They Didn't Ask Me (dr_phil_physics) wrote,
They Didn't Ask Me
dr_phil_physics

Ah, The Lure Of Bowl Games

Having grown up in the Golden Age of bowl games, all the big bowl games were on January 1st, though no one was stupid enough to program against the Rose Bowl and the Pac 8 and Big 10 conference champions. The mythical national championship was simply something to argue about. And all the games were on CBS/NBC/ABC.

Ah times change and this year I've been watching bowl games almost all on ESPN/ESPN2. Including West Virginia and Arizona State right now.

Clemson and Bama won their games on New Year's Eve, dumping Michigan State, and will play a bowl game next fucking week.

At least Northwestern got a bowl game ON New Year's Day. They lost, of course.

Most of the games have been blowouts.

1-1-2016
Outback
Northwestern 6
Tennessee 45

Citrus
Michigan 41
Florida 7

Ohio State 44
Notre Dame 28

Rose
Stanford 45
Iowa 16

Sugar
Ole Miss won

1-2-2016
Taxslayer
Penn State 17
Georgia 24

Liberty
Arkansas 45
Kansas State 23

Alamo -- 3OT
Oregon 41
TCU 47
(Oregon led 31-0 at half. Scoring in all three overtimes)

Cactus in progress...

Because I didn't have a TV listing and wasn't switching between network stations, I completely forgot about the NHL Winter Classic. Phooey.

College bowl games. They made a three-day holiday weekend in hospital bearable.

Oh, and ESPN mostly did a credible job of showing the games.

Later...

Dr. Phil
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