Greetings all, I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season. A Redskins win sure does help the Christmas week get that much sweeter, and I look forward to a potential season sweep of Dallas this weekend. I will say I did not see that Eagles win coming at all and I commend the guys on their effort and the fans who ventured to the game.
With the Skins season winding down, I give you this guest post as a little bowl games watch guide. You can take it for what it’s worth, but I love me some college football, and I want to spread my joy and passion about it to all.
I won’t include the Miami Beach Bowl, but that was everything I could have asked for from a game being played in a baseball stadium in Miami on a Monday afternoon. Back and forth all game, double overtime, a 54-yard field goal that would have been good from 64 and a brawl at the end. There’s not much else I need in a game. But I digress … Here are my top five bowl games to watch.
5. Belk Bowl: Dec. 30th, 6:45 p.m., Louisville (9-3) vs. Georgia (9-3)
Probably the most underrated bowl game in my opinion. Two good teams squaring off, but it must be noted that my team plays in the ACC and Georgia is always a team I enjoy watching so this is my only “homer” pick.
4. Cotton Bowl: Jan. 1st, 12:30 p.m., Baylor (11-1) vs. Michgian St. (10-2)
So excited to see how Baylor will play after being left out of the playoffs. Do they show up and take their anger out on Sparty or do they mail it in like Alabama did last year in the Sugar? And who doesn’t like waking up hungover on NYD and having a great game on right away?
3. Sugar Bowl: Jan. 1st, 8:30 p.m., Bama (12-1) vs. Ohio State (12-1)
Was ready to put this game higher in my rankings but just turn on eSECpn and they will take care of that for you. I think Bama has got this, but I wouldn’t mind seeing Urban get B1G on Bama and shake some things up.
2. Peach Bowl: Dec. 31st, 12:30 p.m., TCU (11-1) vs. Ole Miss (9-3)
Talk about totally getting shafted on the time slot for such a good game. I took off NYE solely so I could watch this game. TCU offense vs. the Ole Miss D, and a great chance for TCU to show up and prove why they deserved to be in the playoffs.
1. Rose Bowl: Jan. 1st, 5 p.m., Oregon (12-1) vs. FSU (13-0)
I mean how can you not love the Rose Bowl? It is by far the best bowl game each year no matter who is playing in it. The history, the stadium and two great teams squaring off to see who makes it to the finals. Can Jameis do it again? Or will Mariota hand the Noles that loss everyone has been waiting so long for?
First CFB playoff should be interesting for sure. Thanks for the opportunity guys, and as for next year in CFB, Deshaun Watson will be coming to a TV near you soon enough.