Tuesday, December 19, 2006

College Football Bowl Challenge

The bowl games start tonight. Wanna make it interesting?

No money, just bragging rights. Here's the lineup:

Dec 19 Poinsettia -- N. Illinois v TCU (1)
Dec 21 Las Vegas -- Oregon v BYU (2)
Dec 22 New Orleans -- Troy v Rice (3)
Dec 23 Papa Johns -- E Carolina v S Florida (4)
Dec 23 New Mexico -- San Jose St v New Mex (5)
Dec 23 Armed Forces -- Tulsa v Utah (6)
Dec 24 Sheraton Hawaii -- Hawaii v Ariz St (7)
Dec 26 Motor City -- Mid Tenn v Central Mich (8)
Dec 27 Emerald -- UCLA v Florida St (9)
Dec 28 Independence -- Okla St v Alabama (10)
Dec 28 Holiday -- Cal v Texas A&M (11)
Dec 28 Texas -- Rutgers v K State (12)
Dec 29 Music City -- Clemson v Kentucky (13)
Dec 29 Sun -- Oregon St v Missouri (14)
Dec 29 Liberty -- S Carolina v Houston (15)
Dec 29 Insight -- Minn v Texas Tech (16)
Dec 29 Champs Sports -- Purdue v Maryland (17)
Dec 30 Meineke -- Navy v Boston College (18)
Dec 30 Alamo -- Iowa v Texas (19)
Dec 30 Chick-fil-A -- Vir Tech v Georgia (20)
Dec 31 MPC Computers -- Nevada v Miami (21)
Jan 01 Outback -- Penn St v Tenn (22)
Jan 01 Cotton -- Nebraska v Auburn (23)
Jan 01 Gator -- Georgia Tech v W Virginia (24)
Jan 01 Capital One -- Wisconsin v Arkansas (25)
Jan 01 Rose -- S Cal v Michigan (26)
Jan 01 Fiesta -- Boise St v Oklahoma (27)
Jan 02 Orange -- Wake Forest v Louisville (28)
Jan 03 Sugar -- LSU v. Notre Dame (29)
Jan 06 International -- W Mich v Cin (30)
Jan 07 GMAC -- S Miss v Ohio (31)
Jan 08 BCS Title -- Ohio St v Florida (32)

Pick the winners. The number in parentheses after each game is the point total you earn for a correct pick. Whoever earns the most points wins.

Post your picks as a comment so everyone can see your picks and the time posted. Color commentary highly encouraged.

No, I don't think it's more important for Frank Solich to win the GMAC Bowl than it is for Bill Callahan to win the Cotton Bowl. I just followed the schedule and increased the points on the premise that generally the games get bigger and more consequential as the bowl season progresses. Also, this allows people who jump in later, and don't get any points for early games, to still have a chance by getting the big games right.

Tiebreaker: Which conference will win the most bowl games?

Double Tiebreaker: How many wins will that conference rack up?

Here's mine:

TCU
Oregon
Troy
S Florida
San Jose St
Utah
Hawaii
Central Mich
UCLA
Okla St
Texas A&M
K State
Clemson
Missouri
S Carolina
Texas Tech
Maryland
Boston College
Texas
Vir Tech
Miami
Tenn
Nebraska
W Virginia
Arkansas
Michigan
Oklahoma
Wake Forest
Notre Dame
W Mich
Ohio
Ohio St

Tiebreaker: Big 12.

Double Tiebreaker: 6.

I'm counting on the Big 12 and the states of Michigan and Ohio to come through. I'm leaning hard on sentiment in picking the Irish over LSU. Meanwhile I dare any of you Golden Domers to pick Navy to beat the team you love to hate, Boston College, my alma mater.

3 comments:

TMax said...

1 NI
2 OU
3 Troy
4 SF
5 SJS
6 Utah
7 ASU
8 CM
9 UCLA
10 OSU
11 Cal
12 Rut
13 Clem
14 OSU
15 SC
16 TT
17 PU
18 BC
19 UT
20 VT
21 UM
22 Ten
23 N
24 WV
25 Ark
26 Mich
27 OU
28 Lou
29 LSU
30 Cin
31 SMiss
32 OSU

DeathRea said...

TCU
Oregon
Troy
Florida
San Jose St
Utah
Hawaii
Central Michigan
UCLA
Okla St
Cal
K State
Clemson
Oregon St
S Carolina
Texas Tech
Purdue
Navy
Texas
Vir Tech
Miami
Tenn
Auburn (It's KILLING me!)
W Virginia
Wisconsin
S Cal
Oklahoma
Louisville
LSU (Go Bo!)
Cin
S Miss (Sorry, Frank)
Ohio St

Tie Breaker -- Big XII & SEC with 5 each!

Chip Maxwell said...

TMax must think he's gonna win outright because he skipped the tiebreakers.

Death Rea thinks he can gain absolution from his mortal sin of picking against the Huskers by saying it's killing him. It's killing ME.

This is a man who regularly makes national television coverage with his pro-Husker signs at games. I sat next to the Death Rea, amid the sea of red beneath the stunned gaze of Touchdown Jesus, as we agonized on third-and-long in overtime at Notre Dame in 2000. Gosh, you go through something like that with a friend of 40 years and you think you know him, and then . . .

Death Rea, there's still time.