Monday, December 15, 2008

EhhTee's Picks - Bowl Bonanza!

I finished the regular season strong at 6-1. I don't know what I was thinking when I picked that OKST upset. All I know is I was in a panic to get the Picks out before the first game that Saturday. So with that, EhhTee went 45-31 for the [partial] season. Next season I have high hopes of remembering to start them at the beginning of the season.

Speaking of delusions of grandeur, here I will attempt to pick all* thirty-four ridiculous bowl games. At this point, more than half of the 120 Division I-A teams make a bowl game. I still think they should pit Western Kentucky against North Texas in the Chrysler Toilet Bowl. On that note, unless your sponsors name is one to two words, you should not be able to call it the Felcher N' Sons Incorporated Dinky Bowl. I mean come on, what the heck is the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsetta Bowl? I honestly think the Rose Bowl did it right. It's not the Citi Rose Bowl, it's the Rose Bowl Presented by Citi...Wells Fargo...[insert financial institution here].

So without further ado, I present you all* thirty-four bowl game picks:

EagleBank Bowl Washington, D.C.
Wake Forest vs. Navy
RFK Stadium Dec. 20, 11 a.m.
This is a rematch from earlier in the season. Wake Forest pretty much handed the game to Navy with four interceptions. It's essentially a Navy home game though.
Tobbacco Kings 21 - Popeye 24 Uh-kug-kug-kug-kug
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New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque
Colorado State vs. Fresno State
University Stadium Dec. 20, 2:30 p.m.
Both teams have had shaky wins and questionable losses. Fresno does have a decent bowl record. But Ft. Collins is the home of the New Belgium Brewery
Mmmmmm... Fat Tire 33 - California State Fresno 21 Beer
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magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl St. Petersburg. Fla.
Memphis vs. South Florida
Tropicana Field Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m.
Men-nefer Pyramid 10 - Mickey and the Gang 24 Disney, don't sue me.
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Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl Las Vegas
BYU vs. Arizona
Sam Boyd Stadium Dec. 20, 8 p.m.
BYU has been pretty solid. This is definitely a mismatch and Arizona will be struggling.
Salty Water 42 - McCain Country 10 Lost shaker of salt!
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R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl New Orleans
Southern Miss vs. Troy
Superdome Dec. 21, 8:15 p.m.
The Trojans had an amazing game against LSU. LSU was down 28 points in the third quarter and rallied to beat them. This to me says Troy doesn't have the stamina to hang with a SEC team. Southern Miss isn't in the SEC.
Southern South 24 - Homer [not Simpson]'s City 33 Fox, don't sue me.
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San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl San Diego
Boise State vs. TCU
Qualcomm Stadium Dec. 23, 8 p.m.
Boise State's good. But TCU's better. Boise gets away with playing nobodies and Oregon was pretty much a nobody. Outside of Oklahoma (2) and Utah (8) TCU has demolished just about every team they've played.
No, I will not marry you. You lost 17 - Horny Amphibians 42 Rib-bit
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Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Honolulu
Hawai'i vs. Notre Lame
Aloha Stadium Dec. 24, 8 p.m.
Notre Lame bowling is a joke. This is a team that lost to Syracuse. Then again Hawai'i lost to SDSU.
Aloha Mr. Weiss 55 - We Canz Have New Coach Plz 17 Rib-bit
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Motor(less) City Bowl Detroit
Florida Atlantic vs. Central Michigan
FordHonda Field Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Central Michigan's only advantage is proximity to the bowl game. Though FAU isn't the greatest of teams, it's still not a directional school. But, I must ask is central really a direction?
Who? Who? 10 - Chip it in 13 CMU
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Meineke Car Care Bowl Charlotte, N.C.
West Virginia vs. North Carolina
Bank of America Stadium Dec. 27, 1 p.m.
Now we're talking. The first of the Big East/ACC matchups and it'll be a good one. WVU had a few stumbles but still have a decent team. Butch Davis has led the Tarheels into contention for the ACC title and looks to improve on that next year.
Battery Throwers 28 - Butch Davis 31 That's what he looks like!
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Champs Sports Bowl Orlando, Fla.
Wisconsin vs. Florida State
Florida Citrus Bowl Dec. 27, 4:30 p.m.
Florida State really has surge late in the season. Is FSU the real deal and are they "back?"
You Betcha! 21 - Bobby Hill 35 Fox, don't sue me (again.)
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Emerald Bowl San Francisco
Miami (Fla.) vs. California
AT&T Park Dec. 27, 8 p.m.
Looks like the real games were picked well. A good post Xmas game between Miami which started out looking really good crumbled at the end. So did Cal though. Will Cal fall to another ACC team? It is a home game afterall!
The |_| 17 - Soldiers of Berkeley 41 Jimi
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Independence Bowl Shreveport, La.
Northern Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech
Independence Stadium Dec. 28, 8:15 p.m.
Uh-oh directional school...
Should have chose Buy It Now option 12 - BFE Louisiana 28 Oh when the saints!
_______________________________ ______________ Bowl Birmingham, Ala.
NC State vs. Rutgers
Legion Field Dec. 29, 3 p.m.
The second Big East/ACC match up has the (near) bottom of the ACC against a decent Big East team.
Hillsborough St 3 - George St 24 Jersey Devil
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Valero Alamo Bowl San Antonio
Missouri vs. Northwestern
Alamodome Dec. 29, 8 p.m.
Mizorah 45 - [Bad Illinois Governor Joke Here] 21 Map
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Roady's Humanitarian Bowl Boise, Idaho
Maryland vs. Nevada
Bronco Stadium Dec. 30, 4:30 p.m.
The Turtles aren't playing at home but that shouldn't matter. Nevada squeaked in with no real big victories.
Fridge goes to the Blue Freezer 27 - Gaming Commision 17 Beer shelf!
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Texas Bowl Houston
Western Michigan vs. Rice
Reliant Stadium Dec. 30, 8 p.m.
Directional school takes it? Ask Uncle Ben.
KalamaWho? 35 - Red Beans and ... Didn't Miss Her 23 Not kazoo...
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Pacific Life Holiday Bowl San Diego
Oklahoma State vs. Oregon
Qualcomm Stadium Dec. 30, 8 p.m.
Sorry Ducks
Okay! 55 - Quack 17 Check!
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Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Fort Worth, Texas
Houston vs. Air Force
Amon G. Carter Stadium Dec. 31, Noon
This one actually might be a good game. Another rematch though. The fly boys won in a close one.
Hot 40 somethings 28 - I fly planes 21 PG-13
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Brut Sun Bowl El Paso, Texas
Oregon State vs. Pittsburgh
Sun Bowl Dec. 31, 2 p.m.
Brut??? Really??? REALLY???? Pittsburgh should win this one handily.
I just had it stuffed 15 - Black Cats 37 Barfed up holly!
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Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl Nashville, Tenn.
Boston College vs. Vanderbilt
LP Field Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m.
Hehe... he said gaylord. BC's QB situatuin may be better come the end of the month. Even still I think BC should be able to pull this one off.
Jan Ullrich of the ACC 27 - Fancypants 21 Jan (perpetual second place)
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Insight Bowl Tempe, Ariz.
Kansas vs. Minnesota
Sun Devil Stadium Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m.
Kansas hasn't done well after last year's big Orange Bowl victory over Tech. Minnesota did pretty poorly in a not so great Big 10.
Auntie Em! Auntie Em! 35 - How much wood could a wood chuck chuck... 17 Dorothy
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Chick-fil-A PEACH Bowl Atlanta
LSU vs. Georgia Tech
Georgia Dome Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m.
The key to this game is who's healthy. Georgia Tech picked apart Georgia. LSU's had a downward spiral without their starting QB.
No Lee. No Hatch. No win. 17 - Bzzzz 24 Yellow Jacket
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Outback Bowl Tampa, Fla.
South Carolina vs. Iowa
Raymond James Stadium Jan. 1, 2009, 11 a.m.
Lowly Iowa took Penn State out of contention. South Carolina had a late slide. But I think they recover.
M*A*S*H'd 13 - Here comes the rooster 35 Gamecock
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Capital One Bowl Orlando, Fla.
Georgia vs. Michigan State
Florida Citrus Bowl Jan. 1, 2009, 1 p.m.
Oooh this is a decent matchup. Georgia stumbed against Georgia Tech but they're a decent team. Michigan State was solid all year round as well.
Ugh-Ah 35 - 300 41 300
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Konica Minolta Gator Bowl Jacksonville, Fla.
Nebraska vs. Clemson
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium Jan. 1, 2009, 1 p.m.
Clemson was a disappointment to all the media. A darling that never came to be. However, they had a late surge and finished strong. Nebraska's name will bring fans, but not a victory.
Corn fed 14 - Le Tigre 21 Le Tigre
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Rose Bowl Game Presented by Citi Pasadena, Calif.
Penn State vs. USC
Rose Bowl Jan. 1, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
Penn State really hadn't been challenged this season. Ohio State and Michigan State were their two biggest games. USC has been on fire of late. It's going to be ugly.
Cowardly? 3 - Condoms 45 Brad Pitt
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FedEx Orange Bowl Miami
Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech
Dolphin Stadium Jan. 1, 2009, 8:30 p.m.
*Fooled you. No I won't be picking this one...
A good game I pity the foo.
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AT&T Cotton Bowl Dallas
Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech
Cotton Bowl Jan. 2, 2009, 2 p.m.
Two solid teams from two solid conferences. I think Tech has lost some steam over the course of the season after suffering the loss to Oklahoma.
I-P-P-(hehe) 42 - Lost Arch 31 Calvin Peeing
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AutoZone Liberty Bowl Memphis, Tenn.
Kentucky vs. East Carolina
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Jan. 2, 2009, 5 p.m.
ECU showed spark early when they beat the Hokies and West Virginia. Kentucky showed that same spark giving Alabama a run for thier money.
Fried Chicken 27 - Arrrgh 10 Col. Sanders
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Allstate Sugar Bowl New Orleans
Utah vs. Alabama
Superdome Jan. 2, 2009, 8 p.m.
Sorry Utah. This is going to be another ugly game.
Joe Pesci 14 - Olephants 51 Olephants
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International Bowl Toronto
Buffalo vs. Connecticut
Rogers Centre Jan. 3, 2009, Noon
Buffalo's come a long way. Actually both of these past Div 1AA teams have. Does Buffalo finish out it's Cinderella season?
Spicy wings 10 - WWE country 34 WWE
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Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Glendale, Ariz.
Ohio State vs. Texas
University of Phoenix Stadium Jan. 5, 2009, 8 p.m.
Another year. Another OSU demolishing in the bowls. OSU has no place in the BCS, but the dumb rule that left Texas Tech out let them in.
Poisonous nuts 0 - Pamplona Meat 63 Bulls on Parade
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GMAC Bowl Mobile, Ala.
Ball State vs. Tulsa
Ladd-Peebles Stadium Jan. 6, 2009, 8 p.m.
I actually think this'll be a good game. Ball State was nearly [insert U-word here] before getting knocked off by Buffalo in the MAC Championship. Tulsa suffered a similar fate in their championship game, but also lost more.
Ozzie Smith 25 - Sounds like salsa 17 Ozzie
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FedEx BCS National Championship Game Miami
Florida vs. Oklahoma
Dolphin Stadium Jan. 8, 2009, 8 p.m.
Okay. The big one. This will be a big game. Play this one 10 times and you'll probably get 5 wins a piece. But given just the one...
Scaly Reptiles 35 - Covered Wagon Drivers 28 Scaly reptile
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