayhawks had a great season -but I don't see any way how Tech won't win.
Jan. 5, Noon (ESPN2)
Rutgers (7-5) vs. Ball State (7-5)
Scarlet knights vs Cardinals
Jan. 6, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Tulsa (9-4) vs. Bowling Green (8-4)
Golden Hurricane vs Falcons
Uhhh, what is a golden hurricane - in Tulsa? I've heard of a golden shower - that's kinda gross - perhaps it'll gross out the falcons as well.
BCS TITLE GAME
Jan. 7, 8 p.m. (FOX)
Ohio State (11-1) vs. LSU (10-2)
Buckeyes vs Tigers
Tigers - come on - it's a nut.