12/31/2016

Biased Bowl Picks 2016 - 17; the Fifth Dimension.

December 31st

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
Louisville Cardinals (9 - 3) vs LSU Tigers (7 - 4)
Orlando, FL / Citrus Bowl
11:00am - ABC



Taxslayer Bowl
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8 - 4) vs Kentucky Wildcats (7 - 5)
Jacksonville, FL / Everbank Field
11:00 am - ESPN
An oldie but a goodie...


Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (Playoff Semifinal)
Alabama Crimson Tide (13 - 0) vs Washington Huskies (12 - 1)
Atlanta, GA / Georgia Dome
3:00 pm ESPN
We really just need to accept our fate and move on...


PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (Playoff Semifinal)
Clemson Tigers (12 - 1) vs Ohio State Buckeyes (11 - 1)
Glendale, AZ / University of Phoenix Stadium
7:00 pm - ESPN
Soooooooooo interesting....



January 2nd

Goodyear Cotton Bowl
Western Michigan Broncos (13 - 0) vs Wisconsin Badgers (10 - 3)
Arlington, TX / AT&T Stadium
1:00 pm ESPN


Outback Bowl Iowa Hawkeyes (8 - 4) vs Florida Gators (8 - 4)
Tampa, FL / Raymond James Stadium
1:00 pm ABC



Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual
Penn State Nittany Lions (11 - 2) vs USC Trojans (9 - 3)
Pasadena, CA / Rose Bowl
5:00 pm - ESPN
Now this is a wizard metaphor I can endorse...


Allstate Sugar Bowl
Oklahoma Sooners (10 - 2) vs Auburn Tigers (8 - 4)
New Orleans, LA / Mercedes Benz Superdome
8:30 pm - ESPN
Final pick. No jokes just hope.

12/28/2016

Biased Bowl Picks 2016 - 17: Part Four.

December 28th

Pinstripe Bowl
Pitt Panthers (8 - 4) vs Northwestern Wildcats (6 - 6)
Bronx, NY / Yankee Stadium
2:00 pm - ESPN


Russell Athletic Bowl
Miami Hurricanes (8 - 4) vs West Virginia Mountaineers (10 - 2)
Orlando, FL / Camping World Bowl
5:30 pm - ESPN


Foster Farms Bowl
Indiana Hoosiers (6 - 6) vs Utah Utes (8 - 4)
Santa Clara, CA / Levi’s Stadium
8:30 pm - Fox
Indiana was really close to having a much better record... one game in particular comes to mind...


AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl
Kansas State Wildcats (8 - 4) vs Texas A&M (8 - 4)
Houston, TX / NRG Stadium
9:00 pm - ESPN



December 29th

Birmingham Bowl
South Florida Bulls (10 - 2) vs South Carolina Gamecocks (6 - 6)
Birmingham, AL / Legion Field
2:00 pm - ESPN


Belk Bowl
Virginia Tech Hokies (9 - 4) vs Arkansas Razorbacks (7 - 5)
Charlotte, NC / Bank of America Stadium
5:30 pm - ESPN

Valero Alamo Bowl
Oklahoma State Cowboys (9 - 3) vs Colorado Buffaloes (10 - 3)
San Antonio, TX / Alamodome
9:00 pm - ESPN



December 30th

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
TCU Horned Frogs (6 - 6) vs Georgia Bulldogs (7 - 5)
Memphis, TN / Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
12:00 pm - ESPN


Hyundai Sun Bowl
North Carolina Tar Heels (8 - 4) vs Stanford Cardinal (9 - 3)
El Paso, TX / Sun Bowl
2:00 pm - CBS


Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Nebraska Cornhuskers (9 - 3) vs Tennessee Volunteers (8 - 4)
Nashville, TN / Nissan Stadium
3:30 pm - ESPN


NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Air Force Falcons (9 - 3) vs South Alabama Jaguars (6 - 6)
Tucson, AZ / Arizona Stadium
5:30 pm - (Campusinsiders.com)
The cat died.


Capital One Orange Bowl
Florida State Seminoles (9 - 3) vs Michigan Wolverines (10 - 2)
Miami Gardens, FL / Hard Rock Stadium
8:00 pm ESPN
yes. I know fsu came in 3rd too, but...

12/24/2016

Biased Bowl Picks 2016 - 17; 3rd Round.

December 24th

Hawai’i Bowl
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (8 - 4) vs Hawaii Warriors (6 - 7)
Honolulu / Aloha Stadium
8:00 pm - ESPN



December 26th

St Petersburg Bowl
Mississippi State Bulldogs (5 - 7) vs Miami (OH) Red Hawks (6 - 6)
St Petersburg, FL / Tropicana Field Stadium
11:00 am - ESPN


Quick Lane Bowl
Boston College Eagles (6 - 6) vs Maryland Terrapins (6 - 6)
Detroit, MI / Ford Field
2:30 pm - ESPN


Camping World Independence Bowl
North Carolina State Wolfpack (6 - 6) vs Vanderbilt Commodores (6 - 6)
Shreveport, LA / Independence Stadium
5:00 pm - ESPN2


December 27th

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl
Army Knights (7 - 5) vs North Texas Mean Green (5 - 7)
Dallas, TX / Cotton Bowl
12:00 pm - ESPN


Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6 - 6) vs Temple Owls (10 - 3)
Annapolis, MD / Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
3:30 pm - ESPN

Poor Temple. Wins the conference and then loses their coach... and goes bowling... in Maryland.


National Funding Holiday Bowl
Minnesota Golden Gophers (8 - 4) vs Washington State Cougars (8 - 4)
San Diego, CA / Qualcomm Stadium
7:00 pm - ESPN

I thought about this and wondered if I should be snarky or obtuse. But there’s no joke here, just an opportunity to do better. oh, and Wazzu.


Motel 6 Cactus Bowl
Baylor Bears (6 - 6) vs Boise State Broncos (10 - 2)
Phoenix, AZ / Chase Field
10:15 pm - ESPN
See above. Boise State. Maybe next year coach.


12/19/2016

Biased Bowl Picks 2016 - 17: Part Two.

Another set of picks. Sorry for the bit of redundancy below. But that's how the memes fall...


December 19th

Miami Beach Bowl
Tulsa Golden Hurricanes (9 - 3) vs Central Michigan Chippewa (6 - 6)
Miami, FL / Marlins Park
2:30 pm - ESPN


December 20th

Boca Raton Bowl
Memphis Tigers (8 - 4) vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (10 - 3)
Boca Raton, FL / FAU Stadium
7:00 pm - ESPN

Big Red is kinda the best.


December 21st

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
BYU Cougars (8 - 4) vs Wyoming Cowboys (8 - 5)
San Diego, CA / Qualcomm Stadium
9:00 pm - ESPN


December 22nd

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Idaho Vandals (8 - 4) vs Colorado State Rams (7 - 5)
Boise, ID / Albertsons Stadium
7:00 pm - ESPN


December 23rd

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
Eastern Michigan Eagles (7 - 5) vs ODU Monarchs (9 - 3)
Nassau, Bahamas / Thomas A Robinson National Stadium
1:00 pm - ESPN


Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (8 - 5) vs Navy Midshipmen (9 - 4)
Fort Worth, TX / Amon G Carter Stadium
4:30 pm - ESPN


Dollar General Bowl
Ohio Bobcats (8 - 5) vs Troy Trojans (9 - 3)
Mobile, AL / Ladd-Peebles Stadium
8:00 pm - ESPN



12/17/2016

Biased Bowl Picks 2016 - 17. It's All About Meme.

WHAT. A. YEAR.

I can tell you, with great solemnity, that I have not been very successful with my *picks* this year, biased or otherwise. 

But football, as it is until it’s not, has served as a welcome diversion this fall and I thought what better way to commemorate 2016 than with a set of biased picks memes? 

It's the meme generation. 

December 17th 

Gildan New Mexico Bowl
UTSA Roadrunners (6 - 6) vs New Mexico Lobos (8 - 4)
Albuquerque, NM / University Stadium
2:00 pm - ESPN

The Roadrunners are an enticing mascot (beep beep) - and one shouldn’t put much stock into the prospects of the coyote... err Lobos. But I think this is the time that the canine pursuer will overtake his fowl quarry. 
 

Las Vegas Bowl presented by Geico
San Diego State Aztecs (10 - 3) vs Houston Cougars (9 - 3)
Las Vegas, NV / Sam Boyd Stadium
3:30 pm - ABC
I hope the halftime show is a large reenactment of Geico’s *Marco. Polo.* ad... complete with llamas.



Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Appalachian State Mountaineers (9 - 3) vs Toledo Rockets (9 - 3)
Montgomery, AL / Cramton Bowl
5:30 pm - ESPN

Good old App State - owners of still dearly held giant-slayer memories.



AutoNation Cure Bowl
UCF Knights (6 - 6) vs Arkansas State Red Wolves (7 - 5)
Orlando, FL / Camping World Stadium
5:30 pm - CBSSN



R & L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns (6 - 6) vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles (6 - 6)
New Orleans, LA / Mercedes Benz Superdome
9:00 pm - ESPN





1/11/2016

there's always one more; national championship biased pick.

Oh hey....

Thought I'd let you know, rooting for Clemson tonight.


Despite U of A's record against #1 ranked underdogs...